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posted in April 2015
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Apps To Unite Smartphones, IoT
News  |  4/30/2015
The Internet of Things is an expansion of mobile device uses, not a separate, new development, Soasta's Tana Jackson says at Cloud Connect.
Google's Urs Hoelzle: Cloud Will Soon Be More Secure
News  |  4/30/2015
Google's chief data center architect, Urs Hoelzle, says cloud security will improve faster than enterprise security in the next few years.
Information Security: Identifying Your Weakest Links
News  |  4/30/2015
Modern security execs use existing tools to identify areas of risk and find new ones to track, evaluate, and share their progress.
Caterpillar Uses Better Intelligence To Drive Security
News  |  4/29/2015
How strategy and a Capability Maturity Model are helping Caterpillar drive its information security transformation.
The NSA, Surveillance, And What CIOs Need To Know
Commentary  |  4/29/2015
At the Interop Keynote, things get frightening as the EFF's Kurt Opsahle recounted the NSA surveillance history.
Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell: Data Analysis Key To Customer Insights
News  |  4/29/2015
After leaving a healthcare firm, Karenann Terrell, the CIO of mega-retailer Wal-Mart, found that data analysis at the company is "at a much higher level of sophistication than I had expected."
How Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected
News  |  4/29/2015
Royal Caribbean Cruises is meeting modern customer expectations with wireless connectivity at sea.
UPS: Where Good Is Never Enough
News  |  4/28/2015
UPS, the No. 1 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is analyzing a constantly changing, 100-terabyte data warehouse in order to start predicting problems and delays and dealing with them sooner.
Boeing's 3D Projects Invigorate IT, Manufacturing
News  |  4/28/2015
Boeing, the No. 2 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is running augmented reality projects that are uniting its R&D, IT, and manufacturing teams.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Reaches For The Cloud
News  |  4/28/2015
NASA's JPL, No. 3 in the InformationWeek Elite 100, has turned to cloud computing to make real-time analytics available to missions.
Avnet's Training Innovations Bring Revenue Gains
News  |  4/28/2015
The IT team at Avnet, the No. 4 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, spotted a new revenue stream by building on an acquisition's training platform. The project is on track to drive $30 million in revenue this year.
The Weather Company: Cloud Journey Requires Cultural Change
News  |  4/28/2015
The Weather Company, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, embraced cloud infrastructure in order to meet dramatic swings in demand for weather information.
Esurance Puts Analytics Closer To The Customer
News  |  4/28/2015
A new rules-engine platform lets the insurance company offer more personalized packages when selling policies online. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Emerging Tech Drives Hard Results
Commentary  |  4/28/2015
The 2015 Elite 100 companies are applying emerging technology in practical ways that will rewrite the rules of business.
Dollar General Turns Mobile Data Into Action
News  |  4/28/2015
The retailer's mobile strategy helps managers stay on the floor while accessing fresh data. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
CVS Revamps To Meet Specialty Medicine Needs
News  |  4/28/2015
Dealing with cancer, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis is tough enough. CVS is making it easier for patients to get the specialized treatments they need. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Hoag Memorial Finds Better Care Through Data Sharing
News  |  4/28/2015
The hospital group overhauled its tech strategy to boost data usage, patient health, and collaboration between business units and the IT organization. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Intermountain Healthcare Bundles Apps For Better Living
News  |  4/28/2015
By corralling multiple apps in one place, Intermountain is making mobile interaction easier for its community. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Atlantic Health Automates ID With Biometrics
News  |  4/28/2015
Palm vein scans are helping staff pull up patient records more efficiently and securely. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
PayPal Revamps Data Center For Agility
News  |  4/28/2015
PayPal can deploy new products seven times faster with its new approach, plus it's finding recruiting talent easier. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
WEX Taps Smartphones For Fleet Management
News  |  4/28/2015
The payment company uses apps and QR codes to connect drivers, vehicles, and payments. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
AstraZeneca CIO: Insourcing Can Drive An IT Transformation
News  |  4/28/2015
On its road to becoming "twice as good at half the cost," AstraZeneca has prioritized insourcing IT and focusing on customers.
Boeing, eBay Data Centers Look More Like Cloud
News  |  4/28/2015
eBay and Boeing, two major builders of new enterprise data centers, explain what they looked for in new architecture at the InformationWeek 100 event.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2015
Slideshows  |  4/27/2015
We hand-picked these 20 real-world projects from among the InformationWeek Elite 100 winners, looking for ideas that would spark new thinking in your IT organizations.
iPhone 6 Sales Help Drive $58B In Revenue For Apple
News  |  4/27/2015
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shone during a record-breaking quarter that earned Apple $58 billion in revenue.
ConocoPhillips: Lessons In Analytics
News  |  4/27/2015
Executives from ConocoPhillips emphasize the importance of asking the right questions before pursuing an advanced analytics strategy.
Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Dominates As Windows, Office Tumble
News  |  4/24/2015
Microsoft revenue hit $21.7 billion this past quarter as cloud services boomed, offsetting poor performance by its core Windows and Office products.
Amazon AWS Revenue Reveals Cloud Powerhouse
News  |  4/23/2015
In its first quarter 2015 results, Amazon reported that its AWS cloud unit is growing fast and is either already profitable or soon could be.
Will Amazon Cloud Revenue Show A Giant Is Born?
News  |  4/23/2015
Amazon.com is slated to air financial details on its AWS unit for the first time, perhaps showing the cloud service is growing even faster than expected.
ServiceNow Offers Service Platform, Opens Store
News  |  4/22/2015
ServiceNow, the IT help desk automation company, is making its platform available to customers and third parties in order to launch their own SaaS apps.
Time Inc. CTO Navigates Move To Amazon
News  |  4/22/2015
CTO Colin Bodell wants to move Time out of its five data centers and onto the Amazon cloud. The technical and cultural shift is well underway.
10 Trailblazing Companies For Women In IT
Slideshows  |  4/21/2015
On the following pages, we'll take you beyond the tech sector to highlight companies across all industries that provide strong, supportive, and flexible work environments for female employees.
Microsoft Offers Azure Service Fabric For Distributed Apps
News  |  4/21/2015
Microsoft will show off Azure Service Fabric at its Build Conference next week. It will help developers build microservice-based applications.
VMware Rides Container Wave With Open Source Projects
News  |  4/20/2015
VMware's launching two projects: Lightwave focuses on container security, and Photon creates a lightweight Linux version for containers.
Google Adds To BigQuery Big Data Capabilities
News  |  4/20/2015
Google expands the capabilities of its BigQuery system to allow real-time data stream processing and event analysis.
Skype For Business, Windows Security Flaws: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/18/2015
Security and collaboration were key themes this week as Microsoft announced news surrounding bug fixes, Office Delve, Skype, and partnerships.
Docker 1.6 Emerges As A Platform
News  |  4/17/2015
Several components of Docker, including Engine, Registry, and orchestration tools, have been upgraded together as a platform.
Microsoft, Yahoo: The Search Party Continues
News  |  4/16/2015
Microsoft and Yahoo renew their 2009 partnership to enhance the search experience across platforms and boost value for advertisers.
5 Cyberwar Threats Worth Watching
Slideshows  |  4/16/2015
Approximately 60 nation-states are presently developing their own advanced cyber warfare programs.
Engine Yard Pivots Toward Container Management
News  |  4/16/2015
New Engine Yard CEO Beau Vrolyk is moving the company toward managing Linux containers for developers, with the acquisition of OpDemand.
5 Salary Enhancing Moves For Tech Workers
Commentary  |  4/16/2015
Some steps, like being honest about your preferences, might take some getting used to.
Why The Maker Movement Matters To Your Business
Commentary  |  4/16/2015
Chris Anderson has found success in what's known as the Maker movement, and he's sure that encouraging the freedom to tinker at work will deliver rewards for any company.
4 Backup Landmines Waiting For The Unwary
Commentary  |  4/16/2015
Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev warns about the pitfalls hidden in the process of conducting regular data backups.
HP's Still In Public Cloud, But Where?
Commentary  |  4/15/2015
HP's Bill Hilf has rebutted the interpretation of his New York Times statements about the company's public cloud plans, but where does that leave Helion versus Amazon?
10 Astonishing Email Habits
Slideshows  |  4/14/2015
The world's biggest study into our email habits reveals some strange behaviors we might want to consider breaking.
Docker Raises $95 Million In 4th VC Round
News  |  4/14/2015
Goldman Sachs was urged by its IT department to become a Docker investor.
H-1B Visa Applications Exceeded 230,000 This Year
News  |  4/14/2015
Overall, the USCIS received 233,000 H-1B visa applications this year. The agency will grant 65,000 of them. However, several groups noted that the lack of H-1B visas is limiting the potential for greater global competitiveness in the US.
Microsoft Brings Docker Containers To Azure, .Net Developers
News  |  4/13/2015
In an interview, the general manager of Microsoft Windows Servers says two types of containers will run under the next version of Windows Server, with Docker functionality.
Epic On EHR Interoperability: Not A '1-Time Project'
News  |  4/10/2015
Epic has ridden the wave of electronic health record adoption to huge success. Now it needs to help drive a wave of EHR data-sharing.
Amazon Launches Machine Learning-As-A-Service
News  |  4/10/2015
AWS's Andy Jassy announced a Machine Learning service at an Amazon Summit in San Francisco April 9, based on the parent retailer's internal use.
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