ITworld News en US warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware Over a thousand major enterprise networks and small and medium businesses in the U.S. have been compromised by a recently discovered malware package called &quot;Backoff&quot; and are probably unaware of it, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a cybersecurity alert on Friday.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Data Protection Security News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:04:57 +0000 IDGNS staff 432866 at HP loses its leader on NFV, a key carrier network trend Bethany Mayer, who led Hewlett-Packard&#039;s foray into the growing field of network functions virtualization, has left the company to run network testing and optimization company Ixia.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IT Management Networking News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:25:30 +0000 IDGNS staff 432864 at Oregon sues Oracle over troubled health insurance website Oregon has filed a long-expected lawsuit against Oracle over its role developing the state&#039;s troubled health insurance exchange website, alleging the vendor fraudulently induced Oregon to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for software and services that didn&#039;t work as promised.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IT Management Legal Software News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:00:27 +0000 IDGNS staff 432860 at Google acquires Gecko Design for next-generation products Google has acquired Gecko Design, which will become part of the Internet company&#039;s unit developing cutting-edge products like Glass and balloons for Internet access.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet IT Management Networking On-demand Software News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:05:28 +0000 IDGNS staff 432859 at Study disputes predictions of coming spectrum crunch Widely accepted projections of a shortage of mobile spectrum may not be as dire as many analysts in the mobile and tech sectors are making it out to be, according to a new study.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government IT Management Mobile & Wireless Unified Communications News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:02:55 +0000 IDGNS staff 432855 at SAP takes steps to simplify pricing and licensing It took some time and considerable internal effort, but SAP says it has made good on a pledge to simplify its software pricing and licensing model.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IT Management Software News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:57:34 +0000 IDGNS staff 432852 at Inexpensive Windows PCs hitting the market with help from Microsoft Microsoft is helping hardware makers build low-priced Windows PCs to combat Chromebooks and the early results of that effort are hitting the market.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:16:34 +0000 IDGNS staff 432844 at Which manufacturers provide speedy Android updates? Find out which manufacturers provide speedy updates to Android. Plus: See how the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is made in the factory, and should a journalist dump Android for iOS? <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless News Android Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:00:01 +0000 jimlynch 432832 at Does it still make sense for Linus to want the desktop for Linux? Linus still wants the desktop for Linux, but is he trapped in the past? Plus: Should open source developers support Windows more? And share your first experience with Linux. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Source News Linux open source Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:36:40 +0000 jimlynch 432816 at Google's driverless car will get a steering wheel after all California&#039;s Department of Motor Vehicles is tapping the brakes on our robotic future, requiring all self-driving cars to include full human controls during testing.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IT Management News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:54:34 +0000 IDGNS staff 432815 at Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later: The end of Windows 7 After October, there will be no way to buy a Windows 7 PC and nothing but Live Tiles on the horizon.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Software Windows News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:24:09 +0000 IDGNS staff 432814 at IBM turns to local rival for help as China gets tougher for foreign firms With the Chinese government turning up the heat on foreign IT vendors, citing security concerns, IBM is finding help from an unlikely source: a competitor, local server vendor Inspur.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Data Center Hardware News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:54:25 +0000 IDGNS staff 432809 at Tech industry job boom fuels IT recruiter shortage It&#039;s a good – no, make that great – time to become an IT recruiter.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Career IT Management News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:56:06 +0000 IDGNS staff 432803 at How to use OpenPGP to encrypt your email messages and files in the cloud When online services lack privacy controls, you can roll your own using near military-grade encryption.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:57:40 +0000 IDGNS staff 432788 at Security spending gets boost from mobile, social and cloud, says Gartner The increased adoption of mobile, social and cloud computing is driving growth in security spending among organizations that are also becoming more aware of threats on all those fronts.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:56:02 +0000 IDGNS staff 432786 at