Beginning this summer, Microsoft will offer free Windows 10 upgrades to hundreds of millions of PCs. A recent Windows Update contains details about how the Get Windows 10 (GWX) program will work.
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Now HTML 5 has finally been standardized, Jeff Jaffe, the W3C's CEO, wants to get people talking about what to do next. His suggestion is to build an application foundation to underpin the Open Web Platform - an operating system for the web.
The major software companies are rebelling against the established standards for revocation checking. Some new standards and some vendor hacks are replacing our current, broken system.
Intel has published a new roadmap for low-power processors embedded with software from McAfee and Wind River.
Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the world wide web and director of the web standards body W3C, has rejected calls not to bake support for DRM into the web mark-up language HTML.
Software-defined networking promises to deliver enormous benefits, from reduced costs to more efficient network operations. Here’s why SDN belongs on your network roadmap.
A group of 27 organisations - including the Free Software Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation - have written to the web standards body W3C urging it to reject proposals that would make it easier to support DRM-protected media in HTML5-based sites.
If you want to give your users the absolute best experience when accessing enterprise data, you may find yourself building apps for private use. But how?
The software giant joins the coalition of more than 300 members in a bid to promote common standards and interoperability among cloud service providers and data center purchasing.
HTML5 promises great things for smartphone developers, but is yet to deliver in full. That leaves developers with a tricky choice: to build for openness or go with what works now.
Though Cisco's earnings were better than expected, the company is likely to have a difficult time embracing software-defined networking, as its hardware commitment restricts its technology development options.
Google wants its WebM/VP8 codec to be made a mandatory standard for real-time communications on the web, and has recommended against the use of the H.264 codec. While this is fine in theory, H.264 is already entrenched, and Google itself supports it
Security and privacy concerns over patient data legitimate, but industry needs to adopt balanced view by defining importance of information and avoid being overly "paranoid", execs state.
Businesses need to decide if they want to devote resources to secure own infrastructure when cloud providers can offer more robust environment since their core business requires it.
Web sites, using names of government organizations or charity groups, conned money from businesses or individuals through blackmail, identity thefts and ransoms.
Cloud-based distributed denial of service protection a lucrative business opportunity, especially in Asia where awareness of DDoS attacks and risks is growing, industry exec says.
Complexity arises as merchants with little knowledge of security enter market and vendors not focus on safeguarding technology, thus making standards for mobile payments a necessity, PCI exec notes.
Study shows two camps of small and midsize businesses citing costs and security as both benefits and barriers to cloud adoption, leading one Redmond exec to urge vendors to do more to close this "perception gap".
Issues such as network latency, immature legal frameworks and inadequate safeguards for customers to disengage from cloud services mean most will retain critical apps in-house, observers note.
Observers believe H.264 will remain global standard for video surveillance due to wider, global industry acceptance, despite uptake of China's Surveillance Video and Audio Coding (SVAC) standard.
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