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Content posted in August 2016
Analytics-Driven Innovation: Where Does IT Fit?
Commentary  |  8/31/2016
Sharad Sachdev, managing director and innovation lead at Accenture Analytics, tells us how to encourage an analytics-driven culture of innovation, and how you, as an IT professional, can make the most of the tools at your disposal.
Apple Bites Back At EU's $14.5 Billion Tax Bill 
Commentary  |  8/30/2016
The EU says that Ireland gave Apple illegal tax breaks over a period of 10 years and now wants the tech giant to pay 13 billion euros, or about $14.5 billion, in back taxes.
Fulton Works Founder: Making The Switch From Music To IT
Commentary  |  8/30/2016
A computer science degree isn't the only path into software development. Brent Sanders used his musicianship to bring programming skills and team leadership to a development group. Here, he tells InformationWeek about his journey from trombone player to software company founder.
One20 Shifts Social Network For Truckers Into Gear
Commentary  |  8/29/2016
One20 is a mobile app, navigation specialist, and social network all rolled into a single service specifically for truck drivers.
Bergen County Sheriff's Office Enters Hyper-Converged Future
Commentary  |  8/29/2016
The Bergen County, NJ, sheriff's office is moving its IT infrastructure to a hyper-converged architecture. The shift has expense and management complexity on the run.
iOS 9.3.5 Fixes Massive Security Flaw: What IT Needs To Know 
Commentary  |  8/27/2016
An active threat using critical iOS zero-day vulnerabilities, which were dubbed "Trident," could allow hackers to install spyware on iPhones. IT managers should ensure employee devices are updated as soon as possible.
HP EliteBook Gets Sure View To Block 'Visual Hacking'
Commentary  |  8/25/2016
Privacy screens on the HP EliteBook 1040 and HP EliteBook 840 will keep shoulder-surfers from spying on your machine.
France, Germany Push For Encryption Backdoors In Apps
Commentary  |  8/24/2016
The controversial proposal would require app developers to provide access to encrypted messages at the request of law enforcement.
U-Blox, Startup Wirepas Offer Industrial IoT Module
Commentary  |  8/22/2016
Wirepas and u-blox are working together on an IoT module for healthcare, manufacturing, and telematics.
Apple Watch 2 Battery Problems Prevent LTE Connectivity
Commentary  |  8/20/2016
Apple will debut a new Apple Watch this fall, but the so-called Apple Watch 2 won't include the cellular connectivity so many want, according to a published report in Bloomberg.
TransUnion's Tech Overhaul Reaps Cultural Rewards
Commentary  |  8/19/2016
In the process of transforming its brand and its technology infrastructure, TransUnion has found itself attracting top-notch IT talent normally repelled by the idea of working for a stuffy financial institution. Here's how they did it.
Intel's Next-Gen Xeon Phi Geared Toward AI, Machine Learning 
Commentary  |  8/18/2016
Intel is targeting the nascent market for artificial intelligence gear with a new version of the Xeon Phi chip code-named "Knights Mill."
How Intelligent Data Analysis Can Transform IT Security: Podcast
Commentary  |  8/18/2016
Welcome to the first episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice, a new podcast series featuring interviews with top IT executives, managers, and technology experts. In this episode, we speak with Stuart Clarke, chief technical officer for cybersecurity at Nuix, about the impact intelligent data analysis can have on data security.
Intel's Joule Maker Board Targets IoT Developers
Commentary  |  8/17/2016
The Intel Joule developer module will help enterprises, developers, and everyday tinkerers tap into the internet of things. The chip maker also detailed its vision for 5G networks at its Developer Forum show.
Google Hangouts Looks To Gain Enterprise Focus
Commentary  |  8/16/2016
Google's Allo and Duo apps are meant for mobile texting and video chatting, but Hangouts will refocus on enterprise communications and compete with similar offerings from Skype, Slack, and Yammer.
Google's Fuchsia OS Points To IoT Intentions
Commentary  |  8/16/2016
It's possible Fuchsia is nothing more than an experiment by Google, one of the many technological inquiries the company is famous for conducting. It's equally possible that Fuchsia marks the direction Google will take in creating operating systems and control software for the internet of things (IoT).
Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
Commentary  |  8/15/2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.
Hyper-Converged Systems By The Numbers: IDC
Commentary  |  8/11/2016
As converged and hyper-converged systems gain ground in the server and system market the real question for many IT professionals is exactly how integrated the systems should be. Here's a look at how the market is shaping up.
Intel Recalls Basis Peak Smartwatch For Overheating
Commentary  |  8/4/2016
Intel is forced to recall all Basis Peak smartwatches because the wearable overheats, which could result in burns and blisters on users.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7: Smartphone Security Stepped Up
Commentary  |  8/3/2016
The iris scanner and fingerprint reader bring a new level of security to Samsung's latest device, making it more attractive to business customers.
Detachable Tablets Continue As Enterprises' Choice
Commentary  |  8/3/2016
Sales of traditional slates continue to slip as the more productive detachable form factor finds favor with business users, according to an IDC report.
Zoho CRM Upgrade Targets Salesforce
Commentary  |  8/2/2016
Zoho is increasing the functions available in its CRM suite in an effort to be the all-in-one "operating system for business" that pulls together social media, user feedback, support ticket tracking, and other customer-based actions.
Verizon Expands SaaS Offerings With Fleetmatics Buy
Commentary  |  8/1/2016
Verizon says the $2.4 billion acquisition will help it expand its software-as-a-service and SMB offerings.
3 Tips For Playing Nice With Your CMO
Commentary  |  8/1/2016
In his role as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at HCL Technologies, Matt Preschern knew he needed to collaborate with his CIO in order to move forward a big customer engagement project. Here, he shares how they did it, and provides three steps any IT leader can use to form a productive bond with his or her company's CIO.


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