Monday, July 13, 2015

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Apple’s going to build a bazillion iPhones, but how many will be bought?

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iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Apple's going to build a bazillion iPhones, but how many will be bought?
This week, you can almost hear the production lines spinning into action in China, churning out iPhone-related rumors and titillation. Here's the past few days' worth of intrigue about Apple's next-generation device.So many iPhonesLike we talked about last time around, the word is that Apple's planning to try and avoid the supply chain problems that it ran into with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus – this time, more anonymous sources have told the Wall Street Journal that the company wants more than 85 million units built by the end of the year. Last time around, Apple only ordered 70 to 80 million in its initial production run. Read More

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Visual Hacking: High-Risk Areas and Prevention Tips
Join this Live Webcast Wednesday, July 22 @ 2PM EST as we explore the issues and solutions around visual hacking high-risk areas that could leave your company exposed. Learn More


Information Governance Best Practices
When should you implement integration governance? According to this Gartner research note, you should start now if you are an IT professional considering an initiative like master data management (MDM), e-discovery, information archiving or cloud migration. Learn More


TEST: Best handheld Wi-Fi test tools
AirCheck, Yellowjacket-BANG, Wi-Spy and Pineapple Mark V offer Wi-Fi test tools for network professionals on the go. Read More


New products of the week 07.13.15
New products of the weekOur roundup of intriguing new products. Read how to submit an entry to Network World's products of the week slideshow.Unified Communications Command Suite 8.1Key features: UCCS 8.1 helps gain insights into workforce activity, email usage and trends, and communication consumption across multiple UC platforms. It also drives cross-platform adoption and usage to realize maximum ROI. More info.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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The Ultimate Guide to Web Performance Monitoring
Web performance impacts your users' experience, how they view your brand, and whether they browse, consume content, purchase, or return to your site. This comprehensive guide to proactive web monitoring will help take your business to new heights by providing you with cutting-edge tips to enhance your performance. Learn More

What was wrong with United's router?
United Airlines said it had no further detail to add to its explanation for this week's service disruption, which was caused by a router. It's the latest in a series of technical glitches experienced by the airline – and its customers -- since adopting Continental Airline's passenger management system in 2012 after United acquired it in 2010.And it's the second in two months.Since United isn't talking, it's anyone's guess outside of United what occurred in the router to interrupt service. There's some discussion on Reddit that a route misconfiguration leak caused by a new site turn-up "blackholed" one of United's vital data centers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Prepare for a future without Internet Explorer
For years, IT organizations have been tied to Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, which for years was the standard Web browser. But IE fell further and further behind in terms of modern HTML compatibility. And as mobile devices and Macs grew in popularity, its proprietary technologies like ActiveX and Java versions shifted from being powerful tools to balls and chains that kept expensive-to-update specialty apps from working in a mobile, cross-platform world. The compatibility differences from one version of IE to the next further complicated the situation.Moving applications off old IE versionsTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More



Big Data & the Enterprise Data Hub
The greatest promise of the information-driven enterprise resides in the business-relevant questions financial services firms have historically been unable or afraid to ask, related to data consolidation and multi-tenancy, full-fidelity analytics and regulatory compliance, and Big Data. View more

IDG Contributor Network: Consumers prefer Wi-Fi calling, survey finds
Wi-Fi calling from Mobile Network Operators is proving hugely popular among consumers, according to an Ericsson survey. Read More

Microsoft shrinks smartphone ambitions with mobile restructuring
The job cuts announced today likely signal the company will make fewer Windows phones Read More


How to use threat intel to boost mobile security
Integrating threat intelligence feeds with mobile device management platforms can shore up BYOD security. Read More


IoT analytics brings new levels of innovation to new product development
  Studies show that around 40% of products fail. But what if product designers could understand what features are most and least popular, which components tend to fail sooner than others, and how customers actually use products versus how designers think they use them? And, what if product developers could then utilize these insights to develop products that perform better, potentially cost less and, most importantly, are aligned with actual customer needs?Innovative product development teams in pretty much every industry are beginning to look at ways to translate enormous streams of real time machine data into actionable information to improve the product development process by understanding where product innovation is necessary, which features are most desirable, and how to lower their overall cost of ownership.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More



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