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Amazon Buy Button: 1-Click Ordering Minus The Click
News  |  3/31/2015
With its Dash Button and Dash Replenishment Service, Amazon aims to take the Internet of Things mainstream.
Gmail Android App Connects Yahoo, Microsoft Accounts
News  |  3/31/2015
In its latest update to Gmail, Google is offering additional support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts by giving users a unified view of their different email addresses.
NAS Is Sexy Again
Commentary  |  3/31/2015
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
Microsoft's Surface 3 Promises Windows 10, Kills Windows RT
Commentary  |  3/31/2015
Microsoft's newest Surface 3 ditches ARM for Intel. It packs a full version of Windows 8.1 and has an upgrade to Windows 10 coming later. The Surface 3 can be a tablet or a laptop. Prices start at less than $500.
Adobe's Comp CC Layout App Available For iPad
News  |  3/31/2015
Adobe is bringing its Comp CC layout application to the iPad through the Apple App Store, giving designers another mobile option for their needs.
IBM Announces IoT Business Unit, Cloud Services
News  |  3/31/2015
IBM ups the ante on Internet of Things analysis, launching a $3 billion bet on cloud-based ecosystem. How will Microsoft and Amazon respond?
Goats, Now Available From Amazon
News  |  3/30/2015
The new Amazon Home Services will help you find a wide variety of professional home improvement resources.
Apple Watch Edition Buyers Getting Luxury, White-Glove Treatment
Commentary  |  3/30/2015
People who have $10,000 to buy an Apple Watch Edition will be treated like royalty when they enter Apple Stores. With all the anticipation, IDC has upped its wearables estimate.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets MDM Boost
News  |  3/30/2015
Mobile device management becomes generally available in Office 365 to meet growing need for secure mobile productivity.
Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
News  |  3/30/2015
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
Big Data Certifications: Finding The One That Works For You
Slideshows  |  3/30/2015
We can't tell you which big data certification programs to choose -- that depends on a number of variables in your personal IT career goals and work situation. What we can do is provide you with a selected list of the vendor certifications available.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Night At The Museum
Slideshows  |  3/29/2015
We took our review model for a whirl at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's a great mobile phone, weighed down by unwanted apps.
IoT Revolution: Is The Enterprise Ready?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015
In the connected future, the Internet of Things is expected to play a huge role in everyday life. Are enterprises ready to handle IoT, and what does it mean for security?
Facebook F8: Oculus Will Make Virtual Reality Mainstream
News  |  3/26/2015
After decades of false starts, Facebook believes virtual reality will drive the next wave of technology. Here's how the company's Oculus acquisition fits in.
FTC: Google Received No Favors During Investigation
News  |  3/26/2015
The FTC is pushing back against reports that it gave Google favorable treatment due to the search engine giant's lobbying prowess. Google is also facing more scrutiny in Europe.
Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps
News  |  3/26/2015
At the F8 developer conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about how the social media giant is striving to become more than a singular online destination.
Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Commentary  |  3/25/2015
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
Microsoft's Project Spartan Gets 'Edge' Over Internet Explorer
News  |  3/25/2015
Internet Explorer 11 will not host Microsoft's new "Edge" browser engine, but Project Spartan will.
Cyanogen Developing Android OS Without Google
News  |  3/25/2015
Now flush with $80 million in new funding, Cyanogen is looking to create a unique version of Android that doesn't rely on Google. Will smartphone manufacturers try it?
IoT Drives The Future Of Connected Cars
Slideshows  |  3/25/2015
Connected cars will transform the way we interact with our vehicles. At the MWC earlier this month, it was clear that the Internet of Things, along with M2M connection, is speeding this transformation along.
Net Neutrality Rules Facing First Lawsuits
News  |  3/24/2015
The FCC's new net neutrality rules are facing their first challenge from a number of industry trade groups, which have backing from companies such as AT&T and Verizon.
Microsoft Apps Coming To Android Smartphones, Tablets
News  |  3/24/2015
Microsoft is planning to pre-install apps on a number of different Android smartphones and tablets, including ones from Samsung and Dell.
Google Glass: Schmidt Says It Will Return
Commentary  |  3/23/2015
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Glass has a future, though its form remains unclear.
Clintonemail.com: A Cautionary Call To Action
Commentary  |  3/23/2015
As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton becomes ever more embattled in the press and in politics because of her personal email usage, we can draw lessons for enterprises and employees alike on contending with Shadow IT.
Our New Service: Speed Networking For CIOs
News  |  3/23/2015
We're improving the odds that you'll meet peers who are dealing with the same problems you face.
Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Slideshows  |  3/23/2015
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
Windows 10 Release, Big Data Analysis: Microsoft Roundup
Slideshows  |  3/21/2015
Microsoft brought news of cloud and big data at Convergence and major updates to Windows 10 from across the globe.
Tesla Model S Autopilot Coming Soon, Elon Musk Claims
News  |  3/21/2015
The Tesla Model S should be able to drive itself, some of the time, this summer, according to CEO Elon Musk.
Microsoft Surface Hub Is Big On Collaboration
Commentary  |  3/20/2015
Microsoft's Surface Hub aims to do for collaboration what the Surface does for personal productivity.
Windows 10 Vs. Windows 8: 10 Differences
Slideshows  |  3/20/2015
Microsoft recently released a preview of Windows 10. The new OS looks to unify the user experience across different platforms, but how does it compare to Windows 8?
Google, Intel, TAG Heuer Plan Smartwatch
News  |  3/19/2015
TAG Heuer's Android Wear-powered smartwatch is expected toward the end of the year.
T-Mobile Targets AT&T, Verizon With Low-Cost Business Offering
Commentary  |  3/19/2015
T-Mobile hopes to lure enterprise users away from AT&T and Verizon with simple, low-cost business plans.
Shadow IT: 8 Ways To Cope
Slideshows  |  3/18/2015
If you're sick and tired of Shadow IT in your organization, you're not alone. Here are some coping mechanisms to help you get a handle on things.
Microsoft Azure Drives Ford Hybrid-Cloud Plan
News  |  3/18/2015
Ford brings vehicle software updates to Microsoft's cloud, opening up preventative-maintenance and service-upgrade possibilities on a global scale.
UC: A Work Still In Progress
Commentary  |  3/18/2015
Unified communication as a tool for enterprise collaboration is making progress but remains very much a work in progress.
Windows 10: Coming in Summer 2015
News  |  3/18/2015
Microsoft will launch Windows 10 this summer in 111 languages across 190 countries.
Adobe Document Cloud Takes Aim At Paper
News  |  3/18/2015
The company's forthcoming cloud-backed Acrobat DC, with the help of mobile devices, promises to turn paper documents into editable digital forms.
Nintendo Mobile Gamble Might Kill 3DS, Save The Company
News  |  3/17/2015
Nintendo is moving full speed into gaming on smartphones and tablets. It's a great move, but it comes with big risk to its existing hardware products.
IBM, Twitter Offerings Yield Business Results
News  |  3/17/2015
Big Blue's partnership with Twitter underscores the business value of social media. IBM is suggesting that if you look, you can see the impact of tweets on your bottom line.
Smartphone OS: A 22-Year History
Slideshows  |  3/16/2015
Join us on the following pages as we explore some of the most influential smartphone companies and their operating systems. You'll learn just how far we've come since the first smartphone was released a mere 22 years ago.
Microsoft CEO Nadella: We're Building Systems Of Intelligence
News  |  3/16/2015
Microsoft and CEO Satya Nadella are looking beyond Dynamics to focus on empowering individuals, businesses, and industries with new technologies. Those are the themes at this year's Convergence show.
BlackBerry, Samsung SecuTablet Offers Security For Business, Government Data
Commentary  |  3/16/2015
The SecuTablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S that's secured for governments and businesses by BlackBerry's Secusmart service.
SAP Cuts Data Visualization Cost, Unites Predictive Suite
News  |  3/16/2015
SAP Lumira Edge brings "affordable" data visualization to small- and mid-sized companies. Predictive Analytics 2.0 unites experts and business users.
iPhone, NXP Advances Pushing NFC Mainstream
Commentary  |  3/16/2015
Thanks to new technology from NXP, as well as Apple including NFC technology in the iPhone 6, mobile payments are going to be huge. Here's what that future looked like at MWC 2015.
Microsoft Convergence 2015: More Change Ahead
News  |  3/14/2015
Microsoft's business technology conference will undergo some fundamental changes, kick-started and driven by CEO Satya Nadella.
10 Apple Watch Apps: Which Ones Will You Use?
Slideshows  |  3/13/2015
Apple is trying to find a compelling reason for you to buy the Apple Watch. Would these apps do the trick?
Net Neutrality: Enjoy The Pause Before The Fight
News  |  3/13/2015
With the official release of the FCC's Open Internet Order, opponents -- including politicians in the US and abroad, as well as telecommunications carriers -- are expected to launch a protracted fight.
4 Data-Driven Predictions For IT Innovation
Commentary  |  3/12/2015
Data from the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 companies shows how these digital innovators are using analytics and cloud, and where they could miss the boat.
Google Chromebook Pixel Turns To USB Type-C
Commentary  |  3/12/2015
The second generation of Google's Chromebook Pixel laptop series keeps the aluminum design, improves battery life, and adopts USB Type-C for fast charging.
'Wave 2' Wireless Deployments Power Education In Houston
Commentary  |  3/12/2015
In Houston, "Wave 2" wireless networking deployments are helping one community college revamp how students and faculty view education, especially with video.
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