News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in November 2013
Tablet Shopping Guide: 8 Tips
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
The tablet market is more crowded than ever. Use our eight tips to avoid buyers' remorse this holiday season.
Microsoft Surface Barely Registers On Web Usage
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
Microsoft Surface tablets are still getting crushed by the iPad, web use data shows.
Black Friday Looks Bright For Hybrid PCs
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Cool 2-in-1 laptops, a bit of tablet fatigue, and pent-up demand could make this the best holiday season for the PC market in years.
Personal Computing Device Required: BYOD Should Rule
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Just like using your own car is a requirement for some jobs, BYOD should become the norm for corporate IT.
HP's Baez: We're No Longer 'Built For Slow'
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
HP CIO discusses changing the company culture, spending more time with customers, and moving to cloud platforms to execute faster.
Microsoft Surface 2: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is a big improvement, but it's not for everyone.
Windows Azure Load Balancing: What To Know
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Windows Azure promises cloud flexibility once IT overcomes Azure's built-in load balancing constraints.
Google Launches Gadget Showrooms
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Pop-up outlets called Winter Wonderlabs will open soon in six cities around the US.
Dell Workstations Go Hollywood
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Consumer PC sales are down, but Dell sees potential for its workstations in the film industry.
Microsoft's Device Strategy: The Remaining Flaw
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 represent big improvements over the originals, but they still make sense only for certain users.
VMware + Desktone: A Game-Changer For VDI?
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
VMware's acquisition of Desktone may signal the technical capability, cost savings, and user acceptance necessary for desktop virtualization to break through in the enterprise.
Windows 8.1: 8 Essential Tips, Tricks
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Microsoft Windows 8.1 is highly customizable -- but only if you know your way around its menus. Our tips help you get more from the new OS.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
Amazon WorkSpaces Speeds The PC's Demise
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Amazon offers up a VDI-like client "desktop" complete with business applications, available via the cloud, of course.
Google, HP Halt Chromebook 11 Sales
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Eight complaints about charger failures lead to suspension of sales.
Google Brings Portable Native Client To Chrome
News  |  11/17/2013  | 
Developers can now compile native C and C++ code to run in Chrome across different hardware architectures.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
Mobile Transforms IT's Role: What's Next?
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Mobile devices have reshaped the employee-IT relationship and how we work with tools like Google Docs. Brace yourself for big changes over the next five years.
iPad + Desktop: Powerhouse Combo For 2014
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Businesses should buy more desktops and tablets, not laptops, in the upcoming PC refresh. How does Windows apps compatibility fit in?
Why Valve's SteamOS Could Be Revolutionary
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Valve's SteamOS and Steam Machines could have big implications for Silicon Valley and Hollywood.
Intel's Mojo Returns
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Intel is finally putting together a sensible set of solutions that should bring back marketshare in emerging markets and stave off challenges in its profitable server business.
Cloud, SSD Make Servers Fight For Survival
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Two trends are hitting the server market hard. One is life extension from SSD and in-memory operations. The other is a systemic decline caused by the cloud.
Server Market Splitsville
Infographics  |  11/15/2013  | 
Just because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.
Google Now Update Improves Voice Commands
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
Google's personal assistant software gets upgraded to better manage owners' lives and understand natural language requests.
Google Brings Portable Native Client To Chrome
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Developers can now compile native C and C++ code to run in Chrome across different hardware architectures.
IW500 Executive Survey Results
Steal Our Slides  |  11/13/2013  | 
Just 12% can switch between public cloud infrastructure and in-house datacenters based on ­demand; only 26% use PaaS; 54% do predictive revenue analysis; and 30% have widely deployed mobile apps for employees.
Server Innovation Moves Slowly
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Companies may be planning big data and Internet of things strategies, but they aren't buying the next-gen hardware to support them.
Where Is Your Company With Windows 8?
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InformationWeek Videos  |  11/12/2013  | 
InformationWeek’s Kelly Sheridan takes the pulse of attendees at the recent Interop NYC.
Oracle Launches Brawnier Big Data Appliance
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Oracle's Cloudera-powered Hadoop box gains new authentication, audit and query options courtesy of the Oracle software stack.
Android Wins 81% Of Smartphone Market
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Apple's marketshare slips, Microsoft sees gains, and BlackBerry sales reach catastrophic lows.
Retina iPad Mini Launches, Supplies Limited
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Apple made the iPad Mini with Retina Display available on its website. The pixel-rich tablet starts at $399.
Google Barge: 10 Informative Images
Slideshows  |  11/11/2013  | 
When Google's floating cultural exhibit opens to the public, you probably won't see many Apple devices on board. Take a closer look at what we've learned so far.
Smartphone Sales Poised For Rapid Growth
News  |  11/11/2013  | 
Smartphones sales are set to increase by 300% between now and 2019, as demand for mobile data skyrockets by a factor of 10.
Apple Explores Curved iPhone Designs
News  |  11/11/2013  | 
Apple may release two iPhones next year that include large, curved screens, like the devices recently announced by LG and Samsung.
Smartphones Destroying High-End Camera Sales
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Smartphones with powerful cameras have begun to take a toll on sales of expensive, dSLR cameras. But are they really good enough to replace them for most users?
Gogo To Power In-Flight Calls And Texts
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Gogo says flyers will be able to make calls and send text messages from the air beginning next year.
Rackspace Adds SSDs To Cloud Servers
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Rackspace adds solid state disks, more RAM and faster processors to boost performance of its standard cloud server offering.
Kindle HDX Aims At iPad Air
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Amazon's 8.9-inch tablet has already garnered early praise from critics as a worthy iPad Air competitor.
Pebble Steps Up Smartwatch Game
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Pebble adds Foursquare, Yelp, other apps to smartwatch, expands notifications for iPhones.
Dell Goes Private: 8 Things To Expect
News  |  11/1/2013  | 
Dell CEO Michael Dell took the company private to gain more independence from Wall Street investors. Now that the buyout's cleared, what moves can customers expect?


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