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How Microsoft Surface Pro Won Me Over
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
How I learned to stop worrying and love Windows 8.1 and the Surface Pro.
Cloud Storage: 8 Ways You're Wasting Money
Slideshows  |  12/3/2014  | 
Don't fall into the "cheap" and "easy" cloud trap. Know how you're spending your money -- and why.
HP Cloud Adds Big Data Options
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
HP's Haven big data analytics platform, including Autonomy search and HP Vertica database software, will soon be available on demand.
Holiday Shoppers Got Better Mobile Response Times
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Major retailers minimized wait times for mobile users over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping weekend. Exceptions included Best Buy and Staples.
9 Google Apps Tips: Productivity Boosters
Slideshows  |  12/2/2014  | 
Check out these little-known Google Apps features that can make you more efficient and less irritated.
CIO Checklist: Ready For The Disrupted, Digital World?
Commentary  |  12/2/2014  | 
IT leaders can take these steps today to stay relevant. Just don't confuse "checklist" with a simple fix.
Google Glass With Intel Inside: Form Must Trump Fashion
Commentary  |  12/2/2014  | 
Glass ultimately deserves to be deconstructed. Google's biggest mistake was fusing several technologies that should be separate clip-on hardware modules into a single, inflexible form factor.
Senate Explores Outsourcing Security Services
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
The US Senate might outsource core cyber security support to a managed security service. Candidate tasks include network security monitoring, threat analysis, incident reporting, vulnerability analysis, and security engineering and research.
Nuance Opens PowerShare Images Network To Developers
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Nuance aims to improve radiologists' workflow not only through PowerShare image-sharing network but industry regulations embedded in clinical decision software.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Rises As Win XP Plummets
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
After struggling for months to gain users, Windows 8 and 8.1 finally have eclipsed Windows XP in market share.
Sika Meshes Salesforce Customer Data With ERP Apps
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
Sika Group turns to Jitterbit to make Salesforce.com software-as-a-service function with SAP enterprise applications.
IT Chief Of The Year: Bank Of America's Cathy Bessant
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
Bessant leads BofA's 100,000-person technology and operations group as the bank scraps back from financial and regulatory disaster. Her formula: Steady, reliable performance over glitz.
Bank of America Tech Chief Cathy Bessant: What I Believe
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
InformationWeek's 2014 Chief of the Year shares what being a cancer survivor taught her, why she dislikes rock-star CIOs, and more.
How Bank Of America Taps Tech Startups
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
The bank works with a surprisingly high number of startup vendors, given its size. But it's pushing all its tech suppliers to think differently.
Docker Security Flaw Found
News  |  11/26/2014  | 
Docker advises users to upgrade their container formatting system immediately to patch security hole in non-current versions.
Americans Flunk Internet History
News  |  11/26/2014  | 
Pew Research finds gaps in what people understand about the technology they use daily.
10 Windows Tablets, Laptops Under $200: Holiday Steals
Slideshows  |  11/26/2014  | 
Gadget shoppers can choose from an array of sub-$200 Windows 8.1 tablets and laptops -- offering more power than you'd guess.
Google Apps Gets New Enterprise Security Features
News  |  11/25/2014  | 
Google for Work users can access a Devices and Activity dashboard to spot suspicious logins and a new security wizard to help navigate security settings.
Facebook Data Center Showcases Open Compute Work
News  |  11/25/2014  | 
Facebook's Altoona, Iowa, data center includes Open Compute Project data center network fabric.
8 Tech Turkeys To Avoid As Gifts
Slideshows  |  11/25/2014  | 
Is your holiday shopping list full of smartphones, robots, and drones? Here's our advice on what gadgets not to buy.
Corporate IT's Darwinian Challenge
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
IT organizations face a gradual erosion, and possible extinction, if they don't address the dangers within.
IBM Courts DevOps With Dedicated Bluemix
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Dedicated Bluemix is IBM's development platform with host servers in the cloud dedicated to a single customer, for security and compliance reasons.
Ghostery Makes Privacy Marketable
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Service that blocks Web tracking code turns out to be good for business, too.
Microsoft Azure Outage: Questions Remain
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure's East and South Central US data centers' performance plummeted while West remained relatively unaffected.
Marketers Should Look Beyond Facebook, Twitter
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Build social engagement around your own website, Forrester recommends.
Microsoft Azure Storage Service Outage: Postmortem
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Azure outage Tuesday produced disruptions to MSN website, Office 365, Xbox Live, and third-party services, as well as possible data integrity problems.
Finding CIO/CFO Common Ground
Commentary  |  11/20/2014  | 
Success awaits CIOs and CFOs who reach a level of competence in each other's roles.
Firefox Drops Google For Yahoo Search
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Mozilla takes up with new Firefox search partners that it believes are better aligned with its values of choice and independence.
Salesforce.com Tweaks Social Studio
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Salesforce blends social listening, analysis with content publishing and customer engagement, plus touts Wave Analytics Cloud momentum at the Salesforce1 World Tour event.
BitTorrent Sync Plans Pro Tier
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
BitTorrent Sync 1.4 enters general release, and the company unveils plans for Pro version of its software.
How Amazon Kinesis Adds Speed, Resilience To Analytics
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Three Kinesis users explain how they use AWS's real-time, streaming data capture and analytics service to support their businesses.
The Web Isn't Dying, But Control Is
Commentary  |  11/19/2014  | 
In a renewed debate about the health of the web and the dominance of native apps, let's not gloss over the issue of user control.
IBM Verse: Can It Trump Google Inbox?
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Cloud-based IBM Verse blends email, collaboration, and social intelligence to show what's relevant. Main rivals: Microsoft Clutter and Google Inbox.
Interoute, European Cloud Supplier, Makes US Move
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
One of Europe's largest cloud service suppliers, Interoute Communications, will open a virtual data center in Los Angeles in December.
Cisco Debuts Mobile Collaboration App For Businesses
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Cisco's 'Project Squared' features voice and videoconferencing, messaging, and document sharing for project teams of up to eight people. Here's a look at the features.
Tech Heavyweights Push For Surveillance Reform
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
Facebook's Enterprise Ambition: 3 Big Hurdles
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Even with 1.3 billion users, Facebook's rumored move into enterprise software faces steep obstacles. Can Facebook transform its reputation from data hog to data guardian?
10 Techies We'd Invite To Thanksgiving
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Guess who's coming to dinner. Do robots need their own place settings?
Tech Hygiene: 10 Bad Habits To Break
Slideshows  |  11/18/2014  | 
When it comes to digital devices, a little cleanliness – both inside and out – goes a long way.
TRUSTe Not So Trustworthy
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Privacy certification company has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers.
Apple, Microsoft Fight For Financial Crown
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Apple and Microsoft are the world's two most valuable companies, though neither is currently close to Microsoft's peak value from the dot-com era.
Amazon's Container Strategy, Examined
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
Amazon believes it can win developers with new AWS Container Service, despite Google's big headstart.
Microsoft Office Mobile: Right For You?
Slideshows  |  11/15/2014  | 
Microsoft now offers free iOS and Android versions of its popular Office apps. Are they a good fit for your mobile productivity tools?
Amazon Cloud: 10 New Insights
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
AWS already has five times the compute capacity of 14 competitors combined, but it's still expanding fast. See what else we learned at Re:Invent this week.
Oracle Lawsuit Against SAP Settled At Last
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
SAP will pay Oracle $359 million to settle the long-running copyright-infringement case involving its shuttered TomorrowNow services unit.
Heating Your House With Cloud Computing
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Is it time to get serious about recycling the radiant heat from servers into heating for other buildings large and small?
Windows 10 Update: 6 Facts
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build includes more user-inspired tweaks, more desktop refinement -- and more bugs. Is Microsoft reassuring its desktop user base?
Amazon Focuses On New Services, Not Price
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Amazon Web Services expands its menu, while dropping references to its leading price-cutter status.
Americans Doubt They Can Protect Their Privacy
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
A Pew Research Center study finds broad concern about government and corporate data gathering, along with a desire for more government regulation of data gathering.
Salesforce.com Lightning Connect Taps Real-Time Data
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Salesforce.com adds data-integration option for accessing up-to-the-minute data from sources such as SAP apps and Oracle databases.
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