Security spending gets boost from mobile, social and cloud, says Gartner

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By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Service | August 22nd, 2014 Worldwide spending will increase by almost 8 percent this year. The increased adoption of mobile, social and cloud computing is driving growth in security spending among organizations that are also becoming more aware of threats on all those fronts. Worldwide spending on information security will…

NIST taking input for mobile security guidelines

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By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | August 21st, 2014 A new NIST publication aims to alert enterprises of potential security dangers within commercial apps. The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a guide for testing third-party apps to ensure that they are secure and don’t introduce any vulnerabilities. The government…

Mobile chips face lockdown to prevent hacks

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 11th, 2014 Chip makers are adding more security layers to protect mobile device users from malicious attacks and code injection. Chip makers want to make hardware the first layer of defense against data breaches and other attacks on tablets and smartphones. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly vulnerable,…

Researchers promote battery-free Wi-Fi technology

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By Grant Gross, IDG News Service | August 5th, 2014 A research team at the University of Washington pushes forward with technology that uses radio frequency for power. The coming Internet of things (IoT) revolution may not run on batteries, but on power plucked from the air, according to researchers at the University of Washington.…

Business Leaders Who Think Strategically About IT Infrastructure Drive Results

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By Thor Olavsrud, CIO | July 30th, 2014 As a result of the confluence of disruptors such as cloud technology, mobile, social media, and big data and analytics, organizations today are rethinking their IT infrastructure from the ground up — and it’s not just IT architects and data center leaders involved. Business leaders across the…

Qualcomm planting seeds for 4K video, silicon brains in mobile devices

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 28, 2014 The Snapdragon 810 chip has graphics, computing and wireless features that could make it into lower-end chips. Smarter contextual awareness, 4K video and augmented reality are just some of the new technologies that will be offered by smartphones and tablets over the next year or…

Mobile devices to get faster LP-DDR4 memory next year

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 28th, 2014 LP-DDR4 memory will start appearing in tablets next year, two years earlier than expected. Thanks to the rise of mobile gaming and 4K video, LP-DDR4 memory will reach smartphones and tablets close to two years earlier than expected, an analyst said. The first mobile devices…

Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud Outsourcing Creates New Legal Risks

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By Stephanie Overby, CIO | July 25th, 2014 IT leaders need to learn how to manage the evolving legal, privacy and compliance issues of SMAC contracts. The convergence of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies (SMAC) are complicating an already complex IT outsourcing value chain. But they’re also creating new legal and compliance issues for…

Appcelerator gears up for the business world

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By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | July 18th, 2014 The Appcelerator mobile development platform has been updated for better metric collection and building of APIs. System administrators take note: That mobile employee expense app you’re building should be every bit as easy to use as Facebook. Oh, and you better deliver it quickly too,…

England’s National Parks Agree to Better Mobile Broadband Coverage

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 15th, 2014 The National Parks England (NPE) and UK Mobile Operators Association (MOA) have reached a new “landmark agreement” that aims to boost the coverage of mobile phone and Mobile Broadband connectivity in protected rural areas, albeit while also “minimising any adverse environmental impacts” and working “proactively and…

Three UK Named Fastest Mobile Broadband Operator in Road Trip Test

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 10th, 2014 Mobile operator Three UK has come top in a new Road Trip 2014 study of Mobile Broadband performance, which among other things found that the provider delivered both the fastest average 3G (4.48Mbps DOWN and 1.4Mbps UP) and 4G (6.19Mbps DOWN and 1.54Mbps UP) based mobile…

UK Post Office Confirms Launch of New Mobile Network

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK, July 8th, 2014 In an unsurprising move the Post Office has confirmed that their existing fixed line broadband and phone services, which are now predominantly supplied by TalkTalk’s platform after last year’s traumatic move away from BT (here), will soon be complement by a mobile product thanks to their new…

New tools let IT admins cut the cord to manage mobile users

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By John Cox, Network World | July 3rd, 2014 The new version of MobileIron’s management software gives mobility to IT administrators, and segments and segregates admin privileges. The new release of MobileIron’s software for managing mobile devices and data helps IT staff themselves be more mobile and lets management tasks be grouped and segregated to…