Top Wireless Turkeys Of 2010
People in the US will be gathering together with family this week and dine on millions of pounds of turkey. The wireless industry delivered a few of its own turkeys this year as well. Cox, the Kin and Palm were just a few.
Google, Microsoft Fight For Your Domain
Google has built a lot of services, plus several from acquisitions over the years. Last week, the company made most of those services available as part of Google Apps. Microsoft has an answer for that.
Researchers: Be Wary Of New Trojan Attacks
A yet to be named developer has released a free software development kit for a new Trojan horse considered to be similar to the Zeus banking Trojan - prompting a warning from researchers at a German security firm.
Server Virtualization's Encapsulation And Its Impact On Backup
In our last entry we discussed how the encapsulation of the millions of files that make up a single server into a single file has changed what we expect from storage and the network infrastructure. The same encapsulation may have an even more dramatic impact on data protection that will fundamentally change the way you protect and recover data. It may also change who the 'go to' data protection vendors a
Torelli's 'Uncloudy' Cloud Moment
There is an old folk song that talks about the promise of "an uncloudy day," a time and place where everything is clear, serene and peaceful. Sounds pretty tempting - especially if you operate a typical small to midsize business (SMB), where clarity and serenity are seldom the order of the day.
Six Security Tips For The Holidays
Employee vacations, workplace celebrations, unexpected visitors and hours and hours of online shopping loom. Time to take a pre-holiday look at your seasonal security preparations.
TPC Results: Not Crystal Clear
IBM is boasting that its one of its x86 servers beat an HP x86 server on a TPC benchmark by 27 percent. But when you look closer you see that life is not that simple.
SMBs Go App-Shopping, Slice And Dice Data
On Wednesday, I wrote a blog about the results of a recent study by the SMB Group. The topic? The top four technology trends and how SMBs can leverage them to grow their businesses. The "winners" were social media management, mobile commerce, application marketplaces, and business intelligence/analytics.
Samsung Weights Portfolio Towards Windows Phone 7
When it comes to smartphones, Samsung will be putting more of its eggs in the Windows Phone 7 basket than it will in either Android or Bada. In fact, Android and Bada combined won't match the emphasis Windows Phone 7 gets.
The Threat To Microsoft's Server Business
Microsoft's Server and Tools Division has been a steady and consistent producer for the company over many years. Yet there's a potential danger looming for the company that could put a big dent in that business -- and it's coming from hardware.
Dangerous Safari Bugs Patched
Just days after Apple Inc. patched about 150 vulnerabilities in OS X, the company is releasing yet another batch of security updates for Safari that runs on both OS X and Windows.
Nokia Touts Ovi Store Growth
Nokia says that downloads from its Ovi mobile application storefront have surpassed the rate of 3 million per day.
Server Virtualization's Encapsulation And Its Impact On Storage
To say that server virtualization changes everything is an understatement. In storage though I don't think we understand or give credit to just how much of a game changer storage virtualization really is. For storage managers and backup administrators it has brought new capabilities, new requirements and new problems to solve.
Want A Free VoIP Handset?
Competition has been intensifying in the cloud communications services marketplace. In response, Cloudnet has announced a promotion where customers receive free Voice over IP (VoIP) handsets.
Windows Phone 7 Headed To Verizon
Windows Phone 7 launched earlier this month for those in the US but only on the GSM based networks like T-Mobile and AT&T. That left Verizon and Sprint users out in the cold. Verizon is ready to go though as soon as a CDMA based device is ready.
Innovation Mandate: The Case For Less Regulation
One think tank fellow thinks the key to spurring innovation and creating jobs is to put a moratorium on regs in a handful of industries, but only temporarily. His proposal doesn't go far enough.
SMBs Socialize, Go Mobile
A recent report from the SMB Group reveals the top four technologies that small and midsize businesses will likely be focusing on in the coming months: social media management, mobile commerce, application marketplaces, and business intelligence/analytics.
Palm's Rubinstein: We Lost Our Way
Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit, HP's Palm division head Jon Rubinstein said the company "should have owned the smartphone market," but made mistakes and faltered.
Oasys Software Upgrades Mail Management Tool
Having trouble sorting all of the information in your In Box? Oasys Software's Mail Manager, which is designed to help individuals manage such data, now provides them with a way to capture screen data.
RIM Playbook Browser Takes On iPad
RIM is still in the final stages of tweaking its tablet OS for the forthcoming Playbook tablet, but even in an unfinished state, it bests the iPad browser in a number of everyday tasks. Will that be enough to win some users over?
Amazon's EC2 Gains Key ISO Security Certification
According to an ISO 27001 audit, EC2 has a security information management system, but the certification only guarantees that certain types of controls are in place, not exactly what those controls are.
A Good Approach to BPMS Test Drives
Last week, I tried out the Ultimus Test Drive, a guided, hands-on session using a process application built with the Ultimus business process management system (BPMS)... The real innovation here is not the application itself, but the method that Ultimus is using to have people try it out...
Trace the EMC Documentum Family Tree
It seems timely to publish The Real Story Group's EMC-Documentum family tree, as there has been a change in senior management there recently... Mark Lewis is no longer in charge of Documentum at EMC. That's a big change and will clearly have repercussions...
Tech Teams Vie For Federal Cloud Business
GSA has approved 20 companies, ranging from IT industry leaders to lesser-known specialists, to provide infrastructure as a service through its cloud computing portal