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Without Cloud, iPad Pro is an executive's desk paperweight

Just who is this device made for, anyway? And what is the usage case?

How 9/11 Changed My IT Consulting Career

It felt great to have full command of one's destiny, to report to no-one. To not have to climb any ladders or engage in corporate politics. It was invigorating to be one's own man and my own boss. I was an independent consulting bad...

HP's Instant Ink: Printing as a Service?

Hewlett-Packard's new line of personal and small business inkjet printers are IoT-enabled devices that have supplies which are ordered automatically and billed on a per-page basis. Will consumers and SMBs bite on this new pricing mo...

PC laptops and accidental damage: Best and worst warranties 2015

Whoops, I broke it again. When shopping for a new PC, laptop, or ultrabook, make sure you investigate the terms of your warranty and the optional accidental damage coverage policies available to you.

Secure or not, IoT is everywhere. Get used to it.

Securing the current and next generation of connected devices is of paramount importance. But there's no going back to a disconnected device world.

How the hybrid cloud has already doomed your data center

You may not have decided to fully decommission all of your server rooms yet. But asset capitalization and operational expenses will eventually lead enterprise CxOs down that path.

Amazon Echo: Ringmaster of the home automation IoT circus

With a $100M investment fund and the opening up of cloud service APIs and an SDK, Alexa and the Echo could become the brains of your home automation and IoT network.

Networking knockout punch? RoCE vies for datacenter supremacy

The Infiniband Trade Association's RDMA over Converged Ethernet standard, or RoCE, is seeking to become a contender in your datacenter for high-speed networking applications.

Freescale's Radio Frequency Oven: The end of the Microwave?

Freescale Semiconductor's radio frequency (RF) cooking technology could revolutionize food preparation in the home as well as in commercial kitchens.

Aether Cone: A moody streaming music player

The Cone, made by startup Aether, has some interesting differentiation between Amazon and Sonos streaming media player devices. But are they enough for the company to generate a loyal following when faced with such powerful competit...

Apple Watch or Android Wear? Neither. Why smartwatches aren't ready for prime time

Lack of platform maturity, poor third party integration, no cross platform interop and heavy dependence on smartphones for most functions put them strictly in the early adopter category.

Internet of Things: Why your home is a connected device Tower of Babel

Your "things" may be connected to the Internet, but for the most part, they aren't connected to each other. It doesn't have to be that way.

Perfect storm: How 3 cloud fronts will rain on your IT parade

Containers, converged networks and hardware commoditization will greatly influence your future cloud and datacenter strategy.

Amazon Echo: Sorry, you're no SONOS

Amazon's entry into the home entertainment market is an interesting first try, but the company needs to bring the price down and expand its content ecosystem for it it be competitive with other cloud connected home devices.

Software Licensing got you down? Get your SaaS in gear and go cloud

We don't need to go shooting any lawyers, and you don't need a licensing expert to figure things out for you. The answer is clear: Move as much of your software to SaaS and to the cloud as you can.

802.11ac Wave 2: Enabling high speed Wi-Fi for the next generation of mobile devices

802.11ac Wave 2 is equipped to handle the massive proliferation of mobile devices on enterprise and consumer Wi-Fi networks.

The hottest gadgets of 1985

It seems like only yesterday for the Gen X crowd, but it was 30 years ago that some of the most influential innovations in consumer technology were introduced.

Containers: Fundamental to the cloud's evolution

Software developers are all excited about Docker and containerization technology. But what does it mean for your enterprise and your cloud adoption plans?

Election 2016: Cloud voting can be simple, safe and it's long overdue

What if we all had the option of voting electronically using a mobile device or personal computer instead of at a poll station?

Election 2016: How to filter politically sanctimonious Facebook posts from your news feed

Are your friends silly for Hillary? Crazy for Cruz? Facebook is alive with all sorts of requests to share annoying negative political posts and graphics. Here's how to mute most of it.

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