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If analysts are right, worldwide technology spending will total $3.8 trillion this year. A significant chunk of that money will be devoted to re-engineering business processes and customer experiences for the digital world. And unfortunately much of it will be wasted.

By Christopher Vollmer | 26 November, 2014 05:33

Tags: starbucks, Apple, Google, mobile, mobile apps

Uber scandal highlights Silicon Valley's bad behavior

Car service app Uber found itself in trouble again when top executive Emil Michael was caught at a dinner party suggesting that the company hire opposition researchers to dig up dirt on the (predominantly female) journalists who have been asking uncomfortable questions about the crazy successful car service startup caught up in scandal after scandal.

By Matt Weinberger | 20 November, 2014 01:32

Tags: Uber, business issues, IT industry

Rise of the celebrity tech entrepreneur

California is a house divided, with global entertainment powerhouse Hollywood in the south -- epicenter of the movie, TV and music businesses -- and global technology powerhouse Silicon Valley in the north.

By Mike Elgan | 18 November, 2014 00:16

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, internet, mobile apps

Hey Samsung: Not everybody has to be a platform

It's easy to see why everybody wants to be a platform these days. Just look at Apple: By owning both the hardware and the operating system, it gets total control over what developers build on its platform -- and a sizable cut of the revenues besides. In return, developers get an unmatched distribution channel directly to customers' devices. As Apple extends to new devices, those developers get to come along.

By Matt Weinberger | 14 November, 2014 01:32

Tags: business issues, IT industry, Apple, VK

Microsoft awakes

We may be witnessing the beginning of a turnaround for one of the mainstay companies of the IT industry: Microsoft. And by turnaround, I don't mean financially. Microsoft is a prodigious revenue and profit generator. But the company has been rudderless for years. It has essentially been reactive, not an industry leader. It's been resting on its laurels.

By Scot Finnie | 08 November, 2014 00:19

Tags: HP, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, IBM, Windows, software, operating systems

An open email to Google Inbox

Dear Google Inbox:

By Mike Elgan | 02 November, 2014 06:21

Tags: Google, applications, EE, Desktop Apps, software, Kno

Silicon Valley's next disruption: Reality!

We're right on the edge of dual revolutions in artificial reality and augmented reality. It's an exciting time because we're in the final days of a world in which these technologies are considered "futuristic." By next year, early adopters will have them in their homes. Within three years they'll be mainstream.

By Mike Elgan | 20 October, 2014 03:15

Tags: gamification, applications, software

Google's takedown policy: Celebrity nudes today, your right to know tomorrow?

Google last week did something that is really hard to find objectionable: It said it deleted quite a few ("tens of thousands") nude pictures stolen from celebrities. But as with anything that involves such an influential company as Google, this move creates a precedent, and it's a dangerous one.

By Evan Schuman | 08 October, 2014 00:11

Tags: Google, security, data privacy, data protection

Slow Internet links got you down? It's Dyn to the rescue

As businesses extend their reach to more corners of the world, wouldn't it be nice if you could monitor any Internet service provider from any location? Thankfully, Dyn, which sells DNS management tools, acquired Renesys earlier this year and extended the features of the Renesys' Internet Intelligence product.

By By David Strom | 07 October, 2014 00:30

Tags: internet, LAN & WAN

What Windows 10 means for the enterprise

Microsoft rolled out the widely anticipated Windows Technical Preview yesterday morning, playing to a handpicked crowd of Microsoft reporters and analysts. Although Microsoft didn't have the technical will to broadcast the event live, you can see a recording of the 40-minute presentation on YouTube.

By Woody Leonhard | 01 October, 2014 23:02

Tags: myer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, beca, software, infoworld, youtube

Microsoft Announces Microsoft Windows 10!

In San Francisco today, Microsoft announced the hotly await "next version" of Windows as being Windows 10. Windows 10 was designed and built for universal access by phones, tablets, and desktops.

By Rand Morimoto | 01 October, 2014 04:16

Tags: Microsoft Subnet, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

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

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