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Windows 10 Pro No Longer Lets IT Block App Store
News  |  5/5/2016  | 
Microsoft dealt administrators a blow with its Windows 10 Pro 1511 update, forcing them to migrate to Windows 10 Enterprise should they want to prevent Windows Store access.
Google Slides' Q&A Feature Targets PowerPoint Fatigue
News  |  5/5/2016  | 
Google is adding a Q&A feature to its Slides offering. The feature aims to foster more active audience participation and broaden the application's mobile capabilities.
Siri Creators To Unveil AI Personal Assistant Viv
Commentary  |  5/5/2016  | 
The team that developed Apple's Siri has a new type of artificial intelligence ready to help us do just about everything.
Mobile Apps Spark Business-Process Transformation
News  |  5/5/2016  | 
Metal manufacturer Worthington Industries modernized shipping and inventory management using mobile apps.
Dell-EMC's New Name: Branding Blunder Or Brilliance?
News  |  5/5/2016  | 
Dell's merger with storage giant EMC is designed to create a tech behemoth that can leverage the cloud, but will its new name create confusion in the tech market?
Artificial Intelligence: Don't Fear It, Embrace It
News  |  5/5/2016  | 
Adam Coates, the director of the Baidu Research's Silicon Valley AI Lab, says don't fear artificial intelligence. Instead, look to it to save lives. He spoke at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference this week.
9 Detachable Tablets To Replace Your PC
Slideshows  |  5/5/2016  | 
Tablet sales have fallen, but interest in detachable devices is on the rise. Could one of these hybrids replace your PC? Here is a look at 9 options.
Apple Music May Get A Needed Overhaul
Commentary  |  5/4/2016  | 
Apple Music caused major waves in Cupertino last year, resulting in a so-so product and employee departures. The company is hard at work on a redesign.
Google, Fiat Chrysler Join Forces For Self-Driving Cars
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
The partnership heralds a new chapter in Google's quest to bring autonomous vehicles to public roads in the US.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Is Now Available
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
Microsoft is making SharePoint Server 2016 generally available, and sharing updates for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
InformationWeek News Desk Is Live At Interop 2016
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
Please join host Sara Peters and other InformationWeek editors at the InformationWeek News Desk at the 2016 Interop Expo in Las Vegas.
Technicolor's Cloud Transition Enables Hollywood-As-A-Service
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
Technicolor provides services to content creators and distributors in Hollywood, but the company faced challenges scaling to storage requirements that were projected to grow 100 times over. Here's how the company's new CIO transitioned the organization to embrace elastic cloud-focused services.
Tech Futurist Vivek Wadhwa: Let There Be Disruption
Commentary  |  5/4/2016  | 
Digital transformation will lead to disruption in every market: It's up to executives to decide whether they will float or be swamped by the changes. That's the message Vivek Wadhwa delivered at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference.
Toyota Drives Profits With Analytics
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
Toyota Financial Services uses analytics to keep consumers in cars and minimize payment contract risk. And it has paid off.
Verizon Outages Hit Thousands Amid Strike
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
Thousands of businesses and consumers have lost wireline services over the past several weeks, as Verizon Communications contends with a spike in cases of vandalism and striking workers.
Cloud Provider Jobs: Pros And Cons
Slideshows  |  5/4/2016  | 
Working for a cloud provider instead of taking a traditional enterprise IT position has its advantages. But there are plenty of pitfalls to consider. Here's a look at some pros and the cons of making the leap to a job with a cloud service.
Inside The NBA's Tech Training Revamp
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
The NBA implemented a series of educational projects to broaden new software adoption and engage its global workforce. These efforts earned the company a 2016 Elite 100 Award in the category of Best Impact On Workforce Performance.
PayPal's Path To Independence: A Tale Of Cloud Innovation
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
PayPal navigated its separation and independence from eBay in a seven-month accelerated transition. On the big day, all systems were go. Learn how the creative use of cloud technologies, and a remarkable degree of employee collaboration, earned the company a 2016 Elite 100 Award in the category of Best Use Of Cloud Services.
Worthington Industries Moves Metal With Mobile App
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
Worthington Industries, a global metal manufacturing company, uncovered new business processes in its effort to ease paperwork headaches for its shipping and trucking operations. See why its Bill of Lading eSignature app earned the company the Elite 100 Award for Best Use Of Mobile.
At Toyota Financial Services, Analytics Aid Distressed Customers
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
To find a better way to handle payment delinquencies in a period of global financial crisis, Toyota Financial Services established a multi-phase plan to use analytics to assess risk and microsegment consumers. The goals were to reduce delinquencies in order to keep drivers in their cars. The company's efforts earned it a 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Award for Best in Analytics.
Apple CEO Becomes TV Spin Doctor
Commentary  |  5/3/2016  | 
Tim Cook uses televised interview to claim Apple's best days are still to come, and calm investor fears.
Capital One 'Galvanized' By Wallet Development
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
Capital One had to loosen up controls to allow development of a new mobile app, Wallet, but the 20-year-old firm benefited in the long run.
Tesla Details 'Bioweapon Defense Mode' For Air Filter
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
In a blog post, Tesla engineers detail how the company's high-tech vehicles are using a filtration system robust enough to scrub the dangerous toxins from the interior atmosphere.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Past Winners Talk Strategy, Best Practices
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
How are the top IT leaders at the top companies grappling with digital transformation, the third platform, the rise of analytics and big data, and other industry shifts? We asked them during the opening session of the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference. Here's what they said.
Maintenance In Two Words: Preventive And Predictive
Partner Perspectives  |  5/3/2016  | 
Itís unacceptable to have a service provider that only fixes what breaks; the market demands that companies avoid failures altogether and have the right information at the right time.
Warp Speed: Faster Development Cycles Are The New Normal
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
At the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference, tech leaders described how warp speed is the new normal when it comes to development cycles. But that's an opportunity as much as a challenge.
iPhone Fingerprint Unlocking Case Raises Constitutional Issue
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
As smartphone makers are increasingly adding fingerprint-sensor technology as a log-in feature for their devices, users may be unaware they may lose their right to the Fifth Amendment.
6 Secrets 100 Winning IT Organizations Share
Slideshows  |  5/3/2016  | 
We asked the IT leaders in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 about how they're addressing important IT issues, such as tech spending, organizational priorities, and strategy. Find out what we learned, and see how your IT organization stacks up.
Capital One: Think Like A Designer, Work Like A Startup
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
The creation of Capital One Wallet is an example of how a large financial services IT organization can move like a startup and think like a design firm, transforming business expectations in the process. Their work earned them the No. 1 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
The Weather Company Brings Together Forecasting And IoT
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
The Weather Company estimates that weather is perhaps the single largest external factor affecting business performance, to the tune of nearly $1 trillion lost annually in the US alone. Combining weather data with business data can improve decision-making for a wide range of companies. The company's work earned it the No. 2 spot on the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Horizon Prioritizes Data And Patient Experience
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey implemented a fee-for-value healthcare delivery model that uses new technologies to gather data and improve member experience. More than 80 business processes were created or modified, transforming systems for enrollment, claims processing, billing, customer service, provider portals, sales, and benefit monitoring. These efforts earned the company the No. 3 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Penn Medicine: Using Data To Save Patient Lives
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Penn Signals is a system that uses existing data from electronic health records to perform real-time predictive analysis of heart failure patients. The goal? Penn Medicine wanted to place patients in proper risk groups and assign them to cardiology resources in order to get them the best care and improve their outcomes. This work earned the company the No. 4 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
FedEx Services Eases The Pain Of Customs Clearance
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Disparate internal systems and a complex customs environment were slowing down the import/export process for business customers. So FedEx Services launched the Clearance Customer Profile app to help businesses overcome customs clearance hurdles. The company's efforts earned it the No. 5 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
The Elite 100: Celebrating The People Who Make IT Happen
Commentary  |  5/2/2016  | 
To talk about technology transforming business only tells part of the story, though. At the end of the day, it's the people behind the technology who are the true agents of change. Join us as we celebrate their work in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Launches June 1
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Microsoft confirms it will release the final version of its SQL Server 2016 database management software on June 1.
Google Play Store Drops Tablet, Chromebook
Commentary  |  5/2/2016  | 
The Nexus 9 Android tablet and $999 variant of the Chromebook Pixel laptop are no longer available for sale.
How ReST Simplifies Object Storage
Partner Perspectives  |  5/2/2016  | 
ReSTful APIs make it easy for applications to manage data and metadata on a global basis without intense recoding of applications.
Elon Musk: Tesla Model 3 Will Offer Ludicrous Mode
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Fans of Tesla's gasp-inducing Ludicrous mode will be happy to know the acceleration boosting technology will be available for the Model 3.
Amazon's First-Quarter Results Should Silence Critics
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Amazon turned in a strong first quarter, with sales growing 28% worldwide on an expanding Prime customer base. The company's AWS division also posted solid earnings.
FBI Hacking Authority Expanded By Supreme Court
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
With the US Supreme Court's approval, warrants to search and seize digital data will be able to authorize government hacking anywhere.
Inside Intel's Museum: 10 Must-See Exhibits
Slideshows  |  5/2/2016  | 
The Intel Museum, located at the chipmaker's corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., reveals fascinating facts and insights into the company and its technology, including how processors are actually made, the history of these chips, and what the future holds.
10 Programming Languages That Will Keep You Employed
Slideshows  |  5/1/2016  | 
Here's a look at 10 programming languages that will make you rich, popular, and incredibly attractive. Or they might just help you get or keep a job -- which is better, anyway.
FICO Predictive Suite Updated, Real-Time Rises: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/1/2016  | 
Real-time open source data projects gain momentum; FICO updates its predictive analytics suite. Samsung introduces new devices for IoT; and a new contest for creating tools to analyze satellite data is launched -- all in this Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 1, 2016.
Microsoft Limits Cortana To Bing Search, Edge Browser
News  |  4/30/2016  | 
Microsoft is restricting Cortana to work only with Bing and Edge, and eliminating the use of third-party browsers and search engines for its digital assistant.
Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage
News  |  4/30/2016  | 
Microsoft is working with Twist Bioscience, a company that encodes data onto microscopic and long-lasting synthetic DNA.
Windows 10 Bug Bash, Skype For Business On Mac: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/30/2016  | 
Microsoft this week published Office updates for April, launched a new workflow app, and released a major new Windows 10 preview build so Insiders can help with bug-squashing.
Google Hires Ex-Motorola Chief To Head New Hardware Division
News  |  4/29/2016  | 
Google is looking to bring together its diverse array of hardware products, which includes its Glass wearable headgear and TV streaming stick Chromecast, under a newly created division.
IBM Introduces 3 General-Purpose Flash Arrays
News  |  4/29/2016  | 
Flash storage is maturing, and the latest products are taking on a more general-purpose storage function. To meet those needs, IBM introduced three such arrays this week.
Detachable Tablets, More Than Slates, May Displace PCs
Commentary  |  4/29/2016  | 
Tablet shipments declined during the first quarter, but a curious change is occurring. Interest in detachable tablets like Microsoft Surface is increasing, while interest in traditional slates decreases.
IoT, Fitness Trackers Powering Consumer Tech Market
News  |  4/29/2016  | 
Wearables, wireless audio, and the connected devices that are paving the way to the Internet of Things are driving spending in the consumer tech market in 2016, according to a report from the Consumer Technology Association.
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