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Facebook VR: 10 Reasons It Won't Work Out
Commentary  |  3/29/2015  | 
Virtual reality sounds great, but Facebook and VR aren't necessarily a great pairing.
iPhone 6C With 4-Inch Display? Expert Says No
Commentary  |  3/29/2015  | 
This week, the Apple rumor mill started to churn with talk of three different iPhone 6 series devices, including a 4-inch iPhone 6C. However, a smaller iPhone doesn't seem to jive with the company's plans.
Smartphones Make Some Of Us Lazy Thinkers
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
We've often thought that smartphones made us dumb, but new studies show it is more complicated than that. They make us lazy more than dumb.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Vs. HTC M9: Which One Is Right For You?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Are you on the fence between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9? This InformationWeek guide will help you pick the better of the two smartphones.
Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
IoT Revolution: Is The Enterprise Ready?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
In the connected future, the Internet of Things is expected to play a huge role in everyday life. Are enterprises ready to handle IoT, and what does it mean for security?
Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 Go On Sale April 10
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
If there's one day to go smartphone shopping, it's April 10. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge and the HTC One M9 will hit store shelves on the same day.
3 Priorities For Enterprise Applications In 2015
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
Competition and cloud delivery haven't done enough to improve enterprise apps. Buyers must pressure vendors for better features, improved usability, and meaningful analytics.
IT Pros Make Job-Hopping A Way Of Life
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
IT pros are always looking for the next job (actively or passively). Why can't anyone sit still?
Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
This NFL Player Is Better At Math Than You Are
Commentary  |  3/24/2015  | 
NFL Player John Urschel is a great football player and a great mathematician.
Internet Explorer Dependent? Time To Move On
Commentary  |  3/24/2015  | 
Microsoft's move to Project Spartan should be your cue to retire aging enterprise apps that rely on Internet Explorer plug-ins or Active X controls.
Google, Amazon, Apple Dominate Most Desirable Companies List
Commentary  |  3/24/2015  | 
It's no surprise that Apple, Amazon, and Google dominate a list of companies people would go to work for if they could. However, does this mean workers really want to leave?
Google Glass: Schmidt Says It Will Return
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Glass has a future, though its form remains unclear.
Interop Radio Heats Up
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
Interop Radio moves into high gear this week with an episode on digital transformation and the premier of the Hot Stage Diaries.
Google Testing On-Body Detection Tool For Android Smartphones
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
With Google's new On-Body Detection Tool, Android phones will remain unlocked as long as they are in your hand or pocket. However, there are security concerns.
Clintonemail.com: A Cautionary Call To Action
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton becomes ever more embattled in the press and in politics because of her personal email usage, we can draw lessons for enterprises and employees alike on contending with Shadow IT.
Comic: Call Center Analytics
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
Call center profiling and analytics is serious. But this isn't.
Internet Explorer: 10 Reasons You'll Miss It
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
Internet Explorer is retiring. Let's take a nostalgic trip down memory lane for the Web browser that saw us through the turn of the century. We'll miss you IE.
Microsoft Surface Hub Is Big On Collaboration
Commentary  |  3/20/2015  | 
Microsoft's Surface Hub aims to do for collaboration what the Surface does for personal productivity.
Android Auto Revs Up As Google Courts Developers
Commentary  |  3/20/2015  | 
Google released its Android Auto app for smartphones this week, and Pioneer added the platform to a handful of its head units.
Amazon Drone Tests Approved By FAA, Futurists Yawn
Commentary  |  3/20/2015  | 
Amazon has been given a license by the FCC that will allow it to test drones in a way that will be completely useless.
Spark Promoter Databricks Should Let Software Shine
Commentary  |  3/19/2015  | 
Can Databricks effectively shepherd the most promising open source project for big data analytics while also promoting its commercial cloud service?
T-Mobile Targets AT&T, Verizon With Low-Cost Business Offering
Commentary  |  3/19/2015  | 
T-Mobile hopes to lure enterprise users away from AT&T and Verizon with simple, low-cost business plans.
UC: A Work Still In Progress
Commentary  |  3/18/2015  | 
Unified communication as a tool for enterprise collaboration is making progress but remains very much a work in progress.
IoT Is About Analysis, Not Things
Commentary  |  3/18/2015  | 
When we emphasize "things" in the Internet of Things, we obscure its real value—the ability to make connected decisions based on analysis.
HTC One M9 Smartphones Insured With 'Uh Oh Protection'
Commentary  |  3/18/2015  | 
Break your HTC One M9? HTC will replace it for free under its new "Uh-Oh Protection" plan.
IT Should Get Naked
Commentary  |  3/17/2015  | 
To drive real change, IT must shed its invisibility and engage with the organization’s politics and culture.
Microsoft Cloud-First Push Shines In CRM, Lags In ERP
Commentary  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft's Dynamics CRM Online business is growing quickly, but Dynamics AX Online is still stuck at the gate. What's the holdup?
AeroMobil Self-Flying Car Previews At SXSW
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
AeroMobil has introduced a flying car, and soon the car will fly itself. The company detailed its plans at SXSW.
Interop Radio: Social Media, Surveys & IT Pros
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Join us at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 17 for Interop Radio: Why Social Media and Survey Technologies are Relevant to IT Pros
Splunk Light Vs. Alternatives: Cost, Functionality Compared
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Splunk Light offers a new option for companies to apply data analytics to IT operations. Here's how it stacks up against Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud, and emerging open-source and commercial rivals.
BlackBerry, Samsung SecuTablet Offers Security For Business, Government Data
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
The SecuTablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S that's secured for governments and businesses by BlackBerry's Secusmart service.
Comic: Data-Driven Decisions
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Data-driven decisions are great, but can they go too far? Is there still room for gut feelings? A comic look at the decisions we make.
iPhone, NXP Advances Pushing NFC Mainstream
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Thanks to new technology from NXP, as well as Apple including NFC technology in the iPhone 6, mobile payments are going to be huge. Here's what that future looked like at MWC 2015.
Video: Apple Watch, Apple Gadget Fantasies
Commentary  |  3/13/2015  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds clocks in on the Apple Watch and suggests other products we would’ve liked to see from Cupertino.
iOS 8.3 Beta: A Shift In Apple's Testing Strategy?
Commentary  |  3/13/2015  | 
For the first time, Apple is allowing people other than developers to try a pre-release version of iOS. Is the iOS 8.3 beta a shift for the company?
Twitter, Anonymous, Curt Schilling: Policing The Internet Frontier
Commentary  |  3/13/2015  | 
Vigilante justice on the Internet is doing some good, but it also has a scary side. Here's a look at how Twitter, Curt Schilling, and Anonymous are changing Silicon Valley.
Artificial Leaf Might Be Key to Reversing Climate Change
Commentary  |  3/13/2015  | 
A new invention from CalTech could help reverse the effects of climate change.
4 Data-Driven Predictions For IT Innovation
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
Data from the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 companies shows how these digital innovators are using analytics and cloud, and where they could miss the boat.
Google Chromebook Pixel Turns To USB Type-C
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
The second generation of Google's Chromebook Pixel laptop series keeps the aluminum design, improves battery life, and adopts USB Type-C for fast charging.
'Wave 2' Wireless Deployments Power Education In Houston
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
In Houston, "Wave 2" wireless networking deployments are helping one community college revamp how students and faculty view education, especially with video.
IoT Adds New Wrinkle To MDM, BYOD
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
For the past few years, BYOD and MDM has focused on smartphones and tablets. Now, companies like AirWatch are turning their attention to the Internet of Things.
iPhone Will Sport 'Force Touch' Tech Later This Year
Commentary  |  3/11/2015  | 
Apple plans to port "Force Touch," the pressure-sensitive technology it created for its new MacBook, to its next-generation iPhones later this year, according to published reports.
IoT Standardization: Why The Network Matters
Commentary  |  3/11/2015  | 
We caught up with executives from IBM Research Zurich during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week to get the latest news on the company's efforts as part of an alliance with the lofty goal of standardizing IoT and M2M networks worldwide.
New Apple MacBook: Gorgeous, But Flawed
Commentary  |  3/10/2015  | 
The new Apple MacBook may be one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks out there, but it makes some serious compromises to get there.
Google: IoT Can Help The Disabled
Commentary  |  3/10/2015  | 
At Mobile World Congress, the head of Google's accessibility engineering team explained how the Internet of Things can help those with disabilities.
IT Jobs Are Hot, Raises Not So Much
Commentary  |  3/10/2015  | 
IT job growth has been trending ahead of the national average, and remained hot for several months in a row. So, where are all our salary increases?
White House TechHire Initiative: Calling All Coders
Commentary  |  3/9/2015  | 
The White House TechHire Initiative looks to local code schools as models for tech skills development.
Docker Adds SDN Capabilities Via SocketPlane
Commentary  |  3/9/2015  | 
Docker acquired startup SocketPlane to enhance the networking capabilities of its containers.
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