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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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  • Why Facebook Messenger will fail as a 'platform'

    By Mike Elgan | 28 March, 2015 22:08

    Now we know why Facebook ripped Messenger out of the mobile version of the Facebook app last April: Messenger was destined to become a "platform" in its own right, complete with an API and developer program to help and encourage software companies to make Facebook Messenger-specific apps.

  • The signs of spring: Birds, flowers and new tech

    By Barbara Krasnoff | 27 March, 2015 05:01

    Back in the dark ages, when the only way to get onscreen entertainment was by tuning in a television set at a specific time (get home late? miss your favorite show? too bad for you!), networks had a habit of scheduling similar shows opposite each other. The notion was presumably, that the competition would cause one show to win out over the other, which would eventually drop in the ratings and get cancelled. The idea that viewers might be interested in seeing both apparently was not in the networks' psychology.

  • Where's the data?

    By Evan Schuman | 18 March, 2015 01:56

    It's a time-honored tradition: U.S. businesses find ways to skirt inconvenient or expensive laws by moving operations to other countries. Thus we have had U.S. corporations operating overseas to exploit child labor, run sweatshops or avoid taxes and rigorous health and safety inspections. Now the U.S. government says something similar is happening in regards to email.

  • How does Apple Pay work on the Apple Watch?

    By Michael deAgonia | 14 March, 2015 01:00

    So, it's April 25, 2015 and the delivery man has just delivered your new Apple Watch. Your first instinct: Spend more hard-earned cash trying out Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay.

  • Web browsers are also to blame for Lenovo's Superfish fiasco

    By Michael Horowitz | 10 March, 2015 00:07

    Lenovo pre-installing Superfish software was a security disaster. Whether Lenovo was evil, or, as they eventually claimed, merely incompetent, it's hard to trust them going forward. If nothing else, their initial denials that anything was wrong, leave a lasting impression. Of course, Superfish, along with the software that they bundled from Komodia, also deserve plenty of blame for breaking the security of HTTPS and SSL/TLS.

Reviews
  • First look: Microsoft's Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview

    By Preston Gralla | 27 March, 2015 05:50

    The first glance at the future of Office for Windows is here, in the form of the Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview. It's the initial public iteration of the suite that will be released sometime in the second half of 2015, so at this point it's very much a work in progress.

  • Review: BitTorrent delivers cloud-free 'Dropbox for business'

    By Serdar Yegulalp | 11 March, 2015 01:20

    BitTorrent originated as a file sharing and distributed download technology, powering downloads of content both legitimate (such as Linux ISOs) and not (Taylor Swift albums).

  • Break me if you can: 4 rugged tablets put to the test

    By Brian Nadel | 03 March, 2015 22:35

    It's a cruel world out there for tablets: Every day, there's the possibility they will be dropped, knocked, spilled on or just shaken around. And that's just in a normal business day -- if you use your tablet outdoors, while traveling or in a work zone, the odds of a disaster go up precipitously.

  • First look: Windows 10 preview for smartphones is off to a slow start

    By Woody Leonhard | 18 February, 2015 22:09

    Last Thursday, Microsoft released its long-anticipated Windows 10 Technical Preview for smartphones. This first public release of Windows 10 for smartphones improves on many Windows Phone 8.1 features, but it offers few compelling new capabilities. Also, while Win10 TP for smartphones is supposed to run universal-style apps (the latest incarnation of what have been called Metro, Modern, and Windows Store apps), there's still little congruence between the new universal smartphone apps and their big-screen universal namesakes.

  • 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.

 

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