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Google Slides' Q&A Feature Targets PowerPoint Fatigue
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
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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Mobile Apps Spark Business-Process Transformation
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Metal manufacturer Worthington Industries modernized shipping and inventory management using mobile apps.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/5/2016
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Apple Music May Get A Needed Overhaul
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple Music caused major waves in Cupertino last year, resulting in a so-so product and employee departures. The company is hard at work on a redesign.
By Eric Zeman , 5/4/2016
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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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Toyota Drives Profits With Analytics
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
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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Inside The NBA's Tech Training Revamp
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
The NBA implemented a series of educational projects to broaden new software adoption and engage its global workforce. These efforts earned the company a 2016 Elite 100 Award in the category of Best Impact On Workforce Performance.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/3/2016
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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
News
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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Apple CEO Becomes TV Spin Doctor
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Tim Cook uses televised interview to claim Apple's best days are still to come, and calm investor fears.
By Eric Zeman , 5/3/2016
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Capital One 'Galvanized' By Wallet Development
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Capital One had to loosen up controls to allow development of a new mobile app, Wallet, but the 20-year-old firm benefited in the long run.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/3/2016
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Warp Speed: Faster Development Cycles Are The New Normal
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
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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iPhone Fingerprint Unlocking Case Raises Constitutional Issue
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
As smartphone makers are increasingly adding fingerprint-sensor technology as a log-in feature for their devices, users may be unaware they may lose their right to the Fifth Amendment.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 5/3/2016
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Google Play Store Drops Tablet, Chromebook
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The Nexus 9 Android tablet and $999 variant of the Chromebook Pixel laptop are no longer available for sale.
By Eric Zeman , 5/2/2016
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Detachable Tablets, More Than Slates, May Displace PCs
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Tablet shipments declined during the first quarter, but a curious change is occurring. Interest in detachable tablets like Microsoft Surface is increasing, while interest in traditional slates decreases.
By Eric Zeman , 4/29/2016
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Apple CareKit Launches With 4 Healthcare Apps
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
Apple CareKit technology is now available to developers through GitHub, and to consumers through four updated applications -- Iodine, One Drop, Glow Nurture, and Glow Baby -- from startups Apple spent the last month working with.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/28/2016
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Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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's Mobile Roller Coaster Ride: 9 Contributing Factors
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft has never excelled in smartphones, but its mobile strategy has taken a turn for the worse. What went wrong, what will come next, and are there signs of hope? Here's a closer look.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/28/2016
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FBI Won't Share iPhone Hack With Apple, Report Says
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
The FBI paid approximately $1 million for a hack into an encrypted iPhone, and now plans to keep the details to itself, according to The Wall Street Journal. The government also dropped case against Apple in Brooklyn -- and that has law enforcement fuming.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/27/2016
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Gmail For Android Adds Microsoft Exchange Support
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Google's Gmail on Android is now adding support for Microsoft Exchange accounts, fixing one of the email app's biggest shortcomings for mixing work and personal information.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/26/2016
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Google's Chrome OS May Start Offering Android Apps
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
In an effort to better integrate Android and Chrome OS -- its desktop-based operating system -- Google may be bringing the Google Play store to Chromebooks.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/25/2016
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