Google's Risky Business
Google I/O, company's annual developer conference, confirms that
Google is on a mission to organize the world's information. Big bets
such as Project Glass could bring big rewards, or painful lessons.
RIM, Microsoft Marriage Makes Sense
There's a lot of logic behind the idea of Microsoft either buying RIM's network or buying access to it. The security and the reach of the network would be a huge asset to Microsoft and worth a lot of money. But giving that access would be an admission of defeat for BlackBerry 10.
DR-As-A-Service Moves Closer To Reality
New cloud-aware disaster recovery automation software like that from VirtualSharp could free IT from complex runbooks and expensive recoverability exercises.
4 Steps To A Successful BYOC Program
Many employees are ready and willing to use their own computers to get work done. Consider these steps to launch a bring-your-own-computer program.
Windows 8 Phones Easily Managed--Because It's Windows
The fact that Windows Phone 8 is Windows, and not a radical variant, means it can be managed like Windows. While other phones must be managed through new and separate management tools such as MobileIron, Windows Phone 8 plugs right into Active Directory. IT can use standard tools and consoles and deploy apps in the usual way.
The Big Windows Phone 8 Difference: It's Windows
For years, we have put up with the fact that smart phones exist outside of established networks and management systems and need all new code. Windows Phone 8 plugs right into the existing management infrastructure and existing Windows software probably ports with ease. If you're a business of any size, Windows Phone 8 is going to be very tempting, and if you have to bribe your users to adopt it you might be making a wise investment.
Next Valley View: Google I/O Deep Dive
Join us for the next episode of our live Web TV show on June 27, featuring news and analysis from the Google I/O show, special Google guests, and more.
State Street Private Cloud: $600 Million Savings Goal
If everyone writes software for the same cloud-based development platform, code sharing becomes easier, and State Street has to write dramatically less code, saving big on software development. Take a look at the plan.
Google Slips Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Details
Google accidentally spilled some beans about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ahead of its official Google I/O debut. Here's what Google's slip-up says about the next version of Android.
Why Microsoft Must Stop the Surface Madness
BYTE contributor George Ou got blowback when he predicted Microsoft's Surface tablets would fail. Well, he's standing his ground. Hanging with the cool Mac guy is just going to alienate all the PC customers who have made Microsoft great.
Great Open Source Cloud Debate Rages
One, and only one, open source project usually gains the upper hand in a new software category, but cloud has three tough contenders in OpenStack, CloudStack, and Eucalyptus. Must one win?
Will Microsoft Buy Nokia?
Microsoft dropped a lot of clues at its Wednesday Windows Phone 8 announcement that it's getting close to buying Nokia. Here's what has BYTE contributor Todd Ogasawara convinced that an acquisition is in the works.
Windows Phone 8: Ready For Business?
Windows Phone 8 has five important new elements for enterprises.
But simply compare Windows Phone 8 to iOS and Android and you'll miss Microsoft's larger goal.
Lean Startup Concept No Silver Bullet
The latest business management craze is called "The Lean Startup." Don't swallow this lite philosophy without asking some critical questions first.
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8: The Good
Microsoft revealed many new details of Windows Phone 8, its smartphone platform due later this year. Here are the cool new features that will make developers and users happy.
Google, Microsoft Tablets Portend New Ecosystem Strategy
Google is expected to follow Microsoft's lead and announce its
own branded tablet hardware next week. Why the change in tactics? Google and Microsoft hope to replicate Apple's successful iPad strategy of controlling every aspect of the product.
Microsoft Tablet Surfaces A New Strategy
Surface looks to be an intriguing tablet in the short term, but harmful to Microsoft's fragile partner ecosystem. Consider these five possible motivations driving Microsoft.
Why Microsoft's New Surface Tablets Will Fail
Microsoft's two new tablets, Surface for Windows RT and Surface for Windows 8 Pro, are doomed for different reasons. The RT tablet can't run Windows apps, and the Pro tablet is big and heavy with lousy battery life.