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Google Shutting Down Orkut
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Google's legacy social network will be retired in three months.
4 Facebook Privacy Intrusion Fixes
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Facebook may control most of your data, but you can take protective steps. Here's what you need to know.
ICD-10 Delay: Organizations Prep For New Deadline
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations are taking advantage of the delay in a variety of ways, such as training more staff, improving documentation integrity, and conducting more robust testing, according to a survey.
Windows 9: Desktop Resurgence?
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Next version of Windows will remove Live Tiles from traditional PCs and laptops but keep the Start screen for hybrids and tablets, according to reports.
Databricks Cloud: Next Step For Spark
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Databricks, the company behind the hot Apache Spark project, announced new tools, new partners, and new funding to power a cloud service on Amazon Web Services.
Facebook Researchers Toy With Emotions: Wake Up
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
A study about the effect of posts on Facebook users' emotions outraged some people. I call it a public service: Now you understand what ill-informed consent means.
Big Data Innovation To Hit Legacy IT
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Big data is coming to industries that have historically struggled to get started with data-driven initiatives. The best advice: Start small.
CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
Google Kills Quickoffice
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Google will no longer offer Quickoffice mobile productivity suite to new users, urging mobile owners to adopt Google Drive apps instead.
Will Spark, Google Dataflow Steal Hadoop's Thunder?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Apache Spark and Google's Cloud Dataflow service won't kill Hadoop, but they're aimed at the high-value role in big data analysis.
IT Salary: 10 Ways To Get A Raise
Slideshows  |  6/30/2014  | 
Do you deserve a bigger IT paycheck? Here's how to negotiate with bosses, navigate counteroffers, and avoid mistakes.
Apple Kills Aperture Photo App
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Apple will replace Aperture with OS X Yosemite's built-in Photos app, but the company says it remains committed to its professional customers.
Internet Of Things: Current Privacy Policies Don't Work
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Traditional ways to deliver privacy guidelines, such as online postings or click-through mechanisms, don't work with the Internet of Things.
You're Fast? Great. Are You Efficient?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Jumping hurdles at record speed doesn't mean much if you stroll between them. IT leaders must eliminate process-driven delays or trip on DevOps and SDN efforts.
Microsoft Explains Exchange Outage
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Microsoft pledges to do better after frustrating customers with last week's Exchange Online and Lync Online outages.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Banking
Steal Our Slides  |  6/30/2014  | 
It's been a good year for banking and financial services IT pros: Most are satisfied with their job responsibilities, compensation, and job security. Few are looking for a new job, but active job searchers want higher pay.
Big Data Helps Insurer Pinpoint At-Risk Patients
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Aetna and GNS Healthcare use analytics to predict patients at risk for metabolic syndrome.
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 1
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 1
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014  | 
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at IW conference on how to provide business partners with more options.
H.D. Smith CIO On BYOD Challenges
H.D. Smith CIO On BYOD Challenges
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014  | 
David Guzman, CIO at H.D. Smith, discusses alternatives to the "my way or the highway" style of management.
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 2
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 2
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014  | 
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at the IW conference on his BYOD pilot and what was learned.
IT Salaries: Looking For Love
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
We asked whether you felt fairly compensated for your IT role. More than half of you said no.
Facebook News Feed: 5 Changes
News  |  6/28/2014  | 
Gone are the days when Facebook showed you every post from every friend. Here's a look at Facebook's latest News Feed algorithm changes and how they affect the content you see.
Google I/O 2014: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
Google unveiled everything from Android to wearable news at its annual developers show. Here are the developments that matter most.
BlackBerry Swipes At Android Security
News  |  6/28/2014  | 
In response to Google I/O announcements, BlackBerry criticizes Android's lack of security. On point, or sour grapes?
7 Surprising Technologies From World War I
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
WWI marked the first time technology was widely used in war. Look back 100 years at early drones, wearables, and other technologies that had lasting influence.
Philips Seeks Bigger Role In Healthcare Market
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
The Dutch company partners with Salesforce.com, introduces a cloud-based platform to expand its role in the healthcare market.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gets Tougher
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Robots competing in DARPA's disaster relief test must show some autonomy, will face surprise challenge.
What IT Can Learn From The Auto Industry
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
There's too much waste in IT. CIOs should look to the car industry for examples of efficiency and innovation.
Commerce Dept. Partners With Private Sector On Open Data
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Commerce Department uses meetings with private sector to improve its open data infrastructure.
Geekend: The Great Wall Of Oz
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Can giant walls stop tornadoes and bring an economic boost to the Midwest?
Google I/O: Hello Dataflow, Goodbye MapReduce
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Google introduces Dataflow to handle streams and batches of big data, replacing MapReduce and challenging other public cloud services.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Open And Social: New Path For Government Agencies
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Agencies such as DoD are adopting social business, digital technologies, and open standards in surprising ways.
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Hadoop Jobs: Key Skills For Advancement
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Many people want lucrative Hadoop jobs right now. Do you have the Hadoop expertise and experience necessary to keep your career moving forward?
Surescripts Taps AppDynamics To Scrutinize Apps
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Surescripts expects AppDynamics application performance management to improve app performance and reliability, free engineers to pursue innovation.
Hortonworks Certifies Spark On YARN, Hadoop
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Hortonworks catches up to Cloudera with YARN-managed implementation of Spark in-memory framework for machine learning on Hadoop.
Lockheed Consolidates DISA Network Centers
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Defense tech firm plans to streamline DISA's global network by closing two European operations and technology centers.
Mobile Security Action Plan
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Consumerization means CIOs must grant personal devices access to corporate data and networks. Here's how to avoid loss and corruption.
Dell Focuses On Security
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Dell made a flurry of security-minded announcements this week, highlighted by improvements to its Dropbox for Business integration.
Internet Of Things: New Architecture Needed
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
Today's Internet architecture isn't ready for the scale of what the IoT should become. Here's a proposal for something better.
Google Wear Smartwatches Compared
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
LG and Samsung announce first devices with Android Wear, Google's platform for wearables. Understand the differences.
Warrantless Cellphone Searches Illegal, Supreme Court Rules
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Supreme Court bars police from searching data on an individual's cellphone without a warrant.
Salesforce.com, Philips Launch Digital Healthcare Platform
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Salesforce1 cloud platform will serve as development platform for patient-care apps using Philips health monitoring devices.
Google I/O: Android Interface, Cloud Advances Star
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Day one of Google I/O lacked skydivers but delivered new APIs, tools, and connectivity to push Google's mobile device and cloud capabilities forward.
Electronic Health Records: First, Do No Harm?
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
EHRs are commonly promoted as boosting patient safety, but are we all being fooled? InformationWeek Radio investigates.
Redmond's Remarkable Reversal With Developers
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
Microsoft, facing significant risks in the post-PC era, has made surprising changes to the way it works with developers.
2014 Digital Business Survey: Size Matters
Infographics  |  6/26/2014  | 
We broke our 510 respondents down by company size: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. The differences are telling.
Montana Health Department Hacked
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
State of Montana notifies 1.3 million patients of breach to Department of Public Health and Human Services server.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
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