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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in July 2013
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Universities Create Their Own Social Networks For Students
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Facebook goes only so far. Some universities are using enterprise social networks to recruit, engage and retain students.
Hyper-Inflated Tech Stats Grow 217% Crazier
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
The tech industry is rife with over-the-top, groundless predictions and estimates. Try these on for size.
Chromebooks Ready For Enterprises, Forrester Says
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Businesses that dismissed Google Chromebooks should now reconsider the devices, Forrester report concludes. Forrester CEO George Colony had a different view in 2011.
7 Top Career Paths After IT
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
IT professionals looking to transition to new careers have skills that particularly suit certain roles. Consider this expert advice.
Apple iOS Fingerprint Scanner Has Security Limits
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Thumb-scan authentication for your smartphone might sound sexy, but bypasses remain all too easy.
Gartner Tells Outsourcers: Embrace Cloud Or Die
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Service providers must adopt public cloud now or risk being left behind in a rapidly growing market, says study.
Facebook Video Ads: What To Expect
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Facebook can reap many millions of dollars by putting video commercials into your news feed. But the social network site needs to tread carefully.
NYC's Mouse Corps Gives Students Tech Design Boost
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
High school program introduces students to a prized combination of technology, engineering and design skills.
Samsung Galaxy Phones Edge iPhones In Consumer Satisfaction
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Two Samsung smartphones beat Apple's in latest American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Michael J. Fox Foundation Points Big Data At Parkinson's
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
Kaggle Challenge winner Lionsolver proves that passive data collection can improve patient care and medical research.
Google To Replace AT&T Wi-Fi At Starbucks
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Starbucks kicks AT&T to the curb and chooses Google to provide free Wi-Fi at its 7,000 U.S. stores; Google promises speeds up to 10 times faster.
Google Glass: Autocorrect For Your Life?
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
To offer the right assistance at the right moment, Google Glass will need workflow tech.
Doctor Profile Data Exchange In Works
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Data Commons hopes to make complete info about physicians, from name and address to specialty certifications, available through one online hub.
10 Must-Try Travel Apps
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013  | 
Travel smarter for business and pleasure with these travel apps that deliver last-minute hotel deals, sightseeing discounts and even customized packing lists.
6 Top iOS Photo Apps
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013  | 
Is your iPhone's Photo Stream turning into a deluge? Use these apps to edit, organize and share pictures and videos.
Remote Patient Monitoring: 9 Promising Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013  | 
From telemedicine robots to toilet sensors, remote patient monitoring technology continues to win venture capital. These nine startups have landed funding in the past year.
Mobile Health Market To Reach $26B By 2017
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
mHealth market will grow by 61% due to sales of mobile monitoring devices and integration with mainstream medicine.
HTC Warns Of Q3 Loss
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Inventory costs, market slowdown seen as factors in company's ongoing struggles.
IBM Gets Aggressive On Linux Server Sales
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
IBM's Power server line is struggling, so the vendor goes after x86 competitors with aggressively priced PowerLinux server and new software options.
BlackBerry Launches Q5 Smartphone In Canada
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry's low-cost QWERTY smartphone reaches its home market of Canada on August 13.
Apple iOS 7 Ready For Fingerprint Scanner
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Forthcoming iPhones may authenticate valid users via a fingerprint scanner in the Home button.
How To Spot A Facebook Scam
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Keep your Facebook account safe and secure by watching for these four common tactics used by scammers.
Apple's Next iPhone Outed In Labor Abuse Report
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Coming soon: A less-expensive, plastic-backed iPhone, made by workers who earn $1.50 an hour.
Time For Plan B At Intel
Commentary  |  7/29/2013  | 
Windows 8's poor reception has opened a wider door for competitive platforms. Microsoft's partner in the Wintel hegemony should invest in an alternative.
Nexus 7 Reveals Android's Ongoing Flaws
Commentary  |  7/29/2013  | 
Google's new tablet looks sharp, but software incompatibilities and system crashes plagued this test drive.
Nokia To Microsoft: Can't Sell Phones Without Apps
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Microsoft needs to get more apps to Windows Phones faster, says Nokia VP.
10 More Ways IT Pros Can Gain Business Credibility
Slideshows  |  7/26/2013  | 
If you're an IT professional with ambitions, show that you know how to make an impact on the business. Here's how.
Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells employees that Windows 8 has underwhelmed. A turnaround depends on Windows 8.1 and his reorg plan.
Why You Need To Rethink Your IT Job
Commentary  |  7/26/2013  | 
As new technologies change behavior, IT pros must attain new skills or risk being ignored.
Apple Dominates Consumer Brands Poll
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Apple wins brand of the year from U.S. consumers in Harris Interactive poll's smartphone, tablet and PC categories.
Samsung Leads Smartphone Market
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Samsung reported record profits during its most recent quarter, thanks in part to strong sales of the Galaxy S4.
IBM Mainframes Nipped, Tucked For Cloud Age
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
IBM revived the mainframe a decade ago by embracing Linux. Now it's promoting big data analytics and OpenStack cloud support on System Z.
Google Nexus 7, Chromecast: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  7/25/2013  | 
Google reveals its Nexus 7 tablet and Chromecast wireless TV device, capable of streaming content from any mobile or desktop device to an HDTV.
Brave Tales From The SysAdmin Trenches
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
Comedy. Tragedy. PEBCAK. Systems administrators know them all -- as evidenced by these tales from IT pros recognized on National SysAdmin Day.
Can Michael Dell's New Offer Sway Investors?
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Dell CEO delayed a shareholder vote on his buyout plan for the second time. He's betting his new and allegedly final offer will secure victory.
Take An Email Sabbatical: 5 Steps
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
Most of us can't simply turn off email during a vacation, but there's a practical way to get away from it while trying to unwind.
Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
Building and establishing a mobile strategy in a developing economy presents unique challenges. Here's how to tackle them.
Docs Unlikely To Track Gifts With CMS App
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Busy doctors not expected to track freebies using Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' new mobile app, even though it could help them check government's accounting of gifts later.
Google Nexus 7 Heats Up Mini-Tablet Battle
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Will Microsoft's ambitions again by thwarted by Google's aggressive move in the mini-tablet market? Here are 8 factors to consider.
Rosetta Stone Moves Deeper Into Education Tech
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Rosetta Stone acquires Lexia Learning, which markets online reading instruction and adaptive learning software to schools.
5 Wishes For Samsung Nexus 10
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Google's Android chief says Samsung will make the next Nexus 10 tablet. Here's what it needs.
Android 4.3's Best Features
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
The latest version of Android may be an incremental update, but it brings some much-needed improvements to Google's mobile platform.
Windows Phone Users Wait Impatiently For Updates
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
While Ballmer talks up the goal of rapid software releases, some Windows Phone 8 users tire of waiting for new features.
Google Takes On Apple With Chromecast, Android 4.3
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
It may be a multi-screen world but Google's new Chromecast streaming TV hardware brings it all together. Android 4.3 debuts for Nexus tablets.
Backup Bedlam: Latest Survey Shows Data At Risk
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Think backups are boring? Not according to our more than 500 respondents.
3 Disruptive Technologies Gaining Speed
Commentary  |  7/24/2013  | 
Former chief strategist of Netscape says IT leaders should brace themselves now for three big movements: smart cities, car tech and big data analysis.
Healthcare Reform Spurs Health IT Mergers
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Deal-making declined in the first half of 2013 due to tax-law changes, but interest in buying healthcare firms remains high.
Apple, Samsung Lead Q2 Smartphone Sales
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Second-quarter sales results show Apple and Samsung leading a healthy smartphone market, while Blackberry struggles.
5 Ways To Tick Off Your IT Recruiter
Commentary  |  7/24/2013  | 
Executive recruiters can help you land your dream IT job -- but are you a dream candidate? These five common mistakes can tarnish your relationship with your recruiter.
Apple Sets iPhone Sales Record For Quarter
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Despite the absence of any major new product releases this year, Apple's business is thriving.
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