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Microsoft Now Alerting Users To State-Sponsored Attacks
News  |  12/31/2015  | 
Microsoft is changing its policy after a Reuters report revealed that the company didn't alert users under similar previous circumstances.
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 2
News  |  12/31/2015  | 
In the second of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the influx of healthcare data and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals. In part one, we explored the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate.
Software Licensing Audits: Is Your Company Prepared?
News  |  12/31/2015  | 
Software licensing audits can cause minor annoyance or excruciating pain, depending on their scope and how ready your enterprise is for the disruption and expense. We take a look at trends in software licensing audits and the ways they impact your IT organization and your business.
Algorithms: Turning Data Into Products
News  |  12/31/2015  | 
Everybody talks about algorithms, but do you know what they are? We take a closer look at the origins of the word algorithm, what it means for business today, and how companies such as Google and Airbnb use them.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015  | 
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
Google Goes With OpenJDK For Android
Commentary  |  12/30/2015  | 
Is Google's move to an open source version of Oracle's Java Development Kit for upcoming Android OS development a way for the company to hedge its bets as its legal battle with Oracle continues to wind through the courts?
Apple Taps LG, Samsung For OLED iPhone Displays, Report Claims
News  |  12/30/2015  | 
A new report indicates Apple will be turning to some of its smartphone rivals -- LG and Samsung -- to finally make the switch to OLED displays for its iPhones.
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 1
News  |  12/30/2015  | 
In the first of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate. In the second part, we look at the influx of healthcare data, and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals.
E6B Computer: Celebrating 75 Years Of Flight
Commentary  |  12/30/2015  | 
The E6B flight computer was introduced to the US Army in 1940. Few devices have been around this long, have had cameo appearances in Star Trek, and remain in use today. We think that's worth celebrating.
CIO's Guide To Creating Sound Software Contracts
Commentary  |  12/30/2015  | 
Software negotiations often pit a customer against a supplier, each focused on his or her own best interests. To craft a sound deal, CIOs need to understand where potential contract potholes lie and steer around them. Here's what you need to know.
10 Best Tech Companies To Work For In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/30/2015  | 
Google slipped off its perch as the No. 1 place to work on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list, unseated by an Internet travel company. Here's a look at 10 top tech companies where you may want to hang your hat in the new year.
LinkNYC Starts Delivering WiFi To NYC Pay Phones
Commentary  |  12/29/2015  | 
First announced in 2014, the LinkNYC network, which looks to install WiFi access points in out-of-date NYC pay phones, started rolling out the first of these installations this week. However, some issues of personal information hover below the surface.
Apple, Phablets Drive Holiday Device Sales
News  |  12/29/2015  | 
Apple products and phablets were among the most popular electronic gifts to give this holiday season, according to a new report from Flurry Insights.
Secrets Of NBA Stephen Curry's Shooting Hidden In Data
Commentary  |  12/29/2015  | 
When FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Sports Science turn their analytics on Stephen Curry's stats, surprising things show up.
Google Glass 2 Sports Foldable Frame, FCC Filing Shows
News  |  12/29/2015  | 
New documents filed with the FCC show an updated design for Google Glass 2, including a folding frame, and other details about the hardware's construction.
CES 2016: 5 Trends To Watch
News  |  12/29/2015  | 
The new year starts with a bang thanks to CES, which gets underway Jan. 5. Here are some trends we expect to see at the show.
Raspberry Pi Foundation Says 'No' To Malware
Commentary  |  12/29/2015  | 
The Raspberry Pi Foundation was reportedly offered cash to put malware on its latest boards. The organization declined the offer.
Fitbit App Dominates iOS Downloads
News  |  12/29/2015  | 
If downloads of the Fitbit mobile app are any indication, lots of people received a fitness tracker this holiday season. The Fitbit app hit No. 1 in Apple's app store on Dec. 25 and has remained in the top spot ever since.
Top 10 Tech IPOs Of 2015
Slideshows  |  12/29/2015  | 
Tech IPOs took a hit in 2015, with half the number of new public companies as last year. But it wasn't all bad news. Here's a look at the 10 tech IPOs that raised the most money in 2015.
Interview: Vivek Wadhwa, InformationWeek Elite 100 2016 Keynote Speaker
Commentary  |  12/28/2015  | 
How do companies handle innovation? Are they prepared for mind-blowing advancements in technology on the near horizon? Can they take advantage of the coming changes? Vivek Wadhwa gives his sobering, but encouraging insights.
Comcast Rolls Out DOCSIS 3.1 Network In Philly
Commentary  |  12/28/2015  | 
Philadelphia is expected to benefit from Comcast's new DOCSIS 3.1 network, which can theoretically offer Internet upload speeds of 1Gbps.
Red Hat Closing In On $2 Billion In Its Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  12/28/2015  | 
Red Hat finishes 2015 on a strong financial note, with OpenShift 3.1 positioned as its next-generation cloud application development platform.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors Point To Magnesium Alloy Frame
News  |  12/28/2015  | 
The launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S7 may be coming sooner rather than later, and new rumors suggest iris scanning capabilities and a magnesium alloy frame.
Google In 2016: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/28/2015  | 
Will Google prevail in its legal battles over Android and its search business? Will it thrive under Alphabet? Here are our predictions for Google in 2016.
Comic: New Year's Resolutions
Commentary  |  12/28/2015  | 
Making a resolution in the New Year to improve your career makes sense. This one, not so much.
7 Ways Semantic Technologies Make Data Make Sense
Slideshows  |  12/28/2015  | 
As unstructured data piles up, semantic technologies help organizations drive business value through a better understanding of the data they have, its value, and the relationships pieces of information have to each other.
Tech Fail Forecast: Bursting The Next Bubble
Slideshows  |  12/28/2015  | 
Fifteen years after the dot-com bubble burst, industry pundits are calling out similar signs of froth in the current tech boom. Here are nine tech ideas, products, excesses, and business models that we expect to look back on in 15 years and ask: "What were we thinking?"
Microsoft's 2016: More Windows 10, Hardware Advances, Research Gains
Slideshows  |  12/27/2015  | 
Microsoft's New Year resolutions are expected to include gains in the PC market, new Surface Phone, and advancements in HoloLens, Microsoft Research, cloud and security.
10 New Year's Resolutions For IT Pros
Commentary  |  12/27/2015  | 
It's time again for New Year's resolutions. Here are 10 ideas for how you can live a happier life and have a better career in the coming year.
Oracle Acquires StackEngine, Couchbase Updates Server: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/27/2015  | 
This week, we've got an Oracle acquisition, an update from Couchbase, insight into how CFOs view analytics, and data-driven advice on when it's best to say "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings."
Yahoo Now Alerting Users Of State-Sponsored Hacks
News  |  12/26/2015  | 
Yahoo will begin warning its users when the company suspects that customers' accounts have been targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Twitter and Facebook have already started similar alert systems.
Outlook Getting Smarter, Surface Hub Delayed: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  12/26/2015  | 
Microsoft this week announced smart capabilities arriving for Outlook in 2016, a new security policy, and a Surface Hub delay along with a price increase.
12 ICD-10 Codes For Christmas
Slideshows  |  12/25/2015  | 
If you work in healthcare IT, you're likely all too familiar with the plethora of codes introduced by ICD-10. And, most of the time, we're betting that you find dealing with them to be no laughing matter. Today, we want to change all that. Here are 12 holiday-inspired codes that might have you laughing until the New Year.
Ushahidi BRCK Brings WiFi To Remote Corners
Commentary  |  12/25/2015  | 
In an effort to bring WiFi connectivity to remote corners of the globe, Ushahidi is offering a new WiFi and router combo device called BRCK. It's designed to connect to the Internet even when power sources are scarce.
IBM Watson: AI For The Real World
News  |  12/25/2015  | 
IBM Watson, the company's AI cognitive computing platform, has attracted an ecosystem of developers and users who are layering the technology on top of their own to make it even smarter. Here's an update on Watson's evolution and why IBM can confidently assure us it won't ever become HAL.
Best Raspberry Pi, Arduino DIY Projects For Your Holiday Downtime
Slideshows  |  12/25/2015  | 
Looking for an escape from egg nog this holiday season? Here are 10 tech projects based on either Raspberry Pi or Arduino to keep you busy, happy, and geeky through the New Year.
Christmas Eve Asteroid: An Early Present for Astronomers
News  |  12/24/2015  | 
NASA is tracking a 3,600-foot long asteroid that is going to zip past Earth on Christmas Eve at a distance of 6.8 million miles. That's far enough that Santa's sleigh should be safe.
NORAD Santa Tracker Delivers On Facebook, Twitter, Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  12/24/2015  | 
InformationWeek spoke with Canadian Royal Navy Lieutenant Marco Chouinard of the NORAD Tracks Santa team to get more information on how the organization pulls off the demanding tasks of keeping up with the jolly old elf and sharing his up-to-the-minute status on social media. Here's what we learned.
Microsoft's 2015 Acquisitions: Mobile, Analytics, Security
News  |  12/24/2015  | 
Microsoft bought a lot of companies during 2015. What were they, and what did they bring to the tech giant?
Hiring, Budget Concerns Top Of Mind For IT Leaders In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/24/2015  | 
An annual survey of IT leaders, including CIOs, vice presidents, directors, and hiring managers, reveals some of the biggest trends and challenges they expect to face in 2016.
8 iPhone Apps To Make Your Holiday Memories Shine
Slideshows  |  12/24/2015  | 
InformationWeek picks eight different iPhone apps to help you take pictures and create stellar holiday memories. The best part is that most are free.
Google Plans AI-Based Messaging App, Report Says
Commentary  |  12/23/2015  | 
Google is developing a smarter messaging app based on its artificial intelligence and chatbot tech, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Hottest Smartphones of 2015: Our Top 5 Picks
Commentary  |  12/23/2015  | 
From the Samsung Galaxy S6 to the iPhone 6s, here are our picks for the best smartphones of 2015.
SpaceX Rocket Landing: Dawn Of New Space Age?
News  |  12/23/2015  | 
This week, SpaceX founder Elon Musk achieved part of his goal of bringing spaceflight a little closer to home with the successful landing of the Falcon 9 rocket. Are we nearing the dawn of a new space age?
Is Amazon Testing Its Own Package Delivery Airline?
News  |  12/23/2015  | 
Reports suggest Amazon is conducting a pilot experiment in air freight delivery at an Ohio airport due to dissatisfaction with UPS and FedEx deliveries.
Amazon's 'Virtual CPU'? You Figure It Out
Commentary  |  12/23/2015  | 
Amazon used to have a clear definition of what a virtual CPU was. Now it goes by a "variety of measures," making cloud comparison difficult.
8 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2016
Slideshows  |  12/23/2015  | 
While 2015 marked the moment when cloud became the go-to platform for enterprise applications and data, there's still plenty of maturing to go. Here's what we expect to see from cloud computing in 2016.
Google Wants To Eliminate Password Login
News  |  12/22/2015  | 
Google has begun testing a password-free login method that enables users to log in using their smartphones.
Apple Blasts UK 'Snooping' Bill
Commentary  |  12/22/2015  | 
In keeping with Tim Cook's professed desire to keep customer information private, Apple objected to a new UK bill that would expand the government's ability to snoop into citizens' messages and Internet use.
Apple Reportedly Prepping High-Res Audio For iPhones, iPads
Commentary  |  12/22/2015  | 
Apple may bring higher-quality music streaming to iPhone and iPad owners next year, according to reports. But details are still scant.
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