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L.A. District Seeks Refund From Apple Amid Investigations
News  |  4/17/2015  | 
The Los Angeles Unified School District's ambitious plan to provide an iPad for every student has been derailed by questions about the contract bidding process and dissatisfaction with the software.
Android For Work Reports For Office Duty
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
Through Android For Work, Google has made its mobile device management tool for Android smartphones available to businesses, offering IT teams the control they want and the security they need.
Docker 1.6 Emerges As A Platform
News  |  4/17/2015  | 
Several components of Docker, including Engine, Registry, and orchestration tools, have been upgraded together as a platform.
Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Challenge Google
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
Cyanogen's version of Android will include Microsoft apps and services.
Engine Yard Pivots Toward Container Management
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
New Engine Yard CEO Beau Vrolyk is moving the company toward managing Linux containers for developers, with the acquisition of OpDemand.
Why Companies Should Pay Attention To AngularJS
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
When Google and Microsoft collaborate on a project, it's worth noting.
4 Backup Landmines Waiting For The Unwary
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev warns about the pitfalls hidden in the process of conducting regular data backups.
Google Disputes EU Antitrust Charges
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Google insists that its conduct has been lawful and beneficial to the market.
HP's Still In Public Cloud, But Where?
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
HP's Bill Hilf has rebutted the interpretation of his New York Times statements about the company's public cloud plans, but where does that leave Helion versus Amazon?
The Sharing Economy: Access Is The New Ownership
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
A report from PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that revenue in five key sectors of the sharing economy could reach $335 billion by 2025.
Cloud Certifications To Boost Your IT Skills
Slideshows  |  4/15/2015  | 
Cloud computing has been one of the fastest-growing IT trends for the last several years. If you're an IT pro looking to move up the ladder or make more money, check out our list of certifications than can set you on your path.
Docker Raises $95 Million In 4th VC Round
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Goldman Sachs was urged by its IT department to become a Docker investor.
Microsoft Buys Datazen For Mobile BI
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
The Datazen acquisition will enhance Microsoft's focus on mobile data analytics and accelerate its Power BI strategy.
Twilio In-App Video Service Debuts
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Developers now have an easy way to implement video calling within apps.
Microsoft IoT: Connecting Kitchens And Factories
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
In two new partnerships, Microsoft will work with Fujitsu and Miele to improve manufacturing and make smart ovens a reality.
3DR's Solo Drone Promises New Level Of Smarts
News  |  4/13/2015  | 
Solo thinks for itself, looking to make flying drones to capture video much easier.
Google Chromebit: 3 Business Uses
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
At a $99 price point, the ASUS Chromebit micro PC will provide enterprise IT staff with a field day coming up with creative business uses.
Microsoft Brings Docker Containers To Azure, .Net Developers
News  |  4/13/2015  | 
In an interview, the general manager of Microsoft Windows Servers says two types of containers will run under the next version of Windows Server, with Docker functionality.
Microsoft Office 365 MDM: Hits And Misses
Slideshows  |  4/12/2015  | 
Microsoft is offering free mobile device management (MDM) features for all commercial users of its Office 365 cloud-based services. Here we break down what it can and can't do for your organization.
Amazon Launches Machine Learning-As-A-Service
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
AWS's Andy Jassy announced a Machine Learning service at an Amazon Summit in San Francisco April 9, based on the parent retailer's internal use.
Microsoft Office Online Adds More Dropbox Integration
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
Microsoft is strengthening its relationship with cloud storage provider Dropbox by adding additional integration with its Office Online suite.
HP Retreats From Public Cloud
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Rather than challenge Amazon, Google, and Microsoft as a cloud computing provider, HP has decided to focus on competitions it can win.
Workday Brings 'Insights' To Talent Management
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Workday offers Talent Insights app to reduce employee churn, the first of a coming wave of big data applications.
'Let's Encrypt' Will Try To Secure The Internet
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
The Linux Foundation has lined up financial support for a group producing an easier way to encrypt Web site and mobile device traffic.
Salesforce Unifies B2B Marketing, Reporting, Sales Support
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Salesforce Pardot Intelligent Engagement Studio and Sales Cloud Engage support marketing, measurement, and sales-rep-crafted micro-campaigns.
VMware Adds 8th vCloud Data Center, In Melbourne
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
VMware already has one data center in Tokyo, and is considering adding more in Asia. The new facilities will offer Google services through the companies' new partnership.
Piston Shift Shows OpenStack's Evolving Role
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Piston has refocused on an operating system that will orchestrate containers, big data clusters as well as OpenStack virtual servers.
Walmart, BoA Are Top IT Spenders
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
Walmart tops the list of the 10 biggest IT spenders, which otherwise is dominated by banks and financial services companies.
Stop Bashing IT Operations
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Without great ops, you have no credibility for innovation efforts.
Tableau 9.0 Keeps Focus On End-User Productivity
Commentary  |  4/7/2015  | 
Tableau Software's latest upgrade adds tools for data prep, quick calculations, and making predictions without need of a PhD.
When Robots Attack
Slideshows  |  4/7/2015  | 
When robots fight, they don't last long. That's okay, because they're educating and entertaining us as they tear each other apart.
How To Make Passwords Obsolete
Slideshows  |  4/7/2015  | 
Why do we still rely on the human-memorized password for authentication? Here are seven alternatives worth considering.
CoreOS Launches Container Management On Google's Kubernetes Project
News  |  4/6/2015  | 
CoreOS is founder of the Rocket container project, but the system promises to manage Docker and Rocket formats.
Microsoft's Revolution Analytics Deal Is Finalized
News  |  4/6/2015  | 
Microsoft outlines plans to add R-language-based advanced analytics capabilities and integrations after finalizing its purchase of Revolution Analytics.
10 Linux Distros You Need To Know
Slideshows  |  4/6/2015  | 
Wondering which Linux distribution is right for your organization? Check out our quick guide to find the distro with the features and capabilities you need.
Smart Barbie Puts Child's Play In The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/5/2015  | 
You won't see children's dolls talked about much on InformationWeek. But we couldn't let Smart Barbie pass us by without a word.
Thread, ZigBee Knit IoT Stacks
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
The ZigBee Cluster Library will run over Thread. Here's what it means for the Internet of Things.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Touts Cloud ERP Gains
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
Phillips says Infor can sell SaaS ERP to C-level and line-of-business execs without worrying about also selling databases and middleware to IT as Oracle and SAP do.
Salesforce Acquires Mobile Authentication Specialist Toopher
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
Salesforce is looking to add to its identity and access management offering by acquiring start-up Toopher. Financial details were not disclosed.
Acer Chromebase: All-In-One Boasts Touchscreen
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
The Acer Chromebase, which runs Google's Chrome operating system, is the first of its kind to offer a touchscreen.
Will Docker Bring Workload Mobility Between Clouds?
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
Docker is moving into orchestrating an application's server and networking. Does that supplement cloud function or replace it?
Google Ad Injectors Affect 1 In 20 Visitors
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
If you're seeing extra or unusual ads, you may have an unwanted ad injector.
Google Drive For Work Gets Limits
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
IT administrators have been telling Google that they want to be able to limit how Google Drive files can be used. Now, Google is obliging.
Amazon Bulks Up Cloud Instances For Big Data
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
Amazon Web Services' larger virtual servers show the company is pursuing an enterprise-scale data warehouse and big data tasks.
Oracle ID Graph Helps Marketers Target Customers Anywhere
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
Oracle adapts BlueKai ID technology so Oracle Marketing Cloud users can reach customers in mobile, social, and advertising interactions.
Microsoft Streamlines Visual Studio Pricing, Structure
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
In looking to make life a little easier for developers, Microsoft is streamlining its Visual Studio offerings, and detailing a new pricing structure.
6 Steps To Survive A DevOps Transformation
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
From measurable goals to targeting quick wins and sharing lessons learned, here are the steps that can lead to DevOps success.
Why Pinterest Updates Its Mobile App Every 3 Weeks
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
As established companies embrace mobile apps, they'll need to think more like Internet companies such as Pinterest.
Google Chrome OS On A Stick
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
The latest Chrome devices are more affordable than ever, and more varied in their form factors.
Amazon Buy Button: 1-Click Ordering Minus The Click
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
With its Dash Button and Dash Replenishment Service, Amazon aims to take the Internet of Things mainstream.
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