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U-Blox, Startup Wirepas Offer Industrial IoT Module
Commentary  |  8/22/2016  | 
Wirepas and u-blox are working together on an IoT module for healthcare, manufacturing, and telematics.
Apple Watch 2 Battery Problems Prevent LTE Connectivity
Commentary  |  8/20/2016  | 
Apple will debut a new Apple Watch this fall, but the so-called Apple Watch 2 won't include the cellular connectivity so many want, according to a published report in Bloomberg.
TransUnion's Tech Overhaul Reaps Cultural Rewards
Commentary  |  8/19/2016  | 
In the process of transforming its brand and its technology infrastructure, TransUnion has found itself attracting top-notch IT talent normally repelled by the idea of working for a stuffy financial institution. Here's how they did it.
Intel's Next-Gen Xeon Phi Geared Toward AI, Machine Learning 
Commentary  |  8/18/2016  | 
Intel is targeting the nascent market for artificial intelligence gear with a new version of the Xeon Phi chip code-named "Knights Mill."
How Intelligent Data Analysis Can Transform IT Security: Podcast
Commentary  |  8/18/2016  | 
Welcome to the first episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice, a new podcast series featuring interviews with top IT executives, managers, and technology experts. In this episode, we speak with Stuart Clarke, chief technical officer for cybersecurity at Nuix, about the impact intelligent data analysis can have on data security.
Intel's Joule Maker Board Targets IoT Developers
Commentary  |  8/17/2016  | 
The Intel Joule developer module will help enterprises, developers, and everyday tinkerers tap into the internet of things. The chip maker also detailed its vision for 5G networks at its Developer Forum show.
Google Hangouts Looks To Gain Enterprise Focus
Commentary  |  8/16/2016  | 
Google's Allo and Duo apps are meant for mobile texting and video chatting, but Hangouts will refocus on enterprise communications and compete with similar offerings from Skype, Slack, and Yammer.
Google's Fuchsia OS Points To IoT Intentions
Commentary  |  8/16/2016  | 
It's possible Fuchsia is nothing more than an experiment by Google, one of the many technological inquiries the company is famous for conducting. It's equally possible that Fuchsia marks the direction Google will take in creating operating systems and control software for the internet of things (IoT).
Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
Commentary  |  8/15/2016  | 
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.
Hyper-Converged Systems By The Numbers: IDC
Commentary  |  8/11/2016  | 
As converged and hyper-converged systems gain ground in the server and system market the real question for many IT professionals is exactly how integrated the systems should be. Here's a look at how the market is shaping up.
Intel Recalls Basis Peak Smartwatch For Overheating
Commentary  |  8/4/2016  | 
Intel is forced to recall all Basis Peak smartwatches because the wearable overheats, which could result in burns and blisters on users.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7: Smartphone Security Stepped Up
Commentary  |  8/3/2016  | 
The iris scanner and fingerprint reader bring a new level of security to Samsung's latest device, making it more attractive to business customers.
Detachable Tablets Continue As Enterprises' Choice
Commentary  |  8/3/2016  | 
Sales of traditional slates continue to slip as the more productive detachable form factor finds favor with business users, according to an IDC report.
Zoho CRM Upgrade Targets Salesforce
Commentary  |  8/2/2016  | 
Zoho is increasing the functions available in its CRM suite in an effort to be the all-in-one "operating system for business" that pulls together social media, user feedback, support ticket tracking, and other customer-based actions.
Verizon Expands SaaS Offerings With Fleetmatics Buy
Commentary  |  8/1/2016  | 
Verizon says the $2.4 billion acquisition will help it expand its software-as-a-service and SMB offerings.
3 Tips For Playing Nice With Your CMO
Commentary  |  8/1/2016  | 
In his role as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at HCL Technologies, Matt Preschern knew he needed to collaborate with his CIO in order to move forward a big customer engagement project. Here, he shares how they did it, and provides three steps any IT leader can use to form a productive bond with his or her company's CIO.
Amazon Echo Can Now Pay Your Mortgage
Commentary  |  7/30/2016  | 
Capital One has expanded the number of actions account holders can take through the Amazon Echo.
1 Billion iPhones Sold: A Look Back
Commentary  |  7/28/2016  | 
Apple says iPhone sales have surpassed 1 billion, a major milestone for any product.
iPhone, iPad Sales Continue To Slow, Apple's Earnings Drop
Commentary  |  7/27/2016  | 
Despite ongoing declines in iPhone and iPad sales, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he remains hopeful, and states that the company continues to invest significantly in R&D.
BlackBerry DTEK50 Android Smartphone Images Leaked
Commentary  |  7/26/2016  | 
BlackBerry's next Android device is no BlackBerry, it's a re-badged as the Alcatel Idol 4.
Google Maps Gains WiFi-Only Mode, Transit Alerts
Commentary  |  7/25/2016  | 
People will soon be able to put Google Maps into WiFi mode in order to cut down on cellular data use.
How To Keep IT Moving At The Speed Of Business
Commentary  |  7/25/2016  | 
Andrew Horne, IT practice leader at consulting firm CEB, offers his insights on why IT needs to speed up its processes in today's business environment. Horne uses data from CEB research, and examples from client experiences, to give you three steps that can help you speed up IT operations in your own organization.
Apple Watch Sales Drop Dramatically Ahead Of Hardware Refresh
Commentary  |  7/22/2016  | 
The smartwatch market contracted for the first time, thanks to a plunge in Apple Watch sales, according to a report from IDC. However, the report showed that Samsung, Lenovo, LG, and Garmin made gains.
Samsung: Galaxy S7 Active's Waterproofing Issue Fixed
Commentary  |  7/21/2016  | 
How do you restore confidence in a product that doesn't live up to its primary marketing message? Blame it on a manufacturing defect.
Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Commentary  |  7/21/2016  | 
Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
iPhone 7 Design Deciding Factor For Buyers: Poll
Commentary  |  7/20/2016  | 
Only about 10% of potential buyers polled by Quartz reported that they will buy the iPhone 7 if it keeps the same design as previous models.
iOS 10 Beta 3 Fixes Bugs, Adds New Functions
Commentary  |  7/19/2016  | 
Apple seeded a third round of beta operating systems, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, to its registered developers.
Softbank's ARM Buy Signals Mobile Market Disruption   
Commentary  |  7/19/2016  | 
Softbank, one of the largest mobile service providers, has reached past several layers of the supply chain to buy ARM, which designs the processors inside most of the mobile devices using its networks worldwide. The deal has the power to show us what true market disruption looks like.
Softbank Buying ARM For $32 Billion
Commentary  |  7/18/2016  | 
In a move to bolster its Internet of Things (IoT) push, Softbank announced plans to buy mobile chip designer ARM holdings for $32 billion.
Why It's Time To Dump Your Old-School Hiring Practices 
Commentary  |  7/18/2016  | 
Detroit Labs needed to find a new way of hiring employees. The agency, which focuses on full-service mobile, wearable, and internet hardware, needed candidates who could demonstrate their abilities to think as well as act. The company's co-founder, Nathan Hughes, tells us how old-school hiring practices were completely rewritten, what the new hiring model looks like, and how your organization can follow suit.
Google's Push For More Diverse Female Emojis Approved
Commentary  |  7/16/2016  | 
Google convinced the arbiters of all things emoji to add more professional women, and women of varying skin color, to the next batch of characters.
Why Software Quality Standards Matter For Industrial IoT
Commentary  |  7/15/2016  | 
Will software standards be embraced on the Industrial Internet of Things? Software quality guru Bill Curtis says the potential is there, but the culture has to be willing to embrace quality.
Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera Unveiled
Commentary  |  7/14/2016  | 
Nest takes the wraps off its consumer-grade outdoor security camera that can guard over your house when you're not home.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Set To Launch Aug. 2
Commentary  |  7/13/2016  | 
Samsung has invited media to an event in early August to show off its next-generation phablet, which will skip a generation in naming.
Google's Project Fi Offers Faster International Data Speeds
Commentary  |  7/12/2016  | 
Google improved Project Fi's coverage and speed for international travelers just in time for summer vacations.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile Chip Unveiled 
Commentary  |  7/11/2016  | 
Qualcomm gave its top-of-the-line Snapdragon mobile processor a minor spec bump to target the best smartphones slated for the second half of the year.
6 Ways To Make Your Company Data-Driven
Commentary  |  7/11/2016  | 
Rich Wagner, president and CEO of Prevedere, shares six guidelines he's developed based on his own experiences seeing good data left to waste at major enterprises, including the Fortune 500 chemical company where he once worked.
The Scrum Guide Gets An Update
Commentary  |  7/11/2016  | 
The Scrum Guide has been updated for the first time in three years. The big change? Values.
iOS 10, macOS Sierra Public Betas Released
Commentary  |  7/8/2016  | 
Apple released public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra this week, providing early access to those willing to put up with bugs and instability.
Google Nexus Smartwatches On The Way?
Commentary  |  7/7/2016  | 
Google is reportedly preparing two new Android Wear smartwatches, possibly carrying the Nexus brand, for debut later this year.
iPhone 7 Will Offer 32GB Base Storage, Report Says
Commentary  |  7/6/2016  | 
Apple's next iPhone will finally increase the base storage amount from 16GB to 32GB, according to a Wall Street Journal report. It's a long overdue and welcome change.
IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Commentary  |  7/6/2016  | 
A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
US Senate Ditches BlackBerry For Apple, Samsung
Commentary  |  7/5/2016  | 
Senators and staffers will no longer be given BlackBerry smartphones and will instead receive the iPhone SE or one of Samsung's S6 devices.
The New IT: Driving Business Innovation With Tech 
Commentary  |  7/5/2016  | 
Andi Mann, chief technology advocate at Splunk, sees major changes afoot in how IT and business are aligning. Here, he shares his experiences working with CIOs and other IT leaders as they look to derive real business outcomes from the technology they use every day.
From Tech Support to CEO: Why Niche Matters More Than Gender
Commentary  |  7/4/2016  | 
Sarah Lahav, CEO of SysAid Technologies, took the first steps on her path toward leadership as a member of the Israeli Defense Forces. Here, she shares her experiences rising through the ranks in tech, and offers advice about cornering your niche and treating it like the most important job you will ever have.
3D Printing Takes Car Customization To New Heights
Commentary  |  7/4/2016  | 
Daihatsu is launching an automobile model that will let buyers order 3D-printed "skins" to customize parts of the body. It's the next step in industrial additive printing.
Tesla Autopilot Crash Under NHTSA Investigation
Commentary  |  7/2/2016  | 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident involving a Tesla being driven under autopilot.
Dell Kills Its Android Tablet Business
Commentary  |  7/1/2016  | 
Dell says that slate-style tablets aren't good enough for productivity and will focus on Windows 2-in-1s -- that is, detachable devices.
Samsung Selling Unlocked Galaxy S7, S7 Edge In US
Commentary  |  6/30/2016  | 
In an effort to appeal to its growing base of customers, Samsung is now offering its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones unlocked in the US.
Amazon's Discounted Smartphone Stunt: Don't Fall For It
Commentary  |  6/30/2016  | 
Amazon will knock $50 off the price of select phones in exchange for viewing ads on the lock screen. Don't do it. You'll be better off paying the extra cash.
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