News & Commentary
Latest
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
No Reason To Buy A Tablet Anymore
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
The natural number of personal electronics devices is two: one in the pocket and one in the bag. Now, thanks to ever-larger smartphones and the latest 2-in-1 laptops, order is being restored.
Space: Next Big Data Frontier?
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Relaxed regulations and greater affordability soon could fill the skies with satellites put there to collect images and other data for businesses hoping to get a leg up on the competition.
Talk Nerdy To Me: 10 Geeky Pickup Lines
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
Bachelors and bachelorettes of IT, don't be afraid to use your tech smarts to break the ice.
Google Tests Delivery Drones
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Google joins Amazon in testing delivery drones outside the US, where regulations are less burdensome.
4 Startups To Watch At Interop
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Interop New York's Startup Hot Seat lets you ask startup leaders about intriguing new products, from cloud services to network automation tools. Take a sneak peek at the lineup.
Tablet Shipment Forecast Down
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Two consecutive quarters of soft sales point to less growth in the tablet market than previously believed.
10 IT Job Interview Phrases To Make You Run
Slideshows  |  9/2/2014  | 
Wondering if the IT job you're interviewing for is a good fit? These 10 phrases suggest you should bolt as fast as you can.
Quiz: Spot The Real Tech Headlines
Slideshows  |  9/2/2014  | 
Headlines from the world of science and technology -- drones, anyone? -- sometimes sound unbelievable. Take our quiz and try to spot the real headlines among the fakes.
10 Cringe-Worthy Tech Moments In Movies
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
From a PowerBook that defeats alien spaceships to cyber terrorists who take over the US with a few keystrokes, Hollywood makes ridiculous tech gaffes. Which is the worst?
Hearables: Turning Activity Tracking On Its Ear?
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
Users are sick of their activity-tracking wearable devices. But the answer may be as plain as the ear on your head.
Software Licensing: Move From Defense To Offense
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Avoiding audits and vendor fines isn't enough. Take control of licensing to exact deeper software discounts and match purchasing to actual employee needs.
Wanted By DHS: Breakout Ideas On Domestic Cybersecurity
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Department of Homeland Security plans to fund cyber defense research efforts to develop pragmatic tools that can be deployed quickly, says Forrester.
5 Signs You'll Face A Software Audit
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
When vendors spot these red flags, they may use them as reasons to run a licensing audit.
Cloud Won't Cure Licensing Woes
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Think options in the cloud will solve licensing woes? Not so fast.
Coding School For Kids
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
Spurred by Finnish and German models, programming schools for young children gain popularity in Europe.
10 Secret Reasons Ballmer Bought LA Clippers
Slideshows  |  9/2/2014  | 
Sure, running an NBA team can be fun and exciting, but here are the real reasons former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer paid $2 billion of his own money for the franchise.
Gaming: Your IT Career Hunt Secret Weapon?
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
One CIO's resume says he is a level 70 paladin and priest with a focus on healing abilities. Should you list gaming experience on your resume?
IT Job Interviews 101: What Not To Wear
Slideshows  |  9/2/2014  | 
Want respect? Make a good first impression by matching your IT interview attire with the corporate culture.
Cartoon: Internet Of Things Sees All
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Our cartoonist takes on connected devices at home.
US Open Tennis: 7 Technologies Power Game, Set, Match
Slideshows  |  8/30/2014  | 
The US Open upgrades its tech for 2014 with new data sets, improved analytics, and immersive mobile apps backed by IBM predictive cloud infrastructure.
Apple iPhone 6: Mobile Payments Pioneer?
News  |  8/30/2014  | 
Apple's latest iPhone could help bring mobile payments to the mainstream.
Microsoft Enhances OneDrive Mobile Apps
News  |  8/29/2014  | 
As the cloud storage wars rage on, Microsoft looks to make OneDrive and OneDrive for Business more cohesive, starting on Android.
Facebook News Feeds To Get Event Ads
News  |  8/29/2014  | 
Facebook's newest ad unit lets businesses promote events within users' news feeds. Here's what to expect.
Red Hat Counters VMware With OpenStack Software Appliance
News  |  8/29/2014  | 
Red Hat offers test drive appliance to gain OpenStack users, enhances its production version, moves to manage Amazon, Microsoft workloads.
California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means
News  |  8/29/2014  | 
Do you understand the consequences of California's new smartphone anti-theft law? Our FAQ will clear up the confusion.
Geekend: Fight Zombies, Or Go To Mars?
Commentary  |  8/29/2014  | 
It's the most divisive question in all of geekdom: What do you do when the zombies invade?
IT Vs. Seth Meyers: 5 Great IT Jokes
Commentary  |  8/29/2014  | 
Readers responded to a call for IT humor with a pile of jokes and stories, in anticipation of Late Night host Seth Meyers’ keynote at Interop. Here are 5 that stood out.
NIST Drafts Mobile App Security Guidelines
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
National Institute for Standards and Technology issues first draft of guidelines intended to help federal agencies balance benefits and risks of third-party mobile apps.
HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers Crank Up Power
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
HP tries to grow its lead in server market with ProLiant Gen9 servers that offer more computing power and lower costs.
Twitter Analytics Now Available To Everyone
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
All Twitter users can access a detailed report on their followers and individual tweets, including impressions, clicks, and engagement. Here's what you need to know.
Workday Q&A: COO Talks Oracle, SAP
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
Workday COO Mike Stankey claims his firm has a three- to five-year tech lead on Oracle and SAP because the cloud is "more than a destination and a pricing model."
UPMC CIO Dan Drawbaugh Moves On
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
Drawbaugh, whose inventive approach to healthcare IT and revenue creation earned UPMC a No. 1 ranking in the 2013 InformationWeek 500, is leaving his role after 18 years.
LG, Samsung Debut Smartwatches, Apple Lurks
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
LG's G Watch R and Samsung's Gear S do little to shake up the wearable market. Perhaps Apple's upcoming device will.
VMware: VMs And Containers Better Together
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
VMware takes pains to say that Linux containers will complement, not replace, virtual machines.
Social Media Bites Its Tongue
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
Pew Research finds that social media users are less likely to voice opinions face-to-face if they believe their Facebook followers would disagree. Call it surveillance fallout.
Magpi Explores Data Collection's Final Frontier
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
Washington DC-based firm brings mobile data-gathering tools to the remotest places on Earth.
IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
IBM Watson moves from supplying known answers to tough questions to making its own discoveries in life sciences and pharmaceutical research.
8 Things We Want In iPhone 6
Slideshows  |  8/28/2014  | 
What features rank as most wanted in Apple's soon-to-debut iPhone? Let's talk battery, camera, display, and more.
Former Acting HHS Cybersecurity Chief Guilty Of Child Porn
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Timothy DeFoggi faces 20 years to life after jury takes two hours to convict him in federal court.
Dropbox Expands The Box
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Dogged by competition, Dropbox now gives subscribers 1 TB for $10 a month, but backing up data to an external hard drive is still cheaper.
HealthCare.gov Names Counihan Its First CEO
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Kevin Counihan, who ran Connecticut's successful state-based health insurance exchange, becomes HealthCare.gov's leader.
Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
Apple Preps Jumbo iPad
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
iPad-maker will pitch the tablet to businesses as a potential laptop replacement.
Tricorder XPrize: 10 Finalist Prototypes
Slideshows  |  8/27/2014  | 
The XPrize competition promises to make Star Trek's Tricorder a reality of sorts, with the winning device a compact sensor for vital signs and a variety of diseases. Check out these mockups from the 10 finalists.
VMware COO Clarifies Focus
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
In an interview, COO Carl Eschenbach explains how VMware plans to outstrip the competition and why it's offering OpenStack.
CIOs In Training: 3 Factors For Success
Commentary  |  8/27/2014  | 
At Interop New York, I'll reveal some secrets about getting to -- and staying in -- the CIO's chair.
APT Equals FUD
Commentary  |  8/27/2014  | 
The term "advanced persistent threat" is the latest incarnation of fear, uncertainty, and doubt that plagues the security industry.
Ohio State Agencies Embrace Private Cloud
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Ohio forced state agencies to consolidate IT infrastructure and coordinate IT goals, resulting in fewer staffers and lower costs.
The Internet Of Overhyped Things
Commentary  |  8/27/2014  | 
Vendors and analysts would have us believe that the Internet of Things is imminent. In fact it will be years before the obstacles it faces can be surmounted.
Steerage To The Stars: The Cheapsat Revolution
Slideshows  |  8/27/2014  | 
As the cost of putting small digital satellites in orbit continues to fall, what can these little explorers do? Businesses, agencies, and scientists want in.
Page 1 / 2   >   >>


The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek - September 2, 2014
Avoiding audits and vendor fines isn't enough. Take control of licensing to exact deeper software discounts and match purchasing to actual employee needs.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Howard Marks talks about steps to take in choosing the right cloud storage solutions for your IT problems
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.