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Microsoft Accidentally Tips Windows 9
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
With Windows 8 adoption still limping along and a quickly removed blog reference to "Windows 9," is Microsoft about to launch its next operating system?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 9/2/2014
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Welcome To IT Life
Laurianne McLaughlin, Editor-in-Chief,
Tech's lighter side. Nostalgia. Parody. The agony and ecstasy of IT careers. You'll find all this and more in InformationWeek's new IT Life section.
By Laurianne McLaughlin Editor-in-Chief,, 9/2/2014
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Future Of Work: 5 Trends For CIOs
Jacob Morgan,
Social business, big data, and the Millennial workforce are just some of the trends causing disruption. Here's how CIOs can stay ahead of the curve.
By Jacob Morgan , 9/2/2014
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No Reason To Buy A Tablet Anymore
Mike Feibus,
The natural number of personal electronics devices is two: one in the pocket and one in the bag. Now, thanks to ever-larger smartphones and the latest 2-in-1 laptops, order is being restored.
By Mike Feibus , 9/2/2014
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Tablet Shipment Forecast Down
Eric Zeman,
Two consecutive quarters of soft sales point to less growth in the tablet market than previously believed.
By Eric Zeman , 9/2/2014
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Hearables: Turning Activity Tracking On Its Ear?
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
Users are sick of their activity-tracking wearable devices. But the answer may be as plain as the ear on your head.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 9/2/2014
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California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Do you understand the consequences of California's new smartphone anti-theft law? Our FAQ will clear up the confusion.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/29/2014
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NIST Drafts Mobile App Security Guidelines
Richard W. Walker,
National Institute for Standards and Technology issues first draft of guidelines intended to help federal agencies balance benefits and risks of third-party mobile apps.
By Richard W. Walker , 8/28/2014
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Social Media Bites Its Tongue
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Pew Research finds that social media users are less likely to voice opinions face-to-face if they believe their Facebook followers would disagree. Call it surveillance fallout.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/28/2014
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8 Things We Want In iPhone 6
Jeff Bertolucci,
What features rank as most wanted in Apple's soon-to-debut iPhone? Let's talk battery, camera, display, and more.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 8/28/2014
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Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
Art Wittmann,
Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
By Art Wittmann , 8/27/2014
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CIOs In Training: 3 Factors For Success
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
At Interop New York, I'll reveal some secrets about getting to -- and staying in -- the CIO's chair.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 8/27/2014
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9 Ways To Enhance Google Apps With Unified Communications
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
There's no shortage of ways to communicate. Unifying the many communications channels can help you keep it all straight.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/26/2014
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Does eBay Fit In Instant Gratification Economy?
Mike Feibus,
What's left for a company that matched the perfect item with a faraway buyer now that consumers are demanding it here and now?
By Mike Feibus , 8/25/2014
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Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
Michael Healey, Senior Contributing Editor
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
By Michael Healey Senior Contributing Editor, 8/25/2014
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4 Outsourcing Mistakes Companies Still Make
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
Control freaks, blame games, and other misguided attempts at building a better business through IT outsourcing.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 8/25/2014
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What Civic Innovation Contests Teach Tech Companies
Anil Rathi, CEO, Skild
Creative, new ideas can come from unexpected places. Tech companies should look outside the usual places for inspired, important products.
By Anil Rathi , 8/25/2014
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IT Needs A Dose Of Its Own Medicine
Lorna Garey, Content Director, InformationWeek Reports
You're all over collecting and mining information to help the business get lean and mean. Why not shine that light inward?
By Lorna Garey Content Director, InformationWeek Reports, 8/25/2014
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Android Flaw Might Also Affect iOS, Windows
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Sandboxing flaw let researchers hijack Gmail 92% of the time, and could also affect iOS and Windows.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/23/2014
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3 Steps To Survive The IoT Wild, Wild West
Don DeLoach, CEO & President, Infobright
Before you charge into the Internet of Things, focus on these policy and infrastructure considerations.
By Don DeLoach CEO & President, Infobright , 8/22/2014
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