IT

Google and Microsoft continue to spar over both their data center designs and how much information they reveal about the inner workings of their vast computing centers. In one corner, you have the do-it-yourself Google that builds its own servers and even switches. Microsoft doesn’t...

The IT jobs market turned around in July with the United States gaining 7,400 IT-related jobs just one month after losing that many. Department of Labor statistics show the U.S. economy on the whole lost 247,000 jobs in July, but IT-related employment categories showed a collective...

Karl and Dorsey Gude of East Lansing, Mich., can remember simpler mornings, not too long ago. They sat together and chatted as they ate breakfast. They read the newspaper and competed only with the television for the attention of their two teenage sons. Technology has...

Whether you're a big business or a small one, chances are you have embraced social networking such as Twitter and Facebook as a new way to connect with your customers and generate business. So, when Twitter went down last Thursday as a result of a cyber...

Private bank and insurance company USAA plans to allow their customers to their iPhones to deposit checks. Using the camera on their iPhones, the person simply takes an picture of both sides, then emails it to the bank. The user then destroys or voids the check...

Developers who 'knowingly' ship buggy software may be held liable for damages. That might be good for users -- but a sloppy set of guidelines could hurt open source. Here's an odd couple: Microsoft and the Linux Foundation. These two organizations, normally on opposite sides of...

Project and portfolio management (PPM) is taking on increased importance in this economic recession as organizations focus on corporate initiatives and ensure that executives direct their spending and use of resources toward those goals. PPM creates visibility into available resources and assets to help IT...

Some IT managers are saying 'smaller is better' when it comes to data-center size. Tom Gonzales is planning to shrink his company's data center footprint from 45 feet by 15 feet to a mere 12 feet by 12 feet -- and he couldn't be...

Computer scientists working for the U.S. Department of Energy announced this week that they have been able to create a simulated botnet consisting of more than one million machines. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in California, headed by Ron Minnich and Don Rudish, were able to...