The idiocy of things
It's been so still here in northern New Jersey for the past week that I can't imagine using the technology that I'm going to mention in this post. And yet the wind has been known to bend the trees in my yard, like kelp responding to a tidal surge.
Enterprises looking to deploy a rugged, versatile mobile device will be impressed by the Motorola MC75's range of features. However, you pay a premium for smartphone functionality in a hardened form; this phone is not only tough, it is massive to the point of being unwieldy.
Microsoft announced that it will cut the price of its Xbox 360 game console to $199, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
Since our last episode, our hero has been communicating with Bob Pearson, Dell's VP of Communities & Conversations, and Bill Bivin, Dell's Community Liaison, about getting my Dell Lattitude D620 back up and running. Both Bob and Bill give every impression of trying very hard to deal not only with my issues, but with issues faced by others.
At a home theater show this week Sony announced three new all-in-one desktops along with a slew A/V receivers, LCD TVs and projectors, and Blu-ray players. All three AIOs offer Blu-ray drives, and the higher-end models offer rewritable BD drives.
After a meeting this morning between an employees' union and Big Blue, the threat of a strike by 45 workers at IBM's Baulkham Hills facility has been lifted.
With the odds of a data breach on the rise, companies should consider increasing their IT audit budget for 2018. Auditors can spot and help remedy security holes that may have been overlooked.
Dell and Salesforce.com have quite a partnership going on.
The vision of the future BT portrayed this week at an Australian conference was so far removed from how Telstra's David Quilty has described the British telco that I wonder if they were talking about the same UK.
Aqua Connect is an exception. It focuses on providing access virtualization for users of Mac OS-based servers.
Global publishing software giant Quark has appointed a new executive to lead its Australia and New Zealand operation after its previous country manager left for Epson.
A ZDNet Asia reader asks how best to switch from software testing to a career related to IBM Tivoli storage management.
Update: Dell's Inspiron Mini 9 now available and Dell is pushing the netbook is available on its site. Meanwhile Vodafone is going to sell the Mini in Europe.
Local diversified technology services firm UXC has quietly sold off a part of the Getronics business it acquiredearlier this year.
You've probably run across "Green IT" at industry trade shows and in the media. Although the concept is a little vague, Green IT is making its influence felt across the IT landscape.
Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Dennis Howlett: Breaking: Oracle's Andersen gone, where now for Fusion and vertical plays?
Australia's central bank has criticised the nation's four largest commercial banks for shirking on investments in payment systems technology, resulting in a lack of innovation and neglect of systems like EFTPOS.
Toshiba's updated R500 is a remarkably compact and complete machine, making it ideal for business travellers. However, at $3,300 you are paying extra for the privilege of a lighter load, and the screen is a little flimsy.
Google's recent release of their "Chrome" browser beta was, I think, driven by their perception that the disruption IE8 is about to create in the marketplace spells opportunity for Google. It's nice to see competition at work, but their entire strategy is, I think, reactive rather than proactive and not lilkely, in the end, to succeed.