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Cloud Computing: 8 Hidden Costs
Slideshows  |  8/5/2015
If you're not careful, hidden charges can make your next cloud bill significantly more expensive than you budgeted for.
Why Your Office Is Freezing In The Summer
News  |  8/4/2015
Why do you need a sweater in the office in the summer? Because we're cooling it based on a formula that dates back to when the Beatles were still together.
Your Smartphone Battery Could Be Tracking You
Commentary  |  8/4/2015
Security researchers have found a way to track a user's smartphone Web usage through battery life.
Microsoft HoloLens Ready For Developers, Enterprises
Commentary  |  8/4/2015
Microsoft has learned a lesson from Google Glass. The company's HoloLens is designed for developers who want to create enterprise, not consumer, applications.
Microsoft's Incent Games Acquisition Blends CRM, Fantasy Sports
News  |  8/4/2015
The purchase of Incent Games and its sales gamification platform FantasySalesTeam will help Microsoft drive CRM adoption and team competition.
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook Sports Windows 10
News  |  8/4/2015
Acer is courting the budget-conscious market with the release of the Aspire One Cloudbook, which uses Windows 10 and features Acer's abApps ecosystem.
A Lousy Database Can Doom Your Apps
Commentary  |  8/4/2015
Accounting, transaction, and even navigation applications are based on the same basic type of structured database that has underpinned enterprise applications for the last three decades or more. So why aren't we paying more attention to these databases?
Self-Service Business Intelligence Proves Itself
Commentary  |  8/4/2015
There's growing interest in giving more mid-range managers access to self-service analytics, with some organizations opting for a combined centralized/decentralized analytics structure.
IBM Locks Up Cloud Processes With Patents
Commentary  |  8/4/2015
IBM has received 1,200 patents on cloud computing over the last 18 months. Here's a sample of what Big Blue is patenting and why it's a concern.
Beyond Windows 10: 6 Microsoft Releases To Watch
Slideshows  |  8/4/2015
After the global rollout of Windows 10, we look at what's coming up for Microsoft's new operating system and overall product lineup.
Hitchhiking Robot Dismembered
News  |  8/3/2015
The friendly hitchBOT met a grisly end in Philadelphia. That tells you all you need to know about human-AI interactions.
Amazon Alexa Voice Service Open To More Developers
News  |  8/3/2015
Amazon is looking to open its Alexa voice service to more developers and offering $100 million to get the service off the ground.
Adopting Cloud Is No Longer An Advantage, HBR Finds
News  |  8/3/2015
The analytics unit of Harvard Business Review concludes that since everybody is doing it, less advantage is found in moving to cloud.
Apple Prepping Siri-Powered Voicemail Transcriptions
News  |  8/3/2015
The service would transcribe incoming voicemail into messages for easier consumption.
Nokia HERE Maps Sold To Carmakers For $3.2 Billion
News  |  8/3/2015
A consortium of luxury German automakers scoops up Nokia's HERE navigation platform after months of speculation as to what company would acquire it.
How To Get Ops-Oriented IT To Innovate
Commentary  |  8/3/2015
Innovation is change, and change is hard, but there are ways to ease the necessary evil of progress.
Windows 10 Gives Microsoft A Fighting Chance In IoT
Commentary  |  8/3/2015
By 2020, there will be billions of IoT devices in the market. After learning a lesson with mobility, Microsoft is using Windows 10 to edge its way into billions of dollars of new revenue.
10 IT Job Search Habits To Nail A New Gig
Slideshows  |  8/3/2015
Job searching is about more than finding the magic keywords. Research shows that developing the right habits goes a long way toward achieving a successful job search.
Java: 7 Powerful Features For The Future
Slideshows  |  8/2/2015
Java, unleashed in 1991, has become one of the world's most-used programming languages. Here are seven key features that will keep it viable in a world of supercomputing, Big Data, and the Internet of Things.
Apple TV Powers Up For September Refresh
Commentary  |  8/2/2015
Apple will debut a new version of Apple TV, complete with Siri and an App Store, alongside the new iPhone 6s, in September.
10 Ways To Make Google Glass Less Creepy
Commentary  |  8/2/2015
Google Glass is back and hopefully better than ever. Here how we think the company can make sure it sticks for good this time.
Mozilla Takes Aim At Microsoft's Windows 10
Commentary  |  8/1/2015
In an effort to call attention to its Firefox browser, Mozilla is picking a public fight with Microsoft on the week Windows 10 and the new Edge browser are rolled out.
Google Glass Eyes Enterprise, Healthcare Firms
News  |  8/1/2015
Although the first edition of Google Glass didn't take off, the company is retooling the device for specialty industries such as healthcare and energy.
Windows 10 Hits 14M PCs, Office Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/1/2015
This week brought us the public launch of Windows 10, global Microsoft celebrations, updated Office for Windows apps, and news on Windows 10 mobile.
Facebook Drone Is Ready To Fly
News  |  8/1/2015
The social network aims to provide Internet access from the air to those without connectivity options.
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