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Google, Sanofi Focus On Diabetes Data
News  |  8/31/2015  | 
Google and Sanofi want to make real-time data more useful for diabetes patients and clinicians.
VMware Advances Hybrid Cloud At VMworld
News  |  8/31/2015  | 
VMware opens its VMworld event with additions to its vCloud Air public cloud, ties into the virtualized data center, and other enhancements.
How Allstate Uses Mobile Data To Enhance Customer Experience
Commentary  |  8/31/2015  | 
Allstate had to stretch its organizational muscles to bring Drivewise Mobile to market. In the process, the company brought together a cross-functional team that included assorted IT disciplines and business professionals with competencies in consumer relationships, insurance products, and user experience.
9 NoSQL Pioneers Who Modernized Data Management
Slideshows  |  8/30/2015  | 
The folks profiled here are tackling data management for the Internet Age, helping us all understand what can be done with a mass of unstructured information. See how their work has transformed the way we handle databases.
Facebook M Digital Assistant Blends AI, Human Knowledge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Digital assistants are all the rage and Facebook's M is the latest in a market that includes Siri, Cortana, Google Now, and Amazon's Echo. However, Facebook is teaming up AI and humans.
3D Printers: IT's Next Great Data Challenge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Many tech professionals think of 3D printing as little more than a toy, even though it's in full production swing in manufacturing operations. Gartner and other researchers predict major growth for 3D printing in the enterprise, raising a host of data protection issues for IT professionals. Here's what you need to know.
WiFi Pioneer Cees Links: IoT Is Like A Butler
News  |  8/27/2015  | 
A WiFi pioneer says we need to rethink how the Internet of Things is being marketed and sold. For starters, how about finding a better name?
Intel Invests $20M In Big Data Specialist BlueData
News  |  8/26/2015  | 
Intel is leading a $20 million investment in BlueData as a way to speed deployments of big data systems among more users.
Robots, Humans Will Work Side By Side, Forrester Says
News  |  8/26/2015  | 
Automation will create jobs and destroy them, transforming work along the way. Unfortunately for humans, research firm Forrester anticipates more jobs being lost than being created in the next decade.
Hortonworks Hears An Opportunity With Onyara
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
Hortonworks is looking to create a bigger presence for itself in the Hadoop marketplace with the acquisition of startup Onyara, which specializes in NiFi development for Apache.
Salesforce Polishes Its CRM Interface With Lightning
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
Salesforce is delivering a cleaner, more elegant look for its desktop CRM applications by using its mobile platform's Lightning components.
Does Your Company Need A Chief Data Officer?
News  |  8/24/2015  | 
Companies that have CDOs tend to perform better than those without, according to a report from Forrester.
Building Apps Without Code: 7 Options For Your Enterprise
Slideshows  |  8/23/2015  | 
Application building no longer means learning to code. Here are seven products and services that can help you develop apps without developing programming skills.
Real-Time Analytics: 10 Ways To Get It Right
Slideshows  |  8/20/2015  | 
While real-time analytics is getting more affordable, it's still not right for everything. Here are 10 ways to get the most from real time, near real time, and batch use cases.
MapR Distribution Available Through AWS Marketplace
News  |  8/20/2015  | 
MapR is looking to use AWS to help get its Distribution 5.0 service into the hands of more customers through the cloud.
Google’s OnHub Router Promises Easier WiFi
News  |  8/19/2015  | 
With OnHub, Google hopes to simplify home networking, to encourage interest in IoT devices.
Autonomous Cars In, Big Data Out In Gartner Hype Cycle
Commentary  |  8/19/2015  | 
Gartner's annual Hype Cycle is out, and IoT and autonomous cars are in this year. Big data, however, is losing some of its luster.
Intel CEO Sees A Bright Future For IoT, Developers
News  |  8/19/2015  | 
Tiny computers, real-time depth sensing, and breakthrough memory technology are among the innovations featured at this year's Intel Developer Forum. CEO Brian Krzanich detailed how connected devices will change the way we all do business.
Netflix Completes Its Cloud Journey
Commentary  |  8/18/2015  | 
By the end of the summer, Netflix will close its last data center and move its entire streaming service to the cloud with help from AWS. It's a lesson for companies large and small.
Data And Analytics Strategies: What Investors Think
Slideshows  |  8/14/2015  | 
Whether raising a round of funding or creating shareholder wealth, companies increasingly need a well-articulated and demonstrable data and analytics strategy. Here are some things that can sway an investor's opinion, for good or bad.
Google Adds Big Data Services To Cloud Platform
News  |  8/13/2015  | 
Google brings its own Cloud Dataflow and Cloud Pub/Sub big data services to Compute Engine and App Engine.
IBM Watson: Your Fantasy Football Secret Weapon
News  |  8/13/2015  | 
IBM Watson is opening its big data analytics ecosystem to new ideas and businesses, including a new way to help you win your fantasy football league.
BDAS Analytics Suite Blends Big Data With HR
News  |  8/12/2015  | 
A new analytics suite from Broadbean called BDAS looks to use big data to help HR and recruiters hire the best talent for companies.
10 NASA Images That Will Inspire You
Slideshows  |  8/11/2015  | 
The next time you hear the term "visionary" applied to business leadership, think about what NASA has been doing for years. Images from NASA's satellites and spacecraft show technology at its most inspiring.
Windows 10 Vs. Windows 7: What Enterprise IT Needs To Know
Slideshows  |  8/9/2015  | 
Windows 7 organizations are starting to look at Windows 10. What are the major points of comparison? Read on to see what the changes could mean for your company.
IBM, Merge Healthcare Plans: Giving Watson The Gift Of Sight
News  |  8/7/2015  | 
IBM is planning to acquire Merge Healthcare, a company that specializes in medical imaging software. The goal is to bring enhanced imaging capabilities to the Watson Health portfolio, essentially giving the supercomputer the ability to see.
GE Predix Cloud Won't Look Much Like Amazon
News  |  8/7/2015  | 
With its focus on industrial-scale machine data, GE's Predix Cloud won't look much like the data centers of major cloud suppliers such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.
IBM, DOE Working Toward Data-Centric Supercomputing
News  |  8/7/2015  | 
IBM and the US Energy Department are working toward creating the next-generation of high-performance computing systems, which they call "data-centric supercomputing." This has business and national security implementations.
Hortonworks Reports Growing Customer Base, Posts Loss
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
Hortonworks, the Hadoop system pioneer, continues to invest in the management of unstructured big data. However, the company reported a second-quarter financial loss.
IBM's Mac-Friendly Cloud Service Targets Enterprise IT
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
With a suite of services to help companies deploy and manage Apple computers, IBM is adapting to a shift in enterprise IT.
GE Predix Cloud: Industrial Support For Machine Data
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
GE, the champion of industrial-age analytics, will become a cloud service provider early in 2016 for large-scale machine data. The company envisions a machine-data-based Internet that tracks and monitors civilization's engines and systems of all types.
How AstraZeneca's CIO Embraced Insourcing
How AstraZeneca's CIO Embraced Insourcing
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/5/2015  | 
For years, the trend has been to outsource IT functions to a third party. However, the demands of big data, analytics, and agile development are forcing companies to rethink outsourcing. Here's how David Smoley, the CIO of pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, started insourcing IT and embracing change for the better.
A Lousy Database Can Doom Your Apps
Commentary  |  8/4/2015  | 
Accounting, transaction, and even navigation applications are based on the same basic type of structured database that has underpinned enterprise applications for the last three decades or more. So why aren't we paying more attention to these databases?
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.
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