• After 2012 launch splash, Windows 8 faces enterprise skepticism

    Posted December 18, 2012 - 4:39 pm

    Among the raft of recent and upcoming Microsoft upgrades, Windows 8 towers in importance but its chances for success remain cloudy among enterprise customers.
  • Dell's acquisitions not yet paying dividends

    Posted December 10, 2012 - 5:07 pm

    Dell's effort to move away from PCs into enterprise products has been slow as the company battles a challenging economy and tries to weave together acquisitions in a coherent manner.
  • ARM's big.LITTLE processors and 1080p screens await smartphone buyers in 2013

    Posted December 10, 2012 - 4:51 pm

    Smartphone vendors will rely on upgrades such as full-HD screens and more powerful yet more frugal processors to entice customers to buy new phones in 2013.
  • Smartphone buyers will benefit from changing chipset market, analysts say

    Posted December 10, 2012 - 10:03 am

    The mobile chipset market is in a state of flux with a number of key vendors struggling, but analysts say the result of the turmoil will be more advanced high-end smartphones and cheaper low-end devices.
  • Analyst, SAP dispute over reported support discounts reveals murky picture

    Posted November 28, 2012 - 4:39 pm

    SAP and a financial analyst are at loggerheads over a recent report by the analyst, which said that a handful of customers had received substantial discounts on their software maintenance renewals.
  • HP-Autonomy fraud allegations fallout: The winners and losers

    Posted November 20, 2012 - 3:40 pm

    Hewlett-Packard's bombshell revelation that it would take a US$8.8 billion non-cash writedown after allegedly discovering major accounting fraud related to its Autonomy business unit has rocked the tech world.
  • CIOs give vendors low marks on partnership

    Posted November 15, 2012 - 2:59 pm

    A new index from the CIO Executive Council rates IT suppliers on 20 characteristics of truly strategic partners
  • Could TypeScript be the future of JavaScript?

    Posted November 13, 2012 - 12:00 pm

    JavaScript, it's no longer the avoidable nuisance it once was. The flexibility of of the language and its ubiquity on the client side have brought it front and center for modern web developers. The creation of popular JavaScript frameworks, such as jQuery, MooTools, YUI, Dojo, GWT to name a few, have eased much of the pain when it comes to coding, but most of the shortcomings of the language are still inherent.
  • The business benefits of a big monitor

    Posted November 12, 2012 - 10:10 pm

    Earlier this year I extolled the business benefits of a second monitor. I still think there's no better way to amp up your computing productivity.
  • When to use cloud platforms vs. dedicated servers

    Posted November 9, 2012 - 9:00 am

    A decent dedicated server can take you well beyond an initial launch for most companies but a small cloud instance may be cheaper in the short term. Here are some Pros and Cons to each to help with the decision.
  • US election could mean movement on high-skill immigration, copyright

    Posted November 7, 2012 - 3:06 pm

    Tuesday's election in the U.S. leaves President Barack Obama in the White House and maintains the balance of power in Congress. In many longstanding technology debates, policy experts see little movement forward, although lawmakers may look for compromises on a handful of issues.
  • Samsung laying groundwork for server chips, analysts say

    Posted November 7, 2012 - 1:51 pm

    Samsung's recent licensing of 64-bit processor designs from ARM suggests that the chip maker may expand from smartphones and tablets into the server market, analysts said this week.
  • Inside the DreamWorks data center

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 4:30 pm

    The data center infrastructure at DreamWorks Imagination Studios is certainly state of the art, but it doesn't make as much use of cloud, virtualization solid-state storage technologies as one might expect.
  • As it turns five, Android solidifies its smartphone OS dominance

    Posted November 2, 2012 - 3:56 pm

    Five years after its inception, Android is more dominant than ever in the smartphone OS market, despite facing a number of challenges along the way.
  • Tech issues don't make much of an appearance in US presidential campaign

    Posted November 2, 2012 - 1:37 pm

    With the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, it's fair to say that technology policy hasn't risen to the top of the agenda in the debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
  • The Microsoft Surface sextuple meta-review

    Posted October 24, 2012 - 9:48 am

    Here’s what six web publications have to say about the Redmond firm’s home-baked, $500-and-up portable kinda-computer-and-tablet-too Surface, due out Friday.
  • Zuckerberg dazzles Wall Street with Q3 mobile progress

    Posted October 24, 2012 - 12:33 am

    Facebook, which had been in the doghouse with Wall Street since it went public, wowed investors with its third-quarter report on Tuesday, in particular with its improvements and early results in the crucial mobile market.
  • Apple iOS app review - frustrating and bad for your health

    Posted October 23, 2012 - 10:21 am

    This is a bad time for me to write about the iOS app store review process. We've been in a constant battle with them for the past 2 months while launching an iPad application that supplements a web application for the medical industry. The source of our frustration begins and ends with our inability to reach an actual person to have a discussion with.
  • Early SAP HANA customers separate reality from the hype

    Posted October 18, 2012 - 4:43 pm

    Anyone even loosely following SAP lately should know that the company's goal is to reorient its entire product family around the HANA in-memory database, which first became generally available last year. According to SAP, HANA provides a level of performance improvement that can be nothing short of dazzling.
  • U.S. beats India for IT outsourcing innovation and understanding

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 11:48 am

    Enterprise IT leaders are interested in sourcing more work in the U.S., but the reality is that they have fewer options stateside than offshore.
  • On to better booting

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 10:51 am

    Coming soon to a Linux near you? The dramatic improvements in Linux booting are slowly taking over and traditional start scripts are fading fast.
  • Chip manufacturing race between Intel, ARM tightening

    Posted September 20, 2012 - 3:12 pm

    The race to manufacture the most power-efficient and fastest chips is gaining momentum, with contract chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries on Thursday announcing technology advances that analysts said could allow the company to catch up with Intel's chip-making capabilities by 2014.
  • Five questions for Salesforce.com at Dreamforce

    Posted September 17, 2012 - 11:28 am

    Salesforce.com has grown into a company much broader in scope than its name would suggest, having moved well beyond its roots in on-demand CRM (customer relationship management) software.
  • En route to multi-user

    Posted September 17, 2012 - 10:57 am

    Anyone too comfortable with the idea of run states on Unix systems might not be ready to hear this, but the process of going from a cold piece of hardware to multi-user mode has taken a couple very sharp turns in the last six years or so. Maybe you just aren't in the habit of looking under the hood and questioning how your system gets to the point of prompting you to log in, but that process has been going through some major upheavals.
  • Voyager memory still good at 35

    Posted September 6, 2012 - 1:21 pm

    How does memory on Voyager compare to other spacecraft or a modern smartphone?
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