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Massachusetts boarding school sued over Wi-Fi sickness
 The parents of an anonymous student at the Fay School in Southborough, Mass., allege that the Wi-Fi at the institution is making their child sick, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court earlier this month. Read More


Leveraging the Cloud for Your Social Business Workloads
Today, "social business" - a broad term that describes how social, mobile, and other technologies facilitate enhanced employee, customer, and partner engagement - has transformed the way we do business. Read this Frost & Sullivan whitepaper to learn why the cloud is one of the key reasons for this rapid transformation. Learn More

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Managing data in a mobile and cloud world
A simple strategy for standardizing metadata can improve decision-making, data governance and data security. (Insider; registration required) Read More

New products of the week 08.24.2015
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Middle-aged drivers risking kids' safety by using cell phones in droves
New research finds that most middle-aged drivers use cell phones regularly while on the road, even when kids are in the car. Read More

4 overblown Windows 10 worries
Not long after Windows 10 was released late last month, it received a different kind of publicity than Microsoft wanted -- concerns about everything from its privacy practices to fears about a new feature called Wi-Fi Sense to unhappiness with the way updates are delivered, and more.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Information Lifecycle Governance Leaders Reference Guide
Data is growing at unprecedented rates. But how much of it is useful to your business? Read this leader guide from CGOC to learn how to deal with excessive data, get more value from information assets, ensure compliance, and reduce risk. Learn More

Has the mobile app market become a private club?
If you think the mobile app marketplace remains a wide-open gold rush where anyone with a good idea and some decent programming skills can change the world, you're living in the past.A look at the most recent comScore numbers of the top 15 U.S. mobile apps from June 2015 tells a very clear story. The vast majority of the most popular apps are owned by huge public companies, and the list has hardly changed in the past year. Here is comScore's list of the top 15 apps from June 2015: Facebook YouTube Facebook Messenger Google Search Google Play Google Maps Pandora Radio Gmail Instagram Yahoo Stocks Apple Maps iTunes Radio/iCloud Amazon Mobile Twitter Snapchat The first thing you notice is that internet giants Google (5), Facebook (3), Apple (2) , Yahoo, Amazon and Twitter own 12 of the 15 leaders. Only Pandora and Snapchat are not part of some massive public company. Strikingly, there aren't any games at all!To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Microsoft starts public test of Cortana app for Android smartphones
Microsoft now lets anyone with an Android phone try out its app that brings the virtual assistant from Windows 10 to a non-Microsoft platform. Read More

Why Samsung's rumored 18-inch tablet would be totally awesome
Samsung is rumored to be working on an 18-inch tablet, which would be even larger than Apple's rumored large-screen iPad Pro. Read More

Apple gains market share despite global slowdown in smartphone sales
Apple's larger iPhones helped the company sell more smartphones than Samsung. Read More


WLAN Buyer's Guide
It is crucial to thoroughly understand the systems management capabilities of any WLAN being considered, since this will be the largest ongoing expense of the overall deployment. Learn how to evaluate properly by reading Aerohive's WLAN Definitive Guide. View Now>>

Mobile devices pose biggest cybersecurity threat to the enterprise, report says
Earlier this month, Check Point Software released its 2015 security report which found that mobile devices have become the biggest threat for today's enterprises. I like the fact that more vendors are doing their own studies and sharing the findings. Cybersecurity has so many facets that it's very challenging for IT departments to understand where to focus their energy, so surveys like this help.The survey revealed something that I think many businesses have turned a bit of a blind eye to, and that's the impact of mobile devices, primarily due to the wide acceptance of BYOD. The last Network Purchase Intention Study by ZK Research (disclosure: I'm an employee of ZK Research) showed that 82% of businesses now have some kind of BYOD plan in place. Even heavily regulated industries like healthcare and financial services are putting BYOD programs in place because of pressure from the lines of business. Years ago, CEOs and managers didn't want consumer devices in the workplace as they were considered a distraction. Today, businesses that do not allow workers to use mobile devices are putting themselves at a competitive disadvantage.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

The 15 biggest enterprise 'unicorns'
Yester-year there were only a few unicorns in the world of startups.This week though, the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VenturSource identified 115 companies with valuations north of $1 billion, which are referred to as unicorns.Below are 15 of the highest valued enterprise software companies that have received venture funding but have not yet been sold or gone public.+ MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: 12 Hot application container startups | 9 Hot enterprise storage companies to watch +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Microsoft goes back-to-back in winning top networking award
Microsoft Microsoft's Albert Greenberg Last week was a big one for Microsoft's Albert Greenberg: The networking expert delivered the keynote address at SIGCOMM 2015 in London AND received the annual SIGCOMM Award, recognizing lifetime contribution to the field of communication networks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot reportedly stuffs extra ads into Web pages
Stanford University computer scientist Jonathan Mayer was recently Web browsing at a U.S. airport when he reportedly noticed there were too many online advertisements.The website for Stanford, for example, displayed a pop-up ad for a 60 percent discount on jewelry. The Federal Communications Commission website appeared to be advertising ladies' boots. ScreenshotAn example of an ad said to be injected over the FCC's website while on an AT&T free airport Wi-Fi hotspot.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


13 big data and analytics companies to watch

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