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Amazon Cloud Luster Fading? Look Closer
Commentary  |  7/31/2014
Some skeptics say Amazon's cloud dominance wears thin. I say Amazon's destiny in the cloud is in its own hands -- and you can't say that for IBM, Google, or Microsoft.
Tesla Cars: 8 Hot Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014
Tesla Motors' electric vehicles pack plenty of technology breakthroughs. Explore the most innovative features found in these computers on wheels.
Self-Driving Cars: 10 More Realistic Names
Commentary  |  7/31/2014
The UK wants to ready its roads for self-driving cars. But "self-driving car" overstates what these machines can do -- and omits possible dangers.
Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends
Slideshows  |  7/30/2014
Can your car wake you up if you get sleepy behind the wheel? Or recommend a good Mexican restaurant? These nine technologies will soon change the way we think about cars.
Google Hangouts Dresses Up For Business
News  |  7/30/2014
Google is making Hangouts part of Google Apps for Business to enhance the appeal of its cloud communications platform.
Cloudify Aims To Automate Cloud Troubleshooting
News  |  7/30/2014
Cloudify 3.0 gets feedback loop, combines cloud orchestration and monitoring.
Microsoft Enhances OneNote for Mac, iOS
News  |  7/29/2014
Microsoft continues its recent cross-platform emphasis with improved OneNote apps for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
Rise Of The Robots: Up From The Factory Floor
Commentary  |  7/29/2014
Join San Diego State University professor Robert Judge and InformationWeek editor-at-large Thomas Claburn for a live discussion of the increasing interest in robots and automation.
HP Warns Of IoT Security Risks
News  |  7/29/2014
Many Internet of Things devices communicate insecurely, warns HP's Fortify unit.
Hilton Turns Smartphones Into Room Keys
News  |  7/29/2014
Hilton hotel chain plans to let smartphones unlock guest rooms starting next year.
Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store
News  |  7/28/2014
Amazon, the world's largest online commerce store, offers mass customization.
Microsoft, IBM Gain On Amazon Cloud
News  |  7/28/2014
Synergy Research Group data shows Microsoft and IBM are gaining cloud services marketshare while Google is falling off the pace.
Deep Data Trumps Big Data
News  |  7/28/2014
Finding smaller, more relevant morsels of information is the key to unlocking big data's potential, says FirstFuel's CTO.
Microsoft's Nadella: More Than Talk
Commentary  |  7/26/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella proves he can be a man of action with the biggest layoff in company history and other concrete steps to reshape Microsoft. Now what?
Google Moonshot Project: Healthy Bodies
News  |  7/26/2014
Google's Baseline Study aims to model the chemistry of a healthy human body -- and unlock new clues to curing disease.
Bubblemania: Will We Party Like It's 1999?
Commentary  |  7/25/2014
Feverish tech activity is exciting and in many ways similar to 15 years ago. We aren't at dot-bomb levels of hysteria, but there's one big problem that may threaten growth.
Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
News  |  7/25/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
Google Maps Engine Gets Workforce Management Tool
News  |  7/24/2014
Google Maps Engine Pro customers now have free access to Maps Coordinate to manage workers and share location information in real time.
IBM & California Partner On Private Cloud
News  |  7/24/2014
CalCloud, the State of California's private cloud managed by IBM, aims to streamline services for 400 state and local government agencies.
Where The IT Jobs Aren't: Tech
News  |  7/24/2014
IT jobs in the tech sector will stall while non-tech industries will drive IT job growth, impacting job geography and skills, says new report.
VMware Reports Solid Quarter, Bookings Jump 24%
News  |  7/24/2014
Revenue came in at the high end of expectations, though expanded product line "will take time to ramp."
Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Debuts
News  |  7/24/2014
Apple's obsession with secrecy gives way to involving customers in the software development process.
Docker Acquires DevOps Flavor With Fig
News  |  7/24/2014
Docker's purchase of the UK startup Orchard Laboratories gives it the Fig container orchestration system to speed up program development.
Salesforce.com Previews Sales Feature To Promote Pardot
Commentary  |  7/24/2014
Salesforce.com shows a Sales Cloud option that will require Marketing Cloud capabilities. Can next year's product release spark crossover sales?
Nadella's Windows 9 And Device Plans, Explained
Commentary  |  7/24/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says his company is "streamlining" Windows into a converged OS, and "right-sizing" its device efforts. But what does this really mean?
7 Cloud Service Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/24/2014
From databases to mobile management, cloud service startups want to tackle classic enterprise problems. Check out these interesting options -- including a service to keep an eye on shadow IT.
Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services
News  |  7/23/2014
Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
Federal IT Networks: Simpler Is Better
News  |  7/23/2014
A survey of government IT executives found that network complexity slows IT performance and hinders deployment of new technologies and services.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
Apple Profit Healthy: All Eyes On Fall
News  |  7/23/2014
Sales of iPads proved disappointing, but Apple posted strong iPhone, Mac, and iTunes numbers. The big test comes next quarter.
Location Analytics + Maps: 10 Eureka Moments
Slideshows  |  7/23/2014
Multiple data sources combined with geographic information (GIS) technology can provide a new level of business insight. Ask smart questions and see where the data takes you.
Apple 'iTime' Patent Describes Modular Wearable
News  |  7/22/2014
"Electronic wristband" might work with swappable modules as Apple appears to be thinking beyond the smartwatch for its first wearable.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/22/2014
Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
News  |  7/22/2014
Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
Salesforce.com Gains Planning Via Host Analytics App
News  |  7/22/2014
Sales and marketing types need more than Excel for budgeting and planning. Host Analytics joins Adaptive Insights and IBM in filling the void.
Government IT Priorities: Security Reigns, Cloud Crawls
News  |  7/21/2014
Our new survey shows fed agencies focusing more on security, as they should, but they're still behind the times with cloud use, data center consolidation, and overall innovation.
Cisco Brings DevOps To The Network
News  |  7/21/2014
Cisco's DevNet aims to help network software developers bridge the gap to working in the software-defined network.
SMBs Tie Cloud Computing To Increased Revenue
News  |  7/21/2014
Small and midsized businesses say cloud is key to customer service, expansion, finds survey by Oxford Economics for Windstream.
Our Cloud Disaster Recovery Story
Commentary  |  7/21/2014
I put my money where my mouth is with cloud DR, and it not only benefited my organization but also earned us a prestigious award.
Microsoft's Productivity Story: Showtime For Nadella
News  |  7/21/2014
Give the Microsoft CEO credit for his articulate vision. Now comes the hard part: execution.
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014
Gaurav Dhillon says IT organizations need to change as quickly as the technology they deal with.
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014
Anaplan CEO says the well known saying "the world is getting flat" should also apply to IT organizations.
EU Tells Apple, Google: Limit In-App Purchasing
News  |  7/19/2014
"Children must be better protected when playing online," EU Commissioner declares in-app goods crackdown.
Apple-IBM Deal: 9 Moves Rivals Should Make
Slideshows  |  7/18/2014
With Apple and IBM allied to advance iOS in the enterprise, these mobile technology companies must scramble to remain contenders. Here's how they could respond.
IBM 2Q Results Hint Of Turnaround
News  |  7/18/2014
IBM keeps investing in growth areas, but its sales slump continues. Talks with GlobalFoundaries on chip plant takeover reportedly stall.
Microsoft Shows Tech 'Monopolies' Don't Last
Commentary  |  7/18/2014
As nature abhors a vacuum, innovators abhor a monopoly, especially in the fast-paced IT industry.
SAP Reports Cloud Computing Tailwind
News  |  7/17/2014
SAP posted a 39% increase in cloud revenue in the second quarter, outpacing Oracle and Salesforce.com, but tougher quarters lie ahead.
Oracle Social Cloud Gains LinkedIn Support
News  |  7/17/2014
Oracle Social Cloud's LinkedIn integration gives marketers publishing, automation, and analytics tools to help manage their LinkedIn presence.
ServiceNow Says IT Service Automation's Time Has Come
News  |  7/17/2014
CEO Frank Slootman, backed by KPMG survey results, says time is right to build services that cut across devices and employee groups.
Feds Pursue Cloud Forensics Standards
News  |  7/17/2014
NIST identifies 65 challenges that forensic investigators face in gathering and analyzing digital information stored in the cloud, seeks help developing standards to aid law enforcement.
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