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Survey respondents shun much-hyped mobile shopping technologies

A survey of iOS and Android users show the vast majority of them know little, and care less, about the so-called "mobile shopping experience", despite the endless hype about its benefits. Overall, the "mobile shopping experience" ... isn't.

By John Cox | 24 April, 2014 06:53

Tags: security, Networking, mobile shopping, Android, smartphones, wireless, anti-malware, Apple iOS, Apple, Google, consumer electronics

University takes a pass on Oracle after ERP lawsuit settlement

Roughly a year after settling an ugly, protracted legal battle with Oracle, Montclair State University is planning to implement a rival vendor's ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) system.

By Chris Kanaracus | 24 April, 2014 05:46

Tags: applications, databases, CIO role, it strategy, Ellucian, software, IT management, Oracle

China working on Linux replacement for Windows XP

China is working on a Linux operating system that can replace the now-vulnerable Windows XP and protect the country's networking infrastructure.

By Tim Greene | 24 April, 2014 05:08

Tags: Linux, Windows XP China, Microsoft, Xinhua, Windows, software, operating systems, Windows XP Linux replacement China

Enterprise and service provider networking port revenues reach $39B

Routers, switches and other networking gear became a $39 billion market in 2013, as 40G took hold in the data center and 100G became the new standard for service providers, according to the latest research from Infonetics.

By Jon Gold | 24 April, 2014 04:18

Tags: business issues, networking hardware, IDC, Networking, router, Infonetics Research, LAN & WAN

NSA spying revelations have tired out China's Huawei

Revelations about U.S. secret surveillance programs have left China's Huawei Technologies exhausted on the public relations front, a top company executive said Wednesday.

By Michael Kan | 23 April, 2014 16:47

Tags: Huawei Technologies, telecommunication, regulation, security, Networking, government

Violin and Microsoft play a duet to speed up applications

A partnership between Microsoft and Violin Memory will let enterprises tightly tie a new all-flash storage array to their servers, speeding up popular Microsoft applications.

By Stephen Lawson | 23 April, 2014 10:39

Tags: storage, Violin Memory

Reddit demotes technology subthread after posts were deleted

Reddit has removed from its front page the popular r/technology subreddit after what it called bad editorial choices by the page's moderators.

By Zach Miners | 23 April, 2014 09:36

Tags: reddit, Internet-based applications and services, social networking, internet, social media

Micron ups endurance, capacity of SSDs to meet data center demand

As data centers demand faster and faster storage, Micron is answering the call with long-lasting, solid-state drives that offer up to 800GB of capacity.

By Agam Shah | 23 April, 2014 03:53

Tags: SSD, micron technology, Drives, storage

Android, not iOS, is tops in mobile ad traffic for first time

Devices running Google's Android operating system have dethroned Apple's iPhones and iPads as the biggest drivers of worldwide mobile ad traffic, according to a new study from Opera Mediaworks.

By Jon Gold | 23 April, 2014 03:12

Tags: Motorola, Android vs iOS, symbian, Networking, wireless, anti-malware, Blackberry, Apple, Google, htc, security, Opera mediaworks, at&t, Google Android, Samsung Android, mobile apps

iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending April 21

The iOSphere this past week wondered at the prospect of iPhone 6 with a Supercharged Siri, an all-knowing, all-doing software entity that will manage your iOS life for you. Eventually, probably in iOS 9, Siri will offer psychotherapy.

By John Cox | 23 April, 2014 03:12

Tags: Apple iPhone 6, Networking, wireless, anti-malware, iphone5s, iphone 6, iphone designs, Apple, Google, iphone 5s, apple iphone, consumer electronics, security, Microsoft, iphone concepts, smartphones, iphone6

Dell launches virtual storage accelerator, aims to boost SAN performance

Dell released a new virtualized storage accelerator appliance called Fluid Cache for SAN on Tuesday, designed to help customers keep data-intensive applications working quickly under load.

By Jon Gold | 23 April, 2014 01:04

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, storage, hardware systems, Forrester Research, Data Center, Red Hat, Storage Management, Dell SAN, Dell Compellent, Dell, forum, IDC, Dell storage

How Apple's billion dollar sapphire bet will pay off

Apple is making a billion dollar bet on sapphire as a strategic material for mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and perhaps an iWatch. Though exactly what the company plans to do with the scratch-resistant crystal – and when – is still the subject of debate.

By John Cox | 22 April, 2014 23:06

Tags: Apple, Networking, wireless, GT, anti-malware

Verizon: Web apps are the security punching bag of the Internet

Verizon today issued its annual data-breach investigations report, a study of what happened in 1,367 known cases across dozens of industries in 95 countries last year, and the most common form of attack was breaking in through Web applications.

By Ellen Messmer | 22 April, 2014 21:11

Tags: security, legal, joomla, Wide Area Network, fbi, cybercrime

BMC automates the mainframe change ticket

Mainframe operators using BMC software may now be able to enjoy the speedy, devops-style development pace that is quickly becoming the norm for customer-facing mobile applications and Internet services.

By Joab Jackson | 22 April, 2014 14:06

Tags: Development tools, Languages and standards, Web services development, application development, bmc, software

Microsoft to wrap Nokia deal Friday, name subsidiary 'Microsoft Mobile'

Microsoft today said that it will close the $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset business on Friday, about eight months after revealing the deal.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 April, 2014 03:23

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, consumer electronics, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, Nokia, smartphones, mobile, Windows Phone

Telerik frees HTML5 collection of components

Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook, development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications

By Joab Jackson | 19 April, 2014 07:07

Tags: Development tools, Web services development, application development, software, Telerik

Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report

Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 April, 2014 08:23

Tags: applications, development platforms, e-mail, software, Office suites, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration, Infrastructure services, Google

Where's my gigabit Internet, anyway?

For Americans used to roughly 10Mbps broadband connections, the idea of gigabit Internet can feel a little like science fiction. Streaming 4K video without hiccups? Enormous file downloads happening in seconds? Oh, sure.

By Jon Gold | 18 April, 2014 08:04

Tags: Wi-Fi, IDC, Networking, wireless, anti-malware, WLANs / Wi-Fi

For Red Hat, it's RHEL and then...?

Red Hat is hosting its annual summit this week - this year in San Francisco - where the company is seemingly basking in the glory of making more than a billion dollars off a free open source project.

By Brandon Butler | 18 April, 2014 03:06

Tags: Google, Cloud, software, internet, Capita, cloud computing, Red Hat

With Google Glass, the doctor can see you now

Emergency room physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are four months into a pilot program where they are using Google's computerized eyeglasses to help treat patients.

By Computerworld Staff | 17 April, 2014 20:38

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Google, Networking, wireless, DMC, healthcare IT, mobile, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, mobile apps

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