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  • 15 technologies changing how developers work

    A long time ago, developers wrote assembly code that ran fast and light. On good days, they had enough money in their budget to hire someone to toggle all those switches on the front of the machine to input their code. On bad days, they flipped the switches themselves. Life was simple: The software loaded data from memory, did some arithmetic, and sent it back. That was all.

  • Focus on disrupting Google, Microsoft lead tells start-ups

    Alternatives to ?20-year-old? browser functions and search engines will be the next big disruptor, Microsoft?s technical evangelist has said.

  • Commissioners rip FCC's spendy school Wi-Fi plan

    A proposal by U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to pump billions of dollars into Wi-Fi deployment at schools and libraries has run into a snag, with the commission's two Republican suggesting the money will come from U.S. residents' pocketbooks.

  • ARM developing processors to make wearables 'invisible'

    In the gold rush for wearables, the key to success is invisibility and long battery life. ARM is pursuing the development of tiny processors that fit the profile.

  • Siemens patches Heartbleed in popular SCADA system

    Siemens released a security update to address the Heartbleed vulnerability in SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture, a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that's used in a large number of industries to operate processes, machines and production flows.

  • Aereo court case: Consumer control over TV vs. broadcaster copyrights

    The ability of television viewers to control and watch programs may be at stake when the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a copyright infringement case brought by TV networks against Aereo, a service that streams over-the-air television online.

  • A look at the world's most powerful X-ray laser

    Just down the street from a cluster of venture capital firms on Silicon Valley's Sand Hill Road is the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a sprawling, 426-acre site where researchers are pushing the boundaries in physics, chemistry and materials science.

  • FinancialForce.com repositions itself as the latest cloud ERP player

    Salesforce.com-backed FinancialForce.com is taking a leap into the burgeoning market for cloud-based ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, offering a suite that combines its core finance software with modules for human resources, supply chain management, procurement and other areas.

  • Microsoft Lync to play nice with Cisco, Android

    Microsoft is accommodating Cisco conferencing systems and Android tablets to help make Microsoft Lync and Skype communications platforms able to connect any customers by voice, video, messaging and conferencing regardless of what device they use.

  • Fibre Channel hits key landmark on the way to 32Gbps

    Faster SANs are on the horizon as the next Fibre Channel specification, calling for 32G bps (bits per second), nears publication.

Latest Features

  • 7 sneak attacks used by today's most devious hackers

    Most malware is mundane, but these innovative techniques are exploiting systems and networks of even the savviest users

  • 7 sneak attacks used by today's most devious hackers

    Most malware is mundane, but these innovative techniques are exploiting systems and networks of even the savviest users

  • 15 workplace barriers to better code

    The product had to ship yesterday. The users are screaming about a missing feature. The boss's boss says we better get moving or else the ax will fall. Nothing ever seems to work as well as it could.

  • Kim Dotcom talks security and privacy at Mega launch

    Founder of Megaupload Kim Dotcom relaunched his empire yesterday with Mega.co.nz, and celebrated with a glitzy launch event at his mansion outside of Auckland.

  • The year the landscape for enterprise software changed forever

    It's a stretch to call 2011 a truly transformative year for enterprise software, given all the old warts that remain, from large-scale IT project failures to creaky legacy systems that will take years and great expense to replace with the latest-and-greatest.

  • 2011 will be the year of Android gaming

    Mark our words: 2011 is the year for Android gaming.

  • Smartphones in the enterprise: A changing landscape

    As recently as a year ago, many enterprises couldn't have imagined that the iPhone would now be second place in terms of security features that enterprises require, behind only the BlackBerry and ahead of Android and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.

  • Virtualised software: Confusion over licences

    When Dataprise, an IT services company, helped a customer with a desktop virtualisation project last year, it found itself dealing with desktop virtualisation's dirty little secret: No one - including vendors - seems to know how to licence the software.

  • Ten signs you are a social media addict

    Answer these questions carefully (since denial is the first sign): Do you find yourself dreaming about status updates and friend requests? Does your TwitPic account chronicle your trips to the grocery store and cleaners?

  • Will the cloud take your IT job?

    As software becomes more complex, and demands the scalability of the cloud, IT's auto mechanic of today, the sysadmin, will disappear. Tomorrow's sysadmin will be more like a physician, says CIO.com's Bernard Golden.





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