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Linux Seeks Security, Unity
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Experts at the Embedded Linux Conference say that open-source software needs more attention to interoperability, security, and its kernel, for the Internet of Things.
Apple Watch Edition Buyers Getting Luxury, White-Glove Treatment
Commentary  |  3/30/2015  | 
People who have $10,000 to buy an Apple Watch Edition will be treated like royalty when they enter Apple Stores. With all the anticipation, IDC has upped its wearables estimate.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets MDM Boost
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Mobile device management becomes generally available in Office 365 to meet growing need for secure mobile productivity.
Net Neutrality Rules Will Survive, FCC Chairman Says
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
In a speech at the Moritz College of Law, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that new net neutrality laws would hold up to court challenges brought by telecoms, carriers, and their representatives.
Big Data Certifications: Finding The One That Works For You
Slideshows  |  3/30/2015  | 
We canít tell you which big data certification programs to choose -- that depends on a number of variables in your personal IT career goals and work situation. What we can do is provide you with a selected list of the vendor certifications available.
HP's Helion Rack Aimed At Private OpenStack Builders
News  |  3/27/2015  | 
HP launches a pre-configured OpenStack rack with the platform-as-a-service, Cloud Foundry, bundled in.
IoT Revolution: Is The Enterprise Ready?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
In the connected future, the Internet of Things is expected to play a huge role in everyday life. Are enterprises ready to handle IoT, and what does it mean for security?
Internet Explorer's Demise: 7 Things IT Pros Should Know
Slideshows  |  3/26/2015  | 
We still don't have all the answers in regards to exactly what Microsoft is planning for Internet Explorer and Project Spartan. But we know enough to get you started on building a game plan for how you'll continue to support legacy web apps moving forward.
FTC: Google Received No Favors During Investigation
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
The FTC is pushing back against reports that it gave Google favorable treatment due to the search engine giant's lobbying prowess. Google is also facing more scrutiny in Europe.
3 Priorities For Enterprise Applications In 2015
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
Competition and cloud delivery haven't done enough to improve enterprise apps. Buyers must pressure vendors for better features, improved usability, and meaningful analytics.
Microsoft's Project Spartan Gets 'Edge' Over Internet Explorer
News  |  3/25/2015  | 
Internet Explorer 11 will not host Microsoft's new "Edge" browser engine, but Project Spartan will.
Amazon Cloud Shortcut Offered Via Pivotal Cloud Foundry
News  |  3/25/2015  | 
VMware spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon, as well as on-premises.
IoT Drives The Future Of Connected Cars
Slideshows  |  3/25/2015  | 
Connected cars will transform the way we interact with our vehicles. At the MWC earlier this month, it was clear that the Internet of Things, along with M2M connection, is speeding this transformation along.
Internet Explorer Dependent? Time To Move On
Commentary  |  3/24/2015  | 
Microsoft's move to Project Spartan should be your cue to retire aging enterprise apps that rely on Internet Explorer plug-ins or Active X controls.
Net Neutrality Rules Facing First Lawsuits
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
The FCC's new net neutrality rules are facing their first challenge from a number of industry trade groups, which have backing from companies such as AT&T and Verizon.
Clintonemail.com: A Cautionary Call To Action
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton becomes ever more embattled in the press and in politics because of her personal email usage, we can draw lessons for enterprises and employees alike on contending with Shadow IT.
Steve Jobs Bio Gets Praise From Tim Cook, Apple Execs
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
The latest bio about the life and times of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is drawing praise from Tim Cook and others at Apple, even though the company did not cooperate with the authors.
Our New Service: Speed Networking For CIOs
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
We're improving the odds that you'll meet peers who are dealing with the same problems you face.
NTP Needs Money: Is A Foundation The Answer?
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
NTP steward Harlan Stenn founded the Network Time Foundation four years ago as an umbrella group to unite and support time-synching open-source projects. But it hasn't gotten far with support.
Apple TV, Apple Watch Trade-Ins: Rumor Roundup
News  |  3/22/2015  | 
The Apple rumor mill never stops churning. Here's the latest we've heard on the new Apple TV, secret Apple Watch testing gym, and more.
Windows 10 Release, Big Data Analysis: Microsoft Roundup
Slideshows  |  3/21/2015  | 
Microsoft brought news of cloud and big data at Convergence and major updates to Windows 10 from across the globe.
Android Auto Revs Up As Google Courts Developers
Commentary  |  3/20/2015  | 
Google released its Android Auto app for smartphones this week, and Pioneer added the platform to a handful of its head units.
Docker At 2: From Shaky Start To Open-Source Star
News  |  3/20/2015  | 
Co-founder Solomon Hykes reflects on the startup's roots in Paris, its failed first effort to get containers moving, and how Docker then became a fast-growing data center hit.
Dark Reading Threat Intelligence Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  3/20/2015  | 
Threat intelligence is the best way to stay ahead of new and complex attacks, say survey respondents. How analytics influences their IT security strategies varies.
Windows 10 Vs. Windows 8: 10 Differences
Slideshows  |  3/20/2015  | 
Microsoft recently released a preview of Windows 10. The new OS looks to unify the user experience across different platforms, but how does it compare to Windows 8?
Internet Explorer: Microsoft's Troubled Browser Retires
Slideshows  |  3/19/2015  | 
Microsoft this week announced the demise of Internet Explorer. Let's reflect on how it evolved over the years.
T-Mobile Targets AT&T, Verizon With Low-Cost Business Offering
Commentary  |  3/19/2015  | 
T-Mobile hopes to lure enterprise users away from AT&T and Verizon with simple, low-cost business plans.
Shadow IT: 8 Ways To Cope
Slideshows  |  3/18/2015  | 
If you're sick and tired of Shadow IT in your organization, you're not alone. Here are some coping mechanisms to help you get a handle on things.
UC: A Work Still In Progress
Commentary  |  3/18/2015  | 
Unified communication as a tool for enterprise collaboration is making progress but remains very much a work in progress.
NTP, Harlan Stenn & An Uncertain Future: Readers React
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
InformationWeek's story about the work of Harlan Stenn on NTP sparked dozens of reader reactions on the website, as well as Tweets, Slashdot comments, and Facebook postings.
IoT Is About Analysis, Not Things
Commentary  |  3/18/2015  | 
When we emphasize "things" in the Internet of Things, we obscure its real valueóthe ability to make connected decisions based on analysis.
Windows 10: Coming in Summer 2015
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
Microsoft will launch Windows 10 this summer in 111 languages across 190 countries.
Windows 10 Eliminates Passwords
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft is bringing more personalization and security features to Windows 10, including biometric authentication to unlock a device.
Clinton Email Fail: Worst Government Security Flubs
Slideshows  |  3/17/2015  | 
Hillary Clinton isn't the first politician to have committed a data compliance faux pas when it comes to email. CIOs, compliance departments, and privacy officers would do well to learn from the mistakes of those who screwed up before her.
Nintendo Mobile Gamble Might Kill 3DS, Save The Company
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Nintendo is moving full speed into gaming on smartphones and tablets. It's a great move, but it comes with big risk to its existing hardware products.
Microsoft: Internet Explorer Is, Mostly, Dead
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft is killing the Internet Explorer brand in favor of Project Spartan in Windows 10.
IT Should Get Naked
Commentary  |  3/17/2015  | 
To drive real change, IT must shed its invisibility and engage with the organizationís politics and culture.
Smartphone OS: A 22-Year History
Slideshows  |  3/16/2015  | 
Join us on the following pages as we explore some of the most influential smartphone companies and their operating systems. You'll learn just how far we've come since the first smartphone was released a mere 22 years ago.
Microsoft CEO Nadella: We're Building Systems Of Intelligence
News  |  3/16/2015  | 
Microsoft and CEO Satya Nadella are looking beyond Dynamics to focus on empowering individuals, businesses, and industries with new technologies. Those are the themes at this year's Convergence show.
Interop Radio: Social Media, Surveys & IT Pros
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Join us at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 17 for Interop Radio: Why Social Media and Survey Technologies are Relevant to IT Pros
Splunk Light Vs. Alternatives: Cost, Functionality Compared
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Splunk Light offers a new option for companies to apply data analytics to IT operations. Here's how it stacks up against Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud, and emerging open-source and commercial rivals.
BlackBerry, Samsung SecuTablet Offers Security For Business, Government Data
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
The SecuTablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S that's secured for governments and businesses by BlackBerry's Secusmart service.
Comic: Data-Driven Decisions
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Data-driven decisions are great, but can they go too far? Is there still room for gut feelings? A comic look at the decisions we make.
SAP Cuts Data Visualization Cost, Unites Predictive Suite
News  |  3/16/2015  | 
SAP Lumira Edge brings "affordable" data visualization to small- and mid-sized companies. Predictive Analytics 2.0 unites experts and business users.
iPhone, NXP Advances Pushing NFC Mainstream
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Thanks to new technology from NXP, as well as Apple including NFC technology in the iPhone 6, mobile payments are going to be huge. Here's what that future looked like at MWC 2015.
Twilio: Connecting Enterprise Telecom To The Cloud
News  |  3/16/2015  | 
A new service aims to simplify the connection of enterprise communications services to the cloud. Will software transform your telecommunications services?
Microsoft Convergence 2015: More Change Ahead
News  |  3/14/2015  | 
Microsoft's business technology conference will undergo some fundamental changes, kick-started and driven by CEO Satya Nadella.
iOS 8.3 Beta: A Shift In Apple's Testing Strategy?
Commentary  |  3/13/2015  | 
For the first time, Apple is allowing people other than developers to try a pre-release version of iOS. Is the iOS 8.3 beta a shift for the company?
Microsoft Leads Open Switch Software Effort
News  |  3/13/2015  | 
Microsoft is working on a project to produce a programmable interface for Open Compute switches, coming later this year.
'Wave 2' Wireless Deployments Power Education In Houston
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
In Houston, "Wave 2" wireless networking deployments are helping one community college revamp how students and faculty view education, especially with video.
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