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Business Transformation: Go Digital Or Go Home
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
The evidence is clear, digital transformation is the biggest driver in business today. Businesses that donít embrace the journey will be left behind by competitors and customers.
Amazon Tests New Retail Consumer Checkout System
News  |  12/8/2016  | 
A store in downtown Seattle lets shoppers pull items off shelves and exit the store, with the cost of the items automatically added to their account.
Trainline Tosses Exadata, Takes Oracle Into The Cloud
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
Trainline migrates to the cloud, takes Oracle database applications with it for performance faster than Exadata's.
AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services is filling the gaps in its software development/deployment process in a bid to attract enterprise developers.
Google Search Indexing To Go Mobile-First
News  |  11/8/2016  | 
In an announcement that could have far-ranging implications for websites of all sizes, Google said that it would place even more emphasis on mobile search, especially in the ways the company's algorithm ranks sites.
Android Marketshare Hits Record 88%, Report Finds
News  |  11/4/2016  | 
A recent report from Strategy Analytics finds that Android has reached a record 88% marketshare during the third quarter of 2016. At the same time, Apple's iOS lost some ground, and other mobile operating systems have all but disappeared.
AWS Dominates IaaS, Stumbles In Managed Private Cloud
News  |  11/3/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services (AWS) dominates the worldwide public IaaS market, is in tight competition in the PaaS market. But it's an also-ran when it comes to the managed private cloud category, according to a report from Synergy Research Group.
Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner
News  |  11/1/2016  | 
Investments in predictive analytics, dashboards, and KPIs are coming to CRM lead management offerings, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for the category. The finding is reflective of an increasing number of IT organizations aiming to deliver more and better intelligence for sales and marketing users.
Analytics, IoT Crucial To Mobile E-Commerce Growth
News  |  10/28/2016  | 
As more and more companies delve into mobile e-commerce, the amount of data generated is putting new challenges for developers and IT departments. But analytics, IoT, and other tools have help make sense of that data, according a report from Frost & Sullivan.
Bank Of America's Digital Transformation: Where IT Fits In
Commentary  |  10/27/2016  | 
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is in the midst of sweeping digital transformation involving all aspects of its customer-facing operations. InformationWeek spoke with several of the company's technology executives to find out where IT fits in its evolving technology roadmap.
Poll: Where Are You Spending Your IT Dollars In 2017?
Commentary  |  10/25/2016  | 
We want to know about your top IT spending priorities for the year ahead. Take our flash poll and tell us where your IT dollars are headed.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Will Cost Company Billions
News  |  10/14/2016  | 
In an Oct. 14 statement, Samsung estimated that the recall of its Galaxy Note smartphone will cost the company as much as $3 billion over the next several quarters. So far, Samsung has received 96 reports of overheating and fire associated with device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Killed Following Fire Reports
News  |  10/11/2016  | 
A day after Samsung told partners and carriers to stop selling its flagship Galaxy Note 7, the company released a statement that it would end production all together. It's a huge blow for the South Korean tech giant as the holiday shopping season approaches.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Production Halts Amid More Fire Reports
News  |  10/10/2016  | 
According to reports from South Korea, Samsung is stopping production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following more reports of the devices catching fire. Also, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T have stopped selling the phones, as well as replacements. UPDATE: Late on Oct. 10, Samsung released its own statement.
Mobile Market Forecasts Send Mixed Signals
News  |  10/7/2016  | 
Separate reports from Gartner and IDC paint different pictures of the state of the mobile market in 2016, and what the next few years may hold for space.
10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs
Slideshows  |  10/3/2016  | 
State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here's a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.
BlackBerry Quits Making Smartphones
News  |  9/28/2016  | 
BlackBerry, which dominated the mobile market during the dawn of the smartphone era, is no longer making hardware. Instead, it will focus on software, management, and security, which moves the company deeper into the enterprise.
Scalable IoT Deployments Gain Momentum, IDC Finds
News  |  9/27/2016  | 
Despite security and cost concerns, businesses and their IT teams are moving forward on practical deployments of internet of things technologies, according to a survey from IDC. The report reinforces other recent findings about IoT and what IT needs to know.
Beachbody Is Shaping Up For Public Cloud
News  |  9/26/2016  | 
Beachbody is a fitness product specialist with custom financials and ERP needs. However, these systems are a hindrance when it comes to migrating to Oracle Cloud.
Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies
News  |  9/19/2016  | 
Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) incoming president Alyssa Johnson provided a cloud reality check about how quickly her organization's members are adopting cloud solutions.
Smart Wearables Hold Productivity Potential In Enterprises
News  |  9/7/2016  | 
Smart wearables are making their way into the enterprise, but are largely in the testing phase, according to recently released numbers from IDC. Among the potential uses is stepped-up security.
Smartphone Market Sees Dramatic Decline In 2016
News  |  9/2/2016  | 
The smartphone market is expected to hit a big slowdown this year, with shipments growing by less than 2% -- a dramatic decline from 2015, according to new numbers from IDC. For IT departments managing fleets of mobile devices, the focus will likely be on only two operating systems: Android and iOS.
Google Kills Chromebook Pixel 2
Commentary  |  9/1/2016  | 
With the demise of the Pixel 2, Google is no longer making and selling its own Chromebooks. But it's unclear what's next for the tech giant in the PC space.
Managing Gen Z: A Primer For IT Managers
Slideshows  |  8/28/2016  | 
Having grown up amid crises and technologically accelerated change, the second-wave of Millennials -- or Gen Z -- that's entering the workforce has different expectations and needs than people who came before them. Here are some tips on how IT managers can support and direct this new generation of workers.
Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches WiFi Roaming Project
News  |  8/25/2016  | 
The Wireless Broadband Alliance's City WiFi Roaming project aims to provide public WiFi users in cities around the globe with the ability to roam between different public wireless networks. Some of the host cities that are part of this public, private partnership include New York, San Francisco, and San Jose.
Microsoft Productivity Apps To Arrive On Lenovo Phones
News  |  8/24/2016  | 
Microsoft Office apps will come preloaded on specific Lenovo smartphones as part of a new strategic agreement between the two companies.
Opera VPN For Android Targets Users, Not Enterprises
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
Opera Software expanded the availability of its mobile VPN to Android devices, giving them the tools they need to circumvent workplace rules governing blocked sites and services.
Apple Watch 2 Battery Problems Prevent LTE Connectivity
Commentary  |  8/20/2016  | 
Apple will debut a new Apple Watch this fall, but the so-called Apple Watch 2 won't include the cellular connectivity so many want, according to a published report in Bloomberg.
Google Fiber Plots Wireless Service Despite Rollout Delays
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
Microsoft, MIT Create 'Smart' Tattoo For Phone Control
News  |  8/15/2016  | 
A team of Microsoft researchers and MIT PhD students have developed a temporary tattoo that doubles as a smartphone touchpad.
Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
Commentary  |  8/15/2016  | 
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.
Tim Cook Talks Artificial Intelligence, iPhone's Future
News  |  8/15/2016  | 
Marking the five-year point as the head of Apple, CEO Tim Cook spoke to the Washington Post about tax policy, the future of smartphones, and how the company plans to integrate artificial intelligence with its future projects.
Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans
News  |  8/11/2016  | 
This week, a US appeals court ruled the FCC overstepped its bounds by trying to override state laws that prevent the creation of municipal broadband services. The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.
Google Fiber Planning Wireless Broadband Tests
News  |  8/11/2016  | 
Google Fiber, the low-cost, high-speed broadband service provider, is planning a shift from physical pipes to wireless deployment of the web, according to an FCC filing.
Google: QuadRooter Threat Blocked On Most Android Devices
News  |  8/10/2016  | 
Google has confirmed that a feature called Verify Apps, built into Google Play Services, is intended to safeguard Android devices from the QuadRooter security threat.
Android Security Flaw 'QuadRooter' Hits 900 Million Devices
News  |  8/8/2016  | 
Researchers have discovered a set of security flaws that could leave more than 900 million Android smartphones and tablets vulnerable to hackers.
Apple Acquires Machine Learning Startup Turi For $200 Million
News  |  8/8/2016  | 
Turi, the Seattle-based startup company, is Apple's latest purchase in a string of acquisitions aimed at bolstering its machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. These two technologies are changing how CIOs and administrators view new IT investments in the enterprise.
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.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7: Smartphone Security Stepped Up
Commentary  |  8/3/2016  | 
The iris scanner and fingerprint reader bring a new level of security to Samsung's latest device, making it more attractive to business customers.
Detachable Tablets Continue As Enterprises' Choice
Commentary  |  8/3/2016  | 
Sales of traditional slates continue to slip as the more productive detachable form factor finds favor with business users, according to an IDC report.
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.
Zoho CRM Upgrade Targets Salesforce
Commentary  |  8/2/2016  | 
Zoho is increasing the functions available in its CRM suite in an effort to be the all-in-one "operating system for business" that pulls together social media, user feedback, support ticket tracking, and other customer-based actions.
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.
Microsoft Cutting 2,850 More Jobs In Smartphone Business, Sales
News  |  7/29/2016  | 
The Redmond giant reveals in a regulatory filing that it's planning another round of job cuts in addition to the 1,850 cuts it announced in May.
IDC: Samsung Leads Smartphone Market, iPhone Shipments Decline
News  |  7/28/2016  | 
In the second quarter of this year, total smartphone shipments were essentially flat compared to the same period in 2015, according to a new report from IDC. Samsung and Apple still lead the market.
1 Billion iPhones Sold: A Look Back
Commentary  |  7/28/2016  | 
Apple says iPhone sales have surpassed 1 billion, a major milestone for any product.
iPhone, iPad Sales Continue To Slow, Apple's Earnings Drop
Commentary  |  7/27/2016  | 
Despite ongoing declines in iPhone and iPad sales, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he remains hopeful, and states that the company continues to invest significantly in R&D.
BlackBerry DTEK50 Android Smartphone Images Leaked
Commentary  |  7/26/2016  | 
BlackBerry's next Android device is no BlackBerry, it's a re-badged as the Alcatel Idol 4.
Google Maps Gains WiFi-Only Mode, Transit Alerts
Commentary  |  7/25/2016  | 
People will soon be able to put Google Maps into WiFi mode in order to cut down on cellular data use.
Ford's SYNC 3 Brings Android Auto, CarPlay To All Models
News  |  7/25/2016  | 
Ford is making the SYNC 3 platform available on all of its 2017 model-year vehicles, with a host of popular applications on tap. It's also a huge opportunity for Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay platforms.
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