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  • The trouble with trolls (and how to beat them)

    A vulnerable person. A sociopath or two on social media tormenting that person without consequence. That's trolling in a nutshell.

  • Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Patent trolls under attack, but not dead yet

    The patent wars keep going and going and we keep paying and paying.

  • Evan Schuman: Barnes & Noble plays into Amazon's hands

    Same-day delivery is a boon for the online leader, but it will only help doom B&N.

  • Career advice: A plan for battling organizational politics

    Premier 100 IT Leader Karen Sullivan also answers questions on the value of undergraduate degrees and MBAs.

  • Ron Miller: Spain's link tax taxes my patience

    The so-called Google tax is a desperate and wrongheaded gambit to save traditional newspapers.

  • Revamped Apple TV may be delayed until 2015, report claims

    With Apple executives touting the most exciting lineup of new products in 25 years, one product due for a major upgrade is Apple's long-adored hobby -- the Apple TV.

  • OpenFlow Supports IPv6 Flows

    OpenFlow is a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) protocol used for southbound communications from an SDN controller to and from a network device. OpenFlow is the protocol used to inform the topology of network switches on which flows should be added to their flow tables and advise switches how they should handle traffic flows that are not in the current flow tables. Initially, OpenFlow did not have any definition for handling IPv6 communications. Now, newer OpenFlow versions have IPv6 capabilities and more vendors are deploying products that use the newer OpenFlow versions. This article goes over the IPv6 functions within the OpenFlow protocol and describes how these are being used.

  • Hexadite's Automated Incident Response Solution narrows the gap between detection and response

    This column is available in a weekly newsletter called IT Best Practices. Click here to subscribe.

  • Does the connected workforce breach employee privacy?

    Wearables will make it infinitely easier for companies to track employees. But without transparency, that will foster suspicion.

  • Evan Schuman: The data dangers of free public Wi-Fi

    New York's plan to turn pay phones into free Wi-Fi stations could be a template for other cities, and bad news for IT departments trying to protect corporate data and intellectual property.

  • What to know after the latest patent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court

    The Alice ruling clarifies patent-eligible software processes.

  • If you can't check in, is it really Foursquare?

    In their quest to copy competitors, social sites and apps increasingly drop features that are part of the popularity and identity of their products, says columnist Mike Elgan.

  • How to effectively manage the integration of IT/OT in the hyper-connected enterprise

    There has been a lot of discussion lately about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how connected endpoints can help revolutionize the way businesses collect and process information from Operational Technology (OT) systems, but there are huge challenges in accessing the information and making it accessible to your other business systems, employees and business partners.

  • What you should know about SDN and Wi-Fi

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • 13 pieces of advice for Yosemite beta testers

    For the first time since 2000, Apple is allowing pubic beta testers to try out a prerelease version of OS X. Ryan Faas tells testers what to do and what to avoid.

  • The Apple/IBM deal: iOS claims the IoT

    The partnership announced last week isn't just about selling more iPhones. It's part of a big push into the Internet of Things.

  • Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Bye, Nokia, nice knowing you

    Nokia, once a great company and the pride of Finland, is shuffling to its grave under Microsoft's leadership.

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    Preston Gralla: Jeff Bezos hates you

    But he's quite fond of your credit card.

  • Who should really worry about Apple/IBM? Microsoft

    So Apple and IBM are hooking up. It's a match made in enterprise heaven, bringing together BYOD favorites the iPhone and the iPad with enterprise apps and cloud services from IBM. It's a win for Apple, which finally gets some serious business software chops, and for IBM, which gets device sex appeal.

  • Apple and IBM: A winning combo for IT

    One thing is clear about the Apple-IBM partnership: It will change the dynamic of the enterprise mobility market in significant ways.