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Apple WWDC 2014 Highlights: A New Era?
News  |  6/7/2014  | 
WWDC 2014 may go down as a pivotal Apple moment. The iOS 8 improvements and other factors point to a new chapter, featuring a more open Apple.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: My First 2 Weeks
Commentary  |  6/7/2014  | 
The Surface Pro 3 is the first Microsoft tablet to offer more than the sum of its parts.
8 Hot Windows Hybrids At Computex 2014
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
After years of weak sales, will the PC industry finally bounce back with new Windows 8.1 hybrid devices?
Microsoft Touts Device Partners At Computex
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Microsoft hyped its partners' new Windows 8.1 tablets and PCs. But are they enough to counter slumping PC sales and rising Chrome and Android adoption?
VMware Fires Back At Amazon 'Import Portal'
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Amazon threatens VMware turf with a new Connector and Import Portal. VMware's response: Not true hybrid cloud.
Intel Core M Chips: Tablet Turbocharge
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Intel's Core M chips will make Windows tablets lighter and thinner than ever, while its "Devil's Canyon" chips bring the speed.
Amazon Opens On-Ramp For VMware Workloads
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Amazon Web Services makes a bid for VMware-based workloads by giving vCenter virtual machine admins a direct link to its EC2 cloud.
SDN Shell Games: You Won't Win
Commentary  |  6/3/2014  | 
Does your automation and orchestration strategy involve shuffling complexity from the data plane to the control plane? If so, you’re conning yourself.
Windows 8.1 Makes Gains, XP Hangs On
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 finally has more users than Windows 8, but both lag far behind Windows XP and Windows 7.
Why 'Goldilocks Zone' Of Data Center Security Makes Sense
Commentary  |  6/2/2014  | 
VMware's networking CTO Martin Casado and security strategist Tom Corn make their case for using virtualization to embed security controls into the very fabric of the data center.
6 Models Of The Modern Data Center
Slideshows  |  6/2/2014  | 
Our exclusive look inside the new data centers of Fidelity, GM, Capital One, Equinix, ServiceNow, and Bank Of America shows the future of computing.
Surface Pro 3 Vs. World: Mobile Smackdown
Slideshows  |  5/30/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hybrid tablet has ambitions that cross product categories. How does it compare to top mobile devices from Apple, Samsung, and others?
Energy-Sipping ARM Chips Made For Cloud
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Applied Micro and Canonical demonstrate the first OpenStack cloud on a rack of ARM servers at a show in Taiwan.
10 Hadoop Hardware Leaders
Slideshows  |  4/24/2014  | 
Hadoop is known for running on "industry standard hardware," but just what does that mean? We break down popular options and a few interesting niche choices.
Postal Unit Scraps Big Iron For Virtualization
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
US Postal Service wanted to virtualize its systems for auditors working in the field but didn't have room for added storage. It found the answer in a specialized appliance.
IBM Unveils Power8 Chip As Open Hardware
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
Data Governance Required For Healthcare Data Warehouse
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Before implementing its ambitious data warehouse, OhioHealth focused on data governance to ensure data is accurate, clean, and usable.
IT Control Is An Illusion
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
With all due respect to GM's Randy Mott, doing most IT work in-house and outside the cloud isn't a winning strategy.
SDN & The Programming Pushback
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
There’s growing pushback against the idea that network engineers must become programmers in an SDN world.
DevOps: Ingredients For The Best Recipe
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Here's what one company learned by using the DevOps methodology to create a sense of shared responsibility across teams.
Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
Red Hat Containers OS-Centric: No Accident
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Red Hat's critics say containers are the wrong idea, and too focused on the operating system. I say maybe Red Hat knows a thing or two about pleasing developers.
Sensitive Data: What Constitutes 'Reasonable Protection'?
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
NIST's Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain over data security lapses.
Mainframe Eulogy: Why We Put Gertrude Down
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Intrepid CIO Stu Laura mourns the death of Big Iron as he embraces the cloud religion.
No-Poaching Settlement Could Spur Tech Talent War
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel reportedly close to settling a lawsuit over agreements not to recruit each other's employees. Tech pros could benefit from more open market.
Watson Not Only Smart Machine In Town
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Up-and-coming vendors in the genre include AlchemyAPI, Digital Reasoning, Highspot, Lumiata, and Narrative Science, Gartner says.
'BYOS' Should Replace BYOD
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Phone-centric thinking must give way as mobile security, management, and development demands meet wearables, smart autos, and other digital "stuff."
Wearables, Drones Scare Americans
News  |  4/19/2014  | 
Google has some public relations to do. People remain wary of tech breakthroughs including care-giving robots and drones, Pew research finds.
Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained
News  |  4/19/2014  | 
Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
OpenStack's French Connection: eNovance
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Little-known firm in France emerges as one of the top customizers of OpenStack clouds.
Red Hat Linux Containers: Not Just Recycled Ideas
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
Red Hat and its partner, Docker, bring DevOps characteristics to Linux containers, making them lighter-weight vehicles than virtual machines for cloud workloads.
Google's 10 Big Bets On The Future
Slideshows  |  4/17/2014  | 
From Project Ara smartphones to solar-powered drones, these Google projects try to turn science fiction into reality. Look what's coming.
Cisco, Arista, HP: SDN Strategies
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.
Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems: 4 Facts
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Microsoft tries to become a power player in the brave new world of Internet-connected sensors, using a cloud-based Internet of Things management service, Azure Intelligent Systems.
Zebra Buys Motorola's Enterprise Business, Eyes Healthcare IoT
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Acquisition underscores Zebra's expectation of strong demand for Internet of Things technologies from healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and other industries.
Red Hat Touts Linux Containers For Cloud
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Red Hat teams with Docker, urges developers to consider Linux-based containers as a lightweight alternative to virtual machine files for moving workloads to the cloud.
IBM Launches Disaster Recovery Via SoftLayer
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Virtual Server Recovery is now available through IBM's SoftLayer unit; resiliency services to come.
Land Rover SUV Packs Sensors, Lasers
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Land Rover showcases its Discovery Vision Concept SUV, which builds in so many high-tech systems it can hardly be called a car.
Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
Smartphone Kill Switches Coming, But Critics Cry Foul
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Smartphone makers and carriers agree to add optional kill switches to smartphones, but law enforcement officials say the anti-theft effort doesn't go far enough.
Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny.
AllJoyn: A Common Language For Internet Of Things
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Open-source lingua franca aims to let IoT devices and services communicate across manufacturers and operating systems.
VMware Offers Disaster Recovery As A Service
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
VMware disaster recovery service lets customers automatically replicate business systems and data in one of VMware's five vCloud Hybrid Service datacenters.
Google Has Plans For Titan Drones
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Titan Aerospace's drones are expected to help deliver Internet connectivity to remote regions.
Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprise IT
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Dropbox makes a play for the enterprise with new admin controls and plans for collaboration tools.
DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Andi Mann, author and VP at CA Technologies, says DevOps is a horrible term but a necessary IT culture change.
Hacker Weev Free After Appeal
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, who embarrassed AT&T by exposing a security flaw, had his conviction overturned by federal appeals court.
Google Releases Project Ara Module Developer Kit
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Early version gives developers a glimpse of how to create Project Ara hardware modules. Does it give Apple and Microsoft more to worry about from Android?
Senior Living Community Goes Wireless
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Brookdale Senior Living makes mobile technologies central to how it delivers medical and assisted living services to its residents.
ICANN Defends Internet Oversight Handoff
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Congress hears arguments for and against Commerce Department plans to give up control of many Internet operations.
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