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John Nash, 'Beautiful Mind' Inspiration, Influenced IT, Too
News  |  5/26/2015  | 
If you have ever played a game against a computer, you played against an algorithm that used at least some math laid down -- or inspired -- by John Nash. Many of those same algorithms are being extended to cognitive computing outside of game situations.
EMC Buys Virtustream To Expand Its Cloud Offerings
News  |  5/26/2015  | 
EMC will apply Virtustream's cloud software and managed hosting expertise across its businesses, including VMware.
7 Bold Tech Ideas That Will Make You Uncomfortable
Slideshows  |  5/26/2015  | 
Elite tech leaders pushed the boundaries at the InformationWeek Conference. At least one of these ideas should make you squirm and think, "We need to do that."
BlackBerry Doomed By First iPhone, Storm Failure
Commentary  |  5/26/2015  | 
BlackBerry corporate leaders' inability to react effectively to market changes, specifically the first iPhone and AT&T's deal with Apple, doomed the famed smartphone maker.
Intel Gives Virtual Machines Container-Like Speed
News  |  5/26/2015  | 
Intel hopes its hardware hooks and software shortcuts provide container speed while keeping virtual machine security.
Why We Need Design Thinking In Healthcare
Commentary  |  5/25/2015  | 
Designers begin by understanding how people work in the real world, and then create the best IT system that's technically feasible.
Clouds Ready For Enterprise? Gartner Says Few Are
News  |  5/22/2015  | 
Amazon's innovations and services give it an edge with enterprises, while Microsoft, Google, IBM, VMware, and CenturyLink nip at its heels.
The Great File Migration Is Underway
Commentary  |  5/21/2015  | 
As the amount of data in files grows, more and more will find their way in a great migration to cloud storage.
Driverless Cars, AI, Robots: Why CIOs Should Care
Commentary  |  5/20/2015  | 
Everybody loves to talk about a future filled with driverless cars, robots to tend to our every need, and artificial intelligence that can solve our problems. But does it all really matter for CIOs?
Gartner Doubles Estimate Of Amazon Cloud Dominance
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
In Gartner's fifth Magic Quadrant on cloud infrastructure services, Amazon extends lead, while Microsoft and Google try to keep up.
On-Demand Workers Face Low Pay, Limited Flexibility
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
IT Life Radio: Be A Better Manager
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
Do you wish you were a better manager? Tune in Wednesday at 3 pm ET and learn to improve a critical skill.
Linux Container Operating Systems: Thin Is In
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
From CoreOS to Atomic Host to Photon, a new breed of Linux operating system is slimming down in order to run containers. Will all of them survive?
Amazon Seeks Next Generation Of Cloud Users
News  |  5/18/2015  | 
AWS has launched AWS Educate, an online service with self-paced labs, tutorials, and best practices for educators and students.
Streaming Analytics: Government Must Step Up
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
By blending static big data with streaming analysis, agencies will get insights they've never had.
Cloud Foundry Pros & Cons
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
Cloud Foundry has a mixed container message, but that's not keeping it from sailing full speed ahead into Fortune 500 data centers.
Hadoop Adoption Remains Steady, But Slow, Gartner Finds
Commentary  |  5/15/2015  | 
Despite the big data hype, the adoption of Hadoop remains a slow, steady process, according to new Gartner research. A lack of Hadoop skills and complexity can account for this.
4 Stages Of Hybrid Cloud Evolution
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
Hybrid cloud computing will involve companies using APIs from different clouds to bring services into a "home cloud" to work with company data, IBM's Rippert says.
The 'Internet Of Me' Is Getting Real In Healthcare
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
Biogen's Andi Karaboutis believes medicine is about to get much more personal.
'Father Time' Still Negotiating The Future
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
Harlan Stenn, chief maintainer of the Network Time Protocol, remains in limbo between full-time NTP work and a return to private consulting.
Windows 10, HoloLens, Office: Microsoft Details Its Vision
Slideshows  |  5/10/2015  | 
Key takeaways from Microsoft's Ignite and Build events offer a peek at the company's broader vision for enterprise apps.
Windows 10, Office 2016, Azure Updates Galore: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/9/2015  | 
Microsoft's Ignite keynote kicked off a week of news related to Windows 10, security, Office 2016, Microsoft Edge, and more.
Controversial Lennart Poettering Finds His Place In Linux Community
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
The systemd developer produced an initialization system that no one liked, but everyone adopted for use with Linux containers. Are his days as a target over?
IT Staff Fearful Of Cloud? Try Cloud Whispering
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
Don't force people into cloud scenarios they fear. Here are some ways to win them over first.
Google Pledges Diversity In Its Workforce
News  |  5/7/2015  | 
With a workforce that is 70% male and more than 60% white, Google has detailed its plan to increase diversity. The search giant is one of several Silicon Valley giants looking for a more representative employee pool.
Docker Monitoring: New Relic Takes On The Challenge
News  |  5/6/2015  | 
The new application performance monitoring platform is more in sync with companies building applications as microservices.
SAP Lays Out Its Internet Of Things Platform
Commentary  |  5/6/2015  | 
SAP's IoT platform envisions companies tying a "device cloud" back to SAP enterprise apps for predictive analytics and process monitoring.
4 Ways IT Can Inspire Business Confidence
Commentary  |  5/6/2015  | 
An EMC study revealed that business leaders don't think their companies are ready for the data-driven future. Worse, they have no confidence in IT to correct course. Here's why it happened, and what IT can do to win back the confidence of business execs.
IT Life Radio: You're Doing Gamification Wrong
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
If you are having trouble with gamification, or need help trying to figure out where to start, tune in to IT Life Radio on Wednesday, May 6, at 3 p.m. ET.
Google, Twitter, Red Hat Speak Up For Container Standard
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
They're supporting a CoreOS standard as a "composable" piece that can help developers, but they also noted areas where the standard needs work.
Tech Innovation From Unexpected Sources: A Healthcare Provider
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
Geisinger Health System shows that big, long-established providers can drive digital innovation.
CoreOS: Container Standards Needed
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
Google, VMware, Red Hat, and Apcera are backing CoreOS's container specification, appc, as an industry standard.
Nordstrom VP: Take Emotion Out Of Agile Transformation
Commentary  |  5/4/2015  | 
Mapping each step of a dev process can make the transformation more fact-based. It might look like micromanagement, but Nordstrom's Courtney Kissler calls it "honoring reality."
Apps To Unite Smartphones, IoT
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
The Internet of Things is an expansion of mobile device uses, not a separate, new development, Soasta's Tana Jackson says at Cloud Connect.
Google's Urs Hoelzle: Cloud Will Soon Be More Secure
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Google's chief data center architect, Urs Hoelzle, says cloud security will improve faster than enterprise security in the next few years.
Information Security: Identifying Your Weakest Links
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Modern security execs use existing tools to identify areas of risk and find new ones to track, evaluate, and share their progress.
Caterpillar Uses Better Intelligence To Drive Security
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
How strategy and a Capability Maturity Model are helping Caterpillar drive its information security transformation.
The NSA, Surveillance, And What CIOs Need To Know
Commentary  |  4/29/2015  | 
At the Interop Keynote, things get frightening as the EFF's Kurt Opsahle recounted the NSA surveillance history.
Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell: Data Analysis Key To Customer Insights
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
After leaving a healthcare firm, Karenann Terrell, the CIO of mega-retailer Wal-Mart, found that data analysis at the company is "at a much higher level of sophistication than I had expected."
How Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
Royal Caribbean Cruises is meeting modern customer expectations with wireless connectivity at sea.
UPS: Where Good Is Never Enough
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
UPS, the No. 1 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is analyzing a constantly changing, 100-terabyte data warehouse in order to start predicting problems and delays and dealing with them sooner.
Boeing's 3D Projects Invigorate IT, Manufacturing
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Boeing, the No. 2 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is running augmented reality projects that are uniting its R&D, IT, and manufacturing teams.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Reaches For The Cloud
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
NASA's JPL, No. 3 in the InformationWeek Elite 100, has turned to cloud computing to make real-time analytics available to missions.
Avnet's Training Innovations Bring Revenue Gains
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The IT team at Avnet, the No. 4 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, spotted a new revenue stream by building on an acquisition's training platform. The project is on track to drive $30 million in revenue this year.
The Weather Company: Cloud Journey Requires Cultural Change
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The Weather Company, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, embraced cloud infrastructure in order to meet dramatic swings in demand for weather information.
Esurance Puts Analytics Closer To The Customer
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
A new rules-engine platform lets the insurance company offer more personalized packages when selling policies online. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Emerging Tech Drives Hard Results
Commentary  |  4/28/2015  | 
The 2015 Elite 100 companies are applying emerging technology in practical ways that will rewrite the rules of business.
Dollar General Turns Mobile Data Into Action
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The retailer's mobile strategy helps managers stay on the floor while accessing fresh data. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
CVS Revamps To Meet Specialty Medicine Needs
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Dealing with cancer, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis is tough enough. CVS is making it easier for patients to get the specialized treatments they need. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Hoag Memorial Finds Better Care Through Data Sharing
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The hospital group overhauled its tech strategy to boost data usage, patient health, and collaboration between business units and the IT organization. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
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