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Is Ruby on Rails a Crown Jewel?

Ruby on Rails is a favorite Web-development environment. As it expands to support other platforms, can Ruby become the cross-platform Crown Jewel?

HPC: Coming to an IT Shop Near You?

High-performance computing (HPC) solutions have long been deployed by Fortune 1000 accounts, but costs have prohibited implementation by smaller enterprises. Here’s how cloud computing has changed the playing field.

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?

Strike Back at SQL Injections

Structured Query Language is one of the most popular ways hackers attack enterprises. Programmer and trainer Paul Litwin tells you how to identify weaknesses before hackers do.

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.

Near Field Communication: Niche Tech or the Next Big Thing?

Vendors are adding this ultra-short-range wireless technology to devices such as smartphones and laptops, for applications such as electronic payment. Is this just scratching the surface of what NFC can do? Intel’s NFC experts offer insight.

The Fragmented Mobile Device Market

Joel Huloux, chairman of the board at MIPI Alliance, explains how his organization is fighting mobile device fragmentation — and why software developers should care.