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CIOs: Adopt Social Media For Success, Now
Commentary  |  7/2/2015  | 
Social Media enhances learning, develops needed contacts, speeds problem-solving, and helps you create business transformation.
How Public Cloud Providers Rain On Users
News  |  7/1/2015  | 
A Forrester study finds corporate customers are largely dissatisfied with their primary public cloud providers.
Chris Anderson: Making Drones And Weaponizing Legos
Chris Anderson: Making Drones And Weaponizing Legos
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/1/2015  | 
At the 2015 InformationWeek conference, Chris Anderson spoke of building his drone company and how he weaponized Legos with his son.
Millennials: Why Customer Service Will Never Be The Same
Slideshows  |  7/1/2015  | 
While a recent study focuses on how consumers interact with brands, the results also hold lessons for IT in how to tailor internal tech support services to best meet the expectations of a multigenerational workforce.
Microsoft Cuts Display Ad Business, Sells Bing Maps To Uber
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Microsoft transfers its display ad business to AOL and sells Bing Maps tech to Uber as CEO Satya Nadella executes a new corporate mission.
Retro ThinkPad Would Revive Original IBM Design
News  |  6/27/2015  | 
Lenovo design chief David Hill is dreaming up a laptop reminiscent of the 1992 IBM ThinkPad 700c.
Why Silos Can Be Good For Enterprises
Commentary  |  6/26/2015  | 
Flat organizations can get too flat. Build your teams the right way for success.
Redis Emerges As NoSQL In-Memory Performer
News  |  6/26/2015  | 
With multiple NoSQL system choices, it might be hard to display a distinguishing feature. However, Redis Labs is outperforming some competitors during a recent in-memory big data system test.
Linux Foundation Funds Internet Security Advances
News  |  6/25/2015  | 
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has selected three security-oriented projects to receive a total of $500,000 in funding.
Art Plus Technology Keeps Kids Out Of Prison
Commentary  |  6/25/2015  | 
When artists and courts come together to keep kids out of prison, data privacy is a key concern. The Young New Yorkers group uses Wall Street tools to solve the problem.
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/24/2015  | 
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
Docker To Defang Root Privilege Access
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Docker’s upcoming 1.8 release will answer security concerns by separating a running container's root privilege from that of its owner to avoid the owner becoming a "Superuser."
Snowflake Launches Virtual Data Warehouses On AWS
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Snowflake, led by former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, offers a virtual data warehouse system on Amazon's cloud. Pay for only what you use.
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
Women In Tech: Facing Roadblocks, Finding Solutions
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
Female tech execs discuss the obstacles facing women in technology and what they're doing to bridge the gender gap.
Can Data Teach Us Empathy?
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
Walking a mile in your customers' shoes is the first step toward designing great products. Can data help us get there?
Docker Adds Container Networking, Deployment Options
News  |  6/23/2015  | 
Docker gives its container platform a DevOps flavor with multi-host networking and the ability to deploy into the cloud.
CFO Data Needs: How IT Stacks Up
Commentary  |  6/23/2015  | 
If you think about how the data is going to be presented and used by the CFO's group, the technological decisions to ensure data accuracy and determine types of data you present actually become easier.
Big Data Moves Toward Real-Time Analysis
Commentary  |  6/23/2015  | 
The data warehouse, as valuable as it is, is history. The most valuable data will be that which is collected and analyzed during the customer interaction, not the review afterward.
Replace Windows Server 2003 With Windows Server 2012
Commentary  |  6/23/2015  | 
Bhargav Shukla, director of technology at KEMP Technologies, explains why it's a good idea to migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2 now.
Docker, CoreOS Bury The Hatchet For Container Spec
News  |  6/22/2015  | 
Container rivals Docker and CoreOS, plus 18 other organizations, link arms behind a common container specification.
VMware Brings More Tools To Docker Development
News  |  6/22/2015  | 
VMware courts Docker-oriented developers with a developer hypervisor, AppCatalyst, and deployment workflow, Bonneville.
CIOs And Security: Time To Rethink The Processes?
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
Businesses need to develop new security responses to address gigantic attacks, and the CIO is in the best position to lead the way.
Windows 10 Mobile Update, Elop Exit: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/20/2015  | 
News of an executive shakeup at Microsoft comes the same week as new Windows 10 Mobile build 10136.
IBM Takes Bluemix To Europe Via Sogeti
News  |  6/19/2015  | 
IBM allies with major European IT-advising partner Sogeti to offer the Bluemix platform to developers in 15 countries.
Wal-Mart CIO Talks Data, People, And 'Classic' Systems
Commentary  |  6/18/2015  | 
In conversation with InformationWeek, Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell talks about what's it's like to run technology at the $500 billion retailer.
Salesforce Launches 'Wave Analytics' App
News  |  6/18/2015  | 
Salesforce taps its new Wave Cloud with its first analytics application, Sales Wave Analytics, which draws data from many sources.
Stephen Elop Out In Microsoft Executive Shakeup
News  |  6/17/2015  | 
Organizational changes within Microsoft's engineering team will result in the departure of senior executives, including former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
'Leap Second' Clocks In On June 30
News  |  6/17/2015  | 
It doesn't sound like a big deal, but every second counts in the Network Time Protocol upon which the Internet and all apps that synch with it are based.
AARP CIO Talks Transformation, Leadership
News  |  6/17/2015  | 
Acting CIO Amy Doherty tells us about her strategies for motivating employees, IT transformation, and changing the security culture at AARP.
Joyent Ready To Run Multi-Tenant Containers Without VMs
News  |  6/16/2015  | 
If nothing else, Joyent is conducting an experiment on whether hundreds of containers may be run in close proximity on a host from a wide variety of unknown customers.
Interop London Keynote: Janet Day
Commentary  |  6/16/2015  | 
How the former IT director at law firm Berwin, Leighton & Paisner got buy-in for a new virtual strategy.
VMware Launches Mobile Identity Management
News  |  6/16/2015  | 
VMware's new Identity Management product taps into its AirWatch acquisition to offer a single sign-on system for mobile device management.
Q&A: Paul Clarke, CTO, Ocado
Commentary  |  6/16/2015  | 
Clarke discusses the supermarket's approach to logistics and the Internet of Things.
15 Tech CEOs Make The Cut In Glassdoor Rankings
Slideshows  |  6/16/2015  | 
Glassdoor's list of the Top 50 most popular CEOs includes 15 tech leaders. See how your boss of bosses stacks up.
Five Influential Women In UK IT
Commentary  |  6/15/2015  | 
These five women serve as role models for aspiring female tech minds.
Amazon Adds Supersize General-Purpose Servers
News  |  6/15/2015  | 
Amazon Web Service expanded its virtual server offerings again with M4s, a much larger version of its general-purpose M3s.
Game Of Thrones: Top 10 Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  6/14/2015  | 
Game of Thrones is a violent and bloody affair … just like enterprise IT. Here are some of its (not too violent) lessons you can apply to the job.
Twitter CEO Exit: When Wall Street Clashes With Tech
News  |  6/13/2015  | 
Twitter CEO Dick Costollo's resignation shines a spotlight on Wall Street's lack of understanding about where we are with online media, social media, and tech in general.
Millennials And Smartphone Apps: Your Security Nightmare
News  |  6/12/2015  | 
Millennials' overall relaxed attitude towards security could be leaving your corporate data vulnerable to hackers.
Big Data Systems House Sensitive Data, Security Exposures
News  |  6/12/2015  | 
SANS Institute survey concludes 73% of big data systems contain personal information, recommends tighter controls.
Q&A: Quentyn Taylor, Director Of Information Security, Canon Europe, Middle East, And Africa
Commentary  |  6/12/2015  | 
Canon executive discusses the role of print security, looking at the big picture, and running with the herd – or not.
10 Geekiest Beach Reads Of 2015
Slideshows  |  6/12/2015  | 
Fiction, non-fiction, youth fiction, and even self-help. Here are 10 new books every geek should bring to the beach this summer.
Q&A: Nina Bjornstad, Country Manager For The UK And Ireland, Google For Work
Commentary  |  6/11/2015  | 
The Google exec discusses how businesses can harness the potential of collaboration, transparency, and emerging technology.
Airbnb Creates Hadoop Workflow System: Airflow
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
Airflow workflow system for managing tasks is Airbnb's answer to monitoring the progress of jobs and ensuring that batches run properly in Hadoop.
Winning The War: The Evolution Of Cybercrime
Commentary  |  6/11/2015  | 
It's no longer acceptable for businesses to play the victim when cybercrime strikes. Companies of all sizes must take action.
AI Creates Jobs: Study
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
For knowledge workers, whose jobs consist of many tasks, the automation of a single task frees them to focus on other responsibilities. A survey of business leaders finds enthusiasm for AI as a creator of jobs and a way to deal with data.
Will 2015 Be The 'Year Of Hadoop'?
News  |  6/10/2015  | 
Hadoop advocates say analysis of unstructured data yields predictive analytics useful to healthcare, business, and the Internet of Things machine maintenance.
Cisco Plans To Ring The World With 'Intercloud'
News  |  6/10/2015  | 
Cisco enlists software and data center partners for its Intercloud chain of 350 worldwide, connected data centers -- big data, dev platform, and IoT included.
How CIOs Can Prepare For The Platform Economy
Commentary  |  6/10/2015  | 
As the digital economy booms, and interconnected users rely more upon each other's contributions, products and services are on the way out, and platforms are in.
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