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10 signs Google Glass is disrupting the enterprise
Google Glass has had a ripple effect throughout the enterprise world. Read More


Charting Your Analytical Future
Date: August 26, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT The ability to embed prediction into multiple business processes amplifies the value that predictive analytics delivers. Yet many still see predictive analytics as a separate activity that is the responsibility of a small team of expert analysts. Register Now>>


Five Levers to Lower Mainframe MLC Costs
This paper discusses five levers you can use to lower your mainframe MLC costs by up to 20 percent or more. Explore best practices and real-world examples of dramatic savings through a mainframe MLC optimization strategy based on higher visibility, predictability, and automation. Learn More

New security tools from Tenable, HP, Co3 attempt the impossible
Automated incident response is one of the fastest growing fields in computer security. Alternatively called threat monitoring, vulnerability management or threat management, it encompasses the seemingly impossible task of defending a network from active threats as they happen, in addition to detecting every possible vulnerability that could be exploited by an attacker. Read More

The Linux Desktop-a-week Review: KDE Plasma
KDE Plasma did not meet my expectations, which is both a good and a bad thing. Read More

Top techs the CIA thinks are hot
Through its investment firm called In-Q-Tel, the CIA funds companies, mostly start-ups, to push forward technologies deemed useful to government intelligence agencies. Here are the latest picks to get undisclosed amounts of IQT money; and for last year's summary of IQT picks, check here.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Are you monetizing your social data?
Tweets, updates, likes and more; social media is rich with customer interactions and ripe with business intelligence that's yours for the picking. The challenge is in knowing how to analyze and optimize new data formats, including sensors to social, mobile and more. Learn how to manage and monetize your social data at the Data+ Conference, September 7-9, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. Sign up to attend free at:

FireLayers adds granular controls to SaaS applications for security and compliance
FireLayers offers granular control of SaaS apps, making it possible to define rule sets for specific users, environments, conditions and more. Read More

Innovative effort at Fidelity Investments results in Harvard students presenting new business ideas
Fidelity Investments today hosted four teams of Harvard students who demonstrated new products that Fidelity can bring to market, the culmination of a program the investment giant put together to collect innovative ideas from new sources.The program was conceived of by Fidelity last September and designed with the help of the Harvard Innovation Lab and IDEO, a design and innovation consulting company, says Sean Belka, Senior Vice President and Director of the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, what insiders simply call Fidelity Labs (see our Q&A with Belka).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Dropbox sharpens search on Android app
The cloud storage company's Android app also gained document preview capabilities Read More


Forrester 2014 Dynamic Case Management Wave
Forrester has released its 2014 Dynamic Case Management Wave, and for the second consecutive time, IBM is a leader. View Now>>

If Apple releases an iPhablet, I'm giving away my iPad
Ever since last fall, I’ve been beating the drum for phablets, those increasingly popular mobile devices best described as either comically large smartphones or hopelessly shrunken tablets that can be coerced into making telephone calls.Now that Apple is widely expected to announce new iPhones in less than a month, it’s time for me to put up or shut up. If Apple really does release a 5.5-inch iPhablet, as many observers predict, I’m prepared to give up my iPhone AND my iPad and make do with a single device.See also: I was right, phablets are taking over the world Is the tablet era already coming to an end? If the market trends and research are correct, I won’t be alone. The idea of carrying a single hybrid mobile device is already super-popular in emerging markets, according to an Accenture study this summer, and the giant phones are doing surprisingly well in the developed world as well. If Apple can come up with a stylish, highly functional take on the concept on September 9, the idea is going to make even more sense to millions of Apple fans and others.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Why incumbents Android and iOS need to watch it
New operating systems are on the heels of the incumbents. What you need to know about mobile device, OS-upstarts, like Sailfish, Firefox OS, and Tizen. Read More

Acer Chromebook 13 turns on 4K graphics
Acer is cranking up graphics in its latest Chromebook 13, a 13.3-inch laptop that has an processor capable of rendering 4K video.The Chromebook 13 has Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor with 192 graphics cores. The laptop is one of the first with K1, which can render video at 3840 x 2160 pixels, four times the resolution of conventional high-definition.The laptop itself won’t have a 4K display, but can connect to a 4K TV through an HDMI port.Two models of the laptop will be sold—one with a full high-definition (1920 x 1080 pixel) screen, and the other with a 720p (1366 x 768 pixel) display. The laptops start at $279, and will start shipping in September. They will initially ship in the U.S. and later in European countries and South Africa.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Adobe announces Connect platform enhancements
Adobe has announced some new features for its Adobe Connect platform with its upcoming release 9.3 planned for early fall 2014. Enhancements include screen sharing and whiteboard improvements, social media integration, additional event analytics, and integration with and Microsoft Lync 2013.The Adobe Connect screen sharing control panel will enable someone who is sharing their screen to see a preview of what’s being shared, control the video and the audio in the meeting, manage participants, interact with chat, and see and respond to any notifications. The control panel can only be seen by the user who is sharing a screen. The feature is designed to prevent the frequently asked “can you see my screen” question. Users can also see a preview of what they are about to share.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Black Hat 2014: How to crack just about everything

From cell phones and cars to IPv6 security researchers have turned their skills against a world of technology.


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