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  • News: Apple in the Enterprise: Breaking Microsoft's Grip

    When Microsoft wanted to show off its midmarket affinity, the software giant would do a promotional video with Lifetime Products, a manufacturer of polyethylene folding tables, chairs and sports equipment. Until about two years ago, Lifetime was Microsoft's midmarket darling.

  • News: EU seeks to simplify cross-border data protection compliance

    To make it simpler for businesses to comply with the multiplicity of data protection regimes across Europe, Viviane Reding envisages letting European Union companies set their own privacy rules -- as long as they agree with one national data protection authority (DPA) to make them legally binding on all business units within the same group, wherever they may be.

  • News: Google Maps app for Android adds indoor floorplans

    Disoriented at Minneapolis' Mall of America? Confused at Tokyo's Narita airport? Can't find the bathrooms at your local Ikea store? The Google Maps application for Android phones and tablets may offer some help.

  • News: How to Get More Out of Ethernet Switches

    When it comes to ethernet switches, what do you get for the extra money, besides more ports? You can buy a basic eight-port ethernet switch for connecting PCs together for well under $100, but data center versions with 24 ports or more can often cost well over $1000. Speed, network segmentation, power over Ethernet (PoE), quality of service (QoS) and management features are some of the more common extras. Here's what each of those features can do--and why you should spend extra for them.

  • News: Fighting Malware and Cybercrime with Old School Criminology

    It is an accepted axiom of computer and network security that the human being is the weakest link. Researchers at the University of Maryland are applying traditional criminology concepts to demonstrate that human beings may be the weakest link for the attackers as well. The insights learned may help improve computer defenses and thwart potential attacks.

  • News: Microsoft: Office 365 a hit, especially with small businesses

    Office 365, Microsoft's cloud collaboration and communication suite for organizations, is selling eight times faster than its predecessor, the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) and has been particularly successful among small businesses, which make up over 90 percent of its customer base, the company announced on Tuesday.

  • News: Desire for Windows 8 tablet shrinking, Forrester says

    Interest in tablets with Microsoft's Windows 8 is plummeting, Forrester Research said in a study released on Tuesday.

  • News: HP unveils information processing from Autonomy

    HP has today announced the release of its “Next Generation Information Platform”, which combines IDOL information processing technology from British software firm Autonomy with a high-performance real-time analytics engine from Vertica (another HP-owned company).

  • News: Video: Flying fingers solve hundreds of Rubik's Cubes

    Called the You Can Do the Rubik's Cube program, students from 14 New England High Schools and Middle Schools worked in teams to solve the colorful cube.

  • News: WatchGuard launches iOS-friendly security appliance

    WatchGuard's latest security appliance, the XTM 330, allows business travelers from small enterprises to use their iPads or iPhones to communicate securely with the office, the vendor said on Tuesday.

  • News: NetApp, Iron Mountain team up on medical archive service

    NetApp is teaming up with Iron Mountain to offer its StorageGRID object storage software with two Iron Mountain medical data archiving services: the Digital Record Center for Medical Images and its vendor-neutral archive offering.

  • News: Mohawk Fine Papers builds integration-in-the-cloud

    Just two weeks after Mohawk Fine Papers made the decision to sell its products on Amazon.com, integration work was complete, connections to its ERP system lit up and sales started rolling in. "Amazon generated tens of thousands of dollars in revenue immediately," says Paul Stamas, vice president of IT at the $83 million, 725-employee manufacturer of premium papers.

  • News: iOS 5.1 Beta Tips New iPhone, iPads And Next-Gen Apple TV

    Apple released iOS 5.1 beta to developers, who already unearthed reference codes for the next-generation Apple TV, as well the next iPhone and two new iPad models. Other tweaks in iOS 5.1 beta include the ability to use cellular data to sync iTunes Match, as well as new geofencing settings to conserve battery power.

  • News: Mobile industry rolls out gaming rating system

    Mobile telecom trade group CTIA and the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) will roll out a rating system for mobile applications similar to ratings on other electronic games, the groups announced Tuesday.

  • News: iPhone surges ahead of Android in the UK

    The iPhone was the most popular smartphone in the UK during the month of October, according to figures from Kantar WorldPanel ComTech.

  • News: Facebook interested in backing Britains ICT education reform

    Facebook could be one of the next major technology companies to announce its support for Next Gen Skill’s campaign to modernise ICT teaching in schools.

  • News: European Commission proposals would help online shoppers resolve disputes

    New European Commission proposals could prove a boon to online shoppers.

  • News: Facebook community forum swamped by spam during Thanksgiving weekend

    Facebook's community forum was flooded during the Thanksgiving weekend with spam messages that advertised live streaming links for various sporting events.

  • News: Doxie scanner adds Auto Adjust, software updates

    Ultra-portable scanning just got even slicker: On Monday, Apparent released a software upgrade to its USB-powered Doxie scanner. The Doxie 2.0 software now sports an Auto Adjust feature, which automatically determines contrast, cropping, and rotation settings for scanned documents.

  • News: Ministry of Defence admits losing 188 laptops

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has admitted losing 280 computers in the last 18 months but claimed that in almost all cases encryption would have been in place to ensure data security.

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