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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.
Apple Watch Sales Drop Dramatically Ahead Of Hardware Refresh
Commentary  |  7/22/2016  | 
The smartwatch market contracted for the first time, thanks to a plunge in Apple Watch sales, according to a report from IDC. However, the report showed that Samsung, Lenovo, LG, and Garmin made gains.
Samsung: Galaxy S7 Active's Waterproofing Issue Fixed
Commentary  |  7/21/2016  | 
How do you restore confidence in a product that doesn't live up to its primary marketing message? Blame it on a manufacturing defect.
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.
iPhone 7 Design Deciding Factor For Buyers: Poll
Commentary  |  7/20/2016  | 
Only about 10% of potential buyers polled by Quartz reported that they will buy the iPhone 7 if it keeps the same design as previous models.
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.
iOS 10 Beta 3 Fixes Bugs, Adds New Functions
Commentary  |  7/19/2016  | 
Apple seeded a third round of beta operating systems, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, to its registered developers.
Softbank Buying ARM For $32 Billion
Commentary  |  7/18/2016  | 
In a move to bolster its Internet of Things (IoT) push, Softbank announced plans to buy mobile chip designer ARM holdings for $32 billion.
White House Offers $400 Million For 5G Developments
News  |  7/16/2016  | 
The White House has announced a $400 million advanced wireless research initiative to build on Obama's broadband policy. The goal is to help pave the way for 5G technology that can benefit advances such as the internet of things.
IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Set To Launch Aug. 2
Commentary  |  7/13/2016  | 
Samsung has invited media to an event in early August to show off its next-generation phablet, which will skip a generation in naming.
Google's Project Fi Offers Faster International Data Speeds
Commentary  |  7/12/2016  | 
Google improved Project Fi's coverage and speed for international travelers just in time for summer vacations.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile Chip Unveiled 
Commentary  |  7/11/2016  | 
Qualcomm gave its top-of-the-line Snapdragon mobile processor a minor spec bump to target the best smartphones slated for the second half of the year.
iPhone 7 Photos Leak, Show Revamped Antenna Placement
News  |  7/11/2016  | 
New photos of the upcoming iPhone 7 indicate Apple has redesigned the smartphone's antenna bands and enlarged the size of the camera lens.
HummingBad Malware Infects 85 Million Android Devices
News  |  7/9/2016  | 
A group of Chinese hackers dubbed Yingmob is using a sophisticated malware campaign called HummingBad to access and sell the info stored on Android devices. The malware may have already infected 85 million devices.
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.
Google Nexus Smartwatches On The Way?
Commentary  |  7/7/2016  | 
Google is reportedly preparing two new Android Wear smartwatches, possibly carrying the Nexus brand, for debut later this year.
iPhone 7 Will Offer 32GB Base Storage, Report Says
Commentary  |  7/6/2016  | 
Apple's next iPhone will finally increase the base storage amount from 16GB to 32GB, according to a Wall Street Journal report. It's a long overdue and welcome change.
iOS 10 Makes It Easier To Be An Organ Donor
News  |  7/5/2016  | 
Inspired by the difficulty Apple's late founder Steve Jobs endured in securing a donated liver when he was ill, the company says iOS 10 will allow iPhone users to directly connect to the National Donate Life Registry.
US Senate Ditches BlackBerry For Apple, Samsung
Commentary  |  7/5/2016  | 
Senators and staffers will no longer be given BlackBerry smartphones and will instead receive the iPhone SE or one of Samsung's S6 devices.
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