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Windows 10 Search, Productivity Apps: Microsoft Review
News  |  2/28/2015
Microsoft debuted Band updates, predicted the future of productivity, and broadened support for Docker in Azure, among other announcements.
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.
Microsoft Shares 'Productivity Future Vision' Video
News  |  2/27/2015
In its latest forward-looking video, Microsoft shows how the future of productivity is bendable, wearable, and holographic.
MySQL Cluster: An In-Memory, NoSQL Pioneer?
News  |  2/27/2015
MySQL Cluster was NoSQL and in-memory before those became fashionable, according to Oracle. Now those traits stand out in MySQL Cluster 7.4.
Google AI Teaches Itself Atari Video Games
News  |  2/26/2015
Using a single learning algorithm, Google's AI agent has developed its video game skills to the point where it can beat most human players in dozens of different games.
Microsoft Garage Brings Productivity Apps
News  |  2/26/2015
Experimental apps from Microsoft's Garage incubator are designed to enhance productivity.
LG Watch Urbane LTE Smartwatch Forgoes Android Wear
Commentary  |  2/26/2015
The LG Watch Urbane LTE smartwatch is the latest wearable from the company. This version adds features for making calls and sending messages, but LG ditched Android Wear to make it work.
Salesforce Service Cloud, Analytics Cloud Power Fast Growth
News  |  2/26/2015
Salesforce claims its Service Cloud is ousting SAP and Oracle while the Wave Analytics Cloud is driving seven- and eight-figure deals.
Android For Work Brings Google To The Office
News  |  2/25/2015
The company aims to make Android better suited to the demands of businesses.
Internet Of Things: 3 Actions To Prep
Commentary  |  2/25/2015
We need to start thinking differently about software development.
Pebble Sets Kickstarter Record As Apple Watch Approaches
News  |  2/25/2015
A crowdfunded startup aims to hold its own amid an increasingly competitive smartwatch market.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant 2015 Spots Market Turmoil
News  |  2/25/2015
As companies embrace Tableau and Qlik, will the reporting platforms like BusinessObjects, Cognos, and MicroStrategy be left behind? Gartner sees conflicting needs and deployment practices.
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.
Mobile Apps Remain Vulnerable For Months
News  |  2/24/2015
Developers are failing to respond quickly to reports of security flaws, Trojans are infecting corporate devices at an alarming rate, and even mundane data about your device's power consumption could threaten your privacy.
IBM Promises Bridge From Data Center To Cloud
News  |  2/24/2015
IBM said at its Interconnect conference its new services will allow easier shifting between the enterprise data center and public cloud.
Google, Softcard Mobile Payment Partnership Targets Apple Pay
News  |  2/23/2015
Google announces a collaboration with Softcard, heats up mobile payment battle with Apple and Samsung.
Gartner Advanced Analytics Quadrant 2015: Gainers, Losers
News  |  2/23/2015
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms 2015 has Microsoft, Alpine, and Alteryx moving up, Oracle MIA.
Google Inbox Goes To Work
News  |  2/23/2015
Google Apps for Work customers will soon be able to try Inbox by Gmail.
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.
Microsoft Azure, SAS, MapR: Big Data Roundup
News  |  2/18/2015
News from Microsoft, SAS, and MapR point to changes in how enterprises are buying, deploying, and learning to use big-data analytics.
Sony Smart Glasses: Not So Smart?
News  |  2/18/2015
Google Glass flopped as a consumer product. Sony's take on smart glasses doesn't look much different.
Pivotal Open-Source Play Points To Industry Shift
News  |  2/17/2015
Open source is driving big data, and two major announcements from Pivotal show that isn't going to stop.
Microsoft Office Expands Cloud Integration
News  |  2/17/2015
Microsoft allows third-party storage providers to integrate services into Office apps and announces a Cloud Storage Partner Program.
H-1B Overhaul Increases US Dependence On Skilled Foreign Workers
Commentary  |  2/17/2015
High tech OEMs are looking for skilled workers from all over the world. New H-1B visa guidelines offer an opportunity to bring in a wealth of new talent.
Big Data: Matching Personalities In The Call Center
News  |  2/17/2015
It's common for companies to record customer service calls. But what insights are they gaining from all that data? One solution: Matching customers with service reps for more harmonious calls.
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.
Android To Become 'Workhorse' Of Cybercrime
Commentary  |  2/16/2015
Android and Windows laptops dead even in infection rates for the year 2014.
Windows 10 Mobile, Office Online Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/14/2015
Microsoft withheld exciting news of its Windows 10 Phone preview and Office Online upgrades until late this week.
Obama, Tim Cook, Others Debate Sharing Cyber Security Data
News  |  2/14/2015
The Obama White House wants more effective sharing of cyber security data between the public and private sectors. Despite some snubs, Apple's Tim Cook spoke at a special summit on the issue.
Video: IT Valentines, Raspberry Pi & Video Game Love
Commentary  |  2/13/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds shares IT valentines, dishes up Raspberry Pi, and hits the high score with 9 video games we love.
Teradata Talks Apps, But Don't Think AppExchange
News  |  2/13/2015
Teradata Aster App Center is a collection of app templates, not a platform-as-a-service developer community. Here's the lowdown on 29 apps for six industries.
Microsoft Windows 10 Preview For Phones Is Released
News  |  2/12/2015
Microsoft is rolling out the first public preview of Windows 10 for mobile to Windows Insiders, but not all devices are eligible.
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.
Microsoft Buys Digital Pen Producer N-trig: Report
News  |  2/12/2015
Microsoft's reported purchase of N-trig, the company behind its Surface Pro 3 pen, follows years of collaboration.
MemSQL, VoltDB Vie For In-Memory Big Data Role
News  |  2/12/2015
MemSQL, VoltDB present in-memory databases as alternatives to a menagerie of "science projects" used in real-time big data apps. Is SQL simpler?
Raspberry Pi 2: Six Things You Can (And Can't) Do
Commentary  |  2/11/2015
Now is a good time to look at what you can -- and can't -- do with a brand new Raspberry Pi 2.
10 Hot Cities For IT Pros In 2015
Slideshows  |  2/11/2015
Sure, Silicon Valley is a hotspot for tech workers. But it's far from the only one, according to top tech recruiters. See if your town makes the list.
5 Top Sources Of Job Frustration For Your IT Team
Commentary  |  2/11/2015
Money's not the only problem. Fix these points of frustration, or watch good people head out the door.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella: What's Changed A Year Later?
Slideshows  |  2/10/2015
As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella looks towards a collaborative and holographic future, we reflect on his first year at the helm.
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.
10 In-Memory Database Options Power Speedy Performance
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015
From Altibase to VoltDB, and covering options from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP, we wrap up leading in-memory databases and add-on options. When you need speed, here are 10 tools to choose.
Code Schools: Right Path For Professional Programmers?
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
For students and CIOs alike, the question is whether code schools offer a ticket into the high-tech world.
Office for Windows 10, Sunrise Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/7/2015
The Office preview for Windows 10, the acquisition of calendar app maker Sunrise, and news of SharePoint Server 2016 lead this week's Microsoft news.
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?
IBM Watson Cloud Gains Eyes, Ears, And A Voice
News  |  2/6/2015
IBM Watson developer cloud adds speech-to-text, text-to-speech, visual recognition, and decision services. Will businesses build their own Jeopardy apps?
Oracle Linux Wants To Be 'Dockerized' Too
News  |  2/6/2015
Oracle Linux is available in a Docker container on the Docker Hub, which should aid development and database app mobility.
InformationWeek Live: Big Week, Big Show
Commentary  |  2/5/2015
Join us for a roundup of the biggest stories from a big week at InformationWeek.com for the week of Feb. 1.
7 Android Apps We Love For Work
Slideshows  |  2/5/2015
These Android apps will make you better at your job. We're really looking to help you do business here. No games. No flight-checkers. No digital wallets. Just pure work apps.
SAP Clarifies S/4Hana Release Dates, Licensing Terms
News  |  2/5/2015
SAP's Bernd Leukert sets the record straight on S/4Hana availability, licensing terms, and what upgrades current Business Suite customers can expect.
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