Business continuity is the ultimate killer application for cloud

A couple of decades back, I had the opportunity to tour a World War II-era tank factory that had been converted to an IT disaster recovery center. It had all the amenities: sleeping quarters, kitchen, and of course, every system conceivable for the two-day process of bringing an enterprise’s operations back online from tapes. Photo: Joe McKendrick Now, cloud compresses… Read more →

Six features the iPhone needs to stay ahead of Android

While Apple likes to focus on making new iPhones lighter, thinner, and faster, I’d rather the iPhone 8 get these six features. Must read: Ten Apple products you shouldn’t buy (and three that you can’t buy anymore) #1: Fast charging Forget wireless charging, which is always much better in theory than in reality — what the next iPhone really needs… Read more →

Vapium Summit: The Vape for the Great Outdoors

Lots of people like being outdoors. Not geeks, usually (hyuck hyuck), but a lot of people. And, unfortunately for, presumably, some of those folks, there aren’t too many solid portable vaporizers that could take a hit if you dropped it. The Firefly 2 I reviewed, for instance, had a chip in the glass after I dropped it five inches once,… Read more →

Docker strives for profit with new Enterprise Edition

Docker has released Docker Enterprise Edition (DEE), a Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform for managing and securing Windows, Linux, and mainframe containerized applications across multiple platforms both on premises and in the cloud. DEE provides a container management platform that unites Windows, Linux, and Mainframe apps on a single platform on the same cluster. This puts in competition with container orchestration market… Read more →

White House elevates status of US Cyber Command

The White House announced Friday that President Trump has elevated US Cyber Command to the status of a Unified Combatant Command, putting it on par with the military’s other combat branches, such as the US Pacific Command and US Central Command. Currently, US Cyber Command is part of the US Strategic Command, and it is directed by the head of… Read more →

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns

Vishal Sikka Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka issued a shock announcement Friday that he has resigned his position amid executive tensions and an “untenable atmosphere” surrounding the company. “I cannot carry out my job as CEO and continue to create value, while also constantly defending against unrelenting, baseless/malicious and increasingly personal attacks,” Sikka said in a blog post. Sikka was… Read more →

Note to self: Will there still be paper in 2069?

Video: Your future e-ink tablet might soon double as a sketchpad special feature Digital Transformation: A CXO’s Guide Reimagining business for the digital age is the number-one priority for many of today’s top executives. We offer practical advice and examples of how to do it right. Read More When I was a kid, I loved the Thunderbirds. It was a… Read more →

Lenovo shows traction with data center revamp as PCs and mobile squeezed

Lenovo’s revamp of its data center product line and sales and marketing efforts appear to be gaining traction even as the company’s grip on the PC market slips and mobile reports operating losses. In the company’s first quarter earnings results, Lenovo said its data center unit showed revenue growth of 11 percent in Western Europe and 8 percent in North… Read more →

Adblock Plus wins again: New court ruling backs ad blocker against media firms

Last year, Facebook modified its code for presenting ads, so plugins couldn’t identify them as ads and block them. Image: Adblock Plus Germany’s Eyeo, the maker of the popular Adblock Plus browser extension that’s used by hundreds of millions of people, has won another round of victories over media companies that sued it in the country. Adblock Plus, as the… Read more →

ASU, Amazon partner to offer Echo Dot to 1,600 engineering students

Arizona State University engineering students are offered an Echo Dot as part of a voice-technology program. (Image: File photo) Arizona State University will offer engineering students living in its new, high-tech dorm an Amazon Echo Dot in a “first of its kind” voice-technology program. Amazon donated 1,600 Echo Dots to the program. Students moving into the engineer-focused Took House dorm… Read more →