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Microsoft: Cloud, Surface Rise While Profits Fall
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
Microsoft's latest earnings report reflects "momentum through transition" as cloud products and its Surface tablet strengthen, while profit drops.
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.
Google OKs Docker Container Registry Service
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
Google adds Docker container registry and encryption service to keep customers' containerized workloads private and secure.
5 Cloud Contract Traps To Avoid
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015  | 
A cloud contract is just that, a contract. As such, it carries with it all of the normal pitfalls of a contractual relationship -- and a few specialized ones. Here's how to identify and avoid the risks.
Cablevision's Freewheel Promises Inexpensive WiFi Calling
News  |  1/26/2015  | 
By bypassing cellular networks, Cablevision aims to woo budget-conscious mobile customers.
Drones, Phones & More: What Tech Will Last A Century?
Slideshows  |  1/26/2015  | 
The first transcontinental phone call was made 100 years ago this week. What technology including the phone will make it another 100 years?
Can Argonaut Project Make Exchanging Health Data Easier?
Commentary  |  1/26/2015  | 
Dr. John Halamka talks about the Argonaut Project, which aims to bring open standards to the arcane world of healthcare interoperability.
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.
Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
News  |  1/24/2015  | 
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
Video: Windows Holographics, Deflategate & Stupid Passwords
Commentary  |  1/23/2015  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at Windows holograms, what CIOs can learn from Deflategate, and the 25 worst passwords of 2014.
5 Reasons Tech Vendors Exaggerate
Commentary  |  1/23/2015  | 
From overeager marketing to the need for differentiation, vendors often overstate a productís capabilities. Vendors and buyers alike need to be more honest with each other -- and themselves.
'Windows Must Go Open Source': What Happened?
Commentary  |  1/23/2015  | 
It was a bold prediction in 2009 that Microsoft would take its Windows operating system open source. The advent of Windows 10 says it hasn't come true -- yet.
Chromebooks Win For California Students
Commentary  |  1/23/2015  | 
In an area where computers at home aren't common, Chromebooks in the classroom are making a measurable difference in student performance.
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.
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?
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.
Cloud SLAs: Improvements Still Needed
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
There's been a slight improvement in cloud SLAs as leading service providers like HP, Amazon, and Google guarantee 99.95% uptime by the month, not year. But performance issues remain.
Google Wireless Service Will Challenge Status Quo
News  |  1/22/2015  | 
Google plans to resell access to Sprint and T-Mobile's networks in a bid to improve wireless pricing and performance, and drive more revenue.
10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015  | 
With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
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.
Ford Mobility Plan Searches For Growth Beyond Cars
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
The automaker has 25 experiments aimed at "enabling mobility," anticipating cities that become too crowded for more cars.
NFL Cheating Scandal: 4 Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
What can CIOs learn from Deflategate, a cheating scandal involving the New England Patriots?
Cloud Storage Devices: 6 Worth Your Money
Slideshows  |  1/21/2015  | 
Personal storage clouds are changing the way we store data from photographs to sensitive information. Here are six options for employees and workgroups.
Data Scientist: Human Today, Software Tomorrow
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
Automation will lessen the need for the elusive, talented, and expensive human data scientist -- and thatís a good thing, says Narrative Science cofounder.
Millennials In IT: How To Talk To Old People
Slideshows  |  1/21/2015  | 
There are certain phrases that are like passwords to the heart of your IT managers. And, no, I'm not talking about, "I bought you a fresh box of adult diapers."
How DevOps Can Cut Innovation-Crushing Technical Debt
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
These five elements can reduce the technical debt that builds up when rotten code and bad practices get into your systems.
VMware Offers 'One-Button' Disaster Recovery In Cloud
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
VMware has added disaster recovery to its public cloud environment that makes use of existing, on-premises vSphere software and capabilities.
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.
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?
9 CIO Tech Priorities For 2015
Slideshows  |  1/20/2015  | 
What's on the agenda for CIOs this year? Top executives at last week's NRF Big Show had plenty of advice for retailers, but these tips apply to any customer-facing company.
IT Stress: Management, Empathy, And The Kindness Of Strangers
Commentary  |  1/19/2015  | 
Stress makes us more likely to forget how the other guy feels, which is not good for the modern IT department.
Integration Moves Into The Cloud In 2015
Commentary  |  1/19/2015  | 
If development is moving into the cloud, application integration should soon follow, argues George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit.
FreeBSD Gains Ground With Small Cloud Providers
News  |  1/19/2015  | 
Can this 30-year-old version of Unix help DigitalOcean and other cloud startups compete with the likes of Amazon?
The Trouble With Dashboards
Commentary  |  1/17/2015  | 
Gleaming executive dashboards are often based on no data whatsoever, and they tell us nothing useful.
Google Glass Killed: For Now
News  |  1/16/2015  | 
The Google Glass Explorer Program is shutting down for now, but this isn't the end of the company's plans for Glass or wearable computing.
Enterprise Drones: What CIOs Should Know
Commentary  |  1/16/2015  | 
Flying drones are coming to the enterprise: Will CIOs and the FAA be ready?
Fiber Mountain Sees Redesigned Data Center Nets
News  |  1/16/2015  | 
Fiber Mountain's goal is to make data center networks more scalable with fiber and photonic switches, creating "the programmable light path."
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.
Video: Zombie Cookies, IT Budgets & Twitter Hacks
Commentary  |  1/16/2015  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at zombie cookies, your 2015 IT budget, the rise of open source storage, and more.
Marriott Reverses Personal WiFi Blocking
News  |  1/15/2015  | 
Marriott Hotels will no longer prevent guests from using their personal wireless access points, but it will continue exploring security solutions.
Microsoft Trails Amazon, Google In Cloud Reliability
News  |  1/15/2015  | 
CloudHarmony's benchmarking report on cloud service reliability shows Amazon shines in compute, Google in storage.
Facebook For Work App: Dislike
Commentary  |  1/15/2015  | 
Facebook for Work might be a success, but I'm changing my status to "no way."
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.
PC Market Continues Slow, Steady Growth
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
An uptick in PC market growth is good news, but analysts predict slow progress in the coming year.
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.
IBM Renews Mainframe With z13
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
Here's a look inside IBM's new 141-core computer.
Burned Out Workers Are Dangerous
Commentary  |  1/14/2015  | 
Employees suffering from job burnout are more likely to give in to impulse, and that can be hazardous to your company.
Google Domains Service Opens For Business
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
US residents can now purchase and manage Internet domains through Google.
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.
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