The Internet of Things Will Run on Java EE

Node.js is one of the most popular frameworks for people building controllers for the Internet of Things. Node is lightweight and flexible, but it's not the only option. At IBM Impact, Technical Evangelist Tom Banks demonstrated a remote control car...

How the jQuery Foundation is Making Browsing Better

This afternoon I had the chance to interview Kris Borchers, Executive Director of the jQuery Foundation. Kris talked about how jQuery became one of the most widely used JavaScript libraries on the planet as well as explaining the role the...

Oculus Rift at IBM Impact

I had the chance to try out Oculus Rift at IBM Impact last night. The virtual reality platform is a highly immersive approach to gaming that should have a lasting impact. Oculus Rift is one of Internet of Things devices...

IBM Impact Bound

I'm headed to IBM Impact tomorrow. It's my first year attending what looks to be a great conference for developers and business process-focused folks like myself. Throughout the next few days, I'll be attending sessions, crossing my fingers for a...

Audio and Video Conferencing Survey

Audio and Video conferencing solutions help make our world smaller. When traveling isn't practical, a video conference can be the next best thing to meeting face-to-face. LifeSize, one of the companies doing interesting work in the video conferencing space is...

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VGA to HDMI Adapter?

"My computer only has a VGA connection for video, is there anything I can use to go from VGA to HDMI for my HDTV?" Purchasing a video card with HDMI or DVI-out, rather than using your current VGA card is...

What will IT look like in 2020?

Attempting to predict the future is generally seen as a fool's errand. There are too many variables to expect to achieve anything but a small degree of accuracy, particularly when you start looking more than a few months to a...

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Hybrid Cloud Security

Most companies have a fair degree of experience defending their own data centers or at least have a trusted partner managing data center security. For companies who put their infrastructure in a public cloud provider, like AWS or Rackspace, there...

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Speeding Up Security Breach Detection

If there's a single number that should give any business a scare, it's that the average security breach goes undetected for 243 days. That means when someone breaks through your network defenses, they've got roughly 8 months to poke around...

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Gen8 ProLiant MicroServer Arrives

Several months ago, Shab Madina from HP walked me through the features of the new Gen8 ProLiant MicroServer. It's positioned to be a server for the small business market, but it's powerful enough that it makes a great solution for many purposes and affordable enough that it would work as a home office server too. Based on Shab's explanation of the MicroServer, I called it a great small business server. Last week a Gen8 ProLiant MicroServer arrived on my doorstep, provided to me by HP so that I can provide a complete review.