Why Your Vendor Doesn't Care About You
By Rob Enderle | Article Published November 20, 2009
It is our extreme focus on getting the lowest price rather than the best experience that has resulted in the bad customer experiences we often get.
Tags: consumer, acquisition, management, Enterprise
Nokia: Businesses Interested in Netbook
By - Reuters | Article Published November 19, 2009
Nokia launched its netbook with the consumer market in mind, yet now sees major corporate interest.
Tags: IT, Nokia, media, consumer, netbooks
Apple to Open 40-50 Stores in 2010
By - Reuters | Article Published November 13, 2009
The computer maker plans to capitalize on its growing popularity in the PC and handheld markets.
Tags: Apple, consumer, retail, media
Chip Vendors Leave '08 Wreck Behind
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published October 28, 2009
Chip makers are expected to see an increase in year-over-year sales in Q4.
Tags: AMD, consumer, Windows, Intel
Cisco to Acquire SaaS Security Firm ScanSafe
By - Reuters | Article Published October 27, 2009
ScanSafe offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model where applications are licensed to companies for on-demand use.
Tags: security, SaaS, consumer, Cisco
How to Reduce Hard Drive Crashes
By Paul Rubens | Article Published October 14, 2009
Hard drive crashes can be far less common if you follow these simple tips.
Tags: consumer, crash, hard drives, Enterprise, servers
Dell Unveils Ultra-Thin 16-inch Laptop
By - Reuters | Article Published September 29, 2009
Retailing for about $2,000, this isn't a back-to-school special.
Tags: Latitude, Dell, wireless, laptops, consumer
USB 3.0 Debuts: 10 Times Faster than 2.0
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 25, 2009
The new USB protocol debuted at a major industry confab hosted by Intel.
Tags: AMD, consumer, chips, Intel, USB 3.0
RAID's Era May Be Fading
By Henry Newman | Article Published September 25, 2009
The limitations of RAID technology are becoming painfully clear.
Tags: virtualization, SEC, consumer, server, Storage
HP, Intel, Greenpeace and Saving the Planet
By Rob Enderle | Article Published September 22, 2009
The technology industry and environmentalists dont always see eye to eye on all issues.
Tags: management, Intel, consumer, recycling, HP
Palm's New Pixi Phone Faces Tough Market
By - Reuters | Article Published September 09, 2009
Palm's new lower cost cell phone faces tough competition from Apple and Motorola.
Tags: iPhone, Google, Blackberry, consumer, Palm
Cell Phone 'Cloud' Apps: 1B by 2014
By David Needle | Article Published September 08, 2009
From a mere 42.8 million in 2008, a research firm forecasts more than a billion subscribers to mobile cloud apps by 2014.
Tags: Google, Amazon, Qualcomm, consumer, services
Britain May Block Net Access for File Sharers
By - Reuters | Article Published August 25, 2009
The proposed step would be an effort to curtail the illegal sharing of copyrighted material.
Tags: music, broadband, consumer, media
HP: Services Hot, Software-Hardware Not
By Alex Goldman | Article Published August 19, 2009
The tech giant's financial results reflected larger trends throughout the technology industry.
Tags: smartphones, services, consumer, Storage, HP
Smartphones Help You Wake Up
By - Reuters | Article Published July 30, 2009
No, it's not just Internet-enabled, it also has an alarm clock -- many different types of alarm clocks.
Tags: software, consumer, iPhone, smartphones, smartphone
Netbooks Unlikely for Newbies, Intel Says
By - Reuters | Article Published July 30, 2009
First time buyers are far more likely to buy a full-size unit, says an Intel marketing representative.
Tags: netbooks, chips, marketing, consumer, Intel
Solid State Drives Preparing to Dominate
By Paul Rubens | Article Published July 22, 2009
Conventional hard drives will go the way of the doo-doo bird in server and enterprise market.
Tags: consumer, Storage, servers, server, media
PC Sales Plunge
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published July 16, 2009
The desktop market suffered a jaw-dropping 18 percent year-over-year fall .
Tags: dot-com, desktop, Intel, Dell, consumer
Analysts Still Bullish on RIM
By Michelle Megna | Article Published June 20, 2009
Research In Motion didn't wow investors with its Q1 earnings, but industry observers are far from discouraged.
Tags: carriers, consumer, iPhone, Blackberry, RIM
iPhone Crowds Fairly Small
By - Reuters | Article Published June 19, 2009
Some lines appear in front of Apple and AT&T stores, but nothing like the iPhone's debut.
Tags: iPhone, Blackberry, consumer, Mac, Copyright
Research Firm: Tech Stalled Until Next Year
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published June 12, 2009
The year 2010 is the soonest that the tech sector will see a recovery, according to Gartner.
Tags: consumer, AMD, services, Intel, iPhone
Windows 7 Pricing Leaks from Retailer
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published June 08, 2009
Based on an unconfirmed memo, Windows 7 may be more economically priced than some observers expected.
Tags: Vista, consumer, Microsoft, Windows, e-Mail
IT Projects Delayed, Not Canceled
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published May 16, 2009
Companies will eventually buy IT, though they're still hesitant at the moment.
Tags: consumer, Microsoft, Vista, Windows, Intel
Do Chip Sales Signal a Turn?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published May 02, 2009
Global chip sales rose modestly in March over February. Does this mean the economy is on the mend?
Tags: consumer, chips, Intel, server, smartphones
Restaurants Devour Twitter
By - Reuters | Article Published April 20, 2009
Hoping for more hungry customers, restaurants are hopping on the Twitter train.
Tags: Twitter, video, consumer, marketing
Do We Need an FDA to Protect Our Data?
By Joshua Greenbaum | Article Published April 20, 2009
Its time we take data protection out of the realm of futility and treat our vital data like a food or a drug that needs serious oversight and safeguards.
Tags: privacy, consumer, Facebook, LinkedIn, policy
Intel: Will Stimulus Stimulate Chips?
By - Reuters | Article Published April 08, 2009
Intel head Craig Barrett said it's unclear when the buyers will come back.
Tags: Intel, media, chips, consumer
Is Linux Bad for the Economy?
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published April 02, 2009
Linux's emphasis on cost savings and a skinny bottom line may be the opposite of what we need, as economic recovery won't start unless business get back to spend serious money.
Tags: Linux, open source, services, consumer, startups
Dell's New Laptop 'World's Thinnest'
By - Reuters | Article Published March 17, 2009
The high end Adamo notebook looks to be a head-to-head competitor with ultra-thin MacBook Air. Where does the trend toward thin laptops end?
Tags: Dell, laptop, Notebook, marketing, consumer
Consumer Electronics Honcho: Gov Spending "Panic"
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published March 15, 2009
The head of the influential Consumer Electronics Association says that technology and innovation, not government spending, should led US from recession.
Tags: Cisco, Congress, consumer, Google, policy
Apple Investors Frustrated by Jobs
By - Reuters | Article Published February 26, 2009
The mystery surrounding the Apple CEO's health issues appears to continue.
Tags: media, Apple, consumer, support, steve jobs
Windows 7 Might Sell PCs -- or Not
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published February 26, 2009
Gloomy PC makers hope consumers open their wallet for Microsoft's next OS.
Tags: consumer, Windows, Windows 7, Vista, Microsoft
Windows 7 to Ship in April?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published February 20, 2009
Microsoft maintains an early 2010 release date for its next OS, yet a niche tech news site indicates otherwise.
Tags: Windows 7, Microsoft, consumer, Windows, Vista
Google, Intel, Microsoft: Daring To Think Beyond Recession
By Rob Enderle | Article Published February 10, 2009
The tech giants are using their considerable resources to continue to build during this downturn, making their eventual position all that much stronger.
Tags: Intel, consumer, Google, search, Microsoft
15 Minutes of Fame: Enterprise Software and The Casual User Revolution
By Joshua Greenbaum | Article Published February 09, 2009
In the future most IT staffers will no longer associate a vendors name with the software they use, upsetting a long held status quo.
Tags: services, software, consumer, Oracle, SAP
Apple's Plans to Fend Off iPhone Rivals
By David Needle | Article Published February 06, 2009
Will the iPhone maker turn to a new touchscreen patent or the addition of video features to its bestselling mobile phone?
Tags: Storage, iPhone, iphone apps, consumer
Three Bad Tech Products We Love Anyway
By Mike Elgan | Article Published January 28, 2009
Facebook, the Kindle and Digg are each horribly designed and conspicuously flawed yet earn our kudos nonetheless.
Tags: social networking, Kindle, consumer, Facebook, Digg
Social Networks Built to Order
By David Needle | Article Published January 27, 2009
Awareness offers eight 'ready to launch' categories of social networks for business.
Tags: Facebook, voice, consumer, marketing, services
The Generational Media Divide
By David Strom | Article Published January 19, 2009
The media divide isn't as simple as everyone older is using this technology and everyone younger is using that technology there are a lot more subtle sub-groups.
Tags: Facebook, media, consumer, blogs, video
Ready to Carry Terabytes in Your Pocket?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published January 14, 2009
SanDisk, Sony see multi-terabyte memory sticks over the horizon. Maybe not this year but soon.
Tags: datacenter, Storage, IBM, InternetNews.com, consumer
Is Microsoft Planning Its First-Ever Layoffs?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 05, 2009
Plenty of speculation, but few details as the rumored date approaches.
Tags: Vista, consumer, Microsoft, Windows, e-Mail
Official Windows 7 Beta Build Leaks to BitTorrent
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published December 30, 2008
Build 7000, which will be used in a wide public beta starting next month, gets out a little sooner than planned.
Tags: consumer, iPhone, Microsoft, Vista, Windows
iPhone, BlackBerry Storm to Square Off in 2009
By Judy Mottl | Article Published December 23, 2008
New survey says Apple faces market challenge from Research in Motion's touchscreen smartphone. Who will emerge the victor?
Tags: RIM, Blackberry, consumer, iPhone, smartphones
7 Virtualization Survival Tips
By Amy Newman | Article Published December 12, 2008
Virtually Speaking: Citrix CTO Simon Crosby outlines seven survival tips for CIOs looking to virtualize their infrastructure on a dime in 2009.
Tags: consumer, virtualization, Sarbanes-Oxley, VMware, services
Salesforce Unveils Force.com for Google App Engine
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published December 08, 2008
The relationship between the two cloud players gets even cozier.
Tags: Salesforce.com, marketing, Google, consumer, services
Tracking Shoppers with Wi-Fi and RTLS
By Jeff Goldman | Article Published December 05, 2008
Finnish home improvement retailer Rautakesko, is using Wi-Fi and Ekahaus RTLS system to track customer behavior in its retail stores.
Tags: voice, privacy, technology, consumer, IT
Promotions Galore Expected on Cyber Monday
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published November 29, 2008
Kick-off to online holiday shopping shaping up to be a bargain hunter's dream, study finds.
Tags: consumer, e-Mail, IT, Congress
Report: Economy Won't Dim Apple's iPhone
By Judy Mottl | Article Published November 27, 2008
Current economic woes don't seem to be taking a bite out of Apple's sales growth, according to an analyst report.
Tags: Blackberry, Storage, iPhone, consumer, Mac
Is Technology Causing Humans to Mutate?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 26, 2008
Our brains have mapped out special regions for our mice, keyboards, media players and more. Our brain thinks our gadgets are body parts.
Tags: consumer, Facebook, Storage, iPhone, Microsoft
Satellite Radio Is Dead
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 19, 2008
Satellite radio is nothing more than an insanely expensive, limited, proprietary content delivery system that competes head-to-head against the Internet itself. Oh, and Howard Stern gets paid $100 million a year.
Tags: consumer, marketing, iPhone, wireless, FCC
Tech Sector Hit By Intel Warning
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 13, 2008
Shares of other tech companies, including Microsoft, dropped after Intels news.
Tags: Microsoft, Intel, chips, consumer, Copyright
Social Networking Comes to the Data Center
By Paul Rubens | Article Published November 07, 2008
Think Facebook is all fun and games? Find out ways to turn a distraction into significant value-add for your enterprise.
Tags: social networking, Facebook, server, consumer, instant messaging
Windows 7 Build Already Leaked on Torrent Sites
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 04, 2008
Microsoft warns users to beware of torrent sites that may offer 'non-genuine' software.
Tags: Microsoft, Vista, Windows, e-Mail, consumer
How Facebook Is Destroying the 'Nuclear Family'
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 22, 2008
Just as technological and cultural changes ushered in the nuclear family 60 years ago, new changes are showing it the door. The biggest of these is the rise of social networking.
Tags: e-Mail, social networking, networking, consumer, Facebook
Green Backups: The SimpleTech [re]Drive Review
By Gerry Blackwell | Article Published October 22, 2008
SimpleTech offers an attractive data backup drive that's kinder to the environment. But does its function match its form? We put it to the test.
Tags: Vista, services, consumer, video, Windows
Sun Adds a Little Zip to Java
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published October 21, 2008
Update 10 delivers on some long-promised performance improvements.
Tags: software, consumer, Microsoft, browsers, Sun Microsystems
Needed: Good Mobile Developers
By Judy Mottl | Article Published October 18, 2008
Handset makers seek skilled developers for interactive networking devices and the rise of social networking applications on a smaller screen.
Tags: services, search, consumer, Facebook, Google
Acer gains on netbooks, HP keeps global PC lead
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 15, 2008
Taiwan's Acer Inc surged past global champion Hewlett-Packard Co in European personal computer sales in the third quarter.
Tags: media, consumer, Acer America, HP, Dell
Fears Spread About Online Bank Runs
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 08, 2008
With the rise in Internet banking, officials at home and abroad caution about how rapidly Web users can spur massive withdrawals after a loss of confidence in their bank.
Tags: consumer, server, policy, Copyright, media
802.11: Better, Stronger, Faster--and Greener
By Lisa Phifer | Article Published October 01, 2008
At Interop last week, experts gathered to discuss how far we've come and where we're headed next with 802.11n. Also on the docket: 802.11s mesh networks and the newer, green-minded standard, 802.11v. ("We have the technology.")
Tags: consumer, Microsoft, wireless, services, Mac
It's Official: Windows 7 at PDC, WinHEC
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 26, 2008
Microsoft confirms its back-to-back developer shows will be the coming out party for its next operating system.
Tags: consumer, Windows, Vista, marketing, Microsoft
IT Jobs: The Growing Need for Business Skills
By Lynn Haber | Article Published September 24, 2008
Companies have been leaving IT positions open as they search for tech professionals with business knowledge.
Tags: software, consumer, IT Jobs/Salary, management
Windows 7 Looking Like a June 2009 Delivery
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 15, 2008
Anxious to put and end to those annoying Apple ads and the negative perception around Vista, Microsoft's new OS may come a lot sooner than it has said.
Tags: Vista, Windows, Microsoft, consumer, developer
Mozy.com Expands Its Scope
By Drew Robb | Article Published September 12, 2008
Brought into EMC's fold, Mozy's online storage options widen.
Tags: Windows, Storage, Mac, consumer, server
Craigslist: The Crucifixion of Craig and the End of Free
By Joshua Greenbaum | Article Published September 01, 2008
Editorial: Its time to stop letting free be a shield for anonymous criminal behavior at a wide array of major sites, including eBay, Yahoo and Google.
Tags: services, Google, consumer, Yahoo
'Green' Gadgets? Or Greenwashing?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published August 21, 2008
If you actually want to help the environment, then buy consumer electronics that are super high-end and built to last.
Tags: Dell, recycling, desktop, Nokia, consumer
Study: Google Tops in e-Business Satisfaction
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 19, 2008
Customer satisfaction with Web-content services are on the rise, while researchers claim portals are losing out to search engines.
Tags: Yahoo, Google, search, services, consumer
Insider Data Thieves Are the Worst
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published August 03, 2008
When good employees go bad and steal other employees' data, they usually try to buy cell phones.
Tags: data security, malware, security, wireless, consumer
Web Ad Firm Learns People Don't Like Spying
By Ray Everett-Church | Article Published July 22, 2008
Ad firm NebuAd rushed into business with a massive blind spot. The irony is that Congress caved into terrorism fear-mongering and voted to allow the government to do precisely what it frets about NebuAd doing.
Tags: privacy, consumer, policy, security, Congress
EMC Links Cloud Storage, Hard Drives
By Judy Mottl | Article Published July 18, 2008
The storage giant connects the dots among recently acquired offerings to ease SMB management tasks.
Tags: Storage, consumer, services, Windows, Mac
Tips for Capitalizing on Tough Economic Times
By Sally Curran | Article Published July 17, 2008
Some successful strategies for keeping the virtual cash register ringing during a down economy.
Tags: search, consumer, e-Mail, economy, marketing
RFID Tracking Allows Prisons to More Closely Monitor Inmates
By Daniel Casciato | Article Published July 14, 2008
RFID inmate tracking technology is making it easier for correctional institutions to curb prison violence, sexual abuse, and potential prison escapes.
Tags: search, consumer, Microsoft, policy, privacy
Dell Finds a Way to Continue XP Sales
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published July 05, 2008
While most OEMs offer upgrades, Dell offers to sell a $20 "downgrade" to PC buyers -- Windows XP.
Tags: Dell, Windows, Vista, consumer, Microsoft
Sony's U.S. Gadget Demand Good Despite Rising Costs
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 02, 2008
Sony Corp is seeing little or no sign of softer demand among U.S. consumers for its range of digital TVs, cameras and computer goods despite a weakening economy.
Tags: media, consumer, video, Copyright, stocks