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10 Tech Jobs Set For Big Pay Raises In 2017
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Big data, security, and developer jobs are expected to get salary boosts in the coming year, according to Robert Half's 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide. Here's a look at 10 hot jobs to watch.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/15/2016
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Android Marketshare Hits Record 88%, Report Finds
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
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A recent report from Strategy Analytics finds that Android has reached a record 88% marketshare during the third quarter of 2016. At the same time, Apple's iOS lost some ground, and other mobile operating systems have all but disappeared.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/4/2016
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Poll: Where Are You Spending Your IT Dollars In 2017?
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
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We want to know about your top IT spending priorities for the year ahead. Take our flash poll and tell us where your IT dollars are headed.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 10/25/2016
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Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda: Digital Ecosystems, Interoperability, Bimodal IT
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
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Digitization, creating a new level of organizational interoperability, and the practice of bimodal IT are among the priorities for CIOs, according to the Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda. See how your IT priorities stack up.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 10/19/2016
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Let's Patent This: A Primer For Enterprise App Developers
Lincoln Essig, Partner, Knobbe Martens
Commentary
Patents aren't typically the first thing on your mind when you're developing an application for your enterprise. Yet, there's a great deal of creative development work going on at organizations of all types and sizes. Attorney Lincoln Essig provides five steps IT professionals and enterprise app developers can take to make sure your company's intellectual property is protected.
By Lincoln Essig Partner, Knobbe Martens, 10/11/2016
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Top 125 Vendors To Watch
InformationWeek Staff,
Commentary
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.
By InformationWeek Staff , 9/27/2016
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Google Kills Chromebook Pixel 2
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
With the demise of the Pixel 2, Google is no longer making and selling its own Chromebooks. But it's unclear what's next for the tech giant in the PC space.
By Eric Zeman , 9/1/2016
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6 Linux Kernel Changes IT Pros Need To Know
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The 4.7 Linux kernel includes enhancements to security, automated testing prior to release, and an average 7.8 additions per hour over 10 weeks of development. Here is a look at what IT pros need to know about the OS that powers everything from mobile devices to servers and supercomputers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/30/2016
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iOS 9.3.5 Fixes Massive Security Flaw: What IT Needs To Know 
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
An active threat using critical iOS zero-day vulnerabilities, which were dubbed "Trident," could allow hackers to install spyware on iPhones. IT managers should ensure employee devices are updated as soon as possible.
By Eric Zeman , 8/27/2016
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Windows 10 Update For Mobile, PowerShell Open Sourced: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft this week released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on mobile, open sourced PowerShell, and announced a new Office feature for iPhone.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/20/2016
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Microsoft PowerShell Goes Open Source, Arrives On Linux, Mac
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has released its PowerShell command-line shell and scripting language as open source, demonstrating continued support for alternate operating systems.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/19/2016
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Intel's Joule Maker Board Targets IoT Developers
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The Intel Joule developer module will help enterprises, developers, and everyday tinkerers tap into the internet of things. The chip maker also detailed its vision for 5G networks at its Developer Forum show.
By Eric Zeman , 8/17/2016
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Google's Fuchsia OS Points To IoT Intentions
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
It's possible Fuchsia is nothing more than an experiment by Google, one of the many technological inquiries the company is famous for conducting. It's equally possible that Fuchsia marks the direction Google will take in creating operating systems and control software for the internet of things (IoT).
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 8/16/2016
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Microsoft Supporting Windows 7, 8.1 On Skylake PCs Until 2020
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has reversed its decision to cut support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in 2018, a move intended to support businesses still transitioning to Windows 10.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/13/2016
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Microsoft Leaks Secure Boot Key, Raises Security Concerns
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has accidentally leaked a key that can enable users to unlock Secure Boot-protected smartphones and tablets running Windows 8.1 or later.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/12/2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Released, HoloLens Developers: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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August 2 marked the launch of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs. Smartphones will receive the update in coming weeks.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/6/2016
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Windows 10 Provides Little Incentive For IT To Upgrade
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
An Adaptiva survey finds businesses of all sizes are slowly migrating to Windows 10, but the update isn't adding any particular degree of urgency. The survey also found that while many IT professionals like some of the features, moving to the OS isn't a priority.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/1/2016
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Free Windows 10 Upgrade Ends, Mobile Job Cuts: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft this week announced new Office features as part of its July update, terminated its Windows 10 free upgrade offer, and cut more jobs in its mobile division.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/30/2016
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IDC: Samsung Leads Smartphone Market, iPhone Shipments Decline
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
In the second quarter of this year, total smartphone shipments were essentially flat compared to the same period in 2015, according to a new report from IDC. Samsung and Apple still lead the market.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/28/2016
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Office 365 Updates Add Machine Learning To Apps
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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Microsoft is infusing more of its machine learning into Office 365 and adding in greater capabilities into Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/26/2016
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