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Obama administration unveils cybersecurity guidelines

March 1, 2014 at 11:25 am

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday released its final version of its “cybersecurity framework,” a best practices guide for banking, defense, utilities and other industries to help protect themselves against attacks by hackers. The framework, which sets voluntary guidelines for critical industries, comes after President Obama signed an executive […]

96% of businesses are unprepared for a cyber attack

March 1, 2014 at 11:24 am

A new survey has discovered that out of the 1,909 executives questioned, 96% believe their business is unprepared for a cyber attack. Ernst & Young, who carried out the research, said in its report: As many organizations have learned, sometimes the hard way, cyber attacks are no longer a matter of if, […]

The Google of Russia Escalates Its War on Android

March 1, 2014 at 10:45 am

In Russia, people don’t Google it — they Yandex it. And as users there increasingly switch to mobile devices to surf the Web, the country’s local search engine wants to make sure it holds onto its lead in an Android world. That’s why the company has an agreement with Google’s […]

The Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came to Rule the World

March 1, 2014 at 10:43 am

An interesting tale on ARM – and its history – as well as a comparison with Intel. This is a story about ARM Holdings (ARMH), the mobile technology company. But before it gets going, here are a few things you need to know: 1. ARM is a company made up mostly of chip […]

Mobile devices will mob the Internet, researchers forecast

February 9, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Networking experts are running out of superlatives to describe the coming tidal wave/explosion/cataclysm of mobile data traffic. Cisco last week said mobile data is expected to grow by 11 times in the next four years, reaching 18 exabytes per month by 2018. An exabyte is 1 billion gigabytes. Mobile data […]

Is Sony disowning Microsoft and Windows? Not quite, says CEO

February 9, 2014 at 6:19 pm

With Sony’s high-profile exit from the PC business, it is essentially rejecting any devices that run on the Windows operating system — the traditional Windows desktop OS, that is. First the bad news. Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai did make it clear in Tokyo on Thursday that Microsoft Windows for PCs […]

How Technology Gives the Sports Industry a Winning Edge

February 9, 2014 at 6:13 pm

6 Ways Technology Drives the Sports Industry Sports are big business — huge, in fact. The NFL is a more than $9 billion industry. NASCAR is a more than $3 billion operation. Like any business — the successful ones anyway — sports franchises and venues are customer-focused and centered on […]

Will Nadella Shake Up Microsoft More Than Expected?

February 9, 2014 at 6:12 pm

CIO — Microsoft yesterday named Satya Nadella to succeed Steve Ballmer as the third CEO of the software giant. The decision followed a protracted search process in which a number of other high-profile executive names had bubbled to the surface, including Ford CEO Alan Mulally, former CEO of Nokia Stephen Elop and former […]

11 Ways to Improve Your IT Team’s Productivity

February 9, 2014 at 6:11 pm

CIO — How can CIOs and IT executives help their teams be more productive (besides providing them with free food)? Here are the top 11 tips — from CIOs, IT executives, productivity and leadership experts and project managers — for getting the most out of your IT team. 1. Set […]

Smaller, Shorter-Term Deals Shake Up IT Outsourcing Industry

February 9, 2014 at 6:10 pm

CIO — IT outsourcing customers are signing more deals than ever before, but for less total value. The total annual contract value for deals signed fell 8 percent from $14.7 billion in 2012 to $13.5 billion in 2013, according to year-end analysis by outsourcing advisory firm Information Services Group (ISG). […]