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8 Linux Security Improvements In 8 Years
Slideshows  |  5/6/2015  | 
Linux started getting really serious about security in 2007, and it has made big strides in the past three years. As open-source code faces more threats, Linux can't rest on its laurels.
IT Life Radio: You're Doing Gamification Wrong
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
If you are having trouble with gamification, or need help trying to figure out where to start, tune in to IT Life Radio on Wednesday, May 6, at 3 p.m. ET.
IBM Watson Dives Further Into Cloud, Healthcare Analytics
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
IBM is looking to expand its Watson cognitive computing platform into many more fields, including cloud and healthcare. This includes bringing in more partners and developers.
Microsoft Office Moves Deeper Into Cloud, Mobile
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
Microsoft announced a host of changes to its productivity suite poised to affect desktop and Office 365 customers later this year. The emphasis is on cloud and mobility.
SAP's SapphireNow: Emphasizing Simple Empathy
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
Software is the key to business empathy, according to SAP CEO Bill McDermott's opening keynote at the company's SapphireNow 2015 conference.
Google, Twitter, Red Hat Speak Up For Container Standard
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
They're supporting a CoreOS standard as a "composable" piece that can help developers, but they also noted areas where the standard needs work.
Microsoft Chief Slams Google As Lollipop Hits 10 Percent
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
The newest version of Android -- Lollipop -- is catching on slowly, and Microsoft had something to say about Google's mobile operating system.
Tech Innovation From Unexpected Sources: A Healthcare Provider
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
Geisinger Health System shows that big, long-established providers can drive digital innovation.
Pinterest Opens Up To Developers
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
Can Pinterest avoid the missteps of other social networks that courted developers?
Comic: The Social Economy
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
Tweets as commodities? Facebook as the new gold standard? The new social economy.
FCC's Wheeler Dishes On Comcast, Time Warner, Net Neutrality
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
At TechCrunch Disrupt NY, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler talked Time Warmer, Comcast, net neutrality, and whether he'll serve under the next president or just play with his grandkids.
Technology Is A Human Endeavor
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
IT leaders share their insights on why technology doesn't mean anything without people.
H-1B Visas: 10 Numbers To Know In 2015
Slideshows  |  5/5/2015  | 
Statistics around this year's record-setting volume of new H-1B visa applications point to continuously growing demand for a supply that's unlikely to rise soon.
Microsoft Ignite 2015: Windows 10, Office 2016, Azure Updates
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
Microsoft announced updates to its Windows 10, Office, cloud, and security offerings during a news-packed keynote at Ignite 2015.
CoreOS: Container Standards Needed
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
Google, VMware, Red Hat, and Apcera are backing CoreOS's container specification, appc, as an industry standard.
Free Android Apps Secretly Talk To Ad, Tracking Sites
Commentary  |  5/4/2015  | 
Researchers are warning about misleading Google Play app behaviors and are calling for more visibility into Android applications' connection policies.
HP Pavilion, Envy, Envy Phoenix Desktops Target Back-To-School Buyers
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
New colors, upgraded processors, and a host of connectivity parts are among the features in HP's desktop update, which includes new models in the Pavilion, Envy, and Envy Phoenix lines.
Signs Point To A Coming Post-Cloud Era
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
CenturyLink CTO Jared Wray, Intel's Nicholas Weaver, and others at Interop talk about a future where the cloud is just how we all compute.
Nordstrom VP: Take Emotion Out Of Agile Transformation
Commentary  |  5/4/2015  | 
Mapping each step of a dev process can make the transformation more fact-based. It might look like micromanagement, but Nordstrom's Courtney Kissler calls it "honoring reality."
6 Ways To Master The Data-Driven Enterprise
Slideshows  |  5/4/2015  | 
Data-driven companies share characteristics that enable them to achieve more with their data than others in their industries. We reveal what separates the masters from the wannabes.
Best Ways to Celebrate May the Fourth Be With You
Commentary  |  5/3/2015  | 
The geek holiday May the Fourth Be With You is coming up. Here's some creative ways to enjoy the holiday.
Laptops For Business: 8 Worth Buying
Slideshows  |  5/3/2015  | 
Among the advances you'll find in this year's crop of notebook computers are: Fast-charging battery systems; ultra-thin, ultra-light form factors; new interfaces; and hybrid devices that transform easily between tablet and laptop.
Windows 10 Updates, Edge Browser: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/2/2015  | 
Microsoft updated its eager customer base with more details on Windows 10, its new Edge Browser, Hololens, and more during its 2015 Build conference.
Tesla Energy: Changing How Businesses, Homes Use Power
News  |  5/2/2015  | 
Founder Elon Musk is leading the electric-car pioneer into the energy infrastructure business. Amazon and Target are among those with pilot projects in the works.
Apple Watch And A Tattoo? We Have Some Alternatives
Commentary  |  5/2/2015  | 
The Apple Watch heart monitor might not work if you have a tattoo on your wrist. Here are some things we suggest to hipsters with this problem.
IBM, Apple Partner On iPads For Elderly In Japan
News  |  5/1/2015  | 
With Japan's steadily climbing percentage of elderly residents, IBM, Apple, and their Japanese partners are combining their efforts to serve an aging population.
Apple Watch Parts Not So Pricey
News  |  5/1/2015  | 
A breakdown of the Apple Watch components shows the bill of materials could be as low as $81.20 -- far less than the $349 retail price.
Remember The Restroom When Deploying Wireless
News  |  5/1/2015  | 
One lesson learned at Houston Methodist Hospital about going wireless: If the CEO can't get access in the can, it's a bad day.
Mobile App Dev: Like Shipping Software On Floppy Discs
Commentary  |  5/1/2015  | 
Gilt Groupe, the high-fasion online retailer, shares some of the creative ways it handles the development challenges unique to mobile, now that mobile apps are becoming 'legacy' code.
Salesforce Deal: Who Could Buy It?
Commentary  |  5/1/2015  | 
A report sparked widespread speculation about the future of Salesforce. Is it ripe for acquisition, and, if so, which tech giant might buy it?
Windows 10, HoloLens: 7 Things We Learned From Microsoft Build
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Windows 10 will host iOS and Android apps, turn mobile phones into PCs, and come equipped with a newly named Microsoft Edge browser.
Harper Reed: Innovation Is Worthless
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
During his Interop keynote, Harper Reed quotes Kanye West for product development advice.
Boston Red Sox VP Of IT: Invest In Your Farm Team
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Brian Shield, the vice president of IT for the Red Sox, thinks IT departments and CIOs can learn how to solve hiring problems by learning from how baseball teams recruit.
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.
H-1B Visas Tougher To Come By In 2015
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Demand for new H-1B visas far outpaces supply in the 2015 application cycle. Don't expect that to change in the near future.
Innovation Starts With Culture: Interop Leadership Track
Commentary  |  4/30/2015  | 
Three IT leaders talk about how they transformed their cultures and became more innovative.
Google's Urs Hoelzle: Cloud Will Soon Be More Secure
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Google's chief data center architect, Urs Hoelzle, says cloud security will improve faster than enterprise security in the next few years.
Information Security: Identifying Your Weakest Links
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Modern security execs use existing tools to identify areas of risk and find new ones to track, evaluate, and share their progress.
Caterpillar Uses Better Intelligence To Drive Security
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
How strategy and a Capability Maturity Model are helping Caterpillar drive its information security transformation.
Enterprise Mobile Strategy, Meet The Connected Toilet
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
The way you're thinking about mobile may not be broad enough.
NASA MESSENGER Prepares For Impact On Mercury
Slideshows  |  4/29/2015  | 
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is beaming back some final, incredible photos as it prepares to smash into the planet's surface -- a hard landing for the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury.
IBM Sets Quantum Computing Milestone
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
IBM sees the future of quantum computing as having a major impact in the life sciences and chemistry fields.
The NSA, Surveillance, And What CIOs Need To Know
Commentary  |  4/29/2015  | 
At the Interop Keynote, things get frightening as the EFF's Kurt Opsahle recounted the NSA surveillance history.
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."
Samsung Handily Reclaims Smartphone Crown From Apple
Commentary  |  4/29/2015  | 
Shipments of Samsung's smartphones roared back to life during the first quarter, putting the company ahead of Apple. However, profits remain elusive for the world's largest maker of phones.
How Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
Royal Caribbean Cruises is meeting modern customer expectations with wireless connectivity at sea.
UPS Delivers On Data
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
At the InformationWeek Conference, data rock star Jackie Woods told the story of how UPS went down the data highway from 2003 to the present. It is a story about being "constructively dissatisfied."
Time Killers At Work: How To Avoid Them
Slideshows  |  4/29/2015  | 
Here are four ways we lose precious time at work, and alternatives that can return hours to our weeks.
InformationWeek News Desk Is Live At Interop 2015
Commentary  |  4/29/2015  | 
Please join host Sara Peters for the first-ever InformationWeek News Desk show at Interop 2015. Our second program starts at 11 a.m. PDT on Thursday, April 30.
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