Automation Takes Center Stage In The Channel
SMBs, you've probably been wracking your brain for the past few years to come up with ways to do more with less. And you've probably harnessed all your creativity and tenacity to pull it off, right? But if you're finally running out of ideas, you might want to consider deploying process automation software.
Mobile VoIP Poised to Reach Critical Mass
Does your company have a plan to support employees who are using various mobile VoIP services? If not, it better start designing one because the technology is accelerating into the mainstream.
Mobile Devices To Surpass PCs In 2011
It was inevitable that this time would come. Mobile phones have long since surpassed PC purchases but 2011 will be the first year that internet connected devices, not merely dumb phones, will surpass sales of full sized computers.
How Careful Do You Need To Be With Cloud Storage? - Bandwidth
Cloud storage continues to get treated as this extra special project that you need to be more careful with than other projects you would undertake in the data center. Our belief is that you need to be no more careful with cloud storage than any other IT project and in some cases you can be a bit more risky. In this entry we will address some of the concerns surrounding bandwidth.
Case Study: 'David' Defense Contractor Has Goliath Mindset
Government contractors and agencies, like everybody else, are feeling the burn of tough financial times. So how is it that one of those players grew by leaps and bounds in 2010--and has been growing steadily, in fact, since opening its doors about 14 years ago?
Samsung Sells 2 Million Tablets
Samsung says sales of its Galaxy Tab Android tablet have surpassed the two million mark after three months. Can it maintain that pace?
Microsoft Embraces Jailbreakers
Microsoft's history has involved a bit of heavy-handedness against those that have tried to hack or jailbreak their systems. That seems to be changing with Windows Phone 7 and the Kinect motion sensor for the Xbox 360.
Wanted: Healthy, Channel-Centric Vendors
In the years I've spent writing about technology, I've given a fair amount of attention to discussing what vendors look for in their VAR partners. But what about the flip side of the coin?
The Dark Side Of Remote Printing?
Having a printer that can reach out to the Web means having a printer that a hacker can reach out to. Should SMBs lose sleep over this?
Oracle Exec Says Exadata Can Do It All
Database executive Andy Mendelsohn tells financial analysts that Oracle has all the bases covered. Here's where the company stands on Exadata progress and disruptive threats to its database business.
Windows Phone 7's Big Update Not For January
A lot of sites, this one included, have been reporting since November that Microsoft was planning to release a big update for its new platform, including the much anticipated copy and paste feature. It is pretty obvious as this point that January will come and go with nary an update in sight.
Codec Wars: What About Mobile Devices And Content Sites
Last week I commented about Google's decision to eliminate support for the H.264 video codec standard from Chrome and while I initially focused on the implications for PC users, given the growing use of mobile browsers, I wondered if the ramifications could be even more significant for them. Well, on further reflection, I'm not too worried, at least yet.
Laptops Heading To The Scrapheap?
Since the introduction of the Apple iPad, interest in tablet systems has increased. In fact in the last three months, AnythingIT.com, a website that tracks IT system disposals, has seen a 62 percent increase nationwide in businesses dumping their laptops.
Plantronics Voyager UC: Next Gen Bluetooth Headset
Our hands-on testing revealed one of the more innovative evolutions in Bluetooth headsets; a device that communicates with your mobile phone and soft phones, and can receive voice alerts from Outlook and instant message systems. But that's not all . . .
Verizon Going For The iPhone Market Hard
Not since Moses famously said "Let my people go" has there been such pent up demand of users wanting to give up their cellular overlords as there is today. Verizon is doing everything it can to make it as easy as possible for AT&T iPhone users to switch to the big red Z.
Cloud Computing Inefficient?
A growing number of businesses are deploying cloud services – especially private clouds, according to research conducted by Osterman Research and Electric Cloud. However, a majority of companies report that these services are underutilized.
First WebOS Tablet Revealed
The fruits of HP's acquisition of Palm are starting to show up. The HP Topaz tablet has been spotted and not surprisingly, the name "Palm" is nowhere to be seen.
No One Owns 'The Cloud'
Companies should think twice about pursuing trademarks around the term 'cloud computing,' as market saturation is making product differentiation increasingly difficult.
What's Driving Apple's 10 Billion App Success
The Google, Research In Motion, Palm/HP, and Microsoft app stores are all playing catch up with Apple, which just celebrated a major app download milestone, but without making one specific change, there's slim chance these competitors will narrow the gap.
Apple Puts The Screws To iPhone Users
Today if you want to remove the back of your iPhone you need a simple Phillips head screw driver found in any hardware store, or most kitchen drawers for that matter. Soon though that won't be an option. Apple has devised a proprietary screw head that will be very difficult to remove with out a specialized tool.