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How To Increase Value Of Video
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Video has become a big part of enterprise strategy, but it can be difficult to store, manage, share, and find. Here's how to make video act more like a text document.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
Unified Communications Is Much More Than IT
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
A successful unified communications project needs a modern approach, one in which user needs are evaluated and UC metrics are defined before technology is considered.
Conquering Distance With Technology
Commentary  |  11/13/2013  | 
For those of us in the corporate realm, itís easy to take for granted the changes in communication technology in recent years. A conversation with a friend reminded me of how far weíve come.
Gogo To Power In-Flight Calls And Texts
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Gogo says flyers will be able to make calls and send text messages from the air beginning next year.
Cisco Bids to Solve WebRTC Video Codec Battle
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
The vendor will open-source its H.264 implementation, hoping for consensus and backward-compatibility in WebRTC video.
Why We Need Digital Government Strategy 2.0
Commentary  |  10/29/2013  | 
The federal government has been an early adopter of mobile technology but now it is time to take it to the next level. These five areas need to be addressed.
Suspicious BBM For Android Reviews Cloud Launch
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
BBM for Android received a large number of positive reviews that contained the exact same text, but BlackBerry denies any involvement.
Avaya Helps Developers Add Collaboration To Apps
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Aura Collaboration Environment helps developers put teleconferencing, messaging and other collaboration services directly into business applications.
Apple's New iPads: 7 Predictions
Slideshows  |  10/11/2013  | 
Look for Apple to revise the full-size iPad and the iPad Mini later this month. Here's what we expect -- and what we don't.
T-Mobile's Free Roaming Plan: The Catches
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
T-Mobile offers customers free international data roaming and text messaging, but you'd better not be in a hurry.
8 Phablets To Watch
Slideshows  |  10/3/2013  | 
Is it a smartphone or tablet? Samsung led the trend early -- but Apple and Microsoft want in now.
BlackBerry: BBM For Android, iOS Coming
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry insists botched roll-out doesn't mean the app has been nixed. It may be dead on arrival anyway.
Twitter Gets Pushy And Personal
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
New feature will push notifications to your mobile app when it finds interesting people or content. Here's how to turn it on and off.
How NYCDOT Put 'Mobile First' Dev To Work
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
Stringent procurement rules didn't stop New York City's Department of Transportation from quickly creating a tablet app to document Hurricane Sandy damage.
BlackBerry Messenger For Android, iOS Stalled
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
BlackBerry withdraws Messenger for Android and iOS devices after unofficial version leaked over the weekend and messed up rollout plans.
Lost Smartphone? 6 Free Tracking Apps
Slideshows  |  9/11/2013  | 
You've misplaced your smartphone, again -- or worse, it's been stolen. One of these handy iPhone or Android apps can help you locate it fast.
Apple iOS 7: 6 Reasons Enterprises Must Upgrade
News  |  9/9/2013  | 
More granular IT controls give Apple iOS 7 new appeal in the enterprise -- where it will be the top smartphone OS until at least 2016, analysts say.
Twitter Expands Context With Related Headline Links
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
Known for breaking news, Twitter now lets users quickly learn more about newsworthy tweets.
VeriFone Way2ride: Taxi Payments, Rethought
News  |  8/15/2013  | 
VeriFone's new app lets New Yorkers pay for taxis without using cash or credit cards.
GSA's eBuy Site Goes Mobile
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
GSA's mobile tool includes text message alerts and can help small businesses win government contracts for products and services.
LinkedIn: Apply For Jobs Via Your Smartphone
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
LinkedIn's new update to Android and iOS lets you apply for jobs using your LinkedIn profile in place of a resume.
Facebook Scores 100M Mobile Users In Emerging Markets
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Facebook For Every Phone app is an affordable option for non-smartphone users in developing nations.
Cisco Network Upgrade Aids Florida Law Enforcement
News  |  7/8/2013  | 
Florida Highway Patrol's move to new network systems cut video upload times by 90%, connected officers across the state and cut $1.2 million in overtime pay.
Google Settles Text Spam Suit For $6 Million
News  |  7/8/2013  | 
Lawsuit accused Google's Disco "group texting" service of having "jammed" cellphones with torrents of unwanted texts.
Microsoft Build: 3 Windows 8 Questions To Answer
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Microsoft has a chance to regain control of the Windows 8 narrative at Build conference. But can the company execute where it has stumbled before?
iRobot, Cisco Create Telepresence Robot
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
The day we send robots to work in our places might be closer we think, if Cisco and iRobot's hallway-roaming video-equipped robot, the Ava 500, proves a hit.
MIT Sees Zombies And MOOCs In Education's Future
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
MIT's Sloan School of Management is one of several universities using AvayaLive Engage to meld real and virtual classrooms.
Meeker's State Of The Internet: 5 Key Trends
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Internet analyst Mary Meeker has seen the future -- and it is wearable, flyable and drivable.
Microsoft Unites Skype and Lync, Cisco Protests
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Microsoft has started integrating Lync and Skype, as expected. Phase 1 doesn't include video support, but Cisco's claims of "monopoly" indicate it's concerned.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Irving Kahn
Commentary  |  5/24/2013  | 
The father of cable television was a visionary and a promoter extraordinaire, but never a candidate for sainthood.
Twitter's Two-Factor Authentication: 5 Reasons To Avoid
Commentary  |  5/24/2013  | 
Two-step verification system has no provision for backup access or lost phones, doesn't address public username problem.
Mailbox For iPad Tames Gmail Inbox
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Popular email app Mailbox competes directly with Gmail's own Gmail app for iOS.
Windows 8: 4 Things I've Learned
Commentary  |  5/20/2013  | 
After spending two weeks on a touchscreen laptop, I've revisited my initial assumptions about Windows 8. But don't kid yourself: Joe and Jane user will need training.
BBM Vs. Google Hangouts: What's At Stake
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
BlackBerry and Google have both expanded their messaging services to competing platforms, but for different reasons.
Lenovo Windows 8 Ultrabook: My First 14 Days
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
In two weeks, I learned plenty about the pros and cons of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, a high-end Windows 8 ultrabook.
10 Mobile Chat Apps That Beat SMS
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Want to avoid the cost of sending messages via SMS? Consider these 10 app alternatives.
36 NYC Subway Stations Get Wi-Fi
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
MTA and Transit Wireless enter the first phase of a multi-year plan to bring wireless communications to 277 NYC subway stations.
BlackBerry Scores Small Win With Skype
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
BlackBerry said that Skype will finally be available to its BlackBerry 10 smartphones beginning in May.
Dictating While Driving: As Dangerous As Typing
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Study shows that drivers who use voice-to-text services to dictate text messages are just as impaired as those who type them.
6 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering
Slideshows  |  4/16/2013  | 
Skype might be the de facto choice for video and voice calls over the Internet. But here are other options you should explore.
Mobile Tech Helps NHS Reach Remote Patients
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Healthcare workers providing in-home care use digital pens to send patient information to and from hospital records systems.
Facebook Phone? Android Event Teased
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Facebook has something significant to say about Android. Will the company finally introduce the long-rumored Facebook Phone?
UC Shows Little Movement Year Over Year
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Our InformationWeek 2013 Unified Communications Survey shows projects stalled. Here's how to get unstuck.
Facebook News Feed: 5 Coolest Changes
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Brighter, less cluttered and mobile-ready, Facebook's revamped News Feed has some positive improvements for users.
Wireless Capacity Crunch Answers At MWC 2013
Commentary  |  3/7/2013  | 
I traveled to Mobile World Congress to learn about possible solutions to the looming mobile data capacity crunch. Meet the small cell, for starters.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Samuel Morse
Commentary  |  3/7/2013  | 
In this third installment in our series, Howard Anderson profiles a world-class artist turned inventor of a building block for today's computers.
10 Helpful Apps From Uncle Sam
Slideshows  |  3/1/2013  | 
Mobile apps created by federal agencies will help you track NASA missions, travel smoothly and even get tax advice. Check out our latest guide to apps from Uncle Sam.
Wharton MBA Classes Go Bi-Coastal With Video
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Cisco telepresence setup for classroom videoconferencing allows a lecturer at Wharton's main Philadelphia campus to simultaneously teach a class in San Francisco.
BYOD May Put The Unified In Communications
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
Employee-owned tablets and smartphones may be the key to making videoconferencing pervasive and useful to business, says Avaya.
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