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Google Chromebit: 3 Business Uses
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
At a $99 price point, the ASUS Chromebit micro PC will provide enterprise IT staff with a field day coming up with creative business uses.
Comic: Apple Watch Saves Your iPhone
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
Apple Watch is nice, but even it can't protect you from yourself.
LG G4 Android Smartphone Leaks Online
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
LG had planned a media event two weeks from now to unveil the G4, a new Android smartphone, but the company leaked a slew of photos and info a bit early.
10 Reasons Robots Should Rule The World
Commentary  |  4/12/2015  | 
Some people are worried robots will take over the world. Here are 10 reasons why that would be great.
Apple's New MacBook: The Ultimate Portable With Caveats
Commentary  |  4/12/2015  | 
Apple's latest MacBook, with its 12-inch Retina display and new USB-C port, has drawn praise for its ultra-thin design and typical aesthetic finesse, but the lack of ports should be considered.
Apple Watch Sells Out Quickly
Commentary  |  4/11/2015  | 
Customers may now try the Apple Watch on in stores, but they will need to place orders online.
Star Wars Digital Download: The Extras We Wanted
Commentary  |  4/10/2015  | 
We're celebrating the new Star Wars digital download, but there are definitely some things missing from the extras that come with the package.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Is In Short Supply
Commentary  |  4/9/2015  | 
Samsung's mobile chief warned its flashy Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone will be in short supply at launch due to manufacturing difficulties.
Apple Watch Reviews: It's Not For Everyone
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Early testers of the Apple Watch suggest it is the best smartwatch yet, but they admit that people don't necessarily need smartwatches. That is, at least not yet.
Piston Shift Shows OpenStack's Evolving Role
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Piston has refocused on an operating system that will orchestrate containers, big data clusters as well as OpenStack virtual servers.
Stop Bashing IT Operations
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Without great ops, you have no credibility for innovation efforts.
IT Life Radio: National Robotics Week With Aldebaran Robotics
Commentary  |  4/7/2015  | 
Join us Wednesday, April 8 at 3 p.m. ET for the latest installment of IT Life Radio.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Teardown: Removable Battery Is Gone
Commentary  |  4/7/2015  | 
The curved display of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is costly to make. The battery is also glued in tight, making the phone hard for owners to repair, according to a new report from gadget specialist iFixit.
Tableau 9.0 Keeps Focus On End-User Productivity
Commentary  |  4/7/2015  | 
Tableau Software's latest upgrade adds tools for data prep, quick calculations, and making predictions without need of a PhD.
Interop Radio: Virtual Networks And Killer Content
Commentary  |  4/7/2015  | 
Today's show starts with the importance of content to the modern enterprise and moves on to an introduction of key players in Interop's SDN Labs.
Apple iMac With 8K Display Coming Soon, Says LG
Commentary  |  4/7/2015  | 
LG, which makes displays for Apple, may have revealed what that next iMac looks like, including its 8K display. However, some are skeptical.
Will H-1B Visas Kill Jobs Or Ensure Survival Of The Fittest?
Commentary  |  4/6/2015  | 
As the debate over H-1Bs looks like it's starting again, it's worth thinking about what the pros and cons of the system are, and what the influx of workers from overseas really means for the US tech economy.
Comic: Bad Touching
Commentary  |  4/6/2015  | 
There's giving technology the personal touch, and then there is personal touching.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Gets Bent
Commentary  |  4/6/2015  | 
It's a Bendgate redux. Samsung's Galaxy S6 smartphones bend and break under less pressure than Apple's iPhone 6, according to one report.
10 Best Robot Videos Ever
Commentary  |  4/5/2015  | 
We're celebrating National Robotics week, April 4-12, with videos of some of the greatest robots ever made.
Smart Barbie Puts Child's Play In The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/5/2015  | 
You won't see children's dolls talked about much on InformationWeek. But we couldn't let Smart Barbie pass us by without a word.
Apple Watch Videos Detail Everyday Functionality
Commentary  |  4/5/2015  | 
In what is just the start of a marketing blitz, Apple is rolling out highly-specialized videos -- "guided tours" -- to get the world ready for its Apple Watch, which debuts April 24.
Samsung Supplying Apple's A9 Processor For Next iPhone
Commentary  |  4/3/2015  | 
Apple's next iPhone will have A9 processors built by Samsung, as the South Korean company wins back business it lost to rival Taiwan Semiconductor.
SETI: Letís Stop Listening For Aliens And Start Talking Instead
Commentary  |  4/3/2015  | 
SETI, which leads the search for alien life, wants to stop looking and start telling aliens to come find us.
Amazon Dash And The Internet Of Buttons
Commentary  |  4/3/2015  | 
Amazon's new button is definitely a win for them. But is it a win for anyone else?
iOS Security Reports Say No iPhone Is Safe
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
Recent research demonstrates that CIOs and other IT leaders need to pay more attention to iOS security.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Touts Cloud ERP Gains
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
Phillips says Infor can sell SaaS ERP to C-level and line-of-business execs without worrying about also selling databases and middleware to IT as Oracle and SAP do.
Acer Chromebase: All-In-One Boasts Touchscreen
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
The Acer Chromebase, which runs Google's Chrome operating system, is the first of its kind to offer a touchscreen.
Will Docker Bring Workload Mobility Between Clouds?
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
Docker is moving into orchestrating an application's server and networking. Does that supplement cloud function or replace it?
April Fools' 2015: Google Maps Pac-Man Game, Microsoft Code, More
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
Here are our favorite April 1 pranks, including the Google Maps Pac-Man game, code from Microsoft, and more.
6 Steps To Survive A DevOps Transformation
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
From measurable goals to targeting quick wins and sharing lessons learned, here are the steps that can lead to DevOps success.
Why Pinterest Updates Its Mobile App Every 3 Weeks
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
As established companies embrace mobile apps, they'll need to think more like Internet companies such as Pinterest.
IT Life Radio: Working With Millennials
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
Join us for the first-ever IT Life Radio show April 1 at 3:00 PM ET.
NAS Is Sexy Ö Again
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
Microsoft's Surface 3 Promises Windows 10, Kills Windows RT
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
Microsoft's newest Surface 3 ditches ARM for Intel. It packs a full version of Windows 8.1 and has an upgrade to Windows 10 coming later. The Surface 3 can be a tablet or a laptop. Prices start at less than $500.
MongoDB Counters Couchbase Performance Claims
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
MongoDB test reports superior durability and throughput compared to Cassandra and Couchbase, but is it another case of biased, vendor-sponsored research?
Interop Radio Continues From Hot Stage
Commentary  |  3/30/2015  | 
Interop Radio is coming to you live from the Hot Stage warehouse again this week. You won't want to miss an episode.
Comic: Where Twitter And Reality Meet
Commentary  |  3/30/2015  | 
How many of us do business with people we've only met through social media? This is what happens when we finally meet.
Apple Watch Edition Buyers Getting Luxury, White-Glove Treatment
Commentary  |  3/30/2015  | 
People who have $10,000 to buy an Apple Watch Edition will be treated like royalty when they enter Apple Stores. With all the anticipation, IDC has upped its wearables estimate.
Facebook VR: 10 Reasons It Won't Work Out
Commentary  |  3/29/2015  | 
Virtual reality sounds great, but Facebook and VR aren't necessarily a great pairing.
iPhone 6C With 4-Inch Display? Expert Says No
Commentary  |  3/29/2015  | 
This week, the Apple rumor mill started to churn with talk of three different iPhone 6 series devices, including a 4-inch iPhone 6C. However, a smaller iPhone doesn't seem to jive with the company's plans.
Smartphones Make Some Of Us Lazy Thinkers
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
We've often thought that smartphones made us dumb, but new studies show it is more complicated than that. They make us lazy more than dumb.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Vs. HTC M9: Which One Is Right For You?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Are you on the fence between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9? This InformationWeek guide will help you pick the better of the two smartphones.
Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
IoT Revolution: Is The Enterprise Ready?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
In the connected future, the Internet of Things is expected to play a huge role in everyday life. Are enterprises ready to handle IoT, and what does it mean for security?
Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 Go On Sale April 10
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
If there's one day to go smartphone shopping, it's April 10. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge and the HTC One M9 will hit store shelves on the same day.
3 Priorities For Enterprise Applications In 2015
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
Competition and cloud delivery haven't done enough to improve enterprise apps. Buyers must pressure vendors for better features, improved usability, and meaningful analytics.
IT Pros Make Job-Hopping A Way Of Life
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
IT pros are always looking for the next job (actively or passively). Why can't anyone sit still?
Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
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