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Can Google's ReCAPTCHA Swat The Bots?
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
New API promises to cut down on the annoyance factor of proving to websites we're human.
IBM Apps For Apple iOS: Not Siri Meets Watson
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
IBM releases first wave of enterprise apps for Apple iOS. Niche apps for airlines, insurance, banking, and government sound useful, but not revolutionary.
Forrester: Wearables Interest Businesses More Than Consumers
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Companies see wearables as tools to improve operational efficiency and enhance the customer experience, Forrester report says.
Developers See ROI For Continuous Delivery Via Cloud
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Developers find the pay-off for DevOps and continuous delivery comes with cloud, Evans Data survey says.
IT's Role In The Business Of Things
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Eliminating the time suck associated with mundane tasks wins consumer loyalty. When colleagues knock on your door with ideas, are you ready to support them?
Mobile Payments Won't Replace Cards And Cash Anytime Soon
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Why mobile payment apps remain on the fringes despite security and authentication benefits.
Buyer's Guide: Tablets For Business
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Applications make or break tablets as work devices; consider these key apps. For our take on what's important in business tablet hardware, security, peripherals, and integration, download our full buyer's guide.
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.
Google In 2015: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Forget "peak Google." The year ahead will bring slower but continued expansion and diversification.
8 Facebook Privacy Settings To Check
Slideshows  |  12/10/2014  | 
Facebook's renewed focus on privacy brought new settings and apps to the social network in 2014. Check out the settings you should review.
Hour of Code: Build The Next DevOps Generation
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
This week is Hour of Code, a worldwide initiative to introduce kids to coding. We need more than one hour a year, though, and initiatives that start in kindergarten, to ensure we have enough programmers for the future.
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.
Legal Minutia Is Killing My Productivity
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
I understand that legal matters are part of the CIO territory, but they're starting to overtake my day-to-day work.
Security Armchair Quarterbacks: Go Away
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
Cyber criminals will never go away. Instead of looking for a silver bullet, be proactive, interactive, and focus on reducing risk.
Ubuntu Wants To Run Containers, Too
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Snappy, a lean Linux Ubuntu optimized for container operation, promises stronger security for Linux containers.
Docker Is Hot But Won't Eat The World -- Yet
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
Scalr CEO Sebastian Stadil talks Docker's usability and the pros and cons of using containers in IT, not yet a gold standard.
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.
Beware The Perils Of Counteroffers
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
Is finding a new job among your resolutions for 2015? Once you have an offer, you need to go -- even if your employer begs you to stay. Here's why.
Google Android Studio 1.0 Packs Appeal
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Android developers have a new integrated development environment for creating apps.
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.
Google Cloud Platform Supports Windows Workloads
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
By opening up to Windows workloads, Google Cloud Platform becomes an option for businesses committed to Microsoft software.
3 Disruptive Trends In 2015: IoT Leads List
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
The Internet of Things, big data, and software-defined data centers will begin to drive real value for business -- and the public at large -- in 2015.
Qlik Takes On Tableau In Data Visualization
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
Qlik Sense complements QlikView data discovery with a self-service visualization toolset. Here's what's right and what's missing in the 1.0 release.
Amazon Says Expansion Worth Price
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
After a Moody's credit rating downgrade, Amazon will pay a higher rate to borrow than well-funded competitors, such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google, but says business expansion will pay.
Tips For IT Contractors Going Full-Time
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
IT contractors looking for full-time employment face tough questions from hiring managers. Here's how to respond.
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.
Geekend: Starbucks Order Ahead App? No, Thanks
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
Starbucks' new app will be popular, but it shouldn't be.
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.
Docker Founder Must Right His Ship
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
After some controversy this week, Docker needs to show it has the maturity needed to manage an open source project.
Enlist Mobile Apps In Diabetes Fight
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
Mobile apps can help diabetes sufferers get ahead of their symptoms and live healthier, more carefree lives.
Stop The Black Friday & Cyber Week Hating
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
Of course you need tech toys. And... discounts. No politically correct hating required.
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.
Facial Analysis: Wall Street's Next Big-Data Tool
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
Researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology are analyzing facial expressions of corporate execs, as well as other data streams, to forecast stock market trends.
Google Gives Raise To Top Partner Companies
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
By revising its partner program, Google hopes to better accommodate the needs of business customers.
Apple, Samsung Back In Court
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
Heads roll at Samsung HQ as the company appeals a $930 million judgment awarded to Apple.
Rocket Vs. Docker Will Come Down To DevOps
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Whether CoreOS's Rocket successfully challenges Docker's lead in cloud containers will come down to which gets DevOps right.
Apple And Google At Work: The Enterprise Challenge
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
With Apple and Google pushing products into the enterprise, businesses need to rethink how they invest in new technology.
Cloud Storage Is Inevitable, So Plan For It
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Simply buying more on-premises data storage without evaluating cloud-based storage alternatives could be a costly mistake.
6 IT Job Hunting Dos & Don'ts
Slideshows  |  12/4/2014  | 
Don't flub your job application in the still-competitive IT job market. Pay attention to these resume and interview nuances.
Google Gets Better At Spotting Humans
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Google's revised reCAPTCHA test promises to help website users solve security puzzles faster -- unless they are using a browser's private mode or some other privacy measure.
Endpoint Security Makes Quantum Shift
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
We can't stop every attack, so we need a new mantra: Detect and respond. Here are the essential tools, skills, and processes.
IBM Slides, Dell Gains In Gartner Server Report
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Gartner third-quarter worldwide server report shows x86 shipment and revenue growth while declines continue for RISC/Itanium servers.
Wearables Make Hardware The New Software
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Wearable devices represent an explosive market opportunity -- and one that is still anyone's game.
3D Printing: To The Space Station And Beyond
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Additive technology, or 3D printing, shows great promise in manufacturing products for use in space.
Amazon Streamlines Reserved Instance Pricing, Options
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Faced with frequent complaints about complexity, Amazon stripped down the number of Reserved Instance types and simplified its billing.
Rocket Challenges Docker On Cloud Containers
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Linux company CoreOS launches an alternative to Docker as a lean building block for future cloud environments.
Multi-Structured Data: The New Innovation Opportunity
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
Multi-structured data sets come in dozens of formats and reside in non-transactional systems such as sensors and customer interaction streams. Are you harnessing their power?
5 Companies That Represent IT's Best
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
Here's a look at the No. 1 company in each of the past five annual InformationWeek IT rankings. Why not yours in 2015? Apply for the InformationWeek Elite 100.
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