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Australia’s Science and Technology Growth Program will push AI, supercomputers, eSafety, women in STEM, intellectual property, space, satellites, and R&D, with the federal government also focusing on blockchain, cybersecurity, data sharing, data matching, identity management, and reskilling Australians. Learn more in this ZDNet Special Report.

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Monitoring and analyzing network bandwidth performance and traffic patterns can help you quickly detect and solve critical issues, such as bandwidth hogs or underperforming devices.

SolarWinds® Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack is designed to simplify detection, diagnose problems, and resolve network issues. You'll be able to view network performance statistics in real time so that you can prioritize business-critical applications.

To find out more about how to monitor your network in real time, try the free, fully functional 30-day trial of SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack today!

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For this TechRepublic cover story, Alison DeNisco Rayome provides an inside look at how Big Ass Fans leveraged a quality product, Internet of Things technology, strong branding, and a unique corporate culture to fill a worldwide need for cooler air.

This download provides the magazine version of the article as a free PDF for registered TechRepublic and ZDNet members. The online version of this story is available here.

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There's no faster way to spoil the magic of a visit to a major theme park—you know the one—than waiting in a long, sweltering line to enter a ride. The park knows this, of course. But maintaining traditional fans that keep queuing customers cool was turning into a nightmare, leading effectively to a fan ban.

Before an international branch of this major theme park opened its gates in 2016, operators contacted a new source for help across the Pacific. It was not your typical Silicon Valley startup, but Big Ass Fans, a Lexington, KY-based provider of, well, insanely big fans. The company has leveraged top-notch R&D, Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and its cheeky branding to build and lead the market for quiet, energy-efficient industrial and residential fans.

Big Ass Fans worked with the park to develop fans that could quietly and cost-effectively cool customers down as they waited in lines for attractions. One ride was re-created in the company's massive R&D facility to add in wind effects that enhance the experience.

Download the PDF to read the rest of the story.

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Effectively measuring, contrasting, and comparing the details of products and services offered by Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud requires a systematic and rational approach. This download includes an overview of critical decision factors as well as a simple tool for comparing services and choosing the best vendor for your needs.

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Regardless of size, industry, or geographical location, just about every business enterprise is either currently reaping the benefits of cloud-based computing services or soon will be. However, those enterprises actively refraining from deploying cloud solutions are dooming themselves to mediocrity, obsolesce, and failure. Cloud computing is no longer a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. Cloud solutions are standard operating procedure for any business planning a strategy to be successful in a globally competitive market.

In the universe of broadly integrated cloud-based enterprise-wide business solutions, three services stand out as industry leaders: Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, and Alphabet's Google Cloud. Because of the sheer number of products offered, the list of services provided by each company can seem overwhelming, and the terminology is sometimes confusing.

Effectively measuring, contrasting, and comparing the details of products and services offered by Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud will require a systematic approach, preferably one that generates documentation that decision makers can use to support their conclusions. The following guideline and accompanying vendor comparison tool provide a simple method for comparing each service and for making vendor decisions that best suit your enterprise.

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This file demonstrates the technique explained in the article A super easy way to generate new records from multi-value columns using Excel Power Query.

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