Why Verizon's iPhone Should Have LTE
Though it hasn't been confirmed by either company, it is widely believed the Apple iPhone will be made available to Verizon Wireless in the early months of 2011. Here's why it had better have LTE at launch.
How Quickly Can You Build An Ecommerce Site?
Time to market has become a key consideration when businesses deploy new applications. In response, Bitrix has developed an ecommerce solution that can be up and running in less than one hour.
Cell Phones Significant Part Of Traffic Deaths
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a report on 2009 traffic statistics a few months ago and it should come as no surprise cell phones had a big impact. In traffic deaths that were related to distracted driving, cell phone use of some sort was related in eighteen percent of the incidents.
Will You Patch This Tuesday?
The Microsoft security sleigh will be laden with patches this coming Tuesday, a bag full of 17 bulletins patching 40 different vulnerabilities in Windows and Office products. With this being a hectic time of the year for many companies, it can bring up some tough choices. What is your company's policy for applying these patches in December?
Researchers: Major Ad Networks Serving Malware
Researchers at web security firm Armorize Technologies recently discovered that DoubleClick and Microsoft ad networks were serving (for a brief time) a banner ad tainted with malware. The attack could had of impacted millions, the researchers day.
Marketing Website Builder Adds Analytics, Lists
The SMB- and entrepreneur-oriented web design platform Clover now supports list pages and provides a quick statistical view of a site's traffic. The do-it-yourself website builder offers nice options that do a lot to overcome some of the drawbacks of Flash sites.
Is The Storage Industry Consolidated?
There have long been predictions that the storage industry would consolidate down to three or four vendors. A few weeks ago EMC made a bid to buy Isilon and yesterday Dell made a bid to buy Compellent for $876 million dollars. These deals come on the heels of the dramatic HP - Dell bidding war over 3PAR. Is the storage industry consolidated? Not even close.
Where's Government Data In The Cloud?
Amid the Obama administration's 'cloud first' strategy, federal agencies face the prospect of seeing their data go offshore. There's a lesson to be learned from WikiLeaks.
Sprint: 4G Tablet In The Works
Sprint exec says enterprise buyers want tablets and it will offer a WiMax 4G tablet starting in 2011. Updated with statement from T-Mobile.
Windows Phone 7 Moves Forward
Microsoft's new mobile platform is due a big update in early 2011 and developers already have an early copy of the software. Copy and paste is the biggest anticipated feature of the update.
Apache Leaves Java Community Process
The Apache Software Foundation has resigned from the Oracle-dominated JCP because it believes it's being thwarted by Oracle on its Harmony initiative.
Flock Refresh Trumps RockMelt
The RockMelt social browser launch got tons of attention, but the Flock Web browser has been integrating with social networks for years and the latest version showcases several advantages over RockMelt.
Who's Green in IT? Greenpeace Has A List
Greenpeace has come out with its fourth biennial "Leaderboard" ranking 17 different IT firms according to their emissions reductions efforts. Cisco led, while Oracle trailed.
Zbytes And Tablets And BI, Oh My!
So, what exactly lies ahead in the new year for small and midsize businesses? One firm predicts that mobility, integration, and collaboration will be key.
Mobile Ends Year With A Whine And A Whimper
At the All Things D mobile conference, the major players say mostly nothing at all, and innovation emerged from a few surprising places, namely Plantronics (with Voyager Pro UC), RealNetworks (Unifi) and Jawbone (Thoughts).
Best And Worst Smartphones Of 2010
Now the year is about over, it is worth taking a look back over the year at the smartphones that were released this year. If you are about ready to make a purchase, you can use this to see what is worth looking at or what is worth running from when the sales rep pulls one out to show you.
Server Market Charges Ahead
The worldwide server market is up 13 or 14 percent, despite the recession, with x86 machines continuing to dominate.
Intelius Debuts Reputation Management Service
The personal information broker that supplies the data for several people search site is rolling out tools for discovering and managing your online reputation. The service is intended for consumers so far, but it would also be useful for small businesses named after their principals.
Android Users Gorge On Mobile Data
Data from a new study indicates that users of Google's Android mobile operating system consume more mobile data than users of Apple's iPhone.
Why 2010 Will Make 2011 The Year Of SSD
In technology we are always looking for next year to be the year of something. Reality is that most technologies don't establish themselves in a single year, but 2011 could be the year that solid state storage makes significant inroads into the enterprise data center and that work will be because of what was done in 2010.
2011: What's In Store For SMBs?
It's that time of year again. Holiday songs on the radio, New Year's resolutions, and prognostications for the coming 12 months. The SMB Group, a market research firm based in Northborough, Mass., has taken out its crystal ball, and here's what the firm anticipates for small and midsize businesses in 2011.
Global CIO: Top 10 Tech Stories Of The Year: The Complete List
The cloud, mobile, IBM, Oracle-Sun, SAP, the death of the tactical CIO, HP's CEO shuffle, Apple's rise in the enterprise, and optimized systems were all among 2010's top tech stories. Here's the full list with links to more than 150 analytical and opinionated columns.
What's Next And What's Missing From SAP
Influencer Summit offers window on what's coming in mobility, analytics and in-memory functionality. But is the social networking strategy missing in action?
RIM CEO: PlayBook 'Is The Perfect Size'
Research In Motion's co-CEO Mike Lazaridis told Walter Mossberg that he thinks RIM's seven-inch tablet is the "perfect size," but RIM still plans to build tablets with different dimensions.
IP Traffic Growth Is Recession Proof
While it does not grab the headlines that it did at the turn of the millennium, demand for IP bandwidth and services continues to rise at lofty rates. Market research firm TeleGeography determined that carriers added 13.2T bps of new capacity to their networks in 2010, a 55% increase from the previous year's level.
Smartphones Killing Portable Gaming Systems
The combination of high end hardware and more powerful operating systems in smartphones today is giving gamers a great platform to write games for. This is bad news if you make portable gaming systems like the Sony Playstation Portable or the Nintendo DS.
California Does Health Care Data Breaches Right
Since this spring, the California Department of Public Health has fined 12 health facilities about $1.5 million as a result of data breaches. Let's hope they keep fining organizations that fail to properly protect patient data.
Social Media For Small Biz: A Girl Thang?
Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, right? On Venus, there's allegedly a lot more touchy-feely, emotional stuff going on…you know, talking, crying, connecting. Well, according to a study by The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute, there's a lot more of something else going on too: social networking.
Wolfe's Den: Cisco Seeks To Rule The Cloud
The networking behemoth intends to automate cloud deployment, as spotlighted via its just-announced partnership with BMC. We chat with Lew Tucker, Cisco's chief technology officer of cloud computing, who talks about cloud-o-nomics, interoperability standards and how Cisco aims to be the go-to supplier of equipment to cloud providers.