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In most data centers, DCIM rests on a shaky foundation of manual record keeping and scattered documentation. OpManager replaces data center documentation with a single repository for data, QRCodes for asset tracking, accurate 3D mapping of asset locations, and a configuration management database (CMDB). In this webcast, sponsored by ManageEngine, you will see how a real-world datacenter mapping stored in racktables gets imported into OpManager, which then provides a 3D visualization of where assets actually are. You'll also see how the QR Code generator helps you make the link between real assets and the monitoring world, and how the layered CMDB provides a single point of view for all your configuration data.

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Why Huawei Has Congress Worried


Congressional report says increasing dominance of Huawei and ZTE in telecom equipment market gives China an opportunity to spy or conduct malicious activities. If Stuxnet worked, what else will?

Chinese telecommunications firms Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. should be viewed as potential threats to national security, a U.S. congressional report said on Monday. The report, "The U.S. National Security Issues Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE," presents the results of a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence investigation begun in November 2011, nine months after Huawei published an open letter challenging "unfounded and unproven claims" that the company has ties to the Chinese military. Read full story on InformationWeek

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