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Dog Fitness Tracker Raises $25 Million: Blame Google
Commentary  |  1/30/2015  | 
As the tech market scrambles for the Next Big Thing, VCs are betting on nervous executives with deep pockets.
Microsoft Upgrades Azure SQL Database Service
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
Microsoft cloud-database service nears parity with on-premises Microsoft SQL Server with support for larger databases and in-memory performance.
Chief Data Science Officers Won't Supplant CIOs
Commentary  |  1/30/2015  | 
Some believe a new C-level data scientist will inevitably control the purse strings on data-related projects. Here's why that's a bad idea.
Artificial Intelligence Will Put Us Out Of Work
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
Forget killer robots. Widespread unemployment is the worst case scenario for humans in the AI future.
Data Analyst: Does Everybody Need To Be One?
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Microsoft Power BI and IBM Watson Analytics attempt to make data analysis accessible to all. But don't confuse access to tools with reaching correct and valuable conclusions.
Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
News  |  1/29/2015  | 
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control.
When Facebook's Down, Thousands Slow Down
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
When Facebook went down this week, thousands of websites linked to the social media site also slowed down, according to Dynatrace.
FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
Microsoft Power BI Makeover: 6 Big Improvements
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015  | 
Microsoft's revamp of its cloud-based Power BI will challenge IBM, Tableau, and other business intelligence vendors. Here are six new ways it should appeal to users.
Microsoft Power BI Gets 'Freemium,' Visual Makeover
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
Microsoft Power BI revamp undercuts IBM Watson Analytics and Tableau with "freemium" services and data-visualization software.
Cartoon: Chief Data Tyrant
Commentary  |  1/26/2015  | 
The purchase order to "Thrones 'R Us" should have been a clue.
Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
News  |  1/24/2015  | 
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
Windows 10, HoloLens, Analytics Acquisitions: Microsoft Week In Review
News  |  1/24/2015  | 
From HoloLens to free Windows 10 upgrades, Microsoft gave the tech world a lot to discuss. Here's a snapshot of its week.
Microsoft Buying Revolution Analytics For Deeper Data Analysis
News  |  1/23/2015  | 
Microsoft acquisition of Revolution Analytics, an R-language-focused advanced analytics firm, will bring customers tools for prediction and big-data analytics.
Oracle Engineered Systems Strategy Pays Off
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Oracle dodged declining server sales last year, and now it's going after Cisco and EMC. Is the software-meets-hardware strategy winning?
Ford Mobility Plan Searches For Growth Beyond Cars
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
The automaker has 25 experiments aimed at "enabling mobility," anticipating cities that become too crowded for more cars.
IBM Can't Shrink Its Way To Greatness
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
IBM saw revenue declines in every major business unit in 2014. Can the company do more than please investors with fatter margins?
Data Scientist: Human Today, Software Tomorrow
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
Automation will lessen the need for the elusive, talented, and expensive human data scientist -- and thatís a good thing, says Narrative Science cofounder.
SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicts fast growth through 2020, previews S4 Hana, a new suite of "simplified" ERP software.
IoTivity Preps For IoT Standards Showdown
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
Open-source IoTivity framework is built to ensure interoperability among devices and services across the Internet of Things. But itís got competitors. Who will win?
The Trouble With Dashboards
Commentary  |  1/17/2015  | 
Gleaming executive dashboards are often based on no data whatsoever, and they tell us nothing useful.
TIBCO Spotfire Joins Simplified Analytics Bandwagon
News  |  1/16/2015  | 
TIBCO eases analysis with a Spotfire Cloud Recommendations feature that suggests best-fit visualizations. Can it leapfrog IBM, SAS, and Tableau?
Verizon Wireless Customers Face 'Zombie Cookies'
News  |  1/15/2015  | 
Cookie files placed on the phones of Verizon Wireless customers by the ad company Turn return to life even after they've been deleted.
Your Next Monitor Will Be A Curved 4K: You'll Like It
Commentary  |  1/15/2015  | 
Curved, 4K monitors were on display at CES. Is their next stop on your corporate desktop?
IBM Mainframe Makeover: Mobile, Big Data Reality Check
Commentary  |  1/15/2015  | 
IBM z13 refresh packs performance gains, but can it really join the mobile, big data, and cloud age? Here's a look at aspirations versus realities.
IBM Renews Mainframe With z13
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
Here's a look inside IBM's new 141-core computer.
3 Tips For Minding The IT Skills Gap
Commentary  |  1/14/2015  | 
In the digital enterprise, CIOs must help IT staffers expand their abilities and value soft skills as much as tech acumen.
Microsoft Protests Bug Disclosure By Google
News  |  1/12/2015  | 
After Google discloses Win 8.1 vulnerability two days prior to planned patch, Microsoft argues in favor of vulnerability publication schedules.
CES 2015: 11 Peeks Into The Future
Slideshows  |  1/10/2015  | 
Motorized skates, 3D-printed food, e-socks: The future, whether we need it or not, is here.
5 Analytics, BI, Data Management Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  1/9/2015  | 
InformationWeek survey shows growth in cloud-based data warehousing, real-time tech, and big-data platforms, but business intelligence standardization is waning.
How To Build A Data-Driven Dream Team
Commentary  |  1/9/2015  | 
Like any good sports team, your data team needs a leader, a common goal, and group chemistry.
Microsoft Delve Boards Simplify Content Search, Sharing
News  |  1/7/2015  | 
Microsoft's new boards feature makes it easier for MS Office users to find and share work-related information.
Facebook Acquires Voice Recognition Startup Wit.ai
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Wit.ai lets developers add Siri-like capabilities to apps, robots, wearables, and more.
Enterprise Communications Trends In 2015
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Continuing evolution in mobility, software-based communications, architectural design, data analytics, and the user experience will keep us hopping this year.
The Other Side Of Real Estate Big Data
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Real estate agents are finding new success by tapping into the power of big data analytics.
CES 2015: Internet Of Things Not All Shiny
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
As CES 2015 gets underway, the Internet of Things takes center stage. Or should we say the Internet of Monitoring?
CES 2015: Big Data A Quiet Star
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Big data is the underlying big story at CES 2015, as we see a flood of Internet-connected devices loaded with data sensors.
Speed To Insight: Key To Big Data Success
Commentary  |  1/5/2015  | 
Businesses don't have to wait long to see analytic investments pay off. Big data can deliver big returns within months, not years.
Data Scientist Training Programs Gain Steam
News  |  12/30/2014  | 
More universities are launching programs to develop the big data talent businesses need.
5 Hyperscale Lessons For Mainstream Datacenters
Commentary  |  12/30/2014  | 
Management practices from the HPC world can get even bigger results in smaller-scale operations.
12 Notable InformationWeek Stories Of 2014
News  |  12/30/2014  | 
These stories made you think, debate, and laugh with each other on InformationWeek.com in 2014. Take a look back.
How Big Data Will Drive 5G
News  |  12/29/2014  | 
Never heard of "the tactile Internet"? You will. Here's how data-driven applications and services are shaping the development of 5G wireless.
6 IT Trends To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
In the new year, mobility evolves, the hybrid cloud grows, and big data will need more people skills.
9 Cloud Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
In 2015, expect to see the cloud mature as a platform for hybrid operations, with cloud data centers achieving new efficiencies through containers.
New Data, Same Old Dumb Bosses: 3 Lessons
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
Corporate overlords finally take an interest in data. Too bad they don't understand it and will be tricked by crafty short-timers.
InformationWeek 2014 Strategic CIO Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  12/26/2014  | 
IT leaders play an increasing role for IT in charting company strategy, but challenges remain, including cost-cutting, improving analytics and innovation marketing, and boosting customer service.
Microsoft: 5 Must-Do's In 2015
Commentary  |  12/23/2014  | 
Microsoft had a strong 2014. To continue its momentum, the company has some work to do next year.
Big Data: 6 Bold Predictions For 2015
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
'Tis the season when industry soothsayers don their prognostication caps to make fearless forecasts for the coming year. What does the crystal ball say about big data?
Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Microsoft beta tests Power BI dashboards, visualizations, connectors, and an iPad app just as IBM launches a rival cloud-based BI service.
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