CIO Summit: CIOs need to embrace BYO technology, social media: Gen-i

CIOs should welcome rather than fear employees' desire to bring their own device to work, Gen-i Australia's chief executive, Paul Wilson, has argued.

By Hamish Barwick | 21 July, 2011 12:14

Tags: gen-i, CIO Summit 2011, BYOT

CIO Summit: Coming to grips with the future of Cloud computing

The challenges faced by the chief information officer of 2015 will include changes to outsourcing, a winnowing of the number of Cloud vendors and increasingly converged IT, according to IDC's Chris Morris.

By Hamish Barwick | 21 July, 2011 12:09

Tags: IDC, CIO Summit 2011, cloud computing

Foxconn worker falls to death in suspected suicide

An employee of Foxconn fell to his death in China earlier this week, just a year after a string of suicides at its facilities in the country.

By Michael Kan | 21 July, 2011 14:53

Tags: Electronics manufacturing, Foxconn Electronics, Apple, consumer electronics, environment

Wolfram makes data interactive

Wolfram Research, the maker of the popular Mathematica computational software, has released a new platform for visualizing and interacting with complex data sets, the company announced Thursday.

By Joab Jackson | 21 July, 2011 14:00

Tags: application development, Languages and standards, applications, software, Wolfram Research, Data management

Lenovo targets business with ThinkPad Tablet

Lenovo has unveiled a new Android-based tablet targeted at business customers. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch, 1280x800-pixel touchscreen and runs version 3.1 of Google's Android OS ('Honeycomb'). The company has also released a consumer-focused 10.1-ihnch tablet dubbed the IdeaPad Tablet K1.

By TechWorld staff | 21 July, 2011 11:30

Tags: Lenovo ThinkPad, tablet PCs, Lenovo, tablets

Android phones help poor farmers in Uganda

Mobile-phone companies and aid agencies have talked for years about deploying feature phones, coupled with basic text information services about the weather and crop pricing, to empower poor people in undeveloped parts of the world. Now, the Grameen Foundation is taking that idea to the opposite, high-tech extreme.

By Nancy Gohring | 21 July, 2011 10:29

Tags: Huawei Technologies, consumer electronics,, smartphones, Android, Grameen Foundation

Big tech names Dell, Torvalds among Google+ early adopters

Part of the buzz this week about Google+ is that Google is reportedly working to lure celebrities such as Lady Gaga to its new social network service with verified accounts. Not sure if tech big shots beyond Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg count as celebrities, but the list of the technology industry’s biggest names using Google+ is on the rise.

By Bob Brown | 21 July, 2011 03:40

Tags: unified communications, Configuration / maintenance, applications, Networking, hardware systems, Google+, Data Center, internet, Facebook, Dell, Google, Web 2.0, software, collaboration, social media

CTIA shares tips for preventing News Corp. (or anyone else) from hacking your voicemail

If you're concerned that Rupert Murdoch or anyone else might be snooping on your voicemails, never fear: the CTIA wireless association is here to help.

By Brad Reed | 21 July, 2011 05:48

Tags: Networking, security, wireless

4 tips for keeping your data center cool this summer

Now that summer is in full swing, it's natural for IT shops to be concerned about keeping their data centers cool. But with limited budgets, keeping the data center operating efficiently without blowing the utility bill out of the water can be a challenge.

By Megan Santosus | 21 July, 2011 05:36

Tags: hardware systems

5 keys to virtualization in a global environment

CIOs have clearly latched on to the cost savings inherent in server virtualization projects, with Gartner estimating that more than 80 per cent of enterprises now have a virtualization program or project in place. But those CIOs tasked with managing virtual servers across a global environment have to clear some hurdles to effectively optimize their infrastructure.

By Patricia Brown | 21 July, 2011 06:06

Tags: virtualization, CIO role, IT management

iPads in the enterprise: 5 price negotiation tactics

The iPad enterprise adoption craze is underway, are you armed with the knowledge and resources you need to negotiate a deal for iPads in bulk?

By Tom Kaneshige | 21 July, 2011 06:09

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, tablets, iPad

State Street cuts IT staffers, shifts work to IBM, Wipro

State Street Corp. is laying off 530 IT workers and transferring another 320 to IBM or Wipro Technologies, part of a shift in its approach to IT operations.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 21 July, 2011 07:44

Tags: services, State Street, IT industry, outsourcing, IBM, careers, wipro, IT management

Google to face tough questions at Android hearing

Oracle and Google will be back in court Thursday for what's likely to be a short but significant hearing in the legal battle over Google's alleged patent infringement in Android.

By James Niccolai | 21 July, 2011 10:06

Tags: consumer electronics, Google, intellectual property, smartphones, patent, Civil lawsuits, Android, legal, Oracle

Mac OS X Lion hits App Store

Apple has released the latest version of its desktop operating system: Mac OS X Lion. Installing Lion, which is available from the Mac App Store for $31.99, requires Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

By TechWorld staff | 21 July, 2011 09:14

Tags: Mac OS X

Foosball HD for iPad

Rightly or wrongly, the foosball table became the symbol of the Dot-Com Era excess.

By Philip Michaels | 21 July, 2011 05:32

Tags: mobile applications, Illusion Labs, games, software, mobile

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