Oregon's move from Oracle-developed site to on track, official says

Oregon's effort to transition its health insurance exchange from a problem-wracked website originally developed by Oracle to the federal platform is going according to schedule and expectations, state officials said this week.

By Chris Kanaracus | 02 August, 2014 04:03

Tags: Deloitte, services, legal, Civil lawsuits, software, IT management, Oracle

Telstra reveals private cloud offering

Telstra’s cloud chief, Erez Yarkoni, has announced the telco will deliver managed private cloud to customers via VCE’s Vblock.

By Rohan Pearce | 01 August, 2014 16:13

Tags: Cloud, cloud computing, Telstra

Woolworths sees future in hybrid cloud

Woolworths is using converged infrastructure as the foundation of a transition to private cloud, but the the ultimate destination will be a hybrid setup that leverages multiple public clouds, the supermarket chain’s infrastructure chief, Matt Chamley, today told the Sydney leg of EMC Forum 2014.

By Rohan Pearce | 01 August, 2014 14:27

Tags: hybrid cloud, Cloud, woolworths, cisco, Converged infrastructure, vBlock, cloud computing, private cloud, emc, software-defined-networking, Software Defined Network

CISOs still struggle for respect from peers

Chief information security officers (CISOs) continue to have a hard time gaining the respect of other C-suite executives despite the heightened focus overall on information security.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 01 August, 2014 02:58

Tags: ThreatTrack Security, security, Networking, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management, Neiman Marcus, management, Target

25G driving Ethernet switch market to $25B

The impending arrival of 25G will help drive the Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market to approach $25 billion in 2018, according to Dell'Oro Group.

By Jim Duffy | 31 July, 2014 22:57

Tags: 10G Ethernet, Configuration / maintenance, Ethernet Switch, 100Gbps Ethernet, Cloud, 25GB Ethernet, hardware systems, internet, cloud computing, Data Center, Dell

Stanford surgical students set sights on Google Glass

Stanford University's medical school plans to start using Google's wearable computer, Glass, to help train students in surgery.

By Sharon Gaudin | 31 July, 2014 13:27

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Google, Networking, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, wireless, healthcare IT, mobile, Stanford University

Senate committee: Mobile phone 'cramming' widespread, profits carriers

Mobile carriers have pulled in hundreds of millions in profits through third-party charges tacked onto customers' bills without their consent, according to a report from a U.S. Senate committee.

By Grant Gross | 31 July, 2014 06:52

Tags: sprint, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, telecommunication, regulation, T-Mobile USA, government, mobile, Michael Altschul, Verizon Communications, John "Jay" Rockefeller, 3g, 4g, at&t, Richard Blumenthal

Countries don't own their Internet domains, ICANN says

The Internet domain name for a country doesn't belong to that country -- nor to anyone, according to ICANN.

By Stephen Lawson | 31 July, 2014 06:15

Tags: ICANN, legal, internet, government

Attorney-General seeks public input on anti-piracy law changes

Attorney-General George Brandis and communications minister Malcolm Turnbull have opened a public consultation on changes to the enforcement of copyright law.

By Rohan Pearce | 30 July, 2014 15:40

Tags: copyright, piracy

Ericsson to operate NBN wireless, manage satellite migration

Ericsson Australia has won a four-year NBN Co contract to continue to operate the National Broadband Network fixed wireless service, as well as ground systems for the Long Term Satellite Service (LTSS).

By Rohan Pearce | 30 July, 2014 13:01

Tags: Ericsson, national broadband network, nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN)

Samsung, Apple still dominate smartphones, but their shares slip

Samsung and Apple, in the second quarter, sunk to their lowest shares of the global smartphone market in recent years as Chinese smartphone vendors came on strong, according to market research firm, IDC.

By Matt Hamblen | 30 July, 2014 07:10

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, ios, ZTE, wireless, operating systems, mobile, Xiaomi, Apple, IDC, consumer electronics, tcl, smartphones, Lenovo, software

Ford and GM sued for millions over CD-ripping tech in cars

The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies is suing Ford and General Motors for violating copyrights with the CD-ripping capability of their cars.

By Lucas Mearian | 30 July, 2014 07:05

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, legal, wireless, mobile

Secrets to CIO Longevity

Enterprises that keep the same CIO in place for years -- and even decades -- have a unique culture of collaboration and consistency.

By Howard Baldwin | 30 July, 2014 05:08

Tags: management, Networking, IT careers, CIO role, IT Leadership, Society for Information Management, IT management

Majority of large ISPs now using monthly data caps, GAO says

U.S. broadband providers appear to be embracing monthly data caps, but customers are confused about the amount of data they use and broadband plan options, according to preliminary findings by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

By Grant Gross | 30 July, 2014 02:56

Tags: Mark Goldstein, U.S. Government Accountability Office., telecommunication, regulation, Anna Eshoo, government, broadband

Amazon Fire teardown pegs parts cost just below 32GB iPhone 5S

Parts for the 32GB Amazon Fire smartphone cost $205, just shy of the cost of parts of a similarly configured Apple iPhone 5S and well below the Samsung Galaxy S5, both with the same 32GB storage tally.

By Matt Hamblen | 30 July, 2014 01:04

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, at&t, Android, smartphones, wireless, IHS, mobile, galaxy, Apple, consumer electronics

Cisco ready to ship ACI controller

Cisco this week announced it will soon ship its Application Centric Infrastructure controller and rolled out other extensions across its data center portfolio.

By Jim Duffy | 29 July, 2014 23:03

Tags: business issues, Networking, LAN, cisco, M1, Components, ethernet switches, Boards -- other, LAN & WAN

RoboBees to Save US Agriculture

What man breaks, man can fix ... at least, that's what we like to think. Consider, for example, bees. Bees of all species are dying off in the US and Europe and over the last few years we've seen the commercial beekeeping industry decimated by a syndrome called colony collapse disorder (CCD).

By Mark Gibbs | 29 July, 2014 22:33

Tags: management, robots, colony collapse disorder, Networking, infrastructure management, RoboBee, bees, Monsanto

Testbed will help clouds and networks shake hands

A network testbed being constructed just south of San Francisco will help carriers and vendors develop standards for better cloud services, the CloudEthernet Forum says.

By Stephen Lawson | 29 July, 2014 11:13

Tags: Networking, Tata Communications, internet, CloudEthernet Forum, cloud computing

Rimini Street keeps growing despite specter of Oracle lawsuit

Rimini Street is continuing to rapidly grow revenue for its third-party software support business despite its ongoing litigation with Oracle.

By Chris Kanaracus | 29 July, 2014 04:29

Tags: business issues, legal, Civil lawsuits, SAP, financial results, software, TomorrowNow, Rimini Street, Oracle, services

Connected home brings new revenue opportunity for telcos: Ovum

The rise of the Internet of Things could allow telcos to provide a “quint-play” of services, according to an Ovum report.

By Adam Bender | 28 July, 2014 14:07

Tags: smart grid, ovum, security, Internet of Things (IoT), predictions, Telco, telecom, bundles, energy, NBN, home automation

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