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  • Hacking Team gives us incontrovertible proof of targeted mobile threats

    <em>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.</em>

  • Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) applications emerge as the tech stabilizes

    Perhaps the single-most significant standards based technological advancement in the field of unified communications over the past year has been the completion of Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) standard and the appearance of several WebRTC based implementations.

  • Could Facebook be your next phone company?

    <em>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.</em>

  • How machine learning ate Microsoft

    At the Strata big data conference yesterday, Microsoft let the world know its Azure Machine Learning offering was generally available to developers. This may come as a surprise. Microsoft? Isn't machine learning the province of Google or Facebook or innumerable hot startups?

  • 5 keys to successful SIP implementation

    <em>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.</em>

  • Nokia's X phone line: What will Microsoft do with it?

    Will Microsoft hold on to Nokia's three new X phones on Android once the deal to buy Nokia is final in the coming weeks? Three analysts attending the Mobile World Congress gave three different perspectives.

  • Lessons from Nokia's bow to Android should resonate with smaller OS providers

    Nokia's three new Android smartphones -- the X, X+ and XL -- could prove to be the biggest lesson for the smartphone industry at the 2014 Mobile World Congress.

  • IT hiring goes multimedia

    IT job seekers embrace social media, video and graphics to enhance their resumes and set themselves apart from other job applicants.

  • Microsoft's latest Surface tablets don't dazzle industry analysts

    Microsoft's second-generation Surface tablets didn't dazzle analysts on Monday, even with improved processor speeds, better cameras and longer battery life.

  • Microsoft pushes its way Into crowded unified communications market

    Microsoft's Lync has evolved into a serious unified communications competitor for enterprises looking to upgrade or adopt a UC platform. In a crowded field where players still struggle with interoperability issues, Lync's integration with Skype is a potentially transformational improvement.

  • LTE makes headway on global roaming, speed and voice

    LTE is simultaneously being pushed forward on several fronts, and the result for users will be faster networks, better coverage and the ability to access networks while travelling abroad.

  • Review: Office 365 turns up the heat

    Latest blend of Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync servers in the cloud combines an excellent feature set with easier setup and management

  • IT workers to management: NOW can we telecommute?

    IT is one of the last corporate functions to embrace telecommuting. It turns out the last remaining barriers are more cultural than technical.

  • Opinion: How do you manage your social networks?

    I recently decided, somewhat randomly, to experiment a bit more with social networking. I was on LinkedIn and at some point the service asked me if it could access my Gmail contact list.

  • Online video a must-have for these four businesses

    Adding video to the company website can set retailers and other businesses apart from the competition -- and ultimately boost the bottom line.

  • Microsoft's 13 worst missteps of all time

    DOS 4.0, Zune, and Windows 8 are but a few of the landmarks among 25 years of failures Redmond-style

  • ARM's big.LITTLE processors and 1080p screens await smartphone buyers in 2013

    Smartphone vendors will rely on upgrades such as full-HD screens and more powerful yet more frugal processors to entice customers to buy new phones in 2013.

  • Opinion: The Petraeus scandal and computer ethics

    Last week Gen. David Petraeus, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, resigned in response to what has turned out to be a much bigger scandal than it first appeared.

  • LTE telephony finally off the ground, but take-up will be slow

    Last week saw the launch of the first commercial Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services, but most operators are likely to take a cautious approach as they face technical and business challenges.

  • Applying technology to boost customer loyalty

    Guesswork no longer cuts it for companies trying to secure customer loyalty. Read how three businesses use analytics software to understand, respond to and even predict buyer behavior.