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Google's Sundar Pichai: Our AI Beats Competitors' AI
Commentary  |  6/2/2016  | 
Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he believes his company's artificial intelligence is smarter than Amazon's Alexa or Apple's Siri, but we're seeing only 1% of its potential.
Google's Magenta Project: Can Machines Be Musicians?
Commentary  |  6/2/2016  | 
Through a project called Magenta, Google's machine learning researchers hope to understand whether computer-generated music can qualify as art.
'Digital Transformation': What's So New About It?
'Digital Transformation': What's So New About It?
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/2/2016  | 
Mobility, data, the Internet Of Things, cloud computing. These are the terms that IT hears again and again. In fact, there's a term for what all these mean for business and IT: "Digital Transformation." However, what's new about it? At this year's Interop conference, Prashanth Shenoy, Cisco's senior director for enterprise networks and mobility, explained how these technologies are now mature enough to really affect business and begin the transformation that we're heard so much about.
9 Secrets Of Data-Driven Companies
Slideshows  |  6/2/2016  | 
What does it mean to call your company "data-driven?" Definitions range from simple reporting to viewing data science as a core business strategy. We asked executives from a variety of businesses to help us identify which traits are essential for becoming a truly data-driven company. See what we learned, and tell us how your organization stacks up.
Microsoft Windows Holographic OS Will Open To Developers
News  |  6/1/2016  | 
Microsoft plans to open its Windows Holographic operating system to run on mixed-reality devices designed and built by outside manufacturers.
Echo, Alexa Are Only For Starters, Bezos Says
Commentary  |  6/1/2016  | 
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos dishes on the millions of hours of work the company has put into creating the Echo and its AI assistant Alexa, and explains what's to come.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Targets Oracle Customers
News  |  6/1/2016  | 
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 hits general availability on June 1, and the company is looking to win Oracle customers with better pricing, security, hybrid cloud capabilities, and other features.
Mobile Ad Blocking Surged 90% In 2015
News  |  6/1/2016  | 
Hundreds of millions of people are now blocking ads on mobile devices, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a new report by PageFair.
10 Data Visualization Tools To Bring Analytics Into Focus
Slideshows  |  6/1/2016  | 
Data visualizations can help business users understand analytics insights and actually see the reasons why certain recommendations make the most sense. Traditional business intelligence and analytics vendors, as well as newer market entrants, are offering data visualization technologies and platforms. Here's a collection of 10 data visualization tools worthy of your consideration.
Microsoft's Revamped Ventures Division Will Focus On Startups
News  |  5/31/2016  | 
Microsoft has repositioned Microsoft Ventures, its internal startup accelerator, to focus on investments in early-stage businesses.
How To Attract Top Cloud Dev Talent
Commentary  |  5/31/2016  | 
Dr. Angel Diaz of IBM co-chaired and co-authored MathML, the first XML standard, in 1998. Here, he shares what he's learned about open source in the past two decades, and tells us why it's crucial for any company looking to attract and retain top dev talent in today's competitive marketplace.
Panama Papers Fallout: What If Your Lawyer Gets Hacked?
Commentary  |  5/31/2016  | 
As the latest wave of high-profile breaches shows, all the sensitive information law firms handle makes them attractive cyberattack targets. Here's what can happen and what you should do about it.
7 PaaS Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  5/31/2016  | 
As virtualization advancements such as container technologies emerge, PaaS is hitting its stride. While you may have heard of a couple of the PaaS providers on our list, we're betting there are a few more here that aren't on your radar yet. Here's why these seven firms are worth your attention.
Data Storytelling: What It Is, Why It Matters
Commentary  |  5/30/2016  | 
Telling a compelling story with your data helps you get your point across effectively. Here are four tips to keep your data from getting lost in translation.
LinkedIn's Kafka Monitor, Apple's Siri Are Set Free: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/29/2016  | 
LinkedIn contributes Kafka Monitor to open source. Apple prepares to open Siri to third-party developers. We have all this, plus news about Confluent and Tinkerpop, in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 29, 2016.
Intel Acquires IoT, Autonomous Vehicle Specialist Itseez
News  |  5/27/2016  | 
Intel, which recently announced that it would focus more on the Internet of Things and cloud computing, is acquiring Itseez, which specializes in IoT and self-driving vehicle technology.
HPE Spins Off Services As Tech Giants Slim Down
News  |  5/27/2016  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's plan to spin off its IT Outsourcing and services group and merge that group with CSC will make the remaining HPE a leaner, more focused company. It's a strategy other tech giants have pursued as well. But what about the downsides?
Using Object Storage To Deliver The Agility Today’s Big Data Apps Require
Partner Perspectives  |  5/25/2016  | 
Object storage delivers an underlying agility that lets a wide variety of users access and utilize data with a wide variety of applications across a wide landscape of locations.
Apple May Open Up Siri, Make Echo-Like Speaker
Commentary  |  5/25/2016  | 
Apple is reportedly preparing its response to the Amazon Echo by opening up Siri to developers and forging a home-based speaker of its own.
VW Invests $300 Million In Gett, Toyota Partners With Uber
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
Interest in ride-sharing specialists continues to grow as auto industry giants Toyota and Volkswagen announce strategic partnerships to grow the industry. Uber and Gett, a smaller ride-sharing company, are the beneficiaries of these new investments.
How TD Bank Is Transforming Its Data Infrastructure
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
TD Bank has embarked on an effort to transform traditional banking data infrastructure into a more modern system built on a new application framework and APIs. This system leverages TD Bank's data to deliver insights on-demand.
HPE Spinning Off Enterprise Services, Posts Positive Q2 Earnings
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will spin off its Enterprise Services business and merge it with CSC, creating a $26 billion IT services giant. The company made the announcement in conjunction with its second-quarter earnings report, which saw quarterly revenues rise year-over-year for the first time in five years.
Symbolic IO Rewrites Rules For Storage
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
The company's IRIS system promises dramatic speed improvements over existing technologies. These storage improvements should benefit anyone running large database queries, particularly transactions that require speed.
Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Calling 2016 "the year mobile has happened," Google's SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy announced improvements to advertising functionality for tablets and smartphones. More text, better bidding, responsive formats, and expanded location-based capabilities are all coming Google's mobile ad business.
Big Data, Analytics Sales Will Reach $187 Billion By 2019
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Market research firm IDC forecasts a 50% increase in revenues from the sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware, and services between 2015 and 2019. Services will account for the biggest chunk of revenue, with banking and manufacturing-led industries poised to spend the most.
Exar Finds Success Moving Oracle Database To AWS
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Exar Corp., the Fremont, Calif., chip maker, needed to upgrade its Oracle database at a time of cost reduction and transition. Here's how it moved it to the AWS cloud.
6 Barriers To IoT Data Flow
Slideshows  |  5/23/2016  | 
Enterprises are integrating IoT devices into their ecosystems to get data that was not available previously. As with most new data sources, there may be concerns about whether the data is accessible, usable, valuable, and secure. Here are a few things to consider as your enterprise moves toward IoT.
SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/22/2016  | 
Cloud, data, and artificial intelligence were hot topics for several major players this week, including SAP and Google. We've got these latest developments and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended May 22, 2016.
HPE Offers IoT Platform To Build, Analyze Data
News  |  5/20/2016  | 
With eye toward the future, HP Enterprise is now offering a vendor-neutral and multiple network supporting platform for building and analyzing data from the Internet of Things.
Microsoft Developing Bing Concierge Bot
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
Microsoft is reportedly working on a Bing assistant, which sounds similar to the Google assistant bot announced at Google I/O this week.
AWS Offers New Options For Running SAP HANA On EC2
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
AWS is launching a new, memory-optimized instance on EC2 dubbed X1 that aims to make it easier to run SAP's HANA in-memory database. The announcement comes on the heels of a deal between SAP and Microsoft.
Salesforce Earnings: CEO Marc Benioff Heaps Love On AWS
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
In unscripted remarks during Salesforce's first-quarter earnings call with analysts, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that Amazon's Jeff Bezos and he and are planning an expanded partnership.
Google I/O 2016: AI, VR Get Day In The Sun
Slideshows  |  5/19/2016  | 
At Google I/O, it was unclear whether the company's intention was to entice programmers with its new artificial intelligence offerings, or simply fry them in the Mountain View, Calif. sunshine. Here's what we were able to see before heat stroke set in.
Google Sheets, Slides APIs Revamped To Improve Workflow
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
Revised APIs for Sheets and Slides aim to help developers make data in Google Apps for Work more readily accessible to third-party apps.
Welcome To Our Digital Future
Commentary  |  5/18/2016  | 
Digital transformation is disrupting enterprise IT. David Guzman, CIO of H.D. Smith, has ideas on how to survive and succeed through the disruption.
IBM Storage Breakthrough May Speed Up Smartphones, Apps
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
Advances in phase-change memory could lead to a storage technology that approaches the speed of DRAM and can retain data like NAND flash over millions of read/write cycles.
12 Ways AI Will Disrupt Your C-Suite
Slideshows  |  5/18/2016  | 
McKinsey & Company estimates that as much as 45% of the tasks currently performed by people can be automated using existing technologies. If you haven't made an effort to understand how artificial intelligence will affect your company, now is the time to start.
Supreme Court Hands Interim Victory To Spokeo Search Site
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
The US Supreme Court has sided with Spokeo in a false-data case, saying that the plaintiff failed to show that he suffered a "concrete" injury. The case highlights several warnings for businesses that aggregate data for sale to the public.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
Microsoft's forthcoming SQL Server 2016 adds better encryption, support for unstructured data queries including those on Apache Hadoop, and new features to enable the hybrid cloud. The updates are part of an overhaul that updates Microsoft's flagship database management platform for a new age.
9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills
Slideshows  |  5/17/2016  | 
Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine free online courses can help you explore a range of topics, including Python, R, AI, machine learning, and Hadoop, before you commit to more advanced learning.
Google I/O 2016: What To Expect
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
Updates on Project Tango, Android N, and Android Auto are among the announcements we expect at Google's annual developer conference this week. Here's what we know so far.
AWS IoT Button Lets Devs Customize In The Cloud
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
A programmable version of Amazon's Dash Button, the IoT Button, allows developers to trigger custom actions through Amazon Web Services.
IBM Watson: Machine-Of-All-Trades
Slideshows  |  5/16/2016  | 
From fashion to food to healthcare, IBM's Watson has many guises across different industries. Here's a look at some of the work IBM's AI system has been doing since its Jeopardy! heyday.
Apache Spark 2.0 Preview, Google's Amazon Echo Rival: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/15/2016  | 
Apache Spark 2.0 preview is released for Databricks customers. Google preps a stationary personal assistant like Amazon Echo. MarkLogic revs up security and encryption. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 15, 2016.
Google Sets 'Parsey McParseface' Free
News  |  5/13/2016  | 
Developers can now use Google's SyntaxNet natural language parsing system to create apps that understand written text.
MarkLogic 9 Enhances Security, Adds Optic API
News  |  5/13/2016  | 
Pitching itself as the NoSQL database for the enterprise, MarkLogic unveiled version 9 of its platform at its user conference. It adds a host of new security features, plus new data management capabilities to help organizations wrangle structured and unstructured data.
Google 'Chirp' Aims To Silence Amazon Echo, Report Says
Commentary  |  5/12/2016  | 
Google is preparing a competitor to Amazon's Echo, reportedly called "Chirp," which will put voice-activated Google search into a device that's similar to Google's OnHub WiFi hotspot.
Salesforce Outage: Can Customers Trust The Cloud?
News  |  5/12/2016  | 
Salesforce experienced an outage and service disruption to the NA14 instance, sending customers to Twitter to complain and organizations to evaluate the best way to work with cloud software providers.
Nvidia Car Learns To Drive By Watching Humans
News  |  5/11/2016  | 
With a convolutional neural network, Nvidia researchers have trained a car to drive using video captured during road trips taken by people.
IBM Watson To Fight Cybercrime
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
After Watson beat human players on the TV game show Jeopardy!, its cognitive might was put to work in a variety of fields, including healthcare and finance. Now IBM Security is dispatching the supercomputer to fight cybercrime.
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