Google, NASA Bet On Quantum Computing
Organizations such as NASA and Google continue to invest in quantum computing even while questions are asked about whether it exists. Can a company called D-Wave deliver?
NASA Discovers 'Flowing' Water on Mars
David Bowie's famous question -- "Is there life on Mars?" -- remains unanswered, but NASA says it has found the key to life flowing across the planet's surface.
8 Epic Software Fails: From Volkswagen To IRS
While Volkswagen's recent software scandal raises serious ethical concerns, it's certainly not the only remarkable software failure this year. Here's a rundown of what can happen when good software goes bad. As we head into fourth quarter 2015, we can't help but wonder what's next.
Where Cars Fit In The Future
Cities are crowded, and in the years ahead, the transportation industry will have to adapt as more markets have less room for private cars.
Volkswagen's New CEO Brings Software Know-How
Taking over from Martin Winterkorn, former Porsche chairman Matthias Muller will try to regain customer trust for Volkswagen in the wake of its emissions cheating scandal. Holding a master's degree in computer science, Muller brings a familiarity with software that may help the automaker emerge from its crisis.
Big Data Ethics: 8 Key Facts To Ponder
There's a lot of gray area when it comes to the ethical collection, use, and analysis of data. Consider these 8 issues organizations should ponder when assessing their data use practices.
Business Matters: Kristi Hedges On Leadership
In this episode of InformationWeek's Business Matters, George Colombo talks effective leadership and communications with Kristi Hedges, serial entrepreneur, communications expert, author, and sought-after leadership coach.
Apple-Cisco Deal: What It Means For Businesses
The companies entered a partnership earlier this month to build a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks. Does a fast lane for iOS users mean a slow lane for everyone else?
Volkswagen Software Cheated Emissions Test: EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board claim VW deliberately programmed almost 500,000 diesel cars to emit fewer pollutants under test conditions than during actual use.
Crisis Response: 6 Ways Big Data Can Help
Whether naturally occurring or man-made, crises and disasters bring chaos to the people in their path. Learn how governments, nonprofits, and businesses are using big data and analytics to respond in fast, efficient ways.
Tech Industry Stands With Ahmed
The Texas student detained for bringing a homemade clock to his high school has won the support of technology and political leaders.
UFC Grapples With Big Data
Fighting events take heavyweight data storage. Here's how the Ultimate Fighting Championship makes the most of big data.
Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan: Managing Change
Since her appointment 18 months ago, Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan has been focused on virtualizing the company's infrastructure and implementing a software-defined network in its data centers that can accommodate multi-tenancy. That's the easy part of her job.
ARM, Thundersoft Plan IoT Accelerators In China
The initiative is the latest in a recent spate of major investment in in the Internet of Things by vendors worldwide, even as two US industry trade groups call for greater commitment to the space.
True Digital Organizations Put People First
Digital transformation means significant and sweeping organizational change. It is not something that will be led by IT, it is not something that a chief digital officer can do alone. It requires culture change, and lots of it.
Data, Analytics Help Fight Forest Fires
Cameron Tongier of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Branch spoke with InformationWeek from his temporary office near a fire line in Idaho. He's one of several front-line wildfire managers we spoke with about the long arc of data analysis that leads up to daily situation reports for wildfire managers.