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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in March 2013
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iPad nano Fills Micro-Tablet Niche For Apple
News  |  3/31/2013  | 
Formerly known as the "iPod Touch" Apple is recasting this product as an affordable, easy-to-handle micro tablet. "It's the best 4-inch iPad we've ever made!" says Apple's Phil Schiller.
Dell Latitude 10-ST2 Windows 8 Pro Tablet: the Good and the Bad
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
The Dell Latitude 10-ST2 is billed as a full Windows 8 Pro tablet and Microsoft Surface Pro competitor. Like Windows 8 itself, the product isn't completely baked yet.
Gmail's New Compose: 5 Pros and Cons
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Introduced as an option, Gmail's new compose will become the default over the next few days. Here's what I like and dislike.
Veterans Affairs BYOD Plans On Hold
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs will delay bring-your-own-device until it solves legal questions involving privacy with personal mobile devices used for work.
5 Social Strategies For Job Hunters
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
If you are looking for your next job opportunity, you can't ignore social.
Smartphone Battery Life: Back To The Future
Commentary  |  3/29/2013  | 
Three innovations could help you squeeze a full day's work out of your smartphone battery. Many of us haven't seen that since 2007.
HTC One 'Impossible To Repair' Says iFixit
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
HTC did such an incredible job piecing the One smartphone together that it is practically unrepairable, teardown outfit concludes.
Facebook Phone? Android Event Teased
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Facebook has something significant to say about Android. Will the company finally introduce the long-rumored Facebook Phone?
UCSF Heart Disease Study To Use Mobile Apps
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Big data trial will follow up to 1 million patients, who will use smartphones to transmit blood pressure and other data several times a day.
Health IT Priorities Put Regulations Before Innovation
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Implementing electronic records and meeting Meaningful Use rules are top of the list in our Health IT Priorities survey. Is there room for breakthrough technology?
Gmail Users Cut Off in Windows 8
Commentary  |  3/28/2013  | 
The new Calendar and Contacts apps in Windows 8 will not synchronize with Google at all, and Google email is limited to IMAP from now on. Google users will probably have to use the browser versions because Google has no plans to write Windows 8 apps.
Google Nexus 7, Take Two: What To Expect
Slideshows  |  3/28/2013  | 
Google watchers expect a new version of the 7-inch Nexus tablet to debut soon. Here's what it might look like.
British Video Game Sector Reboots
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
After four years of low scores, the games creation business is regaining strength thanks in part to lure of possible tax relief.
Texting While Driving: Teens Not Top Offenders
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
49% of commuters send text messages or emails when behind the wheel, compared to 43% of teenagers, says new report from AT&T.
City IT Can Sidestep Colocation Danger
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Colocation services, like cloud services, offer big benefits for cities, as long as performance levels and security are nailed in place.
BlackBerry Ships 1M Z10s
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
BlackBerry's Q4 earnings show the company eked out a slim profit as it shipped one million Z10 smartphones.
5 Underrated Healthcare Trends From A Top CIO
Commentary  |  3/27/2013  | 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center CIO Dan Drawbaugh shares his thoughts about what the next health IT opportunities will be.
Topol Gives Colbert a Dose of 'Destruction'
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Scripps cardiologist and noted proponent of wireless health technologies Eric Topol shows off gadgets to comedian's audience.
Flipboard Update Lets You Create Magazine
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
You too could become famous (or infamous) for publishing content created by other people.
BMW Brings iPhone Apps To Dashboards
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Drivers of newer BMW and Mini Cooper cars will be able to access their iPhone's music apps from the dashboard.
BlackBerry Balance - The Real Reason To Buy It
Slideshows  |  3/27/2013  | 
The BlackBerry Z10 is a good phone, but it doesn't get really cool until you use it as both your work and personal phone. BlackBerry 10 has a series of features the company calls "BlackBerry Balance," to make both roles work well and to protect each from the other.
BlackBerry Says 80% Of BB10 Apps Are Native
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
BlackBerry says BB10 platform is gaining traction with developers and now has 100,000 apps, with only 1 in 5 an Android port.
Oracle Sparc T5 Can't Make Sun Rise
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
Oracle says new Sparc servers beat IBM's Power line, but gains in a shrinking market aren't likely to stanch hardware losses.
MobilEcho Secures Corporate Docs For iOS Users
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Acronis file management tool now works with MobileIron AppConnect to lock down and improve access to corporate files for remote workers.
Is There A Viz Wall In Your Future?
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Some companies are installing visualization walls -- big banks of high-definition screens -- to see the big picture on their big data.
Yahoo Acquires Summly From U.K. Teen
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
In deal reported to be worth $30 million, 17-year-old mobile app developer Nick D'Aloisio will join Yahoo's London staff while he continues his secondary education.
T-Mobile Looks To Shake Up Industry
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
T-Mobile USA Tuesday officially launched its LTE 4G network and said it would drop device subsidies and finally offer the iPhone.
10 Key Facts About LinkedIn Search
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
LinkedIn improves its search capabilities to make it easier and faster to find people, companies and jobs on the professional social network.
8 Reasons Enterprise Architecture Programs Fail
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
Successful enterprise architecture programs marshal the right people, support structures and approaches -- and dispense with the distractions.
BlackBerry Z10: My First Week
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
I love the keyboard and UI. But the BlackBerry Z10 is missing too many key apps -- and betting big on enterprise IT's approval.
GDC: Aging Facebook Loses Gaming Luster
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Social gaming companies might find it hard to succeed on today's Facebook, says Game Developers Conference panel.
Memphis DPW To Track Worker Locations Better
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
City will equip code enforcement officers, contractors with Samsung tablets running Xora software to keep them safer, more efficient on the job.
How Netflix Is Ruining Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
A laser focus on Amazon Web Services and seeming disregard for next-gen best practices could spell lock-in, and derail real IaaS competition.
Turing's 'Universal Machine' Voted Top British Innovation
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Early sketch for a programmable computing device beats out DNA, the Mini motorcar and 97 other innovations of the past century.
Windows Blue/9: No Desktop? No Way!
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
A leak of an allegedly major revision of Windows 8 hit the web last week. Microsoft's focus seems to be on developing the Metro interface, but will they ever actually remove the desktop? Absurd!The desktop is a major strength of Windows!
HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S 4: Launch Rivals
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
HTC delays U.S. launch of the One to late April, right when Samsung's Galaxy S 4 goes on sale. Can HTC's new marketing focus help the One stand out?
Big Data's Dark Side
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Big data has the power to revolutionize society, but also to become Big Brother, warns new book.
Hardware-Defined Networking: Bridging The Gap For Enterprise SDN
Commentary  |  3/24/2013  | 
Midokura teams with Cumulus Networks to connect physical networks to a network overlay.
Big Data Debate: Will Hadoop Become Dominant Platform?
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Will Hadoop become the hub from which most data management activities will either integrate or originate? Two big data experts square off.
Google Backlash: For Real This Time?
Commentary  |  3/22/2013  | 
Unhappiness about Google Reader's impending closure and mistrust about Google's commitment to new products won't last.
UC San Diego Network Built For Big Data
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Prism network is designed for data-intensive research that would cripple the campus' main network.
BlackBerry Q10 - Feel the Keyboard
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Next up for BlackBerry is the Q10. It has a smaller screen than the now-available Z10, but also has the hard keyboard that made BlackBerry famous. Here we have a short video demo of the Q10 and its differences from the Z10
U.K. Smart Meter Plan For 2014 In Disarray?
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
U.K.'s upcoming $17 billion project to re-wire British homes with smart meters will fail if regulated too much, say conservatives.
ARM CEO Retirement Raises Fears
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Microchip maker's CEO, Warren East, attempts to allay concerns about the company's long-term viability without him at the helm.
New York's 32-Story Data Fortress: Inside Tour
Slideshows  |  3/22/2013  | 
Sabey's 1-million-square-foot facility in lower Manhattan is billed as the world's tallest and largest high-rise data center.
New Web Domain Names: Should You Pass?
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Plenty of organizations remain in the dark about the flood of new Internet addresses about to become available later this year. Here's what you need to know.
Nokia CEO Throws iPhone, Talks Up New Lumias
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop grabbed an interviewer's iPhone and threw it on the floor while pitching the company's newest Lumia smartphones.
Corona Labs Launches Corona Cloud
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Corona Labs wants to provide backend services for mobile apps.
Android, Chrome OS Marriage Denied
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
But Google's word on the matter may be subject to change.
Apple, Dropbox Lead Cloud Storage Market
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Music and video are pushing cloud storage into the mainstream, Strategy Analytics study finds. But where's Microsoft?
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