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Technology Leapfrogging: How the Cloud, Tablets and Phablets Advance Tech Adoption

There's something to be said for traditions. After all, they're proven entities that have worked for decades. But while that standard Sinatra song may still find an audience at the weekend cookout, the same can't be said for standard technologies.

10 Things You Should Know About Apple's Swift

Apple recently unveiled Swift, a new language to replace Objective-C for OS X and iOS application development. Apple won't accept submissions built using Swift to the iOS or Mac App Store until the fall, when iOS 8 and the next version of OS X (Yosemite) ship, so there's still some time to learn the ins and outs of this new programming language.

Whatever happened to Green IT?

Remember when "green computing" was all the rage? Companies competed for green awards, virtualized their data centers, set up e-waste committees, launched double-sided printing initiatives and activated power management features on PCs.

6 Good Reasons ‘Tempo' Should be Your iOS Calendar App

TheA TempoA calendar app isn't new; it's been around for about 18 months and was on my Spring 2013 "Best iOS and Android Apps"A list. A new Tempo update brings some new features that make the app even better. I love Tempo for several reasons:

Kwoller iOS Shopping App is the ‘Tinder of Fashion'

Kwoller is a new, free iPhone/iPod touch app designed to make it easy for women to speed-shop. The app accomplishes its mission, but you don't always get what you see.

Apple's Partnership With IBM Leaves CIOs Hanging

The big news this week of Apple and IBM joining forces to dominate the mobile enterprise market makes a great story -- at least on the surface.

iPhone 6 Sapphire Display Durability Could be Vastly Exaggerated

Each and every spring/summer, keeping track of all the various new-iPhone-related rumors becomes a challenge that even the most dedicate iPhan would struggle to meet.

What the Robot Apocalypse Will Mean for IT, Jobs and Work

Google's huge entry into robotics leaves little doubt that we'll shortly be up to our armpits in robot alternatives to people. Robots will enter all aspects of our business and personal lives. Machines, vehicles, drones, cameras, sensors, you name it.

Gloves Come Off as BlackBerry Fires Back at Good Technology

BlackBerry is in full defensive mode these days. Rightly so. These are troubling times for the Canadian company.

TekDry Will Revive a Soaked Smartphone for $70 or Refund Your Money

It's a bad moment. You dropped your expensive smartphone in the toilet. By the time you fish it out, it's really soaked. It won't turn on, and it seems quite dead.

CIO Meets Mobile Challenges Head-on

In some ways, veteran CIO Sam Lamonica is an old dog learning new tricks.

Getting Started With Ruby: A Tour of the Scripting Language

In the world of programming languages, sometimes you don't need the overhead and performance of Java, C#, C++ and other power tools. Sometimes a scripting language, or Swiss army knife, will do.

How-to: Get started with Docker

Docker makes virtualization light, easy, and portable; follow this step-by-step guide from installing Docker to building a Docker container for the Apache Web server

Big data security analytics mantra: Collect and analyze everything

In a recent research survey, ESG asked security professionals to identify the most important type of data for use in malware detection and analysis (note: I am an employee of ESG). The responses were as follows:

Mobilizing Your Sales Team Brings Challenges and High Expectations to IT

There's been a lot of talk about all the great benefits companies reap from mobilizing their workforce, especially those in sales and services who work mostly out in the field.

Early user of VMware NSX net virtualization tool extols fine grain controls

Canadian airline company WestJet is one of the earliest customers of VMware's NSX network virtualization tools, which initially reached for the tech to address a security issue. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently sat down with WestJet technologist Richard Sillito to learn what the company is learning about network virtualization and its broader NSX plans.

Securing the virtual world

Catbird Networks Director of Product Management, Malcolm Reike, talks about how virtualization changes the security game with Network World Editor in Chief John Dix.

Why One CIO Is Saying 'No' to BYOD

A growing backlash threatens to thwart the BYOD trend. The CIO of a large electrical contractor explains why his company will "never have a BYOD environment.'

Where culture and security clash

Physical perimeter security can differ from facility to facility, with myriad factors playing into what exactly is implemented, including budget and the assets that are being protected.

PathSolutions solves the network monitoring maze

PathSolutions' TotalView provides a path-oriented view into network problems and acts as a superb companion to your traditional network monitoring system

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