Consumers, businesses, and manufacturers can all help ensure that the privacy rights of those using wearables are respected and enforced.By Ruby A. Zefo Chief Privacy & Security Counsel, Intel, 8/18/201416 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill. By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/18/201417 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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 , 8/28/20142 comments | Read | Post a Comment
All Twitter users can access a detailed report on their followers and individual tweets, including impressions, clicks, and engagement. Here's what you need to know.By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/28/20146 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 8/28/20147 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Dogged by competition, Dropbox now gives subscribers 1 TB for $10 a month, but backing up data to an external hard drive is still cheaper.By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/27/20147 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The XPrize competition promises to make Star Trek's Tricorder a reality of sorts, with the winning device a compact sensor for vital signs and a variety of diseases. Check out these mockups from the 10 finalists.By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/27/20147 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Vendors and analysts would have us believe that the Internet of Things is imminent. In fact it will be years before the obstacles it faces can be surmounted.By Andrew Binstock Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal, 8/27/20143 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices. By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/26/20148 comments | Read | Post a Comment
You'll never believe what happens next! Facebook imposes new content standards for businesses that use click-bait tactics.By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/26/201415 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Popular social apps, including Facebook, Google, Foursquare, and Twitter, may track your every move. Get the lowdown -- and instructions for turning off these options.By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/26/201421 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Dearth of government-wide mobile policies hurt agencies' rollout of new mobile technologies, says Defense Information Systems Agency chief.
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Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/25/201410 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 8/25/20147 comments | Read | Post a Comment
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
IT Salary Survey 2014: Application DevelopmentDevelopers' raises matched or beat inflation in 2014, and middle-aged men working at large firms on the coasts fared best. Still, software development remains a well-paying field for everyone.