Business Technology News and Commentary - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Business posted in May 2015
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
iOS 9 Rumors: 5 Things We're Hearing
News  |  5/31/2015
Apple's WWDC 15 conference is coming up in June, and the rumor mill is already abuzz with news about iOS 9.
Apple Assists Users With iPhone Message Crashes
News  |  5/30/2015
Users who receive a text message with a specific string of characters find the text crashes iMessage -- Apple has issued instructions for a temporary fix.
Windows 10 In July, Azure News: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/30/2015
Microsoft news this week included updates to Azure, SQL Server 2016, Office for Android and, of course, Windows 10.
Android M: 5 Best Features
Commentary  |  5/29/2015
Android M may focus more on improving the user experience, but Google still added some impressive new features. Here's what we learned at Google I/O.
Using Twitter, Smartphones To Accurately Assess Crowds
Commentary  |  5/29/2015
As part of the Big Data Challenge, researchers from England's University of Warwick have turned to smartphones and Twitter to estimate crowd sizes quickly and accurately.
Google I/O: Gmail Hits 900M Users, Android Reaches A Billion
News  |  5/28/2015
Key statistics from this year's Google I/O included one billion Android users and 900 million Gmail users, 75% of whom are on mobile.
Ads Built By Algorithm
News  |  5/28/2015
Persado contends its machine learning system can produce better direct response ads than human ad copywriter.
iOS 9 Rumor: Proactive Project Will Rival Google Now
Commentary  |  5/28/2015
Apple iOS 9 is shaping up to be more than just a performance upgrade. New details emerge pointing to a stronger competitor, called Proactive, which will challenge Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana.
Meeker: Internet Has Only Begun Changing Our Lives
News  |  5/28/2015
Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker presents her annual take on how the Internet is changing business, as US and China dominate among Web companies.
Lenovo Details Dual-Screen Smartwatch, Smart Shoes
News  |  5/28/2015
Lenovo is seriously expanding beyond PCs with several new concepts that tap into the Internet of Things trend. For wearables, Lenovo is showing off a dual-screen smartwatch.
Big Data: 6 Real-Life Business Cases
Slideshows  |  5/27/2015
Better data analysis enables companies to optimize everything in the value chain -- from sales to order delivery, to optimal store hours. Here are six examples of how major enterprises are using data to improve their business models.
Microsoft Office Coming To 20 More Android Tablets
Commentary  |  5/27/2015
Microsoft has convinced 20 more Android tablet OEMs to install its Office productivity software on their devices. It's a smart move by Redmond.
Google Planning New Nexus Smartphones In 2015, Report Claims
News  |  5/27/2015
Although Google's Android platform is the dominant operating system on smartphones worldwide, it has struggled with its Nexus-branded hardware. A new report claims Google will try again this year.
Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer At Apple
News  |  5/26/2015
Jony Ive, the design genius behind Apple's most iconic products, including the MacBook, iPhone, and Apple Watch, gets a promotion to chief design officer. What does it mean for the rest of the company?
Microsoft Cortana Destined For iOS, Android
News  |  5/26/2015
Microsoft's Cortana app for Apple's iOS and Google Android will be available for download later this year.
BlackBerry Doomed By First iPhone, Storm Failure
Commentary  |  5/26/2015
BlackBerry corporate leaders' inability to react effectively to market changes, specifically the first iPhone and AT&T's deal with Apple, doomed the famed smartphone maker.
Android Factory Reset Leaves Your Data Exposed: Study
News  |  5/25/2015
Flaws in Google's Android operating system mean the factory-reset option is unlikely to permanently wipe all your data -- or master token -- from the device.
8 Reasons IT Pros Hate The Cloud
Slideshows  |  5/25/2015
We sense a simmering level of vitriol whenever we speak with IT professionals about the cloud in our daily conversations, at industry conferences, and in other settings. Here's why.
Office For Android, Sway, OneDrive Updates: MS Office News
News  |  5/24/2015
News surrounding Microsoft Office this week included a public preview of Office for Android and eDiscovery for Office 365.
Pebble Time Smartwatch Shipments Start May 27
News  |  5/23/2015
Early supporters of Pebble Technology Corp.'s Kickstarter campaign will be the first to get their Pebble Time wearable devices.
Windows 10 Build 10122, Email For iOS: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/23/2015
This week's updates include a new Windows 10 build, rumors of an iOS email app, and a few questions for Windows 10 Mobile.
iPad May Get Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9
Commentary  |  5/22/2015
Apple is preparing some long overdue features for the iPad and may launch them on larger iPad Pro tablets later this year. This relates back to functionality in the upcoming iOS 9.
Bots Outpace Humans Online: Study
Commentary  |  5/22/2015
Humans were responsible for only 41% of network traffic monitored by Distil Networks; bots made up the rest. What does this mean for your applications?
10 iPhone Apps You've Never Heard Of
Slideshows  |  5/22/2015
Apple's App Store stocks more than a million apps; this guide will show you the hidden gems.
PayPal Pivots From Platform To 'Operating System'
News  |  5/21/2015
As it prepares for independence from eBay, PayPal is trying to redefine itself as something more than a payment company.
NSA Wanted To Hack Google App Store, Infect Android Phones
Commentary  |  5/21/2015
The NSA and its Five Eyes allies researched a man-in-the-middle attack to infect Android smartphone users by hacking Google's App Store. It's the last revelation from Edward Snowden.
Windows 10 Mobile: 5 Questions We Want Answered
Slideshows  |  5/20/2015
Microsoft has given Windows 10 for desktop its share of attention. What can we expect from Windows 10 Mobile?
Microsoft's Reported Email App Targets iOS
News  |  5/20/2015
A Microsoft slip leaked information on new chat app Flow, which works alongside Outlook to deliver faster messaging on Apple devices.
Apple Watch, Android Wear Updates Begin Appearing This Week
Commentary  |  5/20/2015
The first update for the Apple Watch makes performance improvements across the board, while Google is finally sending Android 5.1.1 to its line of Android Wear wearables.
iOS vs. Android: What’s Best For Enterprise Security?
Slideshows  |  5/19/2015
Among the major concerns of enterprises these days are data security and theft from mobile devices. Here's a look at whether iOS or Android offers better enterprise security.
Google, Apple Urge Obama To Protect Phone Data Privacy
News  |  5/19/2015
The letter, signed by Google, Apple, and a number of tech companies and security organizations, is urging Obama to halt legislation that would allow government to access personal data stored on mobile devices.
Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile Strategy Promises Less Pain
Commentary  |  5/18/2015
Microsoft is borrowing a tactic from Apple's playbook and will be responsible for delivering system updates to Windows 10 mobile smartphones.
Apple Snaps Up GPS Specialist Coherent Navigation
News  |  5/18/2015
Apple's Maps service has been gaining traction in the years following its bumpy rollout, and the acquisition of Coherent Navigation could make the app even more precise with GPS technology.
9 iOS, Android Apps to Boost Productivity
Slideshows  |  5/18/2015
Smartphones might be distracting, but they can also help get things done. Check out our picks for mobile productivity apps.
IoT Buzz: Legit Business Or Next Tech Bubble Fail?
Commentary  |  5/18/2015
In the Internet of Things, everything needs to be connected and "smart." But, if everything is smart, how do you know what's dumb or doomed to fail?
Google Adding Button To Mobile Search For Instant Purchases
News  |  5/17/2015
The development would put Google in direct competition with online retailer Amazon, which pays Google more than any other company for search ads.
Windows 10 Mobile, Hyperlapse, Hyper-V: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/16/2015
News from Microsoft this week includes plans to bring cables under the Pacific, new Windows 10 Editions, and the latest Windows 10 mobile build.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Getting Production Boost
Commentary  |  5/15/2015
Samsung is working hard to improve the number of Galaxy S6 Edge handsets coming out of its factories. It's also teasing an "Iron Man" edition.
LG Lancet Sports Windows Phone 8.1, Low Price
News  |  5/15/2015
Verizon Wireless is planning to offer the LG Lancet, a budget smartphone that runs Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 plus the software company's Cortana digital assistant.
Windows 10 Mobile Update: Office Apps, Windows Store
News  |  5/14/2015
Build 10080 of Microsoft's Windows 10 for phones gives a first look at Universal Office apps, Windows Store Beta, and more.
Apple Watch, Android Wear Lack Theft Protection
Commentary  |  5/14/2015
The Apple Watch and Google's Android Wear platform don't have any security measures in place protecting their pricey wearables from loss or theft.
Windows 10 Editions: Which One Is For You?
News  |  5/14/2015
Microsoft will release different editions of Windows 10 for various devices and user types, from consumers to large enterprises.
Samsung's Project Orbis: A Risky Apple Watch Challenger
Commentary  |  5/13/2015
Samsung revealed details about a forthcoming smartwatch, dubbed Project Orbis, but don't expect it to use Google's Android Wear. Can it legitimacy challenge the Apple Watch?
iPhone 6s Will Sport Force Touch, Rose Gold Option
Commentary  |  5/12/2015
Apple's advanced touchscreen tech, called Touch Force, may be the central new feature of the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Verizon Buys AOL For $4.4B To Bolster Video
News  |  5/12/2015
Verizon moves into the mobile advertising space with the $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL, which also gives the company a stronger foothold in OTT video.
Mobile App Mentality: 4 Ways IT Must Change
Commentary  |  5/12/2015
From architecture to employee trust, IT must adjust its thinking.
Big Data: Protecting Privacy Is Good For Business
Commentary  |  5/12/2015
Privacy issues in big data often put companies and consumers in adversarial positions. It doesn't have to be that way.
iPhone Still Owns The Enterprise BYOD Market
Commentary  |  5/11/2015
Despite a small drop in activations, Apple's iPhone owns the enterprise device space by a healthy margin. Despite small gains, Android is still far behind.
Windows 10, HoloLens, Office: Microsoft Details Its Vision
Slideshows  |  5/10/2015
Key takeaways from Microsoft's Ignite and Build events offer a peek at the company's broader vision for enterprise apps.
Uber Reportedly Bids $3B For Nokia's HERE Maps
News  |  5/10/2015
The bidding war for HERE heats up as the vehicle-for-hire startup Uber reported makes a $3 billion bid for Nokia's struggling maps division.
Page 1 / 2   >   >>


State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Commentary
Study Proposes 5 Primary Traits of Innovation Leaders
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  11/8/2019
Slideshows
Top-Paying U.S. Cities for Data Scientists and Data Analysts
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  11/5/2019
Slideshows
10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  11/1/2019
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Getting Started With Emerging Technologies
Looking to help your enterprise IT team ease the stress of putting new/emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning and IoT to work for their organizations? There are a few ways to get off on the right foot. In this report we share some expert advice on how to approach some of these seemingly daunting tech challenges.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll