TSA Buys Into iPhones, iPads
Transportation Security Administration budgets $3 million for iPhones, iPads, and other Apple gear for IT security testing, mobile app development, and other uses.
How IT Can Reclaim Social Relevance
Social technologies are spreading through the business in a decentralized way, not via IT leadership. How can organizations and IT leaders make the most of this trend?
Windows 8 Says Goodbye To F8 Reboots
Windows 8 will display new menu of troubleshooting choices to
give users of fast-booting PCs and tablets plenty of time to enter
alternate startup modes such as Safe Mode.
Feds Face 'Big Data' Storage Challenge
Federal data centers are filling up with data as terabytes accumulate into petabytes. Agencies must adapt their storage
architectures and policies to optimize it all.
Google Beats Oracle Patent Claim
Second major phase of trial ends with a win for Google, but judge must still decide whether APIs qualify for copyright protection.
SAP Ariba Deal: Not All About Cloud
SAP bids for leading trading network, but look beyond the cloud hype in the $4.3 billion deal. Ariba competes with specialized supplier-management and trading firms, not Salesforce.com.
VMware Buys Wanova: Watch Out, Citrix
VMware makes another move indicating it intends to catch up to Citrix in the desktop virtualization market. Wanova's technology brings VMware a number of advantages.
Why I Don't Have a Facebook Page
Bob Guccione Jr. is an iconic figure in modern journalism, who started SPIN and GEAR magazines and owned DISCOVER magazine. He helped define new journalism at a time when it was on the wane and appeared to be more concerned with mass appeal. This is his take on Facebook.
Leap Motion: Control PC With Hand Gestures
Gesture-based computer interaction, as depicted in "Minority Report," looks like it will soon become commonplace. "The Leap" peripheral lets you control UI elements using gestures made in the air.
VMware Claims It's Cheaper Than Microsoft
VMware-commissioned study claims advanced management capabilities make VMware less expensive than Microsoft virtualization products when you factor in admin time. But beware the red flags.
Oh, Facebook, Why Can't I Quit You?
Facebook sells your addiction to advertisers, hoping to make a buck off your personal information. Will you wake up in time to kick the habit, or do you "like" the security risks of blurring the line between personal and professional?
HP Layoffs Signal Punishing Fall
Unless HP can turn enterprise software, cloud services, or some other line into a high-volume, high-margin business, it's in for a world of hurt.
Keep Your Business Off Of Facebook
Facebook is so outrageously popular that many are tempted to use it for business, just like other consumerization trends. Resist the urge. Facebook will always be a poor choice for business functions.
Google Apps: Has Adoption Slowed?
Google renewed its pitch to embrace cloud IT at its Atmosphere roadshow. But its count of companies going Google Apps doesn't add up.