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4 Major Vulnerabilities Discovered In HTTP/2 Protocol
News  |  8/5/2016  | 
Web administrators take note: The vulnerabilities Imperva discovered in the HTTP/2 protocol were reported to vendors, and patched versions are already available.
Apple's 2016 Diversity Report: Slight Uptick In Female Hires
News  |  8/5/2016  | 
Apple released its 2016 diversity figures this week, revealing a slight increase in the number of woman tech workers it's added to its workforce mix during the past year. The company is also making efforts to increase its overall diversity.
Green Data Centers: 8 Companies Doing Them Right
Slideshows  |  8/5/2016  | 
Data center design is trending toward a smaller environmental footprint. While it's not necessarily easy going "green," here are 8 companies that did it right.
US Internet Speeds Improve, Still Lag Behind Other Countries
News  |  8/4/2016  | 
Internet speed in the US has accelerated, and is poised to continue to do so, reports a new study by Speedtest.
Ransomware Hit Nearly 50% Of Businesses In 2015: Study
News  |  8/3/2016  | 
Last year nearly half of businesses were attacked with ransomware, which caused 34% of enterprises to lose revenue and 20% to cease operations immediately.
Salesforce Buying Productivity Startup Quip
News  |  8/2/2016  | 
Salesforce plans to buy Quip, a startup focused on mobile document management. The deal puts Salesforce in a position to better compete with productivity platforms Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365.
HPE Reportedly Considers Going Private
News  |  8/2/2016  | 
Has HPE put itself or its software business up for sale? Multiple reports note that a group of private equity companies are interested in buying the software business, or taking the entire company private. What would either deal mean for IT?
IoT Investments Rise, But IT Pros Harbor Security Concerns
News  |  8/2/2016  | 
As IoT investment grows, with billions of dollars flowing into new enterprises, IT departments, as well as other parts of the business, are expressing concerns over the security risks the technology poses.
Rio Olympics Will Test Atos's IT Systems, Cloud Infrastructure
News  |  8/2/2016  | 
Atos, the supplier of IT systems to the 2016 Summer Olympics, has been testing its technology for 200,000 hours before the games begin this week. Like many other businesses, Atros and the Olympics are relying on cloud services to insure information delivery.
Cyber-Security Skills Shortage Leaves Companies Vulnerable
News  |  8/1/2016  | 
A lack of valued cyber-security skills has left businesses open to attacks resulting in reputation damage and data loss, research shows.
Free Windows 10 Upgrade Ends, Mobile Job Cuts: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/30/2016  | 
Microsoft this week announced new Office features as part of its July update, terminated its Windows 10 free upgrade offer, and cut more jobs in its mobile division.
8 Hot Gadgets Every Geek Needs For Summer Vacation
Slideshows  |  7/29/2016  | 
If you're looking to beat the heat, embark on a foreign adventure, or explore your own backyard, here are some gadgets that will help you make the most of your journey.
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.
DNC Hack Serves As Cautionary Tale For IT Pros
News  |  7/26/2016  | 
Following the high-profile hack of the Democratic National Committee's computer system, cyber-security experts emphasize the importance of secure email correspondence.
Enterprises Are Poorly Equipped To Handle External Cyberattacks
News  |  7/26/2016  | 
Most organizations lack the tools and processes to handle external cyberattacks -- which lie outside a company's firewalls. Such attacks primarily leverage digital channels, and responsibility for monitoring these channels often falls outside traditional IT and security functions.
Windows 10 At 1 Year: 9 Ways It's Changed
Slideshows  |  7/25/2016  | 
Microsoft has made several updates to Windows 10 as part of its Windows-as-a-Service model. How has the OS changed since its launch in July 2015, and what's on the road ahead?
Windows 10 Build 14393 Rollout, Cloud Revenue: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/23/2016  | 
Microsoft this week released its fourth-quarter earnings report, Windows 10 Build 14393 for PC and mobile, and new services Stream and Bookings.
Facebook's Aquila Internet Drone Completes First Flight
News  |  7/22/2016  | 
WiFi takes to the skies in the form of Aquila, a self-piloting Facebook drone with a wingspan greater than that of a Boeing 737. It's another move by companies such as Facebook and Google to deliver internet services through unconventional means.
Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs
News  |  7/22/2016  | 
Developers interested in creating apps that understand text or speech can look to Google's cloud for tools -- the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. The two offerings have now advanced into open beta status.
Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Commentary  |  7/21/2016  | 
Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
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.
Facebook Tests High-Speed Laser Internet Access
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
Facebook wants to beam you onto the web, using laser light to carry information from point to point. However, the social networking company warns that the technology is still in its infancy.
Microsoft Cloud Drives $22.6 Billion In Revenue
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
Microsoft reported gains in its booming cloud business that propelled revenue to $22.6 billion and made up for declines in mobile phone earnings.
VMware's 2Q Results Show Upticks In NSX, Mobile Management Adoption
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
VMware reported solid results for its second quarter, with upticks in licenses, virtualized workspaces, mobility management, and NSX networking.
Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
Google Reportedly Still Working On Mixed VR, AR Headset
News  |  7/18/2016  | 
While Google may be retooling its virtual reality roadmap, the company is still dedicated to producing a standalone headset that blends the boundaries between VR and augmented reality.
Surface Partnership With IBM, Windows Security: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/16/2016  | 
Microsoft held its annual Worldwide Partner Conference and announced a new partnership with GE. A critical Windows security patch is announced. A look at Windows 10 and Surface subscriptions.
Windows 'Critical' Security Flaw Hits All Versions Of OS
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
Microsoft has fixed a security flaw that left all supported versions of its Windows operating system vulnerable to hackers.
Ransomware: How Should IT Respond?
Ransomware: How Should IT Respond?
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2016  | 
How should IT respond to increased ransomware attacks? John Pironti, President of IP Architects, spoke with Senior Editor Sara Peters at this year's Interop about the issues.
Big Data, Coding, Security: 8 Sites That Offer Free Online Courses
Slideshows  |  7/14/2016  | 
IT pros need to stay updated on the latest trends in technology and management to remain relevant and competitive. Here's a look at eight online learning platforms that offer free tech courses that can help with that.
Microsoft Rolls Out Skype Alpha On Linux, Chrome
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
Microsoft has launched an Alpha version of its Skype app for Linux. The software giant is also adding calling capabilities for Chromebook and Chrome.
Lenovo, HP Lead PC Market As Shipment Declines Continue
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
The global PC market continues to face the aspect of declining shipments, but the US market for computers shows signs of resilience during the second quarter of 2016, according to new numbers. Lenovo and HP are leading the market.
Chef Automate Combines Three Tools Into One
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
Chef has combined its popular configuration server with Chef Delivery and Chef Compliance to produce a more automated code workflow.
Microsoft, GE Partnership Targets Industrial Cloud
News  |  7/11/2016  | 
Microsoft and GE have announced a partnership that will make GE's Predix, a platform for the industrial internet, available on Azure.
Datadog Turns Its Eye Toward Microsoft's Azure Cloud
News  |  7/11/2016  | 
Datadog, the Amazon Web Services third-party monitoring service, is now moving to meet increasing demand for metrics from Microsoft's Azure cloud.
Cloud Spending Will Top $37 Billion In 2016, IDC Reports
News  |  7/8/2016  | 
A new forecast from IDC finds that spending on public and private cloud infrastructure will increase more than 15% this year, for a total of $37.1 billion. By 2020, IDC forecasts that spending on cloud services will nearly equal what is spent on traditional IT.
Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide
News  |  7/7/2016  | 
Gartner's updated IT spending forecast for 2016 is slightly improved, but the research firm warned that it doesn't account for the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote will dampen IT spending worldwide.
Microsoft's Skype Meetings Aimed At Small Businesses
News  |  7/6/2016  | 
Microsoft is offering Skype Meetings, a free, pared-down version of Skype for Business. It's aimed at small businesses, and it offers tools including HD video conferencing.
Aligned Offers Right-Sized Compute, Networking As A Service
News  |  7/6/2016  | 
Aligned Data Centers has a data center in Plano, Texas, that provisions a custom network to match an application.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: 5 Key Business Features
News  |  7/5/2016  | 
Microsoft will release several major changes in its Windows 10 Anniversary Update. For businesses users, here are five features to try.
Oracle Ordered To Pay HPE $3 Billion In Itanium Suit
News  |  7/2/2016  | 
A Silicon Valley jury has sided with HPE in a long-running dispute focused on support for the Itanium server platform.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Salesforce On Outlook: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/2/2016  | 
Microsoft announced the rollout date for its Windows 10 Anniversary Update. There are plans to kill the Surface 3 in December. There's a Salesforce Lightning add-in for Outlook.
Google-Backed Undersea Cable Now Connects US, Japan
News  |  6/30/2016  | 
The Google-backed underwater cable connecting Japan and the US can transmit data at 60 terabits per second and spans nearly 5,600 miles.
Enterprises: Tear Down Your Engineering Silos
Enterprises: Tear Down Your Engineering Silos
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2016  | 
Will Murrell, a senior network engineer with UNICOM systems, knows a thing or two about silos. UNICOM develops a variety of software and other tools to work with IBM's mainframe, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. Murrell recently talked with InformationWeek senior editor Sara Peters about a new breed of engineers trying to break down corporate barriers for good.
Google Reportedly Building Internet Speed Test Into Search
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
Google wants to give its users the ability test their internet speed right from the search application. In order to do this, the company is partnering with M-Lab to make it a reality.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Slated For Aug. 2
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
Microsoft plans to mark the first year of its latest OS with several new features in a Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Forced Windows 10 Upgrade Costs Microsoft $10,000
News  |  6/28/2016  | 
Microsoft is paying out $10,000 after a woman sued when a forced upgrade caused her computer to crash.
HP's Chromebook 11 G5 Offers Touchscreen, Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/28/2016  | 
The Chromebook 11 G5 starts at $189, offers an optional touchscreen, and will run Android apps when it goes on sale later this year.
Microsoft Will Kill Surface 3 In December
News  |  6/27/2016  | 
Microsoft has confirmed plans to discontinue its Surface 3 tablet line in December and left many wondering what's coming next.
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