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Cloud failures will happen. Are you ready?

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 John Grady | 24 September, 2014 03:09

Tags: public cloud, internet, cloud computing

How to ensure the success of your private PaaS project

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 Dan Koloski | 23 September, 2014 06:29

Tags: paas, IT management

10 major Office 365 migration gotchas to avoid

Migrating to Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular among businesses both large and small. The upside of moving from an on-premises environment to one hosted online by Microsoft offers compelling benefits. But switcher beware: Early Office 365 adopters have come back from their migration path battle-worn by a slew of unexpected perils they encountered along the way.

By J. Peter Bruzzese | 23 September, 2014 00:49

Tags: Office 365, Microsoft, Office Software, internet, cloud computing

Microsoft mind games surround Windows Technical Preview

The power of Waggener-Edstrom, Microsoft's PR agency, never ceases to amaze me. Now it seems the PR folks have the entire Windows 9 press pack chasing its collective tail in pursuit of the Windows Technical Preview.

By Woody Leonhard | 22 September, 2014 23:47

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, software, Windows 9

Career advice: 'Retired' just looks wrong on a résumé

Ask a Premier 100 IT Leader

By By Michael Macrie | 22 September, 2014 23:01

Tags: business issues, IT careers, computerworld, Resume

How will iPhone 6's Wi-Fi calling, VoLTE affect enterprise networks?

While the cosmetic features like screen size and processing power of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus attracted the most attention, their use of Wi-Fi and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for voice and video calling could eventually have a major impact on how phone calls are handled in the enterprise.

By Colin Neagle | 18 September, 2014 05:53

Tags: Networking, iPhone, smartphones, wireless, Apple, iOS 8, iphone 6, VoLTE, Google, consumer electronics, skype

How to ensure the success of your Continuous Delivery initiative using testing

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 Andrew Phillips | 13 September, 2014 04:10

Tags: software, XebiaLabs, Continuous delivery

Understanding SDN Vendor Ecosystems

Followers of Software Defined Networking (SDN) might recognize a sort of market maturation. We don't mean maturity of the product sets, or even how SDN is technically achieved. Those elements are still coming along. We mean vendor SDN strategies are settling in.

By Ethan Banks | 09 September, 2014 23:24

Tags: SDN, Networking, VMware

SDN and Network Virtualization: A Reality Check

The Software Defined Networking movement is still evolving, but profiles of SDN users are becoming more clear and we're getting a bead on some of the common evaluation criteria companies are using to gauge how to go forward. We also have a sense of when companies expect to start the process in earnest.

By Jim Metzler | 09 September, 2014 23:23

Tags: HP, SDN, Open Networking Foundation, Networking, Nuage Networks, NEC, VMware

The Fappening: iCloud users, beware!

The event dubbed by the internet as "the Fappening" is the largest celebrity nude photo leak in history. Although information is still emerging as to how, why and who is at fault, don't blame Apple for this latest security disaster. Celebrity nudes are not new; I am sure that everyone remembers the controversy surrounding Paris Hilton -- and Pamela Anderson before her. What makes this different is how these photos were taken. The celebrities involved were quick to respond to the news in a variety of intriguing ways, including the following tweet from Mary E. Winstead:

By Alex Burinskiy | 05 September, 2014 05:44

Tags: Apple, Instagram, security, cloud security, internet, cloud computing, Hilton

Why in-air gestures failed, and why they'll soon win

Four years ago, in-the-air gestures were the future of gaming and the desktop PC user interface.

By Mike Elgan | 01 September, 2014 23:40

Tags: emerging technology, Microsoft, Leap Motion, software

Microsoft should ante up to users for scammed Windows Store apps

Microsoft finally did the right thing by finally ridding the Windows Store of 1,500 scams and copycat apps. But here's one thing it's not yet doing: Actively searching out users who paid for the fraudulent apps and paying them back.

By Preston Gralla | 29 August, 2014 02:21

Tags: Microsoft, software

Lightning? That's the least of their problems

This consultant pilot fish is called in by a new client -- a banquet hall -- to troubleshoot the wireless network after a lighting storm.

By Sharky | 27 August, 2014 23:05

Tags: business issues, Small Enterprise IT, Pogoplug

Opinion: Git legit in the enterprise

Originally created as a distributed code management system for open source development, Git's popularity has skyrocketed as independent developers have adopted the tool for its speed, flexibility and powerful branch and merge features.

By Christopher Seiwald | 27 August, 2014 04:09

Tags: App Development, Origin, applications, software, Git

Evan Schuman: Google eyes the preteen set

Kids say the darndest things -- and Google wants to know about and memorize each and every one of them. And not just what they say, but the sites they visit, the things they buy, the things they don't buy, the browsers they use and anything else it can suck up relating to the kids' computers, phones, networks and geolocation. Google just loves kids -- especially the part about how much retailers will pay for all of that information.

By Evan Schuman | 27 August, 2014 02:45

Tags: Google, data privacy, internet

How to understand Twitter's bad new direction

Twitter has made two small changes that indicate a big shift in direction for everybody's favorite microblogging service

By Mike Elgan | 23 August, 2014 21:08

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, twitter, internet, social media, Facebook

Rethinking communications regulation

Federal legislation on communications policy predates all the changes brought about by the Internet. It's time to address Internet regulation directly.

By Richard Adler | 20 August, 2014 00:34

Tags: Gov't Legislation/Regulation, Instagram, regulation, twitter, internet, government, Facebook, youtube, wikipedia

The trouble with trolls (and how to beat them)

A vulnerable person. A sociopath or two on social media tormenting that person without consequence. That's trolling in a nutshell.

By Mike Elgan | 16 August, 2014 21:22

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, consumer electronics, security, twitter, internet, social media, Personal Technology, privacy

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Patent trolls under attack, but not dead yet

The patent wars keep going and going and we keep paying and paying.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 16 August, 2014 04:23

Tags: Tesla, applications, legal, software, intel

Evan Schuman: Barnes & Noble plays into Amazon's hands

Same-day delivery is a boon for the online leader, but it will only help doom B&N.

By Evan Schuman | 13 August, 2014 00:41

Tags: Barnes & Noble, e-commerce, retail, internet, industry verticals, e-business

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