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IT Life Radio: Where Virtual Reality Falls Short
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
The latest episode of IT Life radio features the real-life inventor of Iron Man's Jarvis, who happens to bring similar innovations to the way we work.
Is Cortana Microsoft's Equalizer With Google?
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
While Microsoft is positioning Cortana as a digital assistant, it could also filter search results to Bing, giving Redmond a new edge against Google in the lucrative search market.
Google Lets Cloud Customers Supply Encryption Keys
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Users of Google Compute Engine can now provide their own keys to secure data, turning Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) into even more of a self-service affair.
ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics
ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/28/2015  | 
Whether the company is drilling for oil or increasing margins on the business side, ConocoPhillips is taking full advantage of predictive analytics. At the InformationWeek Conference CIO Mike Pfister and Advanced Analytics Program Manager Richard Barclay shared some real-world big data experience.
Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Amazon's Aurora moves from preview to GA. The MySQL-based system is designed as an on-demand system for scalability and performance.
Samsung SE370 Monitor Boasts Wireless Charging Capability
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
No stranger to innovative products, Samsung launches the SE370 monitor, which can wirelessly charge your smartphone.
Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google Capture Cloud Market
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Synergy Research says Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM hold 54% of the cloud market and are growing at a faster rate than the market as a whole.
7 Smart Ways To Leverage Social Data
Slideshows  |  7/28/2015  | 
Social media data is not just for marketing anymore. Learn how companies are using these insights in novel ways to turn that data into dollars and cents.
Windows 10: Microsoft Attempts A SaaS Model
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
With Windows 10, Microsoft will attempt to update its operating system with a cloud sensibility. Can it be done?
Building An IT Infrastructure: From Dream To Data Center
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Tonia Williams, CIO of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, recounts how she was invited to imagine a data center where there was none, and then set out to build it.
OnePlus 2: Low-Cost Android Alternative
News  |  7/27/2015  | 
ShenZhen, China-based startup OnePlus shook the high-end smartphone market last year when it produced a well-designed smartphone with the same (or better) specs than premium models -- such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 -- and sold it for half the price. Now, version 2 is hitting the market with a new Android OS.
Ban AI Weapons, Scientists Demand
News  |  7/27/2015  | 
Roboticists and experts in artificial intelligence want to prohibit offensive autonomous weapons.
Interop Radio: Gen. John Michel On Leadership
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
Gen. John Michel joins us for the debut of our new show, Interop Radio's Business Matters.
Apple Watch Coming To Best Buy Aug. 7
News  |  7/27/2015  | 
The Apple Watch is moving out of the high-end boutique world and into big-box retail through a Best Buy partnership.
iPhone Kill Switch: How Effective Is It?
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
A new report shows that the iPhone kill switch may not be as effective as first thought. What does this mean for other smartphone kill switches?
Amazon's Profitable Q2: Is It Bigger Than Wal-Mart?
News  |  7/27/2015  | 
Amazon's second-quarter earnings showed a small but unexpected profit. Some say the company is now worth more than the world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer.
Online Security: How The Experts Keep Safe
News  |  7/27/2015  | 
Google researchers have compared the security practices of experts to non-experts, and identified several ways that typical Internet users can improve their online security.
Windows 10: 10 Things To Know At Launch
Slideshows  |  7/27/2015  | 
The highly anticipated launch of Windows 10 finally arrives on July 29. Here are 10 things you should know about the impending release.
VDI Prepares Sussex County, NJ, For Anything
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
Sussex County, NJ, built a cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure for a mobile workforce. The project earned the organization a spot in the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100.
10 Ways Windows 10 Will Advance The Internet Of Things
Slideshows  |  7/26/2015  | 
Windows 10 brings functions and features that will change the Internet of Things for the enterprise and individuals.
AT&T's DirecTV Acquisition Completed After FCC Approval
News  |  7/26/2015  | 
Hours after the FCC gave final approval to the deal, AT&T announced it had completed its acquisition of DirecTV, a deal estimated at $49 billion. The integration of the two companies will occur over the coming months.
10 Windows 10 Slogans That Didn't Make The Cut
Commentary  |  7/26/2015  | 
The Windows 10 ad campaign is not all that inspiring. It makes you wonder which marketing ideas were rejected.
Apple In China: Best Yet To Come?
Commentary  |  7/26/2015  | 
Apple reported a 31% jump in revenue from Greater China in the latest quarter, and it still has lots of room to grow.
Windows 10 Looms Large, Earnings Fall Short: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/25/2015  | 
The July 29 rollout of Windows 10 is getting close, but the company's earnings fell short thanks to a $7.5 billion write-down from the Nokia deal.
Google Patent Starter Program: Troll Deterrent
News  |  7/25/2015  | 
The Patent Starter Program is a controlled way for Google to allow a limited number of small companies to use what Google may not want or need, while helping startups protect themselves from patent trolls.
Dmail Makes Gmail Vanish
News  |  7/25/2015  | 
You can make Gmail messages self-destruct with a Chrome browser extension.
Moto G Details Leak Ahead Of Motorola Event
Commentary  |  7/24/2015  | 
Motorola is holding a splashy event in NYC July 28, and leaks have provided a solid look at what's in store.
What Your Music Taste Says About How You Think
Commentary  |  7/24/2015  | 
Researchers at the University of Cambridge studied the music choices of 4,000 participants to distinguish systemic thinkers from empathic ones. What kind of thinker are you?
Citizen Data Scientists: 7 Ways To Harness Talent
Slideshows  |  7/24/2015  | 
A new role is emerging to deal with the ongoing shortage of data scientists. Learn more about these new power users and find out how organizations can cultivate more of them.
10 Annoyingly Addictive iPhone, Android Apps
Slideshows  |  7/24/2015  | 
These deceitfully simple games for iPhones and Android smartphones will thwart all attempts at productivity and communication. Proceed with caution.
IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
IBM's Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications.
Google's Cloud Storage Nearline Goes Public
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
Google's Cloud Storage Nearline technology is out of beta. The company is offering customers 100PB of storage to start.
Sony Drone Venture Targets IoT
News  |  7/23/2015  | 
By entering the drone business in a joint venture with Aerosense, Sony aims to expand its involvement with cloud services and the Internet of Things.
iPhone Vs. Android: Apple's Success Only Goes So Far
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
Apple's iPhone is a beast, but it will never fully conquer the smartphone market, where Android still holds some sway.
Qualcomm Will Slash 15% Of Its Workforce
News  |  7/23/2015  | 
A cellular slump provokes Qualcomm to restructure, meaning 4,700, or 15%, of its employees may lose their jobs.
Twitter Security Pro: Encryption Isn't Enough
News  |  7/23/2015  | 
Companies need to focus on developing secure coding practices and security education.
Microsoft Launches Send Email App For iPhone
News  |  7/23/2015  | 
Microsoft's Send app is designed to let workers who are short on time send brief messages while forgoing subject lines and signatures. It's available on the iPhone.
Microsoft Office On iOS: Startup Guide
Slideshows  |  7/23/2015  | 
Microsoft Office on mobile devices offers the flexibility to work on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents when and where needed. Here's how to install, configure, and use Microsoft Office on iPhones and iPads.
Google Glass Enterprise, Pixate Deal Offers Mobile Clues
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
With new details about Google Glass, and with the acquisition of Pixate, Google is offering some insight into mobile roadmap.
Drones: 10 Novel Uses For Your City
Slideshows  |  7/23/2015  | 
Drones are becoming more than mere law enforcement adjuncts, as cities find new ways to save money and even raise revenue with the unmanned aerial vehicles.
California Firefighters Might Shoot Down Drones
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
To help firefighters, the California State Assembly is considering giving them permission to take out drones in their way.
Windows 10 Will Use Virtualization For Extra Security
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
Microsoft explores new security strategies based on virtualization to better protect enterprise customers from malware and identity theft.
Apple Results: iPhone Blooms, But Whither The iPad?
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
Apple's third-quarter results were dominated by iPhone sales, but the company's iPad business continues to slide.
FCC Chairman Recommends AT&T, DirecTV Merger
News  |  7/22/2015  | 
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler finds some good things to recommend about the proposed merger between AT&T and DirecTV.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
News  |  7/22/2015  | 
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
Windows 10: 8 Things Microsoft Got Right
Slideshows  |  7/22/2015  | 
Windows 10 doesn't launch until July 29, but Microsoft has already proven its commitment to making up for its Windows 8 mistakes and competing in a modern tech world.
Apple Hires Former Chrysler Executive, Fueling EV Rumors
News  |  7/22/2015  | 
Apple's hiring of a former Chrysler executive for its undisclosed electric vehicle project, Titan, adds more grist to the rumor mill.
iPhone Sales Power Strong Apple Earnings
News  |  7/22/2015  | 
With 47.5 million iPhones sold during the quarter, demand for the smartphone continues to fill Apple's coffers.
Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results.
Apple Watch Sales Nearly Impossible To Predict
Commentary  |  7/21/2015  | 
Apple reports its quarterly earnings July 21. There's lots of interest in determining just how many Apple Watches the company has sold.
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