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Tag Heuer's $1,800 Smartwatch Has Intel Inside
Commentary  |  10/13/2015  | 
Luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer says the Apple Watch is a threat to its entry-level products, but not its high-end timepieces.
VMware Value Lies In Modern Data Center Management
Commentary  |  10/13/2015  | 
Some analysts are sounding the death knell for VMware following Dell's planned acquisition of EMC, but don't count out virtualization's stronghold in the enterprise data center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow Lands On Nexus Devices First
Commentary  |  10/6/2015  | 
Google has started delivering the next generation of Android to Nexus-branded smartphones and tablets. Here are the details.
IT Talent Crisis? Gartner Says Get Creative
Commentary  |  10/6/2015  | 
Gartner CIO Symposium gives CIOs a hint about the talent shortage. It might not be as bad as you think if you're willing to get creative.
Facebook To Beam Free Internet To Sub-Saharan Africa
Commentary  |  10/6/2015  | 
Facebook inks a deal with French satellite company Eutelsat to provide wireless Internet access to Africa.
YiSpecter Malware Threatens iPhone Owners
Commentary  |  10/5/2015  | 
The malicious YiSpecter code is able to infect jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones, and it's being distributed through the iTunes App Store.
Imagine Retail Without Sales Associates, Gartner Asks
Commentary  |  10/5/2015  | 
A Gartner analyst uses the vision of a workplace without associates as a great jumping-off point to talk about how to integrate technology into the brick-and-mortar store of tomorrow.
Compliance Project Leads Bakery To An IT Overhaul
Commentary  |  10/5/2015  | 
When faced with new compliance requirements, small business owner Cyril Cohen took application development into his own hands. The project ultimately led to a complete revamp of the IT infrastructure for his commercial bakery. See what it's all about, and how this approach could work for your business.
IoT: Can It Bridge The Digital Divide To Fulfill Its Promise?
Commentary  |  10/5/2015  | 
The Internet of Things could be key in helping with problems with infrastructure, transportation, pollution, and general quality of life. But, first, access is needed.
Japan's Robot Taxi: 10 Things You Can Try
Commentary  |  10/4/2015  | 
Japan plans on testing and deploying a fleet of automated taxis. That seems like a something we could have a lot of fun with.
T-Mobile, Experian Hack: How You Can Minimize Your Risk
Commentary  |  10/3/2015  | 
Here are a few steps T-Mobile customers can take to protect themselves in the wake of the Experian hack.
Mobile Ad Blockers: Who Will Pay The Price?
Commentary  |  10/3/2015  | 
A report from the New York Times removes doubt that ad blockers make a difference in the mobile experience, but at what cost?
Peeple App: Creepy Yet Potentially Uplifting
Commentary  |  10/2/2015  | 
A new "Yelp for people" app is potentially the biggest disaster on the Internet. It could ruin reputations, cost people their jobs, and destroy relationships. It could become a platform for hatred and cyber-bullying. Or, it could be all smiles and happy dances. You decide.
LG V10 Smartphone Breaks New Ground
Commentary  |  10/1/2015  | 
LG's V10 handset has two screens, two selfie cameras, and specs to spare. The company also showed a smartwatch that makes phone calls.
El Capitan Hands-On: New Mac OS X Provides Better Security
Commentary  |  10/1/2015  | 
The latest version of the Mac OS X, called El Capitan, looks a lot like the last version with some visual and functionality improvements. However, it's the added security that makes the upgrade worth it.
Bad User Experiences: How Analytics Can Improve App Testing
Commentary  |  10/1/2015  | 
Not doing any user experience testing on your enterprise apps? Do it now. Want to make sure your apps are successfully used by your employees? Consider applying usability analytics to your evaluation process. Here's how.
Google's Nexus 6P, 5X Smartphones Face Uphill Battle
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
The Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, only available online, are best left to enthusiasts who want a pure Google experience.
Linux Foundation: Open Source Code Worth $5B
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
In an effort to place a more definitive financial value on open source code, the Linux Foundation has released a report that estimates the development costs of its Collaborative Projects.
ICD-10: The Big Healthcare IT Change You Didn't Expect
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
Updated medical classifications for billing purposes could cause problems for insurers, and may end up jacking up healthcare costs.
Google, NASA Bet On Quantum Computing
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
Organizations such as NASA and Google continue to invest in quantum computing even while questions are asked about whether it exists. Can a company called D-Wave deliver?
'Netflix And Chill' Button Shows What's Wrong With IoT
Commentary  |  9/28/2015  | 
Netflix's slightly tongue-in-cheek invention shows that the Internet of Things is way too complicated for consumers.
Comic: Playing In The Sandbox
Commentary  |  9/28/2015  | 
Increased use of sandboxes as a security measure may force more users to put on sunscreen at work.
Mark Zuckerberg Pledges Universal Internet Access With Caveats
Commentary  |  9/28/2015  | 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to deliver universal Internet access by 2020, but one of the biggest beneficiaries of that is his own social media site.
Can Data Algebra Make Big Data Faster And Cheaper?
Commentary  |  9/28/2015  | 
Data algebra is a new approach for managing, integrating, and searching data faster and more efficiently. Here's why developers and IT departments may want to consider adding it to their toolsets.
13 Million iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus Smartphones Sold This Weekend
Commentary  |  9/28/2015  | 
Apple smashed through last year's record-setting sales figure by 30% as consumers snapped up the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in a buying frenzy.
iPhone 6s Vs. BlackBerry Priv: Comparing Intangibles
Commentary  |  9/27/2015  | 
Once upon a time, Apple unseated BlackBerry as king of the smartphones. Could BlackBerry return the favor by switching to Android? Check out a surprisingly close battle that comes down to intangibles.
iPhone 6s: My Painless Experience At The Apple Store
Commentary  |  9/26/2015  | 
Apple's new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus reached stores Sept. 25, but not as many people lined up to buy them as in previous launches.
iOS 9 Lacks App-Slicing Technology For Now
Commentary  |  9/26/2015  | 
Apple promised that iOS 9 would offer App Thinning to trim down memory use in iPhones and other devices. However, some key app-slicing pieces are missing.
North America Is Out Of IPv4 Addresses: What's Next?
Commentary  |  9/25/2015  | 
It's official: ARIN finds that North America no longer has any IPv4 address available. With IoT and mobile creating more demand, what's next?
WAN Redesign Sparks New IT Ideas For Esselte Group
Commentary  |  9/25/2015  | 
What started as a project to improve Esselte Group's WAN has led the company's IT leadership to start thinking about how to redesign its IT infrastructure. The project earned the company a spot in the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100.
IBM's Watson Gets San Francisco Office, Added Capabilities
Commentary  |  9/24/2015  | 
IBM is building new West Coast office in San Francisco for its IBM Watson system, while Big Blue has added some capabilities, including ones for social media and productivity.
Nexus 5x Leaks As Retailers Clear Out Nexus 6
Commentary  |  9/23/2015  | 
Google's new Nexus smartphones are beginning to take shape ahead of the company's press event scheduled for Sept. 29.
Comic: Digital Natives
Commentary  |  9/22/2015  | 
Managers have to put up with a lot from digital natives, but sometimes it goes too far.
Bitcoin, Security Concerns Drive Blockchain Technology Adoption
Commentary  |  9/22/2015  | 
Suprising players, such as IBM, are adopting the blockchain technology known best for Bitcoin transactions.
WatchOS 2 Arrives As Apple Watch Sales Expand
Commentary  |  9/22/2015  | 
After a delay, Apple has released its watchOS 2, the updated version of the Apple Watch operating system. It arrives as more stores begin selling the pricey wearable.
Business Matters: Kristi Hedges On Leadership
Commentary  |  9/22/2015  | 
In this episode of InformationWeek's Business Matters, George Colombo talks effective leadership and communications with Kristi Hedges, serial entrepreneur, communications expert, author, and sought-after leadership coach.
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