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Video Games of 2015: 10 Hot Releases To Watch
Slideshows  |  1/23/2015  | 
What are the 10 best non-sequel games coming out in 2015? For the gamers out there, here's a list of some of the author's favorites.
Chromebooks Win For California Students
Commentary  |  1/23/2015  | 
In an area where computers at home aren't common, Chromebooks in the classroom are making a measurable difference in student performance.
Geekend: HoloLens Makes Microsoft Cool
Commentary  |  1/23/2015  | 
In the HoloLens, Microsoft might at last have its version of the iPod, a cool product that turns the company's image around.
InformationWeek 2014 Backup Technologies Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/23/2015  | 
Backup may not get the attention other technologies get, but few are more important to your business' survival. IT pros' No. 1 challenge: high cost of backup systems and procedures.
Windows 10: 9 Killer Features
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015  | 
Microsoft's Windows 10 is in the tech spotlight. Here's what we learned about each feature released during its Jan. 21 event.
BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
4 Takeaways From Accenture's $14 Trillion IoT Prediction
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Accenture's report says the industrial Internet of Things will create more jobs than it kills, but that companies aren't doing much to exploit it yet.
Oracle Engineered Systems Strategy Pays Off
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Oracle dodged declining server sales last year, and now it's going after Cisco and EMC. Is the software-meets-hardware strategy winning?
Cloud SLAs: Improvements Still Needed
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
There's been a slight improvement in cloud SLAs as leading service providers like HP, Amazon, and Google guarantee 99.95% uptime by the month, not year. But performance issues remain.
Google Wireless Service Will Challenge Status Quo
News  |  1/22/2015  | 
Google plans to resell access to Sprint and T-Mobile's networks in a bid to improve wireless pricing and performance, and drive more revenue.
10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015  | 
With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
4 Education Technology Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Educational technology is changing rapidly. These four trends will influence learning in schools -- and in corporations.
Ford Mobility Plan Searches For Growth Beyond Cars
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
The automaker has 25 experiments aimed at "enabling mobility," anticipating cities that become too crowded for more cars.
NFL Cheating Scandal: 4 Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
What can CIOs learn from Deflategate, a cheating scandal involving the New England Patriots?
Windows 10: Free Upgrades, Spartan Browser & Holographics
News  |  1/21/2015  | 
Microsoft said its developers consulted 1.7 million Windows Insiders, who delivered 800,000 pieces of feedback on more than 200 topics regarding the new OS.
Cloud Storage Devices: 6 Worth Your Money
Slideshows  |  1/21/2015  | 
Personal storage clouds are changing the way we store data from photographs to sensitive information. Here are six options for employees and workgroups.
FreedomPop's Unlimited WiFi Plan Challenges Carriers
News  |  1/21/2015  | 
FreedomPop's new deal offers unlimited WiFi at 10 million hotspots around the US for $5/month. But be aware of the restrictions.
Windows 10 Mobile: See Today, Try In February
News  |  1/21/2015  | 
Microsoft will showcase its Windows 10 mobile operating system on Jan. 21, but smartphone users will likely wait until February for the consumer preview.
IBM Can't Shrink Its Way To Greatness
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
IBM saw revenue declines in every major business unit in 2014. Can the company do more than please investors with fatter margins?
Data Scientist: Human Today, Software Tomorrow
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
Automation will lessen the need for the elusive, talented, and expensive human data scientist -- and thatís a good thing, says Narrative Science cofounder.
Millennials In IT: How To Talk To Old People
Slideshows  |  1/21/2015  | 
There are certain phrases that are like passwords to the heart of your IT managers. And, no, I'm not talking about, "I bought you a fresh box of adult diapers."
How DevOps Can Cut Innovation-Crushing Technical Debt
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
These five elements can reduce the technical debt that builds up when rotten code and bad practices get into your systems.
VMware Offers 'One-Button' Disaster Recovery In Cloud
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
VMware has added disaster recovery to its public cloud environment that makes use of existing, on-premises vSphere software and capabilities.
Password Fail: Are Your Workers Using 123456?
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
The 25 worst passwords of 2014 demonstrate once again that people just can't be bothered to take responsibility for their online security.
Microsoft Buys Equivio for Data Management
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
Microsoft has acquired software startup Equivio with plans to integrate its machine learning technology into Office 365.
Augmented Reality Is For Real In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/20/2015  | 
Google Glass got the hype, but a system used by Lockheed Martin shows how augmented reality will charge ahead in the enterprise.
Samsung Smartphones Lose Ground In 2014
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
Samsung's smartphone marketshare retreats as Chinese vendors turn up the heat.
SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicts fast growth through 2020, previews S4 Hana, a new suite of "simplified" ERP software.
IoTivity Preps For IoT Standards Showdown
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
Open-source IoTivity framework is built to ensure interoperability among devices and services across the Internet of Things. But itís got competitors. Who will win?
9 CIO Tech Priorities For 2015
Slideshows  |  1/20/2015  | 
What's on the agenda for CIOs this year? Top executives at last week's NRF Big Show had plenty of advice for retailers, but these tips apply to any customer-facing company.
Windows 10: 7 Predictions Of What's Next
Slideshows  |  1/20/2015  | 
Microsoft will unveil more details about the Windows 10 operating system during a special event Jan. 21. Here's what we expect.
IT Stress: Management, Empathy, And The Kindness Of Strangers
Commentary  |  1/19/2015  | 
Stress makes us more likely to forget how the other guy feels, which is not good for the modern IT department.
Integration Moves Into The Cloud In 2015
Commentary  |  1/19/2015  | 
If development is moving into the cloud, application integration should soon follow, argues George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit.
FreeBSD Gains Ground With Small Cloud Providers
News  |  1/19/2015  | 
Can this 30-year-old version of Unix help DigitalOcean and other cloud startups compete with the likes of Amazon?
The Trouble With Dashboards
Commentary  |  1/17/2015  | 
Gleaming executive dashboards are often based on no data whatsoever, and they tell us nothing useful.
Startup Profile: DataTorrent Taps Hadoop For Streaming Analytics
Commentary  |  1/16/2015  | 
DataTorrent's software, which runs on top of Hadoop, ingests tens of millions of events per second to analyze data in real-time and let businesses respond faster.
Google Glass Killed: For Now
News  |  1/16/2015  | 
The Google Glass Explorer Program is shutting down for now, but this isn't the end of the company's plans for Glass or wearable computing.
T-Mobile, Virgin Offer New Low-Cost Plans
News  |  1/16/2015  | 
Both carriers have introduced dirt-cheap prepaid service plans -- but beware of a few catches.
Fiber Mountain Sees Redesigned Data Center Nets
News  |  1/16/2015  | 
Fiber Mountain's goal is to make data center networks more scalable with fiber and photonic switches, creating "the programmable light path."
Enterprise Drones: What CIOs Should Know
Commentary  |  1/16/2015  | 
Flying drones are coming to the enterprise: Will CIOs and the FAA be ready?
Geekend: Elon Musk's Hyperloop Pod Racing
Commentary  |  1/16/2015  | 
He doesn't know it yet, but Elon Musk is about to launch a 700 mph racing league.
Microsoft Surface, PayPal Partner for Small Business
News  |  1/16/2015  | 
New PayPal card readers and Microsoft's Windows 8.1 app for its Surface tablet and other devices will simplify mobile payments for business owners.
How To Mess Up IT Budgeting In 2015
Commentary  |  1/16/2015  | 
Two shifts have rocked the IT world: speed and constant upgrades. Factor those in or your budgets won't address reality.
TIBCO Spotfire Joins Simplified Analytics Bandwagon
News  |  1/16/2015  | 
TIBCO eases analysis with a Spotfire Cloud Recommendations feature that suggests best-fit visualizations. Can it leapfrog IBM, SAS, and Tableau?
Video: Zombie Cookies, IT Budgets & Twitter Hacks
Commentary  |  1/16/2015  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at zombie cookies, your 2015 IT budget, the rise of open source storage, and more.
Verizon Wireless Customers Face 'Zombie Cookies'
News  |  1/15/2015  | 
Cookie files placed on the phones of Verizon Wireless customers by the ad company Turn return to life even after they've been deleted.
Marriott Reverses Personal WiFi Blocking
News  |  1/15/2015  | 
Marriott Hotels will no longer prevent guests from using their personal wireless access points, but it will continue exploring security solutions.
Microsoft Trails Amazon, Google In Cloud Reliability
News  |  1/15/2015  | 
CloudHarmony's benchmarking report on cloud service reliability shows Amazon shines in compute, Google in storage.
Your Next Monitor Will Be A Curved 4K: You'll Like It
Commentary  |  1/15/2015  | 
Curved, 4K monitors were on display at CES. Is their next stop on your corporate desktop?
Facebook For Work App: Dislike
Commentary  |  1/15/2015  | 
Facebook for Work might be a success, but I'm changing my status to "no way."
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