Monday, August 24, 2015

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Think fast, think pink and think small

13 big data and analytics companies to watch | Review: 4 powerline kits step in when Wi-Fi fails

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iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Think fast, think pink and think small
Time's a-ticking, and we're getting closer and closer to what is almost certainly the launch of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, though not the iPhone 7. The latest leaks, reported by Chinese website Daliulian, say that the new models to be revealed on September 9 will be available in a metallic pink finish for the first time. Reese Witherspoon's character from Legally Blond ought to be thrilled. Read More

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Storage Configuration Guide
Learn how to meet specific storage requirements ranging from backup to virtual server infrastructures. With the ever-changing and fast moving IT market, it is more critical than ever to efficiently design a storage system as it provides an underpinning for all elements within the IT infrastructure. Learn more.


Rethinking Enterprise Wireless Networks
This paper from IDC explores the trends, challenges, and solutions that the latest generations of WiFi architecture deliver. View Now>>

13 big data and analytics companies to watch
Piling onImage by ThinkstockInvestors are piling oodles of funds into startups focused on helping businesses quickly and cheaply sort through enormous data collections of both the structured and unstructured variety. Most of the newcomers not surprisingly have a cloud element to their offerings, leading to every sort of X-as-a-service pitch you can imagine. Here’s a look at some of the hottest big data and analytics companies (Note: I am only including those that have announced funding rounds this year).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Review: 4 powerline kits step in when Wi-Fi fails
Powerline devices route data through your electric cables, offering an alternative when Wi-Fi fails. We review 4 of the latest kits to see how well they work. Read More

Google releases stylish $199 Wi-Fi router meant to be shown off
Google is giving the ugly Wi-Fi router a makeover, with its own device the company claims is easier to use. Read More

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How to Dramatically Reduce International Cellular Fees
Clients' bills were showing thousands of dollars per month for international services, and not a single person had traveled outside the U.S. in several months. Learn More

Wi-Fi provider kicked users off their own hotspots at conventions
Smart City, a provider of Internet services at convention centers and hotels, will pay the Federal Communications Commission $750,000 for kicking users off their personal hotspots to try and force them to use its Wi-Fi service. Read More

New products of the week 08.24.2015
Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Symantec and Logentries. Read More

Prominent healthcare CIO: FDA medical device security warning "will be the first of many"
Dr. John Halamka has taken to his "Life as a Healthcare CIO" blog to sound the alarm on medical device threats in the wake of the FDA late last week issuing its first cybersecurity warning about a specific medical device.The Food and Drug Administration urged healthcare facilities to stop using Hospira's Symbiq Infusion System, a common device for dispensing fluids/drugs to patients that the manufacturer says is being removed from the market. The warning spells out that the devices could be accessed via a hospital network and rejiggered to mess up a patient's dosage. The FDA said it's not aware of any hacking incidents involving the pumps, whose vulnerability was initially warned of on the US-CERT site in June and then the Industrial Control Systems CERT site in mid-July.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Applying Social Business
This paper describes seven examples of repeatable approaches for using social business practices and capabilities to impact your business, to create competitive advantage and to gain identifiable and measurable ROI. View Now

Kim Jong Un has his own cellular network
Kim Jong Un and other high-ranking officials in North Korea have their own cellular network to help keep their conversations secure Read More

Operators and vendors join forces to push cellular IoT networks
An initiative backed by the likes of AT&T, Intel and Qualcomm is hoping to accelerate the rollout of cellular networks customized for machine-to-machine communications. Read More

Google's Project Ara phone failed the drop test
Google has to find a new way to secure the modules in its modular phone known as Ara, because the device failed the drop test. Read More

See Video: Sysadmins take wild ride in giant iMac wheel
And there I was, thinking I was making the most of my MacBook Air box by using it as a stand for my laptop rather than forking over the money for a fancier stand.But the IT department at George Fox University in Oregon easily has me beat with its human transport wheel, made from 36 trapezoid-shaped iMac boxes. They took out the computers and styrofoam, and built the 120-pound iWheel.According to the school's blog, sysadmin Mike Campadore had been plotting the iWheel for more than a year, initially estimating he'd need 38 boxes. He joined with colleague Rich Bass this past Friday (SysAdmin Day, as it turns out) and gave the wheel a big old spin across campus. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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