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Evan Schuman: The data dangers of free public Wi-Fi

New York's plan to turn pay phones into free Wi-Fi stations could be a template for other cities, and bad news for IT departments trying to protect corporate data and intellectual property.

By Evan Schuman | 29 July, 2014 23:04

Tags: management, wireless networking, network security, Google, security, Networking, wireless

What to know after the latest patent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court

The Alice ruling clarifies patent-eligible software processes.

By Kari Barnes and Sandra P. Thompson | 28 July, 2014 22:30

Tags: management, App Development, Networking, U.S. Supreme Court

If you can't check in, is it really Foursquare?

In their quest to copy competitors, social sites and apps increasingly drop features that are part of the popularity and identity of their products, says columnist Mike Elgan.

By Mike Elgan | 26 July, 2014 21:06

Tags: Yahoo, yelp, Internet-based applications and services, swarm, twitter, internet, social media, mobile apps

13 pieces of advice for Yosemite beta testers

For the first time since 2000, Apple is allowing pubic beta testers to try out a prerelease version of OS X. Ryan Faas tells testers what to do and what to avoid.

By Ryan Faas | 25 July, 2014 23:11

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

Doing an Office 365 Migration the Right Way

Migrating email from Exchange (on-premises) to Office 365 (in the cloud) would seem to be a pretty simple and straight forward process, and when you know what you are doing, it is a methodical process. However in the past 2-3 years that we've been doing Office 365 migrations, it's amazing the number of times we get called in to "fix something" that some other migration specialist did that has us shaking our heads wondering what they were thinking...

By Rand Morimoto | 25 July, 2014 10:38

Tags: applications, Microsoft Subnet, Microsoft, software, internet, cloud computing, Office suites

The Apple/IBM deal: iOS claims the IoT

The partnership announced last week isn't just about selling more iPhones. It's part of a big push into the Internet of Things.

By Jonny Evans | 23 July, 2014 22:15

Tags: Apple, applications, Networking, IBM, big data, software, data mining, internet, management

Solidifying Microsoft Azure Security for SharePoint and SQL in the Cloud

More and more organizations are moving SharePoint and SQL workloads into Microsoft Azure in the cloud because of the simplicity of spinning up servers in the cloud, adding more capacity, decreasing capacity without having to BUY servers on-premise. What used to cost organizations $20,000, $50,000, or more in purchasing servers, storage, network bandwidth, replica disaster recovery sites, etc and delay SharePoint and SQL rollouts by weeks or month is now completely managed by spinning up virtual machines up in Azure and customizing and configuring systems in the Cloud.

By Rand Morimoto | 23 July, 2014 08:14

Tags: Microsoft Subnet, security, Microsoft, internet, cloud computing

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Bye, Nokia, nice knowing you

Nokia, once a great company and the pride of Finland, is shuffling to its grave under Microsoft's leadership.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 22 July, 2014 22:47

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, consumer electronics, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, Nokia, smartphones, mobile

Julia King: We're all data scientists now

It's up to each one of us to figure out what in the daily surge of data is useful, what's crap and what's truly valuable.

By Julia King | 21 July, 2014 23:22

Tags: Columbia University, applications, IT careers, big data, software, data mining

Preston Gralla: Jeff Bezos hates you

But he's quite fond of your credit card.

By Preston Gralla | 18 July, 2014 02:53

Tags: e-commerce, consumer electronics, smartphones, internet, e-business

Who should really worry about Apple/IBM? Microsoft

So Apple and IBM are hooking up. It's a match made in enterprise heaven, bringing together BYOD favorites the iPhone and the iPad with enterprise apps and cloud services from IBM. It's a win for Apple, which finally gets some serious business software chops, and for IBM, which gets device sex appeal.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 17 July, 2014 23:45

Tags: Apple, Microsoft, IBM, internet, cloud computing, mobile

Apple and IBM: A winning combo for IT

One thing is clear about the Apple-IBM partnership: It will change the dynamic of the enterprise mobility market in significant ways.

By Ryan Faas | 17 July, 2014 20:06

Tags: IT transformation, Apple, ios, IBM, software, operating systems, mobile apps

Timeline: How Apple's iOS gained enterprise cred

In the seven years since the first iPhone arrived, iOS has morphed from a consumer-centric OS into one with a wealth of enterprise-worthy features.

By Ryan Faas | 17 July, 2014 20:06

Tags: Apple, ios, IBM, software, operating systems

Kenneth van Wyk: We can't just blame users

Yes, users sometimes do stupid things. Some always will. But developers need to do more to save users from themselves.

By Kenneth van Wyk | 16 July, 2014 22:23

Tags: App Development, security, Malware and Vulnerabilities

Why we need an underground Google

There has never been a search engine that accurately reflects the Internet.

By Mike Elgan | 14 July, 2014 23:49

Tags: internet

Facebook is a school yard bully that's going down

Facebook has grown and evolved in recent years. In addition to connecting people online, it bombards users with unnecessary ads and useless sponsored stories. And it runs experiments on its users. Columnist Alex Burinskiy is not amused.

By Alex Burinskiy | 09 July, 2014 05:19

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, security, Princeton University, internet, social media, Facebook, privacy

Evan Schuman: What if you can't trust your inbox?

Goldman Sachs is taking Google to court to force the cloud vendor to delete an email accidentally sent to a Gmail user. The consequences of a ruling for Goldman would be devastating.

By Evan Schuman | 08 July, 2014 22:40

Tags: Google, security, goldman sachs, internet, cloud computing, cloud storage

Microsoft Azure ML -- Big Data Modeling in Azure

Microsoft has jumped in with both feet with the release to Preview of a new Microsoft Azure-based tool that helps organizations do Machine Learning and predictive analysis all from a Web console.

By Rand Morimoto | 08 July, 2014 11:02

Tags: Microsoft Subnet, Microsoft, internet, cloud computing

IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) provides real time monitoring of large volumes of data

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 Ray Solnik | 08 July, 2014 01:17

Tags: applications, big data, software, data mining, business intelligence

Facebook's icky psychology experiment is actually business as usual

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple weeks, you've no doubt heard about Facebook's creepy, secret, psychological experiment designed to see if negative newsfeed posts inspire more negativity -- and vice versa. I don't want to excuse Facebook's behavior, which has prompted a (sort-of) apology from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, as well as an ongoing stream of condemnation and outrage from legitimate psychologists and Internet commentators. I too was weirded out by the revelations, feeling manipulated and that somehow my privacy had been unfairly invaded without my permission.

By Fredric Paul | 08 July, 2014 00:58

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, security, big data, software, data mining, internet, social media, business intelligence, Facebook, privacy

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