Why Google, Microsoft Got Into Tablet Business
Google and Microsoft have watched the performance of their respective operating systems suffer on underpowered, hastily built hardware. If you want a job done right, sometimes you just have to do it yourself.
4 SSD Strategies For Big Storage Vendors
Even the largest storage vendors have problems helping customers integrate solid state drives with existing networks. Those storage players should take these four steps.
The Rise Of Shadow IT
When the business wants change so much that it's willing to go rogue on IT, is it misinformed, or justified? Consider this advice, CIOs.
If BI Is Dead, What's Next?
New studies from Constellation Research and IDC reveal that the business intelligence market is in transition, with analytics, visualization, and big data driving the fastest growth.
Office 2013: Is Microsoft Out Of Touch?
Newest version of Microsoft's venerable productivity suite is all about touch and cloud, but if users don't see the point they may touch and go--to Google.
Office 2013: Half Of A Good Thing
Office 2013 is another telltale sign that Microsoft is determined to gain ground in the touch-enabled computing world dominated by the iPad. It's not a bad long-term plan but we should worry about what is being sacrificed on the way there.
One Secret That Stops Hackers: Girlfriends
The majority of hackers "age out" of hacking as they get older and find girlfriends, families, and other responsibilities. Why not invest in educating young hackers sooner, instead of locking them up later?
RIM Denies Developer Exodus
Research In Motion's Alec Saunders Friday fired back at reports suggesting developers no longer care about BlackBerry OS.
Why These SMBs Say No To SEO
Is search engine optimization a holy grail or fool's gold? These small businesses say it's the latter, and explain why they no longer bother with it.
RIM CEO Lobs Grenade At Nokia
Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins insists RIM has larger and more active installed base of smartphone users than Nokia. He doesn't think much of Android, either.
How To Break Into Healthcare IT
University degrees and certificate training both are valuable, but you must think strategically when choosing between them.
How Not To Plan A Data Center
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency built a bigger data center than it needed. Now the potential federal IT boondoggle is being turned into a storage center for data generated by remote sensors and cloud computing.
Why An iPad Mini Now Makes Sense
Things have changed. Amazon's experience with the Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7 from Google provide market research for Apple. A smaller iPad would be good for for them now.
Google+ iPad App Impresses
Google updated the official Google+ application for iOS devices and offered a dedicated version to Apple's iPad for the first time. Is it worth the year-long wait?
What Food Trucks Can Teach IT Pros
From the growing caravan of rolling restaurants in cities like San Francisco, three trends emerge that even big companies and their IT pros should taste.
Apple Dares Green Advocates To Go Elsewhere
Apple's abandonment of EPEAT green product certification proves what was obvious in any case: that design is paramount to Apple and all else in conflict with it loses. This includes recyclability and repairability of products. The question is will the environmentally-conscious among us take our business elsewhere?
Here Comes Corporate Brain Drain
If IT organizations don't get their act together, there's going to be a massive brain drain, and we're all going to be in trouble.
6 Keys To A Flexible MDM Strategy
IT pros in infrastructure and security roles must craft a mobile device management plan that can change quickly along with technology. Forrester Research shares its advice on working together effectively.
Amazon Android Smart Phone Could Upend Industry
Amazon is building its own Android phone, but what will it do with it? Will it be just another Android phone, or will Amazon seize the opportunity to throw the current business model--and AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint--overboard?
9 Facebook Buttons We 'Want' To See
Facebook users have long clamored for more options to express themselves. Here are nine new buttons, including the long-rumored 'Want' button, that would do the job.
Throw Hardware At The Problem
Sometimes you have to fix a performance problem quickly. Solid state storage can help you do that, if you consider these tips.
Guide To The Online World, Circa 1995
A 1995 Apple-funded cartoon map to the Internet reflects services and technologies that no longer exist. Today, only 17 years later, things are so different it's hard to believe.
SEO For SMBs: 7 Timely Tips
Strong organic search rankings, especially on Google, are the lifeblood of many online SMBs. An expert discusses current best practices for appearing on page one.
iPad Mini Rumors Are Anti-Nexus 7 FUD
Rumors of a 7-inch iPad resurface, mere days after Google announces its own 7-inch tablet. Anyone care for a helping of fear, uncertainty, and doubt?
How To Manage Big Data
There's an argument for integrating master data management with big data, but much work needs to be done before that happens.
Why Dell Bought Quest Software
Dell acquired Quest Software because no hardware vendor is surviving on the sales of hardware alone--the demand is for integrated systems.