Microsoft reveals bankruptcy of devices strategy by dumping Nokia feature phones

Microsoft decision to ax the feature phone business it got when it bought Nokia's handset business for $7.2 billion shows the investment 'went for naught.'

By Gregg Keizer | 22 July, 2014 06:16

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, Nokia, beca, smartphones, Windows Phone

A guide to the confusing Internet of Things standards world

Google recently announced a new networking protocol called Thread that aims to create a standard for communication between connected household devices.

By Colin Neagle | 22 July, 2014 05:31

Tags: Google, Internet of Things, Networking, qualcomm, intel, IoT

Why Microsoft isn't spooked by the Apple-IBM alliance

The Apple-IBM partnership will have little effect on Microsoft's dominance in the enterprise, or drastically change its mutating mobile strategy.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 July, 2014 06:28

Tags: IT industry, Apple, ios, Microsoft, IBM, Windows, software, operating systems

Apple-IBM deal threatens Android's enterprise push

The new Apple-IBM partnership seems sure to help Apple sell more iPads to businesses, but it may also be setting off alarm bells at mobile device management companies large and small.

By Matt Hamblen | 17 July, 2014 02:57

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, ios, IBM, wireless, operating systems, LANDesk, mobile, Blackberry, Apple, Google, symantec, Mobile device management, Microsoft, SAP, software

What about Windows, Mr Nadella?

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella demoted Windows to a handful of terse mentions deep in his 3,100 all-hands strategy email of last week.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 July, 2014 23:04

Tags: IT industry, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Why Samsung needs to move beyond Android - and Google

Samsung depends on Google's Android OS, but needs to find a way to differentiate itself from rivals who also use Android if it's to grow and thrive.

By Matt Hamblen | 12 July, 2014 03:23

Tags: galaxy, Google, consumer electronics, Android, hardware systems, smartphones, tablets

Review: Halt and Catch Fire adds sizzle to PC history

AMC's new TV series harks back to the early days of PCs -- but drama, not desktops, takes center stage.

By Ken Gagne | 11 July, 2014 20:37

Tags: IBM, desktop pcs, hardware systems, Facebook, PCs

The Internet of Things at home: Why we should pay attention

The Internet of Things is producing a lot of interesting consumer products that have the potential to lead to important enterprise tools. Here is a basic overview of the concept, together with examples of available products and what they offer.

By Robert L. Mitchell | 30 June, 2014 20:37

Tags: consumerization of IT, consumer electronics, general electric, Tracker, Personal Technology, IT management

Smartwatches at work: Boon or bane for IT?

It's hard to assess how popular smartwatches will be for business users, or how much of a pain they'll be for IT to support. But don't surprised when they start showing up in the office.

By Matt Hamblen | 28 June, 2014 03:36

Tags: Google, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, mobile apps

Google's move into home automation means even less privacy

Plans by smart thermostat maker Nest Labs to share some customer data with corporate parent Google means the search engine giant will be fending off privacy concerns as it expands into home automation.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 27 June, 2014 04:58

Tags: security, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, logitech, internet, Internet Search, jawbone, privacy, search engines, whirlpool, Google

Google targets business users with cloud, Docs advances

After focusing on Android during much of today's lengthy keynote, Google officials turned their attention to the enterprise.

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 June, 2014 10:11

Tags: web apps, Google, consumer electronics, Microsoft, Android, smartphones, cloud storage

With Android L, Google makes pitch for enterprise users

Google will provide enterprise-focused security and management features to its entire Android showcase of mobile devices, including features reserved only for Samsung devices running Samsung security software called Knox, a Google executive announced during the Google I/O keynote address Wednesday.

By Matt Hamblen | 26 June, 2014 06:59

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, security, Android, smartphones, mobile security, Kno, mobile apps

Support clock ticks on Office for Mac 2011, but heir nowhere in sight

The clock is ticking on support for Office for the Mac 2011, and there's still no sign from Microsoft of a replacement.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 June, 2014 05:27

Tags: applications, Microsoft, computerworld, Mac OS X, software

Impact of today's hardware and software applications in Cloud-based environments: Part 1

As an industry, we have been looking at cloud-based technologies both from private and public structure and how best to optimize design, engineer and develop such technologies to better optimize the world of wireless and the Internet of Everything.

By Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi | 25 June, 2014 05:39

Tags: applications, SDN, hardware systems, NFV, software, internet, cloud computing, software defined networking

VMware: We're aiming to be a top 3 Cloud provider

Gartner's annual Magic Quadrant is a sort of who's who of the cloud computing market. And while VMware made the company's most recent list, it didn't receive the highest of marks.

By Brandon Butler | 25 June, 2014 04:18

Tags: Gartner, hybrid cloud, hybrid cloud computing, Microsoft, internet, cloud computing, cloud management, VMware

As Google+ nears 3rd anniversary, where does it go from here?

With Google's social network coming up on its third anniversary, industry analysts are wondering if the company is rethinking Google+ and where it goes from here.

By Sharon Gaudin | 21 June, 2014 06:28

Tags: App Development, Internet-based applications and services, Google, internet, social media, Facebook

A closer look at the new technologies in Amazon's Fire smartphone

Using the new technologies in its Fire smartphone, Amazon may eventually merge Google's new imaging technology with the Fire's Firefly and Dynamic Perception innovations to empower consumer buying further than before, an IDC analyst predicted.

By Matt Hamblen | 20 June, 2014 05:50

Tags: Google, IDC, e-commerce, consumer electronics, Ikea, smartphones, internet, e-business, mobile apps

Amazon's Fire phone is 'Prime' example of customer first

With its new Fire Phone, Amazon is primarily interested in connecting to its 250 million Amazon and Prime customers with a phone that makes it quick and easy to shop over the Web.

By Matt Hamblen | 19 June, 2014 09:38

Tags: applications, e-commerce, at&t, smartphones, software, internet, e-business, business intelligence, Business Intelligence/Analytics, Apple, consumer electronics

Amazon's expected smartphone already faces skeptics

If Amazon announces a smartphone on Wednesday, as is widely expected, it will face an avalanche of skeptics.

By Matt Hamblen | 17 June, 2014 06:03

Tags: e-commerce, consumer electronics, retail, smartphones, internet, industry verticals, e-business

Predictive data, the real workhorse behind the Internet of Things

Companies are having to be pickier about which data sets they collect, process and use. It's all about having the right architecture in place.

By Nancy Gohring | 11 June, 2014 21:06

Tags: abc, Business Intelligence/Analytics, Gartner, IDC, applications, software, business intelligence

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