Amazon, AWS Post Strong Results, Fail To Please Wall Street
Amazon reported revenues of $107 billion in full-year 2015, a 20% increase over the prior year. Its Amazon Web Services unit was a bright spot, showing solid growth for the full year and for Q4 2015. So, why isn't Wall Street satisfied?
8 Must-Have Mobile Tools For Road Warriors
Remote workers may not need an office, but they do need a few devices to keep them connected and productive. Here are our top picks to keep you and your teams functioning on the go.
Wanted: IT Heroes For 2016 InformationWeek Awards
The submission period is now open for four new awards that will be presented during the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May. We need your help now to find the best candidates for each category.
Convertibles are the new sexy devices, but they don't give you that feeling of the wind blowing in your hair.
Microsoft's Selfie App A Hit With iPhone Users
Microsoft added new features to its month-old Selfie app for iOS, as it touted the app's more than 500,000 downloads within its first two weeks. But had Microsoft added a video feature, its download rate may have been substantially more.
Apple, Google Self-Driving Car Projects Impress Daimler CEO
Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board for Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz, came back from a recent visit to Silicon Valley with the impression that Google and Apple are farther along with their automotive projects than he had assumed.
Ban The Box: What It Means For Your IT Hiring Practices
A movement known as Ban The Box aims to have questions about criminal convictions removed from employment applications. The effort has led to regulations in 19 states and more than 100 cities and counties. Here's what you need to know.
Mac OS X El Capitan: 10 Productivity Tips
Apple's Mac OS X El Capitan has its share of features that can help employees be more productive in their work. Some of the tips we're sharing here deal with the operating system itself, while others are concerned with the small applications that come with the operating system. When it comes to making the most of time spent at a computer, every little bit helps.
Microsoft's Mimicker Alarm App Powered By AI
Microsoft's Garage Project team has cooked up a new alarm clock app for Android smartphones that forces users to make faces or play games to turn it off. What's most interesting about Mimicker Alarm is not what it makes people do, but how it uses artificial intelligence to determine the actions.
Brave Browser Aims To End Ad-Blocking War
10 Best Tech Jobs For 2016
Tech companies' perks and benefits have long been the envy of a number of industries, but what about the actual work itself? It turns out that tech jobs accounted for nearly half of Glassdoor's "25 Best Jobs in America" report. You may be surprised by the tech jobs that made the list.
Amazon's Latest IoT Play Is Dash Replacement Service
Amazon unveils its Dash Replenishment Service, where devices and appliances will automatically order more supplies. The company aims to capture a slice of the Internet of Things industry, which is expected to rise to $453 billion by 2020, according to a newly released study.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Top $3.5 Trillion In 2016
In a new report, Gartner finds that worldwide IT spending will top $3.5 trillion in 2016. However, spending on devices and telecom services are still expected to decline as major players in the world economy struggle with growth headwinds.
8 Cheat Sheet Sites To Ace Tech Job Interviews
Technical interviews can be grueling and filled with potential pitfalls. But you can up your chances of nailing them and landing that dream IT job with the right preparation. Here are 8 sites that offer sneak peeks at technical job interview questions at companies including Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon.
How Mobile OS Updates Can Kill Your Productivity
Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are designed for the current operating system they ship with, either iOS or Android, and maybe the next update. If you (or your employees) have an aging device, the latest OS update might wreak havoc on its performance. How can we avoid the over-the-air update trap?
10 Top CIO Priorities: The Reality Vs. The Ideal
CIOs are charged with both support and business functions, which means juggling a variety of priorities. However, those priorities don't always match up with where IT leaders would necessarily focus their energies if given a choice. Recent survey results illustrate the disconnect.
8 Cool New Drones Taking Flight
Whether you're a prosumer, a hobbyist, or a professional filmmaker looking for polished aerial cinematography, a new crop of drones invading the market in 2016 offers something for everyone. Drones made a big splash at CES earlier this month, and even new FAA regulations can't dampen the enthusiasm. With that in mind, InformationWeek picked eight offerings that you should keep an eye on.
18 Most Anticipated Video Games Of 2016
This year promises to be a big year in video games, from blockbuster sequels to first-time entries. Here is a list of the games that should be on your radar in 2016.
Google Details Self-Driving Cars Problems In DMV Report
It turns out that Google's self-driving cars still need some human help, according to a report filed this week to meet new regulations for the California DMV on autonomous vehicles. The company is also looking for some partners to help.
UPS: 3D Printing Maps Out A New Future
UPS is embracing 3D printing as part of the future of logistics. Here's how the logistics company is using technology and some key partnerships to map out a new future for its supply chain.
CIOs Detail Hiring Plans For First Half Of 2016
A recent survey delves into the IT positions that CIOs say are in demand for the first half of the year, and finds the major cities that are most likely to win with these expansion plans.
Smaller, Portable Amazon Echo Reportedly Coming Soon
Amazon is gearing up to launch a smaller, portable version of its digital assistant device Echo, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. This is the latest move by a player in the increasingly competitive market for AI digital assistants.
Wearables were one of the top gifts of 2015, but not all of them were created equal.