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US Tech Spending to See 'solid, Steady Growth' This Year and Next, Forrester Says

Stability in the federal government is spurring Forrester's confident outlook Full Story »

Microsoft Surface Mini Likely to Ship Soon

Microsoft may be prepping to ship a mini version of its Surface tablets within a month, based on an listing for a case custom made for the device.


Dell Adds Big Switch to its SDN Mix

Dell will offer Big Switch’s Switch Light network operating system on its Ethernet switches, starting with the S4810 and S6000 models. Dell will also offer Big Switch’s software-defined networking controller applications, starting with the Big Tap Monitoring product.


Netgear Patch Said to Leave Backdoor Problem in Router

A security researcher claims Netgear's firmware update further hides the backdoor, but doesn't remove it


Enterprise and Service Provider Networking Port Revenues Reach $39B

Routers, switches and other networking gear became a $39 billion market in 2013, as 40G took hold in the data center and 100G became the new standard for service providers, according to the latest research from Infonetics.


Cloud Attacks Are Following Enterprise Workloads

As more enterprise workloads shift to cloud and hosting environments, cyberattacks that have traditionally targeted on-premises data centers -- such as brute force attacks and vulnerability scans -- are following them to the Web.

News analysis

As AT&T and Google Push Broadband Adoption, the Feds are Non-Players

AT&T's announcement Monday that it's eyeing a rollout of 1 gigabit fiber-optic service in 21 new cities pits it against Google Fiber, which named 34 cities for possible expansion of a similar fiber optic service back in February.


NSA Spying Revelations have Tired Out China's Huawei

Huawei has for years fought off allegations that it spies for China


Android, Not iOS, is Tops in Mobile Ad Traffic for First Time

Devices running Google's Android operating system have dethroned Apple's iPhones and iPads as the biggest drivers of worldwide mobile ad traffic, according to a new study from Opera Mediaworks.


Cisco Announces Security Service Linked with New Operations Centers

Cisco today announced Managed Threat Defense, a set of security services for the enterprise that Cisco is providing through two new operations centers to remotely support intrusion-detection, incident response and forensics, among other services.


AT&T Lays Out Plan for Gigabit Internet Dominance, Setting Up Google Fiber Showdown

AT&T's plan to bring its 1Gbps fiber-optic service to new cities includes some of the metropolitan areas where Google Fiber is deployed.


Microsoft to Wrap Nokia Deal Friday, Name Subsidiary 'Microsoft Mobile'

Microsoft today said that it will close the $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset business on Friday, about eight months after revealing the deal.

Top Line Interview

Cleveland Clinic CIO: Tools Are the Biggest Barrier to IT-Driven Medical Care

Dr. C. Martin Harris, CIO at Cleveland Clinic and a former health technology adviser to President Obama, is using technology to redefine healthcare for patients and caregivers alike.

News analysis

5 New Wireless Technologies for Today's Businesses

Wireless technology changes quickly. This matters if you're running a business, as faster Wi-Fi can improve employee productivity as well as customer service. These advances in wireless tech are therefore worth watching.

Advice & Opinion

What's the Best Smartphone? That's the Wrong Question

There is no one 'best.' All we can really do is determine the best smartphone for you.