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  • Fedora tips its hat to mobility, cloud, big data

    The latest release of Fedora, nicknamed "Heisenbug," is a step towards making Fedora a player in the mobile arena. Fedora 20 also includes more support for cloud, and this is also the first release that supports cheap, low-power ARM processors as a primary architecture, in addition to Intel and AMD chips.

  • Can MVNOs fix the international roaming problem?

    Mobile roaming is still one of the biggest bugbears for any company that has an international workforce. In spite of efforts by the European Union and other international bodies to cap the amount that mobile network operators can charge customers for using their mobile phones abroad, companies around the world are still regularly forking out for exorbitant phone bills.

  • Cool gadgets and hot tech that will shine at CES 2013

    With less than a week to go before this year's International CES Show in Las Vegas commences, it's unclear which new products will generate the most buzz among attendees of the massive trade show. However, Ultra HDTVs, Windows 8 tablets, smart appliances, and smartphone apps figure to fight for center stage.

  • 10 reasons why the desktop PC will live forever

    Steve Jobs piqued consumer curiosity when he unveiled the iPad and declared "the post-PC era has begun." And now with the imminent release of Windows 8 RT tablets?low-powered slates running a touch-friendly version of Office?it might seem that perhaps the world actually can live without desktop computers.

  • Supercomputer to connect to 400PB of storage via Ethernet

    The National Center for Supercomputing Applications in the US is rolling out a storage infrastructure that will include 380 petabytes of magnetic tape capacity and 25 petabytes of online disk storage made up by 17,000 SATA drives.

  • Securing your hybrid cloud

    The debate over public cloud versus private cloud continues to rage within the IT industry. As most organisations take an ad-hoc, evolutionary approach to new technologies, the environment over the next five years is likely to be a mixture of the two.

  • Next-generation server virtualisation

    Virtualisation has swept the enterprise and its success has driven new innovation in hardware, software and security practices, as IT organisations demand greater performance, manageability and security from their virtualised infrastructure.

  • HP announcements and missed opportunities

    HP's products unveiled recently range from an enhanced server line to a new range of thin clients to the first all-in-one workstation. What's missing is an HP corporate story along with what may be the major competitive opportunity. Let me explain.

  • AMD Bulldozer might be the right fit for small business

    AMD's latest-and-greatest chip may lag slightly behind Intel's competing Core i5, as initial performance testing indicates. But these disappointing results hide benefits that AMD's "Bulldozer" FX CPU will likely offer, especially for cost-conscious small businesses.

  • A simple guide to graphics anti-aliasing

    If you've played a PC game in the past five years, you've probably stumbled across an anti-aliasing toggle while mucking about with your graphics settings. Switching it on can make everything on your screen look smoother, but why does it also make your games run slower? And what's the difference between "2x Multisampling" or "4x Supersampling," and which is the best choice for your machine?

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