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Flexible Work Schedules: Key To Boosting Millennials' Productivity
News  |  8/31/2016
The cultural mindset of millennial workers and the ability to connect to the web from nearly anywhere are driving workplace flexibility demands, according to a new report.
VMworld: Security, Network, Cloud Are Top IT Concerns
News  |  8/31/2016
At VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, customers of VMware took to the keynote stage to talk about adapting their data centers through changing times, with virtualization and vCloud Air.
IDC: IT Spending To Hit $2.7 Trillion By 2020
News  |  8/30/2016
Companies that invest in third platform services such as cloud, mobility, and big data as part of their digital transformation efforts will drive IT spending growth, according to IDC.
Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
News  |  8/30/2016
The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
4 Ways Chief Data Officers Can Win Stakeholder Support
News  |  8/29/2016
The role of a chief data officer increasingly makes its way into companies across the globe. But even as their ranks grow, CDOs often face resistance from colleagues who may feel threatened by data results. Here are four tips on how to become a more effective CDO.
Dropbox Urges Users To Change Old Passwords
News  |  8/29/2016
Data from a 2012 breach has resurfaced, leading to fears that the information could be used to compromise accounts. IT managers using a new Dropbox feature don't need to worry, but they still have to guard against employees' bad password hygiene.
Bergen County Sheriff's Office Enters Hyper-Converged Future
Commentary  |  8/29/2016
The Bergen County, NJ, sheriff's office is moving its IT infrastructure to a hyper-converged architecture. The shift has expense and management complexity on the run.
11 Ways IT Professionals Can Make Sense of IoT Data
Slideshows  |  8/29/2016
IoT devices are entering the workplace in all shapes and sizes, from workers wearing smartwatches to industrial sensors such as soil monitors. The data pouring in may be so overwhelming it's unclear what should be done with it, why, and what the risks might be. Here are a few ways to navigate the maze.
5 IT Talent, Staffing Fails To Avoid
Slideshows  |  8/26/2016
When InformationWeek surveyed 100 IT leaders about their greatest mistakes, talent and staffing were among the many issues we heard about. Here, we focus on five of the biggest mistakes made in this category-and offer some advice on how you can learn from the pain of your peers.
Why IT Departments Need Social, Digital Communication Strategies
News  |  8/26/2016
With social media dominating communications outreach for businesses, IT departments need to focus on how to engage Millennial consumers.
Simple Networking Tools Ease IT Pains
News  |  8/25/2016
Forget the bells and whistles of powerful networking tools. When overseeing clients' networks, some IT pros insist that simpler is better.
Big Data Management Market Expected To Grow 12.8%
News  |  8/25/2016
Over the next five years, IT professionals keen on managing a fire hose of data should keep their eyes on these growth drivers for big data management.
5 Traits Effective IT Leaders Need
Slideshows  |  8/25/2016
When you consider outstanding tech leaders such as Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs, and Jeff Bezos, five of their traits standout above others. Here's a look at ways to cultivate these characteristics to further your career.
Beyond The Big 2: 10 Benefits Of Alternate IaaS Providers
Slideshows  |  8/24/2016
If you're looking at infrastructure-as-a-service options, you're already aware Gartner has declared Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure as the Big 2 in the market. And, in many cases, they're all you'll need. But sometimes, your unique business requirements will make an alternate IaaS provider a better fit for your organization. Here, we outline 10 benefits to help you decide what's right for your needs.
IT Investment Uptick Triggered By Productivity Goals
News  |  8/23/2016
A recent Deloitte survey indicates businesses are investing more in IT platforms and services that can drive productivity. Specifically, these firms are using IT to increase productivity while they focus on technologies such as cloud and analytics.
Microsoft Buys AI Startup Genee To Boost Office 365
News  |  8/23/2016
Microsoft has agreed to acquire Genee, an AI-powered scheduling service, to drive intelligent experiences in Office 365.
IoT Revolution: IT Leading The Charge
News  |  8/22/2016
While interest in IoT technologies continues to rise among businesses, many organizations are still unsure how it will directly benefit the bottom line. However, the IT department and the CIO are helping to lead the way for those companies that are adopting the technology.
AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
News  |  8/22/2016
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.
8 Salesforce Buys Boost Analytics, Machine Learning Portfolio
Slideshows  |  8/22/2016
SaaS-based enterprise application and CRM giant Salesforce has accelerated its acquisition pace recently, snapping up eight companies, large and small, over the past several months. Here's a look at some of the deals and what they reveal about Salesforce's strategy.
Apple's AI Plans, MapR Raises $50M: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/21/2016
Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.
IoT, Big Data Analytics Driving M&A Market
News  |  8/19/2016
An Ernst and Young report indicates it's full steam ahead in the mergers & acquisitions space in 2016 as companies look to leverage tech to speed their digital transformation. The main drivers behind this trend include big data analytics and IoT, both of which IT professionals should keep an eye on.
Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
News  |  8/19/2016
A recently released Gartner report, based on Equinix network hub use, finds that an "interconnect" service is one of the keys to an enterprise's digital future.
Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
News  |  8/19/2016
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
TransUnion's Tech Overhaul Reaps Cultural Rewards
Commentary  |  8/19/2016
In the process of transforming its brand and its technology infrastructure, TransUnion has found itself attracting top-notch IT talent normally repelled by the idea of working for a stuffy financial institution. Here's how they did it.
The Rise Of SDN: What It Means For Networks Today
The Rise Of SDN: What It Means For Networks Today
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/18/2016
To get a clearer view of SDN in 2016, Senior Editor Sara Peters spoke with Eric Hanselman, chief analyst at 451 Research, about how enterprises view the technology and where the industry is in terms of adoption and costs -- and what's next.
Cisco Cuts 5,500 Workers, Shifts Focus To Software, Services
News  |  8/18/2016
Networking giant Cisco confirmed during its latest quarterly report that the company will cut approximately 7% of its worldwide workforce in a restructuring move designed to accelerate its transition to a software and subscription business.
Intel's Joule Maker Board Targets IoT Developers
Commentary  |  8/17/2016
The Intel Joule developer module will help enterprises, developers, and everyday tinkerers tap into the internet of things. The chip maker also detailed its vision for 5G networks at its Developer Forum show.
AR, VR Revenue May Reach $162 Billion By 2020
News  |  8/17/2016
An IDC report finds augmented reality and virtual reality technologies have a bright future, with revenues growing to $162 billion by 2020. The study finds AR and VR will offer major applications for healthcare and product design.
Blockchain Builder Brings Protocol To CryptoCurrency Initiative
News  |  8/17/2016
Chain, a San Francisco blockchain company, has joined the Initiative for CryptoCurrency & Contracts. With its membership, the firm brings a blockchain protocol to the party.
13 Ways Machine Learning Can Steer You Wrong
Slideshows  |  8/17/2016
Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to your decision-making can help your business stay competitive. But a lot can go wrong along the way. Without the proper checks and balances, machine learning efforts can spiral out of control, exposing your organization to risks. Here are 13 pitfalls to avoid.
Google Hangouts Looks To Gain Enterprise Focus
Commentary  |  8/16/2016
Google's Allo and Duo apps are meant for mobile texting and video chatting, but Hangouts will refocus on enterprise communications and compete with similar offerings from Skype, Slack, and Yammer.
Google Fiber Plots Wireless Service Despite Rollout Delays
News  |  8/16/2016
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
4 Industrial IoT Startups Taking Development To The Cloud
News  |  8/16/2016
From where IT professionals sit, these are early days for industrial IoT. Still, the software, hardware, and network ecosystem required for delivering on the promise of IoT will eventually transform the way enterprises think about running everything. Here are four cloud-based industrial IoT startups worth knowing.
Google's Fuchsia OS Points To IoT Intentions
Commentary  |  8/16/2016
It's possible Fuchsia is nothing more than an experiment by Google, one of the many technological inquiries the company is famous for conducting. It's equally possible that Fuchsia marks the direction Google will take in creating operating systems and control software for the internet of things (IoT).
5 Steps That Can Shorten The IT Hiring Process
News  |  8/16/2016
IT hiring managers who take too long to extend a job offer may suffer from the snooze-you-lose syndrome -- specifically losing a candidate's interest within a week of the interview if an offer is not made, according to survey results. However, there are five practical steps IT managers can follow to streamline the process.
10 Ways To Doom Your Next Mobile App
Slideshows  |  8/16/2016
There are many ways to mess up mobile app development. These 10 will get you to #fail the fastest.
Microsoft, MIT Create 'Smart' Tattoo For Phone Control
News  |  8/15/2016
A team of Microsoft researchers and MIT PhD students have developed a temporary tattoo that doubles as a smartphone touchpad.
Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
Commentary  |  8/15/2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.
Tim Cook Talks Artificial Intelligence, iPhone's Future
News  |  8/15/2016
Marking the five-year point as the head of Apple, CEO Tim Cook spoke to the Washington Post about tax policy, the future of smartphones, and how the company plans to integrate artificial intelligence with its future projects.
IT Pros: Cloud Providers Shouldn't Turn Over Encrypted Data
News  |  8/15/2016
While some IT professionals believe that cloud computing vendors should turn over encrypted data to government agencies, 55% believe that it is not right, according to a new survey from CSA and Bitglass. The report also found that confidence in cloud vendor security is growing.
10 Cool Machine Learning Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  8/15/2016
Machine learning is technology that trains software so developers don't have to code it by hand. The number of new companies in the category has grown exponentially over the past few years. Here are 10 machine learning startups worth a closer look.
Machine Learning Startups Snapped Up: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/14/2016
Apple, Intel, Palantir, and HPE were among the tech giants acquiring data analytics and machine learning companies. Here's your Big Data Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016.
Microsoft Supporting Windows 7, 8.1 On Skylake PCs Until 2020
News  |  8/13/2016
Microsoft has reversed its decision to cut support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in 2018, a move intended to support businesses still transitioning to Windows 10.
Intel's Workforce Diversity Efforts Hampered By Layoffs
News  |  8/13/2016
Despite progress in some areas of its diversity efforts, Intel encountered a slight decline in the number of under-represented minorities working for the company. The main cause is the company's own efforts to restructure, which triggered a large number of layoffs earlier this year.
HPE Doubles-Down On HPC With SGI Acquisition
News  |  8/12/2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired another high performance computing company with a long history in Silicon Valley -- SGI -- in a deal worth $275 million. Here's what the acquisition indicates about HPE's strategy going forward.
AWS Launches Simple Analytics Service On Kinesis Data
News  |  8/12/2016
Amazon knows customers want to do things with the data streams they're capturing in the cloud. With that in mind, AWS is offering Kinesis Analytics as its answer.
Amazon's 'Prime Air' Boeing 767 Takes Its Maiden Flight
News  |  8/12/2016
Amazon's newly unveiled "Prime Air" 767 will help move customer freight faster and give the company yet another edge in the online retail market.
Microsoft Leaks Secure Boot Key, Raises Security Concerns
News  |  8/12/2016
Microsoft has accidentally leaked a key that can enable users to unlock Secure Boot-protected smartphones and tablets running Windows 8.1 or later.
IDC: Global Public Cloud Services Will Reach $195 Billion By 2020
News  |  8/12/2016
While SaaS is by far the leading slice of the public cloud services pie, IT professionals should keep an eye PaaS and IaaS as well, because these are the fast-rising segments of the cloud market, according to IDC.
Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans
News  |  8/11/2016
This week, a US appeals court ruled the FCC overstepped its bounds by trying to override state laws that prevent the creation of municipal broadband services. The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.
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