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Any teacher will tell you that interactive white boards have big drawbacks. One inherent flaw harkens back to the white board's antiquated predecessor, the chalkboard: You have to be at the surface to use it. But electronics company Interphase used Demo to debut a device called Penveu, pictured here, that it says can turn any projector or large screen display into something that can be marked up--from as far as 40 feet away. Penveu accomplishes this using the same tracking technology used in smart bombs and cruise missiles.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?