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Net Neutrality Vote Won't End Debate
Commentary  |  2/26/2015  | 
The FCC is slated to approve a controversial plan for net neutrality -- but that won't be the end of the matter.
4 DARPA Projects We Love
Slideshows  |  2/25/2015  | 
Space exploration, self-driving vehicles, advanced biometrics, and robotics are among the cool projects in the works at DARPA that are likely to have applications in the enterprise, too.
Android For Work Brings Google To The Office
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
The company aims to make Android better suited to the demands of businesses.
iOS, Android Crushing Rival Platforms, IDC Finds
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
Apple's iOS and Google Android own a combined 96.3% of the global smartphone market, leaving a pittance for Microsoft and BlackBerry.
Big Data Tempest In A Teapot
Commentary  |  2/25/2015  | 
Hadoop and big data community infighting won't attract enterprise adoption. It's time to raise the level of discourse.
Internet Of Things: 3 Actions To Prep
Commentary  |  2/25/2015  | 
We need to start thinking differently about software development.
AMD Describes Notebook Processor
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
AMD’s next-gen notebook processor, Carrizo, packs a south bridge and HEVC decoder in the same space as its previous Kaveri chip, it said at ISSCC.
Pebble Sets Kickstarter Record As Apple Watch Approaches
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
A crowdfunded startup aims to hold its own amid an increasingly competitive smartwatch market.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant 2015 Spots Market Turmoil
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
As companies embrace Tableau and Qlik, will the reporting platforms like BusinessObjects, Cognos, and MicroStrategy be left behind? Gartner sees conflicting needs and deployment practices.
7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You
Slideshows  |  2/24/2015  | 
Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.
Steve Jobs: 5 Things We Miss Most
Slideshows  |  2/24/2015  | 
Let's take a moment to remember the work and ideas of the late Steve Jobs, who would have turned 60 today.
Pebble Time Smartwatch Sets Kickstarter Ablaze
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
Pebble's new Time smartwatch has a color screen. The company blew through its $500,000 Kickstarter goal in mere minutes, highlighting geeks' support for the device.
Mobile Apps Remain Vulnerable For Months
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
Developers are failing to respond quickly to reports of security flaws, Trojans are infecting corporate devices at an alarming rate, and even mundane data about your device's power consumption could threaten your privacy.
Raspberry Pi Powers NetBeez Network Monitors: Startup Profile
Commentary  |  2/24/2015  | 
The latest installment in our ongoing series featuring notable startups looks at NetBeez, which makes network performance monitoring hardware.
IBM Promises Bridge From Data Center To Cloud
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
IBM said at its Interconnect conference its new services will allow easier shifting between the enterprise data center and public cloud.
No, AI Won’t Kill Us All
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
When famous technologists and scientists fear the menace of thinking machines, it's time to worry, right? Not really, because computers lack the imagination to wreak havoc, says one AI expert.
7 Emerging Technologies IT Should Study Now
Slideshows  |  2/23/2015  | 
Staying on top of current technologies means anticipating future ones. Here, we look at seven technologies IT should be studying right now. One (or more) of these may well be the next big trend in the industry.
Interop Radio: Cutting IPv6 Confusion Down To Size
Commentary  |  2/23/2015  | 
In this episode of Interop Radio we'll help you understand what IPv6 means for your network today.
Google, Softcard Mobile Payment Partnership Targets Apple Pay
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
Google announces a collaboration with Softcard, heats up mobile payment battle with Apple and Samsung.
Gartner Advanced Analytics Quadrant 2015: Gainers, Losers
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms 2015 has Microsoft, Alpine, and Alteryx moving up, Oracle MIA.
Google Inbox Goes To Work
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
Google Apps for Work customers will soon be able to try Inbox by Gmail.
HTC One M9 Smartphone Details Leak Ahead Of MWC
Commentary  |  2/23/2015  | 
The HTC One M9 smartphone may look a lot like its predecessor, but there are tons of changes under the hood. Here's a sneak peek before MWC.
Comic: Trade Show Attractions
Commentary  |  2/23/2015  | 
Maybe we can get something like this for the next InformationWeek conference.
Star Wars, Dancing Otters, Tea Cups, And Robots That Feed You: A Weekend Video Roundup
Commentary  |  2/22/2015  | 
A weekly roundup of fun, mostly technology-related videos, including thoughts on innovation and a very interesting robot.
6 Internet Of Things Building Blocks
Slideshows  |  2/22/2015  | 
Need an embedded system to whip up an IoT prototype? These six platforms make it easier than ever to get started with embedded programming.
Apple Car: Drive Different
Commentary  |  2/21/2015  | 
Apple is serious about entering the auto market. Here's our less-than-serious take on what the press release might look like announcing this magical vehicle.
Cloud Storage For Office, Azure Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/21/2015  | 
Cloud technology was the theme of this week as updates to Microsoft Azure and Office rolled out of Redmond.
Smartphone SIM Cards Hacked By US, UK Spies
News  |  2/21/2015  | 
British and US intelligence agencies stole encryption keys in order to bypass smartphone security measures. To call this a disaster for mobile security would be a gross understatement.
Google Cloud Outage: Virtual Networking Breakdown
News  |  2/20/2015  | 
Google's virtual networking software stopped providing routing updates, and customers lost their connections to the outside world.
Video: Millennial Stereotypes, Bank Hacks & Drone Deliveries
Commentary  |  2/20/2015  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at unfair perceptions of Millennial Generation workers, billion-dollar bank heists, and why we want drones to make deliveries.
Rocket Containers: How CoreOS Plans To Challenge Docker
News  |  2/20/2015  | 
As containers rise in importance for data center innovation, the Rocket project has attracted 50 contributors in its bid against today's de facto option, Docker.
Oscar Nominees: IT Lessons From The Movies
Slideshows  |  2/20/2015  | 
The Oscars are Sunday. See how some of the best movies of the year help us learn more about IT.
Philly311 Helpline Focuses On Social Interactions
Commentary  |  2/20/2015  | 
System integrator Unisys used the Salesforce Community Cloud to allow new options for citizens to contact and interact with the City of Philadelphia.
InformationWeek 2014 Hybrid Cloud Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/20/2015  | 
Mixing public and private can deliver the best of both cloud worlds for IT groups that can figure out where workloads work best and address potential security issues.
Lenovo Superfish Adware Excuses Are Lame
Commentary  |  2/19/2015  | 
Lenovo is downplaying the installation of Superfish adware on its notebook PCs. Here's why we think business and consumer users deserve better.
BelfieStick & 7 Other Silly Smartphone Accessories
Slideshows  |  2/19/2015  | 
From the BelfieStick to a speaker that looks like a 1980s-era cassette tape, InformationWeek looks at the truly silly in smartphone accessories. Dumb? Yes, but we love them anyway.
Privacy & Cybercrime Use The Same Tools
Partner Perspectives  |  2/19/2015  | 
Users who are hungry for privacy need to choose their solutions carefully.
IBM: Stereotypes Of Millennials Are Wrong
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
When it comes to career goals, collaboration, and leadership styles, Millennials have a lot in common with Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, according to new IBM research.
Google: Docker Does Containers Right
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Two leaders for Google's cloud computing services talk about how they use containers in the data center, and why virtual machines also remain critical to their strategy.
Samsung's LoopPay Buy Signals Apple Pay Fight
Commentary  |  2/19/2015  | 
Samsung needs to compete with Apple Pay on mobile payments and will use LoopPay to kick-start its efforts.
Tesla Battery Looks To Disrupt Home, Office Power Consumption
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Tesla Motors' plans to introduce a battery that can be used for home and office energy storage lends credence to a burgeoning industry that is transforming the way we consume power.
Drone Study Shows Consumers Are Ready
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Consumers think drones are ready for prime time. But can the devices live up to the hype?
Heroku Expands Cloud Services For Enterprise Development
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Heroku has added access controls and code deployment capabilities to its Platform-as-a-Service, which runs on top of Amazon's EC2.
Microsoft Azure, SAS, MapR: Big Data Roundup
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
News from Microsoft, SAS, and MapR point to changes in how enterprises are buying, deploying, and learning to use big-data analytics.
8 Google Projects To Watch in 2015
Slideshows  |  2/18/2015  | 

We're highlighting Google's top 2015 projects -- from the pragmatic to the peculiar. Once you've explored the offerings, tell us which ones are your favorites –- and which ones you think are total duds –- in the comments section below.

Apple Watch Looks To Win Where Android Wear Failed
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
The key differences in the company's approach to wearables will set the Apple Watch apart from Android Wear and other competitors.
HP Goes Open Source For Haven Predictive Analytics
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
HP develops Haven Predictive Analytics for big data, then releases it as open source software.
IBM’s Watson Inspires A Child’s Toy
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
A talking dinosaur powered by IBM's Watson may be your favorite new toy. Oh, and your kid might like it, too.
Microsoft Azure Tries To Bring Big Data Mainstream
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
Microsoft's new cloud-based services focus on machine learning, more Linux options, and new partnerships.
IT Career Success Takes Ditching Your Silo Mindset
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
There are four IT career silos that good IT leaders must help knock down.
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