The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
True apples-to-apples comparisons require a lot of time and effort -- in other words, money.
By Bart Perkins | 02 December, 2013 11:33
Even as he heads to the door, Ballmer is changing how Microsoft will run for years to come.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 02 December, 2013 11:33
Here are two new devices that can help improve audio quality for voice calls, whether you're in the office or out on the road.
By Keith Shaw | 25 November, 2013 10:43
Mobile payments have still not caught on as U.S. users stick with their credit cards. Now the innovation is coming in the form of new debit cards.
By Mike Elgan | 23 November, 2013 12:04
If you're going to be stuck with a Windows 8 (or 8.1) notebook, you might as well make it as interesting as possible, to help lessen the pain of having to deal with Windows as your operating system.
By Keith Shaw | 21 November, 2013 20:37
Apple repeatedly bows to censorship demands in places like China.
By Preston Gralla | 20 November, 2013 13:59
The rock: Users want to use their smartphones for work. The hard place: Security is deficient. All CIOs are caught between the two.
By Thornton A. May | 18 November, 2013 11:34
In the life of every device, there's a moment when you wonder whether it's finally obsolete. If you're wondering that about the original iPad, columnist Michael deAgonia has some advice.
By Michael deAgonia | 15 November, 2013 19:15
The IT infrastructure market in particular has been hit by an innovation drought since the IPO markets dried up around 2000.
By Steve Duplessie | 11 November, 2013 14:29
Looking for Mark Gibbs' latest musings? Head on over to Gearhead. Same wit, same site, different platform.
By Mark Gibbs | 05 November, 2013 17:08
The benefits of standardization will always run up against the arcane needs of far-flung field locations.
By Bart Perkins | 04 November, 2013 10:06
Is Windows 8.1 better than Windows 8? Yes. Is it any good? No.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 04 November, 2013 10:05
Many IT leaders seem to have difficulty separating the concepts of power and influence, thinking of the latter as a softer form of power.
By Paul Glen | 04 November, 2013 10:05
The number of women working in technology is far below the percentage in the workforce at large, and enrollment numbers suggest that improvement isn't imminent.
By Jonny Evans | 31 October, 2013 16:08
Boeing, NASA, Lockheed Martin and GE are among the large corporations that for decades have used additive manufacturing, known more popularly as 3-D printing.
By Zach Miners | 28 October, 2013 12:01
For the CIO job, things are going to get bigger, better and different on a massive scale.
By Thornton A. May | 21 October, 2013 10:04
Alan Mulally is a savvy manager and a smart engineer. But Microsoft's big problem is vision, and that's where Mulally falls short.
By Preston Gralla | 21 October, 2013 10:04
The joys of mobile computing are not without a downside. A wide range of diseases, disorders and syndromes have emerged around our growing gadget habit.
By Mike Elgan | 19 October, 2013 10:19
Getting Windows Phone 8 Update 3, and eventually Windows Phone 8.1, on phablets is one thing, but getting a foothold in the low-end tablet market is a bigger opportunity.
By Jack Gold | 16 October, 2013 16:06
In my role as multimedia content editor for IDG Enterprise, I find myself with lots of video footage, which takes up a ton of storage capacity. Backing up that footage to external storage drives can take a long time, especially if you're using older transfer technologies, such as USB 2.0. Fortunately, there are some faster devices and transfer connections now available, here are two recent drives (and a docking station) that can help speed up your personal file storage transfer dilemmas:
By Keith Shaw | 15 October, 2013 17:00