Internet - Infoworld en Salesforce at 15: Industry disruptor wards off midlife crisis <p> recently celebrated its 15th year in existence, and as the SaaS (software-as-a-service) vendor races toward US$5 billion in revenue its influence on the industry is being felt more than ever. At the same time, some signs indicate that is having a few growing pains, as well as showing some trappings of the mega-vendors it once mocked with its "End of Software" marketing campaign.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Internet Application Testing Private Cloud SaaS Web Services Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:37:34 +0000 admin 240993 at AT&T's expanded 1Gbps fiber rollout could go head to head with Google <p>U.S. broadband giant AT&amp;T could roll out 1Gbps fiber-optic service to up to 21 new metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose, California, the company said today.</p> <p>The company's rollout of its U-verse broadband with GigaPower service will also include television service. AT&amp;T had previously announced plans to build ultrafast broadband in Austin and Dallas in Texas and in Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.</p> Networking Internet Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:18:20 +0000 admin 240931 at Most but not all sites have fixed Heartbleed flaw <p>The world's top 1,000 websites have been patched to protect their servers against the "Heartbleed" exploit, but up to 2% of the top million were still vulnerable as of last week, according to a California security firm.</p> <p>On Thursday, Menifee, Calif.-based Sucuri Security scanned the top 1 million websites as ranked by Alexa Internet, a subsidiary of Amazon that collects Web traffic data.</p> Security Internet Encryption Patch Management Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:45:12 +0000 admin 240886 at The rise and fall of Heartbleed hysteria <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="The rise and fall of Heartbleed hysteria" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>The crescendo of stories dissecting the Heartbleed bug is testimony to just how much <a href="" target="_blank">everyone loves a good train wreck</a>.</p> Data Explosion Security Internet Encryption Open Source Software Patch Management Vulnerability Assessment Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240773 at Net neutrality ruling complicates U.S. transition to IP networks <p>The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Internet Federal Regulations VoIP Networking Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:01:13 +0000 admin 240641 at Connected stuff is catching on -- just don't call it 'Internet of things' <p>Many organizations today are looking for things that talk to the Internet. Sensors, cameras, medical equipment and even snowplows are on that wish list. The "Internet of things" is not.</p> <p>The municipalities that come to systems integrator AGT International are already sold on so-called IoT technologies, such as wireless traffic sensors embedded in streets, said Gadi Lenz, a senior technical fellow at AGT.</p> Mobile Technology Networking Internet of things Internet Mobile Technology Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:50:45 +0000 admin 240491 at Rimini Street diversifies with cloud services for Workday, <p>Independent Oracle and SAP support provider Rimini Street will now offer integration services for customers who want to adopt SaaS (software-as-a-service) offerings from the likes of and Workday.</p> <p>IT environments are set to "transform" from monolithic software suites to ones that include specialized applications as well as a mix of on-premises and cloud-based software, Rimini said in a statement.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Networking Internet CRM Private Cloud SaaS Web Services Applications Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:26:29 +0000 admin 240371 at Broadband faces a fork in the road <p>In 2010, Google kicked off a race to provide gigabit fiber networks to power users around the nation. Even so, four years later, about 28 percent of the nation's homes still have no broadband Internet connection at all.</p> Networking Internet Government Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:05:50 +0000 admin 240330 at Low adoption rate of HSTS website security mechanism is worrying, EFF says <p>Almost a year and a half after the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) mechanism was established as a standard, its adoption rate by websites remains low because developers are not aware of its benefits and Internet Explorer still doesn't support it, according to advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation.</p> Security Internet Encryption Internet Privacy Security Tools Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:30:56 +0000 admin 240021 at Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers <p>Yahoo said Wednesday it was encrypting traffic flowing between its data centers, several months after leaked documents revealed the government had been sniffing those links.</p> Networking Security Yahoo Internet Data Loss Prevention Data Security Encryption Internet Privacy Web Services Search Engines Social Networking Video Conferencing Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:19:19 +0000 admin 239756 at EU votes Net neutrality into law, abolishes mobile roaming charges <p>Blocking and throttling Internet traffic will become illegal in the European Union following a parliamentary vote today.</p> <p>Members of the European Parliament voted to close loopholes in a proposed law that some believed would have created a two-tier Internet. The so-called Telecoms Package originally described "specialized services," which would have allowed Internet service providers to charge more for more data-intensive content services such as voice over IP and streaming video.</p> Mobile Technology Networking The Industry Standard Internet Federal Regulations Mobile Technology Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:26:16 +0000 admin 239765 at pins growth hopes on industries, wants to be bigger than SAP <p> is betting that a push into industry-specific versions of its cloud-based software can help it maintain its breakneck pace of growth, and even usurp SAP as the industry's largest enterprise application vendor.</p> <p>One way to meet the latter goal is by "speaking the language of industry," said President and Vice Chairman Keith Block, during a company event in Boston Wednesday.</p> Cloud Computing Networking The Industry Standard Internet IT Management Private Cloud SaaS Web Services Applications Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:18:50 +0000 admin 239735 at 3 ways Brendan Eich can move Mozilla beyond browsers <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="3 ways Brendan Eich can move Mozilla beyond browsers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>On Monday, Mozilla's co-founder <a href="">Brendan Eich</a>, also known as the inventor of JavaScript, <a href="http://www.infoworld. Internet HTML5 Web Browsers Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238999 at Netflix CEO knocks Comcast in call for stronger Net neutrality rules <p>A month after Netflix opted to pay up for <a href="" target="_blank">better direct access to Comcast's network</a>, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings blasted his company's new business partner and other Internet service providers for their stances on Net neutrality.</p> Networking Internet Net Neutrality Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:13:52 +0000 admin 238913 at Worried about the government? Internet giants also snoop through your email <p>Security protections have been tightened at many of the major online services, as firms like Google and Microsoft pledge to protect their users against unwanted prying eyes. But while many people fret about unwarranted government access to their data, the Internet firms themselves play by their own set of rules.</p> Security Google Microsoft Yahoo Internet Data Security Internet Privacy Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:42:43 +0000 admin 238911 at Corruption, distortion, control: Comcast's real-life 'House of Cards' <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Corruption, distortion, control: Comcast's real-life 'House of Cards'" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Networking The Industry Standard Cringely Internet Consumer Electronics Net Neutrality Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:15:53 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 238904 at iOS tops Android for Web browsing in U.S. and other developed nations <p>Android smartphones from all manufacturers make up nearly 80 percent of all smartphones recently sold worldwide, but Apple's iPhone and iPad still dominate when it comes to Web browsing in the U.S. and other highly developed countries.</p> <p>In the U.S., about 62 percent of all mobile Web browsing in the last year came from iOS smartphones and tablets, according to dotMobi, a Web consulting and Web data measurement firm. The company measured billions of Web sites visited by smartphones and tablets in 101 countries, including the most developed ones.</p> Mobile Technology Android Internet iOS Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:17:30 +0000 admin 238889 at Turkey blocks access to Twitter over content <p>Twitter offered workarounds to users in Turkey after the country blocked Twitter over its alleged refusal to remove some Web links.</p> <p>The move by the Turkish government was confirmed Friday by the country's telecommunications <a href="" target="_blank">regulator</a> and its <a href="" target="_blank">state news agency</a> Anadolu.</p> Networking The Industry Standard Twitter Internet Social Networking Government Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:57:08 +0000 admin 238863 at Relax, the U.S. hasn't lost the Internet <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Relax, the U.S. hasn't lost the Internet" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: bluebearry</p> Networking Internet Government Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238804 at IBM latest tech company to deny links with NSA spy program <p>IBM said it has not provided client data to the U.S. National Security Agency or any other government agency under surveillance programs involving the bulk collection of content or metadata.</p> <p>The enterprise-focused company is the latest among U.S. tech companies to distance itself from NSA surveillance, which has raised concerns among customers worldwide about the safety of their data from U.S. government spying.</p> Cloud Computing Security IBM Internet IaaS Internet Privacy Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:19:00 +0000 admin 238475 at