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Microsoft's Journey May Leave Too Many Behind
Commentary  |  9/9/2013  | 
Microsoft's pending leadership change offers a chance to tweak its boom-or-bust "we're on a journey" message. Instead, it appears the company is simply turning up the volume.
9 Truths Lead To Big Data's Future
Commentary  |  9/9/2013  | 
Eight insights get to the heart of big data value and point to a future in which we synthesize and make sense of vast data stores.
Windows XP Procrastination Pays Off: Intel's Mobile Move
Commentary  |  9/9/2013  | 
If you've waited to replace Windows XP systems, good news. This week brings the debut of a new class of fast, power-saving mobile systems based on Intel's enterprise-ready Haswell processors.
Eulogy For The Google 20
Commentary  |  9/9/2013  | 
Why we should both love and hate the practice of giving employees one day a week to work on side projects.
Conquering IT's Three Monsters
Commentary  |  9/6/2013  | 
Former NASA CIO tells how government CIOs -- who often face challenges of mythological proportions -- can become heroes.
How Mature Is Your Hospital Business Intelligence System?
Commentary  |  9/6/2013  | 
Four-step model helps healthcare providers determine how sophisticated their data analytics systems are -- and how far they have to travel.
Picturing Your Social Business In 2020
Commentary  |  9/6/2013  | 
What will a "social business" look like seven years from now? For starters, the CIO will have a transformed role.
Beware The Faux Innovators
Commentary  |  9/6/2013  | 
Before we can understand what innovation is, we must first understand what it's not.
10 Smartwatch Features We Want
Commentary  |  9/5/2013  | 
Smartwatches so far don't seem that bright. We propose 10 ways to make them indispensable.
The Man Who Tortures Databases
Commentary  |  9/5/2013  | 
Have doubts about NoSQL consistency? Meet Kyle Kingsbury's Call Me Maybe project. Here's the number.
Microsoft-Nokia Deal: Impact On Government IT
Commentary  |  9/4/2013  | 
Microsoft's Nokia agreement could lead to a larger role in federal agencies' mobility plans.
5 MLB Analytics Practices That Work For Businesses
Commentary  |  9/4/2013  | 
Best practices now embraced by baseball managers can be used by executives in all lines of business.
Microsoft's Nokia Buy Ends 'Phone Maker' Era
Commentary  |  9/4/2013  | 
Microsoft's purchase of Nokia is yet another shift in power from hardware makers to companies that control the app ecosystem. It's a win for America too.
5 Lessons CIOs And CMOs Should Share
Commentary  |  9/4/2013  | 
IT and marketing chiefs can do their jobs more effectively by teaching each other on some key matters.
Salesforce.com, Workday Keep Cloud Momentum Rolling
Commentary  |  9/4/2013  | 
The latest Salesforce and Workday results echo InformationWeek research: Cloud apps are moving beyond SMBs and into hard-core areas like ERP.
Microsoft Is The Apple Of PaaS
Commentary  |  9/4/2013  | 
If you follow risk assessment best practices, public platform-as-a-service is a no go. That is, unless you sign on with a control freak.
Microsoft's Nokia Buy: Consumer Chase Is On
Commentary  |  9/3/2013  | 
Microsoft can't live by enterprise dollars alone. By purchasing Nokia's device business, Microsoft has shown its consumer strategy will survive into the post-Ballmer era.
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