Microsoft will continue to manufacture smartphones for its Windows 10 Mobile operating system, but the company has thrown in the towel on the devices strategy pursued by its former CEO and will probably give up entirely unless Windows 10 reverses years of missteps in mobile, analysts said.
Team Macworld has been using Apple Music and digging it (for the most part) for more than a week, but that doesn't mean Apple's streaming service is flawless. There are some glaring glitches, irritating features, and bizarre design choices that have us collectively shaking our heads, even as we jam out to the curated playlists and enlist Siri to be our personal DJ.
Open source software companies must move to the Cloud and add proprietary code to their products to succeed. The current business model is recipe for failure.
“Cloud IT infrastructure growth continues to outpace the growth of the overall IT infrastructure market."
Despite rumors that Microsoft is about to kill Windows Phone, some industry observers say that's unlikely for several reasons, especially the expected gains from the rollout of Windows 10, which will run on smartphones and other devices.
The R programming language is an important tool for <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2922073/analytics/how-to-put-the-r-programming-language-to-work.html">development in the numeric analysis and machine learning spaces.</a> With machines becoming more important as data generators, the popularity of the language can only be expected to grow. But R has both pros and cons that developers should know.
As we approach the end-of-support deadline, it’s now or never for many New Zealand businesses.
"Technology moves so fast that today’s top-trending app could become irrelevant tomorrow."
I'm not feeling a lot of love for OS X El Capitan out there. That might not be surprising, given that it's firmly in the tradition of Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard–new-feature-light, speed-and-stability-focused OS X updates.
The datacentre itself is transforming and changing, becoming more of a ‘datacentre ecosystem’ that is being procured by organisations that are using a mix of colocation, Cloud services and on-premise. There’s no question that IT services will dominate the way people work and live in the future.
As the Cloud sector grows ever more rapidly and different solutions and plays seem to appear almost daily, the question becomes one of detail and matching need with the correct package.
“We've seen a change in IT end-user profile in particular in the analytics space.”
Alongside the news that the Microsoft teams that make devices like Surface and Surface Hub will now be in the same division that makes the operating system on which they run, Microsoft's latest reorg moves Dynamics to the Cloud & Enterprise group (Microsoft Dynamics is the company's line of ERP and CRM applications). That shifts it from the Applications & Services division that builds productivity products and cloud services like Office 365, and puts it alongside Azure, SQL Server, Intune, Power BI, Visual Studio and BizTalk.
Microsoft on Monday took another shot at clarifying its Windows 10 upgrade policy, telling Windows Insider participants that they had to remain in the preview program if they had not upgraded from an eligible PC but wanted to continue running the OS free of charge.
“The worldwide PBBA market got off to a strong start in 2015 with solid year-over-year revenue growth in the historically slower first quarter."
A list of leading cloud, storage and virtualization companies are backing a new effort named the Open Container Project, which aims to create a set of standards for the fast-growing technology.
Microsoft's Keystone Kops-like revelation that Windows 10 testers would get a free copy of the OS -- yes, no, then yes, probably, but with strings -- may be confusing compared to Apple's approach to OS X, but reflects the much more complicated ecosystem the Redmond, Wash. company maintains.
Organizations make it onto Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT list by excelling in training, benefits, retention and career development, among other attributes.
“However, this will change when businesses start to migrate to Windows 10."
Why a greater emphasis on workforce development correlates with better financial results.