• VXLAN is a missed opportunity

    Posted October 5, 2011 - 5:24 pm

    VMware misses a great chance to push the networking world toward next-gen standards and delivers a narrow-minded work-around instead.
  • Amazon can now use analytics on competitors' ads

    Posted October 5, 2011 - 5:08 pm

    Amazon is keeping its friends close and its enemies closer.
  • With Siri, Apple's iPhone 4S gets a voice

    Posted October 5, 2011 - 10:49 am

    If you thought talking to your friends with your iPhone let you bond with the device, wait til you talk to it -- and it responds in kind. Ryan Faas takes a look at what Tuesday's iPhone 4S unveiling means.
  • EGuide: Financial services, an industry on the vanguard

    Posted October 4, 2011 - 3:43 pm

    Companies throughout the financial services industry are engaged in massive changes on the technology front -- they're embracing mobile systems, social media, real-time processing and more. The smart ones see the shifts as ripe opportunities for business growth and they're preparing their IT staffs to step into these new arenas, armed with specialized training and career support.
  • The new Novell

    Posted October 4, 2011 - 1:40 pm

    Novell, which was acquired by The Attachmate Group in April, wants to regain its status as an IT icon and will try to do so by focusing its efforts on its core assets and rebuilding relationships with its huge installed base. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with Novell President Bob Flynn and VP of Product Management and Marketing Eric Varness for a briefing on their rebuilding plans.
  • Build BI tools fast with agile approach

    Posted October 3, 2011 - 9:47 am

    There's heightened interest in agile BI, a rapid development methodology for creating BI systems that involves the end user as early and as often as possible -- and thus saves time and effort.
  • How to craft a mobile-application strategy

    Posted September 28, 2011 - 6:42 pm

    More IT organizations are bypassing the desktop when building new applications, especially for external customers. Here's what you need to know to create a strategy for mobile-application development.
  • IT manager resume makeover: How to show you can be CIO

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 5:26 pm

    Ambitious IT managers and IT directors dream of moving into CIO positions. For them, the vaunted CIO title--and the multimillion dollar management responsibility that comes with it--is their ultimate career goal.
  • Unified communications success depends on changing habits

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    CIOs offer tips for getting employees to change their most ingrained habits and adopt new unified communications tools.
  • The inside scoop on Nationwide's social networking project

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    Nationwide wanted to use an internal social network to improve productivity and interactivity. It ended up using Yammer, and here's why.
  • Bring your own tech: 9 things IT needs to know

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 2:08 pm

    Kraft, Whirlpool, Motorola Solutions and other employers are pioneering BYOT policies to drive productivity and reduce costs. Here's why your employees want this and what you need to do to make it happen.
  • Behind with BI? You're not alone.

    Posted September 20, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    If you feel as though your organization is behind the curve with business intelligence, you’ve got plenty of company.
  • IT resume makeover: Before and after editions

    Posted September 19, 2011 - 3:16 pm

    Second in the series of's resume makeovers, certified professional resume writer Jennifer Hay revamps the IT resume of Don Bernal, a data warehousing and business intelligence professional who's been out of the IT industry for four years. Here's an inside look at how Hay addresses the gap in Bernal's employment history and at the before-and-after versions of his resume.
  • Android: An expert guide

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 7:04 pm

    Google’s Android platform in a short time has become a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone world, and its success raises all sorts of questions for IT professionals.
  • Review

    Recoup with data dedupe

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    Backing up servers and workstations to tape can be a cumbersome process, and restoring data from tape even more so. While backing up to disk-based storage is faster and easier, and probably more reliable, it can also be more expensive.
  • IT moving to SSD for robust apps

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 12:16 pm

    Despite its high price tag, solid state storage technology is increasingly becoming a viable option for large and mid-size companies looking to ease bottlenecks caused by high-transaction databases, virtualization systems and other robust applications.
  • Wanted: BI stars

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 11:57 am

    Many businesses are looking to train or hire BI specialists who will be able to cull valuable insights from vast amounts of data. But some are finding that recruiting people with the right mix of IT and business skills is difficult, as is training in-house staffers to take on the role of BI specialist.
  • How the iPad is changing work, and working together

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 11:29 am

    When Hugh Owen wakes up in the morning, the first thing he reaches for after the alarm clock is his iPad 2. Even before he gets out of bed, he's started reviewing the flock of corporate reports on yesterday's metrics and today's plans.
  • Linux Foundation chief on Torvalds' leadership

    Posted September 3, 2011 - 8:03 am

    Linux Foundation executive director, Jim Zemlin on why Linux's success is different from other operating systems; why its ability to capture the desktop might never matter; that MeeGo may not be as dead as it looks and that the next big thing is HTML5.
  • How to get started using analytics to profit from Facebook

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 7:29 pm

    Online fashion retailer Tobi integrated data from customers’ Facebook pages and their purchasing histories to better target promotions and increase sales.
  • Why big data is a big deal

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Like 'the cloud,' the concept of 'big data' is the subject of a lot of hype and means different things to different people. Here's what it really means, who's really doing it, and what it could mean for the future of data mining.
  • How the Cloud Can Turn Toxic

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:51 pm

    Technology attorney Matthew Karlyn tells CIOs how to avoid poisonous cloud contracts
  • How to move e-mail to the cloud: 7 planning tips

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:43 pm

    E-mail is arguably one of the easiest apps to move to the cloud, yet some CIOs remain hesitant to hand e-mail over to a third-party cloud-based e-mail provider such as Microsoft, IBM or Google, says a new report from Forrester Research.
  • IT looks for new tools to exploit 'big data'

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:31 pm

    Companies want to mine terabytes of user- and machine-generated data to glean details about their customers
  • How smartphones impair decision-making

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    You can't use a smartphone for everything
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