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IT Spending Reports Show A Tech Market In Transition
News  |  6/30/2015
Gartner is predicting that worldwide spending on information technology will decline 5.5%, while Forrester has revised its US tech market projections down slightly.
Microsoft Cuts Display Ad Business, Sells Bing Maps To Uber
News  |  6/30/2015
Microsoft transfers its display ad business to AOL and sells Bing Maps tech to Uber as CEO Satya Nadella executes a new corporate mission.
Google Says Yelp-Backed Study Is Flawed
News  |  6/30/2015
Conflicting claims fly as European antitrust officials await a response to objections from Google.
Samsung Takes Smartphone Lead From Apple
Commentary  |  6/30/2015
Samsung has regained the US smartphone crown thanks to strong enough sales of the Galaxy S6. However, iPhone 6 sales are still strong.
10 Essential Google Apps For iPhone Users
Slideshows  |  6/30/2015
Just because you're an Apple aficionado doesn't mean you can't load up your iPhone with Google apps. Here are 10 of the best.
Google's Android Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court
News  |  6/29/2015
Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google over Android now returns to a lower court.
IoT Market Forecast At $11 Trillion, Report Finds
Commentary  |  6/29/2015
A new report from McKinsey finds that the market for IoT could reach $11 trillion by 2025. This means a sea change for IT, as well as the CIOs who have to manage budgets.
Google Wants You To Be Healthy
News  |  6/29/2015
An assortment of cloud-based data-collecting and data-analysis tools aimed at health practitioners, researchers, and individuals offers ideas for any enterprise looking to maximize cloud computing.
11 PCs Ideal For Windows 10 Upgrades
Slideshows  |  6/28/2015
With Microsoft's big Windows 10 launch just over a month away, let's take a look at some recently released PCs that would be ripe for an OS upgrade.
Windows 10 Pricing Chaos, Upgrade Explained: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/27/2015
Microsoft this week released the full suite of Office for Android, updated the Surface Pro 3, and confused the Internet with its Windows 10 pricing strategy.
Amazon Wants Developers Creating Alexa Apps
Commentary  |  6/26/2015
Amazon is looking to expand its Alexa personal assistant beyond Echo by appealing to developers and leveraging AWS.
IBM, Box Cloud Partnership: What It Means
Commentary  |  6/26/2015
IBM and Box enter a partnership to bring mobile storage and sharing to the enterprise cloud.
Windows 10 Upgrade: 8 FAQs Explained
Slideshows  |  6/26/2015
July 29 is fast approaching and we know you still have a lot of questions about how to download and use Windows 10.
Samsung Slammed For Disabling Windows Update
Commentary  |  6/25/2015
Samsung admitted to altering the behavior of Microsoft's Windows Update tool, but claims to have good intentions.
Google Street View Gives Vertical View Of El Capitan
News  |  6/25/2015
If you're in for a hair-raising slice of vertigo, check out Google's Street View climb of El Capitan in Yosemite. It's not for the faint of heart.
Microsoft Office Fully Lands On Android Phones
News  |  6/25/2015
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now generally available on Android smartphones and tablets.
Windows 2003 Server End Of Support: What IT Needs To Know
Slideshows  |  6/25/2015
Many systems administrators will look at migrating from Windows Server 2003 as a daunting task. It should instead be seen as a chance to review your hardware, software, and deployment options. Here are seven things you need to know.
Salesforce Service For Apps Gives CRM A Mobile Edge
News  |  6/25/2015
A new suite of products revealed by Salesforce today is aimed at improving the customer service experience on mobile devices through intuitive routing and contextualization.
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/24/2015
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
iOS 9 Beta 2 Reveals New Treats
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
The latest developer build of iOS 9 includes a space-saving feature to help people stuff OS updates onto nearly full iPhones.
Lenovo Ideacentre Stick: The $129 PC In Your Hand
News  |  6/24/2015
Lenovo's pocket-size $129 Ideacentre Stick 300 joins a growing field of computer-on-a-stick offerings from rivals like Google and Intel.
Docker To Defang Root Privilege Access
News  |  6/24/2015
Docker's upcoming 1.8 release will answer security concerns by separating a running container's root privilege from that of its owner to avoid the owner becoming a "Superuser."
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
Gmail Undo Send Plus 3 More Improvements We Need
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
The "Undo Send" feature in Gmail graduated from beta status on June 23. That's nice, but here are three features that business users really need from Google's email service.
iOS 9, Android M Place New Focus On Security, Privacy
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Google and Apple have publicly challenged calls from law enforcement agencies to weaken encryption on consumer devices. In turn, iOS 9 and Android M will sport a string of new security and privacy features for users.
Supercomputers Unleash Big Data's Power
Slideshows  |  6/24/2015
Here are six reasons why established companies, and even startups, are using supercomputing resources, and why your IT organization may want to consider such options to meet your big data and business analytics needs.
Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
News  |  6/23/2015
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
Docker Adds Container Networking, Deployment Options
News  |  6/23/2015
Docker gives its container platform a DevOps flavor with multi-host networking and the ability to deploy into the cloud.
Salesforce Vs. The Competition: A CRM Primer
Slideshows  |  6/23/2015
Salesforce.com is a leader in providing cloud-based enterprise software applications and platform services. How does it stack up to the competition? Here's how.
CFO Data Needs: How IT Stacks Up
Commentary  |  6/23/2015
If you think about how the data is going to be presented and used by the CFO's group, the technological decisions to ensure data accuracy and determine types of data you present actually become easier.
Amazon Applies Machine Learning To Improve Reviews
News  |  6/23/2015
Amazon.com has for several years capitalized on machine learning for its recommendations that come with customer purchases on the retail site. Now, it's extending those efforts to product reviews and star ratings to enhance customer experiences.
Replace Windows Server 2003 With Windows Server 2012
Commentary  |  6/23/2015
Bhargav Shukla, director of technology at KEMP Technologies, explains why it's a good idea to migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2 now.
Windows 10: Free For All Insiders?
News  |  6/22/2015
Microsoft's muddled messaging sparks a debate over whether Windows 10 will be available for free to Windows Insiders.
Docker, CoreOS Bury The Hatchet For Container Spec
News  |  6/22/2015
Container rivals Docker and CoreOS, plus 18 other organizations, link arms behind a common container specification.
VMware Brings More Tools To Docker Development
News  |  6/22/2015
VMware courts Docker-oriented developers with a developer hypervisor, AppCatalyst, and deployment workflow, Bonneville.
Google Neural Networks Make Captivating, Surreal Art
News  |  6/22/2015
Google is training neural networks -- think AI with an imagination -- to render images based on information engineers provide, and the results are fascinating.
IBM Aims To Ease Data Sharing For Police, Emergency Services
News  |  6/22/2015
IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.
Google, Microsoft, Mozilla Want A Faster Web
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
Google wants to keep you from leaving the Web by delivering a faster experience.
COBOL Leads Us Back To The Future
Slideshows  |  6/21/2015
COBOL defined business software development for decades. Now, is it over the hill or just hitting its prime?
Apple Watch Sales Hit 2.8M As Straps Drive Profits
Commentary  |  6/20/2015
Estimates suggest a strong debut for the Apple Watch. Reports about the second-generation smartwatch point to a FaceTime camera.
Samsung Update Fixes SwiftKey Security Flaw
News  |  6/20/2015
Samsung will release a security policy update following reports of vulnerability in SwiftKey keyboard replacement software.
Windows 10 Mobile Update, Elop Exit: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/20/2015
News of an executive shakeup at Microsoft comes the same week as new Windows 10 Mobile build 10136.
Apple Watch 2 Rumors: New Video Camera, Same Old Battery
News  |  6/19/2015
If the new details of Apple Watch 2 pique your interest, you may also have a wider selection of models to choose from, according to the latest reports.
Wal-Mart CIO Talks Data, People, And 'Classic' Systems
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
In conversation with InformationWeek, Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell talks about what's it's like to run technology at the $500 billion retailer.
Oracle's Financials Detail Its Cloud Computing Future
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
For IT professionals, as well as the CIOs who sign off on expensive Oracle technology, the company's new cloud strategy is a sea change worth watching.
Salesforce Launches 'Wave Analytics' App
News  |  6/18/2015
Salesforce taps its new Wave Cloud with its first analytics application, Sales Wave Analytics, which draws data from many sources.
Stephen Elop Out In Microsoft Executive Shakeup
News  |  6/17/2015
Organizational changes within Microsoft's engineering team will result in the departure of senior executives, including former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
600M Samsung Smartphones Vulnerable To Hacking
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
A report from a security firms finds that Samsung's smartphones are vulnerable to attacks thanks to replacement software in the SwiftKey keyboard. However, it's not really Samsung's fault.
8 Ways MDM Can Ease IT Pain
Slideshows  |  6/17/2015
Mobile device management is more than a security tool. Here's how your IT organization can draw value from MDM.
OPM Breach Offers Tough Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
While your enterprise may have a chief information security officer and a robust data governance department, CIOs and IT organizations are the ones on the front lines of protecting enterprise data. What lessons can we draw from the OPM breach?
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