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Google Chrome OS On A Stick
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
The latest Chrome devices are more affordable than ever, and more varied in their form factors.
10 Apple Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Slideshows  |  4/1/2015  | 
Apple has a habit of buying tech companies. Let's look at its most recent acquisitions and in what ways each might enhance the company's future.
Amazon Buy Button: 1-Click Ordering Minus The Click
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
With its Dash Button and Dash Replenishment Service, Amazon aims to take the Internet of Things mainstream.
Microsoft 'Project Spartan': Hands-On Demo
Slideshows  |  3/31/2015  | 
Microsoft's Project Spartan, the browser designed to replace Internet Explorer, is available for testing on Windows 10.
Gmail Android App Connects Yahoo, Microsoft Accounts
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
In its latest update to Gmail, Google is offering additional support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts by giving users a unified view of their different email addresses.
NAS Is Sexy Again
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
Microsoft's Surface 3 Promises Windows 10, Kills Windows RT
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
Microsoft's newest Surface 3 ditches ARM for Intel. It packs a full version of Windows 8.1 and has an upgrade to Windows 10 coming later. The Surface 3 can be a tablet or a laptop. Prices start at less than $500.
PayPal Declares It's 100% OpenStack Cloud
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
After a three-year migration, PayPal says it has implemented its own OpenStack cloud for close to 100% of its operations, making it one of the largest financial services OpenStack clouds in production.
Interop Hot Stage: Building An Enterprise Network
Slideshows  |  3/31/2015  | 
The InteropNet comes to life at Hot Stage. For the first time, InformationWeek is there to cover the creation of this complex temporary network.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets MDM Boost
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Mobile device management becomes generally available in Office 365 to meet growing need for secure mobile productivity.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Night At The Museum
Slideshows  |  3/29/2015  | 
We took our review model for a whirl at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's a great mobile phone, weighed down by unwanted apps.
Windows 10 Mobile Payments, LiveLoop Acquisition: Microsoft Review
News  |  3/28/2015  | 
Reports of Microsoft acquisitions and partnerships surface amidst updates on Internet Explorer, Project Spartan, and Windows 10.
HP's Helion Rack Aimed At Private OpenStack Builders
News  |  3/27/2015  | 
HP launches a pre-configured OpenStack rack with the platform-as-a-service, Cloud Foundry, bundled in.
Internet Explorer's Demise: 7 Things IT Pros Should Know
Slideshows  |  3/26/2015  | 
We still don't have all the answers in regards to exactly what Microsoft is planning for Internet Explorer and Project Spartan. But we know enough to get you started on building a game plan for how you'll continue to support legacy web apps moving forward.
Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
Microsoft's Project Spartan Gets 'Edge' Over Internet Explorer
News  |  3/25/2015  | 
Internet Explorer 11 will not host Microsoft's new "Edge" browser engine, but Project Spartan will.
Joyent: Run Docker On SmartOS For Greater Security
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
Cloud service provider Joyent bids for Docker workloads by claiming a more secure container environment, with an option for use in on-premises data centers as well.
Microsoft Apps Coming To Android Smartphones, Tablets
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
Microsoft is planning to pre-install apps on a number of different Android smartphones and tablets, including ones from Samsung and Dell.
Steve Jobs Bio Gets Praise From Tim Cook, Apple Execs
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
The latest bio about the life and times of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is drawing praise from Tim Cook and others at Apple, even though the company did not cooperate with the authors.
NTP Needs Money: Is A Foundation The Answer?
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
NTP steward Harlan Stenn founded the Network Time Foundation four years ago as an umbrella group to unite and support time-synching open-source projects. But it hasn't gotten far with support.
Tesla Model S Autopilot Coming Soon, Elon Musk Claims
News  |  3/21/2015  | 
The Tesla Model S should be able to drive itself, some of the time, this summer, according to CEO Elon Musk.
Microsoft Surface Hub Is Big On Collaboration
Commentary  |  3/20/2015  | 
Microsoft's Surface Hub aims to do for collaboration what the Surface does for personal productivity.
Docker At 2: From Shaky Start To Open-Source Star
News  |  3/20/2015  | 
Co-founder Solomon Hykes reflects on the startup's roots in Paris, its failed first effort to get containers moving, and how Docker then became a fast-growing data center hit.
Windows 10 Vs. Windows 8: 10 Differences
Slideshows  |  3/20/2015  | 
Microsoft recently released a preview of Windows 10. The new OS looks to unify the user experience across different platforms, but how does it compare to Windows 8?
Internet Explorer: Microsoft's Troubled Browser Retires
Slideshows  |  3/19/2015  | 
Microsoft this week announced the demise of Internet Explorer. Let's reflect on how it evolved over the years.
Shadow IT: 8 Ways To Cope
Slideshows  |  3/18/2015  | 
If you're sick and tired of Shadow IT in your organization, you're not alone. Here are some coping mechanisms to help you get a handle on things.
UC: A Work Still In Progress
Commentary  |  3/18/2015  | 
Unified communication as a tool for enterprise collaboration is making progress but remains very much a work in progress.
NTP, Harlan Stenn & An Uncertain Future: Readers React
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
InformationWeek's story about the work of Harlan Stenn on NTP sparked dozens of reader reactions on the website, as well as Tweets, Slashdot comments, and Facebook postings.
Windows 10: Coming in Summer 2015
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
Microsoft will launch Windows 10 this summer in 111 languages across 190 countries.
Microsoft: Internet Explorer Is, Mostly, Dead
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft is killing the Internet Explorer brand in favor of Project Spartan in Windows 10.
Twilio: Connecting Enterprise Telecom To The Cloud
News  |  3/16/2015  | 
A new service aims to simplify the connection of enterprise communications services to the cloud. Will software transform your telecommunications services?
iOS 8.3 Beta: A Shift In Apple's Testing Strategy?
Commentary  |  3/13/2015  | 
For the first time, Apple is allowing people other than developers to try a pre-release version of iOS. Is the iOS 8.3 beta a shift for the company?
Google Chromebook Pixel Turns To USB Type-C
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
The second generation of Google's Chromebook Pixel laptop series keeps the aluminum design, improves battery life, and adopts USB Type-C for fast charging.
'Wave 2' Wireless Deployments Power Education In Houston
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
In Houston, "Wave 2" wireless networking deployments are helping one community college revamp how students and faculty view education, especially with video.
IoT Adds New Wrinkle To MDM, BYOD
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
For the past few years, BYOD and MDM has focused on smartphones and tablets. Now, companies like AirWatch are turning their attention to the Internet of Things.
Google's London Store Signals Retail Push
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
Google's London store isn't a freestanding structure, but a shop-within-a-shop. The search engine giant is also showing off its new Chromebook Pixel.
Open Compute: Apple, Cisco Join While HP Expands
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
The open source hardware movement opened its annual summit with some surprising new members and a focus on data center switching.
Apple's USB Type-C: Jack Of All Trades
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
The new MacBook has only one USB-C port, besides the audio jack, to connect peripherals and power the device.
New Apple MacBook: Gorgeous, But Flawed
Commentary  |  3/10/2015  | 
The new Apple MacBook may be one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks out there, but it makes some serious compromises to get there.
Google: IoT Can Help The Disabled
Commentary  |  3/10/2015  | 
At Mobile World Congress, the head of Google's accessibility engineering team explained how the Internet of Things can help those with disabilities.
Apple Watch Event: 10 Things We Learned
Slideshows  |  3/10/2015  | 
Apple Watch details, a new retina MacBook, and a partnership with HBO were among the big announcements at Apple's San Francisco shindig Monday.
Apple Watch Pricing, New MacBook Revealed
News  |  3/9/2015  | 
Scheduled to ship on April 24, Apple Watch will be available for preorder starting April 10 at prices ranging from $349 to $10,000, depending on the model you choose.
11 IoT Programming Languages Worth Knowing
Slideshows  |  3/8/2015  | 
Choosing which language to use for an Internet of Things project can be as big a decision as choosing a hardware platform. Here are 11 options to consider for your next coding project.
Red Hat Launches Atomic Host To Run Containers
News  |  3/6/2015  | 
Red Hat has worked closely with Docker to produce a stripped-down version of Linux to run containers efficiently.
InformationWeek 2014 State Of The Data Center Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  3/6/2015  | 
Data center managers are now less interested in bottom-line cost and more focused on extracting business value by following the lead of major cloud providers.
Cisco Bets Big On Selling Hadoop
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
Cisco will resell Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR Hadoop distributions along with its Unified Computing Systems for big data.
IBM Slumps, Cisco Gains In 2014 Server Sales
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Gartner annual report on server shipments and revenue sees Cisco, Lenovo gaining share, IBM, HP losing ground.
Intel Tablet SoCs Pack LTE
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Intel announced a new family of SoCs and modems for mobile devices under its Atom brand.
Google Player Analytics Brings Data To Video Games
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Google Player Analytics is all about giving game developers greater insights into their creations through better use of data.
Interop Radio: An End-User Look at Network Performance
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Join us at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 3, for Interop Radio: An End-User Look at Network Performance.
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