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Windows 8 Contracts Simplify Metro Design

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

To a large extent, operating systems owe their acceptance to successful applications--ones that allow the user to perform a common task in a seamless and comfortable way. Common tasks used to be relatively simple and a single application could take care of them. But over the years, they've become more sophisticated and applications more complex.Consider capturing a picture via webcam. Taking the picture is the least complex part of the task, and arranging an application to handle this is no big


Windows 7 Sensor API

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013


Most developers aren’t keen on working with accelerometers, temperature sensors, and other complex hardware involving unique protocols and proprietary low-level APIs. Luckily, the Windows 7 Sensor API makes it relatively straightforward to build context-aware applications that interact with this sort of hardware. Sensor-based, context-aware apps do things like adjust screen brightness according to ambient light sensor readings and control a cooling fan’s speed based on


Windows 7 Done Right

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Deploying a new operating system across a company is a bit like conducting an orchestra: You need the proper instruments in place, and your timing and execution must be right to evoke harmony. Get it wrong and all you get is noise. So for all those would-be maestros of Windows 7, now is the time to take a close look at OS deployment software, which we’ve tested in our Rolling Review.Our review focuses on fat client deployment, so we tested products that provide the deployment, migration,


Windows 7 Deployment Tools

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Deploying a new operating system across a company is a bit like conducting an orchestra: You need the proper instruments in place, and your timing and execution must be right to evoke harmony. Get it wrong and all you get is noise. So for all those would-be maestros of Windows 7, now is the time to take a close look at OS deployment software, which we have tested in our rolling review.Our review focuses on fat client deployment, so we tested products that provide the deployment, migration, and


WiMax Gets Two New Friends: Cisco And The United Nations

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

The wireless technology has a growing roster of backers, despite its still-uncertain future.


Why You Need An App Store

by InformationWeekJun 10, 2013

Why You Need An App StoreGetting the right apps, properly configured and secured, onto employee mobile devices is fast becoming an IT imperative. About half of the business technology pros responding to our InformationWeek 2013 Mobile Device Management and Security Survey say smartphones and tablets will play a significantly increased role in business productivity at their organizations. Not a single respondent said mobility will decrease in importance vs. 16% saying laptops will become


Why You Need a Cloud Service Broker

by InformationWeekJun 27, 2013

Why You Need a Cloud Service Broker Smart enterprises are using multiple cloud computing providers and services to avoid vendor lock-in and stay diverse. But there’s a flip side to all these clouds: Public and private cloud services are hard to coordinate, and CIOs are finding that business divisions are ­using services outside those offered within their companies, creating governance problems.    Cloud service broker products solve most of these problems through an


Why Windows Must Go Open Source

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

To maintain its developer ecosystem and protect its apps business, Microsoft has no choice but to loosen its grip on the Windows source code and drive down costs.


Why Energy Management is Critical to 5G Success

by VertivMay 21, 2021

Even though 5G networks are up to 90% more efficient than their 4G predecessors, they still require far more energy due to increased network density, heavy reliance on IT systems, and increased network use and accelerated traffic growth.

Telecommunications operators must address these challenges in two ways:
• Adopting energy efficiency best practices across networks
• Encouraging their customers to adopt 5G-enabled services to reduce consumption and emissions


Why Chatbots Are So Popular Right Now

by InformationWeekOct 28, 2020

Enterprise organizations had already embraced the idea of chatbots before the pandemic. They are the top use case for artificial intelligence, and depending on implementation, an easy way for organizations to get started with AI. Enterprises have deployed chatbots in a range of use cases from IT help desk to human resources to sales to customer service.

In 2020, it's no surprise that organizations have increased their reliance on chatbots to help support operations as the COVID-19


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InformationWeek

InformationWeek is the leading multimedia Business Technology brand providing CIOs and IT decision makers with unique perspective and tools that work in lock step with their decision making process - from the setting of business strategies to the evaluation and recommendation of technology solutions. Through its cross-media platform, which includes online sites, magazine, events and research, InformationWeek provides editorial content developed by both journalists and CIO and IT peers delivered when and how they want it, 24/7. The InformationWeek audience of more than 2 million buyers includes CIOs, IT executives and business managers who span across industries, job titles, company sizes and global borders.


Vertiv

World's Leading Critical Digital Infrastructure Provider

Today's networks have become more distributed and more complex, making availability and connectivity symbiotic. You can't have one without the other. Vertiv connects and protects your network with core-to-edge.