No One Owns 'The Cloud'
Companies should think twice about pursuing trademarks around the term 'cloud computing,' as market saturation is making product differentiation increasingly difficult.
What's Driving Apple's 10 Billion App Success
The Google, Research In Motion, Palm/HP, and Microsoft app stores are all playing catch up with Apple, which just celebrated a major app download milestone, but without making one specific change, there's slim chance these competitors will narrow the gap.
Apple Puts The Screws To iPhone Users
Today if you want to remove the back of your iPhone you need a simple Phillips head screw driver found in any hardware store, or most kitchen drawers for that matter. Soon though that won't be an option. Apple has devised a proprietary screw head that will be very difficult to remove with out a specialized tool.
10 Billion Downloads At Apple App Store
Many vendors try to revolutionize the IT industry. Apple is one who has done it: the company recently celebrated the 10 billionth download at its App Store.
WikiLeaks Targeting P2P Networks?
That is the allegation in a news report that ran last week. While the outcome from the investigation could have a profound impact on whether the anti-secrecy organization is a media outlet – there is a bigger lesson.
StyleFactory.com: A Model Startup?
In one brief video, a Flipo clock makes the living-space rounds, showcasing its simple design and ability to sit in four different positions on nightstands, kitchen counters, and even bathtub rims. In another, designer Daniel Michalik talks about his studio in Brooklyn, N.Y., the materials he uses, and the design process.
SMBs Expanding Marketing Options In 2011
According to Ad-ology Research, the numbers of small businesses planning to invest in online video and mobile marketing are both sharply up from last year, part of an overall increase in planned ad spending.
How Careful Do You Need To Be With Cloud Storage? - Security
Developing a cloud storage strategy is moving to the top of many IT managers project lists. How to use cloud storage and what applications or processes could benefit the most from the use of cloud storage are key questions to answer. One mantra that keeps coming up is "you have to be careful" with cloud storage rollouts. Really? What makes cloud storage so risky that it requires this extra caution?
Changes To Sprint And AT&T Plans
If you have service with either AT&T or Sprint, you might want to keep an eye on your bill, or at the very least, be very careful before making any changes that could garner some new charges for you.
The Future of Google Docs
Docs has become a worthy competitor to Microsoft Office, but its future will rely less on feature parity and more on the value being added to Google's platform in the cloud.
ISO Dethrones PPM for IPM
In the world of three-letter acronyms, use of the ISO images-per-minute (ipm) standard to rate printer speed has reached critical mass, so it's time to convert.
Who Are The Top CIOs in Government?
The editors of InformationWeek Government are putting together our list of the top CIOs in federal, state and local government, and we'd like to invite our readers to be a part of the process.
Microsoft Solves Data Consumption Issue In Windows Phone
Reports have been mounting that some Windows Phone 7 users were seeing really high data usage rates even when they weren't using their phones. Microsoft appears to have found the problem, at least the one that affecting the most people.
Backup Deduplication 2.0 - Density
As we continue our requirements for the next era of backup deduplication, the next important area for improvement is in the denseness of systems. This means more raw capacity in less physical space. While getting sufficient power to the data center is a problem for some data centers, the lack of available data center floor space is becoming a problem for even more of them. Backup deduplication systems need to help address that pain by increasing density.
SolarWinds Expands APM Capabilities
Why is this application running sooooo slowly? Because small and medium businesses do not want to hear that lament from their users, SolarWinds unveiled a stand alone application performance monitor and purchased a virtualization monitoring company.
LG Disappointed In Windows Phone 7 Sales
Microsoft still hasn't released any substantive sales data on Windows Phone 7, but we do have a few hints of its performance. LG has come forth saying that it has performed less than expected.
Google's Video Announcement Creates More Heat Than Light
Google created quite the Internet buzz last week with their announcement dropping support for the H.264 video codec standard as the default HTML5 video player in Chrome, opting instead to use technology from the open source WebM project. Although H.264 is an ITU standard for high definition video and is already widely used on Blu-ray discs, apparently it's not open enough, or perhaps as easily manipulable, for
iPad 2 Speculation Mounts
As we inch closer to the first anniversary of the original iPad's announcement, reports on what features will make it to the iPad 2 begin to pile up.
ManageEngine Broadens Virtualization Support
Virtualization has become a popular way for small and medium businesses to efficiently use their computing resources. Consequently, ManageEngine added Microsoft Hyper-V support to its management solution.