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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.
Gmail Android App Connects Yahoo, Microsoft Accounts
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
In its latest update to Gmail, Google is offering additional support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts by giving users a unified view of their different email addresses.
NAS Is Sexy Again
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
Microsoft's Surface 3 Promises Windows 10, Kills Windows RT
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
Microsoft's newest Surface 3 ditches ARM for Intel. It packs a full version of Windows 8.1 and has an upgrade to Windows 10 coming later. The Surface 3 can be a tablet or a laptop. Prices start at less than $500.
Adobe's Comp CC Layout App Available For iPad
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
Adobe is bringing its Comp CC layout application to the iPad through the Apple App Store, giving designers another mobile option for their needs.
PayPal Declares It's 100% OpenStack Cloud
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
After a three-year migration, PayPal says it has implemented its own OpenStack cloud for close to 100% of its operations, making it one of the largest financial services OpenStack clouds in production.
Interop Hot Stage: Building An Enterprise Network
Slideshows  |  3/31/2015  | 
The InteropNet comes to life at Hot Stage. For the first time, InformationWeek is there to cover the creation of this complex temporary network.
IBM Announces IoT Business Unit, Cloud Services
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
IBM ups the ante on Internet of Things analysis, launching a $3 billion bet on cloud-based ecosystem. How will Microsoft and Amazon respond?
ClearStory Data Touts Speedy Big Data Analysis
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
ClearStory taps HDFS and Apache Spark in the cloud to let business users blend high-scale, variable data and analyze it with in-memory speed.
Oracle HCM Cloud Adds Social, Mobile Learning Option
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Oracle has plenty of options for training, but Oracle Learning Cloud follows SAP, IBM into social, mobile learning management for the YouTube generation.
Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Night At The Museum
Slideshows  |  3/29/2015  | 
We took our review model for a whirl at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's a great mobile phone, weighed down by unwanted apps.
Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
HP's Helion Rack Aimed At Private OpenStack Builders
News  |  3/27/2015  | 
HP launches a pre-configured OpenStack rack with the platform-as-a-service, Cloud Foundry, bundled in.
IoT Revolution: Is The Enterprise Ready?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
In the connected future, the Internet of Things is expected to play a huge role in everyday life. Are enterprises ready to handle IoT, and what does it mean for security?
Amazon Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
Amazon gives customers the option to choose from two unlimited storage plans on Cloud Drive.
3 Priorities For Enterprise Applications In 2015
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
Competition and cloud delivery haven't done enough to improve enterprise apps. Buyers must pressure vendors for better features, improved usability, and meaningful analytics.
Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
At the F8 developer conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about how the social media giant is striving to become more than a singular online destination.
Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
Amazon Cloud Shortcut Offered Via Pivotal Cloud Foundry
News  |  3/25/2015  | 
VMware spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon, as well as on-premises.
IoT Drives The Future Of Connected Cars
Slideshows  |  3/25/2015  | 
Connected cars will transform the way we interact with our vehicles. At the MWC earlier this month, it was clear that the Internet of Things, along with M2M connection, is speeding this transformation along.
Facebook F8 Preview: Mobility, Messenger And More
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
Expect announcements related to mobility and Messenger as Facebook continues its crusade to become the cross-platform platform.
Internet Explorer Dependent? Time To Move On
Commentary  |  3/24/2015  | 
Microsoft's move to Project Spartan should be your cue to retire aging enterprise apps that rely on Internet Explorer plug-ins or Active X controls.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gears Up For Finale
Slideshows  |  3/24/2015  | 
The latest highlights from DARPA's years-long robotics competition show us just how creative we can be. Here's what you need to know in advance of the grand finale in June.
Joyent: Run Docker On SmartOS For Greater Security
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
Cloud service provider Joyent bids for Docker workloads by claiming a more secure container environment, with an option for use in on-premises data centers as well.
Clintonemail.com: A Cautionary Call To Action
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton becomes ever more embattled in the press and in politics because of her personal email usage, we can draw lessons for enterprises and employees alike on contending with Shadow IT.
Our New Service: Speed Networking For CIOs
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
We're improving the odds that you'll meet peers who are dealing with the same problems you face.
Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Slideshows  |  3/23/2015  | 
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
NTP Needs Money: Is A Foundation The Answer?
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
NTP steward Harlan Stenn founded the Network Time Foundation four years ago as an umbrella group to unite and support time-synching open-source projects. But it hasn't gotten far with support.
Tesla Model S Autopilot Coming Soon, Elon Musk Claims
News  |  3/21/2015  | 
The Tesla Model S should be able to drive itself, some of the time, this summer, according to CEO Elon Musk.
Docker At 2: From Shaky Start To Open-Source Star
News  |  3/20/2015  | 
Co-founder Solomon Hykes reflects on the startup's roots in Paris, its failed first effort to get containers moving, and how Docker then became a fast-growing data center hit.
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