• How tech companies can succeed by going private

    Posted September 27, 2013 - 2:58 pm

    BlackBerry, BMC and Dell are three of the latest tech companies to go private after a series of stumbles as public companies. To succeed in the latest chapter of their business lives, these firms need to undo the damage done by going public in the first place. It's easier said than done.
  • Android OS as an embedded platform

    Posted September 26, 2013 - 12:00 am

    Today, embedded systems are so common that you’d have a hard time looking in any direction without seeing a device which contains one - if you know where to look. Lately, a movement toward embedded as a platform is creating new opportunities by leveraging the Android OS.
  • Breaking Bad(ware): Micro-targeting hits the spam world

    Posted September 23, 2013 - 2:15 pm

    A new spam run targeting fans of the cult show Breaking Bad proves that for spammers (and other business folk) we are the sum of the niche groups we align ourselves with.
  • Oracle to put on its innovation game face at OpenWorld

    Posted September 17, 2013 - 8:01 am

    Oracle's annual OpenWorld conference is less than a week away, and as usual the vendor is expected to make a slew of new product and strategy announcements.
  • Intel takes charge (again) to redefine the data center

    Posted September 6, 2013 - 3:13 pm

    Intel drove the adoption of USB and WiFi when PC vendors couldn't bother, making them standards we can't live without. Now Chipzilla seems prepared to do the same for the data center.
  • Net neutrality faces uncertain court ruling in US

    Posted September 5, 2013 - 2:38 pm

    It's difficult to predict how an appeals court will rule after it hears arguments Monday in Verizon Communication's challenge of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.
  • When friendly 'from' names become enemies

    Posted September 5, 2013 - 11:55 am

    How friendly email from names, smartphones, and social media create a perfect opportunity for social engineering scams.
  • Microsoft's Nokia acquisition is 'a necessary gamble,' analysts say

    Posted September 3, 2013 - 8:55 am

    Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices & Services business is a necessary gamble for the software company's future growth in mobile, and for Nokia an admission that it doesn't have enough resources to successfully compete with Samsung and Apple, according to analysts.
  • Salesforce.com's Benioff lays out future strategies

    Posted August 30, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    Salesforce.com's second-quarter earnings conference call featured the usual dose of chest-thumping by CEO Marc Benioff as the company posted US$957 million in revenue and raised its full fiscal year forecast to at least $4 billion.
  • Why Microsoft's Next CEO Will Fail

    Posted August 29, 2013 - 10:51 am

    Steve Ballmer isn't necessarily a bad CEO. After all, Microsoft's on strong financial footing. But Ballmer made enough bad product decisions--Zune, Kin, Vista and perhaps Surface--to suggest that Microsoft employees, swayed by a forced-ranking employee rating system, told him what he wanted to hear, not what he needed to hear. If that culture doesn't change, Ballmer's replacement will fare even worse than he did.
  • New smartphone OSes take baby steps forward

    Posted August 27, 2013 - 10:06 am

    Four new smartphone OSes intend to challenge Apple and Google's dominant position. Mozilla's Firefox OS is the first out of the gate, but Canonical, Samsung Electronics and Intel, as well as Finnish upstart Jolla Mobile, are also getting their alternatives ready.
  • BrandPost: Ballmer's Exit and PC Market Decline: Related?

    Posted August 26, 2013 - 2:56 pm

    The unexpected announcement of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's eventual departure follows closely on the heels of reports that the market for PCs is rapidly dwindling. Are these two events a cause and effect?
  • Steve Ballmer's Departure From Microsoft Isn't News, But Timing Is

    Posted August 23, 2013 - 5:46 pm

    Microsoft observers knew CEO Steve Ballmer was due to step down soon, but announcing his impending retirement weeks after an executive reorganization seems odd. With that in mind, CIO.com contributor Jonathan Hassell examines the triumphs and missteps of Ballmer's 13-year tenure in Microsoft's corner office.
  • 5 reasons you can finally ditch BlackBerry

    Posted August 20, 2013 - 3:58 pm

    BlackBerry 10 smartphone sales have been disappointing, and last week the company announced that it's essentially up for sale. Bad news aside, five key industry trends suggest that BlackBerry's purported advantages no longer matter.
  • BrandPost: Virtualization as a Cure for Healthcare BYOD

    Posted August 19, 2013 - 11:36 am

    Watch our latest video to see how one hospital organization used virtualization technologies to secure the unstoppable march to BYOD in the health care arena.
  • Not even a new owner would boost BlackBerry's smartphone share

    Posted August 12, 2013 - 4:09 pm

    BlackBerry now ranks as 'secondary' buy for companies, behind Android and iOS, analysts say.
  • Working vacations are an IT mainstay

    Posted August 12, 2013 - 4:05 pm

    IT executives explain why they keep tabs on work email and phone messages when they're supposed to be relaxing.
  • RAM wars: RRAM vs. 3D NAND flash, and the winner is...us

    Posted August 12, 2013 - 3:30 pm

    You may soon have a smartphone or tablet with more than a terabyte of high-speed storage
  • BrandPost: Is Government Spying Putting a Chill on Online Business?

    Posted August 12, 2013 - 12:52 pm

    When news surfaced about the government's expanded data snooping plans we wondered out loud whether or not such actions would chill corporate use of mobile collaboration tools like cloud computing. Now it looks as though those fears may be somewhat grounded.
  • Get ready for quantum leaps in SSD capacity and performance

    Posted August 9, 2013 - 5:41 pm

    One breakthrough promises an enormous leap in capacity while another promises a giant leap in speed. Combining the two into something great might take a little longer.
  • BrandPost: What's Your Tablet Strategy?

    Posted August 5, 2013 - 1:59 am

    With researchers predicting continued record sales numbers for tablets, their presence as part of a BYOD or COPE strategy is inevitable. What's your strategy for managing more tablets in the enterprise?
  • BrandPost: Is managing BYOD impossible?

    Posted July 29, 2013 - 1:34 pm

    Reviewing the top stories from Mobile Enterprise 360 this week, we discuss how a common-sense approach can help you combat the "BYOD management is impossible" belief.
  • Oracle OpenWorld: What to expect

    Posted July 26, 2013 - 3:47 pm

    This year's Oracle OpenWorld conference is still a couple of months away, but the vendor has already provided an ample sneak peek into what's in store for attendees of the show.
  • Icahn in control after Dell ups offer to take company private

    Posted July 24, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Michael Dell and Silver Lake's decision to raise the offer to take Dell private is a concession that rival Carl Icahn and affiliate parties may have an upper hand in the wrangling to take over the company, observers of the deal said.
  • SAP's Q2: The hot topics

    Posted July 17, 2013 - 4:29 pm

    SAP is set to release its second-quarter results on Thursday, and as usual market watchers will be paying close attention given the vendor's bellwether status within the enterprise software market.
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