Windows 8 Upgrade: No Touch, No Good
BYTE's Chris Spera has been using Windows 8 since the first preview version. There's a lot to like about it on the new touch PCs and tablets, but upgrading Windows on your old non-touch PC to the new OS isn't worth the trouble.
What's Killing APM?
App performance management is seen as less important than it was two years ago, partly because vendors haven't kept up.
4G World: The Need For More Spectrum
The wireless industry may run out of spectrum in three years, and it needs government help to find more to realize the promise of mobile broadband.
Big Data Meets BI: Beyond The Hype
With Hadoop quickly gaining adoption, Cloudera, Platfora, SiSense and others are introducing new options for gaining business intelligence from this big data platform.
Windows Phone Users, Rejoice: More Apps On The Way
The biggest weakness Windows Phone has is the weakness of the Windows app store. Why will Windows Phone 8 make any difference? Because, in most cases, developing a Windows Phone 8 app gets you almost all the way to developing an app for Windows 8, a product almost certain to sell hundreds of millions of units.
Windows 8 As It Was Meant To Be
When I heard that Windows 8 would be a dual-use PC/tablet operating system, I had a vision of how I would want to use it. That vision has come to pass in the form of the Dell Latitude 10 tablet and optional docking station.
Windows 8 Review: All About Touch
Microsoft's new OS offers the option of using a mouse and keyboard. But for most applications, it will have you touching, tapping and swiping.
How The Feds Drive Cloud Innovation
NASA, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies are shifting toward more strategic and complex cloud applications, as they try to drive down costs amid flat IT budgets.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Ends Tablet Era
With Windows 8, Surface, and the many OEM Windows 8 systems being released, Microsoft is attempting to redefine the personal computing market. In the new vision, tablets are PCs, and tablets that can't do the things PCs do--such as use a keyboard and mouse and multitask--are deficient. Windows 8 PCs and tablets can do these things; Android and the iPad cannot. If Microsoft can make the sale, then we are in store for an industry revolution.
Microsoft Needs To Push BYOD For Surface, Win8
Microsoft finally makes its mark in the new smartphone and tablet era, but will enterprises adopt the Surface as quickly as they have the iPad, and will developers create apps for it?
The Apple-ization Of Microsoft
As Microsoft prepares to launch Windows 8, the hardware world faces a big question. Is going it alone exactly what Microsoft wants?
iPad Mini Leaves Gaping Price Umbrella
The iPad Mini is a modest product at a premium price. That's good news for Google, Amazon, and Barns & Noble, but it probably won't prevent the iPad from slipping below 50% market share.
iPad Mini: Apple Could Have Done More
It's Just A Smaller iPad. Yes, the components in Apple's devices keep getting better and faster, but they haven't really done anything bold and innovative lately. Eventually someone else will win over customers by thinking different.
iPad Mini: The Great Price Debate
The entry-level iPad Mini costs $329, which raised some eyebrows. Here's why analysts say the iPad Mini is priced right--and will steal sales from $199 Android tablets.
Bring Your Own iPad mini?
If the iPad would work for you as a BYOD device, the iPad mini is an easy choice to make. But you'll pay for the privilege. Saving money doesn't seem to be the point for Apple. $329 is a lot of money, but Apple doesn't play by everyone else's rules.
Next Valley View: Dial C For Controversy
Tune into the next episode of our live Web TV program, Valley View, October 24 at 11 am PT. We'll go one on one with Cisco's Chambers and Oracle's Hurd, plus explore where the Obama administration's stimulus money ended up.
One Backup App For Enterprise: Not Here Yet
Patchwork backup systems for virtual and non-virtual parts of the enterprise, with no centralized view, make protecting data more time consuming and more expensive than it should be.
Will CMOs Outspend CIOs? Wrong Question
Instead of focusing on who controls those tech dollars, IT pros should focus on why companies need more tech in marketing and where they can fill those needs.
Consumer Confusion Coming As Retailers Mislabel Windows RT
Retailers are doing a lousy job of teaching customers the difference between Windows RT tablets and Windows 8 tablets. This sloppiness will come back to bite them when customers discover RT tablets' limitations and return them to the store.
Verizon Data Collection Doesn't Bother Me
There is a deep, dark, secret on the Web: Advertisers are trying to sell you products and services. To do this they will stop at nothing, even paying ISPs to show you advertisements designed to match your interests! Naturally we are helpless against these wiles and will buy whatever we are told to. The latest privacy Nazi? Verizon, who (gasp!) aggregates user data.