Despite the fact that many of us, especially those of us in the technology industry, proclaim to be living in the era of mobile computing, most of the software solutions being developed and marketed today are not designed with a mobile-first perspective. Why is it that we, as an industry, are having such a hard time evolving our software designs to work with the new mobile form factor?
Are you fed up with reading 2014 predictions yet? Each year around this time, pundits in the tech sector make predictions about which transitions will occur in the coming year.
Rather than adding to the long list of prognosticators making guesses about what will happen in 2014, I thought I'd take a slightly different tack: Here are five things that won’t be happening in the data storage industry during the coming year.
Think hard drives will go away? Think traditional, monolithic arrays are safe?
Think again. I’ll be busting these and other myths today...
FileMaker 13, which debuts today, represents a milestone in more ways than one. In April the database program will celebrate its 29th birthday. It’s mind boggling to think that this popular database has been around since 1985. And although Apple owns the product today, FileMaker originally only ran on MS-DOS. Even today, most customers use it on Windows, not the Mac.
It may come as no surprise that one of many challenges with innovation in large organizations is in successful execution. There’s often no shortage of ideas, but the optimal alignment of organizational funding, processes and structures necessary for translating these ideas into a steady pipeline of new products or services is often a significant management challenge.
You may be scratching your head about how to apply deduplication to your enterprise or service organization. This is perfectly reasonable, as several terms have been bandied about by vendors in the industry regarding which type of deduplication is the best. Here is a simple breakdown and explanation of these terms so you can make the right call for your company.
My wife is wonderfully low tech, with an old, vanilla mobile phone. Last weekend she surprised me by deciding she now wants a phone with all the bells and whistles. I was worried that she’d been bitten by the new iPhone bug, which hit 9 million other people in one weekend, but her change of mind was more educated. She was learning from our kids.
Thought you’d heard more than you ever wanted to about PRISM and Edward Snowden? The hits keep coming. Snowden’s latest disclosure builds on the story that not only has the NSA partnered with cloud service providers to bypass encryption and access data on their international clients, but also that they have ‘cracked much online encryption.’ What does this mean for your security team? Should you quit using encryption?
IT organizations that fail to gain traction as leaders in business innovation may soon end up as nothing more than legacy ERP system baby sitters. CIOs need to move up the food chain quickly -- or move on.
The 2013 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader awards focus on accomplishments, but it's often the mistakes - and the lessons learned along the way -- they got these IT executives to where they are today. Award winner Joseph Eckroth, senior vice president and CIO for The Hertz Corp, shares two stories of failure and redemption that shaped his career.
There's a fantastic bakery in my neighborhood where everything is terrific. Whether you're getting bread or cakes or cookies, they are the best in town. Unfortunately, there's one problem. Nothing is labeled. Insider (registration required)