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Simpler M2M connectivity promised as Sierra Wireless buys Swedish company

Together they will manage machine-to-machine devices and connections from one user interface


Cybercrime group steals millions from Russian banks, targets US and European retailers

The group compromised computer networks and ATMs operated by financial institutions, as well as point-of-sale terminals

Should Chief Marketing Officers be involved in security and privacy decisions?

In a report issued today by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the management consulting firm urged Chief Marketing Officers to get more involved in data protection.

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BYOD was a tech roller coaster ride in 2014

From the beginning, the Bring Your Own Device movement has been a nightmare for CIOs. And recently many workers – once excited by the concept – are wondering if it’s worth it.

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Hybrid cloud adoption set for a big boost in 2015

Spurred on by rising enterprise interest in the hybrid cloud, the overall cloud market is likely to see great growth in the coming year.

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Apple's 14 biggest news stories of 2014

A look back at a big year for Apple.

Oracle hopes to better target online advertising with Datalogix acquisition

Half the money spent on advertising is wasted -- the question is, which half? That's the age-old question in adland. Now Oracle is hoping to help its customers answer that question with the acquisition of Datalogix, which collects...

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Apple reopens Russian online store after boosting iPhone 6 price by 35%

Ruble recovers somewhat from last week, but lowest-priced iPhone 6 now goes for the equivalent of $991 in Russia.

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Google wants to turn browser signals of Web encryption upside down

Chrome security engineers have proposed that all websites that don't encrypt traffic be marked as insecure by browsers.

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Texas Instruments builds an alternative energy for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is nothing without batteries and plugs. But it's possible to build a sensor network that uses harvested energy that comes from changes in temperature, vibrations, wind and light, as Texas Instruments will...

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Holiday blues: 49% of network managers, sysadmins expect to work the holidays

Nearly half of IT pros will be working or on-call over the holidays to troubleshoot network, security and app problems, according to net management vendor Ipswitch.

South Korea nuclear operator runs drill after alleged hacker threat

Government launched probe but says leaked data does not threaten safety

Exploits for dangerous network time protocol vulnerabilities can compromise systems

Systems administrators are urged to install critical patches that address remote code execution flaws in NTP

Google Android One phones to sell in three more Asian countries

The Android One low-cost phone was first introduced in India

Tor warns of possible disruption of network through server seizures

Tor did not name the group that it expects may seize its specialized servers called directory authorities

Sony looking for ways to distribute 'The Interview' online

Theater owners were concerned about terror threats

Staples says hack may have compromised 1 million-plus payment cards

The attack hit stores in 35 states from California to Connecticut

Three ways enterprise software is changing

Today's IT shops must grapple with analysis, cloud computing and DevOps

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Intel gives Chromebook converts an assist with 'Easy Migration' tool

The free tool will put your files, photos, and contacts in the cloud--but not your apps, of course

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