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2014 Roundup: This Year in Mobile Apps
News  |  12/31/2014
Health insurers were busy with app development this year, but the P&C sector also narrowed its focus on broadening mobile capabilities.
Bitcoin Taxation: A Gift From The IRS And The Coffee Problem
News  |  12/31/2014
Every bitcoin transaction requires a gain or loss calculation between acquired cost basis and the amount it was sold for. This is no problem for large blocks, but on everyday purchases, a gain or loss calculation on every $1.79 cup of coffee is a lot of calculating.
5 Smartphone Wishes For 2015
News  |  12/31/2014
Smartphones must do better in five key areas -- starting with battery life.
Wall Street CIOs Have A Vendor Management Problem
News  |  12/31/2014
If Wall Street CIOs want to stay ahead of competition and ensure that high-speed trading software doesn't start the next flash crash, they need better insight into vendor-delivered software.
Why There's Confusion Over Valuing Bitcoin
News  |  12/31/2014
Bitcoin presents a new type of nontraditional, highly technical, experimental, and global digital instrument to our already complex world. That should conjure excitement, not fear.
Mobile Payments: 5 Things To Expect In 2015
News  |  12/31/2014
Mobile payment technology has new momentum going into 2015. What's next?
2014: The Year Of The Digital Banking Tipping Point
News  |  12/31/2014
Digital banking went from buzzword to standard in 2014. Bank Systems & Technology's top 7 articles about digital illustrate the concept's momentum.
Cartoon: When Hackers Think You're Uncool
Commentary  |  12/31/2014
Is your company feeling left out of all the security fuss?
Windows 10 Preview: How To Try It, Safely
News  |  12/31/2014
Want to test drive the Windows 10 Technical Preview without screwing up your computer? Windows 8.1's built-in virtualization technology makes it easy.
8 Wacky Cyberattacks Worse Than Sony Hack
Slideshows  |  12/31/2014
John Denver music on a loop. Adam Sandler inserted in your favorite movies. Forget Sony: These attacks would really drive the nation insane.
Health IT In 2015: What's In The Cards?
Slideshows  |  12/31/2014
Healthcare CIOs need to build on existing groundwork to improve compliance and efficiency in what should be a demanding year.
Why InfoSec Should Be Separated From IT
Commentary  |  12/30/2014
The case for taking the information security function out from underneath the IT umbrella.
Data Scientist Training Programs Gain Steam
News  |  12/30/2014
More universities are launching programs to develop the big data talent businesses need.
IoT In Protocol War, Says Startup
News  |  12/30/2014
CTO Of Enlightened says outlook for Zigbee is particularly dim.
Apple Devices Top Holiday Gift List
News  |  12/30/2014
iPhones, iPads represented more than half of mobile devices activated this holiday season.
2014: The Year In Search
Slideshows  |  12/30/2014
You can learn a lot about a person from search engine history. Explore some of the year's top search topics, according to Google and Bing.
5 Facebook Wishes For 2015
News  |  12/30/2014
Facebook tweaked this and that in 2014, but there are still several improvements we'd like to see.
10 Threats Worse Than Artificial Intelligence
News  |  12/30/2014
Killer robots and malicious computers may keep technical geniuses up at night, but we need more artificial intelligence to keep natural stupidity in check.
Phoning Home From Mars On Christmas Eve
News  |  12/30/2014
For six simulated space explorers, practicing for a Mars mission means never having a real-time conversation with anyone "back on Earth."
Azure Helps Police Store, Access Body Camera Video
News  |  12/30/2014
Police camera maker demonstrates one way agencies are using Microsoft's Azure Government cloud to run software and equipment in a flexible, interoperable environment.
5 Hyperscale Lessons For Mainstream Datacenters
Commentary  |  12/30/2014
Management practices from the HPC world can get even bigger results in smaller-scale operations.
Consumerization Of Government Services Starts With Case Management
Commentary  |  12/30/2014
Use a case-centric approach to transform government services into the kind of digital experience citizens expect.
12 Notable InformationWeek Stories Of 2014
News  |  12/30/2014
These stories made you think, debate, and laugh with each other on InformationWeek.com in 2014. Take a look back.
Reclaim Your Schedule In 2015: 7 Tips
News  |  12/30/2014
Were you overworked, overtaxed, or simply "over busy" in 2014? Take control of your schedule and reduce stress in 2015.
How Big Data Will Drive 5G
News  |  12/29/2014
Never heard of "the tactile Internet"? You will. Here's how data-driven applications and services are shaping the development of 5G wireless.
Samsung Speeds Up Note 4 Smartphone
News  |  12/29/2014
Samsung cancels Galaxy Alpha, adjusts smartphone lineup just days ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show.
Sony Fallout: The Terrorists Win Our Networks
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
It's time to get serious. Sony hack may mark the end of enterprise networks as we know them.
5 Education Tech Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Education is being flipped on its head by technology. Teachers see the promise -- and the pitfalls.
6 IT Trends To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
In the new year, mobility evolves, the hybrid cloud grows, and big data will need more people skills.
The Cost Of Healthcare Data Access
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Does every healthcare department really need around-the-clock access to every file or image, or could security be tightened?
8 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/29/2014
From Uber's dirty tactics to Silicon Valley's lack of diversity, look back at the year's biggest letdowns.
9 Cloud Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
In 2015, expect to see the cloud mature as a platform for hybrid operations, with cloud data centers achieving new efficiencies through containers.
Apple's iPads: 4 Things To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Apple's iPad sales slowed down in 2014, but the company can open new avenues for growth in 2015, especially among enterprise customers.
2014: IT's Good, Bad, & Ugly
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Take a look back at some of the most memorable IT incidents -- for good and bad -- over the past year.
CES 2015: Year Of The What?
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Will 2015 be the Year of the Outrageously Expensive TV, or just another Year of Incremental Improvements in Technology?
Docker, CoreOS Push Containers To Center Stage
News  |  12/29/2014
Containers aren't just good for developers. They're good for cloud workloads, if their supporters can get the security right.
New Data, Same Old Dumb Bosses: 3 Lessons
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Corporate overlords finally take an interest in data. Too bad they don't understand it and will be tricked by crafty short-timers.
9 Healthcare Tech Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  12/29/2014
As venture capital flows into healthcare startups, look at some new companies that should be on your radar.
6 Tips For Managing Worldwide Offices
Commentary  |  12/26/2014
Set clear goals, communicate in real-time, and other advice for keeping far-flung teams on the same page.
Top 10 Social Network Blunders Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/26/2014
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media sites really stepped in it this year. Check out these 10 boneheaded moves that infuriated users.
Geekend: New Year's Resolutions For Famous Geeks
Commentary  |  12/26/2014
New Year's resolutions are much easier to keep if you give them to someone else.
5 Tips For Government IT Modernization
Commentary  |  12/24/2014
Make sure you have a solid strategy to come in under budget and at scale.
A Journalist Codes: 4 Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
A journalist who writes about software writes his own and finds out coding is not easy. In fact, easy is particularly hard.
Boxever Implements DevOps, Continuous Delivery On Amazon
News  |  12/23/2014
Travel analytics firm Boxever thrives while executing three or four updates a day to its core systems on Cassandra in Amazon cloud.
5 Best Smartphones Of 2014
News  |  12/23/2014
There's never been a better time to buy a smartphone. These five stood out from the pack.
SDN Comes Of Age
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
In 2015, software defined networking will move from niche technology to one that creates real business value.
Microsoft: 5 Must-Do's In 2015
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
Microsoft had a strong 2014. To continue its momentum, the company has some work to do next year.
Honk If You See A Dead Satellite
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
Satellites, balloons, and drones -- oh my! Today's tech wunderkinds have found the answer to global warming.
8 Quiet Firsts In Tech In 2014
Slideshows  |  12/23/2014
Maybe you didn't hear about these science and technology breakthroughs, from robots to space exploration. But they will be remembered 20 years from now.
Tech-Free Vacation: Why Unplugging Isn't Practical
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
Many of us crave a holiday break from technology, but sometimes it's easier said than done.
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