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Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
News  |  12/18/2014  | 
Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
Death To Fillable PDFs And MS Word Forms
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
Your "convenient" enterprise forms are killing me. We need new approaches and more communications.
BlackBerry Returns To Its Roots With Classic
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
BlackBerry hopes keyboard aficionados will pick up the Classic smartphone in lieu of iPhones and Androids.
Facebook Dumps Microsoft Bing
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Facebook ends its partnership with Bing in favor of its own internal search engine, Facebook Search.
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Secret CIO: Stop Making Stupid Software Decisions
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
The way we evaluate and implement software is broken. Stop shooting for consensus from line-of-business VPs and start asking IT to become business experts.
LinkedIn Site Makeover: What's New
News  |  12/13/2014  | 
LinkedIn streamlines its homepage and adds new tools to user profiles. Here's what you need to know.
Cartoon: Chief Storm Officer
Commentary  |  12/12/2014  | 
IT overtime never ends.
Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Details
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Microsoft on January 21 plans to disclose more details on the OS's touch-focused, consumer-oriented side.
Cisco Reveals Analytics Strategy
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Cisco says insights can't wait for data to travel from Internet of Things devices to the data center. Its solution: Analysis at the network's edge.
Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/12/2014  | 
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
Google News Will Shut Down In Spain
News  |  12/11/2014  | 
A Spanish law that takes effect in January will require payments for including article snippets in Google News, and Google says the price is too high.
The Wrong Reason To Hire More Developers
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
Leaders confuse the need to use software to advance their businesses with a mandate to have an internal core development competency.
Cloud Storage's Race To Zero
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
The race to provide free unlimited cloud storage can't end well, not for the vendors -- or the customers who believe they have finally found a free lunch.
Windows 10 Likely To Go Freemium, Analysts Say
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Microsoft needs new ways to generate revenue, and a subscription-based Windows 10 version is a likely approach. But consumers may get a basic version for free.
The Long Death Of Project Hosting Sites
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Last month, Microsoft and Google bypassed their own code hosts to post major code projects on GitHub. The once-favored hosts have begun a long, familiar decline.
Box Counters Dropbox With Enterprise Security Initiative
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Box launches Box Trust, a network of verified security vendors, and a new app to secure content accessed from mobile devices.
The Right Training Tech For A Tech Career
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
For aspiring computer programmers, video and online collaboration provide an edge over those training in isolation.
Amazon Invites Haggling Over Some Prices
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Amazon's "Make an Offer" option lets potential buyers of collectibles negotiate how much they will pay.
Kids And Tech: How Much Is Enough?
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
On the question of kids and screen time, educators and cognitive scientists still have more questions than answers.
Facebook Search: 5 Privacy Fixes
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Facebook's search engine, Graph Search, makes it easier for friends to find old posts buried in your profile. Here are five ways you can review your content and adjust your privacy settings.
Google Android Studio 1.0 Packs Appeal
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Android developers have a new integrated development environment for creating apps.
8 STEM Websites To Excite Kids About Tech
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Check out these cool sites for the future IT pros of the world.
10 Ways To Improve Your Personal Brand
Slideshows  |  12/9/2014  | 
Want to boost your career credibility? Consider this expert advice on strengthening a personal brand.
Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
Apple Names Top Apps For 2014
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
Games and creativity apps were big winners on Apple's list this year, but 2014 was also a great year for productivity apps.
Senate Bill Prohibits Government-Mandated Backdoors
News  |  12/5/2014  | 
Bill represents a response to government officials who want a way to bypass encryption in technology products.
InformationWeek 2014 Enterprise Project Management Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  12/5/2014  | 
Employees involved in IT projects consider the most important indicator for success is whether it is completed on time. Meanwhile, there's room for improvement in business attitude toward IT projects, with 41% of respondents saying the efforts are sometimes beneficial, sometimes not.
We Need More Agile IT Now
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
While IT is becoming more Agile, the rate of change in business requires even faster adoption of Agility.
Healthcare Software: Put Development In Context
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Developers must walk a mile in clinicians' shoes to create great healthcare applications.
Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprises With New API
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
Cloud storage company Dropbox launches application programming interface that lets developers build enterprise apps on top of the service.
Facebook Tackles Malware With ESET Partnership
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
ESET joins two other Facebook security partners, Trend Micro and F-Secure, to help protect Facebook users from malicious software in news feeds and messages.
How Microsoft Surface Pro Won Me Over
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
How I learned to stop worrying and love Windows 8.1 and the Surface Pro.
Twitter Overhauls Harassment Reporting Tools
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Twitter announces improvements to its blocking feature, plus redesigned tools that make it easier for users to report abusive activity.
HP Ultra-Thin Business Notebooks Use Intel Core M
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Billed as the thinnest and lightest notebook for business, HP's new EliteBook Folio 1020 is slimmer than Apple's MacBook Air.
5 Ways To Manage LinkedIn Email Notifications
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Drowning in LinkedIn emails? Here's a look at five settings you can change to prevent email overload.
9 Google Apps Tips: Productivity Boosters
Slideshows  |  12/2/2014  | 
Check out these little-known Google Apps features that can make you more efficient and less irritated.
Nuance Opens PowerShare Images Network To Developers
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Nuance aims to improve radiologists' workflow not only through PowerShare image-sharing network but industry regulations embedded in clinical decision software.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Rises As Win XP Plummets
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
After struggling for months to gain users, Windows 8 and 8.1 finally have eclipsed Windows XP in market share.
Twitter App Tracking: How To Opt Out
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
New Twitter setting tracks the apps you install on your mobile devices. Here's how it uses this information and how you can opt out.
Google Breakup: Wrong Answer To EU Antitrust Concerns
Commentary  |  12/1/2014  | 
Market forces will achieve better results than the European Parliament's proposal to separate Google Search from the rest of the company.
Tablet Shopping: 7 Tips To Avoid Buyer's Remorse
News  |  11/28/2014  | 
From 8-inch Windows 8.1 slates to iPads to phablets, tablet shoppers have more options than ever this holiday season. Follow these tips to avoid a mistake.
10 Windows Tablets, Laptops Under $200: Holiday Steals
Slideshows  |  11/26/2014  | 
Gadget shoppers can choose from an array of sub-$200 Windows 8.1 tablets and laptops -- offering more power than you'd guess.
Google Apps Gets New Enterprise Security Features
News  |  11/25/2014  | 
Google for Work users can access a Devices and Activity dashboard to spot suspicious logins and a new security wizard to help navigate security settings.
5 Ways To Apply 'Agile' To Customer Relationships
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
Agile development strategies improve internal productivity, but you also need to use them outside the company walls with customers.
LinkedIn Tips: 5 New Things To Know
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
LinkedIn's latest updates include blogging and mobile app redesigns, adding certifications to your profile, a custom infographic tool, and WeChat integration.
Web Search, Transformed: Looking Out For You
Commentary  |  11/24/2014  | 
Microsoft Bing director and author Stefan Weitz discusses how sensors, wearables, and big data are changing search.
Google Contributor: Pay To Block Ads
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Google launched a new service that blocks ads on some websites in exchange for a nominal monthly subscription.
Why Millennials Aren't Disrupting The Workplace
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
The millennial generation won't turn your office on its head, but it will complement the technologies already in place.
Apple WatchKit: 6 Facts
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Apple's WatchKit, the initial software development framework for the Apple Watch, is focused on ways to present data from iPhones.
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