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The big news today is IBM’s enhanced partnership with Juniper Networks, which lets IBM sell Juniper’s routers and switches under IBM’s name. Although IBM did extend its reseller agreement with Cisco, this move is nonetheless a pretty big thumb to the nose in Cisco’s direction. Alternatively, however, the whole ado around unified computing adds credence to the predictions put forth in this morning’s Computerworld article about cloud computing and job losses. This paradigm seems more legitimate by the day, and if unified data centers are a step in the direction of (eventually) outsourced cloud computing, companies will need manpower to build and maintain them as they slowly make the migration.