What's the future for Windows Phone?

Despite rumors that Microsoft is about to kill Windows Phone, some industry observers say that's unlikely for several reasons, especially the expected gains from the rollout of Windows 10, which will run on smartphones and other devices.

By Matt Hamblen | 01 July, 2015 05:57

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, bing, smartphones, Windows Phone

Why R? The pros and cons of the R language

The R programming language is an important tool for development in the numeric analysis and machine learning spaces. With machines becoming more important as data generators, the popularity of the language can only be expected to grow. But R has both pros and cons that developers should know.

By Paul Krill | 30 June, 2015 20:09

Tags: application development, R Language, software

Inside the bold plan to bring gigabit fiber to Detroit

When discussing the ongoing revitalization efforts in Detroit, it's hard to miss the name Dan Gilbert. The founder of Quicken Loans, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a Detroit native himself, Gilbert's investment firms have funded dozens of tech startups in the city and turned its defunct old buildings into shiny new workspaces that look like Silicon Valley transplants.

By Colin Neagle | 30 June, 2015 00:50

Tags: Quicken Loans, Google, Networking, wireless, LAN, LAN & WAN

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By Computerworld Staff and Contributors | 24 June, 2015 03:12

Tags: Computerworld Digital Magazine, Quicken Loans, CIO role, computerworld, IT Leadership, IT management, Noah Consulting

Microsoft takes yet another shot at defining 'free' for Windows 10 testers

Microsoft on Monday took another shot at clarifying its Windows 10 upgrade policy, telling Windows Insider participants that they had to remain in the preview program if they had not upgraded from an eligible PC but wanted to continue running the OS free of charge.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 June, 2015 21:25

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, twitter, operating systems

Standards are coming for containers

A list of leading cloud, storage and virtualization companies are backing a new effort named the Open Container Project, which aims to create a set of standards for the fast-growing technology.

By Brandon Butler | 23 June, 2015 04:24

Tags: IBM, goldman sachs, containers, cloud computing, internet, CoreOS, HP, Docker, Google, Microsoft, Pivotal, Red Hat, Joyent, intel, VMware, emc, Amazon Web Services

Clear as mud: Microsoft struggles to define 'free' for Windows 10

Microsoft's Keystone Kops-like revelation that Windows 10 testers would get a free copy of the OS -- yes, no, then yes, probably, but with strings -- may be confusing compared to Apple's approach to OS X, but reflects the much more complicated ecosystem the Redmond, Wash. company maintains.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 June, 2015 02:04

Tags: Apple, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, twitter, operating systems

The No. 1 large place to work in IT: Quicken Loans

Ask Bobby Martin what he likes best about working for Quicken Loans when he's front and center at a Detroit Red Wings hockey game, and he'd be hard-pressed not to name the scores of free tickets available to any employee.

By Beth Stackpole | 22 June, 2015 23:37

Tags: business issues, Best Places to Work in IT 2015, Quicken Loans, computerworld

The No. 1 midsize place to work in IT: Credit Acceptance

Six months after arriving at Credit Acceptance Corp. as a contract tech support analyst, Chris Thomas hired on as a full-time employee. He hasn't looked back.

By Julia King | 22 June, 2015 23:36

Tags: business issues, Best Places to Work in IT 2015, computerworld

The No. 1 small place to work in IT: Noah Consulting

Noah Consulting is a completely virtual company -- its 89 employees live and work in various cities and states nationwide. But those 89 people say they feel completely connected with and supported by their colleagues and supervisors, and that's a big part of the reason why, for the second year in a row, the consultancy was named the No. 1 small employer on Computerworld's list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT.

By Mary K. Pratt | 22 June, 2015 23:35

Tags: business issues, Best Places to Work in IT 2015, computerworld, Noah Consulting

How we chose the Best Places to Work in IT 2015

For the 22nd year in a row, Computerworld conducted a survey to identify the 100 best places to work for IT professionals. As we first did in 2014, this year we once again present the top organization data sorted by size.

By Mari Keefe, Tracy Mayor | 22 June, 2015 23:31

Tags: business issues, Best Places to Work in IT 2015, computerworld

Tour the three No. 1 Best Places

Competition was fierce this year to determine Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT. In a white-hot jobs market, organizations are pulling out the stops to attract and retain talented, visionary tech workers.

By Tracy Mayor | 22 June, 2015 23:30

Tags: business issues, Best Places to Work in IT 2015, Quicken Loans, computerworld

Top firms for training, retention, benefits and career development

Organizations make it onto Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT list by excelling in training, benefits, retention and career development, among other attributes.

By Tracy Mayor | 22 June, 2015 23:06

Tags: Best Places to Work in IT 2015, computerworld, autodesk, IT management

Network analysis is like turning over rocks

I just found out my company's employees have been finding ways to get around my Web filtering. And that came as a surprise, because I use a best-in-class product that employs a database to categorize and block website URLs, which I thought I could rely on. But as I found out, that product is not perfect.

By By J.F. Rice | 20 June, 2015 05:06

Tags: network security, Network Analysis, Google, security

Tech Media Watch: HBO's "Silicon Valley" set to wrap 2nd season – it won't be "Game Of Thrones"-esque but it'll do

The far-and-away best satire of the technology industry on TV airs the last episode of its second season Sunday night, and you really should be watching. Silicon Valley has continued to bring the funny throughout the second set of episodes, and the finale looks like it's leading up to a fairly insane climax.

By Jon Gold | 17 June, 2015 01:49

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, Network World, Data Center

FAQ: How Microsoft will update Windows 10

Microsoft is just weeks away from pushing customers into a radical overhaul of how they receive security, maintenance and new feature updates.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 June, 2015 20:23

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Migrating to the cloud? Start with a readiness assessment

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By By Kristina Lengyel, VP, Global Professional Services, Kronos Inc. | 13 June, 2015 06:26

Tags: cloud computing, Network World, internet

9 hot enterprise storage companies to watch

Amidst all the venture investments this year in startups that generate gobs of data -- from those focused on everything from apps to drones to the Internet of Things to Big Data -- are a batch of newcomers aiming to help organizations store and access all that information. Yes, storage companies are pulling in big bucks in 2015, as they did in 2014, and a couple have even double-dipped this year and announced two rounds of funding.

By Bob Brown | 12 June, 2015 01:44

Tags: Rubrik, business issues, network storage, startups, Kaminario, Infinite io, storage, Nantero, Tegile Systems, Hedvig, Tachyon Nexus, SimpliVity, Infinidat

Microsoft goes vague on Windows 10 support

Microsoft is hanging a lot of Windows 10 on a single phrase: "supported lifetime of the device."

By Gregg Keizer | 08 June, 2015 00:08

Tags: myer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Does Fortinet's Meru buy mean we're in for even more Wi-Fi industry consolidation?

Cybersecurity firm Fortinet's purchase last week of wireless network manufacturer Meru Networks for $44 million is the second major acquisition of a Wi-Fi hardware vendor in three months and, potentially, the start of a broader pattern.

By Jon Gold | 05 June, 2015 06:14

Tags: CouchBase, Dell, Gartner, Fortinet, Networking, wireless, Aruba networks, Meru Networks, HP

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