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Android Wear Promises Less Phone Dependence
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
The latest update to Android for wearable devices allows connections with phones on distant networks.
Windows 10: Landing In July?
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
In a conference call, AMD's CEO let it slip that Microsoft will release Windows 10 at the end of July 2015.
Bypassing The Password, Part 1: Windows 10 Scaremongering
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
Microsoft's hype of its upcoming biometrics system in Windows 10, spouting the virtues of biometrics over traditional password-based security, seems misguided at best -- misleading at worst.
Windows 10: Your PC Is Headed For The Cloud
Slideshows  |  4/19/2015  | 
Windows 10 could well be the trigger that will drive the growth of cloud-based virtual desktop integration. Here's why.
Apple Watch: 5 Things We Learned This Week
News  |  4/19/2015  | 
Apple Watch preorders have made the wearable a star in the past week. Here's a look at what you missed.
Windows 10 Universal Apps Update Coming To Phones
News  |  4/18/2015  | 
Microsoft announces Office Universal apps preview for Windows 10 on Windows Phone and details of Office 2016.
Skype For Business, Windows Security Flaws: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/18/2015  | 
Security and collaboration were key themes this week as Microsoft announced news surrounding bug fixes, Office Delve, Skype, and partnerships.
L.A. District Seeks Refund From Apple Amid Investigations
News  |  4/17/2015  | 
The Los Angeles Unified School District's ambitious plan to provide an iPad for every student has been derailed by questions about the contract bidding process and dissatisfaction with the software.
Surface 3 Vs. Surface Pro 3: Picking The Right Tablet
Slideshows  |  4/17/2015  | 
The Surface 3, the newest hybrid from Microsoft, packs the hallmarks of Surface Pro 3 into a thinner and lighter device.
Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Challenge Google
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
Cyanogen's version of Android will include Microsoft apps and services.
Microsoft, Yahoo: The Search Party Continues
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
Microsoft and Yahoo renew their 2009 partnership to enhance the search experience across platforms and boost value for advertisers.
Engine Yard Pivots Toward Container Management
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
New Engine Yard CEO Beau Vrolyk is moving the company toward managing Linux containers for developers, with the acquisition of OpDemand.
Why Companies Should Pay Attention To AngularJS
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
When Google and Microsoft collaborate on a project, it's worth noting.
4 Backup Landmines Waiting For The Unwary
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev warns about the pitfalls hidden in the process of conducting regular data backups.
Google Disputes EU Antitrust Charges
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Google insists that its conduct has been lawful and beneficial to the market.
Apple, IBM Partner for Healthcare Analytics
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Health data collected on Apple devices will be stored in IBM's Health Cloud for analysis by medical professionals and researchers.
BlackBerry Leap Debuts In UK, Coming To US Soon
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Down but by no means out, beleaguered BlackBerry looks to recapture marketshare with the Leap smartphone, which is headed to the US soon.
HP's Still In Public Cloud, But Where?
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
HP's Bill Hilf has rebutted the interpretation of his New York Times statements about the company's public cloud plans, but where does that leave Helion versus Amazon?
Apple's ResearchKit Targets Fitness, Healthcare Markets
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Apple's ResearchKit is an open-source framework designed for the healthcare and fitness markets as a way to collect data and analyze larger groups of patients.
The Sharing Economy: Access Is The New Ownership
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
A report from PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that revenue in five key sectors of the sharing economy could reach $335 billion by 2025.
Docker Raises $95 Million In 4th VC Round
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Goldman Sachs was urged by its IT department to become a Docker investor.
Microsoft Buys Datazen For Mobile BI
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
The Datazen acquisition will enhance Microsoft's focus on mobile data analytics and accelerate its Power BI strategy.
Microsoft Office Delve: Updates, Mobile App
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Additions to Office Delve include new people-based search, authoring canvas, and mobile apps for iOS and Android smartphones.
Apple's WWDC Starts June 8 With iOS 9 On Deck
Commentary  |  4/14/2015  | 
At the 2015 WWDC, Apple's is expected to show off new versions of iOS, specifically iOS 9, and Mac OS X. Additionally, developers will get more details about the Apple Watch.
Microsoft: Skype For Business Arrives
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Microsoft is delivering on its promise to make Skype for Business generally available to Office 365 customers.
Twilio In-App Video Service Debuts
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Developers now have an easy way to implement video calling within apps.
3DR's Solo Drone Promises New Level Of Smarts
News  |  4/13/2015  | 
Solo thinks for itself, looking to make flying drones to capture video much easier.
Microsoft Office 365 MDM: Hits And Misses
Slideshows  |  4/12/2015  | 
Microsoft is offering free mobile device management (MDM) features for all commercial users of its Office 365 cloud-based services. Here we break down what it can and can't do for your organization.
Windows 10 Redstone, Dropbox Partnership: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/11/2015  | 
Microsoft news from this week included a new build of Windows 10 for phones and details on a major Windows 10 update in 2016.
LinkedIn's Lynda.com Deal: Hiring Firms, Job Seekers Benefit
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
LinkedIn's plans to acquire an online learning site give it an advantage in a burgeoning e-learning market.
Windows 10: Mobile Build 10051 Released
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
The newest version of Microsoft Windows 10 for phones brings a version of Project Spartan and new mail, messaging, and calendar apps.
Microsoft Office Online Adds More Dropbox Integration
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
Microsoft is strengthening its relationship with cloud storage provider Dropbox by adding additional integration with its Office Online suite.
HP Retreats From Public Cloud
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Rather than challenge Amazon, Google, and Microsoft as a cloud computing provider, HP has decided to focus on competitions it can win.
Microsoft at 40: 5 Successes, 5 Failures
Slideshows  |  4/9/2015  | 
In honor of Microsoft's 40th birthday, InformationWeek reflects on the successes, failures, and lessons learned that built the company as it stands today.
Workday Brings 'Insights' To Talent Management
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Workday offers Talent Insights app to reduce employee churn, the first of a coming wave of big data applications.
Salesforce Unifies B2B Marketing, Reporting, Sales Support
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Salesforce Pardot Intelligent Engagement Studio and Sales Cloud Engage support marketing, measurement, and sales-rep-crafted micro-campaigns.
Apple Watch Reviews: It's Not For Everyone
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Early testers of the Apple Watch suggest it is the best smartwatch yet, but they admit that people don't necessarily need smartwatches. That is, at least not yet.
Windows 10 Redstone Update Expected In 2016
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
One year after the Windows 10 launch, Microsoft will deliver two major operating system updates under the code name Redstone.
Intel Compute Stick Will Challenge Google Chromebit
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
Intel is hoping to stay relevant in the PC market with the release of Compute Stick, a pocket computer that should rival Google's Chromebit. However, competitors such as the Raspberry Pi are claiming part of the market.
Walmart, BoA Are Top IT Spenders
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
Walmart tops the list of the 10 biggest IT spenders, which otherwise is dominated by banks and financial services companies.
Tableau 9.0 Keeps Focus On End-User Productivity
Commentary  |  4/7/2015  | 
Tableau Software's latest upgrade adds tools for data prep, quick calculations, and making predictions without need of a PhD.
When Robots Attack
Slideshows  |  4/7/2015  | 
When robots fight, they don't last long. That's okay, because they're educating and entertaining us as they tear each other apart.
How To Make Passwords Obsolete
Slideshows  |  4/7/2015  | 
Why do we still rely on the human-memorized password for authentication? Here are seven alternatives worth considering.
Microsoft's Revolution Analytics Deal Is Finalized
News  |  4/6/2015  | 
Microsoft outlines plans to add R-language-based advanced analytics capabilities and integrations after finalizing its purchase of Revolution Analytics.
Bill Gates: Microsoft Turns 40
News  |  4/6/2015  | 
On Microsoft's 40th birthday, Bill Gates shares his vision that the company will "make the power of technology accessible to everyone."
10 Linux Distros You Need To Know
Slideshows  |  4/6/2015  | 
Wondering which Linux distribution is right for your organization? Check out our quick guide to find the distro with the features and capabilities you need.
Surface 3, Project Spartan Demo: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/4/2015  | 
A new Windows 10 desktop build that offered a glimpse at Project Spartan, and Surface 3 release were among the headlines coming from Redmond this week.
Microsoft Office Lens Comes to iOS, Android
News  |  4/3/2015  | 
Microsoft's smartphone-compatible pocket scanner, Office Lens, is available in full and preview versions on iOS and Android.
4 Video Games Every Office Should Play Together
Slideshows  |  4/3/2015  | 
Video games are more than just fun and games. Learn how the right games can create a more collaborative, loyal and effective staff.
Surface 3 Vs. iPad Air 2: Competition Is Fierce
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
Can Microsoft's new Surface 3 prove a threat to Apple's sleek iPad Air 2? It depends on what you need.
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