MobileSpaces: Secure, full Google App support to iOS and Android

One of the challenges of allowing mobile workers to utilize their personal mobile devices is that while many apps can be run, the platform can make them insecure. MobileSpaces has just released the newest version of its...

Six tips for BYOD Security from IBM

The folks over at the IBM midmarket team have come up with a good slideshow with six tips to better BYOD. First, let's look at the list and then we can dive in and add some more:Apply mobile device management softwareRethink your...

My Samsung Galaxy S4 once again fails to meet expectations

This will be my last article about how my technology worked on our Griswold family vacation over the holidays. I have already written about how my various devices performed during our journey from South Florida up to NY/NJ. For this...

My Android HP Touchpads are still running strong

As I wrote about yesterday, I took my family on a Griswold-style vacation over the holidays. We loaded my two sons, my wife and me in the car and drove from Florida to New York with several strategic stops along the way. I knew we...

Why Microsoft will never catch Google or Apple

Happy New Year to all of my readers here on Network World. I haven't posted since before Christmas, as I was on an extended holiday with my family. Actually, we loaded the kids in the car and took a long drive up the east coast from...

Multiple email and calendars, things I don’t like about Android

Sorry to be a bah humbug on the eve of the holidays, but I need to get this off my chest.  The more I use Android for my phone, the more I don’t like it.  This is not specific to my Galaxy S4, which as I have already written I think...

Take the Puppet Labs survey to make DevOps better

DevOps is an area where people still spend a decent amount of time wrapping their head around exactly what it means, what it does and who does it.  I personally don't think it is all that mysterious, but it is always good to find our...

Baidu chooses Docker containers over sandbox for PaaS

Chinese Internet and search giant Baidu today announced that it has chosen the open source Docker containerization system as the basis for its upcoming Baidu Application Engine 2.0. This signals a move away from sandbox-based PaaS to...

Get a Password Manager Now

Well maybe it is just the time of year, or maybe it's the time of man (extra points if you know what songthat is from), but password thefts are popping up all over. First, the Spyder Labs folks at Trustwave found a treasure trove...

APT: The security attack everyone loves to hate

Ever since the term advanced persistent threat (APT) burst on the public scene with news of Operation Aurora carried out against Google and other high-tech companies, allegedly by the Chinese, the security industry and media have...

Containers: The new Hypervisors

Much of the growth in IT over the last 10 or so years can be attributed in some way or another to virtualization. The key to virtualization is the hypervisor. Whether open source, such as Xen or VMware or even Microsoft's HyperV, the...

Why do bad patents win?

I will admit it. I was very disappointed to see that a Texas jury found Newegg liable for $2.3 million in a case brought by TQP Development. TQP Development is a "non-practicing entity," or patent troll. It is an entity that exists...

How open data can keep us safe

By now, most of you have probably heard about the case in Florida of two convicted murderers who hacked up their release papers and were released from prison, even though they were both serving life sentences. They were fugitives on...

Cupid Media gets shot by hacker's arrow

My friend Brian Krebs has done it again. Brian has just been breaking one big story after another over at his Krebs on Security blog. For those not familiar, Brian is a former reporter for the Washington Post. He left a few years ago...

Upgrade Android to KitKat? Not so fast

Well, Google has released Android 4.4, named KitKat (with Nestle's blessing), to the world. Well, sort of anyway. Even though KitKat is released and Android is supposedly open source code, don't hold your breath waiting to upgrade to...

AWS re:Invent showcases Amazon's cloud leadership

The AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas has evidently become the "must-attend" event in the cloud world. Speaking to several friends of mine who attended the event held at the Venetian Hotel, there were thousands upon thousands of...

The DevOps Army

DevOps as a concept sounds great. Who would be against automating engineering, development and IT operations to make organizations develop, deploy and operate faster, quicker and more efficiently? But what does that really mean? Is...

Corel shouldn't ad spam paying PaintShop Pro customers

I have been a PaintShop Pro user since way, way back. I don't remember how many times I have upgraded the product over the years. I know Photoshop is more powerful, but PaintShop Pro, the "poor man's Photoshop," has been my main...

The Phoenix Project: DevOps all the way to the boardroom

The Phoenix Project is a great illustration of what life in IT departments all over the world is like in today's move at the speed of business environments. There is never enough time or enough resources, too many competing...

Windows 8.1: Update or upgrade?

By now, if you are a Windows 8 user, you probably upgraded or at least tried to upgrade to Windows 8.1. Of my three machines that ran Windows 8, two of them upgraded rather uneventfully, if slowly. The third, an old Celeron desktop...

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