Monday, January 19, 2015

Attention iPhone owners: Microsoft wants YOU

Marriott backs off push to block your Wi-Fi hotspot | 'Is radar breaking my WiFi?'

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Attention iPhone owners: Microsoft wants YOU
Microsoft today pitched a preview of a new Skype client to iPhone and iPad owners, asking for volunteers to test the software. Read More

WEBCAST: Citrix Systems

Building a User-Friendly, Secure Clinical Mobile Workspace
In this webinar, hear how Southcoast Health System designed an integrated platform leveraging virtual desktop infrastructure and application virtualization to deliver its integrated EMR system plus a multitude of other critical applications as well as an enterprise mobility management solution to support their bring-your-own-device policies. Learn More


How Should Network Flow Inform VM Placement?
This whitepaper examines the latency-inducing pitfalls of common VM placement tactics, as well as a network flow approach that minimizes network, compute, and storage latency all at once. Learn More

Marriott backs off push to block your Wi-Fi hotspot
Marriott International has reversed course and announced that it will not block guests from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots on its properties. Read More

'Is radar breaking my WiFi?'
The question in the headline was posed yesterday by a reader of Reddit's section that is devoted to networking. "This just seems so far-fetched," he lamented. Read More

Why killing Google Glass could ultimately save it
The Glass team was fighting an uphill battle. The best course of action was to take Glass out of the spotlight. Read More

Container wars
A year ago if you asked most system administrators what they would do with a container, chances are you'd get a blank look. That was then. This is now.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

Hacker builds wireless Microsoft keyboard keylogger disguised as USB wall charger
Built for as little as $10, Samy Kamkar's KeySweeper secretly "sniffs, decrypts, logs and reports back (over GSM) all keystrokes from any Microsoft wireless keyboard in the vicinity." Read More


Data and Storage Reduction: Some Existing Options
Spending the same amount to store all types and pieces of data—or even to keep any data which has no positive value to an organization—is a suboptimal approach from many perspectives. Read more to learn how to store and spend less on data. Learn More.

Degree-free IT: Can college-skippers thrive in tech?
Mike Samaras has worked steadily in IT for a decade, starting when he was 17 and fresh out of high school.He’s worked in contract jobs and staff positions, held titles like junior systems administrator, desktop administrator, network engineer and systems administrator, and picked up knowledge of Microsoft Server and Windows, Cisco routers and EMC storage. Courtsey photo Senior systems engineer Mike Samaras, who never finished college, says, "In IT, experience counts for more than a degree.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Sizing up the three popular Internet TV streaming sticks
If you’re like most folks, the back of your home entertainment center is a hive of HDMI cables, USB cords and power adaptors, not to mention the HDMI switchers necessary to cope with this cornucopia of entertainment providers. Thankfully, there is a solution: The increasingly popular streaming stick.These Internet TV streaming devices will be the savior of every gadget-obsessed, cable-cluttered geek out there. These chewing gum-sized streaming devices can pipe the whole wide, weird and wonderful Internet into your television, with a lot less of the cable mess than you’re dealing with now.Currently available in one of three flavors—Roku's Stick ($50), Google's Chromecast ($35), and Amazon's Fire Stick ($39)— these three devices can deliver pretty much any online content you could wish for directly to your living room. Here's a look at what these sticks have to offer:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can't Kill
Helder Mira An online advertising clearinghouse relied on by Google, Yahoo and Facebook is using controversial cookies that come back from the dead to track the web surfing of Verizon customers. The company, called Turn, is taking advantage of a hidden undeletable number that Verizon uses to monitor customers' habits on their smartphones and tablets. Turn uses the Verizon number to respawn tracking cookies that users have deleted.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

How to improve employee retention
Employee retention is a critical issue facing today's enterprises as they compete for talent in a recovering economy. As Josh Bersin, principal at Deloitte and founder of Bersin by Deloitte, spells out, the costs of employee turnover are increasingly high, as much as 1.5 to 2 times an employee's salary. There are also other, soft costs, such as lowered productivity and a decrease in employee morale. These all add up to big trouble for businesses that aren't investing in their human capital.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

IDG Contributor Network: Device lets smartphones communicate during network outage
An off-grid communications tool aimed at the prepper and outdoors market has potential for enterprise disaster planning. Read More

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Schneider Electric Uses Mobile for Energy Product Innovation
Learn how Schneider Electric, a Global 500 company headquartered in France, is using Backend as a Service to out-innovate their competitors with a comprehensive platform to rapidly deploy mobile, tablet, web, and Internet of Things apps across all business lines. Learn More

Review: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
Is a tiny projector in your tablet a thing you need? Keith Shaw lets you know. Read More

IDG Contributor Network: BYOD challenges to the network
Bring your own device: Bring it on. Read More

Leading app stores see dramatic increase in business apps
Business apps were among the most popular apps in 2014 in both Google Play and the Apple App Store, according to a new report on app store growth. And 2015 promises even more apps aimed at business users. Read More

Hands-on with the Xiaomi Mi Note, a super-light phablet
The Xiaomi Note has an impressive thin design Read More

Samsung buying BlackBerry might be a good idea
Though BlackBerry and Samsung denied talks on a buyout, the companies' strengths are turning complementary Read More


Best of CES 2015: In pictures

The best and most noteworthy products and technologies found at CES 2015.


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