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5 Analytics Resolutions For 2014
News  |  12/31/2013
Most of us could stand to be a little better and do a little more -- and what a better time to think about how to make that happen than the dawn of a new year?
Big Data Analytics: Descriptive Vs. Predictive Vs. Prescriptive
News  |  12/31/2013
What distinguishes these three key types of analytics? A data scientist explains the differences.
How To Build A Successful Data Science Team
News  |  12/30/2013
Don't try to find one superhuman who does it all. You need three experts: business analyst, machine learning expert, and data engineer, says Lithium Technologies chief scientist.
Verizon: Major Apps Move Cloudward In 2014
News  |  12/30/2013
Verizon Terremark exec says partnerships with major enterprise app providers will help ease more enterprises into cloud-based offers.
Look Ahead: The Cloud In 2014 & Beyond
News  |  12/30/2013
Get ready for more shifts to hybrid clouds, new ways to ensure regulatory compliance, and software-defined everything.
Software-Defined Networking Rises Above The Hype
Commentary  |  12/30/2013
SDN earned plenty of hype in 2013, but the ability to program networks improves network performance and security in a more systematic and automatic fashion.
My Best IT Moment In 2013
Commentary  |  12/30/2013
An emergency preparedness drill brought out the best in my IT team. What were your best moments?
Core-System Conversion: Dos And Don'ts
Commentary  |  12/30/2013
Converting critical systems? A veteran project manager runs down the list of best practices to ensure a conversion doesn't fall on its face.
7 Mistakes Microsoft Made In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013
This was a pretty good year for Microsoft with some big customer wins. But these seven missteps were just dumb.
Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
10 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013
From HealthCare.gov to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, here are some of the year's biggest letdowns.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Is Personal Cloud As Disruptive As Personal Computer?
Commentary  |  12/26/2013
IT organizations are apt to react as badly to the 21st century's PC as they did to the 20th century's PC. Help them get over it.
5 IT Hiring Trends In 2014
News  |  12/26/2013
Which IT skills are in demand and which roles are changing? Take a look ahead.
Federal Agencies Must Rethink Digital Strategies
Commentary  |  12/23/2013
Federal CIOs face many challenges processing petabytes of data. But a growing number of analytic tools offer new insights to improve agency services with constituents.
Government Contractors Feel Pain From Shutdown, Sequestration
News  |  12/23/2013
Federal contractors rethink business strategies to weather uncertainty, declining revenue in government business.
Apple CEO Teases Product Shakeup In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013
CEO Tim Cook's letter to employees thanked them for their hard work and suggested that the company has big changes planned for its product lines.
What Type of Entrepreneur Are You? Dumb Question
Commentary  |  12/23/2013
I'm sick of tests claiming that certain traits can make or break an entrepreneur.
Business Apps Belong In The Cloud
Commentary  |  12/23/2013
Cloud apps provide agility, and agility is crucial for manufacturing companies. Here's why.
Big Data In 2014: 6 Bold Predictions
News  |  12/23/2013
'Tis the season when temperatures tumble, shoppers stumble, and prognosticators fumble, often. Will these big data prophecies come true?
Most Customer Data Goes To Waste: IDC
News  |  12/20/2013
A whopping 80% of consumer data is wasted, says IDC, and marketing and IT must work together to fix that.
Analytics: Where The Girls Are
News  |  12/20/2013
Data science is a field where men and women enjoy near parity in terms of university students and jobs, according to one expert.
Feds Use Cloud To Clean Up Nuclear Site
News  |  12/20/2013
The Department of Energy's Hanford site conquers a wide area with a flexible cloud environment and thin clients to improve performance and lower costs.
Real-Time Analytics Boosts Operations Staff Performance
News  |  12/20/2013
A mortgage processor for Australia says Enlighten's operations automation software enabled him to achieve a 40% cost savings and hire more staff.
5 Cool Gifts For Traveling Techies
Commentary  |  12/20/2013
IT professionals log endless hours on the road, in the air, and in front of computers. These practical, last-minute gift ideas will please the road warriors in your life.
Hadoop Helps Pharma Firm Speed Up
News  |  12/19/2013
Cloud-based Hadoop solution helps pharmaceutical company Astellas compress pieces of its market research from weeks to hours.
DeSalvo Appointed National Coordinator For Health IT
News  |  12/19/2013
Dr. Karen DeSalvo receives high praise for her post-Katrina work in New Orleans and her extensive experience in health IT.
NSA Phone Data Practices Must Change, Panel Says
News  |  12/19/2013
Presidential review board report delivers 46 recommendations on surveillance practices, including legislation to end bulk data collection of US citizen phone records.
Apple Mac Pro: 9 Ways It Wows
Slideshows  |  12/19/2013
Ignore the haters. Apple's Mac Pro is one amazing machine. Here's why.
Dell Leaders Reflect On Buyout Drama
News  |  12/19/2013
Dell leaders dish on life during the buyout process -- and what changes now that CEO Michael Dell is back in charge.
Reform NSA, Tech Execs Tell Obama
News  |  12/18/2013
Top leaders from Apple, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet with President Obama, urge him to "move aggressively" on US surveillance reforms.
HealthCare.gov Shows 4 Ways Software Delivery Must Change
Commentary  |  12/18/2013
Troubled project should encourage you to discard traditional manufacturing processes with their reliance on control, and prioritize information and flexibility.
Open Government Data: Companies Cash In
News  |  12/17/2013
Start-ups and established firms harvest government data for consumer and business applications, creating an economic stimulus.
IBM Predicts Next 5 Life-Changing Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  12/17/2013
IBM unveils its annual "5 in 5" list of technology breakthroughs that promise to change how we work and live within five years. Real promise or PR fantasy?
Datawind's $38 Tablet: What's Inside
News  |  12/17/2013
Datawind aims to empower low-income families with a connection to the Internet. The company also plans to sell a $100 tablet.
What All That NSA Intelligence Costs
News  |  12/17/2013
Intelligence agencies spend three times more of their budgets on IT than average government agencies, says IDC report.
9 Technologies That Matter In 2014
News  |  12/17/2013
The future may be unwritten, but it's not entirely unknown. We look at nine areas of innovation and upcoming products to watch in 2014.
Tools That Soothe Enterprise Email Pain
Commentary  |  12/16/2013
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses how to upgrade Microsoft enterprise email using a unified email management system.
Elon Musk: I Thought Tesla Was Dying
News  |  12/16/2013
Speaking at the Dell World conference, Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk discusses innovation, teamwork, and risk taking.
ConocoPhillips CIO Talks Live On Big Data Analytics
Commentary  |  12/16/2013
Join ConocoPhillips CIO Mike Pfister and InformationWeek editors for a live discussion of big data and IT leadership issues on Tuesday.
NSA's Malware Heroics Questioned By Security Experts
News  |  12/16/2013
NSA says it thwarted a nation state's BIOS-bricking malware plot, but info security and privacy experts say the agency is trying to snow the American public.
Rackspace Launches Online DevOps Service
News  |  12/16/2013
DevOps Automation Service lets a development team rapidly expand its development infrastructure without taking on more systems management tasks.
Inside Avon's Failed Order-Management Project
Commentary  |  12/16/2013
Avon representative details how sales force reacted to a failed system using SAP on the back end and IBM WebSphere for e-commerce on the front end.
5 Higher Education CIOs: InformationWeek's Chiefs Of The Year
News  |  12/16/2013
Learn how these CIOs in higher education drive critical change -- in an industry ripe for disruption.
Former Homeland Security CIO Tapped As Startup CEO
News  |  12/13/2013
Richard Spires, former IRS and DHS IT chief, takes the helm as CEO of Resilient Network Systems.
Oracle Supports OpenStack: Lip Service Or Real Commitment?
Commentary  |  12/13/2013
As Oracle integrates OpenStack cloud with its technologies, the community asks: Will Oracle really embrace the open-source code spirit?
IT Millennials: CEO Or Bust
News  |  12/13/2013
Young IT professionals have more C-suite ambitions than their older colleagues -- but don't necessarily covet the CIO role.
Tangled Data Protection Laws Threaten Cloud, Critics Say
News  |  12/13/2013
Technology group calls for "Geneva Convention" to address complex maze of data laws that affect growth of cloud computing and global trade.
4 Ways Gamification Can Help Your Business
Commentary  |  12/12/2013
Badges and other game features keep your customers happy and your employees engaged.
Are Legacy Systems Keeping You Prisoner?
Commentary  |  12/12/2013
Does your organization depend on a decades-old IT infrastructure? Here are some strategies for breaking out of outdated systems that are too risky to leave in place.
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