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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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IBM Can't Shrink Its Way To Greatness
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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IBM saw revenue declines in every major business unit in 2014. Can the company do more than please investors with fatter margins?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/21/2015
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Docker: Less Controversy, More Container Adoption In 2015
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Docker CEO Ben Golub shrugs off the Rocket project flap, says Docker is well positioned for enterprise uptake in the coming year.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/26/2015
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Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/24/2015
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Video: Windows Holographics, Deflategate & Stupid Passwords
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, Interop
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This Week In 60 Seconds looks at Windows holograms, what CIOs can learn from Deflategate, and the 25 worst passwords of 2014.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop, 1/23/2015
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5 Reasons Tech Vendors Exaggerate
Romi Mahajan,
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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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'Windows Must Go Open Source': What Happened?
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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It was a bold prediction in 2009 that Microsoft would take its Windows operating system open source. The advent of Windows 10 says it hasn't come true -- yet.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/23/2015
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Chromebooks Win For California Students
Curtis Franklin Jr.,
Commentary
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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BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/22/2015
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4 Takeaways From Accenture's $14 Trillion IoT Prediction
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
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Accenture's report says the industrial Internet of Things will create more jobs than it kills, but that companies aren't doing much to exploit it yet.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 1/22/2015
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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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Google Wireless Service Will Challenge Status Quo
Eric Zeman,
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Google plans to resell access to Sprint and T-Mobile's networks in a bid to improve wireless pricing and performance, and drive more revenue.
By Eric Zeman , 1/22/2015
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10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/22/2015
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4 Education Technology Trends To Watch
Curtis Franklin Jr.,
Commentary
Educational technology is changing rapidly. These four trends will influence learning in schools -- and in corporations.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. , 1/22/2015
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Ford Mobility Plan Searches For Growth Beyond Cars
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
The automaker has 25 experiments aimed at "enabling mobility," anticipating cities that become too crowded for more cars.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/22/2015
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NFL Cheating Scandal: 4 Lessons For CIOs
David Wagner, Community Editor
Commentary
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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VMware Offers 'One-Button' Disaster Recovery In Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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VMware has added disaster recovery to its public cloud environment that makes use of existing, on-premises vSphere software and capabilities.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/20/2015
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