Software Licensing Audits: Is Your Company Prepared?
Software licensing audits can cause minor annoyance or excruciating pain, depending on their scope and how ready your enterprise is for the disruption and expense. We take a look at trends in software licensing audits and the ways they impact your IT organization and your business.
Algorithms: Turning Data Into Products
Everybody talks about algorithms, but do you know what they are? We take a closer look at the origins of the word algorithm, what it means for business today, and how companies such as Google and Airbnb use them.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
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.
CIO's Guide To Creating Sound Software Contracts
Software negotiations often pit a customer against a supplier, each focused on his or her own best interests. To craft a sound deal, CIOs need to understand where potential contract potholes lie and steer around them. Here's what you need to know.
Tech Fail Forecast: Bursting The Next Bubble
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?"
Windows 10 Now Ready For Chinese Market
Microsoft and the government of China have come to a new agreement that will bring Windows 10 to the Chinese market. However, this version of Windows will conform to certain state demands.
Oracle Touts Cloud Revenue Growth In Tough Second Quarter
Oracle said that global currency pressure had a negative impact on its total revenues and net profit, which were down for its second quarter. Executives put the focus on the company's relatively small but fast growing cloud revenue instead, at a time when Oracle is moving from its traditional on-premises business to a hybrid cloud approach.
User Groups Matter To Vendors: Here's Why
InformationWeek recently interviewed three vendor executives who spend their professional lives building and sustaining business-oriented user groups. Here's what we learned about this symbiotic relationship.
Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts: Pros And Cons
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.
Dell To Sell Perot To Finance EMC Deal, Reports Say
The $67 billion deal between Dell and EMC is on track for approval. However, Dell needs to finance the acquisition, and it may sell its Perot Systems division to raise $5 billion, according to several reports.
Google Begins Alpha Testing Its CDN For Cloud
Google announced the alpha testing of its own Content Delivery Network for the company's cloud computing platform. Google's CDN offering is a direct response to similar services from AWS and Microsoft Azure.
IBM Security Analytics Platform Now Open To Developers
The IBM Security QRadar analytics platform is now open to developers, enabling them to build custom apps. The company also launched the Security App Exchange, a marketplace in which the security community can create and share apps.
Apple Swift Programming Language Is Now Open Source
Swift is the programming language for Apple software going forward. And with its release under the open source Apache 2.0 license, it becomes a potential vehicle for crafting applications that run on Android, Linux, Windows, and other operating systems.
File Sync & Share: When Worlds Collide
Files stored both on-premises and in the cloud require one cohesive file management system. This is contrary to what most organizations are using, and IT is stuck in the middle.
Microsoft Wants Your HoloLens Ideas
Microsoft has launched a contest to find its next HoloLens app idea. The winner will be involved in the process of seeing their app become reality.