IT shops are discovering the rippling effects that cloud implementations may have on their existing virtualized infrastructures
The task of getting software development and operations groups to cooperate is a perennial IT challenge. Into that particular divide steps DevOps
Today, there are at least a dozen up-and-coming languages vying to become the next C++ or Java
A vision of desktop virtualization as an evolution of desktop management that eliminates the compromise between IT and users
Multicore processers are increasingly common in everything from PCs to smartphones -- and increasingly attractive to hackers. Robert Watson explains the threats and how to mitigate them
Employees using their own smartphones for work? Here's how to cope, says this mobile expert.
The rise of multicore processors and programmable GPUs has sparked a wave of developments in parallel programming languages
Cloud computing adopters may find an unanticipated edge when moving to this IT model: the ability to trim energy consumption
High-performance computing (HPC) solutions have long been deployed by Fortune 1000 accounts, but costs have prohibited implementation by smaller enterprises. Here's how cloud computing has changed the playing field
The inability to effectively manage data across both physical and virtual environments has forced IT shops to put off more serious cloud implementations. But there are emerging answers
Vendors are adding this ultra-short-range wireless technology to devices such as smartphones and laptops, for applications such as electronic payment. Is this just scratching the surface of what NFC can do? Intel's NFC experts offer insight
When it comes to the mobile cloud, small businesses lead the way
Managing a company's social reputation requires media-savvy strategies -- especially in a crisis, says global digital strategist Dallas Lawrence
Do you know where your data is? For your company's safety, it's critical to know how employees are using the cloud
For enterprises, smartphones can be both a problem and an opportunity. Here, analyst Iain Gillott lays out five tips to help CIOs, IT managers and developers craft a can't-miss wireless strategy
Cloud computing provides numerous benefits, including cost savings. Here's how to avoid creating security risks in the process
It's becoming a familiar scene in companies of all sizes: A team works closely together, jumping from instant messages to video conferences to over-the-phone meetings. They collaborate and accomplish goals side-by-side every day -- without ever actually meeting face-to-face. Here's what experts say you need to know about real-time collaboration tools and best practices for implementation
Enterprise IT managers and developers have a number of tools at their disposal that address private cloud development from an open-source perspective
NoSQL databases are getting loads of attention, but does this technology really meet IT needs?
Ruby on Rails is a favorite Web-development environment. As it expands to support other platforms, can Ruby become the cross-platform Crown Jewel?
Whether you're gearing up for a new product release at work or planning a fundraiser with three of your best friends, these four tools will make it easier to get all of your projects done
Multicore's concept is simple: Increase the number of cores to increase performance. But as University of Wisconsin Professor Mark Hill explains, Amdahl's Law is essential to understanding why coding is key to maximizing multicore performance
No doubt Steve Jobs had an impact on the world. The man who shaped Apple into the most influential company of our time also changed global technology forever. On the other hand, Steve Jobs is a harsh yet humbling reminder that we can never overpower our mortality
Building cloud-based apps requires expertise not associated with premise-based ones. Here are some tips for creating apps in the cloud
Near-field communication, while not new, is becoming a hot buzzword among tech-savvy consumers and businesses alike. This short-range wireless radio technology can turn a smartphone into a digital wallet, but that's just one of many potential uses
AcademicPub allows professors to build custom course packs online that have automatic copyright clearance. Students can purchase these online and either print them in the school bookstore, have them shipped directly by AcademicPub, or read them as a high resolution PDF via any digital reader
Google's much-hyped Chrome OS notebook is just a few months away, promising to deliver a lean, minimalist approach to mobile computing. Fast startup time, long battery life thanks to lower power consumption, and a heavy emphasis on cloud computing add up to plenty of interest from businesses of all sizes. But will this new operating system mean fewer security headaches?
Successful project management doesn't just happen overnight. But if you can master the skill, it can improve IT decision-making and communication, and help foster an effective work culture. No matter what the project, these strategies will help you be the best project manager you can be
The cloud makes disaster-recovery planning far easier for small businesses. Here's why
What's the most disruptive technology on the horizon for the small-to-midsize business market? Application and desktop virtualization
Ubiquitous computing is moving out of the lab and into the mainstream. Bo Begole, head of PARC's Ubiquitous Computing Area, explains what it means for enterprises and consumers
Structured Query Language is one of the most popular ways hackers attack enterprises. Programmer and trainer Paul Litwin tells you how to identify weaknesses before hackers do
If your organization wasn't ready to deploy the iPad before, now might be the time. Here's what to consider.
Apple’s new iCloud offers cloud-minded IT pros some clout. But there are factors to consider about cloud storage, says our cloud-storage expert
When hiring for a technology position, we focus on core technical competence, real-world experience, dedication and self-motivation.
We're in an environment that's changing by the minute, and you always have to be in the know. So before you negotiate a contract, do your research and understand clearly what you are trying to get. Then use that knowledge to negotiate
Right now, we're working on a pilot program to accept mobile payments. It would link to a customer's personal credit card information and store it on his or her phone so the customer could use the phone to pay with a credit card at the point of sale. Here's how mobile pay works
As cloud computing pervades more and more of our everyday lives, it's not surprising that small to midsized businesses are also seeing the benefits. The question is, How exactly do you go about embracing the cloud?
An effective data security policy is critical now more than ever, as data is increasingly stored in a variety of devices. To prevent theft of sensitive assets, it's critical to follow security best practices and adhere to a set data security policy. Here's what to consider when creating one for your company
Advancements in computing technology involve more than simply increasing speed and reducing size and power consumption. Enhancements to features, capabilities and specifications go hand-in-hand with education of the development community and those teaching the trade. Here's four standout projects at universities around the world
Murky employment statistics don’t change one truth for IT departments across the country: Companies are still projecting shortages of qualified IT workers, so hanging on to good employees is more critical than ever. You need to think creatively to retain a skilled IT workforce. Here are strategies worth embracing
Justin Lassen is no stranger to variety: He's produced remixes for artists ranging from Madonna to Blue Man Group to Lenny Kravitz. He's composed game soundtracks, including tracks for the wildly popular Out of Hell mod for Unreal Tournament created by Long Nguyen. But it was his Synaesthesia project that made it apparent Lassen is far more than meets the eye -- or ear