Category Archives: Tech

BYOD forces users’ personal information on help desk

BYOD forces users’ personal information on help desk Help desk staffers can be caught in the middle when BYOD users get verrrry personal with their devices. As the recent scandal over leaked celebrity photographs reminded us all, people use their … Continue reading

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Virtual reality gains a small foothold in the enterprise

Prototypes and simulations based on virtual reality can save companies millions. The rapid growth of the mobile sector has had an unexpected dividend – by bringing down the costs and improving the quality of motion sensors, screens, and processors it … Continue reading

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Startup proposes fiber-based Glass Core as a bold rethink of data center networking

Software Defined Networking (SDN) challenges long held conventions, and newcomer Fiber Mountain wants to use the SDN momentum to leap frog forward and redefine the fundamental approach to data center switching while we’re at it. The promise: 1.5x to 2x … Continue reading

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States worry about ability to hire IT security pros

States’ efforts to improve cybersecurity are being hindered by lack of money and people. States don’t have enough funding to keep up with the increasing sophistication of the threats, and can’t match private sector salaries, says a new study. This … Continue reading

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How to ensure the success of your private PaaS project

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach. Building a private platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud that provides on-demand access to databases, middleware, presentation layer … Continue reading

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Hackers compromised nearly 5M Gmail passwords

Gmail users urged to change passwords after apparent attack Security experts are urging Gmail users to change their passwords amid reports that hackers gained access to the credentials of 5 million users of the free email service. Some password combinations … Continue reading

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The best cities for landing top pay for your tech skills

Target your talent: The best cities for landing top pay for your tech skills IT pros looking for a new gig, take heed: Those $140,000-per-year jobs in San Francisco are worth just $86,000 when adjusted for the cost of living. … Continue reading

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Data Centers to World: Not Dead Yet!

Anticipating the next-gen data center Agility and flexibility are two of the most popular words to describe the attributes expected from IT in helping achieve future business objectives. But how do you apply those attributes to what many large enterprises … Continue reading

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9 wireless battery chargers: No power? No problem!

Tired of having to fumble for the USB port every time your mobile device runs out of power? With these wireless chargers, just put your device down and let it power up. Wireless chargers are about convenience. Plop your mobile … Continue reading

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Top 20 colleges for computer science majors, based on earning potential

Top 20 colleges for computer science majors, based on earning potential The Golden State dominates PayScale’s ranking of the top computer science schools Among computer science grads, alumni from University of California, Berkeley, led the pack with a median mid-career … Continue reading

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Almost a million fake apps are targeting your phone

Trend Micro finds hundreds of thousands of fake Android apps in trawl of online stores, forums Fake apps dressed up to look like official ones but actually designed to steal user data are increasingly targeting Android phone users, according to … Continue reading

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7 tips for older programmers joining startups

In the grand scheme of things, 40-something isn’t considered old. But anything beyond 20-something is often considered old in that stereotypical bastion of fresh-out-of-school youth – the startup. Joining a startup can give seasoned programmers a new jolt of energy … Continue reading

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Security Manager’s Journal: Taking steps to better lock down the network

Our manager decides that, like users, resources on the network should adhere to the rule of least privilege. The resources on our network have been given too much access to the Internet, and we need to curb that. At issue: … Continue reading

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Richest CEO and pay raises 2013

Which tech leaders received the most generous pay hikes in 2013? Avaya CEO Kevin Kennedy got a fivefold pay increase last year. Sprint more than quadrupled Dan Hesse’s package. Which other tech CEOs saw dramatic pay jumps in 2013? We … Continue reading

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How far are you willing to go to spy on your employees’ smartphones?

mSpy monitoring service/app tracks lots of data, but is it too snoopy? The scoop: Mspy mobile phone monitoring service/app, starting at $40 per month (as tested, features would cost $70 per month) mspy 620 What is it? The ultimate eavesdropping … Continue reading

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