Windows 8 Upgrade Planning Begins
Windows 8 represents Microsoft's most radical departure to date from its standard, icon-based GUI for Windows. An InformationWeek survey shows IT is preparing early.
How To Avoid Social Media Messes
Social networking pioneers may be dealing with a pile of accounts, messaging, and credentials. Here's how to clean up the mess--or avoid it in the first place.
Windows 8 Upgrade Plans: Exclusive Research
A majority of enterprises have upgrade plans for Windows 8, though it won't be available until next year. See what else IT pros have to say about Microsoft's "reimagined" operating system.
IBM Eyes Broader Acquisition Strategy
Big Blue has a new CEO, a multi-billion dollar war chest, a new attitude toward the apps market, and a willingness to look at deals it might have rejected in the past.
HP, Nokia, SAP Face The Future
HP decides it still likes PCs, Nokia relaunches its smartphone efforts, and SAP breaks a record. It's a glass half-full week for tech.
HP Will Keep PC Division
Hoping to end months of corporate turmoil, CEO Meg Whitman promises to clarify HP's mission and to take another stab at the tablet business using Windows 8.
Rometty's Past Reveals IBM's Future
One early bet: Look for IBM's new CEO, Ginni Rometty, to push harder into industry-specific consulting services that can drive billions in related sales.
Oracle Vs. The World
Oracle has its foot on the gas pedal, pushing the company faster than ever. But to what destination?
Oracle Buys RightNow In Cloud Play
The approximately $1.5 billion deal nets Oracle a key SaaS vendor and taps into soaring interest in customer relationship management software.
What's New in iOS 5
iOS 5 might be the most popular version of Apple's mobile OS yet. When Apple released it as a digital download through iTunes on Oct. 12 the heavy demand almost crashed Apple's servers.
Available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and all iPads, this update includes more than 200 enhancements for a reasonable price--it's free. This visual tour focuses on 11 major enhancements and four new apps introduced with iOS 5.
MC Hammer's Next Hit: Search Technology?
MC Hammer, entertainer-turned-entrepreneur, demonstrated WIREDoo, which Hammer called both "deep search" and "relationship search," at Web 2.0 Summit on Wednesday.
Federal IT Budgets Flat Through 2017
TechAmerica says civilian and defense agencies will face tough choices in how they spend their IT dollars and need to focus on cost-cutting and efficiency initiatives.
Social Meets Big Data: Get Ready
You may not agree with Marc Benioff that Facebook looks like the future of the Web. But you'd better be ready for the mountain of data social media produces.
3 Big Data Challenges: Expert Advice
The "big" part of big data doesn't tell the whole story. Let's talk volume, variety, and velocity of data--and how you can help your business make sense of all three.
Do You Really Need To Build A Mobile App?
Driving engagement through apps is hard, and not every company needs to build one. But nearly every company will need an API that enables Web-based integration with other companies.