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Containers Explained: 9 Essentials You Need To Know
Commentary  |  2/10/2015  | 
Containers are the hottest topic in the data center. Here are the essentials that every well-informed IT pro should know and be able to explain.
Data Scientist: STEM Boys Club Open To Women
News  |  2/10/2015  | 
Data scientist Laurie Skelly says STEM is still largely a boy’s club, but that’s changing.
Smart Cars Vulnerable To Security Hacks, Report Finds
Commentary  |  2/9/2015  | 
A US senator's report finds that carmakers are leaving vehicles open to intrusive attacks that can steal personal data and take over controls.
Interop Radio: Make An IT Presentation That's Actually GOOD!
Commentary  |  2/9/2015  | 
This week's live broadcast of Interop Radio finds out what it takes to make a great presentation from Betsy Weber, the chief evangelist for TechSmith.
7 Crazy Cool Data Centers
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015  | 
Some data centers are built in modern buildings, and some are in old paper mills or Cold War defense bunkers.
6 Microsoft Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Slideshows  |  2/8/2015  | 
Microsoft bought big data, email, and machine learning businesses on its holiday shopping spree. What will they bring to its future?
Apple, Tesla Tussle Over Talent
News  |  2/6/2015  | 
Tesla Motors looks to Apple for new employees as the cars of the future begin to resemble computers.
Oracle Linux Wants To Be 'Dockerized' Too
News  |  2/6/2015  | 
Oracle Linux is available in a Docker container on the Docker Hub, which should aid development and database app mobility.
InformationWeek 2014 Next-Generation IT Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/6/2015  | 
The future of IT is all about integrating key elements such as mobile, cloud, security, and big data. Successful companies will focus on reusable components, data-based security, and automation.
InformationWeek Live: Big Week, Big Show
Commentary  |  2/5/2015  | 
Join us for a roundup of the biggest stories from a big week at InformationWeek.com for the week of Feb. 1.
Silicon Valley Expands Unevenly
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Income inequality grows even in Silicon Valley, but there's no bubble ahead.
FCC Net Neutrality Push Rattles AT&T, Verizon
Commentary  |  2/5/2015  | 
AT&T, Verizon and other wireless network operators aren't happy with the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules, and they were quick to threaten legal action.
Equinix Cloud Exchange: Private Access To Public Clouds
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Equinix is offering Cloud Exchange, where customers can select the cloud they want to connect with.
Microsoft HoloLens Could Make Conference Calls Really Fun
Commentary  |  2/5/2015  | 
Everyone should have the chance to create an ideal virtual world for collaboration. With HoloLens, we could someday connect with colleagues in a fantasy French café, or on a World of Warcraft battlefield.
IT Stereotypes: Time To Change
Commentary  |  2/4/2015  | 
Stereotypes abound in business, especially around IT. Here’s how IT pros can correct misperceptions about a culture of insular control freaks.
Android Adware Raises Google Play Security Concerns
Commentary  |  2/4/2015  | 
Three apps, downloaded to tens of millions of Android devices from the Google Play store, foisted ads for apps on unsuspecting users.
SAP S/4Hana: Big Bet On 'Simplified' ERP
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
SAP S/4Hana promises in-memory performance, mobile-friendly interfaces, cloud deployment options, and, most of all, simplicity. Will customers upgrade from old apps running on Oracle?
White House Revises Rules For Intelligence Gathering
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
Intelligence agencies like the NSA face data-retention limits and privacy training.
Google, Uber, and Lyft: Why Google Must Win
Commentary  |  2/3/2015  | 
The question isn't whether Google will enter the ride-share economy, but when. There is too much at stake for them not to.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Expected Later This Year
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
Microsoft announces plans to release the on-premises SharePoint Server 2016 in the second half of 2015.
New Target CIO: Bull's-Eye On Innovation
Commentary  |  2/3/2015  | 
Target can't ease up on security after its massive data breach, but the retailer must fire up its tech innovation to compete against online rivals.
Apple Converting Arizona Plant Into $2 Billion Data Center
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
Apple will spend $2 billion to repurpose a failed Arizona sapphire glass plant as a data center and command hub for global networks.
VMware CEO Gelsinger: It's Time For 'Brave IT'
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger urges IT to manage virtualized resources, not physical hardware and networks.
Android 5.0 Lollipop: Where Are The Updates?
Commentary  |  2/3/2015  | 
Google and its smartphone partners have been slow to roll out Android 5.0 or Lollipop. It maybe a sign the code is still buggy.
Intel To Buy Lantiq, Get Ready For Smart Gateways
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
Intel Corp. agrees to buy Lantiq, a Munich, Germany-based supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies.
VMware Shows Off New Live Migration, OpenStack Options
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
VMware's vSphere 6 lets companies shift running virtual workloads up to 3,000 miles away.
Leadership Fail: Lessons From The Worst Super Bowl Play Ever
Commentary  |  2/2/2015  | 
The biggest coaching mistake in Super Bowl history gives us a lesson in how to handle failure in our own IT organizations.
10 Cloud Migration Mistakes To Avoid
Slideshows  |  2/2/2015  | 
Migrating to the cloud can be challenging. Here are 10 common pitfalls -- and how to sidestep them.
3 Cyber Security Lessons From Super Bowl XLIX
Commentary  |  2/2/2015  | 
The Super Bowl just broadcast can give us a few lessons about risk, awareness, and preparedness.
Windows 10: Microsoft Releases Enterprise Details
News  |  2/2/2015  | 
Microsoft shares information on how enterprise users will access Windows 10 feature and security updates.
Big Data Success Remains Elusive: Study
News  |  2/2/2015  | 
Just over a quarter of organizations say their big data initiatives are a success, according to a recent Capgemini study. So why are three of four unsuccessful?
Super Bowl CIOs: 7 Lessons From Winning NFL Coaches
Slideshows  |  2/1/2015  | 
The two Super Bowl XLIX coaches are controversial but interesting leaders with many lessons to teach CIOs.
Google Dinged by Nexus 6, Glass Disappointments
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
High R&D expenditures and botched Nexus 6 smartphone sales dent Google's fourth quarter numbers.
Amazon's Cloud Business: New Openness, Products, Competition In 2015
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
Amazon will reveal its cloud computing service revenue for the first time later this year, bringing new insights while cloud competition sharpens.
Dear Marketing: You're Doomed (If You Don't Change)
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Marketing pros and the technologists who support them are killing us with irrelevancy and no opt-in. Quit it, or risk the black hole.
Microsoft HoloLens Vs. Google Glass: No Comparison
News  |  1/29/2015  | 
Microsoft's HoloLens and Google Glass both are headsets. But with its ability to respond to wearers' voices, hands, and eyes, the HoloLens has a brighter future.
How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control.
5 Critical Cloud Security Practices
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
CloudPassage CTO Amrit Williams details five steps to achieve a level of cloud security that goes beyond mere compliance.
When Agile Falls Short: iRise CEO
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
As iRise launches its ambitious cloud-based visualization platform, CEO Emmet Keeffe tells us agile doesn't actually work on the vast majority of projects.
VMware: Cloud Management, Virtual Networking Paid Off In 2014
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
VMware predicts better than 10% growth in 2015 as subscriptions become a larger part its revenue.
Microsoft Windows Phone Plan Needs Focus
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
Despite some good signs, Microsoft's Windows Phone plan still needs work. Chase pulling its app doesn't help.
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.
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?
5 Reasons Tech Vendors Exaggerate
Commentary  |  1/23/2015  | 
From overeager marketing to the need for differentiation, vendors often overstate a product’s capabilities. Vendors and buyers alike need to be more honest with each other -- and themselves.
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.
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.
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