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Writing About Technology: A Reporter's View

Geri Spieler | Posted 03.18.2017 | Technology
Geri Spieler

When we think or imagine technology, we often think of computers. For some, it is all about code or using the web for shopping. The idea and application of technology are in our everyday life. From driving our cars to shopping in the super market.

Online Advertising: Overwhelmed or Overjoyed?

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business
The University of Central Florida Forum

We're familiar with the online tracking tools consumers seem to have no concerns with: cookies, profiles and other online tools that identify our shopping habits. It's the speed that this information is available that is striking.

What Your Fitbit Doesn't Want You to Know

Mark Weinstein | Posted 12.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Weinstein

Got a fitness tracker? If not, perhaps there is one coming to you soon, under the proverbial Christmas tree. According to Gartner, more than 130 milli...

Gartner: Successful Sales and Marketing in the Empowered Customer Era

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
Vala Afshar

Selling to people who actually want to hear from you is more effective than interrupting strangers who don't. --Seth Godin Tiffani Bova is a vice p...

What's Keeping Higher Education CIOs up at Night?

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.07.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Higher education CIOs see their role increasing on the business and strategy side, much more so than on the curriculum side. While fundraising is important to the schools, this is not an area that CIOs in general feel they can contribute.

How Silicon Valley Works

Tom Hayes | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology
Tom Hayes

Investment in Silicon Valley is at record levels. Venture firms are managing more funds and raising more money. New starts are also at a high, with more companies raising megadeals -- rounds of $100 million or more -- than ever before.

Top 10 Strategic Trends in Technology 

Gordon Ching | Posted 01.18.2015 | Technology
Gordon Ching

Here are the top 10 strategic trends in technology from the recent Gartner Symposium ITXPO in Barcelona I attended. I was humbled to have had the chance to attend as perhaps the youngest digital executive in the audience. I was blown away by what's to come as a reflection of the agendas of the world's CIO's.

Tablets' Coming Dominance Sign of Fast-Twitch Nature of Retail

Mike Cassidy | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

The overall long-term trend is undeniable. Consumers are moving to mobile and retailers need to be ready for all that comes with that.

The Future of Shopping Looks Like a High-Flying Ride

Mike Cassidy | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

Just as flying cars will have their drawbacks (crashes will hurt a lot more, insurance premiums will be higher, sticker prices, too), there are potential downsides to consumption super-charged by technology.

A New Day for Gamification, or Is It?

Rajat Paharia | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Rajat Paharia

Modifying the definition in these three ways would help companies better understand that gamification is not about games, and that it's not limited to digital behaviors.

Gov. Pat Quinn Plans for State Government 2.0

David Ormsby | Posted 04.30.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Governor Pat Quinn's administration is poised to launch a vast and expensive modernization of state government's financial wiring and work processes that will revolutionize operations and likely displace ossified workers, upend encrusted work habits, and mothball-rusted file cabinets.

Gartner Group Vice President: The One Question CIOs, CMOs and CEOs Must Ask

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Vala Afshar

How will technology support growth is the fundamental question that must drive strategy. Desperate strategies across the different lines of business will not produce a realization of how technology can holistically benefit business growth.

Get Ready -- Big (Social) Data Means Big Jobs

Beverly Macy | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology
Beverly Macy

Companies are realizing they can't shrink their way to greatness. It's time for growth and it seems to finally be happening. In the world of big data and the social enterprise, look for an explosion.

Citrix Turns CloudStack Away From OpenStack to Apache Software Foundation

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 06.09.2012 | Technology
Arnal Dayaratna

Citrix has revealed plans to open source its CloudStack IaaS solution to the Apache Software Foundation under an Apache 2.0 license.

iPad Predicted To Dominate Tablet Market For Years

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.11.2011 | Technology

Recent analysis by Gartner shows the iPad dominating the tablet market past 2011 and into 2015, though it faces a tough opponent in the Android platfo...

Google's Android Driving Smartphone Surge: Gartner

Posted 06.07.2011 | Technology

(HELSINKI) - Growing demand for smartphones running on Google's Android platform will help the smartphone market grow 58 percent this year and 35 perc...

Google Must Stem the Flow of Android Fragmentation

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Android 2.2 (Froyo) is on about 29% of active devices and Android 2.0/2.1 (Éclair) is on 41.7% as of September 1. Additionally, there appears to be no minimum hardware standard with handsets or tablets.

Big Broadband Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Eric Ehrmann

In South America, internet growth is vibrant and Big Bandwidth Brazil is a reminder of why strong government oversight is necessary to mediate the interests of globalist telecoms and internet industries.

Got Mobile App Developers? TheyMakeApps Does

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Caroline Giegerich

As someone who prides herself on being a digital nerdstress, I often field questions from folks looking for mobile app developers. Enter TheyMakeApps, an online directory of iPhone application developers categorized by location and price.

Burton Group, Research Firm, Acquired By Gartner In Major Research Industry Move

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Burton Group, a research firm specializing in IT, has been acquired by competitor Gartner today in a major research consolidation move. Burton Grou...

Analysts Predict Imminent Apple, BlackBerry Brawl

BusinessWeek | Arik Hesseldahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Consider it a battle less for hearts and minds than for thumbs and ears. That's what may ensue between Apple (AAPL) and Research In Motion (RIMM), jud...