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  • Best tech products 2010: Full list, 1-100

    Posted November 19, 2010 - 12:48 pm

    One of the best parts of our job is looking at hundreds of products every year. Many perform well, some are silly, and a select group rises above the pack. Here are the hardware, software, services, sites, and apps that we decided--after much discussion--stood out this year.
  • Are Apple's iPhone and iPad relevant to enterprises?

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 5:05 pm

    The conventional wisdom is that enterprises aren't impressed by Apple's shiny iDevices, perceiving them as a consumer play. Is that a fair assessment? And if so, could it change in the foreseeable future?
  • IT seeks a safe road to cloud computing

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    A panoply of emerging cloud services is offering IT executives alternatives to things like in-house ERP deployments and the need to hire consultants to solve data integration problems. But CIOs say they are moving slowly to avoid potential security and legal problems.
  • 9 Great gadgets for wherever inspiration strikes

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 11:17 am

    Having a "lightbulb" moment is terrific, but what good is it if you can't record your thoughts? Read on to see how some simple (and ridiculously complex) devices can help you be prepared for the moment inspiration strikes.
  • Burning question: How can security risks be mitigated in virtualized systems?

    Posted November 2, 2010 - 9:48 pm

    Planning for virtualization projects should always include the information security team, but according to Gartner survey data about 40% of virtualization projects were undertaken without the security team's involvement in initial architecture and planning stages.
  • Mobile Meetings on the Go With the iPad

    Posted November 2, 2010 - 12:39 pm

    Computing these days is all about mobility and the rise of the tablet as a primary mobile computing platform. Surfing the Web, and getting e-mail covers much of what mobile business users need in a computing device, but to be a true mobile business tool, the tablet has to be able to keep users connected and collaborating.
  • 11 Uses for an old PC

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 12:01 pm

    You've finally gone and bought a new PC. It has a boatload of memory, lots of cores, and a fast, modern graphics card. But now your old computer sits in a corner, and although you know it's just a machine, it seems to be sulking like a puppy that missed its morning biscuit. It's weird, but you feel guilty with the whole idea of throwing it out.
  • Network World's top 12 green IT products

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 11:55 am

    A dozen nitty gritty tools and technologies that cut energy costs, boost data center efficiency and promote green IT practices.
  • Best deals in tech: Free GPS with iPod Touch purchase

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 8:00 am

    October's frighteningly good tech deals continue this week with HP Pavilion laptops, Laser Measure Sensors, Polk Audio speakers and, oh yes, a free GPS from Best Buy.
  • 8 unusual iPad cases

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 8:00 am

    There are dozens of companies out there vying for your iPad case business. We picked eight of the more interesting iPad covers available today. Enjoy.
  • Cisco's top 10 rivals

    Posted October 14, 2010 - 9:21 pm

    Competition is only getting tougher for Cisco as it continues to expand in 30 or so new markets while attempting to maintain growth in its core routing and switching businesses.
  • Best deals in tech: HP anniversary sale

    Posted October 13, 2010 - 10:40 am

    With Halloween fast approaching, October's deals are becoming frighteningly good. This week, look for great deals with Netgear, WD internal drives, an anniversary sale from HP and more!
  • Ghoulish gadgets: cool Halloween tech

    Posted October 11, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Some would say that Halloween is not a techie-type holiday. To those people I, and the creative (read: demented) makers of these gadgets, say "Boo!"
  • Best deals in tech: Google Android Tablet - $122

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Last week, we brought you the best deals in tech. If you haven't yet, go get your HP Notebook...there's only a few left. This week we bring you an iPad alternative, some great deals on printers and a heck of a laptop. Can you wait to buy? Not today, junior. Get those credit cards out and on to the https.
  • Best deals in tech: Garmin nüvi 255W - $99

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    We're back with, yes, you guessed it, more great technology for cheap. This week's theme: helping you find your way.
  • Are you the corporate geezer?

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    Forget about iPads, iPods, Twitter and cloud. What about DECnet, AS/400s and core memory?
  • How business is putting the iPhone to work

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 3:38 pm

    When Jim Harris distributed iPhones to the employees of Quintessa Winery earlier this year, he had two goals in mind. He wanted to make his workers more productive. And he wanted them to enjoy themselves.
  • Timeline: PARC milestones

    Posted September 20, 2010 - 11:35 am

    Founded in 1970, Xerox PARC -- now just PARC -- has been home to some of computing's biggest advances, including GUIs, bitmapped displays and Ethernet networking.
  • 10 Dream Machines Almost Nobody Can Afford

    Posted September 16, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Whether you're in the market for an insanely high-end rig or you just feel like doing a little high-tech window shopping, these pricey PCs deliver serious bang for a whole lot of bucks.
  • Cisco hopes to steamroll the competition

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 9:39 pm

    When talk turns to flattening the data center network, Cisco has as much of a story to tell as the other guys, if not more so.
  • Best deals in tech: $100 off Dell laptops

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 1:00 pm

    ITworld is scouring the web for great tech deals every week. Enjoy the fruits of our labor.
  • Where the Gadgets Are: Top Tech-Consuming States

    Posted August 16, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Which state is leading the nation in iPad sales and which boasts the most laptops? Hint: California is the wrong answer to both questions. Read on for a look at where consumers are leading the gadget charge and where they're hanging back.
  • Back to school tech bargains: Week 3

    Posted August 16, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Don't let the marketing fool you, back to school sales aren't just for students anymore.
  • BMC BladeLogic automation software a private cloud cornerstone

    Posted August 11, 2010 - 1:27 pm

    Like a growing number of enterprise IT executives, Craig Baughn, vice president of hosting operations at Concur Technologies, a corporate travel and expense management company in Redmond, Wash., is carefully studying how to transition from a virtual environment to a private cloud.
  • The Cheapskate's Guide to Crafty Tech Buys

    Posted August 9, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    The hottest, latest tech is always drool-worthy--but if you like to save money, don't miss looking at last year's model of your desired tech product. Its closeout price is almost always a generous discount from the original, and the slightly older model might do everything you require, on the cheap.
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