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Some customers aren't sold on US transition to IP networks

Many U.S. residents who have written the FCC to voice concerns about the move from copper-based telephone networks to Internet Protocol are concerned about the potential effects on health from mobile-headset radiation and what happens when the electricity goes out.

By Grant Gross | 17 April, 2014 04:23

Tags: telephony, AARP, telecommunication, regulation, at&t, voip, legal, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, government, broadband

Latest gadgets ease the cruelty of travel

Luckily, gadget-makers understand the cruelty of travel, and are always creating new devices that help the mobile worker/road warrior ease the pain of a hotel room with few outlets, or expensive in-room Wi-Fi. Here are three gadgets I've recently tested that can help you on your next trip:

By Keith Shaw | 16 April, 2014 03:14

Tags: Networking, wireless, anti-malware

Brace yourself, here comes the mobile appsplosion

Companies are engaged in a kind of arms race with competitors to see how many apps they can get everyone to use. But this aggressive push for more apps is going to end up giving users app fatigue.

By Mike Elgan | 12 April, 2014 21:20

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, dropbox, Networking, None, smartphones, wireless, mobile, Facebook, mobile apps, Instagram, consumer electronics, WhatsApp

Leave the CIO alone

Alternative titles like chief digital officer and chief technology officer muddy the situation and might even dilute authority.

By Paul M. Ingevaldson | 09 April, 2014 21:32

Tags: management, Networking, intel

Addressing WAN edge networking complexity with SDN and NFV

As enterprises add mobile users, virtualized services, and public and private clouds, they're running into constraints that threaten to limit their ability to scale their network infrastructure appropriately. Contrary to what many assume, the constraints are not so much bandwidth and cost, the real culprit is complexity.

By Dave Corley | 08 April, 2014 04:38

Tags: SDN, Networking, LAN, Netsocket, LAN & WAN

Paul Glen: The benefits of an unstructured career

Too often we make self-limiting assumptions about position, status and the need to rigidly follow a career path.

By Paul Glen | 07 April, 2014 20:37

Tags: management, Networking, IT careers

Putting the 'B' in BRM

How can you have a business relationship management program that doesn't include input from the business units?

By Al Kuebler | 04 April, 2014 05:05

Tags: management, Networking

Career advice: Learn from your mistakes

Premier 100 IT Leader Doris Peek also answers questions on the value of education and of learning about the business.

By Doris Peek | 04 April, 2014 03:01

Tags: applications, education, Networking, computerworld, training, software, project management, industry verticals, IT management, Education/Training, management

Jonny Evans: Wearable computing means the death of the smartphone

For wearables to really take off, they will have to cannibalize the smartphone, just as mobile devices have cannibalized the PC.

By Jonny Evans | 02 April, 2014 22:19

Tags: BI Research, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, ABI research, smartphones, wireless, intel, IT management, mobile, consumerization of IT, consumer electronics

The Enterprise of Things

Consumers will lead the charge to the Internet of Things, but enterprise adaptation will not be far behind. Will your IT department be ready?

By Jack Gold | 26 March, 2014 13:55

Tags: management, Networking, internet

Ron Miller: When will we start taking security seriously?

And what is going to have to happen before we see that we must set the smartest minds on coming up with newer, safer and less complicated security methods?

By Ron Miller | 24 March, 2014 10:37

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, consumer electronics, security, Networking, beca, smartphones, wireless, mobile, Target

15 mysteries about the Moto 360 smartwatch

We've seen pictures and videos of Motorola's round smartwatch. But the most important facts are still unknown, and Mike Elgan has a lot of questions.

By Mike Elgan | 22 March, 2014 11:09

Tags: Motorola, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, qualcomm, wireless, intel, Personal Technology, mobile, Google, htc, consumer electronics, broadcom

Evan Schuman: Can Starbucks get people to use its app to pay for dry cleaning?

The coffee purveyor has indicated it wants to move in that direction. But so do other companies, and they all have some hurdles to overcome.

By Evan Schuman | 18 March, 2014 12:08

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, retail, Networking, wireless, paypal, industry verticals, IT management, mobile, starbucks, consumerization of IT

Ready for your electronic tattoo?

Electronic tattoos are the ultimate wearable computer. There's no telling what a patch of electronics stuck to your body somewhere and connected wirelessly to a smartphone can do once app developers get involved.

By Mike Elgan | 15 March, 2014 11:03

Tags: Motorola, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, wireless, Lenovo, Personal Technology, mobile, Google, consumer electronics

Seagate's latest: Drive fast, App slow

The data transfer speed improvements that Seagate has made to their drives is remarkably impressive.

By Keith Shaw | 12 March, 2014 22:15

Tags: network storage, Configuration / maintenance, dropbox, flickr, Networking, hardware systems, wireless, Data Center, Facebook, youtube, 3M, Google

Evan Schuman: Is MasterCard's fraud program just another data grab?

It offers slightly greater payment convenience, but at what cost?

By Evan Schuman | 11 March, 2014 12:08

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, security, Networking, wireless, mobile, privacy

Paul Glen: Motivating the mercenaries

To get your projects done, you'll need to motivate your people to perform, no matter where their loyalties lie.

By Paul Glen | 10 March, 2014 10:35

Tags: management, Networking, IT careers, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management

Thornton May: Reflections on inflections

Every day, contemporary executives confront a series of inflection points, where received wisdom is no longer adequate.

By Thornton A. May | 10 March, 2014 10:35

Tags: management, Networking

Security Manager's Journal: Security flaw shakes faith in Apple mobile devices

And without remote management, getting patches onto devices scattered throughout the organization is hit or miss.

By J.F. Rice | 06 March, 2014 14:42

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Apple, security, Networking, wireless, encryption, mobile

Reviews: HP's EliteBook 840 and Logitech's ConferenceCam CC3000e

The notebook features a lightweight yet tough finish, and the latest tech specs; up to 16GB of memory; storage options up to 1TB hard drive or 256GB SSD; 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

By Keith Shaw | 05 March, 2014 23:13

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, PC, Networking, hardware systems, wireless, Corning, intel, anti-malware, Data Center, HP

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