The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Australia's second-biggest telco, Optus, has suffered a 7.5 per cent slump in net profit for the year to March 31.
By AAP | 15 May, 2013 10:11
The Labor government's budget includes $19.3 million in funding over the next five years to bolster the National Telepresence System.
By TechWorld staff | 15 May, 2013 09:34
It took two hours for three BlackBerry executives to announce four items: a routine software update, a new low-end qwerty smartphone aimed at overseas markets, a new feature for BlackBerry Messenger, and Messenger's extension to iOS and Android.
By John Cox | 14 May, 2013 22:03
Transcript of technologist/philanthropist Melinda Gates' commencement address to Duke University graduates.
By Network World staff | 14 May, 2013 20:17
BlackBerry's free Messenger service is being expanded to work with iOS and Android devices, the company announced today at its BlackBerry Live event.
By Matt Hamblen | 14 May, 2013 17:24
Nick Carr's article "IT Doesn't Matter" was published in in Harvard Business Review in May 2003 and ignited an industry firestorm for its perceived dismissal of the strategic value of IT.
By Ann Bednarz | 14 May, 2013 17:13
Nick Carr rocked the tech world with his controversial essay in the May 2003 issue of the Harvard Business Review, titled "IT Doesn't Matter." Carr claimed companies were overspending on IT and that the competitive advantage to be gained by tech investments was shrinking as technology became more commoditized and accessible to everyone. On the 10-year anniversary of the article's publication, Carr talked with Network World's Ann Bednarz about what he got right, what he got wrong, and how the piece remains relevant today.
By Ann Bednarz | 14 May, 2013 17:13
The annual BlackBerry Live conference was kicked off Tuesday with the launch of a new 3.1-in. qwerty smartphone, the BlackBerry Q5, that's slated to go on sale this summer in emerging markets, but not in the U.S.
By Matt Hamblen | 14 May, 2013 15:06
I recently swapped out my existing iPhone 5 case from for a Newer Technology model dubbed the Nuguard KX just in time to put it to the test at the Interop Las Vegas convention.
By Bob Brown | 14 May, 2013 14:56
Broadcasters and the mobile industry had different takeaways about the level of demand for spectrum in Australia after the government failed to sell all of the 700MHz spectrum in the Digital Dividend auction.
By Adam Bender | 14 May, 2013 09:58
In the battle for the next generation of enterprise IT, John Stratton carries a lot of weapons. Stratton is president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the nearly $30 billion unit formed just over a year ago to deliver networking, cloud, mobility, managed security, telematics and a host of other services in a more coordinated fashion for Verizon's top enterprise buyers. Building on a traditionally strong base of wired and wireless network services, Verizon Enterprise also blends in acquired assets like cloud hosting company Terremark, security company Cybertrust and Hughes Telematics. In this installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Stratton spoke with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Verizon Enterprise's progress since its inception, including a dramatic streamlining of internal systems and processes designed to make life much easier for the company's customers. Stratton also discussed the company's suite of services aimed at simplifying life for IT teams struggling with mobility and the influx of consumer devices, and he talked candidly about the prospects for a third mobile platform to rival Apple's iOS and Google's Android. He also talked about how cloud is reshaping the IT landscape and hinted at a series of major upcoming cloud announcements from Verizon Enterprise. Also, he explained how the "Internet of Things" is creating powerful new business opportunities for Verizon and its enterprise customers.
By John Gallant | 13 May, 2013 19:00
Google I/O week is here, and Android-watchers in particular as well as Google fans in general are buzzing over what the Goog is planning to wow us all with in San Francisco. A slick new phone? A brand-spanking new version of Android? Another one of whatever the heck this was?
By Jon Gold | 13 May, 2013 19:00
Android's new boss hinted of an eventual merger of Chrome and Android but said the two will remain separate "for the short term," in an interview posted prior to Google I/O's opening keynote on Wednesday.
By Matt Hamblen | 13 May, 2013 17:45
If you aren't intimately familiar with Software Defined Networking, don't fret. Only 10% of 450 IT practitioners at a recent Network World event raised their hands when asked if they understand SDN. But if the emerging technology lives up to its promise to redefine networking as we know it, there is no time like the present to dig in and learn more.
By John Dix | 13 May, 2013 13:30
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has signed off on the creation of a new .melbourne top-level domain, with the new TLD passing ICANN's initial evaluation process.
By Rohan Pearce | 13 May, 2013 11:28
Optus has revealed “naked” broadband and fixed phone plans for customers who don’t want to bundle their phone and Internet plans.
By Adam Bender | 13 May, 2013 10:21
Networks could use far less energy by 2020 even though they'll be carrying much more traffic, an industry group says.
By Stephen Lawson | 13 May, 2013 09:10
Mobility has all but eclipsed speed and anything else as the capability garnering the most attention in desktop processors.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 10 May, 2013 19:33
AT&T launched a new wireless subsidiary called Aio Wireless on Thursday that offers phones like the iPhone 5 with no annual contract.
By Matt Hamblen | 10 May, 2013 19:22
When a job offer arrives, a majority of IT pros accept it without asking for more pay, according to Dice.com. If candidates were to negotiate higher salaries, they could expect a bump in the neighborhood of 5%, the IT careers specialist estimates.
By Ann Bednarz | 10 May, 2013 17:02