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Round Table
  • Business Solutions: Death of the CIO?

    By Nadia Cameron | 30 April, 2010 08:18

    The transformation of IT through new delivery models like cloud computing raises questions about the role CIOs and IT managers will play in a more business-oriented, on-demand world.

  • Business Solutions: Selling business efficiency

    By Nadia Cameron | 30 April, 2010 10:05

    Selling technology for technology’s sake simply doesn’t cut it anymore. ARN recently brought together a panel of industry representatives to look at why selling business productivity, ROI and innovation are critical to the channel’s success and how these elements will be the force behind cloud computing take-up.

  • Business solutions: Usage versus ownership

    By Nadia Cameron | 30 April, 2010 10:20

    Microsoft’s Gianpaolo Carraro challenged the fact that everything should be paid for by usage.

  • Business Solutions: Business model evolution

    By Nadia Cameron | 30 April, 2010 10:15

    A critical question posed by Microsoft’s Gianpaolo Carraro was whether the channel was innovating from a business model perspective to meet new demand for more accountability, ROI and solutions success.

Features
Interviews
  • Nick McMenemy: More channel consolidation to follow in 2015

    By Allan Swann | 13 January, 2015 12:40

    Westcon Australia director of vendor alliances, Nick McMemeny, wrapped up his tenure on December 31, 2014, and took the time to chat with ARN about his predictions for 2015.

  • ARN Hall of Fame profile: David Gage

    By Allan Swann | 04 December, 2014 11:23

    ARN profiles its latest Hall of Fame inductee about his 18 years in IT with Express Data, Microsoft and Dimension Data.

  • Fidelity's top IT exec sees potential in A.I.

    By Mary K. Pratt | 26 November, 2014 01:52

    Since his January 2013 appointment as enterprise CTO at Fidelity Investments, Stephen Neff has made a significant impression in the financial services company's highest IT post. Earlier this year, he was named one of five finalists for the 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award.

  • Michael Bosnar: The ultimate businessman

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 25 November, 2014 15:14

    Michael Bosnar, long-time IT veteran, is the quintessential entrepreneur. Not only has he been in leadership roles across the channel including stints at vendors, resellers and distributors, but he also invests in start-ups and helps fuel innovation in the ICT industry.

  • VMware's Casado talks about evolving SDN use cases, including a prominent role for security

    By John Dix | 07 October, 2014 04:51

    Martin Casado, who helped launch the Software Defined Networking concept in the labs at Stanford, was recently elevated to the top business slot in VMware's Networking and Security Business Unit, giving him the rare opportunity to see the technology through from the incubator to the data center. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix sat down with Casado for an update on the company and his thoughts on how the technology is maturing.

Opinions
  • HoloLens: Look who's innovating

    By Preston Gralla | 29 January, 2015 00:55

    Poor, slow-footed old Microsoft. It just can't adapt to changing times or keep up with more innovative, agile and forward-looking companies like Apple and Google. That's been the way many of us have thought of Microsoft for a long time. But it may be our thinking that's old and outdated.

  • HoloLens: Abracadabra! Microsoft unveils a great distraction

    By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 29 January, 2015 00:55

    Oh my gosh! The world's first holographic computing platform! Is this or is this not the best thing ever?

  • Why Surface Hub is more interesting than HoloLens

    By Mike Elgan | 27 January, 2015 04:01

    Microsoft had an unusually kick-ass event this week. They trotted out the next version of Windows, which is called Windows 10.

  • Facebook, take note!

    By Jonny Evans | 22 January, 2015 13:58

    In the last few weeks it's possible some of your Facebook chums posted messages on their walls in which they tried to revoke permission for the social network to use and distribute content they post.

  • Let's not make patent trolls stronger

    By Evan Schuman | 20 January, 2015 22:29

    As you can tell by the name we've given them, patent trolls aren't popular critters. The game these operators play is shady and sleazy, bordering on extortion -- though it's completely legal. What they do is to purchase patents, with no intention of using or selling them, but rather to shake down as many people as possible by accusing them of violating the patent, even if the patent troll has no reason to believe that.

Reviews
  • Windows 10 deep-dive review: Finally, a unified operating system

    By Preston Gralla | 29 January, 2015 22:38

    The second preview release of Windows 10 begins to flesh out Microsoft's vision of an operating system that bridges the gap between traditional PCs and touch-based tablets -- something it failed at dismally in Windows 8. More than that, the new release reveals a single operating system that shape-shifts according to the device it's running on, be that a PC, a tablet or a phone.

  • Technology of the Year 2015: The best hardware and software of the year

    By Doug Dineley | 26 January, 2015 22:11

    Like InfoWorld itself, InfoWorld's Technology of the Year Awards have always been about change. We keep an eye out for the platforms and tools pushing against the barriers in application development, mobile, cloud computing, and in other corners of information technology, and we bring them in for review. At the end of the year, we get together and decide which are the very best.

  • CentOS 7: The perfect gift for the Linux do-it-yourselfer

    By Tom Henderson | 22 December, 2014 22:09

    Although differentiation is tough in Linux distributions today, CentOS 7 has carved out a niche as the free and open alter ego to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). We found that CentOS, which is mandated to be binary-compatible with Red Hat 7, shares about 95% of the features of its commercial enterprise-class sibling.

  • Microsoft PowerPoint for iOS review: Presenter View feature makes the subscription version worth it

    By Joe Kissell | 09 December, 2014 02:43

    When I reviewed PowerPoint for iPad version 1.0 back in April 2014, I found a lot to like but dinged the app for a few notable omissions; I also noted its dependence on a paid Office 365 subscription. Now at version 1.3, PowerPoint for iOS works on iPhones as well, and has adopted a new freemium model (like the other Office apps--Word and Excel) in which most of its features are available even to those who don't pay for Office 365.

  • Hands on: Google Maps 4.0 gets even better with a fresh design, Uber and OpenTable

    By Leah Yamshon | 18 November, 2014 02:25

    Google Maps is one of the App Store's unsung heroes, an app you probably use daily, yet you rarely think about or tell your friends to download. That's because for so long it just came with our iPhones--it was there waiting for you to use when you powered up your new phone for the first time.

 
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