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  • Stealthy attacks multiply and victims turn to spooks-as-a-service

    Posted February 26, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    As the list of victims of sophisticated cyber attacks expands, so does the need for high-priced talent to help investigate and recover from those attacks. The latest solution: hosted services offering access to cyber intelligence and incident response to customers who lack it.
  • How to choose the right enterprise mobility management tool

    Posted January 23, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    As mobile device management continues to morph, consider what's 'good enough' for what you need right now -- and don't neglect the user experience, whatever else you do.
  • Location-based services: Controversy at every level

    Posted January 21, 2014 - 1:56 pm

    Your smartphone can be a beacon telling the world where you are, with increasing precision. Is that good commerce or bad privacy, or maybe a bit of both?
  • 18 great uses for an old Android device

    Posted January 17, 2014 - 11:59 am

    That outdated Android device in your closet still has a lot to offer -- if you know what to do with it. Here are 18 excellent ways to give new life to an old phone or tablet.
  • Android invades the enterprise

    Posted January 2, 2014 - 10:11 pm

    How three companies are coping -- even thriving -- amid the Android explosion.
  • 3 trends that will make life harder for CIOs in 2014

    Posted December 20, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    Robots, 3-D printers and wearable tech are indeed cool, but they should raise red flags for IT leaders. Here's how these emerging technologies will cause operations, privacy and user policy headaches for CIOs in 2014.
  • iOS 7 for developers

    Posted December 2, 2013 - 3:26 pm

    Apple's mobile OS offers all kinds of bells and whistles -- here's how to take advantage of them.
  • Spotlight on BYOD

    Posted October 31, 2013 - 4:34 pm

    "We're finally reaching the point where IT officially recognizes what has always been going on: People use their business device for nonwork purposes." -- David Willis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.
  • The tricky balancing act of mobile security

    Posted October 17, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    Your workers' smartphones could be the weakest link in your security plan. Here's how to protect the devices and secure the data.
  • The developer's guide to future car technology

    Posted October 17, 2013 - 9:09 am

    Forget the Jetsons. Instead, think tech innovations from a developer's point of view: embedded systems, networking challenges, human-machine interaction, and software standards.
  • How to fix iOS 7 glitches

    Posted October 15, 2013 - 3:16 pm

    Whether it's iMessages that won't go through, a laggard keyboard or motion sickness from the new parallax effect, you might be hitting a bump or two. Here's how to get the new OS running more smoothly.
  • How to close the big data skills gap by training your IT staff

    Posted October 2, 2013 - 12:29 pm

    Research firms paint a dire picture of a massive big data skills gap that will get worse over time. But companies like Persado, which uses big data to help marketers optimize their messages, are finding success training their existing staff in the new big data technologies.
  • Windows developers struggling with mobile apps

    Posted September 18, 2013 - 4:07 pm

    Windows developers are receiving an ever-greater number of requests for mobile apps. However, they are struggling to meet that mobile demand with current tools and skills, while also meeting expectations to support and enhance of existing desktop applications.
  • iPad pilot programs' dirty little secrets

    Posted September 17, 2013 - 1:12 pm

    iPads in the enterprise is a great concept and many companies are eager to roll out pilot programs. However, the reality is that these programs can drag out for years, thousands of iPads sit in warehouses waiting for programs to be approved. So how can pilot programs take off?
  • 7 days with Google Glass

    Posted September 16, 2013 - 7:20 am

    Google Glass is not a product you can buy now, and it's not a product that the majority of people will want to have on their head within the next five or possibly 10 years. But here's why it is compelling at this point: It gets you thinking about what you want from technology.
  • Mobility in the enterprise: Who should hold the hot potato?

    Posted September 12, 2013 - 12:51 pm

    Bringing mobility to the enterprise is like wrestling with an octopus. Here's how Electronic Arts, Case Western University and Needham Bank are taming the beast.
  • FAQ: everything you need to know about iOS 7

    Posted September 12, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    Something as different as iOS 7 is going to raise questions. Fortunately, we have the answers.
  • Speak up! 150 ways to make Android Voice Search work for you

    Posted September 11, 2013 - 9:05 am

    Android Voice Search lets you control your phone by talking -- so what are you waiting for? Here are 150 commands that'll make your device spring to life.
  • 4G: The new enterprise network

    Posted August 22, 2013 - 2:46 pm

    Why three companies chose 4G and what they're doing with it.
  • How Google can make Android the first choice for app developers

    Posted August 16, 2013 - 9:57 am

    Ibrahim Elbouchikhi, Google Play commerce product manager, outlines the challenges that Google faces to ramp developers' interest in the Android platform.
  • Fact or fiction: Nine iPhone and iPad battery-saving techniques tested

    Posted August 14, 2013 - 2:02 pm

    But what happens when your traveling pal's batteries begin to run low and you're nowhere near a charger? Well, they say knowledge is power, so lets get charged up by separating fact from fiction on the subject of how to save iOS's devices' battery life.
  • 10 jaw-dropping facts about mobile phones

    Posted August 12, 2013 - 2:11 pm

    What's the most expensive mobile phone bill in the world? How many cell phones are left in New York City cabs each day? How many hours a year are lost to Angry Birds? Find out in this eye-opening infographic.
  • Surprise: Mobile devices don't help office ergonomics

    Posted August 8, 2013 - 12:49 pm

    For generations, office ergonomics involved various measures intended to keep employees productive while they remained in their chairs. New thinking and new devices are changing all that.
  • There really shouldn't be an app for that: 13 apps that don't need to exist

    Posted August 2, 2013 - 11:02 am

    These apps are such horrible fails, we must question whether we -- as a species -- are responsible enough to use mobile devices.
  • 8 hot mobile startups to watch

    Posted June 27, 2013 - 3:28 pm

    More users want to use their mobile devices at work, but IT is having trouble controlling the security.

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