The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Vendors are rebuilding the mainframe with converged infrastructure, collapsed kit or integrated compute platforms -- whatever you want to call it. And customers are loving it.
By Steve Duplessie | 21 May, 2013 15:50
Some people are having fits about Google Glass. True, it will change how we think about privacy in public places, but such rethinking started years ago.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 20 May, 2013 10:14
As long as a problem seems present, gnarly and intractable, we enjoy following the process that solves it. But once the problem has been solved, it's not so interesting to us anymore.
By Paul Glen | 20 May, 2013 10:14
IT's problems can draw unwanted notice now that Sarbanes-Oxley requires them to appear in 10-K reports as 'material weaknesses.'
By Bart Perkins | 20 May, 2013 10:14
There are jobs that robots might be able to do in the near future. Gibbs has ten that they're unlikely to steal from meat machines.
By Mark Gibbs | 20 May, 2013 06:20
Google this week unleashed a blizzard of updates and improvements that fundamentally change -- and radically improve -- how we get information and communicate.
By Matt Hamblen | 18 May, 2013 11:11
Shaw reviews Das Keyboard's latest high-performance mechanical keyboard and AccessoryPower.com's GOgroove BlueSYNC SRC Portable Bluetooth Speaker and Receiver.
By Keith Shaw | 16 May, 2013 20:07
In order to be successful in the fast paced Internet world, leading carriers must quickly introduce new services and reduce costs. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is a new technology enabling communications service providers (CSPs) to transform their networks. The goal of NFV is to help providers realize the innovation and cost curves enjoyed by the IT community.
By Lee Doyle | 15 May, 2013 21:12
Until roughly six years ago, mobile computers and telephones were really separate things. "Mobile computing" meant laptops -- maybe with broadband wireless for some lucky executives. "Telephone" meant communication device. "Convergence" meant putting your cellphone into your computer bag to go through airport security.
By Andrea Bradshaw, senior director and general manager, mobility solutions, CDW | 14 May, 2013 18:08
For decades the leading network companies have been tightly coupling their software to complex, custom-built chips. Besides leaving IT buyers with a staggering array of appliances, the reliance on custom silicon has chilled industry startup activity. But with software defined networking, that is beginning to change.
By Arif Janmohamed | 13 May, 2013 17:10
On the ISS, Linux is in and XP is out and open source is the way of the future
By Mark Gibbs | 10 May, 2013 14:12
A lot more innovation is desperately needed for mobile hardware design and platforms. Are Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft up to the task?
By Scot Finnie | 06 May, 2013 10:08
Some enterprise vendors try to keep what they are offering away from what they think might be the wrong eyes. This is never a good idea.
By Mark Gibbs | 06 May, 2013 05:50
How would you like to build a global enterprise-scale data access infrastructure? A daunting prospect, yes? Imagine creating a system that could make any subset of any significant data resource in your organization available where it's needed without incurring insane implementation and maintenance costs ... sounds too good to be true?
By Mark Gibbs | 02 May, 2013 22:24
Shaw reviews the Seagate Central network-attached hard drive.
By Keith Shaw | 01 May, 2013 20:57
With the increasing convenience and availability of mobile technology, small businesses are finding it easier to compete. The Small Business Mobility Report by CDW found that nearly all respondents -- 94% -- agreed that their use of mobile devices for work tasks has made them more efficient. This efficiency boost grants small businesses an opportunity to extend reach and increase productivity without emptying the piggy bank.
By Jill Billhorn, CDW vice president, small business | 29 April, 2013 23:15
This week two outstanding products: The Jynxbox Android HD and Seagate Wireless Plus
By Mark Gibbs | 24 April, 2013 18:23
The debate about the bring-your-own-device movement (BYOD) has quieted down, mostly because, it seems, while IT has been over in the corner arguing the pros and cons, employees have been streaming into office with their shiny new toys and using them to get work done.
By John Dix | 22 April, 2013 10:56
Not everything needs to, or can, connect to the Internet of Things by IP
By Mark Gibbs | 22 April, 2013 06:11