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    Cybersecurity or profits; Retailers dilemma

    By / September 12, 2014

    Retailers such as Home Depot learned it the hard way. With $79 billion a year in annual sales it pays for Home Depot to protect its system from hackers. It employs layers of security software including a key to protect its retail terminals and others from cyber hackers. Yet the Home Depot confirmed that its… Read more

    Lenovo slowly becoming a giant in computer business

    By / August 8, 2014

    The world’s top selling computer maker Lenovo, the Chinese maker of personal computers and smartphones, is growing leaps and bounds. It is acquiring mobile phone brands, server businesses and many other technological businesses worldwide. It is world’s number three computer maker behind Samsung Electronics of South Korea and Apple of the US. Today it is… Read more

    Search giants Baidu vs Google

    By / June 13, 2014

    The Chinese Internet search engine giant Baidu is growing much faster than Google. In China, Baidu.com is the most popular website. More than 81 percent of searches are carried out on Baidu in China and Baidu falls into the elite top five sites in the world. Online search based advertising revenue generates more than 79… Read more

    Lenovo is diversifying its hardware business

    By / March 5, 2014

    The world’s No. 1 Personal Computer (PC) maker, Lenovo, is also concentrating its efforts in becoming a powerful smartphone maker. It dominates the Chinese PC market and due to shrinking worldwide PC sales it is expecting to diversify. The Chinese hardware maker is aiming at taking a bite of Apple and be a contender for… Read more

    Your personal cloud made easier

    By / February 7, 2014

    Many of us signup for free teaser cloud storage accounts from popular services such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Apple iCloud to find that we max out the limit soon. To get around the limits, many of us open multiple accounts with multiple log-in. These provide challenges such as remembering passwords and most face difficulty… Read more

    Target credit information breach calls for newer smart chip card technology

    By / January 2, 2014

    On December 19, 2013, retail giant Target revealed that its customer data has been breached. Initial report indicated that hackers may have obtained names, addresses, bank account and other vital information of about 40 million its customers. But as days went by and more and more information became available, many think it may have affected… Read more

    Facebook’s Open Compute Project to revolutionize the entire data center industry

    By / December 3, 2013

    Announced in April 2011, Open Compute Project (OCP) is a brain child of Facebook. It is intended to openly share data center products for efficiency and designs. The ever increasing demand for computer infrastructure, hardware and software, drove Facebook to find a cheaper and better alternative to traditional data center products. Facebook is known for… Read more

    New e-reader from Amazon.com

    By / October 2, 2013

    Amazon.com is introducing a new e-reader called The All-New Kindle Paperwhite for $ 119 with Wi-Fi and $179 with Wi-Fi and 3G just in time for the upcoming holiday season. The unit is acclaimed for not having glare and for its e-ink technology. It weighs 7.3 ounces compared to Apple’s iPad Mini that weighs 10.9… Read more

    A cheaper but safer alternative to cloud computing

    By / September 25, 2013

    Clouds are everywhere. It appeals to many businesses because they can avoid buying expensive storage equipment and software, maintenance and staff to run them. For a fraction of that cost, companies can get the same service from cloud. Among the providers of software for businesses to run their operations Apple’s iCloud and Dropbox lead the… Read more

    HP is entering into big data and analytics

    By / June 28, 2013

    HP (Hewlett-Packard) is going head to head with corporate data mining giants IBM and others. In early June 2013, HP introduced the HAVEn, a software package that ties together its data analysis system. The new product offers a way for its clients to sift through corporate data. It was made possible due to HP’s recent… Read more

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