News & Commentary
Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in January 2014
Microsoft CEO Search: 3 Things Satya Nadella Brings
News  |  1/31/2014  | 
Microsoft is set to name Nadella as its next CEO. Take a closer look at who he is and what he brings to the table.
Apple TV Refresh: 9 Wishes
Commentary  |  1/30/2014  | 
Signs indicate Apple is prepping a new Apple TV. Here's how Apple can make its media player a winner.
Microsoft's Open Compute Move: Just Good PR?
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
The disruptive power of Microsoft's Open Compute Group move has spurred debate. Let's talk image versus cold hard revenues.
5 Apple Patents Hint At Surprises
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
What new Mac and iPad technologies might Apple have in the pipeline? Take a peek, innovation critics.
Software Audits: Are You Ready?
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Study reveals more than half of companies have faced software audits within the past two years. Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM top list of auditors.
Microsoft Rebrands SkyDrive, Touts Xbox Acquisition
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Microsoft keeps consumer focus with purchase of Gears of War Xbox game and by renaming its cloud storage service "OneDrive."
Windows vs. Mac: Desktop Battle Lines Drawn
Commentary  |  1/27/2014  | 
Reports and executives' hints frame potential Mac vs. PC debates of the future.
Google Glass Aims For Games
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Entertainment apps might be key to making Google's wearable Glass device socially acceptable.
Sports Tech Shows Internet of Things Potential
Sports Tech Shows Internet of Things Potential
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/25/2014  | 
Check out our visit to 94Fifty's CES booth to learn how IoT could help basketball players improve their skills.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 5 Key Facts
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's enterprise sales are booming, but Surface is still no match for the iPad.
Google's Competition Is Amazon, Not Apple
Commentary  |  1/24/2014  | 
People tend to think of Amazon as an online store. But it's so much more.
Lenovo To Buy IBM's x86 Server Business
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
IBM will shed its low-margin, low-end server business for $2.3 billion after more than a year of on-again, off-again negotiations with Lenovo.
Bill Gates Offers Microsoft 'Part-Time' Help
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
The Microsoft chairman negotiates CEO rumors while focusing on global poverty efforts.
HP Windows 7 Campaign Sidesteps Windows 8.1
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
HP's Windows 7 push makes marketing sense but reflects a lack of confidence in Windows 8.1 PCs.
Apple Phablet Could Disrupt Market
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Phablets aren't a fad, Juniper Research says. Android and Windows Phone will lead the market -- at least until Apple jumps in.
Is Windows 8-Vista Comparison Fair?
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Windows 9 rumors spell quick burial of Windows 8. Is this is a flop of Vista proportions?
Windows XP Last-Minute Upgrades: 3 Tips
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Under the gun with your XP upgrade? IT exec shares advice for a smoother, more successful OS migration.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/20/2014  | 
Is the IT budget moving out of ITís control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full spending authority. What is in our control: How we respond.
Can Windows Tablets Break Out In 2014?
Commentary  |  1/18/2014  | 
One lesson to date: While Apple can still command top dollar, Windows tablets only become widely desirable when they drop to Android-level pricing.
Microsoft CEO Search: Ericsson's Vestberg A Contender
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
As Microsoft works to replace Steve Ballmer, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg reportedly lands on the short list.
Windows 9: What We Know
News  |  1/15/2014  | 
With Windows 8.1 floundering, Windows 9 rumors have picked up steam. What can you expect from the next version of Windows?
Motorola Sweetens Moto X Deal
News  |  1/10/2014  | 
Motorola follows up discounts on the smartphone with a free Google Chromecast for new buyers.
Microsoft CES Buzz: CEO Search
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
Microsoft remains publicly committed to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer's vision. Is that discouraging his potential replacements?
Apple App Store Annual Sales Exceed $10 Billion
News  |  1/7/2014  | 
iOS developers earn $7 billion, while Apple keeps $3 billion.
Google Android Heads For Cars
News  |  1/7/2014  | 
Automaker alliance will let cars be recognized as Android devices, seeks to dim Apple, Microsoft influence in automotive tech.
Windows XP Won't Go Quietly
News  |  1/7/2014  | 
With Microsoft's end-of-life deadline for Windows XP just three months away, three out of four IT pros still must support the OS.
CES 2014: 8 Technologies To Watch
Slideshows  |  1/4/2014  | 
Giant TVs, laser-equipped cars, wearable computers -- it must be the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. Which products will dazzle?
2014 Analytics, BI & Information Management Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/3/2014  | 
Enterprises want less complexity and more user-friendly, visual dashboards: Forty-six percent of respondents cite ease-of-use challenges with complex software as a significant barrier, while data visualization tools rate as the most ≠interesting leading-edge technology, with an average 3.5 rating on a 1-5 scale.
iPad Air Vs. Nexus 7: Taste Test
Commentary  |  1/2/2014  | 
Why I dumped iPad for Android, then changed my mind.


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