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Samsung Plans Android Wear Smartwatch for 2014

The latest Gear smartwatches may be running Tizen, but Samsung hasn't given up on Android for wearables. Full Story »

Box Patches Heartbleed Flaw in its Cloud Storage Systems

The company is also telling customers to change their passwords


Dropbox CEO Defends Rice Despite 'Drop Dropbox' Privacy Backlash

Dropbox intended to make headlines after introducing Carousel, Dropbox for Business, and the Mailbox app expansion on Wednesday. But the cloud storage company probably didn't expect those headlines to be about another news item altogether: its newest Board member, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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The Mainframe Isn't Dead, and Neither Is the PC

The mainframe was supposed to go extinct decades ago, but it's abundant in many habitats. Same goes for the PC, which seems to have adapted for survival better than once thought. Both the mainframe and the PC offer evolutionary advantages that newer, more sophisticated species still struggle to match.


Dropbox and You: A Future Where Apps Drive Cloud Storage

For companies in the cloud storage business, standing out from the pack isn't getting any easier, as many competing services are racing to the bottom with both free and paid offerings.


'Drop Dropbox' Protests Flare as Wiretap Proponent Condoleezza Rice Joins Board

Not surprisingly, privacy advocates decry the appointment of Rice, a pro-surveillance hawk, to the board of a company that stores user data.

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Government CIOs Face Data Center Consolidation Challenges

Federal CIOs face pressure to consolidate their agencies' data center infrastructure. Those challenges go beyond IT, and experts advise CIOs to develop strategic plans so that consolidation improves application delivery and supports priorities such as cloud computing and virtualization.


Dropbox for Business Exits Beta As Storage Vendor Sets Sights on Workplaces

The enterprise version of Dropbox comes with a variety of IT controls


Windows XP is Still Running Thousands of Websites Worldwide

It's not just desktop users who refuse to move on from Windows XP. Thousands of websites are still enamored with the now-unsupported OS, too.


50 Years On, Mainframer Remembers 'A Fantastic Time to Be an Enginee'

The IBM System/360 revolutionized business computing with the first set of compatible, scalable systems.


The Mainframe Turns 50, or, Why the IBM System/360 Launch Was the Dawn of Enterprise IT

In many ways, the modern computer era began in the New Englander Motor Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut.


Interop 2014: Mobile is Here, Cloud is Next, SDN is Coming

Interop, one of the premier shows for networking each year, kicked off its general session on Wednesday proclaiming that a new era of IT is upon the world, led by a mobile revolution and supported by cloud computing. And more change is on the way as software-defined networking quickly matures into a platform for enterprises to seriously consider.


Canonical to Close Ubuntu One Cloud-storage Service

In the face of stiff competition, the company will quit to focus on its OS

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IT Leaders Pursue Data Center Innovation to Beat the Heat

New recommendations for ideal data center temperature and humidity ranges are leading companies building data centers to pursue a variety of cooling and efficiency strategies.


InteropNet: The Show Behind the Show

For any big convention, getting all the required network connectivity in place and keeping it working is a major undertaking, often requiring the creation of an entirely new physical and logical infrastructure.