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Unify Joins Social Collaboration Race With Circuit
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Circuit, formerly known as Project Ansible, expands Unify's telephony and UC footprint into enterprise social collaboration. Can it compete with heavyweights like Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce.com?
Microsoft Reveals Office For Mac Roadmap
News  |  11/1/2014  | 
Microsoft hasn't updated Office for Macs in four years -- but on Friday, the company finally revealed plans for a new version.
Windows 7's Halloween Deadline: 5 Key Issues
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Starting November 1, Microsoft will no longer sell consumer Windows 7 licenses to OEMs. What does this mean for your PC upgrade options?
Has Email Peaked?
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
This excerpt from Phil Simon's upcoming book Message Not Received discusses how email has improved but is still riddled with problems.
HP's 3D Future: Sprout Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  10/31/2014  | 
Take a look at HP's unusual "immersive PC," Sprout, and Multi Jet Fusion, a bold foray into 3D hardware.
InformationWeek 2014 State Of Database Technology Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  10/31/2014  | 
Databases of the 1990s remain alive and well. Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM databases still rule, with few enterprises taking a chance on new NoSQL offerings.
Big Data Software For Mainstream Users
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Not everyone needs to be a data scientist, Red Lambda argues.
Healthcare IT: User Empathy Comes First
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
Health IT professionals need to fully understand the needs of clinicians and end-users in order to design software that truly works.
Microsoft Band Wearable: 9 Key Issues
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Microsoft has packed its wearable Band with advanced sensors, cloud-powered health insights, and an affordable price. Is Microsoft ahead of the curve in this new mobile market?
Amazon and Microsoft Clouds: Who's Playing Catch-Up?
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Amazon and Microsoft clouds leave HP, IBM, and Google struggling with developers. Here's why.
VA Buckles Down On Cyber Security, Program Management
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Agency refocuses IT priorities on data protection, on-time project delivery to overcome past poor performance.
Cooking Up DevOps With Chef
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
As DevOps grows its foothold in IT departments, so do software platforms for automating configuration, provisioning, and other traditional tasks in managing infrastructure.
Is 1% Improvement Boring, Or A Breakthrough?
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
To tap the Internet of Things, CIOs need to bridge the gap between the culture of grinding out small wins and the Silicon Valley disrupt-or-nothing mindset.
Game Of Applications: A Song Of Speed And Strategy
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
As every company that's conquered a market knows, dominance is not just about capturing the crown -- it's about keeping it.
Innovation 'Doesn't Just Happen'
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Fidelity Labs VP Hadley Stern on the steps companies can take to light the innovation fire.
3 Essentials For Supporting High Performing Employees
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
There's no perfect model for building the perfect team, but all empowered employees need the following characteristics.
Microsoft Office For Mac Rumors Heat Up
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Leaks suggest that after a four-year wait, a new version of Microsoft Office for Macs is on its way. Until then, OneNote updates will have to do.
Verizon Wireless Embroiled In Tracking Controversy
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Verizon Wireless is in hot water with security and privacy advocates regarding unique identifier headers that function as what one EFF expert calls "perma-cookies."
iOS 8 Adoption Surpasses 50%
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Apple says more than half of iPhone and iPad users have adopted its newer operating system.
IBM Cloud Services Take On Amazon Redshift
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
IBM launches DashDB cloud-based columnar data warehouse fed by DataWorks data-integration service.
Microsoft TechEd: Cloud Updates, Windows 10 Details
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Microsoft announced a wide variety of Azure and Office 365 advances, new details about Windows 10.
IT Investments: 5 Common Mistakes
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
There are benefits to a new IT project, but the risks are higher than most investments. Here are five missteps to avoid.
Practice Fusion Optimizes New EHR For Tablets
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Practice Fusion, which offers free cloud-based EHR, creates new software that brings desktop power and features to iPads and Android tablets.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Microsoft ups the ante in the cloud storage wars, offering unlimited OneDrive storage along with Office apps for as little as $6.99 per month.
Microsoft, Facebook Support Services A Scam, FTC Says
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
FTC shutters company that allegedly duped consumers out of $2.5 million by falsely detecting computer viruses and selling bogus software.
Windows 10 Evolves: 7 Facts
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Less than a month into its Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has implemented more than 7,000 improvements and dealt with a few bugs. What's the focus now?
IT Contracting: 5 Tips For Success
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Don't be "just" a contractor. A recruiter shares advice for becoming an indispensable asset to current -- and future -- employers.
Big Data Analysis Goes SaaS
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Software-as-a-service provider jKool offers business users cloud-based, near-real-time analysis of time-sensitive information.
SAP Unleashes Major Hana Upgrade
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
SAP Hana Service Pack 9 adds multi-tenancy, data tiering, and streaming analysis, while answering a longstanding cost complaint.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 7 Highlights
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
Rackspace Bundles Collaboration, Productivity Apps
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Cloud Office gives users single sign-in to email, Microsoft Exchange, Lync instant messaging, and SharePoint.
IBM, Microsoft Cloud Partnership Examined
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
IBM and Microsoft will put key software assets on each other's cloud services. Can they double appeal to enterprise developers, compete better with Amazon?
Google Vs. Microsoft: Email Wars
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Google's Inbox pushes its next-gen email concept at consumers. Microsoft's Delve is doing the same thing with business customers. Will it cause IT headaches when the services butt heads?
Apple's Mac Surge: 4 Observations
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Apple's record-breaking Mac sales last quarter were a surprise -- but 2015 could be even bigger.
Illumio Takes New Cloud, Data Center Security Approach
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Security startup Illumio has launched a granular scheme based on individual workloads, not firewalls or network monitoring.
7 Ways To Be A Great Developer, Offsite
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Working remotely requires special discipline and unique habits. Learn them to really contribute to the project.
Why CIOs Should Be More Involved In Acquisitions
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Here are five important reasons CIOs need to have a voice during mergers and acquisitions.
7 Questions To Ask When Delivering Cloud Apps
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
What's your goal when you make the decision to deliver your applications over the Internet?
SAP Cloud Plan On Track, Says McDermott
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
SAP profits are down -- temporarily the company insists -- but cloud revenues are up and are set for growth through the Concur acquisition.
Microsoft Battles Google, Amazon In The Cloud
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella clarified the company's cloud strategy, argued competitors such as Amazon and Google can't match Microsoft's hybrid-oriented approach and enterprise expertise.
Health IT Interoperability Up To Market, Say Feds
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Jason Task Force co-chairs say government should exercise its regulatory powers only to guide process along.
IBM Lays Internet Of Things Foundation
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
IBM is offering a set of APIs and cloud services through its BlueMix platform to simplify development for networked devices.
Apple iPad Air 2: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  10/18/2014  | 
Apple's iPad Air 2 looks like a slimmed-down version of its predecessor, but it packs many under-the-hood enhancements.
iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3: No Comparison
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Comparisons between Apple's iPad Air 2 and Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 are both inevitable and misguided.
3 Common & Costly CIO Mistakes
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
CIOs are often undone by sticking with old systems too long and failing to market themselves. Here's how to right the ship.
Hortonworks Updates Hadoop Data Platform
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
HDP 2.2 adds more than 100 new enterprise-ready features, including faster SQL querying on Hadoop.
How Johns Hopkins Delivers Coordinated Care
Commentary  |  10/16/2014  | 
Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership uses Salesforce.com CRM to deliver a coordinated care model that engages an entire community for better health.
Salesforce.com Dreamforce Turns Cultural Confab
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
Dreamforce mixes Hillary Clinton, will.i.am, The Beach Boys, and philanthropy with a smattering of new-product news and customer testimonials. Is it really a tech event?
What IoT Can Learn From Industrial Apps
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
The Internet of Things might be hot, but it's not new. Machine data exchange is the core of modern automated production plants and industrial installations.
MapR Offers Free NoSQL Database
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
MapR-DB is integrated with the MapR NFS-compliant file system and made available with more than 20 different open source components.
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