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Content posted in October 2011
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Identity Management's Day Has Come
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
For years identity management has been like the weather, IT pros might talk about it, but they've never done anything about it. That's finally changing.
Benioff's Private Cloud Bluster: Can It Last?
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Salesforce CEO Benioff won't be stopped by Oracle CEO Ellison, as demonstrated by the Oracle OpenWorld keynote spat. Will Benioff's customers insist he stop the private cloud denial?
U.K. E-Health Records Failure Makes U.S. Plan Shine
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
It's too soon to know whether U.S. healthcare providers will jump on the IT bandwagon, but one thing's for certain: the U.K.'s health IT project was too top-heavy.
GPS Mandatory On Mobile Phones By 2018
Commentary  |  10/5/2011  | 
To modernize the 911 system, the FCC has ruled that all wireless carriers must offer GPS; VoIP services also.
PC Applications In The Post-PC Era
Commentary  |  10/5/2011  | 
How do we reconcile a pile of legacy Windows apps with the era of mobility?
One Mobile Device Security Threat You Haven't Considered
Commentary  |  10/5/2011  | 
Remember that Dilbert cartoon where the waitress comes back wearing a fur coat? Wireless store employees may be the next ones wearing mink, thanks to your data.
iPhone Vs Android: It's The Sum, Not The Specs
Commentary  |  10/5/2011  | 
Anyone who believes that specs make the smartphone hasn't been paying attention to what really matters.
Got An iPhone Hangover?
Commentary  |  10/5/2011  | 
Yeah, the launch was underwhelming. Here's why that's a good thing.
Mixed Vendor Storage Virtualization: Why It Makes Sense
Commentary  |  10/5/2011  | 
Why the time is right for users to abandon turnkey storage solutions for best-of-breed options.
Samsung Nexus Prime To Mark Ice Cream Sandwich Debut
Commentary  |  10/5/2011  | 
Samsung is expected to debut the world's first Android 3.x Ice Cream Sandwich super phone at the CTIA trade show on October 11.
Smart Workplaces And Their iPhones
Commentary  |  10/5/2011  | 
Apple actually does a pretty good job in helping IT to secure iPhones in a business environment. IT just needs to take advantage of what's available to them.
Apple's iPhone 4S Magic: Siri
Commentary  |  10/5/2011  | 
While the iPhone 4S may have disappointed those who expected more innovation in the hardware, Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant could become the phone's next defining feature.
Nokia Confirms Windows Phones In 2011
Commentary  |  10/4/2011  | 
The real question: Is Nokia already too late to compete?
iPhone 4S: 5 Missing Features
Commentary  |  10/4/2011  | 
Apple boosted the internal specs to create the iPhone 4S, but failed to add some of the most sought-after changes.
Predictive Analysis: Not Just For Stockbrokers
Commentary  |  10/4/2011  | 
Virtualization-aware tools from Netuitive and, soon, IBM SPSS will help IT head off problems before they start.
Oracle's Big Data Chutzpah
Commentary  |  10/4/2011  | 
Oracle is making big noise about big data this week at Oracle Open World, but it's still playing catch up with a variety of rivals.
Data Breach Response Plans: Yours Ready?
Commentary  |  10/4/2011  | 
The smart money treats data breaches as a 'when' not an 'if,' proposition. Don't wait until the last minute to do this homework.
Oracle's Exalytics Boosts In-Memory And Visual BI Capabilities
Commentary  |  10/3/2011  | 
Hardware, software combo challenges SAP and specialty visualization vendors.
Will Tuesday Bring iPhone5-ageddon To Your Network?
Commentary  |  10/3/2011  | 
Maybe, maybe not. But it still behooves IT to plan so that traffic bursts don't dent collaboration.
3 Factors For Successful Backups
Commentary  |  10/3/2011  | 
For backup strategies to be successful the process has to execute in three areas; backup, recovery, and time.
Apple iPhone: Wholesale Refresh Or No?
Commentary  |  10/3/2011  | 
Will Apple announce a brand-new device, or just a spec'd up version of the iPhone 4?
iPhone 5 Predictions: The Last Mile
Commentary  |  10/3/2011  | 
Tuesday, the secrets will finally be out. But for today, you still get to enjoy iPhone 5 rumor madness.
Amazon Poised To Acquire WebOS?
Commentary  |  10/2/2011  | 
HP's mobile platform could insulate the Kindle Fire from Android-related patent infringement suits.
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