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Bossie Awards 2014: The best open-source desktop and mobile software

InfoWorld's top picks in open-source productivity tools, desktop utilities, and mobile apps


How big data Is helping to save the planet

With the help of HP's Vertica Analytics Platform, Conservation International is crunching data from images to monitor the biodiversity of tropical forests around the world.

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IT leaders aren't all coming from tech

As IT increasingly becomes a business strategy enabler, IT leaders are being promoted from places like the sales or marketing department.


Wearables invade the workplace

Wearable devices are finding a fit in enterprise applications

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New Brunswick licks identity management with virtual directory

What started as a single provincial department's effort to roll out a virtual directory now helps government employees and citizens access about 150 applications. Find out how New Brunswick solved what could have otherwise been a big...

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IT reorganization: 4 CIOs share expert advice

Sometimes technology drives the reorganization of IT, but more often a shift in business strategy triggers a rethinking of how IT should function

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Beyond FLOPS: The co-evolving world of computer benchmarking

Benchmarks have been evolving along with the hardware they measure, and both are getting more complex.

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Why your organization needs both a CIO and a CISO

Information security isn't a luxury these days. It's a necessity. Companies that don't (or won't) pay security the attention it deserves risk joining a list that includes the likes of Target and Home Depot. It's time to hire a CISO...

9 Rules for the developer-ization of IT

CIOs who want to drive innovation and change in their organizations should focus on making the lives of developers easier so they can innovate, produce great apps and deliver valuable IP.

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Caught in the breach: How a good CSO confronts inevitable bad news

There are ways to make it much more difficult for attackers to breach an organization. But some of them are inevitable. The mindset of a good CSO must be on how to detect and respond quickly, to limit the damage once the inevitable...

5 questions to ask before you take a tech job

IT positions don't always match up to their interview hype. Ask these questions to ensure you know what you're getting into before saying "yes" to your next job offer.


Betting big on the 'SMAC stack'

For most companies, however, the notion of doing a SMAC combo in any meaningful way is likely at least five years away.

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SDN and Network Virtualization: A Reality Check

The Software Defined Networking movement is still evolving, but profiles of SDN users are becoming more clear and we’re getting a bead on some of the common evaluation criteria companies are using to gauge how to go forward.

How analytics empowers business

The 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honorees were selected for their ability to make better business decisions using big data.

Thomson Reuters

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Thomson Reuters adds enhancements to its homegrown financial analysis tool, Eikon, to help users access data more quickly and make more-informed decisions.

Texas Children's Hospital

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Texas Children's Hospital uses a specialized approach to analytics tool to study records in its enterprise data warehouse and identify ways to improve clinical care and...


A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, SwiftIQ uses a suite of Google hosted services to uncover contextually relevant insights for retail and consumer product companies.

Shine Technologies

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Shine Technologies uses a deep analytics tool to understand audience engagement with advertising campaigns through the analysis of ad impression logs.

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