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What the webscale world needs is a consumable network operating system (Reader Forum)

Modern data centers interconnect with each other creating the distributed cloud ecosystem that is becoming the global platform to deliver applications and services. In this ever-flexible, rapidly growing webscale world, inflexible network operating systems and management architectures are a liability. The network needs to...

Kagan: Don’t upgrade to iPhone iOS 13 yet

Do not upgrade your Apple iPhone to iOS 13. Not yet anyway. I would even wait till after the iOS13.1 update comes out on Tuesday. While iOS13.1 will be a great operating system, it won’t be until after the next few updates. Waiting could...

Huawei unveils own operating system to avoid Android dependency

  Huawei officially unveiled its own developed operating system HarmonyOS (HongmengOS in Chinese) which can be used on a variety of devices including smartphones, smartwatches and in-vehicle systems. Huawei’s new OS was announced at the company’s developer conference. Richard Yu, CEO of the vendor’s Consumer Business...

Huawei develops own OS to be used in the event of a future ban

  The Chinese vendor said the own proprietary OS would be used as a Plan B if an eventual ban prohibits the use of Android and Windows Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies confirmed that it has a proprietary operating systems for both smartphones and computers, which the...

Bare metal infrastructure vs. hypervisor-based infrastructure

Choosing a host infrastructure The Infrastructure hosting market can feel overwhelming with the variety of technologies and platforms available. Generally speaking, however, infrastructure hosts fall into two categories: bare metal infrastructure and hypervisor-based infrastructure. To help determine which infrastructure host works best for your company,...

CloudPassage tackles container security with new solution

CloudPassage launches Container Secure Cloud storage and security provider CloudPassage unveiled an encompassing set of automated compliance and controls for containers dubbed “Container Secure” today. The solution covers five key elements of container security, including host security, continuous image assurance, runtime configuration assessment, visibility and compliance,...

How to patch security holes

What are security holes? Applying patches to operating systems is pivotal to network security. A software vulnerability is typically a security hole discovered in an operating system or software program, which hackers target with a specific code clothed as malware. In the interest of taking...

Kagan: Why Apple iOS is more secure than Google Android

When considering Apple iOS, which runs the iPhone, or Google Android, there is more than just a different operating system to consider. Apple iOS is much more secure compared with Google Android. These different operating systems account for the vast majority of phones and...

How to secure containers from cyber threats

The threat of cyber attacks Securing any sort of technology is an arduous undertaking, especially in a world of cyber threats. SAP reports more than 80% of all cyberattacks are intended to impact specific software applications instead of the network. Among the most popular application...

Kagan: Upgrade to Apple iOS9 or wait?

Last week when iOS9 came out I upgraded my Apple iPhone 6. It worked. In fact, things went so well that this morning I upgraded an iPhone 5S and an iPad. Big mistake. That’s when I was hit by an Apple tidal wave so...

Intel committed to a Chinese operating system

WASHINGTON – China has been working since 2014 to develop a domestic mobile operating system, largely at the behest of the Chinese government. The state sees the widespread use of modified versions Google’s Android OS system as a major vulnerability due to the ease in...

10 questions to ask before starting a Xamarin project

The mobile application space remains a hot market for developers looking to tap into growing consumer demand for mobile-based services. For developers, one of the main challenges is in trying to write applications that are compatible with the various mobile operating systems in order...

Analyst Angle: What we can learn from Nokia X and Firefox OS

During this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Nokia and Mozilla announced new products and plans for the affordable smartphone market.

Interop: Windows Phone emerges as BlackBerry alternative for enterprise market

NEW YORK – As companies end their IT support for BlackBerry devices, Windows Phone 8 has a chance to conquer the mobile enterprise market. During an Interop event session in New York, Philip Clarke, research analyst at Nemertes Research, said that 29.4% of companies...

Nokia's Ojanpera splinters off to Vision+ development fund

Longtime Nokia Corp. (NOK) executive Tero Ojanpera is leaving the company after 21 years. He isn't completely cutting ties with the Finnish giant though.Ojanpera is taking on a new role as the head of an investment fund called Vision+. While the fund will remain...

Reality Check: Apple’s next move

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.In less than 200 words, CEO Steve Jobs rocked the tech world with a sudden yet not...

Quixey secures $3.8M for functional search

Startup Quixey said it raised $3.8 million in Series A funding as it brings its search engine for applications to market. The funding, co-led by U.S. Venture Partners and WI Harper Group will enable to the company continue its work with partners and spur...

Reality Check: When time devours

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.“Palm’s innovative operating system provides an ideal platform to expand HP’s mobility strategy and create a unique...

WebOS news puts Google in catbird seat

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (HPQ) decision to stop making hardware for its webOS platform on the heels of Google Inc.'s (GOOG) proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) gives Google yet another advantage in the operating system wars. While HTC Corp. (HTCXF) and Samsung Electronics...

HP pulls the plug on webOS hardware, puts PC business on notice

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) came out with news on rapid fire today. The company killed its webOS device business, leaving the webOS software destined for an anticlimactic end, and announced that its PC business might be separated into another company or spun off in another...

Nokia CEO says 'I told you so' to Android partners

Nokia's CEO has told Android partners they should be wary of the Google deal to buy Motorola Mobility and said the move reinforces his firm's decision back in February to go with Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system instead.“If I happened to be someone who...

Analysts do the math: Google will pay $510,204.08 for each of Motorola's patents

Analyst comments are pouring in following Google Inc.’s (GOOG) somewhat out of left field announcement that it would make Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) it’s largest acquisition target yet to the tune of $12.5 billion. And virtually everyone sees the move as a...

Google’s bid for Motorola Mobility – a play for patents only?

With news on Monday that Google Inc. had made a $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility, many posited the move was a play for patents to shore up the software giant’s Android operating system, though analysts remained decidedly divided.“It would be a mistake to...

Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5B

Google Inc. (GOOG) took a more serious position in the mobile space today, announcing plans to acquire Motorola Mobility Holding Inc. (MOT) for $12.5 billion. The move, if approved, would give Google direct control over a device maker and a direct channel to distribute...

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