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Nokia's X phone line: What will Microsoft do with it?

Will Microsoft hold on to Nokia's three new X phones on Android once the deal to buy Nokia is final in the coming weeks? Three analysts attending the Mobile World Congress gave three different perspectives.

By Matt Hamblen | 24 February, 2014 17:46

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

Lessons from Nokia's bow to Android should resonate with smaller OS providers

Nokia's three new Android smartphones -- the X, X+ and XL -- could prove to be the biggest lesson for the smartphone industry at the 2014 Mobile World Congress.

By Matt Hamblen | 24 February, 2014 12:21

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, symbian, Networking, Android, wireless, Nokia, smartphones, mobile, Blackberry, consumer electronics, skype, Microsoft

IT hiring goes multimedia

IT job seekers embrace social media, video and graphics to enhance their resumes and set themselves apart from other job applicants.

By Mary K. Pratt | 04 November, 2013 10:05

Tags: education, Networking, IBM, IT careers, training, LinkedIn, industry verticals, IT management, Education/Training, management, skype

Microsoft's latest Surface tablets don't dazzle industry analysts

Microsoft's second-generation Surface tablets didn't dazzle analysts on Monday, even with improved processor speeds, better cameras and longer battery life.

By Matt Hamblen | 23 September, 2013 19:09

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

Oracle OpenWorld: What to expect

This year's Oracle OpenWorld conference is still a couple of months away, but the vendor has already provided an ample sneak peek into what's in store for attendees of the show.

By Chris Kanaracus | 26 July, 2013 19:47

Tags: services, Internet-based applications and services, hardware systems, software, internet, cloud computing, IT management, Oracle

So, a comic walks into a tech convention

Go to a technology event or corporate meeting these days and you're bound to hear from a guest speaker. It's often someone like a retired politician telling war stories, or a new-age management guru delivering a thinly veiled pitch for their latest book.

By Chris Kanaracus | 10 July, 2013 20:51

Tags: siemens, Mentor Graphics, Don McMillan, Sun Microsystems, hardware systems, SAP, software, entertainment, services, Apple, Dell, Google

The 3D TV fad is already over

3D television programming may be out before it was ever in, according to industry analysts. In fact, the BBC just cancelled its 3D programming indefinitely.

By Lucas Mearian | 09 July, 2013 20:07

Tags: BBC, Gartner, consumer electronics, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, Olympics, Personal Technology

LTE makes headway on global roaming, speed and voice

LTE is simultaneously being pushed forward on several fronts, and the result for users will be faster networks, better coverage and the ability to access networks while travelling abroad.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 28 June, 2013 10:37

Tags: telephony, Telenor, telecommunication, SK Telecom, TeliaSonera, Verizon Wireless, Telstra, Tele2, Carriers, consumer electronics, 4g, voip, Swisscom, smartphones, Yota, sprint nextel, optimus

IT workers to management: NOW can we telecommute?

IT is one of the last corporate functions to embrace telecommuting. It turns out the last remaining barriers are more cultural than technical.

By Howard Baldwin | 14 February, 2013 12:29

Tags: management, skype, Networking, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management, staff management

Opinion: How do you manage your social networks?

I recently decided, somewhat randomly, to experiment a bit more with social networking. I was on LinkedIn and at some point the service asked me if it could access my Gmail contact list.

By Mark Gibbs | 28 January, 2013 15:18

Tags: unified communications, Internet-based applications and services, applications, LinkedIn contact management, Networking, LinkedIn, social networking, managing LinkedIn contacts, internet, Web 2.0, managing social network contacts, social media management, software, social media, collaboration

Online video a must-have for these four businesses

Adding video to the company website can set retailers and other businesses apart from the competition -- and ultimately boost the bottom line.

By Linda Melone | 23 January, 2013 12:07

Tags: unified communications, Zappos.com, Gartner, applications, Networking, software, Zappos

Microsoft's 13 worst missteps of all time

DOS 4.0, Zune, and Windows 8 are but a few of the landmarks among 25 years of failures Redmond-style

By Woody Leonhard | 14 January, 2013 11:15

Tags: web applications, Windows Tools, IBM, microsoft office, internet, operating systems, web browsers, windows xp, Windows 8, Microsoft Windows, skype, Microsoft, software, Internet Explorer (IE), Windows Vista, Internet-based applications and services, applications, Windows Live, Windows, Office Software, Windows 7, Windows RT

The Grill: Maridan Harris, VP of IT at Philips North America

Maridan Harris, vice president of IT at Philips North America, shares her ideas on how to build teams that enjoy work as much as she does.

By Mary K. Pratt | 14 January, 2013 11:04

Tags: management, philips, Networking, CIO role, Olympics, IT Leadership, IT management, staff management

ARM's big.LITTLE processors and 1080p screens await smartphone buyers in 2013

Smartphone vendors will rely on upgrades such as full-HD screens and more powerful yet more frugal processors to entice customers to buy new phones in 2013.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 10 December, 2012 20:51

Tags: Ericsson, telephony, lg display, telecommunication, sharp, YEAR END, mobile, mobile applications, Arm Holdings, htc, consumer electronics, 4g, voip, Mobile OSes, Samsung Electronics, smartphones

Opinion: The Petraeus scandal and computer ethics

Last week Gen. David Petraeus, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, resigned in response to what has turned out to be a much bigger scandal than it first appeared.

By Mark Gibbs | 20 November, 2012 15:44

Tags: unified communications, computer safety, Winn Schwartau, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Identity fraud / theft, theft, hacking, intrusion, bullying, EFF, computer ethics, scams, fbi, pornography, phishing, Jill Kelley, General John Allen, cnn, plagiarism, Central Intelligence Agency, E-mail services, Networking, Kickstarter, privacy, Electronic Frontier Foundation, General David Petraeus, cia, security, ECPA, Paula Broadwell, intel, sexting

The TV is the new tablet: How gesture-based computing is evolving

Few people watch television alone today, even when they're by themselves. Most are gravitating toward the multi-screen experience, in which viewers keep a smartphone, tablet or laptop close by so they can access the Web while they watch TV. But as televisions become smarter and gesture-based computing evolves, viewers may be able to mount and control everything they need on the living room wall.

By Colin Neagle | 14 November, 2012 21:50

Tags: gesture navigation, Configuration / maintenance, Smart TV, Microsoft, Tarsier, hardware systems, internet tv, Data Center, gesture-based computing, Nintendo

LTE telephony finally off the ground, but take-up will be slow

Last week saw the launch of the first commercial Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services, but most operators are likely to take a cautious approach as they face technical and business challenges.

The cloud services explosion

If you follow cloud computing, you're no doubt familiar with software-as a service, typically associated with Salesforce.com, or infrastructure as a service, which was pioneered by Amazon.com. But how about CaaS, SECaaS, DaaS, MaaS and BaaS?

Hendrickson keeps on truckin' with UCaaS

Hendrickson International Corporation is a leading global supplier of truck, tractor, bus and recreational vehicle suspension and heavy-duty spring components to the commercial transportation industry.

Olympics shine spotlight on social networks

As Olympic athletes take to a global stage in London this week, participants, coaches and fans are expected to take to their favorite social networks in record numbers.

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