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IBM Sells Chip Business, Losses Continue

informationweek.com — (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) IBM on Monday reported disappointing results for its third quarter even as it wrapped up yet another major divestiture, paying GlobalFoundaries $1.5 billion to take over its semiconductor manufacturing operations in New York and Vermont.

Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out

informationweek.com — If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we'd refuse outright today. You and your cruddy endpoints are dangerous, unwashed, and unwelcome on most enterprise networks. Nothing personal. It's the model by which all networks, public and private, protect themselves and other trusted users.

Apple Pay: Where To Use It

informationweek.com — Apple launches mobile payment service. Here's what you need to know. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) If you own an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you'll be able to use your smartphone to make payments at select retailers beginning Monday. The capability arrives with iOS 8.1, which should become available from Apple by midday.

OVH.com Launches Power8-Based Cloud Service

informationweek.com — (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) OVH.com, a cloud service provider based in France with data centers in North America, has launched a big data cloud service based on IBM's Power8 processor. OVH has dubbed the on-demand, hourly service RunAbove.

Helsinki Incubator Shows Value Of Physical Space

informationweek.com — Helsinki Think Company, a new initiative that offers meeting space for entrepreneurial-minded students, proves that nurturing tech startups is not a virtual exercise. A new initiative by the University of Helsinki and the City of Helsinki provides students and young people the physical space to meet prospective clients, brainstorm, and organize events.

Cloud ROI: 6 Takeaways To Consider

informationweek.com — 11 Geekiest Halloween Costumes (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) I spoke on a webinar recently exploring cloud ROI, and below are six key conclusions I took away from the discussion. I had a different view from one other webinar participant on the last one, about talent strategy related to cloud computing.

Apple SIM: Not Quite A Revolution

informationweek.com — The Apple iPad Air 2's inclusion of a SIM card that lets users choose among cellular data plans won't change the mobile industry all that much. Here's why. 10 Robots Changing The World (Click image for larger view and slideshow.)

IT Is Slow? Not Our Fault

informationweek.com — Everyone's telling IT to hurry up. Bah! Compared to other parts of the organization, IT is greased lightning. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Business unit slowness. Let me count the ways. [For more on what makes Grumpy IT Guy grumpy, see Grumpy IT Guy: Finance Wars.]

3 Common & Costly CIO Mistakes

informationweek.com — CIOs are often undone by sticking with old systems too long and failing to market themselves. Here's how to right the ship. CIOs continue to be under massive pressure to innovate and deliver new technologies that boost the bottom line. Simultaneously, they must improve legacy systems and infrastructure and make sure they have a talented and motivated IT staff.

Geekend: The Ethics Of Making Robots Like People

informationweek.com — 10 Robots Changing The World (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Much praise has been given to how close we are to making robots or software that could pass the Turing Test, a test specifically designed to deceive people into thinking the computer is a person. But is that ethical?

Facebook Automates Fight Against Hackers

informationweek.com — (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) When a hacker reportedly stole 7 million Dropbox user credentials this week, Facebook ensured that the leaked data didn't compromise your Facebook account. Today, the social network offered a peek into the system it uses to keep users' accounts secure, even when other websites are breached.