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Long replacement cycle drags down iPad sales

Apple announced it sold 13.3 million iPads in the second quarter, a year-over-year drop of 9%, the second straight quarter of declining numbers, and blamed a slowdown in developed markets.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2014 21:50

Tags: Apple, IDC, ios, hardware systems, wall street journal, software, tablets, operating systems

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

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

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

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

Review: Microsoft Office Online vs. Apple iWork for iCloud vs. Google Drive

Online word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation apps can be surprisingly useful, or surprisingly lame, and not even Microsoft aces Office document compatibility

By Woody Leonhard | 11 June, 2014 20:08

Tags: SaaS, applications, Office Software, Mac OS X, internet, Software as a service, cloud computing, operating systems, Apple, Google, mobile technology, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, software

University CIO helps boost graduation rates with analytics

Brian A. Haugabrook, interim CIO at Valdosta State University in Georgia, deployed analytics tools that enable faculty and staff to identify students who need extra help. The effort paid off with higher graduation rates.

By Mary K. Pratt | 09 June, 2014 20:36

Tags: applications, Networking, CIO role, software, IT Leadership, intel, IT management, business intelligence, management, Business Intelligence/Analytics

XPocalypse, not now

Two months after Microsoft ended support for Windows XP, the catastrophic wave of exploits security experts expected to wash over the aged operating system have failed to materialize.

By Gregg Keizer | 09 June, 2014 04:53

Tags: Cybercrime and Hacking, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, Malware and Vulnerabilities

What's in a name? Aussie 'HealthKit' firm unhappy with Apple

An Australian company has made a big deal this week of taking umbridge over Apple's use of the name HealthKit. That's because the company is named HealthKit.

By Ryan Faas | 07 June, 2014 01:46

Tags: Apple, App Development, ios, WD, software, operating systems

Nearly 80 per cent of Macs will be able to run OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite will run on about eight of every 10 Macs, a boon for customers who want to upgrade this fall, but also another proof point that "good enough" has contributed to the personal computer business's stagnation.

By Gregg Keizer | 06 June, 2014 01:22

Tags: Apple, ios, Macintosh, desktop pcs, computerworld, hardware systems, software, operating systems, PCs

Apple counters Microsoft's convergence strategy with Continuity

Apple yesterday countered Microsoft's vision of the future, where multiple devices collapse into one, with a recognition that compromises and multiple devices are not only the reality, but could be lucrative.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 June, 2014 05:17

Tags: App Development, Apple, ios, Microsoft, software, Mac OS X, operating systems

Beats me: Everyone posits a theory on Apple's $3bn deal

Apple made it official Wednesday that it would acquire Beats Entertainment, but even after weeks of speculation, pundits still can't decide whether the deal is a smart move.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 May, 2014 21:58

Tags: Apple, ios, software, Mac OS X, operating systems, mobile apps

Perspective: The Surface Pro is Microsoft's latest premature introduction problem

Microsoft has become mildly famous -- in hindsight -- for being early, far too early, to important technology products and trend swings. Is history repeating itself with the Surface Pro 3?

By Gregg Keizer | 27 May, 2014 20:24

Tags: Apple, Microsoft, hardware systems, Windows, software, tablets, operating systems

Where's my robot butler? Good (high-tech) help is hard to find

If you're looking for signs of our collective robotic future, it's either terrifyingly near or forever just around the corner.

By Tim Hornyak | 24 May, 2014 01:30

Tags: Willow Garage, iRobot, Unbounded Robotics, robotics, hitachi, Aldebaran Robotics

Microsoft's money pit: Surface has lost $1.2bn

Microsoft has lost more than $1.2 billion so far on its Surface tablet business, an expensive experiment that makes tomorrow's revelations of new hardware an important milestone for the "devices" side of its corporate-refashioning strategy.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 May, 2014 21:35

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, hardware systems, Windows, software, tablets, operating systems, mobile

Microsoft CEO Nadella aces first-100-day test

If Satya Nadella is celebrating his first 100 days as CEO of Microsoft today, no one can blame him, a corporate leadership expert said.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 May, 2014 02:26

Tags: Microsoft, CIO role, Windows, IT Leadership, software, operating systems, IT management, three, IT outsourcing

Clueless CIOs aside, open source is 'frightening and fantastic'

There's a reason the theme song at this year's Open Business Conference was 'Happy.'

By Julia King | 08 May, 2014 01:43

Tags: IT transformation, open source, Western Union, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, software

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