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Microsoft's Device Strategy: 3 Unanswered Questions
News  |  7/31/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's scaled-down device strategy creates new questions about unreleased and rumored devices.
Facebook App Brings Free Internet To Zambia
News  |  7/31/2014
Facebook's Internet.org app will give users in Zambia free access to weather and health information, jobs, Google Search, and more.
Getting Back To Coding
News  |  7/31/2014
Reducing tool complexity requires mercilessly applying YAGNI (you aren't gonna need it). Resist "featuritis" and choose the tools that deliver only what you need.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts
News  |  7/30/2014
Microsoft uses its Windows Phone 8.1 update to add Start screen folders and new security features while pushing Cortana to new parts of the world.
Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends
Slideshows  |  7/30/2014
Can your car wake you up if you get sleepy behind the wheel? Or recommend a good Mexican restaurant? These nine technologies will soon change the way we think about cars.
Google Hangouts Dresses Up For Business
News  |  7/30/2014
Google is making Hangouts part of Google Apps for Business to enhance the appeal of its cloud communications platform.
LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles
News  |  7/30/2014
LinkedIn's new profile gives you more context about your connections and simplifies on-the-go editing.
Apple Refreshes MacBook Pros, Cuts Prices
News  |  7/29/2014
Apple upgrades MacBook Pros with faster processors and, for some models, lower prices and more RAM.
Microsoft Enhances OneNote for Mac, iOS
News  |  7/29/2014
Microsoft continues its recent cross-platform emphasis with improved OneNote apps for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
Facebook Forces Messenger For Mobile Chat
News  |  7/29/2014
Facebook will drop the chat feature from its main app and require users to download Messenger. You will have one week to make the switch.
Hilton Turns Smartphones Into Room Keys
News  |  7/29/2014
Hilton hotel chain plans to let smartphones unlock guest rooms starting next year.
Microsoft's Nadella: More Than Talk
Commentary  |  7/26/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella proves he can be a man of action with the biggest layoff in company history and other concrete steps to reshape Microsoft. Now what?
Apple iPad Loses Tablet Market Share
News  |  7/25/2014
Apple is still the top tablet vendor, but it's losing ground and needs new lines of growth as the market cools.
Healthcare Collaboration Across 3 Generations
Commentary  |  7/25/2014
Patients may see 50 different hospital employees during treatment. Don't let different collaboration styles among your multigenerational staff hinder patient care.
Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
News  |  7/25/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
Just Let Me Code!
Commentary  |  7/24/2014
Managing the complexity of development toolchains -- from SCM, to the build tools, to the testing, to the deployment stack -- now so overwhelms the developer experience, it's hard to get any real programming done.
Google Maps Engine Gets Workforce Management Tool
News  |  7/24/2014
Google Maps Engine Pro customers now have free access to Maps Coordinate to manage workers and share location information in real time.
Nadella's Windows 9 And Device Plans, Explained
Commentary  |  7/24/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says his company is "streamlining" Windows into a converged OS, and "right-sizing" its device efforts. But what does this really mean?
Why Facebook’s 'Buy' Button Will Fail
Commentary  |  7/24/2014
Even if Facebook is able to overcome its trust problem, it still faces an even more serious threat: timing.
Forget 'Things' – It's The Internet Of Business Models
Commentary  |  7/23/2014
With the Internet of Things, sensors and telematics don't mean much if they're not helping disrupt traditional business models.
Facebook Referral Traffic Skyrockets
News  |  7/23/2014
Facebook drove nearly one-quarter of all Web traffic in June while other social networks experienced significant drops, says new report.
Amazon Fire Phone Early Reviews Tepid
Commentary  |  7/23/2014
Early reviews of Amazon's first smartphone won't send consumers rushing to buy. Did Amazon miscalculate on key features?
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
The Internet of (Passive) Things
Commentary  |  7/23/2014
IoT is not only about sensors, actuators, and connected thermostats. Manufacturers need to incorporate all bar-coded products into their plans.
Social Networks Bomb In Customer Satisfaction
News  |  7/22/2014
User satisfaction with social networks remains low despite individual increases by Facebook and LinkedIn this year, according to a new report.
Facebook, Twitter Push E-Commerce, Like It Or Not
News  |  7/22/2014
Facebook and Twitter test e-commerce waters with a 'Buy' button and a payments infrastructure acquisition -- but are users and businesses ready?
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/22/2014
Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
Facebook's Save Button Bookmarks Content For Later
News  |  7/21/2014
If you're short on time, a new bookmarking feature on Facebook lets you save links, places, music, and more. Here's what you need to know.
Microsoft's Productivity Story: Showtime For Nadella
News  |  7/21/2014
Give the Microsoft CEO credit for his articulate vision. Now comes the hard part: execution.
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014
Gaurav Dhillon says IT organizations need to change as quickly as the technology they deal with.
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014
Anaplan CEO says the well known saying "the world is getting flat" should also apply to IT organizations.
Microsoft Shows Tech 'Monopolies' Don't Last
Commentary  |  7/18/2014
As nature abhors a vacuum, innovators abhor a monopoly, especially in the fast-paced IT industry.
Oracle Social Cloud Gains LinkedIn Support
News  |  7/17/2014
Oracle Social Cloud's LinkedIn integration gives marketers publishing, automation, and analytics tools to help manage their LinkedIn presence.
Telemedicine Guidelines Leave Plenty Of Questions
Commentary  |  7/17/2014
Federation of State Medical Boards and American Medical Association telemedicine standards provide a good starting point, but their definitions are too narrow.
ServiceNow Says IT Service Automation's Time Has Come
News  |  7/17/2014
CEO Frank Slootman, backed by KPMG survey results, says time is right to build services that cut across devices and employee groups.
Tech Titans: Midyear Report Card
Commentary  |  7/17/2014
Amazon, Google, and other major tech players went on a shopping spree in the first half of 2014. Here's a look at who won, who lost, and why -- along with a peek ahead.
Healthcare IT Cloud Safety: 5 Basics
Slideshows  |  7/17/2014
Healthcare is warming up to cloud services, and that means extra vigilance. Here's what you should be doing at a minimum to keep data safe.
Microsoft's Nadella: Productivity Is Our Soul
News  |  7/16/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella promises Worldwide Partner Conference audience that productivity tools will top the company's priorities in the age of mobile and cloud.
Google+ Ends Ban On Fake Names
News  |  7/16/2014
Google+ policy change lets you mask your true identity with a pseudonym and allows you to make anonymous YouTube comments once again.
6 Ways To Create An Agile Company Culture
Commentary  |  7/16/2014
Your entire company food chain must be committed to agile techniques to get any real results.
Are Social Businesses Really More Innovative?
Commentary  |  7/16/2014
A strong enterprise social network can improve innovation in an organization, according to anecdotes and self-reported survey data. But how can we measure more accurately?
Box Uncaps Storage, Cozies Up To Microsoft
News  |  7/15/2014
In bid to end the storage wars, Box offers Business customers unlimited cloud storage. Next up: Microsoft Office integration.
Microsoft Pushes Partners To Cloud
News  |  7/14/2014
At its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft urged partners to focus on cloud services and revealed new programs and resources to help them transition.
LinkedIn Connected App: The Lowdown
News  |  7/14/2014
LinkedIn's new Connected app replaces Contacts, helps you keep up with news from your network.
Accenture Strategy Talks Digital Strategy & Digital Disruption
Accenture Strategy Talks Digital Strategy & Digital Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014
Mark McDonald discusses the need for a new definition of "digital" that is no longer based on something you own.
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014
SnapLogic CEO discusses how digital disruption will create new revenue streams in a variety of industries.
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014
Rebecca Kaul discusses the importance of a separate development group that isn't part of core IT operations.
Microsoft Partners Conference: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/12/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding positive momentum into the Worldwide Partner Conference, but he will face questions ranging from recent Office 365 outages to the status of Windows 9.
Could You Quit Facebook For 99 Days?
News  |  7/11/2014
The "99 Days of Freedom" campaign suggests that a Facebook hiatus could make you happier. Will you accept the challenge?
Nadella Charts Microsoft's Future: 5 Key Points
News  |  7/11/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella distances himself from predecessor Ballmer's vision, pins company's future on a "mobile-first, cloud-first" agenda.
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