Privacy advocates want to halt the $19 billion deal until Facebook makes clear how it plans to use the personal data of 450 million WhatsApp users.
Of those, police and law-enforcement agencies across the globe targeted just three of Microsoft's enterprise customers.
Nearly 30 days after reports of a zero-day flaw being exploited in the wild, Microsoft will finally patch this critical vulnerability.
A Linux training course that once cost $2,500 is now free, as Linux Foundation ramps up its education efforts.
Insiders, break-ins, rogue IT and a lack of good defensive technology combine to make it difficult to effectively secure critical-infrastructure networks.
Millennials are the largest U.S. demographic, watch three times more online TV and command $1.3 trillion in spending. Tap that, says a Verizon report.
Epiphany Eyewear offers something rather new in the smartglasses space—camera-based glasses with a starting price of $299 and an aesthetic that's likely to inspire consumer adoption. At a glance, they could be any hipster-attracting glasses or sunglasses (wearer's choice). But Epiphany frames allow users to record HD video and share it or save it to the cloud. The video can later be edited. To start and stop the camera, a user taps the logo on the frame's arm, and the glasses come in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB options. The company also has a site called YouGen.tv that users can upload video to, stream to in real time or use to share their videos with social media. The glasses are a far cry from current options—whether more feature-rich, augmented reality-based glasses, like Google Glass, with its starting price of $1,500, or comparably priced, also video-focused glasses without the mainstream aesthetic appeal. Epiphany's model raises questions about a quickened pace at which this category of wearables might begin entering enterprises (time to update the BYOD policy) and the kinds of benefits and opportunities that a $300 device can make possible.
It's hard to believe that it's March, and already, many of the year's big events have come and gone. The Consumer Electronics Show in January played host to some of the biggest technology announcements of the year, while Mobile World Congress in February proved that the mobile device market is as vibrant as ever. So far, those events have helped shape the kind of product launches customers can expect in 2014. The shows, coupled with recent trends in the industry, are even more significant because they provide insight as to how the mobile market will evolve through the rest of the year. But it's not just about mobile technology. Cloud computing, robotics, 3D printing, and even video games and entertainment technology are driving the evolution of the IT industry these days. One of the exciting aspects of the technology industry is that it's always changing. In this slide show, eWEEK will look ahead and identify the technologies that will ultimately shape the IT industry through the rest of 2014.
ROUND ROCK, Texas—Over the past few years, as Dell has built up its enterprise IT solutions capabilities and has once again become a private company, there have been questions about what the vendor will do with its PC business, particularly as the global market has continued its sales decline. Dell executives have insisted that the client business is a key to its overall solutions strategy, and during a two-day event at its campus headquarters here March 6 and 7, company executives reinforced that push, particularly within the workstation segment. Dell outlined its virtual workstation strategy, unveiled its Dell Wyse Datacenter for Virtual Workstations reference architectures and opened its Workstation Virtualization Center of Excellence. Customers and partners will be able to remotely access the center, which will be housed in Round Rock, to evaluate the best way to deploy a virtualized workstation environment. The workstation market is growing again after a few years of flat shipments, and virtualization will give customers with compute-intensive workloads what they need, according to Andy Rhodes, executive director of Dell's Precision business: greater data security, easier collaboration and better workflow optimization.
Despite the best efforts of many organizations to manage and protect data, companies are still experiencing significant breaches. Far from feeling safe and secure, most companies believe it is inevitable that another security breach will occur, according to a study commissioned by identity access management (IAM) specialist SailPoint. More than half of the companies surveyed (51 percent) feel it is "just a matter of time" before the next security breach happens. SailPoint commissioned Loudhouse to conduct research examining the current trends and concerns in IAM, which includes cloud computing and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives. While these new technologies bring greater employee freedom, flexibility and productivity, the resulting change and complexity for businesses often mean they are forever behind the curve. Four hundred U.S. and U.K. IT decision-makers at organizations with 5,000 or more employees across a range of industrial sectors completed the survey, which explored their opinions of and attitudes toward data security. eWEEK shares the study's findings.
RMS started a new developer network for partners and developers to build apps for its RMS(one) risk management platform.
Verizon's Mobile Workforce Manager has been enhanced with new features that separate users' business and personal lives across devices.
With growth coming in at a 3 percent, 2013 was the first year since 2007 that the global workstation market behaved more according to historical norms.
Without a modernized applications landscape, IT lacks the bandwidth to deliver competitive advantage through new technologies, a survey finds.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Two subcommittees of the House Science Committee asked IT security experts to tell them if technology is available to improve the security of personal data.