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Bill Gates, Office for Android, Outlook Upgrade: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/31/2015  | 
This week, we analyze Microsoft's earnings call, question Windows 10, listen to Bill Gates, and glimpse at Outlook for iOS and Android.
Microsoft Outlook, Office On iOS & Android: First Look
Slideshows  |  1/30/2015  | 
Microsoft has released Office for Android tablets and Outlook capabilities for iOS and Android devices. Here's a closer look.
Amazon's Cloud Business: New Openness, Products, Competition In 2015
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
Amazon will reveal its cloud computing service revenue for the first time later this year, bringing new insights while cloud competition sharpens.
Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
News  |  1/29/2015  | 
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control.
Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT.
Oracle Service Cloud Upgraded, Explained
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Oracle adds co-browsing to cloud service suite formerly known as RightNow. Here's a fresh look at Oracle's cloud customer-service portfolio.
When Facebook's Down, Thousands Slow Down
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
When Facebook went down this week, thousands of websites linked to the social media site also slowed down, according to Dynatrace.
Cloud ERP: 9 Emerging Options
Slideshows  |  1/28/2015  | 
ERP no longer equals on-premises. Is the ultimate legacy software ready to drive the next wave of cloud adoption?
FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
Microsoft Power BI Makeover: 6 Big Improvements
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015  | 
Microsoft's revamp of its cloud-based Power BI will challenge IBM, Tableau, and other business intelligence vendors. Here are six new ways it should appeal to users.
Molina Healthcare Looks To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
The Fortune 500 company expects operating savings from this private cloud strategy, using Nutanix appliances.
SAP On Cloud HR: Q&A With Mike Ettling
Commentary  |  1/27/2015  | 
SAP has combined SuccessFactors and on-premises HR apps into a single business. Unit president Mike Ettling talks Workday, Oracle, and the "journey" to cloud HR.
Windows 10: January Build Ready For Insiders
News  |  1/23/2015  | 
Microsoft has released the technical preview for Windows 10 desktop to Insiders. Here's how to sign up and what to expect.
InformationWeek 2014 Backup Technologies Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/23/2015  | 
Backup may not get the attention other technologies get, but few are more important to your business' survival. IT pros' No. 1 challenge: high cost of backup systems and procedures.
Windows 10: 9 Killer Features
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015  | 
Microsoft's Windows 10 is in the tech spotlight. Here's what we learned about each feature released during its Jan. 21 event.
4 Takeaways From Accenture's $14 Trillion IoT Prediction
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Accenture's report says the industrial Internet of Things will create more jobs than it kills, but that companies aren't doing much to exploit it yet.
Oracle Engineered Systems Strategy Pays Off
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Oracle dodged declining server sales last year, and now it's going after Cisco and EMC. Is the software-meets-hardware strategy winning?
4 Education Technology Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Educational technology is changing rapidly. These four trends will influence learning in schools -- and in corporations.
Windows 10: Free Upgrades, Spartan Browser & Holographics
News  |  1/21/2015  | 
Microsoft said its developers consulted 1.7 million Windows Insiders, who delivered 800,000 pieces of feedback on more than 200 topics regarding the new OS.
Windows 10 Mobile: See Today, Try In February
News  |  1/21/2015  | 
Microsoft will showcase its Windows 10 mobile operating system on Jan. 21, but smartphone users will likely wait until February for the consumer preview.
IBM Can't Shrink Its Way To Greatness
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
IBM saw revenue declines in every major business unit in 2014. Can the company do more than please investors with fatter margins?
Password Fail: Are Your Workers Using 123456?
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
The 25 worst passwords of 2014 demonstrate once again that people just can't be bothered to take responsibility for their online security.
Augmented Reality Is For Real In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/20/2015  | 
Google Glass got the hype, but a system used by Lockheed Martin shows how augmented reality will charge ahead in the enterprise.
SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicts fast growth through 2020, previews S4 Hana, a new suite of "simplified" ERP software.
IoTivity Preps For IoT Standards Showdown
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
Open-source IoTivity framework is built to ensure interoperability among devices and services across the Internet of Things. But itís got competitors. Who will win?
How To Mess Up IT Budgeting In 2015
Commentary  |  1/16/2015  | 
Two shifts have rocked the IT world: speed and constant upgrades. Factor those in or your budgets won't address reality.
Your Next Monitor Will Be A Curved 4K: You'll Like It
Commentary  |  1/15/2015  | 
Curved, 4K monitors were on display at CES. Is their next stop on your corporate desktop?
Gartner Gives Thumbs Up To Docker Security
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
Docker containers isolate resources similar to Linux or virtual machine hypervisors, but fall short with management and administration, Gartner analyst says.
Oracle Details Cloud Cost-Cut Plan
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
Oracle president Thomas Kurian touts IT cost savings through cloud software automation. Will "transparent" pricing and fixed-price consulting seal the deal?
3 Tips For Minding The IT Skills Gap
Commentary  |  1/14/2015  | 
In the digital enterprise, CIOs must help IT staffers expand their abilities and value soft skills as much as tech acumen.
Google Launches Cloud Application Performance Tool
News  |  1/13/2015  | 
Google Cloud Trace will help developers identify where the slowest user interactions are occurring with an application running on App Engine.
Salesforce.com Sees Upswing In Social Marketing
News  |  1/13/2015  | 
Salesforce.com survey finds marketers are shifting to social and mobile to reach younger consumers, prompting a shift in enterprise tech spending.
University Of Phoenix Finds Payoff In Private Cloud
News  |  1/9/2015  | 
Apollo Education Group implements vCloud classroom system to help track and analyze student data to improve academic outcome.
InformationWeek 2014 Strategic Security Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/9/2015  | 
Managing the complexity of security is the top concern for enterprise IT teams. Look for a new era of more sophisticated data analysis in the coming year.
How To Build A Data-Driven Dream Team
Commentary  |  1/9/2015  | 
Like any good sports team, your data team needs a leader, a common goal, and group chemistry.
Oracle Must Reform, Says Software Licensing Group
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Oracle gets poor marks on audit and licensing practices, according to the Campaign for Clear Licensing, so the group is calling for change.
Enterprise Communications Trends In 2015
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Continuing evolution in mobility, software-based communications, architectural design, data analytics, and the user experience will keep us hopping this year.
Windows 10 Preview: How To Try It, Safely
News  |  12/31/2014  | 
Want to test drive the Windows 10 Technical Preview without screwing up your computer? Windows 8.1's built-in virtualization technology makes it easy.
IoT In Protocol War, Says Startup
News  |  12/30/2014  | 
CTO Of Enlightened says outlook for Zigbee is particularly dim.
2014: The Year In Search
Slideshows  |  12/30/2014  | 
You can learn a lot about a person from search engine history. Explore some of the year's top search topics, according to Google and Bing.
Sony Fallout: The Terrorists Win Our Networks
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
It's time to get serious. Sony hack may mark the end of enterprise networks as we know them.
6 IT Trends To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
In the new year, mobility evolves, the hybrid cloud grows, and big data will need more people skills.
Apple's iPads: 4 Things To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
Apple's iPad sales slowed down in 2014, but the company can open new avenues for growth in 2015, especially among enterprise customers.
InformationWeek 2014 Strategic CIO Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  12/26/2014  | 
IT leaders play an increasing role for IT in charting company strategy, but challenges remain, including cost-cutting, improving analytics and innovation marketing, and boosting customer service.
5 Tips For Government IT Modernization
Commentary  |  12/24/2014  | 
Make sure you have a solid strategy to come in under budget and at scale.
SDN Comes Of Age
Commentary  |  12/23/2014  | 
In 2015, software defined networking will move from niche technology to one that creates real business value.
Microsoft: 5 Must-Do's In 2015
Commentary  |  12/23/2014  | 
Microsoft had a strong 2014. To continue its momentum, the company has some work to do next year.
Mobile Changes Build Vs. Buy Equation
News  |  12/22/2014  | 
NY-Presbyterian CIO Aurelia Boyer says the need for mobile innovation has driven her back into the application development business, but she wants to keep it manageable.
Startup Profile: Seculert Prioritizes Response Over Prevention
Commentary  |  12/22/2014  | 
The cloud security newcomer Seculert aims to identify and validate data breaches to enable faster response and remediation.
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