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Named Data Networking consortium preps for workshop, hackathon

The Named Data Networking project, which is working on an Internet architecture designed to better handle data and application access in an increasingly mobile world, is hosting its second annual community meeting and its first hackathon next month at the UCLA campus.

By Bob Brown | 05 August, 2015 02:21

Tags: networking hardware, Networking, routers, 21

Bad vibe brews about Windows 10

Windows 10's vibe on social media has soured since Microsoft launched the operating system last week, Adobe today said as it cited new data from its metrics platform.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 August, 2015 06:00

Tags: reddit, Microsoft, Tumblr, Windows, computerworld, Windows 10, software, twitter, operating systems, Microsoft Windows, Instagram

It's SysAdmin Day: Let us celebrate with coffee

Ross Derewianko is a systems administrator for Ping Identity, a maker of cross-platform identity management and security software. We spoke to him on SysAdmin Day to get his thoughts on the holiday and on his job.

By Jon Gold | 01 August, 2015 04:30

Tags: management, Networking, Microsoft, Network management, Ping Identity

Android Studio focuses on C++ editing

Android Studio, which has been billed as "the official Android IDE," is getting improvements in C++ language accommodations, annotations, and memory profiling with the release of the 1.3 version this week.

By Paul Krill | 01 August, 2015 02:35

Tags: consumer electronics, Google, smartphones, JetBrains, Android, infoworld, intel, Idea

Mozilla slams Microsoft over Windows 10's default browser switcheroo

Mozilla yesterday went public with its complaint about Windows 10 resetting the default browser, calling it "disturbing" and demanding that it "undo its aggressive move to override user choice."

By Gregg Keizer | 31 July, 2015 23:33

Tags: web browsers, Firefox, applications, Google, Microsoft, browsers, software, Microsoft Edge

Cisco's pay package for CEO Robbins is a sweet deal

Cisco will pay incoming CEO Chuck Robbins a higher salary than outgoing chief John Chambers made in fiscal 2014.

By Stephen Lawson | 31 July, 2015 08:33

Tags: business issues, personnel, Cisco Systems, Networking

Open-source startup hopes to change the way businesses visualize data

A Boulder, Colorado-based startup announced today that it has raised $3.6 million in seed funding to build the commercial version of the SlamData open-source project, helping businesses visualize semi-structured NoSQL data.

By Jon Gold | 30 July, 2015 23:56

Tags: Networking, splunk, MongoDB, Open Source Subnet

Windows 10 picks up good vibrations, user excitations

Windows 10 is buzz-worthy, Adobe said Wednesday as it cited data from its social media metrics platform that showed positive vibes about the new OS.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 July, 2015 22:43

Tags: reddit, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, twitter, operating systems, Capita, Apple, Microsoft Windows, Instagram

Adobe's new Digital Publishing suite puts the focus on mobile content

Adobe's Digital Publishing suite has long offered a way for brands to publish content on tablets, but on Wednesday the company introduced a new generation of the software tweaked specifically to put such capabilities in the hands of ordinary business users.

By Katherine Noyes | 30 July, 2015 08:13

Tags: applications, Adobe Systems, content management, software

Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

Mobile apps now figure almost as prominently in enterprises as they do in the consumer world, and on Tuesday Salesforce rolled out some new DIY tools that aim to help business users "roll their own" apps as needs arise.

By Katherine Noyes | 29 July, 2015 03:47

Tags: Development tools, mobile applications, application development, Salesforce.com, software, mobile

NFV a hit for OpenDaylight

Almost three quarters of OpenDaylight users plan to use the open source SDN technology for Network Functions Virtualization, while over half are looking at it for cloud orchestration.

By Jim Duffy | 29 July, 2015 03:38

Tags: virtualization, Virtuali, Lithium, OpenDaylight, cloud computing, internet

Windows 10: Fact vs. fiction

It's a few days before Windows 10 is officially slated to drop, and still, confusion abounds. Worse, many fallacies regarding Microsoft's plans around upgrades and support for Win10 remain in circulation, despite efforts to dispel them.

By Woody Leonhard | 28 July, 2015 01:58

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, infoworld, software, operating systems

Mozilla to launch new Firefox feature testing program

Mozilla plans to launch a new testing program next month that will let Firefox users try out potential changes to the browser, according to documents published by the open-source developer.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 July, 2015 23:21

Tags: web browsers, Firefox, GitHub, Microsoft, software, Idea

EARLY ACCESS Q&A: New Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins heads into "hyper-connected" mode

When Cisco Systems employees head into work Monday they'll encounter something they haven't seen in two decades: A new boss. Chuck Robbins -- formerly senior vice president of worldwide operations -- takes over as CEO from John Chambers, one of the most visible and quotable figures in business.

By John Gallant | 26 July, 2015 01:07

Tags: Cisco Systems, Networking, Cisco Subnet, IDG

Cisco kills Invicta storage product line

Cisco has pulled the plug on its troubled Invicta flash storage appliances in another admission that an acquisition didn't pan out as hoped.

By Jim Duffy | 25 July, 2015 01:08

Tags: network storage, storage, cisco, 21

Don't forget that meeting! Slack adds Google Calendar integration so you won't

As Slack's team communication software continues to gain fans, on Thursday it announced a new integration that could be key for the chronically time-challenged: Google Calendar.

By Katherine Noyes | 24 July, 2015 05:29

Tags: applications, Google, software, Slack Technologies, collaboration

Time for a Switch

Speeds and feeds as an Ethernet differentiator are over. Ethernet macho will be based much more on offering adaptable consumption models than raw throughput.

By Jim Duffy | 24 July, 2015 03:40

Tags: Dell, Networking, None, Cisco Subnet

Google lures businesses to Nearline with 100 PB of free cloud storage

Google had its sights fixed firmly on Amazon Thursday as it launched its new, low-cost Nearline cloud storage service out of beta and into general availability.

By Katherine Noyes | 24 July, 2015 02:42

Tags: Google, storage, Managed Services, cloud computing, internet

Apple back-to-school sale features free Beats headphones for Mac buyers

Apple signaled the all-too-soon winding down of summer Thursday by revealing its annual back-to-school sale, which features free headphones for qualified Mac buyers.

By Bob Brown | 24 July, 2015 01:27

Tags: Mobile & Wireless, Apple, Networking, wireless, mobile

Dropbox adds team-communication muscle with Clementine buy

Dropbox took in a fresh infusion of team-collaboration technology and talent on Wednesday with the acquisition of San Francisco-based Clementine.

By Katherine Noyes | 23 July, 2015 07:15

Tags: applications, document management, dropbox, software, collaboration, cloud computing, internet

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