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Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Is Now Available
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
Microsoft is making SharePoint Server 2016 generally available, and sharing updates for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
InformationWeek News Desk Is Live At Interop 2016
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
Please join host Sara Peters and other InformationWeek editors at the InformationWeek News Desk at the 2016 Interop Expo in Las Vegas.
Technicolor's Cloud Transition Enables Hollywood-As-A-Service
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
Technicolor provides services to content creators and distributors in Hollywood, but the company faced challenges scaling to storage requirements that were projected to grow 100 times over. Here's how the company's new CIO transitioned the organization to embrace elastic cloud-focused services.
Tech Futurist Vivek Wadhwa: Let There Be Disruption
Commentary  |  5/4/2016  | 
Digital transformation will lead to disruption in every market: It's up to executives to decide whether they will float or be swamped by the changes. That's the message Vivek Wadhwa delivered at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference.
Toyota Drives Profits With Analytics
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
Toyota Financial Services uses analytics to keep consumers in cars and minimize payment contract risk. And it has paid off.
Verizon Outages Hit Thousands Amid Strike
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
Thousands of businesses and consumers have lost wireline services over the past several weeks, as Verizon Communications contends with a spike in cases of vandalism and striking workers.
Cloud Provider Jobs: Pros And Cons
Slideshows  |  5/4/2016  | 
Working for a cloud provider instead of taking a traditional enterprise IT position has its advantages. But there are plenty of pitfalls to consider. Here's a look at some pros and the cons of making the leap to a job with a cloud service.
Inside The NBA's Tech Training Revamp
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
The NBA implemented a series of educational projects to broaden new software adoption and engage its global workforce. These efforts earned the company a 2016 Elite 100 Award in the category of Best Impact On Workforce Performance.
PayPal's Path To Independence: A Tale Of Cloud Innovation
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
PayPal navigated its separation and independence from eBay in a seven-month accelerated transition. On the big day, all systems were go. Learn how the creative use of cloud technologies, and a remarkable degree of employee collaboration, earned the company a 2016 Elite 100 Award in the category of Best Use Of Cloud Services.
Worthington Industries Moves Metal With Mobile App
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
Worthington Industries, a global metal manufacturing company, uncovered new business processes in its effort to ease paperwork headaches for its shipping and trucking operations. See why its Bill of Lading eSignature app earned the company the Elite 100 Award for Best Use Of Mobile.
At Toyota Financial Services, Analytics Aid Distressed Customers
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
To find a better way to handle payment delinquencies in a period of global financial crisis, Toyota Financial Services established a multi-phase plan to use analytics to assess risk and microsegment consumers. The goals were to reduce delinquencies in order to keep drivers in their cars. The company's efforts earned it a 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Award for Best in Analytics.
Apple CEO Becomes TV Spin Doctor
Commentary  |  5/3/2016  | 
Tim Cook uses televised interview to claim Apple's best days are still to come, and calm investor fears.
Capital One 'Galvanized' By Wallet Development
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
Capital One had to loosen up controls to allow development of a new mobile app, Wallet, but the 20-year-old firm benefited in the long run.
Tesla Details 'Bioweapon Defense Mode' For Air Filter
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
In a blog post, Tesla engineers detail how the company's high-tech vehicles are using a filtration system robust enough to scrub the dangerous toxins from the interior atmosphere.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Past Winners Talk Strategy, Best Practices
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
How are the top IT leaders at the top companies grappling with digital transformation, the third platform, the rise of analytics and big data, and other industry shifts? We asked them during the opening session of the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference. Here's what they said.
Maintenance In Two Words: Preventive And Predictive
Partner Perspectives  |  5/3/2016  | 
Itís unacceptable to have a service provider that only fixes what breaks; the market demands that companies avoid failures altogether and have the right information at the right time.
Warp Speed: Faster Development Cycles Are The New Normal
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
At the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference, tech leaders described how warp speed is the new normal when it comes to development cycles. But that's an opportunity as much as a challenge.
iPhone Fingerprint Unlocking Case Raises Constitutional Issue
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
As smartphone makers are increasingly adding fingerprint-sensor technology as a log-in feature for their devices, users may be unaware they may lose their right to the Fifth Amendment.
6 Secrets 100 Winning IT Organizations Share
Slideshows  |  5/3/2016  | 
We asked the IT leaders in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 about how they're addressing important IT issues, such as tech spending, organizational priorities, and strategy. Find out what we learned, and see how your IT organization stacks up.
Capital One: Think Like A Designer, Work Like A Startup
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
The creation of Capital One Wallet is an example of how a large financial services IT organization can move like a startup and think like a design firm, transforming business expectations in the process. Their work earned them the No. 1 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
The Weather Company Brings Together Forecasting And IoT
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
The Weather Company estimates that weather is perhaps the single largest external factor affecting business performance, to the tune of nearly $1 trillion lost annually in the US alone. Combining weather data with business data can improve decision-making for a wide range of companies. The company's work earned it the No. 2 spot on the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Horizon Prioritizes Data And Patient Experience
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey implemented a fee-for-value healthcare delivery model that uses new technologies to gather data and improve member experience. More than 80 business processes were created or modified, transforming systems for enrollment, claims processing, billing, customer service, provider portals, sales, and benefit monitoring. These efforts earned the company the No. 3 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Penn Medicine: Using Data To Save Patient Lives
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Penn Signals is a system that uses existing data from electronic health records to perform real-time predictive analysis of heart failure patients. The goal? Penn Medicine wanted to place patients in proper risk groups and assign them to cardiology resources in order to get them the best care and improve their outcomes. This work earned the company the No. 4 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
FedEx Services Eases The Pain Of Customs Clearance
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Disparate internal systems and a complex customs environment were slowing down the import/export process for business customers. So FedEx Services launched the Clearance Customer Profile app to help businesses overcome customs clearance hurdles. The company's efforts earned it the No. 5 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
The Elite 100: Celebrating The People Who Make IT Happen
Commentary  |  5/2/2016  | 
To talk about technology transforming business only tells part of the story, though. At the end of the day, it's the people behind the technology who are the true agents of change. Join us as we celebrate their work in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Launches June 1
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Microsoft confirms it will release the final version of its SQL Server 2016 database management software on June 1.
Google Play Store Drops Tablet, Chromebook
Commentary  |  5/2/2016  | 
The Nexus 9 Android tablet and $999 variant of the Chromebook Pixel laptop are no longer available for sale.
How ReST Simplifies Object Storage
Partner Perspectives  |  5/2/2016  | 
ReSTful APIs make it easy for applications to manage data and metadata on a global basis without intense recoding of applications.
Elon Musk: Tesla Model 3 Will Offer Ludicrous Mode
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Fans of Tesla's gasp-inducing Ludicrous mode will be happy to know the acceleration boosting technology will be available for the Model 3.
Amazon's First-Quarter Results Should Silence Critics
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Amazon turned in a strong first quarter, with sales growing 28% worldwide on an expanding Prime customer base. The company's AWS division also posted solid earnings.
FBI Hacking Authority Expanded By Supreme Court
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
With the US Supreme Court's approval, warrants to search and seize digital data will be able to authorize government hacking anywhere.
Inside Intel's Museum: 10 Must-See Exhibits
Slideshows  |  5/2/2016  | 
The Intel Museum, located at the chipmaker's corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., reveals fascinating facts and insights into the company and its technology, including how processors are actually made, the history of these chips, and what the future holds.
10 Programming Languages That Will Keep You Employed
Slideshows  |  5/1/2016  | 
Here's a look at 10 programming languages that will make you rich, popular, and incredibly attractive. Or they might just help you get or keep a job -- which is better, anyway.
FICO Predictive Suite Updated, Real-Time Rises: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/1/2016  | 
Real-time open source data projects gain momentum; FICO updates its predictive analytics suite. Samsung introduces new devices for IoT; and a new contest for creating tools to analyze satellite data is launched -- all in this Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 1, 2016.
Microsoft Limits Cortana To Bing Search, Edge Browser
News  |  4/30/2016  | 
Microsoft is restricting Cortana to work only with Bing and Edge, and eliminating the use of third-party browsers and search engines for its digital assistant.
Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage
News  |  4/30/2016  | 
Microsoft is working with Twist Bioscience, a company that encodes data onto microscopic and long-lasting synthetic DNA.
Windows 10 Bug Bash, Skype For Business On Mac: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/30/2016  | 
Microsoft this week published Office updates for April, launched a new workflow app, and released a major new Windows 10 preview build so Insiders can help with bug-squashing.
Google Hires Ex-Motorola Chief To Head New Hardware Division
News  |  4/29/2016  | 
Google is looking to bring together its diverse array of hardware products, which includes its Glass wearable headgear and TV streaming stick Chromecast, under a newly created division.
IBM Introduces 3 General-Purpose Flash Arrays
News  |  4/29/2016  | 
Flash storage is maturing, and the latest products are taking on a more general-purpose storage function. To meet those needs, IBM introduced three such arrays this week.
Detachable Tablets, More Than Slates, May Displace PCs
Commentary  |  4/29/2016  | 
Tablet shipments declined during the first quarter, but a curious change is occurring. Interest in detachable tablets like Microsoft Surface is increasing, while interest in traditional slates decreases.
IoT, Fitness Trackers Powering Consumer Tech Market
News  |  4/29/2016  | 
Wearables, wireless audio, and the connected devices that are paving the way to the Internet of Things are driving spending in the consumer tech market in 2016, according to a report from the Consumer Technology Association.
Solar Impulse Flight Makes Silicon Valley Stopover
News  |  4/29/2016  | 
Bertrand Piccard, the pilot of the Solar Impulse 2 plane that recently flew from Hawaii to San Francisco, says more radical thinking is needed on energy.
Agile Not Just For IT Anymore
Commentary  |  4/29/2016  | 
Many organizations are taking the Agile development discipline beyond IT to every department. What are the key issues to make the transition successful?
HP Chromebook 13 Designed For Cloud-Based Enterprises
News  |  4/29/2016  | 
HP and Google introduced the Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin, lightweight laptop that looks to make enterprise computing easier to integrate with cloud-based infrastructure and apps.
Samsung Developer Conference: IoT Innovation On Display
Slideshows  |  4/29/2016  | 
The Internet of Things hasn't quite caught on with consumers. But developers are working on changing that by rolling out innovative projects. Here's a look at some on display at the recent Samsung Developer Conference.
Email Privacy Act Wins Sweeping Approval In House
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
The US House of Representatives has approved the Email Privacy Act by a unanimous vote. That sets the stage for requiring search warrants to review electronic communications older than 180 days.
Apple CareKit Launches With 4 Healthcare Apps
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
Apple CareKit technology is now available to developers through GitHub, and to consumers through four updated applications -- Iodine, One Drop, Glow Nurture, and Glow Baby -- from startups Apple spent the last month working with.
Galaxy S7 Sales Boost Samsung Earnings
Commentary  |  4/28/2016  | 
Samsung earned a bit more than it expected to during the first three months of the year, thanks to robust sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones.
Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
Confluent hosted the first Kafka Summit focused on use-cases for the open source real-time streaming and messaging technology for big data -- featuring support and integration announcements from partners. Here's why this technology is so hot right now.
iPhone Shipments Decline As Smartphone Market Cools Worldwide
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
Chinese vendors like OPPO and vivo show impressive leaps in growth as the overall market for smartphone shipments cools down.
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