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Microsoft Office Moves Deeper Into Cloud, Mobile
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft announced a host of changes to its productivity suite poised to affect desktop and Office 365 customers later this year. The emphasis is on cloud and mobility.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/5/2015
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Microsoft Chief Slams Google As Lollipop Hits 10 Percent
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The newest version of Android -- Lollipop -- is catching on slowly, and Microsoft had something to say about Google's mobile operating system.
By Eric Zeman , 5/5/2015
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FCC's Wheeler Dishes On Comcast, Time Warner, Net Neutrality
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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At TechCrunch Disrupt NY, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler talked Time Warmer, Comcast, net neutrality, and whether he'll serve under the next president or just play with his grandkids.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 5/5/2015
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Free Android Apps Secretly Talk To Ad, Tracking Sites
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Researchers are warning about misleading Google Play app behaviors and are calling for more visibility into Android applications' connection policies.
By Eric Zeman , 5/4/2015
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Nordstrom VP: Take Emotion Out Of Agile Transformation
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Mapping each step of a dev process can make the transformation more fact-based. It might look like micromanagement, but Nordstrom's Courtney Kissler calls it "honoring reality."
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 5/4/2015
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Laptops For Business: 8 Worth Buying
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Among the advances you'll find in this year's crop of notebook computers are: Fast-charging battery systems; ultra-thin, ultra-light form factors; new interfaces; and hybrid devices that transform easily between tablet and laptop.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 5/3/2015
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IBM, Apple Partner On iPads For Elderly In Japan
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
With Japan's steadily climbing percentage of elderly residents, IBM, Apple, and their Japanese partners are combining their efforts to serve an aging population.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 5/1/2015
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Apple Watch Parts Not So Pricey
Eric Zeman,
News
A breakdown of the Apple Watch components shows the bill of materials could be as low as $81.20 -- far less than the $349 retail price.
By Eric Zeman , 5/1/2015
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Windows 10, HoloLens: 7 Things We Learned From Microsoft Build
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Windows 10 will host iOS and Android apps, turn mobile phones into PCs, and come equipped with a newly named Microsoft Edge browser.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/30/2015
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Apple Watch Troubles: Taptic Engine, Wrist Tattoos
Eric Zeman,
News
The limited launch supply of Apple's wearable has been pinned on a faulty component, and some users report problems caused by their tattoos.
By Eric Zeman , 4/30/2015
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Apps To Unite Smartphones, IoT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The Internet of Things is an expansion of mobile device uses, not a separate, new development, Soasta's Tana Jackson says at Cloud Connect.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/30/2015
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Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell: Data Analysis Key To Customer Insights
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
After leaving a healthcare firm, Karenann Terrell, the CIO of mega-retailer Wal-Mart, found that data analysis at the company is "at a much higher level of sophistication than I had expected."
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/29/2015
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Samsung Handily Reclaims Smartphone Crown From Apple
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Shipments of Samsung's smartphones roared back to life during the first quarter, putting the company ahead of Apple. However, profits remain elusive for the world's largest maker of phones.
By Eric Zeman , 4/29/2015
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UPS: Where Good Is Never Enough
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
UPS, the No. 1 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is analyzing a constantly changing, 100-terabyte data warehouse in order to start predicting problems and delays and dealing with them sooner.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/28/2015
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Boeing's 3D Projects Invigorate IT, Manufacturing
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
News
Boeing, the No. 2 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is running augmented reality projects that are uniting its R&D, IT, and manufacturing teams.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 4/28/2015
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Dollar General Turns Mobile Data Into Action
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
The retailer's mobile strategy helps managers stay on the floor while accessing fresh data. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 4/28/2015
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CVS Revamps To Meet Specialty Medicine Needs
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Dealing with cancer, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis is tough enough. CVS is making it easier for patients to get the specialized treatments they need. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/28/2015
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Intermountain Healthcare Bundles Apps For Better Living
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
By corralling multiple apps in one place, Intermountain is making mobile interaction easier for its community. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/28/2015
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WEX Taps Smartphones For Fleet Management
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
News
The payment company uses apps and QR codes to connect drivers, vehicles, and payments. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 4/28/2015
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LG G4: Can Leather Design Dethrone iPhone 6, Galaxy S6?
Eric Zeman,
News
The LG G4 smartphone is impressive on paper, but it's another question entirely if consumers will go for the leather look, especially with competition from the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6.
By Eric Zeman , 4/28/2015
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