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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in February 2013
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Open Public Wi-Fi: How To Stay Safe
Commentary  |  2/28/2013  | 
Open public Wi-Fi networks are still very common in coffee shops like Starbucks, public libraries and other common areas, yet using them can compromise the confidentiality of your communications. We do have many ways for you to protect yourself, some stronger than others.
Attention Google: 12 Ways To Make Smartphones More Manly
Commentary  |  2/28/2013  | 
Google co-founder Sergey Brin sees smartphones as "emasculating." We can fix that.
Google Not Impressed With Motorola Smartphone Pipeline
Commentary  |  2/28/2013  | 
Google exec says inherited Motorola product pipeline doesn't deliver the "wow."
U.K. Pushes Govt. IT To Use SMB Suppliers
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Coalition government aims to save money and spread its wealth by awarding 25% of its contract funds to small and midsize businesses by 2015.
MWC 2013: Five Coolest Gadgets
Slideshows  |  2/28/2013  | 
Mobile World Congress drew some 72,000 people to Barcelona, Spain, to see the latest and greatest mobile devices. Take a closer look at five gadgets that stood out.
Yahoo Flap Misses The Bigger Point
Commentary  |  2/28/2013  | 
New CEO Marissa Mayer wants all company employees to work in the office. This isn't about exercising control; it's about setting a tone for change.
The Best Way to Spend Your Security Budget
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
It's easy to come up with scenarios in which mobile devices can compromise an organization. On the spectrum of real-world threats, these are almost all outliers. Probably the most important thing for you to do is to make sure all your SQL queries are parameterized. This will eliminate the most important mass-attack technique used against large companies.
SpaceX Resupply Rocket Aims For Space Station
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Friday's mission represents next step in NASA strategy to develop commercial crew and space transportation capabilities.
Google Sports Game Shows Web Tech Power
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Chrome Super Sync Sports turns mobile devices into controllers for desktop Web game.
Speech Recognition Booms As EHR Adoption Grows
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Nuance leads field, but M*Modal is rising, KLAS report finds. Meanwhile, natural language processing and computer-assisted coding gain interest.
Did Yahoo's Mayer Slap Social In The Face?
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's edict that all Yahoo employees must work in the office doesn't please social business technology fans. But Yahoo insists this is about much more than social.
Google Security Vulnerability Allowed Two-Step Verification Bypass
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Researchers at Duo Security detailed an attack that could have allowed a hacker to hijack a user's Google account
Smartphones, Foolish Security Choices
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
One quarter of smartphone users store "intimate" images on their mobile devices, says security vendor AVG.
Could A MOOC Ease Your Talent Problems?
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Boston's EdX partnership with MIT should spur CIOs to consider creating their own massive open online courses to fill skills gaps.
Pentagon Unveils Secure Mobile Device Plan
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Military releases a new plan to accelerate the adoption of mobile devices and apps for both classified and unclassified use.
Google Taunts Facebook With Sign-In Challenge
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Google+ Sign-In aspires to be Facebook Login, but without the alleged spamming.
LG To Write Next Chapter For HP WebOS
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
LG says it will use its newly acquired mobile operating system in smart TVs, not mobile devices. But what else does LG have in its smartphone arsenal?
Secure Dropbox Files With DigitalQuick
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
DigitalQuick is an elegant encryption add-on that allows enterprises to use Dropbox for sensitive documents and information
Huawei, ZTE Challenge Apple, Samsung Smartphones
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
At Mobile World Congress, China's largest mobile phone makers revealed smartphones that target the best from Apple and Samsung.
Nokia Lumia 720, 520 Stake Windows Phone Middle Ground
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
At Mobile World Congress, Nokia announced two Windows Phone 8 devices that aim to please the bargain shopper.
Seeking Social Business Leaders For 2013
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1! Help us identify the organizations making the best use of social technologies in support of their businesses. We will showcase the winners at the E2 Conference in Boston.
Mozilla Firefox OS Ignites Carrier Rebellion
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
At least 18 mobile operators are planning to offer Firefox OS mobile phones.
Wharton MBA Classes Go Bi-Coastal With Video
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Cisco telepresence setup for classroom videoconferencing allows a lecturer at Wharton's main Philadelphia campus to simultaneously teach a class in San Francisco.
France Unveils $27 Billion Broadband Plan
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
France sets out ambitious national plan to wire the country by 2017 -- with the help of local government and industry this time.
FirefoxOS #Fail: The Web is Not the Platform
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
Mozilla says that 'Content Is King' and 'The Web Is The Platform'. This strategy is an old and failed one. Apple briefly, and insincerely, tried it. The whole history of personal computing, let along the history of mobile devices, shows that he who takes maximum advantage of the capabilities of the platform wins the market.
Cisco CEO: We're All In On Internet Of Everything
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
CEO John Chambers touts Internet of Everything as cornerstone of Cisco's strategy, urges business leaders to join push toward open standards and cross-industry collaboration.
Dell Targets Healthcare With Windows 8 Tablet
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Dell touts security features, long battery life, and lower cost of managing Latitude over iPad.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why One SMB Says No
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Microsoft's tablet doesn't suit every SMB. An engineering firm IT leader explains why Microsoft's Surface Pro isn't likely to end up in any of his users' hands.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why 2 SMBs Say Yes
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
The long-term success of Microsoft's high-end tablet is no sure thing, but it has won some early admirers. Two SMBs explain why they're pro Surface Pro.
Samsung Bets Big On Knox BYOD Technology
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Dominant Android player Samsung promises IT-centric and end-user friendly ways to make devices safe and manageable.
Samsung Galaxy S IV Smartphone On Launchpad
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Samsung is expected to announced its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, in New York City on March 14.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Tablet: iPad Mini Rival
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is a smaller tablet that offers all the same stylus-based features of its larger cousin.
HP Slate Android Tablet: Pros And Cons
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
HP's first Android tablet, the $169 HP Slate, delivers a price consumers will like, but skimps on display and processor.
VCE Adds Smaller Vblocks To Attract SMBs
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Subsidiary of EMC and Cisco produces integrated server racks to expand into smaller business units.
Rackspace Cuts Network Bandwidth, Storage Prices
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Rackspace aligns its cloud storage prices closer to Amazon Web Services and Google, while claiming no "hidden" charges.
Google Chromebook Pixel: Hands-On Review
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Aspiring to be more than just a browser-in-a-box, the Chromebook Pixel shows that Google can deliver head-turning technology.
Big Data Knows When Your Home Will Sell
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Target Data uses predictive modeling to forecast if a home is likely to sell within the next 30, 60 or 90 days. It says it's right 80% of the time.
Google Drive Third-Party Apps: An Introduction
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
The ability to install third party Google Drive apps only requires a supported browser and access to the Internet. This has the potential to be a truly disruptive technology for desktop platform ecosystems like Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. However, problems with the basic function of actually saving data to Google Drive by third party apps need to be addressed before widespread adoption is possible.
LinkedIn Endorsements: Do's And Don'ts
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Love them or hate them, you can't just ignore LinkedIn Endorsements. Here's expert advice on how to deal with social's new head-scratcher.
What Won't Kill BlackBerry? Instagram Flap
Commentary  |  2/22/2013  | 
Apps are essential for smartphone and tablet ecosystems -- but lack of a single app won't make or break any platform.
Mobile World Congress 2013: What We Want
Commentary  |  2/22/2013  | 
Mobile World Congress 2013 will feature glitzy new hardware and exciting apps. But what I really want to see is technology to keep the wireless data network humming.
You Will Subscribe To, Not Buy Software
Commentary  |  2/22/2013  | 
Especially in a BYOD environment, software subscriptions have a lot going for them, but many just don't like the idea of paying for software and not owning it. The recent revelation that Office 2013, at least in some cases, will come locked to a specific computer, much as OEM Windows does, shows how the subscription model is coming whether we like it or not. Here's what we think.
Samsung Looking To Elbow Past BlackBerry In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/22/2013  | 
Samsung needs to overcome questions about Android security as it tries to steal business and government customers from BlackBerry and Apple.
HP CEO Dismisses Break-Up Talk
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
While sharing dismal Q1 results, HP CEO Meg Whitman says HP will not sell its enterprise services or PC unit; projects return to growth in 2014.
MLB.TV Just Charged Your Credit Card
Commentary  |  2/21/2013  | 
Are you an MLB.TV subscriber? In past years they have always asked you to renew. Not anymore. Check your credit card.
Google Chromebook Pixel: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013  | 
Meet the Google Chromebook Pixel. Come for the brilliant screen, but stay for the strong performance.
8 LinkedIn Etiquette Mistakes
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013  | 
LinkedIn is not just another social network like Twitter where anything goes. Avoid these "don'ts" and avoid becoming a LinkedIn pariah.
Healthcare CIOs Juggle Obamacare, Traditional Projects
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Newly empowered healthcare CIOs struggle to find their way in regulatory landscape while defending budgets, says Deloitte report.
10 Great Android Apps For Tablets
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013  | 
What Android apps really shine on tablets? Take a look at a few of our favorites.
Federal CIO Outlines Next Steps
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
With Obama's first term in the rearview mirror, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is looking for ways to continue to improve federal IT even in the face of looming budget cuts.
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