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Apple Sold 24 Times More Tablets Than Samsung
Commentary  |  8/10/2012  | 
Apple vs. Samsung trial documents show that Apple's iPad has crushed sales of Samsung's Galaxy tablets in the U.S. to date.
How Consumerization is Lowering Security Standards
Commentary  |  8/9/2012  | 
Security and convenience are a direct tradeoff. The market need to make products convenient makes them insecure. Just ask Wired journalist Mat Honan, whose identity was stolen through his Amazon and Apple accounts.
Google $22.5 Million FTC Fine Has No Teeth
Commentary  |  8/9/2012  | 
FTC privacy fine represents less than a day's profits for Google. But if you care about privacy, you have options.
iPad Mini Is Pointless, Survey Says
Commentary  |  8/9/2012  | 
Apple is widely expected to debut a smaller version of the iPad alongside the iPhone 5 next month. A new survey points to consumer disinterest--but the logic doesn't work for me.
Square, Starbucks Deal: Could Your Team Do It?
Commentary  |  8/9/2012  | 
Forget the $25 million investment part of it. Does your company have the innovation infrastructure to make this kind of game-changing move?
Samsung To RIM: Not Interested
Commentary  |  8/9/2012  | 
Samsung says it has not considered purchasing Research In Motion, nor licensing its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform.
How To Keep Your Best Talent
Commentary  |  8/9/2012  | 
Pam Slim, author of the bestselling Escape From Cubicle Nation, discusses what might keep our best and brightest from fleeing our cubicles. Maybe the answer is to encourage a "side hustle."
Android A Fragmented Mess, But Apple Lawsuit Could Help
Commentary  |  8/8/2012  | 
Android's version fragmentation problem is nothing new. Adding to the mess are all the stupid skins handset makers put on Android to differentiate themselves: Samsung's TouchWiz, HTC's Sense, and Motorola's MotoBLUR. What's the point? They all stink. So it might be a good thing for TouchWiz to be found infringing.
HTC Doomed? Strategies It Should Try
Commentary  |  8/8/2012  | 
Once the darling of the converged device world, HTC has been having a rough go of things lately. It has two choices to stay afloat: License RIM's BlackBerry 10 OS, or work with Google to fill in the holes in Android. Either is just crazy enough to work.
Retail's Future: Price Comparison Via Smartphone Apps
Commentary  |  8/7/2012  | 
Almost half of shoppers use mobile apps when they cruise retail aisles. Often, they leave to find cheaper prices.
How To Solve 2 VDI Performance Challenges
Commentary  |  8/7/2012  | 
Here's how to fix storage performance problems that creep up after you consolidate hundreds of desktops onto a single host.
Cable And Telephone Companies Distort Reality
Commentary  |  8/6/2012  | 
Telecom incumbents should consider innovating instead of abusing customers and playing fast with the rules.
Overworked EHR Vendors Not Big On Tech Support
Commentary  |  8/6/2012  | 
Don't expect much help after signing on the dotted line for a new electronic help record system. EHR vendors' resources are stretched thin as they struggle to meet demand, and you'll have to find ways to fill the inevitable gaps in support and employee training.
Will Financial Apps Be Next Cloud Growth Story?
Commentary  |  8/6/2012  | 
Security worries are a major obstacle, but Oracle and SAP see enough potential to provide their own cloud options.
For Vanguard CIO, Running IT Comes Second
Commentary  |  8/6/2012  | 
Vanguard is bringing a true techie back in to lead IT, but his job will be about a lot more than technology.
Nicira Buy Validates VMware-EMC Strategy
Commentary  |  8/3/2012  | 
EMC's software-defined, "doesn't matter what's under the hood" strategy sets it apart from Cisco and the big server vendors.
Why Big Data Will Deliver ROI For Social Business
Commentary  |  8/3/2012  | 
The public-by-default nature of social media is a boon to business--or will be, as we learn to cope with the volume of conversation.
Samsung On Mission To Feel Out Phablet Market
Commentary  |  8/3/2012  | 
The next Samsung Galaxy Note smart phone will have a slightly bigger screen than the first. The industry is testing consumer waters with devices of different sizes and capabilities to see what sticks.
Should RIM License Blackberry 10: Pros And Cons
Commentary  |  8/3/2012  | 
Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins admits the company is exploring a licensing model to help scale up BlackBerry 10. Could this really help RIM's smartphone business?
FBI's Sentinel Project: 5 Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  8/2/2012  | 
Agency used agile development and private sector know-how to finish its long-delayed digital case management system.
Sorry, But Outsourcing Isn't Evil
Commentary  |  8/2/2012  | 
Outsourcing remains pervasive in both the public and private sectors, and it's not going away, despite the widespread backlash.
SAP Overhypes Its Hana Sentiment Analysis
Commentary  |  8/2/2012  | 
SAP's rapid-deployment offering promises 'big data' analytics results in less than six weeks. I don't buy it.
Oracle Loses HP Itanium Court Battle
Commentary  |  8/2/2012  | 
Judge rules Oracle's dumping of support for partner's products was not "business as usual," orders software vendor to support HP's Itanium-based servers. Oracle says it will appeal.
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