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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.
5 Tips For Government IT Modernization
Commentary  |  12/24/2014  | 
Make sure you have a solid strategy to come in under budget and at scale.
Boxever Implements DevOps, Continuous Delivery On Amazon
News  |  12/23/2014  | 
Travel analytics firm Boxever thrives while executing three or four updates a day to its core systems on Cassandra in Amazon cloud.
SDN Comes Of Age
Commentary  |  12/23/2014  | 
In 2015, software defined networking will move from niche technology to one that creates real business value.
Honk If You See A Dead Satellite
Commentary  |  12/23/2014  | 
Satellites, balloons, and drones -- oh my! Today's tech wunderkinds have found the answer to global warming.
Technology Training: Why We're In Hell
Commentary  |  12/19/2014  | 
Is the problem the death-by-PowerPoint training that everyone hates? Or that our enterprise apps look worse than Keith Richards with a hangover?
IBM Brags Of 49 Cloud Data Centers
News  |  12/18/2014  | 
IBM promised 40 SoftLayer cloud data centers globally by the end of 2014. Through a partnership with Equinix, it's ending the year with 49.
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.
Luxury Watchmaker TAG Heuer Sees Digital 'Tsunami'
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
Maker of TAG Heuer watches shifts gears, now plans to craft a smartwatch and possibly make acquisitions, in the wake of Apple Watch.
Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
Event-Driven Medicine Holds Great Promise
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
Research shows that wearables and biosensors can help clinicians collect enough data to pinpoint the abnormalities in a patient's biomarkers that require attention.
7 Tips: Work Fitness Into The Workday
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
Get up, stand up! The human body wasn't designed to sit for hours at a time, so sneak these moves into your workday.
IT Hiring, Budgets In 2015: 7 Telling Stats
Slideshows  |  12/16/2014  | 
30% of companies plan to expand IT staff next year, while 74% expect more demand for IT resources. How do your plans stack up?
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.
Net Neutrality: Wellspring Of Terrible Analogies
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
What is it about the net neutrality debate that inspires so many uninformed opinions and misguided comparisons?
InformationWeek 2014 Mobile Security Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  12/12/2014  | 
Securing company data on mobile devices is the top concern when it comes to mobile security. Respondents worry most about data loss due to lost or stolen devices, and less than half of respondents feel confident that data is protected.
Top 5 Enterprise Applications Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/12/2014  | 
Here's a yearend toast to the top headlines in cloud, mobile, integrated marketing, embedded analytics, and software license management in 2014.
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.
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.
CIO Hiring 100 IT Pros: What He Needs
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
You may be surprised what tops Choice Hotels CIO's list of toughest IT skills to find.
Intel Launches Internet Of Things Platform
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Chipmaker wants to shape the way Internet-connected devices are designed, deployed, and managed.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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