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Linux Foundation: Open Source Code Worth $5B
Commentary  |  9/30/2015
In an effort to place a more definitive financial value on open source code, the Linux Foundation has released a report that estimates the development costs of its Collaborative Projects.
Microsoft NYC Flagship Opens Oct. 26
News  |  9/30/2015
Microsoft announces grand opening dates for its first New York City flagship store and first international flagship location in Sydney.
Apple's Tim Cook Dishes On Microsoft, Enterprise Sales
News  |  9/30/2015
In a chat with Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie, Tim Cook discussed Apple's enterprise push and business partnerships.
Google, NASA Bet On Quantum Computing
Commentary  |  9/30/2015
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?
Microsoft Alters Financial Reporting Structure
News  |  9/30/2015
Microsoft plans to report financial results in three business segments starting during the first quarter of its financial 2016.
IBM Wants To Bring More IT To Big Data
News  |  9/30/2015
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn't have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.
IBM Buys Meteorix, Bolsters Cloud Service Offerings
News  |  9/29/2015
With its acquisition of Workday consultant Meteorix, IBM bolsters both its IT services and cloud services portfolios.
Microsoft's Adxstudio Acquisition Targets Dynamics CRM
News  |  9/29/2015
The purchase of Adxstudio aims to improve online self-service tools for Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers.
Blue Cross CIO: Big Data Can Fix Healthcare Quality, Costs
News  |  9/29/2015
The Axis big data initiative at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association incorporates more than $350 billion in annual claims, 36 million provider records, and more than 700,000 BCBS patient reviews, all with the goal of helping healthcare consumers make informed decisions. BCBSA CIO Doug Porter takes us through the project.
SnapLogic Update Adds Spark, Apache Cassandra Connectors
News  |  9/29/2015
Elastic Integration Platform update aims to trim processing overhead in big data systems making greater use of Hadoop.
MapR Drafts JSON To Work With Hadoop
News  |  9/29/2015
Adding JSON to MapR-DB bolsters the trend of moving Hadoop from ETL to real-time analytics. This means vendors are placing their products and services one step ahead of what their enterprise customers.
8 Epic Software Fails: From Volkswagen To IRS
Slideshows  |  9/29/2015
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
News  |  9/28/2015
Cities are crowded, and in the years ahead, the transportation industry will have to adapt as more markets have less room for private cars.
Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Privacy Policies
News  |  9/28/2015
In response to the uproar over privacy concerns, Microsoft executives are clarifying how information is collected and used in Windows 10.
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Offers Enhanced Analytics Tools
News  |  9/28/2015
An expansion of Microsoft's Azure Data Lake will include a new analytics service, and it will be ready for public preview by the end of the year.
Volkswagen's New CEO Brings Software Know-How
News  |  9/26/2015
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.
Office 2016 Release, Windows 10 In China: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/26/2015
The week of Microsoft's Office 2016 launch brought several updates regarding the company's plan to bring Windows 10 to China in order to grow its presence there.
Microsoft, Baidu Deal Drives Windows 10 Adoption
News  |  9/24/2015
Microsoft announces a partnership with China's Baidu to broaden Windows 10 adoption in the world's most populated country.
IBM's Watson Gets San Francisco Office, Added Capabilities
Commentary  |  9/24/2015
IBM is building new West Coast office in San Francisco for its IBM Watson system, while Big Blue has added some capabilities, including ones for social media and productivity.
Looker Wants To Bring Big Data Down To Earth
News  |  9/24/2015
Big data has gone from hot to warm, and most companies are now more interested in how to pull real business insights from big data implementations. Analytics tool company Looker wants to help them do that, and this week released Looker Blocks.
10 IT Infrastructure Skills You Should Master
Slideshows  |  9/24/2015
Infrastructure is no longer static, immovable, or inflexible -- and neither should be an IT pro's skill set. Take a look at 10 of the hottest infrastructure skills that IT pros should be considering today.
Volkswagen: 11 Million Cars Used Deceptive Emissions Software
News  |  9/22/2015
The German carmaker has acknowledged that its suspect emissions testing software is a global issue.
Bitcoin, Security Concerns Drive Blockchain Technology Adoption
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
Surprising players, such as IBM, are adopting the blockchain technology known best for Bitcoin transactions.
Microsoft Office 2016 Arrives, Office 365 Updated
News  |  9/22/2015
Sept. 22 marks the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows, with a new delivery model and apps designed to pair with Windows 10.
iPad Pro Vs. Competition: What's The Best Business Tablet?
Slideshows  |  9/22/2015
With the arrival of the iPad Pro, the tech world is talking about enterprise tablets. Which model is best for you?
France Rejects Google's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Appeal
News  |  9/21/2015
Google is told it must respect Europe's "right to be forgotten" across all its domains.
iOS 9: To Ad-Block Or Not To Ad-Block?
Commentary  |  9/21/2015
Marco Arment, who created one of the most popular ad-blocking tools for iOS 9, had second thoughts about what he created. Will other ad blockers follow, and will users care?
Apple-Cisco Deal: What It Means For Businesses
News  |  9/21/2015
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?
10 Cloud Storage Options For Your Personal Files
Slideshows  |  9/21/2015
There are many cloud service providers, and choosing the right one for your personal and business needs can be tricky. Here's a look at what the top vendors have to offer.
8 Raspberry Pi Tools That Fire Up Your Programming Skills
Slideshows  |  9/20/2015
The Raspberry Pi has changed the world of embedded servers. Now, it's time to change the way you write software for the tiny powerhouse. Bonus: All the tools featured here are available for free.
Volkswagen Software Cheated Emissions Test: EPA
News  |  9/19/2015
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.
Apple's Court Win Over Samsung Still Leaves Questions
Commentary  |  9/19/2015
Apple may have won the latest round against Samsung in court, but the implications of the case are still evolving.
Windows 10 Hardware, Cortana Meets Salesforce: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/19/2015
Windows 10 and Cortana Analytics Suite were hot topics during a week when Microsoft also appointed a new company-wide president.
Microsoft Cortana Steering Toward Your Connected Vehicle
News  |  9/17/2015
Microsoft's is hoping to important Cortana, its digital assistant, to cars in the future, but a J.D. Power report finds that not everyone is thrilled with Apple, Google, and other invading their vehicles.
InformationWeek Presents 'Get To The Point'
InformationWeek Presents 'Get To The Point'
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/17/2015
At this year's InformationWeek Conference, host Brian Gillooly (Center) moderated the popular "Get To The Point" segment, which pits two technology whizzes against one another. This year's topic was Youth Verses Experience. Joe Masters Emison, CTO of BuildFax (Left), matched wits with Toby Redshaw, (Right) former CIO of American Express, now CEO of Kevington Advisors. Topics ranged from shadow IT to how to deal with insider threats.
Microsoft's Cortana Wants To Play Nice With Salesforce
News  |  9/17/2015
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sees the company's new Cortana Analytics Suite as a way for Salesforce customers to engage with data. Cortana wasn't quite cooperating onstage at Dreamforce, though.
Salesforce Brings Internet Of Things Data Into CRM
News  |  9/16/2015
IoT Cloud will enable customers to use sensor-gathered data in their customer relationship management software and take action on what they find.
HP Planning 30,000 Job Cuts In Restructuring Move
News  |  9/16/2015
HP is looking to cut even more of its workforce in conjunction with a Nov. 1 corporate split intended to make the company more agile and efficient.
Microsoft General Counsel Named Company-Wide President
News  |  9/15/2015
Brad Smith, Microsoft's first company-wide president since 2002, will also continue to oversee its security policies as chief legal officer.
Eric Schmidt: AI Progress Is Just Starting
Commentary  |  9/15/2015
Eric Schmidt, the newly installed chairman of Alphabet, has written an article for the BBC about how AI technology is just starting and how Google sees its uses.
Brisk Pulls Data From Salesforce Partners
News  |  9/15/2015
A new product from a Swedish firm pulls together "personalized" sales rep information from many Salesforce partner apps.
UFC Grapples With Big Data
News  |  9/14/2015
Fighting events take heavyweight data storage. Here's how the Ultimate Fighting Championship makes the most of big data.
iPad Pro: 6 Pros, 4 Cons For Business Users
Slideshows  |  9/14/2015
The iPad Pro represents a sea change for Apple's tablet, which is now more than ever angling to replace your laptop.
10 Free Tools For Productive Programming
Slideshows  |  9/13/2015
Every programmer needs a set of tools -- and tools seem to be even better when they're free. Here are 10 you can use to be more productive in your next scrum.
Windows 10 Downloads Questioned, Office For iPad Pro: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/12/2015
With all that Apple news this week, Microsoft kept things quiet, but there was some news out of Redmond, including questions about Windows 10 downloads and Office support for the iPad Pro.
Microsoft Dynamic CRM Revamped For Cloud, Mobility
Commentary  |  9/11/2015
This week, Microsoft announced that it would revamp its Dynamic CRM suite to focus more on cloud and mobility capabilities. Cortana is also coming.
Salesforce Customers Investing In Multiple Clouds, Report Finds
News  |  9/11/2015
Bluewolf consulting has released its fourth customer feedback report on Salesforce. It finds that the use of multiple clouds is increasing.
IBM Acquires StrongLoop, Boosting Node.js Support
News  |  9/11/2015
IBM's acquisition streak continues with the buyout of StrongLoop, which boosts Big Blue's Node.js portfolio of services and support.
Microsoft Office 2016 Arrives Sept. 22
News  |  9/10/2015
Microsoft Office 2016 brings an alternative release plan for organizations wary of rapid software updates.
Microsoft Office Cozies Up To iPad Pro, Apple Watch
News  |  9/10/2015
Microsoft is opening up its Office software suite to rival platforms, including an interesting relationship with Apple's new iPad Pro and Apple Watch.
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