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10 fitness trackers and GPS watches you can buy right now

computerworld.com — Whether you're training for a race, getting in shape or are just curious about your daily activity, these fitness bands and GPS watches can give you the info and encouragement you need.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @vpotter: Getting in shape for the new year? 10 fitness trackers / GPS watches you can buy right now tinyurl.com/kenyrgy @RebeccaLinke

Dec 18, 2014

Getting in shape for the new year? 10 fitness trackers / GPS watches you can buy right now tinyurl.com/kenyrgy by @RebeccaLinke

Dec 18, 2014

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Hybrid cloud adoption set for a big boost in 2015

computerworld.com — Spurred in large part by enterprise interest in the hybrid cloud, the overall cloud market is likely to see great growth in the coming year. Industry analyst firm IDC predicts that the global cloud market, including private, public and hybrid clouds, will hit $118 billion in 2015 and crest at $200 billion by 2018.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @sgaudin: #Hybrid cloud adoption set for big boost in 2015, driving whole global #cloud market. bit.ly/1ALUstu #HybridCloud

Dec 18, 2014

#Hybrid cloud adoption set for big boost in 2015, driving whole global #cloud market. bit.ly/1ALUstu #HybridCloud

From M2M to IoT: Old industries must learn new tricks

computerworld.com — The Internet of Things may be a new idea, but machines talking to other machines is not. The way connected devices are evolving in industry, where they've been used for years, says a lot about why IoT has the potential to be something very big. But within enterprises, that evolution can also present some challenges.

Test drive: IBM Watson Analytics free beta

computerworld.com — There are lots of free data visualization and analysis tools out there -- so many that's it's getting tough to keep up with them all. But in an increasingly crowded field, it's hard not to pay attention when a service with the cachet of IBM's Watson joins the fray.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @sharon000: Talk to me, Watson Analytics: @sharon000 takes IBM's natural-language data analysis tool for a test drive cwrld.us/WatsonReview

Dec 18, 2014

Talk to me, Watson Analytics: @sharon000 takes IBM's natural-language data analysis tool for a test drive cwrld.us/WatsonReview

Dec 18, 2014

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The Sony breach may be start of new nation-state cyberattack

computerworld.com — It has been an exceptional year for IT security breaches, which have become part of an escalating trend in destructive attacks. And they're going to get worse. The Sony Pictures cyber attackers are doing everything they can to inflict damage on the company.

Android power! 2014's top tips, tricks, and buying advice

computerworld.com — Hard to believe, but another year's almost behind us. And boy, has it been a busy one here in the world of Google mobile products. Between the arrival of Lollipop, the debut of Android Wear, and the launch of about a billion new Android- and Chrome-based devices, we've had more than enough to keep our brains a-spinnin'.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @jr_raphael: Android power! 2014's top tips, tricks, and buying advice: goo.gl/wBRtQ9 Plenty of stuff to keep you busy over the holiday break.

Dec 18, 2014

Android power! 2014's top tips, tricks, and buying advice: goo.gl/wBRtQ9 Plenty of stuff to keep you busy over the holiday break.

Apple's 2014 in 33 stats

The 'grinch' isn't a Linux vulnerability, Red Hat says

computerworld.com — The "grinch" Linux vulnerability that Alert Logic raised alarms about Tuesday is not a vulnerability at all, according to Red Hat.

Driver’s license app on a smartphone raises privacy issues

computerworld.com — A smartphone app that drivers in Iowa will be able to use as an official driver's license could lead to privacy abuses by law enforcement. In 2015, the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to become the first to offer the apps to drivers for free, according to published reports.
Dec 18, 2014

Driver’s license app on a smartphone raises privacy issues by @LucasMearian computerworld.com/article/286107… via @computerworld

IBM pushes hard into the enterprise cloud

computerworld.com — IBM is building out its global computing network in a bid to focus on the enterprise cloud market. The company announced today that it is adding cloud centers in 11 new locations. In a $1.2 billion investment, IBM has built cloud centers in Frankfurt, Mexico City and Tokyo.

2015 to test Microsoft's resolve and execution

computerworld.com — Microsoft faces not only its 40th anniversary in 2015, but a host of challenges that will define it for years to come, analysts said today. The company, which is in the midst of a strategic do-over after switching CEOs and admitting that its earlier approach to the explosion of mobile wasn't working, has a hard row to hoe, experts said.

Getting real about information governance

computerworld.com — An enterprise information governance (IG) program is supposed to help organizations reduce costs and risk while improving access to valuable information, but most mature enterprises find the idea of implementing such a program to be daunting. It doesn't have to be.

Point-of-sale malware creators still in business with Spark

computerworld.com — A malware program dubbed Spark that steals payment card data from compromised point-of-sale (POS) systems is likely a modification of an older Trojan called Alina, and highlights a continuing, lucrative business for cybercriminals. Spark steals card data from a compromised system's RAM (random access memory) when it's being processed by specialized software running on the machine.

Microsoft nixes EU browser ballot screen

computerworld.com — Microsoft has pulled the plug on the browser ballot screen it was forced to display in the aftermath of a threat by the European Union's antitrust agency five years ago. The browser choice screen had been mandated in 2009 as part of the settlement Microsoft struck with the EU's Competition Commission, which had threatened fines after officials launched an investigation into the U.S.

U.S.-Cuba breakthrough is no slam dunk for Internet

computerworld.com — The Obama administration's historic move to restore ties between the U.S. and Cuba may eventually put more Cubans online, but the future of the Internet there is likely to depend more on domestic policies than on imported goods and services. As President Obama announced steps to lower barriers between the U.S.

4 top Android Wear watches: A hands-on guide

computerworld.com — Thinking about picking up a new smartwatch for the new year? iOS users have to wait a while before the Apple Watch hits store shelves, but owners of Android phones already have some compelling choices available. Google's Android Wear platform has expanded considerably since its launch this past summer, in terms of both software functionality and the types of hardware you can find.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @vpotter: Maybe you're looking for a smart watch. @jr_raphael compares the top 4 Android Wear options: tinyurl.com/ltf9d3c

Dec 18, 2014

Maybe you're looking for a smart watch. @jr_raphael compares the top 4 Android Wear options: tinyurl.com/ltf9d3c

Dec 17, 2014

Which Android Wear watch is right for you? I put together a detailed real-world guide to help you decide: goo.gl/xLZeSE

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Cloud provider pits 6TB hard drives in real-world face off

computerworld.com — Cloud service provider Backblaze has published performance and reliability data on two of the industry's leading 6TB 3.5-in. hard drives from Seagate and Western Digital (WD). The result? Seagate's Barracuda 6TB desktop hard drive (model STBD6000100) was outperformed by WD's Red SATA NAS drives (model WD60EFRX). Seagate's drive also uses a little more electricity.
Dec 17, 2014

Cloud provider pits 6TB hard drives in real-world face off by @LucasMearian computerworld.com/article/286067… via @computerworld

Sony cancels 'The Interview' release after threats following cyberattack

computerworld.com — Sony Pictures on Wednesday canceled the Dec. 25 release of its controversial comedy, "The Interview," after theater chains decided not to play the film following terrorist threats after a cyber attack. "In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film 'The Interview,' we have decided not to move forward with the planned Dec.

How to work out the kinks in the cloud

computerworld.com — Blame it on the public cloud service providers. It was, after all, the Amazons of the world that raised the bar by making the provisioning of IT resources look so easy. Why should users have to wait? If I can get it quickly and easily there, the reasoning goes, why can't I get the same agility from my internal data center?