OPM Breach Leads To New Systems, Procedures
The Obama Administration announced changes to the Office of Personnel Management designed to ameliorate the flawed systems and processes that led to a massive data breach in late 2014. The plans -- and the steps taken to get there -- hold lessons for any IT organization.
Convertibles are the new sexy devices, but they don't give you that feeling of the wind blowing in your hair.
Microsoft's Selfie App A Hit With iPhone Users
Microsoft added new features to its month-old Selfie app for iOS, as it touted the app's more than 500,000 downloads within its first two weeks. But had Microsoft added a video feature, its download rate may have been substantially more.
Apple's Design Patents Are Too Broad, Industry Groups Argue
The Computer & Communications Industry Association and Electronic Frontier Foundation are among those filing friends-of-the-court briefs supporting Samsung in its appeal to the US Supreme Court. This latest wrinkle in the long-running Apple v. Samsung case raises important questions about how our patent system is being used.
LinkNYC WiFi Hotspots Kick Off
New York City has begun rolling out free high-speed public WiFi to replace some 7,500 outdated pay phones across all five boroughs.
How Mobile OS Updates Can Kill Your Productivity
Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are designed for the current operating system they ship with, either iOS or Android, and maybe the next update. If you (or your employees) have an aging device, the latest OS update might wreak havoc on its performance. How can we avoid the over-the-air update trap?
IT Infrastructure Trends: 5 Worth Watching
Any infrastructure projects that can either cut costs or improve data protection should be tops on your list. Here, we look at five infrastructure trends that will help CIOs determine the best places to invest their budget dollars wisely in the next 12 months.
When To Upgrade PCs: 4 Tips For A Smart IT Strategy
Figuring out a corporate-wide PC upgrade timetable has never been easy for enterprise IT managers. These days, cloud-based applications and evolving Bring Your Own Device policies are among the factors complicating your decision-making process. Here are four tips to help you determine the best PC refresh strategy for your enterprise users.
Samsung Fabbing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 Chip
Samsung's second-generation 14nm fabrication line will start pumping out the Snapdragon 820, Qualcomm's most important mobile chip. Samsung may also use the processor in its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphone.
UPS: 3D Printing Maps Out A New Future
UPS is embracing 3D printing as part of the future of logistics. Here's how the logistics company is using technology and some key partnerships to map out a new future for its supply chain.
Wearables were one of the top gifts of 2015, but not all of them were created equal.
4 Data Security Tips For CIOs
Security challenges facing CIOs will continue to escalate because the payoffs are high for perpetrators, and risks are relatively low. Here are four tips to help turn your organization -- and your data -- into less appealing targets for the bad guys.
Windows 10 Migration: 4 Tips To Help IT Prepare
IT professionals have a lot to consider when contemplating a migration to Windows 10. These four tips will help make upgrading as smooth as possible for yourself, and your enterprise end users.
Design Thinking Is Taking Hold At IBM
If Design Thinking succeeds at IBM, a company that for decades has typified how US big business works, large numbers of companies will likely follow suit. Is your organization one of them?
Intel CEO Details Sensor-Packed Future At CES 2016
At CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich described a future that included sensors implanted in nearly every device people touch or use. This smart, connected world will push computing beyond the limits of traditional silicon processors.
Top Data Privacy Issues To Scare You In 2016
In 2016 issues regarding privacy, whether in personal or business data, are going to dominate headlines and change the way people interact with technology and the companies that provide it. From encryption to drones, to personal information, here's what to watch in the next 12 months.
CES 2016: Sneak Peek At Emerging Trends
After walking around a crowded ballroom for a couple of hours checking out gadgets of all shapes, sizes, and functionality, here are the major trends I saw coming together at the event that are likely to have long-term impact on our lives and businesses.
Apple, Taxes, And Why Tim Cook Is Wrong
Apple has substituted bluster and brazen attacks on the tax system for good corporate citizenship. Why are we singling out Apple? For starters, it's No. 1 on a list of the top 30 companies with the most money held offshore, using loopholes that allow it to avoid paying US taxes on approximately $181 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg's AI Helper Will Fall Short
As a personal challenge for 2016, Facebook's CEO says he aims to automate his home by coding his own artificial intelligence software. But the resulting AI household helper will likely work worse than anticipated.
Automakers Must Have Software Competency: McKinsey
Much of the advice provided to automakers in a new McKinsey report has as its unspoken theme some level of information technology, including software development, data collection and analysis, and Internet of Things connectivity. In fact, the report said, software competence is becoming one of the most important differentiating factors for the auto industry, according to the report.
CES 2016: Fear And Excitement In Las Vegas
CES brings new products that are exciting -- and some that are very, very scary. Here's a look ahead at what we'll be covering at CES 2016 this week -- and what we'll most definitely avoid.
Improving Disaster Relief Efforts With GIS
RippleNami's GIS is helping NGOs and other aid organizations make the most of relief efforts by offering multiple layers of insight into an affected area. Here's how one organization is making the most of it to support more than 85,000 people across Kenya and Ethiopia.