5 Ways Mobile Saved Me During Snowtober
Like millions of others, I was caught up in the freak snow storm over the weekend. Here's how mobile kept me connected, despite Mother Nature's best efforts.
The Mac Emperor Has No Clothes
Yeah, I'm a Windows guy, but I've worked with Macs on and off a long time, probably longer than you. I keep hearing vague reassurances that the Mac is so awesomely amazing and I'll fall for it, but I'm just not feeling the love. It couldn't really be that the Mac is overhyped and overpriced, could it?
CIA: Cloud Solving Our Petascale Data Problem
Central Intelligence Agency CIO Gus Hunt says cloud computing will save money, produce better intelligence gathering and analysis, and even improve information security at the agency.
Enterprise Trading in The Cloud, Finally
Institutions can deploy enterprise-class, cloud-based trading solutions that bridge the gap between the convenience of application service provider platforms and the performance of in-house trading systems.
What's New in iOS 5
iOS 5 might be the most popular version of Apple's mobile OS yet. When Apple released it as a digital download through iTunes on Oct. 12 the heavy demand almost crashed Apple's servers.
Available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and all iPads, this update includes more than 200 enhancements for a reasonable price--it's free. This visual tour focuses on 11 major enhancements and four new apps introduced with iOS 5.
Federal IT Budgets Flat Through 2017
TechAmerica says civilian and defense agencies will face tough choices in how they spend their IT dollars and need to focus on cost-cutting and efficiency initiatives.
A Platinum Idea from the Open Data Center Alliance
In the absence of widely adopted standard definitions for security requirements, cloud subscribers must do a lot of homework to compare one provider's offerings to another's and to determine exactly what they are getting in terms of security.
Web 2.0 Expo: Is This A Cloud Bubble?
Robert Scoble leads a debate about whether today's cloud environment is a revolution or a bubble--and notes a gulf between marketing and engineering teams on cloud.
Nevex Speeds Apps With Caching System
CacheWorks is application aware and promises better performance by focusing on optimizing file and application access, rather than on frequently accessed blocks of data.
How To Build A Government Cloud
As federal agencies race to meet OMB's 'cloud first' mandate, they must adapt the cloud model to the idiosyncrasies of government.
How Oracle's Public Cloud Is Different
By building its public cloud on Exadata and Exalogic appliances and implementing monthly subscription-based pricing, Oracle seeks to challenge Amazon, Rackspace.
Benioff's Private Cloud Bluster: Can It Last?
Salesforce CEO Benioff won't be stopped by Oracle CEO Ellison, as demonstrated by the Oracle OpenWorld keynote spat. Will Benioff's customers insist he stop the private cloud denial?
Amazon Tech Chief: Steve Jobs Was A Showman
Apple and Amazon are on a path to compete more closely than ever, but Werner Vogels says his rival's late co-founder established a customer-first culture that all businesses could learn from.