The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Microsoft didn't disappoint with the new and improved capabilities it announced and demonstrated for Office 365 this week, but how well they work in the real world remains to be seen.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 07 March, 2014 22:48
As corporate stockpiles of data continue to grow, mostly unmanaged, to massive levels, it's increasingly likely that many major organizations will face a crisis very soon.
By Mike Bucken | 07 March, 2014 20:49
Yelp will use flash memory to speed up its database of community reviews of restaurants and other local businesses.
By Adam Bender | 07 March, 2014 12:06
CIOs who haven't moved their companies from Windows XP by now ought to be fired, some people think, but those who haven't and are still on the job have options for saving their bacon.
By Tim Greene | 07 March, 2014 11:40
The CIA's decision to use Amazon's cloud is part of a broader IT shake-up to make the spy business more efficient.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 07 March, 2014 11:40
The market for external disk storage systems has recovered from a slump, with factory revenues up 2.4 percent to US$6.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to an IDC study.
By Tim Hornyak | 07 March, 2014 09:14
Newsweek made waves this week with an article that claims to unmask Satoshi Nakamoto, the previously anonymous person whose name was the only one listed on the 2008 whitepaper that launched the modern cryptocurrency movement.
By Colin Neagle | 07 March, 2014 02:15
Microsoft is issuing five security bulletins this month, two of them critical and affecting all versions of Internet Explorer as well as all versions of Windows from XP to 8/8.1.
By Tim Greene | 06 March, 2014 23:01
Microsoft will deliver five security updates to customers next week, two tagged as "critical," including one that will quash the open vulnerability in Internet Explorer that hackers have been exploiting since January.
By Gregg Keizer | 06 March, 2014 21:01
A Tip of the Hat to ZDNet's Larry Dignan for his incisive look at the state of IBM's cloud strategy after the unveiling of the BlueMix open cloud platform.
By Mike Bucken | 06 March, 2014 20:03
Organizations can now add machine-generated data to their palate of information sources that can be aggregated and analyzed, thanks to a new connector jointly developed by Tableau Software, a provider of business intelligence software, and Splunk, which sells a log-file search engine.
By Joab Jackson | 06 March, 2014 17:50
When it comes to shutting down out-of-date, risky or unnecessary applications, James Gordon, vice president of technology and operations at Needham Bank, doesn't mess around.
By Sandra Gittlen | 06 March, 2014 14:50
The Linux Foundation will offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) platform developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The move is part of an edX effort, announced Thursday, to expand its course offerings to include content from nonacademic institutions. All edX content previously came from the nonprofit's 32 member schools, which include the University of California, Berkeley; Dartmouth College and McGill University.
By Fred O'Connor | 06 March, 2014 05:01
Shipments of new PCs, most of them equipped with Microsoft Windows, will decline more in 2014 than thought a few months ago, according to IDC.
By Gregg Keizer | 05 March, 2014 21:33
SAP is introducing a set of new subscription pricing options for its Hana in-memory cloud computing platform, in a move that falls in step with the pay-as-you-go model common in the cloud computing industry.
By Chris Kanaracus | 05 March, 2014 19:41
Macworld's Dan Moren offers a reason to be optimistic about the future of Apple's new CarPlay in-car, iPhone user interface after its less-than-enthusiastic reception: Apple's expertise in developing and updating software.
By Mike Bucken | 05 March, 2014 19:30
As it works on its much-anticipated version of Office for touch interfaces, Microsoft envisions building on what it calls "natural interaction" technologies like digital ink and voice recognition, according to a company official.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 05 March, 2014 17:59
Oregon is holding back US$25.6 million in payments from Oracle over work the vendor did on the state's troubled health care exchange website.
By Chris Kanaracus | 05 March, 2014 16:30
RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) is now available on Amazon Web Services' GovCloud, an isolated part of Amazon's cloud designed for U.S. government agencies.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 March, 2014 15:56
Microsoft has reached a critical milestone for its next update to Windows 8, which is slated to ship early next month, according to reports.
By Gregg Keizer | 05 March, 2014 15:30