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Big Data, Cloud, Mobile, Security Drive ROI, Dell Survey Finds
News  |  10/13/2015  | 
Dell's second annual Global Technology Adoption Index shows companies investing in big data, cloud, mobility, and security are enjoying about 50% faster revenue growth than their competitors that didn't invest.
Motorola Moto 360 Review: A Worthy Second Act
Slideshows  |  10/13/2015  | 
The Moto 360, Motorola's second-generation Android Wear smartwatch, makes exactly the right set of improvements.
Dell, EMC Deal: 10 Things IT Needs To Know
Slideshows  |  10/13/2015  | 
Enterprise IT executives were left wondering what the massive Dell-EMC deal might mean to them. There's a lot you'll want to know (especially if you're an EMC customer). As we ponder the implications of the massive merger, what springs to mind are 10 ways we expect the deal to impact IT.
Dell's EMC Acquisition: Perils, Opportunities Abound
News  |  10/12/2015  | 
Dell's plan to acquire EMC for $67 billion reflects the major disruptions taking place in enterprise IT as businesses increasingly shift toward cloud computing. Here's what IT leaders need to know about the deal.
Obama Won't Force Encryption Backdoors In Devices
Commentary  |  10/12/2015  | 
The Obama administration will not push legislation that would compel companies to decrypt customer data, but will continue to try to persuade them to give access when needed.
Apigee, Ex-CTO Of US Aim To Make EHR Data Access Easier
News  |  10/12/2015  | 
With backing from former US CTO Aneesh Chopra, Apigee is trying to make healthcare access easier. The API developer is rolling out a new platform that helps bridge some of the interoperability gaps when it comes to electronic healthcare records.
Acer Aspire Convertible, Portable AIO Run Windows 10
News  |  10/12/2015  | 
The Aspire R 14 notebook and Aspire Z3-700 AIO offer features to help maximize Windows 10 applications like Cortana and Continuum.
Amazon Re:Invent: AWS Takes The Next Step
News  |  10/12/2015  | 
AWS announced a bunch of new services at Re:Invent, but more noticeable was the revelation of a more assertive Amazon.
Microsoft Band 2: Why We Want One
Slideshows  |  10/12/2015  | 
The updated Microsoft Band is sleek and powerful. It records more health data than you ever thought you needed.
7 Microsoft Improvements We Need To See
Slideshows  |  10/12/2015  | 
Microsoft has demonstrated its commitment to building tech for the future, but there is still some room for improvement across Windows, Office, and hardware.
NASA's Mars Journey: Next Steps For Mankind
Slideshows  |  10/11/2015  | 
Sometime in the 2030s, NASA wants to land astronauts on Mars. Here's a look at what it will take to get us there.
Apple Disables iOS News App In China, NYT Reports
News  |  10/11/2015  | 
The Great Firewall of China has extended to one of the latest iPhone apps. Apple disables the News app in mainland China, according to the New York Times.
Apple Dumps Ad-Blocking Apps Over Privacy Fears
Commentary  |  10/11/2015  | 
The apps removed from Apple's store installed root certificates that could have potentially allowed third-parties to view private user information.
Elon Musk Throws Shade At Apple, German Automakers
News  |  10/10/2015  | 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks electric cars and emissions scandals -- and throws some shade at Apple, Toyota, and German automakers. However, he later backed off some comments in a Tweet.
iPhone 6s Chipgate: Benchmarks Create Battery Life Worries
Commentary  |  10/10/2015  | 
Apple's new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus rely on A9 processors from Samsung and TSMC. Some claim the chips consume battery life differently.
Windows 10 Device Bonanza, Lumia Struggle: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/10/2015  | 
Microsoft this week debuted the Surface Book, the Surface Pro 4, Lumia handsets, and an updated Band. Can its new hardware compete and help spike Windows 10 sales?
LogMeIn Acquires LastPass For $110 Million
News  |  10/9/2015  | 
IT management and remote control software provider LogMeIn is bolstering its identity and access management play by acquiring LastPass, the popular password management service.
Amazon Securing IoT Data With Certificates
News  |  10/9/2015  | 
Amazon launched its IoT at its Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas Oct. 8, and illustrated how it will handle data pouring into its storage systems.
10 Emerging IT Trends From Gartner Symposium
Slideshows  |  10/9/2015  | 
Here's a look at the top 10 emerging IT trends from the Gartner Symposium 2015, and what they mean for your IT operation.
Apple Regains Marketshare As PC Slump Continues
News  |  10/9/2015  | 
The wobbly PC market shows some areas of growth in the third quarter of this year for vendors like Apple and Lenovo, due in part to a healthy appetite in the US, according to new reports from Gartner and IDC.
Fairview Health Services CIO: Give Patients Their Data
Commentary  |  10/9/2015  | 
Frustrated with a fragmented system that doesn't give caregivers or patients access to full patient data, the CIO of Fairview Health Services has the beginnings of a plan.
Amazon QuickSight Looks To Disrupt BI Market
News  |  10/9/2015  | 
Amazon's QuickSight provides fast and easy-to-use analytics and visualizations that can draw on multiple data sources including AWS-based services and external platforms such as Salesforce.
Microsoft Devices: PC Potential, Mobile Struggle
News  |  10/9/2015  | 
Microsoft launched some impressive Windows 10 hardware, but the smartphone remains a weak link for the tech giant.
NASA's Apollo Archive: 10 Fascinating Images
Slideshows  |  10/9/2015  | 
NASA enthusiasts now have access to more than 8,000 photos from the space agency's Apollo mission. InformationWeek has selected 10 of our favorites.
Google Buys The Entire Alphabet
Commentary  |  10/8/2015  | 
In what appears to be a move to protect the brand of Google's parent company Alphabet, the Internet giant has bought the domain
Cotap Aims To Put Brakes On Texting While Driving
News  |  10/8/2015  | 
Enterprise messaging app company Cotap can now enforce corporate policies that forbid texting while driving.
Gut Check OK In Age Of Analytics, Gartner Says
Commentary  |  10/8/2015  | 
Gut decisions are out of fashion in the world of analytics and big data, but one Gartner analyst says "Not so fast."
Andy Rubin: AI Is The Future Of Computing, Mobility
Commentary  |  10/8/2015  | 
Andy Rubin, the man behind Google's Android operating system, thinks artificial intelligence will define computing in the future.
Sony Acquires Image Senor Specialist Softkinetic Systems
News  |  10/8/2015  | 
Softkinetic's time of flight and other image senor technologies will help Sony become more competitive in the video gaming and smartphone markets.
Amazon Urges Proprietary Database Customers To Migrate
News  |  10/8/2015  | 
Amazon Web Services fourth annual Re:Invent conference got underway in Las Vegas this week. Senior vice president Andy Jassy bid directly for Oracle and SQL Server customers.
Smartphones On Drones Can Hack Your Wireless Printer
News  |  10/8/2015  | 
Weak links in network security prove easy to find with drones and phones.
HP Rolls Out Envy 8 Note, Premium Clients
News  |  10/8/2015  | 
HP has rolled out a new Windows 10 tablet, the HP Envy 8 Note, designed for portability and productivity -- plus a host of new client notebooks and all-in-ones, including one with a 32-inch curved screen.
Big Data Poses Challenges For Federal Agencies
News  |  10/8/2015  | 
Many government agencies are leveraging analytics and big data to gain actionable insights about a range of topics. However, challenges remain as agencies struggle to find qualified staff and projects strain IT infrastructure.
GE Charges Into IoT, Cloud Analytics Space
News  |  10/8/2015  | 
GE is going full steam ahead in its efforts to become a digital company. This includes new emphasis on IoT and analytics.
Microsoft Surface Book: Take A Deep Dive
Slideshows  |  10/8/2015  | 
Microsoft built a laptop and the tech community is excited. Here's what we know about Surface Book.
Google Pushes For Faster Mobile Web
News  |  10/7/2015  | 
To make bloated Web pages load quickly, Google has introduced Accelerated Mobile Pages framework.
AT&T WiFi Calling On iPhones Now Allowed With FCC Waiver
Commentary  |  10/7/2015  | 
The FCC grants AT&T a waiver of its rules for the hearing impaired, allowing the carrier to roll out its WiFi calling on the iPhone and other devices.
Microsoft's New Lumia Phones Feel Like Failure
Commentary  |  10/7/2015  | 
Microsoft's Lumia 950 and 950 XL are fine handsets, but they will ultimately be products for Windows-centric enterprise users.
Comic: Containerization Taken To Extremes
Commentary  |  10/7/2015  | 
CIOs are getting big into containers. This is how it might affect your job.
Bimodal Business: The New Way Of IT?
Commentary  |  10/7/2015  | 
Bimodal Business is a key theme at this year's Gartner Symposium and ITExpo in Orlando. Will it change IT?
Why IT Needs To Stop Saying No
Commentary  |  10/7/2015  | 
How do you turn your IT shop from the "Department of No" into the "Department of Yes?" You need to change your people and change how you measure them.
Porsche Picks Apple CarPlay Over Android Auto
News  |  10/7/2015  | 
Google asks Germans for too much information about the inner workings of their premium sports car, so Porsche moves to Apple's CarPlay, according to a report.
Equinix Opens Faster Pipeline To AWS Deployments
News  |  10/7/2015  | 
Equinix is offering bundled tools and services to make it easier to use an Equinix hub as a way station on the road to AWS.
IBM Launches Cognitive Computing Consulting Practice
News  |  10/7/2015  | 
IBM Cognitive Business Solutions will help clients accelerate their time to value on big data and advanced analytics solutions.
Secret To Enterprise IT Success: Reorganize
Commentary  |  10/7/2015  | 
Most enterprise IT departments are missing a key ingredient in their recipe for success, and they won't have it until there's a shift in how IT is organized.
Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Lumia 950: Microsoft's New Hardware Push
Slideshows  |  10/7/2015  | 
Microsoft showcases its Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950 family, Surface Book, and a new Microsoft Band.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950 Lineup, Surface Book Debut In NYC
News  |  10/6/2015  | 
At its Windows 10 hardware launch, Microsoft unveiled its Surface Pro 4, Lumia handsets, Microsoft Band, and surprise Surface Book laptop.
Safe Harbor Fails, European Court Rules
News  |  10/6/2015  | 
The European Court of Justice has invalidated the Safe Harbor Framework as a way to comply with EU data laws.
Couchbase Server 4.0 Lets SQL Users Take A Seat
News  |  10/6/2015  | 
Couchbase's new SQL-compatible query language bridges the gap to JSON. Couchbase executives say this enables developers who are familiar with SQL and tools built for SQL, such as Excel, to work with NoSQL.
Apple iOS 9.0.2 Fixes App Slicing Bug
Commentary  |  10/6/2015  | 
Apple's promise that iOS 9 would trim down memory use in iPhones and other devices can finally be realized with a newly rolled out iCloud delivery fix.
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