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Internet Of Things Will Demand Continuous Development
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
The Internet of Things will add so much programmability to devices that keeping software current will become a never-ending task.
Chrome Remote Desktop For Android: First Look
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Google's new app lets Android smartphone and tablet users access Windows and Mac PCs remotely.
Google's 10 Big Bets On The Future
Slideshows  |  4/17/2014  | 
From Project Ara smartphones to solar-powered drones, these Google projects try to turn science fiction into reality. Look what's coming.
What DJs Can Teach DevOps Cynics
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
Just as new tools transform a DJ's musical options, DevOps revolutionizes what IT can do for the business.
Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
Wearable devices made for the enterprise will offer more immediate value than BYOD programs. Here's why.
Cisco, Arista, HP: SDN Strategies
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.
Billion-Dollar BS Degrees
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Look who's getting rich with engineering degrees, according to the Forbes list of the world's top 100 billionaires.
Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity's hybrid system, which combines machine learning and human intelligence to digitize handwritten forms.
Twitter Posts Betray Illness
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers.
Data Scientists Want Respect & Results
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
Analytics managers from Macy's, Ford, and Google offer tips on how to integrate and inspire data scientists.
So You Want To Be A CTO?
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
The role requires you to constantly balance technical and people skills, and to look ahead while fulfilling the here and now.
Twitter Revamp: 10 Things To Know
Slideshows  |  4/12/2014  | 
Twitter's latest round of changes takes design cues from Facebook and provides new ways to tout your profile and Tweets. Get up to speed.
Hacker Weev Free After Appeal
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, who embarrassed AT&T by exposing a security flaw, had his conviction overturned by federal appeals court.
Feds Address Antitrust Concerns On Cyberthreat Sharing
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Justice Dept. and FTC confirm that sharing cybersecurity threat information is not an antitrust law violation.
Google Releases Project Ara Module Developer Kit
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Early version gives developers a glimpse of how to create Project Ara hardware modules. Does it give Apple and Microsoft more to worry about from Android?
5 Ways Android Won Me Over
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
From security to "Lego" programming, Android has more going for it than you might think.
ICANN Defends Internet Oversight Handoff
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Congress hears arguments for and against Commerce Department plans to give up control of many Internet operations.
Charge Phones In 30 Seconds: One Startup's Plan
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Startup company StoreDot demonstrates a new system for charging phones using organic polymer materials rather than traditional silicon.
NASA Releases 1,000 Apps To Public
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Space agency makes more than 1,000 free apps available for public use, covering tasks from project management to image processing.
Google Glass For Parkinson's: 10 Findings
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Google Glass offers more health benefits than awkwardness, Parkinson's patients in UK study find.
Internet Of Things Demands Open Standards
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
IoT will shift the focus from technology to ideas -- if we get integration right. Heterogeneous System Architecture is a step in that direction.
Hackathons Should Be More Than A Circus
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Tapping into developer talent at a hackathon should be fun, but don't lose sight of the potential business benefits.
IT, Business Exec Gulf Widens, McKinsey Says
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Just as more businesses recognize IT's strategic importance, dissatisfaction with IT's effectiveness is growing, McKinsey research shows.
Windows XP: Why It Won't Die
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Arbitrary OS upgrade mandates don't make sense in the real world, some Windows XP organizations say.
Google's Android TV: Aim Lower
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Still smarting from disinterest in Google TV, Google is working on a less ambitious, more appealing sequel.
Windows XP Diehards Face The Music
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Some Windows XP holdouts make late-breaking pushes to upgrade -- to Windows 7, not Windows 8.1.
CIOs: Always Be Strategizing
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Tech leaders should constantly be connecting the dots on how software, services, and processes touch all facets of the company.
As Moore's Law Slows, Open Hardware Rises
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
In EE Live! 2014 keynote, MIT researcher Andrew Huang discusses Moore's Law, the hardware innovation cycle, and more.
Twitter Beats Facebook On Ad Returns
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Advertisers invested twice as much in Facebook ads, but Twitter ads received more clicks, a report says.
Open Data Law Aims To Demystify Federal Spending
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Landmark DATA legislation, near passage, would transform the US government's spending information from a maze of confusing documents into easily accessible open data.
Honda Tests System To Warn Drivers Of Red Lights
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Traffic safety system uses GPS and infrared sensors to help drivers save gas, make more green lights.
5 Steps To Become A Digital Business
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Here's how to become the type of organization that lives in your customers' digital world.
4 Signs You're Doing Agile Development Wrong
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
If you're not getting what you want from Agile, these signs might explain why.
CIOs Need To Bend IT Like Beckham
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
It sounds crazy, but CIOs can learn a lot from David Beckham's unique soccer and marketing skills.
White House Selfie Caps Samsung's Busy Week
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Samsung tangled with Apple, drew ire from the White House, and still managed to introduce new smartphones and tablets.
Enterprise Project Managers Must Get More Agile
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
More than half of PMOs now take a DevOps approach, according to the 2014 InformationWeek Project Management Survey. But just 10% use metrics to decide when to kill projects.
EU Lawmakers Vote For Net Neutrality
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Telecom reform proposal approved by European lawmakers might limit how service providers can charge customers.
Cisco's CIO Calls For Speed And Agility At Interop
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Cisco CIO describes the company's experience delivering employee IT services and how its latest announcement, OpFlex, fits into her vision.
Chief Digital Officer: Where CIO & CMO Meet
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Marketing and IT don't need to conflict. Extreme Networks CMO explains how the two can leverage each other's strengths to build a better digital business.
Digital Business: The Bolt-On Strategy Doesn't Work
Commentary  |  4/3/2014  | 
Attaching new mobile apps or websites to a business does not make you digital. Immerse your products into the customer's ecosystem.
Net Neutrality Debate Driven By Fear Of Change
Commentary  |  4/3/2014  | 
The hope is that competition will work where regulation has not, but the fear is that there just isn't enough competition.
How Apps Won The Mobile Web
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The web might be the dominant platform of our time, but more people than ever prefer to experience it through Google and iOS mobile apps.
BYOE Era: How IT Can Lead
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
How can IT leaders meet the challenge when enterprise teams "go rogue" and implement new products and services without IT buy-in?
Kroger Solves Top Customer Issue: Long Lines
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
The supermarket chain, No. 3 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses QueVision system to ensure customers never have more than one person ahead of them.
Darden Uses Analytics To Understand Restaurant Customers
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Data analytics project helps restaurant company, No. 5 on the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, gather information on every step of the guest experience.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014
Slideshows  |  4/2/2014  | 
We've singled out 20 InformationWeek Elite 100 winners whose IT projects have transformed their businesses. Use them to inspire creativity and advance your plans.
La Quinta Dials Up Mobile Reservations
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Hotel chain makes it easier for guests to book stays while on the go. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Top 10 Signs Your Company Isn't InformationWeek Elite 100 Material
Commentary  |  4/2/2014  | 
Gunning for InformationWeek's elite list of innovative companies? Better hope you don't meet any of these criteria.
Top 10 Signs You're Not A Digital Business
Commentary  |  4/2/2014  | 
Consider the red flags that suggest your digital business strategy needs, ahem, a bit of work.
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