iPad2: A Reflection Of Jobsian Philosophy
It's hard not to love a week in which we are graced with two holidays. On Tuesday we had National Pancake Day, an unabashed marketing creation by the likes of IHOP to rekindle America's love affair with flapjacks. On Wednesday we celebrated National iPod Day, an equally-scripted spectacle by those maestros of tech marketing at Apple to fan the flames of tablet lust. The iPad 2 has been covered like a blanket this week, so by now most technophiles already know the essential new
Social Software Is Not Enough
Companies considering using social tools in their organizations must also come up to speed on community management.
The End Is Nigh For T-Mobile's Sidekick
Launched in 2002, the Sidekick has been a staple of T-Mobile's offerings and very popular, especially among the younger crowd. Its days are numbered though. If you still rock the Sidekick, start shopping.
iPad 2 Undercuts Tablet Competition
Apple unveiled its thinner, lighter, and faster tablet device less than a year after the first generation and will start shipping it nine days after the announcement while competitors struggle to get models to market.
SAP Sales On-Demand Heads to Market
The secret sauce is tight integration to the entire Business ByDesign suite. That makes it possible to deliver the kind of deeply integrated CRM/ERP app that Salesforce has to partner to deliver.
SolarWinds Announces IPv6 Management Tool
After years of talk, the move from IPv4 to IPv6 has finally begun to gain some momentum. While the evolution promises to relieve the Internet of potential addressing problems, it may create some management challenges for businesses. In response, SolarWinds has developed a new management module.
Live Blog: Apple Announces iPad2
Apple's invitation to its announcement teased recipients with the number "2," causing many to anoint the next iPad the "iPad2." Nothing like a little cockiness to usher in a new product.
Best Buy's Buyback Program Not A Good Deal
Best Buy recently launched a buyback program where you pay them a fee up front and they will buy your rapidly depreciating technology back from you at a set price in the future. Like extended warranties, you are better off passing on it. Companies don't sell products like this because it is such a good deal for the consumer.
Why Sun Microsystems Failed
Former CEO Scott McNealy's allegiance to Sun's hardware culture shortchanged its software initiatives, and ultimately doomed the company.
Top 10 Security Spring Cleanup Tips
The change of seasons offers a good time to take a look at your security posture -- and especially any vulnerabilities that may have cropped up.
Will iPad 2 Be Another Enterprise Afterthought?
Apple is expected to announce the next version of its fast-selling tablet, which has been a bigger enterprise success than many observers expected. With the competition paying closer attention to enterprise needs, it would be nice to see Apple do the same.
iOS 5.0 Preview: 5 Must-Have Features
Apple will probably provide a sneak-peak of iOS 5.0 at its iPad event on Wednesday. Here are five features InformationWeek would like to see make their way to iOS.
Former Apple Exec: Only A Troika Could Replace Steve Jobs
The iPad maker's ex-HR chief thinks Jobs is irreplaceable as an individual but is confident the company has the bench strength to carry on if its co-founder can't return to work—but Apple also needs to consider external candidates.
RHUB Strengthens Voice
The benefits of HD video are often obvious to see. RHUB Communications, Inc. hopes that is also the case with Hi-Definition voice capabilities, which have been added to its TurboMeeting Web conferencing solution.
Hacked Android App Runs Up SMS Bills
If you have an Android device and are running an app called Steamy Window, you might want to uninstall it and check your cell phone bill as soon as possible. It may have run up a tab with a premium texting service.