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Chromebooks Ready For Enterprises, Forrester Says
News  |  7/31/2013
Businesses that dismissed Google Chromebooks should now reconsider the devices, Forrester report concludes. Forrester CEO George Colony had a different view in 2011.
Microsoft Releases Office Mobile For Android Smartphones
News  |  7/31/2013
Release of Office Mobile for Android sends clear message: Microsoft will use iOS and Android to fuel Office 365 subscriptions while keeping Windows 8 protected.
SEC Investigates IBM Cloud Revenue Reporting
News  |  7/31/2013
Regulators probe how IBM recognizes cloud-computing revenues, a murky area where nascent accounting rules separate services from software licenses.
Facebook Video Ads: What To Expect
News  |  7/31/2013
Facebook can reap many millions of dollars by putting video commercials into your news feed. But the social network site needs to tread carefully.
Data-Driven Results Influence Federal Budget Cuts
News  |  7/31/2013
As agencies are forced to do more with less, they'll need a clear vision, the right tools and an eye toward innovating, says former GAO leader and Deloitte director.
Can Microsoft Rebound From Surface Flop?
Commentary  |  7/31/2013
Clearly, Microsoft's Surface tablets have bombed. Now what will the company do about it, and what does it mean for customers?
Michael J. Fox Foundation Points Big Data At Parkinson's
Commentary  |  7/31/2013
Kaggle Challenge winner Lionsolver proves that passive data collection can improve patient care and medical research.
Google To Replace AT&T Wi-Fi At Starbucks
News  |  7/31/2013
Starbucks kicks AT&T to the curb and chooses Google to provide free Wi-Fi at its 7,000 U.S. stores; Google promises speeds up to 10 times faster.
10 Must-Try Travel Apps
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013
Travel smarter for business and pleasure with these travel apps that deliver last-minute hotel deals, sightseeing discounts and even customized packing lists.
Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview
News  |  7/30/2013
Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview includes a lot to make businesses happy. But even if it succeeds, the future of Windows 8's Modern UI could still be in doubt.
6 Top iOS Photo Apps
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013
Is your iPhone's Photo Stream turning into a deluge? Use these apps to edit, organize and share pictures and videos.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Widens Enterprise Cloud Gateway
News  |  7/30/2013
Microsoft strengthens its pursuit of the cloud-market crown with its upcoming server software update. Does it do enough to draw businesses into the cloud?
IBM Gets Aggressive On Linux Server Sales
News  |  7/30/2013
IBM's Power server line is struggling, so the vendor goes after x86 competitors with aggressively priced PowerLinux server and new software options.
Apple iOS 7 Ready For Fingerprint Scanner
News  |  7/29/2013
Forthcoming iPhones may authenticate valid users via a fingerprint scanner in the Home button.
Will Microsoft's Windows Strategy Benefit IT Managers?
News  |  7/29/2013
Microsoft is cutting prices for consumers and giving better licensing deals to computer makers. Will businesses start to see benefits, too?
How To Spot A Facebook Scam
News  |  7/29/2013
Keep your Facebook account safe and secure by watching for these four common tactics used by scammers.
Apple's Next iPhone Outed In Labor Abuse Report
News  |  7/29/2013
Coming soon: A less-expensive, plastic-backed iPhone, made by workers who earn $1.50 an hour.
How To Master The Enterprise Mobile App Lifecycle
Commentary  |  7/29/2013
Enterprises are eager to develop mobile apps, but lack skills and cohesive deployment plans. It's time to take a full life-cycle approach.
Xbox One To Offer Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  7/29/2013
Microsoft attempts to assuage Xbox users with free cloud, built-in Skype and other features.
Time For Plan B At Intel
Commentary  |  7/29/2013
Windows 8's poor reception has opened a wider door for competitive platforms. Microsoft's partner in the Wintel hegemony should invest in an alternative.
Nexus 7 Reveals Android's Ongoing Flaws
Commentary  |  7/29/2013
Google's new tablet looks sharp, but software incompatibilities and system crashes plagued this test drive.
Nokia To Microsoft: Can't Sell Phones Without Apps
News  |  7/29/2013
Microsoft needs to get more apps to Windows Phones faster, says Nokia VP.
Google Nexus 7 Vs. iPad Mini: 6 Key Factors
News  |  7/26/2013
Comparing the mini-tablets? Here are six reasons to embrace Google's latest 7-inch tablet.
Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
News  |  7/26/2013
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells employees that Windows 8 has underwhelmed. A turnaround depends on Windows 8.1 and his reorg plan.
Gmail Tweaks: 5 Tips For Power Users
News  |  7/26/2013
Learn how to customize Gmail's new interface, quickly add events to your calendar, transfer money with one click and more.
NASA Satellite Reveals New View Of Sun
News  |  7/26/2013
IRIS satellite captures never-before-seen details of the sun, enabling scientists to better understand its effect on Earth.
Feds Move To Open Source Databases Pressures Oracle
News  |  7/26/2013
Cost-conscious federal agencies move to open source choices, pressuring Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and Sybase to refine products, licensing agreements.
IBM Mainframes Nipped, Tucked For Cloud Age
Commentary  |  7/25/2013
IBM revived the mainframe a decade ago by embracing Linux. Now it's promoting big data analytics and OpenStack cloud support on System Z.
MS Looks To Move Windows 7 Users To IE 11
News  |  7/25/2013
Windows 8 users got IE10 right away, but Windows 7 users had to wait four months. With IE11, the wait could be shorter.
Take An Email Sabbatical: 5 Steps
Commentary  |  7/25/2013
Most of us can't simply turn off email during a vacation, but there's a practical way to get away from it while trying to unwind.
Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  7/25/2013
Building and establishing a mobile strategy in a developing economy presents unique challenges. Here's how to tackle them.
Google Nexus 7 Heats Up Mini-Tablet Battle
News  |  7/25/2013
Will Microsoft's ambitions again by thwarted by Google's aggressive move in the mini-tablet market? Here are 8 factors to consider.
Rosetta Stone Moves Deeper Into Education Tech
News  |  7/25/2013
Rosetta Stone acquires Lexia Learning, which markets online reading instruction and adaptive learning software to schools.
Android 4.3's Best Features
News  |  7/25/2013
The latest version of Android may be an incremental update, but it brings some much-needed improvements to Google's mobile platform.
Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
News  |  7/24/2013
Windows XP loyalists have a bone (or three) to pick with Microsoft.
Google Takes On Apple With Chromecast, Android 4.3
News  |  7/24/2013
It may be a multi-screen world but Google's new Chromecast streaming TV hardware brings it all together. Android 4.3 debuts for Nexus tablets.
How To Opt Out Of Gmail's Emailed Ads
News  |  7/24/2013
Gmail users who have switched to the new tabbed interface are getting Google ads in their inboxes. Here are two quick ways to get rid of them.
Cloudera Brings Role-Based Security To Hadoop
News  |  7/24/2013
Cloudera Sentry brings Hadoop fine-grained data-access controls that financial services, healthcare firms and government agencies have sought.
DataStax Stalks Oracle With Cassandra Upgrades
News  |  7/24/2013
DataStax says scalability improvements and a fresh infusion of $45 million in venture capital will lure customers from Oracle Database to Cassandra.
Apple Sets iPhone Sales Record For Quarter
News  |  7/23/2013
Despite the absence of any major new product releases this year, Apple's business is thriving.
CouchDB Gets Cloudant's 'Super-Size Me' Scaling
News  |  7/23/2013
Cloudant code donation goes into Apache Foundation project to give CouchDB greater scale-out capabilities.
NASA Seeks Public-Private Product Partnerships
News  |  7/23/2013
Agency pursues private partnerships to develop commercial space products despite budget uncertainty.
Social Tools Shouldn't Threaten Corporate Training
Commentary  |  7/23/2013
Social technologies capture value and allow learning to occur in real time and at scale, in ways traditional training tools can't. Social tools pose an opportunity for corporate learning leaders.
Oracle Says Utilities Botch Smart Meter Data Analysis
News  |  7/23/2013
Utilities collect a lot of big data, but most don't use that data to spot theft, plan maintenance or improve service, Oracle study finds.
In-Q-Tel Backs Open Source Mapping Company
News  |  7/23/2013
In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the U.S. intelligence community, invests in OpenGeo, which allows customization of geospatial maps.
3 End Of Windows XP Upgrade Headaches
News  |  7/23/2013
Microsoft's looming end-of-support deadline for Windows XP isn't motivating some organizations to upgrade. But they face looming trouble spots.
Salesforce Improves Chatter Mobile Apps
News  |  7/22/2013
Salesforce.com's updated Chatter Mobile app for iOS and Android adds productivity features aimed at needs including sales and customer service.
SAP Does The Cloud Revenue Shuffle
Commentary  |  7/22/2013
SAP's Vishal Sikka is stepping up, Jim Hagemann Snabe is stepping away. But is SAP changing its business fast enough?
7 Elements Of A Successful Social Business
Commentary  |  7/22/2013
Social software and tools have made cross-functional collaboration easier than ever before, but beware cultural and philosophical barriers.
Google Gmail Ads Appear Within Inbox
News  |  7/22/2013
Gmail Sponsored Promotions look like regular Gmails but are ads in new format that pushes the boundaries of ad placement.
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