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Bart Perkins: How to keep projects on track

Here are some things that IT management can do to identify problems in a timely manner.

By Bart Perkins | 21 April, 2014 20:33

Tags: management, applications, Networking, software, project management

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: What's the best smartphone? That's the wrong question.

There is no one 'best.' All we can really do is determine the best smartphone for you.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 21 April, 2014 20:33

Tags: Motorola, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, ios, Android, wireless, software, operating systems, mobile, mobile apps, galaxy, consumer electronics, smartphones

Thornton May: Your privacy map is probably wrong

The privacy maps being created today are primarily designed to avoid lawsuits.

By Thornton A. May | 21 April, 2014 20:33

Tags: management, security, Networking, privacy

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

Four reasons Microsoft is a new company

There's no question that today's Microsoft is a whole new company. Many of the changes announced under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella were initiated under his predecessor, Steve Ballmer. But it's clear that it's a whole new Microsoft.

By Mike Elgan | 05 April, 2014 22:24

Tags: applications, Microsoft, Windows, hardware systems, smartphones, software, tablets, operating systems, Windows Phone, Apple, consumer electronics

Microsoft gets strategic with its Enterprise Mobility Suite

With its Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft will make it easier for companies to manage a range of devices, including those running Apple's iOS and Google's Android. It's a smart move, says columnist Ryan Faas.

By Ryan Faas | 04 April, 2014 21:15

Tags: Apple, Mobile device management, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, mobile

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

Security Manager's Journal: A rush to XP's end of life

The end of Microsoft support is fast approaching, and the company still has a lot of machines running the old Windows operating system.

By J.F. Rice | 02 April, 2014 02:52

Tags: security, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, Malware and Vulnerabilities

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

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Who needs operating systems anymore? Not you

OSs will still matter to developers and engineers, but ordinary users are going to be more and more in the cloud, where their OS doesn't matter at all.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 24 March, 2014 10:37

Tags: IBM, software, Vouchercloud, internet, cloud computing, operating systems

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

A peek into the licensing abyss, courtesy of Microsoft

Anyone who wants to see how convoluted Microsoft licensing can be should check out the company's Licensing How To blog, where officials answer questions from customers and explain policies, concepts and how to apply usage rules in specific scenarios.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 19 March, 2014 13:30

Tags: Microsoft, software

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

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