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SmartThings Hub Gets Smarter
News  |  9/3/2015  | 
The IoT controller has gained battery backup and the ability to handle streaming video.
Salesforce App Eases Tasks For Sales Reps
News  |  9/3/2015  | 
Salesforce reveals Service Wave Analytics, a role-specific application built on its Wave Platform that gathers information for service representatives and their managers.
True Digital Organizations Put People First
Commentary  |  9/3/2015  | 
Digital transformation means significant and sweeping organizational change. It is not something that will be led by IT, it is not something that a chief digital officer can do alone. It requires culture change, and lots of it.
Using Data To Fight Wildfires: An Inside Look
Slideshows  |  9/3/2015  | 
Data gathering and analysis are now part of an array of tools used to fight wildfires in the US. Here's what it all looks like.
Data, Analytics Help Fight Forest Fires
Commentary  |  9/3/2015  | 
Cameron Tongier of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Branch spoke with InformationWeek from his temporary office near a fire line in Idaho. He's one of several front-line wildfire managers we spoke with about the long arc of data analysis that leads up to daily situation reports for wildfire managers.
Google Apps Refines Collaboration Tools
News  |  9/2/2015  | 
Updates to Google Apps offer a way to track recent document changes and content creation assistance driven by machine learning.
Microsoft, Google, Mozilla Abandon RC4 Cryptographic Standard
Commentary  |  9/2/2015  | 
With Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla turning against the RC4 cryptographic suite, the standard will likely die in 2016.
Acer Convertible Chromebook, Smartphones Debut At IFA
News  |  9/2/2015  | 
In addition to its new convertible Chromebook and numerous smartphones, Acer updated its Aspire notebooks and released a tablet targeted at gamers at the 2015 IFA show in Berlin.
iPhone 6s: Will Sales Fall Short Of Expectations?
News  |  9/2/2015  | 
A Bloomberg Intelligence report indicates Apple faces an uphill sales battle as the expected iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may underwhelm.
Microsoft Insider: 2 Days On Redmond Campus
Slideshows  |  9/2/2015  | 
Ever wonder what life is like in Redmond? Here's what I saw during a two-day experience on Microsoft's massive campus.
Google's Nest Thermostat Gets Redesign
News  |  9/1/2015  | 
The updated Google Nest thermostat can now sense your presence from across the room.
Google Self-Driving Car Prototype Cruises Into Austin
News  |  9/1/2015  | 
Google's self-driving car will join its self-navigating Lexus vehicles in Austin this month.
iOS 9 Ad Blocking Could Alter Internet Commerce
Commentary  |  9/1/2015  | 
Whether it's a cynical move or not, Apple's upcoming release of iOS 9 can give users the ability to block ads on a mobile browser. This is a serious concern for online advertisers.
Where Data Science Meets IT
Where Data Science Meets IT
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/1/2015  | 
See what happens when data scientist David Chudzicki of Kaggle sits down with Jackie Woods, director at UPS, to talk about the intersection of data science and IT at the InformationWeek Conference 2015.
WiFi Hotspots, Routers Latest Front For Advertisers
Commentary  |  9/1/2015  | 
Recently, you may have noticed ad popping up when connecting through a router or public WiFi hotspot. It's the latest gimmick to serve up more advertising.
Apple, Cisco Team On iOS For Businesses
News  |  9/1/2015  | 
In a nod to Apple's growth among enterprise users, the two companies have entered a partnership to ensure Cisco products work well with iOS devices.
Google, Sanofi Focus On Diabetes Data
News  |  8/31/2015  | 
Google and Sanofi want to make real-time data more useful for diabetes patients and clinicians.
Google Chrome Support For Flash Ads Ends Sept. 1
Commentary  |  8/31/2015  | 
Google's Chrome browser will no longer support Flash-based ads starting Sept. 1. This follows several months of problems with Adobe's Flash platform.
Android Wear For iOS Launches
News  |  8/31/2015  | 
iPhone owners can now interact with Android Wear devices.
How Allstate Uses Mobile Data To Enhance Customer Experience
Commentary  |  8/31/2015  | 
Allstate had to stretch its organizational muscles to bring Drivewise Mobile to market. In the process, the company brought together a cross-functional team that included assorted IT disciplines and business professionals with competencies in consumer relationships, insurance products, and user experience.
Google OnHub Router: My First 24 Hours
Slideshows  |  8/31/2015  | 
Google's OnHub is a router for people who don't want to deal with routers. Here's what it looks like, inside and out.
9 NoSQL Pioneers Who Modernized Data Management
Slideshows  |  8/30/2015  | 
The folks profiled here are tackling data management for the Internet Age, helping us all understand what can be done with a mass of unstructured information. See how their work has transformed the way we handle databases.
iPhone 6s: Bigger Upgrade Than Previously Thought?
Commentary  |  8/30/2015  | 
Apple is set to show off the iPhone 6s on Sept. 9. This year's device may pack a heavier punch than previous "S" models.
Facebook Claims 1 Billion Users In 1 Day
Commentary  |  8/29/2015  | 
A business milestone or a sign of the apocalypse? Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says the social media site had one billion users in one day.
Windows 10 Hits 75 Million Installs, Windows 95 At 20: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/29/2015  | 
After Windows 95 turned 20, we learned about the future of Windows 10, SharePoint Server 2016, and Cortana for Android.
Apple's Sept. 9 Event: Expect iPhone 6s, Siri Upgrades
News  |  8/28/2015  | 
Apple has officially confirmed its Sept. 9 event with a typically mysterious invitation. The company is expected to roll out the iPhone 6s, along with Siri and Apple TV updates.
Apple Watch Debuts At No. 2 In Wearables Market
Commentary  |  8/28/2015  | 
Apple sells 3.6 million smartwatches in its opening quarter, blasting past competitors Samsung, Garmin, and Xiaomi to consume 20% of the overall wearables market.
Velostrata Hybrid Offers Public Cloud Compute, On-Premises Data
News  |  8/28/2015  | 
Velostrata emerges from stealth to showcase its hybrid cloud that keeps enterprise data behind the firewall while leveraging the public cloud's power for compute.
Amazon Underground Makes In-App Goods Free
News  |  8/28/2015  | 
Android developers now have the option to be paid by the minute rather than by fees for in-app items.
Facebook M Digital Assistant Blends AI, Human Knowledge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Digital assistants are all the rage and Facebook's M is the latest in a market that includes Siri, Cortana, Google Now, and Amazon's Echo. However, Facebook is teaming up AI and humans.
3D Printers: IT's Next Great Data Challenge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Many tech professionals think of 3D printing as little more than a toy, even though it's in full production swing in manufacturing operations. Gartner and other researchers predict major growth for 3D printing in the enterprise, raising a host of data protection issues for IT professionals. Here's what you need to know.
WiFi Pioneer Cees Links: IoT Is Like A Butler
News  |  8/27/2015  | 
A WiFi pioneer says we need to rethink how the Internet of Things is being marketed and sold. For starters, how about finding a better name?
Windows 10: 75 Million Downloads And Counting
News  |  8/26/2015  | 
Microsoft's newest operating system experiences intense growth, surpassing 75 million installs one month after launch.
VMware Fusion 8 Supports Windows 10, El Capitan
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
VMware's Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro virtualization software versions support both Microsoft's Windows 10 and Apple's upcoming El Capitan version of Mac OS X.
Smartphones: Making Us More Social Or Less?
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
People use smartphones more often, and in a greater variety of ways, to contribute to -- and avoid -- group gatherings, according to new Pew research.
Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There
Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/26/2015  | 
Chris Murphy (left), former InformationWeek editor, discusses how enterprises can future-proof their data centers. The other participants are (from left), VMWare's Bill Fathers, Boeing's Mike Stothers, and eBay's Sri Shivananda -- all attending the InformationWeek Conference 2015.
Ashley Madison Fallout: Investigations, Lawsuits, Lessons
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
The fallout from the Ashley Madison breach continues, offering some surprise lessons for CIOs and IT professionals on how to respond to a very public event.
11 Windows 10 Apps For Your Upgraded PC
Slideshows  |  8/26/2015  | 
The new Windows Store is a highlight of Windows 10. What are the best apps it has to offer?
Electronic Warrantless Surveillance: What IT Should Know
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
Today, in the name of public safety, federal and local government agencies are piling up advanced technologies to monitor people, with little regard for the basic principles of privacy. Here's what businesses and individuals need to know.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Stylus Can Damage Smartphone
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
Inserting the S Pen backwards can wreck the Galaxy Note 5's ability to detect the stylus.
Hortonworks Hears An Opportunity With Onyara
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
Hortonworks is looking to create a bigger presence for itself in the Hadoop marketplace with the acquisition of startup Onyara, which specializes in NiFi development for Apache.
WileyFox Swift, Storm Smartphones Enter Market In Flux
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
WileyFox is offering highly-customizable smartphones -- Swift and Storm -- with high-quality materials as the worldwide smartphone market slows down.
How Do it Best Corp. Mixes IT, Business
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
Do it Best Corp.'s IT department has shifted processes and changed its culture to keep up with the needs of a rapidly changing marketplace.
Microsoft's Cortana For Android Beta Released
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is now available for Android smartphones through a beta release.
MasterCard Hackathons Combine Community, Commerce
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
MasterCard sees coding contests as a way to engage with developers and to promote its payment technology, all with an eye toward corporate social responsibility.
Android Lock Patterns Laughably Easy To Guess
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
A researcher shows that people rely on weak Android lock patterns just as they do weak passwords.
7 Hot Hackathons Worth Watching
Slideshows  |  8/24/2015  | 
Whether or not you're a developer, hackathons offer a lot to pique your interest. Take a look at seven hackathons that showcase the breadth of topics and creativity you'll find at these events.
Building Apps Without Code: 7 Options For Your Enterprise
Slideshows  |  8/23/2015  | 
Application building no longer means learning to code. Here are seven products and services that can help you develop apps without developing programming skills.
Windows Server 2016 Preview, Surface Pro 4 Rumors: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/22/2015  | 
Microsoft delivers preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 as the rumor mill leaks news of a massive October hardware launch.
Ashley Madison Breach Should Spark Security Conversation
Commentary  |  8/22/2015  | 
As people sift through the Ashley Madison data dump, this massive breach should spark a conversation among IT and security professionals, especially ones who work in the government and cyber-security fields.
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