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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 Ö 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.
Adobe's Comp CC Layout App Available For iPad
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
Adobe is bringing its Comp CC layout application to the iPad through the Apple App Store, giving designers another mobile option for their needs.
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.
IBM Announces IoT Business Unit, Cloud Services
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
IBM ups the ante on Internet of Things analysis, launching a $3 billion bet on cloud-based ecosystem. How will Microsoft and Amazon respond?
Goats, Now Available From Amazon
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
The new Amazon Home Services will help you find a wide variety of professional home improvement resources.
ClearStory Data Touts Speedy Big Data Analysis
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
ClearStory taps HDFS and Apache Spark in the cloud to let business users blend high-scale, variable data and analyze it with in-memory speed.
Linux Seeks Security, Unity
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Experts at the Embedded Linux Conference say that open-source software needs more attention to interoperability, security, and its kernel, for the Internet of Things.
Apple Watch Edition Buyers Getting Luxury, White-Glove Treatment
Commentary  |  3/30/2015  | 
People who have $10,000 to buy an Apple Watch Edition will be treated like royalty when they enter Apple Stores. With all the anticipation, IDC has upped its wearables estimate.
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.
Net Neutrality Rules Will Survive, FCC Chairman Says
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
In a speech at the Moritz College of Law, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that new net neutrality laws would hold up to court challenges brought by telecoms, carriers, and their representatives.
Oracle HCM Cloud Adds Social, Mobile Learning Option
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Oracle has plenty of options for training, but Oracle Learning Cloud follows SAP, IBM into social, mobile learning management for the YouTube generation.
Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
Big Data Certifications: Finding The One That Works For You
Slideshows  |  3/30/2015  | 
We canít tell you which big data certification programs to choose -- that depends on a number of variables in your personal IT career goals and work situation. What we can do is provide you with a selected list of the vendor certifications available.
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.
Robot Room Service Delivers The Goods
News  |  3/28/2015  | 
If you welcome your new robot overlords, they may bring you toiletries.
Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
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.
IoT Revolution: Is The Enterprise Ready?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
In the connected future, the Internet of Things is expected to play a huge role in everyday life. Are enterprises ready to handle IoT, and what does it mean for security?
Facebook F8: Oculus Will Make Virtual Reality Mainstream
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
After decades of false starts, Facebook believes virtual reality will drive the next wave of technology. Here's how the company's Oculus acquisition fits 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.
FTC: Google Received No Favors During Investigation
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
The FTC is pushing back against reports that it gave Google favorable treatment due to the search engine giant's lobbying prowess. Google is also facing more scrutiny in Europe.
3 Priorities For Enterprise Applications In 2015
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
Competition and cloud delivery haven't done enough to improve enterprise apps. Buyers must pressure vendors for better features, improved usability, and meaningful analytics.
Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
At the F8 developer conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about how the social media giant is striving to become more than a singular online destination.
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.
Amazon Cloud Shortcut Offered Via Pivotal Cloud Foundry
News  |  3/25/2015  | 
VMware spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon, as well as on-premises.
Cyanogen Developing Android OS Without Google
News  |  3/25/2015  | 
Now flush with $80 million in new funding, Cyanogen is looking to create a unique version of Android that doesn't rely on Google. Will smartphone manufacturers try it?
IoT Drives The Future Of Connected Cars
Slideshows  |  3/25/2015  | 
Connected cars will transform the way we interact with our vehicles. At the MWC earlier this month, it was clear that the Internet of Things, along with M2M connection, is speeding this transformation along.
Internet Explorer Dependent? Time To Move On
Commentary  |  3/24/2015  | 
Microsoft's move to Project Spartan should be your cue to retire aging enterprise apps that rely on Internet Explorer plug-ins or Active X controls.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gears Up For Finale
Slideshows  |  3/24/2015  | 
The latest highlights from DARPA's years-long robotics competition show us just how creative we can be. Here's what you need to know in advance of the grand finale in June.
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.
Net Neutrality Rules Facing First Lawsuits
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
The FCC's new net neutrality rules are facing their first challenge from a number of industry trade groups, which have backing from companies such as AT&T and Verizon.
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.
Google, Amazon, Apple Dominate Most Desirable Companies List
Commentary  |  3/24/2015  | 
It's no surprise that Apple, Amazon, and Google dominate a list of companies people would go to work for if they could. However, does this mean workers really want to leave?
Google Glass: Schmidt Says It Will Return
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Glass has a future, though its form remains unclear.
Clintonemail.com: A Cautionary Call To Action
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton becomes ever more embattled in the press and in politics because of her personal email usage, we can draw lessons for enterprises and employees alike on contending with Shadow IT.
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.
Our New Service: Speed Networking For CIOs
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
We're improving the odds that you'll meet peers who are dealing with the same problems you face.
Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Slideshows  |  3/23/2015  | 
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
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.
Apple TV, Apple Watch Trade-Ins: Rumor Roundup
News  |  3/22/2015  | 
The Apple rumor mill never stops churning. Here's the latest we've heard on the new Apple TV, secret Apple Watch testing gym, and more.
Windows 10 Release, Big Data Analysis: Microsoft Roundup
Slideshows  |  3/21/2015  | 
Microsoft brought news of cloud and big data at Convergence and major updates to Windows 10 from across the globe.
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.
Android Auto Revs Up As Google Courts Developers
Commentary  |  3/20/2015  | 
Google released its Android Auto app for smartphones this week, and Pioneer added the platform to a handful of its head units.
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