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Open Container Initiative Nears Container-Spec Goal
News  |  7/31/2015
Multi-vendor collaborative adds new members as it works to finalize its draft container spec and run-time.
'Cloud Native': What It Means, Why It Matters
News  |  7/30/2015
"Cloud native" is starting to mean a set of specific things about how business will run on software, Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji explains.
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.
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.
IT Life Radio: Where Virtual Reality Falls Short
News  |  7/28/2015
The latest episode of IT Life radio features the real-life inventor of Iron Man's Jarvis, who happens to bring similar innovations to the way we work.
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.
Building An IT Infrastructure: From Dream To Data Center
News  |  7/28/2015
Tonia Williams, CIO of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, recounts how she was invited to imagine a data center where there was none, and then set out to build it.
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.
Amazon's Profitable Q2: Is It Bigger Than Wal-Mart?
News  |  7/27/2015
Amazon's second-quarter earnings showed a small but unexpected profit. Some say the company is now worth more than the world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer.
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.
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.
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.
9 Causes Of Data Misinterpretation
Slideshows  |  7/17/2015
Data can prove just about anything. Most organizations want to come to the right decisions, but faulty conclusions and bad outcomes can happen. Here's why.
MakerBot CEO: 3D Printing Going Mainstream
Commentary  |  7/16/2015
Jonathan Jaglom is the new CEO of MakerBot. He comes to the job with strong views of how 3D printing will change the consumer and enterprise markets.
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?
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.
The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived
The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2015
In a talk at this year's InformationWeek Conference, Adriana Karaboutis, a former Dell CIO and current executive vice president of technology and business solutions for Biogen, talked about how IT and healthcare are staring to fuse together, creating a new age of biotechnology.
8 Things To Know About Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto
Slideshows  |  7/14/2015
Shigeru Miyamoto is the greatest video designer ever and the odds-on favorite to take over Nintendo. But can he once again save the video game company?
Office For Mac 2016, Phone Biz Layoffs: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/11/2015
A week that brought updates to Office for Mac 2016, Power BI, and Windows 10 also included a massive round of job cuts at Microsoft.
How To Turn Data Into Stories
News  |  7/10/2015
When Yakult, a Japan-based maker of probiotic dairy drinks, put a data analysis tool into the hands of its sales people in The Netherlands, they swapped out stale spreadsheets for stories about how the product was performing in real time.
5 Ways Microsoft Messed Up Mobile
Slideshows  |  7/8/2015
Plenty of mobile mishaps led to Microsoft's decision to cut thousands of jobs in its phone division.
CIO Certifications To Advance Your Career
Slideshows  |  7/8/2015
Today's IT leaders need business skills, including management, governance, and strategy, plus tech know-how. Here are six types of certifications that can help advance your organization and your career.
HoloLens Startup Cofounded By Former Microsoft Engineer
News  |  7/7/2015
Object Theory launched July 7 as the first company focused on developing software for Microsoft's HoloLens.
10 Most Reputable Tech Companies in the US
Slideshows  |  7/7/2015
See which companies top the list, and which ones didn't make the cut, in the Reputation Institute's 2015 US Technology RepTrak.
IT Cloud Spending Drives Infrastructure Investments: IDC
News  |  7/6/2015
Spending for cloud IT represented nearly a third of IT infrastructure spending in first quarter 2015, according to a report from IDC.
Windows 10 Gets Close, Skype Feature Updates: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/4/2015
This week Microsoft sold assets to AOL and Uber, released two Windows 10 builds, and pushed new Skype for Business features to preview.
Windows 10 Launch: Later Than You Think
News  |  7/2/2015
Microsoft will release Windows 10 on July 29, but this doesn't mean you'll be downloading the new operating system that day.
CIOs Need To Embrace Agile, Gartner Finds
Commentary  |  7/2/2015
A new Gartner report finds that CIOs need to embrace agile development, and the firm offers 10 principles to guide this change.
CIOs: Adopt Social Media For Success, Now
Commentary  |  7/2/2015
Social Media enhances learning, develops needed contacts, speeds problem-solving, and helps you create business transformation.
How Public Cloud Providers Rain On Users
News  |  7/1/2015
A Forrester study finds corporate customers are largely dissatisfied with their primary public cloud providers.
Chris Anderson: Making Drones And Weaponizing Legos
Chris Anderson: Making Drones And Weaponizing Legos
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/1/2015
At the 2015 InformationWeek conference, Chris Anderson spoke of building his drone company and how he weaponized Legos with his son.
Millennials: Why Customer Service Will Never Be The Same
Slideshows  |  7/1/2015
While a recent study focuses on how consumers interact with brands, the results also hold lessons for IT in how to tailor internal tech support services to best meet the expectations of a multigenerational workforce.


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