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  • App markets see boost from in app purchases

    Posted January 9, 2013 - 4:12 pm

    With almost 70 percent of app revenue coming from in app purchases in 2012, many developers are being drawn to the in app purchase model versus a paid-only strategy
  • SaaS in 2013: Companies and trends to watch

    Posted January 4, 2013 - 5:28 pm

    As 2013 begins, the SaaS (software as a service) market is set to heat up even more, as well as potentially undergo a number of key shifts. Here's a look at a series of key SaaS vendors and trends to watch as the year unfolds.
  • 10 ways cloud computing will impact IT in 2014

    Posted January 2, 2013 - 5:46 pm

    Cloud computing has proven to be one of the great disruptive technologies of our time, and the effects of its increasing adoption and maturation will ripple out through 2014.
  • Mr. Mitnick, I presume? Africa's coming cyber crime epidemic

    Posted December 27, 2012 - 12:49 pm

    For much of the past quarter century, computer crime has been a decidedly First World problem. But that's about to change, security experts say.
  • 2012: The year cloud computing took a bite out of IT

    Posted December 24, 2012 - 2:06 pm

    As new public cloud plays leap in and the private cloud slowly evolves, we're on the brink of a shift to cloud computing for critical business workloads
  • 11 predictions for enterprise software in 2013

    Posted December 17, 2012 - 4:35 pm

    The end of each year sparks an occasion for rumination on the past, as well as a longing gaze into the future. We shined up our crystal ball, rubbed our chin for a while, and sought opinions from industry analysts on what the future holds for the enterprise software market.
  • IT outsourcing year in review: Grading our predictions

    Posted December 17, 2012 - 3:00 pm

    At this time last year, we predicted that 2012 would be the year cloud computing hype ended. We said application development would migrate from offshore to cities stateside. And we forecasted that IT service providers would become more relationship-oriented. Now it's time to see how those predictions panned out.
  • 6 ways social media affected the enterprise in 2012

    Posted December 14, 2012 - 12:32 pm

    Social media has changed more than the way companies market and promote themselves. Social networking has also changed the way companies recruit, how they communicate internally and how they handle sensitive data.
  • 2012: The year in quotes

    Posted December 12, 2012 - 9:45 am

    Some of the most memorable IT-related quotes were uttered in courtrooms this year, which involved a steady stream of legal challenges about intellectual property. In no particular order, these are some of the comments that stuck with us as 2012 winds to a close.
  • The year in enterprise software: Seven key takeaways

    Posted December 11, 2012 - 10:22 am

    It's been a busy and transformative year for enterprise software. We dug through our story archives, talked to industry experts and put on our thinking caps to come up with this list of key events and emerging trends from 2012, all of which are set to have a lasting impact on the industry.
  • 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.
  • IT is increasing efficiency but failing to drive business growth

    Posted December 10, 2012 - 12:57 pm

    A study by Juniper Networks and the Economist Business Unit finds that IT is succeeding at improving the efficiency of business processes, but most IT departments are failing to take the next step in becoming a strategic partner for business.
  • Creating a view to the cloud

    Posted November 20, 2012 - 11:57 am

    How well can you see into the cloud? For many IT professionals, the view into the cloud isn't very clear, but new techniques and tools make visibility across multiple cloud systems clearer.
  • 9 ways mobile commerce will increase your holiday sales

    Posted November 20, 2012 - 8:07 am

    Experts in mobile commerce and retail marketing share tips on how you can use mobile apps, QR codes and mobile commerce to boost sales this holiday season.
  • Boards want to learn about emerging IT issues

    Posted November 15, 2012 - 4:18 pm

    Directors admit they aren't adequately engaged in topics such as social media and IT-enabled business innovation
  • Florida CIO takes election to the cloud

    Posted November 15, 2012 - 4:11 pm

    On election night, as the rest of us again wondered what was going wrong in Florida, the CIO of Florida's Department of State had a different perspective: He was bearing witness to the successful culmination of 17 months of hard work.
  • Employees engage in rogue cloud use regardless of security policies

    Posted November 14, 2012 - 11:44 am

    Studies show that employees are engaging in rogue use of the cloud, even when IT organizations say they have clear formal cloud policies and penalties for violation of the policies.
  • IT jobs on the other side of the cloud

    Posted November 6, 2012 - 2:38 pm

    As more and more companies migrate to the cloud, corporate IT staffers wonder if they'd have better opportunities working for a service provider. IT veterans who've made the jump discuss the pros and cons of working for a cloud service provider.
  • Almost Famous: Inside social media's fake fan industry

    Posted October 26, 2012 - 8:00 am

    There's an enormous shadow business in social media whose surface we've barely scratched. A small amount of money will buy you thousands of Facebook Likes, followers, and Fans. Who profits from this business, and what does it mean for the future of the Web?
  • 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
  • 5 key forces driving open source today

    Posted October 15, 2012 - 10:56 am

    From the rise of foundations to emerging revenue models, the open source movement is primed for even greater impact on tomorrow's technologies
  • Getting the most from IaaS

    Posted October 15, 2012 - 9:03 am

    Infrastructure-as-a-service lets users take advantage of the benefits of the cloud without locking down to a particular cloud provider. But becoming 'cloud-agnostic' requires new tools and mindsets. Insider (registration required)
  • Help desk, rebooted: Social, mobile remake tech support

    Posted October 13, 2012 - 8:49 pm

    At least one analyst is predicting social, mobile and cloud technologies will spell the end of the corporate help desk. Not so fast, say corporate IT leaders.
  • Looking for a great job in IT? The cloud is hiring

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 10:05 am

    IT is moving to the cloud -- and so are the jobs. Here's how to cash in on the hot trend in tech hiring
  • Polish town highlights oddities in Facebook's personal data disclosures

    Posted September 14, 2012 - 11:20 am

    Facebook's store of data about its users holds some surprises, and not just in the sheer quantity of data it is sitting on. Among the surprises it held for me was Słupsk.
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