We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Latest Enterprise Opinion

  • Opinion: Electric vehicle drivers are younger and richer than the rest of us

    Admit it: EV drivers are easy to loathe. They glide silently by gas stations, where a gallon of regular currently exceeds $4 in places like the San Francisco Bay Area. They slide into their special charging spots at work or at the mall--assuming some insensitive jerk hasn't taken it (which is always a risk). They're saving the planet.

  • Opinion: Use Slice to monitor your shipments and track expenses

    My preferred method of shopping is online, and I know I'm not alone here. The ease of browsing, clicking a few buttons, and then having your purchase just magically show up at your doorstep a few days later is so much simpler than dealing with the crowds at your local chain retailer. But one problem I often have is that I lose track of what I purchased and when it's supposed to show up... which then leads to oh-so-fun mystery boxes and digging through my email archive. What's in this Ticketmaster envelope? What did I order from Amazon, again? How long did that Etsy seller from Japan say the shipment would take?

  • Opinion: Microsoft takes fight to Google's home turf with Office Online Apps

    Microsoft has adopted a new strategy for its Office productivity tools. Rather than holding Office hostage on Windows devices in an effort to attract customers, it will try and make the suite the default productivity choice no matter what platform or device people are using--including Chrome OS and Chromebooks.

  • Opinion: This is your car on Google Earth: The 2014 Audi Q5 TDI offers a bird's-eye view

    Using Google Earth in the 2014 Audi Q5 TDI makes navigating via your smartphone seem shockingly primitive (as well as distracting). You can zoom from seeing the entire globe to finding yourself on a map. You can pull up a view that is only 30 yards above your location. You can find an alleyway behind a house, the delivery door for a FedEx building, or even map out the parking spaces at a stadium.

  • Opinion: Breather bets $25 is a fair price for an hour of peace

    New York requires Herculean focus to accomplish even the smallest tasks. Honking cabs, construction, chatty coworkers, and the general inescapable din of life in Manhattan all conspire to prevent you from getting work done. Last week when I found myself in a cozy lounge in the heart of SoHo that I booked for an hour with an app called Breather, I had difficulty concentrating for a new reason: It was almost too quiet.

  • Opinion: You can drive, you just can't have any fun: Ford MyKey curbs teen drivers

    It's not every day you get to act like a teenager.

  • Opinion: Career Watch: Top perks for IT jobs

    There is such a thing as a free lunch. And free gym memberships too, if you're in the right tech field. Dice.com looked through its database of job postings to elicit these listings of the top perks being offered for a selection of IT job categories.

  • Opinion: As IDC Sees It, Tech's 'Third Platform' Disrupts Everyone

    What IDC deems the third platform of computing -- social, mobile, cloud and big data -- is transforming IT much faster than the first (mainframe) or second (client/server) platforms ever did. This has tremendous implications for the IT industry, yes, but also for anyone doing business in today's world.

  • Opinion: GM rolls out 4G LTE to most Buicks, bringing car connectivity to the 'burbs

    Buick rarely surfaces in the vanguard of automotive anything (and I'm saying this as a longtime fan of the older Rivieras). On Monday, however, General Motors announced that most of Buick's 2015 product line will come with 4G LTE connectivity. Specifically, the 2015 LaCrosse, Regal, Verano, and Encore models will come with this service.

  • Opinion: In the big data breach era, the safety of your personal data is ultimately out of your hands

    Each time there's a high-profile data breach, security experts exhort the same best practices: Create unique logins for every service you use, use complex passwords, vigilantly comb your credit card statements for anomalies. The advice is sound. Unfortunately, it obscures the fact that the safety of your personal information is ultimately in the hands of companies you share it with.

  • Opinion: PhoneTag Messenger targets the Snapchat crowd with cutesy messaging

    Right now, the undisputed king of offbeat mobile messaging apps is Snapchat, the quick-hit photo and video messenger service whose contents self-destruct. It's where the kids hang out, as Facebook seems to be too crowded and not private enough.

  • Opinion: How DevOps Can Accelerate the Cloud Application Lifecycle

    In the past, infrastructure deployment and application updates both slowed the development lifecycle. Now that cloud computing lets organizations provision resources in minutes, not months, it's time to alter the application lifecycle accordingly. DevOps can help -- but only if it extends beyond 'culture change' to actually achieve continuous deployment.

  • Opinion: Chaatz wants to be the messaging app the world actually needs

    WhatsApp. Viber. Line. Snapchat. Facebook Messenger. The over-the-top messaging market is already packed with apps that have carved out niches with sticker packs, disappearing images, and doodles: anything to stand out. Chaatz debuts today for iOS with a more serious mission: to connect the entire world with one platform.

  • Opinion: The New Cloud Application Design Paradigm

    Most of today's applications, and all of tomorrow's, are built with the cloud in mind. That means yesterday's infrastructure -- and accompanying assumptions about resource allocation, cost and development -- simply won't do.

  • Opinion: The proper governance of tech

    Longtime CWHK contributor (and LegCo member) Charles Mok suggests that Hong Kong needs a technology and communication bureau. He's also giving a press conference on Wednesday, January 8, to plead his case (call 3758 2616 if you can make it by 11:15AM).

  • Opinion: Toyota's iRoad tests simple transport

    It has three wheels, two seats, a hard shell, and a surprisingly fun ride. It's the Toyota iRoad, an electric-powered Personal Mobility Device (PMD) concept shown here at CES 2014 that's designed to be faster and safer than a bicycle, but less complicated and polluting than a motorcycle or car.

  • Opinion: 10 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2014

    Cloud computing is increasingly becoming the rule and not the exception for application deployment. This will make 2014 an interesting and disruptive year for vendors, service providers and IT organizations grappling with this change.

  • Opinion: Why Snapchat will never be worth $3 billion

    It was the number that ricocheted across the Internet, a number so large it couldn't be real: 3 billion. Dollars. In cash. Facebook reportedly offered that tidy sum for Snapchat, the disappearing-message app that has become tech's most sought-after startup.

  • Opinion: 7 Things We Learned at AWS Re:Invent 2013

    Amazon Web Services often gets criticized as a platform that doesn't necessarily scale for the enterprise. So at re:Invent, the second annual AWS conference, Amazon made a series of announcements aimed squarely at dispelling these concerns.

  • Opinion: Another NSA strike against USA tech biz

    In July, I wrote a blog post quoting a CSA (Cloud Security Alliance) survey which found that 10% of 207 officials at non-US companies have canceled contracts with US service providers following the revelation of the NSA spy program in June.

Share this

IDG UK Sites

Lytro Illum release date, price and specs: Light field camera goes 3D

IDG UK Sites

Tim Cook says Apple aims to be best, not first, hinting that iWatch is coming

IDG UK Sites

Twitter - not news

IDG UK Sites

Fun film festival trailer plays with classic movie scenes