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Apple Acquires Metaio, Targeting Augmented Reality
News  |  5/29/2015
Apple continues its string of acquisitions with the purchase of Metaio, a company specializing in augmented reality software development.
Using Twitter, Smartphones To Accurately Assess Crowds
Commentary  |  5/29/2015
As part of the Big Data Challenge, researchers from England's University of Warwick have turned to smartphones and Twitter to estimate crowd sizes quickly and accurately.
Google Details Android M, VR, IoT, And Unlimited Photos
News  |  5/28/2015
Google used the opening day of its I/O 2015 developer conference to offer details about the next version of Android, what it has planned for virtual reality and the Internet of Things, and free unlimited photos.
GE's Kate Johnson: How CIOs Can Be Heroes
Commentary  |  5/28/2015
GE's new software group CEO aims its industrial Internet message at CIOs, as she helps GE up its software selling game.
Ads Built By Algorithm
News  |  5/28/2015
Persado contends its machine learning system can produce better direct response ads than human ad copywriter.
Meeker: Internet Has Only Begun Changing Our Lives
News  |  5/28/2015
Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker presents her annual take on how the Internet is changing business, as US and China dominate among Web companies.
Lenovo Details Dual-Screen Smartwatch, Smart Shoes
News  |  5/28/2015
Lenovo is seriously expanding beyond PCs with several new concepts that tap into the Internet of Things trend. For wearables, Lenovo is showing off a dual-screen smartwatch.
SAP HANA: Not The Only In-Memory Game In Town
Commentary  |  5/28/2015
SAP HANA is not the only option for those looking for an in-memory database platform. Big rivals such as Microsoft and Oracle offers similar tech.
New IT Skills: Why Communication, Accountability, Initiative Are Hot Now
Slideshows  |  5/28/2015
Using Bureau of Labor Statistics data and information supplied by CompTIA and Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights, we've identified eight crucial, non-technical skills that companies are looking for in their IT hires.
Big Data: 6 Real-Life Business Cases
Slideshows  |  5/27/2015
Better data analysis enables companies to optimize everything in the value chain -- from sales to order delivery, to optimal store hours. Here are six examples of how major enterprises are using data to improve their business models.
Microsoft Office Coming To 20 More Android Tablets
Commentary  |  5/27/2015
Microsoft has convinced 20 more Android tablet OEMs to install its Office productivity software on their devices. It's a smart move by Redmond.
7 Bold Tech Ideas That Will Make You Uncomfortable
Slideshows  |  5/26/2015
Elite tech leaders pushed the boundaries at the InformationWeek Conference. At least one of these ideas should make you squirm and think, "We need to do that."
Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer At Apple
News  |  5/26/2015
Jony Ive, the design genius behind Apple's most iconic products, including the MacBook, iPhone, and Apple Watch, gets a promotion to chief design officer. What does it mean for the rest of the company?
BlackBerry Doomed By First iPhone, Storm Failure
Commentary  |  5/26/2015
BlackBerry corporate leaders' inability to react effectively to market changes, specifically the first iPhone and AT&T's deal with Apple, doomed the famed smartphone maker.
Fujitsu ScanSnap ix100: Portable Scanning In A Backpack
Slideshows  |  5/26/2015
Fujitsu's ScanSnap ix100 brings the "paperless office" one step closer to mobile professionals. Here's InformationWeek's review.
Android Factory Reset Leaves Your Data Exposed: Study
News  |  5/25/2015
Flaws in Google's Android operating system mean the factory-reset option is unlikely to permanently wipe all your data -- or master token -- from the device.
Microsoft ATA: Worthy Successor To Patch Tuesday
Commentary  |  5/25/2015
Tight integration with Active Directory gives Microsoft's new Advanced Threat Analytics appliance a powerful claim to stake in enterprise IT security.
Big Data: The Interdisciplinary Vortex
Commentary  |  5/25/2015
Big data analytics requires companies to operate outside departmental boundaries, and sometimes beyond the spheres of their expertise, to find solutions to certain challenges.
8 Reasons IT Pros Hate The Cloud
Slideshows  |  5/25/2015
We sense a simmering level of vitriol whenever we speak with IT professionals about the cloud in our daily conversations, at industry conferences, and in other settings. Here's why.
Google: Your Password Security Questions Are Terrible
News  |  5/22/2015
You might want to think twice about using an easy-to-remember security question for your protected accounts, according to a Google study.
iPad May Get Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9
Commentary  |  5/22/2015
Apple is preparing some long overdue features for the iPad and may launch them on larger iPad Pro tablets later this year. This relates back to functionality in the upcoming iOS 9.
Bots Outpace Humans Online: Study
Commentary  |  5/22/2015
Humans were responsible for only 41% of network traffic monitored by Distil Networks; bots made up the rest. What does this mean for your applications?
Driverless Cars, AI, Robots: Why CIOs Should Care
Commentary  |  5/20/2015
Everybody loves to talk about a future filled with driverless cars, robots to tend to our every need, and artificial intelligence that can solve our problems. But does it all really matter for CIOs?
IoT Market Will Grow 19 Percent in 2015, IDC Predicts
News  |  5/20/2015
An IDC report indicates the market for the Internet of Things will only become more robust over the next few years. An increased use in retail digital signage will help the IoT market grow 19 percent in 2015.
SAP, NHL Score With Big Data During Stanley Cup Playoffs
News  |  5/20/2015
The National Hockey League kicks off a five-year big data partnership with SAP with the 2015 Stanley Cup Bracket Challenge.
IBM Broadens Hybrid Cloud Portfolio With OpenStack Play
News  |  5/19/2015
With its OpenStack Services, IBM is looking to expand its cloud services portfolio to compete with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft Azure.
iOS vs. Android: What’s Best For Enterprise Security?
Slideshows  |  5/19/2015
Among the major concerns of enterprises these days are data security and theft from mobile devices. Here's a look at whether iOS or Android offers better enterprise security.
Apple Debuts New MacBook, iMac Ahead Of WWDC
Commentary  |  5/19/2015
Apple adds Force Touch to its 15-inch MacBook Pro, intros a less-expensive iMac desktop, and reveals a new charging dock for the iPhone.
Google, Apple Urge Obama To Protect Phone Data Privacy
News  |  5/19/2015
The letter, signed by Google, Apple, and a number of tech companies and security organizations, is urging Obama to halt legislation that would allow government to access personal data stored on mobile devices.
Whether Or Not Chris Roberts Took Over A Plane, It Still Matters
Commentary  |  5/18/2015
Whether prominent hacker Chris Roberts took over a plane or not, the industry needs to rethink the way white hat hackers do their research.
Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile Strategy Promises Less Pain
Commentary  |  5/18/2015
Microsoft is borrowing a tactic from Apple's playbook and will be responsible for delivering system updates to Windows 10 mobile smartphones.
Apple Snaps Up GPS Specialist Coherent Navigation
News  |  5/18/2015
Apple's Maps service has been gaining traction in the years following its bumpy rollout, and the acquisition of Coherent Navigation could make the app even more precise with GPS technology.
Streaming Analytics: Government Must Step Up
Commentary  |  5/18/2015
By blending static big data with streaming analysis, agencies will get insights they've never had.
IoT Buzz: Legit Business Or Next Tech Bubble Fail?
Commentary  |  5/18/2015
In the Internet of Things, everything needs to be connected and "smart." But, if everything is smart, how do you know what's dumb or doomed to fail?
Windows 10 Patch Strategy: IT Dream Or Nightmare?
Slideshows  |  5/17/2015
Here's what systems administrators and others in IT will love (and hate) about Microsoft's Windows 10 patch and upgrade strategy.
Google Self-Driving Cars Hit The Road
News  |  5/16/2015
The latest self-driving car prototypes from Google will roll on public roads in Mountain View, Calif., later this summer.
Hadoop Adoption Remains Steady, But Slow, Gartner Finds
Commentary  |  5/15/2015
Despite the big data hype, the adoption of Hadoop remains a slow, steady process, according to new Gartner research. A lack of Hadoop skills and complexity can account for this.
Apple Watch, Android Wear Lack Theft Protection
Commentary  |  5/14/2015
The Apple Watch and Google's Android Wear platform don't have any security measures in place protecting their pricey wearables from loss or theft.
Google Faces More Scrutiny Over Right To Be Forgotten
News  |  5/14/2015
A group of 80 Web academics have penned an open letter to Google insisting on more transparency for right to be forgotten requests in Europe.
IoT World: Separating Smart And Dumb Things
Slideshows  |  5/13/2015
At Internet of Things World, companies are trying to figure out what objects should get networked.
GE Prepares For Industrial Internet With Cloud Foundry
News  |  5/13/2015
Analysis of big data from industrial machines is creating new business models, but GE Software CTO Harel Kodesh sees even more disruptive business models on their way.
How Corporate Culture Impedes Data Innovation
Commentary  |  5/13/2015
BI and big data analytics tools are getting more sophisticated and comprehensive. Yet, some organizations are failing to derive full value from their data because their corporate cultures do not reflect a data-driven mindset. Here are the common cultural challenges standing in the way of big data innovation.
Samsung's ARTIK IoT Platform: Connecting Developers To 'Things'
News  |  5/13/2015
The set of hardware modules, software, and cloud services aims to provide developers with a faster path to market for apps that support the Internet of Things.
Verizon Buys AOL For $4.4B To Bolster Video
News  |  5/12/2015
Verizon moves into the mobile advertising space with the $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL, which also gives the company a stronger foothold in OTT video.
Open Source Platform Opens Arms To Microsoft's .Net
News  |  5/12/2015
This latest move from Cloud Foundry signals how the cloud is forcing old rivalries to fall away.
Microsoft Undersea Cables Are Really About The Cloud
News  |  5/12/2015
Microsoft is now part of an international consortium of telecoms and cable manufacturers bringing 80TBps data speeds across the Pacific Ocean. The goal is to increase Microsoft's cloud capacity.
Mobile App Mentality: 4 Ways IT Must Change
Commentary  |  5/12/2015
From architecture to employee trust, IT must adjust its thinking.
Google Automated Car Accidents: Not Our Fault
News  |  5/12/2015
Self-driving cars have been involved in several accidents, but the blame appears to belong to other drivers.
Big Data: Protecting Privacy Is Good For Business
Commentary  |  5/12/2015
Privacy issues in big data often put companies and consumers in adversarial positions. It doesn't have to be that way.
8 Reasons The PC Is Not Dead
Slideshows  |  5/11/2015
Now that phablets have essentially cannibalized the tablet market, the personal computer has a chance to make a dramatic comeback. Here's why.
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