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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in October 2012
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A Shaky Virtual Stack
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Our InformationWeek 2013 Virtualization Management Survey shows automated service delivery is the future -- unless you want to find yourself managing cloud providers.
Apple's Exec Shakeup: 10 Necessary Fixes
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
If Apple wants a more collaborative management structure, it will need to become a more open, collaborative company.
RIM Seeks Carrier Approval For BlackBerry 10
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
Research In Motion has given BlackBerry 10 to more than 50 carriers around the world for certification.
BYOD Security Tops Doctors' Mobile Device Worries
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Bring-your-own-device trend leads healthcare providers to question mobile device management and security effectiveness, KLAS study finds.
Windows 8 Upgrade: No Touch, No Good
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
BYTE's Chris Spera has been using Windows 8 since the first preview version. There's a lot to like about it on the new touch PCs and tablets, but upgrading Windows on your old non-touch PC to the new OS isn't worth the trouble.
10 Wearable Health Tech Devices To Watch
Slideshows  |  10/31/2012  | 
Wearable medical technology is becoming a hot commodity. As these devices come to market, they have the potential to help both patients and clinicians monitor vital signs and symptoms.
4G World: AT&T Plays Consumer Catch-Up
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Wireless industry can't stay ahead of consumers, but it can plan its networks to keep pace more effectively, says AT&T Labs executive.
6 Reasons To Want Windows 8 Ultrabooks
Slideshows  |  10/31/2012  | 
Ultrabooks got off to a slow start -- but thanks to new Intel chips, Windows 8 and creative form factors, 2013 might be the breakout year.
Text Messaging Between Clinicians Increasing In Hospitals
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Hospitals that are worried about security and privacy risks can purchase technology to fill the gaps. The bigger problem is getting staff to follow policies and procedures.
Stimulus Funds First, Layoffs Second?
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
CRN's investigation into how tech companies used Recovery Act funds yielded some unsettling results. Watch this Valley View video for the details.
California Targets Mobile Apps For Missing Privacy Policies
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Mobile app developers that don't post conspicuous online and in-app privacy policies will face $2,500 fine per download.
4G World: The Need For More Spectrum
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
The wireless industry may run out of spectrum in three years, and it needs government help to find more to realize the promise of mobile broadband.
Microsoft Uses Office To Push Windows Phone 8
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
On iOS, Android and Symbian Microsoft provides Lync and OneNote, but on Windows Phone 8 you also get Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The company wants Windows Phone 8 to be the best phone platform for Office document use.
Google's Play Store Closes In On iTunes
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Google Play Store now has nearly as many apps as the Apple iPhone App Store, and new content deals give it access to more digital music and movies.
Google Nexus 4: Why No LTE?
Commentary  |  10/30/2012  | 
LTE 4G is conspicuously missing from Google's brand new Nexus 4 Android smartphone. What's the deal?
Slick Windows Phone 8: An Acquired Taste
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson spent some time using the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and found that it is relatively easy despite some problems along the way. Watch her video interview with the engineer in charge of Windows Phone 8 development to find out more about the phone's security features.
Red Robin CIO Named Social Business Technology Leader
Commentary  |  10/30/2012  | 
For best articulating the value of social business in the context of business transformation, Chris Laping of Red Robin is our 2012 Social Business Technology Leader of the year.
Windows Phone 8: Star Features
Slideshows  |  10/30/2012  | 
Microsoft pulled out all the stops to introduce its new mobile OS -- but will it be enough to tempt iOS and Android users?
Google Gmail Learns New Tricks
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Revised Gmail interface makes it easier to write messages.
PremierConnect Links Doctors, Brings Data Out Of Silos
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
With the help of Perficient and IBM, Premier healthcare alliance and PremierConnect let physicians share best practices and data.
Best 3G & 4G Cities In America
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
RootMetrics helps us track the fastest and slowest wireless cities in the U.S. and gives a snapshot of carrier performance peaks and troughs in 2012.
iOS Designer Forstall Pushed Out At Apple
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Scott Forstall, responsible for Apple's iOS platform, has been shoved out the door following the iOS 6 Maps flap.
Google Nexus 10 Bests iPad's Retina Display
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Google and Samsung aim for Apple's jugular with the Retina Display-beating Nexus 10 tablet.
Windows Phone 8 First Impressions: Snappy Redesign
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Latest version of Microsoft's smartphone OS offers just as many useful features as iOS and Android.
Energy Dept.'s Titan Supercomputer: Record Breaker?
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory turns on new 20-petaflop Titan supercomputer, which may be world’s most powerful.
Taptera: 'Beautiful' Apps For Mobile Users
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Startup offers suite of mobile apps for employees, including productivity tools and more. Watch our Valley View elevator pitch session with Taptera CEO.
Hearsay Guards Against Social Media Trouble
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Hearsay Social helps businesses plug into social media while still controlling compliance and governance. Learn more in our Valley View video.
Google Announces Android 4.2, New Nexus Tablets, Phone
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
The new Nexus 4 phone and Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets keep the competition fierce in the tablet world. Google claims the Nexus 10 tablet has "the highest resolution tablet on the planet," meaning higher than the Retina display in the iPad.
Windows 8 Momentum: Will Pop-Up Stores Help?
Slideshows  |  10/29/2012  | 
Microsoft opened dozens of temporary stores to showcase its new Windows 8 and Surface tablets. Take a look at our opening day tour.
Surface With Windows RT: A Winner Despite Apps
Slideshows  |  10/29/2012  | 
Microsoft's Surface tablet with Windows RT is the first worthwhile post-PC device in our post-PC world. What it lacks in apps is compensated for by a near-desktop-class browser.
Hurricane Sandy: Mobile, Social Tools Help Emergency Management
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Everbridge emergency alert system is being used by several cities in the path of Hurricane Sandy and offers a mobile app and social media monitoring capabilities to give emergency responders a better picture of a crisis.
Cancer Social Network Supports Meaningful Use Goals
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Breast cancer patients and survivors show more engagement in their care, a key Meaningful Use stage 2 goal, with the help of social network MyBCTeam.
Windows Phone Users, Rejoice: More Apps On The Way
Commentary  |  10/28/2012  | 
The biggest weakness Windows Phone has is the weakness of the Windows app store. Why will Windows Phone 8 make any difference? Because, in most cases, developing a Windows Phone 8 app gets you almost all the way to developing an app for Windows 8, a product almost certain to sell hundreds of millions of units.
How To Keep Email From Driving You Crazy
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
Never mind spam. How are we supposed to deal with the rest of our email?
Ceglia To Face Facebook Fraud Charges
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
The government says Ceglia forged evidence to support his claim to own most of Facebook.
Phone, Tablet Insurance Set To Flourish
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
With the launch of the iPad Mini this week and overall tablet sales expected to skyrocket in 2012, industry observers say it's time to consider buying insurance for your devices. [Corrected]
8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets
Slideshows  |  10/26/2012  | 
As Microsoft and its hardware partners produce Windows 8 devices in droves, here's a look at some of the more noteworthy launches.
5 Emerging Enterprise Technologies
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
If you are not watching these developments, your business is missing out. Here's what Gartner's annual top 10 tech trends list missed.
DOD Pushes Military's Mobile Strategy Forward
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
Defense Department is serious about getting smartphones into soldiers' hands, according to new mobile device management and app store vendor solicitations.
Apple Mocks Samsung In Court-Ordered Ad
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
A U.K. judge's observation that Samsung's tablets aren't as cool as the iPad gets featured in Apple's required notification.
Windows 8 As It Was Meant To Be
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
When I heard that Windows 8 would be a dual-use PC/tablet operating system, I had a vision of how I would want to use it. That vision has come to pass in the form of the Dell Latitude 10 tablet and optional docking station.
iPad Mini Vs. Nexus 7: Tablet Smackdown
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
Apple iPad Mini versus Google Nexus 7 sets up the tablet battle we've all been waiting for. We see who has the goods to come out on top.
Windows 8 Review: All About Touch
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
Microsoft's new OS offers the option of using a mouse and keyboard. But for most applications, it will have you touching, tapping and swiping.
Socialware Listens For The Sound Of Money
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
As part of its social media management tool for financial advisors, Socialware now scans an individual's network for contacts who might be in the market for life insurance or a 401(k) rollover.
How To Develop Multi-Vendor Backup Strategy
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
Try to find one app that gives good generic coverage, then pinpoint certain applications or environments that need extra attention.
Windows 8: The Legacy Apps Question
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
Support for legacy applications is a Windows 8 selling point. But Gartner says the need for such apps is declining and has little to do with upgrading to the new OS.
When Incremental IT Change Won't Cut It
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
For Indian pharma company Cipla and its new CIO, IT transformation is all or nothing.
Apple Kicks Off iPad Mini Preorders
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
Apple is now taking preorders for the iPad Mini. You can get a black, entry-level model for $329 and delivery on November 2.
Windows 8: CIOs Get Enterprise Road Warrior
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
Microsoft has long been king of the desktop, but Windows 8 has enterprise IT leaders experimenting with new, mobile business tools.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Ends Tablet Era
Commentary  |  10/25/2012  | 
With Windows 8, Surface, and the many OEM Windows 8 systems being released, Microsoft is attempting to redefine the personal computing market. In the new vision, tablets are PCs, and tablets that can't do the things PCs do--such as use a keyboard and mouse and multitask--are deficient. Windows 8 PCs and tablets can do these things; Android and the iPad cannot. If Microsoft can make the sale, then we are in store for an industry revolution.
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