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Amazon Buy Button: 1-Click Ordering Minus The Click
News  |  3/31/2015
With its Dash Button and Dash Replenishment Service, Amazon aims to take the Internet of Things mainstream.
Microsoft 'Project Spartan': Hands-On Demo
Slideshows  |  3/31/2015
Microsoft's Project Spartan, the browser designed to replace Internet Explorer, is available for testing on Windows 10.
Gmail Android App Connects Yahoo, Microsoft Accounts
News  |  3/31/2015
In its latest update to Gmail, Google is offering additional support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts by giving users a unified view of their different email addresses.
NAS Is Sexy Again
Commentary  |  3/31/2015
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
Microsoft's Surface 3 Promises Windows 10, Kills Windows RT
Commentary  |  3/31/2015
Microsoft's newest Surface 3 ditches ARM for Intel. It packs a full version of Windows 8.1 and has an upgrade to Windows 10 coming later. The Surface 3 can be a tablet or a laptop. Prices start at less than $500.
MongoDB Counters Couchbase Performance Claims
Commentary  |  3/31/2015
MongoDB test reports superior durability and throughput compared to Cassandra and Couchbase, but is it another case of biased, vendor-sponsored research?
Adobe's Comp CC Layout App Available For iPad
News  |  3/31/2015
Adobe is bringing its Comp CC layout application to the iPad through the Apple App Store, giving designers another mobile option for their needs.
IBM Announces IoT Business Unit, Cloud Services
News  |  3/31/2015
IBM ups the ante on Internet of Things analysis, launching a $3 billion bet on cloud-based ecosystem. How will Microsoft and Amazon respond?
ClearStory Data Touts Speedy Big Data Analysis
News  |  3/30/2015
ClearStory taps HDFS and Apache Spark in the cloud to let business users blend high-scale, variable data and analyze it with in-memory speed.
Linux Seeks Security, Unity
News  |  3/30/2015
Experts at the Embedded Linux Conference say that open-source software needs more attention to interoperability, security, and its kernel, for the Internet of Things.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets MDM Boost
News  |  3/30/2015
Mobile device management becomes generally available in Office 365 to meet growing need for secure mobile productivity.
Oracle HCM Cloud Adds Social, Mobile Learning Option
News  |  3/30/2015
Oracle has plenty of options for training, but Oracle Learning Cloud follows SAP, IBM into social, mobile learning management for the YouTube generation.
Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
News  |  3/30/2015
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
Big Data Certifications: Finding The One That Works For You
Slideshows  |  3/30/2015
We can't tell you which big data certification programs to choose -- that depends on a number of variables in your personal IT career goals and work situation. What we can do is provide you with a selected list of the vendor certifications available.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Night At The Museum
Slideshows  |  3/29/2015
We took our review model for a whirl at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's a great mobile phone, weighed down by unwanted apps.
Robot Room Service Delivers The Goods
News  |  3/28/2015
If you welcome your new robot overlords, they may bring you toiletries.
Windows 10 Mobile Payments, LiveLoop Acquisition: Microsoft Review
News  |  3/28/2015
Reports of Microsoft acquisitions and partnerships surface amidst updates on Internet Explorer, Project Spartan, and Windows 10.
Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
Commentary  |  3/27/2015
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
Facebook F8: Oculus Will Make Virtual Reality Mainstream
News  |  3/26/2015
After decades of false starts, Facebook believes virtual reality will drive the next wave of technology. Here's how the company's Oculus acquisition fits in.
Internet Explorer's Demise: 7 Things IT Pros Should Know
Slideshows  |  3/26/2015
We still don't have all the answers in regards to exactly what Microsoft is planning for Internet Explorer and Project Spartan. But we know enough to get you started on building a game plan for how you'll continue to support legacy web apps moving forward.
Amazon Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  3/26/2015
Amazon gives customers the option to choose from two unlimited storage plans on Cloud Drive.
FTC: Google Received No Favors During Investigation
News  |  3/26/2015
The FTC is pushing back against reports that it gave Google favorable treatment due to the search engine giant's lobbying prowess. Google is also facing more scrutiny in Europe.
3 Priorities For Enterprise Applications In 2015
Commentary  |  3/26/2015
Competition and cloud delivery haven't done enough to improve enterprise apps. Buyers must pressure vendors for better features, improved usability, and meaningful analytics.
Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps
News  |  3/26/2015
At the F8 developer conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about how the social media giant is striving to become more than a singular online destination.
Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Commentary  |  3/25/2015
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
Microsoft's Project Spartan Gets 'Edge' Over Internet Explorer
News  |  3/25/2015
Internet Explorer 11 will not host Microsoft's new "Edge" browser engine, but Project Spartan will.
Amazon Cloud Shortcut Offered Via Pivotal Cloud Foundry
News  |  3/25/2015
VMware spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon, as well as on-premises.
IoT Drives The Future Of Connected Cars
Slideshows  |  3/25/2015
Connected cars will transform the way we interact with our vehicles. At the MWC earlier this month, it was clear that the Internet of Things, along with M2M connection, is speeding this transformation along.
Facebook F8 Preview: Mobility, Messenger And More
News  |  3/24/2015
Expect announcements related to mobility and Messenger as Facebook continues its crusade to become the cross-platform platform.
Internet Explorer Dependent? Time To Move On
Commentary  |  3/24/2015
Microsoft's move to Project Spartan should be your cue to retire aging enterprise apps that rely on Internet Explorer plug-ins or Active X controls.
Joyent: Run Docker On SmartOS For Greater Security
News  |  3/24/2015
Cloud service provider Joyent bids for Docker workloads by claiming a more secure container environment, with an option for use in on-premises data centers as well.
Microsoft Apps Coming To Android Smartphones, Tablets
News  |  3/24/2015
Microsoft is planning to pre-install apps on a number of different Android smartphones and tablets, including ones from Samsung and Dell.
11 Office 2013 Shortcuts That Will Change Your Life
Slideshows  |  3/24/2015
Think you know everything there is to know about Microsoft Office? Take a look at 11 hidden features that will make you the envy of your co-workers.
Google Glass: Schmidt Says It Will Return
Commentary  |  3/23/2015
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Glass has a future, though its form remains unclear.
Couchbase Claims Performance Gains Against NoSQL Rivals
News  |  3/23/2015
Couchbase says the coming Multi-Dimensional Scaling feature will bring read/write, indexing, and query advantages over MongoDB and Cassandra.
Internet Explorer: 10 Reasons You'll Miss It
Commentary  |  3/23/2015
Internet Explorer is retiring. Let's take a nostalgic trip down memory lane for the Web browser that saw us through the turn of the century. We'll miss you IE.
Our New Service: Speed Networking For CIOs
News  |  3/23/2015
We're improving the odds that you'll meet peers who are dealing with the same problems you face.
NTP Needs Money: Is A Foundation The Answer?
News  |  3/23/2015
NTP steward Harlan Stenn founded the Network Time Foundation four years ago as an umbrella group to unite and support time-synching open-source projects. But it hasn't gotten far with support.
Smartwatches, Ultra-Thin Notebooks, Odd IoT: Gadgets For Spring
Slideshows  |  3/22/2015
You've heard all about the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy S6. But what else is new in the gadgetverse?
Windows 10 Release, Big Data Analysis: Microsoft Roundup
Slideshows  |  3/21/2015
Microsoft brought news of cloud and big data at Convergence and major updates to Windows 10 from across the globe.
Tesla Model S Autopilot Coming Soon, Elon Musk Claims
News  |  3/21/2015
The Tesla Model S should be able to drive itself, some of the time, this summer, according to CEO Elon Musk.
Microsoft Surface Hub Is Big On Collaboration
Commentary  |  3/20/2015
Microsoft's Surface Hub aims to do for collaboration what the Surface does for personal productivity.
Docker At 2: From Shaky Start To Open-Source Star
News  |  3/20/2015
Co-founder Solomon Hykes reflects on the startup's roots in Paris, its failed first effort to get containers moving, and how Docker then became a fast-growing data center hit.
Windows 10 Vs. Windows 8: 10 Differences
Slideshows  |  3/20/2015
Microsoft recently released a preview of Windows 10. The new OS looks to unify the user experience across different platforms, but how does it compare to Windows 8?
Google, Intel, TAG Heuer Plan Smartwatch
News  |  3/19/2015
TAG Heuer's Android Wear-powered smartwatch is expected toward the end of the year.
Internet Explorer: Microsoft's Troubled Browser Retires
Slideshows  |  3/19/2015
Microsoft this week announced the demise of Internet Explorer. Let's reflect on how it evolved over the years.
Spark Promoter Databricks Should Let Software Shine
Commentary  |  3/19/2015
Can Databricks effectively shepherd the most promising open source project for big data analytics while also promoting its commercial cloud service?
Shadow IT: 8 Ways To Cope
Slideshows  |  3/18/2015
If you're sick and tired of Shadow IT in your organization, you're not alone. Here are some coping mechanisms to help you get a handle on things.
Microsoft Azure Drives Ford Hybrid-Cloud Plan
News  |  3/18/2015
Ford brings vehicle software updates to Microsoft's cloud, opening up preventative-maintenance and service-upgrade possibilities on a global scale.
UC: A Work Still In Progress
Commentary  |  3/18/2015
Unified communication as a tool for enterprise collaboration is making progress but remains very much a work in progress.
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