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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Timeline: How Apple's iOS gained enterprise cred

    In the seven years since the first iPhone arrived, iOS has morphed from a consumer-centric OS into one with a wealth of enterprise-worthy features.

  • Facebook is a school yard bully that's going down

    Facebook has grown and evolved in recent years. In addition to connecting people online, it bombards users with unnecessary ads and useless sponsored stories. And it runs experiments on its users. Columnist Alex Burinskiy is not amused.

  • Career advice: 3 up and coming IT roles

    Premier 100 IT Leader William Mayo also answers questions on combining international teams and the skills needed to become a CIO.

  • PayPal locks out ProtonMail, asks if encrypted email service has government approval

    We previously looked at the huge demand for ProtonMail, an easy-to-use and free NSA-proof email service created by CERN and MIT scientists. It is based in Switzerland, meaning the U.S. government can't just hoover it up without an enforceable Swiss court order, which is hard to come by since the Swiss legal system has "strong privacy protections." The demand for the end-to-end encrypted email service was so high that ProtonMail ran out of a month's worth of server capacity in three days.

  • US intelligence agency wants brain-like algorithms for complex information processing

    Getting computers to think like humans has been a scientific goal for years -- IBM recently said it found a way to make transistors that could be formed into virtual circuitry that mimics human brain functions.

  • Why Facebook's SDN switch won't affect Cisco's customers

    Last week, Facebook announced a new product that's supposed to have the networking industry trembling. There were many news stories about Facebook's new homegrown SDN switch, known by the codename "Wedge" that's supposed to be the next big threat to Cisco and the traditional networking vendors. The operating system on the product runs Facebook's proprietary version of Linux called FBOSS.

  • Catalog engines enable simplified backup migrations

    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.

  • Endpoint security demands organizational changes

    Pity endpoint security software. Venerable antivirus has gotten a bad reputation for being an ineffective commodity product. This situation is illustrated by some recently published ESG research (note: I am an employee of ESG). Security professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e. more than 1,000 employees) were given a series of statements and asked whether they agreed or disagreed with each. The research revealed that:

  • Scot Finnie: The continuing evolution of Computerworld

    Computerworld's editor in chief bids farewell to the print edition of the magazine and announces the imminent arrival of a new digital edition.

  • Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Does HP have a development pipeline or a pipe dream?

    HP claims that its light-based, next-generation Machine will do everything except scrub the kitchen sink. But given HP's recent innovation track record, why should we believe any of it?

  • Multitasking: An equal opportunity distraction

    Even the strongest students can be no match for the distractions of multitasking, according to new research from Michigan State University.

  • Crowdsourcing moving beyond the fringe

    Depending up on how you look at it, crowdsourcing is all the rage these days -- think Wikipedia, X Prize and Kickstarter -- or at the other extreme, greatly underused.

  • Career advice: Positioning yourself for big promotions

    Premier 100 IT Leader Chad Long also answers questions on shaping one's career, moving into security, and the comparable merits of certs in project management and business analysis.

  • Preston Gralla: Memo to Nadella: Copy IBM

    Microsoft's situation in 2014 is eerily similar to IBM's in the late 1980s, and it can save itself the same way.

  • Why I'm sending back Google Glass

    Now that Glass is available to anyone with $1,500 to burn, you might be tempted to buy a pair. Our tester shares 10 good reasons not to.

  • Career advice: Kicking your career off with no experience

    Premier 100 IT Leader Catherine Maras also answers questions on the qualities she looks for when promoting into management and the value of writing skills.

  • The imminent age of virtual reality is an illusion

    When faced with technology options, we are choosing the ones that require the least commitment to undivided attention.