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Boston Red Sox VP Of IT: Invest In Your Farm Team
News  |  4/30/2015
Brian Shield, the vice president of IT for the Red Sox, thinks IT departments and CIOs can learn how to solve hiring problems by learning from how baseball teams recruit.
Apple Watch Troubles: Taptic Engine, Wrist Tattoos
News  |  4/30/2015
The limited launch supply of Apple's wearable has been pinned on a faulty component, and some users report problems caused by their tattoos.
Innovation Starts With Culture: Interop Leadership Track
Commentary  |  4/30/2015
Three IT leaders talk about how they transformed their cultures and became more innovative.
NASA MESSENGER Prepares For Impact On Mercury
Slideshows  |  4/29/2015
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is beaming back some final, incredible photos as it prepares to smash into the planet's surface -- a hard landing for the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury.
IBM Sets Quantum Computing Milestone
News  |  4/29/2015
IBM sees the future of quantum computing as having a major impact in the life sciences and chemistry fields.
Time Killers At Work: How To Avoid Them
Slideshows  |  4/29/2015
Here are four ways we lose precious time at work, and alternatives that can return hours to our weeks.
InformationWeek News Desk Is Live At Interop 2015
Commentary  |  4/29/2015
Please join host Sara Peters for the first-ever InformationWeek News Desk show at Interop 2015. Our second program starts at 11 a.m. PDT on Thursday, April 30.
Heartland CEO: Honesty Is Best Breach Policy
News  |  4/28/2015
At the InformationWeek 100 conference, Heartland CEO told the story of how doing the right thing saved his company.
9 Top-Paying Tech Firms: Glassdoor
Slideshows  |  4/28/2015
The tech sector dominates Glassdoor's list of the top 15 highest-paying companies in the US.
Chris Anderson: Weaponized Lego, Drones & IoT
News  |  4/27/2015
In his keynote address at the InformationWeek Conference, Chris Anderson said drones are the perfect example to show the rise of the Internet of Things.
Apple Watch First Weekend: Slow Go For Those Who Want One
News  |  4/27/2015
Apple began delivering the Apple Watch to hopeful fans over the weekend, but the majority of buyers are still waiting for the wearable to arrive. About 22% who ordered one got one.
InformationWeek News Desk Debuts At Interop 2015
Commentary  |  4/27/2015
Whether you are attending Interop in person or keeping tabs on the show from your desk at the office, the InformationWeek News Desk is a new way to keep up-to-date and find out what the biggest names in the industry think about the future of information technology.
Comic: HR Analytics
Commentary  |  4/27/2015
Predictive analytics is great, but when it comes to HR, maybe spending more time on people will make it less necessary.
Delivery Drone Or Death Machine?
Slideshows  |  4/26/2015
Drones can help or harm. Figuring out how to respond to them isn't going to be easy.
Google Project Fi: Reasons To Love And Hate It
Commentary  |  4/26/2015
Google's Project Fi is an interesting set of contradictions. Here's what we love and hate about it.
Apple Watch Launch: 6 Things We Know Now
Commentary  |  4/26/2015
Now that hotly-anticipated Apple Watch is out in the open, users have been revealing new capabilities and, in some cases, confirming suspicions about the Watch's practicality. From tiny screws to how waterproof it is, here's what we learned about the smartwatch.
Apple Watch: My In-Store Demo
Slideshows  |  4/25/2015
The first shipment of Apple Watches reached eager owners on April 24. We stopped at an Apple Store in New York City to test one out.
Embryo DNA Experiments Hold Lessons For Tech
Commentary  |  4/24/2015
Western scientists are up in arms about a new experiment to alter the DNA of an embryo. The real issue isn't ethics, however. It is whether it is the smart path to be taking in the first place.
Microsoft Band, Health Updates Look To Compete With Apple Watch
News  |  4/24/2015
The Apple Watch is the focus on media attention this week, but Microsoft's Band update looks to challenge the device.
Apple Watch Hits The High Street, Not Just Your Local Apple Store
News  |  4/24/2015
Apple is taking a different approach to sales and marketing with its hotly anticipated Apple Watch, eschewing in-store sales for more luxurious outlets.
Your Audi As Amazon Package Drop
News  |  4/23/2015
Amazon, Audi, and DHL plan to test delivering packages to the trunk of your car.
YouTube 10th Anniversary: 10 Best Videos Ever
News  |  4/23/2015
It is the 10th anniversary of YouTube. We celebrate with our favorite videos.
Live From Las Vegas, It's Interop Radio!
Commentary  |  4/23/2015
Seven days. Eleven shows. Interop Radio is bringing you the very best from Interop 2015, starting Friday, April 24.
BetterWorks CEO: Treat Feedback Like A Fitbit
Commentary  |  4/23/2015
We love feedback, but our enterprises do it all wrong. The CEO of BetterWorks wants employers to treat feedback more like a Fitbit.
Google FI Wireless Service: By Invitation Only, For Now
News  |  4/22/2015
Early access is available to those with a Nexus 6 smartphone who sign up to request an invitation, have a Gmail address, and live in a US zip code within the wireless coverage area.
Hubble Telescope: 25 Years Of Stunning Images
Slideshows  |  4/22/2015
In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th year in low-Earth orbit, InformationWeek has taken a selection of some of the craft's most stunning and awe-inspiring photos, which explore the far reaches of our galaxy and beyond -- pictures that truly define the phrase "out of this world."
IT Hiring Outlook Is Upbeat, Study Finds
News  |  4/22/2015
A first-quarter 2015 "reality check" survey by IT staffing firm TEKsystems finds that IT leaders are bullish on hiring this year.
Apple Watch Apps Booming, But Display Toughness Questioned
Commentary  |  4/22/2015
The Apple Watch will have no shortage of apps available out of the gate, but the most popular model is also the most susceptible to damage, according to tests.
IT Life Radio: An Alternative To University IT Programs
Commentary  |  4/22/2015
Tune in Wednesday, April 22, at 3 p.m. ET to hear Ashu Desai talk about Make School, an alternative to University computer science programs.
Google's Mobile Search Shift Demands Website Upgrade
News  |  4/22/2015
"Mobilegeddon" is here. It's not the end of the world, but it may mean the end of your stale website.
10 Trailblazing Companies For Women In IT
Slideshows  |  4/21/2015
On the following pages, we'll take you beyond the tech sector to highlight companies across all industries that provide strong, supportive, and flexible work environments for female employees.
Comic: Machine Learning
Commentary  |  4/21/2015
Machines can beat us at our own games. How long before they don't need us anymore?
Google's Mobile Algorithm Change: 5 Things To Know
Commentary  |  4/21/2015
If your website isn't optimized for mobile devices, there's a good chance your Google search rankings will plummet. Here are five key facts that you and your business need to know.
Google Maps Lets Users Search For Loch Ness Monster
Commentary  |  4/21/2015
The Loch Ness Monster probably doesn't exist, but Google Maps is putting a new level of fun back into the hunt for Nessie.
Moore's Law At 50: In The News
Commentary  |  4/20/2015
Here's a sampler of some of the best of the reports that marked the official anniversary of Moore's Law on Sunday, April 19.
10 IT Hiring Trends Confounding Private, Public-Sector CIOs
Slideshows  |  4/20/2015
State government CIOs have some of the same hiring problems as their private-business counterparts. Here are 10 of the biggest trends in IT hiring and what executives can do to get the best talent.
What We Learned From The Second Star Wars Trailer
Commentary  |  4/19/2015
The second Star Wars trailer is out. And it revealed much more than the first. Here's what we know so far.
Apple Watch: 5 Things We Learned This Week
News  |  4/19/2015
Apple Watch preorders have made the wearable a star in the past week. Here's a look at what you missed.
Space X, Hubble, Coffee: The Cost Of Doing Business In Space
Commentary  |  4/17/2015
Space is expensive, dangerous, and easy to get wrong. This week, news about Space X, the upcoming Hubble anniversary, and the price of astronaut coffee shows why we should think hard about future projects.
Moore's Law Hits Middle Age
News  |  4/17/2015
Tales from engineers who drove Moore's Law forward.
Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Challenge Google
News  |  4/16/2015
Cyanogen's version of Android will include Microsoft apps and services.
Apple Watch Won't Be Sold In Stores Anytime Soon
Commentary  |  4/16/2015
Angela Ahrendts, Apple's retail chief, said the company will sell its high-end Apple Watch online exclusively until June as preorders continue unabated. The latest estimates have preorder sales topping 2 million.
Why The Maker Movement Matters To Your Business
Commentary  |  4/16/2015
Chris Anderson has found success in what's known as the Maker movement, and he's sure that encouraging the freedom to tinker at work will deliver rewards for any company.
Google Disputes EU Antitrust Charges
News  |  4/15/2015
Google insists that its conduct has been lawful and beneficial to the market.
Apple's ResearchKit Targets Fitness, Healthcare Markets
News  |  4/15/2015
Apple's ResearchKit is an open-source framework designed for the healthcare and fitness markets as a way to collect data and analyze larger groups of patients.
Cloud Certifications To Boost Your IT Skills
Slideshows  |  4/15/2015
Cloud computing has been one of the fastest-growing IT trends for the last several years. If you're an IT pro looking to move up the ladder or make more money, check out our list of certifications than can set you on your path.
10 Astonishing Email Habits
Slideshows  |  4/14/2015
The world's biggest study into our email habits reveals some strange behaviors we might want to consider breaking.
IT Life Radio: Leadership Lessons For Women (And Everyone Else)
Commentary  |  4/14/2015
The latest episode of IT Life Radio tackles the important issue of women in leadership roles and how they can lead better while remaining true to themselves.
Google Image Search Results Amplify Sexism, Study Finds
Commentary  |  4/14/2015
Gender bias is made worse by public sources of data, such as image search engines and stock photos.
Apple's WWDC Starts June 8 With iOS 9 On Deck
Commentary  |  4/14/2015
At the 2015 WWDC, Apple's is expected to show off new versions of iOS, specifically iOS 9, and Mac OS X. Additionally, developers will get more details about the Apple Watch.
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