Acer's C720P Chromebook brings touch functionality into a low-cost Chromebook -- but it comes with some significant caveats. Here's a hands-on look at what it's like to use.
I just recently spent a few days in beautiful downtown Las Vegas at the Gartner Data Center Conference, and I must say, it was quite informative and a good show all together. One thing I found especially intriguing is how the IT industry has been changing so rapidly lately.
Every fifteen years or so, the IT industry has witnessed new innovations in computing which have changed the way IT services are delivered to the business and end users. After the mainframe era, mini-computing era, personal computer and client-server era, and the Internet era (or more correctly, the “Web” era), we’re now in what many call the fifth wave of corporate IT. This fifth wave is characterized by a new master IT architecture comprised of social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies collectively known as SMAC.
Apple introduced several important improvements to its iWork for iCloud service last night. I've taken a look at the new collaboration, print and document management features -- this is what I found:
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.
Apple introduced iCloud Keychain within OS X Mavericks last week. Here's how to set it up if you wish to use it, though you may choose not to do so if you don't trust online password systems like this in these post-PRISM days.
The software-defined data center is one of the technology trends that’s kicking the industry into its next evolutionary stage. It's rife with innovation and has the potential to dramatically increase IT’s agility when delivering services to operations, development teams and application owners. This, my first post here at the Clouds, Flash and Big Data blog, is an introduction to the software-defined data center in general, and in particular how it relates to storage resources.
The disruptive trends of social, mobile, analytics and cloud, often termed “SMAC” or the “Nexus of Forces”, are well-recognized as essential elements of next generation IT applications. They represent a desirable, future end-state for IT applications and architectures due to their characteristics of collaborative functionality, ubiquitous access, and intelligent insights, all delivered via a flexible and scalable delivery model.
What if the cloud becomes the primary data center, and SaaS is the only way applications are sold? Will there be a need for an IT department?
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer may be taking a page from the Apple playbook in repositioning his corporation as a "devices company", but that's just smoke and mirrors to disguise a firm that's lost its soul: its data surveillance deal with the NSA undermines its precious position in the enterprise. Here's why: