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The Internet is no stranger to technical limitations--it has been running out of IPv4 addresses for years--but researchers now say that the Internet could soon experience another crunch: Its physical infrastructure could soon be running at its maximum capacity.

One of the biggest arguments against Android is the issue of fragmentation. And while the debate rages as to whether fragmentation is that big of a deal, it's apparently an issue that Microsoft wants to sidestep entirely with Windows 10.

Simpler than Ethernet, more secure than sticking files on a USB stick

ADP has some of the richest employment data available on tap, and it is opening that data up to business leaders and human resource (HR) professionals in the form of ADP DataCloud.

Natarajan will take on this important new leadership role in addition to his ongoing responsibility as vice president, Engineering, Digital Media.

The company's Virtualized Services Assurance Platform (VSAP) correlates the operation of virtual overlays and physical underlays in SDN.

Employers are providing costly and ineffective ‘counter offers' to retain IT workers in a rebounding market, according to a recruiter.

HP's PC group doesn't want to be a "screwdriver" PC maker making look-alike laptops and desktops, and it is focusing heavily on design and new innovations as it prepares for a spin-off into a separate company.

The billions of connected devices supposedly in our future are nothing until they actually go on the market and attract buyers.

Engineers at General Electric have had a breakthrough; 3D printing a mini jet engine prototype that actually works.

Clement Lefebvre, Linux Mint's project leader, expects the next major releases of Linux Mint to use systemd by default.

Google is testing the waters of Apple's own smartwatch platform with its new Google News & Weather app for Apple Watch.

The growing field of artificial intelligence is catching the eye of academics and technology leaders worldwide

The CDM won't be activated until you first visit a site that requires it. Both Chrome and Safari come with a CDM installed by default.

The program sparked questions about its compatibility with net neutrality, Facebook's underlying business motives and how the company collects user data. Facebook set the record straight.

Electric car battery maker A123 Systems is close to settling a lawsuit alleging Apple poached some of its top employees.

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to rein in the National Security Agency's bulk collection of the country's telephone records, while allowing the agency to engage in more targeted surveillance.

Fourteen critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer were among the targets of Microsoft's monthly batch of security patches released Tuesday.

Outgoing Cisco CEO John Chambers is looking to leave with one last big acquisition to stick it to partners-turned rivals EMC and VMware by buying hyperconvergence start-up Nutanix.

Thanks to its inherent "openness," the open source Android OS is vulnerable to a variety of security risks, but how often do people you know actually fall victim to Android malware or other attacks?

Although Java was developed at Sun Microsystems, Oracle has served as the platform's steward since acquiring Sun in early 2010. During that time, Oracle has released Java 7 and Java 8, with version 9 due up next year. InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill recently spoke to Oracle's Georges Saab, vice president of software development for the Java Platform Group, about the occasion of Java's 20th anniversary.

Microsoft executives said Friday that the company will not offer Windows 10 for free to those without legitimate licenses to Microsoft's software, as the company had previously seemed to say.

Vijay Ramachandran
Editor-in-Chief, IDG Media

All businesses, even the most successful ones, at a point will run out of room to grow. The alternative is to make the leap to a new, growing business.


Bruno Georges, Director, Worldwide Application Platforms Engineering, Red Hat, shares how the company’s JBoss Enterprise Application Platform provides channels with a lot of opportunities and enables them to derive better margins.

Agile projects involve close collaboration and very fast feedback loops. When it works, users' expectations are closely aligned to the project deliverables, and very little time is wasted on nice-to-haves or perfectionism that has no business impact. Agile done right is a thing of beauty, and economical to boot.

When it comes to detecting, preventing and analyzing information security threats, security teams need all the help they can get.

Real estate agents, legal firms and professional consultants are using digital technologies and data to meet the needs of ever-more demanding and connected clients.


The application economy is introducing new threats and channel partners need to change their approach to security to be able to combat them says Steve Firestone, GM-Security, CA Technologies.

Are IT managers demanding more? Are users increasingly impatient? Are IT workers expecting a better work-life balance and is that need a generational thing?

After 20 years at the helm, John Chambers, Cisco's former CEO, has stepped down. Here's a look at some of his milestones in his illustrious journey at Cisco.


As cloud computing and mobility force organizations to change their business models, they’ll need flash for scalability, says Mike Gustafson, SVP and GM, Flash Platforms Group, HGST (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies).

India's Leading VADs

Why Channels Want to Partner With Inflow Technologies

Inflow Technologies’ tie up with 39 vendor companies, an extensive tech portfolio, and a services play, are great value propositions for enterprise channels, says its President and CEO, Byju Pillai.

iValue Creates Real Value for Channels in India

Focused on niche vendor alliances around data, network and app management backed by a robust channel ecosystem marked iValue's success in 2014. What clicked for the seven-year-old VAD?

RAH Infotech Shows Channels the Way Ahead

Mutual trust and long lasting bond with vendor companies and channel partners helps VADs to evolve and succeed in today’s aggressively competitive market. Leveraging competent channel partners and forge niche vendor alliances marks RAH Infotech’s success in 2014.

How Satcom Infotech is Adapting to New Security Landscape

As a leading value added distributor, Satcom Infotech is emerging as an end-to-end security player, helping both customers and partners grow.

How ComGuard Shields Channel Partners

As emerging technologies introduce new threats to the enterprise landscape, they are making channel partners anxious. But VADs like ComGuard are putting their worries to rest. Here's how.

Tech Chat

Collaborating To Outcome Based World: Priyadarshi Mohapatra, Avaya

Priyadarshi Mohapatra, Managing Director, India and SAARC, Avaya, on how IT is transitioning from a keep-the-lights-on role to one that enables customers to deliver results.

The Dawn of the Digital Age: Akhilesh Tuteja, KPMG

The development of digital infrastructure will be a key growth driver for technology and solution providers. 

Paradigm Shift from End-Users to User-First : Parag Arora,Citrix

Parag Arora, Area Vice President and India Head, India Sub-continent, Citrix, says new technologies will force organizations to take a user-first approach in 2015.

Mobile and Cloud Are Gamechangers of the Future: Karan Bajwa, Microsoft

Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, Microsoft India, says, in  2015, organizations will adopt a mobile-first and cloud-first strategy to get ahead of competition.

A Network for the Internet of Everything : Dinesh Malkani,Cisco

Dinesh Malkani, President, India and SAARC, Cisco, talks about IoT and the significant technology transitions in the networking world.

Moving to the Third Platform: Jaideep Mehta, IDC

Cloud and mobility are the two technologies that will fuel the rapid adoption of the third platform in India.

Envisaging a Holistic Security Strategy For 2015: Sanjay Rohatgi,Symantec

Sanjay Rohatgi, President–Sales, Symantec India, says the company has a set of holistic solutions in place to secure organizations from security threats. 

Beating the Bad Guys: Sivarama Krishnan, PwC

Organizations will need to turn inwards to establish robust information security strategies.

Building Capabilities for a Digital Tomorrow: Alok Ohrie,Dell

Alok Ohrie, President and Managing Director, Dell India, on the company’s investments to build end-to-end solutions and delivery capabilities for a digital world.

SLIDESHOWS

CIO Survey: What’s Inside Your Customer’s Mind (Cloud Computing)

A look at the findings of the State of the CIO 2014 survey and the challenges, benefits, and strategies of cloud computing that are keeping your customers on their toes. As their channel partners, here's what you need to know.

CEO Comebacks: For Better or for Worse?

We bring to you six global CEOs who made the idea work, or not.

Datacenters in the Weirdest Places

A peek into some of the most unusual datacenter locations in the world. Here are 13 datacenters that are built in unusual locations like mines, ships, trucks and even a nuclear collidor. Taking about common wisdom, eh?

6 Leaders Who Headed for an Abrupt Exit

The abrupt exit of top leaders of Indian and global tech companies this year, with many of them citing ambiguous reasons, surprised the technology world.

FAST TRACK

Kamtron Systems

Transitioning towards a service-oriented company will boost our growth, believes Kavita Singhal, director, Kamtron Systems.

TIM Infratech

Delivering ‘best of breed’ technologies to enterprises is key to success, says Monish Chhabria, MD, TIM Infratech

Mudra Electronics

A vendor-agnostic strategy helped us sustain business, says Bharat Shetty, CMD, Mudra Electronics.

Systematix Technologies

Our USP is a customer-friendly approach backed by services, says Akhilesh Khandelwal, Director, Systematix Technologies.

CorporateServe Solutions

Our ability to turnaround complex ERP projects in record time is what gets us customer referral, says Vinay Vohra, Founder & CEO, CorporateServe Solutions.

KernelSphere Technologies

We are emerging as an end-to-end systems integrator, says Vinod Kumar, MD, KernelSphere Technologies.

Uniware Systems

We constantly validate emerging technologies for first-mover advantage, says Vergis K.R., CEO, Uniware Systems.

Astek Networking & Solutions

An innovative approach helps us stay successful, says Ashish Agarwal, CEO, Astek Networking & Solutions.

CSM Technologies

Our approach is backed by innovation and simplicity, says Priyadarshi Nanu Pany, CEO, CSM Technologies.

EMC PARTNER SHOWCASE

Partnering for Profitability

Atul H. Gosar, Director, Network Techlab, shares how the company’s association with EMC has provided it with a competitive edge and a wide customer base, leading to increased profitability.

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Promising Pipeline

Venkat Murthy, Prime Mover, 22by7 Solutions, shares how EMC brings in competitive edge by enabling technology, GTM and lead generation, helping 22by7 acquire new customers and retain old ones.

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Powerful Performance

Deepak Jadhav, Director, VDA Infosolutions, says initiatives by EMC around training and certification have helped the company’s staff improve its performance and enhance customer experience.

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Performance Booster

Rajiv Kumar, CEO, Proactive Data Systems, says that the solution provider’s association with EMC has helped expand its customer base and added value to existing offerings.

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Pursuit of Profitability

Santosh Agrawal, CEO, Esconet Technologies, shares insights on how the systems integrator’s association with EMC has spelled sustained success over the years.

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Non-Performance is Not an Option

Nitin Aggarwal, Director, Trifin Technologies, shares insights on how the association with EMC has helped the system integrator stand out and empowered its personnel to deliver consistent performance.

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