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By Lori Cameron
This summer, one of the largest gatherings of computing professionals will converge on Milan, Italy for the 15th Annual SERVICES 2019 Congress (July 8-13) to address the challenges associated with services computing.
By Dr. Jon Peddie
IBM introduced the eXtended Graphics Array XGA graphics chip and add-in board (AIB) in late October 1990, and it was the last graphics chip and AIB IBM would produce after having set all the standards for the industry it created. Developed for the PS2 along with the VGA, the XGA…
John Walz has enjoyed an impressive career. And, he now joins a long line of distinguished recipients of the IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Award—given for outstanding contributions to the computer profession.
By Larry Alton
Starting and managing a business is easier today than it’s ever been before, thanks to the resources available to aspiring entrepreneurs. Even if you’re new to the realm of entrepreneurship, you can find countless articles, how-to guides, and perhaps most importantly, templates to help you create your business from scratch.…
By Ashley Lipman
This year, more and more organizations are expected to move from waterfall approaches to DevOps. DevOps is a relatively new term used to refer to the new system of agile infrastructure. It’s a lean approach to collaboration in which development and operations staff work together through all stages of the…
By Dr. Jon Peddie
Let’s bring back the biggest and warmest. In the audiophile community and among certain elements of musicians, there is the feeling and advocacy for using vacuum tube amplifiers because of the warmth of the sound (and not from the heat from the tubes themselves). It’s an entrenched mythology similar to…
By Lori Cameron
Last year in late October, Christine Miyachi, of Xerox Corporation, participated in the "Women Making the Future" panel discussion at the IEEE Future Directions Technology Time Machine Symposium. We asked Miyachi about her work in the field of software architecture.
By Robert Kolaski
Ethical issues surrounding data such as data privacy and theft have been on the rise. Data security continues to be something that all companies put on the forefront of their activities. The war for cybersecurity has been ongoing: and it seems that it will be ongoing for a while. As…
By Drew Hendricks
A customer service representative is integral to any company in every industry. They are the face of the brand, the liaison between the corporation and the individual, and as such, every business’ future rests on their success. If you’re friendly, passionate about helping others, knowledgeable, and patient, then you might…
By Dr. Jon Peddie
It is said about airplanes that the DC3 and 737 are the most popular planes ever built, and the 737, in particular, the best-selling airplane ever. The same could be said for the ubiquitous VGA, and its big brother the XGA. The VGA, which can still be found buried in…
An Industrial Technology Research Institute survey lists the 10 most crucial advanced technologies that will affect the Asian region by 2030.
By Larry Alton
At first glance, computer engineering and related fields may not seem like they have much to do with creativity. In our culture, we tend to draw a heavy line between fields related to math and/or logic and fields related to creativity—think of it as an external split between left-brained and…
By Anna Johansson
These days, it’s easy for entrepreneurs, bloggers, and other self-starters to get started with their own website. With a website builder, you can put together a web design based on a template, even if you have no previous web design experience. And thanks to built-in hosting services or external hosting…
By Larry Alton
Automation and AI are central to how we use computers today, and while these tools have made it possible for everyone from businesses to students to speed technical procedures, AI is becoming passé. According to technology experts, 2019 will see substantial growth in the area of deep learning accelerators, low-power…
IEEE Computer Society President Cecilia Metra welcomes readers to a newly designed website at Computer.Org.
By Khaled Assali
Many CIOs continue to search for that sweet spot when it comes to meeting the IT demands of their organization. They’re still skittish about trusting everything to the public cloud, yet they’re beginning to realize that in some cases, their own data center may be woefully inadequate for their needs.…
By Lori Cameron
An ambitious proposal to end the digital isolation of those in the developing world calls upon tech and government leaders to create sweeping reforms that ensure access to digital information as a human right.
By Zvonimir Bandic
Few can deny that the choke points for many of today’s increasingly sophisticated systems continue to be hardware cost and power consumption. It’s no surprise that system performance has tapered off for a lack of “architectural vision”. One way out of this dilemma has been the introduction of heterogeneous computing.…
By Dr. Jon Peddie
IBM for a long time offered two levels of display capabilities, one for general purpose business users doing word processing, database entry, and Lotus spreadsheets, and one for engineering users — the latter always having higher resolution, more expensive monitors and controllers. The IBM Professional Graphics Controller (PGC) Before the…
By Michael Martinez
An interview with Mark Harman: University College London professor, co-founder of search-based software engineering, Facebook London's Sapienz manager, and now IEEE Computer Society winner of the Harlan D. Mills Award. He's "a virtuous cycle of innovation, deployment, and further scientific discovery." He reveals how.
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