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Android M: 5 Best Features
Commentary  |  5/29/2015  | 
Android M may focus more on improving the user experience, but Google still added some impressive new features. Here's what we learned at Google I/O.
Using Twitter, Smartphones To Accurately Assess Crowds
Commentary  |  5/29/2015  | 
As part of the Big Data Challenge, researchers from England's University of Warwick have turned to smartphones and Twitter to estimate crowd sizes quickly and accurately.
GE's Kate Johnson: How CIOs Can Be Heroes
Commentary  |  5/28/2015  | 
GE's new software group CEO aims its industrial Internet message at CIOs, as she helps GE up its software selling game.
iOS 9 Rumor: Proactive Project Will Rival Google Now
Commentary  |  5/28/2015  | 
Apple iOS 9 is shaping up to be more than just a performance upgrade. New details emerge pointing to a stronger competitor, called Proactive, which will challenge Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana.
SAP HANA: Not The Only In-Memory Game In Town
Commentary  |  5/28/2015  | 
SAP HANA is not the only option for those looking for an in-memory database platform. Big rivals such as Microsoft and Oracle offers similar tech.
Microsoft Office Coming To 20 More Android Tablets
Commentary  |  5/27/2015  | 
Microsoft has convinced 20 more Android tablet OEMs to install its Office productivity software on their devices. It's a smart move by Redmond.
BlackBerry Doomed By First iPhone, Storm Failure
Commentary  |  5/26/2015  | 
BlackBerry corporate leaders' inability to react effectively to market changes, specifically the first iPhone and AT&T's deal with Apple, doomed the famed smartphone maker.
APIs Are Eating The World
Commentary  |  5/26/2015  | 
The ability to deploy IT services rapidly and reliably has transformed the nature of business.
Why We Need Design Thinking In Healthcare
Commentary  |  5/25/2015  | 
Designers begin by understanding how people work in the real world, and then create the best IT system that's technically feasible.
Microsoft ATA: Worthy Successor To Patch Tuesday
Commentary  |  5/25/2015  | 
Tight integration with Active Directory gives Microsoft's new Advanced Threat Analytics appliance a powerful claim to stake in enterprise IT security.
Big Data: The Interdisciplinary Vortex
Commentary  |  5/25/2015  | 
Big data analytics requires companies to operate outside departmental boundaries, and sometimes beyond the spheres of their expertise, to find solutions to certain challenges.
KFC's Bluetooth Placemats: 10 Better Ideas
Commentary  |  5/24/2015  | 
KFC is testing a placemat that acts as a keyboard, allowing you to type while you eat without getting grease on your smartphone or tablet. What could be better? Here are 10 ideas.
iPad May Get Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9
Commentary  |  5/22/2015  | 
Apple is preparing some long overdue features for the iPad and may launch them on larger iPad Pro tablets later this year. This relates back to functionality in the upcoming iOS 9.
Bots Outpace Humans Online: Study
Commentary  |  5/22/2015  | 
Humans were responsible for only 41% of network traffic monitored by Distil Networks; bots made up the rest. What does this mean for your applications?
NSA Wanted To Hack Google App Store, Infect Android Phones
Commentary  |  5/21/2015  | 
The NSA and its Five Eyes allies researched a man-in-the-middle attack to infect Android smartphone users by hacking Google's App Store. It's the last revelation from Edward Snowden.
Fluke's TruView Live Monitors Cloud, SaaS Apps
Commentary  |  5/21/2015  | 
A new hosted service from Fluke Networks uses physical and virtual appliances to monitor cloud application performance.
The Great File Migration Is Underway
Commentary  |  5/21/2015  | 
As the amount of data in files grows, more and more will find their way in a great migration to cloud storage.
Driverless Cars, AI, Robots: Why CIOs Should Care
Commentary  |  5/20/2015  | 
Everybody loves to talk about a future filled with driverless cars, robots to tend to our every need, and artificial intelligence that can solve our problems. But does it all really matter for CIOs?
HANA, Hadoop Help SAP Connect IoT And Big Data
Commentary  |  5/20/2015  | 
Engineers at Sapphire Now discussed the potential and limitations for SAP S/4HANA as a platform for managing an enterprise Internet of Things and the big data that strategy requires.
Apple Watch, Android Wear Updates Begin Appearing This Week
Commentary  |  5/20/2015  | 
The first update for the Apple Watch makes performance improvements across the board, while Google is finally sending Android 5.1.1 to its line of Android Wear wearables.
IT Life Radio: Be A Better Manager
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
Do you wish you were a better manager? Tune in Wednesday at 3 pm ET and learn to improve a critical skill.
Identity Management For People, Things: Startup Profile
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
Startup ForgeRock leverages software from Sun Microsystems to provide identity services for users and devices.
Comic: White Hat Hackers
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
Is this the best way to hire security talent? The line between black hat and white hat is surely blurring.
Apple Debuts New MacBook, iMac Ahead Of WWDC
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
Apple adds Force Touch to its 15-inch MacBook Pro, intros a less-expensive iMac desktop, and reveals a new charging dock for the iPhone.
Linux Container Operating Systems: Thin Is In
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
From CoreOS to Atomic Host to Photon, a new breed of Linux operating system is slimming down in order to run containers. Will all of them survive?
Whether Or Not Chris Roberts Took Over A Plane, It Still Matters
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
Whether prominent hacker Chris Roberts took over a plane or not, the industry needs to rethink the way white hat hackers do their research.
Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile Strategy Promises Less Pain
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
Microsoft is borrowing a tactic from Apple's playbook and will be responsible for delivering system updates to Windows 10 mobile smartphones.
Streaming Analytics: Government Must Step Up
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
By blending static big data with streaming analysis, agencies will get insights they've never had.
IoT Buzz: Legit Business Or Next Tech Bubble Fail?
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
In the Internet of Things, everything needs to be connected and "smart." But, if everything is smart, how do you know what's dumb or doomed to fail?
Google Self-Driving Car: A Road Trip Playlist
Commentary  |  5/17/2015  | 
Google cars are hitting the road this summer. They need a road trip playlist.
Microsoft Says Short Attention Spans Are Fine
Commentary  |  5/15/2015  | 
Digital media, smartphones, and social networks are shortening our attention spans. But our brains are adapting nicely, according to research from Microsoft Canada.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Getting Production Boost
Commentary  |  5/15/2015  | 
Samsung is working hard to improve the number of Galaxy S6 Edge handsets coming out of its factories. It's also teasing an "Iron Man" edition.
Hadoop Adoption Remains Steady, But Slow, Gartner Finds
Commentary  |  5/15/2015  | 
Despite the big data hype, the adoption of Hadoop remains a slow, steady process, according to new Gartner research. A lack of Hadoop skills and complexity can account for this.
Apple Watch, Android Wear Lack Theft Protection
Commentary  |  5/14/2015  | 
The Apple Watch and Google's Android Wear platform don't have any security measures in place protecting their pricey wearables from loss or theft.
Samsung's Project Orbis: A Risky Apple Watch Challenger
Commentary  |  5/13/2015  | 
Samsung revealed details about a forthcoming smartwatch, dubbed Project Orbis, but don't expect it to use Google's Android Wear. Can it legitimacy challenge the Apple Watch?
How Corporate Culture Impedes Data Innovation
Commentary  |  5/13/2015  | 
BI and big data analytics tools are getting more sophisticated and comprehensive. Yet, some organizations are failing to derive full value from their data because their corporate cultures do not reflect a data-driven mindset. Here are the common cultural challenges standing in the way of big data innovation.
iPhone 6s Will Sport Force Touch, Rose Gold Option
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
Apple's advanced touchscreen tech, called Touch Force, may be the central new feature of the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Mobile App Mentality: 4 Ways IT Must Change
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
From architecture to employee trust, IT must adjust its thinking.
Big Data: Protecting Privacy Is Good For Business
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
Privacy issues in big data often put companies and consumers in adversarial positions. It doesn't have to be that way.
Comic: What Really Drives The Business
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
Data might drive your business, but what happens at nap time?
iPhone Still Owns The Enterprise BYOD Market
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
Despite a small drop in activations, Apple's iPhone owns the enterprise device space by a healthy margin. Despite small gains, Android is still far behind.
4 Stages Of Hybrid Cloud Evolution
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
Hybrid cloud computing will involve companies using APIs from different clouds to bring services into a "home cloud" to work with company data, IBM's Rippert says.
Nintendo Games Finally Coming To Your Smartphone
Commentary  |  5/10/2015  | 
After years of focusing on traditional game consoles, Nintendo wants to bring its games to smartphones to help you better waste time at work.
NASA, CASIS Show How Your Company’s Space Strategy Can Work
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
The business model is changing when it comes to commercial space research.
Apple Pay: Quiet Success Or Murky Failure?
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
Crunching the numbers suggests adoption of Apple Pay is anything but booming and points to real problems facing the mobile payment industry.
How A Healthcare Clinic Plans To Become A Software Company
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
Marshfield Clinic has been using its home-grown electronic health record system for 20 years. Now it wants to sell EHRs as a cloud service.
Controversial Lennart Poettering Finds His Place In Linux Community
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
The systemd developer produced an initialization system that no one liked, but everyone adopted for use with Linux containers. Are his days as a target over?
IT Staff Fearful Of Cloud? Try Cloud Whispering
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
Don't force people into cloud scenarios they fear. Here are some ways to win them over first.
Mac OS X Bugs Tick Off Developers
Commentary  |  5/7/2015  | 
A prominent Apple developer suggests the company's OS X software is so buggy it should be named after Microsoft's hometown. Apple acts as if it doesn't need to respond to the media, to developers, or to customers. For a company that wants a more substantial enterprise presence, that's a self-defeating strategy.
Galaxy S6 Battery: Achilles Heel Or No Big Deal?
Commentary  |  5/7/2015  | 
Many Samsung fans are furious the company sealed the battery deep inside the Galaxy S6. It doesn't help that the phone's battery life leaves something to be desired.
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