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5 Reasons Tech Vendors Exaggerate
Romi Mahajan,
Commentary
From overeager marketing to the need for differentiation, vendors often overstate a productís capabilities. Vendors and buyers alike need to be more honest with each other -- and themselves.
By Romi Mahajan , 1/23/2015
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Chromebooks Win For California Students
Curtis Franklin Jr.,
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In an area where computers at home aren't common, Chromebooks in the classroom are making a measurable difference in student performance.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. , 1/23/2015
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InformationWeek 2014 Backup Technologies Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
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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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Cloud SLAs: Improvements Still Needed
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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There's been a slight improvement in cloud SLAs as leading service providers like HP, Amazon, and Google guarantee 99.95% uptime by the month, not year. But performance issues remain.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/22/2015
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NFL Cheating Scandal: 4 Lessons For CIOs
David Wagner, Community Editor
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What can CIOs learn from Deflategate, a cheating scandal involving the New England Patriots?
By David Wagner Community Editor, 1/21/2015
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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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Data Scientist: Human Today, Software Tomorrow
Jeff Bertolucci,
Commentary
Automation will lessen the need for the elusive, talented, and expensive human data scientist -- and thatís a good thing, says Narrative Science cofounder.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 1/21/2015
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Millennials In IT: How To Talk To Old People
David Wagner, Community Editor
News
There are certain phrases that are like passwords to the heart of your IT managers. And, no, I'm not talking about, "I bought you a fresh box of adult diapers."
By David Wagner Community Editor, 1/21/2015
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How DevOps Can Cut Innovation-Crushing Technical Debt
Peter Waterhouse, Senior Technical Marketing Advisor, CA Technologies
Commentary
These five elements can reduce the technical debt that builds up when rotten code and bad practices get into your systems.
By Peter Waterhouse Senior Technical Marketing Advisor, CA Technologies, 1/21/2015
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IoTivity Preps For IoT Standards Showdown
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Open-source IoTivity framework is built to ensure interoperability among devices and services across the Internet of Things. But itís got competitors. Who will win?
By Jeff Bertolucci , 1/20/2015
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9 CIO Tech Priorities For 2015
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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What's on the agenda for CIOs this year? Top executives at last week's NRF Big Show had plenty of advice for retailers, but these tips apply to any customer-facing company.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/20/2015
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Integration Moves Into The Cloud In 2015
George Gallegos, CEO ,Jitterbit
Commentary
If development is moving into the cloud, application integration should soon follow, argues George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit.
By George Gallegos CEO ,Jitterbit , 1/19/2015
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The Trouble With Dashboards
Grumpy IT Guy, IT Guy
Commentary
Gleaming executive dashboards are often based on no data whatsoever, and they tell us nothing useful.
By Grumpy IT Guy IT Guy, 1/17/2015
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Enterprise Drones: What CIOs Should Know
Curtis Franklin Jr.,
Commentary
Flying drones are coming to the enterprise: Will CIOs and the FAA be ready?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. , 1/16/2015
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Fiber Mountain Sees Redesigned Data Center Nets
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Fiber Mountain's goal is to make data center networks more scalable with fiber and photonic switches, creating "the programmable light path."
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/16/2015
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How To Mess Up IT Budgeting In 2015
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
Two shifts have rocked the IT world: speed and constant upgrades. Factor those in or your budgets won't address reality.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 1/16/2015
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Marriott Reverses Personal WiFi Blocking
Eric Zeman,
News
Marriott Hotels will no longer prevent guests from using their personal wireless access points, but it will continue exploring security solutions.
By Eric Zeman , 1/15/2015
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Microsoft Trails Amazon, Google In Cloud Reliability
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
CloudHarmony's benchmarking report on cloud service reliability shows Amazon shines in compute, Google in storage.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/15/2015
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PC Market Continues Slow, Steady Growth
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
An uptick in PC market growth is good news, but analysts predict slow progress in the coming year.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/14/2015
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Gartner Gives Thumbs Up To Docker Security
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Docker containers isolate resources similar to Linux or virtual machine hypervisors, but fall short with management and administration, Gartner analyst says.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/14/2015
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