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SAP's SapphireNow: Emphasizing Simple Empathy
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
Software is the key to business empathy, according to SAP CEO Bill McDermott's opening keynote at the company's SapphireNow 2015 conference.
Microsoft Chief Slams Google As Lollipop Hits 10 Percent
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
The newest version of Android -- Lollipop -- is catching on slowly, and Microsoft had something to say about Google's mobile operating system.
Tech Innovation From Unexpected Sources: A Healthcare Provider
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
Geisinger Health System shows that big, long-established providers can drive digital innovation.
Comic: The Social Economy
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
Tweets as commodities? Facebook as the new gold standard? The new social economy.
Technology Is A Human Endeavor
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
IT leaders share their insights on why technology doesn't mean anything without people.
Free Android Apps Secretly Talk To Ad, Tracking Sites
Commentary  |  5/4/2015  | 
Researchers are warning about misleading Google Play app behaviors and are calling for more visibility into Android applications' connection policies.
Nordstrom VP: Take Emotion Out Of Agile Transformation
Commentary  |  5/4/2015  | 
Mapping each step of a dev process can make the transformation more fact-based. It might look like micromanagement, but Nordstrom's Courtney Kissler calls it "honoring reality."
Best Ways to Celebrate May the Fourth Be With You
Commentary  |  5/3/2015  | 
The geek holiday May the Fourth Be With You is coming up. Here's some creative ways to enjoy the holiday.
Apple Watch And A Tattoo? We Have Some Alternatives
Commentary  |  5/2/2015  | 
The Apple Watch heart monitor might not work if you have a tattoo on your wrist. Here are some things we suggest to hipsters with this problem.
Mobile App Dev: Like Shipping Software On Floppy Discs
Commentary  |  5/1/2015  | 
Gilt Groupe, the high-fasion online retailer, shares some of the creative ways it handles the development challenges unique to mobile, now that mobile apps are becoming 'legacy' code.
Salesforce Deal: Who Could Buy It?
Commentary  |  5/1/2015  | 
A report sparked widespread speculation about the future of Salesforce. Is it ripe for acquisition, and, if so, which tech giant might buy it?
Innovation Starts With Culture: Interop Leadership Track
Commentary  |  4/30/2015  | 
Three IT leaders talk about how they transformed their cultures and became more innovative.
The NSA, Surveillance, And What CIOs Need To Know
Commentary  |  4/29/2015  | 
At the Interop Keynote, things get frightening as the EFF's Kurt Opsahle recounted the NSA surveillance history.
Samsung Handily Reclaims Smartphone Crown From Apple
Commentary  |  4/29/2015  | 
Shipments of Samsung's smartphones roared back to life during the first quarter, putting the company ahead of Apple. However, profits remain elusive for the world's largest maker of phones.
InformationWeek News Desk Is Live At Interop 2015
Commentary  |  4/29/2015  | 
Please join host Sara Peters for the first-ever InformationWeek News Desk show at Interop 2015. Our second program starts at 11 a.m. PDT on Thursday, April 30.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Emerging Tech Drives Hard Results
Commentary  |  4/28/2015  | 
The 2015 Elite 100 companies are applying emerging technology in practical ways that will rewrite the rules of business.
IoT And The Looming Mobile Tidal Wave
Commentary  |  4/28/2015  | 
If you thought handling BYOD was hard, wait until you see what managing mobile devices for the Internet of Things entails.
InformationWeek News Desk Debuts At Interop 2015
Commentary  |  4/27/2015  | 
Whether you are attending Interop in person or keeping tabs on the show from your desk at the office, the InformationWeek News Desk is a new way to keep up-to-date and find out what the biggest names in the industry think about the future of information technology.
Comic: HR Analytics
Commentary  |  4/27/2015  | 
Predictive analytics is great, but when it comes to HR, maybe spending more time on people will make it less necessary.
Google Project Fi: Reasons To Love And Hate It
Commentary  |  4/26/2015  | 
Google's Project Fi is an interesting set of contradictions. Here's what we love and hate about it.
Apple Watch Launch: 6 Things We Know Now
Commentary  |  4/26/2015  | 
Now that hotly-anticipated Apple Watch is out in the open, users have been revealing new capabilities and, in some cases, confirming suspicions about the Watch's practicality. From tiny screws to how waterproof it is, here's what we learned about the smartwatch.
Apple Watch Teardown Proves It's Hard To Fix
Commentary  |  4/24/2015  | 
The miniscule battery in the Apple Watch is the only component nimble-fingered technicians might be able to replace, according to iFixit's latest report.
Embryo DNA Experiments Hold Lessons For Tech
Commentary  |  4/24/2015  | 
Western scientists are up in arms about a new experiment to alter the DNA of an embryo. The real issue isn't ethics, however. It is whether it is the smart path to be taking in the first place.
IoT Seen As A Major Driver For SAP HANA
Commentary  |  4/24/2015  | 
SAP's Bernd Leukert looks ahead for smartwatches, the Internet of Things, and HANA to tie it all together.
Google's Project Fi: Disrupting Wireless As We Know It
Commentary  |  4/23/2015  | 
Google's Project Fi will use a mix of cellular and WiFi to connect calls, messages, and data. Though inexpensive, Project Fi's focus isn't on the cash.
Live From Las Vegas, It's Interop Radio!
Commentary  |  4/23/2015  | 
Seven days. Eleven shows. Interop Radio is bringing you the very best from Interop 2015, starting Friday, April 24.
BetterWorks CEO: Treat Feedback Like A Fitbit
Commentary  |  4/23/2015  | 
We love feedback, but our enterprises do it all wrong. The CEO of BetterWorks wants employers to treat feedback more like a Fitbit.
Apple Watch Apps Booming, But Display Toughness Questioned
Commentary  |  4/22/2015  | 
The Apple Watch will have no shortage of apps available out of the gate, but the most popular model is also the most susceptible to damage, according to tests.
Bypassing The Password, Part 3: Freedom Compromised
Commentary  |  4/22/2015  | 
Want to protect your privacy from government snoops? Say no to biometrics. Say yes to strong password protection and encryption.
IT Life Radio: An Alternative To University IT Programs
Commentary  |  4/22/2015  | 
Tune in Wednesday, April 22, at 3 p.m. ET to hear Ashu Desai talk about Make School, an alternative to University computer science programs.
Comic: Machine Learning
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
Machines can beat us at our own games. How long before they don't need us anymore?
Google's Mobile Algorithm Change: 5 Things To Know
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
If your website isn't optimized for mobile devices, there's a good chance your Google search rankings will plummet. Here are five key facts that you and your business need to know.
Google Maps Lets Users Search For Loch Ness Monster
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
The Loch Ness Monster probably doesn't exist, but Google Maps is putting a new level of fun back into the hunt for Nessie.
Bypassing The Password, Part 2: Trusted Identities
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
The federal government's collaborative efforts with the private sector to "mov[e] beyond the password" are difficult to trust when there are potentially ulterior motives at play.
Nokia Eyeing Return To Consumer Phone Market, Report Claims
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
Nokia is reportedly looking to rejoin the consumer cell phone market, but not in the way you might expect. There are reports that its Nokia Technologies division is developing a new phone design that the company will license.
Moore's Law At 50: In The News
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
Here's a sampler of some of the best of the reports that marked the official anniversary of Moore's Law on Sunday, April 19.
Bypassing The Password, Part 1: Windows 10 Scaremongering
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
Microsoft's hype of its upcoming biometrics system in Windows 10, spouting the virtues of biometrics over traditional password-based security, seems misguided at best -- misleading at worst.
What We Learned From The Second Star Wars Trailer
Commentary  |  4/19/2015  | 
The second Star Wars trailer is out. And it revealed much more than the first. Here's what we know so far.
HIMSS15: The 'Year Of Execution' For Data Sharing
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
The industry is focusing less on electronic record features and more on sharing the data held in them.
Android For Work Reports For Office Duty
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
Through Android For Work, Google has made its mobile device management tool for Android smartphones available to businesses, offering IT teams the control they want and the security they need.
Space X, Hubble, Coffee: The Cost Of Doing Business In Space
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
Space is expensive, dangerous, and easy to get wrong. This week, news about Space X, the upcoming Hubble anniversary, and the price of astronaut coffee shows why we should think hard about future projects.
Apple Watch Won't Be Sold In Stores Anytime Soon
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Angela Ahrendts, Apple's retail chief, said the company will sell its high-end Apple Watch online exclusively until June as preorders continue unabated. The latest estimates have preorder sales topping 2 million.
5 Salary Enhancing Moves For Tech Workers
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Some steps, like being honest about your preferences, might take some getting used to.
Why The Maker Movement Matters To Your Business
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Chris Anderson has found success in what's known as the Maker movement, and he's sure that encouraging the freedom to tinker at work will deliver rewards for any company.
Why Companies Should Pay Attention To AngularJS
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
When Google and Microsoft collaborate on a project, it's worth noting.
4 Backup Landmines Waiting For The Unwary
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev warns about the pitfalls hidden in the process of conducting regular data backups.
Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge: Pricey To Make But Selling Briskly
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
In a statement, Samsung claims demand for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is higher than anticipated. However, a new report also finds the smartphones are the most expensive the company has ever produced.
HP's Still In Public Cloud, But Where?
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
HP's Bill Hilf has rebutted the interpretation of his New York Times statements about the company's public cloud plans, but where does that leave Helion versus Amazon?
IT Life Radio: Leadership Lessons For Women (And Everyone Else)
Commentary  |  4/14/2015  | 
The latest episode of IT Life Radio tackles the important issue of women in leadership roles and how they can lead better while remaining true to themselves.
Google Image Search Results Amplify Sexism, Study Finds
Commentary  |  4/14/2015  | 
Gender bias is made worse by public sources of data, such as image search engines and stock photos.
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