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Hacking Team gives us incontrovertible proof of targeted mobile threats

<em>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.</em>

By By Kevin Mahaffey, CTO, Lookout | 15 August, 2015 05:43

Tags: Apple, skype, security, mobile security, Network World, Hacking Team

With H-1B visa, diversity doesn't apply

Apple says workforce diversity "inspires creativity and innovation," but one of Apple's major contractors, Infosys, is far from diverse.

By Patrick Thibodeau, Sharon Machlis | 10 August, 2015 20:06

Tags: Apple, services, outsourcing, infosys, H-1B, IT outsourcing

Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) applications emerge as the tech stabilizes

Perhaps the single-most significant standards based technological advancement in the field of unified communications over the past year has been the completion of Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) standard and the appearance of several WebRTC based implementations.

By By Michael Frendo, EVP of Worldwide Engineering, Polycom | 07 August, 2015 06:54

Tags: unified communications, telecommunication, W3C, voip, Networking, 3C, IETF, World Wide Web Consortium

Could Facebook be your next phone company?

<em>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.</em>

By By Dean Manzoori, Masergy VP for Unified Communications | 21 March, 2015 08:23

Tags: unified communications, WebRTC, telecommunication, W3C, voip, Networking, 3C, LinkedIn, IETF, Facebook

How machine learning ate Microsoft

At the Strata big data conference yesterday, Microsoft let the world know its Azure Machine Learning offering was generally available to developers. This may come as a surprise. Microsoft? Isn't machine learning the province of Google or Facebook or innumerable hot startups?

By Mary Branscombe | 20 February, 2015 02:27

Tags: application development, Strata, skype, Google, Microsoft, bing, software, machine learning, Facebook

5 keys to successful SIP implementation

<em>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.</em>

By By Christopher Smith, VP of enterprise communications and unified communications, Level 3 | 18 February, 2015 01:39

Tags: telecommunication, voip, sip

So Cal Edison's path to the center of the H-1B debate

Southern California Edison was known for good pay and benefits before it began laying off IT workers and <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2879083/southern-california-edison-it-workers-beyond-furious-over-h-1b-replacements.html">replacing them with H-1B visa holders</a>.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 13 February, 2015 07:46

Tags: services, EE, outsourcing, IEEE-USA, IT outsourcing

Displaced IT workers are being silenced

A major problem with the H-1B debate is the absence of displaced IT workers in news media accounts. Much of the reporting is one-sided -- and there's a reason for this.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 05 December, 2014 09:29

Tags: services, new york times, outsourcing, The New York Times, IT outsourcing, Facebook

Room to grow: Tips for data center capacity planning

Capacity planning needs to provide answers to two questions: What are you going to need to buy in the coming year? And when are you going to need to buy it?

By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup and Christina J. Hogan | 14 November, 2014 05:59

Tags: services, virtualization, Server Virtualization, (no company)

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, skype, consumer electronics, Microsoft, Networking, smartphones, Nokia, wireless, Android, 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, smartphones, Nokia, wireless, Android, mobile, Blackberry, skype, consumer electronics, 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: IBM, Networking, education, LinkedIn, training, IT careers, IT management, industry verticals, 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, Windows, hardware systems, tablets, software, 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: Internet-based applications and services, services, hardware systems, software, IT management, cloud computing, internet, 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, SAP, hardware systems, software, entertainment, Dell, Apple, services, 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: Gartner, BBC, 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, telecommunication, Telenor, SK Telecom, TeliaSonera, Telstra, Verizon Wireless, Tele2, 4g, consumer electronics, Carriers, Swisscom, voip, smartphones, sprint nextel, Yota, 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, Networking, LinkedIn contact management, LinkedIn, social networking, internet, managing LinkedIn contacts, Web 2.0, software, social media management, managing social network contacts, collaboration, social media

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

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