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Content tagged with Mobile posted in November 2013
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Lumia 2520 Tablet Hits AT&T, Verizon Stores
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Nokia's first Windows-based tablet reaches the US this week with LTE in tow.
VMware + Desktone: A Game-Changer For VDI?
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
VMware's acquisition of Desktone may signal the technical capability, cost savings, and user acceptance necessary for desktop virtualization to break through in the enterprise.
9 Myths About Wearable Computers
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Wearable devices represent a major opportunity for the technology industry, but the makers of these devices still have some work to do.
Windows 8.1: 8 Essential Tips, Tricks
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Microsoft Windows 8.1 is highly customizable -- but only if you know your way around its menus. Our tips help you get more from the new OS.
8 Reasons To Hate Windows 8.1
Slideshows  |  11/19/2013  | 
Sure, it's an improvement over Windows 8. But for many PC users, Windows 8.1 is a clumsy hybrid that's a pain to navigate.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
Will Microsoft's Next CEO Ditch Ballmer's Plan?
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
As Microsoft board closes in on a new CEO, the company's long-term strategy remains hazy.
3 Big Facebook Policy Changes
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Facebook updates more policies, which impact advertising, tagging, and teens. Here's what you need to know.
Android OS Updates: Don't Hold Your Breath
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Google has started making KitKat, the latest Android update, available to some mobile devices. But if you've been promised an upgrade, prepare to wait.
Google, HP Halt Chromebook 11 Sales
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Eight complaints about charger failures lead to suspension of sales.
Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch: Release Details
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Qualcomm's smartwatch takes on Samsung Galaxy Gear, Sony SmartWatch 2, and Pebble just in time for the holidays.
Salesforce Debuts Mobilized Salesforce1 Platform
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Salesforce1 puts a cohesive, mobile-friendly, and API-rich wrapper around everything the company offers.
Why Agile Development Isn't Enough
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
To maintain development speed and flexibility, companies should consider an API-centric architecture and cloud-centric deployment.
10 Cool DARPA Projects In Development
Slideshows  |  11/18/2013  | 
These breakthrough technologies address a range of military challenges, from mental disorders to battlefield safety.
Consumerization 2.0: IT's Only Road To Relevance
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Consumerization 1.0 was "we don't need IT." Today, we need IT to bridge the gap between consumer and business tech.
Google Pushes Android KitKat To Nexus Tablets
News  |  11/17/2013  | 
Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets will be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming days.
Motorola's Moto G Targets Emerging Markets
News  |  11/17/2013  | 
Motorola thinks the Moto G can win over smartphone buyers who want more performance at a lower price point.
Google Brings Portable Native Client To Chrome
News  |  11/17/2013  | 
Developers can now compile native C and C++ code to run in Chrome across different hardware architectures.
BlackBerry Adds BBM Features For Android, iOS
News  |  11/16/2013  | 
BlackBerry makes significant improvements to its instant messaging client, brings it closer to the native BlackBerry version.
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.
Google Improves Gmail For iPad
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Google's Gmail app for iPad and iPhone gets new features and iOS 7's design language.
GPS Backup Plans Still Incomplete
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Agencies tasked with developing backup plans for federally run GPS systems are making insufficient progress.
10 Agile Skills CIOs Need To Manage Change
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Cloud services, mobility, and digital disruption have upended the traditional methods of handling change within a company.
Stop Worrying About The CIO Role
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
The role of the CIO is evolving, thanks to customer-facing technologies like analytics and the cloud. Successful execs must embrace change to drive company growth.
iPhone & Cloud: Disaster Preparedness In Hand
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
For the paperless, cloud-connected medical office, backup Internet access is essential.
How PayPal Got Its Swagger Back
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
PayPal CTO explains how the move to OpenStack and a more agile development process put the mojo back in PayPal's product line.
Mobile Transforms IT's Role: What's Next?
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Mobile devices have reshaped the employee-IT relationship and how we work with tools like Google Docs. Brace yourself for big changes over the next five years.
Cisco's Chambers: Rival White Box Model 'Fatally Flawed'
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
In a wide-ranging interview, the Cisco CEO acknowledges an industry battle ahead but insists his company's architectural approach will prevail.
Microsoft SharePoint: 7 Ways To Achieve More
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
SharePoint is used by most of the Fortune 500 -- so why do we still hate it so much? Here's how to make Microsoft's intranet platform work better for you.
Why You Need DevOps For Enterprise Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Enterprise mobile apps must be developed quickly and efficiently to meet the urgent needs shaped by consumers. The DevOps approach can get you there.
iPad + Desktop: Powerhouse Combo For 2014
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Businesses should buy more desktops and tablets, not laptops, in the upcoming PC refresh. How does Windows apps compatibility fit in?
Intel's Mojo Returns
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Intel is finally putting together a sensible set of solutions that should bring back marketshare in emerging markets and stave off challenges in its profitable server business.
Why Valve's SteamOS Could Be Revolutionary
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Valve's SteamOS and Steam Machines could have big implications for Silicon Valley and Hollywood.
iPad Changes Education: For Better, Or Worse?
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
As a growing number of schools adopt tablets, students and teachers need to hold on for a bit of a bumpy ride during the implementation phase.
Open Compute Project Challenges Network Status Quo
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
The Open Compute Project touts hardware and software contributions from Broadcom, Intel, Mellanox and Cumulus Networks
Google Wins Book Scanning Case
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
Authors Guild's claim of copyright infringement gets shot down in a surprise ruling.
Google Now Update Improves Voice Commands
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
Google's personal assistant software gets upgraded to better manage owners' lives and understand natural language requests.
IEEE, Continua Collaborate For Device Interoperability
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
IEEE Standards Association and Continua Health Alliance team to help home-monitoring devices and mobile health apps communicate more easily with healthcare providers.
Isis Launches Mobile Payments Venture
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
Android smartphones owners can now pay for goods and services by tapping their device to Isis terminals at 1.3 million locations nationwide.
LinkedIn Adds Pulse For News
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
LinkedIn pushes customized content with the integration of news curation app Pulse for desktop and mobile versions.
Google Brings Portable Native Client To Chrome
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Developers can now compile native C and C++ code to run in Chrome across different hardware architectures.
Motorola's Moto G Targets Emerging Markets
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Motorola thinks the Moto G can win over smartphone buyers who want more performance at a lower price point.
IBM To Buy Fiberlink For Mobile Management
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
IBM is set to expand its BYOD capabilities through a deal for Fiberlink, a cloud-based mobile-management and security services provider.
Google Pushes Android KitKat To Nexus Tablets
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets will be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming days.
Pivotal Launches Cloud App Development Platform
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Pivotal One Platform, based on VMware's open source Cloud Foundry, comes with four application services on top.
IW500 Executive Survey Results
Steal Our Slides  |  11/13/2013  | 
Just 12% can switch between public cloud infrastructure and in-house datacenters based on ­demand; only 26% use PaaS; 54% do predictive revenue analysis; and 30% have widely deployed mobile apps for employees.
Server Innovation Moves Slowly
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Companies may be planning big data and Internet of things strategies, but they aren't buying the next-gen hardware to support them.
Where Is Your Company With Windows 8?
Where Is Your Company With Windows 8?
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/12/2013  | 
InformationWeek’s Kelly Sheridan takes the pulse of attendees at the recent Interop NYC.
Why The CIO Is Marketing’s Best Friend
Why The CIO Is Marketing’s Best Friend
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/12/2013  | 
Why mobility, CRM, and innovation have made the relationship between the CIO and CMO vitally important.
Google Glass Plans To Play Music
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Google Glass will soon be able to access Google Play Music.
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