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Digital Transformation Underway, Many Will Fail At It
News  |  11/3/2016  | 
IDC has issued its IT FutureScape forecast for 2017, which includes 10 predictions for IT. Here's how cloud, mobile, social media, big data, AI, virtual reality, and other innovations are changing the world.
Healthcare's Looming Disruption: How Can IT Prepare?
News  |  10/31/2016  | 
A new Gartner Maverick report says that annual physical medical exams and primary care doctors are about to be disrupted by IoT medical devices and algorithm. Here's how IT must shift to accommodate the change.
Smartwatch Shipments Take Nosedive In Q3 2016
News  |  10/25/2016  | 
Despite the launch of a new Apple Watch line, smartwatch shipments plunged more than 50% between the third quarter of 2015 and the third quarter of this year. The latest numbers from IDC appears to show a market in need of significant recalibration.
The State Of Data Engineers
News  |  9/15/2016  | 
Demand for data engineers is on the rise in enterprise, particularly in those organizations that aspire to be the next Uber or Airbnb. Here's a look at this quickly growing job category within IT.
Smart Wearables Hold Productivity Potential In Enterprises
News  |  9/7/2016  | 
Smart wearables are making their way into the enterprise, but are largely in the testing phase, according to recently released numbers from IDC. Among the potential uses is stepped-up security.
Apple Watch 2 Battery Problems Prevent LTE Connectivity
Commentary  |  8/20/2016  | 
Apple will debut a new Apple Watch this fall, but the so-called Apple Watch 2 won't include the cellular connectivity so many want, according to a published report in Bloomberg.
Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
Commentary  |  8/15/2016  | 
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.
9 Enterprise Mobility Management Tools For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  8/12/2016  | 
Choosing the right EMM suite requires IT organizations to understand their needs and the capabilities of the various options. These nine options were featured in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites. They serve as a starting point to help you find the right tools for your IT needs.
Nylas Aims To Prevent IT Pros From Giving Up On Email  
News  |  8/9/2016  | 
Email overload and emerging alternatives have people looking at different communication channels. But maybe email can be saved -- something Nylas is working toward.
Uber Lets Businesses Book, Manage Rides For Customers
News  |  8/1/2016  | 
With UberCENTRAL, the ride-sharing service aims to provide companies with a way to pay for customers' transportation.
Dropbox Rolls Out Tools To Ease IT Admin Experience
News  |  7/28/2016  | 
The cloud storage and collaboration company's business users are getting tools that aim to make managing groups and data easier.
Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands
News  |  7/27/2016  | 
Data visualization platform provider Tableau is updating its flagship product with new features that give oversight and data governance control back to IT organizations. It also makes a host of new advanced analytics capabilities accessible to more users.
Apple Watch Sales Drop Dramatically Ahead Of Hardware Refresh
Commentary  |  7/22/2016  | 
The smartwatch market contracted for the first time, thanks to a plunge in Apple Watch sales, according to a report from IDC. However, the report showed that Samsung, Lenovo, LG, and Garmin made gains.
SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
News  |  7/21/2016  | 
SAP second quarter earnings showed no sign of weakness from the recent Brexit vote in the UK. Instead, the company's revenue and earnings grew as SAP added new customers, particularly for its S/4 HANA platform.
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2016  | 
Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
Google Hit With New Round Of Antitrust Charges In EU 
News  |  7/15/2016  | 
The European Commission has elaborated on its issues with Google's shopping service, contending that Google's AdSense requirements hinder competition.
Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines  
Slideshows  |  7/15/2016  | 
If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.
IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
Microsoft Tests Natural Language IFTTT Alternative
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
Conditional Action Programmer (CAP), an experimental project from Microsoft's Technology and Research group, offers a way to automate app interactions using natural language rather than code.
Robot Stingray Moves To The Beat Of A Rat's Heart
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
A tiny robotic stingray powered by light-activated rat heart muscle cells could help advance artificial heart research.
Google's Machine Learning Buy, Alteryx Updates: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/10/2016  | 
Google accelerates its machine learning efforts with acquisition, Alteryx and H2O.ai both enhance their platforms, and EHR growth continues to be driven by predictive analytics and wearables. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 10, 2016.
Google Nexus Smartwatches On The Way?
Commentary  |  7/7/2016  | 
Google is reportedly preparing two new Android Wear smartwatches, possibly carrying the Nexus brand, for debut later this year.
Starship Technologies To Test Robot Delivery Service  
News  |  7/6/2016  | 
Pedestrians in several European cities will soon see semi-autonomous robots traveling alongside them, delivering goods for local merchants.
iOS 10 Makes It Easier To Be An Organ Donor
News  |  7/5/2016  | 
Inspired by the difficulty Apple's late founder Steve Jobs endured in securing a donated liver when he was ill, the company says iOS 10 will allow iPhone users to directly connect to the National Donate Life Registry.
Tesla Autopilot Crash Under NHTSA Investigation
Commentary  |  7/2/2016  | 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident involving a Tesla being driven under autopilot.
Uber App Update To Track Driver Behavior
News  |  7/1/2016  | 
The update is designed to capture data about how Uber's drivers operate their vehicles -- measuring braking, acceleration, and speed.
10 Hot Smartphones To Consider Now
Slideshows  |  6/30/2016  | 
Although smartphone sales have been on the decline recently, there is no shortage of options. Here are 10 hot models worth a look.
Microsoft Flow For iOS Aims To Help Apps Play Nice
Commentary  |  6/23/2016  | 
It's remarkable how poorly software-based products and services communicate. With the introduction of Flow for iOS on Wednesday, Microsoft is taking another step toward enabling applications to play nice.
9 Tools To Help You Build A Better Bot
Slideshows  |  6/23/2016  | 
AI-fueled automation is all the rage in customer service, but a bot gone wrong can do your business more harm than good. We spotlight the better bot platforms presently available to help keep your automation ambitions in line with what your customers really want.
Salesforce Unifies Mobile App Dev, Updates Marketing Automation
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Salesforce has introduced Cloud App Mobile, an app dev platform that unifies all its efforts to help non-coders develop business applications. The company has also released its Pardot Engagement Studio for marketing automation to general availability.
Samsung Commits $1.2 Billion To IoT Research In US
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Open standards, shared approaches to privacy and security, and more open wireless spectrum are needed to help the internet of things to reach its full potential of making people's lives better, according to the company.
Samsung Builds Cloud Foundation With Joyent Deal
News  |  6/17/2016  | 
The acquisition of cloud provider Joyent will support Samsung's mobile, IoT, and cloud service businesses.
IDC: Wearable Device Shipments Will Top 213 Million By 2020
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
The current crop of wearables, such as smartwatches and fitness bands, is expected to power the market into the near future, but eyewear is where the profits lie. By the end of the year, wearable shipments will top 101 million. They will grow to 213 million by 2020.
IBM Watson Health Tackles Diabetes
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
IBM Watson Health is teaming with the American Diabetes Association to apply cognitive computing to the ADA's 66 years worth of research and data. The results will be used to help entrepreneurs, developers, healthcare providers, and patients learn more about diabetes, prevention, complications, and care.
Apple File System Features Deeper Encryption, SSD Support
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
Next year, all of Apple's devices will use the new Apple File System, which promises flash/SSD optimization and improved encryption. It will replace the aging HFS+ file system.
Apple's Swift Playgrounds App Lays Foundation For Enterprise Future
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
The Swift programming language is becoming more popular and, in time, may find a home on corporate servers. The Swift Playgrounds iPad app will play a major role in that.
Google Apps Gains Springboard For Search
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
Google for Work customers can look forward to finding content and sharing it more efficiently with Springboard and a revised version of Sites.
Apple, Google App Store Changes Could Pay Off For Devs
News  |  6/10/2016  | 
Ahead of the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple has revealed plans to introduce search ads and expand subscription support for apps in its App Store, while Google is testing its own subscription changes.
Microsoft Band 2 Update Offers Android Support For Cortana
News  |  6/6/2016  | 
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is now available to owners of the Band 2, who are pairing the wearable with an Android device.
WWDC: Apple's Opportunity To Open Up To Keep Up
Commentary  |  6/6/2016  | 
Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off next week. While the company will likely introduce new products, what it really needs is a new attitude.
Wearables At Work: 9 Security Steps Worth Taking
Slideshows  |  6/6/2016  | 
Wearables are finding their way into organizations, whether or not IT departments are prepared to deal with them. As the number of endpoints continues to grow, so does the potential for hacks. These nine pointers will help you prepare your organization to keep ahead of threats.
Samsung's Gear Fit2, IconX Wearables Target Fitness Buffs
Commentary  |  6/3/2016  | 
Samsung's latest wearables include a fitness band and completely wireless earbuds. Both items can track your workout, play music, and manage notifications.
Sirin Labs' 'Military-Grade' Smartphone Sports Celebrity Price
News  |  6/2/2016  | 
The Solarin smartphone promises security, including on-device malware protection and optional encryption -- for those who have everything else.
Mobile Ad Blocking Surged 90% In 2015
News  |  6/1/2016  | 
Hundreds of millions of people are now blocking ads on mobile devices, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a new report by PageFair.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 1100 Chip Targets Wearables, IoT
News  |  5/31/2016  | 
Qualcomm's processor supports Android and the Android Wear platform. It's aiming at targeted wearables like smartwatches for kids.
Cellphone-Cancer Link Revealed In Government Study
News  |  5/30/2016  | 
Research overseen by the National Toxicology Program found a slightly elevated risk of cancer in male rats exposed to CDMA and GSM signals from cellphones.
Google Beats Oracle In Long-Running Java Copyright Case
News  |  5/27/2016  | 
Reversing a reversal of its initial victory, Google once again has prevailed against Oracle's claim that Android infringes its Java copyrights.
Google's Paris Office Raided In Tax Investigation
News  |  5/26/2016  | 
French investigators are seeking information about whether Google has been evading its tax obligations.
Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Which Suite Reigns Supreme?
Slideshows  |  5/26/2016  | 
The two leading cloud productivity suites -- Google Apps and Microsoft's Office 365 -- each have a lot to offer. But which one is right for your organization? Here's a look at how they stack up.
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