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When Agile Falls Short: iRise CEO
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
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As iRise launches its ambitious cloud-based visualization platform, CEO Emmet Keeffe tells us agile doesn't actually work on the vast majority of projects.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 1/29/2015
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Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/28/2015
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FCC: Stop Blocking Personal WiFi
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Great news for travelers: Hotels and other businesses cannot interfere with your personal WiFi hotspot.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/28/2015
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iPad Sales Lag As iPhone, Mac Shipments Soar
Eric Zeman,
News
Apple's iPad sales were down during the 2014 holiday quarter, even though iPhone and Mac sales were booming. Is the tablet market faltering?
By Eric Zeman , 1/28/2015
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When Facebook's Down, Thousands Slow Down
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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When Facebook went down this week, thousands of websites linked to the social media site also slowed down, according to Dynatrace.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/28/2015
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Apple iPhones Drive Record Earnings
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/27/2015
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FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/27/2015
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5 Cloud Contract Traps To Avoid
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
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A cloud contract is just that, a contract. As such, it carries with it all of the normal pitfalls of a contractual relationship -- and a few specialized ones. Here's how to identify and avoid the risks.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 1/27/2015
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Cablevision's Freewheel Promises Inexpensive WiFi Calling
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
By bypassing cellular networks, Cablevision aims to woo budget-conscious mobile customers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/26/2015
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Can Argonaut Project Make Exchanging Health Data Easier?
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
Commentary
Dr. John Halamka talks about the Argonaut Project, which aims to bring open standards to the arcane world of healthcare interoperability.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1/26/2015
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Docker: Less Controversy, More Container Adoption In 2015
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Docker CEO Ben Golub shrugs off the Rocket project flap, says Docker is well positioned for enterprise uptake in the coming year.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/26/2015
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Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/24/2015
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InformationWeek 2014 Backup Technologies Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Backup may not get the attention other technologies get, but few are more important to your business' survival. IT pros' No. 1 challenge: high cost of backup systems and procedures.
By InformationWeek Staff , 1/23/2015
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BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/22/2015
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4 Takeaways From Accenture's $14 Trillion IoT Prediction
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Accenture's report says the industrial Internet of Things will create more jobs than it kills, but that companies aren't doing much to exploit it yet.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 1/22/2015
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Google Wireless Service Will Challenge Status Quo
Eric Zeman,
News
Google plans to resell access to Sprint and T-Mobile's networks in a bid to improve wireless pricing and performance, and drive more revenue.
By Eric Zeman , 1/22/2015
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4 Education Technology Trends To Watch
Curtis Franklin Jr.,
Commentary
Educational technology is changing rapidly. These four trends will influence learning in schools -- and in corporations.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. , 1/22/2015
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Ford Mobility Plan Searches For Growth Beyond Cars
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
The automaker has 25 experiments aimed at "enabling mobility," anticipating cities that become too crowded for more cars.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/22/2015
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Cloud Storage Devices: 6 Worth Your Money
Curtis Franklin Jr.,
News
Personal storage clouds are changing the way we store data from photographs to sensitive information. Here are six options for employees and workgroups.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. , 1/21/2015
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Password Fail: Are Your Workers Using 123456?
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
The 25 worst passwords of 2014 demonstrate once again that people just can't be bothered to take responsibility for their online security.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/20/2015
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