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  • Supply chain security moves to front burner in 2013

    Posted December 10, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    The onslaught of sophisticated cyber espionage against the U.S. and its allies has roused both lawmakers and private sector firms to tackle supply chain security.
  • When in China, don't leave your laptop alone

    Posted December 4, 2012 - 4:48 pm

    If you travel to China or Russia, assume government or industry spooks will steal your data and install spyware. Here's how to thwart them.
  • Why voice recognition will finally conquer the office

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 4:25 pm

    While spoken input is spreading on mobile devices, it barely has a toehold in the office. But artificial intelligence that operates in the cloud will help drive speech technology beyond smartphones to computers and into other areas of the workplace, say experts.
  • "The Human Face of Big Data" offers a geek-out-worthy coffee-table book

    Posted November 30, 2012 - 5:25 pm

    "The Human Face of Big Data" is an ambitious and attractive new large-format book that aims to give readers, through photography and short articles, a glimpse of how powerful new data processing capabilities are changing people's lives. Author Rick Smolan is a photographer who gained fame for his "Day in the Life" series, which included an edition focused on the Internet in 1996, "24 Hours in Cyberspace." He says that his latest work is based on the premise that "our planet is beginning to develop a nervous system."
  • Spotlight on software-defined networks

    Posted November 30, 2012 - 5:00 pm

    What are software-defined networks? Why are you hearing so much about them? How do they affect your business? And how will they change the way data centers work? We cover all this and more.
  • Four takeaways from Cisco's Q1

    Posted November 15, 2012 - 4:07 pm

    Four things are clear from Cisco’s better-than-expected Q1 FY 2013 results:
  • How to cope with the end of FireWire

    Posted November 1, 2012 - 11:46 am

    Mac shops with significant FireWire investment may not need a total Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 makeover, but staying put with current hard drives and devices will come at a price
  • Top 10 technologies of the past 45 years

    Posted October 27, 2012 - 7:35 am

    A look at some of the products that have helped push rapid change in the IT industry over the past few decades.
  • Seven things to consider for a Windows tablet

    Posted October 18, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    Come Oct. 26, when Microsoft is set to stage a release party in New York City, consumers may have to choose between a tablet with Windows 8 or Windows RT. The operating systems look and feel the same, but devices will differ on performance, price, battery life, usage and application support.
  • From Julia Child to mobile devices: How one group cooks up accessible media technology

    Posted October 17, 2012 - 1:31 pm

    The National Center for Accessible Media helps develop tools, standards and policies so people with disabilities can access new technology and content
  • Why putting your data center in Canada makes sense

    Posted October 13, 2012 - 7:25 am

    With its cool climate, low risk rating and skilled labor force, Canada seems like a great spot to build a new data center. If that's where your customers are, experts say, there's no reason not to expand north of the border. Otherwise, think twice.
  • Hello cloud storage, goodbye Rolodex (and other workplace trends)

    Posted September 26, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    LinkedIn names the top workplace trends and items headed for obsolescence--and also lists what's becoming mainstream. Here's a look at those items, plus three tips for ensuring you don't go the way of the fax machine.
  • How to harness the power of consumerization

    Posted August 15, 2012 - 7:23 am

    So you've said yes to the use of personal tech. How do you make it work for and in your business?
  • Car-hacking: Bluetooth and other security issues

    Posted August 6, 2012 - 10:22 am

    Thanks to increased computerization and access to the outside world for functions including music and social networking, researchers have successfully hacked cars -- brakes applied remotely, conversations overheard, GPS signals interfered with. This has potentially disastrous consequences, especially for managers of large fleets of trucks, cars and other vehicles.
  • Build a private social network that employees will actually use

    Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:01 am

    More and more companies are creating private social networks that help their employees learn from each other and drive the business forward. Here are tips from four companies that are finding success with internal social networks.
  • Lessons from a big iPad enterprise adopter

    Posted July 25, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    Four-hundred dollars to make a knowledge worker 10% more productive is money extremely well spent,' says Paul Lanzi, manager of the enterprise mobility team at bio-tech giant Genentech.
  • For BYOD best practices, secure data, not devices

    Posted July 17, 2012 - 8:58 pm

    IT organizations are justifiably concerned about the security risks inherent in bringing your own device (BYOD). Many are turning to mobile device management (MDM) products and services to address the problem. But a number of mobile security vendors believe organizations are focusing the device when they should be focusing on the data.
  • Can flash live up to the hype?

    Posted June 26, 2012 - 10:58 am

    The popularity of flash memory has soared over the last year because flash has definite advantages over conventional media. It often isn't clear however, what distinguishes one flash offering from another. Here is a review of four common flash design implementations, each of which has strengths and weaknesses.
  • Data center fabrics catching on, slowly

    Posted June 25, 2012 - 12:05 pm

    Early adopters say the expense and time spent to revamp a data center's switching gear are well worth it; benefits include killer bandwidth and more flexibility.
  • Urban tech: From Masdar to Main Street?

    Posted June 21, 2012 - 1:39 pm

    Self-driving electric taxis, smart appliances and municipal solar power are all amenities enjoyed by the residents of the futuristic Masdar City in the Middle East. Here's how they'll make their way to the U.S.
  • Hadoop becomes critical cog in the big data machine

    Posted June 19, 2012 - 10:18 am

    As more and more companies use Hadoop to handle big data, anticipation for forthcoming Version 2.0 grows
  • The best office apps for Android tablets

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:25 am

    With the right set of apps, your Android tablet can become an indispensable part of your mobile work arsenal. Here are the tools you need
  • Cellphone vibration syndrome and other signs of tech addiction

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:35 am

    There's a growing body of research on phantom cellphone vibrations and the other problems associated with technology obsession, and leading the way is Larry Rosen, the author of iDisorder. IN this Q&A, Rosen talked about how addicted we've become and what we can do about it.
  • Extreme BYOD: When consumer tech goes to unexpected places

    Posted May 21, 2012 - 10:35 am

    iPhones and personal laptops aren't just sneaking into office settings; they're going high (into space), low (underwater), and everywhere in between.
  • Computing fossils: Old tech holding on for dear life

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 7:27 am

    Some ancient technology is still useful -- and some just won't die.
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