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  • Android vs. iOS: Developers face off

    Posted May 23, 2011 - 6:11 am

    Whether you choose either or both, the differences in the two platforms and app stores are pronounced
  • Data center double duty

    Posted May 9, 2011 - 6:12 am

    New studies indicate that IT workloads are increasing as more technology is added without staff increases.
  • 6 premature predictions of tech failure

    Posted May 3, 2011 - 2:22 pm

    Sometimes really smart people say really stupid things. Here are six instances when tech execs made bold predictions -- and ended up eating their words.
  • Which tablet is best for you?

    Posted April 27, 2011 - 9:50 am

    The Apple iPad 2 is no doubt the best-selling tablet--but does that mean it's the best tablet?
  • Users rule in smartphone picks, but IT has a big hand in tablets

    Posted April 22, 2011 - 9:06 am

    Enterprise survey shows iOS rules but not for long, and IT expresses interest in WebOS
  • The green IT stars of 2011

    Posted April 22, 2011 - 6:02 am

    InfoWorld's 2011 Green 15 Awards: Sustainable IT practices bring rich rewards.
  • How to shrink the data center: 4 lessons learned

    Posted April 21, 2011 - 9:36 am

    The business that manages New York City's hospitals consolidates 11 data centers into two facilities, dispensing with two-thirds of their physical servers for a predicted savings of $70 million over 5 years. Consider these four tips.
  • Starbucks is my office: A guide for virtual workers

    Posted April 19, 2011 - 9:20 am

    You're gripping a triple-shot Espresso Macchiato with your left hand and prepping a presentation on your laptop's screen with your right. You chat with your client from your smartphone, trusting that the whoosh of the milk steamer doesn't drown out the conversation. "I sure hope the Wi-Fi holds," you think.
  • State Street modernizing with cloud, Linux technologies

    Posted April 14, 2011 - 5:44 pm

    State Street Corporation says technology must evolve to meet the increasingly demanding needs of financial services.
  • 8 strange places to find USB ports

    Posted April 6, 2011 - 10:32 am

    In the bad old days, device connectivity involved hassling with PS/2 ports, serial ports, parallel ports, IDE ports, and other primitive technologies. Now there are USB ports everywhere, and here are eight of the strangest places we have seen them.
  • 8 radical ways to cut data center power costs

    Posted April 4, 2011 - 6:07 am

    One or more of these wild-eyed approaches could save you a lot of money -- and not cost you much
  • Play Ball! A look inside MLB's high-tech media center

    Posted March 31, 2011 - 9:46 pm

    Major League Baseball Advanced Media's network operations center in New York looks a bit like a NASA control room. Computers cover several rows of tables, all facing a wall covered with eleven massive flat-screen displays. To complete the space-shot feel, there's a red digital clock just below, slowly ticking toward blastoff--er, first pitch.
  • 10 signs you can bring an iPad to work

    Posted March 30, 2011 - 8:27 pm

    Some companies will pat you down looking for personal technology devices as you walk in the front door; others don't care if you carry in an iPad or your lunch. Here's how to know.
  • Displays buying advice

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 12:43 pm

    Here's how to select the correct display for your needs.
  • Antivirus software driving you mad? 5 fight-back tips

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 11:56 am

    Last week some Windows users struggled through unexpected PC slowdowns due to a security program bundled in with a Java update. Security programs still hog PC resources and pose annoyances -- but here's expert advice on how you can regain control.
  • The 20 strangest celebrity tech endorsements

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 8:40 pm

    Celebrities and technology don't always go hand in hand. Just look to these 20 odd endorsements for the proof.
  • Four ways to mitigate mobile and cloud data leaks

    Posted February 25, 2011 - 11:41 am

    Your CEO may be paranoid about WikiLeaks, but his mobile device and cloud computing are the real threats to corporate security.
  • Pay no attention to that widget recording your every move

    Posted February 24, 2011 - 2:43 pm

    Ever wonder how much of a time suck Bejeweled is? Or how often your legitimate work-related research on the Web deteriorates into recreational browsing? Now there is software that will tell not only you, but also your boss and your coworkers.
  • Can anyone afford an IBM Watson supercomputer? (Yes)

    Posted February 22, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    While Watson certainly impressed the nation with its sweeping victory on the game show Jeopardy last week, the medical community -- which IBM hopes will be first to use the technology -- may eventually become even more impressed with its affordability.
  • Disk or tape? How about both

    Posted February 21, 2011 - 8:26 am

    Enterprises today have many more backup choices than they used to have, and they’re taking advantage by pairing legacy technologies such as tape backups with newer disk-based data protection options.
  • iPads storm the enterprise

    Posted February 14, 2011 - 12:40 pm

    As global accounts director at Altus, Inc., Michelle Klatt's job is to visit Fortune 500 companies and demonstrate her firm's video management software. When the iPad came out a year ago, she was all over it.
  • A year later: Has Oracle ruined or saved Sun?

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 2:56 pm

    The company irks open source advocates but is steadfast in upgrading Sun-derived technologies
  • The tabletification of the PC

    Posted February 8, 2011 - 2:31 pm

    Like it or not, the PC is going to become more like a tablet. I'm not just talking form factor or whether they have touchscreens; I'm talking about the very way you interact with your computer. And that's a good thing. But for some of us, depending on how things shake out, it could also be a bad thing.
  • Early adopter spells out Microsoft Azure’s strengths and shortcomings

    Posted February 1, 2011 - 5:29 pm

    Few people know Windows Azure as well as Joannes Vermorel. Here’s his take on Microsoft’s cloud platform.
  • Cloud consulting firm hopes lightning can strike twice

    Posted January 31, 2011 - 4:54 pm

    Cloud consulting start-up CloudTP reunites colleagues from Cambridge Technology Partners, including co-founder Chris Greendale.
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