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Windows 10 Gives Microsoft A Fighting Chance In IoT
Commentary  |  8/3/2015  | 
By 2020, there will be billions of IoT devices in the market. After learning a lesson with mobility, Microsoft is using Windows 10 to edge its way into billions of dollars of new revenue.
Java: 7 Powerful Features For The Future
Slideshows  |  8/2/2015  | 
Java, unleashed in 1991, has become one of the world's most-used programming languages. Here are seven key features that will keep it viable in a world of supercomputing, Big Data, and the Internet of Things.
IBM, CVS Partner On Watson-Based Patient Care
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
A new agreement by IBM and CVS will use Watson to better manage patient care. However, there are a few concerns about privacy.
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
News  |  7/30/2015  | 
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
XPoint Memory Chips: Ushering In A New Mobile Era
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
Chip technology from Intel and Micron combines the best qualities of DRAM and solid state memory. It may lead to big changes in mobile and data center operations.
IBM Cooks Up IoT Developer Community
Commentary  |  7/29/2015  | 
IBM's new developerWorks Recipes is a new community for those that want to want to develop IoT devices on the Big Blue model.
Intel, Micron Introduce Speedy Memory Technology
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
3D XPoint, coming next year, combines the advantages of DRAM and NAND flash. It's the first new category of memory introduced since NAND flash debuted in 1989.
ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics
ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/28/2015  | 
Whether the company is drilling for oil or increasing margins on the business side, ConocoPhillips is taking full advantage of predictive analytics. At the InformationWeek Conference CIO Mike Pfister and Advanced Analytics Program Manager Richard Barclay shared some real-world big data experience.
Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Amazon's Aurora moves from preview to GA. The MySQL-based system is designed as an on-demand system for scalability and performance.
7 Smart Ways To Leverage Social Data
Slideshows  |  7/28/2015  | 
Social media data is not just for marketing anymore. Learn how companies are using these insights in novel ways to turn that data into dollars and cents.
10 Ways Windows 10 Will Advance The Internet Of Things
Slideshows  |  7/26/2015  | 
Windows 10 brings functions and features that will change the Internet of Things for the enterprise and individuals.
Citizen Data Scientists: 7 Ways To Harness Talent
Slideshows  |  7/24/2015  | 
A new role is emerging to deal with the ongoing shortage of data scientists. Learn more about these new power users and find out how organizations can cultivate more of them.
IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
IBM's Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
News  |  7/22/2015  | 
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
Elephant Bar, Paytronix Zero In With Geofencing
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
Location-based marketing or geofencing is a touchy subject. But you can avoid the creep with some of the best practices from Elephant Bar and Paytronix.
T-Mobile, Sparkcentral Slash Social Media Response Time
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
Social media expectations are rising. T-Mobile and Sparkcentral believe they have a better, faster way to communicate with customers.
Microsoft Acquires Israeli Cloud Security Firm Adallom
News  |  7/20/2015  | 
Microsoft is dropping $320 million to purchase Adallom, a cloud security specialist that has offices in Tel Aviv and Palo Alto.
9 Causes Of Data Misinterpretation
Slideshows  |  7/17/2015  | 
Data can prove just about anything. Most organizations want to come to the right decisions, but faulty conclusions and bad outcomes can happen. Here's why.
Microsoft Buys Field Service Management Firm FieldOne
Commentary  |  7/16/2015  | 
Microsoft is looking to increase its IT field services portfolio with the acquisition of FieldOne. The emphasis is on using analytics and big data to make services more efficient.
IBM, National Instruments Partner For IoT Standards
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
IBM is joining forces with National Instruments to create a new test bed for creating standardization around the Internet of Things.
Google Proposes Open Source Beacons
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
Google's Eddystone protocol aims to make beacons more flexible and open, and to compete with Apple's iBeacon in what is still a nascent market.
9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Slideshows  |  7/15/2015  | 
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived
The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2015  | 
In a talk at this year's InformationWeek Conference, Adriana Karaboutis, a former Dell CIO and current executive vice president of technology and business solutions for Biogen, talked about how IT and healthcare are staring to fuse together, creating a new age of biotechnology.
Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Looks To Simplify Big Data
Commentary  |  7/14/2015  | 
Microsoft is planning to release a new suite of tools dubbed Cortana Analytics, which Satya Nadella claims will democratize big data.
Carmakers Won't Provide Data To Apple, Google
News  |  7/11/2015  | 
Carmakers such as Ford and Volkswagen are keen to limit tech companies' access to consumer data, despite allowing drivers to use their apps.
Office For Mac 2016, Phone Biz Layoffs: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/11/2015  | 
A week that brought updates to Office for Mac 2016, Power BI, and Windows 10 also included a massive round of job cuts at Microsoft.
Microsoft Power BI Gets Major Updates
News  |  7/10/2015  | 
Microsoft adds new features to its Power BI preview, which will become generally available on July 24.
How To Turn Data Into Stories
News  |  7/10/2015  | 
When Yakult, a Japan-based maker of probiotic dairy drinks, put a data analysis tool into the hands of its sales people in The Netherlands, they swapped out stale spreadsheets for stories about how the product was performing in real time.
7 Common Biases That Skew Big Data Results
Slideshows  |  7/9/2015  | 
Flawed data analysis leads to faulty conclusions and bad business outcomes. Beware of these seven types of bias that commonly challenge organizations' ability to make smart decisions.
Teradata's Big Data Appliance: Analysis For Everyone
News  |  7/9/2015  | 
With the latest release of its Teradata Appliance For Hadoop, the vendor keeps its focus on pre-loaded racks with commodity hardware that are pre-configured with a Hadoop solution and its attendant management applications.
NYSE, United Airlines Shutdowns Spark Paranoia
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
United Airlines and the New York Stock Exchange both experienced massive outages this morning. The causes are slowly coming to light.
Facebook Friends Fort Worth With Data Center Plans
News  |  7/8/2015  | 
The Texas metropolis has a new friend in Facebook, which plans to build a data center powered by renewable energy.
Why ISO Certifications Make Sense For IT
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Certifications from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) are important when considering which vendors to choose for your IT needs. But when was the last time you thought about applying ISO standards to your own internal IT operations?
Elon Musk Gives $10 Million In Grants To Study Safe AI
News  |  7/6/2015  | 
Elon Musk puts his money where his mouth is by helping fund 37 projects that could hopefully make AI safer and more useful to humans.
MasterCard Tests Facial Scans For Mobile Payments
News  |  7/4/2015  | 
Giving face takes on a whole new meaning with the credit card company's plan to authorize mobile payments using facial recognition technology.
The Threat Of Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  7/3/2015  | 
Super-intelligent robots deserve some concern, but really we should be paying more attention to the people and processes involved in building our machines.
Analytics Provides Better Online Learning
News  |  7/2/2015  | 
MIT researchers are using analytics to identify a way to predict when students are likely drop online courses.
How To Use Data To Outsmart Your Competitors
Slideshows  |  7/2/2015  | 
The pressure's on to use data to outsmart your competitors. Here are six ways companies can use data to imagine and even re-imagine what's possible.
IBM Makes Lake George World's Smartest Lake
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Over 60 researchers, including ones from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic, are turning Lake George into a sea of sensors.
IoT Market Forecast At $11 Trillion, Report Finds
Commentary  |  6/29/2015  | 
A new report from McKinsey finds that the market for IoT could reach $11 trillion by 2025. This means a sea change for IT, as well as the CIOs who have to manage budgets.
UC San Diego Researchers Amp Up Internet Speeds
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Researchers at UC San Diego have blown through expected limits of data transmission on fiber optic cable, paving a new lane for faster Web surfing.
Google Wants You To Be Healthy
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
An assortment of cloud-based data-collecting and data-analysis tools aimed at health practitioners, researchers, and individuals offers ideas for any enterprise looking to maximize cloud computing.
Redis Emerges As NoSQL In-Memory Performer
News  |  6/26/2015  | 
With multiple NoSQL system choices, it might be hard to display a distinguishing feature. However, Redis Labs is outperforming some competitors during a recent in-memory big data system test.
Salesforce Service For Apps Gives CRM A Mobile Edge
News  |  6/25/2015  | 
A new suite of products revealed by Salesforce today is aimed at improving the customer service experience on mobile devices through intuitive routing and contextualization.
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/24/2015  | 
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
Snowflake Launches Virtual Data Warehouses On AWS
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Snowflake, led by former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, offers a virtual data warehouse system on Amazon's cloud. Pay for only what you use.
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
Can Data Teach Us Empathy?
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
Walking a mile in your customers' shoes is the first step toward designing great products. Can data help us get there?
Supercomputers Unleash Big Data's Power
Slideshows  |  6/24/2015  | 
Here are six reasons why established companies, and even startups, are using supercomputing resources, and why your IT organization may want to consider such options to meet your big data and business analytics needs.
Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
News  |  6/23/2015  | 
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
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