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Windows 10 Now Running On 300 Million Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft announces Windows 10 is active on 300 million devices, and emphasizes the upcoming end to its year-long free upgrade offer.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/6/2016
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10 iOS, Android Apps To Drive Team Collaboration
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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As more people are working away from the office, convenient ways to collaborate are getting more crucial. Here are 10 apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device that can help your team work together, no matter where you are.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/6/2016
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Windows 10 Pro No Longer Lets IT Block App Store
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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Microsoft dealt administrators a blow with its Windows 10 Pro 1511 update, forcing them to migrate to Windows 10 Enterprise should they want to prevent Windows Store access.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 5/5/2016
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Google Slides' Q&A Feature Targets PowerPoint Fatigue
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Google is adding a Q&A feature to its Slides offering. The feature aims to foster more active audience participation and broaden the application's mobile capabilities.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 5/5/2016
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Artificial Intelligence: Don't Fear It, Embrace It
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Adam Coates, the director of the Baidu Research's Silicon Valley AI Lab, says don't fear artificial intelligence. Instead, look to it to save lives. He spoke at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference this week.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/5/2016
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Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Is Now Available
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft is making SharePoint Server 2016 generally available, and sharing updates for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/4/2016
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Technicolor's Cloud Transition Enables Hollywood-As-A-Service
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Technicolor provides services to content creators and distributors in Hollywood, but the company faced challenges scaling to storage requirements that were projected to grow 100 times over. Here's how the company's new CIO transitioned the organization to embrace elastic cloud-focused services.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/4/2016
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Tech Futurist Vivek Wadhwa: Let There Be Disruption
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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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.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 5/4/2016
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Toyota Drives Profits With Analytics
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Toyota Financial Services uses analytics to keep consumers in cars and minimize payment contract risk. And it has paid off.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/4/2016
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Worthington Industries Moves Metal With Mobile App
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Worthington Industries, a global metal manufacturing company, uncovered new business processes in its effort to ease paperwork headaches for its shipping and trucking operations. See why its Bill of Lading eSignature app earned the company the Elite 100 Award for Best Use Of Mobile.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/3/2016
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At Toyota Financial Services, Analytics Aid Distressed Customers
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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To find a better way to handle payment delinquencies in a period of global financial crisis, Toyota Financial Services established a multi-phase plan to use analytics to assess risk and microsegment consumers. The goals were to reduce delinquencies in order to keep drivers in their cars. The company's efforts earned it a 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Award for Best in Analytics.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/3/2016
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Warp Speed: Faster Development Cycles Are The New Normal
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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At the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference, tech leaders described how warp speed is the new normal when it comes to development cycles. But that's an opportunity as much as a challenge.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/3/2016
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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Launches June 1
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft confirms it will release the final version of its SQL Server 2016 database management software on June 1.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/2/2016
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FICO Predictive Suite Updated, Real-Time Rises: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Real-time open source data projects gain momentum; FICO updates its predictive analytics suite. Samsung introduces new devices for IoT; and a new contest for creating tools to analyze satellite data is launched -- all in this Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 1, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/1/2016
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Microsoft Limits Cortana To Bing Search, Edge Browser
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft is restricting Cortana to work only with Bing and Edge, and eliminating the use of third-party browsers and search engines for its digital assistant.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/30/2016
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Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
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Microsoft is working with Twist Bioscience, a company that encodes data onto microscopic and long-lasting synthetic DNA.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/30/2016
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Windows 10 Bug Bash, Skype For Business On Mac: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft this week published Office updates for April, launched a new workflow app, and released a major new Windows 10 preview build so Insiders can help with bug-squashing.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/30/2016
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HP Chromebook 13 Designed For Cloud-Based Enterprises
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
HP and Google introduced the Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin, lightweight laptop that looks to make enterprise computing easier to integrate with cloud-based infrastructure and apps.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 4/29/2016
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Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Confluent hosted the first Kafka Summit focused on use-cases for the open source real-time streaming and messaging technology for big data -- featuring support and integration announcements from partners. Here's why this technology is so hot right now.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/28/2016
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Microsoft, HPE Back Mesosphere As It Open Sources DC/OS
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
As Mesosphere is opening sourcing its Data Center Operating System (DC/OS), several major tech firms, including Microsoft and HPE, are backing this alternative container standard.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/28/2016
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