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  • October 06, 2016 06 Oct'16

    Microsoft Connect(); plugs in, what's in the call?

    Microsoft appears to have an inexhaustible supply of energy for (arguably) hard core developer events with serious software application development programmes. Question: how to do you make it ...

  • September 02, 2016 02 Sep'16

    Apple patches Pegasus spyware bugs in OS X, Safari

    Apple patched spyware bugs in OS X and Safari that enabled the 'lawful intercept' Pegasus cyberweapon exploit against iOS because the desktop and mobile OSes shared vulnerable code.

  • August 19, 2016 19 Aug'16

    Gartner Catalyst 2016: Cloud enables a connected future

    Gartner has a message for IT: To thrive, get into the cloud. Also in Searchlight: Cisco layoffs, Eddie Bauer malware hack, Google's rumored new OS, China's quantum satellite.

  • June 30, 2016 30 Jun'16

    What is DC/OS?

    What if we could take the total amount of power in any cloud computing datacentre and provide a means of defining that as one total abstracted compute resource? This notion has given birth ...

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  • Outdated apps: What are the best ways to address them?

    Dead and outdated apps can pose serious security risks for enterprises. Expert Nick Lewis explains how to find and remove dead apps before they become a problem. Continue Reading

  • Balancing user experience and mobile data security

    Creating a powerful user experience (UX) is the holy grail of mobile app development, according to SearchCIO columnist and former CIO Harvey Koeppel. But the journey there is fraught with obstacles, including managing and designing apps that appropriately handle data risks, multiple device and operating system constraints, environmental considerations, and legacy system constraints. The undoing of many journeys is a result of failing to balance UX with the "granddaddy" of all these obstacles: mobile data security risks.

    In this SearchCIO handbook, Koeppel gives an account of his own journey to harmonizing user experience and mobile data security, and offers 13 CIO pointers to help ensure your quest is a success. In our second piece, CTO Niel Nickolaisen advises IT leaders on how to take a balanced approach to mobile app development. Lastly, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski runs down seven UX design tips for a winning mobile app. Continue Reading

  • How well do you know VMware's type-2 hypervisors?

    VMware offers three hypervisors that run on top of your existing operating system. Do you know the differences between them? Continue Reading

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