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Global Data Collection Presents Big Challenges
News  |  10/6/2015
Today's global businesses depend on data, but there are more laws and customs about data privacy than there are countries in the world. The rules are in constant flux. That means it isn't always easy to get reliable data. Here's a look at some of the challenges, region by region.
Should IT Go Agile? The Pros And Cons
Slideshows  |  10/6/2015
Agile methodology has produced faster software development and better outcomes for users. Could it do the same for IT infrastructure projects?
Facebook To Beam Free Internet To Sub-Saharan Africa
Commentary  |  10/6/2015
Facebook inks a deal with French satellite company Eutelsat to provide wireless Internet access to Africa.
CIOs Need To Welcome Age Of The Algorithm, Gartner Says
News  |  10/5/2015
Gartner's CIO Symposium Welcome Keynote advised CIOs that we're entering the age of the algorithm.
YiSpecter Malware Threatens iPhone Owners
Commentary  |  10/5/2015
The malicious YiSpecter code is able to infect jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones, and it's being distributed through the iTunes App Store.
Daimler Tests Self-Driving Truck On German Autobahn
News  |  10/5/2015
The evolution of self-driving vehicles continues as Daimler begins testing of an autonomous semi-truck on Germany's Autobahn.
Imagine Retail Without Sales Associates, Gartner Asks
Commentary  |  10/5/2015
A Gartner analyst uses the vision of a workplace without associates as a great jumping-off point to talk about how to integrate technology into the brick-and-mortar store of tomorrow.
Compliance Project Leads Bakery To An IT Overhaul
Commentary  |  10/5/2015
When faced with new compliance requirements, small business owner Cyril Cohen took application development into his own hands. The project ultimately led to a complete revamp of the IT infrastructure for his commercial bakery. See what it's all about, and how this approach could work for your business.
US Dominates In Cloud Data Centers, China Second
News  |  10/5/2015
The US and China host 54% of the growing number of cloud data centers around the world, a new report finds. Singapore and Dublin are also significant hubs.
ICANN CEO: Why The Internet's Future Is At Risk
News  |  10/5/2015
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade spoke with InformationWeek about how the Internet can continue without US government oversight.
IBM Nanotube Researcher Explains Breakthrough
News  |  10/5/2015
IBM lead researcher Shu-Jen Han explains the significance of finding an effective connector for 7-nanometer nanotube transistors.
IoT: Can It Bridge The Digital Divide To Fulfill Its Promise?
Commentary  |  10/5/2015
The Internet of Things could be key in helping with problems with infrastructure, transportation, pollution, and general quality of life. But, first, access is needed.
15 Hottest IT Jobs for 2016
Slideshows  |  10/5/2015
If you're thinking about switching jobs next year, here's a guide to the IT jobs that are poised to earn the biggest salary increases in 2016. If you're a CIO or an IT leader and you're planning on doing any IT hiring in 2016, you'll want to factor this information into your budget plans.
Apple's Project Titan: 8 Rumors We're Following
Slideshows  |  10/4/2015
Project Titan is either the best-kept or worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley. Whether Apple is or isn't building its own autonomous vehicle is not clear, but here's what we're hearing.
Surface Pro 4? Lumia Phones? What Microsoft Has In Store
News  |  10/4/2015
Specs for the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL have already leaked, but what else is in store for Oct. 6? Is it time for the Surface Pro 4?
Japan's Robot Taxi: 10 Things You Can Try
Commentary  |  10/4/2015
Japan plans on testing and deploying a fleet of automated taxis. That seems like a something we could have a lot of fun with.
Apple Buys VocalIQ To Supercharge Siri
News  |  10/3/2015
The purchase could give Apple the software it needs to take Siri, and potentially its automotive project, to the next level.
T-Mobile, Experian Hack: How You Can Minimize Your Risk
Commentary  |  10/3/2015
Here are a few steps T-Mobile customers can take to protect themselves in the wake of the Experian hack.
Windows 10 Security, Exchange Server 2016: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/3/2015
Microsoft sheds some light on its Windows 10 security policies, releases Exchange Server 2016, and plans its flagship store openings.
Mobile Ad Blockers: Who Will Pay The Price?
Commentary  |  10/3/2015
A report from the New York Times removes doubt that ad blockers make a difference in the mobile experience, but at what cost?
Peeple App: Creepy Yet Potentially Uplifting
Commentary  |  10/2/2015
A new "Yelp for people" app is potentially the biggest disaster on the Internet. It could ruin reputations, cost people their jobs, and destroy relationships. It could become a platform for hatred and cyber-bullying. Or, it could be all smiles and happy dances. You decide.
NASA's New Horizons Reveal Charon's Violent Past
News  |  10/2/2015
The most recent high-resolution images from NASA's New Horizons probe reveal surprising details of Pluto's largest moon, Charon, including massive canyons.
IBM: Nanotube Breakthrough Will Create Low Power, Faster CPUs
News  |  10/2/2015
IBM says it has come up with a method to fuse a metal contact point to a carbon nanotube transistor, overcoming a barrier to nanotube CPUs.
Intel's TAP Big Data Platform Gains Healthcare, Cloud Partners
News  |  10/2/2015
Intel continued with the soft launch of its open source big data application development platform TAP, adding system integrator and cloud service provider partners as well as a handful of healthcare system pilot programs.
Insider Threats, Data Privacy Are Overlooked By Businesses
News  |  10/2/2015
Data security and data breaches are all over the news. However, not all companies are paying as close attention to insider threats and data privacy as they should. A new survey looks at the risks.
Big Data Fails: How to Avoid Them
News  |  10/2/2015
What are the key factors that ensure the success of a big data project, and what are the factors that can contribute to failure? EMC's Global Services Big Data chief shares his perspective, gained from working with customers in the field.
10 Government Innovations Your Business Can Use
Slideshows  |  10/2/2015
Government and innovation are not words we often use in the same sentence. Yet, government scientists and engineers are working hard to develop many cool things. Is your business looking in the right places for products and services? These innovations could offer you a new place to start.
Nest Weave Is Google's Key To Connected Homes
News  |  10/1/2015
With Weave and an online store, Nest Labs aims to build an ecosystem of compatible, connected devices.
LG V10 Smartphone Breaks New Ground
Commentary  |  10/1/2015
LG's V10 handset has two screens, two selfie cameras, and specs to spare. The company also showed a smartwatch that makes phone calls.
El Capitan Hands-On: New Mac OS X Provides Better Security
Commentary  |  10/1/2015
The latest version of the Mac OS X, called El Capitan, looks a lot like the last version with some visual and functionality improvements. However, it's the added security that makes the upgrade worth it.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Released To Public
News  |  10/1/2015
The final public version of Microsoft's Exchange Server 2016, built in the cloud, is now available to on-premises customers.
NASA Discovery Program Eyes Venus, Trojan Asteroids Missions
News  |  10/1/2015
NASA's Discovery program is narrowing down its list of potential missions, including several different trips to Venus, as well as a study of asteroids near Jupiter.
GE CEO: IoT Boosts Safety, Efficiency, Speed
News  |  10/1/2015
GE customers echo CEO Jeffrey Immelt's contention at Minds + Machines conference that Predix industrial analytics cloud is "about no unplanned downtime."
Bad User Experiences: How Analytics Can Improve App Testing
Commentary  |  10/1/2015
Not doing any user experience testing on your enterprise apps? Do it now. Want to make sure your apps are successfully used by your employees? Consider applying usability analytics to your evaluation process. Here's how.
Hortonworks Aims To Make Hadoop Easier To Use
News  |  10/1/2015
With the aim of simplifying Hadoop use, Hortonworks rolled out three new products to coincide with Strata+Hadoop World in New York City.
Google's Android Event: Pixel Tablet, Served With Marshmallow
Slideshows  |  10/1/2015
Android 6.0 Marshmallow arrives next week, bringing Nexus phones, Chromecast devices, and hints of a Pixel tablet. Here's a peek at what was revealed during the company's preview event in San Francisco.
Telecommuting: 3 Myths Busted, 3 Benefits Revealed
News  |  10/1/2015
Telecommuting is growing, but despite a plethora of research there's no clear consensus about whether or not it's successful. A large-scale review of the data reveals what we know and what we misunderstand about the benefits of telecommuting.
Apple, Microsoft, IBM: 7 Big Analytics Buys You Need to Know
Slideshows  |  10/1/2015
Apple, IBM and Microsoft have all made multiple acquisitions of analytics startups in the last year. Here's an overview of who they bought and why it matters to IT.
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