Software

What does the FCC's net neutrality vote mean?

Net neutrality has been debated for a decade, but the Federal Communications Commission's historic vote on Thursday signals only the beginning of further battles and likely lawsuits.

By Matt Hamblen | 27 February, 2015 08:29

Tags: Technology Law & Regulation, at&t, legal, fcc, internet

OpenStack Board Member Rob Hirschfeld on the impact of DevOps, SDN, Docker & more

I recently had the great pleasure to sit down with community-elected OpenStack board member and Crowbar co-creator, Rob Hirschfeld. Rob shared awesome nuggets of wisdom on data center and cloud operations, you can view the video and the full transcript below:

By Art Fewell | 26 February, 2015 05:34

Tags: Dell, application development, eucalyptus, Open Source Subnet, software, Joyent

GitHub for the rest of us

There's a reason why software developers live at the leading edges of an unevenly distributed future: Their work products have always been digital artifacts, and since the dawn of networks, their work processes have been connected.

By Jon Udell | 25 February, 2015 02:07

Tags: GitHub, applications, software, collaboration software, collaboration

How machine learning ate Microsoft

At the Strata big data conference yesterday, Microsoft let the world know its Azure Machine Learning offering was generally available to developers. This may come as a surprise. Microsoft? Isn't machine learning the province of Google or Facebook or innumerable hot startups?

By Mary Branscombe | 20 February, 2015 02:27

Tags: application development, Strata, skype, Google, Microsoft, bing, software, machine learning, Facebook

Node.js goes pro: New opportunities -- and risks

In its mere five years of existence, Node.js has transformed from a technological curiosity to a technology stack all its own, providing a major building block for everything from microservices to APIs.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 13 February, 2015 01:53

Tags: Firefox, Node.js, Languages and standards, application development, software

Key questions to consider when evaluating hybrid cloud

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 By Jerry McLeod, VP of business development, HotLink | 10 February, 2015 07:43

Tags: hybrid cloud, Microsoft, strategy, cloud computing, internet, VMware

Debunking the myths about scale-up architectures

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 By Ferhat Hatay, Fujitsu Oracle Center of Excellence | 10 February, 2015 06:57

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Google, hardware systems, Data Center, Data Center Efficiency, Facebook

IT jobs market booming in the Southwest

2015 IT Salary & Jobs Regional Report: The Southwest

By Lamont Wood | 09 February, 2015 22:12

Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, IT careers, careers, IT management, Southwest

18 ways to get the most out of Android 5.0

Got Lollipop? Google's Android 5.0 operating system is slowly but surely making its way to devices around the world -- and like any major OS upgrade, it brings with it a whole new set of options, features, and shortcuts to master.

By JR Raphael | 09 February, 2015 22:07

Tags: isco, consumer electronics, Google, Android, smartphones

After Wheeler unveils proposal, what's next for net neutrality?

A flurry of activity will follow the plan from U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility as the foundation for new net neutrality rules.

By Grant Gross | 06 February, 2015 06:47

Tags: telecommunication, regulation, Tom Wheeler, U.S. Congress, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, government, internet, Internet service providers, broadband

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's the rebirth of satellite Internet

SpaceX, Facebook, Virgin Galactic and Google have all announced major initiatives that would help connect the world -- especially developing nations -- to the Internet. But the next thing in worldwide connectivity isn't going to be in underground cables, so much as it will be over your head. It starts with satellites, but it gets a lot weirder.

By Matt Weinberger | 06 February, 2015 04:21

Tags: telecommunication, Google, satellites, netflix, SpaceX, LAN & WAN, broadband, Facebook

Satya Nadella at one year: Grading Microsoft's CEO

Make no mistake: A year after he succeeded Steve Ballmer in the job, CEO Satya Nadella firmly controls Microsoft's fate.

By Woody Leonhard | 05 February, 2015 01:25

Tags: Microsoft, Technology Business, infoworld, business management

An inside look into VMware's new hybrid Cloud strategy

During the past week VMware has been making power play moves in the Cloud computing market to position its offering as the premier enterprise hybrid Cloud computing platform. As it does so, however, analysts question how well the grand plan VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger has put together stacks up with heavyweights of the cloud computing market, most specifically Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

By Brandon Butler | 04 February, 2015 06:59

Tags: amazon, Amazon Web Services, IDC, Google, Microsoft, cloud computing, internet, VMware

All signs point to the demise of Microsoft's Surface tablet

Microsoft seems to be within a whisker of calling it quits on its failed experiment with the Surface tablet, the device powered by the ARM architecture and Windows RT, an offshoot of Windows 8.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 January, 2015 03:33

Tags: Microsoft, hardware systems, tablets, Best Buy

Is the ASUS X205 Microsoft's Chromebook killer?

The ASUS X205 is one of three Windows 8.1 notebooks, all released in November, designed to halt the encroachment of Chromebooks into the low-end Windows notebook market. (The other two are the HP Stream 11 and HP Stream 13.)

By Howard Wen | 27 January, 2015 00:14

Tags: Microsoft, hardware systems, bing, tablets, notebook, intel, acer, Best Buy, HP, Staples, Google

Linus Torvalds diversity gaffe brings out the best (and worst) of the open source world

It all started at the Linux.conf.au Conference, when Nebula developer (and former colleague) Matthew Garrett kicked off a post-keynote Q&A session with Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds by asking about his often-abrasive, super-aggressive tone on official mailing lists.

By Matt Weinberger | 24 January, 2015 05:59

Tags: business issues, IT industry, GitHub, Ars Technica

Agile development: Adopt gradually or dive in?

When the Agile Manifesto was introduced almost 15 years ago, it proposed a radical methodology change as an alternative to traditional project management. With agile, project requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration in development cycles that break tasks into small increments. While this methodology helps businesses manage unpredictability, it also requires those businesses to adopt a different mindset in order to be successful.

By By Jack Walser, Client Services Executive, AIM Consulting | 23 January, 2015 09:55

Tags: software, Agile development tools

Debunking SSD Myths

  By now everyone is aware of the performance leap offered by solid-state drives (SSDs) compared to hard disk drives (HDDs), but some SSD myths persist. It's time to separate fact from fiction.

By By Chuck Brown, SSD business development manager, Intel | 23 January, 2015 09:25

Tags: SSD, Configuration / maintenance, Drives, storage, hardware systems, Data Center

10th time's the charm: Microsoft finally solves big problems with Surface Pro 3

Judging by many comments on the Microsoft Answers forum and elsewhere, Microsoft's Jan. 15 firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 has solved almost all outstanding issues with Wi-Fi connections, hibernating, Bluetooth connectivity, battery drain on standby, Hyper-V interference with Wi-Fi, and more.

By Woody Leonhard | 22 January, 2015 01:59

Tags: mobile technology, Microsoft, mobile

10 cool network and computing research projects

If you think the latest enterprise and consumer network and computer technologies rolling into your data center and being snuck into your offices by end users are advanced, wait until you see what's cooking in the labs at universities and tech companies. Much of well-funded research is aimed at security, simplifying use of current technology and figuring out how to more easily plow through mounds of big data. Here's at peek at 10 projects.

By Bob Brown | 22 January, 2015 01:00

Tags: education, supercomputing, Microsoft, research, industry verticals

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