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  • Opinion: How to delete or move a lot of Gmail messages

    MLStrand56 had a Gmail question for the Answer Line forum: How does one archive or delete every email from a particular sender--or that matches some other criteria?

  • Opinion: What Economists Can Teach Us About Cloud Computing

    William Stanley Jevons was a Victorian-era economist who explained why Britain used more coal, not less, as the resource dropped in price. Ronald Coase wrote his seminal work on why people use firms to conduct transactions back in 1937. Both help explain why this is the era of cloud computing.

  • Opinion: Look! Garmin HUD displays data on your car's windshield

    Car-tech fans are going to see more HUDs in the future, and we're not talking Paul Newman movies or federal agencies. HUD is short for heads-up or head-up display, a device that projects information onto the windshield of a car--the better to keep informed while also keeping one's eyes on the road.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: If you only knew the power, etc.

    Your Apple TV may soon serve as, uh, an actual TV. Across the ocean, Steve Jobs's legacy is affecting a nation's schoolchildren, and right here at home Apple is harnessing the power of the sun. The power remainders for Tuesday, July 2, 2013 are yours!

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Marriage of inconvenience

    Apple and Samsung are still together after all these years; Back to School season is nearly upon us; and Kanye West now has a mouse for each hand. The remainders for Monday, July 1, 2013 are hardest on the kids.

  • Opinion: The whistleblower rightly trusted Hong Kong

    When I first heard that Edward Snowden was in Hong Kong, I was skeptical. The young cybersecurity guru who uncovered the NSA's extensive surveillance surely would have headed for Iceland or some other haven (Sweden's off the map, as Julian Assange has learned).

  • Opinion: Why Cloud Computing Offers Affordability and Agility

    Remember those 'Tastes great! Less filling!' beer ads? Many debate cloud computing in a similar manner, saying the cloud's great because it's either agile or inexpensive. As it turns out, cloud computing's affordability and agility aren't mutually exclusive--and that's good news for enterprise IT.

  • Opinion: Gmail tip: Don't forget to check your spam filter

    Before I incur the wrath of non-Gmail users, let me just note that this tip also applies to Hotmail, Outlook.com, Yahoo, and so on. But because I'm a Gmail user myself, and that's where my story begins, that's where I'm putting my focus.

  • Opinion: Biosensor cradle turns your iPhone into a medical tricorder

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a shiny new accessory for you iPhone that turns it into a mobile biosensor--or what's better known to sci-fi geeks and trekkies as a medical tricorder.

  • Opinion: Commodity Clouds, the 'Tuning Tax' and What Cloud Users Really Need

    Application-tuning capabilities coupled with today's commodity cloud offerings are more than many users need. Just like broadband Internet, though, it's only a matter of time before these 'overserved' users turn to the commodity cloud to meet 'unserved' needs. Will this leave enterprise cloud deployments in the cold?

  • Opinion: $99 Linux stick turns any HDMI display into a virtual desktop

    Hard on the heels of the news that Dell's "Project Ophelia" thumb PC is expected to ship this summer, thin client vendor Devon IT on Tuesday rolled out a similar contender of its own called the Ceptor.

  • Opinion: Noisy neighbors in your cloud

    As data-transfer shifts increasingly to the cloud, the servers stacked in datacenters handling the data become increasingly crowded. Virtualization means multiple users can share a single server.

  • Opinion: Xerox scanner grades handwritten tests, scolds you for dangling modifier

    We're now one step closer to a completely automated classroom. Xerox recently pulled the wraps off a new program called Ignite that will turn photocopies into test grading machines.

  • Opinion: How Cloud Computing Changes Enterprise IT Economics

    The rapid rise of cloud computing means corporate IT may no longer be the cheapest purveyor of application hosting, infrastructure, storage and other services. The sooner IT leaders come to terms with this, the better.

  • Opinion: Amazon Web Services Will Continue to Disrupt Enterprises, IT Vendors

    Traditional IT vendors may deride Amazon as a mere bookseller, but Amazon Web Service is growing quickly, not to mention inexpensively. If those vendors aren't careful, AWS will soon compete against them in the enterprise cloud computing market--and if current trends hold, the competition may not even be close.

  • Opinion: How OpenStack Should Prepare Itself for the Enterprise

    With major vendors such as Dell, HP, IBM and RackSpace throwing their weight behind OpenStack, the project is poised to be a preeminent private cloud player. But discussions at the recent OpenStack Summit show that the project does have some growing up to do before it gets there.

  • Opinion: Viewing project-related email archives

    Reader Cathron Brewton, like many of us, would like to organize her old email in an efficient way. She writes:

  • Opinion: Dropbox for Business launches, offering single sign-on

    Cloud-storage provider Dropbox announced today the introduction of Dropbox for Business, a team-oriented version of the service with a particularly IT-friendly feature: single sign-on (SSO).

  • Opinion: Wrangling email: How I keep my inbox under control

    Though specialists have devised myriad systems that purport to achieve Inbox Zero. I'm not that ambitious. I just want a system that keeps the number of unread messages in my inbox as small as possible, doesn't treat my inbox as a to-do list, and doesn't require me to spend hours sorting and archiving my mail.

  • Opinion: Does Big Data Spell the End of Business Intelligence As We Know It?

    Traditional BI requires human input to decide what correlated factors to query. As predictive data analytics gets increasingly powerful, the algorithms do the deciding. That spells the end of BI as CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden knows it--and he doesn't feel fine about it.

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