The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
The rise of virtualization has ushered in dramatic shifts in the computing landscape: Servers are more efficient and users can be more agile. But it's also created new challenges for backup and recovery.
By Brandon Butler | 06 December, 2013 19:43
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a controversial software patent case after a federal appeals court ruled that an abstract idea is not patentable simply because it is tied to a computer system.
By Grant Gross | 06 December, 2013 18:58
IBM is developing software that will allow organizations to use multiple cloud storage services interchangeably, reducing dependence on any single cloud vendor and ensuring that data remains available even during service outages.
By Joab Jackson | 06 December, 2013 17:48
The Free Software Foundation on Thursday attacked Microsoft for "meaningless" public statements on privacy and security, claiming that Windows is "fundamentally insecure."
By Jon Gold | 06 December, 2013 17:17
Nearly three months after the launch of iOS 7, three-quarters of all mobile devices from Apple are running the newest operating system.
By Gregg Keizer | 06 December, 2013 16:53
Storage vendors struggled with a decline in spending by the U.S. government and increased investment in public cloud capacity during the third quarter, according to IDC.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 06 December, 2013 15:15
Investments from network operators Telstra, Telefónica and others will help fuel Box's international expansion.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 06 December, 2013 13:26
Microsoft has quietly ended retail sales of Windows 7, according to a notice on its website.
By Gregg Keizer | 06 December, 2013 11:54
In a major move for data portability, Google will let users download their entire set of Gmail messages in a single file and do the same with their Google Calendar items.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 05 December, 2013 23:30
Oracle's copyright case against Google's Android OS appeared to gain new life this week after a federal appeals court judge poked holes in Google's defense.
By Chris Kanaracus | 05 December, 2013 22:02
Microsoft will ship 11 security updates next week to patch critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and Exchange, including one meant to stymie active attacks the company confirmed last month.
By Gregg Keizer | 05 December, 2013 21:19
Ah, December – it's cold as hell, everyone's going berserk from stress about visiting relatives and getting presents for the kids, and it gets dark at about 4 p.m. "Happy" holidays!
By Jon Gold | 05 December, 2013 20:12
Explosive revelations in the past six months about the U.S. government's massive cyber-spying activities have spooked individuals, rankled politicians and enraged privacy watchdogs, but top IT executives aren't panicking -- yet.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 05 December, 2013 19:28
In the midst of the NSA snooping scandal, Microsoft is talking up a three-pronged approach to keep customer data safe from the prying eyes of governments.
By Tim Greene | 05 December, 2013 18:22
It's been another busy year in the enterprise software industry, marked by high-profile acquisitions and IPOs, the rise of in-memory computing, a red-hot HCM (human capital management) market, and even the apparent settling of a long-running Silicon Valley feud. Here's a look at some of the highlights.
By Chris Kanaracus | 05 December, 2013 18:19
The developer of a popular flashlight app for Android devices has agreed to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges that it shared users' geolocation information with advertising networks and other organizations without permission.
By Grant Gross | 05 December, 2013 18:16
Oracle has fully integrated the long-awaited Linux DTrace debugging tool into the latest release of its Linux distribution, potentially allowing administrators and developers to pinpoint the cause of thorny performance issues with more accuracy.
By Joab Jackson | 05 December, 2013 17:46
Xamarin has integrated the sneak peek version of Google's GDK (Glass Development Kit) into its cross-platform development tools, allowing C# developers to create apps for Google Glass.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 December, 2013 17:44
SlideShare, a site for posting, sharing, viewing, rating and commenting primarily on business presentations, has given a makeover to its homepage.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 05 December, 2013 16:34
After a glowing news conference yesterday citing "night and day" progress on HealthCare.gov, I decided to log in this morning and take the Web site for a test drive, as I'm sure many others are doing. Early reports had been promising. What I found was hardly encouraging -- long delays loading pages, an endless circle of tasks (some already completed) and ultimately an error message.
By Charles Ornstein ProPublica | 05 December, 2013 16:12