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IBM Brags Of 49 Cloud Data Centers
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
IBM promised 40 SoftLayer cloud data centers globally by the end of 2014. Through a partnership with Equinix, it's ending the year with 49.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/18/2014
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Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 12/18/2014
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Death To Fillable PDFs And MS Word Forms
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Your "convenient" enterprise forms are killing me. We need new approaches and more communications.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 12/18/2014
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Luxury Watchmaker TAG Heuer Sees Digital 'Tsunami'
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
Maker of TAG Heuer watches shifts gears, now plans to craft a smartwatch and possibly make acquisitions, in the wake of Apple Watch.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 12/17/2014
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Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/17/2014
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When Holidays & Healthcare Open Enrollment Collide
Susan Taylor, VP and Business Unit Leader for Healthcare, Pegasystems
Lack of transparency in health plans is enough to give most people heartburn.
By Susan Taylor VP and Business Unit Leader for Healthcare, Pegasystems, 12/16/2014
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Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 12/15/2014
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Secret CIO: Stop Making Stupid Software Decisions
John McGreavy,
The way we evaluate and implement software is broken. Stop shooting for consensus from line-of-business VPs and start asking IT to become business experts.
By John McGreavy , 12/15/2014
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Cartoon: Chief Storm Officer
Brian Moore, Cartoonist & Illustrator
IT overtime never ends.
By Brian Moore Cartoonist & Illustrator, 12/12/2014
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Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Details
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Microsoft on January 21 plans to disclose more details on the OS's touch-focused, consumer-oriented side.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 12/12/2014
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Top 5 Enterprise Applications Trends Of 2014
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Here's a yearend toast to the top headlines in cloud, mobile, integrated marketing, embedded analytics, and software license management in 2014.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/12/2014
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Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 12/12/2014
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Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Salesforce AppExchange Store Builder lets companies create their own app stores for business-to-business or business-to-consumer use.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/11/2014
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The Wrong Reason To Hire More Developers
Joe Masters Emison, CTO, BuildFax
Leaders confuse the need to use software to advance their businesses with a mandate to have an internal core development competency.
By Joe Masters Emison CTO, BuildFax, 12/11/2014
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Windows 10 Likely To Go Freemium, Analysts Say
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Microsoft needs new ways to generate revenue, and a subscription-based Windows 10 version is a likely approach. But consumers may get a basic version for free.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 12/10/2014
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Intel Launches Internet Of Things Platform
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Chipmaker wants to shape the way Internet-connected devices are designed, deployed, and managed.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/10/2014
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The Long Death Of Project Hosting Sites
Andrew Binstock, Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal
Last month, Microsoft and Google bypassed their own code hosts to post major code projects on GitHub. The once-favored hosts have begun a long, familiar decline.
By Andrew Binstock Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal, 12/10/2014
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IBM Apps For Apple iOS: Not Siri Meets Watson
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
IBM releases first wave of enterprise apps for Apple iOS. Niche apps for airlines, insurance, banking, and government sound useful, but not revolutionary.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/10/2014
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Mobile Payments Won't Replace Cards And Cash Anytime Soon
Young Pham, Chief Strategy Officer, Comrade
Why mobile payment apps remain on the fringes despite security and authentication benefits.
By Young Pham Chief Strategy Officer, Comrade, 12/10/2014
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The Right Training Tech For A Tech Career
Marci Powell, Global Director, Education & Training, Polycom
For aspiring computer programmers, video and online collaboration provide an edge over those training in isolation.
By Marci Powell Global Director, Education & Training, Polycom, 12/10/2014
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