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Why in-air gestures failed, and why they'll soon win

Four years ago, in-the-air gestures were the future of gaming and the desktop PC user interface.

By Mike Elgan | 01 September, 2014 23:40

Tags: emerging technology, Microsoft, Leap Motion, software

Microsoft should ante up to users for scammed Windows Store apps

Microsoft finally did the right thing by finally ridding the Windows Store of 1,500 scams and copycat apps. But here's one thing it's not yet doing: Actively searching out users who paid for the fraudulent apps and paying them back.

By Preston Gralla | 29 August, 2014 02:21

Tags: Microsoft, software

Opinion: Git legit in the enterprise

Originally created as a distributed code management system for open source development, Git's popularity has skyrocketed as independent developers have adopted the tool for its speed, flexibility and powerful branch and merge features.

By Christopher Seiwald | 27 August, 2014 04:09

Tags: App Development, Origin, applications, software, Git

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Patent trolls under attack, but not dead yet

The patent wars keep going and going and we keep paying and paying.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 16 August, 2014 04:23

Tags: Tesla, applications, legal, software, intel

Five reasons to build an enterprise app store ASAP

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 Ben Alexander | 06 August, 2014 06:45

Tags: app stores, applications, software

How to make intelligent flash storage investment decisions

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 Len Rosenthal, VP of Products, Load DynamiX | 26 July, 2014 03:43

Tags: SSD, network storage, Drives, storage, flash storage

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

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

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

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

WIth iWatch looming, Microsoft plans its own fitness wearable as Woz tosses aside his Galaxy Gear

With the iWatch rumoured to launch sometime this fall, competitors like Microsoft aren't sitting idly by. According to a recent report from longtime Microsoft watcher, Paul Thurrott, the folks in Redmond are prepping their own wearable device that will have a decidedly fitness oriented bent.

By Yoni Heisler | 04 July, 2014 05:07

Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Windows, woz, software, wozniak, operating systems, wearable, Steve Wozniak

Has Microsoft finally realised PCs are different than tablets?

If recently published reports are to be believed, Microsoft is finally realizing something I've been saying ever since Windows 8 first reared its ugly head: the so-called Modern (formerly Metro) tile interface may work fine on smartphones and tablets, but it basically throws traditional computers under the bus. The Windows 8 start screen is just plain silly on traditional computers.

By Fredric Paul | 02 July, 2014 23:46

Tags: Windows 8, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Big data security analytics mantra: Collect and analyze everything

In a recent research survey, ESG asked security professionals to identify the most important type of data for use in malware detection and analysis (note: I am an employee of ESG). The responses were as follows:

By Jon Oltsik | 02 July, 2014 01:42

Tags: cybersecurity, applications, big data analytics, big data, software, data mining, Cisco Subnet

Comparing the top Hadoop distributions

Hadoop introduced a new way to simplify the analysis of large data sets, and in a very short time reshaped the big data market. In fact, today Hadoop is often synonymous with the term big data.

By Kirill Grigorchuk | 27 June, 2014 23:54

Tags: open source, applications, software

The desktop-a-week review: Enlightenment

Over the last few months I've been living, quite happily, with GNOME Shell as the Desktop Environment on my Linux machines. Then, recently, I gave Enlightenment another try. I was blown away by how impressive it was (and, more importantly, how interesting it was).

By Bryan Lunduke | 25 June, 2014 06:59

Tags: Linux, Open Source Subnet, software, operating systems

End users must be part of cybersecurity solutions

As the old infosec adage goes, "people are the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain." Clearly, enterprise security professionals agree with this statement. In a recent ESG research survey, enterprise security professionals were asked to identify the factors most responsible for successful malware attacks. It turns out that 58% point to "a lack of user knowledge about cybersecurity risks" – the most popular answer by far (note: I am an employee of ESG).

By Jon Oltsik | 25 June, 2014 01:57

Tags: cybersecurity, security, phishing, Cisco Subnet, emc

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