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Windows 10: Microsoft Attempts A SaaS Model
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
With Windows 10, Microsoft will attempt to update its operating system with a cloud sensibility. Can it be done?
Interop Radio: Gen. John Michel On Leadership
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
Gen. John Michel joins us for the debut of our new show, Interop Radio's Business Matters.
iPhone Kill Switch: How Effective Is It?
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
A new report shows that the iPhone kill switch may not be as effective as first thought. What does this mean for other smartphone kill switches?
VDI Prepares Sussex County, NJ, For Anything
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
Sussex County, NJ, built a cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure for a mobile workforce. The project earned the organization a spot in the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100.
10 Windows 10 Slogans That Didn't Make The Cut
Commentary  |  7/26/2015  | 
The Windows 10 ad campaign is not all that inspiring. It makes you wonder which marketing ideas were rejected.
Apple In China: Best Yet To Come?
Commentary  |  7/26/2015  | 
Apple reported a 31% jump in revenue from Greater China in the latest quarter, and it still has lots of room to grow.
Moto G Details Leak Ahead Of Motorola Event
Commentary  |  7/24/2015  | 
Motorola is holding a splashy event in NYC July 28, and leaks have provided a solid look at what's in store.
What Your Music Taste Says About How You Think
Commentary  |  7/24/2015  | 
Researchers at the University of Cambridge studied the music choices of 4,000 participants to distinguish systemic thinkers from empathic ones. What kind of thinker are you?
IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
IBM's Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications.
Google's Cloud Storage Nearline Goes Public
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
Google's Cloud Storage Nearline technology is out of beta. The company is offering customers 100PB of storage to start.
iPhone Vs. Android: Apple's Success Only Goes So Far
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
Apple's iPhone is a beast, but it will never fully conquer the smartphone market, where Android still holds some sway.
Google Glass Enterprise, Pixate Deal Offers Mobile Clues
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
With new details about Google Glass, and with the acquisition of Pixate, Google is offering some insight into mobile roadmap.
California Firefighters Might Shoot Down Drones
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
To help firefighters, the California State Assembly is considering giving them permission to take out drones in their way.
Windows 10 Will Use Virtualization For Extra Security
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
Microsoft explores new security strategies based on virtualization to better protect enterprise customers from malware and identity theft.
Apple Results: iPhone Blooms, But Whither The iPad?
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
Apple's third-quarter results were dominated by iPhone sales, but the company's iPad business continues to slide.
Apple Watch Sales Nearly Impossible To Predict
Commentary  |  7/21/2015  | 
Apple reports its quarterly earnings July 21. There's lots of interest in determining just how many Apple Watches the company has sold.
Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2015, .Net 4.6
Commentary  |  7/21/2015  | 
Microsoft has released the latest version of Visual Studio, as well as .Net. These help to expand the company's developer ecosystem to new platforms, including OS X and Linux.
CIOs Aren't Getting What They Need From CRM
Commentary  |  7/21/2015  | 
A new report from ZS Associates finds that many CIOs use CRM only as a management tool, not as software that can help them with customers.
Nokia Wants Another Run At Making Phones
Commentary  |  7/20/2015  | 
Nokia looks to regain relevancy in the mobile device business in its post-Microsoft life.
Reddit: 10 Ways To Clean It Up
Commentary  |  7/19/2015  | 
Reddit has an image problem, possibly an actual user problem with trolls, and much worse. The company vows to fix it all, but how?
Twitter, Facebook Are Major News Outlets Now
Commentary  |  7/19/2015  | 
A study from Pew Research shows nearly two thirds of us get our news from Twitter and Facebook. That's not good if you like to learn, or even if you want to keep your children alive.
Spam Hits 12-Year Low, Symantec Report Finds
Commentary  |  7/18/2015  | 
While cyber-attacks grab all the headlines, the amount of spam hitting the in-boxes of the corporate world is actually at its lowest level in 12 years, according to Symantec.
HTC Grip Delayed As Company Rethinks Wearables
Commentary  |  7/17/2015  | 
HTC has delayed the release of its Grip fitness wearable after consumer testing and may be retooling the device to serve a different purpose.
Robot With Bacteria Brain Stalks Food, Is Your Worst Nightmare
Commentary  |  7/17/2015  | 
A robot run by a brain made up of bacteria sounds like a science fiction plot, but it is actually good science.
Amazon Prime Day Fail: Huge Sales, Grumpy Customers
Commentary  |  7/17/2015  | 
Moving merchandise may qualify as success, but not everyone was sold on sales figures as the salient metric.
Microsoft Buys Field Service Management Firm FieldOne
Commentary  |  7/16/2015  | 
Microsoft is looking to increase its IT field services portfolio with the acquisition of FieldOne. The emphasis is on using analytics and big data to make services more efficient.
Motorola Readying New Phones, Smartwatch?
Commentary  |  7/16/2015  | 
Motorola plans to unveil something in New York on July 28. From new smartphones to a new smartwatch, here's what to expect.
MakerBot CEO: 3D Printing Going Mainstream
Commentary  |  7/16/2015  | 
Jonathan Jaglom is the new CEO of MakerBot. He comes to the job with strong views of how 3D printing will change the consumer and enterprise markets.
Commodore PET: Nostalgia In An Android Phone
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
A company is reviving the Commodore name (again), this time in the form on an Android smartphone.
Adobe Flash Failure Shows Plug-Ins Are Obsolete
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
This week's Flash failure also illustrates why plug-ins need to go. One solution to all of this is HTML5.
ZTE Axon Smartphone Tempts US Consumers
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
ZTE, the Chinese handset maker, rolled out the Axon phone this week, which it thinks will be its ticket into the US market.
Cheap IT Will Cost You
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
Under-investing in technology likely means you can't achieve your business transformation goals and you're probably overspending somewhere else.
Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Looks To Simplify Big Data
Commentary  |  7/14/2015  | 
Microsoft is planning to release a new suite of tools dubbed Cortana Analytics, which Satya Nadella claims will democratize big data.
Is Samsung Rushing Galaxy Note 5 To Market?
Commentary  |  7/14/2015  | 
Samsung may roll out its Galaxy Note 5 phablet earlier than planned to combat slower-than-expected sales of the Galaxy S6.
Microsoft Azure Updates Target Developers, Partners
Commentary  |  7/13/2015  | 
Microsoft is looking to make Azure more appealing to its community of developers and channel partners as way of countering AWS and Google.
PC Shipments Drop 10% As Windows 10 Looms
Commentary  |  7/13/2015  | 
With Windows 10 coming later this month, the PC market is continuing to show signs of slowing down ahead of the launch. Apple, of course, is the exception.
The Sharing Economy: Not What You Think It Is
Commentary  |  7/13/2015  | 
You may think your business operates in a sector that is immune from the kinds of disruptions that the likes of Airbnb and Uber have caused hoteliers and taxi drivers. But you'd be wrong
Chromebooks Gain Traction in the Enterprise
Commentary  |  7/13/2015  | 
These low-cost, web-based devices are wedging themselves into the crowded device repertoire for enterprise end users. Here's what IT needs to know.
IT Job Search Process Takes Too Long
Commentary  |  7/9/2015  | 
The job interview process is growing longer, but we're not getting better at hiring.
NYSE, United Airlines Shutdowns Spark Paranoia
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
United Airlines and the New York Stock Exchange both experienced massive outages this morning. The causes are slowly coming to light.
Why ISO Certifications Make Sense For IT
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Certifications from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) are important when considering which vendors to choose for your IT needs. But when was the last time you thought about applying ISO standards to your own internal IT operations?
IT Skills Gap: What We've Got Here Is A Failure To Communicate
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Everyone agrees there is an IT skills gap, but managers and IT pros disagree on the reasons for it.
Google Cloud Console App Misses The Mark For iOS Users
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
Mobile apps for Android and iOS aim to make it easier for IT admins and other users to monitor and manage the Google Cloud Platform. But the iOS version of the app, due later this year, is missing some important features.
Trump Hotel Powers Up Demanding Guests' WiFi Experience
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
Advanced wireless networks at Chicago's Trump International Hotel and Tower enable guests to stream movies from smartphones to 65" TVs.
OS X El Capitan: How Apple Will Make IT Happy
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
With OS X El Capitan, Apple is touching on the right enterprise features that business users and IT administrators want, including security, application management, and performance enhancements.
'Google Effect' Is Real, Dangerous, Says Kaspersky
Commentary  |  7/6/2015  | 
By uploading more of the contents of our brain into our phones, we remember less and become more vulnerable.
Windows 10: 10 Reasons You'll Love It
Commentary  |  7/5/2015  | 
Windows 10 looks like a good operating system, but the reasons we love an operating system are harder to predict.
Why Facebook, Telepathy Don't Mix
Commentary  |  7/3/2015  | 
Mark Zuckerberg thinks telepathy is the ultimate form of communication. Believe it or not, for certain things, Facebook is better than telepathy.
The Threat Of Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  7/3/2015  | 
Super-intelligent robots deserve some concern, but really we should be paying more attention to the people and processes involved in building our machines.
Chicago Cloud Computing Tax Is Not Amusing
Commentary  |  7/3/2015  | 
In a new ruling, Chicago is planning to tax cloud-computing services such as Netflix and Apple's new music service. CIOs should pay attention.
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