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  • iPhone 5 shows optimum enterprise smartphone not yet been developed

    The mobile device market has always been a vibrant place, but up to now has been the playground of a number of very successful specialists. Successively, the market has been dominated by the likes of Nokia, Motorola, RIM and Palm. These hardware specialists had their day and sank back, some disappearing altogether from the market.

  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013 - How good is new office collaboration suite?

    When Microsoft presented the customer preview of Office 2013 as well as SharePoint 2013 and Project 2013 in July, CEO Steve Ballmer made a point of personally presenting the strategy underlying the new versions, calling the 2013 releases the most ambitious projects Microsoft has undertaken in the last decades.

  • Starting a Big Data initiative

    Through many surveys, executives have identified that Big Data initiatives rank high on the projects lists for 2012 and 2013. It's not surprising, since the promise that Big Data can improve and streamline presentations, gain insights to consumer purchasing habits and, in the healthcare industry, even help save lives is simply too important to ignore.

  • Let?s see the real decommissioning costs and benefits of the cloud

    There are many vertical markets that are seasonal, selling or serving the bulk of their annual turn-over in a single quarter. It is often cited by the analyst community that these markets are the ones that should be major cloud computing adopters. There is no doubting the technology argument for moving to cloud computing takes off. CIOs in seasonal, some call it peaky, markets can rent the extra technology provision they need as and when required.

  • The solution to legacy application woes

    Legacy applications are one of the most difficult issues to face within IT. A rip-and-replace approach is expensive and thus difficult to justify; plus, it tends to interrupt operations. Meanwhile, the ageing software lingers in accounting's ledgers, overstays its welcome in sales and causes poor network performance throughout the organisation.

  • 10 identity management metrics that matter

    Within the IT security community, identity and access management (IAM) initiatives are considered high value, but are notoriously problematic to deploy. Yet despite IAM's complexity, it represents 30% or more of the total information security budget of most large institutions, according to IDC.

  • Facebook and Twitter pose a security threat for enterprise

    Companies that communicate with customers via Facebook and Twitter must protect sensitive data, SugarCRM official notes at JasperSoft conference.

  • IT shifting to the cloud, despite the risk

    There is a cloud services panoply emerging that is challenging such things as in-house ERP module deployments, or the need for consulting services to solve data integration problems.

  • How Apple beat Microsoft

    Apple spends just a fraction of what Microsoft does on acquisitions and R&D, yet it now has a higher market capitalisation because it gives users what they want.

  • The 10 hottest IT jobs

    Today's hot IT jobs are those that can help satisfy growing demand for technologies such as virtualisation, cloud, network security and social computing skills. Here we examine 10 IT jobs and the technology know-how required to land them.

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