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Apple Releases iOS7 – Now You Need to Change Your Apps

By |October 16th, 2013|

Apple released that latest version of the mobile operating system, iOS7, on September 21st. Many of the of 700 million iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads were eligible for the free upgrade.

It turns out that lots of people wanted to jump to the latest software from Apple. In three weeks Apple […]

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Secure software delivery: who really owns it?

By |October 15th, 2013|

Software breaches caused by flaws in software are meat and drink for the IT and national press. Barely a week goes by without another announcement of sites being hacked and passwords stolen. At the heart of this are software developers who, if the press is to be believed, are a […]

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#TechFails that Make Help Desk Cringe

By |October 15th, 2013|

Watching the #TechFail hashtag has become one of my favorite pastimes. It’s like people watching at the mall and you notice a jerk who just double parked across two handicap spots who’s carrying his coffee towards a patch of black ice in the parking lot… and you are enjoying every […]

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Android has Marketshare, but iOS Remains Preferred for Enterprise

By |October 14th, 2013|

When it comes to smartphones, it appears that Android is winning more market share. There might be a lot of focus on whatever version of the iPhone is coming out as fans line up, but Android-based devices are all the rage — perhaps because there are so many smartphone choices […]

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The Singularity is Nearer, but Not for the Reason You Think

By |October 4th, 2013|

If you don’t know, the Singularity is Near is a fun book, written by Ray Kurzweil

Quoting Wikipedia, “Kurzweil describes his law of accelerating returns which predicts an exponential increase in technologies like computers, genetics, nanotechnology, robotics and artificial intelligence. He says this will lead to a technological singularity in the year 2045, a point where progress is so rapid it outstrips […]

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VPN usage is increasing, but can VPNs really protect your privacy?

By |October 3rd, 2013|

Virtual Private Network companies have long promoted themselves as a way to surf the web while protecting your anonymity from potential snoopers. Traditionally VPN users have therefore been perceived as file-sharing pirates or individuals living under regimes that heavily censor the web. But in recent years, the unrelenting war against […]

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Are Tech Company CEOs Really Celebrities in Disguise?

By |October 2nd, 2013|

As we see CEOs like Marissa Mayer on the cover of magazines and movies made about the lives of Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, it is clear that the job of CEO, particularly in tech companies, has taken on celebrity status.  These leaders give us technology that shapes our lives.  […]

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Outside the Box: Separating the Data from the Hardware

By |October 1st, 2013|

A veteran CIO recounted to me recently how responsive her IT organization has become once they started separating the data from the hardware. Before, it was common to have a hard drive failure and find out the user has not done a backup. Once they put the data in the […]

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JavaOne: #1 Programming Language Ready for Revolution

By |September 26th, 2013|

It’s been 10 years since Java last offered a revolutionary release. Instead, releases since Java 5 have been more evolutionary in nature than they have been revolutionary. With technology that is always changing, some worry that Java’s evolutions are too slow. However, as IDR Solutions points out on its blog, it […]

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Opportunity, Risk, and the Technology Gap

By |September 26th, 2013|

You know them well – ready-to-go-technologies to leverage and disrupt.

Let’s just call them big-data, cloud, web-services and mobile-OS, although each term has been hijacked, scrubbed and polished to sell you something much less than the technologies really have to offer.  You have to be savvy enough to see far beyond […]

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