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Luxury Watchmaker TAG Heuer Sees Digital 'Tsunami'
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
Maker of TAG Heuer watches shifts gears, now plans to craft a smartwatch and possibly make acquisitions, in the wake of Apple Watch.
3 OpenStack Predictions For 2015
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
VMware customers will surge, Debian will become the vendor-neutral platform, and instability will lose its cool factor.
Analytics Showdown: Should Apps Be Simpler, Or Smarter?
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
Qlik, Tableau, and Salesforce.com are betting on simple analytic applications, while veterans IBM and SAS push smarter. What do you need?
Event-Driven Medicine Holds Great Promise
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
Research shows that wearables and biosensors can help clinicians collect enough data to pinpoint the abnormalities in a patient's biomarkers that require attention.
When Holidays & Healthcare Open Enrollment Collide
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
Lack of transparency in health plans is enough to give most people heartburn.
Hortonworks' Big IPO: Why CIOs Should Care
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
Even before last week's successful IPO, Hortonworks had no trouble selling Hadoop's promise. But here's why many CIOs are betting on this platform.
Secret CIO: Stop Making Stupid Software Decisions
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
The way we evaluate and implement software is broken. Stop shooting for consensus from line-of-business VPs and start asking IT to become business experts.
Net Neutrality: Wellspring Of Terrible Analogies
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
What is it about the net neutrality debate that inspires so many uninformed opinions and misguided comparisons?
Cartoon: Chief Storm Officer
Commentary  |  12/12/2014  | 
IT overtime never ends.
Geekend: Oculus Rift Tourism
Commentary  |  12/12/2014  | 
The tourism industry hopes to lure us with virtual reality previews of destinations viewed with the Oculus Rift and other VR headsets. Will it backfire?
Top 5 Enterprise Applications Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/12/2014  | 
Here's a yearend toast to the top headlines in cloud, mobile, integrated marketing, embedded analytics, and software license management in 2014.
The Wrong Reason To Hire More Developers
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
Leaders confuse the need to use software to advance their businesses with a mandate to have an internal core development competency.
Cloud Storage's Race To Zero
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
The race to provide free unlimited cloud storage can't end well, not for the vendors -- or the customers who believe they have finally found a free lunch.
CIO Hiring 100 IT Pros: What He Needs
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
You may be surprised what tops Choice Hotels CIO's list of toughest IT skills to find.
Can Google's ReCAPTCHA Swat The Bots?
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
New API promises to cut down on the annoyance factor of proving to websites we're human.
3D Printers: Why Nobody Needs One For Christmas
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Oh, by gosh, by golly, are you really going to print some mistletoe and holly?
Google In 2015: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Forget "peak Google." The year ahead will bring slower but continued expansion and diversification.
IT's Role In The Business Of Things
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Eliminating the time suck associated with mundane tasks wins consumer loyalty. When colleagues knock on your door with ideas, are you ready to support them?
The Right Training Tech For A Tech Career
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
For aspiring computer programmers, video and online collaboration provide an edge over those training in isolation.
Mobile Payments Won't Replace Cards And Cash Anytime Soon
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Why mobile payment apps remain on the fringes despite security and authentication benefits.
Hour of Code: Build The Next DevOps Generation
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
This week is Hour of Code, a worldwide initiative to introduce kids to coding. We need more than one hour a year, though, and initiatives that start in kindergarten, to ensure we have enough programmers for the future.
Kids And Tech: How Much Is Enough?
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
On the question of kids and screen time, educators and cognitive scientists still have more questions than answers.
Legal Minutia Is Killing My Productivity
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
I understand that legal matters are part of the CIO territory, but they're starting to overtake my day-to-day work.
Security Armchair Quarterbacks: Go Away
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
Cyber criminals will never go away. Instead of looking for a silver bullet, be proactive, interactive, and focus on reducing risk.
Blood Test Innovation: Less Cost, No Big Needle
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
Blood draw method that makes blood tests easier, less expensive, and more routine named a top healthcare technology innovation.
Docker Is Hot But Won't Eat The World -- Yet
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
Scalr CEO Sebastian Stadil talks Docker's usability and the pros and cons of using containers in IT, not yet a gold standard.
Beware The Perils Of Counteroffers
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
Is finding a new job among your resolutions for 2015? Once you have an offer, you need to go -- even if your employer begs you to stay. Here's why.
9 Implausible Tech Products For 2015
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
Technology sometimes pushes the boundaries of usefulness and good taste. We're pushing back with these nine outrageous (and bogus) products due out in 2015.
3 Disruptive Trends In 2015: IoT Leads List
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
The Internet of Things, big data, and software-defined data centers will begin to drive real value for business -- and the public at large -- in 2015.
Qlik Takes On Tableau In Data Visualization
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
Qlik Sense complements QlikView data discovery with a self-service visualization toolset. Here's what's right and what's missing in the 1.0 release.
Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
As companies move beyond bleeding-edge experiments into production deployments, these trends point to real-world progress in big data analysis.
Tips For IT Contractors Going Full-Time
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
IT contractors looking for full-time employment face tough questions from hiring managers. Here's how to respond.
Geekend: Starbucks Order Ahead App? No, Thanks
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
Starbucks' new app will be popular, but it shouldn't be.
Docker Founder Must Right His Ship
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
After some controversy this week, Docker needs to show it has the maturity needed to manage an open source project.
Cartoon: On The 3D Printer Day Of Christmas
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
Old St. Nick never got this kind of holiday help.
Enlist Mobile Apps In Diabetes Fight
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
Mobile apps can help diabetes sufferers get ahead of their symptoms and live healthier, more carefree lives.
Stop The Black Friday & Cyber Week Hating
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
Of course you need tech toys. And... discounts. No politically correct hating required.
SAP Seals Concur Deal: Desperate Or Strategic?
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
SAP finalizes its purchase of cloud-based travel-and-expense management vendor Concur. Is it a coup or a misfit?
Rocket Vs. Docker Will Come Down To DevOps
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Whether CoreOS's Rocket successfully challenges Docker's lead in cloud containers will come down to which gets DevOps right.
Healthcare Software: Put Development In Context
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Developers must walk a mile in clinicians' shoes to create great healthcare applications.
Cloud Storage Is Inevitable, So Plan For It
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Simply buying more on-premises data storage without evaluating cloud-based storage alternatives could be a costly mistake.
Public Safety Communications: Time For Convergence
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
First responders need a better blend of reliability and multimedia capability. Until a dedicated 4G network is implemented, a blend of networks, devices, and applications should drive future procurements.
Apple And Google At Work: The Enterprise Challenge
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
With Apple and Google pushing products into the enterprise, businesses need to rethink how they invest in new technology.
ICD-10 Delay Again? Don't Do It
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Congress is once again toying with the notion of pushing back the new diagnostic coding requirement.
Welcoming Our AI Overlords
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end humanity, but science fiction often proposes a harmonious future for people and machines. Who’s right?
Who Is Your Industry's Digital Master?
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
If you think digital transformation is only happening in a few hip industries, you're already getting left behind.
How Microsoft Surface Pro Won Me Over
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
How I learned to stop worrying and love Windows 8.1 and the Surface Pro.
5 Companies That Represent IT's Best
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
Here's a look at the No. 1 company in each of the past five annual InformationWeek IT rankings. Why not yours in 2015? Apply for the InformationWeek Elite 100.
Multi-Structured Data: The New Innovation Opportunity
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
Multi-structured data sets come in dozens of formats and reside in non-transactional systems such as sensors and customer interaction streams. Are you harnessing their power?
Why FBI Is Wrong On Encryption Workaround
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
Such a measure would invade privacy, extend government overreach, and hurt US tech companies.
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