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Microsoft Now Alerting Users To State-Sponsored Attacks
News  |  12/31/2015
Microsoft is changing its policy after a Reuters report revealed that the company didn't alert users under similar previous circumstances.
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 2
News  |  12/31/2015
In the second of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the influx of healthcare data and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals. In part one, we explored the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate.
Software Licensing Audits: Is Your Company Prepared?
News  |  12/31/2015
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.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015
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.
Google Goes With OpenJDK For Android
Commentary  |  12/30/2015
Is Google's move to an open source version of Oracle's Java Development Kit for upcoming Android OS development a way for the company to hedge its bets as its legal battle with Oracle continues to wind through the courts?
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 1
News  |  12/30/2015
In the first of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate. In the second part, we look at the influx of healthcare data, and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals.
E6B Computer: Celebrating 75 Years Of Flight
Commentary  |  12/30/2015
The E6B flight computer was introduced to the US Army in 1940. Few devices have been around this long, have had cameo appearances in Star Trek, and remain in use today. We think that's worth celebrating.
CIO's Guide To Creating Sound Software Contracts
Commentary  |  12/30/2015
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.
LinkNYC Starts Delivering WiFi To NYC Pay Phones
Commentary  |  12/29/2015
First announced in 2014, the LinkNYC network, which looks to install WiFi access points in out-of-date NYC pay phones, started rolling out the first of these installations this week. However, some issues of personal information hover below the surface.
Secrets Of NBA Stephen Curry's Shooting Hidden In Data
Commentary  |  12/29/2015
When FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Sports Science turn their analytics on Stephen Curry's stats, surprising things show up.
Google Glass 2 Sports Foldable Frame, FCC Filing Shows
News  |  12/29/2015
New documents filed with the FCC show an updated design for Google Glass 2, including a folding frame, and other details about the hardware's construction.
Tech Fail Forecast: Bursting The Next Bubble
Slideshows  |  12/28/2015
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?"
Ushahidi BRCK Brings WiFi To Remote Corners
Commentary  |  12/25/2015
In an effort to bring WiFi connectivity to remote corners of the globe, Ushahidi is offering a new WiFi and router combo device called BRCK. It's designed to connect to the Internet even when power sources are scarce.
Microsoft's 2015 Acquisitions: Mobile, Analytics, Security
News  |  12/24/2015
Microsoft bought a lot of companies during 2015. What were they, and what did they bring to the tech giant?
SpaceX Rocket Landing: Dawn Of New Space Age?
News  |  12/23/2015
This week, SpaceX founder Elon Musk achieved part of his goal of bringing spaceflight a little closer to home with the successful landing of the Falcon 9 rocket. Are we nearing the dawn of a new space age?
Is Amazon Testing Its Own Package Delivery Airline?
News  |  12/23/2015
Reports suggest Amazon is conducting a pilot experiment in air freight delivery at an Ohio airport due to dissatisfaction with UPS and FedEx deliveries.
Amazon's 'Virtual CPU'? You Figure It Out
Commentary  |  12/23/2015
Amazon used to have a clear definition of what a virtual CPU was. Now it goes by a "variety of measures," making cloud comparison difficult.
Apple Blasts UK 'Snooping' Bill
Commentary  |  12/22/2015
In keeping with Tim Cook's professed desire to keep customer information private, Apple objected to a new UK bill that would expand the government's ability to snoop into citizens' messages and Internet use.
Google, Ford Partnering On Self-Driving Vehicles, Report Claims
News  |  12/22/2015
A Yahoo Autos report claims that Google and Ford are about to team up to make self-driving vehicles a bigger presence on American highways.
Why It's Time To Say Goodbye To IT
Commentary  |  12/22/2015
A modest proposal for eliminating IT and making something better.
Apple, Facebook And Google Are Top Apps Of 2015
Commentary  |  12/21/2015
Three Silicon Valley tech giants, Apple, Facebook, and Google, account for the lion's share of app usage on smartphones and tablets in the US, according to Nielsen.
Apple's Tim Cook Defends Encryption, Labor Practices In China
News  |  12/21/2015
Charlie Rose sat down with Tim Cook and other major players on the team at Apple for an in-depth look at the inner workings of the company during an interview on CBS's 60 Minutes.
Cloud Foundry Launches Cross-Vendor Cloud Service Certification
News  |  12/21/2015
Cloud Foundry aims to become the cross-vendor platform for producing the next generation of applications with new cloud supplier certification.
Structuring Your Data Team: 9 Best Practices
Slideshows  |  12/21/2015
Hire or grow from within? Structuring a data team isn't easy because there's no one way to do it right. Here's a look at some pitfalls and best practices.
Fighting Evil AI, IBM Opens Watson IoT HQ: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/20/2015
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
Apple's Tim Cook Staunchly Defends Corporate Tax Payments
News  |  12/20/2015
In an interview with 60 Minutes, Apple CEO Tim Cooks defends how the company pays its corporate taxes and calls criticism of the tech firm "political crap." There's also a behind-the-scenes look with Jony Ive.
Microsoft Acquires Analytics Insights Startup Metanautix
News  |  12/19/2015
Microsoft is acquiring an analytics SQL query startup founded by an ex-Google engineer and an ex-Facebook engineer. Metanautix enables the creation of software-defined data marts.
Windows 10 Now Ready For Chinese Market
Commentary  |  12/18/2015
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.
Apple Names Jeff Williams COO In Executive Shakeup
News  |  12/18/2015
Jeff Williams, often known as "Tim Cook's Tim Cook" at Apple, will take the position of COO. The appointment was one of number of executive changes announced by the company this week.
7 Tech Gifts For Pet Lovers
Slideshows  |  12/18/2015
Because fur and circuits belong together.
Smartwatch Shipments Primed To Explode, IDC Predicts
Commentary  |  12/17/2015
IDC expects consumers to adopt smartwatches in record numbers over the next year, with the Apple Watch leading the way.
California Releases Draft Regulations For Self-Driving Vehicles
News  |  12/17/2015
California's Department of Motor Vehicles has released draft regulations that will establish the guidelines for public use of self-driving vehicles on the Golden State's roads.
User Groups Matter To Vendors: Here's Why
Commentary  |  12/17/2015
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.
Intuit CIO: Changing The Way Projects Are Managed
Commentary  |  12/17/2015
Intuit's IAC project has brought data together from all over the company. The insight provided is changing the way the company sees its products and customers.
Ford Will Start Testing Its Self-Driving Car In 2016
News  |  12/16/2015
Following an announcement about its $4.5 billion investment in electric vehicles, Ford is also moving forward with self-driving car tests. Its driverless Fusion vehicle will start cruising California streets in 2016.
7 Tech Causes Worth Supporting
Slideshows  |  12/16/2015
It's better to give than receive, particularly when your gift supports a worthy cause. Here's a look at seven tech-focused charities and nonprofits that fit the bill.
Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts: Pros And Cons
Slideshows  |  12/16/2015
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
Commentary  |  12/15/2015
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
Commentary  |  12/15/2015
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.
11 Things Computer Users Will Never Experience Again
Slideshows  |  12/15/2015
Once upon a time, microcomputers weren't all-in-one devices. They were put together from standalone components, each with its technical merits -- and we had to know all about every one of them.
Elon Musk Co-Chairs OpenAI, A NonProfit AI Research Firm
News  |  12/14/2015
The goal of OpenAI is to advance artificial intelligence technology without the burdens of financial obligations. To help, Elon Musk and others have pledged $1 billion to start the project.
Facebook At Work Slated For 2016 Debut
News  |  12/14/2015
Facebook for Work -- a stripped-down version of the world's most popular social networking site -- will officially debut in the coming months, according to a number of different media reports.
Hiring Top Data Scientists, Gaming The Office Gift Exchange: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/13/2015
Hadoop distribution companies MapR and Hortonworks are taking real-time streaming one step further than before. MongoDB landed a board member from cloud giant AWS. Find out how to game your office holiday gift exchange. Catch the Big Data Roundup for the week of December 13.
Google's Cloud SQL Update Promises More Flexibility, Faster Speed
News  |  12/11/2015
Google says that the latest version of its Cloud SQL is more than seven times faster, and can scale better, than the previous generation.
Hiring Top Analytics Talent: How Leading Companies Do It
News  |  12/11/2015
People with analytics modeling skills, business domain knowledge, and technical skills are in high demand among digital data-driven businesses. But these professionals are a rare breed. Here's how leading companies are attracting top talent.
Does Yahoo Spinoff Plan Put CEO Marissa Mayer's Job At Risk?
Commentary  |  12/11/2015
Marissa Mayer's tenure as Yahoo's CEO may have been handed a death sentence with the company's spinoff plan -- and not necessarily for the reasons that most would assume.
Walmart Jumps Into Crowded Mobile Payment Market
News  |  12/10/2015
Walmart Pay debuts this month, joining the already-crowded mobile payment ranks that include Android Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and many others.
Equinix Urges Enterprise 'Interconnection-First' Strategy
News  |  12/10/2015
Equinix, the operator of 100 data center/telecom hubs, wants to make going to the cloud a pattern for many enterprise communications.
Google For Work Now Boasts Gmail Data Loss Prevention
News  |  12/10/2015
Google for Work customers now have an extra layer of protection against the distribution of sensitive content over Gmail.
Amazon Offers 'Feature-Rich' Active Directory As A Service
News  |  12/10/2015
Amazon adds an enterprise version of Microsoft's Active Directory in its EC2 cloud as a managed service to appeal to enterprise users.
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