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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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tech Buying: 6 Reasons Why IT Still Matters
Slideshows  |  4/27/2015
Making major tech purchases, especially big data analytics and business intelligence tools, without consulting IT may cause major problems. Here's why.
Delivery Drone Or Death Machine?
Slideshows  |  4/26/2015
Drones can help or harm. Figuring out how to respond to them isn't going to be easy.
Windows 10 App Updates, Earnings Report: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/25/2015
The good: positive quarterly earnings report, promise of Office 365 security updates, new Windows 10 Build. The bad: Windows, Office financials. Here's a look at Microsoft's week.
Salesforce Adds HR To Its Online Suite
News  |  4/24/2015
Salesforce for HR internalizes customer relationship management so employers can improve relations with their employees.
Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Dominates As Windows, Office Tumble
News  |  4/24/2015
Microsoft revenue hit $21.7 billion this past quarter as cloud services boomed, offsetting poor performance by its core Windows and Office products.
Windows 10 Build 10061: App Revamps Galore
Slideshows  |  4/24/2015
Microsoft updated its Windows 10 technical preview with a new build: 10061. This offers new mail and calendar apps, tablet optimization, and a refreshed Start menu.
Your Audi As Amazon Package Drop
News  |  4/23/2015
Amazon, Audi, and DHL plan to test delivering packages to the trunk of your car.
10 Apple Watch Apps For Business, Productivity
Slideshows  |  4/23/2015
Salesforce, Microsoft, and Evernote are three of many companies developing Apple Watch apps focused on productivity and collaboration.
Box Looks Beyond Storage
News  |  4/23/2015
At its second annual developer conference, Box rearranged its platform to entice enterprise developers.
HP Pavilion, Envy PCs Sport Intel Chips, Bold Colors
News  |  4/22/2015
HP is trying to lead the back-to-school charge with several new convertible PCs and laptops that sport more processor, graphics, and display options for the company's Pavilion and Envy lines.
Apple Watch Apps Booming, But Display Toughness Questioned
Commentary  |  4/22/2015
The Apple Watch will have no shortage of apps available out of the gate, but the most popular model is also the most susceptible to damage, according to tests.
ServiceNow Offers Service Platform, Opens Store
News  |  4/22/2015
ServiceNow, the IT help desk automation company, is making its platform available to customers and third parties in order to launch their own SaaS apps.
Bypassing The Password, Part 3: Freedom Compromised
Commentary  |  4/22/2015
Want to protect your privacy from government snoops? Say no to biometrics. Say yes to strong password protection and encryption.
Microsoft Office 365 Security Updates Revealed
News  |  4/22/2015
New features for Office 365, announced during the RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco this week, aim to enhance data privacy.
Google's Mobile Search Shift Demands Website Upgrade
News  |  4/22/2015
"Mobilegeddon" is here. It's not the end of the world, but it may mean the end of your stale website.
Microsoft Office On Android: How To Install
Slideshows  |  4/22/2015
Microsoft is looking to expand its Office suite beyond its traditional base. Here's a look at how to install and use Office on Android smartphones and tablet.
Google's Mobile Algorithm Change: 5 Things To Know
Commentary  |  4/21/2015
If your website isn't optimized for mobile devices, there's a good chance your Google search rankings will plummet. Here are five key facts that you and your business need to know.
Google Maps Lets Users Search For Loch Ness Monster
Commentary  |  4/21/2015
The Loch Ness Monster probably doesn't exist, but Google Maps is putting a new level of fun back into the hunt for Nessie.
Bypassing The Password, Part 2: Trusted Identities
Commentary  |  4/21/2015
The federal government's collaborative efforts with the private sector to "mov[e] beyond the password" are difficult to trust when there are potentially ulterior motives at play.
Plan X: DARPA's Revolutionary Cyber Security Platform
Slideshows  |  4/21/2015
DARPA's Plan X aims to make active cyber defense more accessible to the masses through agility, training, and intuitive interfaces.
Android Wear Promises Less Phone Dependence
News  |  4/20/2015
The latest update to Android for wearable devices allows connections with phones on distant networks.
Windows 10: Landing In July?
News  |  4/20/2015
In a conference call, AMD's CEO let it slip that Microsoft will release Windows 10 at the end of July 2015.
Bypassing The Password, Part 1: Windows 10 Scaremongering
Commentary  |  4/20/2015
Microsoft's hype of its upcoming biometrics system in Windows 10, spouting the virtues of biometrics over traditional password-based security, seems misguided at best -- misleading at worst.
Windows 10: Your PC Is Headed For The Cloud
Slideshows  |  4/19/2015
Windows 10 could well be the trigger that will drive the growth of cloud-based virtual desktop integration. Here's why.
Apple Watch: 5 Things We Learned This Week
News  |  4/19/2015
Apple Watch preorders have made the wearable a star in the past week. Here's a look at what you missed.
Windows 10 Universal Apps Update Coming To Phones
News  |  4/18/2015
Microsoft announces Office Universal apps preview for Windows 10 on Windows Phone and details of Office 2016.
Skype For Business, Windows Security Flaws: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/18/2015
Security and collaboration were key themes this week as Microsoft announced news surrounding bug fixes, Office Delve, Skype, and partnerships.
L.A. District Seeks Refund From Apple Amid Investigations
News  |  4/17/2015
The Los Angeles Unified School District's ambitious plan to provide an iPad for every student has been derailed by questions about the contract bidding process and dissatisfaction with the software.
Surface 3 Vs. Surface Pro 3: Picking The Right Tablet
Slideshows  |  4/17/2015
The Surface 3, the newest hybrid from Microsoft, packs the hallmarks of Surface Pro 3 into a thinner and lighter device.
Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Challenge Google
News  |  4/16/2015
Cyanogen's version of Android will include Microsoft apps and services.
Microsoft, Yahoo: The Search Party Continues
News  |  4/16/2015
Microsoft and Yahoo renew their 2009 partnership to enhance the search experience across platforms and boost value for advertisers.
Engine Yard Pivots Toward Container Management
News  |  4/16/2015
New Engine Yard CEO Beau Vrolyk is moving the company toward managing Linux containers for developers, with the acquisition of OpDemand.
4 Backup Landmines Waiting For The Unwary
Commentary  |  4/16/2015
Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev warns about the pitfalls hidden in the process of conducting regular data backups.
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