Hotspot usage by business users increased 89% in the second half of 2007 over H2 2006. Europe expanded its worldwide share of hotspot use to 40%, up from 31%, as America’s representation dropped from 59% to 51%. Latin America was the latest region to demonstrate exceptional growth in Wi-Fi, with usage skyrocketing 133% over H2 [...]
The total volume of digital information that is created and replicated globally reached 281 exabytes in 2007, which adds up to about 45 GB of digital information for each person on earth. The total volume of digital content exceeds total storage capacity. IDC claims that by 2011 only half of the digital universe will be [...]
Overall PC unit sales climbed 14% in 2007, while printer units rose just 3%, Bernstein Research said. The status of printer sales trailing PCs is in contrast to 5 years ago, when PC unit sales rose 11% and printer units grew by 15%. In 2007, for every 100 consumer PCs sold, there were only 90 [...]
Today we get word that AMD has shipped a limited number of triple-core Phenom processors to some of the major PC vendors. But where does the triple-core Phenom fit in to the big picture?
Almost three years after game's release, guitar maker says it violates a 1999 Gibson patent; Activision moves to have it declared invalid.(From Reuters)
We won't know if the total cost of the Sybase iAnywhere plus email plus iPhone costs competes with the total cost of the Blackberry approach until Sybase announces. But it is nice to see more competition. Prices are bound to come down.
Atlantis Computing is looking to disrupt the converged infrastructure market with an all-flash appliance combining its own software-defined storage technology and a choice of hardware vendors.
The Xda Orbit 2 combines a strong set of features with good battery life. The HTC TouchFLO system may not suit everyone, but if you disapprove, you can simply ignore it.
I've been skeptical of plans for in-flight broadband. But it may finally happen. In the past few months several U.S airlines--Alaska Air, American Airlines, Continental, JetBlue, Southwest and Virgin America--have announced plans to offer Internet access.
Lousy training, change management, and documentation are among the top failure-inducing mistakes that IT implementation teams perpetrate against their projects. As I've said in the past:To be successful, users must understand the project’s goals, status, and impact on their jobs. Many projects pay too little attention to training and documentation, especially when the project starts to run over-budget. This oversight makes reduces productivity and can negatively impact the project ROI. In extreme cases, users simply don’t use the new software, bringing the effective ROI to zero.Here's a list of five IT training failures guaranteed to damage any otherwise-healthy project.
I was looking over famed security researcher and cryptography expert Bruce Schneier's blog today and found an article on hacking medical devices. I have to admit that I was surprised, but I shouldn't have been.
In this week's EIC squared Dan Farber, editor-in-chief of News.com, and I touch on AOL's plans for Bebo and whether it can the portal can monetize the social network.
Adobe this week issued security bulletins and patches for products ranging from ColdFusion to Form Designer.In Adobe's security bulletin the company outlined the following in order of importance:CVE--2007-6253: Adobe says "critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Form Designer 5.
Back in the summer of 2006, Microsoft did something that I confess I became complacent about: The gang from Redmond stopped breaking out separate numbers for the Business Solutions group, which at the time was comprised of its flagship ERP products – Navision, Great Plains, and Axapta – plus the Solomon accounting package and a relatively new CRM product.The reasons for going silent were not clear, nor were they particularly suspicious.
Stopping hackers getting non-DRM content...
Bill Gates went to Washington this week, testifying before Congress the other day to advocate for more high-tech visas and promoting white-space spectrum. Speaking at a DC-area high-tech forum, he called on the government to approve white spaces, Dow Jones reports.
With SSDs of up to 160GB capacity coming out in the second quarter of this year, Intel is set to go head-to-head with manufacturers like Samsung and Toshiba
And pays tribute to the "Google boys"…
But mobile and wireless coming up fast...