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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.
FCC: Stop Blocking Personal WiFi
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Great news for travelers: Hotels and other businesses cannot interfere with your personal WiFi hotspot.
Apple iPhones Drive Record Earnings
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
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.
Docker: Less Controversy, More Container Adoption In 2015
News  |  1/26/2015  | 
Docker CEO Ben Golub shrugs off the Rocket project flap, says Docker is well positioned for enterprise uptake in the coming year.
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.
BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
Google Project Ara: 8 Dev Conference Images
Slideshows  |  1/14/2015  | 
Do people want modular smartphones that let them swap out components as they break or become boring? Google's Project Ara is banking on it.
Apple Is Not Charlie
Commentary  |  1/14/2015  | 
Apple seems blind to the irony of selling an app that supports free speech when it does not do the same.
Microsoft Protests Bug Disclosure By Google
News  |  1/12/2015  | 
After Google discloses Win 8.1 vulnerability two days prior to planned patch, Microsoft argues in favor of vulnerability publication schedules.
CES 2015: 11 Peeks Into The Future
Slideshows  |  1/10/2015  | 
Motorized skates, 3D-printed food, e-socks: The future, whether we need it or not, is here.
Microsoft Delve Boards Simplify Content Search, Sharing
News  |  1/7/2015  | 
Microsoft's new boards feature makes it easier for MS Office users to find and share work-related information.
Facebook Acquires Voice Recognition Startup Wit.ai
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Wit.ai lets developers add Siri-like capabilities to apps, robots, wearables, and more.
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.
CES 2015: Internet Of Things Not All Shiny
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
As CES 2015 gets underway, the Internet of Things takes center stage. Or should we say the Internet of Monitoring?
ThinkUp: How You Really Look On Social Networks
News  |  1/5/2015  | 
How do you look to recruiters and hiring managers based on social activity? This service aims to make you more aware of your Facebook and Twitter activity.
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.
5 Facebook Wishes For 2015
News  |  12/30/2014  | 
Facebook tweaked this and that in 2014, but there are still several improvements we'd like to see.
5 Education Tech Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
Education is being flipped on its head by technology. Teachers see the promise -- and the pitfalls.
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.
6 Tips For Managing Worldwide Offices
Commentary  |  12/26/2014  | 
Set clear goals, communicate in real-time, and other advice for keeping far-flung teams on the same page.
A Journalist Codes: 4 Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  12/23/2014  | 
A journalist who writes about software writes his own and finds out coding is not easy. In fact, easy is particularly hard.
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.
Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Microsoft beta tests Power BI dashboards, visualizations, connectors, and an iPad app just as IBM launches a rival cloud-based BI service.
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.
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