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Google's 10 Big Bets On The Future

informationweek.com — From Project Ara smartphones to solar-powered drones, these Google projects try to turn science fiction into reality. Look what's coming. At the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. on Tuesday, the future attracted more attention than the past. Google held its first Project Ara developers' conference, and those in attendance got a glimpse of tomorrow's smartphones.
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Microsoft Lync: 10 Ways To Do More

informationweek.com — Lync does much more than instant messaging. Check out these tips and tricks for getting the most from this communication and collaboration tool. Microsoft's unified communications platform, Lync, is more than just enterprise instant messaging: Users can hold virtual meetings with co-workers, share presentations, videoconference, connect with federated users, place voice calls, and more.

Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point

informationweek.com — If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) The numbers don't lie. IDC and Gartner stats cited by IBM's Marc Dietz shows that 85% of new software is now being built for the cloud.

NASA Tests Technologies For Deep Space Exploration

informationweek.com — An oxygen recycling system, optical communications, and a deep space atomic clock top the space agency's list of priorities. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) NASA is envisioning life-support systems that could recycle breathable oxygen on human spaceflight missions.

Red Hat Touts Linux Containers For Cloud

informationweek.com — Red Hat teams with Docker, urges developers to consider Linux-based containers as a lightweight alternative to virtual machine files for moving workloads to the cloud. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Red Hat is turning to lightweight Linux containers to package workloads for transport to the cloud.

Land Rover SUV Packs Sensors, Lasers

informationweek.com — Land Rover showcases its Discovery Vision Concept SUV, which builds in so many high-tech systems it can hardly be called a car. Land Rover gave the automotive press a sneak peek at the futuristic concept version of its Discovery luxury SUV on Monday to show off features such as remote control driving, a laser-measured parking assist system, and a " see-through" hood.

LinkedIn Debuts SlideShare App, Mobile Updates

informationweek.com — (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) LinkedIn unveiled an Android app and new mobile features for SlideShare, the presentation platform that it acquired in 2012 for $119 million. SlideShare lets users upload Keynote, OpenDocument, PDF, or PowerPoint files to share publicly or privately.
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Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls

informationweek.com — By now, it's clear that mobility is a fundamental enterprise priority. In Forrester reports, more than three-quarters of business leaders identify a mobile strategy as a moderate, high, or critical priority. But as the mobile revolution moves forward, wearable devices will be a major factor.

What DJs Can Teach DevOps Cynics

informationweek.com — Just as new tools transform a DJ's musical options, DevOps revolutionizes what IT can do for the business. I understand some people don't buy the idea that DevOps will revolutionize IT. We've all heard big ideas that never really panned out. But the skeptics miss the radical transformation that's already underway.

Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems: 4 Facts

informationweek.com — Microsoft tries to become a power player in the brave new world of Internet-connected sensors, using a cloud-based Internet of Things management service, Azure Intelligent Systems. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.)

Zebra Buys Motorola's Enterprise Business, Eyes Healthcare IoT

informationweek.com — Acquisition underscores Zebra's expectation of strong demand for Internet of Things technologies from healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and other industries. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Underscoring its bullishness about the Internet of Things (IoT) market, this week Zebra Technologies said it will acquire Motorola's Enterprise business for $3.45 billion.

Analytics Enhance Community Health Reporting

informationweek.com — Partnership between Premier and University of North Carolina Charlotte improves nonprofit hospitals community health needs assessment process. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) To help non-profit healthcare providers enhance their population health initiatives, healthcare alliance Premier and the University of North Carolina Charlotte recently created a cloud-based data-gathering and analytics solution initially targeted at community health needs assessments (CHNAs).

Billion-Dollar BS Degrees

informationweek.com — Look who's getting rich with engineering degrees, according to the Forbes list of the world's top 100 billionaires. Can anyone ever get rich, and we mean really rich, with an engineering degree? We asked ourselves that question after Forbes published its most recent list of the top 100 billionaires in the world.

Smartphone Kill Switches Coming, But Critics Cry Foul

informationweek.com — Smartphone makers and carriers agree to add optional kill switches to smartphones, but law enforcement officials say the anti-theft effort doesn't go far enough. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) After a year of hectoring from law enforcement officials and the threat of state and federal laws mandating security measures, mobile phone makers and mobile service providers have agreed to add an optional kill switch to smartphones.
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