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Office 365: Skype For Business, Analytics, Security Updates
News  |  11/30/2015  | 
Microsoft is launching several enterprise additions to Office 365, including Skype for Business services and new features for security and analytics.
Bridging The Big Data Skills Gap With Online Training
News  |  11/30/2015  | 
Big data technology vendors are helping to close the skills gap when it comes to training the next crop of data scientists. Here's what they are offering.
Ford CIO: Driving The Automaker Into The Future
News  |  11/30/2015  | 
Marcy Klevorn had already entered the business field when she decided to pursue a tech career. Now, the VP and CIO at Ford Motors discusses her career path, leadership tactics, and hiring the next generation of IT pros.
7 Hottest Skills For IT Freelancers
News  |  11/30/2015  | 
Freelance job posting site Upwork, lists the top 20 most requested freelance skills, 7 of which are IT skills.
iPad Pro Review: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Slideshows  |  11/29/2015  | 
Apple's professional-grade tablet is a massive slate that may replace a laptop for some -- but definitely not all -- mobile professionals. Here's a look at where the iPad Pro rises to the occasion and where it falls flat.
After Strong Online Black Friday Sales, Retailers Eye Cyber Monday
News  |  11/29/2015  | 
Following the Black Friday rush, the holiday sales crush continues Nov. 30 with Cyber Monday. Major retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart, along with Amazon, are offering steep discounts.
Apache Spark Updates, Executive Data Strategies: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/29/2015  | 
In our big data roundup for the week of Nov. 27, we've got updates on Apache Spark and its ecosystem, a reality check on the practical use of artificial intelligence today and more.
Microsoft's Cortana Coming To iOS In Beta
News  |  11/29/2015  | 
Microsoft is releasing a test version of its Cortana digital concierge for Apple's iOS platform. This follows a similar release for Google Android smartphones.
USB Type-C: Not All Cables Are Created Equal
Commentary  |  11/28/2015  | 
The USB Type-C connector is designed to replace data transfer, charging, and video connectors. However, not all cables support the same functionality. Using a low quality cable can result in serious damage to some devices, especially laptops.
Windows 10 Adoption To Soar, Workplace Diversity Fail: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/28/2015  | 
Microsoft this week yanked and restored its latest Windows 10 update, released disappointing workplace diversity numbers, and marked down products for Black Friday.
Huawei Mate 8 Is Company's New Flagship Phablet
News  |  11/27/2015  | 
The Huawei Mate 8 is the latest flagship phablet from the Chinese company. The device employs a new chipset and redesigned interface, and will debut in North America at CES in 2016.
Big Data & The Law Of Diminishing Returns
News  |  11/27/2015  | 
Right now, big data looks like it holds all the answers for any questions a person or company might have. However, in reality, big data eventually has to succumb to the law of diminishing returns. Here's what several experts see as the gap between promise and reality.
Data, Lawyers, And IT: How They’re Connected
Commentary  |  11/27/2015  | 
Modern data-related technologies are changing the way law firms do business. IT executives across all industries will benefit from understanding how these data tools and practices are being applied to legal cases so that you can be ready if you're ever called upon by your organization's legal team. We break it down for you here.
Can You Trust Your Cloud Vendor's Employees?
Commentary  |  11/27/2015  | 
Insider threats run rampant, and cloud customers often find it difficult to pull back the veil and see what their supplier is doing with their data.
Cyberwar Part 3: Marketing Data Collection Threatens All
Commentary  |  11/27/2015  | 
Marketers are after every scrap of customer data they can get, in hopes of increasing their company's sales. Do you know they may be putting you at risk in the process? In the last of our three-part series on cyberwar, learn what IT needs to know about potential security threats rising from companies' marketing habits.
10 Great Tech Gifts For Under $100
Slideshows  |  11/27/2015  | 
The gift-giving season is upon us once again. But there is no need to break the bank to show the techies in your life that you care.
Raspberry Pi Zero Lists For Just $5
News  |  11/26/2015  | 
If it wasn't impressive enough that Raspberry Pie has fit an entire computer into an area smaller than a credit card, it's offering the PC for just $5.
Amazon Forces Password Reset For Some Users
Commentary  |  11/26/2015  | 
Amazon told an unknown number of customers that their passwords could have been potentially exposed to a third party, but claimed it has corrected the issue.
8 Ways You're Failing At Data Science
Slideshows  |  11/26/2015  | 
Data scientists and the Wizard of Oz have something in common: Few people really know what they do behind the curtain, which makes it hard to tell good from bad data science. These tips can help you discern the difference.
Best Black Friday Tech Deals
News  |  11/26/2015  | 
Looking for discounted prices on phones, tablets, and other mobile gear and plans on Black Friday? Here's a quick primer.
Cyberwar Part 2: Government Hacks Threaten Private Sector
Commentary  |  11/26/2015  | 
When you hear the term cyberwar, you think about threats to government, but private sector companies are also at risk. In the second of our three-part series on cyberwarfare, we identify three vulnerabilities and offer IT leaders suggestions on what to do about them.
9 Hot Gadgets To Watch This Black Friday Weekend
Slideshows  |  11/26/2015  | 
It's that time of year again: Black Friday madness right after the turkey dinner. If you're a geek, or have to buy a gift for one, here are nine hot tech gadgets to check out between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Google Pledges $1 Million To Special Ed Via Android Pay
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Google promises to donate $1 for every Android Pay purchase towards special needs education projects. It will donate up to $1 million this holiday season.
HP Reports Mixed Q4, Its Final Quarter Before Company Splits
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
HP reported mixed results in its final quarter as a single company this week with revenue declines, but promises of more focused efforts in the future as HP Enterprise and HP Inc. pursue separate paths.
What CIOs Think About Online Holiday Shopping At Work
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
In the next few weeks workers will be tempted to peruse the Internet for killer discounts on four of the busiest online single-day shopping events of the holidays. A recent survey reveals the likelihood of whether your boss will be a Grinch or offer good cheer if you're caught.
Windows 10 November Update Returns After Privacy-Setting Glitch
Commentary  |  11/25/2015  | 
After pulling its Windows 10 November update after reported problems with some users' privacy settings preferences, Microsoft reinstates the update.
Apple Acquires Motion Capture Specialist Faceshift
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Apple moves into the motion capture space with the acquisition of Faceshift, a specialist in technology for facial recognition and rendering. Its technology is being used in the new Star Wars films.
IBM, Databricks Advance Apache Spark
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Apache Spark hit two more incremental milestones as the IBM SystemML machine learning engine for Spark was accepted to the Apache Incubator program and Databricks unveiled a preview of its SaaS edition of Spark 1.6.
Equinix Adds Dallas, London To AWS Direct Connect Service
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Direct Connect gives private line access to the AWS cloud, something enterprises are seeking as they send more workloads offsite.
Cyberwar Part 1: What IT Can Do To Survive
Commentary  |  11/25/2015  | 
Are we at risk of being victims or casualties in a government cyberwar? In the first of this three-part series, we explore what the experts say about the current state of cyberwar -- and what it means to IT departments everywhere.
8 Technologies We're Thankful For
Slideshows  |  11/25/2015  | 
Thanksgiving is about giving thanks, remember? So, let's express appreciation for the technologies that make our lives better. These are the gadgets, apps, and tools that have earned our eternal gratitude.
Google Previews Android Studio 2.0
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
The forthcoming revision of Google's Android IDE includes several features to make app development faster.
Microsoft Pulls Its November Windows 10 Update
Commentary  |  11/24/2015  | 
About nine days after releasing its first major November update for Windows 10, Microsoft is yanking the downloadable version and replacing it with the build released originally in July.
Microsoft Employee Diversity Numbers Fail To Impress
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Microsoft's latest diversity report counts fewer women due to layoffs related to the restructuring of its phone business earlier this year.
HP, Titan Partner On Smartwatch
Commentary  |  11/24/2015  | 
HP and Titan plan to create a wearable that's compatible with both Google's Android Wear and Apple's watchOS.
McGraw-Hill Education Shows How Small Data Trumps Big
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
McGraw-Hill Education's chief digital officer has driven the company's effort to leverage small data to improve student outcomes, teacher insights, and curriculum improvements. Here's why small is better than big.
FAA Task Force Recommends Drone Pilot Registration
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
With drones becoming an increasingly common presence above our heads, an FAA task force is recommending a registration process for pilots.
Amazon Bolsters 'Green Power' Investment With Ohio Wind Farm
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Amazon has launched its fourth renewable energy initiative, a wind farm in Ohio, to increase its data centers' use of green power.
Artificial Intelligence: 10 Things To Know
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Andrew Moore, Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, talks about artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of education.
12 iPhone, Android Apps To Ease Holiday Travel
Slideshows  |  11/24/2015  | 
Wherever you're flying or driving this holiday season, a travel app or two can make the experience less stressful. Here are our top picks.
Yahoo Mail Ad-Blocking Move Angers Users
Commentary  |  11/23/2015  | 
Earlier this month, Yahoo began blocking some Yahoo Mail users if they had ad-blocking software turned on. Yahoo has been struggling to keep its Mail users, but the move has been derided on social media.
Windows 10 Enterprise Adoption Will Soar By 2017, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/23/2015  | 
Gartner is predicting the swift and broad enterprise adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, thanks in part to pent-up demand for tablets. This is following similar patterns by Windows XP and Windows 7.
IBM SoftLayer Performance Less Impressive Than Claimed
News  |  11/23/2015  | 
VoltDB's latest cloud performance benchmark claims IBM SoftLayer is 3X faster than Amazon, but that's only true if you compare apples to oranges.
AccuWeather Storms Into Enterprise With Predictive Analytics
News  |  11/23/2015  | 
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' new D3 analytics business unit is predicting more than just the weather. It's capitalizing on what has become one of the company's fastest-growing businesses, predictive analytics-as-a-service, to help clients make business decisions. AccuWeather's chief commercial officer shared the details.
8 Hot Tech Jobs Getting Big Salary Bumps In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015  | 
Engineering jobs to mobile app developer positions are expected to post some of the largest salary gains in 2016, and some tech-related creative careers are not too far behind. Here's a look at eight of those hot jobs.
9 Scripting Languages You Need To Know
Slideshows  |  11/22/2015  | 
Scripting languages can bring new functions to applications and glue complex systems together. Here are nine that could hold the keys to your next project.
Apple Pencil Coming To Best Buy, Report Claims
News  |  11/22/2015  | 
Apple is partnering again with Best Buy to increase the availability of its products. This time it's to help boost the availability of the Apple Pencil, a key accessory for the iPad Pro.
Data Skills Pay Off, Nate Silver Strikes Again: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/22/2015  | 
Our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 22 spotlights a hiring algorithm that's smarter than hiring managers, identifies which big data skills are worth the most in today's job market, explores whether Donald Trump has a chance to win the US presidential elections, and much more.
Microsoft, Volvo Partner To Sell Cars Using HoloLens
Commentary  |  11/21/2015  | 
Microsoft and Volvo show off their plans to make car buying a more virtual experience using Redmond's augmented reality headset.
Microsoft Black Friday Deals: Xbox, PC, Surface
News  |  11/21/2015  | 
Microsoft kicks off the holiday season by slashing prices on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Surface 3, and PCs from Dell, HP, Asus and Lenovo.
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