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Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
News  |  1/24/2015  | 
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
Microsoft Buying Revolution Analytics For Deeper Data Analysis
News  |  1/23/2015  | 
Microsoft acquisition of Revolution Analytics, an R-language-focused advanced analytics firm, will bring customers tools for prediction and big-data analytics.
Chromebooks Win For California Students
Commentary  |  1/23/2015  | 
In an area where computers at home aren't common, Chromebooks in the classroom are making a measurable difference in student performance.
BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
Oracle Engineered Systems Strategy Pays Off
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Oracle dodged declining server sales last year, and now it's going after Cisco and EMC. Is the software-meets-hardware strategy winning?
10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015  | 
With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
4 Education Technology Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Educational technology is changing rapidly. These four trends will influence learning in schools -- and in corporations.
Password Fail: Are Your Workers Using 123456?
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
The 25 worst passwords of 2014 demonstrate once again that people just can't be bothered to take responsibility for their online security.
Augmented Reality Is For Real In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/20/2015  | 
Google Glass got the hype, but a system used by Lockheed Martin shows how augmented reality will charge ahead in the enterprise.
SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicts fast growth through 2020, previews S4 Hana, a new suite of "simplified" ERP software.
Google Glass Killed: For Now
News  |  1/16/2015  | 
The Google Glass Explorer Program is shutting down for now, but this isn't the end of the company's plans for Glass or wearable computing.
Enterprise Drones: What CIOs Should Know
Commentary  |  1/16/2015  | 
Flying drones are coming to the enterprise: Will CIOs and the FAA be ready?
How To Mess Up IT Budgeting In 2015
Commentary  |  1/16/2015  | 
Two shifts have rocked the IT world: speed and constant upgrades. Factor those in or your budgets won't address reality.
Verizon Wireless Customers Face 'Zombie Cookies'
News  |  1/15/2015  | 
Cookie files placed on the phones of Verizon Wireless customers by the ad company Turn return to life even after they've been deleted.
Your Next Monitor Will Be A Curved 4K: You'll Like It
Commentary  |  1/15/2015  | 
Curved, 4K monitors were on display at CES. Is their next stop on your corporate desktop?
IBM Mainframe Makeover: Mobile, Big Data Reality Check
Commentary  |  1/15/2015  | 
IBM z13 refresh packs performance gains, but can it really join the mobile, big data, and cloud age? Here's a look at aspirations versus realities.
Apple Is Not Charlie
Commentary  |  1/14/2015  | 
Apple seems blind to the irony of selling an app that supports free speech when it does not do the same.
5 Analytics, BI, Data Management Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  1/9/2015  | 
InformationWeek survey shows growth in cloud-based data warehousing, real-time tech, and big-data platforms, but business intelligence standardization is waning.
InformationWeek 2014 Strategic Security Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/9/2015  | 
Managing the complexity of security is the top concern for enterprise IT teams. Look for a new era of more sophisticated data analysis in the coming year.
CES 2015: FCC's Wheeler Stirs Net Neutrality Pot
News  |  1/8/2015  | 
Agency chairman hints at plans to side with Obama, reclassify broadband as a utility.
Stop Hamstringing Online Innovators
Commentary  |  1/8/2015  | 
The case of Zenefits in Utah shows what's at stake when regulators go too far in the name of competitive "fairness."
Health IT: How Developing Markets Can Trump US
Commentary  |  1/6/2015  | 
With the US market hostile to health IT innovation today, entrepreneurs should look to the developing world for markets and opportunities.
Oracle Must Reform, Says Software Licensing Group
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Oracle gets poor marks on audit and licensing practices, according to the Campaign for Clear Licensing, so the group is calling for change.
Cuba Calling? Not So Fast...
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Lack of infrastructure and enterprise communications capabilities will make a tough go for companies interested in taking advantage of loosening restrictions.
Speed To Insight: Key To Big Data Success
Commentary  |  1/5/2015  | 
Businesses don't have to wait long to see analytic investments pay off. Big data can deliver big returns within months, not years.
Privacy By Design: Protect User Data From 'Get-Go'
News  |  1/5/2015  | 
International effort seeks to bake in consumer privacy options.
Bitcoin Taxation: A Gift From The IRS And The Coffee Problem
News  |  12/31/2014  | 
Every bitcoin transaction requires a gain or loss calculation between acquired cost basis and the amount it was sold for. This is no problem for large blocks, but on everyday purchases, a gain or loss calculation on every $1.79 cup of coffee is a lot of calculating.
Health IT In 2015: What's In The Cards?
Slideshows  |  12/31/2014  | 
Healthcare CIOs need to build on existing groundwork to improve compliance and efficiency in what should be a demanding year.
10 Threats Worse Than Artificial Intelligence
News  |  12/30/2014  | 
Killer robots and malicious computers may keep technical geniuses up at night, but we need more artificial intelligence to keep natural stupidity in check.
Azure Helps Police Store, Access Body Camera Video
News  |  12/30/2014  | 
Police camera maker demonstrates one way agencies are using Microsoft's Azure Government cloud to run software and equipment in a flexible, interoperable environment.
Phoning Home From Mars On Christmas Eve
News  |  12/30/2014  | 
For six simulated space explorers, practicing for a Mars mission means never having a real-time conversation with anyone "back on Earth."
Consumerization Of Government Services Starts With Case Management
Commentary  |  12/30/2014  | 
Use a case-centric approach to transform government services into the kind of digital experience citizens expect.
5 Education Tech Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
Education is being flipped on its head by technology. Teachers see the promise -- and the pitfalls.
5 Tips For Government IT Modernization
Commentary  |  12/24/2014  | 
Make sure you have a solid strategy to come in under budget and at scale.
8 Quiet Firsts In Tech In 2014
Slideshows  |  12/23/2014  | 
Maybe you didn't hear about these science and technology breakthroughs, from robots to space exploration. But they will be remembered 20 years from now.
Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
Big Data Analytics: Time For New Tools
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
So you're considering Hadoop as a big data platform. You'll probably need some new analytics and business intelligence tools if you're going to wring fresh insights out of your data.
Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
Analytics Showdown: Should Apps Be Simpler, Or Smarter?
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
Qlik, Tableau, and Salesforce.com are betting on simple analytic applications, while veterans IBM and SAS push smarter. What do you need?
MongoDB Buys WiredTiger: Database Move
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
MongoDB grabs technology and expertise from storage-engine company to address write-intensive, high-scale applications.
Microsoft Gains Allies Against US Data Demands
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Several dozen companies, trade groups, and computer scientists agree that Microsoft should not have to provide data stored in Ireland when presented with a US search warrant.
Hortonworks' Big IPO: Why CIOs Should Care
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
Even before last week's successful IPO, Hortonworks had no trouble selling Hadoop's promise. But here's why many CIOs are betting on this platform.
Federal Smartphone App Aims To End DUIs
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Government-backed app estimates user's blood-alcohol content, offers to call a taxi if smartphone owner can't pass the traffic games.
Government IT In 2014: GAO's Critique
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
From cloud computing to data center consolidation, software licensing to data transparency, the GAO was watching.
Net Neutrality: Wellspring Of Terrible Analogies
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
What is it about the net neutrality debate that inspires so many uninformed opinions and misguided comparisons?
Iowa Mobile ID Program Raises Privacy Questions
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
The state of Iowa proposes using a mobile app as an option to a traditional driver's license -- but security questions abound.
Web Becomes Less Free
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Censorship, lack of privacy, and other ills threaten the health of the Web, says World Wide Web Foundation.
InformationWeek 2014 Mobile Security Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  12/12/2014  | 
Securing company data on mobile devices is the top concern when it comes to mobile security. Respondents worry most about data loss due to lost or stolen devices, and less than half of respondents feel confident that data is protected.
Top 5 Enterprise Applications Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/12/2014  | 
Here's a yearend toast to the top headlines in cloud, mobile, integrated marketing, embedded analytics, and software license management in 2014.
Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/12/2014  | 
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
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