The Industry Standard - Infoworld http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/21441 en Happy Tax Day! Hope you kept your cloud receipts http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/happy-tax-day-hope-you-kept-your-cloud-receipts-240355?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Happy Tax Day! I suspect that many Americans are now getting around to filing. You're not alone if you're befuddled by some of the taxman's rules. They're confusing in cloud computing, too.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cloud Computing Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 240355 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Too big to trust? Google's growing credibility gap http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/too-big-trust-googles-growing-credibility-gap-239815?source=rss_the_industry_standard <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Google_Scrutiny_hp.jpg" alt="Too big to trust? Google's growing credibility gap" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Remember when we all loved Google? Its search engine was both simple to use and an unbiased portal to anything you wanted to know.</p> Consumerization of IT The Industry Standard Google Mobile Apps Internet Privacy Search Engines Technology Business Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 239815 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Obama backs disclosing software vulnerabilities in most cases http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/security/obama-backs-disclosing-software-vulnerabilities-in-most-cases-240404?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama favors disclosing to the public vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software in the national interest, unless there is a national security or law enforcement need, the country's spy agency said.</p> Security The Industry Standard Application Security Vulnerability Assessment Government Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:21:26 +0000 admin 240404 at http://akamai.infoworld.com FTC can sue companies hit with data breaches, court says http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/ftc-can-sue-companies-hit-data-breaches-court-says-240272?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>A federal court in New Jersey this week affirmed the Federal Trade Commission's contention that it can sue companies on charges related to data breaches, a major victory for the agency.</p> <p>Judge Esther Salas of the U.S. District Court for the District Court of New Jersey ruled that the FTC can hold companies responsible for failing to use reasonable security practices.</p> Security The Industry Standard Government Security Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:20:36 +0000 admin 240272 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Star software designer Greg Christie leaving Apple http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/star-software-designer-greg-christie-leaving-apple-240219?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Veteran Apple software designer Greg Christie, who played a major role in the development of the iPhone, will be retiring later this year, Apple confirmed after a Wednesday report by the Wall Street Journal.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple iOS iPhone Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 admin 240219 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Here we go again: Outsourcers snap up H-1B visas at a record pace http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/here-we-go-again-outsourcers-snap-h-1b-visas-record-pace-240056?source=rss_the_industry_standard <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/h1b_american_flag_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The French have an elegant way to put it: <em>Plus les choses changent, plus elles restent les mêmes</em>. The more things change, the more they stay the same.</p> The Industry Standard IT Jobs H-1B Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 240056 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Samsung sees Q1 profit decline amid market saturation http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/samsung-sees-q1-profit-decline-amid-market-saturation-240060?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Samsung Electronics on Tuesday warned that it would post a drop in operating profit during the first quarter of 2014.</p> <p>The largest smartphone maker said consolidated operating profit would be an estimated 8.4 trillion Korean won ($7.9 billion), down 4.3 percent from 8.78 trillion won a year earlier.</p> The Industry Standard Technology Business Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:07:20 +0000 admin 240060 at http://akamai.infoworld.com U.S. hits H-1B cap with 'high number' of petitions http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/us-hits-h-1b-cap-high-number-of-petitions-240025?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>The U.S. government said today it has reached the H-1B cap, and if this year is similar to previous years, 70 percent of applicants are under the age of 35, and a major portion will take jobs at offshore outsourcing companies.</p> <p>The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) said it received a "high number" of H-1B petitions, but was unable to give a final tally because it was still counting them.</p> The Industry Standard IT Jobs H-1B Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 admin 240025 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Apple-Samsung jury discovers joys of subroutines, class libraries http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-samsung-jury-discovers-joys-of-subroutines-class-libraries-240049?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>The eight-person jury hearing Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung was thrown into the deep end Monday and subjected to some heady talk of subroutines and class libraries.</p> <p>It was a big contrast to last week, when the court got a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of the iPhone and were told of a Steve Jobs email in which the former Apple boss called for a "holy war" against Google.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:35:04 +0000 admin 240049 at http://akamai.infoworld.com China obtains patent concessions in return for approving Microsoft-Nokia deal http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/china-obtains-patent-concessions-in-return-approving-microsoft-nokia-deal-240061?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>China is requiring Microsoft and Nokia to make promises on fair patent use, fearing that the proposed acquisition between the two companies could spell trouble for the nation's Android device makers.</p> <p>On Tuesday, China's Ministry of Commerce gave conditional regulatory approval to Microsoft's purchase of Nokia's Devices &amp; Services business. The $7.2 billion deal means that Microsoft could very soon produce its own smartphones using the Windows Phone operating system.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Microsoft Federal Regulations M&A Smartphones Windows Phone Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:50:30 +0000 admin 240061 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Salesforce.com is officially out of ideas http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/salesforcecom-officially-out-of-ideas-239861?source=rss_the_industry_standard <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="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/salesforce_cloud.jpg" alt="Salesforce.com is officially out of ideas" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>When you run out of new ways to provide innovative technology, you go vertical. That was the running joke among CTOs back in the day.</p> Applications Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Salesforce.com CRM Cloud Computing Technology Business Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 239861 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Businesses face rising political pressure from data breaches http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/security/businesses-face-rising-political-pressure-data-breaches-239953?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>The data breaches like the one at Target and more recently a unit of credit bureau Experian are fueling consumer protection efforts that could have an impact on business.</p> <p>Last week, the Federal Trade Commission urged Congress to pass national breach notification legislation, while in California, a bill introduced recently in the state Legislature would ban businesses from storing certain customer data for long periods of time.</p> Security The Industry Standard Federal Regulations Data Security Security Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:25:50 +0000 admin 239953 at http://akamai.infoworld.com IT job growth jumps for third month in a row http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/it-job-growth-jumps-third-month-in-row-239970?source=rss_the_industry_standard <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="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/05OPenterwin-hp-_0.jpg" alt="IT job growth up for third month in a row" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Is there finally light at the end of the IT jobs tunnel? According to Janco Associates's latest IT job market report, the answer is a qualified yes.</p> The Industry Standard IT Jobs Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:22:40 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239970 at http://akamai.infoworld.com The end of Windows XP and the start of a new Microsoft http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/the-end-of-windows-xp-and-the-start-of-new-microsoft-239875?source=rss_the_industry_standard <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_evolution_hp.jpg" alt="The end of Windows XP and the start of a new Microsoft" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>After tomorrow, April 8, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows XP, the most stubbornly successful OS in Microsoft history.</p> Microsoft Windows The Industry Standard Microsoft Microsoft Azure Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows XP Microsoft Windows Cloud Computing Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 239875 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Beware: The cloud's Ponzi schemes are here http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/beware-the-clouds-ponzi-schemes-are-here-239514?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has <a href="http://www.sec.gov/News/PressRelease/Detail/PressRelease/1370541324305" target="_blank">shut down a worldwide pyramid scheme</a> that falsely promised fast gains to tens of thousands of Asian-American, Hispanic, and foreign investors from cloud computing services. The companies in question, WCM and WCM777, allegedly raised more than $65 million over the last year. They did this by promising people they could double their money in 100 days by investing between $399 and $1,999 in cloud services.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cyber Crime Cloud Computing Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 239514 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Mozilla CEO Eich resigns amid controversy over opposition to gay marriage http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/mozilla-ceo-eich-resigns-amid-controversy-over-opposition-gay-marriage-239842?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Brendan Eich has resigned as <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/3-ways-brendan-eich-can-move-mozilla-beyond-browsers-238999">CEO of Mozilla</a> and left the board of the foundation that governs the nonprofit company after days of controversy over his donation to backers of California's anti-gay-marriage proposition in 2008.</p> The Industry Standard Mozilla Technology Business Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:04:11 +0000 admin 239842 at http://akamai.infoworld.com EU votes Net neutrality into law, abolishes mobile roaming charges http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/networking/eu-votes-net-neutrality-law-abolishes-mobile-roaming-charges-239765?source=rss_the_industry_standard <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 http://akamai.infoworld.com Canonical and Secret: The dot-com bubble springs two slow leaks http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/cringely/canonical-and-secret-the-dot-com-bubble-springs-two-slow-leaks-239744?source=rss_the_industry_standard <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="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/bubble.jpg" alt="Canonical and Secret: The dot-com bubble springs two slow leaks" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: brokenchopstick/Flicker</p></em></div> Applications Application Development Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Ubuntu Cringely Application Development Startups Open Source Software Social Networking Cloud Computing Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 239744 at http://akamai.infoworld.com In the latest Apple-Samsung battle, Apple's real target is Google http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/in-the-latest-apple-samsung-battle-apples-real-target-google-239702?source=rss_the_industry_standard <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Google_Scrutiny_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Apple and Samsung have <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/court-allows-apple-samsung-add-recent-products-in-patent-suit-211034">sued each other so often</a> and in so many countries that you can certainly be pardoned for yawning when the subject comes up.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Google Samsung Android Intellectual Property Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 239702 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Salesforce.com pins growth hopes on industries, wants to be bigger than SAP http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/salesforcecom-pins-growth-hopes-industries-wants-be-bigger-sap-239735?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Salesforce.com 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 Salesforce.com President and Vice Chairman Keith Block, during a company event in Boston Wednesday.</p> Cloud Computing Networking The Industry Standard Salesforce.com Internet IT Management Private Cloud SaaS Web Services Applications Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:18:50 +0000 admin 239735 at http://akamai.infoworld.com