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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in March 2012
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Charge, Sync Up To 30 iPads With MultiDock
News  |  3/31/2012  | 
Do you manage multiple iPads or other iOS devices for a group? Synching and charging them can be awkward and security can be a challenge. A new rack from Griffin Technology makes it all a lot easier.
Surprise! RIM's Not Dead Yet
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
RIM gets picked on a lot, but the company still has compelling strengths. It's not too late for it to be back on top again.
Google Chrome 18 Brings Faster Graphics
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Chrome 18 delivers security improvements plus better 2D graphics rendering technology, as Google courts more developers to create browser-based games.
Windows 8 Vs. 10 Big OS Annoyances
Slideshows  |  3/30/2012  | 
Windows 8 aims to answer some longtime Microsoft OS gripes, from slow startup times to mediocre mobile tools.
DOD Commits $80 Million To Microprocessor Research
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Defense Dept. seeks advantage over adversaries with next-gen processors that combine materials on a single silicon chip.
Apple Supplier Foxconn Will Reduce Working Hours
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Fair Labor Association association finds significant issues with factories in China operated by Apple supplier Foxconn, which said it would reduce hours for some workers.
Army Aids Wounded Warriors With Mobile App
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan can find information on medical care, benefits, and other aid, using smartphones.
Google Must Make Android Upgrade Worth Networks' While
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Months after the release of Android 4.0, a.k.a Ice Cream Sandwich, network carriers such as AT&T and Verizon still ship all their phones with version 2.3 (Gingerbread). How can Google knock the carriers out of their complacency?
5 Reasons To Hire An IT Career Coach
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
IT career coaches don't come cheap, but they can help you address crucial issues ranging from mentorships to preparation for the C-suite.
No Hands-Free Phones In Cars: Why Stop There?
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Let's outlaw distracting passengers in the name of safety. Or perhaps we can regulate a one-gag-per-passenger rule.
Windows 8 Promises 'Edgy' Touch Screens
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Microsoft says its new OS will offer edge-to-edge touch fidelity and support for five-finger touch applications.
RIM CEO Pledges Enterprise Focus, But Clock Ticks
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins inherited a disaster when he took over in January. His recovery plan, outlined Thursday, just might be what RIM needs, but game time runs perilously short.
RIM Quarterly Post-Mortem
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
A number of uncomfortable developments in Blackberry-land have led to some tough decisions.
6 Reasons To Use Multiple Cloud Providers
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Music Mastermind, Coupa Software share why they turned to more than one cloud services supplier. Yes, you can mix and match Amazon and Rackspace.
How LTE Changes Mobility
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Long Term Evolution is global, it's fast, and it's available now on 57 networks in 34 countries. Too bad it faces significant obstacles.
Valley View: Private Cloud, Cloud Apps, Cloudy Thoughts
Valley View: Private Cloud, Cloud Apps, Cloudy Thoughts
InformationWeek Videos  |  3/29/2012  | 
InformationWeek's Valley View goes in depth with Arista founder Andy Bechtolsheim, Salesforce.com co-Founder Parker Harris, Evernote CEO Phil Libin, and Piston Cloud CEO Joshua McKenty.
White House Shares $200 Million Big Data Plan
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Obama administration announced plans to fund R&D push for big data analysis, for applications ranging from health to defense.
10 Essential Android Apps For SMBs
Slideshows  |  3/29/2012  | 
No glitz, no glamour, just results: These 10 budget-friendly Android apps help SMB users simplify everyday tasks and power through to-do lists.
Android Smartphone Updates En Route
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
Android system updates head out this week to the Motorola Xoom tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Lumia 800, and other smartphones. Is your device on the list?
Windows 8 Super Guide
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Windows 8, Microsoft's boldest operating system bet in years, poses crucial questions for enterprises. InformationWeek's super guide rounds up the news, expert analysis, and reviews that you need.
The New iPad: 7 Updates That Mean Business
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Now that the latest Apple buzz-a-thon has died down, it's time to see what the newest iPad offers enterprise users. Here are the features we find most compelling.
BYOD Policy Or Buy Everyone An iPhone?
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Enterprise Connect participants debate the best way to respond to the unstoppable trend toward consumerization of mobile devices.
BlackBerry Just 5% Of Recent Smartphone Purchases
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
In the last three months, only 5% of U.S. smartphone buyers chose a RIM BlackBerry, says Nielsen.
Android To Surpass Windows By 2016: IDC
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Shift from the desktop to mobile computing will cost Microsoft its top spot in the OS market by 2016, IDC predicts.
Advanced Analytics On Your Heart, Via Wireless Device
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Biomedical Systems device can remotely monitor patients with atrial fibrillation for up to a month, help manage heart rhythm abnormalities.
Will Social Show Its Face In Unified Communications?
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
At Enterprise Connect, the buzz about social media is oddly muffled. Then again, has anyone really proven social and unified communications belong together?
Today's Hottest Health IT Jobs Are Epic
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Got Epic Systems implementation experience or certifications? If so, you're among health IT's most sought-after professionals.
DOD Challenges Developers To Improve STEM Education
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Department aims to debunk common mistakes children make when learning about science through a new mobile apps contest.
Nokia Lumia 800 Arrives In China
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
First CDMA Windows Phone for Chinese market is key to Nokia’s turnaround hopes, and Microsoft’s mobile fortunes.
FBI, Army Tap Epic Games For Training Simulations
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Intelligence and military agencies license the game engine behind Gears of War and Mass Effect to simulate decision-making, medical, and crime-scene scenarios.
Why NoSQL Equals NoSecurity
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
If it seems security is an afterthought in the big data ecosystem, you’re right. Here’s what to do about it.
Outsourcing Or Automation: No Difference To Unemployed Workers
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Some 750,000 U.S. tech and business workers are going to get the pink slip between now and 2016. Does it really matter if their jobs go offshore or are replaced by machines?
Samsung Ships 5 Million Galaxy Notes, Proves Reviewers Wrong
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Samsung has shipped 5 million Galaxy Note smartphones since its debut last year, despite the fact that it was panned for being too large.
Apple's 4G iPad Problems Prompt Australian Refunds
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Apple raised the ire of Australian watchdogs who say the new iPad isn't a 4G device, even though that's how Apple advertises it. This isn't (entirely) Apple's fault.
BlueStacks: A First Step Toward Android On Windows
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Want to run Android applications natively on Windows? Now you can, although BlueStacks still needs a lot of work to be attractive to most people.
AstraZeneca Pilots Microsoft Lync For Better Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
R&D, supply chain operations, and the communications budget gain from Microsoft's unified communications suite, says pharmaceutical CTO at Enterprise Connect.
Google I/O Sellout: Devs Cry Foul
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
After 20-minute sellout, developers who didn't score tickets complain that Google's first-come, first-served system favors scalpers.
Apple Calls iPad Battery Behavior 'Great Feature'
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Apple's response to user complaints about the new iPad's battery overcharging? It says there is no problem at all.
Avaya Gives Peek At Future Of Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Awareness beats presence, Avaya says, outlining its vision for next generation collaboration tools at Enterprise Connect. Think technology that understands who's most relevant, based on your current work, not just who's online.
Elderly Patients Want Docs To Explain Technology
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Older patients aked to use mobile monitoring devices want clinicians to coach them, according to a new survey.
Is Wall Street Losing Its IT Career Luster?
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Bonus freezes. Public resignations. Perhaps it's not surprising that Wall Street IT execs are jumping to Silicon Valley start-ups, consulting firms, and technology providers.
BlackBerrys Can Replace Eyeballs For Security Scans
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Secure biometrics via BlackBerry, anyone? NFC-equipped BlackBerries can stand in for your eyeball when using Iris ID Systems' IrisAccess platform.
Cisco Unified Communications Play Includes iPad
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
At Enterprise Connect conference, Cisco announces Jabber will be coming to iPad and Windows. Also unveils new high-end telepresence design.
Lytro: The Next Big Thing In Photography
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Light field photography can eliminate the biggest problem photographers have: out-of-focus pictures. Don't toss your digital camera just yet, though. Although a major breakthrough, the Lytro is far from perfect.
Windows 8 Server: Hands-On First Impressions
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Microsoft talks up every release of Windows Server as the best ever. But based on our first experience with Windows 8 Server, some key changes deserve your attention.
Rutgers Gets Big Data Weapon In IBM Supercomputer
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Blue Gene system will allow Rutgers University researchers and N.J. businesses to tackle big data challenges such as drug research and materials design.
Big Data Talent War: 10 Analytics Job Trends
Slideshows  |  3/27/2012  | 
A gap is emerging among data-savvy professionals, with big-data-analysis and predictive skills trumping routine business-intelligence and information-management talents.
Focus On The Lytro: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/27/2012  | 
Who hasn't been frustrated by an out-of-focus photo? The Lytro Light Field Camera might be the most revolutionary change in photography since digital came along: it lets you refocus your photos after you take them. Don't sell your old digital camera just yet, though. The Lytro has some serious drawbacks, including a fixed amount of storage. Take our quick tour of this unusual camera's features, from touchscreen to output. To experimen
Write To NTFS Drives With OS X Lion
Slideshows  |  3/26/2012  | 
After upgrading my Mac from OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to OS X 10.7.3 Lion, I discovered I could no longer write files to external NTFS-formatted drives. The problem is MacFUSE which, I found out, does not support the new 64-bit kernel. If this is happening to you, you must remove the old MacFUSE and install the newer version, which does support the 64-bit kernel. Here's how.
Enterprise Connect: Mobile Unified Communications Still Hard
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Adoption of mobile unified communications technologies is happening faster in the consumer market than the enterprise. Here's why.
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