News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in June 2014
Windows 9: Desktop Resurgence?
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Next version of Windows will remove Live Tiles from traditional PCs and laptops but keep the Start screen for hybrids and tablets, according to reports.
CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
Apple Kills Aperture Photo App
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Apple will replace Aperture with OS X Yosemite's built-in Photos app, but the company says it remains committed to its professional customers.
Microsoft Explains Exchange Outage
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Microsoft pledges to do better after frustrating customers with last week's Exchange Online and Lync Online outages.
Google I/O 2014: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
Google unveiled everything from Android to wearable news at its annual developers show. Here are the developments that matter most.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Lockheed Consolidates DISA Network Centers
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Defense tech firm plans to streamline DISA's global network by closing two European operations and technology centers.
Joyent Joins Containers Debate
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Joyent's SmartDataCenter 7 package offers on-premises provisioning and management of containers and virtual machines. Watch out, OpenStack?
Intel Supercomputer Processors Roadmap
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Intel reveals upcoming Xeon Phi update -- 3-teraflops processors boosted by silicon photonics, inventive code.
Microsoft $650 Macbook Air Trade-In: Fine Print
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
MacBook Air owners can get up to $650 -- which would cover all but $149 of the Surface Pro 3's starting price -- if they trade in their Apple hardware. However, read the fine print.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Why To Buy
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is finally available. But just because you can replace your laptop with the Surface Pro 3 doesn't mean everyone will want to.
Oracle Buys Mini Me In $5.3 Billion Micros Deal
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Oracle nabs a software and hardware kingpin in hospitality and retail, but it won't do much for cloud growth.
Cloud Trends To Watch: Structure 2014
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
What's going on with jostling among Cloud Foundry, Docker, VMware, and Red Hat? Structure conference yielded several surprising conclusions.
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: Box
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: Box
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2014  | 
Box CEO Aaron Levie discusses how to determine which IT systems are core for gaining competitive advantage.
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: General Motors
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: General Motors
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2014  | 
Randy Mott, CIO at GM, discusses the challenges of how to scale core IT systems without losing agility.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Hits Stores: 3 Cautions
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
After a month of hype, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hits stores on Friday. Consider these facts before you pull out your wallet.
Rackspace Touts Containers On Bare Metal Servers
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Rackspace lets customers run Linux containers on bare metal servers for maximum efficiency. Customer Pantheon shares interesting results.
Apple's New iMac: Lower Cost, Less Power
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Apple's new $1,099 iMac packs less computing power, but it could hit a sweet spot for many home and business users.
HP & The Machine: Big Hopes, Big Hurdles
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
HP has laid out a great vision, but it faces a tough task to make "The Machine" a reality, analyst and former HP exec says.
Microsoft Slashes Surface Pro 2 Prices
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Microsoft drops Surface Pro 2 prices by $100 to $200, days ahead of Surface Pro 3 availability.
SDN APIs & The Next Wave Of Innovation
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
History teaches that technology standards drive innovation. SDN APIs will be no exception.
Microsoft Catapult: 2x Faster Bing Results
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Microsoft's new data center technology promises to speed up Web services like Bing while keeping costs in check.
Microsoft Embraces Open With IE Developer Channel
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
IE Developer Channel offers an early look at upcoming IE features and represents a more open attitude from Microsoft.
IT Fit For Jurassic Park, Cosmos
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
To create visual effects for the TV show Cosmos and next year's Jurassic Park sequel, Tippett Studio partnered with Dell to upgrade its infrastructure.
Android On Any Windows PC: Console OS Trying
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Crowdfunded project would enable users to dual-boot Android on any Windows PC, as well as on any Windows tablet based on Intel processors. Will it fly?
Business PCs' New Era: 6 Trends
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Six factors are shaping the new multi-screen world of office computing.
When Internet Of Things Meets Imperfect Networks
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
The Internet of Things creates a flow of data that often must be constant to be of real value. Bandwidth shortcomings need to be addressed sooner rather than later.
Mac Enterprise Adoption Grows
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Windows still reigns in the enterprise, but new data shows Macs gaining ground.
Multi-Screen Era Redefines Business PC
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
"PC" no longer means one desktop in a cubicle. Welcome to the increasingly composite world of office computing.
Apple WWDC 2014 Highlights: A New Era?
News  |  6/7/2014  | 
WWDC 2014 may go down as a pivotal Apple moment. The iOS 8 improvements and other factors point to a new chapter, featuring a more open Apple.
Computex Rewind: 3 Takeaways For PC Users
News  |  6/7/2014  | 
It's a PC, it's a tablet, it's a… oh, I give up. Welcome to the weird new PC world, showcased at Computex show in Taiwan.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: My First 2 Weeks
Commentary  |  6/7/2014  | 
The Surface Pro 3 is the first Microsoft tablet to offer more than the sum of its parts.
8 Hot Windows Hybrids At Computex 2014
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
After years of weak sales, will the PC industry finally bounce back with new Windows 8.1 hybrid devices?
Microsoft Touts Device Partners At Computex
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Microsoft hyped its partners' new Windows 8.1 tablets and PCs. But are they enough to counter slumping PC sales and rising Chrome and Android adoption?
VMware Fires Back At Amazon 'Import Portal'
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Amazon threatens VMware turf with a new Connector and Import Portal. VMware's response: Not true hybrid cloud.
Intel Core M Chips: Tablet Turbocharge
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Intel's Core M chips will make Windows tablets lighter and thinner than ever, while its "Devil's Canyon" chips bring the speed.
Amazon Opens On-Ramp For VMware Workloads
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Amazon Web Services makes a bid for VMware-based workloads by giving vCenter virtual machine admins a direct link to its EC2 cloud.
SDN Shell Games: You Won't Win
Commentary  |  6/3/2014  | 
Does your automation and orchestration strategy involve shuffling complexity from the data plane to the control plane? If so, you’re conning yourself.
Windows 8.1 Makes Gains, XP Hangs On
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 finally has more users than Windows 8, but both lag far behind Windows XP and Windows 7.
6 Models Of The Modern Data Center
Slideshows  |  6/2/2014  | 
Our exclusive look inside the new data centers of Fidelity, GM, Capital One, Equinix, ServiceNow, and Bank Of America shows the future of computing.


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