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  • Where we stand with SDN

    One gauge of industry progress on the software-defined networking front is the momentum of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the user-lead group that is spelling out the core SDN standards and championing the cause.

  • Hot mobile startups to watch

    Just how big of a deal is mobile? Three years ago there were an estimated 400 venture capital deals for mobile companies, with about $3 billion invested in the industry. Last year, according to Rutberg & Co., which tracks mobile investments, VCs poured more than $6.85 billion into mobile startups across about a thousand deals. Mobile companies captured 40% of venture capital funding last year, Rutberg found.

  • MWC: Device vendors muscle in on lucrative MDM market

    The market for Mobile Device Management solutions is heating up, with a number of significant announcements at Mobile World Congress suggesting that the big mobile technology vendors are no longer willing to let niche players control the field.

  • The impact of the 'Internet of Things' on corporate IT

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad concept plotting to make vast amounts of the physical world interactive, IP-enabled, and ?smart?, according to Forrester Research analyst Andrew Rose.

  • 2012 - The year in quotes

    Some of the most memorable IT-related quotes were uttered in courtrooms this year, which involved a steady stream of legal challenges about intellectual property. In no particular order, these are some of the comments that stuck with us as 2012 winds to a close.

  • Red Hat: Most companies are still not cloud-ready

    Most companies are still not very cloud-ready, and need to work on virtualising and automating their processes before pursuing a cloud strategy in earnest.

  • What if Windows 8 flops?

    Microsoft launches Windows 8 later this month after a year of gradually making the new operating system more and more available, hoping for a big hit that will drive sales this holiday season and beyond, and giving the company new hope of grabbing a bigger share of tablet sales.

  • CIOs map out the requirements for consumerisation of IT

    It may be tempting to think that consumerisation of IT will make the CIO?s technical duties simpler, but nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Dealing with key trends during an IT disaster recovery

    Cloud services, virtualisation, BYOD and social CRM are key factors influencing disaster recovery. Because earthquakes, hurricanes, snow storms or other events can put data centers and other corporate facilities out of commission for a while, it's vital that companies have in place a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.

  • Top 10 enterprise applications for public clouds

    Once you address security and privacy concerns, there are a number of applications, regardless of your business, which you can comfortably and safely move to the public cloud.





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