The South by Southwest conference rolls serious ideas and innovations into a party package. Take a peek at the flavor of this eclectic Austin confab.
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Professional StarCraft players (yes, you heard that right) Stephano and Whitera battle it out to see who is the biggest gaming geek. Stephano handily won, as predicted, with a Harry Potter-like sportscaster showing his own mastery of the game by analyzing every move on the fly. Question is, with a packed house, when will gaming geekery replace the NFL as a national sport? It's already happened in Korea.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
InformationWeek Tech Digest August 03, 2015The networking industry agrees that software-defined networking is the way of the future. So where are all the deployments? We take a look at where SDN is being deployed and what's getting in the way of deployments.