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A guide to the confusing Internet of Things standards world

Google recently announced a new networking protocol called Thread that aims to create a standard for communication between connected household devices.

By Colin Neagle | 22 July, 2014 05:31

Tags: Google, Internet of Things, Networking, qualcomm, intel, IoT

Apple-IBM deal threatens Android's enterprise push

The new Apple-IBM partnership seems sure to help Apple sell more iPads to businesses, but it may also be setting off alarm bells at mobile device management companies large and small.

By Matt Hamblen | 17 July, 2014 02:57

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, ios, IBM, wireless, operating systems, LANDesk, mobile, Blackberry, Apple, Google, symantec, Mobile device management, Microsoft, SAP, software

Best Places to Work in IT: Search the archives 1994-2014

See who's made the list the last 21 years.

By Computerworld Staff | 23 June, 2014 20:04

Tags: management, Networking, IT careers, computerworld

Amazon's Fire phone is 'Prime' example of customer first

With its new Fire Phone, Amazon is primarily interested in connecting to its 250 million Amazon and Prime customers with a phone that makes it quick and easy to shop over the Web.

By Matt Hamblen | 19 June, 2014 09:38

Tags: applications, e-commerce, at&t, smartphones, software, internet, e-business, business intelligence, Business Intelligence/Analytics, Apple, consumer electronics

Predictive data, the real workhorse behind the Internet of Things

Companies are having to be pickier about which data sets they collect, process and use. It's all about having the right architecture in place.

By Nancy Gohring | 11 June, 2014 21:06

Tags: abc, Business Intelligence/Analytics, Gartner, IDC, applications, software, business intelligence

University CIO helps boost graduation rates with analytics

Brian A. Haugabrook, interim CIO at Valdosta State University in Georgia, deployed analytics tools that enable faculty and staff to identify students who need extra help. The effort paid off with higher graduation rates.

By Mary K. Pratt | 09 June, 2014 20:36

Tags: applications, Networking, CIO role, software, IT Leadership, intel, IT management, business intelligence, management, Business Intelligence/Analytics

Sprint-T-Mobile merger questions: Will regulators OK it? And, Legere as CEO?

With reports out this week that Sprint and T-Mobile US are planning to announce a $32 billion merger this summer, two big questions linger: Would federal regulators approve the deal? And would T-Mobile CEO John Legere run the combined company?

By Matt Hamblen | 06 June, 2014 06:22

Tags: U.S. Department of Justice, Mobile/Wireless, wireless carriers, Networking, wireless, Hess, Department of Justice, mobile, Verizon Wireless, Softbank, Federal Communications Commission, consumer electronics, at&t, smartphones

LG's new G3 smartphone: Simpler is better

LG Electronics emphasized a simpler user experience during its unveiling of the new G3 smartphone that could prove to be a lot more than marketing noise.

By Matt Hamblen | 28 May, 2014 07:24

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, LG Electronics, Networking, Android, wireless, mobile, Verizon Wireless, galaxy, Apple, IDC, consumer electronics, at&t, smartphones

Microsoft's money pit: Surface has lost $1.2bn

Microsoft has lost more than $1.2 billion so far on its Surface tablet business, an expensive experiment that makes tomorrow's revelations of new hardware an important milestone for the "devices" side of its corporate-refashioning strategy.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 May, 2014 21:35

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, hardware systems, Windows, software, tablets, operating systems, mobile

Firefox risks irrelevance as mobile browsing booms

Mozilla's Firefox is in danger of becoming irrelevant as more browsing originates on smartphones and tablets, statistics from Net Applications show.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 May, 2014 22:31

Tags: Firefox, net applications, Apple, Google, computerworld, internet, mobile apps

BlackBerry is laser-focused on the enterprise with BES10

After encountering problems last year selling its newest smartphones, BlackBerry has shifted to a stronger focus on the enterprise, especially through distribution of its BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 mobility management client software.

By Matt Hamblen | 09 May, 2014 04:48

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, MobileIron, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Strategy Analytics, AirWatch, Networking, IBM, wireless, Good Technology, mobile, VMware, Blackberry, Fiberlink, Mobile device management

Clueless CIOs aside, open source is 'frightening and fantastic'

There's a reason the theme song at this year's Open Business Conference was 'Happy.'

By Julia King | 08 May, 2014 01:43

Tags: IT transformation, open source, Western Union, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, software

Virtualizing Oracle software: Don't pay for what you don't need

Squeezing software cost savings from virtualization projects is tricky for lots of reasons, but can be particularly challenging when it comes to Oracle databases. Here's why, and some tips to help.

By Robert L. Mitchell | 07 May, 2014 20:46

Tags: virtualization, applications, databases, software, VMware, Oracle

Are your pipes too big?

A few years ago, I was involved in a consulting project with a large company in the healthcare industry that was in the middle of a data center migration. After the networks and servers were stood up at the new location they needed to migrate massive amounts of data in bulk so the company secured a pair of OC192 circuits, providing nearly 10Gbps of throughput in each direction on each circuit.

By Brian Heder | 07 May, 2014 02:32

Tags: Networking

The ABCs of the Internet of Things

You've heard the term and probably read stories about smart homes where the toaster talks to the smoke detector. But what makes it all connect? When will it become mainstream, and will it work? These frequently asked questions help explain it all.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 06 May, 2014 23:47

Tags: emerging technology, Networking, Internet of Things (IoT), internet

Google aims for purity with Android Silver

If you haven't heard of Android Silver -- assuming it's real -- yet, it's because it's not been officially announced by Google.

By Matt Hamblen | 02 May, 2014 20:28

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Google, consumer electronics, e-commerce, Networking, smartphones, wireless, internet, e-business, mobile

With Gundotra out, changes likely for Google+

Now that Google's Vic Gundotra, a senior vice president and the head of Google+ is leaving the company, changes are likely afoot at the social network he championed since its inception, industry analysts said.

By Sharon Gaudin | 25 April, 2014 21:05

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, Reuters, social business, Networking, Microsoft, internet, social media, management, Gartner

Data manipulation tricks: Even better in R

Some Excel tips and tricks for manipulating dates, and for getting data into the format you need, are also ready for your R pleasure.

By Sharon Machlis | 25 April, 2014 20:37

Tags: analytics, Business Intelligence/Analytics, applications, computerworld, software, intel, business intelligence

Microsoft Surface Mini seems likely to ship soon

Microsoft may be prepping to ship a mini version of its Surface tablets within a month, based on an Amazon.com listing for a case custom made for the device.

By Tim Greene | 25 April, 2014 04:09

Tags: amazon.com, Networking, Windows, wireless, software, anti-malware, operating systems, Windows tablets, Microsoft surface mini, surface vs ipad, Microsoft, security

As AT&T and Google push broadband adoption, the feds are non-players

AT&T and Google have talked up plans to extend supercharged broadband speeds to several U.S. cities and offer lesser service for free to underserved areas. But whether they, and other providers, can bridge the nation's digital divide without federal help remains to be seen.

By Matt Hamblen | 23 April, 2014 20:42

Tags: Google, telecommunication, time warner, Networking, at&t, comcast, broadband

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