Bending The 80/20 Process Barrier
Think you can offload complexity only by outsourcing? Not so. Tackle process improvements, then add IT automation to get all the goodness with less risk.
Sizing Up The Unified Computing Stack Wars
Server vendors are now armed with formidable network and storage offerings, and software vendors have acquired hardware companies. But should you tie your data center's future to an integrated vision?
Weekend Wrap Up On RIM, IE9, Flash
RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis got defensive with the media, Microsoft showed off IE9 for Windows Phone, and Adobe's Flash has found its way to Google's Android Honeycomb.
Researchers Aim To Stop Android Data Leaks
Security capabilities shouldn't need to be bolted onto the mobile operating system, but unfortunately we're headed down the same painful path with smartphones and tablets that we took with desktops and notebooks.
Cisco's Flip Flop
By sacking its popular video camera, it's raising some IT lessons, and begging more questions.
Does Your Website Do These 4 Things?
When putting your site under a microscope, make sure you're giving people something they can use while entertaining them, interacting with them, and giving them something for free.
CIO Risk Takers, Rain Makers
When CIOs take calculated risks, choosing emerging technologies from less established companies, the payoff can be enticing. We take you inside the journey of two established organizations for a deeper look at this success.
10 Compliance Tips For SMBs
CT Corporation offers small and midsize businesses suggestions for staying aligned with government regulations and other legal guidelines.
Competition Cranks Up For Online Search Budgets
As Google, Microsoft's Bing, and Facebook place heavier emphasis on SMBs, advertisers stand to benefit with free and value-added services designed to attract and retain their online spending.
AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Faces Pushback
Congress should take a long and hard look at AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of rival T-Mobile, the publishers of Consumer Reports urged.
Can RIM Stay Relevant?
Research In Motion was once the darling of Wall Street, but now the BlackBerry maker is struggling to maintain market share.
Guarded Optimism For Healthcare IT
An informed newcomer looks critically at EHRs, clinical decision support software, and proprietary databases and wonders: is health IT all it's cracked up to be?
RIM Starts PlayBook Hype Machine
Research In Motion's PlayBook hits stores next week. Executives defended the company's strategy and said RIM has the tools to battle the iPad and Android-based tablets.
Make Peace In The BI-Versus-Excel Battle
Managers fear Microsoft Excel undermines business intelligence, but sometimes, it's the best solution in a fast-paced business environment. Here's how to support spreadsheets without sacrificing data integrity.
Bing For iPad A Great Upgrade
The Apple iPad gets a revised version of Microsoft's Bing search engine, which includes new features and does a better job than Google iOS search tool.
Google Insists Android Is Open
Andy Rubin, a Google executive, said Android is still as "open" as ever and there is no change in the company's strategy regarding the operating system.
Windows 8 Influenced By Windows Phone 7
Microsoft's next desktop platform, Windows 8, is expected to take some interface cues from Windows Phone 7. Will something that works well on a tiny screen scale up to a larger monitor?
Smartphones Disrupt Vacations, Sleep
Motorola published the results of a study about how mobile professionals use their devices to manage -- or mismanage -- their work/life balance.