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  • Interfaces Gestures Shake Up the Mobile Experience

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 10:05 pm

    Gestures and other hand movements will control smartphones in the future, a mobile user interface expert says.
  • The scourge of complexity

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 10:03 pm

    While the definition of cloud computing is at best a bit fuzzy, the goal of cloud computing is extremely clear. That goal is to make a significant improvement in the cost effective, elastic provisioning of IT services.
  • Do you know where your employees are working?

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 9:54 pm

    Enabling employees to work from anywhere can save companies time and money while boosting productivity. Here’s how to do it right.
  • Five signs your telework program is a bust

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 9:53 pm

    Telework programs won’t deliver the potential cost-savings and stress-reduction benefits they promise if companies can't get their policies straight.
  • BT's Web 2.0 security strategy

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 9:49 pm

    In 2006, just as the first tweet was being Twittered, BT Global Services launched an effort to keep its customers and 112,000 employees safe in a new world of Web-based communities and other interactive sites.
  • Real estate firm plans mobile management upgrade

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 9:45 pm

    BoxTone Inc. announced its BlackBerry management tools are being extended to a variety of smartphones, including the iPhone, Palm Pre, Windows Mobile devices and smartphones using ActiveSync. One real estate services company using Boxtone version 4, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in Chicago, plans to migrate to version 5 in two months.
  • BlackBerry management software BoxTone adds support for other smartphones

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 9:19 pm

    Popular enterprise BlackBerry monitoring and management software BoxTone has been upgraded to v5.0. The update packs a number of valuable new features, including support for multiple smartphone platforms like Apple's iPhone, Microsoft Windows phones and Palm webOS devices.
  • A Guide to Windows 7 Networking

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 9:13 pm

    Whether at home or at the office, networking has gone mainstream. Once upon a time, a computer had value as a stand-alone machine running applications, but that time has passed. Without an ability to access the Internet, retrieve e-mail, chat via instant messaging, and connect with file shares and software, the computer is little more than an expensive paperweight.
  • Get to Know Windows 7's Home-Networking Features

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 9:11 pm

    Networking isn't just for business anymore--these days, home networks are the norm. In response, Microsoft is offering the Windows 7 Family Pack, which includes three licenses for Windows 7 Home Premium at a discounted price.
  • ISPs grab more IPv6 addresses than ever

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 8:56 pm

    U.S. ISPs are requesting more IPv6 addresses and fewer IPv4 addresses than ever before -- a sign that carriers are investing in the future amidst one of the deepest recessions in modern history.
  • AT&T packages enterprise mobile apps

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    AT&T on Monday made another grab for business mobile users, introducing two more hosted applications built on its Mobile Enterprise Applications Platform.
  • Google and Virgin to offer free onboard Wi-Fi

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    People all over Earth can already access Google's services online. For the next three months, some of them will be able to access those same services from above Earth too.
  • Secure telework without a VPN

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 2:21 pm

    Toronto brokerage firm Octagon Capital ended up choosing an unusual hardware-and-cloud service from Route1 to secure its telework environment.
  • Ericsson courts online publishers with mobile payments

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    Ericsson will soon launch a platform designed to let consumers buy online content such as news stories with the charge billed to their mobile phone rather than other payment methods, such as a credit card.
  • Web company CEOs call for net neutrality rules

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    Twenty-four top executives at e-commerce, social-networking and other Web companies have asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to move forward with its plan to create formal net neutrality rules, despite opposition voicedby several U.S. lawmakers, minority groups and telecom-related companies.
  • Hiring budgets begin to thaw

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 10:42 am

    Research from Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows employers are planning to replenish their workforce as the economic recovery gets underway.
  • AT&T vs. Google: More than nuns or phone sex

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 10:40 am

    AT&T raised the stakes last week in its recent dust-up with Google over an online voice service, accusing its rival of blocking phone calls to nuns.
  • US ITC confirms patent ruling in Nokia's favor

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 6:10 am

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has upheld an earlier decision that favors Nokia in a patent case filed against it by wireless technology company InterDigital.
  • Baidu stings Google with China carrier search deal

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 3:10 am

    Chinese search engine Baidu dealt Google a blow on Monday as it announced that many of its popular services will be pre-installed on next-generation mobile phones from a local carrier.
  • New networks help Japan regain its wireless data edge

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 12:20 am

    Despite an early lead with handset-centric services like I-mode, Japan fell behind in the wireless data race a few years ago as interest shifted to Apple and the iPhone. But now, thanks to super-fast data networks and low prices, consumers are embracing always-on connectivity for laptops and giving the country's wireless industry back its edge.
  • Challenges mount as broadband grows

    Posted October 18, 2009 - 10:11 pm

    If it is true that as Gartner says the US will add over 27 million new broadband customers in the next four year, service providers and the FCC need to address a whole host of issues from pricing to services lest there be mass confusion and tons of consumer complaints.
  • Review

    Test Center: Phone and data off the grid

    Posted October 18, 2009 - 9:26 pm

    It was kismet: Inmarsat sent me a Thrane & Thrane Explorer 500 satellite receiver unit just days before my vacation. I recently spent one week at a cabin on a lake in rural New Hampshire, armed with many pounds of fresh ribs, a handle of bourbon, and a fishing pole. The one thing lacking was any form of communication -- no cell service, no broadband, no data.
  • Cisco bolsters routers to spur IPv6 migration

    Posted October 17, 2009 - 10:27 pm

    Cisco this week enhanced its IPv6 offerings for its carrier core and edge routers in an effort to ease the eventual migration from IPv4.
  • Novell, SAP bring together security, compliance wares

    Posted October 17, 2009 - 10:13 pm

    Novell is integrating its security and identity software with governance, risk and compliance wares from SAP.
  • 6 Ways We Gave Up Our Privacy

    Posted October 17, 2009 - 9:58 pm

    Privacy has long been seen as a basic, sacred right. But in the Web 2.0 world, where the average user is addicted to Google apps, GPS devices, their BlackBerry or iPhone, and such social networking sites as Facebook and Twitter, that right is slowly and willingly being chipped away. In fact, some security experts believe it's gone already.

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