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Five Lessons on Innovative Thinking From DEMO Mobile 2013

April 25, 2013 12:45 PM
Some truly innovative applications were on display at Demo Mobile in San Francisco April 17. They offered some important lessons about how to come up with hot, new ideas.

'Software Defined' Emerges as an Overused Term With a Kernel of Value

April 12, 2013 3:20 PM
IT Infrastructure vendors are falling all over themselves to slap the "software-defined" label on their products, even on their hardware.

HP's Moonshot Strategy Requires Enterprise Astronauts Ready for Liftoff

April 08, 2013 5:15 PM
Enterprises that are prepared to buy into HP's Moonshot server strategy need to learn a new language and be willing to take a new approach to data center design.

Facebook Phones Home to Call a Winning Number

April 05, 2013 1:00 PM
Facebook Home gives the company a leg up in the mobile space and relieves it of the burden of conjuring up another OS, developing hardware and building sales channels.

The Database Problem Lurking Under Facebook and Skype

July 08, 2011 6:07 AM
Image by Getty Images via @daylifeFacebook is a database with a great user interface on top. Skype is a database that authenticates users and shuffles calls around based on type. Of course all database engineers argue that every software application lives or dies by the underlying database. In this Web,

The HP exec shuffle

June 14, 2011 9:06 AM
Forbes, via AP, is covering the shuffles at the top of Hewlett Packard . Credit Leo for acting quickly. Changing HP into a true services company is going to be a big task. With high margin items from printers and supplies as well as a strong heritage of hardware, the

World IPv6 day starts in 24 hours

June 07, 2011 12:06 PM
Image via WikipediaThis falls into the "We'll see if this hybrid engine works" category. Last fall a bunch of big tech players said they will give IPv6 a trial run. That run takes place tomorrow. Google, Facebook and Yahoo are among those giving IPv6 a trial run. Guessing is that

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