The strong dollar is the villain. It's putting pressure on vendors' bottom lines, which is already turning into price increases for users in some markets worldwide.
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When it preinstalled the Superfish adware on consumer PCs, Lenovo sold its customers out for a pittance, but it still hasn't had to disclose how much it received. Maybe it's time for a Truth in Labeling act to shine a light on this dark corner of the PC market.
Sponsored by SAP
Real-time systems have a long history. A new economic tipping point means it's now time to go back to the future...
As we look at how software will be evolving, traditional PC applications and mobile apps have some substantial differences, key among them the depth and flexibility traditional applications offer that are often an anathema to mobile users.
Sponsored by Red Hat and Intel
In the modern, global landscape, it is almost certain that users will need to access mission-critical business applications at any time of day, from any time zone. Is your datacenter ready?
Microsoft has purchased email startup Acompli, which makes iOS and Android mobile e-mail applications, for an undisclosed amount.
Email can be a drag on any user's life. After using Outlook for more than a decade, for one writer it was time to change. In choosing Gmail, he fell in love with email all over again.
For the first time in 20 years, I don't own a conventional clamshell laptop PC. The Surface Pro 3 has taken over all the functions that I used to need a laptop for, and it makes an excellent tablet, too. Here's how I use this device in PC and tablet modes.
With a partner network numbering thousands, PC maker Lenovo turned to the cloud for secure, time-sensitive access authorisation.
It's the first of the month, which means it's time for another look at the state of the PC and mobile markets, using the latest data from two large web analytics firms.
For the past several years, tablet PCs and smartphones have been the primary growth driver in the smart device category, but that cash cow might be running dry.
MemSQL's CEO sees in-memory technology as the best way to enable real time transactions and analytics applications. He also sees this as the basis for extremely fast big data solutions.
Phase one of the Office Productivity as a Service (OPaaS) rollout delivers Exchange email, calendaring and security features.
One of the world's largest tech shows takes place in Taiwan this week at an unusual time for the industry. The PC is under pressure, but this is prompting lots of experimentation with new designs, lower prices, and different software platforms. And Computex is the place to see these fresh ideas.
Time may be on Microsoft's side when it comes to the prospects for its Surface tablet PC initiative.
The industry is used to considering system, storage, and application lifecycles. Companies routinely cycle through new requirements, standing up something new to address the requirements, running for a time, and then retiring equipment or applications. Does it make sense to do the same with networks and networking equipment?
With the multitudes of accounts we have to deal with for email, social networking and other applications that require password authentication, we need a better solution.
Today's Web-base applications need to be both interactive and work in real time. The hypertext transfer protocol was designed as a "call and response" tool to transfer static data. Kaazing thinks that it has a better way.
The third-party provider of maintenance and support services for SAP and Oracle business applications says its total net sales surged 40 percent in fiscal 2013 to more than $61 million, an all-time high.
The applications, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, could wind up being the glue that connects Lenovo's post-PC devices.
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