Hardware is hard — but accelerators can make it easier

SpringboardIoT, a new accelerator program focused on startups working on hardware and the Internet of Things, has launched in the UK. The scheme's founder joins forces with an experienced insider to explain why it's a necessary and useful development.…

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HP, Dell and the paradox of the disrupted

Once synonymous with PCs, Hewlett Packard and Dell are now struggling to keep up with the software-driven shift to integrated, differentiated systems. Mark Sigal of Unicorn Labs takes a closer look at how their hardware-centric models have failed them and what the future may hold.…

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Forget networking, the data center of the future is software defined too

Software defined networking made a big splash last week at the Interop show in Las Vegas with a variety of vendors pitching their vision of how abstracting out networking from the physical hardware will change the overall way IT services are implemented. But the most disruptive element of the entire software defined networking trend is that it enables the next era of IT, the software defined data center, a concept Steve Herrod the CTO of VMware introduced at the show.…

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Steve Jobs and why technology doesn’t matter

A new biography of Steve Jobs quotes Bill Gates as saying that the Apple co-founder "never really understood much about technology." While the Microsoft billionaire likely saw that as a put-down, technology is arguably the least important thing about Apple's most successful products.…

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