The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
The market for external disk storage systems has recovered from a slump, with factory revenues up 2.4 percent to US$6.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to an IDC study.
By Tim Hornyak | 07 March, 2014 09:14
Strategically leaking information about upcoming smartphones and tablets to the press is a favorite way for manufacturers to create buzz around their products without having to spoil everything in an official reveal. This has been your tech marketing tip of the day, thank you, you've been a lovely audience.
By Jon Gold | 06 March, 2014 23:01
Microsoft is issuing five security bulletins this month, two of them critical and affecting all versions of Internet Explorer as well as all versions of Windows from XP to 8/8.1.
By Tim Greene | 06 March, 2014 23:01
An updated Apple whitepaper on iOS security delves into an unprecedented amount of detail about the security architecture and features of the company's mobile OS for devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Security professionals and IT consultants are praising both the company's transparency and its approach to protecting iOS devices, Internet security and users' data.
By John Cox | 06 March, 2014 21:13
Goldman Sachs has been doing SDNs for a long time. It just wasn't called SDNs when the investment giant invested in network programmability. It was just a bunch of APIs, software development kits and other code used to cobble together a large number of various specialized networks – trading, investment banking and the like -- across the globe.
By Jim Duffy | 06 March, 2014 14:23
Cisco Systems released new firmware versions for some of its small business routers and wireless LAN controllers in order to address vulnerabilities that could allow remote attackers to compromise the vulnerable devices or affect their availability.
By Lucian Constantin | 06 March, 2014 12:18
The Linux Foundation will offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) platform developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The move is part of an edX effort, announced Thursday, to expand its course offerings to include content from nonacademic institutions. All edX content previously came from the nonprofit's 32 member schools, which include the University of California, Berkeley; Dartmouth College and McGill University.
By Fred O'Connor | 06 March, 2014 05:01
Having lots of Wi-Fi networks packed into a condominium or apartment building can hurt everyone's wireless performance, but Stanford University researchers say they've found a way to turn crowding into an advantage.
By Stephen Lawson | 06 March, 2014 01:26
Cisco executives in a roundtable session with reporters this week addressed the industry's memory component degradation issue in products developed between 2005 and 2010. Cisco's taking a $655 million charge to address remediation actions customers are taking to replace products that include the defective memory components.
By Jim Duffy | 05 March, 2014 23:19
SAN JOSE -- In an effort simplify enterprise customer procurements, Cisco is implementing a licensing model for data center, WAN and access product purchases.
By Jim Duffy | 05 March, 2014 23:18
Challenging Microsoft's Windows Azure on its own turf, Red Hat is ramping up services that would offer Microsoft .NET and SQL Server capabilities on its OpenShift platform as a service (PaaS).
By Joab Jackson | 05 March, 2014 21:20
SAP is introducing a set of new subscription pricing options for its Hana in-memory cloud computing platform, in a move that falls in step with the pay-as-you-go model common in the cloud computing industry.
By Chris Kanaracus | 05 March, 2014 19:41
Macworld's Dan Moren offers a reason to be optimistic about the future of Apple's new CarPlay in-car, iPhone user interface after its less-than-enthusiastic reception: Apple's expertise in developing and updating software.
By Mike Bucken | 05 March, 2014 19:30
SDNs have gone from concept to reality.
By Jim Duffy | 05 March, 2014 17:09
RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) is now available on Amazon Web Services' GovCloud, an isolated part of Amazon's cloud designed for U.S. government agencies.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 March, 2014 15:56
In his first public appearance since he stepped down as Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer again acknowledged that the company missed the boat on mobile.
By Gregg Keizer | 05 March, 2014 12:08
When it comes to mobile devices, it's well known that malware writers like to target Android. But a threat report published by security firm F-Secure puts in perspective why Android malware attacks often flop and why Android itself is no pushover.
By Ellen Messmer | 05 March, 2014 06:44
Seagate Technology thinks the storage capacity could be larger in tablets, most of which come with a relatively small amount of native storage.
By Agam Shah | 04 March, 2014 22:37
Both MirrorLink and Apple's new CarPlay will eventually be able to duplicate some iPhone functions on your car's in-vehicle infotainment system, but MirrorLink can also handle Android, Windows and Blackberry phones. So do we need CarPlay?
By Lucas Mearian | 04 March, 2014 20:25