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WiFi hotspot usage up 89% in the second half of 2007

WiFi hotspot usage up 89% in the second half of 2007

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 [...]

March 13, 2008 by in Networking

281 exabytes of information existed in 2007

281 exabytes of information existed in 2007

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 [...]

March 13, 2008 by in Storage

PC sales up 14% in 2007, printer sales up 3%

PC sales up 14% in 2007, printer sales up 3%

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 [...]

March 13, 2008 by in Printers

O2 Xda Orbit

O2 Xda Orbit

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.

March 13, 2008 by in Smartphones

In-flight Internet cleared for take-off

In-flight Internet cleared for take-off

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.

March 13, 2008 by in Hardware

5 ways to fail at IT training

5 ways to fail at IT training

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.

March 13, 2008 by in CXO

Microsoft Dynamics Revenues: Is More Really Less?

Microsoft Dynamics Revenues: Is More Really Less?

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.

March 13, 2008 by in Microsoft

Gates, Mundie make a pitch for white space

Gates, Mundie make a pitch for white space

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.

March 13, 2008 by in Government

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