Agile Not Just For IT Anymore
Many organizations are taking the Agile development discipline beyond IT to every department. What are the key issues to make the transition successful?
Galaxy S7 Sales Boost Samsung Earnings
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.
iPhone Sales Slump: How Apple Can Fix It
Apple CEO Tim Cook is optimistic about the company's future even though it just posted its first-ever drop in iPhone shipments during its latest earnings report.
Apple Watch Apps Will Have To Run Natively
On the wearable's one-year anniversary, Apple told developers over the weekend that all new watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps starting June 1.
iPhone 7 Rumors: Intel LTE Chip, Compact Camera
Apple may be moving to install an Intel LTE chips in its upcoming iPhone 7, according to comments from current supplier Qualcomm. However, one analyst claims it's 2017's iPhone 8 that everyone should be watching.
Windows Mobile Slides Closer To Oblivion
Sales of Lumia smartphones crashed and burned during the first quarter of the year, according to Microsoft's latest financial results released this week. The collapse is leading to questions about Windows 10 Mobile's future.
Windows 10 Mobile Test Build Rolls Out Texting Via PC
Microsoft is allowing Windows Insiders to test its Messaging Everywhere feature that lets people send and receive text messages on Windows phones and PCs. The feature strips Skype integration from the messaging app.
Microsoft Gains In SaaS Market, Report Finds
Synergy Research assessed the growth of SaaS in 2015, and found it more mature than other cloud services -- and ready for an even greater takeoff. In addition, the report showed Microsoft may be one company poised for significant growth.
Reddit’s Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn
It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.
CAPTCHAs Defeated, But Who Cares?
Columbia University researchers made headlines by defeating Google and Facebook CAPTCHAs through artificial intelligence, but the real fraud for enterprises happens via cheap labor, not AI.
Big Data: Gospel or Myth?
Bryan Beverly asks how we should view big data, and whether it is an ultimate truth. He proposes a three-question test to see how big data fits into your organization.
Apple's App Store May Adopt Paid Search
A secret team is reportedly reviewing ways to shake up the iTunes App Store. One strategy under consideration would see developers pay to boost the discoverability of their apps.
Making Mainframes Cool Again
Mainframe systems are still the backbone of much of today's IT infrastructure. Yet, finding IT talent to maintain these systems, and the COBOL and Fortran languages that support them, is becoming increasingly difficult. Knowledge transfer expert Steve Trautman, founder of The Steve Trautman Co., offers real-world advice on how IT leaders can cultivate the talent needed to run these crucial systems.
'Everydata': Littlest Data Causes Biggest Impact
A new book by authors John Johnson and Mike Gluck, offers tools for better understanding the "little data" in our lives, and reasons for being leery of big data claims that others make. Johnson spoke with InformationWeek about how data is interrupted and misinterpreted all the time.
Amazon Echo: A Rising Rock Star?
Amazon's Echo device and its Alexa digital assistant are changing the consumer online shopping experience and integrating it into the home.
Do You Know Your Criminal Threat Score?
A new tool for law enforcement agencies promises to use big data to calculate a person's threat level. But privacy advocates question both the concept and its execution.
Apple Vs. FBI: 5 Key Quotes From James Comey's Speech
FBI Director James Comey gave a speech April 6 discussing the case against Apple and calling for not litigation but conversation that's fair, measured, and thoughtful -- and where participants are open to being wrong.
Galaxy S7 Propels Samsung Profits
Samsung said it recorded a 10% jump in profits for the first quarter due to sales of its new flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Swipe to Swap and Go
A France-based social site takes some of the cash considerations out of home sharing for vacation travel.
Insider Security Threats: Disloyal Employees
One in five employees is willing to leak confidential information, and 30% of them say that they will sell their work-related passwords for less than $1,000, according to Sailpoint 2016 Market Pulse Survey findings. The release of the Panama Papers is adding to the debate.
Android Auto Rolls Into 18 New Countries
Google's Android Auto tool that gives drivers access to features including maps, music, and search, is now available in a larger selection of countries around the world.
6 Ways To Become An IT Talent Magnet
Dan Roberts, CEO and president of Ouelette & Associates Consulting, has been coaching CIOs since 1984. What's he's found is that those with a track record for creating high-performing cultures focus on one thing above all else: talent. Here, he shares his guidance on how you can become an IT talent magnet.