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From inclusion to long-haul trucking, desk phones, big data and hardware management - this week's tech news roundup!

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Grace Hopper

Admiral Grace Murray Hopper – The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, produced by Anita Borg Institute, is taking place this week.

Diversity, Inclusion and the State of Women in Tech

In 2013, just 26 percent of computing jobs in the U.S. were held by women, down from 35 percent in 1990. And the challenges grow bigger. YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki, gave a thorough assessment of the state of women in tech at the day two keynote at the 2015 Grace Hopper Women in Computing Celebration – Read it on Tech Republic

SanDisk® is also attending the conference this week with a large team of women engineers, including Nithya Ruff who just shared this important piece from LinuxCon Europe on how to create inclusive Open Source communities – Read it here.

IT is No Longer About Hardware Management

Are we diverging from technology in this week’s tech roundup? Well, the convergence of business and technology means that IT is no longer just about hardware management. If IT is everywhere, what can’t the CIO do? SanDisk CIO, Ravi Naik, speaks to FierceCIO.

Are Desk Phones Doomed?

Short answer, yes, but what’s interesting is why they are dying. Mobile is a big part of the answer: 75% of workers will be mobile to some degree by 2020, according to IDC. But desk phones have also become overcomplicated, leading to death by new feature. An interesting read on how technologies rise and fall.

From Big Data to a Big Shortage in…Long Haul Truckers.

From EBN. A new report indicates that 890,000 new truckers will be needed over the next decade.  By 2024, the shortage could balloon to 175,000. Logistics is the one of those often overlooked segments of the tech community, but when you stop and think about the interconnectedness of the global supply chain, you begin to see how a trend like this can have ripple effects. eWeek shares five ways Big Data technologies are transforming the trucking industry.

You Can’t Miss Us!

GTEC, OOW, SQL PASS and Dell World – That’s our alphabet soup for the coming weeks. Make sure to catch us these events, or jump online and join us for these upcoming webinars:

GTEC October 19 – October 22 Learn more

Oracle OpenWorld October 25 – October 29. booth #811 Learn more

SQL PASS Summit 2015 October 27 – October 30, booth #222 Learn more

Dell World October 20 – October 23, booth #2013

OpenStack Storage on Flash – Breaking Performance and Economic Boundaries
Oct 19 2015 10:00 am DPT – Join Venkat Kolli as he discusses how SanDisk provides an all-flash storage solution for OpenStack deployments, which provides all the benefits of flash but without the cost. With breakthrough economics, flash is no longer just for your business critical applications, it can now be used for all applications.
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Cloud Service Provider Storage Options for B2B and Consumer Cloud
Oct 20 2015 10:00 am PDT – Think all underlying hardware that enables Cloud Service Provider offerings is the same? It’s not. This webinar will address the varying types of flash storage for B2B IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS…XaaS, as well as consumer-oriented services like video streaming, content repositories, and e-commerce.
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Five Tips For Building a More Efficient Data Center
Oct 21 2015 10:00 am PDT – The growth of data has put a strain on data center performance and efficiency. Join Adam Roberts, Chief Solutions Architect at SanDisk, to learn 5 tips to consider when looking to improve storage performance and data center efficiency with flash.
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