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Apple Watch Troubles: Taptic Engine, Wrist Tattoos
News  |  4/30/2015
The limited launch supply of Apple's wearable has been pinned on a faulty component, and some users report problems caused by their tattoos.
Apps To Unite Smartphones, IoT
News  |  4/30/2015
The Internet of Things is an expansion of mobile device uses, not a separate, new development, Soasta's Tana Jackson says at Cloud Connect.
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."
How Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected
News  |  4/29/2015
Royal Caribbean Cruises is meeting modern customer expectations with wireless connectivity at sea.
UPS: Where Good Is Never Enough
News  |  4/28/2015
UPS, the No. 1 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is analyzing a constantly changing, 100-terabyte data warehouse in order to start predicting problems and delays and dealing with them sooner.
Boeing's 3D Projects Invigorate IT, Manufacturing
News  |  4/28/2015
Boeing, the No. 2 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is running augmented reality projects that are uniting its R&D, IT, and manufacturing teams.
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.
The Weather Company: Cloud Journey Requires Cultural Change
News  |  4/28/2015
The Weather Company, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, embraced cloud infrastructure in order to meet dramatic swings in demand for weather information.
Esurance Puts Analytics Closer To The Customer
News  |  4/28/2015
A new rules-engine platform lets the insurance company offer more personalized packages when selling policies online. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
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.
Dollar General Turns Mobile Data Into Action
News  |  4/28/2015
The retailer's mobile strategy helps managers stay on the floor while accessing fresh data. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
CVS Revamps To Meet Specialty Medicine Needs
News  |  4/28/2015
Dealing with cancer, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis is tough enough. CVS is making it easier for patients to get the specialized treatments they need. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
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.
Atlantic Health Automates ID With Biometrics
News  |  4/28/2015
Palm vein scans are helping staff pull up patient records more efficiently and securely. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
WEX Taps Smartphones For Fleet Management
News  |  4/28/2015
The payment company uses apps and QR codes to connect drivers, vehicles, and payments. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Heartland CEO: Honesty Is Best Breach Policy
News  |  4/28/2015
At the InformationWeek 100 conference, Heartland CEO told the story of how doing the right thing saved his company.
Apple Pay Partners Now Include Best Buy, Discover
News  |  4/28/2015
Retail giant Best Buy and credit card company Discover are the latest partners to join Apple's contactless payment platform -- Apple Pay.
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.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2015
Slideshows  |  4/27/2015
We hand-picked these 20 real-world projects from among the InformationWeek Elite 100 winners, looking for ideas that would spark new thinking in your IT organizations.
Chris Anderson: Weaponized Lego, Drones & IoT
News  |  4/27/2015
In his keynote address at the InformationWeek Conference, Chris Anderson said drones are the perfect example to show the rise of the Internet of Things.
Apple Watch First Weekend: Slow Go For Those Who Want One
News  |  4/27/2015
Apple began delivering the Apple Watch to hopeful fans over the weekend, but the majority of buyers are still waiting for the wearable to arrive. About 22% who ordered one got one.
Nokia: No Plans To Return To Phone Manufacturing
News  |  4/27/2015
Despite rumors to the contrary, Nokia has no official plans to re-enter the mobile phone manufacturing market, the company officially stated.
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.
Apple Watch Launch: 6 Things We Know Now
Commentary  |  4/26/2015
Now that hotly-anticipated Apple Watch is out in the open, users have been revealing new capabilities and, in some cases, confirming suspicions about the Watch's practicality. From tiny screws to how waterproof it is, here's what we learned about the smartwatch.
Apple Watch: My In-Store Demo
Slideshows  |  4/25/2015
The first shipment of Apple Watches reached eager owners on April 24. We stopped at an Apple Store in New York City to test one out.
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.
Apple Watch Teardown Proves It's Hard To Fix
Commentary  |  4/24/2015
The miniscule battery in the Apple Watch is the only component nimble-fingered technicians might be able to replace, according to iFixit's latest report.
IoT Seen As A Major Driver For SAP HANA
Commentary  |  4/24/2015
SAP's Bernd Leukert looks ahead for smartwatches, the Internet of Things, and HANA to tie it all together.
Apple Watch Hits The High Street, Not Just Your Local Apple Store
News  |  4/24/2015
Apple is taking a different approach to sales and marketing with its hotly anticipated Apple Watch, eschewing in-store sales for more luxurious outlets.
Amazon AWS Revenue Reveals Cloud Powerhouse
News  |  4/23/2015
In its first quarter 2015 results, Amazon reported that its AWS cloud unit is growing fast and is either already profitable or soon could be.
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.
Google's Project Fi: Disrupting Wireless As We Know It
Commentary  |  4/23/2015
Google's Project Fi will use a mix of cellular and WiFi to connect calls, messages, and data. Though inexpensive, Project Fi's focus isn't on the cash.
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.
Google FI Wireless Service: By Invitation Only, For Now
News  |  4/22/2015
Early access is available to those with a Nexus 6 smartphone who sign up to request an invitation, have a Gmail address, and live in a US zip code within the wireless coverage area.
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.
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.
10 Trailblazing Companies For Women In IT
Slideshows  |  4/21/2015
On the following pages, we'll take you beyond the tech sector to highlight companies across all industries that provide strong, supportive, and flexible work environments for female employees.
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.
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.
Moore's Law At 50: In The News
Commentary  |  4/20/2015
Here's a sampler of some of the best of the reports that marked the official anniversary of Moore's Law on Sunday, April 19.
10 IT Hiring Trends Confounding Private, Public-Sector CIOs
Slideshows  |  4/20/2015
State government CIOs have some of the same hiring problems as their private-business counterparts. Here are 10 of the biggest trends in IT hiring and what executives can do to get the best talent.
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.
Android For Work Reports For Office Duty
Commentary  |  4/17/2015
Through Android For Work, Google has made its mobile device management tool for Android smartphones available to businesses, offering IT teams the control they want and the security they need.
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