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Windows 10 Hits 14M PCs, Office Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/1/2015  | 
This week brought us the public launch of Windows 10, global Microsoft celebrations, updated Office for Windows apps, and news on Windows 10 mobile.
Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense Raises Security Concerns
News  |  7/30/2015  | 
The Wi-Fi Sense feature embedded in Windows 10 may make life easier for users, but could it also compromise corporate network security?
Windows 10: NYC Debut, Hands-On Demo
Slideshows  |  7/30/2015  | 
InformationWeek marked the July 29 Windows 10 launch with a visit to New York City's Microsoft specialty store. Here, we take you through our firsthand experiences with Windows 10.
Windows 10: 5 Reasons It Matters, 5 Key Concerns
Slideshows  |  7/29/2015  | 
The Windows 10 rollout has officially begun. Here are five reasons we're excited about the OS, and a few concerns for its future.
Windows 10: 10 Things To Know At Launch
Slideshows  |  7/27/2015  | 
The highly anticipated launch of Windows 10 finally arrives on July 29. Here are 10 things you should know about the impending release.
10 Windows 10 Slogans That Didn't Make The Cut
Commentary  |  7/26/2015  | 
The Windows 10 ad campaign is not all that inspiring. It makes you wonder which marketing ideas were rejected.
IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
IBM's Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications.
Windows 10 Will Use Virtualization For Extra Security
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
Microsoft explores new security strategies based on virtualization to better protect enterprise customers from malware and identity theft.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
News  |  7/22/2015  | 
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
Windows 10: 8 Things Microsoft Got Right
Slideshows  |  7/22/2015  | 
Windows 10 doesn't launch until July 29, but Microsoft has already proven its commitment to making up for its Windows 8 mistakes and competing in a modern tech world.
Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results.
Google's OpenStack Play Means Greater Container Emphasis
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
Google is now a member of OpenStack, which means its container management platform called Kubernetes is going to get more exposure.
Windows 10 Marketing, Cortana Analytics: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/18/2015  | 
This week Microsoft announced its Windows 10 marketing strategy, PC Build 10240, Cortana Analytics platform, and Office updates.
Spam Hits 12-Year Low, Symantec Report Finds
Commentary  |  7/18/2015  | 
While cyber-attacks grab all the headlines, the amount of spam hitting the in-boxes of the corporate world is actually at its lowest level in 12 years, according to Symantec.
Windows 10 Finalized, Office Apps Exit Preview
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
Microsoft rolls out Build 10240 and prepares the Windows 10 Office suite for its July 29 launch.
Microsoft Buys Field Service Management Firm FieldOne
Commentary  |  7/16/2015  | 
Microsoft is looking to increase its IT field services portfolio with the acquisition of FieldOne. The emphasis is on using analytics and big data to make services more efficient.
Microsoft: Windows 10, Cloud Are Keys To 2016
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
At its partner conference, Microsoft executives emphasized the importance of cloud and Windows 10 to its success in the upcoming year.
Adobe Flash Failure Shows Plug-Ins Are Obsolete
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
This week's Flash failure also illustrates why plug-ins need to go. One solution to all of this is HTML5.
Microsoft Plans Windows 10 Marketing Blitz
News  |  7/13/2015  | 
The July 29 Windows 10 launch will spark a global advertising campaign to "welcome the newest generation of Windows fans."
Carmakers Won't Provide Data To Apple, Google
News  |  7/11/2015  | 
Carmakers such as Ford and Volkswagen are keen to limit tech companies' access to consumer data, despite allowing drivers to use their apps.
Office For Mac 2016, Phone Biz Layoffs: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/11/2015  | 
A week that brought updates to Office for Mac 2016, Power BI, and Windows 10 also included a massive round of job cuts at Microsoft.
Google Blocks Spam Using AI Tools
News  |  7/10/2015  | 
Google taps its AI advancements, including neural networks, to help Gmail combat spam and block malicious email.
Office 2016 For Mac Is Here
News  |  7/9/2015  | 
Microsoft Office 2016 is now available to Office 365 subscribers, with a full public rollout expected in September.
7 Common Biases That Skew Big Data Results
Slideshows  |  7/9/2015  | 
Flawed data analysis leads to faulty conclusions and bad business outcomes. Beware of these seven types of bias that commonly challenge organizations' ability to make smart decisions.
Why ISO Certifications Make Sense For IT
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Certifications from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) are important when considering which vendors to choose for your IT needs. But when was the last time you thought about applying ISO standards to your own internal IT operations?
Windows 10: RTM Due This Week, PC Build 10162 Done
News  |  7/6/2015  | 
Microsoft released Build 10162 to the Fast ring of Insiders before the July 4th holiday weekend, and we're expecting an RTM build later this week.
Fortran: 7 Reasons Why Itís Not Dead
Slideshows  |  7/5/2015  | 
In the 1950s, IBM programmer John Backus invented a programming language called Fortran. It's still in use today, and here's what you need to know about it.
Windows 10 Gets Close, Skype Feature Updates: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/4/2015  | 
This week Microsoft sold assets to AOL and Uber, released two Windows 10 builds, and pushed new Skype for Business features to preview.
Windows 10 Launch: Later Than You Think
News  |  7/2/2015  | 
Microsoft will release Windows 10 on July 29, but this doesn't mean you'll be downloading the new operating system that day.
How To Use Data To Outsmart Your Competitors
Slideshows  |  7/2/2015  | 
The pressure's on to use data to outsmart your competitors. Here are six ways companies can use data to imagine and even re-imagine what's possible.
CIOs Need To Embrace Agile, Gartner Finds
Commentary  |  7/2/2015  | 
A new Gartner report finds that CIOs need to embrace agile development, and the firm offers 10 principles to guide this change.
AWS Building Massive Data Center In India
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
AWS is planning to build a massive data center in India to help expand its cloud computing services to customers there and around the world.
Google Wants You To Be Healthy
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
An assortment of cloud-based data-collecting and data-analysis tools aimed at health practitioners, researchers, and individuals offers ideas for any enterprise looking to maximize cloud computing.
Windows 10 Pricing Chaos, Upgrade Explained: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/27/2015  | 
Microsoft this week released the full suite of Office for Android, updated the Surface Pro 3, and confused the Internet with its Windows 10 pricing strategy.
IBM, Box Cloud Partnership: What It Means
Commentary  |  6/26/2015  | 
IBM and Box enter a partnership to bring mobile storage and sharing to the enterprise cloud.
Windows 10 Upgrade: 8 FAQs Explained
Slideshows  |  6/26/2015  | 
July 29 is fast approaching and we know you still have a lot of questions about how to download and use Windows 10.
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
Supercomputers Unleash Big Data's Power
Slideshows  |  6/24/2015  | 
Here are six reasons why established companies, and even startups, are using supercomputing resources, and why your IT organization may want to consider such options to meet your big data and business analytics needs.
Salesforce Vs. The Competition: A CRM Primer
Slideshows  |  6/23/2015  | 
Salesforce.com is a leader in providing cloud-based enterprise software applications and platform services. How does it stack up to the competition? Here's how.
CFO Data Needs: How IT Stacks Up
Commentary  |  6/23/2015  | 
If you think about how the data is going to be presented and used by the CFO's group, the technological decisions to ensure data accuracy and determine types of data you present actually become easier.
Amazon Applies Machine Learning To Improve Reviews
News  |  6/23/2015  | 
Amazon.com has for several years capitalized on machine learning for its recommendations that come with customer purchases on the retail site. Now, it's extending those efforts to product reviews and star ratings to enhance customer experiences.
Windows 10: Free For All Insiders?
News  |  6/22/2015  | 
Microsoft's muddled messaging sparks a debate over whether Windows 10 will be available for free to Windows Insiders.
IBM Aims To Ease Data Sharing For Police, Emergency Services
News  |  6/22/2015  | 
IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.
Google, Microsoft, Mozilla Want A Faster Web
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
Google wants to keep you from leaving the Web by delivering a faster experience.
COBOL Leads Us Back To The Future
Slideshows  |  6/21/2015  | 
COBOL defined business software development for decades. Now, is it over the hill or just hitting its prime?
Wal-Mart CIO Talks Data, People, And 'Classic' Systems
Commentary  |  6/18/2015  | 
In conversation with InformationWeek, Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell talks about what's it's like to run technology at the $500 billion retailer.
Stephen Elop Out In Microsoft Executive Shakeup
News  |  6/17/2015  | 
Organizational changes within Microsoft's engineering team will result in the departure of senior executives, including former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
OPM Breach Offers Tough Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  6/17/2015  | 
While your enterprise may have a chief information security officer and a robust data governance department, CIOs and IT organizations are the ones on the front lines of protecting enterprise data. What lessons can we draw from the OPM breach?
'Leap Second' Clocks In On June 30
News  |  6/17/2015  | 
It doesn't sound like a big deal, but every second counts in the Network Time Protocol upon which the Internet and all apps that synch with it are based.
SAP Brings New HANA, Analytics To Market
Commentary  |  6/17/2015  | 
Service pack 10 brings new Internet of Things, big data management, data high availability, and application development capabilities to SAP's HANA platform.
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