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Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
News  |  6/23/2015
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
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.
Pebble Time Smartwatch Available For Preorder
News  |  6/23/2015
Pebble, the Kickstarter success story, continues its upward climb through the wearables market thanks to a deal with Best Buy, which has exclusive preorder rights for its Time smartwatch.
Salesforce Vs. The Competition: A CRM Primer
Slideshows  |  6/23/2015
Salesforce.com is a leader in providing cloud-based enterprise software applications and platform services. How does it stack up to the competition? Here's how.
CFO Data Needs: How IT Stacks Up
Commentary  |  6/23/2015
If you think about how the data is going to be presented and used by the CFO's group, the technological decisions to ensure data accuracy and determine types of data you present actually become easier.
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.
Amazon Applies Machine Learning To Improve Reviews
News  |  6/23/2015
Amazon.com has for several years capitalized on machine learning for its recommendations that come with customer purchases on the retail site. Now, it's extending those efforts to product reviews and star ratings to enhance customer experiences.
Why Humans Don't Trust Robots, AI
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
AI and robots are entering the workplace, but humans don't trust them. Here's why, and what we can do to make them more trustworthy.
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.
Apple May Remove Lines, Clean Up iPhone Design
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
Apple has patented a way to make the plastic lines on the back of the iPhone disappear for good.
Docker, CoreOS Bury The Hatchet For Container Spec
News  |  6/22/2015
Container rivals Docker and CoreOS, plus 18 other organizations, link arms behind a common container specification.
VMware Brings More Tools To Docker Development
News  |  6/22/2015
VMware courts Docker-oriented developers with a developer hypervisor, AppCatalyst, and deployment workflow, Bonneville.
Google Neural Networks Make Captivating, Surreal Art
News  |  6/22/2015
Google is training neural networks -- think AI with an imagination -- to render images based on information engineers provide, and the results are fascinating.
IBM Aims To Ease Data Sharing For Police, Emergency Services
News  |  6/22/2015
IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.
Comic: CIO Stress Relief
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
CIO tenures are short. Do whatever you can to make it through the day.
Google, Microsoft, Mozilla Want A Faster Web
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
Google wants to keep you from leaving the Web by delivering a faster experience.
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.
10 iPhone, Android Apps To Keep You Healthy
Slideshows  |  6/22/2015
Wellness is about more than eating salad and hitting the gym once a month. These 10 iPhone and Android apps will keep your health on track.
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?
Apple Watch 2: 8 Features We Really Want
Commentary  |  6/21/2015
Apple Watch is barely here, and yet the rumor mill is churning in full force about Watch 2. Here are some of our own ideas on what we'd like to see Apple do next.
Apple Watch Sales Hit 2.8M As Straps Drive Profits
Commentary  |  6/20/2015
Estimates suggest a strong debut for the Apple Watch. Reports about the second-generation smartwatch point to a FaceTime camera.
Samsung Update Fixes SwiftKey Security Flaw
News  |  6/20/2015
Samsung will release a security policy update following reports of vulnerability in SwiftKey keyboard replacement software.
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.
FCC: Subsidize Rural Broadband, Block Robocalls
News  |  6/19/2015
The FCC voted 3-2 to extend and reform a program that would help low-income Americans gain access to the Web through subsidies. The commission is also allowing customers to block spam and robocalls.
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.
Sennheiser MB Pro 2: Serious Headset For Mobile IT Pros
Slideshows  |  6/19/2015
The Sennheiser MB Pro 2 isn't fashion forward, but if you need to make sure your voice calls are clear and high-quality, it's something to consider.
E3 2015: Our Top Video Game Picks
Slideshows  |  6/19/2015
From the most beautiful to the most weird, we give you the lowdown on the hottest games from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. C'mon, you know you wanna play.
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.
4 IoT Skills IT Pros Need
Commentary  |  6/19/2015
If enterprises adopt IoT guidelines put forth in a recent study from Accenture and Fjord, it could fundamentally change the way you go about your job as an IT pro.
What $100 Million AT&T Fine Says About The FCC
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
The FCC's bruising attacks on broadband companies show its strong focus on consumers. The $100 million fine against AT&T is just the latest in this fight.
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.
Intel Buys Recon, Maker Of Smart Glasses
News  |  6/18/2015
Chip maker Intel is plunking down $175 million to buy Recon Instruments, a maker of smart glasses for sports teams and athletes.
IT Pros: What's In Your Bag?
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
We'd love to see what you carry with you to get your job done -- and have you join the conversation about what works and what doesn't for mobile IT pros.
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.
Women In IT: Is There An Exodus In Progress?
News  |  6/18/2015
Studies show efforts by governments, non-profits, and enterprises are still not drawing women to IT. In fact, the number of women in the field looks to be dwindling.
E3: 8 Hot Video Game Trends
Slideshows  |  6/18/2015
E3 is where all the action is when it comes to video games. Here are the biggest trends coming out of the Expo.
Uber Ruling Could Cripple Sharing Economy
News  |  6/17/2015
A foolish decision by the California Labor Commission represents a startling change in the way we view the sharing economy.
Stephen Elop Out In Microsoft Executive Shakeup
News  |  6/17/2015
Organizational changes within Microsoft's engineering team will result in the departure of senior executives, including former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
600M Samsung Smartphones Vulnerable To Hacking
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
A report from a security firms finds that Samsung's smartphones are vulnerable to attacks thanks to replacement software in the SwiftKey keyboard. However, it's not really Samsung's fault.
Apple Watch Ready For Online Order, In-Store Pick-Up
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
Beginning Wednesday, June 17, consumers can reserve an Apple Watch at their local Apple Store and pick it up on the same day.
8 Ways MDM Can Ease IT Pain
Slideshows  |  6/17/2015
Mobile device management is more than a security tool. Here's how your IT organization can draw value from MDM.
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.
Fairphone 2: A Repairable, Recyclable Android Smartphone
News  |  6/17/2015
Fairphone is looking to change the dynamics of the smartphone market with its Fairphone 2, a modular, easily repairable Android phone made of recycled materials.
SAP Brings New HANA, Analytics To Market
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
Service pack 10 brings new Internet of Things, big data management, data high availability, and application development capabilities to SAP's HANA platform.
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.
10 Online Cloud Computing Courses To Get Ahead
Slideshows  |  6/17/2015
Cloud is the talk of the IT industry. Check out these online courses to give you the knowledge you need to take advantage of the trend.
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