While an application’s functionality is very important, users have equally started to value non-functional areas—such as performance, usability, accessibility, and UI—and are often ready to move on to other options if an application's performance does not meet their needs.
Staying ahead of technology shifts is one of the key challenges that organizations face, but is it possible to always stay ahead? Anuj Magazine highlights how some of the top companies have succeeded and failed to stay ahead of technology shifts, including Microsoft, Cisco, Nokia, Apple, and Google.
Ubiquitous computing—anywhere, anytime computing—is on the rise. And while the benefits of anywhere, anytime computing are numerous, there are new and invisible risks that cannot be ignored. Rajini Padmanaban looks at ubiquitous computing and its effect on society.
Among the latest and largest companies to hop on the Internet of Things fast train, Target announced the opening of the 3,500 square-foot Target “Open House” in San Francisco’s Metreon shopping center to demonstrate how everyday devices connected to the Internet can make life better for consumers.
The next wave in IT seems to be SMAC technologies—or social, mobile, analytics, and the cloud. Individually, each of the pieces of the “SMAC stack” are not new to us. However, what is changing now is the use of these four elements together as an integrated ecosystem, rather than as separate silos.
"... (S)ome of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information. They're gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that's wrong." —Tim Cook, Apple CEO
Everyone in the development community seems to be talking about Docker Containers. Given the interest to develop architectures and deployment tools that can spin up new applications faster than ever in virtualized and cloud environments, it is time to dig deeper into what all the fuss is about.
Management software has been around for many years, but sports is a somewhat newer discipline where management systems can be used to boost productivity and enhance a team’s overall efficiency. Bharathan Venkateswaran looks at the competitive world and future of sports managements systems.
Growth in areas such as big data, cloud, and mobile computing have aided new trends in health care, and one area that has grown significantly is virtual clinics. Rajini Padmanaban looks at the future of virtual clinics and the attributes that can determine their success.
The OpenStack Summit has turned into a giant marketplace for OpenStack Technorati looking for new gigs and technology giants looking to inject some fresh talent and innovation into their product lines. Beth Cohen highlights the new round of OpenStack startups by large technology vendors.