The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
The problem with IT security professionals is they spend too much time stopping business people from trying new things, including cloud services, out of worries about risk when they should really be working directly with business managers to help them innovate by means of security.
By Ellen Messmer | 05 December, 2013 22:18
Ah, December – it's cold as hell, everyone's going berserk from stress about visiting relatives and getting presents for the kids, and it gets dark at about 4 p.m. "Happy" holidays!
By Jon Gold | 05 December, 2013 20:12
Explosive revelations in the past six months about the U.S. government's massive cyber-spying activities have spooked individuals, rankled politicians and enraged privacy watchdogs, but top IT executives aren't panicking -- yet.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 05 December, 2013 19:28
There are currently several million smartphones certified to run on a "HotSpot 2.0" Wi-Fi network. In November, about 400 of them finally got a chance to do so -- in Beijing, China.
By John Cox | 05 December, 2013 18:22
Oracle has fully integrated the long-awaited Linux DTrace debugging tool into the latest release of its Linux distribution, potentially allowing administrators and developers to pinpoint the cause of thorny performance issues with more accuracy.
By Joab Jackson | 05 December, 2013 17:46
Xamarin has integrated the sneak peek version of Google's GDK (Glass Development Kit) into its cross-platform development tools, allowing C# developers to create apps for Google Glass.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 December, 2013 17:44
SlideShare, a site for posting, sharing, viewing, rating and commenting primarily on business presentations, has given a makeover to its homepage.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 05 December, 2013 16:34
While you have undoubtedly heard all the gloom and doom stories regarding individuals using personally owned devices or personally controlled cloud services like Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Idrive, Evernote and similar services, don't forget the law of unintended consequences.
By Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director, and Jonathan Fairtlough, Managing Director, Kroll | 05 December, 2013 16:12
The growing popularity of 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet in data centers helped propel the entire Ethernet switch market during the third quarter, according to IDC.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 December, 2013 15:34
China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier, has finally inked a deal with Apple to sell the iPhone, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
By Gregg Keizer | 05 December, 2013 14:54
Sensors tucked inside a bra can detect emotional states that lead to overeating in time to head off binges, according to studies assisted by a team from Microsoft Research.
By Tim Greene | 05 December, 2013 14:11
Next year will see demonstrable evidence of the Internet of Things, real-time communications on the Web, and SDN-enabled platforms with killer applications for them.
By Jim Duffy | 05 December, 2013 13:52
Intel has beefed up its networking silicon in a bid to capture a bigger share of enterprise, carrier and cloud-provider networks for its chip architecture.
By Stephen Lawson | 04 December, 2013 22:28
Large smartphones with 5-inch or larger displays -- often called phablets -- are eating into sales of smaller tablets with screens in the 7-inch range.
By Matt Hamblen | 04 December, 2013 20:45
The wireless world is evolving rapidly in response to the explosion of intelligent devices, applications and data, and the IEEE 802.11ad standard, commonly known as WiGig, is poised to help.
By Mark Grodzinsky, Vice President of Marketing, Wilocity | 04 December, 2013 16:03
A security researcher has released software and technical instructions for modifying a drone so that it can identify and hijack other drones.
By Lucian Constantin | 04 December, 2013 15:38
In a move that could add momentum to game development on Linux, game maker Valve has joined the Linux Foundation and will contribute tools for developers to work with its SteamOS.
By Loek Essers | 04 December, 2013 15:33
Touch-ready notebook PCs will account for about 11% of all laptops shipped this year, an improvement over 2012 when customers had few choices if they wanted to smudge screens, a market research analyst said today.
By Gregg Keizer | 04 December, 2013 13:21
China overtook Japan in IT spending this year to become the world's second largest IT market, according to market research firm IDC.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 04 December, 2013 11:49
While China's demand for electronics continues to soar, the tech services market may be shrinking for U.S. enterprise vendors. Security concerns over U.S. secret surveillance are giving the Chinese government and local companies more reason to trust domestic vendors, according to industry experts.
By Michael Kan | 04 December, 2013 04:55