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Developers push rival to OpenStack cloud management platform

The Apache Cloudstack's marketing 'stinks' and needs to decide where it's heading

Open source cloud developers gathered in Budapest last week to pull the covers off the "best kept secret" in cloud management software, although it's been around a while.

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MOBILE

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending July 4

You read it here second....

Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate

Intel has barely made a dent in the mobile market, while ARM has been wildly successful

Hot mobile startups to watch

Eight of the very best

Can MVNOs fix the international roaming problem?

Avoiding 'bill shock' in an international business environment


E-COMMERCE

Ocado - a disruptive company to rival Google?

Online groceries retailer Ocado wants it to be known that it is a tech, not a retail, company at heart.


START-UPS

Darktrace, Network Rail and Cisco rewarded for innovation at Techworld Awards

Awards recognise leading innovations across all parts of IT industry.

Tech City launches free digital training platform for UK public

Digital Business Academy aims to equip people with skills they need to launch a tech startup

The 7 deadly sins of startup security

Don't let security be an afterthought

Interview: Neil Crockett, CEO of Innovate UK’s Digital Catapult Centre

Announces three regional hubs as London HQ opens for business


BIG DATA

Unplugging the data centre

How AMAG Pharmaceuticals rebuilt IT using as little internal infrastructure

How IBM announced System/360 to the world

The enterprise-ready, single architecture mainframe turns 50 this week

The mainframe turns 50, or, why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT

In 1964, mainframes weren't new, but IBMs' System/360 revolutionised the computer industry

Fifty years on, mainframer remembers 'a fantastic time to be an engineer'

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


NETWORKING

Cisco exec: Turnover in engineering no problem

Engineering reorganisation aims to streamline product development and delivery to customers, says EVP Pankaj Patel.

EE aims to help Wembley become the best-connected stadium in the world

The FA struck a six year partnership deal with EE in February

Incremental SDN: Automating Network Device Configuration

Automation is a logical next step in the SDN migration journey.

Six free network vulnerability scanners

You may not need to pay for expensive tools


CLOUD

7 tips for protecting your AWS cloud

Code Spaces was hacked and had to shut down - what can you learn from this?

OpenStack: Still waiting for the users

Vendor support is vital but not enough...

Benchmarking Amazon EC2: The wacky world of cloud performance

Drivers of cloud machines should keep a close watch on performance

HortonWorks: The Hadoop company everyone wants to be best friends with now

Neustar was able iterate on top of Hadoop and contribute back to the open source community


PERSONAL TECH

Boston's Bolt launches hardware companies

With more than a million dollars in prototyping equipment and a wide range of expertise, Bolt helps launch hardware startups

Invasion of the body snatchers: wearable devices are coming for you

Privacy and form-factor are some of the big questions for this emerging category

Gamification is failing to meet business objectives: Gartner

The vast majority of gamified applications available today are badly designed, claims Brian Burke

The fall of the ultra-hyped ultrabooks in 2012 - can they make a comeback?

Can the Ultrabook bounce back, or will ultra-thin laptops be squeezed out of the PC market?


SECURITY

Google’s 2-Step Verification – why everybody should turn this on now

Google has announced 2-Step Verification using a USB Security Key. But what is 2-Step verification and should more people use it?

Apple Pay probably secure from known NFC spoofing techniques

Apple's use of one-time-use tokens is the key

Android 5.0 Lollipop – top enterprise security features

Android 5.0 is Google's sweetest security update so far

The BadUSB exploit is deadly, but few may be hit

It's a case of good news/bad news with the BadUSB firmware exploit


OPERATING SYSTEMS

Facebook gives its server racks a Tesla touch

It's using lithium-ion batteries, like those in electric cars, to replace lead-acid batteries for backup power

Microsoft endorses workaround for botched Windows patch KB 3000061

Two weeks after users offered a fix for the MS 14-058/KB 3000061 kernel mode driver installation problem, Microsoft confirms it works

Surprise patch KB 3005628 bodes ill for Microsoft's patching strategy

Out-of-band patch, which fixes errors 0x800F0906 and 0x800F081F in .Net Framework 3.5, is a troubling disruption in Microsoft's patching strategy

Fedora tips its hat to mobility, cloud, big data

An enterprise ready desktop alternative


APPS

Functional languages rack up best scores for software quality

A study of GitHub projects and the languages used to build them finds that certain language characteristics are more likely to result in better software

Python-powered StackStorm sets scripts for event-triggered automation

Like Chef, Puppet, and Ansible, open source StackStorm system helps automate interactions between parts of IT

7 reasons Apple should open-source Swift -- and 7 reasons it won't

Faster innovation, better security, new markets -- the case for opening Swift might be more compelling than Apple will admit

You can't wear the manager and developer hats at the same time

The two roles demand entirely different mindsets and work styles.


STORAGE

Developers push rival to OpenStack cloud management platform

The Apache Cloudstack's marketing 'stinks' and needs to decide where it's heading

New molecules could bring super-dense, solid-state hard disk alternatives

Researchers have discovered a better way to store data in individual molecules

Tape storage finding new life in the enterprise and beyond

Tape is not dead - far from it. Many enterprises depend on it for cost-effective long-term storage

Securing the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is happening fast, and that means IT professionals and IT security experts need to be proactive



    


How-tos

How to pick a CPU when buying servers

As your IT team looks to upgrade your computational and storage systems, be sure you understand the choices and tradeoffs you face regarding your server CPU options. Some of our recommendations may seem, well, counterintuitive


How to make your Surface RT touchscreen respond faster

Bet you didn't know you could tweak a Surface's Registry. You can, and this hack helps reduce touchscreen lag time


How to uninstall Windows 8

Don't like Windows 8? Here's how you can downgrade back to Windows 7


How to buy the best portable hard drive

We describe the portable hard drive specs and features that matter most, and name five of our favourite models


How to choose the right Linux distro

RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, and OpenSuse have far more similarities than differences, but choosing the wrong one for the job can make life much harder




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