Smart-home devices riddled with security flaws, HP study finds

Smart-home devices riddled with security flaws, HP study finds

The increasingly sophisticated and powerful security systems emerging from the connected universe present a double-edged sword for the smart home, according to a new study from Hewlett-Packard on the risks of the technology. The results are alarming, to say the least....
VMware picks up Immidio for VDI smarts

VMware picks up Immidio for VDI smarts

Hot on the heels of releasing a landmark upgrade for its hypervisor, VMware is dropping another bombshell with the acquisition of a low-key startup called Immidio B.V. to match the competition on desktop virtualization. The deal buys the company much-needed profile...
VMware reboots its virtualization stack for the hybrid cloud

VMware reboots its virtualization stack for the hybrid cloud

Not wanting to keep the industry waiting until its annual user conference in August, VMware held an offbeat webcast on Monday afternoon to introduce the next generation of its cloud technologies. The main highlight of the launch is a new release of vSphere that...
Amazon launches WorkMail to reach deeper into the office

Amazon launches WorkMail to reach deeper into the office

Amazon is continuing to expand its cloud empire into more parts of the enterprise with a new email service geared specifically toward knowledge workers. The launch matches its two biggest rivals on an important office productivity front as the competition shifts...
Report: Microsoft to revive Hadoop killer in cloud form

Report: Microsoft to revive Hadoop killer in cloud form

Microsoft’s long-discontinued efforts to kill Hadoop have not been in vain after all, according to a new report from veteran Redmond watcher Mary Jo Foley. The homegrown alternative to the batch processing platform that the software giant developed until 2011...
Cloud business is bright spot in otherwise downbeat IBM earnings

Cloud business is bright spot in otherwise downbeat IBM earnings

IBM is pursuing an aggressive plan to refocus on cloud services and analytics under CEO Virginia Rometty (right), but revenues are not materializing fast enough to offset the massive declines across the legacy businesses that still make up for the bulk of its...
Amazon tweaks cloud service with new goodies for admins

Amazon tweaks cloud service with new goodies for admins

Amazon.com Inc. is getting the year off to a rolling start with a flurry of improvements to its public cloud aimed at filling in more of the logistical details that need addressing to support enterprise workloads. At the tip of the spear is a new connectivity option...
Make way for smarter offices, cities, and ballparks

Make way for smarter offices, cities, and ballparks

This week’s Smart City roundup features a partnership for smart offices, smarter cities and smarter ballparks. Robin partners with Konica Minolta   Robin Powered, Inc., the company behind the smart office software Robin, has partnered with Konica Minolta, Inc., a...