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Predict The Future (Without Looking Like An Idiot)
Commentary  |  7/11/2014  | 
Use these 8 tactics this coming budget season to force your planning in new directions.
Nadella Charts Microsoft's Future: 5 Key Points
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella distances himself from predecessor Ballmer's vision, pins company's future on a "mobile-first, cloud-first" agenda.
Google Leads Coalition For Container Management
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Docker unite behind Google's Kubernetes as a container management system.
10 More Big Data Pros To Follow On Twitter
Slideshows  |  7/10/2014  | 
Looking for big data expertise in 140 characters or less? Here are 10 more industry players that can help.
9 Books IT Leaders Should Read
Commentary  |  7/9/2014  | 
Here's a mix of business books and compelling novels to help inspire new ideas this summer.
CloudPhysics Adds Virtual Storage Troubleshooting Service
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Storage Analytics app applies predictive analytics to virtual storage problems inside customers' VMware-equipped data centers.
Google CEO: Fight Unemployment With Job Sharing
Commentary  |  7/9/2014  | 
Google CEO Larry Page suggests we can reduce unemployment by dividing jobs in half.
12 Tech Greats: Where Are They Now?
Slideshows  |  7/9/2014  | 
What happened to Rod Canion, Andy Grove, and their peers who shaped modern technology? Catch up on some original tech visionaries.
Oracle Upgrades Virtualization Server For OpenStack
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
Oracle VM 3.3 includes a technology preview of its OpenStack distribution, enables virtualized Oracle databases to run in the cloud.
Retention Strategy: Treat Everyone As An Individual
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
It pays for IT leaders to leverage and cater to their people's unique talents, competencies, attitudes, and needs.
How Public Cloud Could Revive VDI
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
Consumer-class cloud services force IT to get aggressive with endpoint control or accept that sensitive data will be in the wind -- or take a new approach, such as reconsidering virtual desktops.
Tech Leaders On Speed Vs. Risk: InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
GE, Netflix leaders explore how to develop new products and features faster while controlling the risk.
Shadow IT Is An Opportunity, Not A Problem
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
Shadow IT isn’t a scourge. It’s an opportunity for IT to engage the business and add value, says CBS Interactive’s Steve Comstock.
Internet of Things Done Wrong Stifles Innovation
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
Anticipate and embrace the changes the Internet of things will bring or it will do more harm than good.
Big Data: No Hoarding Allowed
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
The best insights come from data you've just collected, not the musty bits you've saved for years, argues SumAll's CEO.
Too Old To Earn Big In IT?
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
If you're feeling like your IT career has passed its 'sell by' date, you're not alone, according to the results of our latest flash poll.
The Internet Of Small Things Spurs Big Business
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
IoT scenarios that appear consumer-centric and disposable hold broad business opportunities.
4 Steps To Build A Better Mobile Business
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
Designing a mobile app that solves real business problems requires a four-step approach. Here's how jeweler Alex and Ani did it.
Don't Set The CISO Up To Fail
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
More healthcare organizations are hiring CISOs -- a good thing. But bad management structure, insufficient resources, and poor understanding of risks often doom these newly appointed security executives.
IT Speed & Agility: Battery Ventures Interview, Part 2
IT Speed & Agility: Battery Ventures Interview, Part 2
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/7/2014  | 
Adrian Cockcroft, technology fellow at Battery Ventures, discusses ways to improve the reliability of IT systems.
IT Speed & Agility: Battery Ventures Interview, Part 1
IT Speed & Agility: Battery Ventures Interview, Part 1
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/7/2014  | 
Battery Ventures' Adrian Cockcroft discusses how IT departments can move fast while maintaining reliability.
GE Power & Water CIO Discusses IT Speed & Agility
GE Power & Water CIO Discusses IT Speed & Agility
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/7/2014  | 
Jim Fowler explains how opening an office in Silicon Valley helped GE speed up its development processes.
Internap, CenturyLink Say Bare-Metal Is Hot
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
Managed service providers are turning outsourced services into more cloud-like offerings; bare-metal servers in the cloud now a trend on the rise.
VW.com Revamp Needed 2 Mechanics: IT + Marketing
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
Volkswagen's relaunch of the car shopping site VW.com showed what IT and marketing teams can produce when they truly work together.
Our Definitions Of Leadership Are Mostly Wrong
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
We don't have enough strong leaders. No wonder. We can't even define the term.
3 Myths Of Police Data Integration, Debunked
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
Databases that don't talk to each other are hurting law enforcement: If police can't connect the dots across state lines, bad guys can get away. Data integration is key.
IBM Pledges Nanotube Transistor By 2020
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
After two decades of research, transistor innovations seem to be on the right track.
Moore's Law In Triage
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Are we reaching the limits of our ability to keep making smaller, faster chips? The world's smartest engineers gather in San Francisco to discuss how to keep Moore's Law alive.
Amazon Strikes Back With Lower Cost Instances
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Amazon Web Services feels the breath of competition, responds with lower cost, "bursty" T2 instances.
Goodbye PBX, Hello IT Architecture
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
It's time to embrace a new enterprise communications model and ditch the old one. Here's why, in the first of a multi-part series.
Hadoop Jobs: How To Outsmart Unicorn Hunters
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
While some employers insist on searching for mythical perfect candidates, mere mortals can win Hadoop jobs. Search wisely and demonstrate the right blend of skills.
How To Explain Big Data To A 5th Grader
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
Just how big is big data? What problems does Hadoop solve? This mom explained it in plain English using the example of an online game.
Advice To Europe: Don't Strangle Tech Investment
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
To boost its lackluster productivity and economic growth, Europe must loosen its regulatory hold on information and communication technologies.
5 Ways To Build A Balanced IT Team
News  |  7/1/2014  | 
Here's how one CTO assembles and cultivates a well-balanced IT team. Consider some of his hiring and talent tactics.
What Docker Needs From PaaS: Apprenda's Take
News  |  7/1/2014  | 
Enterprise platform-as-a-service provider discusses Docker's role in a future, developer-driven, Linux-container world.
Healthcare Data Analytics Gone Wrong
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
Healthcare providers need to keep their eye on the right patients as they look for ways to boost revenue and reduce risk.
Is Your IT Team Working In A Vacuum?
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
Consider these three ways to make sure IT's goals are aligned with business goals.
BYOD Expectations Just Keep Rising: InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
Wasn't BYOD supposed to be easier for IT to manage by now? That was before it became bring your own everything.
Data Scientist Role: How Will It Evolve?
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
As mainstream industries such as retail increasingly adopt big data initiatives, the roles of data scientists and other data professionals will change during the next few years. Here's a peek.
Finding Talent: What IT Can Learn From Baseball
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
IT organizations and pro baseball teams both need talented players. IT can take lessons from a small-market team that stays competitive in a league dominated by big payrolls.
Big Data Innovation To Hit Legacy IT
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Big data is coming to industries that have historically struggled to get started with data-driven initiatives. The best advice: Start small.
CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
IT Salary: 10 Ways To Get A Raise
Slideshows  |  6/30/2014  | 
Do you deserve a bigger IT paycheck? Here's how to negotiate with bosses, navigate counteroffers, and avoid mistakes.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Banking
Steal Our Slides  |  6/30/2014  | 
It's been a good year for banking and financial services IT pros: Most are satisfied with their job responsibilities, compensation, and job security. Few are looking for a new job, but active job searchers want higher pay.
You're Fast? Great. Are You Efficient?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Jumping hurdles at record speed doesn't mean much if you stroll between them. IT leaders must eliminate process-driven delays or trip on DevOps and SDN efforts.
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 1
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 1
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014  | 
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at IW conference on how to provide business partners with more options.
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 2
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 2
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014  | 
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at the IW conference on his BYOD pilot and what was learned.
H.D. Smith CIO On BYOD Challenges
H.D. Smith CIO On BYOD Challenges
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014  | 
David Guzman, CIO at H.D. Smith, discusses alternatives to the "my way or the highway" style of management.
7 Surprising Technologies From World War I
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
WWI marked the first time technology was widely used in war. Look back 100 years at early drones, wearables, and other technologies that had lasting influence.
What IT Can Learn From The Auto Industry
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
There's too much waste in IT. CIOs should look to the car industry for examples of efficiency and innovation.
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