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RSS Big Data

  • Matei Zaharia, creator of the Apache Spark project, on the big data framework | True Technologist Ep 2 09/07/2018
    In this episode of True Technologist, host Eric Knorr talks with Matei Zaharia, chief technologist at Databricks and an assistant professor of computer science at Stanford, about the Apache Spark and Apache Mesos projects
  • What is Julia? A fresh approach to numerical computing 06/27/2018
    Julia is a free open source, high-level, high-performance, dynamic programming language for numerical computing. It has the development convenience of a dynamic language with the performance of a compiled statically typed language, thanks in part to a JIT-compiler based on LLVM that generates native machine code, and in part to a design that implements type stability […]
  • IBM launches new availability zones worldwide for hybrid enterprise clouds 06/11/2018
    CIOs and data center managers who run large hybrid clouds worldwide have a good chance of hearing IBM knock on their doors in the next few months.That's because IBM is opening 18 new "availability zones" for its public cloud across the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific. An availability zone is an isolated physical location within a […]

RSS Business

  • The best laptops: Premium laptops, cheap laptops, 2-in-1s, and more 09/17/2018
    Today’s best laptops bask in the glow of Intel’s 8th-gen Core CPUs, which at last bring quad-core performance to mainstream machines. The only thing missing is Oprah shouting, “and you get an 8th-gen quad-core laptop!”There’s plenty of good news with this new generation. Our favorite convertible laptop, HP’s Spectre x360 13, sports a quad-core 8th-gen chip […]
  • Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability 09/10/2018
    Anyone who uses a PC should have an external drive. It’s not only a useful means of data backup and storage, it also allows you to transport files from your desktop or laptop to another device.Updated 9/10/18 to include Samsung's new Portable SSD X5, which impressed us so much we christened it the best portable […]
  • The best Windows backup software 07/27/2018
    We need backup software for our PCs because the technology they utilize, especially for storage, isn’t foolproof, and won’t last forever. If your data isn’t backed up, when the inevitable accident or failure occurs, it’s gone.It would be nice if Microsoft itself provided Windows users with something like Apple’s Time Machine: an effective, set-it-and-forget-it, total […]

RSS BYOD

  • How the iPhone begat shadow IT and enterprise mobility 06/29/2017
    Ten years ago today, the first iPhone arrived, sporting an all-new user interface built on a multi-touch screen and a virtual keyboard that soon replaced all that had come before for mobile devices.Combined with internet access and, later, an online app store that offered enterprise applications, the iPhone allowed workers to treat their cell phone as […]
  • Mingis on Tech: The alphabet soup of mobile device management 06/07/2017
    You know how easy it's become to use your own smartphone or tablet to do company work? Remember how it wasn't always that easy -- or something even allowed by many companies in the early Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) days?You can thank mobile device management (MDM) software, which grew out of the BYOD trend and morphed into […]
  • 5 ways to keep virtual assistants from sharing your company's secrets 04/19/2017
    Virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Google Now have the potential to make enterprise workers more productive. But do “always listening” assistants pose a serious threat to security and privacy, too?Nineteen percent of organizations are already using intelligent digital assistants, such as Siri and Cortana, for work-related tasks, according to Spiceworks’ October 2016 […]

RSS Cloud Computing

  • Mastercard, Microsoft partner on B2B fintech network that could save billions 09/19/2018
    Mastercard has launched a new global B2B network built on Microsoft's Azure cloud service that aims to reduce inefficiencies and inaccuracies in verifying supply chain providers and create a near real-time electronic payment system.Mastercard Track is a global trade platform for the procure-to-pay-process, which today can be a highly manual effort. The B2B network enables […]
  • Microsoft’s SignalR real-time service moves to the cloud 09/18/2018
    Version 2.4.0 of the ASP.Net SignalR real-time communications library will support Azure SignalR Service, a managed service for adding real-time web functionality to applications.ASP.Net SignalR 2.4.0 is due later this year; Azure SignalR Service currently is in beta. It is an Azure cloud-managed service that can be used to develop capabilities such as chat rooms, […]
  • How we did it: 10 hot hybrid-cloud startups to watch 09/18/2018
    The selection process for our 10 hot hybrid-cloud startups to watch roundup began with 42 recommendations and nominations that came to me via HARO, LinkedIn, Twitter and subscribers to my Startup50 email newsletter.For this roundup, we focused on hybrid-cloud infrastructure and hybrid-cloud-enabling technologies. Thus, cloud-delivered applications that don’t enable clouds but, rather, rely on them, […]

RSS Data Center

  • Lenovo, NetApp team up vs. Dell EMC, HPE on storage 09/17/2018
    Lenovo and NetApp's storage alliance, joint venture in China, and new series of all-flash and hybrid flash products announced at Lenovo's Transform event, put them both in a much stronger position in the data center against rivals Dell EMC and HPE.The storage offerings include two familes, each subdivided into all-fash and hybrid -flash products, jointly […]
  • Nvidia revs up AI with GPU-powered data-center platform 09/14/2018
    Nvidia is raising its game in data centers, extending its reach across different types of AI workloads with the Tesla T4 GPU, based on its new Turing architecture and, along with related software, designed for blazing acceleration of applications for images, speech, translation and recommendation systems.The T4 is the essential component in Nvidia's new TensorRT […]
  • Dell EMC puts big data as a service on premises 09/12/2018
    To get up and running on a self-service, big-data analytics platform efficiently, many data-center and network managers these days would likely think about using a cloud service. But not so fast – there is some debate about whether the public cloud is the way to go for certain big-data analytics.For some big-data applications, the public cloud […]

RSS Enterprise Software

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RSS Hardware

  • The best graphics cards for PC gaming 09/21/2018
    “What graphics card within my budget gives me the best bang for my buck?”That simple question cuts to the core of what people hunting for a new graphics card look for: the most oomph they can afford. Sure, the technological leaps behind each new GPU can be interesting on their own, but most everyone just […]
  • Future Forward: Leadership lessons from IDG founder Patrick McGovern 09/21/2018
    Editor's note: More than 50 years ago, at the dawn of the computer age, Patrick J. McGovern founded International Data Corp., and, later, International Data Group (the parent company of Computerworld, which he started in 1967). From that small beginning, McGovern, who passed away in 2014, would go on to create a global publishing and […]
  • Enterprises expected to implement annual Windows 10 upgrade pace 09/20/2018
    Most enterprises will now adopt a once-a-year upgrade model for Windows 10, finally getting some relief from the pressure of seemingly endless rounds of testing and deployment, a Windows expert said today."I think enterprises will fall into an annual cadence," Stephen Kleynhans, a Gartner research vice president, said in an interview. "With 30 months of […]

RSS IT Management

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RSS Mobile

  • Apple's dropping Back To My Mac Remote Access. Here's an Alternative, Currently Discounted. 09/21/2018
    Apple is dropping the Back To My Mac remote access feature, and in a recent support document they urge you to be prepared by looking for alternatives.RemotePC by iDrive is a full-featured remote access solution that lets you connect to your work or office computer securely from anywhere, and from any iOS or Android device. […]
  • What is Project Treble? The Android upgrade fix explained 09/20/2018
    It's tough to talk about Project Treble without getting lost in a forest of technical gobbledygook.And it's no wonder: Project Treble (take a deep breath) is Google's ambitious effort to rearchitect Android in order to establish a modular base in which the lower-level code created by silicon vendors is separated from the main Android operating […]
  • Microsoft Managed Desktop: All your Windows 10 devices, managed by Microsoft 09/19/2018
    Bill Predmore, president and co-owner of professional women’s soccer team the Seattle Reign, has enough to worry about without managing PCs. “I don’t want to have to think about technology,” he told CIO.com. “I want it to be like a utility where I flip a switch and it just works.”So, in December 2017, the Seattle […]

RSS Networking

  • Alternatives to Nmap: from simple to advanced network scanning 09/12/2018
    This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nmap, the open-source network mapping tool that became the standard used by many IT professionals, but that can be a bit much if you only need to do general network maintenance and are intimidated by its command-line interface.There are alternatives – not many – that range in technical […]
  • Nagios Core monitoring software: lots of plugins, steep learning curve 09/10/2018
    Nagios Core is open source, free and has good documentation, but it could use a streamlined install process, updated Web interface, and better configuration options. (Insider Story)
  • Netgear Orbi Voice First Look 08/31/2018
    Netgear's Orbi Voice is a wireless smart speaker tuned by Harman Kardon, compatible with Amazon Alexa and an access point for Netgear's Orbi wireless system.

RSS Operating Systems

  • Windows on Chromebooks? Stay tuned. 08/27/2018
    Windows 10 on Chromebooks? At first, it sounds downright stupid. You can already do just about everything on a Chromebook with Chrome OS, including running a ton of Windows apps. Why bother? I have some ideas, but first, the background.The eagle-eyed developers at XDA Developers have spotted a new Google Pixelbook firmware branch. This new […]
  • 6 practical reasons businesses should upgrade to Windows 10 07/25/2018
    Believe it or not, a large number of businesses haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 yet. Here’s why they should.
  • Everything you knew about Chromebooks is wrong 05/26/2018
    Google’s slow, limited, browser-only, cloud-centric laptop platform is now the most powerful and capable user platform on the planet.Yeah, I said it.Apple fans laugh at this idea, saying that a MacBook Pro can run the Chrome browser and gain all the benefits of a Chromebook, as well as all the benefits and leading-edge content-creation tools […]

RSS Security

  • Apple's dropping Back To My Mac Remote Access. Here's an Alternative, Currently Discounted. 09/21/2018
    Apple is dropping the Back To My Mac remote access feature, and in a recent support document they urge you to be prepared by looking for alternatives.RemotePC by iDrive is a full-featured remote access solution that lets you connect to your work or office computer securely from anywhere, and from any iOS or Android device. […]
  • Pentagon CIOs struggle with legacy tech, security. Sound familiar? 09/21/2018
    Patrick Flanders has been thinking a lot about IT modernization.Flanders, CIO of the Defense Health Agency, is gearing up to consolidate control over the Pentagon's sprawling network of treatment centers, in the process centralizing a far-flung set of IT operations that raise a host of security and device-management considerations.[ Learn from your peers: Check out […]
  • ICANN sets plan to reinforce internet DNS security 09/19/2018
    In a few months, the internet will be a more secure place. That’s because the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has voted to go ahead with the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the internet’s address book – the Domain Name System (DNS). [ Now see: The hidden cause of slow internet […]

RSS Small Business

  • How to produce a must-see small business video 05/03/2017
    When recently surveyed by Animoto, an online video company, more than half of small and midsized business owners (55 percent) responded that video marketing was a “must-have” to stay relevant. An even larger number responded that video marketing had a direct impact on their business.[ Related: 6 ways video can boost your business ]And while […]
  • FCC's deregulation of business data lines could mean a price hike 04/14/2017
    If you operate a small or medium-size U.S. business, you can expect to pay more for broadband services in the near future because the U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to deregulate providers of business data lines, critics of the proposal say.Users of ATMs, shoppers in stores that use credit card scanners, and mobile phone customers […]
  • 8 great small business productivity and collaboration apps 04/11/2017
    Small business owners, whether working in a busy office, on the road or from home, can easily get distracted – and overwhelmed. From email (and text) messages bombarding their inboxes and smart phones, to having to stop what they are doing to attend meetings or put out fires, to the temptation to check social media, […]

RSS Storage

  • Lenovo, NetApp team up vs. Dell EMC, HPE on storage 09/17/2018
    Lenovo and NetApp's storage alliance, joint venture in China, and new series of all-flash and hybrid flash products announced at Lenovo's Transform event, put them both in a much stronger position in the data center against rivals Dell EMC and HPE.The storage offerings include two familes, each subdivided into all-fash and hybrid -flash products, jointly […]
  • Dell EMC puts big data as a service on premises 09/12/2018
    To get up and running on a self-service, big-data analytics platform efficiently, many data-center and network managers these days would likely think about using a cloud service. But not so fast – there is some debate about whether the public cloud is the way to go for certain big-data analytics.For some big-data applications, the public cloud […]
  • Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability 09/10/2018
    Anyone who uses a PC should have an external drive. It’s not only a useful means of data backup and storage, it also allows you to transport files from your desktop or laptop to another device.Updated 9/10/18 to include Samsung's new Portable SSD X5, which impressed us so much we christened it the best portable […]

RSS Unified Communications

  • 8 lesser-known videoconferencing options for work 02/02/2018
    8 lesser-known videoconferencing options for workImage by Peter Sayer/IDGServices like Microsoft’s Skype for Business or Google Hangouts mean you no longer need to turn to a specialist conferencing provider to collaborate with distant colleagues “face to face.”To read this article in full, please click here
  • Amazon's Echo Show could disrupt enterprise-class unified communications 05/11/2017
    Amazon is on the verge of disrupting the enterprise videoconferencing and unified communications markets dominated by Cisco and Avaya with its new Amazon Echo Show device.Echo Show, announced Tuesday, is being marketed initially to consumers for $230 and will ship on June 28. It works with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, and features a 7-in. touchscreen […]
  • BlueJeans teams with Dolby for teleconference audio clarity 03/28/2017
    BlueJeans customers will be getting improved call quality, thanks to a partnership the company unveiled Tuesday. Dolby is working with the videoconferencing company to improve call clarity for people using its service.As part of the deal, BlueJeans will integrate Dolby Voice technology for all the video and audio calls made using its service. It will […]

RSS Virtualization

  • VMware has edge, AI, blockchain ambitions 08/30/2018
    Fully baked products weren’t the only technologies on display at the VMworld conference in Las Vegas this week; VMware previewed three in-the-works projects related to edge computing, artificial intelligence and enterprise blockchain.The first is Project Dimension, which aims to deliver the functionality of VMware’s cloud offerings to the edge as a managed service. Project Dimension […]
  • Microsoft lures Win Server 2008 users toward Azure 08/28/2018
    Microsoft is offering extended support for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 to customers who shift these platforms from on-premises into Microsoft’s Azure cloud.The scheduled ends of extended support for the 2008 versions of Server and SQL Server are Jan. 14, 2020 and July 9, 2019, respectively. But if customers move these workloads into […]
  • What is virtualization? 07/20/2018
    In the IT world, virtualization has revolutionized the way we think about data and where it lives, moving us closer to a completely on-demand data world.

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