ITworld staff

ITworld staff

Member since: June 2008

Areas of Interest: Cloud Computing, Hardware, Mobile & Wireless, Networking, Software, Virtualization


  • 30 instant solutions to the most common problems affecting Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

    3 years 20 weeks ago

  • Information workers can now provision their own software tools, information sources, and social networks via the Web to support their jobs. But don't let this new reality fool you, the task of identifying and sourcing new technologies is more important than ever.

    4 years 1 day ago

  • One of the biggest decisions IT managers have to make is how and where to run data center applications. Fortunately, there are multiple choices that lower costs and increase business agility, including server virtualization, internal clouds, public clouds and external private clouds.

    4 years 6 weeks ago

  • iRiver, best known for teensy, feature-packed portable music and video players, is hopping on to the increasingly crowded e-book reader bandwagon with one of the skinniest entries to date.

    4 years 14 weeks ago

  • It seems that IT leaders are warming up to cloud computing, with its promise of elasticity, utility-based billing, multiple storage locations, and the ability to pull data directly from storage devices. In fact, cloud computing ranked second (behind virtualization) as the technology most beta-tested in 2009, according to Computerworld's 2010 Forecast survey of more than 300 IT executives.

    4 years 15 weeks ago

  • Red Hat has open sourced a virtual desktop protocol it acquired last year, called the Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environment</a> (SPICE), in the hope of fostering its wider adoption.

    4 years 18 weeks ago

  • Have you ever wished for a magic wand that could make annoying Windows problems disappear? Like, say, a missing Recycle Bin icon, or those pesky Runtime Error messages in Internet Explorer?

    4 years 18 weeks ago

  • Google's ever-expanding presence could mean trouble for Hulu and iTunes, as YouTube may one day let you buy streaming TV shows the day after they air. If a report by All Things D's Peter Kafka is correct, Apple and Hulu should worry because Google is well-positioned to be a network TV streaming powerhouse, and this time it's no joke.

    4 years 19 weeks ago

  • Wayne Shurts had no experience overseeing IT operations in emerging markets when Cadbury CEO Todd Stitzer appointed him global CIO last summer. The geographic parameters of Shurts' responsibilities at the sweets maker--with a presence everywhere from Pakistan to Palau--multiplied overnight.

    4 years 22 weeks ago

  • Good news for Yahoo Mail users: If you've had trouble sending large files, help is at hand. A new application lets you send attachments as large as 100MB.

    4 years 30 weeks ago

  • Performing human-subjects experiments on Amazon Mechanical Turk offers many benefits, including very low experiment costs, quick turn-around rates, and relatively simple approvals from human subjects boards. But you have to be careful to avoid bias and error.

    4 years 32 weeks ago

  • As a manager, you need a "toolkit" of approaches you can access when working with your team, says author Louis Testa. Your toolkit should include methods for motivating people, making yourself available, choosing the team's tools, organizing the team, setting up the workspace, managing projects, resolving conflict, and communicating with your team. With multiple tools and approaches on hand, you can select the best tools for the job. As the saying goes, if your only tool is a saw, then the solution to every problem is to cut.

    5 years 6 weeks ago

  • Applying a few simple project management tips will quickly earn you a reputation for delivering network projects on time and within budget -- the sort of reputation that opens doors.

    5 years 10 weeks ago

  • The breakneck pace of today's business environment makes quick wins critical. But for 40% of new leaders, striving for such wins leads to failure.

    5 years 11 weeks ago

  • Some telecommuting frustrations are minor things that seem too petty to complain about, especially to those who are stuck in rush hour traffic. Others are major problems that can affect your career. This article lists some from each category, provided by real telecommuters who have entirely too much personal experience.

    5 years 14 weeks ago

  • For Web services to succeed as part of SOA, they require balanced, effective technical contracts that enable services to be evolved and repeatedly reused for years to come. Now, a team of industry experts presents the first end-to-end guide to designing and governing Web service contracts.

    5 years 17 weeks ago

  • For anyone getting ready to start a new position at any level in IT, here are five action items to use as a guide for your own 100-day plan.

    5 years 24 weeks ago

  • Artisan Hardwood Floors' purchase of SAP's BusinessOne ERP software in late 2007 wasn't anything that triggered a gushing press release from SAP's PR staff. It most likely didn't hit the radar screens of SAP CEO Henning Kagermann or CEO-in-waiting Leo Apotheker over in Walldorf, Germany. But it's a telling story, nevertheless, that starts with a "de facto" CIO and no IT staff, disparate systems, and almost no customer knowledge of SAP's ERP expertise.

    5 years 28 weeks ago

  • John Higginson started his IT career as an eleven year old, building his own systems at home. He has since practiced IT as a hardware and software support specialist and as a software developer and project manager, eventually finding himself in executive IT management at FTD.

    5 years 30 weeks ago

  • A federal court in Connecticut has ordered a certification test help-site to stop publishing Microsoft-related materials after the software maker sued the company, claiming that it was selling actual certification exam questions.

    5 years 35 weeks ago

  • Eighty percent of eDiscovery cost, according to some analysts, is incurred during the legal review process. That means it makes sense to drive down the volume of data you send to attorneys who charge $350 an hour to review that information. The goal is to collect only the smallest legally defensible data set. Here are some other things a smart eDiscovery process should take into account:

    5 years 35 weeks ago

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