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Flexible Work Schedules: Key To Boosting Millennials' Productivity
News  |  8/31/2016
The cultural mindset of millennial workers and the ability to connect to the web from nearly anywhere are driving workplace flexibility demands, according to a new report.
IT Salary Outlook 2017: Starting Pay On The Rise
News  |  8/31/2016
Starting salaries for IT professionals are expected to rise an average of 3.8% in 2017 compared with 2016. Find out which IT jobs are projected to see the greatest salary increases next year.
Hidden IT Security Risk: Privileged User Access
News  |  8/29/2016
A Ponemon report finds the security threats around privileged user access and the resulting insider threat risks appear to be growing. Here's what IT should be keeping an eye on.
HP EliteBook Gets Sure View To Block 'Visual Hacking'
Commentary  |  8/25/2016
Privacy screens on the HP EliteBook 1040 and HP EliteBook 840 will keep shoulder-surfers from spying on your machine.
5 Traits Effective IT Leaders Need
Slideshows  |  8/25/2016
When you consider outstanding tech leaders such as Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs, and Jeff Bezos, five of their traits standout above others. Here's a look at ways to cultivate these characteristics to further your career.
Opera VPN For Android Targets Users, Not Enterprises
News  |  8/23/2016
Opera Software expanded the availability of its mobile VPN to Android devices, giving them the tools they need to circumvent workplace rules governing blocked sites and services.
IT Investment Uptick Triggered By Productivity Goals
News  |  8/23/2016
A recent Deloitte survey indicates businesses are investing more in IT platforms and services that can drive productivity. Specifically, these firms are using IT to increase productivity while they focus on technologies such as cloud and analytics.
Microsoft Buys AI Startup Genee To Boost Office 365
News  |  8/23/2016
Microsoft has agreed to acquire Genee, an AI-powered scheduling service, to drive intelligent experiences in Office 365.
IoT Revolution: IT Leading The Charge
News  |  8/22/2016
While interest in IoT technologies continues to rise among businesses, many organizations are still unsure how it will directly benefit the bottom line. However, the IT department and the CIO are helping to lead the way for those companies that are adopting the technology.
Uber To Pilot Self-Driving Cars On Pittsburgh Streets
News  |  8/20/2016
Uber plans to launch a pilot program with a fleet of driverless cars picking up passengers in Pittsburgh this month.
Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
News  |  8/19/2016
A recently released Gartner report, based on Equinix network hub use, finds that an "interconnect" service is one of the keys to an enterprise's digital future.
Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
News  |  8/19/2016
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
Silicon Forest Provides Fertile Ground For Startups
Slideshows  |  8/19/2016
Oregon's startups are increasingly garnering attention from venture capitalists and support from government agencies. Here's a look at a few.
Cisco Cuts 5,500 Workers, Shifts Focus To Software, Services
News  |  8/18/2016
Networking giant Cisco confirmed during its latest quarterly report that the company will cut approximately 7% of its worldwide workforce in a restructuring move designed to accelerate its transition to a software and subscription business.
Intel's Joule Maker Board Targets IoT Developers
Commentary  |  8/17/2016
The Intel Joule developer module will help enterprises, developers, and everyday tinkerers tap into the internet of things. The chip maker also detailed its vision for 5G networks at its Developer Forum show.
AR, VR Revenue May Reach $162 Billion By 2020
News  |  8/17/2016
An IDC report finds augmented reality and virtual reality technologies have a bright future, with revenues growing to $162 billion by 2020. The study finds AR and VR will offer major applications for healthcare and product design.
Google Hangouts Looks To Gain Enterprise Focus
Commentary  |  8/16/2016
Google's Allo and Duo apps are meant for mobile texting and video chatting, but Hangouts will refocus on enterprise communications and compete with similar offerings from Skype, Slack, and Yammer.
Google Fiber Plots Wireless Service Despite Rollout Delays
News  |  8/16/2016
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
5 Steps That Can Shorten The IT Hiring Process
News  |  8/16/2016
IT hiring managers who take too long to extend a job offer may suffer from the snooze-you-lose syndrome -- specifically losing a candidate's interest within a week of the interview if an offer is not made, according to survey results. However, there are five practical steps IT managers can follow to streamline the process.
4 Ways Company Culture Can Secure Top Tech Talent
News  |  8/15/2016
University researchers examined employee reviews on IT job search site Glasssdoor to identify the corporate cultures most likely to attract top tech talent and improve bottom line results.
Tim Cook Talks Artificial Intelligence, iPhone's Future
News  |  8/15/2016
Marking the five-year point as the head of Apple, CEO Tim Cook spoke to the Washington Post about tax policy, the future of smartphones, and how the company plans to integrate artificial intelligence with its future projects.
Intel's Workforce Diversity Efforts Hampered By Layoffs
News  |  8/13/2016
Despite progress in some areas of its diversity efforts, Intel encountered a slight decline in the number of under-represented minorities working for the company. The main cause is the company's own efforts to restructure, which triggered a large number of layoffs earlier this year.
Amazon's 'Prime Air' Boeing 767 Takes Its Maiden Flight
News  |  8/12/2016
Amazon's newly unveiled "Prime Air" 767 will help move customer freight faster and give the company yet another edge in the online retail market.
Google Fiber Planning Wireless Broadband Tests
News  |  8/11/2016
Google Fiber, the low-cost, high-speed broadband service provider, is planning a shift from physical pipes to wireless deployment of the web, according to an FCC filing.
9 Cloud Skills IT Pros Need Now
Slideshows  |  8/11/2016
The rise of cloud computing has been a game-changer for not only businesses, but also IT pros looking to stay relevant. Here are 9 must-have skills in different aspects of cloud technologies needed to compete.
IoT Market Could Top $3 Trillion By 2025, Report Finds
News  |  8/10/2016
IT departments take note: The internet of things market is picking up speed, with new technologies like LPWA paving the way for broader adoption. Even though a new study shows that spending on IoT could reach $3 trillion by 2025, security remains a concern.
Federal Source Code Policy Requires Agencies To Share Code
News  |  8/9/2016
The objective behind the White House's Federal Source Code policy is to ensure all agencies make custom-developed source code available for re-use across government. The aim is to make the government work more like developers in the private sector and to encourage sharing and collaboration.
Big Data, Cloud Demand Drive IT Job Growth
News  |  8/9/2016
IT job numbers grew in July, but not as fast as they did during the rest of 2016. Yet big data and cloud trends will continue to drive job growth going forward, according to CompTIA researchers.
Apple Acquires Machine Learning Startup Turi For $200 Million
News  |  8/8/2016
Turi, the Seattle-based startup company, is Apple's latest purchase in a string of acquisitions aimed at bolstering its machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. These two technologies are changing how CIOs and administrators view new IT investments in the enterprise.
5 iOS, Android Apps To Follow The Olympics
Slideshows  |  8/6/2016
The 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games are set to thrill the world with feats (and feets!) of glory over the next two weeks. Here are five apps to help you catch all the action.
Rio Olympics Has IT Managers Worried About Network Capacity
News  |  8/5/2016
A survey sponsored by Riverbed and conducted by Wakefield Research finds corporate networks will be tested as the 2016 Summer Olympics get underway in Rio.
4 Major Vulnerabilities Discovered In HTTP/2 Protocol
News  |  8/5/2016
Web administrators take note: The vulnerabilities Imperva discovered in the HTTP/2 protocol were reported to vendors, and patched versions are already available.
Apple's 2016 Diversity Report: Slight Uptick In Female Hires
News  |  8/5/2016
Apple released its 2016 diversity figures this week, revealing a slight increase in the number of woman tech workers it's added to its workforce mix during the past year. The company is also making efforts to increase its overall diversity.
IoT Will Surpass Mobile Phones As Most Connected Devices
News  |  8/4/2016
By 2018, the number of IoT devices will surpass mobile phones in the greatest number of connected devices, so putting strains on mobile networks, according to new figures from Ericsson. The increasingly rapid adoption of IoT hold several challenges for IT departments.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Celebrating Innovation
InformationWeek Elite 100: Celebrating Innovation
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/4/2016
How does the Elite 100 come together, and how do the editors chose the winners? Editorial Director Susan Nunziata spoke to Senior Editor Sara Peters about the list and what goes into selecting and ranking so many deserving recipients.
9 Tips For Hiring Data Science Talent
Slideshows  |  8/4/2016
Data scientists are the new corporate rock stars. Companies in all industries know they need a strong bench of data science talent to have any hope of becoming the next Uber or Netflix. With more demand than supply, here's what you need to know about recruiting the best and brightest.


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