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Nathan Eddy is a freelance writer for InformationWeek. He has written for Popular Mechanics, Sales & Marketing Management Magazine, FierceMarkets, and CRN, among others. In 2012 he made his first documentary film, The Absent Column. He currently lives in Berlin.
Articles by Nathan Eddy
posted in August 2016
The cultural mindset of millennial workers and the ability to connect to the web from nearly anywhere are driving workplace flexibility demands, according to a new report.
Companies that invest in third platform services such as cloud, mobility, and big data as part of their digital transformation efforts will drive IT spending growth, according to IDC.
A Ponemon report finds the security threats around privileged user access and the resulting insider threat risks appear to be growing. Here's what IT should be keeping an eye on.
With social media dominating communications outreach for businesses, IT departments need to focus on how to engage Millennial consumers.
The Wireless Broadband Alliance's City WiFi Roaming project aims to provide public WiFi users in cities around the globe with the ability to roam between different public wireless networks. Some of the host cities that are part of this public, private partnership include New York, San Francisco, and San Jose.
Video communications platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology can help businesses and IT build real-time video applications with ease and reduced cost.
A recent Deloitte survey indicates businesses are investing more in IT platforms and services that can drive productivity. Specifically, these firms are using IT to increase productivity while they focus on technologies such as cloud and analytics.
While interest in IoT technologies continues to rise among businesses, many organizations are still unsure how it will directly benefit the bottom line. However, the IT department and the CIO are helping to lead the way for those companies that are adopting the technology.
An Ernst and Young report indicates it's full steam ahead in the mergers & acquisitions space in 2016 as companies look to leverage tech to speed their digital transformation. The main drivers behind this trend include big data analytics and IoT, both of which IT professionals should keep an eye on.
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
An IDC report finds augmented reality and virtual reality technologies have a bright future, with revenues growing to $162 billion by 2020. The study finds AR and VR will offer major applications for healthcare and product design.
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
Marking the five-year point as the head of Apple, CEO Tim Cook spoke to the Washington Post about tax policy, the future of smartphones, and how the company plans to integrate artificial intelligence with its future projects.
While some IT professionals believe that cloud computing vendors should turn over encrypted data to government agencies, 55% believe that it is not right, according to a new survey from CSA and Bitglass. The report also found that confidence in cloud vendor security is growing.
This week, a US appeals court ruled the FCC overstepped its bounds by trying to override state laws that prevent the creation of municipal broadband services. The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.
Google Fiber, the low-cost, high-speed broadband service provider, is planning a shift from physical pipes to wireless deployment of the web, according to an FCC filing.
IT departments take note: The internet of things market is picking up speed, with new technologies like LPWA paving the way for broader adoption. Even though a new study shows that spending on IoT could reach $3 trillion by 2025, security remains a concern.
The objective behind the White House's Federal Source Code policy is to ensure all agencies make custom-developed source code available for re-use across government. The aim is to make the government work more like developers in the private sector and to encourage sharing and collaboration.
Turi, the Seattle-based startup company, is Apple's latest purchase in a string of acquisitions aimed at bolstering its machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. These two technologies are changing how CIOs and administrators view new IT investments in the enterprise.
Web administrators take note: The vulnerabilities Imperva discovered in the HTTP/2 protocol were reported to vendors, and patched versions are already available.
By 2018, the number of IoT devices will surpass mobile phones in the greatest number of connected devices, so putting strains on mobile networks, according to new figures from Ericsson. The increasingly rapid adoption of IoT hold several challenges for IT departments.
A crowded field of cloud competitors, including AWS, Microsoft, Google, and IBM, dominated the global cloud infrastructure market in the second quarter of 2016, according to Synergy Research. For IT pros, however, there's plenty of choice when it comes to IaaS, PaaS, and hosted cloud.
As IoT investment grows, with billions of dollars flowing into new enterprises, IT departments, as well as other parts of the business, are expressing concerns over the security risks the technology poses.
An Adaptiva survey finds businesses of all sizes are slowly migrating to Windows 10, but the update isn't adding any particular degree of urgency. The survey also found that while many IT professionals like some of the features, moving to the OS isn't a priority.