HTC One X: Big Screen In Thin, Fast Phone
HTC's new HTC One X packages a big, beautiful screen in a thin and light phone. Although not perfect, it's a compelling smart phone we'd consider buying ourselves.
The Enterprise 2.0 Backlog: 100 Ideas
Some of the ideas on this list are quirky, but they'll get your creative juices flowing as you dive into the execution phase of the E2.0 revolution.
Census Releases Data Through New API
Agencies, businesses, and individual developers can create apps using census statistics on population, age, gender, race, education, occupations, and more.
The Upside Of Conflict
Don't shrug off conflict in your IT team as just a sign of poorly matched personalities. Instead, turn office struggles around to create a more productive IT shop.
5 Ways To Benefit From Big Data
Big data can make all the difference in a successful CRM strategy, but it can be overwhelming. Here's how sales and marketing organizations can put big data insights to work for your customers and your business.
4G Case Turns iPod Touch Into an iPhone
The FreedomPop case for the iPod Touch gives it 4G connectivity and the company provides a free plan. Add a VoIP service like Skype and you've got the equivalent of an iPhone. The case is actually a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot that supports up to eight other devices.
The Death Of 'Open'
Apple controls everything from your hands to your head. Google and Microsoft are moving in that direction, too. Here's what the end of tech populism means for the mobile ecosystem.
Good, Bad And Ugly Of Fingerprint Scanning
Apple's recent purchase of Authentec points toward the possibility of a fingerprint-secured iPad. There are some advantages to the technology, some disadvantages, and some dangers.
IW 500 Conference CIOs Take Different Paths
There is no 'one size fits all' strategy when it comes to enterprise IT. Listen and learn as a powerhouse lineup of CIOs at the InformationWeek 500 conference describe the tactics they used to help their companies stay ahead.
Long Island Railroad Rolls Out NFC Pilot Project
Soon, commuters on the Long Island Rail Road might be able to use their smart phones to pay for passes. Test stations have been rolled out in the first step of an ambitious plan to use near field communications (NFC) for payments and information.
SAP's Ugly (ByDesign) Baby Gets Prettier
In a sign of progress for SAP's fledgling cloud strategy, SAP improves its Business ByDesign suite, scores a big customer over Workday and Oracle, and prepares a cloud-based financials product.
Will Olympics Streaming Video Take Your Network Down?
If Michael Phelps swims his way toward medal history, people will be able to see it as it happens on their computers. For the first time, NBCUniversal is streaming live all 302 events and all 32 sports of the Olympics. Can your network handle it?
Company Policy Be Damned: Employees Love Dropbox
Thirty-one percent of IT pros say their users frequently use Dropbox, according to a new survey. Half the respondents think it's led to loss or theft of confidential documents. Forbidding employees from using such services isn't practical anymore. DCS--data-centric security--could be the answer.
How Hadoop Cuts Big Data Costs
Hadoop systems, including hardware and software, cost about $1,000 a terabyte, or as little as one-twentieth the cost of other data management technologies, says Cloudera exec.
AMA: Fold IT Tools Into Physician Profiling
The American Medical Association wants health insurers to standardize their doctor profiles and include clinical data from electronic health records; many carriers still balk.
7 Deadly Sins Of Big Data Users
Sloth, negligence, gluttony...and that's just the beginning. Consider these common mistakes organizations make when assessing the meaning of large amounts of data.