The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
At the risk of inconveniencing some users, Gmail to a more secure protocol. The timing of the action is seen as a response to Chinese hacking attempts against the online mail service.
By David Coursey | 14 January, 2010 14:51
If Google follows through on its threat to shut down operations in China in response to cyber attacks and spying efforts, it would be walking away from a fairly significant chunk of revenue. The resulting Internet advertising vacuum would lead to hundreds of millions of dollars flowing out of the United States and into Chinese coffers.
By Tony Bradley | 14 January, 2010 04:24
Businesses and the public sector will begin to spend more money on technology this year, according to analyst house Forrester.
By Leo King | 14 January, 2010 07:20
Google Inc. is not poised to leave China because it's shocked over its cyber security problem. It's no more shocked than Captain Renault was to discover gambling at Rick's Caf? in the movie "Casablanca."
By Patrick Thibodeau | 14 January, 2010 13:28
Cloud computing is here to stay and Wipro is focused on tapping this lucrative industry. The company has announced the launch of two new solutions--digital customer experience platform and loss prevention platform--for the retail industry.
By Anuradha Shukla | 14 January, 2010 11:39
Alfresco Wednesday said it would ship this spring software to integrate its content management software with the lineup of IBM Lotus software, notably Lotus Quickr.
The length of handset repair warranties could more than double if the industry regulator acts on its contention that warranties should extend to the life of service contracts.
By Darren Pauli | 14 January, 2010 12:39
Ten years ago on Jan. 13, 2000, Microsoft's Bill Gates turned over the CEO reins to Steve Ballmer, who emphasized then that the Internet would be the target for much of the company's new software development efforts.
By John Fontana | 14 January, 2010 09:01
The policy of random laptop searches and seizures by U.S. government agents at border crossings is under attack again, with a pair of civil rights groups seeking potential plaintiffs for a lawsuit that challenges the practice.
By Agam Shah | 14 January, 2010 12:03
The number of office workers using their corporate network to illegally file-share has increased, says ScanSafe.
By Carrie-Ann Skinner | 14 January, 2010 02:13
In the absence of a new version of Windows Mobile, LG said it plans to use Android on more than half its smartphones, despite a recent pledge to use primarily Microsoft's mobile operating system.
By Nancy Gohring | 14 January, 2010 11:11
RealNetworks' founder, Rob Glaser, is stepping down from his role as CEO, the company announced on Wednesday.
By Nancy Gohring | 14 January, 2010 08:46
Google's decision to take steps that may result in its having to leave China is an act of real courage and patriotism.
By David Coursey | 14 January, 2010 01:32
Google's threat to pull out of China in light of recent cyberattacks on its servers there comes at a time when Google is actually gaining share on Chinese search engine market leader Baidu.
By Network World staff | 14 January, 2010 06:19
Google and other enterprises still face a bleak computer security landscape that makes their companies vulnerable to hackers, whether they do business in China or not, analysts say.
By Jeremy Kirk | 14 January, 2010 06:18