Software: Features

  • Cisco: See No EVO, Hear No EVO, Speak New Partnerships

    It hasn't been lost on the IT vendor community and IT professionals that Cisco is absent from the VMware EVO:RAIL partner program. With all of the powerhouses participating in the program, you'd think that Cisco would jump right into the mix. Considering Cisco's growth in the server market and the fact that it doesn't currently have its own storage play, this opportunity appears to be ideal for Cisco.

  • Cloud upstarts: Too cheap to trust?

    Hosting provider launched a $0.99 per month cloud server this fall, which is significantly less expensive than the $0.013 per hour starting price for market-leader Amazon Web Services' on-demand Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) virtual machines.

  • WebRTC close to tipping point as Cisco, Microsoft announce products

    It was all the way back in the Spring of 2011 that Google released <a href="">WebRTC</a>, its nascent real-time, browser-based, HTML5-powered, no-plugin-required video chat project to the public. In the three and a half years since, the Internet Engineering Task Force and the W3C have been working together to try to formalize the standard, prepare the stable 1.0 release, and get it ready for prime time.

  • Contain yourself: The layman's guide to Docker

    Welcome to the age of containerization, where an ecosystem led by startup <a href="">Docker</a> is leading IT organizations to ineffable peaks of efficiency, helping them scale their workloads ever-higher, and probably baking them a nice cake to boot (it's my birthday, I have cake on the brain, sue me). <a href=";ion=1&amp;espv=2&amp;es_th=1&amp;ie=UTF-8#qscrl=1&amp;q=microsoft+azure+docker+networkworld">Microsoft</a>, <a href="">Google</a> and <a href="">Amazon Web Services</a> are all tripping over themselves to make sure prospective customers know that <em>their </em> clouds are the place to be if you want to get the most from Docker. 

  • Evernote's quest to change the world through productivity software

    In early October, Evernote CEO Phil Libin debuted new features designed to make the immensely popular note-taking software <a href="">friendlier to the enterprise</a>: Work Chat, Context and presentation mode.

  • Functional languages rack up best scores for software quality

    Language design makes a difference in software quality, and <a href="">functional languages</a> offer an edge when it comes to building quality software, a study of programming languages and code quality in GitHub reveals.

  • A CIO fights to keep his tech options open

    In today's IT market, vendors tell users that engineered, converged and highly integrated systems deliver the greatest efficiency. But some users believe a heterogeneous environment is the best path to savings.