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Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
Google Cloud Platform Supports Windows Workloads
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
By opening up to Windows workloads, Google Cloud Platform becomes an option for businesses committed to Microsoft software.
Apple Names Top Apps For 2014
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
Games and creativity apps were big winners on Apple's list this year, but 2014 was also a great year for productivity apps.
Qlik Takes On Tableau In Data Visualization
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
Qlik Sense complements QlikView data discovery with a self-service visualization toolset. Here's what's right and what's missing in the 1.0 release.
Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
As companies move beyond bleeding-edge experiments into production deployments, these trends point to real-world progress in big data analysis.
Tips For IT Contractors Going Full-Time
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
IT contractors looking for full-time employment face tough questions from hiring managers. Here's how to respond.
Windows 10: 5 New Facts
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
Microsoft is done releasing Windows 10 previews until at least January, but details about the new operating system continue to leak.
Senate Bill Prohibits Government-Mandated Backdoors
News  |  12/5/2014  | 
Bill represents a response to government officials who want a way to bypass encryption in technology products.
InformationWeek 2014 Enterprise Project Management Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  12/5/2014  | 
Employees involved in IT projects consider the most important indicator for success is whether it is completed on time. Meanwhile, there's room for improvement in business attitude toward IT projects, with 41% of respondents saying the efforts are sometimes beneficial, sometimes not.
Docker Founder Must Right His Ship
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
After some controversy this week, Docker needs to show it has the maturity needed to manage an open source project.
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: What Techies Want
Slideshows  |  12/5/2014  | 
Need to show your appreciation for the techies in your life? Back away from the knockoff Bluetooth speakers and consider these can't-miss gift ideas.
SAP Seals Concur Deal: Desperate Or Strategic?
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
SAP finalizes its purchase of cloud-based travel-and-expense management vendor Concur. Is it a coup or a misfit?
We Need More Agile IT Now
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
While IT is becoming more Agile, the rate of change in business requires even faster adoption of Agility.
Google Gives Raise To Top Partner Companies
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
By revising its partner program, Google hopes to better accommodate the needs of business customers.
IBM Watson Analytics Goes Public
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
IBM opens beta use of its cloud-based, freemium data analysis service. Will natural-language interaction simplify number crunching?
Rocket Vs. Docker Will Come Down To DevOps
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Whether CoreOS's Rocket successfully challenges Docker's lead in cloud containers will come down to which gets DevOps right.
Healthcare Software: Put Development In Context
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Developers must walk a mile in clinicians' shoes to create great healthcare applications.
Apple And Google At Work: The Enterprise Challenge
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
With Apple and Google pushing products into the enterprise, businesses need to rethink how they invest in new technology.
Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprises With New API
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
Cloud storage company Dropbox launches application programming interface that lets developers build enterprise apps on top of the service.
Facebook Tackles Malware With ESET Partnership
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
ESET joins two other Facebook security partners, Trend Micro and F-Secure, to help protect Facebook users from malicious software in news feeds and messages.
Google Gets Better At Spotting Humans
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Google's revised reCAPTCHA test promises to help website users solve security puzzles faster -- unless they are using a browser's private mode or some other privacy measure.
Rocket Challenges Docker On Cloud Containers
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Linux company CoreOS launches an alternative to Docker as a lean building block for future cloud environments.
How Microsoft Surface Pro Won Me Over
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
How I learned to stop worrying and love Windows 8.1 and the Surface Pro.
Twitter Overhauls Harassment Reporting Tools
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Twitter announces improvements to its blocking feature, plus redesigned tools that make it easier for users to report abusive activity.
HP Ultra-Thin Business Notebooks Use Intel Core M
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Billed as the thinnest and lightest notebook for business, HP's new EliteBook Folio 1020 is slimmer than Apple's MacBook Air.
5 Ways To Manage LinkedIn Email Notifications
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Drowning in LinkedIn emails? Here's a look at five settings you can change to prevent email overload.
Android Lollipop's Slow Start Vs. iOS 8
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
The latest version of Android is barely a blip, but Apple iOS 8 is making gains, according to mobile OS adoption data.
9 Google Apps Tips: Productivity Boosters
Slideshows  |  12/2/2014  | 
Check out these little-known Google Apps features that can make you more efficient and less irritated.
CIO Checklist: Ready For The Disrupted, Digital World?
Commentary  |  12/2/2014  | 
IT leaders can take these steps today to stay relevant. Just don't confuse "checklist" with a simple fix.
Nuance Opens PowerShare Images Network To Developers
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Nuance aims to improve radiologists' workflow not only through PowerShare image-sharing network but industry regulations embedded in clinical decision software.
Startup Profile: Viptela Targets WAN Cost, Complexity
Commentary  |  12/2/2014  | 
Sequoia-backed software-defined network company creates encrypted overlay network for architectural flexibility and reduced WAN costs.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Rises As Win XP Plummets
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
After struggling for months to gain users, Windows 8 and 8.1 finally have eclipsed Windows XP in market share.
Twitter App Tracking: How To Opt Out
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
New Twitter setting tracks the apps you install on your mobile devices. Here's how it uses this information and how you can opt out.
Sika Meshes Salesforce Customer Data With ERP Apps
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
Sika Group turns to Jitterbit to make Salesforce.com software-as-a-service function with SAP enterprise applications.
Google Breakup: Wrong Answer To EU Antitrust Concerns
Commentary  |  12/1/2014  | 
Market forces will achieve better results than the European Parliament's proposal to separate Google Search from the rest of the company.
Tablet Shopping: 7 Tips To Avoid Buyer's Remorse
News  |  11/28/2014  | 
From 8-inch Windows 8.1 slates to iPads to phablets, tablet shoppers have more options than ever this holiday season. Follow these tips to avoid a mistake.
Twitter Offers Turn Credit Cards Into Coupons
News  |  11/26/2014  | 
Twitter targets advertisers with its latest commerce program, which lets users store discounts on their credit cards.
Americans Flunk Internet History
News  |  11/26/2014  | 
Pew Research finds gaps in what people understand about the technology they use daily.
10 Windows Tablets, Laptops Under $200: Holiday Steals
Slideshows  |  11/26/2014  | 
Gadget shoppers can choose from an array of sub-$200 Windows 8.1 tablets and laptops -- offering more power than you'd guess.
Google Apps Gets New Enterprise Security Features
News  |  11/25/2014  | 
Google for Work users can access a Devices and Activity dashboard to spot suspicious logins and a new security wizard to help navigate security settings.
5 Ways To Apply 'Agile' To Customer Relationships
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
Agile development strategies improve internal productivity, but you also need to use them outside the company walls with customers.
Corporate IT's Darwinian Challenge
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
IT organizations face a gradual erosion, and possible extinction, if they don't address the dangers within.
Drones Fitted For Regulatory Collar
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Federal Aviation Administration rules reportedly will require pilot certification to fly unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes.
LinkedIn Tips: 5 New Things To Know
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
LinkedIn's latest updates include blogging and mobile app redesigns, adding certifications to your profile, a custom infographic tool, and WeChat integration.
4 Big Data Essentials For Startups
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Data-driven insights aren't just for behemoth enterprises. Here's what startups need to know before embarking on a big-data strategy.
IBM Courts DevOps With Dedicated Bluemix
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Dedicated Bluemix is IBM's development platform with host servers in the cloud dedicated to a single customer, for security and compliance reasons.
Web Search, Transformed: Looking Out For You
Commentary  |  11/24/2014  | 
Microsoft Bing director and author Stefan Weitz discusses how sensors, wearables, and big data are changing search.
Ghostery Makes Privacy Marketable
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Service that blocks Web tracking code turns out to be good for business, too.
Google Contributor: Pay To Block Ads
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Google launched a new service that blocks ads on some websites in exchange for a nominal monthly subscription.
Grumpy IT Guy Tries Out Gonzo Tech Journalism
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
I want to quit IT, swig booze, do drugs while speeding across America to Las Vegas, and ruminate about the failure of '60s counterculture.
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