• IBM and Apple ties go way back

    Posted July 16, 2014 - 12:33 pm

    IBM and Apple have a history of working together that dates back more than 20 years.
  • What about Windows, Mr. Nadella?

    Posted July 14, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella demoted Windows to a handful of terse mentions deep in his 3,100 all-hands strategy email of last week.
  • SIP global roll-out to accelerate through 2019

    Posted June 30, 2014 - 1:29 pm

    SIP roll-out has picked and, by 2019, SIP worldwide traffic could be more than double today's volume. While 30% of worldwide network traffic today moves with the use of SIP, in 2019 76% of outbound call traffic will be SIP.
  • Google quietly announces plan to kill Quickoffice apps after beefing up Drive's editing

    Posted June 30, 2014 - 11:47 am

    A little more than a year after Google introduced Quickoffice for Android and iOS, the company quietly announced that the apps will soon be pulled from Play and the App Stores. "With the integration of Quickoffice into the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps, the Quickoffice app will be unpublished from Google Play and the App Store in the coming weeks," the company said on the Google Apps blog.
  • Amazon Web Services sharpens focus on public sector

    Posted June 26, 2014 - 3:20 pm

    Hardly content to rest on its laurels, Amazon is adding clients in the government, education and nonprofit sectors, vying for public-sector contracts and looking to build its apps marketplace into a research and development hub.
  • VMware: We're aiming to be a top 3 cloud provider

    Posted June 24, 2014 - 9:49 pm

    In Gartner's recent Magic Quadrant VMware fell far behind in the market, but executive say it's early yet.
  • Diagnosing high disk utilization in MySQL

    Posted June 16, 2014 - 10:30 am

    MySQL is a powerful and performant database engine that often suffers from performance issues due to misconfiguration. Obvious culprits for bottlenecks are available memory and CPU resources but disk I/O can be a common problem as well.
  • Choosing a Linux web server: Nginx vs. Apache

    Posted June 3, 2014 - 6:00 am

    The rise in popularity of nginx and the steady decline of Apache in the web server market has caused many to believe that the choice has become clear cut for new deployments. Indeed, in my most recent larger scale server setup I ended up choosing nginx for the job - but should I have?
  • 10 things we want to see in Microsoft's Surface Mini

    Posted May 7, 2014 - 2:12 pm

    Simply shrinking the big Surface design down to 8-inches ain't going to cut it.
  • Cloud apps soar, CIOs take on new role

    Posted May 2, 2014 - 3:51 pm

    As cloud apps become more business-critical, the CIO is emerging as the cloud services broker. In this new IT model, which is expected to expand rapidly in the next 12 months, CIOs can push cloud service providers to deliver detailed SLAs.
  • Why CIOs shouldn't block rogue cloud apps

    Posted April 30, 2014 - 10:54 am

    Enterprises have an average 461 cloud apps running in their organizations (nine to 10 times IT's estimates), according to some reports. Line-of-business managers hesitate to bring in the CIO out of fear of being blocked. If CIOs can remove this fear, everyone, it turns out, benefits.
  • The iPad's expected ebb, and the search for why

    Posted April 23, 2014 - 2:06 pm

    An anticipated downturn in iPad sales has analysts and pundits asking questions
  • Federal CIOs Squeezed by Budgets, Executive Buy-in

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 2:44 pm

    Technology chiefs in the federal government say they struggle with their role within their departments and agencies. A bill passed in the House and pending in the Senate could give federal CIOs more authority, though.
  • Intel plays defense against ARM with Cloudera stake

    Posted March 31, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    Intel's US$740 million investment in software company Cloudera will help sell more x86 chips in Hadoop installations, but it could also be a defensive move to maintain its server lead from the emerging threat posed by 64-bit ARM servers.
  • Global mobile data traffic to surpass 15 exabytes per month by 2018

    Posted March 28, 2014 - 3:04 pm

    A recent report from Cisco predicts that global mobile data traffic, which hit 1.5 exabytes per month in 2013, will be 10 times as high by the end of 2018. Smartphones will drive the bulk of this traffic growth, but the Internet of Things will also play a role.
  • Microsoft scrambles to simplify its licensing

    Posted March 19, 2014 - 9:30 am

    Microsoft is pledging dramatic improvements to its notoriously complex enterprise licensing, but experts are skeptical about the potential impact of the plan.
  • Eight eye-openers from Salesforce.com's annual report

    Posted March 7, 2014 - 1:44 pm

    Last week, Salesforce.com reported its fourth-quarter and year-end fiscal 2014 results, announcing a major bump in revenue and even raising its guidance significantly. But the fast-growing cloud vendor is also continuing to post significant losses as it spends big on sales, marketing and acquisitions.
  • Trust issue looms large for tech companies capitalizing on personal data

    Posted March 6, 2014 - 6:06 pm

    As tech companies increasingly rely on analyzing and selling user data to boost revenue, trust is emerging as one of the defining issues of the year for the IT sector.
  • Gigabit Internet service providers challenge traditional ISPs

    Posted February 19, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    Companies such as Comcast and Time Warner don't think the United States is ready for -- or even needs -- gigabit Internet, but Google Fiber and a host of independent initiatives suggest that they are faster and cheaper.
  • MapR's new Hadoop distribution promises no-risk updgrade

    Posted February 17, 2014 - 10:05 pm

    MapR's latest Hadoop distribution includes support for Hadoop 2.2 with YARN, but is also backward compatible with the MapReduce 1.x scheduler, promising organizations a risk-free upgrade path to the latest Hadoop architecture.
  • Microsoft hedges on Office for iPad, cites 'thoughtful' decisions

    Posted February 14, 2014 - 11:46 am

    Company's top marketing exec talks up Office's power to make Windows special.
  • 3 reasons to use code first design with Entity Framework

    Posted February 14, 2014 - 9:00 am

    The .NET Entity Framework has come a long way since its early beginnings as an NHibernate alternative and the successor to LinqToSQL. Currently in version 6.0, the ORM is stable and mature but you still have an important decision to make when you start a new project. Which of the four design workflows will you use? Here are 3 reasons why you might use the code first approach.
  • The implications of IBM selling its chip manufacturing business

    Posted February 11, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    IBM is a quiet but more significant player in chip manufacturing than most people may realize. Selling off its chip making business could have a severe ripple effect if the buyer can't match IBM's level of innovation.
  • The future of Dynamics in a Nadella-led Microsoft

    Posted February 6, 2014 - 2:50 pm

    Microsoft's Dynamics ERP and CRM product lines seemed safe immediately following former CEO Steve Ballmer's sweeping reorganization of the company last year. But now that longtime Microsoft executive Satya Nadella has been named Ballmer's successor, the time is ripe for more focused speculation on the future of Dynamics. Here's a look at what could be in store.
  • SAP lays out its strategy for growth, with HANA at the forefront

    Posted February 4, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    SAP's strategy event for the investment community on Tuesday offered few major surprises to anyone who's been closely monitoring the software vendor lately, but did serve to cement the company's future direction for product development, growth and customer retention. Here's a look at some of the highlights of the event.
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