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How IBM Plans to Make Oracle Obsolete

IBM almost fell apart in the 1980s because it treated its customers like cash machines and not, well, customers. Oracle (and Sun) happily swept in to take this business. Now Oracle customers increasingly feel a similar squeeze -- and...

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...

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.

Helping Data Centers Cope With Big Data Workloads

Big data workloads tend to suck up enormous amounts of compute resources, which can create serious log jams in your data center if the workloads aren't scheduled optimally. Adaptive Computing's Big Workflow is designed to leverage HPC...

How 19 Tech Titans Target Healthcare

Healthcare is a huge market with much room for improvement. Here's how the world's largest technology companies -- from Amazon to Verizon -- are lining up for a piece of the pie.

Are We Too Stupid to Let Watson Make Us Smarter?

IBM's supercomputer is ready to make the leap from analyzing massive data sets to actually helping us make the right decision. But will we be too proud to take Watson's advice?

3 Powerful Laptops Built for Serious Business

Looking for a laptop with serious processing power? CIO.com put three high-end laptops -- the Soni Vaio Flip 15, the HP ZBook 15 and the Acer Aspire V3 -- to the photo- and video-editing test to see which offers the best bang for the...

5 World Problems Too Big for Big Data

Despite advances in computing power, storage and analytics technology, some challenges are still too big for big data. Here's a look at five such problems -- and what it will take to solve them.

The State of HP, As Told by Meg Whitman

Hewlett-Packard is in the midst of a very public turnaround. This week, CEO Meg Whitman spoke to analysts about it. Her message -- and the way she delivered it -- should inspire HP customers and consumers at large.

18 Cool Objects Made with 3D Printers

3D printers are being used to create some amazing things, many of which were on display at last week's Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in San Jose. Here are 18 3D printed items that really stood out.

The new scope of mission-critical computing

Mission-critical computing has historically been defined as secure, reliable and scalable computing and process environments that support a company’s front office processes and operations. These are the processes and operations...

How Intel Plans to Destroy the Legacy Data Center

These days, and with the help of Cisco and EMC, Intel is dipping its toes into the networking and storage ends of the enterprise technology pool. Add this to Intel's server expertise and the data center of the future may be at hand.

5 States That Offer Big Data Center Appeal

Whether it's to ameliorate disaster recovery or accommodate growth, many businesses are in the market for a new data center. These five states in the contiguous United States offer a variety of benefits, from low taxes to renewable...

In-Memory Technology Speeds Up Data Analytics

Long the purview of financial firms looking for an edge as they make lightning-fast transactions, in-memory technology is starting to catch the attention of many firms that conduct real-time analysis.

What's Next in IT: Intelligent Systems, Stressed-out Staffs

The future of IT will be systems that are intelligent enough to detect and solve problems without human interaction, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle conjectures. This will be great for analytics but bad for security--and it may leave IT...

How IBM Beat Up HP in Las Vegas

IBM and Hewlett-Packard recently held events in Las Vegas. IBM went first and demonstrated how its customers will use Watson to change the world. HP responded by bringing executives on stage to talk about new products. HP can't let...

25 Must-Have Technologies for SMBs

Operating a small business isn't easy. Here are 25 must-have technologies that will help make your life easier and your business more successful.

HP Looks to Moonshot for Data Center of the Future

Seeking to reverse its flagging fortunes and build the foundational layer for the 'Internet of Things,' HP unveils a new class of software-defined server: the HP ProLiant Moonshot.

Is Converged Infrastructure the Future of the Data Center?

If the term 'converged infrastructure' (also called integrated systems or unified computing) sounds like a mix of grid, cloud, utility, on-demand and shared computing services, you're right. However, this complexity doesn't seem to...

Interactive Software, Usability Top Innovations at Oredev

Innovation can come from anywhere. Contributor Matthew Heusser learned this in a recent trip to a developer conference in Sweden, where a game of Asteroids you play with your eyes and lessons from Hollywood on user experience caught...

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