Consumerization of IT - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21735 en Google's DIY Project Ara won't fly in the real world http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/googles-diy-project-ara-wont-fly-in-the-real-world-240676?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <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/ProjectAra-Phonebloks.png" alt="Google's DIY Project Ara won't fly in the real world" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If you're old enough to have danced to Devo, you also likely remember the build-your-own-PC phenomenon that geeks like me were into, spending many weekends at parts emporia like Fry's Electronics to get that hard drive, this power sup</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Google Android Consumer Electronics Smartphones Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 240676 at http://www.infoworld.com Too big to trust? Google's growing credibility gap http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/too-big-trust-googles-growing-credibility-gap-239815?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <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://www.infoworld.com Why the 'retired' Windows XP ain't going nowhere http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/why-the-retired-windows-xp-aint-going-nowhere-239151?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <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_night_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Today is the day that Microsoft has fully retired Windows XP: no more <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsoft-sketches-out-final-windows-xp-security-updates-next-week-239833">patches or updates</a> after today, not even for security, and no more support. Consumerization of IT Microsoft Windows Windows XP IT Management Microsoft Windows Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 239151 at http://www.infoworld.com IT and business remain apart -- and that's a good thing http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/it-and-business-remain-apart-and-thats-good-thing-239519?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <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/exec_table.jpg" alt="IT and business remain apart -- and that's a good thing" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Daniel Allan</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT The Industry Standard IT Management IT Strategy Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 239519 at http://www.infoworld.com Many SAP customers struggling to figure out its mobility strategy http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/many-sap-customers-struggling-figure-out-its-mobility-strategy-239523?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>It's been nearly four years since SAP got into enterprise mobility <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9176657/_SAP_to_buy_Sybase_for_5.8B_in_all_cash_deal" target="_blank">with the acquisition of Sybase</a>, but many customers still don't quite understand its mobile product strategy, according to a new survey by the Americas' SAP Users' Group.</p> Applications Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology IT Strategy Mobile Apps Applications Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:44:41 +0000 admin 239523 at http://www.infoworld.com First look: Office for iPad is a mixed bag, but a good first step http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/first-look-office-ipad-mixed-bag-good-first-step-239277?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <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/Word-iPad.PNG" alt="First look: Office for iPad is a mixed bag, but a good first step" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Microsoft's release of Office for the iPad is both a shock to the system and a long time coming.</p> Applications Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Microsoft Office 365 iPad Mobile Apps Office Software Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 239277 at http://www.infoworld.com Windows 8 picks up an unlikely ally in Apple http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/windows-8-picks-unlikely-ally-in-apple-238557?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <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/apple_windows_hp.jpg" alt="Windows 8 picks up an unlikely ally in Apple" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>For users who want a great PC but not the current version of Windows (Vista some years ago, Win8 today), Apple's Macs have provided a way to have their cake and eat it too. But that may change in the coming year -- for the worse.</p> Applications Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Windows 7 Windows 8 Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Desktop Macs Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 238557 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft scrambles to simplify its licensing http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/microsoft-scrambles-simplify-its-licensing-238677?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>Microsoft is pledging dramatic improvements to its notoriously complex enterprise licensing, but experts are skeptical about the potential impact of the plan.</p> <p>Microsoft's licensing policies and procedures are devilishly convoluted, a situation that has worsened in recent years with the popularity of virtualization, cloud computing, mobile devices and the consumerization of IT.</p> Consumerization of IT The Industry Standard Microsoft Software Licensing Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:03:29 +0000 admin 238677 at http://www.infoworld.com Double standard: Why Apple can force upgrades but Microsoft can't http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/double-standard-why-apple-can-force-upgrades-microsoft-cant-238204?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>Microsoft's 13-year-old Windows XP won't go away, as much as <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/dont-believe-the-lies-about-windows-xps-imminent-death-233815">Microsoft tries to cajole and threaten users to abandon XP</a>. In fact, it's the second-most-used version of Windows today (at 34 percent of users), though three versions of Windows shipped after it.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Desktop Macs Desktop PCs Laptop PCs MacBooks Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 238204 at http://www.infoworld.com 'Dad, we want toys, let's go to the Apple Store' http://www.infoworld.com/t/consumer-electronics/dad-we-want-toys-lets-go-the-apple-store-238098?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <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/apple_store.jpg" alt="'Dad, we want toys, let's go to the Apple Store'" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Philipp Klinger</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Consumer Electronics iPad iPhone MacBooks Consumerization of IT Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238098 at http://www.infoworld.com Thought Obamacare was messy? Wait until electronic health records come online http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/thought-obamacare-was-messy-wait-until-electronic-health-records-come-online-237919?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <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/health_records.jpg" alt="Thought Obamacare was messy? Wait until electronic health records come online" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Applications Consumerization of IT E-health Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 237919 at http://www.infoworld.com Sony lures developers with SmartEyeglass prototype, a Google Glass rival http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/sony-lures-developers-smarteyeglass-prototype-google-glass-rival-238025?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>With <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/114906/beyond-google-glass-the-wearable-tech-will-revolutionize-business-224958">Google Glass starting to pick up steam</a>, Sony doesn't want to get left too far behind.</p> <p>The Japanese company showed off its SmartEyeglass prototype at the Wearables DevCon conference just outside San Francisco this week, where it was trying to drum up interest among developers, who will need to build applications for the device.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Google Glass Consumer Electronics Consumerization of IT Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:43:32 +0000 admin 238025 at http://www.infoworld.com Don't count your Amazon drones before they fly http://www.infoworld.com/t/federal-regulations/dont-count-your-amazon-drones-they-fly-237968?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <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/american_drone.jpg" alt="Don't count your Amazon drones before they fly" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Amazon.com Consumer Electronics Federal Regulations Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:56:37 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237968 at http://www.infoworld.com 5 changes BlackBerry must make to have a ghost of a chance http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/5-changes-blackberry-must-make-have-ghost-of-chance-237455?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <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/blackberry_z10_purple_burst.jpg" alt="5 changes BlackBerry must make to have a ghost of a chance" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Unless you've been living in a cave, you have to know that BlackBerry has lost not only its once-pioneering position in mobile but also any relevance to the mobile market of today.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology BlackBerry Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 237455 at http://www.infoworld.com What Disney World teaches us about mobile payments http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/what-disney-world-teaches-us-about-mobile-payments-237456?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <div id="tw-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/disney-magic-band.jpg" alt="What Disney World teaches us about mobile payments" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><p align="right"><em>Courtesy Walt Disney Co.</em></p></div> Applications Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard E-commerce Mobile Apps Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 237456 at http://www.infoworld.com First look: xPrintServer for Android, Chrome OS http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/first-look-xprintserver-android-chrome-os-236615?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <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/xPrint_Google.jpg" alt="First look: xPrintServer for Android, Chrome OS" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>A couple years ago, Lantronix released its xPrintServer and <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/need-print-ios-look-no-further-183226">made it supereasy to print to almost any printer from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch</a>.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Google Android Chrome OS Consumer Electronics iOS Printers Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 236615 at http://www.infoworld.com What you need to know about 3D printers for today and tomorrow http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/what-you-need-know-about-3d-printers-today-and-tomorrow-236090?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 226px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/835px-ORDbot_quantum.jpg" alt="What you need to know about 3D printers for today and tomorrow" width="243" height="216" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Wikimedia</p></em></div> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Printers Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 236090 at http://www.infoworld.com Surprise! Gen X and millennials share similar views on security http://www.infoworld.com/t/security/surprise-gen-x-and-millennials-share-similar-views-security-236873?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <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/smartphone_security.jpg" alt="Surprise! Gen X and millennials share similar views on security" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Alexander Shirokov</p> </em></div><p>What do 40 percent of folks aged between 18 and 48 never do unless they don't have a choice? Change their passwords.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Security Mobile Security Smartphones Internet Privacy Social Networking Password Security Consumerization of IT Security Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 236873 at http://www.infoworld.com How to rethink security for the new world of IT http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/how-rethink-security-the-new-world-of-it-236329?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>"We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets. We shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender," said Winston Churchill in his famous June 1940 speech in the face of Nazi attacks on England. His earlier committment to the goal of victory, "however long and hard the road may be," is an apt analogy to the security battles that enterprises face.</p> Consumerization of IT Data Management Security IT Management Application Security Data Loss Prevention Data Security Endpoint Protection Hacking IDG Insider Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 236329 at http://www.infoworld.com 5 tips for smarter collaboration in a mobile and cloud world http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/5-tips-smarter-collaboration-in-mobile-and-cloud-world-235973?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <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/numbers_1_to_5.jpg" alt="5 tips for smarter collaboration in a mobile and cloud world" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Applications Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Cloud Storage Mobile Apps Applications Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 235973 at http://www.infoworld.com