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Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea
Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2015  | 
Even if you are relaxing on a cruise ship hundreds of miles out at sea, you still want your WiFi. Here's how Royal Caribbean Cruises' CIO Bill Martin makes sure customers can still upload photos of their trip to social media even while vacationing in the middle of the ocean.
CIOs Aren't Getting What They Need From CRM
Commentary  |  7/21/2015  | 
A new report from ZS Associates finds that many CIOs use CRM only as a management tool, not as software that can help them with customers.
Google's OpenStack Play Means Greater Container Emphasis
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
Google is now a member of OpenStack, which means its container management platform called Kubernetes is going to get more exposure.
Why Cloud Security Beats Your Data Center
Slideshows  |  7/21/2015  | 
Cloud computing has developed a bad reputation for security, but it will soon provide tighter security than traditional on-premises IT. Here's why.
Google Fights Export Controls For 'Intrusion Software'
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
Proposed export rules could hobble cybersecurity research, Google claims.
Drone Delivers Medicine In Virginia
News  |  7/20/2015  | 
The delivery test is being compared to the historic first flight of the Wright brothers.
Microsoft Acquires Israeli Cloud Security Firm Adallom
News  |  7/20/2015  | 
Microsoft is dropping $320 million to purchase Adallom, a cloud security specialist that has offices in Tel Aviv and Palo Alto.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 Tablets Target iPad
News  |  7/20/2015  | 
Samsung has revamped its lineup of iPad competitors with new 9.7- and 8.0-inch Galaxy Tab2 tablets.
10 Cool Fitness Trackers That Aren't Apple Watch
Slideshows  |  7/20/2015  | 
Recording health data is a key selling point of Apple Watch, but there are many fitness trackers that measure steps, calories, and sleep at a fraction of the cost.
Nokia Wants Another Run At Making Phones
Commentary  |  7/20/2015  | 
Nokia looks to regain relevancy in the mobile device business in its post-Microsoft life.
9 Reasons Flash Must Die, And Soon
Slideshows  |  7/19/2015  | 
Whether you're a user or a developer, the reasons to leave Flash in the past keep multiplying.
Reddit: 10 Ways To Clean It Up
Commentary  |  7/19/2015  | 
Reddit has an image problem, possibly an actual user problem with trolls, and much worse. The company vows to fix it all, but how?
Twitter, Facebook Are Major News Outlets Now
Commentary  |  7/19/2015  | 
A study from Pew Research shows nearly two thirds of us get our news from Twitter and Facebook. That's not good if you like to learn, or even if you want to keep your children alive.
Google Self-Driving Car Involved In Another Crash
News  |  7/18/2015  | 
Google's goal of bringing a self-driving car to America's roads hasn't been without its speed bumps, but the company's cars are not to blame.
Windows 10 Marketing, Cortana Analytics: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/18/2015  | 
This week Microsoft announced its Windows 10 marketing strategy, PC Build 10240, Cortana Analytics platform, and Office updates.
Spam Hits 12-Year Low, Symantec Report Finds
Commentary  |  7/18/2015  | 
While cyber-attacks grab all the headlines, the amount of spam hitting the in-boxes of the corporate world is actually at its lowest level in 12 years, according to Symantec.
Google Surges With YouTube, Mobile Ads, Cost Control
News  |  7/17/2015  | 
For Google, mobile ads are paying off better than expected, and expenses declined a bit.
HTC Grip Delayed As Company Rethinks Wearables
Commentary  |  7/17/2015  | 
HTC has delayed the release of its Grip fitness wearable after consumer testing and may be retooling the device to serve a different purpose.
Robot With Bacteria Brain Stalks Food, Is Your Worst Nightmare
Commentary  |  7/17/2015  | 
A robot run by a brain made up of bacteria sounds like a science fiction plot, but it is actually good science.
Amazon Prime Day Fail: Huge Sales, Grumpy Customers
Commentary  |  7/17/2015  | 
Moving merchandise may qualify as success, but not everyone was sold on sales figures as the salient metric.
9 Causes Of Data Misinterpretation
Slideshows  |  7/17/2015  | 
Data can prove just about anything. Most organizations want to come to the right decisions, but faulty conclusions and bad outcomes can happen. Here's why.
NASA's New Horizons Brings Pluto Into Focus
Slideshows  |  7/17/2015  | 
The outermost planet in our solar system comes into breathtaking relief as NASA successfully completes a nine-year, 3-billion-mile expedition to Pluto.
Windows 10 Finalized, Office Apps Exit Preview
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
Microsoft rolls out Build 10240 and prepares the Windows 10 Office suite for its July 29 launch.
Microsoft Buys Field Service Management Firm FieldOne
Commentary  |  7/16/2015  | 
Microsoft is looking to increase its IT field services portfolio with the acquisition of FieldOne. The emphasis is on using analytics and big data to make services more efficient.
10 Wildest Google Street View Adventures
Slideshows  |  7/16/2015  | 
Not content to limit its ambitions to mapping the world's cities and towns, Google's Street View team has been taking some wild adventures over the years. These are our favorites.
Motorola Readying New Phones, Smartwatch?
Commentary  |  7/16/2015  | 
Motorola plans to unveil something in New York on July 28. From new smartphones to a new smartwatch, here's what to expect.
Google Fiber Is Coming To Public Housing For Free
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
Google is working with the federal government to bring its high-speed Internet service -- Fiber -- to affordable housing properties at no cost.
Google Tests Buy Button In Mobile Search Ads
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
Google isn't alone in its effort to deck the Web with buy buttons. Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter have been testing buy buttons, too. Social networking is nice, but advertising and revenue are nicer still.
MakerBot CEO: 3D Printing Going Mainstream
Commentary  |  7/16/2015  | 
Jonathan Jaglom is the new CEO of MakerBot. He comes to the job with strong views of how 3D printing will change the consumer and enterprise markets.
State CIOs Need To 'Do The Right Thing,' NASCIO Finds
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
A report commissioned by NASCIO is urging state CIOs to "do the right thing," but what does that really mean?
BYOD Slowdown Could Hurt Tablet Sales
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
As tablet sales slow, enterprises are cooling to the idea of allowing employees to bring their own devices to work, according to two recent reports. Are the trends related?
Microsoft: Windows 10, Cloud Are Keys To 2016
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
At its partner conference, Microsoft executives emphasized the importance of cloud and Windows 10 to its success in the upcoming year.
Commodore PET: Nostalgia In An Android Phone
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
A company is reviving the Commodore name (again), this time in the form on an Android smartphone.
Adobe Flash Failure Shows Plug-Ins Are Obsolete
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
This week's Flash failure also illustrates why plug-ins need to go. One solution to all of this is HTML5.
ZTE Axon Smartphone Tempts US Consumers
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
ZTE, the Chinese handset maker, rolled out the Axon phone this week, which it thinks will be its ticket into the US market.
HTC Desire Smartphones Are Colorful, Affordable
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
HTC is rolling our four new Desire smartphones in the US, hoping to attract customers with colorful options and affordable prices.
Cheap IT Will Cost You
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
Under-investing in technology likely means you can't achieve your business transformation goals and you're probably overspending somewhere else.
IBM, National Instruments Partner For IoT Standards
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
IBM is joining forces with National Instruments to create a new test bed for creating standardization around the Internet of Things.
Programming Without Developers: Jitterbit APIs
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
Jitterbit's Harmony Live is a cloud platform for designing, connecting, and deploying APIs without the help of computer programmers.
Google Proposes Open Source Beacons
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
Google's Eddystone protocol aims to make beacons more flexible and open, and to compete with Apple's iBeacon in what is still a nascent market.
9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Slideshows  |  7/15/2015  | 
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
Mozilla Kills Flash On Firefox As Adobe Rushes Patch
News  |  7/14/2015  | 
It's another nail in the coffin for Adobe's Flash platform as Mozilla disables it from running on the company's Firefox Web browser.
IT Life Radio: Job Search And Recruiting For Culture
News  |  7/14/2015  | 
Culture is the key to making the relationship between job seeker and employee work better. We'll talk to an expert on how to find the right job for the right people to make everyone more productive.
The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived
The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2015  | 
In a talk at this year's InformationWeek Conference, Adriana Karaboutis, a former Dell CIO and current executive vice president of technology and business solutions for Biogen, talked about how IT and healthcare are staring to fuse together, creating a new age of biotechnology.
Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Looks To Simplify Big Data
Commentary  |  7/14/2015  | 
Microsoft is planning to release a new suite of tools dubbed Cortana Analytics, which Satya Nadella claims will democratize big data.
8 Things To Know About Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto
Slideshows  |  7/14/2015  | 
Shigeru Miyamoto is the greatest video designer ever and the odds-on favorite to take over Nintendo. But can he once again save the video game company?
Is Samsung Rushing Galaxy Note 5 To Market?
Commentary  |  7/14/2015  | 
Samsung may roll out its Galaxy Note 5 phablet earlier than planned to combat slower-than-expected sales of the Galaxy S6.
14 Security Fails That Cost Executives Their Jobs
Slideshows  |  7/14/2015  | 
Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, is the latest casualty of a data breach, but she's certainly not the only one. There's no job security when your job is security.
Microsoft Plans Windows 10 Marketing Blitz
News  |  7/13/2015  | 
The July 29 Windows 10 launch will spark a global advertising campaign to "welcome the newest generation of Windows fans."
Microsoft Azure Updates Target Developers, Partners
Commentary  |  7/13/2015  | 
Microsoft is looking to make Azure more appealing to its community of developers and channel partners as way of countering AWS and Google.
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