• 5 things CIOs should know about digital signage

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 2:40 pm

    Here are five things you need to know about digital signs, which will soon feature bandwidth-hogging video files that need to be linked to back-end systems and consumer smartphones.
  • Hospital data theft linked to unpatched Heartbleed-infected servers

    Posted August 27, 2014 - 1:25 pm

    This is what happens when you publish details on an exploit before the fix is released.
  • Why it doesn't make sense to gzip all content from your web server

    Posted August 25, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Performance tuning your web server is super important. You can gain a significant speed boost while reducing server load by using caching and other techniques. From a client perspective, reducing network transmission and bandwidth is also important, that’s where gzip compression comes in.
  • Does Microsoft really love open source?

    Posted August 21, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    What's motivating the company to abandon its 'proprietary-only' roots?
  • Shootout at the TCO corral

    Posted August 14, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    A few weeks ago VMware released a blast at Amazon's recently released total cost of ownership (TCO) bake-off model that compared AWS cloud services with the on-premise vSphere suite of virtualization products. VMware called the AWS online tool "biased and inaccurate."
  • CMO-to-CMO: Engage with technology

    Posted August 13, 2014 - 10:19 am

    Savvy marketing execs know they need to partner with the CIO to both navigate tricky technology waters and tap the power of analytics.
  • Rebuilt mobile apps help SeaWorld make a splash

    Posted August 12, 2014 - 2:43 pm

    SeaWorld visitors can use the park's new app to view personalized ride and show information and set up one-step payments at park stores.
  • How marketing picks tech vendors (and who decides)

    Posted August 6, 2014 - 9:09 pm

    Taking advantage of the CMO's tech buying power, most vendors pitch marketing pros directly.
  • How to repair broken relationships with co-workers

    Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:18 am

    Bad relationships are bound to happen from time to time, but you can repair them with a little work. Here's what you should always, sometimes and never do.
  • 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.
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