At the WinHEC conference in China today, Microsoft showed off a new biometric authentication feature called Windows Hello. The ambitious technology, which uses fingerprint and iris recognition to replace passwords, will debut in Windows 10 devices later this year.
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New research by the Australian Department of Employment has shown that the domestic information technology market is a long way from experiencing a skills shortage, with an average of almost 50 applicants per advertised job in the sector.
A new program launched by the Victorian government is aiming to assist in generating a potential AU$3.5 billion productivity boost by improving the information and communications technology skills among small and medium-sized business owners.
Even as it expands to support iOS and Android, Nokia isn't abandoning the Windows Phone platform with its HERE mapping technology.
Poor leadership, equally poor transport links and a shortage of finance are exacerbating the north/south divide in technology skills.
Microsoft is aiming to make available a technology preview of Windows Threshold around late September or early October.
Microsoft's plan to integrate its Cortana digital assistant technology into Windows Threshold is looking more likely, according to a new report.
The generation of teens that has grown up since the millennium is using its technology skills to shape the way that all of us, young and old, communicate, according to Ofcom.
The Australian information technology industry could be facing a "huge" impending skills shortage over the next five years, according to a new report by IT recruitment firm, Greythorn.
Microsoft officials admit they're contemplating whether to bring Microsoft's Cortana personal digital assistant technology to non-Windows platforms. Are the tradeoffs worth it?
It's easy to dismiss organisations that have failed to move away from XP as ignorant or lazy, but it's not quite that simple.
How a seasoned IT veteran was able to quickly ramp up his skills for the next generation of technology platforms.
By combining the technology foundation of Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare Resource Advisor on the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform, customers across varied industries can now develop custom, cloud-based energy management and sustainability software.
While the technology to run big-data projects may be opening up to more firms, progress has been hampered by a lack of skills and a corporate preference for gut instinct.
AppZero is collaborating with Microsoft to persuade users of Windows Server 2003 to update before Microsoft stops supporting the operating system using AppZero's application virtualization technology.
CodeBunk is touting itself as a platform for online technology interviews, allowing software developers to be assessed on their skills easily and remotely without the need for multiple interfaces.
UEFI — the BIOS replacement that bought the Secure Boot technology to Windows 8 PCs — is set to appear in a wide range of devices, from smartphones to servers.
Innovation means change, and consumers tend to react badly to change. (Look at how Windows 8 is working out.) Can technology companies innovate without moving the cheese...?
Microsoft is making available its first public preview of HDInsight, the Hadoop big-data framework on Windows Azure technology it is developing with Hortonworks.
Microsoft is planning to make its 'Drawbridge' virtualization/hosting technology available on its Windows Azure cloud.