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Content posted in May 2016
iPhone 7 Models May Start With 32GB Of Storage
Commentary  |  5/31/2016  | 
The iPhone 7 might introduce a new starting point for built-in storage while also improving RAM, according to a report.
Microsoft's Mobile Fail: What Happens Now?
Commentary  |  5/31/2016  | 
Despite dwindling sales, thousands of job cuts, and billions of dollars in restructuring charges, Microsoft remains committed to the mobile market. The questions is, what happens now?
How To Attract Top Cloud Dev Talent
Commentary  |  5/31/2016  | 
Dr. Angel Diaz of IBM co-chaired and co-authored MathML, the first XML standard, in 1998. Here, he shares what he's learned about open source in the past two decades, and tells us why it's crucial for any company looking to attract and retain top dev talent in today's competitive marketplace.
Panama Papers Fallout: What If Your Lawyer Gets Hacked?
Commentary  |  5/31/2016  | 
As the latest wave of high-profile breaches shows, all the sensitive information law firms handle makes them attractive cyberattack targets. Here's what can happen and what you should do about it.
Adventures In Pair Programming
Commentary  |  5/30/2016  | 
Phil Horowitz, senior software engineer at Perforce Software, shares his experiences with pair programming. Proponents of the practice say it's a good way to improve code ownership, insure continuous code review, increase productivity, and reduce distractions. Here's what the Perforce crew found out after being locked in a room with coworkers for the better part of a year.
Data Storytelling: What It Is, Why It Matters
Commentary  |  5/30/2016  | 
Telling a compelling story with your data helps you get your point across effectively. Here are four tips to keep your data from getting lost in translation.
Apple TV: Revamped Version May Be Echo Competitor
Commentary  |  5/27/2016  | 
Rather than build a brand new device to compete with the Amazon Echo, Apple is working to improve the capabilities of its Apple TV product, according to a new report.
Google May Shame Partners Into Ending Android Fragmentation
Commentary  |  5/26/2016  | 
Google might resort to naming and shaming smartphone makers and carriers who are behind in updating Android devices.
Apple May Open Up Siri, Make Echo-Like Speaker
Commentary  |  5/25/2016  | 
Apple is reportedly preparing its response to the Amazon Echo by opening up Siri to developers and forging a home-based speaker of its own.
Samsung Building IoT-Dedicated Network
Commentary  |  5/24/2016  | 
Samsung and SK Telecom have partnered up to create what they say will be the world's first network specifically for the Internet of Things.
Motorola RAZR Resurrection Looks To Make 2004 Cool Again
Commentary  |  5/23/2016  | 
Motorola suggests that its future lies in its past with a new teaser video that features the 2004-era smash hit RAZR flip phone.
Florida Crystals CIO: Cloud Is The Sweet Spot For IT Success
Commentary  |  5/23/2016  | 
Florida Crystals is a multibillion-dollar sugar production company with no on-premises servers. Here's why CIO Don Whittington is happy keeping it that way.
Google I/O 2016: 5 Hot Takeaways
Commentary  |  5/21/2016  | 
At this week's Google I/O annual developer conference the company revealed dramatic products that will push the boundaries of technology further into what was previously the realm of science fiction.
SAP's Apple Partnership Is All About HANA
Commentary  |  5/20/2016  | 
SAP's partnership with Apple doesn't mention HANA by name, but the in-memory database is in every part of the relationship.
Google's Virtual Reality Vision Comes Into Focus
Commentary  |  5/20/2016  | 
Google makes several announcements, including its mobile virtual reality platform Daydream, that reveal its long-term strategy to bring VR to the masses.
Android N Focuses On Performance, Productivity, Security
Commentary  |  5/19/2016  | 
Google revealed more details about Android N at its annual Google I/O developer conference and released a beta build of the refreshed mobile operating system.
SAP HANA SPS12 Adds Data Visualization, Other Features
Commentary  |  5/18/2016  | 
SAP HANA SPS12 brings new features for testing, migration, and data visualization to customers for the in-memory database.
Welcome To Our Digital Future
Commentary  |  5/18/2016  | 
Digital transformation is disrupting enterprise IT. David Guzman, CIO of H.D. Smith, has ideas on how to survive and succeed through the disruption.
Apple OS Updates Fix Bugs, Brick Some iPads
Commentary  |  5/17/2016  | 
Apple released new versions of its iPhone, Watch, TV, and Mac operating systems this week, but not all of the updates went smoothly for some users.
Fitbit Rules Wearables, Apple Dominates Smartwatches: IDC
Commentary  |  5/16/2016  | 
The first quarter saw wearable shipments increase across the board, but there's now a clear division between devices like the Apple Watch and Fitbit Flex, according to IDC.
Apple's $1 Billion Didi Investment: Precursor To Project Titan?
Commentary  |  5/13/2016  | 
Apple plans to invest $1 billion in a Didi, a Chinese ride-hailing business. The move could be the first in a series of major changes at Apple, and a precursor to the company's much-rumored electric car, called Project Titan.
Google 'Chirp' Aims To Silence Amazon Echo, Report Says
Commentary  |  5/12/2016  | 
Google is preparing a competitor to Amazon's Echo, reportedly called "Chirp," which will put voice-activated Google search into a device that's similar to Google's OnHub WiFi hotspot.
Amazon Alexa Now Tracks Flights, Plans Trips
Commentary  |  5/11/2016  | 
The Kayak travel search engine is now accessible on Amazon's Alexa to let users search for and track flights.
How Bimodal IT Can Kill Your Company
Commentary  |  5/11/2016  | 
Is bimodal IT the way to get innovation and stability right in the enterprise? Or will kill your company? John McCarthy of Forrester says it's far more likely to do the latter than the former.
iPhone 7 Rumor Wars Confuse Apple Watchers
Commentary  |  5/10/2016  | 
Constantly changing rumors demonstrate no one knows anything certain about the iPhone 7 -- but we can catch the latest round of speculation.
Opera VPN For iOS: Access Blocked Sites With iPhones, iPads
Commentary  |  5/9/2016  | 
Opera Software just handed people the key to unlock Facebook, YouTube, and other sites their organizations' networks may be blocking.
The End Of IT: More Questions, Some Answers
Commentary  |  5/9/2016  | 
Jonathan Feldman, CIO of the City of Asheville, N.C., responds to some of the many questions elicited by his earlier column "Why It's Time To Say Goodbye To IT."
Gogo's Faster WiFi Aims To Improve In-Flight Internet Access
Commentary  |  5/6/2016  | 
Gogo is deploying its 2Ku satellite-based in-flight WiFi service on select airlines to provide passengers with a faster browsing experience while in the air.
Siri Creators To Unveil AI Personal Assistant Viv
Commentary  |  5/5/2016  | 
The team that developed Apple's Siri has a new type of artificial intelligence ready to help us do just about everything.
Apple Music May Get A Needed Overhaul
Commentary  |  5/4/2016  | 
Apple Music caused major waves in Cupertino last year, resulting in a so-so product and employee departures. The company is hard at work on a redesign.
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.
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.
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.
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.


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