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What you need to know about Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

The cloud may be here, but it’s not omnipresent nor will it fit the needs of every company. There is still a need for traditional in-house data centers across many kinds of organizations. Even if your company does use the cloud, you might have a hybrid configuration or at least a network and electrical backbone in your facility, which warrants ... Read More »

Corporate espionage or fearmongering? The facts about hardware-level backdoors

Over the last few years, accusations of unlawful spying have been made against some of China’s largest technology firms. Among the people making the allegations are former NSA and CIA head Michael Hayden, as well as in a 2012 House Intelligence Committee report. Accordingly, various government agencies in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, India, and New Zealand ... Read More »

Escaping the dragnet of surveillance: What the experts say about encryption

[09-12-2013 There is an update to this article. See below.] To set the tone, here’s the Guardian describing what intelligence agencies are doing to overcome their biggest hindrance, “The use of ubiquitous encryption across the internet.” [M]ethods include covert measures to ensure NSA control over setting of international encryption standards, the use of supercomputers to break encryption with “brute force”, ... Read More »

Quick Tip: Two features in Windows 8.1 File Explorer you want to know about

While many, rightly or wrongly, continue to dismiss Microsoft Windows 8 as a failed operating system, some users, like me, continue to find little features which make the operating system more palatable than you might want to believe. The Windows 8 File Explorer for example, has several features that are either new or just newly made obvious, which makes manipulating ... Read More »

Learn the basics about iOS Core Data

There are several options when it comes to using persistent data on iOS devices. It is important to understand the benefits of each approach before deciding which tactic to adopt. If a small amount of information — such as user and application preferences — is all that needs to persist between launches, the NSUserDefaults class is a good choice. Key-value ... Read More »

Big questions about Windows 8: What are yours?

Among IT professionals, every new release of Microsoft Windows generates a huge amount of investigation and discussion since Windows still powers such a large portion of the business world. When Windows 8 arrives this fall, the issue is going to amplified because Microsoft is making a bold and risky move in morphing Windows into a platform designed to power both ... Read More »

Learn the basics about iOS Core Data

There are several options when it comes to using persistent data on iOS devices. It is important to understand the benefits of each approach before deciding which tactic to adopt. If a small amount of information — such as user and application preferences — is all that needs to persist between launches, the NSUserDefaults class is a good choice. Key-value ... Read More »

The iPad’s success is still more about the ‘i’ than the ‘Pad’

I’ve gotten my hands the on so-called “new iPad” — as Apple has prosaically named its third-generation tablet — and it’s fine. Yes, it’s even a little finer than the second-generation iPad. LTE is a long-overdue upgrade. The hotspot feature will make a lot of business travelers happy. And, of course, I will make the obligatory ring-kiss to the new “Retina ... Read More »

Can Microsoft be right about tablets and Apple, Amazon, and Google be wrong?

Microsoft’s Panos Panay shows off the Microsoft Surface tablet. Photo credit: Microsoft I’ve said it many times before, but I’ll repeat it. I don’t really like tablets. I’ve carried all three iPads, several Galaxy Tabs, the Kindle Fire, the BlackBerry PlayBook, and the HP TouchPad. I always run into the same roadblocks. Almost every time I use a tablet I ... Read More »