AOL Taps Vertica Database
Column-store platform edges out IBM Netezza, Oracle and others to provide self-service data sets for advertizing optimization and internal traffic analysis.
Japan To Ban Virus Creation? Bad Idea
The Japanese paper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, ran a story during the holidays about how the Japan Ministry of Justice wants to criminalize the creation of viruses. If they pursue this course, it's only going to get messy for security professionals there.
Mixing Tiers And Mixing Vendors In A Virtualized Environment
VMware's Storage VMotion is a tool that brings the capabilities of virtual server migration to storage. Without interrupting users virtual machine data can be moved from one storage platform to another. It allows you to mix storage tiers and vendors more easily than in a non-virtualized environment. The missing link with this capability is all it can do is move data you need to know where to put that virtual machine.
RIM Shows Off PlayBook On Video Once Again
Research In Motion has published another video that demonstrates the capabilities of its forthcoming PlayBook tablet. The video features a deep dive into the browser's performance.
7 Ways To Save Microsoft In 2011
If Redmond can't adapt to the most competitive landscape in decades, it will fall further behind Apple and Google in key growth markets like phones and tablets.
Since 1994, Bluetooth has provided users with a simple way to send information over short distance, wireless connections. However, the standard's future could be usurped, according to market research firm In-Stat.
Windows Phone 7's Data Usage Abnormally High?
With unlimited data plans pretty much a thing of the past users need to be careful not to go over, especially if they have purchased a lower end plan. Windows Phone 7 may be making it impossible for some to keep data usage at a minimum.
2011: Hackers' New Year
The new year brings plenty of the same old security challenges and problems, as well as some new mash-ups of old attacks.
DirectPointe Delivers Cloud Based Monitoring Tool
Managing data center resources has never been easy for small and medium businesses. DirectPointe, a nationwide provider of managed IT services, has taken to the clouds to deliver a new monitoring solution
Wolfe's Den: Top Technologies To Watch In 2011, Part 1
A shift in the way we think about security, along with predictions about the death of the desktop, the rise of the "Internet of Things," and HP's rebound from the Hurd scandal are on our columnist's list of prognostications for the new year.
Android May Redirect Your Outgoing SMS Messages
Every modern day OS has its share of bugs and they range from the mildly irritating to critical security holes that demand a quick patch. Android seems to have one that can change, unbeknownst to you, the recipient of a text message you are sending.