The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
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
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
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
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
As privacy-invading technologies and location-aware applications become commonplace and accepted (and they will), and more products like Saga, Memoto and Glass become pervasive, the idea of lifelogging will become more appealing.
By Mike Elgan | 11 May, 2013 11:12
Have you had a IT project go astray? Maybe you were lucky and it was a brief hiccup with minimal financial consequences. Or maybe you had a disaster of biblical proportions, such as the one that befell Levi Strauss in 2008.
By Mark Gibbs | 09 May, 2013 16:25
Since it is virtually impossible to find all needed analytical skills resident in the same human being, it might be wise to adopt an 'ensemble' approach to your organization's deficit in those skills. Insider (registration required)
By Thornton A. May | 06 May, 2013 10:08
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
Last week here in Backspin I discussed how real-world "things" that aren't easily augmented with digital instrumentation, such as bicycles, cars and even dogs, can be indirectly connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) using physical ID tags and online proxies. This is, as I pointed out, a powerful concept.
By Mark Gibbs | 25 April, 2013 22:21
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
Five warning signs can warn you that your project team has turned toxic.
By Paul Glen | 22 April, 2013 10:04
Knowing the future is a big part of the new IT skill set. But if you are going to find the future, you have to know where to look for it.
By Thornton A. May | 08 April, 2013 10:08
Facebook's big announcement was a big "so what?" and minimal innovation at its finest
By Mark Gibbs | 05 April, 2013 14:11
Business travel is, under the best of circumstances, a royal pain in the butt, and when you're roaming internationally with a smartphone and need to make some calls and keep up with email, you face a zonking great bill when you get home.
By Mark Gibbs | 04 April, 2013 20:11
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) has the potential to advance significant change in the way telecom networks are built and operated. Led by seven major communications service providers, NFV provides a standards-based approach to virtualizing a range of telecom applications, thus enabling them to run on industry standard servers.
By Lee Doyle | 25 March, 2013 20:58
Shaw reviews Roku's Roku 3 Internet streaming TV box and Jabra's Revo wireless headphones.
By Keith Shaw | 25 March, 2013 12:07
Despite all the talk about the economic recovery, the IT purse strings are still pretty tight, at least based on an informal poll of practitioners at the recent Network World IT Roadmap conference in Chicago.
By John Dix | 25 March, 2013 12:07
Not every job is suitable for telecommuting. But for those that are, there are multiple benefits.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 25 March, 2013 10:17
Service interruptions seem unavoidable as companies move to the cloud. Here are four areas you should manage well if youre going to be dependent on cloud computing.
By Bart Perkins | 25 March, 2013 10:17