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Windows 10, HoloLens: 7 Things We Learned From Microsoft Build
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Windows 10 will host iOS and Android apps, turn mobile phones into PCs, and come equipped with a newly named Microsoft Edge browser.
Harper Reed: Innovation Is Worthless
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
During his Interop keynote, Harper Reed quotes Kanye West for product development advice.
Boston Red Sox VP Of IT: Invest In Your Farm Team
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Brian Shield, the vice president of IT for the Red Sox, thinks IT departments and CIOs can learn how to solve hiring problems by learning from how baseball teams recruit.
Apple Watch Troubles: Taptic Engine, Wrist Tattoos
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
The limited launch supply of Apple's wearable has been pinned on a faulty component, and some users report problems caused by their tattoos.
Apps To Unite Smartphones, IoT
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
The Internet of Things is an expansion of mobile device uses, not a separate, new development, Soasta's Tana Jackson says at Cloud Connect.
H-1B Visas Tougher To Come By In 2015
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Demand for new H-1B visas far outpaces supply in the 2015 application cycle. Don't expect that to change in the near future.
Innovation Starts With Culture: Interop Leadership Track
Commentary  |  4/30/2015  | 
Three IT leaders talk about how they transformed their cultures and became more innovative.
Google's Urs Hoelzle: Cloud Will Soon Be More Secure
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Google's chief data center architect, Urs Hoelzle, says cloud security will improve faster than enterprise security in the next few years.
Information Security: Identifying Your Weakest Links
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Modern security execs use existing tools to identify areas of risk and find new ones to track, evaluate, and share their progress.
Caterpillar Uses Better Intelligence To Drive Security
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
How strategy and a Capability Maturity Model are helping Caterpillar drive its information security transformation.
Enterprise Mobile Strategy, Meet The Connected Toilet
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
The way you're thinking about mobile may not be broad enough.
NASA MESSENGER Prepares For Impact On Mercury
Slideshows  |  4/29/2015  | 
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is beaming back some final, incredible photos as it prepares to smash into the planet's surface -- a hard landing for the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury.
IBM Sets Quantum Computing Milestone
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
IBM sees the future of quantum computing as having a major impact in the life sciences and chemistry fields.
The NSA, Surveillance, And What CIOs Need To Know
Commentary  |  4/29/2015  | 
At the Interop Keynote, things get frightening as the EFF's Kurt Opsahle recounted the NSA surveillance history.
Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell: Data Analysis Key To Customer Insights
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
After leaving a healthcare firm, Karenann Terrell, the CIO of mega-retailer Wal-Mart, found that data analysis at the company is "at a much higher level of sophistication than I had expected."
Samsung Handily Reclaims Smartphone Crown From Apple
Commentary  |  4/29/2015  | 
Shipments of Samsung's smartphones roared back to life during the first quarter, putting the company ahead of Apple. However, profits remain elusive for the world's largest maker of phones.
How Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
Royal Caribbean Cruises is meeting modern customer expectations with wireless connectivity at sea.
UPS Delivers On Data
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
At the InformationWeek Conference, data rock star Jackie Woods told the story of how UPS went down the data highway from 2003 to the present. It is a story about being "constructively dissatisfied."
Time Killers At Work: How To Avoid Them
Slideshows  |  4/29/2015  | 
Here are four ways we lose precious time at work, and alternatives that can return hours to our weeks.
InformationWeek News Desk Is Live At Interop 2015
Commentary  |  4/29/2015  | 
Please join host Sara Peters for the first-ever InformationWeek News Desk show at Interop 2015. Our second program starts at 11 a.m. PDT on Thursday, April 30.
UPS: Where Good Is Never Enough
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
UPS, the No. 1 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is analyzing a constantly changing, 100-terabyte data warehouse in order to start predicting problems and delays and dealing with them sooner.
Boeing's 3D Projects Invigorate IT, Manufacturing
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Boeing, the No. 2 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is running augmented reality projects that are uniting its R&D, IT, and manufacturing teams.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Reaches For The Cloud
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
NASA's JPL, No. 3 in the InformationWeek Elite 100, has turned to cloud computing to make real-time analytics available to missions.
Avnet's Training Innovations Bring Revenue Gains
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The IT team at Avnet, the No. 4 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, spotted a new revenue stream by building on an acquisition's training platform. The project is on track to drive $30 million in revenue this year.
The Weather Company: Cloud Journey Requires Cultural Change
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The Weather Company, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, embraced cloud infrastructure in order to meet dramatic swings in demand for weather information.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Emerging Tech Drives Hard Results
Commentary  |  4/28/2015  | 
The 2015 Elite 100 companies are applying emerging technology in practical ways that will rewrite the rules of business.
Esurance Puts Analytics Closer To The Customer
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
A new rules-engine platform lets the insurance company offer more personalized packages when selling policies online. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Dollar General Turns Mobile Data Into Action
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The retailer's mobile strategy helps managers stay on the floor while accessing fresh data. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
CVS Revamps To Meet Specialty Medicine Needs
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Dealing with cancer, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis is tough enough. CVS is making it easier for patients to get the specialized treatments they need. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Hoag Memorial Finds Better Care Through Data Sharing
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The hospital group overhauled its tech strategy to boost data usage, patient health, and collaboration between business units and the IT organization. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Intermountain Healthcare Bundles Apps For Better Living
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
By corralling multiple apps in one place, Intermountain is making mobile interaction easier for its community. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Atlantic Health Automates ID With Biometrics
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Palm vein scans are helping staff pull up patient records more efficiently and securely. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
PayPal Revamps Data Center For Agility
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
PayPal can deploy new products seven times faster with its new approach, plus it's finding recruiting talent easier. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
WEX Taps Smartphones For Fleet Management
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The payment company uses apps and QR codes to connect drivers, vehicles, and payments. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Get Fast: A Survival Strategy For Software Development
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Speed is of the essence in a world where every company must be a software company.
Heartland CEO: Honesty Is Best Breach Policy
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
At the InformationWeek 100 conference, Heartland CEO told the story of how doing the right thing saved his company.
AstraZeneca CIO: Insourcing Can Drive An IT Transformation
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
On its road to becoming "twice as good at half the cost," AstraZeneca has prioritized insourcing IT and focusing on customers.
LG G4: Can Leather Design Dethrone iPhone 6, Galaxy S6?
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The LG G4 smartphone is impressive on paper, but it's another question entirely if consumers will go for the leather look, especially with competition from the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6.
Boeing, eBay Data Centers Look More Like Cloud
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
eBay and Boeing, two major builders of new enterprise data centers, explain what they looked for in new architecture at the InformationWeek 100 event.
Apple Pay Partners Now Include Best Buy, Discover
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Retail giant Best Buy and credit card company Discover are the latest partners to join Apple's contactless payment platform -- Apple Pay.
IoT And The Looming Mobile Tidal Wave
Commentary  |  4/28/2015  | 
If you thought handling BYOD was hard, wait until you see what managing mobile devices for the Internet of Things entails.
9 Top-Paying Tech Firms: Glassdoor
Slideshows  |  4/28/2015  | 
The tech sector dominates Glassdoor's list of the top 15 highest-paying companies in the US.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2015
Slideshows  |  4/27/2015  | 
We hand-picked these 20 real-world projects from among the InformationWeek Elite 100 winners, looking for ideas that would spark new thinking in your IT organizations.
iPhone 6 Sales Help Drive $58B In Revenue For Apple
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shone during a record-breaking quarter that earned Apple $58 billion in revenue.
Chris Anderson: Weaponized Lego, Drones & IoT
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
In his keynote address at the InformationWeek Conference, Chris Anderson said drones are the perfect example to show the rise of the Internet of Things.
ConocoPhillips: Lessons In Analytics
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
Executives from ConocoPhillips emphasize the importance of asking the right questions before pursuing an advanced analytics strategy.
Apple Watch First Weekend: Slow Go For Those Who Want One
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
Apple began delivering the Apple Watch to hopeful fans over the weekend, but the majority of buyers are still waiting for the wearable to arrive. About 22% who ordered one got one.
InformationWeek News Desk Debuts At Interop 2015
Commentary  |  4/27/2015  | 
Whether you are attending Interop in person or keeping tabs on the show from your desk at the office, the InformationWeek News Desk is a new way to keep up-to-date and find out what the biggest names in the industry think about the future of information technology.
Comic: HR Analytics
Commentary  |  4/27/2015  | 
Predictive analytics is great, but when it comes to HR, maybe spending more time on people will make it less necessary.
Nokia: No Plans To Return To Phone Manufacturing
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
Despite rumors to the contrary, Nokia has no official plans to re-enter the mobile phone manufacturing market, the company officially stated.
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