Time to Phase out Desk Phones?

VoIP softphones are abundant and enabling; some even support video calling. Here’s how to determine whether it’s time to ditch desk phones — and how to do it.

Getting Physical with Virtual Servers

The inability to effectively manage data across both physical and virtual environments has forced IT shops to put off more serious cloud implementations. But there are emerging answers.

The Long-term Commitment of Embedded Wireless

Wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communications gives enterprises new options for tracking assets, reducing overhead costs, ensuring employee safety and delivering value-added services. But what happens when the underlying wireless technology gets phased out?

Nice Gesture, But What Does It Mean?

As the installed base of smartphones, tablets and digital kiosks grows, so does the need for gesture-based user interfaces. Design expert Don Norman explains why the current paradigm is frustrating for users and developers alike.

Maxing out Multicore

Multicore’s concept is simple: Increase the number of cores to increase performance. But as University of Wisconsin Professor Mark Hill explains, Amdahl’s Law is essential to understanding why coding is key to maximizing multicore performance.