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Google Shutting Down Orkut
News  |  6/30/2014
Google's legacy social network will be retired in three months.
4 Facebook Privacy Intrusion Fixes
News  |  6/30/2014
Facebook may control most of your data, but you can take protective steps. Here's what you need to know.
ICD-10 Delay: Organizations Prep For New Deadline
News  |  6/30/2014
Healthcare organizations are taking advantage of the delay in a variety of ways, such as training more staff, improving documentation integrity, and conducting more robust testing, according to a survey.
Windows 9: Desktop Resurgence?
News  |  6/30/2014
Next version of Windows will remove Live Tiles from traditional PCs and laptops but keep the Start screen for hybrids and tablets, according to reports.
Databricks Cloud: Next Step For Spark
News  |  6/30/2014
Databricks, the company behind the hot Apache Spark project, announced new tools, new partners, and new funding to power a cloud service on Amazon Web Services.
Facebook Researchers Toy With Emotions: Wake Up
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
A study about the effect of posts on Facebook users' emotions outraged some people. I call it a public service: Now you understand what ill-informed consent means.
Big Data Innovation To Hit Legacy IT
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Big data is coming to industries that have historically struggled to get started with data-driven initiatives. The best advice: Start small.
CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
News  |  6/30/2014
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
Google Kills Quickoffice
News  |  6/30/2014
Google will no longer offer Quickoffice mobile productivity suite to new users, urging mobile owners to adopt Google Drive apps instead.
Will Spark, Google Dataflow Steal Hadoop's Thunder?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Apache Spark and Google's Cloud Dataflow service won't kill Hadoop, but they're aimed at the high-value role in big data analysis.
IT Salary: 10 Ways To Get A Raise
Slideshows  |  6/30/2014
Do you deserve a bigger IT paycheck? Here's how to negotiate with bosses, navigate counteroffers, and avoid mistakes.
Apple Kills Aperture Photo App
News  |  6/30/2014
Apple will replace Aperture with OS X Yosemite's built-in Photos app, but the company says it remains committed to its professional customers.
Microsoft Explains Exchange Outage
News  |  6/30/2014
Microsoft pledges to do better after frustrating customers with last week's Exchange Online and Lync Online outages.
Internet Of Things: Current Privacy Policies Don't Work
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Traditional ways to deliver privacy guidelines, such as online postings or click-through mechanisms, don't work with the Internet of Things.
You're Fast? Great. Are You Efficient?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Jumping hurdles at record speed doesn't mean much if you stroll between them. IT leaders must eliminate process-driven delays or trip on DevOps and SDN efforts.
Big Data Helps Insurer Pinpoint At-Risk Patients
News  |  6/30/2014
Aetna and GNS Healthcare use analytics to predict patients at risk for metabolic syndrome.
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 2
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 2
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at the IW conference on his BYOD pilot and what was learned.
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 1
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 1
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at IW conference on how to provide business partners with more options.
H.D. Smith CIO On BYOD Challenges
H.D. Smith CIO On BYOD Challenges
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014
David Guzman, CIO at H.D. Smith, discusses alternatives to the "my way or the highway" style of management.
IT Salaries: Looking For Love
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
We asked whether you felt fairly compensated for your IT role. More than half of you said no.
Facebook News Feed: 5 Changes
News  |  6/28/2014
Gone are the days when Facebook showed you every post from every friend. Here's a look at Facebook's latest News Feed algorithm changes and how they affect the content you see.
Google I/O 2014: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014
Google unveiled everything from Android to wearable news at its annual developers show. Here are the developments that matter most.
BlackBerry Swipes At Android Security
News  |  6/28/2014
In response to Google I/O announcements, BlackBerry criticizes Android's lack of security. On point, or sour grapes?
7 Surprising Technologies From World War I
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014
WWI marked the first time technology was widely used in war. Look back 100 years at early drones, wearables, and other technologies that had lasting influence.
Philips Seeks Bigger Role In Healthcare Market
News  |  6/27/2014
The Dutch company partners with Salesforce.com, introduces a cloud-based platform to expand its role in the healthcare market.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gets Tougher
News  |  6/27/2014
Robots competing in DARPA's disaster relief test must show some autonomy, will face surprise challenge.
What IT Can Learn From The Auto Industry
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
There's too much waste in IT. CIOs should look to the car industry for examples of efficiency and innovation.
Commerce Dept. Partners With Private Sector On Open Data
News  |  6/27/2014
Commerce Department uses meetings with private sector to improve its open data infrastructure.
Geekend: The Great Wall Of Oz
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
Can giant walls stop tornadoes and bring an economic boost to the Midwest?
Google I/O: Hello Dataflow, Goodbye MapReduce
News  |  6/27/2014
Google introduces Dataflow to handle streams and batches of big data, replacing MapReduce and challenging other public cloud services.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Open And Social: New Path For Government Agencies
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
Agencies such as DoD are adopting social business, digital technologies, and open standards in surprising ways.
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Hadoop Jobs: Key Skills For Advancement
News  |  6/27/2014
Many people want lucrative Hadoop jobs right now. Do you have the Hadoop expertise and experience necessary to keep your career moving forward?
Surescripts Taps AppDynamics To Scrutinize Apps
News  |  6/26/2014
Surescripts expects AppDynamics application performance management to improve app performance and reliability, free engineers to pursue innovation.
Hortonworks Certifies Spark On YARN, Hadoop
News  |  6/26/2014
Hortonworks catches up to Cloudera with YARN-managed implementation of Spark in-memory framework for machine learning on Hadoop.
Lockheed Consolidates DISA Network Centers
News  |  6/26/2014
Defense tech firm plans to streamline DISA's global network by closing two European operations and technology centers.
Mobile Security Action Plan
News  |  6/26/2014
Consumerization means CIOs must grant personal devices access to corporate data and networks. Here's how to avoid loss and corruption.
Dell Focuses On Security
News  |  6/26/2014
Dell made a flurry of security-minded announcements this week, highlighted by improvements to its Dropbox for Business integration.
Internet Of Things: New Architecture Needed
Commentary  |  6/26/2014
Today's Internet architecture isn't ready for the scale of what the IoT should become. Here's a proposal for something better.
Google Wear Smartwatches Compared
News  |  6/26/2014
LG and Samsung announce first devices with Android Wear, Google's platform for wearables. Understand the differences.
Warrantless Cellphone Searches Illegal, Supreme Court Rules
News  |  6/26/2014
Supreme Court bars police from searching data on an individual's cellphone without a warrant.
Salesforce.com, Philips Launch Digital Healthcare Platform
News  |  6/26/2014
Salesforce1 cloud platform will serve as development platform for patient-care apps using Philips health monitoring devices.
Google I/O: Android Interface, Cloud Advances Star
News  |  6/26/2014
Day one of Google I/O lacked skydivers but delivered new APIs, tools, and connectivity to push Google's mobile device and cloud capabilities forward.
Redmond's Remarkable Reversal With Developers
Commentary  |  6/26/2014
Microsoft, facing significant risks in the post-PC era, has made surprising changes to the way it works with developers.
Electronic Health Records: First, Do No Harm?
Commentary  |  6/26/2014
EHRs are commonly promoted as boosting patient safety, but are we all being fooled? InformationWeek Radio investigates.
Montana Health Department Hacked
News  |  6/25/2014
State of Montana notifies 1.3 million patients of breach to Department of Public Health and Human Services server.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
WLAN Design: Learning From Our Mistakes
Commentary  |  6/25/2014
Our expensive campus WLAN upgrade didn't account for the growing number of wireless devices per student. Here's what we learned from our mistakes and how we turned them into teaching opportunities.
Cloud Improves SEC's Bottom Line
News  |  6/25/2014
Move to cloud helps Securities and Exchange Commission collect, analyze, and report on financial data more efficiently.
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