New Apple Mac Mini desktop computer is easy to repair, upgrade, says iFixit

Apple haters love to point to iFixit’s teardowns of its recent products as a sign of the company’s consumer unfriendliness. For instance, the site just failed the new MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display on its repairability, scoring it a mere 2 out of 10. Conspiracy theories abound that Apple makes it difficult to repair and upgrade its products in order… Read more →

The Internet Archive’s ten petabyte celebration

Summary: The Internet Archive – the Internet’s library and home of the Wayback Machine – celebrated the addition of the 10,000,000,000,000,000th byte to its massive collections at its San Francisco home. By Violet Blue for Pulp Tech | October 27, 2012 — 08:01 GMT (01:01 PDT) Follow @violetblue Source Article from http://www.zdnet.com/the-internet-archives-ten-petabyte-celebration-7000006469/The Internet Archive’s ten petabyte celebrationhttp://www.zdnet.com/the-internet-archives-ten-petabyte-celebration-7000006469/http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest Blog for… Read more →

The Internet Archive’s ten petabyte celebration

Summary: The Internet Archive – the Internet’s library and home of the Wayback Machine – celebrated the addition of the 10,000,000,000,000,000th byte to its massive collections at its San Francisco home. By Violet Blue for Pulp Tech | October 27, 2012 — 08:01 GMT (01:01 PDT) Follow @violetblue Source Article from http://www.zdnet.com/the-internet-archives-ten-petabyte-celebration-7000006469/The Internet Archive’s ten petabyte celebrationhttp://www.zdnet.com/the-internet-archives-ten-petabyte-celebration-7000006469/http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest Blog for… Read more →

One On One: Andy Greenberg, Author, "This Machine Kills Secrets"

Andy Greenberg Andy Greenberg is the author of “This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cyperpunks, and Hacktivists Aim To Free The World’s Information,” published by Dutton Publishing. Mr. Greenberg, a Forbes writer, interviewed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange three weeks before he leaked 250,000 State Department files, the largest release of classified materials in history. In that interview, Mr. Assange alluded… Read more →

Google should worry less about iOS and more about Windows 8 tablets

Windows 8 officially launched at the end of this week and it looks to be a solid OS, both for enterprises and consumers, launching Windows into the age of touch. Almost simultaneously, Apple released an updated 10″ iPad and their iPad Mini. Google will most likely be releasing flagship 10″ and 7″ tablets on Monday. If tablets are your thing… Read more →

Waiting to play: Overcoming ‘The CIO Paradox’

Photo credit: “Waiting to Play” by Michael Krigsman Today’s CIOs are in a tough spot. Lines of business expect IT to have strategic insights laced with scintillating brilliance; management demands that IT be a paragon of cost reduction; and enterprise vendors feed the CEO nonsense, like saying that software alone will solve the hardest business problems. Given this virtually impossible… Read more →

Insurer launches cyber insurance for small businesses

A few weeks ago, I wrote a feature about corporate insurance policies that protect businesses in the event of a major data breach. Very few companies have this sort of coverage, in part because of the expense and in part because most responses to security problems tend to be reactive – even among the biggest of big companies. That hasn’t… Read more →

Cisco predicts that by 2016 datacenter traffic will reach 6.6 zettabytes

In the recently released Cisco Global Cloud Index:  Forecast and Methodology, 2011–2016 Cisco extrapolates that by 2016, two-thirds, or 4.3 zettabytes, of the total datacenter traffic will be cloud traffic representing the lion’s share of an overall six fold growth in total IP traffic. For those not familiar with terminology for really big numbers, a zettabyte is equal to 1000… Read more →

Is Salesforce the new Oracle? Does it matter?

Early in its history, Oracle started out as a fast-growing database start-up, becoming a case study in Geoffrey Moore’s classic Silicon Valley entrepreneur’s textbook, Crossing the Chasm. It was only later that it added an enterprise application stack and assorted platform components to eventually become the ungainly behemoth we know today. Is Salesforce.com following a similar path? It started out… Read more →