The notification system that will tell you when you need to be somewhere is now coming to desktops as well as mobile
Barker Bites Back
A look at some newsy stuff and interesting bits as well as those hopefully amusing byways of technology.
Colin has been a computer journalist for some 30 years having started in the business the same year that the IBM PC was launched, although the first piece he wrote was about computer audit. He was at one time editor of Computing magazine in London and prior to that held a number of editing jobs, including time spent at the late DEC Computing and was also the London editor for Byte magazine. Colin is pleased to report that apart from ZDNet at least two other sites/magazines he has worked for are still in business. Colin did also live for five years in Boston, Mass.,and as a result became a dedicated Red Sox fan.
How is the active life of a piece of computer hardware? Three years, four or five? Well if my beloved first-generation iPad is anything to go by, three years may be all you get.
How easy is it to build an app using Amazon's cloud computing environment? I gave it a go to find out.
Chistmas is coming and hopefully its bringing gift tokens with and if it does, why not settle down with one of these tech books?
How did Jeff Bezos build a company that began selling mail-order books and today handles myriad products, while also being the dominant player in cloud computing? Brad Stone seeks the answers in this insightful book.
Thinking about using AWS on a project? Here's a rundown of the important elements of Amazon's cloud services.
Deceptively simple in concept, big data — the idea that all you need to solve the world's biggest problems are zettabytes of data — has some problems in front of the potential solutions.
Hybrid cloud projects are on the rise, but focusing on the technology and ignoring the people and process issues isn't a recipe for success.
When does an old piece of computer kit stop being just useless junk and instead become a pricy classic? Maybe because people loved it – or perhaps because it was never loved at all.
Gartner has come up with three distinct roles that its thinks will much more closely define the job of the digital chief in a rapidly changing tech world
ERP is the backbone of business and especially very large business but the cloud, once seen as a threat to ERP, may be the breakthrough that redefines the entire industry.
Cloud computing seems to offer the same complexity-free IT that outsourcing offers, so what does this mean for how CIOs spend their budgets?
Already close partners, ARM and Oracle deepen the relationship over Java in 32-bit and 64-bit ARM platforms.
The king of the PC market wants to get his company back so he can move it forward into a new post-PC world. Would you back him?
Who needs a mainframe when we now have the cloud? Well, you may still find the old iron useful.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Three and out: Why I'm finally saying goodbye to my first-gen iPad
- 2 So farewell then Lotus 1-2-3, spreadsheet extraordinaire
- 3 The Decline and Fall of IBM, book review: How Big Blue lost its direction
- 4 With the world embracing cloud computing, who needs mainframes?
- 5 What skills do companies really want on their big data team?