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OPINION

Alicia Keys: The Next Steve Jobs?

What folks who haven't read any of the early Steve Jobs biographies don't know is that Steve Jobs -- at least, the way he was seen in public -- wasn't any more real than Ronald McDonald. He was a creation of Apple's advertising agency that successfully reformed Steve -- a slovenly guy who didn't lik...

PODCAST

The Cloud: No Longer Distrusted and Misunderstood

A recent survey on cloud computing explored the business growth opportunities for buyers and consumers of cloud services alike, and its findings about confidence are surprising. Businesses are experimenting with the technologies and services that are available. The multi-year annual survey on the cl...

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY

Legacy Applications a Threat to Windows 8 Security

Windows 8 finally made it to prime time last week. This version of Microsoft's operating system makes significant improvements in its security stance, said Alex Balan, a senior product manager at Bitdefender, but some of them are likely to be undermined by users wedded to old programs. The way the W...

OPINION

Like FOSS Fog, Cloud Confusion May Not Matter

The general public knows little about the true technology fundamentals of cloud computing, suggests a recent survey commissioned by IT vendor Citrix. Almost a third of the roughly 1,000 U.S. adults polled thought cloud computing was related to weather. However, the ascendance of Linux and open sourc...

OPINION

VMworld 2012: Passing the Torch – and the Ammunition

Chief executive transitions in the IT industry often tend toward melodrama or at least bald quirkiness: The number of ignominious CEO departures at HP and Yahoo could qualify both companies for their own telenovelas. After successfully acquiring Sun Microsystems, Oracle unceremoniously booted CEO Jo...

Citrix Takes Mobile Networking Plunge With Bytemobile Buy

Citrix is acquiring privately held Bytemobile, a provider of data and video optimization applications for mobile network operators. The deal will give Citrix exposure to a burgeoning market -- mobile infrastructure -- and extend its reach to points around the world. The acquisition builds on a partn...

OPINION

VMware View 5.1 and the Future of End-User Computing

For those familiar with traditional thin-client computing, virtual desktop infrastructure solutions feel virtually like old home week with a couple of notable exceptions. First, rather than depending on dedicated data center-to-desktop hardware resources, VDI leverages server, storage and networking...

VMware Aims to Get IT Eye-to-Eye With BYOD

VMware on Wednesday unveiled a portfolio of end-user computing products to help manage the slew of personal mobile devices corporate employees are bringing into the workplace for use. The products are built into version 5.1 of the company's VMware View enterprise virtual desktop. In an enterprise vi...

PODCAST

Disaster Recovery: Learning From Painful Experience

When Hurricane Ike struck Texas in 2008, it became the second-costliest hurricane ever to make landfall in the U.S. It was also a wake-up call for Houston-based insurance wholesaler Myron Steves & Co., which was not struck directly but nonetheless realized its IT disaster recovery approach was w...

OPINION

Thin Clients Alive and Kicking

In the years since thin client computing arrived on the IT scene, it has been pronounced dead, only to arise again more often than Jason in the "Friday the 13th" film franchise. That's not due to any quality of its underlying architecture. In fact, thin client engineering is often elegant in the ext...

OPINION

Dell’s Enterprise Solutions Launch: Business Value Trumps Speeds and Feeds

In the run-up to the launch of any of Intel's newest generation Xeon CPUs, most every server vendor and its extended family starts jockeying for position over who has the bragging rights for the fastest, biggest, baddest x86 systems on the planet. The resulting Power Points tend to be mind-numbing, ...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

Federal Virtualization Business: Let the Vendor Clawing and Scratching Begin

The Obama administration's program to modernize federal information technology operations is now in its second year, and the momentum for reform is continuing at a high level. "We are seizing on the power of 21st century technology to consolidate data centers and moving to lightweight, shareable tec...

ANALYSIS

Can Anything Stop EMC?

A bit over a year ago, the conventional wisdom related to enterprise IT vendors was fairly straightforward: Sheer size and depth of expertise gave end-to-end systems vendors unlimited access to the high ground. As markets recovered from the 2008 recession, enterprise customers would naturally stick ...

PODCAST

The Sky-High Expectations Surrounding Mobile Networks

We hear about the post-PC era, but rarely does anyone talk about the post-LAN or even the post-WAN era. Yet the major IT trends of the day -- from mobile to cloud to app stores -- are changing the expectations we all have from our blended networks. How are the campus networks of yesterday going to s...

Motorola Sends Xyboard on iPad Hunt

Motorola has announced two new Droid tablets, both of which will run on Verizon's 4G LTE network. The Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 will be available this month, both online and at Verizon Wireless stores. The 10.1 will have a stylus and will come in three models, with 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB of storage. It w...

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