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Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
10 Best Tech Companies To Work For In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/30/2015
Google slipped off its perch as the No. 1 place to work on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list, unseated by an Internet travel company. Here's a look at 10 top tech companies where you may want to hang your hat in the new year.
Top 10 Tech IPOs Of 2015
Slideshows  |  12/29/2015
Tech IPOs took a hit in 2015, with half the number of new public companies as last year. But it wasn't all bad news. Here's a look at the 10 tech IPOs that raised the most money in 2015.
7 Ways Semantic Technologies Make Data Make Sense
Slideshows  |  12/28/2015
As unstructured data piles up, semantic technologies help organizations drive business value through a better understanding of the data they have, its value, and the relationships pieces of information have to each other.
Tech Fail Forecast: Bursting The Next Bubble
Slideshows  |  12/28/2015
Fifteen years after the dot-com bubble burst, industry pundits are calling out similar signs of froth in the current tech boom. Here are nine tech ideas, products, excesses, and business models that we expect to look back on in 15 years and ask: "What were we thinking?"
Microsoft's 2016: More Windows 10, Hardware Advances, Research Gains
Slideshows  |  12/27/2015
Microsoft's New Year resolutions are expected to include gains in the PC market, new Surface Phone, and advancements in HoloLens, Microsoft Research, cloud and security.
12 ICD-10 Codes For Christmas
Slideshows  |  12/25/2015
If you work in healthcare IT, you're likely all too familiar with the plethora of codes introduced by ICD-10. And, most of the time, we're betting that you find dealing with them to be no laughing matter. Today, we want to change all that. Here are 12 holiday-inspired codes that might have you laughing until the New Year.
Best Raspberry Pi, Arduino DIY Projects For Your Holiday Downtime
Slideshows  |  12/25/2015
Looking for an escape from egg nog this holiday season? Here are 10 tech projects based on either Raspberry Pi or Arduino to keep you busy, happy, and geeky through the New Year.
Hiring, Budget Concerns Top Of Mind For IT Leaders In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/24/2015
An annual survey of IT leaders, including CIOs, vice presidents, directors, and hiring managers, reveals some of the biggest trends and challenges they expect to face in 2016.
8 iPhone Apps To Make Your Holiday Memories Shine
Slideshows  |  12/24/2015
InformationWeek picks eight different iPhone apps to help you take pictures and create stellar holiday memories. The best part is that most are free.
8 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2016
Slideshows  |  12/23/2015
While 2015 marked the moment when cloud became the go-to platform for enterprise applications and data, there's still plenty of maturing to go. Here's what we expect to see from cloud computing in 2016.
9 iPhone Apps To Help You Survive The Holidays
Slideshows  |  12/22/2015
Are you stretched too thin from juggling so many holiday plans and responsibilities that you need some help? There's an app for that. Here's our list of free or cheap apps from Apple's App Store to help you survive the holidays.
Structuring Your Data Team: 9 Best Practices
Slideshows  |  12/21/2015
Hire or grow from within? Structuring a data team isn't easy because there's no one way to do it right. Here's a look at some pitfalls and best practices.
10 Hot Tech Toys For The Holidays
Slideshows  |  12/21/2015
Scrambling to get last-minute gifts for the kids on your list? The Toy Industry Association recently announced its list of finalists for its upcoming 2016 Toy of the Year Awards. The categories E-Connected Toy of the Year and Innovative Toy of the Year are two worth watching when filling out your list.
Best Mobile Tech Of 2015: Our Top 10 List
Slideshows  |  12/20/2015
The last 12 months haven't produced radical change in the mobile tech space, but the needle has definitely moved forward. Here's a look at InformationWeek's Top 10 list of the best mobile tech of 2015.
7 Tech Gifts For Pet Lovers
Slideshows  |  12/18/2015
Because fur and circuits belong together.
Geek Gift Guide For The Holidays
Slideshows  |  12/17/2015
Here's a look at 10 great presents any geek would be glad to get for the holidays.
7 Tech Causes Worth Supporting
Slideshows  |  12/16/2015
It's better to give than receive, particularly when your gift supports a worthy cause. Here's a look at seven tech-focused charities and nonprofits that fit the bill.
Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts: Pros And Cons
Slideshows  |  12/16/2015
If you're a bit confused by what a dedicated host cloud service can do for you, rest assured you're not alone. We'll help you figure out when your IT department should choose to deploy dedicated hosts.
11 Things Computer Users Will Never Experience Again
Slideshows  |  12/15/2015
Once upon a time, microcomputers weren't all-in-one devices. They were put together from standalone components, each with its technical merits -- and we had to know all about every one of them.
14 Ways IoT Will Change Big Data And Business Forever
Slideshows  |  12/14/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) has gained momentum. Sensors are now small and cheap enough to embed in all kinds of devices, and more companies are leveraging the vast data generated. Here are some key drivers your company needs to remember as you jump into IoT.
8 Hot Wearable Devices To Get You Healthy In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/14/2015
Now that the Thanksgiving food coma has faded, the winter holidays, along with the associated parties and feasts, are upon us. That makes the task of staying fit and healthy a bit daunting. But there is some high-tech help available. Here are eight wearables designed to help you jump-start your New Year's resolution.
NASA's 10 Best Images Of 2015
Slideshows  |  12/13/2015
The year 2015 might go down as one of the best for NASA in terms of bringing the world exciting images from across the solar system. From our neighbor Mars to the outer reaches of Pluto, here are the 10 best pictures from NASA this year.
10 Star Wars Gifts To Geek Out Over
Slideshows  |  12/11/2015
With the reboot of the Star Wars franchise right around the corner, and the holiday shopping season in full swing, what better way to make the geek in your life feel special than with a gift of Han Solo carbonate fringe or Stormtrooper oven mitts.
Samsung Galaxy View Review: A Big Tablet With Big Problems
Slideshows  |  12/10/2015
Samsung's humongous tablet is best used as an alternative to small TVs, but even then it's a dubious purchase. Here is a hands-on review of the device.
Google's Pixel C: Hands-On Review
Slideshows  |  12/9/2015
The first Google-made Android tablet lets you leave your laptop at home, though you may still miss it.
Windows 10, New Devices, Exec Shakeup: Microsoft's 2015
Slideshows  |  12/8/2015
Microsoft kicked off 2015 with Windows 10, and the updates surrounding hardware, Office, mobile, and cloud continued to snowball throughout the year. Here's a look at 10 notable Microsoft moves in 2015.
9 Tech Gadgets You Wish You Could Afford
Slideshows  |  12/7/2015
At first, you'll say, "Who needs to spend that kind of money on this kind of gadget?" Then you'll say, "I want that!" Here's a look at nine items that fit that bill.
10 Linux Distros Perfect For Holiday Gift-Giving
Slideshows  |  12/6/2015
This holiday season, why not give the gift of Linux? It's fun, practical, and free. Here are 10 Linux distros perfect for nearly everyone on your list.
11 Cool Ways to Use Machine Learning
Slideshows  |  12/4/2015
Machine learning is becoming widespread, and organizations are using it in a variety of ways, including improving cybersecurity, enhancing recommendation engines, and optimizing self-driving cars. Here's a look at 11 interesting use cases for this technology.
8 Apps, Gadgets To Keep IT Pros Awake On The Job
Slideshows  |  12/4/2015
Working nights? Pulling long shifts? Stretched too thin during the holidays? Here's a list of apps and gadgets to make sure you don't fall asleep on the job.
Best Free iPhone, Android Apps: Our Top 10
Slideshows  |  12/3/2015
As we reflect on 2015, we look back on the iPhone and Android mobile apps that made our lives easier. Here are our top picks.
10 Hot Smartwatches, Fitness Trackers For Your Holiday Gift List
Slideshows  |  12/2/2015
Wearable tech gadgets, such as smartwatches, are popular must-haves on holiday shopping lists. Here, we take a closer look at this season's best picks from Apple, LG, and Fitbit.
7 PC Alternatives For Work: Tablets, 2-in-1s, Ultraportables
Slideshows  |  12/1/2015
A recent spate of enterprise-class tablets -- and a significant increase in the ability to create content on tablets -- could change how enterprise users view the devices.


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