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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.
6 Ways To Get More From Data Science, IT
Slideshows  |  6/15/2015  | 
Data scientists and IT push the limits of what's possible -- whether that's operating more efficiently, taking advantage of new opportunities, or innovating. Here are 6 ways businesses can boost their effectiveness.
IBM Bets On Apache Spark As 'The Future Of Enterprise Data'
News  |  6/15/2015  | 
The key problem Spark resolves is access to data across the enterprise. IBM initiatives include providing courses to train 1 million data scientists and engineers to use it.
FileMaker 14: A Database For DIY Apps
Commentary  |  6/12/2015  | 
FileMaker 14 features new tools to make DIY mobile database apps possible for non-programmers.
HP Discover 2015: What We Learned
Commentary  |  6/11/2015  | 
HP Discover is HP's largest annual meeting. Announcements were of the "continuing evolution" sort, though they're likely to make HP customers happy as everyone works through the implications of the two Hewlett-Packards yet to come.
How CIOs Can Prepare For The Platform Economy
Commentary  |  6/10/2015  | 
As the digital economy booms, and interconnected users rely more upon each other's contributions, products and services are on the way out, and platforms are in.
5 Apple Features We've Seen Elsewhere
Slideshows  |  6/10/2015  | 
Many of the new features announced at Apple's WWDC and coming to iOS 9 and Mac OS X echo recent news from Google and Microsoft.
Big Data Talent: 6 Ways To Snag The Best
Slideshows  |  6/10/2015  | 
Many companies are looking for big data skills across the board, but the shortage of talent and the loose application of keywords can challenge candidates and the companies who want to hire them. Try these tips to minimize the risks.
The Rise Of Bring Your Own Encryption
Commentary  |  6/9/2015  | 
The BYOE security model gives cloud customers complete control over the encryption of their data. At the same time, cloud providers are finding innovative ways to let users manage encryption keys.
MapR Looks To Speed-Up Hadoop Clusters
News  |  6/9/2015  | 
With the release of its Distribution 5.0 management tool and other features, MapR is looking to make Hadoop easier to use and increase its popularity within the enterprise.
iOS 9, Mac OS X El Capitan Dominate WWDC 2015
News  |  6/8/2015  | 
Apple's WWDC 2015 set the stage for a new Apple Music streaming service and updates including OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, and WatchOS 2.
WWDC: iOS 9 Plus 5 More Predictions
News  |  6/7/2015  | 
As the world counts down to WWDC 2015, we speculate about the new products and services that Apple might unveil. From iOS 9 to other news, here's what to watch out for.
Windows 10 Ready For July, Office 2016 Updates: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/6/2015  | 
Microsoft is busy readying Windows 10 for its July 29 launch, but it made time to push a few updates to the Office 2016 preview.
Salesforce, Partners Want To Make Big Data Easy
Commentary  |  6/4/2015  | 
Salesforce is partnering with Google, Cloudera, and other firms to make big data easier to use. Is big data going mainstream?
6 Causes Of Big Data Discrepancies
Slideshows  |  6/4/2015  | 
The same data can yield wildly different results. Here are some of the reasons for these fascinating, frustrating, or even dangerous discrepancies.
HR Analytics Gives Alabama Firm Better Insight
Commentary  |  6/3/2015  | 
The HR analytics field is getting crowded. Here's how the chief HR officer at an Alabama company chose one solution and gained better insight over the business.
Couchbase Bets On Standard NoSQL Query Language
News  |  6/3/2015  | 
With N1QL, Couchbase aims to do for NoSQL what SQL did for relational databases: create a standard query language that works across NoSQL systems. Bonus: it's SQL-compatible.
Windows 10: 5 Key Features For Business
Slideshows  |  6/3/2015  | 
With Windows 10 fast approaching, we spotlight five features that will change the enterprise user experience.
Cloud Market Finds A Home In Michigan County
Commentary  |  6/2/2015  | 
Oakland County, Mich., has been providing services to towns for years. Now it's expanding its services through a new government cloud marketplace.
Windows 10 Landing On PCs, Tablets July 29
News  |  6/1/2015  | 
Mark your calendars: Microsoft's long-awaited Windows 10 arrives in less than two months.
SOASTA's DOC Makes Tests Matter
Commentary  |  6/1/2015  | 
A new Digital Operating Center uses micro-tests to help organizations understand their Web application performance.
12 MDM Questions Enterprises Should Ask
Slideshows  |  6/1/2015  | 
Need a mobile device management solution to secure your network and data against threats from the many devices accessing your systems? Here's a quick guide to the most common features.
Google I/O: Gmail Hits 900M Users, Android Reaches A Billion
News  |  5/28/2015  | 
Key statistics from this year's Google I/O included one billion Android users and 900 million Gmail users, 75% of whom are on mobile.
SAP HANA: Not The Only In-Memory Game In Town
Commentary  |  5/28/2015  | 
SAP HANA is not the only option for those looking for an in-memory database platform. Big rivals such as Microsoft and Oracle offers similar tech.
Big Data: 6 Real-Life Business Cases
Slideshows  |  5/27/2015  | 
Better data analysis enables companies to optimize everything in the value chain -- from sales to order delivery, to optimal store hours. Here are six examples of how major enterprises are using data to improve their business models.
Big Data: The Interdisciplinary Vortex
Commentary  |  5/25/2015  | 
Big data analytics requires companies to operate outside departmental boundaries, and sometimes beyond the spheres of their expertise, to find solutions to certain challenges.
Microsoft's Reported Email App Targets iOS
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
A Microsoft slip leaked information on new chat app Flow, which works alongside Outlook to deliver faster messaging on Apple devices.
Windows 10 Mobile, Hyperlapse, Hyper-V: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/16/2015  | 
News from Microsoft this week includes plans to bring cables under the Pacific, new Windows 10 Editions, and the latest Windows 10 mobile build.
Windows 10 Mobile Update: Office Apps, Windows Store
News  |  5/14/2015  | 
Build 10080 of Microsoft's Windows 10 for phones gives a first look at Universal Office apps, Windows Store Beta, and more.
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