News & Commentary
posted in July 2013
Page 1 / 7   >   >>
Universities Create Their Own Social Networks For Students
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Facebook goes only so far. Some universities are using enterprise social networks to recruit, engage and retain students.
Hyper-Inflated Tech Stats Grow 217% Crazier
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
The tech industry is rife with over-the-top, groundless predictions and estimates. Try these on for size.
Chromebooks Ready For Enterprises, Forrester Says
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Businesses that dismissed Google Chromebooks should now reconsider the devices, Forrester report concludes. Forrester CEO George Colony had a different view in 2011.
7 Top Career Paths After IT
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
IT professionals looking to transition to new careers have skills that particularly suit certain roles. Consider this expert advice.
Apple iOS Fingerprint Scanner Has Security Limits
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Thumb-scan authentication for your smartphone might sound sexy, but bypasses remain all too easy.
Gartner Tells Outsourcers: Embrace Cloud Or Die
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Service providers must adopt public cloud now or risk being left behind in a rapidly growing market, says study.
Education Dept. Praised For Data Collection Model
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Department of Education's approach to inventorying data is setting a standard for other agencies, according to federal watchdogs.
Microsoft Releases Office Mobile For Android Smartphones
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Release of Office Mobile for Android sends clear message: Microsoft will use iOS and Android to fuel Office 365 subscriptions while keeping Windows 8 protected.
SEC Investigates IBM Cloud Revenue Reporting
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Regulators probe how IBM recognizes cloud-computing revenues, a murky area where nascent accounting rules separate services from software licenses.
Facebook Video Ads: What To Expect
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Facebook can reap many millions of dollars by putting video commercials into your news feed. But the social network site needs to tread carefully.
Data-Driven Results Influence Federal Budget Cuts
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
As agencies are forced to do more with less, they'll need a clear vision, the right tools and an eye toward innovating, says former GAO leader and Deloitte director.
NYC's Mouse Corps Gives Students Tech Design Boost
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
High school program introduces students to a prized combination of technology, engineering and design skills.
Can Microsoft Rebound From Surface Flop?
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
Clearly, Microsoft's Surface tablets have bombed. Now what will the company do about it, and what does it mean for customers?
Samsung Galaxy Phones Edge iPhones In Consumer Satisfaction
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Two Samsung smartphones beat Apple's in latest American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Michael J. Fox Foundation Points Big Data At Parkinson's
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
Kaggle Challenge winner Lionsolver proves that passive data collection can improve patient care and medical research.
Google To Replace AT&T Wi-Fi At Starbucks
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Starbucks kicks AT&T to the curb and chooses Google to provide free Wi-Fi at its 7,000 U.S. stores; Google promises speeds up to 10 times faster.
Google Glass: Autocorrect For Your Life?
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
To offer the right assistance at the right moment, Google Glass will need workflow tech.
Doctor Profile Data Exchange In Works
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Data Commons hopes to make complete info about physicians, from name and address to specialty certifications, available through one online hub.
MOOC Students Attracted Most By Course Topics
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Of those who drop out, 68% said they got too busy to continue, according to Canvas survey.
10 Must-Try Travel Apps
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013  | 
Travel smarter for business and pleasure with these travel apps that deliver last-minute hotel deals, sightseeing discounts and even customized packing lists.
Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview includes a lot to make businesses happy. But even if it succeeds, the future of Windows 8's Modern UI could still be in doubt.
6 Top iOS Photo Apps
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013  | 
Is your iPhone's Photo Stream turning into a deluge? Use these apps to edit, organize and share pictures and videos.
Veterans Affairs Department Appoints New CTO
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
New CTO Marina Martin broke fresh ground as an entrepreneur in government, a Presidential Innovation Fellow and as senior adviser to federal CTO Todd Park.
6 Ways To Build Trust In Big Data
Commentary  |  7/30/2013  | 
Many business leaders may not believe what big data says, even when it shows increased revenue or efficiency. Big data has to earn their trust.
Remote Patient Monitoring: 9 Promising Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013  | 
From telemedicine robots to toilet sensors, remote patient monitoring technology continues to win venture capital. These nine startups have landed funding in the past year.
NASA Cloud Contracts Slammed By Auditor
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Space agency's early moves into cloud were poorly managed, may have exposed the organization to risk, inspector general reports.
Banks Struggle To Get ATMs Off Windows XP
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Most ATMS still run on Windows XP, according to one industry estimate. With less than nine months until Microsoft stops supporting the OS, a credit union exec explains why upgrading is so painful for financial institutions.
Mobile Health Market To Reach $26B By 2017
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
mHealth market will grow by 61% due to sales of mobile monitoring devices and integration with mainstream medicine.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Widens Enterprise Cloud Gateway
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Microsoft strengthens its pursuit of the cloud-market crown with its upcoming server software update. Does it do enough to draw businesses into the cloud?
Semester Online Adds Baylor, Temple, Southern Methodist
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
New partners join program allowing students to take semester of credit-bearing online undergraduate courses from top universities.
HTC Warns Of Q3 Loss
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Inventory costs, market slowdown seen as factors in company's ongoing struggles.
IBM Gets Aggressive On Linux Server Sales
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
IBM's Power server line is struggling, so the vendor goes after x86 competitors with aggressively priced PowerLinux server and new software options.
BlackBerry Launches Q5 Smartphone In Canada
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry's low-cost QWERTY smartphone reaches its home market of Canada on August 13.
Apple iOS 7 Ready For Fingerprint Scanner
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Forthcoming iPhones may authenticate valid users via a fingerprint scanner in the Home button.
Will Microsoft's Windows Strategy Benefit IT Managers?
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Microsoft is cutting prices for consumers and giving better licensing deals to computer makers. Will businesses start to see benefits, too?
How To Spot A Facebook Scam
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Keep your Facebook account safe and secure by watching for these four common tactics used by scammers.
Apple's Next iPhone Outed In Labor Abuse Report
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Coming soon: A less-expensive, plastic-backed iPhone, made by workers who earn $1.50 an hour.
How To Master The Enterprise Mobile App Lifecycle
Commentary  |  7/29/2013  | 
Enterprises are eager to develop mobile apps, but lack skills and cohesive deployment plans. It's time to take a full life-cycle approach.
Xbox One To Offer Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Microsoft attempts to assuage Xbox users with free cloud, built-in Skype and other features.
Scam Android Apps Plague Google Play
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Victims get hit with a bill of more than $3,000 -- and given just three days to pay -- for what's labeled as an annual subscription fee to an online adult video site.
Broadband Project Collapses Due To Lack Of Customers
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Government refuses to spend any more on South Yorkshire Digital Region plan, which has attracted only 3% of the customers needed.
Time For Plan B At Intel
Commentary  |  7/29/2013  | 
Windows 8's poor reception has opened a wider door for competitive platforms. Microsoft's partner in the Wintel hegemony should invest in an alternative.
Nexus 7 Reveals Android's Ongoing Flaws
Commentary  |  7/29/2013  | 
Google's new tablet looks sharp, but software incompatibilities and system crashes plagued this test drive.
Ayasdi Analyzes Shape Of Big Data
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Startup melds rarefied mathematics discipline of topological analysis with machine learning techniques to glean insights from huge data sets.
Nokia To Microsoft: Can't Sell Phones Without Apps
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Microsoft needs to get more apps to Windows Phones faster, says Nokia VP.
Udacity: Creating A More Engaging MOOC
Commentary  |  7/26/2013  | 
Udacity cofounder and online education pioneer David Evans sees powerful potential in platform's unique project-based approach.
Big Data Helps Guide Colorado's Public Schools
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Colorado's RISE program draws on state assessments and other data to help officials judge how well various educational programs prepare students for college and career.
Google Nexus 7 Vs. iPad Mini: 6 Key Factors
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Comparing the mini-tablets? Here are six reasons to embrace Google's latest 7-inch tablet.
10 More Ways IT Pros Can Gain Business Credibility
Slideshows  |  7/26/2013  | 
If you're an IT professional with ambitions, show that you know how to make an impact on the business. Here's how.
Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells employees that Windows 8 has underwhelmed. A turnaround depends on Windows 8.1 and his reorg plan.
Page 1 / 7   >   >>


IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest September 24, 2014
Start improving branch office support by tapping public and private cloud resources to boost performance, increase worker productivity, and cut costs.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.