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Passport to Productivity

When you pick up a BlackBerry Passport, the company’s newly-released flagship device, one thing is immediately apparent: it’s definitely a BlackBerry. But it’s a BlackBerry with a twist. A twist that puts BlackBerry back in the game. The Passport is the same size and shape as the eponymous travel document, although at 196 g (6.9 [...]

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Lyndsay Wise, president and founder, WiseAnalytics

Delivering effective customer analytics

Businesses that leverage analytics for internal use understand the value their data can bring. In many cases, organizations are also collecting data on a continual basis that could benefit their customers. More and more, these companies are using the information they store, and applying analytics to provide additional services to their customers. Some are providing [...]


Is Intel about to drown the cloud in data, or show how to make it shine?

Kevin Fogarty is writer, editor, columnist and tech analyst with over 20 years’ experience covering IT, mobile and business computing, science and healthcare technologies. He has worked with most of the major publishing brands brands, including ITWorld, CIO.com, Ziff Davis and TechTarget, in roles ranging from content creation to content management and strategy. Drawing on [...]

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Lynn Greiner, freelance IT journalist and regular contributor to InsightaaS.com

Hype vs. reality

Last year, analysts predicted that tablets would kick laptops to the curb. To hear them talk, you’d have thought that anything with a keyboard was crawling away, whimpering, as the wave of touchscreen tablets swept over it. Enthusiasm (and good marketing) was pushing consumers and businesses away from traditional PCs. That’s not to belittle the [...]


Hyper-convergence with EVO:RAIL

‘Software defined’ in much data centre parlance has been associated with new levels of programmability in the configuration and management of IT infrastructure, with advanced customization and end user control the outcome. At its most recent annual end user conference, VMware pushed its own spin on this concept with announcement of a new appliance built [...]

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