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Samsung Takes Smartphone Lead From Apple
Commentary  |  6/30/2015
Samsung has regained the US smartphone crown thanks to strong enough sales of the Galaxy S6. However, iPhone 6 sales are still strong.
IoT Makes Motorcycles, Helmets Safer, Smarter
Commentary  |  6/30/2015
Most of the IoT discussion has focused on connected cars, but motorcycles and other vehicles are getting into the market with surprising results.
IoT Market Forecast At $11 Trillion, Report Finds
Commentary  |  6/29/2015
A new report from McKinsey finds that the market for IoT could reach $11 trillion by 2025. This means a sea change for IT, as well as the CIOs who have to manage budgets.
Comic: That's The Way The Ball Bounces Sometimes
Commentary  |  6/29/2015
Some disasters, you just can't plan for.
Amazon Echo: 10 Things We Want Alexa To Do
Commentary  |  6/28/2015
Amazon is opening up Echo's Alexa to developers so it can add capabilities. Here's what we'd like to see it do.
iPhone 6s: Don't Expect Big Changes
Commentary  |  6/28/2015
The next iPhone, likely to be called the iPhone 6s, will look like the iPhone 6, but should have one unique feature to boost its appeal.
Amazon Wants Developers Creating Alexa Apps
Commentary  |  6/26/2015
Amazon is looking to expand its Alexa personal assistant beyond Echo by appealing to developers and leveraging AWS.
Why Silos Can Be Good For Enterprises
Commentary  |  6/26/2015
Flat organizations can get too flat. Build your teams the right way for success.
IBM, Box Cloud Partnership: What It Means
Commentary  |  6/26/2015
IBM and Box enter a partnership to bring mobile storage and sharing to the enterprise cloud.
Samsung’s Transparent Trucks: Clearly A New Reality
Commentary  |  6/26/2015
Passing a truck, especially on a two-lane highway, can be dangerous. Samsung has a smart solution, but will we adjust?
Samsung Slammed For Disabling Windows Update
Commentary  |  6/25/2015
Samsung admitted to altering the behavior of Microsoft's Windows Update tool, but claims to have good intentions.
Art Plus Technology Keeps Kids Out Of Prison
Commentary  |  6/25/2015
When artists and courts come together to keep kids out of prison, data privacy is a key concern. The Young New Yorkers group uses Wall Street tools to solve the problem.
iOS 9 Beta 2 Reveals New Treats
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
The latest developer build of iOS 9 includes a space-saving feature to help people stuff OS updates onto nearly full iPhones.
Self-Driving Cars Ripe For Global Platform War
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Two distinct views of self-driving cars will be difficult to reconcile.
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
Women In Tech: Facing Roadblocks, Finding Solutions
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Female tech execs discuss the obstacles facing women in technology and what they're doing to bridge the gender gap.
Can Data Teach Us Empathy?
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Walking a mile in your customers' shoes is the first step toward designing great products. Can data help us get there?
Gmail Undo Send Plus 3 More Improvements We Need
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
The "Undo Send" feature in Gmail graduated from beta status on June 23. That's nice, but here are three features that business users really need from Google's email service.
iOS 9, Android M Place New Focus On Security, Privacy
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Google and Apple have publicly challenged calls from law enforcement agencies to weaken encryption on consumer devices. In turn, iOS 9 and Android M will sport a string of new security and privacy features for users.
CFO Data Needs: How IT Stacks Up
Commentary  |  6/23/2015
If you think about how the data is going to be presented and used by the CFO's group, the technological decisions to ensure data accuracy and determine types of data you present actually become easier.
Big Data Moves Toward Real-Time Analysis
Commentary  |  6/23/2015
The data warehouse, as valuable as it is, is history. The most valuable data will be that which is collected and analyzed during the customer interaction, not the review afterward.
Replace Windows Server 2003 With Windows Server 2012
Commentary  |  6/23/2015
Bhargav Shukla, director of technology at KEMP Technologies, explains why it's a good idea to migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2 now.
Why Humans Don't Trust Robots, AI
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
AI and robots are entering the workplace, but humans don't trust them. Here's why, and what we can do to make them more trustworthy.
Apple May Remove Lines, Clean Up iPhone Design
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
Apple has patented a way to make the plastic lines on the back of the iPhone disappear for good.
Comic: CIO Stress Relief
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
CIO tenures are short. Do whatever you can to make it through the day.
Google, Microsoft, Mozilla Want A Faster Web
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
Google wants to keep you from leaving the Web by delivering a faster experience.
CIOs And Security: Time To Rethink The Processes?
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
Businesses need to develop new security responses to address gigantic attacks, and the CIO is in the best position to lead the way.
Apple Watch 2: 8 Features We Really Want
Commentary  |  6/21/2015
Apple Watch is barely here, and yet the rumor mill is churning in full force about Watch 2. Here are some of our own ideas on what we'd like to see Apple do next.
Apple Watch Sales Hit 2.8M As Straps Drive Profits
Commentary  |  6/20/2015
Estimates suggest a strong debut for the Apple Watch. Reports about the second-generation smartwatch point to a FaceTime camera.
4 IoT Skills IT Pros Need
Commentary  |  6/19/2015
If enterprises adopt IoT guidelines put forth in a recent study from Accenture and Fjord, it could fundamentally change the way you go about your job as an IT pro.
What $100 Million AT&T Fine Says About The FCC
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
The FCC's bruising attacks on broadband companies show its strong focus on consumers. The $100 million fine against AT&T is just the latest in this fight.
Wal-Mart CIO Talks Data, People, And 'Classic' Systems
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
In conversation with InformationWeek, Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell talks about what's it's like to run technology at the $500 billion retailer.
Oracle's Financials Detail Its Cloud Computing Future
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
For IT professionals, as well as the CIOs who sign off on expensive Oracle technology, the company's new cloud strategy is a sea change worth watching.
IT Pros: What's In Your Bag?
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
We'd love to see what you carry with you to get your job done -- and have you join the conversation about what works and what doesn't for mobile IT pros.
600M Samsung Smartphones Vulnerable To Hacking
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
A report from a security firms finds that Samsung's smartphones are vulnerable to attacks thanks to replacement software in the SwiftKey keyboard. However, it's not really Samsung's fault.
Apple Watch Ready For Online Order, In-Store Pick-Up
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
Beginning Wednesday, June 17, consumers can reserve an Apple Watch at their local Apple Store and pick it up on the same day.
OPM Breach Offers Tough Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
While your enterprise may have a chief information security officer and a robust data governance department, CIOs and IT organizations are the ones on the front lines of protecting enterprise data. What lessons can we draw from the OPM breach?
SAP Brings New HANA, Analytics To Market
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
Service pack 10 brings new Internet of Things, big data management, data high availability, and application development capabilities to SAP's HANA platform.
Sony Xperia Z4v Smartphone Coming To Verizon
Commentary  |  6/16/2015
Sony's uneven presence in the US got a boost from Verizon Wireless, which will sell the Xperia Z4v smartphone in the months ahead.
The Future Of Wi-Fi
Commentary  |  6/16/2015
Hotspot 2.0 has been in development for a few years and is now finally becoming a reality.
Interop London Keynote: Janet Day
Commentary  |  6/16/2015
How the former IT director at law firm Berwin, Leighton & Paisner got buy-in for a new virtual strategy.
Cisco UK Chief: Network Is Key To IoT
Commentary  |  6/16/2015
The network will become a sensor itself in the coming world of the Internet of Things, said Cisco's Phil Smith.
The Evolution Of Hybrid IT
Commentary  |  6/16/2015
A conversation with James Walker, president of OpenCloud Connect and VP of Managed Network Services at Tata Communications.
Q&A: Paul Clarke, CTO, Ocado
Commentary  |  6/16/2015
Clarke discusses the supermarket's approach to logistics and the Internet of Things.
Five Influential Women In UK IT
Commentary  |  6/15/2015
These five women serve as role models for aspiring female tech minds.
A Day In The Life Of Tim Holman
Commentary  |  6/15/2015
Holman is CEO of penetration testing specialists 2-sec and director of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
iOS 9 Reveals Hidden Keyboard For iPad Pro
Commentary  |  6/15/2015
In the beta release of iOS 9, Apple has leaked another clue that points to a larger iPad model, according to one researcher.
Choosing The Right Mobile Middleware Vendor
Commentary  |  6/15/2015
Mobile application development platforms offer businesses a level of consistency when adopting different mobile technologies.
Cloud Whispering: Beyond Force-Feeding IT Staff
Commentary  |  6/15/2015
Are there still doubters in your IT organization when it comes to cloud computing? It's not unusual. Here are more tips to help overcome that doubt.
Game Of Thrones: Top 10 Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  6/14/2015
Game of Thrones is a violent and bloody affair … just like enterprise IT. Here are some of its (not too violent) lessons you can apply to the job.
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