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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.
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.
Drones Go To Work For IT
Commentary  |  2/27/2015
Drones offer new opportunities for businesses of all kinds. Here's how one IT department got involved with a drone project, and what the company learned.
Net Neutrality Rules Pass, FCC Readies For Fight
News  |  2/26/2015
The decision to reclassify ISPs under FCC regulations represents a triumph for open Internet activists.
Big Data Tempest In A Teapot
Commentary  |  2/25/2015
Hadoop and big data community infighting won't attract enterprise adoption. It's time to raise the level of discourse.
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.
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.
No, AI Won’t Kill Us All
News  |  2/24/2015
When famous technologists and scientists fear the menace of thinking machines, it's time to worry, right? Not really, because computers lack the imagination to wreak havoc, says one AI expert.
7 Emerging Technologies IT Should Study Now
Slideshows  |  2/23/2015
Staying on top of current technologies means anticipating future ones. Here, we look at seven technologies IT should be studying right now. One (or more) of these may well be the next big trend in the industry.
Interop Radio: Cutting IPv6 Confusion Down To Size
Commentary  |  2/23/2015
In this episode of Interop Radio we'll help you understand what IPv6 means for your network today.
6 Internet Of Things Building Blocks
Slideshows  |  2/22/2015
Need an embedded system to whip up an IoT prototype? These six platforms make it easier than ever to get started with embedded programming.
Google Cloud Outage: Virtual Networking Breakdown
News  |  2/20/2015
Google's virtual networking software stopped providing routing updates, and customers lost their connections to the outside world.
IBM: Stereotypes Of Millennials Are Wrong
News  |  2/19/2015
When it comes to career goals, collaboration, and leadership styles, Millennials have a lot in common with Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, according to new IBM research.
Samsung's LoopPay Buy Signals Apple Pay Fight
Commentary  |  2/19/2015
Samsung needs to compete with Apple Pay on mobile payments and will use LoopPay to kick-start its efforts.
Heroku Expands Cloud Services For Enterprise Development
News  |  2/19/2015
Heroku has added access controls and code deployment capabilities to its Platform-as-a-Service, which runs on top of Amazon's EC2.
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.
Apple Watch Looks To Win Where Android Wear Failed
Commentary  |  2/18/2015
The key differences in the company's approach to wearables will set the Apple Watch apart from Android Wear and other competitors.
IT Career Success Takes Ditching Your Silo Mindset
Commentary  |  2/18/2015
There are four IT career silos that good IT leaders must help knock down.
Why Kaspersky’s Bank Robbery Report Should Scare Us All
Commentary  |  2/18/2015
So, you don't work for a financial institution? Don't think you're off the hook for the kind of theft discussed by Kaspersky. Banks are certainly not the only organizations moving around massive amounts of money every day.
FAA Rules Should Spur Drone Experiments
Commentary  |  2/17/2015
IT should take the proposed FAA rules as an invitation to get companies exploring how to use drones and similar semi-autonomous gadgets.
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.
5 Cloud Predictions For 2015 From TBR
News  |  2/16/2015
Infrastructure-as-a-service has moved toward commodity status, spurring Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and others to add services and specialties.
Stop Amazon: A New Era Of Cloud Co-opetition
Commentary  |  2/16/2015
The recent VMware and Google partnership shows how far competitors will go to keep would-be cloud customers from flocking to Amazon.
Anthem Hack: Lessons For IT Leaders
Commentary  |  2/12/2015
There are two key lessons that IT can learn from the Anthem breach.
How To Nurture Millennial Tech Leaders
Commentary  |  2/11/2015
Start with understanding what's different about this generation, and what won't ever change.
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.
Apple Pay Lands On JetBlue
News  |  2/10/2015
Apple Pay users can now use their iPhones to pay for in-flight amenities on JetBlue flights starting this month.
ARM Unfolds IoT Security Plan
News  |  2/10/2015
ARM aims to make mbed a unifying code base for the fragmented Internet of Things, where security is an increasingly key concern.
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?
Containers Explained: 9 Essentials You Need To Know
Commentary  |  2/10/2015
Containers are the hottest topic in the data center. Here are the essentials that every well-informed IT pro should know and be able to explain.
Data Scientist: STEM Boys Club Open To Women
News  |  2/10/2015
Data scientist Laurie Skelly says STEM is still largely a boy's club, but that's changing.
Smart Cars Vulnerable To Security Hacks, Report Finds
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
A US senator's report finds that carmakers are leaving vehicles open to intrusive attacks that can steal personal data and take over controls.
Interop Radio: Make An IT Presentation That's Actually GOOD!
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
This week's live broadcast of Interop Radio finds out what it takes to make a great presentation from Betsy Weber, the chief evangelist for TechSmith.
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.
6 Microsoft Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Slideshows  |  2/8/2015
Microsoft bought big data, email, and machine learning businesses on its holiday shopping spree. What will they bring to its future?
Apple, Tesla Tussle Over Talent
News  |  2/6/2015
Tesla Motors looks to Apple for new employees as the cars of the future begin to resemble computers.
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.
Silicon Valley Expands Unevenly
News  |  2/5/2015
Income inequality grows even in Silicon Valley, but there's no bubble ahead.
FCC Net Neutrality Push Rattles AT&T, Verizon
Commentary  |  2/5/2015
AT&T, Verizon and other wireless network operators aren't happy with the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules, and they were quick to threaten legal action.
Equinix Cloud Exchange: Private Access To Public Clouds
News  |  2/5/2015
Equinix is offering Cloud Exchange, where customers can select the cloud they want to connect with.
Microsoft HoloLens Could Make Conference Calls Really Fun
Commentary  |  2/5/2015
Everyone should have the chance to create an ideal virtual world for collaboration. With HoloLens, we could someday connect with colleagues in a fantasy French cafe, or on a World of Warcraft battlefield.
IT Stereotypes: Time To Change
Commentary  |  2/4/2015
Stereotypes abound in business, especially around IT. Here's how IT pros can correct misperceptions about a culture of insular control freaks.
Android Adware Raises Google Play Security Concerns
Commentary  |  2/4/2015
Three apps, downloaded to tens of millions of Android devices from the Google Play store, foisted ads for apps on unsuspecting users.
SAP S/4Hana: Big Bet On 'Simplified' ERP
News  |  2/4/2015
SAP S/4Hana promises in-memory performance, mobile-friendly interfaces, cloud deployment options, and, most of all, simplicity. Will customers upgrade from old apps running on Oracle?
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