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IBM, Apple Partner On iPads For Elderly In Japan
News  |  5/1/2015  | 
With Japan's steadily climbing percentage of elderly residents, IBM, Apple, and their Japanese partners are combining their efforts to serve an aging population.
Apple Watch Parts Not So Pricey
News  |  5/1/2015  | 
A breakdown of the Apple Watch components shows the bill of materials could be as low as $81.20 -- far less than the $349 retail price.
Mobile App Dev: Like Shipping Software On Floppy Discs
Commentary  |  5/1/2015  | 
Gilt Groupe, the high-fasion online retailer, shares some of the creative ways it handles the development challenges unique to mobile, now that mobile apps are becoming 'legacy' code.
Harper Reed: Innovation Is Worthless
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
During his Interop keynote, Harper Reed quotes Kanye West for product development advice.
Apple Watch Troubles: Taptic Engine, Wrist Tattoos
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
The limited launch supply of Apple's wearable has been pinned on a faulty component, and some users report problems caused by their tattoos.
Apps To Unite Smartphones, IoT
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
The Internet of Things is an expansion of mobile device uses, not a separate, new development, Soasta's Tana Jackson says at Cloud Connect.
Enterprise Mobile Strategy, Meet The Connected Toilet
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
The way you're thinking about mobile may not be broad enough.
The NSA, Surveillance, And What CIOs Need To Know
Commentary  |  4/29/2015  | 
At the Interop Keynote, things get frightening as the EFF's Kurt Opsahle recounted the NSA surveillance history.
Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell: Data Analysis Key To Customer Insights
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
After leaving a healthcare firm, Karenann Terrell, the CIO of mega-retailer Wal-Mart, found that data analysis at the company is "at a much higher level of sophistication than I had expected."
Samsung Handily Reclaims Smartphone Crown From Apple
Commentary  |  4/29/2015  | 
Shipments of Samsung's smartphones roared back to life during the first quarter, putting the company ahead of Apple. However, profits remain elusive for the world's largest maker of phones.
Time Killers At Work: How To Avoid Them
Slideshows  |  4/29/2015  | 
Here are four ways we lose precious time at work, and alternatives that can return hours to our weeks.
The Weather Company: Cloud Journey Requires Cultural Change
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The Weather Company, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, embraced cloud infrastructure in order to meet dramatic swings in demand for weather information.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Emerging Tech Drives Hard Results
Commentary  |  4/28/2015  | 
The 2015 Elite 100 companies are applying emerging technology in practical ways that will rewrite the rules of business.
Dollar General Turns Mobile Data Into Action
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The retailer's mobile strategy helps managers stay on the floor while accessing fresh data. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
CVS Revamps To Meet Specialty Medicine Needs
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Dealing with cancer, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis is tough enough. CVS is making it easier for patients to get the specialized treatments they need. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Intermountain Healthcare Bundles Apps For Better Living
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
By corralling multiple apps in one place, Intermountain is making mobile interaction easier for its community. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
WEX Taps Smartphones For Fleet Management
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The payment company uses apps and QR codes to connect drivers, vehicles, and payments. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Get Fast: A Survival Strategy For Software Development
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Speed is of the essence in a world where every company must be a software company.
LG G4: Can Leather Design Dethrone iPhone 6, Galaxy S6?
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The LG G4 smartphone is impressive on paper, but it's another question entirely if consumers will go for the leather look, especially with competition from the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6.
Apple Pay Partners Now Include Best Buy, Discover
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Retail giant Best Buy and credit card company Discover are the latest partners to join Apple’s contactless payment platform -- Apple Pay.
IoT And The Looming Mobile Tidal Wave
Commentary  |  4/28/2015  | 
If you thought handling BYOD was hard, wait until you see what managing mobile devices for the Internet of Things entails.
Apple Watch First Weekend: Slow Go For Those Who Want One
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
Apple began delivering the Apple Watch to hopeful fans over the weekend, but the majority of buyers are still waiting for the wearable to arrive. About 22% who ordered one got one.
Nokia: No Plans To Return To Phone Manufacturing
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
Despite rumors to the contrary, Nokia has no official plans to re-enter the mobile phone manufacturing market, the company officially stated.
Apple Watch Launch: 6 Things We Know Now
Commentary  |  4/26/2015  | 
Now that hotly-anticipated Apple Watch is out in the open, users have been revealing new capabilities and, in some cases, confirming suspicions about the Watch's practicality. From tiny screws to how waterproof it is, here's what we learned about the smartwatch.
Apple Watch: My In-Store Demo
Slideshows  |  4/25/2015  | 
The first shipment of Apple Watches reached eager owners on April 24. We stopped at an Apple Store in New York City to test one out.
Salesforce Adds HR To Its Online Suite
News  |  4/24/2015  | 
Salesforce for HR internalizes customer relationship management so employers can improve relations with their employees.
Apple Watch Teardown Proves It's Hard To Fix
Commentary  |  4/24/2015  | 
The miniscule battery in the Apple Watch is the only component nimble-fingered technicians might be able to replace, according to iFixit's latest report.
Microsoft Band, Health Updates Look To Compete With Apple Watch
News  |  4/24/2015  | 
The Apple Watch is the focus on media attention this week, but Microsoft's Band update looks to challenge the device.
Apple Watch Hits The High Street, Not Just Your Local Apple Store
News  |  4/24/2015  | 
Apple is taking a different approach to sales and marketing with its hotly anticipated Apple Watch, eschewing in-store sales for more luxurious outlets.
Google's Project Fi: Disrupting Wireless As We Know It
Commentary  |  4/23/2015  | 
Google's Project Fi will use a mix of cellular and WiFi to connect calls, messages, and data. Though inexpensive, Project Fi's focus isn't on the cash.
10 Apple Watch Apps For Business, Productivity
Slideshows  |  4/23/2015  | 
Salesforce, Microsoft, and Evernote are three of many companies developing Apple Watch apps focused on productivity and collaboration.
Box Looks Beyond Storage
News  |  4/23/2015  | 
At its second annual developer conference, Box rearranged its platform to entice enterprise developers.
Google FI Wireless Service: By Invitation Only, For Now
News  |  4/22/2015  | 
Early access is available to those with a Nexus 6 smartphone who sign up to request an invitation, have a Gmail address, and live in a US zip code within the wireless coverage area.
Apple Watch Apps Booming, But Display Toughness Questioned
Commentary  |  4/22/2015  | 
The Apple Watch will have no shortage of apps available out of the gate, but the most popular model is also the most susceptible to damage, according to tests.
Microsoft Office On Android: How To Install
Slideshows  |  4/22/2015  | 
Microsoft is looking to expand its Office suite beyond its traditional base. Here's a look at how to install and use Office on Android smartphones and tablet.
Google's Mobile Algorithm Change: 5 Things To Know
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
If your website isn't optimized for mobile devices, there's a good chance your Google search rankings will plummet. Here are five key facts that you and your business need to know.
Windows 10: Landing In July?
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
In a conference call, AMD's CEO let it slip that Microsoft will release Windows 10 at the end of July 2015.
Nokia Eyeing Return To Consumer Phone Market, Report Claims
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
Nokia is reportedly looking to rejoin the consumer cell phone market, but not in the way you might expect. There are reports that its Nokia Technologies division is developing a new phone design that the company will license.
Sony Xperia Z4 Smartphone Unveiled Without Fanfare In Japan
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
Sony's Xperia Z4, the company's new flagship Android smartphone, was announced without fanfare in Japan, with no word yet on international availability or pricing.
Apple Watch: 5 Things We Learned This Week
News  |  4/19/2015  | 
Apple Watch preorders have made the wearable a star in the past week. Here's a look at what you missed.
Windows 10 Universal Apps Update Coming To Phones
News  |  4/18/2015  | 
Microsoft announces Office Universal apps preview for Windows 10 on Windows Phone and details of Office 2016.
Android For Work Reports For Office Duty
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
Through Android For Work, Google has made its mobile device management tool for Android smartphones available to businesses, offering IT teams the control they want and the security they need.
Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Challenge Google
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
Cyanogen's version of Android will include Microsoft apps and services.
Apple Watch Won't Be Sold In Stores Anytime Soon
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Angela Ahrendts, Apple's retail chief, said the company will sell its high-end Apple Watch online exclusively until June as preorders continue unabated. The latest estimates have preorder sales topping 2 million.
Why Companies Should Pay Attention To AngularJS
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
When Google and Microsoft collaborate on a project, it's worth noting.
Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge: Pricey To Make But Selling Briskly
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
In a statement, Samsung claims demand for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is higher than anticipated. However, a new report also finds the smartphones are the most expensive the company has ever produced.
Apple, IBM Partner for Healthcare Analytics
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Health data collected on Apple devices will be stored in IBM's Health Cloud for analysis by medical professionals and researchers.
BlackBerry Leap Debuts In UK, Coming To US Soon
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Down but by no means out, beleaguered BlackBerry looks to recapture marketshare with the Leap smartphone, which is headed to the US soon.
Apple's ResearchKit Targets Fitness, Healthcare Markets
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Apple's ResearchKit is an open-source framework designed for the healthcare and fitness markets as a way to collect data and analyze larger groups of patients.
Microsoft Buys Datazen For Mobile BI
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
The Datazen acquisition will enhance Microsoft's focus on mobile data analytics and accelerate its Power BI strategy.
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