ITworld News http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/16/all en US warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware http://www.itworld.com/data-protection/432866/us-warns-significant-number-major-businesses-hit-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="http://www.itworld.com/data-protection/432866/us-warns-significant-number-major-businesses-hit-backoff-malware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/data-protection/432866/us-warns-significant-number-major-businesses-hit-backoff-malware#comments Data Protection Security News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:04:57 +0000 IDGNS staff 432866 at http://www.itworld.com HP loses its leader on NFV, a key carrier network trend http://www.itworld.com/networking/432864/hp-loses-its-leader-nfv-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="http://www.itworld.com/networking/432864/hp-loses-its-leader-nfv-key-carrier-network-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/networking/432864/hp-loses-its-leader-nfv-key-carrier-network-trend#comments IT Management Networking News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:25:30 +0000 IDGNS staff 432864 at http://www.itworld.com Oregon sues Oracle over troubled health insurance website http://www.itworld.com/software/432860/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="http://www.itworld.com/software/432860/oregon-sues-oracle-over-troubled-health-insurance-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/432860/oregon-sues-oracle-over-troubled-health-insurance-website#comments IT Management Legal Software News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:00:27 +0000 IDGNS staff 432860 at http://www.itworld.com Google acquires Gecko Design for next-generation products http://www.itworld.com/internet/432859/google-acquires-gecko-design-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="http://www.itworld.com/internet/432859/google-acquires-gecko-design-next-generation-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/internet/432859/google-acquires-gecko-design-next-generation-products#comments Internet IT Management Networking On-demand Software News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:05:28 +0000 IDGNS staff 432859 at http://www.itworld.com Study disputes predictions of coming spectrum crunch http://www.itworld.com/it-management/432855/study-disputes-predictions-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="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/432855/study-disputes-predictions-coming-spectrum-crunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/432855/study-disputes-predictions-coming-spectrum-crunch#comments Government IT Management Mobile & Wireless Unified Communications News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:02:55 +0000 IDGNS staff 432855 at http://www.itworld.com SAP takes steps to simplify pricing and licensing http://www.itworld.com/software/432852/sap-takes-steps-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="http://www.itworld.com/software/432852/sap-takes-steps-simplify-pricing-and-licensing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/432852/sap-takes-steps-simplify-pricing-and-licensing#comments IT Management Software News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:57:34 +0000 IDGNS staff 432852 at http://www.itworld.com Inexpensive Windows PCs hitting the market with help from Microsoft http://www.itworld.com/hardware/432844/inexpensive-windows-pcs-hitting-market-help-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="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/432844/inexpensive-windows-pcs-hitting-market-help-microsoft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/432844/inexpensive-windows-pcs-hitting-market-help-microsoft#comments Hardware News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:16:34 +0000 IDGNS staff 432844 at http://www.itworld.com Which manufacturers provide speedy Android updates? http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/432832/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="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/432832/which-manufacturers-provide-speedy-android-updates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/432832/which-manufacturers-provide-speedy-android-updates#comments Mobile & Wireless News Android Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:00:01 +0000 jimlynch 432832 at http://www.itworld.com Does it still make sense for Linus to want the desktop for Linux? http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432816/does-it-still-make-sense-linus-want-desktop-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="http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432816/does-it-still-make-sense-linus-want-desktop-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/432816/does-it-still-make-sense-linus-want-desktop-linux#comments Open Source News Linux open source Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:36:40 +0000 jimlynch 432816 at http://www.itworld.com Google's driverless car will get a steering wheel after all http://www.itworld.com/it-management/432815/googles-driverless-car-will-get-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="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/432815/googles-driverless-car-will-get-steering-wheel-after-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/432815/googles-driverless-car-will-get-steering-wheel-after-all#comments IT Management News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:54:34 +0000 IDGNS staff 432815 at http://www.itworld.com Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later: The end of Windows 7 http://www.itworld.com/windows/432814/why-microsoft-needs-reveal-windows-9-sooner-later-end-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="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432814/why-microsoft-needs-reveal-windows-9-sooner-later-end-windows-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432814/why-microsoft-needs-reveal-windows-9-sooner-later-end-windows-7#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:24:09 +0000 IDGNS staff 432814 at http://www.itworld.com IBM turns to local rival for help as China gets tougher for foreign firms http://www.itworld.com/hardware/432809/ibm-turns-local-rival-help-china-gets-tougher-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="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/432809/ibm-turns-local-rival-help-china-gets-tougher-foreign-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/432809/ibm-turns-local-rival-help-china-gets-tougher-foreign-firms#comments Data Center Hardware News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:54:25 +0000 IDGNS staff 432809 at http://www.itworld.com Tech industry job boom fuels IT recruiter shortage http://www.itworld.com/career/432803/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="http://www.itworld.com/career/432803/tech-industry-job-boom-fuels-it-recruiter-shortage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/432803/tech-industry-job-boom-fuels-it-recruiter-shortage#comments Career IT Management News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:56:06 +0000 IDGNS staff 432803 at http://www.itworld.com How to use OpenPGP to encrypt your email messages and files in the cloud http://www.itworld.com/security/432788/how-use-openpgp-encrypt-your-email-messages-and-files-cloud When online services lack privacy controls, you can roll your own using near military-grade encryption.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/432788/how-use-openpgp-encrypt-your-email-messages-and-files-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/432788/how-use-openpgp-encrypt-your-email-messages-and-files-cloud#comments Security News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:57:40 +0000 IDGNS staff 432788 at http://www.itworld.com Security spending gets boost from mobile, social and cloud, says Gartner http://www.itworld.com/security/432786/security-spending-gets-boost-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="http://www.itworld.com/security/432786/security-spending-gets-boost-mobile-social-and-cloud-says-gartner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/432786/security-spending-gets-boost-mobile-social-and-cloud-says-gartner#comments Security News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:56:02 +0000 IDGNS staff 432786 at http://www.itworld.com