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Windows 10: 8 Enterprise Essentials
Commentary  |  7/31/2015
Windows 10 has arrived. Here are 8 things to keep in mind as you consider an enterprise deployment.
Samsung Cuts Galaxy S6 Prices Following Weak Quarter
News  |  7/30/2015
Samsung's second-quarter earnings were marred by poor sales of the company's flagship smartphones.
Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense Raises Security Concerns
News  |  7/30/2015
The Wi-Fi Sense feature embedded in Windows 10 may make life easier for users, but could it also compromise corporate network security?
Inside New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Major Mobile Upgrade
Commentary  |  7/30/2015
Executives from New York-Presbyterian Hospital describe how they brought directories and communications into the 21st Century in this InformationWeek Elite 100 profile.
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
News  |  7/30/2015
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
Windows 10: NYC Debut, Hands-On Demo
Slideshows  |  7/30/2015
InformationWeek marked the July 29 Windows 10 launch with a visit to New York City's Microsoft specialty store. Here, we take you through our firsthand experiences with Windows 10.
XPoint Memory Chips: Ushering In A New Mobile Era
News  |  7/29/2015
Chip technology from Intel and Micron combines the best qualities of DRAM and solid state memory. It may lead to big changes in mobile and data center operations.
HP Buys ActiveState's PaaS, Stackato
News  |  7/29/2015
HP's Helion Development Platform is based on Stackato, one of the few commercially supported versions of Cloud Foundry.
Intel, Micron Introduce Speedy Memory Technology
News  |  7/29/2015
3D XPoint, coming next year, combines the advantages of DRAM and NAND flash. It's the first new category of memory introduced since NAND flash debuted in 1989.
Windows 10: 5 Reasons It Matters, 5 Key Concerns
Slideshows  |  7/29/2015
The Windows 10 rollout has officially begun. Here are five reasons we're excited about the OS, and a few concerns for its future.
Google Lets Cloud Customers Supply Encryption Keys
News  |  7/28/2015
Users of Google Compute Engine can now provide their own keys to secure data, turning Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) into even more of a self-service affair.
ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics
ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/28/2015
Whether the company is drilling for oil or increasing margins on the business side, ConocoPhillips is taking full advantage of predictive analytics. At the InformationWeek Conference CIO Mike Pfister and Advanced Analytics Program Manager Richard Barclay shared some real-world big data experience.
Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
News  |  7/28/2015
Amazon's Aurora moves from preview to GA. The MySQL-based system is designed as an on-demand system for scalability and performance.
Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google Capture Cloud Market
News  |  7/28/2015
Synergy Research says Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM hold 54% of the cloud market and are growing at a faster rate than the market as a whole.
7 Smart Ways To Leverage Social Data
Slideshows  |  7/28/2015
Social media data is not just for marketing anymore. Learn how companies are using these insights in novel ways to turn that data into dollars and cents.
Windows 10: Microsoft Attempts A SaaS Model
Commentary  |  7/28/2015
With Windows 10, Microsoft will attempt to update its operating system with a cloud sensibility. Can it be done?
OnePlus 2: Low-Cost Android Alternative
News  |  7/27/2015
ShenZhen, China-based startup OnePlus shook the high-end smartphone market last year when it produced a well-designed smartphone with the same (or better) specs than premium models -- such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 -- and sold it for half the price. Now, version 2 is hitting the market with a new Android OS.
Ban AI Weapons, Scientists Demand
News  |  7/27/2015
Roboticists and experts in artificial intelligence want to prohibit offensive autonomous weapons.
Interop Radio: Gen. John Michel On Leadership
Commentary  |  7/27/2015
Gen. John Michel joins us for the debut of our new show, Interop Radio's Business Matters.
Online Security: How The Experts Keep Safe
News  |  7/27/2015
Google researchers have compared the security practices of experts to non-experts, and identified several ways that typical Internet users can improve their online security.
Windows 10: 10 Things To Know At Launch
Slideshows  |  7/27/2015
The highly anticipated launch of Windows 10 finally arrives on July 29. Here are 10 things you should know about the impending release.
VDI Prepares Sussex County, NJ, For Anything
Commentary  |  7/27/2015
Sussex County, NJ, built a cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure for a mobile workforce. The project earned the organization a spot in the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100.
10 Ways Windows 10 Will Advance The Internet Of Things
Slideshows  |  7/26/2015
Windows 10 brings functions and features that will change the Internet of Things for the enterprise and individuals.
Google Patent Starter Program: Troll Deterrent
News  |  7/25/2015
The Patent Starter Program is a controlled way for Google to allow a limited number of small companies to use what Google may not want or need, while helping startups protect themselves from patent trolls.
Dmail Makes Gmail Vanish
News  |  7/25/2015
You can make Gmail messages self-destruct with a Chrome browser extension.
Citizen Data Scientists: 7 Ways To Harness Talent
Slideshows  |  7/24/2015
A new role is emerging to deal with the ongoing shortage of data scientists. Learn more about these new power users and find out how organizations can cultivate more of them.
IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose
Commentary  |  7/23/2015
IBM's Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications.
Twitter Security Pro: Encryption Isn't Enough
News  |  7/23/2015
Companies need to focus on developing secure coding practices and security education.
Google Glass Enterprise, Pixate Deal Offers Mobile Clues
Commentary  |  7/23/2015
With new details about Google Glass, and with the acquisition of Pixate, Google is offering some insight into mobile roadmap.
California Firefighters Might Shoot Down Drones
Commentary  |  7/22/2015
To help firefighters, the California State Assembly is considering giving them permission to take out drones in their way.
Apple Results: iPhone Blooms, But Whither The iPad?
Commentary  |  7/22/2015
Apple's third-quarter results were dominated by iPhone sales, but the company's iPad business continues to slide.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
News  |  7/22/2015
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
Windows 10: 8 Things Microsoft Got Right
Slideshows  |  7/22/2015
Windows 10 doesn't launch until July 29, but Microsoft has already proven its commitment to making up for its Windows 8 mistakes and competing in a modern tech world.
Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down
News  |  7/21/2015
Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results.
Elephant Bar, Paytronix Zero In With Geofencing
News  |  7/21/2015
Location-based marketing or geofencing is a touchy subject. But you can avoid the creep with some of the best practices from Elephant Bar and Paytronix.
T-Mobile, Sparkcentral Slash Social Media Response Time
News  |  7/21/2015
Social media expectations are rising. T-Mobile and Sparkcentral believe they have a better, faster way to communicate with customers.
Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea
Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2015
Even if you are relaxing on a cruise ship hundreds of miles out at sea, you still want your WiFi. Here's how Royal Caribbean Cruises' CIO Bill Martin makes sure customers can still upload photos of their trip to social media even while vacationing in the middle of the ocean.
CIOs Aren't Getting What They Need From CRM
Commentary  |  7/21/2015
A new report from ZS Associates finds that many CIOs use CRM only as a management tool, not as software that can help them with customers.
Why Cloud Security Beats Your Data Center
Slideshows  |  7/21/2015
Cloud computing has developed a bad reputation for security, but it will soon provide tighter security than traditional on-premises IT. Here's why.
Drone Delivers Medicine In Virginia
News  |  7/20/2015
The delivery test is being compared to the historic first flight of the Wright brothers.
9 Reasons Flash Must Die, And Soon
Slideshows  |  7/19/2015
Whether you're a user or a developer, the reasons to leave Flash in the past keep multiplying.
Windows 10 Marketing, Cortana Analytics: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/18/2015
This week Microsoft announced its Windows 10 marketing strategy, PC Build 10240, Cortana Analytics platform, and Office updates.
Amazon Prime Day Fail: Huge Sales, Grumpy Customers
Commentary  |  7/17/2015
Moving merchandise may qualify as success, but not everyone was sold on sales figures as the salient metric.
Windows 10 Finalized, Office Apps Exit Preview
News  |  7/16/2015
Microsoft rolls out Build 10240 and prepares the Windows 10 Office suite for its July 29 launch.
State CIOs Need To 'Do The Right Thing,' NASCIO Finds
News  |  7/16/2015
A report commissioned by NASCIO is urging state CIOs to "do the right thing," but what does that really mean?
BYOD Slowdown Could Hurt Tablet Sales
News  |  7/16/2015
As tablet sales slow, enterprises are cooling to the idea of allowing employees to bring their own devices to work, according to two recent reports. Are the trends related?
Microsoft: Windows 10, Cloud Are Keys To 2016
News  |  7/15/2015
At its partner conference, Microsoft executives emphasized the importance of cloud and Windows 10 to its success in the upcoming year.
Cheap IT Will Cost You
Commentary  |  7/15/2015
Under-investing in technology likely means you can't achieve your business transformation goals and you're probably overspending somewhere else.
IBM, National Instruments Partner For IoT Standards
News  |  7/15/2015
IBM is joining forces with National Instruments to create a new test bed for creating standardization around the Internet of Things.
9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Slideshows  |  7/15/2015
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
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