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IT Spending Reports Show A Tech Market In Transition
News  |  6/30/2015
Gartner is predicting that worldwide spending on information technology will decline 5.5%, while Forrester has revised its US tech market projections down slightly.
Microsoft Cuts Display Ad Business, Sells Bing Maps To Uber
News  |  6/30/2015
Microsoft transfers its display ad business to AOL and sells Bing Maps tech to Uber as CEO Satya Nadella executes a new corporate mission.
AWS Building Massive Data Center In India
News  |  6/30/2015
AWS is planning to build a massive data center in India to help expand its cloud computing services to customers there and around the world.
Google Says Yelp-Backed Study Is Flawed
News  |  6/30/2015
Conflicting claims fly as European antitrust officials await a response to objections from Google.
IoT Market Forecast At $11 Trillion, Report Finds
Commentary  |  6/29/2015
A new report from McKinsey finds that the market for IoT could reach $11 trillion by 2025. This means a sea change for IT, as well as the CIOs who have to manage budgets.
Samsung To Issue Windows Update Patch
News  |  6/29/2015
Samsung promises a patch to restore Windows Update to its recommended settings after messing with the update process.
UC San Diego Researchers Amp Up Internet Speeds
News  |  6/29/2015
Researchers at UC San Diego have blown through expected limits of data transmission on fiber optic cable, paving a new lane for faster Web surfing.
Windows 10 Pricing Chaos, Upgrade Explained: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/27/2015
Microsoft this week released the full suite of Office for Android, updated the Surface Pro 3, and confused the Internet with its Windows 10 pricing strategy.
Used Chevy Volt Batteries Power Data Center
News  |  6/27/2015
Now that they can power everything from cars to data centers, Chevy Volt batteries show they do more than your average Energizer.
Why Silos Can Be Good For Enterprises
Commentary  |  6/26/2015
Flat organizations can get too flat. Build your teams the right way for success.
Windows 10 Upgrade: 8 FAQs Explained
Slideshows  |  6/26/2015
July 29 is fast approaching and we know you still have a lot of questions about how to download and use Windows 10.
Linux Foundation Funds Internet Security Advances
News  |  6/25/2015
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has selected three security-oriented projects to receive a total of $500,000 in funding.
Windows 2003 Server End Of Support: What IT Needs To Know
Slideshows  |  6/25/2015
Many systems administrators will look at migrating from Windows Server 2003 as a daunting task. It should instead be seen as a chance to review your hardware, software, and deployment options. Here are seven things you need to know.
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/24/2015
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
Snowflake Launches Virtual Data Warehouses On AWS
News  |  6/24/2015
Snowflake, led by former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, offers a virtual data warehouse system on Amazon's cloud. Pay for only what you use.
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
Women In Tech: Facing Roadblocks, Finding Solutions
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Female tech execs discuss the obstacles facing women in technology and what they're doing to bridge the gender gap.
Can Data Teach Us Empathy?
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Walking a mile in your customers' shoes is the first step toward designing great products. Can data help us get there?
iOS 9, Android M Place New Focus On Security, Privacy
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Google and Apple have publicly challenged calls from law enforcement agencies to weaken encryption on consumer devices. In turn, iOS 9 and Android M will sport a string of new security and privacy features for users.
Docker Adds Container Networking, Deployment Options
News  |  6/23/2015
Docker gives its container platform a DevOps flavor with multi-host networking and the ability to deploy into the cloud.
Big Data Moves Toward Real-Time Analysis
Commentary  |  6/23/2015
The data warehouse, as valuable as it is, is history. The most valuable data will be that which is collected and analyzed during the customer interaction, not the review afterward.
Replace Windows Server 2003 With Windows Server 2012
Commentary  |  6/23/2015
Bhargav Shukla, director of technology at KEMP Technologies, explains why it's a good idea to migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2 now.
Windows 10: Free For All Insiders?
News  |  6/22/2015
Microsoft's muddled messaging sparks a debate over whether Windows 10 will be available for free to Windows Insiders.
CIOs And Security: Time To Rethink The Processes?
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
Businesses need to develop new security responses to address gigantic attacks, and the CIO is in the best position to lead the way.
COBOL Leads Us Back To The Future
Slideshows  |  6/21/2015
COBOL defined business software development for decades. Now, is it over the hill or just hitting its prime?
Windows 10 Mobile Update, Elop Exit: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/20/2015
News of an executive shakeup at Microsoft comes the same week as new Windows 10 Mobile build 10136.
IBM Takes Bluemix To Europe Via Sogeti
News  |  6/19/2015
IBM allies with major European IT-advising partner Sogeti to offer the Bluemix platform to developers in 15 countries.
Apple Watch 2 Rumors: New Video Camera, Same Old Battery
News  |  6/19/2015
If the new details of Apple Watch 2 pique your interest, you may also have a wider selection of models to choose from, according to the latest reports.
Wal-Mart CIO Talks Data, People, And 'Classic' Systems
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
In conversation with InformationWeek, Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell talks about what's it's like to run technology at the $500 billion retailer.
Oracle's Financials Detail Its Cloud Computing Future
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
For IT professionals, as well as the CIOs who sign off on expensive Oracle technology, the company's new cloud strategy is a sea change worth watching.
EFF Data Privacy Report Praises Apple, Slams AT&T
News  |  6/18/2015
In the Electronic Frontier Foundation's fifth annual report, Apple gets high marks for protecting privacy, while WhatsApp and AT&T land at the bottom.
Salesforce Launches 'Wave Analytics' App
News  |  6/18/2015
Salesforce taps its new Wave Cloud with its first analytics application, Sales Wave Analytics, which draws data from many sources.
OPM Breach Offers Tough Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
While your enterprise may have a chief information security officer and a robust data governance department, CIOs and IT organizations are the ones on the front lines of protecting enterprise data. What lessons can we draw from the OPM breach?
'Leap Second' Clocks In On June 30
News  |  6/17/2015
It doesn't sound like a big deal, but every second counts in the Network Time Protocol upon which the Internet and all apps that synch with it are based.
AARP CIO Talks Transformation, Leadership
News  |  6/17/2015
Acting CIO Amy Doherty tells us about her strategies for motivating employees, IT transformation, and changing the security culture at AARP.
Joyent Ready To Run Multi-Tenant Containers Without VMs
News  |  6/16/2015
If nothing else, Joyent is conducting an experiment on whether hundreds of containers may be run in close proximity on a host from a wide variety of unknown customers.
Windows 10 Mobile Build 10136 Ready For Insiders
News  |  6/16/2015
Microsoft gives Insiders a closer look at Windows 10 Mobile with the launch of Build 10136.
Windows 10 vs. Mac OS X 10.11: OS Showdown
Slideshows  |  6/16/2015
Microsoft and Apple are both planning OS releases for later this year. Which one is the better pick, Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.11?
Interop London Keynote: Janet Day
Commentary  |  6/16/2015
How the former IT director at law firm Berwin, Leighton & Paisner got buy-in for a new virtual strategy.
Q&A: Paul Clarke, CTO, Ocado
Commentary  |  6/16/2015
Clarke discusses the supermarket's approach to logistics and the Internet of Things.
Amazon Adds Supersize General-Purpose Servers
News  |  6/15/2015
Amazon Web Service expanded its virtual server offerings again with M4s, a much larger version of its general-purpose M3s.
6 Ways To Get More From Data Science, IT
Slideshows  |  6/15/2015
Data scientists and IT push the limits of what's possible -- whether that's operating more efficiently, taking advantage of new opportunities, or innovating. Here are 6 ways businesses can boost their effectiveness.
Cloud Whispering: Beyond Force-Feeding IT Staff
Commentary  |  6/15/2015
Are there still doubters in your IT organization when it comes to cloud computing? It's not unusual. Here are more tips to help overcome that doubt.
10 Raspberry Pi Projects For Learning IoT
Slideshows  |  6/14/2015
The Raspberry Pi isn't just a great platform for building Internet of Things project: It's a super platform for learning about the IoT. Here are ten projects to help built IoT skills.
Twitter CEO Exit: When Wall Street Clashes With Tech
News  |  6/13/2015
Twitter CEO Dick Costollo's resignation shines a spotlight on Wall Street's lack of understanding about where we are with online media, social media, and tech in general.
Windows 10 Enterprise Update, Surface Hub Pricing: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/13/2015
Microsoft news from this week included pricing and release date for the Surface Hub, clarification about the Edge Internet browser offering for some enterprise users of Windows 10, an updated Skype, and changes to Office 365 online.
Millennials And Smartphone Apps: Your Security Nightmare
News  |  6/12/2015
Millennials' overall relaxed attitude towards security could be leaving your corporate data vulnerable to hackers.
Big Data Systems House Sensitive Data, Security Exposures
News  |  6/12/2015
SANS Institute survey concludes 73% of big data systems contain personal information, recommends tighter controls.
Q&A: Quentyn Taylor, Director Of Information Security, Canon Europe, Middle East, And Africa
Commentary  |  6/12/2015
Canon executive discusses the role of print security, looking at the big picture, and running with the herd - or not.
Google’s Sidewalk Labs: Exploring Better City Living
News  |  6/11/2015
Sidewalk Labs will help lay the foundation for real-time oversight of civic activities and resources through sensors, software, and ubiquitous connectivity. It will be Google's path to smart city projects.
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