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Big Data Innovation To Hit Legacy IT
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Big data is coming to industries that have historically struggled to get started with data-driven initiatives. The best advice: Start small.
CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
News  |  6/30/2014
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
IT Salary: 10 Ways To Get A Raise
Slideshows  |  6/30/2014
Do you deserve a bigger IT paycheck? Here's how to negotiate with bosses, navigate counteroffers, and avoid mistakes.
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 1
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 1
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at IW conference on how to provide business partners with more options.
H.D. Smith CIO On BYOD Challenges
H.D. Smith CIO On BYOD Challenges
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014
David Guzman, CIO at H.D. Smith, discusses alternatives to the "my way or the highway" style of management.
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 2
Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Talks BYOD: Part 2
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2014
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at the IW conference on his BYOD pilot and what was learned.
7 Surprising Technologies From World War I
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014
WWI marked the first time technology was widely used in war. Look back 100 years at early drones, wearables, and other technologies that had lasting influence.
What IT Can Learn From The Auto Industry
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
There's too much waste in IT. CIOs should look to the car industry for examples of efficiency and innovation.
Geekend: The Great Wall Of Oz
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
Can giant walls stop tornadoes and bring an economic boost to the Midwest?
Google I/O: Hello Dataflow, Goodbye MapReduce
News  |  6/27/2014
Google introduces Dataflow to handle streams and batches of big data, replacing MapReduce and challenging other public cloud services.
Open And Social: New Path For Government Agencies
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
Agencies such as DoD are adopting social business, digital technologies, and open standards in surprising ways.
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Mobile Security Action Plan
News  |  6/26/2014
Consumerization means CIOs must grant personal devices access to corporate data and networks. Here's how to avoid loss and corruption.
Dell Focuses On Security
News  |  6/26/2014
Dell made a flurry of security-minded announcements this week, highlighted by improvements to its Dropbox for Business integration.
Google I/O: Android Interface, Cloud Advances Star
News  |  6/26/2014
Day one of Google I/O lacked skydivers but delivered new APIs, tools, and connectivity to push Google's mobile device and cloud capabilities forward.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
WLAN Design: Learning From Our Mistakes
Commentary  |  6/25/2014
Our expensive campus WLAN upgrade didn't account for the growing number of wireless devices per student. Here's what we learned from our mistakes and how we turned them into teaching opportunities.
Cloud Improves SEC's Bottom Line
News  |  6/25/2014
Move to cloud helps Securities and Exchange Commission collect, analyze, and report on financial data more efficiently.
Cloud ROI: 4 Critical Considerations
News  |  6/25/2014
The nature of pay-as-you-go makes the cost calculation seem easy. It's not, but it is more critical than ever
Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo
News  |  6/25/2014
Supreme Court rules that Aereo's scheme for delivering broadcast TV over the Internet violates copyright law; legality of cloud storage and other services remains unresolved.
Joyent Joins Containers Debate
News  |  6/25/2014
Joyent's SmartDataCenter 7 package offers on-premises provisioning and management of containers and virtual machines. Watch out, OpenStack?
$60,000 Online Degree: A Lesson In Digital Business
Commentary  |  6/25/2014
UC Berkeley is charging a premium price for a new online Master's degree in the hot field of data science. Can you get a premium price for your online services?
After Ballmer: 8 Execs You Love To Hate
Slideshows  |  6/25/2014
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer created the kind of love-hate relationship that tech users can't resist. These tech bigwigs can bring it like Ballmer.
Cloud Migration Turbulence Continues, Survey Says
News  |  6/24/2014
Many companies are "flying blind" in their efforts to embrace the cloud, a VMware-sponsored survey says.
World Cup: Assist Goes To Big Data
Commentary  |  6/24/2014
Success in soccer is based on hard work and talent. But at an elite level like World Cup 2014, data analytics can be the ultimate edge.
Intel Supercomputer Processors Roadmap
News  |  6/24/2014
Intel reveals upcoming Xeon Phi update -- 3-teraflops processors boosted by silicon photonics, inventive code.
Big Data Has Exhaust Problem
News  |  6/24/2014
Say no to data obsession and focus on the business problem you want to solve, says Berkeley data science professor.
UC Berkeley Breeds Data Scientists Online: $60K, 18 Months
News  |  6/23/2014
Want a data science Master's degree? UC Berkeley's $60,000 online program will make a data scientist out of you in 18 months.
Cloud Trends To Watch: Structure 2014
Commentary  |  6/23/2014
What's going on with jostling among Cloud Foundry, Docker, VMware, and Red Hat? Structure conference yielded several surprising conclusions.
Which IT Is Really Core? InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  6/23/2014
Box's Aaron Levie, GM's Randy Mott, and others weigh in on the role of outsourcing, insourcing, cloud.
SMBs Ignoring Insider Threats
News  |  6/23/2014
Many smaller organizations do not adequately protect against insider threats, CERT expert warns.
Wearables At Work: Early Adopters Will Win
Commentary  |  6/23/2014
Wearable technology can improve productivity, but expect to manage more data sets, APIs, and security issues before reaping the rewards.
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: Box
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: Box
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2014
Box CEO Aaron Levie discusses how to determine which IT systems are core for gaining competitive advantage.
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: General Motors
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: General Motors
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2014
Randy Mott, CIO at GM, discusses the challenges of how to scale core IT systems without losing agility.
Feds To Post Open Data From 700 R&D Facilities
News  |  6/20/2014
Research.Data.gov upgrade furnishes machine-readable research data to entrepreneurs, innovators, and manufacturers.
Supreme Court Toughens Business Process Patent Test
Commentary  |  6/20/2014
Unanimous ruling says that an "abstract idea" isn't patent-eligible just because computers are used to apply it.
EHR Proliferation Hurts Physician Workflow
Commentary  |  6/20/2014
Doctors are being forced to pull data out of multiple EMRs -- plus use phones and pagers -- to care for patients. This context switching slows down work and frustrates the goal of electronic health data.
Rackspace Touts Containers On Bare Metal Servers
News  |  6/20/2014
Rackspace lets customers run Linux containers on bare metal servers for maximum efficiency. Customer Pantheon shares interesting results.
BYOD Trade-Ins: How To Protect Your Business
Commentary  |  6/19/2014
Without an IT asset disposal policy, that iPhone an employee just unloaded on eBay could be a time bomb.
Broadband Pain: Less Drama, More Facts, Please
Commentary  |  6/19/2014
We must move beyond net neutrality sniping and wonky arguments. It's time to focus on ways to improve US telecom service.
Amazon's Vogels: Sensitive Data Vs. Snowden Fear
News  |  6/19/2014
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, at Structure 2014 conference, disputes notion that holders of sensitive data will reject cloud after Snowden revelations.
Cloud Contracts: 8 Questions To Ask
Slideshows  |  6/19/2014
What should you look for in a cloud contract? What's hiding in cloud providers' service-level agreements and terms? Read our expert guide.
How To Build A Successful Open Source Community
News  |  6/19/2014
Building an active community requires thoughtful planning, patience, support, and constant evangelism. Even then, any of several well-known errors can prevent a community from developing.
HP & The Machine: Big Hopes, Big Hurdles
News  |  6/18/2014
HP has laid out a great vision, but it faces a tough task to make "The Machine" a reality, analyst and former HP exec says.
'Selling' DevOps With Business Results
Commentary  |  6/18/2014
IT teams often coast on "feel-good" technology diagnostics that don't affect the bottom line.
Cloud Disaster Recovery: CIOs Must Lead
News  |  6/18/2014
IT teams wary of public cloud often discount its value in disaster recovery. That does a disservice to the business.
Amazon, Google Spar Over SSDs In Cloud
News  |  6/18/2014
Amazon makes solid state disks its default storage offering for running workloads in the cloud. Is Google ready to match that move?
Hadoop Jobs: Hiring Outlook Red Hot
News  |  6/18/2014
Demand for Hadoop developers is up 35% from a year earlier, Dice.com says -- and salaries don't disappoint.
LEGO Design: An Ed Tech Savior?
Commentary  |  6/18/2014
The iconic LEGO toy building blocks are all about interoperability, something sorely lacking in education technology.
Crowdsourcing: The Future Of Consulting?
Commentary  |  6/18/2014
Wikistrat's eclectic community of analysts beat the CIA by predicting Russia's annexation of Crimea. Should crowdsourcing play a bigger role in the consulting industry?
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