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Milliman Strives For ROI With Azure System
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Milliman, one of the world's largest actuarial firms, extols the benefits of SaaS to its insurance users.
Cloud Tools Help Military Vets, Spouses Find Jobs
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
A nonprofit organization taps the power of the cloud to help returning service members and military spouses find long-term employment.
Google Barge Showroom Scrapped
News  |  8/2/2014  | 
Google abandons its plans for a floating technology exhibit hall, at least on the East Coast.
SaaS: Still Not Simple-As-A-Service
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
Cost, data ownership, security, and other factors can complicate the SaaS decision.
Microsoft Enhances Office For iPad
News  |  8/1/2014  | 
Office for iPad includes better pivot table support and expanded presentation tools, but can it maintain momentum against free competitors?
Google, Apple & The Battle For Your Ears
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
The titans of technology have spent lavishly for your eyeballs. Now they want your ears. Here's why.
Avoid Software Licensing That's Set Up For Failure
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
Does your software vendor use the honor-system or trust-but-verify approach to licensing? Learn the difference and save a bundle.
10 Health Apps That Might Make You Sick
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014  | 
As government and industry groups debate the best way to oversee healthcare apps, some questionable software hits the market.
Amazon Cloud Luster Fading? Look Closer
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
Some skeptics say Amazon's cloud dominance wears thin. I say Amazon's destiny in the cloud is in its own hands -- and you can't say that for IBM, Google, or Microsoft.
Tesla Cars: 8 Hot Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014  | 
Tesla Motors' electric vehicles pack plenty of technology breakthroughs. Explore the most innovative features found in these computers on wheels.
Self-Driving Cars: 10 More Realistic Names
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
The UK wants to ready its roads for self-driving cars. But "self-driving car" overstates what these machines can do -- and omits possible dangers.
Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends
Slideshows  |  7/30/2014  | 
Can your car wake you up if you get sleepy behind the wheel? Or recommend a good Mexican restaurant? These nine technologies will soon change the way we think about cars.
Google Hangouts Dresses Up For Business
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Google is making Hangouts part of Google Apps for Business to enhance the appeal of its cloud communications platform.
Cloudify Aims To Automate Cloud Troubleshooting
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Cloudify 3.0 gets feedback loop, combines cloud orchestration and monitoring.
Microsoft Enhances OneNote for Mac, iOS
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Microsoft continues its recent cross-platform emphasis with improved OneNote apps for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
Rise Of The Robots: Up From The Factory Floor
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Join San Diego State University professor Robert Judge and InformationWeek editor-at-large Thomas Claburn for a live discussion of the increasing interest in robots and automation.
HP Warns Of IoT Security Risks
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Many Internet of Things devices communicate insecurely, warns HP's Fortify unit.
Hilton Turns Smartphones Into Room Keys
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Hilton hotel chain plans to let smartphones unlock guest rooms starting next year.
Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Amazon, the world's largest online commerce store, offers mass customization.
Microsoft, IBM Gain On Amazon Cloud
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Synergy Research Group data shows Microsoft and IBM are gaining cloud services marketshare while Google is falling off the pace.
Microsoft's Nadella: More Than Talk
Commentary  |  7/26/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella proves he can be a man of action with the biggest layoff in company history and other concrete steps to reshape Microsoft. Now what?
Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
Google Maps Engine Gets Workforce Management Tool
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Google Maps Engine Pro customers now have free access to Maps Coordinate to manage workers and share location information in real time.
Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Debuts
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Apple's obsession with secrecy gives way to involving customers in the software development process.
Salesforce.com Previews Sales Feature To Promote Pardot
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Salesforce.com shows a Sales Cloud option that will require Marketing Cloud capabilities. Can next year's product release spark crossover sales?
Nadella's Windows 9 And Device Plans, Explained
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says his company is "streamlining" Windows into a converged OS, and "right-sizing" its device efforts. But what does this really mean?
7 Cloud Service Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/24/2014  | 
From databases to mobile management, cloud service startups want to tackle classic enterprise problems. Check out these interesting options -- including a service to keep an eye on shadow IT.
Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
Federal IT Networks: Simpler Is Better
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
A survey of government IT executives found that network complexity slows IT performance and hinders deployment of new technologies and services.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
Apple Profit Healthy: All Eyes On Fall
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Sales of iPads proved disappointing, but Apple posted strong iPhone, Mac, and iTunes numbers. The big test comes next quarter.
Location Analytics + Maps: 10 Eureka Moments
Slideshows  |  7/23/2014  | 
Multiple data sources combined with geographic information (GIS) technology can provide a new level of business insight. Ask smart questions and see where the data takes you.
Apple 'iTime' Patent Describes Modular Wearable
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
"Electronic wristband" might work with swappable modules as Apple appears to be thinking beyond the smartwatch for its first wearable.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
Salesforce.com Gains Planning Via Host Analytics App
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Sales and marketing types need more than Excel for budgeting and planning. Host Analytics joins Adaptive Insights and IBM in filling the void.
SMBs Tie Cloud Computing To Increased Revenue
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
Small and midsized businesses say cloud is key to customer service, expansion, finds survey by Oxford Economics for Windstream.
Microsoft's Productivity Story: Showtime For Nadella
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
Give the Microsoft CEO credit for his articulate vision. Now comes the hard part: execution.
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014  | 
Anaplan CEO says the well known saying "the world is getting flat" should also apply to IT organizations.
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014  | 
Gaurav Dhillon says IT organizations need to change as quickly as the technology they deal with.
EU Tells Apple, Google: Limit In-App Purchasing
News  |  7/19/2014  | 
"Children must be better protected when playing online," EU Commissioner declares in-app goods crackdown.
Apple-IBM Deal: 9 Moves Rivals Should Make
Slideshows  |  7/18/2014  | 
With Apple and IBM allied to advance iOS in the enterprise, these mobile technology companies must scramble to remain contenders. Here's how they could respond.
IBM 2Q Results Hint Of Turnaround
News  |  7/18/2014  | 
IBM keeps investing in growth areas, but its sales slump continues. Talks with GlobalFoundaries on chip plant takeover reportedly stall.
SAP Reports Cloud Computing Tailwind
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
SAP posted a 39% increase in cloud revenue in the second quarter, outpacing Oracle and Salesforce.com, but tougher quarters lie ahead.
ServiceNow Says IT Service Automation's Time Has Come
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
CEO Frank Slootman, backed by KPMG survey results, says time is right to build services that cut across devices and employee groups.
Feds Pursue Cloud Forensics Standards
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
NIST identifies 65 challenges that forensic investigators face in gathering and analyzing digital information stored in the cloud, seeks help developing standards to aid law enforcement.
Apple-IBM Deal: Trouble For Google, Microsoft
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
Apple's alliance with IBM will make it harder for Android and Windows Phone to carve a niche in the workplace.
Microsoft's Nadella: Productivity Is Our Soul
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella promises Worldwide Partner Conference audience that productivity tools will top the company's priorities in the age of mobile and cloud.
Federal Agencies Must Get Practical About Cloud
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Government agencies are working through the realities of making cloud a routine mode of computing.
Apple, IBM Deal: When Siri Meets Watson
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Apple and IBM's alliance has huge potential, starting with slick, intelligent business apps that could challenge Google, Microsoft, and others.
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