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Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, LG Dominating MWC 2015
News  |  2/28/2015  | 
On March 2, Mobile World Congress will kick off, with announcements from Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, HTC, and LG expected to take center stage.
iCloud Apps Welcome Windows, Not Android
News  |  2/28/2015  | 
Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are now accessible to Windows users, even if they don't also have an Apple device.
Docker Preps Containers For Amazon, Other Clouds
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Docker introduces three orchestration tools designed to help deploy distributed applications.
AMD Describes Notebook Processor
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
AMD’s next-gen notebook processor, Carrizo, packs a south bridge and HEVC decoder in the same space as its previous Kaveri chip, it said at ISSCC.
7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You
Slideshows  |  2/24/2015  | 
Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.
Steve Jobs: 5 Things We Miss Most
Slideshows  |  2/24/2015  | 
Let's take a moment to remember the work and ideas of the late Steve Jobs, who would have turned 60 today.
Rocket Containers: How CoreOS Plans To Challenge Docker
News  |  2/20/2015  | 
As containers rise in importance for data center innovation, the Rocket project has attracted 50 contributors in its bid against today's de facto option, Docker.
InformationWeek 2014 Hybrid Cloud Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/20/2015  | 
Mixing public and private can deliver the best of both cloud worlds for IT groups that can figure out where workloads work best and address potential security issues.
Lenovo Superfish Adware Excuses Are Lame
Commentary  |  2/19/2015  | 
Lenovo is downplaying the installation of Superfish adware on its notebook PCs. Here's why we think business and consumer users deserve better.
Google: Docker Does Containers Right
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Two leaders for Google's cloud computing services talk about how they use containers in the data center, and why virtual machines also remain critical to their strategy.
SSD Tipping Point Grows Blurrier By The Day
News  |  2/16/2015  | 
Software-defined storage and hybrid deployment approaches may keep disk drives and other 'obsolete' technologies around longer than you'd expect.
Microsoft Office Online: Update Alert
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
The first major Office Online revamp brings improved Reading View and file management to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
First American: Cloud Analysis Points To Savings
News  |  2/10/2015  | 
First American title insurance ramps up Azure spending as Apptio expense metrics show a gain versus on-premises virtual machines.
Containers Get Ready To Run Critical Production Apps
Commentary  |  2/10/2015  | 
Interest in Docker runs high, even among practiced virtual machine users. One big question: Who will provide container management?
Apple Watch: 11 Sweet Gadgets To Buy Instead
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015  | 
The Apple Watch is coming soon. Lovely though it may be, there are other nifty devices to consider instead.
7 Crazy Cool Data Centers
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015  | 
Some data centers are built in modern buildings, and some are in old paper mills or Cold War defense bunkers.
Ubuntu Smartphone: Small Player Debuts In A Big Game
News  |  2/7/2015  | 
Following a failed crowdfunding effort, Canonical is ready to release the first smartphone based on its popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Can it compete against the likes of Apple iPhone and Android devices?
InformationWeek 2014 Next-Generation IT Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/6/2015  | 
The future of IT is all about integrating key elements such as mobile, cloud, security, and big data. Successful companies will focus on reusable components, data-based security, and automation.
VMware NSX: A Cloud Pitch To Sell SDN
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Software defined networking is key to VMware's data center ambitions, so it's selling NSX-as-a-service through the vCloud Air public cloud.
FCC Net Neutrality Salvo: Reclassify Broadband Providers
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
Wheeler's proposed rules would classify broadband providers as common carriers, meaning they would be subject to the same open access rules that currently regulate telecommunications companies.
ARM Cores Take On PC Processors
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
ARM is looking beyond smartphones to PCs with its new 64-bit Cortex-A72 processor core.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Expected Later This Year
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
Microsoft announces plans to release the on-premises SharePoint Server 2016 in the second half of 2015.
Apple Converting Arizona Plant Into $2 Billion Data Center
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
Apple will spend $2 billion to repurpose a failed Arizona sapphire glass plant as a data center and command hub for global networks.
VMware CEO Gelsinger: It's Time For 'Brave IT'
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger urges IT to manage virtualized resources, not physical hardware and networks.
Intel To Buy Lantiq, Get Ready For Smart Gateways
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
Intel Corp. agrees to buy Lantiq, a Munich, Germany-based supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies.
VMware Shows Off New Live Migration, OpenStack Options
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
VMware's vSphere 6 lets companies shift running virtual workloads up to 3,000 miles away.
The Value Of IT In The 'We Economy'
Commentary  |  2/2/2015  | 
Accenture sees the boundaries between industries dissolving as connected devices proliferate. How will this change the value proposition for IT in your organization?
Windows 10: Microsoft Releases Enterprise Details
News  |  2/2/2015  | 
Microsoft shares information on how enterprise users will access Windows 10 feature and security updates.
Bill Gates, Office for Android, Outlook Upgrade: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/31/2015  | 
This week, we analyze Microsoft's earnings call, question Windows 10, listen to Bill Gates, and glimpse at Outlook for iOS and Android.
Microsoft Outlook, Office On iOS & Android: First Look
Slideshows  |  1/30/2015  | 
Microsoft has released Office for Android tablets and Outlook capabilities for iOS and Android devices. Here's a closer look.
Amazon's Cloud Business: New Openness, Products, Competition In 2015
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
Amazon will reveal its cloud computing service revenue for the first time later this year, bringing new insights while cloud competition sharpens.
Artificial Intelligence Will Put Us Out Of Work
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
Forget killer robots. Widespread unemployment is the worst case scenario for humans in the AI future.
Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
News  |  1/29/2015  | 
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control.
FCC: Stop Blocking Personal WiFi
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Great news for travelers: Hotels and other businesses cannot interfere with your personal WiFi hotspot.
Windows 10: 7 Pressing Questions For Microsoft
Slideshows  |  1/28/2015  | 
Microsoft's Windows 10 announcements and earnings call gave a snapshot of its future but also raised many questions in the tech community.
VMware: Cloud Management, Virtual Networking Paid Off In 2014
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
VMware predicts better than 10% growth in 2015 as subscriptions become a larger part its revenue.
Apple iPhones Drive Record Earnings
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
Microsoft Windows Phone Plan Needs Focus
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
Despite some good signs, Microsoft's Windows Phone plan still needs work. Chase pulling its app doesn't help.
Microsoft: Cloud, Surface Rise While Profits Fall
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
Microsoft's latest earnings report reflects "momentum through transition" as cloud products and its Surface tablet strengthen, while profit drops.
Cablevision's Freewheel Promises Inexpensive WiFi Calling
News  |  1/26/2015  | 
By bypassing cellular networks, Cablevision aims to woo budget-conscious mobile customers.
Docker: Less Controversy, More Container Adoption In 2015
News  |  1/26/2015  | 
Docker CEO Ben Golub shrugs off the Rocket project flap, says Docker is well positioned for enterprise uptake in the coming year.
Windows 10: Microsoft Gets A Makeover
News  |  1/26/2015  | 
Microsoft knows it messed up with Windows 8 and 8.1. Is Windows 10 the answer to its problems?
Windows 10, HoloLens, Analytics Acquisitions: Microsoft Week In Review
News  |  1/24/2015  | 
From HoloLens to free Windows 10 upgrades, Microsoft gave the tech world a lot to discuss. Here's a snapshot of its week.
'Windows Must Go Open Source': What Happened?
Commentary  |  1/23/2015  | 
It was a bold prediction in 2009 that Microsoft would take its Windows operating system open source. The advent of Windows 10 says it hasn't come true -- yet.
Chromebooks Win For California Students
Commentary  |  1/23/2015  | 
In an area where computers at home aren't common, Chromebooks in the classroom are making a measurable difference in student performance.
InformationWeek 2014 Backup Technologies Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/23/2015  | 
Backup may not get the attention other technologies get, but few are more important to your business' survival. IT pros' No. 1 challenge: high cost of backup systems and procedures.
Oracle Engineered Systems Strategy Pays Off
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Oracle dodged declining server sales last year, and now it's going after Cisco and EMC. Is the software-meets-hardware strategy winning?
Cloud Storage Devices: 6 Worth Your Money
Slideshows  |  1/21/2015  | 
Personal storage clouds are changing the way we store data from photographs to sensitive information. Here are six options for employees and workgroups.
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