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Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Slideshows  |  3/23/2015  | 
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
IBM Watson: 10 New Jobs For Cognitive Computing
Slideshows  |  3/12/2015  | 
IBM Watson is adding language-processing, image-recognition, and reasoning services to power these 10 breakthrough applications that scale up human-like analysis.
NTP's Fate Hinges On 'Father Time'
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
The Network Time Protocol provides a foundation to modern computing. So why does NTP's support hinge so much on the shaky finances of one 59-year-old developer?
Cisco Bets Big On Selling Hadoop
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
Cisco will resell Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR Hadoop distributions along with its Unified Computing Systems for big data.
IBM Slumps, Cisco Gains In 2014 Server Sales
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Gartner annual report on server shipments and revenue sees Cisco, Lenovo gaining share, IBM, HP losing ground.
No, AI Wonít Kill Us All
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
When famous technologists and scientists fear the menace of thinking machines, it's time to worry, right? Not really, because computers lack the imagination to wreak havoc, says one AI expert.
Apple Converting Arizona Plant Into $2 Billion Data Center
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
Apple will spend $2 billion to repurpose a failed Arizona sapphire glass plant as a data center and command hub for global networks.
Monday Comic: Big Data Box
Commentary  |  2/2/2015  | 
Find a new laugh every Monday morning.
Big Data Success Remains Elusive: Study
News  |  2/2/2015  | 
Just over a quarter of organizations say their big data initiatives are a success, according to a recent Capgemini study. So why are three of four unsuccessful?
Oracle Engineered Systems Strategy Pays Off
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Oracle dodged declining server sales last year, and now it's going after Cisco and EMC. Is the software-meets-hardware strategy winning?
IoTivity Preps For IoT Standards Showdown
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
Open-source IoTivity framework is built to ensure interoperability among devices and services across the Internet of Things. But itís got competitors. Who will win?
Data Scientist Training Programs Gain Steam
News  |  12/30/2014  | 
More universities are launching programs to develop the big data talent businesses need.
5 Hyperscale Lessons For Mainstream Datacenters
Commentary  |  12/30/2014  | 
Management practices from the HPC world can get even bigger results in smaller-scale operations.
How Big Data Will Drive 5G
News  |  12/29/2014  | 
Never heard of "the tactile Internet"? You will. Here's how data-driven applications and services are shaping the development of 5G wireless.
6 IT Trends To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
In the new year, mobility evolves, the hybrid cloud grows, and big data will need more people skills.
Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
News  |  12/18/2014  | 
Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
Cisco Reveals Analytics Strategy
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Cisco says insights can't wait for data to travel from Internet of Things devices to the data center. Its solution: Analysis at the network's edge.
Intel Launches Internet Of Things Platform
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Chipmaker wants to shape the way Internet-connected devices are designed, deployed, and managed.
IT's Role In The Business Of Things
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Eliminating the time suck associated with mundane tasks wins consumer loyalty. When colleagues knock on your door with ideas, are you ready to support them?
Facial Analysis: Wall Street's Next Big-Data Tool
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
Researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology are analyzing facial expressions of corporate execs, as well as other data streams, to forecast stock market trends.
3D Printing: To The Space Station And Beyond
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Additive technology, or 3D printing, shows great promise in manufacturing products for use in space.
Wearables Make Hardware The New Software
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Wearable devices represent an explosive market opportunity -- and one that is still anyone's game.
Big Data Survey: Trouble Brewing For IT
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Just 30% of respondents say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
The Huge Internet Change You Probably Missed
Commentary  |  11/6/2014  | 
Global networks have subtly morphed from vertical to horizontal architectures, with east-west traffic now dominating north-south. The impact on industry will be profound -- are your providers ready?
Cleveland Clinic Taps IBM's Watson To Fight Cancer
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Cleveland Clinic will use IBM's Watson supercomputer to research cancer and treat patients.
Rise Of Things: IoT's Role In Business Processes
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Consider these three key ways businesses can improve and transform their operations with Internet of things technologies.
MapR Offers Free NoSQL Database
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
MapR-DB is integrated with the MapR NFS-compliant file system and made available with more than 20 different open source components.
SAP Hana Platform Hits IBM Cloud
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
SAP offers Hana Enterprise Cloud on IBM Cloud infrastructure, opening up a new SAP-managed way to run SAP apps on Hana.
Microsoft's Nadella Talks Windows 10, Cloud
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
CEO Satya Nadella says both Windows 10 and Azure will play a role in the Internet of Things. Microsoft will detail its latest cloud strategy at an Oct. 20 event in San Francisco.
IBM Seeks Power Server Revival
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
IBM says aggressive pricing, open source innovation, and new-generation Power8 chips will spark a comeback against x86 hegemony.
MIT's 6-Week Big Data Online Class Wins Fans
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Six-week data science class, just $545, is a hit with thousands of professionals who can't quit their day jobs, school officials say.
Data Science That Makes a Difference
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
Big data is about more than just business. It holds potential to address social problems and improve the lives of people around the world.
Databricks Plans Spark Developers Certification Program
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Databricks says demand for its Spark in-memory analytics platform is skyrocketing, so it's launching its first-ever certification program for professionals.
VMware's Former CTO Herrod On IT's Future
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Steve Herrod explains how his technologist's vision and experience help him pick investments for venture capitalist firm General Catalyst Partners.
Apple Watch And The Dark Side Of Wearables
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Apple Watch and iPhone 6 provide two more powerful platforms to do things like record our voices with little disclosure. Customers deserve better.
Big Data: How To Pick Your Platform
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Hadoop? A high-scale relational database? NoSQL? Event-processing technology? One size doesn't fit all. Here's how to decide.
Teradata Buys Think Big For Big Data Consulting
News  |  9/3/2014  | 
Teradata extends expertise by adding Think Big as its consulting arm for deployments involving Hadoop and other open-source platforms.
Space: Next Big Data Frontier?
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Relaxed regulations and greater affordability soon could fill the skies with satellites put there to collect images and other data for businesses hoping to get a leg up on the competition.
Hearables: Turning Activity Tracking On Its Ear?
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
Users are sick of their activity-tracking wearable devices. But the answer may be as plain as the ear on your head.
Cartoon: Internet Of Things Sees All
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Our cartoonist takes on connected devices at home.
HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers Crank Up Power
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
HP tries to grow its lead in server market with ProLiant Gen9 servers that offer more computing power and lower costs.
Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
Data Driven: Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications Coming Soon
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
For proposed V2V safety systems to work in the real world, a free flow of data between connected cars is essential. Naturally, the devil's in the details.
Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
Dell Pushes Power With New Workstations
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Dell bolsters its workstation comeback with new tower and rack systems that are among the first to feature fast DDR4 RAM.
IT Salary Survey 2014: BI/Analytics
Steal Our Slides  |  8/11/2014  | 
Intelligence/analytics and data integration/warehousing professionals at the staff and managerial level are in demand, feel challenged, and are generally secure and optimistic about their careers. So why is compensation stagnant?
Internet Of Things: Batteries Not Required
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
University of Washington researchers have devised a battery-free way to connect low-powered devices and sensors to the Internet.
5 Priorities For Chief Data Officers
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
IBM says 25% of Fortune 500 firms now employ CDOs, yet many don't know how to structure the role. Research reveals five imperatives.
IBM Chip Mimics The Brain
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
SyNAPSE chip aspires to be as powerful as the human brain without using much power.
What Does Big Data Mean For Banks?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
Traditional data management strategies and storage technologies are holding back big data projects. Try this new approach.
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