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  • 12 ethical dilemmas gnawing at developers today

    The tech world has always been long on power and short on thinking about the ramifications of this power. If it can be built, there will always be someone who will build it without contemplating a safer, saner way of doing so, let alone whether the technology should even be built in the first place. The software gets written. Who cares where and how it's used? That's a task for somebody in some corner office.

  • Microsoft sketches ambitious enhancements for Office 365

    Microsoft didn't disappoint with the new and improved capabilities it announced and demonstrated for Office 365 this week, but how well they work in the real world remains to be seen.

  • IBM preps Talent Suite for human resources tasks

    IBM has created a cloud-hosted software suite designed for automating and improving human resources tasks.

  • Oracle trots out virtualization appliance, taking on NetApp and EMC

    Oracle has joined the market for pre-integrated systems intended to ease the process of setting up and managing a virtualized compute environment.

  • Bill Gates vows the return of Microsoft Bob

    Though roundly ridiculed when it debuted in 1995, Microsoft Bob, or something resembling the short-lived on-screen assistant, will ultimately return, vowed Bill Gates, co-founder and chairman of Microsoft.

  • Intel links many screens into a giant, wireless display

    Intel has shown a wireless technology it's cooking up in its labs that's supposed to make displays of all kinds more flexible and useful.

  • The cloud's the limit for new Arista, Brocade and HP switches

    Cloud scaling will be all the switching rage at this week?s Interop. Three major vendors last week took their platforms deeper into and then beyond the data center, outdueling each other on server access density and software programmability, two key attributes needed for the virtualized goldmine called the cloud. And in so doing, they have raised the bar and perhaps set the stage for one of the more anticipated announcements in SDN switching from Cisco spin-in Insieme.

  • Tibco sharpens mobile apps for its Tibbr enterprise social software

    Tibco is revamping and extending the mobile access to its Tibbr enterprise social networking software, adding support for more smartphones and tablets, and upgrading its mobile user interfaces and functionality.

  • Brocade unleashes a data centre barrage

    Brocade this week extended its data centre networking portfolio with hardware and software enhancements designed to better integrate and align physical and virtual resources.

  • Microsoft beefing up Yammer integration with Office Web Apps, SkyDrive Pro

    Yammer plans to roll out an integration with the SkyDrive Pro cloud storage product and the Office Web Apps Web-hosted productivity application suite this summer.

Latest Features

  • 5 IT skills that won't boost your salary

    Technical skills may never die, but areas of expertise wane in importance as technology advances, forcing companies to evolve and IT staff to forsake yesterday's crafts in favour of tomorrow's must-have talents.

  • For wireless sensor nets, reality sets in

    Potential users digging into the reality behind the claims made for wireless sensors found that it's time for the industry to put the grandiose claims aside and get real - if it can.

  • Inside the new Novell

    Novell is banking on Linux and open source to rescue its business from years of decline. Once fated for obscurity, Novell looks determined to regain its former status.

  • The rise of the "all in one" security box

    Is the arrival of the all-in-one security device as good an idea as it's cracked up to be? We delve a little deeper.

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