Week in Review: Top IT Articles from Week of July 9-13, 2012
In case you missed it, here are some of the top IT news items from the past week courtesy of the MCPc blogging team.
A look at some of the cutting-edge features in next-gen Ultrabooks
According to a report from Digitimes (via PCWorld), Intel is leading a push for PC manufacturers to bring Ultrabook laptops to the next level. High-definition displays, touchscreens and 3D are some of the features expected to become commonplace in the next generation.
10 outside-the-box tips that can improve your IT security
Roger A. Grimes of Infoworld makes the case for honeypots, tarpits and other unconventional-sounding techniques to defend against IT security threats.
HP wants to make IT problems solve themselves
The growth of virtualization and big data is putting a lot of pressure on enterprises to develop more proactive, efficient and automated datacenter support services. Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions and Tommaso Esmanech, director of automation strategies at HP Technology Services, discussed the need for this evolution in an HP Expert Chat podcast.
Moving to the cloud isn’t just hype anymore – it’s the right decision
InfoWorld’s David Linthicum says the cloud has made the transition from hype to real world success and, interestingly, argues that we don’t often hear about enterprise cloud success stories only because organizations that pull it off see it as a “trade secret of sorts” and therefore don’t publicize it.
Cloud spending is on the rise and has no signs of slowing down
Clint Boulton of the WSJ blog CIO Journal analyzes Gartner’s recent report on expected IT spending for 2012. The study cites the cloud as the reason for an expected 3% increase in IT spending over last year. It breaks down that cloud spend, too -- the bulk of it is on cloud-based business process software, followed by platform as a service, SaaS and IaaS.
New features in Zimbra 8.0, VMware’s email platform
Last week, VMware announced the release of version 8.0 of its email server platform, Zimbra. According to VMware, the product serves 85 million mailboxes across 250,000 organizations, putting it in third just behind Microsoft Exchange and Gmail. ConsumerizeIT’s Jack Madden reviewed the new features. One highlight: Zimbra now integrates with Cisco Unified Communications.
More than half of all U.S. smartphones are Android products
A new Nielsen study (via CIO.com) found that Android continues to be the U.S. smartphone platform leader and now has over half of the market -- 52% of smartphones run on Android, followed by iOS with 34%, Blackberry 8% and Windows 6%.
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