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Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 2
News  |  12/31/2015
In the second of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the influx of healthcare data and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals. In part one, we explored the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate.
Software Licensing Audits: Is Your Company Prepared?
News  |  12/31/2015
Software licensing audits can cause minor annoyance or excruciating pain, depending on their scope and how ready your enterprise is for the disruption and expense. We take a look at trends in software licensing audits and the ways they impact your IT organization and your business.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
Google Goes With OpenJDK For Android
Commentary  |  12/30/2015
Is Google's move to an open source version of Oracle's Java Development Kit for upcoming Android OS development a way for the company to hedge its bets as its legal battle with Oracle continues to wind through the courts?
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 1
News  |  12/30/2015
In the first of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate. In the second part, we look at the influx of healthcare data, and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals.
Secrets Of NBA Stephen Curry's Shooting Hidden In Data
Commentary  |  12/29/2015
When FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Sports Science turn their analytics on Stephen Curry's stats, surprising things show up.
Interview: Vivek Wadhwa, InformationWeek Elite 100 2016 Keynote Speaker
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
How do companies handle innovation? Are they prepared for mind-blowing advancements in technology on the near horizon? Can they take advantage of the coming changes? Vivek Wadhwa gives his sobering, but encouraging insights.
Red Hat Closing In On $2 Billion In Its Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
Red Hat finishes 2015 on a strong financial note, with OpenShift 3.1 positioned as its next-generation cloud application development platform.
Google In 2016: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
Will Google prevail in its legal battles over Android and its search business? Will it thrive under Alphabet? Here are our predictions for Google in 2016.
Comic: New Year's Resolutions
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
Making a resolution in the New Year to improve your career makes sense. This one, not so much.
Tech Fail Forecast: Bursting The Next Bubble
Slideshows  |  12/28/2015
Fifteen years after the dot-com bubble burst, industry pundits are calling out similar signs of froth in the current tech boom. Here are nine tech ideas, products, excesses, and business models that we expect to look back on in 15 years and ask: "What were we thinking?"
Best Raspberry Pi, Arduino DIY Projects For Your Holiday Downtime
Slideshows  |  12/25/2015
Looking for an escape from egg nog this holiday season? Here are 10 tech projects based on either Raspberry Pi or Arduino to keep you busy, happy, and geeky through the New Year.
Hiring, Budget Concerns Top Of Mind For IT Leaders In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/24/2015
An annual survey of IT leaders, including CIOs, vice presidents, directors, and hiring managers, reveals some of the biggest trends and challenges they expect to face in 2016.
Is Amazon Testing Its Own Package Delivery Airline?
News  |  12/23/2015
Reports suggest Amazon is conducting a pilot experiment in air freight delivery at an Ohio airport due to dissatisfaction with UPS and FedEx deliveries.
Amazon's 'Virtual CPU'? You Figure It Out
Commentary  |  12/23/2015
Amazon used to have a clear definition of what a virtual CPU was. Now it goes by a "variety of measures," making cloud comparison difficult.
Why It's Time To Say Goodbye To IT
Commentary  |  12/22/2015
A modest proposal for eliminating IT and making something better.
Comic: The Ghost Of CIO Future
Commentary  |  12/21/2015
As CIOs lose control of the budget to the business, the future looks more frightening if it goes unaltered.
Cloud Foundry Launches Cross-Vendor Cloud Service Certification
News  |  12/21/2015
Cloud Foundry aims to become the cross-vendor platform for producing the next generation of applications with new cloud supplier certification.
Structuring Your Data Team: 9 Best Practices
Slideshows  |  12/21/2015
Hire or grow from within? Structuring a data team isn't easy because there's no one way to do it right. Here's a look at some pitfalls and best practices.
Fighting Evil AI, IBM Opens Watson IoT HQ: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/20/2015
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
User Groups Matter To Vendors: Here's Why
Commentary  |  12/17/2015
InformationWeek recently interviewed three vendor executives who spend their professional lives building and sustaining business-oriented user groups. Here's what we learned about this symbiotic relationship.
Intuit CIO: Changing The Way Projects Are Managed
Commentary  |  12/17/2015
Intuit's IAC project has brought data together from all over the company. The insight provided is changing the way the company sees its products and customers.
Windows 10: Driving Enterprise Upgrades, PC Sales
News  |  12/16/2015
The next two years will bring accelerated adoption of Windows 10 and new devices within the enterprise, which could help the overall PC market, according to new analysis from Gartner.
Cloud In 2015: Year Of Shake-up, Consolidation, Advance
News  |  12/16/2015
Cloud computing showed a rapidly changing face in 2015 as many vendors altered their strategies to deal with Amazon's clear dominance. Check out these seven gains and three setbacks that prove how volatile the cloud was over the past year.
Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts: Pros And Cons
Slideshows  |  12/16/2015
If you're a bit confused by what a dedicated host cloud service can do for you, rest assured you're not alone. We'll help you figure out when your IT department should choose to deploy dedicated hosts.
How Cloud, APIs Are Transforming Outsourcing
News  |  12/14/2015
As traditional software outsourcing evolves, cloud service management brings new challenges for organizations.
14 Ways IoT Will Change Big Data And Business Forever
Slideshows  |  12/14/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) has gained momentum. Sensors are now small and cheap enough to embed in all kinds of devices, and more companies are leveraging the vast data generated. Here are some key drivers your company needs to remember as you jump into IoT.
Hiring Top Data Scientists, Gaming The Office Gift Exchange: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/13/2015
Hadoop distribution companies MapR and Hortonworks are taking real-time streaming one step further than before. MongoDB landed a board member from cloud giant AWS. Find out how to game your office holiday gift exchange. Catch the Big Data Roundup for the week of December 13.
Hiring Top Analytics Talent: How Leading Companies Do It
News  |  12/11/2015
People with analytics modeling skills, business domain knowledge, and technical skills are in high demand among digital data-driven businesses. But these professionals are a rare breed. Here's how leading companies are attracting top talent.
Millennials Want More IT Support Than Boomers, Study Finds
News  |  12/11/2015
Millennials are predicting greater reliance on IT support in 2016, surpassing the expectations of the Baby Boomer generation, according to a new CompTIA report.
Equinix Urges Enterprise 'Interconnection-First' Strategy
News  |  12/10/2015
Equinix, the operator of 100 data center/telecom hubs, wants to make going to the cloud a pattern for many enterprise communications.
Amazon Offers 'Feature-Rich' Active Directory As A Service
News  |  12/10/2015
Amazon adds an enterprise version of Microsoft's Active Directory in its EC2 cloud as a managed service to appeal to enterprise users.
IBM Security Analytics Platform Now Open To Developers
News  |  12/9/2015
The IBM Security QRadar analytics platform is now open to developers, enabling them to build custom apps. The company also launched the Security App Exchange, a marketplace in which the security community can create and share apps.
IBM Sells Grocery Store Chain On SoftLayer Cloud
News  |  12/9/2015
Giant Eagle selects IBM for cloud service, primarily due to availability of bare-metal option for legacy IT systems.
CyArk Races Disaster To Scan Treasures
Commentary  |  12/9/2015
CyArk is on a mission to preserve detailed 3-D scans of every site on the Unesco World Heritage Site list. It's a race against disasters, both natural and man-made.
Microsoft Azure Support Added To Red Hat CloudForms Tools
News  |  12/8/2015
Red Hat has stayed out of the public cloud provider role, but it's wading deep into cloud management with CloudForms 4. Support for Microsoft's Azure cloud has been added to its hybrid management approach, with services for additional cloud vendors on the horizon.
Open Container Initiative Finds Footing In Linux Foundation
News  |  12/8/2015
Container spec has been sanctioned as a self-governing project under the Linux Foundation umbrella. Next up: election of its Technical Advisory Board.
Windows 10, New Devices, Exec Shakeup: Microsoft's 2015
Slideshows  |  12/8/2015
Microsoft kicked off 2015 with Windows 10, and the updates surrounding hardware, Office, mobile, and cloud continued to snowball throughout the year. Here's a look at 10 notable Microsoft moves in 2015.
BlackBerry: 8 Ways It Can Be Saved
Commentary  |  12/7/2015
BlackBerry continues to underwhelm. Here are eight ways CEO John Chen can turn things around.
Calico Scales Networking To Container Orchestrators
News  |  12/4/2015
Calico open source project extends its reach to CoreOS' Tectonic container orchestrator for cloud container scalability plus security.
HPE Promos Synergy Platform For Hybrid Cloud
News  |  12/4/2015
HPE's Discovery event in London set the stage for fresh details about the Synergy platform, an architecture designed for hybrid cloud computing. HPE also announced a preferred partnership with Microsoft Azure.
Apple Swift Programming Language Is Now Open Source
News  |  12/4/2015
Swift is the programming language for Apple software going forward. And with its release under the open source Apache 2.0 license, it becomes a potential vehicle for crafting applications that run on Android, Linux, Windows, and other operating systems.
File Sync & Share: When Worlds Collide
Commentary  |  12/3/2015
Files stored both on-premises and in the cloud require one cohesive file management system. This is contrary to what most organizations are using, and IT is stuck in the middle.
Microsoft PowerApps: Software Creation Without Coding
News  |  12/1/2015
Microsoft has introduced PowerApps, designed to bring fast development to business applications and letting users create their own apps without having to write a single line of code.
Richard Stallman Is Not The Father Of Open Source
Commentary  |  12/1/2015
Richard Stallman is absolutely certain of many things. One of them is that he is not the father of open source software.


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