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Bring Your Own Smartwatch: Mobility Management Vendors Prepare
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
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How long will it take before IT organizations are tasked with enabling and securing smartwatches? Good Technology and AirWatch, two enterprise mobility management companies, are already preparing their respective platforms for such demands.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 2/1/2016
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Wanted: IT Heroes For 2016 InformationWeek Awards
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
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The submission period is now open for four new awards that will be presented during the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May. We need your help now to find the best candidates for each category.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 1/26/2016
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Visa Debuts Developer Platform
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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As digital transactions reshape the payment industry, Visa wants to make sure developers use its technology.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/5/2016
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Android Wear 1.4 Update Expands Hands-Free Functions
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The latest version of Android Wear -- Wear 1.4 -- makes it possible to navigate smartwatches with new wrist gestures, and make calls thanks to added speaker support. The update is rolling out over the next few weeks.
By Eric Zeman , 2/5/2016
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Tim Cook Talks iPhone Sales At Apple Town Hall
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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During a town hall-style meeting with employees at Apple's Cupertino headquarters, CEO Tim Cook talks about the company's future plans. Cook also spoke about revitalizing the iPad, Apple's future headquarters, and how the company plans to expand in the entertainment market.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/5/2016
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SAP Uses Super Bowl 50 To Test Data Visualization, UX
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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SAP's Fan Energy Zone in San Francisco's Super Bowl 50 celebrations is a giant test case in how users create, share, and process data in real-time.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 2/5/2016
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Cisco Bets Big On IoT With $1.4 B Jasper Buy
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Cisco is acquiring Jasper Technologies, developer of an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. The move further pushes Cisco toward its transformation into a software company.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/5/2016
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IBM Watson, Heart Association Take On Cardio Health
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
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IBM, the American Heart Association, and Welltok have teamed to deliver a workplace health solution. Without preventative strategies, by 2030 cardiovascular diseases may cost companies $106 billion in lost productivity alone.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/5/2016
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8 iPhone Apps To Help Tackle Super Bowl 50
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
If you want to get more out of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, here's our list of eight different iPhone apps that will keep you covered all day long during the big game and America's unofficial holiday.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/5/2016
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Salesforce Raises Prices, Enhances Mobile, Other Features
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Online CRM vendor Salesforce has enhanced the field service and several other capabilities across its platform, reconfigured its packaging, and raised prices. It has also added Accenture as a cloud CRM customer.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/4/2016
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Canonical Unveils Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Canonical's tablet arrives in Q2 to face a challenging market for such devices. But the company says its offering delivers a true tablet experience, along with the full Ubuntu desktop experience.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/4/2016
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The #1 Riskiest Mobile Users Wear Suits
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
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Business users top the rankings of those most likely to engage with risky apps and URLs on their smartphones and tablets.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/4/2016
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Microsoft Snaps Up SwiftKey In AI Push
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft has confirmed its purchase of SwiftKey, maker of predictive keyboard software, for a reported $250 million.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/3/2016
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Apple Steps Up Visits To Stanford University VR Lab
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
In yet another sign its interest in virtual reality is growing, Apple is stepping up its frequency in visiting Stanford University's virtual reality lab. The move comes as the iPhone maker is amassing a large team to tackle virtual reality to play catch-up to Facebook and Microsoft.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 2/3/2016
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Fitbit, Other Fitness Trackers Leak Personal Data: Study
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Odds are pretty high that your wearable is spilling personal data all over the place, says a new study. But the Apple Watch may be the exception.
By Eric Zeman , 2/3/2016
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Microsoft Recalls 2.4M Surface Pro Power Cords
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Microsoft issued a recall for its Surface Pro AC power cords after it heard complaints of the cords overheating and posing a fire and shock hazard.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 2/3/2016
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NASA Denies Hackers Hijacked Its Drone
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The space agency insists AnonSec didn't commandeer a NASA Global Hawk drone, but it's still looking into claims its network was hacked.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/2/2016
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iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 May Launch At Apple March Event
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple might unveil new products, including the iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se, and new strap options for the Apple Watch, in March.
By Eric Zeman , 2/2/2016
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Smartwatch Sales To Grow 48% By 2017, Gartner Says
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Wearables will achieve over 18% growth in 2016, with smartwatches taking the lead for earnings growth potential, Gartner predicts.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/2/2016
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iPad Pro Outsells Rivals To Lead Flagging Tablet Market: IDC
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Tablet sales continue to slide as the market faces increased competition from detachable tablet devices, according to IDC's Q4 tablet shipments report.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/2/2016
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Comic: Augmented Profits
Brian Moore, Cartoonist & Illustrator
Commentary
Sometimes there is a fine line between augmented reality and alternate reality.
By Brian Moore Cartoonist & Illustrator, 2/2/2016
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Computer Science For All: Obama Unveils Initiative For US Students
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Computer science is no longer an optional skill, says President Barack Obama. The new Computer Science for All initiative represents an extension of ongoing efforts by the White House to improve the availability of, and access to, K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/2/2016
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