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  • 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.

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  • EU regulators misunderstand big data

    By By Joshua New | 27 May, 2015 19:07

    Some European Union regulators reportedly are concerned that major Internet companies such as Google and Facebook gain an unfair competitive advantage from the detailed consumer data they hold, since other companies can never hope to amass anywhere near as much of it. In addition, some regulators worry that with less competition, these data-rich companies will disregard their customers' privacy preferences and become more invasive. Not only are these regulators wrong, but by mistakenly classifying big data as anti-competitive and anti-consumer, they risk driving European companies away from the most productive uses of data, which would harm the competitiveness of European businesses and limit the potential consumer benefits.

  • Open Source Meets Telecom at NFV World Congress

    By Art Fewell | 19 May, 2015 06:39

    When Linux first became a serious challenger for enterprise-class infrastructure, traditional IT vendors had to contend and to rationalize just what exactly this open source thing was. The initial response from many vendors was to attempt to stop it, but it only grew.

  • Facebook: The other Internet

    By Mike Elgan | 18 May, 2015 20:43

    You can do almost everything online. Most people spend most of their web time doing just three things: communicating, buying things and consuming content.

  • IT leadership lessons from Sun Tzu: Passion matters

    By Rob Enderle | 16 May, 2015 01:29

    I recently attended an event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Moore's law and was entranced by some of the old stories from Intel's founding. Part of what I found fascinating was the virtual passing of the torch from the passionate founder Gordon Moore to Intel's current CEO Brian Krzanich.

  • Patch Tuesday may be dead, but Microsoft's not confessing to the crime

    By Gregg Keizer | 08 May, 2015 07:00

    Microsoft is set to upend a 12-year practice of providing security patches on the same day each month to everyone. Or not.

Reviews
  • Review: Windows 10 Insider Preview -- a nearly finished OS

    By Preston Gralla | 26 May, 2015 20:41

    Microsoft has been racing to put the final touches on Windows 10 before its expected release date in late July. There have been three public updates in the last month: Builds 10061, 10074 and 10122. At this point, the interface and features for the new operating system are essentially set -- on May 20, Gabe Aul, engineering general manager at Microsoft, wrote about build 10122 on the company's official blog: "From here on out you'll see fewer big feature changes from build to build, and more tuning, tweaking, stabilizing, and polishing."

  • Hands-on: 48 hours with the Apple Watch

    By Michael deAgonia | 02 May, 2015 05:02

    It's seemed like a long wait from when rumors of the Apple Watch first emerged two years ago to April 10, 2015, when Apple began accepting pre-orders. I was one of the lucky early purchasers and my Watch has finally arrived. So was all that anticipation worth it?

  • Hands on: The first Apple Watch apps for road warriors

    By Galen Gruman | 28 April, 2015 00:31

    Now that the Apple Watch is here, does it do enough useful things to be a standard item for executives, road warriors, and other digital denizens?

  • Review: Docker Swarm soars, and the sky's the limit

    By Nigel Poulton | 23 April, 2015 20:06

    It's a well-known fact that deploying and managing anything at scale is hard. Docker is no different. However, the engineers at Docker recognize this and are working on three products to help: Docker Machine, Docker Compose, and Docker Swarm.

  • First look: Project Spartan, Microsoft's next-generation Web browser

    By Simon Bisson | 31 March, 2015 21:08

    Microsoft's faster release schedule for its Windows 10 Technical Preview kicked into high gear yesterday with the release of another build a mere 12 days after 10041. This time, with build 10049, Microsoft has added one of Windows 10's major new features: its next-generation Web browser.

 

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