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The next generation of storage disruption: storage-class memory

SCM is a new hybrid storage/memory tier that is slightly slower than DRAM but is persistent like traditional storage

QlikView vs. Tableau: BI users debate the importance of pretty charts

Online reviews from business intelligence software users suggest that either QlikView or Tableau could do the job, so choosy BI buyers should consider whether it’s more important for the organization to have user-friendly charting or advanced data applications.

Comcast planning nationwide gigabit broadband in 2 years. What will it cost?

Comcast is planning a gigabit broadband network based on the DOCSIS 3.1 standard. But the question is,

Deep Dream: Artificial intelligence meets hallucinations

Artificially intelligent neural networks can not only identify images, they can be used to generate images Hieronymus Bosch would have been proud of.

By Mark Gibbs | 24 August, 2015 07:04

Tags: artificial intelligence

Tintri covers the bases — all-flash and hybrid-flash storage

Choice is, to mangle a marketing line, the choice of a new generation. Tintri aims to offer it in spades to storage customers.

By Ben Kepes | 20 August, 2015 16:00

Tags: storage

Google cloud ''loses'' data (sky falling; film at 11)

Google is sorry to report it's lost some cloud customers' data. Lightning struck four times near its St. Ghislain, Belgium data center. From cloud to cloud, as't were, causing some storage to go bye-bye...

By Richi Jennings | 20 August, 2015 13:20

Tags: Google, storage, cloud security

How college CIOs brace for back-to-school (with video!)

To some, the job of a higher-education CIO might seem downright cushy. After all, unlike their corporate counterparts, these IT leaders don't have to answer to shareholders, cater to business-line leaders or survive acrimonious mergers.

By Cindy Waxer | 17 August, 2015 20:34

Tags: management, Networking, infrastructure management, twitter

Network infrastructure cost optimization services can save millions

<em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

By By Pete Lorenzen, General Manager of Networking Services, IBM | 14 August, 2015 07:29

Tags: management, Traffic management, Networking, wan optimization, Network World

OpenStack is redefining the business model for data solutions

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By Orlando Bayter, CEO, Ormuco | 14 August, 2015 03:40

Tags: HP, IBM, Networking, Open Source Subnet, Network World, Oracle, emc

Three critical considerations when optimizing infrastructure for application performance

<em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

By By John Gentry, vice president of marketing and alliances, Virtual Instruments | 14 August, 2015 02:04

Tags: management, Networking, infrastructure management, Network World

It's alive! Patch Tuesday survives for Windows 10

Patch Tuesday, contrary to expectations earlier this year, survived after Microsoft yesterday delivered security updates not only for the legacy editions of Windows, but also for the new Windows 10.

By Gregg Keizer | 13 August, 2015 06:24

Tags: myer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Stop the funeral! Objective-C is alive and kicking

Objective-C may no longer be the stylish language choice for Apple iOS and Mac OS development -- that mantle is being assumed by Swift, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2929599/application-development/believe-it-or-not-swift-debuted-a-year-ago-today.html">introduced in mid-2014</a>. But proponents of Objective-C don't expect it to go away quietly anytime soon.

By Paul Krill | 11 August, 2015 20:09

Tags: Apple, application development, infoworld, objective, software

With H-1B visa, diversity doesn't apply

Apple says workforce diversity "inspires creativity and innovation," but one of Apple's major contractors, Infosys, is far from diverse.

By Patrick Thibodeau, Sharon Machlis | 10 August, 2015 20:06

Tags: Apple, services, outsourcing, infosys, H-1B, IT outsourcing

Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) applications emerge as the tech stabilizes

Perhaps the single-most significant standards based technological advancement in the field of unified communications over the past year has been the completion of Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) standard and the appearance of several WebRTC based implementations.

By By Michael Frendo, EVP of Worldwide Engineering, Polycom | 07 August, 2015 06:54

Tags: unified communications, telecommunication, W3C, voip, Networking, 3C, IETF, World Wide Web Consortium

Sick of Flash security holes? HTML5 has its own

HTML5 has been billed as the natural, standards-based successor to proprietary plug-ins such as Adobe's Flash Player for providing rich multimedia services on the Web. But when it comes to security, one of Flash's major weaknesses, HTML5 is no panacea.

By Paul Krill | 07 August, 2015 01:23

Tags: application development, html5, Languages and standards, beca, software

Windows 10 review: Hold off if you use Windows 7

After the truly wretched Windows 8 and marginally less wretched Windows 8.1, Windows 10 comes as a breath of fresh air.

By Woody Leonhard | 29 July, 2015 20:09

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Deep-dive review: Windows 10 - worth the wait

Finally, an operating system from Microsoft you can love.

By Preston Gralla | 28 July, 2015 03:30

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Patch Tuesday: Not dead yet

Patch Tuesday is not dead.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 July, 2015 06:15

Tags: myer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Final Windows 10 upgrade forecast sees OS on 440M PCs by early '17

By February 2017, Microsoft should have Windows 10 on more than 440 million personal computers, according to a new analysis of user share data and upgrade tempo.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2015 20:58

Tags: net applications, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, computerworld, 21, Windows 10, software, operating systems

How to ditch the iOS 9 preview and go back to iOS 8

This is a time of temptation for Apple enthusiasts, many of whom are eager to get their hands -- and devices -- on the company's newest software. Between June, when company execs tout the upcoming versions of Apple's desktop and mobile operating systems, and the fall, when the polished, finished versions arrive, Apple users get a chance to serve as beta testers.

By Michael deAgonia | 24 July, 2015 00:45

Tags: Apple, software, Apple iOS, Capita

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