Can Your Data Storage Avoid A Digital Doomsday?
Your small business may stand the test of time, but what about your data? As existing storage technologies mature and new ones enter the picture, that question is just as hard to answer as it ever was.
Connected TVs Gaining Interest
Consumers' growing use of PCs and game consoles to access the Internet on TV bodes well for the future of connected TVs, analyst says.
Apple Updates Snow Leopard
The update will improve stability, application compatibility, and security within the Mac and server versions of the operating system.
SMBs Continue Hiring Trend
U.S. Small businesses created approximately 50,000 new jobs in March and almost 175,000 since mid 2009, while wages and hours worked remained flat.
HD2 Gets Windows Phone 7, Unofficially, Maybe
Microsoft has confirmed that the popular HTC HD2 phone will not be getting the Windows Phone 7 Series upgrade later this year, even though the hardware appears to be perfectly capable of running the new OS. Sooner or later someone will obtain a ROM of WinPho 7 and load it onto the device. Reports are circulating that it has happened already.
Harbinger Plans LTE Network
The company plans to use a combination of terrestrial base stations and SkyTerra satellites to deliver Long Term Evolution services to wireless providers.
Red Hat KVM Virtualization Finds Early Adopters
Red Hat launched Enterprise Virtualization Nov. 3 based on yet another hypervisor, KVM. Red Hat had arrived on the scene late, what with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft already partying like it was 1999 all over again. I wondered how long it would take for Red Hat to be able to demonstrate some uptake of KVM.
HP Boosts Server Performance
The IT industry is moving away from autonomous server, storage system, and network devices toward more integrated solutions. In response, HP, which has the necessary pieces for such devices, boosted the performance of its ProLiant server line, which has been a staple in many small and medium businesses.
GSA Pilots Procurement Wiki
The General Services Administration's BetterBuy project allows vendors to provide online feedback on the RFP process.
Are 'Pads' A Useful IT Tool?
It looks like the iPad has enjoyed robust early demand; Apple has responded by delaying its new pre-orders until April 12 so that there will be enough inventory available for in-store sales beginning on April 3. So much for being the first to own the iPad by ordering in advance!
Full Nelson: CTIA: HTC EVO 4G And All The Toys
This year's annual mobile industry gathering saw more 4G phones, more handsets, and a little bit more focus on the enterprise. Our Full Nelson columnist dials in his take on the new gear and services.
Intel Updates AppUp Center
The online app store, open for U.S. and Canadian netbooks powered by Moblin 2.1, will be extended to 27 European countries next week.
Google Payola Scheme Sullies Android's Success
According to sources at two different wireless network operators, Google has been paying the carriers to deploy the Android platform. Perhaps that's why Android headlines have dominated trade shows this year, such as CES, Mobile World Congress and CTIA. With this knowledge, I believe it's fair to say Google has fully turned to the Dark Side.
Gmail-To-Outlook Glitch Fixed
Google says it's resolved a problem with Google Apps that halted delivery of e-mails and other information to Outlook users.
Microsoft Builds A Better Bing
Search engine will feature prominent links to real-time information such as news, weather, and what's hot on social networks.
E-Reader Buyer's Guide
We round up an early crop of electronic readers including Amazon's Kindle, Sony's Reader, Barnes & Noble's Nook, and Apple's forthcoming iPad, and see how they stack up.
BPMN Training Is Taking Off
Since my last virtual classroom training in January, I've done classes at Alcatel-Lucent in Paris, Raytheon in Tucson, Freddie Mac in Virginia, and I'm heading off soon to Sandia in Albuquerque. Last year it was about one a month; now it's 2.5 times that. What's different? A couple things that I see...
IBM Opens China Lab
Researchers at the facility will build predictive analytics software to increase customers' ability to forecast trends, reduce waste, and spot fraud.
SMBs See The Future Is Mobile
Despite the cost cutting prompted by the great recession, SMBs are holding the line on wireless spending and see mobile as crucial to remaining competitive and surviving.
Google's China Loss is Microsoft's Gain?
As the biggest name in web services pulls out of China, the players left behind are probably feeling pretty good. Those remaining include Microsoft, but the market isn't wide open for them by any means.
More Want iPad Than Kindle
Consumer interest in e-readers and tablets has risen dramatically, fueled largely by the publicity surrounding the iPad.
Virtual Lab Managers Pave Path To Cloud
I've tried to make this point before: The path to the cloud lies through the virtualization of your own data center infrastructure. The two things are intertwined. And just when I'm wondering how to get the point across again, along comes a "snapshot" from Voke Research to clinch the case.