Facebook's 'Businesses on Messenger' Announcement : Is it Great for Business?

By: Special Guest    4/8/2015

Facebook recently announced that it will soon enable businesses to communicate with customers using its "Businesses on Messenger" service. This will a…

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Brooklyn Woman Uses Facebook to Serve Divorce Papers

By: Joe Rizzo    4/7/2015

While the circumstances are somewhat unique, a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice, Matthew Cooper, has granted permission to a woman to file divorce pape…

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HBO Now Premieres on Several Platforms

By: Steve Anderson    4/7/2015

For years, the only way to get HBO programming was to pay ridiculous amounts of money every month for not only access to HBO, but also access to the s…

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Google Ventures Joins In $12 Million Funding Round For CoreOS

By: Steve Anderson    4/7/2015

Web applications are becoming an ever-larger part of the Internet. But Google Ventures has just put down a pretty substantial bet-part of a $12 millio…

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Google May Soon Offer Its Own International Calls and Data Plans

By: Joe Rizzo    4/7/2015

People who travel outside the U.S. often see their mobile phone bills take a huge jump. This is because most carriers have arrangements with local car…

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Dell Venue 8 7000 Tablet: More Magical Than an iPad

By: Rob Enderle    4/7/2015

I got the Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet in last Thursday and have been using it along with the 11" Kindle I typically carry. The Kindle is the new HDX vers…

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Surface May Spell the End for Mac OS

By: Rob Enderle    4/6/2015

Surface Pro 3 and the latest iPad Air have been out for a while and they have recently been supplemented with the new MacBook and Surface 3. In lookin…

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Federal Agencies Coming Around to Digital Tools' Value, But Doubts Remain

By: Steve Anderson    4/6/2015

It's been a little over two years since the White House announced a new kind of plan to bring more digital tools into normal government operations in …

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Forget Mobile. Experience-Ready is The New Standard for Doing Business

By: Special Guest    4/6/2015

Remember, the experience web relies on contextualization. It can mold content into any format. Choose a platform that allows for easy, hands-off langu…

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OTT Extravaganza: An Explosion of Choice Should Put Cable on Notice

By: Tara Seals    4/2/2015

As more and more mainstream content providers offer over the-top (OTT) streaming options, consumers are mulling in ever-greater numbers the value of c…

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VoteTocracy Chrome Extension Gives Citizens Access to US Congress and Chance to Weigh In

By: Peter Bernstein    4/2/2015

There is an interesting company named VoteTocracy. It bills itself as, "The online citizen voting site for bills in Congress." They have a nice taglin…

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Post 'Clintongate': 3 Ways to Mitigate Shadow IT

By: Special Guest    4/1/2015

What can enterprises learn from 'Clintongate'? The first lesson is that unapproved use of technology within organizations is known as "shadow IT," and…

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President Obama Details Better Protection Against Cyber Threats

By: Steve Anderson    4/1/2015

Cyber threats present some of the most dangerous scenarios that can be endured by any person, or by any nation. Why? Because the threats not only rend…

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Chrome OS Gets Major Push from Google

By: Joe Rizzo    4/1/2015

Android, Google's mobile operating system and Apple's iOS have about the same market share in the U.S., however in emerging regions, Android is poised…

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Final Four Tips for Password Security

By: Peter Bernstein    4/1/2015

If you are like most people in the U.S. the past few weeks, you have been caught up in what is known here as "March Madness." This is the annual ritua…

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Surface 3: Third Time's A Charm

By: Rob Enderle    3/31/2015

You can also update hardware with the new operating system and even though Surface sells initially with Windows 8 it will get an update to Windows 10 …

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Five Lessons March Madness Teaches Us About Gamification

By: Special Guest    3/31/2015

Where does this mass hysteria over the NCAA come from? Its not just about a widespread love of basketball. Its popularity is the result of the tournam…

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Acronis Survey Examines Importance of Digital Responsibility

By: Peter Bernstein    3/30/2015

Reader alert! This is no pre-April Fool's Day item. In fact, the organizers of World Backup Day have been careful to schedule their event for March 31…

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Financial Services: Investing in Data Security Risk Mitigation

By: Ryan St Hilaire    3/30/2015

In the words of the late Peter Drucker, "What gets measured gets managed". This also holds true in today's cyber threat landscape.

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Frame Brings CAD Windows Apps into the Cloud

By: Peter Bernstein    3/27/2015

CAD Windows apps can now be moved to the cloud thanks to Menlo Park, California-based startup Frame (formerly MainFrame2). This represents what is lik…

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Facebook's Internet-for-All Drone Set to Take Flight

By: Tara Seals    3/27/2015

Internet for the billions of underserved around the globe continues to get closer to reality. The latest is Facebook's plan to trial a version of its …

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Tech, Media & Entertainment: 4K TV, Live Sports & Sony's Vue

By: Bob Wallace    3/27/2015

With change a constant in the technology, media and entertainment (TME) sector, it should come as no surprise that this past week alone saw important …

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Study: Software 'Robots' Improving Business Operations

By: Casey Houser    3/26/2015

A recent study from Cognizant, a provider of information technology and business process outsourcing services, concludes that software "robots" are ha…

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Google Fiber Moves Beyond the Novelty Phase

By: Tara Seals    3/26/2015

Google Fiber is gearing up to expand to one more metro area-Salt Lake City. The Utah capital will join the Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-D…

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Global Pay-TV Market to Rocket to 1.1 Billion Subs in 2020

By: Tara Seals    3/26/2015

Much has been made of the cord-cutting phenomenon, brought on by an increasing adoption of over-the-top (OTT) video services like Netflix and Amazon P…

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YouTube Announces Plans to Revamp Live Streaming

By: Dominick Sorrentino    3/25/2015

With March Madness in full swing, and millions of viewers turning to online streaming to watch the games, YouTube's newest announcement could not have…

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Why the Apple Watch Will Transform the Enterprise

By: Special Guest    3/25/2015

As we gear up to the much-anticipated release of the Apple Watch, one wonders how the enterprise could potentially integrate it. Smartwatches in gener…

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Could The Next Iconic Smartphone Come From Lenovo, Microsoft and Intel?

By: Rob Enderle    3/25/2015

Lenovo just announced they would be bringing out a Windows 10 phone in China in support of the launch this summer. What makes this fascinating is that…

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Traffic Picking up on the Internet of Cars

By: Doug Mohney    3/24/2015

Tesla is issuing a pair of software releases to improve its vehicles, including new range improvements and the ability to autopilot. Sir Richard Brans…

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Vectra Networks Protects Distributed Enterprise Blind Spots from Persistent Cyber Attacks

By: Peter Bernstein    3/24/2015

The distributed nature of work is an immutable trend. It is only picking up steam thanks to mobility, the cloud and multinational enterprises practici…

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Principles of Neutrality Missing from FCC Systems Integrator Exemption Rules

By: Special Guest    3/24/2015

A defect from another decade codified in a little known Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") rule is causing a whole lot of headache for the syst…

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Everything Is Hackable as Crime Goes High-Tech

By: Tara Seals    3/23/2015

The escalating pace of technology innovation is dizzying for consumers and businesses alike, as it opens up new opportunities, entertainment options a…

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OS Strategy and Mobile Growth: The Global Impact of Unknown OS

By: Special Guest    3/23/2015

The GSMA predicts that 65 percent of the global population will adopt smartphones by 2020. This penetration will predominantly impact critical growth …

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prpl Foundation Forms Security Working Group for Multi-domain Virtualization-based Security

By: Peter Bernstein    3/23/2015

The use cases for evil are unfortunately easy to conjure. A popular one is bad guys using the expanded attack plane of sensors in sensitive surroundin…

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Huawei, NXP Ink Chinese IoT Development Pact

By: Tara Seals    3/20/2015

The Internet of Things (IoT), or "industry 4.0" as it's starting to be known, is expected to account for billions upon billions of additional devices …

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Survey Reveals U.S. SMB Perceptions and Usage of Business Phone Systems

By: Peter Bernstein    3/20/2015

If you read the headlines of the past few years, and look at what industry observers have had to say, one would think that Small to Medium-sized Busin…

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Brick-and-Mortar is Dead. Long Live Brick-and-Mortar!

By: Doug Mohney    3/20/2015

Traditional storefronts are a sea of contradictions these days. Radio Shack has gone bankrupt while Staples and Office Depot are merging. Both moves w…

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IBM Sponsored Study Finds Enterprises Not Investing in Mobile Security

By: Peter Bernstein    3/19/2015

The question of the day, as enterprise around the world increasingly design their products and applications for personal devices in the "Mobile First"…

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Extending Wi-Fi Services to Increase Customer Loyalty

By: Special Guest    3/19/2015

Subscribers today expect to be connected at all times. Whether you're relaxing at home, eating lunch in a cafe, or even sitting in the car on a road t…

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3 Ways to Win at SEO in the Age of the App

By: Special Guest    3/19/2015

If you haven't touched SEO since 2011 and ASO sounds like some kind of lab test, it's time to sit up and pay attention. You're probably miles behind b…

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Sony's PlayStation Vue Service Launches, Targets Cable Cutters

By: Steve Anderson    3/19/2015

We don't hear much about cable cutters these days, but we do see a lot of developments pushing new services for these. Where before, the cable cutter …

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Premera Blue Cross Breached, the Dave Clark Five Would Understand

By: Peter Bernstein    3/19/2015

Reporting about data breaches-at major retailers, financial services institutions, insurers and unfortunately a host of large enterprises in other ver…

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Apple's Big Mistake on the MacBook Is Wrong Wireless

By: Doug Mohney    3/18/2015

The newer, lighter, shinier, thinner MacBook released by Apple last week has a couple of serious flaws. No doubt Apple believes that limiting the new …

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Computer Games: The Next 30 Years

By: Rob Enderle    3/16/2015

I started playing computer games in the 1980s and they pretty much sucked. There were the text games which didn't even give you an image to work from …

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Mobile March Madness 2015: Growing Streaming and Advertising

By: Bob Wallace    3/13/2015

There's no denying that the live streaming of the annual three-week, 67-game college basketball March Madness tournament has sustained strong year ove…

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Apple's Path from Expensive Wearables to Cars

By: Doug Mohney    3/13/2015

The announcement of a gold-plated Apple Watch starting at $10,000-before you put a band on it-only signals the company's positioning and destiny into …

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FCC Releases Details on Open Internet Order, Debunks What It Indicates Are Misperceptions

By: Paula Bernier    3/12/2015

The Federal Communications Commission today released the full and final text of its Open Internet Order, which it approved in a 3-2 vote February, 26,…

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'R' is being Turbo-charged by 1010data

By: Peter Bernstein    3/12/2015

For those unfamiliar with the 'R' technology, it's a programming language and software environment that is used extensively for statistical programmin…

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Apple Hype Overshadows New Tech

By: Doug Mohney    3/11/2015

Are we all sure now Apple makes a wearable? Ultra-rich Apple fan boys can now buy a gold Apple Watch at a starting price of $10,000 dollars while the …

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VoLTE, VoWiFi Set the Stage for Carriers to Take on OTT

By: Tara Seals    3/11/2015

The voice over mobile broadband (VoMBB) phenomenon is starting to develop in earnest, with voice over LTE (VoLTE), voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) and even …

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