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MongoDB snags key Oracle engineer

Upstart NoSQL software vendor MongoDB has snagged a key engineer from the ranks of Oracle, the company's largest competitor in the database software market.

By Joab Jackson | 01 August, 2014 05:44

Tags: business issues, personnel, applications, databases, MongoDB, Roger Bamford, software, Oracle

CISOs still struggle for respect from peers

Chief information security officers (CISOs) continue to have a hard time gaining the respect of other C-suite executives despite the heightened focus overall on information security.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 01 August, 2014 02:58

Tags: ThreatTrack Security, security, Networking, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management, Neiman Marcus, management, Target

Stanford surgical students set sights on Google Glass

Stanford University's medical school plans to start using Google's wearable computer, Glass, to help train students in surgery.

By Sharon Gaudin | 31 July, 2014 13:27

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Google, Networking, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, wireless, healthcare IT, mobile, Stanford University

Oracle-based system for US visas still glitchy after software update

There's no immediate end in sight to trouble that has hit the U.S. State Department's computer system for processing visa applications and caused problems for thousands of people worldwide.

By Martyn Williams | 31 July, 2014 06:48

Tags: Government use of IT, applications, databases, hardware systems, U.S. Department of State, software, government, Oracle

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system that can be used to test chips and associated hardware based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for servers with the aim of standardizing that market.

By Joab Jackson | 31 July, 2014 04:39

Tags: Linux, servers, hardware systems, software, operating systems, Red Hat

Samsung, Apple still dominate smartphones, but their shares slip

Samsung and Apple, in the second quarter, sunk to their lowest shares of the global smartphone market in recent years as Chinese smartphone vendors came on strong, according to market research firm, IDC.

By Matt Hamblen | 30 July, 2014 07:10

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, ios, ZTE, wireless, operating systems, mobile, Xiaomi, Apple, IDC, consumer electronics, tcl, smartphones, Lenovo, software

Ford and GM sued for millions over CD-ripping tech in cars

The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies is suing Ford and General Motors for violating copyrights with the CD-ripping capability of their cars.

By Lucas Mearian | 30 July, 2014 07:05

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, legal, wireless, mobile

Oracle hits back at ex-employee's claims over in-memory database option

Oracle has responded to a former employee's claim that a new in-memory processing option is turned on by default with the latest release of Database 12c, insisting that the process of enabling it requires a series of deliberate steps.

By Chris Kanaracus | 30 July, 2014 06:16

Tags: applications, databases, it strategy, software, IT management, data warehousing, emc, Oracle

Secrets to CIO Longevity

Enterprises that keep the same CIO in place for years -- and even decades -- have a unique culture of collaboration and consistency.

By Howard Baldwin | 30 July, 2014 05:08

Tags: management, Networking, IT careers, CIO role, IT Leadership, Society for Information Management, IT management

Amazon Fire teardown pegs parts cost just below 32GB iPhone 5S

Parts for the 32GB Amazon Fire smartphone cost $205, just shy of the cost of parts of a similarly configured Apple iPhone 5S and well below the Samsung Galaxy S5, both with the same 32GB storage tally.

By Matt Hamblen | 30 July, 2014 01:04

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, at&t, Android, smartphones, wireless, IHS, mobile, galaxy, Apple, consumer electronics

Cisco ready to ship ACI controller

Cisco this week announced it will soon ship its Application Centric Infrastructure controller and rolled out other extensions across its data center portfolio.

By Jim Duffy | 29 July, 2014 23:03

Tags: business issues, Networking, LAN, cisco, M1, Components, ethernet switches, Boards -- other, LAN & WAN

RoboBees to Save US Agriculture

What man breaks, man can fix ... at least, that's what we like to think. Consider, for example, bees. Bees of all species are dying off in the US and Europe and over the last few years we've seen the commercial beekeeping industry decimated by a syndrome called colony collapse disorder (CCD).

By Mark Gibbs | 29 July, 2014 22:33

Tags: management, robots, colony collapse disorder, Networking, infrastructure management, RoboBee, bees, Monsanto

NICTA pushes seL4 microkernel beyond drones

The seL4 microkernel, the “world’s most highly assured OS”, has just been released as open source, which will help it evolve beyond its military use, says NICTA.

By Rebecca Merrett | 29 July, 2014 12:00

Tags: nicta, drones, industrial automation, seL4, medical devices, seL4 microkernel

Testbed will help clouds and networks shake hands

A network testbed being constructed just south of San Francisco will help carriers and vendors develop standards for better cloud services, the CloudEthernet Forum says.

By Stephen Lawson | 29 July, 2014 11:13

Tags: Networking, Tata Communications, internet, CloudEthernet Forum, cloud computing

Mozilla knocks off 'interim' label, names Chris Beard CEO

Mozilla today ditched the "interim" label for Chris Beard and appointed him CEO.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 July, 2014 06:25

Tags: Firefox, CIO role, IT Leadership, internet, IT management

Workarounds to purge search bar from Firefox's new tab page are available

Firefox users who don't like the changes to the browser's new tab page have multiple options.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 July, 2014 22:54

Tags: web apps, Firefox, Google, e-commerce, internet, e-business

A new tool for disasters: The personal antenna

New York start-up goTenna has created a portable antenna that could come in handy when cellular service is unavailable.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 26 July, 2014 05:52

Tags: wireless networking, Networking, wireless

The Pirate Bay makes searching for torrents easier on mobile devices

The Pirate Bay launched a mobile site on Thursday to make it easier to navigate the search engine for torrent files on mobile devices.

By Loek Essers | 25 July, 2014 21:03

Tags: the pirate bay, copyright, intellectual property, legal, mobile

IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components.

By Stephen Lawson | 25 July, 2014 09:07

Tags: Imagination Technologies, Networking, wireless, Components, Omron, internet, Holst Centre

Newegg takes pre-orders for Samsung's first 3D Pro SSD

Newegg has begun taking orders for Samsung's most advanced solid state drive (SSD), a model that uses stacked, or three dimensional, NAND flash for greater performance and endurance over previous models based on conventional NAND flash.

By Lucas Mearian | 25 July, 2014 07:29

Tags: SSD, Drives, storage, Samsung Electronics, Newegg

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