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How Allstate Uses Mobile Data To Enhance Customer Experience
Commentary  |  8/31/2015
Allstate had to stretch its organizational muscles to bring Drivewise Mobile to market. In the process, the company brought together a cross-functional team that included assorted IT disciplines and business professionals with competencies in consumer relationships, insurance products, and user experience.
OpenStack Now Offers 3 Ways To Deploy Containers
News  |  8/28/2015
OpenStack's Magnum Project will give cloud users the ability to deploy Docker containers in virtual machines, on bare metal, or in other containers.
Velostrata Hybrid Offers Public Cloud Compute, On-Premises Data
News  |  8/28/2015
Velostrata emerges from stealth to showcase its hybrid cloud that keeps enterprise data behind the firewall while leveraging the public cloud's power for compute.
Google Unleashes Container Engine For Docker Workloads
News  |  8/27/2015
The Google Compute Cloud has gained a service for launching Docker containers and managing their lifecycles.
3D Printers: IT's Next Great Data Challenge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015
Many tech professionals think of 3D printing as little more than a toy, even though it's in full production swing in manufacturing operations. Gartner and other researchers predict major growth for 3D printing in the enterprise, raising a host of data protection issues for IT professionals. Here's what you need to know.
Windows 10: 75 Million Downloads And Counting
News  |  8/26/2015
Microsoft's newest operating system experiences intense growth, surpassing 75 million installs one month after launch.
Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There
Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/26/2015
Chris Murphy (left), former InformationWeek editor, discusses how enterprises can future-proof their data centers. The other participants are (from left), VMWare's Bill Fathers, Boeing's Mike Stothers, and eBay's Sri Shivananda -- all attending the InformationWeek Conference 2015.
Intel Invests $20M In Big Data Specialist BlueData
News  |  8/26/2015
Intel is leading a $20 million investment in BlueData as a way to speed deployments of big data systems among more users.
Robots, Humans Will Work Side By Side, Forrester Says
News  |  8/26/2015
Automation will create jobs and destroy them, transforming work along the way. Unfortunately for humans, research firm Forrester anticipates more jobs being lost than being created in the next decade.
Ashley Madison Fallout: Investigations, Lawsuits, Lessons
Commentary  |  8/26/2015
The fallout from the Ashley Madison breach continues, offering some surprise lessons for CIOs and IT professionals on how to respond to a very public event.
Electronic Warrantless Surveillance: What IT Should Know
Commentary  |  8/26/2015
Today, in the name of public safety, federal and local government agencies are piling up advanced technologies to monitor people, with little regard for the basic principles of privacy. Here's what businesses and individuals need to know.
Hortonworks Hears An Opportunity With Onyara
News  |  8/25/2015
Hortonworks is looking to create a bigger presence for itself in the Hadoop marketplace with the acquisition of startup Onyara, which specializes in NiFi development for Apache.
How Do it Best Corp. Mixes IT, Business
Commentary  |  8/25/2015
Do it Best Corp.'s IT department has shifted processes and changed its culture to keep up with the needs of a rapidly changing marketplace.
Salesforce Polishes Its CRM Interface With Lightning
News  |  8/25/2015
Salesforce is delivering a cleaner, more elegant look for its desktop CRM applications by using its mobile platform's Lightning components.
Intel Backs OpenStack Firm Mirantis With $100M Investment
News  |  8/25/2015
With $100 million in capital, Intel is leading a group of investors interested in backing Mirantis' efforts to expand the adoption of enterprise OpenStack clouds.
CoreOS Adds Intel Container Security To Rocket
News  |  8/24/2015
CoreOS builds greater security and speed into Rocket containers with Intel's hypervisor-based, yet speedy, Clear Containers isolation layer.
Building Apps Without Code: 7 Options For Your Enterprise
Slideshows  |  8/23/2015
Application building no longer means learning to code. Here are seven products and services that can help you develop apps without developing programming skills.
Windows Server 2016 Preview, Surface Pro 4 Rumors: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/22/2015
Microsoft delivers preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 as the rumor mill leaks news of a massive October hardware launch.
Ashley Madison Breach Should Spark Security Conversation
Commentary  |  8/22/2015
As people sift through the Ashley Madison data dump, this massive breach should spark a conversation among IT and security professionals, especially ones who work in the government and cyber-security fields.
Amazon IT Services: No Longer An Oxymoron
Commentary  |  8/21/2015
AWS is showing increasing sophistication when it comes to displacing other IT software and service suppliers, TBR analyst says.
Microsoft's October Event: Surface Pro 4, New Lumia Phones?
News  |  8/20/2015
Reports suggest Microsoft is planning a large-scale October launch event with a focus on new hardware that may include the Surface Pro 4 and new Lumia smartphones.
Office 365 Tops Business Cloud Apps, Study Finds
News  |  8/20/2015
Microsoft Office 365 is the most frequently deployed business app across the globe, according to a report that studied 4,000 off-the-shelf cloud-based products.
Ad Blocking Costing Websites $21B In Revenue, Report Finds
Commentary  |  8/20/2015
A new report from PageFair and Adobe finds ad blocking software will cost websites more than $21 billion in lost revenue this year, and that's only expected to increase in 2016.
Google Loses Data: Who Says Lightning Never Strikes Twice?
News  |  8/20/2015
In a four-strike incident, power to Google Compute Cloud disks in Ghislain, Belgium, gets interupted and data writes are lost.
Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 Previews Released
News  |  8/19/2015
Microsoft delivers the third technical preview of Windows Server 2016 the day after it releases Windows 10 preview build 10525.
Autonomous Cars In, Big Data Out In Gartner Hype Cycle
Commentary  |  8/19/2015
Gartner's annual Hype Cycle is out, and IoT and autonomous cars are in this year. Big data, however, is losing some of its luster.
Linux Foundation Proposes Open Source Best-Practices Badge
News  |  8/19/2015
Core Infrastructure Initiative doesn't just want to correct existing problems; it wants a stamp of approval on open source projects that follow best-practice security and software stability practices.
Windows 10 Upgrade? Try A MacBook
Commentary  |  8/19/2015
There are a number of reasons why Macs are worth considering as you migrate to Windows 10.
Google Android One Lands In Africa
News  |  8/18/2015
Google broadens its low-cost Android One service with the African rollout of its Infinix HOT 2 smartphone.
Netflix Completes Its Cloud Journey
Commentary  |  8/18/2015
By the end of the summer, Netflix will close its last data center and move its entire streaming service to the cloud with help from AWS. It's a lesson for companies large and small.
IBM's LinuxONE Mainframe: What's Old Is New Again
Commentary  |  8/18/2015
Linux on a mainframe is not a new idea. Red Hat and SUSE are already there. Linux on an affordable mainframe is the new idea.
7 Hot Advances In Email Security
Slideshows  |  8/18/2015
Despite gaping security holes, email is too entrenched in business communications to go away. Consider these 7 ways to bolster email security and help IT admins sleep easier at night.
Android M Is Officially 'Marshmallow'
News  |  8/17/2015
Google has completed the SDK for its Android 6.0 update, officially called "Marshmallow," along with a final preview for Nexus phones.
10 Most Popular CRM Apps
News  |  8/17/2015
A Gartner subsidiary, Software Advice, has developed a rating system that shows the popularity of CRM applications. See which services made the Top 10.
11 Programming Languages That Lost Their Mojo
Slideshows  |  8/16/2015
Programming languages come and go. Here are 11 that have given up the spotlight to more modern options.
Windows 10 Security Updates, Skype News: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/15/2015
This week's Microsoft news roundup includes Build 10512 for Windows 10 Mobile, Skype for Business on iOS and Android, and some major Windows 10 security fixes.
Keyless Security Not So Secure
News  |  8/14/2015
A suppressed security paper shines a light on the shortcomings of the cryptography used to protect keyless vehicle access systems.
Red Hat Satellite 6.1 Plays Well With Linux Containers
News  |  8/14/2015
Red Hat's Satellite systems management product adds Linux containers, virtual machines, and RHEL servers to its target systems.
Samsung Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+: Lofty Price, High-End Features
News  |  8/13/2015
The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ offer premium features, including luscious screens, Samsung Pay, classy frames, and premium pricing to match.
CIOs Face Budget Choices Thanks To Strong US Dollar
Commentary  |  8/13/2015
A strong US dollar means that hardware and software pricing are going to rise. Garter is advising CIOs to be prepared for some sticker shock.
Google Adds Big Data Services To Cloud Platform
News  |  8/13/2015
Google brings its own Cloud Dataflow and Cloud Pub/Sub big data services to Compute Engine and App Engine.
Bank of America CTO Talks Windows 10 Plans, Security
News  |  8/13/2015
Bank of America CTO David Reilly is juggling Windows 10 deployment and security concerns, supported by an evolving relationship between business and IT.
10 Google Milestones: From Stanford Dorm To Alphabet
Slideshows  |  8/13/2015
In the last 25 years, Google has staked out its position as one of the world's preeminent technology companies by almost single-handedly creating Web searching as we know it. Here's a look at 10 key moments, from its inception at Stanford to this week's Alphabet restructuring.
Enterprise IT: Act Like A Software Startup
Enterprise IT: Act Like A Software Startup
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/12/2015
In this video, Chris Murphy, formerly of InformationWeek, discusses how to create a developer-friendly enterprise IT environment with, from left, Andi Mann of CA Technologies, Mike Beltzner of Pinterest, and Andrew Zitney of Allstate.
Salesforce Demos Apple Watch Apps For Business
News  |  8/12/2015
Salesforce extends its support for Apple Watch with 20 new partner apps built on its Salesforce1 platform.
Docker Applies Secure Key Model On Code Handling
News  |  8/12/2015
Docker 1.8, now available, adds TUF security specification to its image updates to defend against unverified code.
Alphabet Rewrites Google's Script
News  |  8/12/2015
A corporate reorganization completes the transformation Larry Page began when he took over in 2011. Moving Google under Alphabet will shelter the company's brands from one another.
Skype For Business Apps Enter iOS, Android Preview
News  |  8/11/2015
Following the launch of Skype for Business on Windows Phone, Microsoft releases app previews for iOS and Android devices.
Why Google CEO Sundar Pichai Is Good For Android
Commentary  |  8/11/2015
With Sundar Pichai as the new CEO of Google, the company is going to focus on its most important product: Android.
Microsoft, Docker Intensify Container Collaboration
News  |  8/11/2015
This week, Docker and Microsoft CTOs reported on their joint engineering work on containers for Windows Server. The two said their collaboration is on track.
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