The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Lenovo's new Yoga Tablet has an innovative form with a built-in stand and exceptionally long battery life. But the rest of its features aren't quite as high-end.
By JR Raphael | 18 November, 2013 19:03
As applications move to the cloud, network managers are seeing increasing requirements to optimize and manage WAN connections. Most enterprises have migrated to web-based applications and make heavy use of Internet services for day-to-day business. All of this makes network performance a key factor for productivity and end-user satisfaction.
By Joel Snyder | 11 November, 2013 12:13
PowerCloud Systems has released a cloud-based Wi-Fi solution that fills the gaps between residential products that lack management and features, and enterprise systems that can be overkill in smaller organizations.
By Craig Mathias | 11 November, 2013 12:13
Microsoft has upgraded its Windows RT tablet: The new Surface 2 offers a well-built case, better performance, a great display and the same old operating system.
By Preston Gralla | 24 October, 2013 17:27
The HP Chromebook 14 with 4G is now available for a highly reasonable $349. Combining great performance with a spacious 14-in. display, is it the right Chromebook for you?
By JR Raphael | 23 October, 2013 10:10
Google's new HP Chromebook 11 brings a fresh look to the Chrome OS universe. Our reviewer finds that, for $279, the laptop has some interesting things to offer.
By JR Raphael | 11 October, 2013 12:17
Anturis and CloudPassage Halo are complementary products that attack infrastructure monitoring from different directions. Anturis is a cloud-based portal that monitors systems connectivity, systems, MySQL databases and websites. CloudPassage Halo monitors operating systems instances and the comparatively sticky compliance of instance state machines.
By Tom Henderson | 07 October, 2013 10:51
Earlier this year we tested several consumer-level 802.11ac routers. Here, we take a look at two enterprise-level access points. They're a part of the so-called "Wave 1" phase of the 802.11ac standard: both access points support up to three spatial streams and 80 MHz wide channels, offering theoretical data rates up to 1.3Gbps. But just as we saw with the 802.11ac routers, you won't get throughput rates nearly that fast.
By Eric Geier | 16 September, 2013 10:35
Spotify's new Connect service was launched this week and audio device makers used the IFA electronics show to launch the first wave of products that tie into it. I tried it out with the Yamaha RX-A830, an €849 ($900 in the U.S.) audio receiver that also supports Pandora and Rhapsody streaming on some models.
By Martyn Williams | 07 September, 2013 14:01
In this Clear Choice test – Huawei's first public outing in a North American setting – the world's largest telecom vendor took the humble approach, supplying a pretty basic managed layer-2 switch that is a key building block found in every enterprise wiring closet.
By David Newman | 30 August, 2013 13:20
Judging by initial appearances, our security testing turned up a ton of vulnerabilities – nearly 150 of them. In reality, however, none represented actual issues in the Huawei switch.
By David Newman | 30 August, 2013 06:15
Eurocom rocked us with the most powerful per-pound choice in a notebook that we've seen to date. The Panther 5SE came with 4TB of storage, 64GB of DIMM3 memory and eight Xeon cores. You won't find the Panther at the big-box retailers – the version we tested runs $7,500. But we rate this device highly for its extreme flexibility and muscularity.
By Tom Henderson | 26 August, 2013 11:05
Verizon's Motorola Droid Ultra has a larger display and a couple of other features, but that doesn't put it ahead of its smaller cousin, the Moto X.
By JR Raphael | 20 August, 2013 16:09
Moto X, the first smartphone completely designed after Google acquired Motorola Mobility, is an interesting and well-fashioned consumer device.
By Barbara Krasnoff | 07 August, 2013 13:21
SanDisk this week released its first wireless external flash drives, offering mobile device users up to 64GB of capacity for streaming movies or storing photos. But only one of the two drives is a clear winner.
By Lucas Mearian | 25 July, 2013 19:17
Have a presentation or a favorite video hiding in your smartphone? One of these five mobile projectors will let you show off.
By Jake Widman | 09 May, 2013 11:01
If your network has between 1,000 and10,000 devices and computers, you have a midsized network. Your servers, connections and other resources suffer the same problems as larger networks, but your budget for keeping the network healthy is less than what large enterprises enjoy.
By Barry Nance | 06 May, 2013 13:16
The new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone features a qwerty keypad, along with an updated OS and some great new features. But do users still want a 'real' keyboard?
By Matt Hamblen | 24 April, 2013 18:45
Connecting remotely to network servers is a fact of life for millions of end users. Whether working from a PC or a mobile device, users rely on secure, reliable remote connections to maintain their productivity.
By Susan Perschke | 22 April, 2013 14:04
After being delayed seven times due to reported problems with the new installer, Fedora 18 has arrived. On the plus side, Fedora 18 delivers new management functionality for IT administrators and offers improved Active Directory support. However, a complicated installation process and some issues with the user interface make it a less attractive option than desktop competitors like Ubuntu and Mint.
By Maria Korolov | 08 April, 2013 11:00