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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.
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.
MongoDB Counters Couchbase Performance Claims
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
MongoDB test reports superior durability and throughput compared to Cassandra and Couchbase, but is it another case of biased, vendor-sponsored research?
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.
Net Neutrality Rules Will Survive, FCC Chairman Says
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
In a speech at the Moritz College of Law, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that new net neutrality laws would hold up to court challenges brought by telecoms, carriers, and their representatives.
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.
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?
FTC: Google Received No Favors During Investigation
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
The FTC is pushing back against reports that it gave Google favorable treatment due to the search engine giant's lobbying prowess. Google is also facing more scrutiny in Europe.
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.
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.
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.
Net Neutrality Rules Facing First Lawsuits
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
The FCC's new net neutrality rules are facing their first challenge from a number of industry trade groups, which have backing from companies such as AT&T and Verizon.
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.
Couchbase Claims Performance Gains Against NoSQL Rivals
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
Couchbase says the coming Multi-Dimensional Scaling feature will bring read/write, indexing, and query advantages over MongoDB and Cassandra.
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.
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.
Amazon Drone Tests Approved By FAA, Futurists Yawn
Commentary  |  3/20/2015  | 
Amazon has been given a license by the FCC that will allow it to test drones in a way that will be completely useless.
Google, Intel, TAG Heuer Plan Smartwatch
News  |  3/19/2015  | 
TAG Heuer's Android Wear-powered smartwatch is expected toward the end of the year.
Spark Promoter Databricks Should Let Software Shine
Commentary  |  3/19/2015  | 
Can Databricks effectively shepherd the most promising open source project for big data analytics while also promoting its commercial cloud service?
Adobe Document Cloud Takes Aim At Paper
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
The company's forthcoming cloud-backed Acrobat DC, with the help of mobile devices, promises to turn paper documents into editable digital forms.
Clinton Email Fail: Worst Government Security Flubs
Slideshows  |  3/17/2015  | 
Hillary Clinton isn't the first politician to have committed a data compliance faux pas when it comes to email. CIOs, compliance departments, and privacy officers would do well to learn from the mistakes of those who screwed up before her.
Microsoft Cloud-First Push Shines In CRM, Lags In ERP
Commentary  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft's Dynamics CRM Online business is growing quickly, but Dynamics AX Online is still stuck at the gate. What's the holdup?
Microsoft Promises Potent Azure IoT Suite
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft says its data services and hyper-scale cloud will conquer Internet-of-things apps including monitoring, asset-management, and predictive maintenance. Look out IBM, Intel, SAP, and GE.
BlackBerry, Samsung SecuTablet Offers Security For Business, Government Data
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
The SecuTablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S that's secured for governments and businesses by BlackBerry's Secusmart service.
iPhone, NXP Advances Pushing NFC Mainstream
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Thanks to new technology from NXP, as well as Apple including NFC technology in the iPhone 6, mobile payments are going to be huge. Here's what that future looked like at MWC 2015.
Net Neutrality: Enjoy The Pause Before The Fight
News  |  3/13/2015  | 
With the official release of the FCC's Open Internet Order, opponents -- including politicians in the US and abroad, as well as telecommunications carriers -- are expected to launch a protracted fight.
4 Data-Driven Predictions For IT Innovation
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
Data from the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 companies shows how these digital innovators are using analytics and cloud, and where they could miss the boat.
'Wave 2' Wireless Deployments Power Education In Houston
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
In Houston, "Wave 2" wireless networking deployments are helping one community college revamp how students and faculty view education, especially with video.
IBM Watson: 10 New Jobs For Cognitive Computing
Slideshows  |  3/12/2015  | 
IBM Watson is adding language-processing, image-recognition, and reasoning services to power these 10 breakthrough applications that scale up human-like analysis.
Google's London Store Signals Retail Push
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
Google's London store isn't a freestanding structure, but a shop-within-a-shop. The search engine giant is also showing off its new Chromebook Pixel.
White House TechHire Initiative: Calling All Coders
Commentary  |  3/9/2015  | 
The White House TechHire Initiative looks to local code schools as models for tech skills development.
Salesforce Service Cloud Intelligence: Leader Or Laggard?
News  |  3/9/2015  | 
Salesforce Intelligence Engine promises to route service calls to the right agents, balance case workloads, and ease service across channels. On some counts, Oracle has it beat.
IBM Buys AlchemyAPI: What Watson Gains
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to improve Watson's capacity for natural-language processing, image analysis, and understanding human behavior.
FCC Chief At MWC: 'No One Blocks Internet'
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler defended the FCC's order that upholds net neutrality.
Cisco Bets Big On Selling Hadoop
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
Cisco will resell Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR Hadoop distributions along with its Unified Computing Systems for big data.
Warrant Canaries: Watching US Agencies So IT Doesn't Have To
Commentary  |  3/4/2015  | 
ISPs and others are unofficially sounding the alarm in the event that a US government agency is seeking access to user records. Here's why this matters to IT.
How Data Restrictions Hurt The Global Economy
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Many countries are creating policies to restrict the flow of data, driven by privacy or protectionist concerns. Such limits could stifle economic growth.
Google Player Analytics Brings Data To Video Games
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Google Player Analytics is all about giving game developers greater insights into their creations through better use of data.
Splunk Leads Tiny Big Data Market
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Splunk marks another big year, taking in more revenue than the top three Hadoop distributors combined. That's why startups want to follow in its footsteps.
Using Business Intelligence To Change Student Lives
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Nashville Metropolitan schools are building a framework for student success using a data analysis foundation.
Big Data Demands Big Computing
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Big data has been around a long time. Here are four best practices to help you tap into the big computing power that is finally unlocking value.
Samsung Galaxy S6: Fast And Fashionable
Slideshows  |  3/1/2015  | 
The latest flagship smartphone from Samsung gets its big reveal on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2015. Let us count the ways that it shines.
iCloud Apps Welcome Windows, Not Android
News  |  2/28/2015  | 
Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are now accessible to Windows users, even if they don't also have an Apple device.
Video: Net Neutrality, Celebrity Geek Hobbies, Secure Payments
Commentary  |  2/27/2015  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds delves into the FCC’s net neutrality vote, reveals secret nerdy hobbies of the stars, and checks the state of secure payment systems.
MySQL Cluster: An In-Memory, NoSQL Pioneer?
News  |  2/27/2015  | 
MySQL Cluster was NoSQL and in-memory before those became fashionable, according to Oracle. Now those traits stand out in MySQL Cluster 7.4.
Net Neutrality Rules Pass, FCC Readies For Fight
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
The decision to reclassify ISPs under FCC regulations represents a triumph for open Internet activists.
Google AI Teaches Itself Atari Video Games
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Using a single learning algorithm, Google's AI agent has developed its video game skills to the point where it can beat most human players in dozens of different games.
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