Tech’s Holy Grail: IT can’t afford to choose poorly

When we’re surrounded by “next big things,” how does IT decide what to choose and what to do with that choice?

How an innovative mobile app uses location to track events

In Part 2 of his series on Innovation and the Cloud, writer Bernard Golden looks at how the ability to detect events by parsing information organized by location rather than individuals could be a game changer for any number of different industries

Microsoft APC 2015: Women in IT Panel - Quotas, meritocracy and the diversity dividend

Companies that have a higher ratio of female leaders tend to do much better in the workplace - gender diversity quotas need not clash with meritocracy.

10 Mistakes Companies Make After a Data Breach

In a recent presentation for The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Academy, Michael Bruemmer of Experian Data Breach Resolution outlined some the common mistakes his firm has seen as organizations deal with the aftermath of a breach.

It's (still) Windows 95's world. We just live in it.

From the Start menu and Taskbar to device autodetection and free, bundled Web browsers, here’s a brief history of how Windows 95 became the operating system that time never forgot

Virginia shooting exposes dark side of social video

The tragic killing of two reporters during a newscast last week played out live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The alleged shooter's use of social media raises questions about how popular social services manage auto-play video.

How Docker can transform your development teams

Docker’s capability to speed up software testing should make it a no-brainer for any development team. Here’s why.

How to stop Windows 10's annoying Microsoft Office ads

Rather than upgrading to Office to stop Windows 10 from bleating about it all the time, take these steps instead.

A computer's place is in the kitchen

A home appliance is a better place for a voice-interaction virtual assistant than a phone, tablet or computer; Amazon knew this, but Apple and Google apparently didn't.

Think you're agile? You're probably wrong

A new study by Oracle and Opinium Research finds that businesses around the world overestimate their ability to flexibly manage workloads or rapidly develop, test and launch new applications.

10 Apple rumors that never happened

Never take an Apple rumor as fact...

Google's container management service exits beta, gets uptime guarantee

Google has made it official. It is now offering the Google Container Service as a commercial service, allowing customers run full micro-services architecture on the Google Cloud

Four weeks after launch, Windows 10 is already on 75 million PCs and tablets

Microsoft’s free upgrade offer is having the desired effect, as Windows 10 uptake outpaces earlier versions.

How to cure Windows 10's worst headaches

After the Windows 8 disaster, upgrading to Windows 10 is almost palpably refreshing. Microsoft’s new operating system brings back PC-focused features it should never have lost and adds some helpful new integrations with Microsoft services. It’s not perfect, though.

Facebook’s Threat Intelligence Sharing Potential

Data management, scale, and algorithmic strengths may give Facebook an advantage in threat intelligence sharing

How to get security right when embracing rapid software development

Five steps to reduce risk while moving to continuous updates

CIOs embrace hybrid cloud and software-defined data centers

CIOs say they are purchasing VMware virtualization software to support mobile applications and content for rapidly scaling computing environments.

The tech companies with the best employee satisfaction and work-life balance

All work and no play don't make for very happy employees. Some tech companies have better work-life environments than others.

Gartner: Internet of things will change cyber security forever

Analysts to explore cyber security trends during the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, September 1-2, in Mumbai.

Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick

Passwords are a bane of life on the Internet, but one Turing Award winner has an algorithmic approach that he thinks can make them not only easier to manage but also more secure.

Adobe Flash: Kill it now

It’s time to put Flash out of our misery once and for all. And, thanks to Google, it may finally happen.

Beyond bitcoin: 7 ways to capitalize on blockchains

Bitcoin’s widely trusted ledger offers intriguing possibilities for business use beyond cryptocurrency

Think all software changelogs are boring? Think again

The Strange Log proves that sometimes even the driest-sounding things can actually be pretty entertaining

Are wearables dead? This report says consumer interest is declining fast

A new report shows a steady drop in consumer interest in wearables. But will the smartwatch save the market?

The incident response plan you never knew you had

Five strategies to give your incident response plan a headstart by using key components of the business existing continuity plan (BCP).

How Not to Anger a CIO

What pleases a CIO? Well, it is team work and backing him when in choppy waters. Here are the takeaways. 

How NextDrop is solving urban India’s water woes

NextDrop’s smart solution informs users of water supply in their area and takes water management to the next level.

How Polaris saved 1.3 million unproductive hours by going social

UnMail, earlier known as Octopus, is the newest ESN in town. A product of IDAL of the Polaris Group, it helped the company reduce attrition and support calls, and increase productivity.

Why the world's top computing experts are worrying about your data

'We are living in a black box society,' one scientist said

Impossible! Management listens -- and hires more people

A dedicated and hard-working IT team is rewarded for its loyalty after a new CEO acts on the results of an internal audit

The IT Party is not Over: Shashi Kumar, CEO and MD, Happiest Minds

Does automation endanger IT jobs? How will affect the ability of an IT firm to being competitive differentiation? And will automation change the way we evaluate IT workers? Shashi Kumar answers these questions and more. 

MIT researchers eliminate data loss from computer crashes

Hardware errors, power failures, and software bugs won't matter anymore if some scientists' ideas are correct.

7 reasons why modular smartphones are such a nightmare to develop

Here are the top seven reasons why it's so difficult to develop smartphones that let users swap out the processor, camera and storage options.

Researchers create P2P Alibi Routing to avoid censorship and government surveillance

University of Maryland researchers developed P2P Alibi Routing to allows users to choose where they do NOT want their packets to go, thereby avoiding 'censorship of Internet traffic and suspicious boomerang routing.'

Certifi-gate flaw in Android remote support tool exploited by screen recording app

An app developer found that he could trick TeamViewer to enable screen recording on Android.

New JavaScript-based language brings the speed

A new language, Imba compiles to JavaScript and leans heavily on tags and selectors.

Intel unveils ultra-tiny, fully upgradable '5x5' mini-PC motherboards

Intel rolled out a new motherboard at its developer conference that offers more power than a NUC, but less than the mini-ITX.

Why developers have more power than you think

Jeff Lawson is a walking, talking example of the rise of the developer. Today, he's the CEO of API economy darling Twilio, but 20 years ago, he was another computer science student who saw the power of the Internet and wanted to try his hand at building Web applications.

AI is coming: How to deal with this new type of intelligence

The future of AI will be determined to a large extent by our ability to nurture a positive working relationship with this new type of intelligence. And that won’t be easy.

Kill Flash? Be careful what you wish for

The death of Flash will impact more than a few enterprise IT solutions, with nasty repercussions for admins

How IT can communicate more effectively with the business

You might think you are communicating clearly, but the reality is that business and IT people speak different languages.

How Facebook engineers conquer elusive app memory leaks

Programmers needing a break from marathon debugging sessions may want to peruse a blog post from two Facebook software engineers, who offer tips and war stories about rooting out elusive memory errors in the social network's iOS app.

Deep Dream: Artificial intelligence meets hallucinations

Neural networks can not only identify images, they can be used to generate images Hieronymus Bosch would have been proud of.