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Hudl Sports Video Analysis Service Grows Fast On Amazon
News  |  7/22/2016  | 
Fast-growing Hudl provides coaches and athletes with key feedback based on its customers' video uploaded to the cloud. Like many other startups, the company relies on Amazon Web Services for its backend support.
Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs
News  |  7/22/2016  | 
Developers interested in creating apps that understand text or speech can look to Google's cloud for tools -- the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. The two offerings have now advanced into open beta status.
Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P 
News  |  7/21/2016  | 
The Redmond giant is wrapping up the final stages of migrating its Skype VoIP service to the cloud from its peer-to-peer backbone. The move will allow the company to offer new services including mobile group video calling and Skype Bots.
Many Businesses Using AI Without Realizing It
News  |  7/21/2016  | 
Businesses see AI as a future investment, even though most organizations are actually already using it, a study finds.
Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Commentary  |  7/21/2016  | 
Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
News  |  7/21/2016  | 
SAP second quarter earnings showed no sign of weakness from the recent Brexit vote in the UK. Instead, the company's revenue and earnings grew as SAP added new customers, particularly for its S/4 HANA platform.
10 Hot Security Technologies Enterprises Need Now
Slideshows  |  7/21/2016  | 
With security threats increasingly becoming more advanced, research firm Gartner outlines the top 10 technologies that should be deployed to take advantage of digital business opportunities while managing risk.
Google's DeepMind AI Cuts Data Center Power Bills
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
Google uses its DeepMind artificial intelligence to slice nearly half of the amount of energy used for cooling its data centers, improving its overall power usage effectiveness (PUE) by 15%.
Imperson Chatbot Platform For Enterprises Released
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
Imperson.ai aspires to make it easier for enterprises to create and manage their bots designed for popular social platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Twitter.
Microsoft Cloud Drives $22.6 Billion In Revenue
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
Microsoft reported gains in its booming cloud business that propelled revenue to $22.6 billion and made up for declines in mobile phone earnings.
Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.
GE Plans Software Platform For Creating 'Digital Twins'
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
GE already uses an internal platform for modeling jet engines, turbines, and other physical assets. Now, the company will be offering it as a service by the end of 2017.
Microsoft Azure Wins Boeing's Cloud Business
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
Boeing is set to move its extensive portfolio of digital solutions to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, with an aim to improve the operation and efficiency of its airlines customers.
VMware's 2Q Results Show Upticks In NSX, Mobile Management Adoption
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
VMware reported solid results for its second quarter, with upticks in licenses, virtualized workspaces, mobility management, and NSX networking.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
Obama Administration May Allow Foreign Search Warrants On US Tech Firms
News  |  7/18/2016  | 
Under a proposed plan, foreign governments would have the right to serve search warrants on US tech companies for email and wiretaps. The deal would also give the US "reciprocal" authority to search data in other countries.
Gene-Sequencer Illumina Builds Knowledge Base On Amazon
News  |  7/18/2016  | 
Illumina is the largest sequencer of human genes. At the recent Amazon Summit, Alex Dickinson, the company's senior vice president of strategic initiatives, spoke of using Amazon's cloud to get results faster.
EU Data Protection Law May End The Unknowable Algorithm
News  |  7/18/2016  | 
Slated to take effect as law across the EU in 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation could require companies to explain their algorithms to avoid unlawful discrimination.
Data Science Skills Gap, Pokémon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/17/2016  | 
The data and analytics skills gap is an obstacle to achieving digital transformation, according to a Gartner survey; Microsoft is looking to fill that skills gap with a new online degree program; and Pokémon Go's creator shares the secrets behind how the game's maps were created.
Microsoft Prevails Over Government In Overseas Email Case
News  |  7/15/2016  | 
The federal appeals court decision favors Microsoft's decision to refuse federal government access to email hosted on a server in Ireland, despite the issuance of a warrant. The case may push Congress to revamp laws in an era where data is stored in the cloud.
Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program
News  |  7/15/2016  | 
Microsoft is addressing the shortage of workers with data science skills with a new professional degree program offered online. The company said the data science degree will serve as a pilot for future offerings.
Google Hit With New Round Of Antitrust Charges In EU 
News  |  7/15/2016  | 
The European Commission has elaborated on its issues with Google's shopping service, contending that Google's AdSense requirements hinder competition.
Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines  
Slideshows  |  7/15/2016  | 
If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.
AWS Expands Database Migration Service, Adds Replication
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
At the Amazon Summit in Santa Clara this week, General Manager Matt Wood explained how much Amazon's Database Migration Service is being used and how the company is adding more resources for data migration.
IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
DigitalOcean Adds Separate Block Storage As A Service
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
DigitalOcean is adding an SSD storage service that can be provisioned separately from the virtual server, giving customers more flexibility.
Facebook CIO Likes Microsoft Office 365
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
Facebook and Microsoft have inked a deal to migrate the social media giant's 13,000 employees to Office 365. Facebook will continue to use its own collaborative tools instead of Skype for Business and Yammer.
Microsoft Tests Natural Language IFTTT Alternative
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
Conditional Action Programmer (CAP), an experimental project from Microsoft's Technology and Research group, offers a way to automate app interactions using natural language rather than code.
10 Hot SaaS Security Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/13/2016  | 
Leveraging cloud-based security services is helping to solve some major stumbling blocks when it comes to providing a robust architecture for organizations. To help you navigate your options, we're spotlighting 10 SaaS security startups whose tools are worth a look.
Microsoft, IBM Team Up For Surface Enterprise Push
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
Microsoft put the focus on business customers with Surface as a Service, partnerships with IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton, and new Windows 10 options at WPC 2016.
Amazon Echo, Sisense Integration Connects BI With IoT
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
Business intelligence platform provider Sisense is taking user self-service for analytics to the next level through integration with Amazon Echo and IoT devices.
Chef Automate Combines Three Tools Into One
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
Chef has combined its popular configuration server with Chef Delivery and Chef Compliance to produce a more automated code workflow.
Robot Stingray Moves To The Beat Of A Rat's Heart
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
A tiny robotic stingray powered by light-activated rat heart muscle cells could help advance artificial heart research.
12 Barriers To Real-Time Analytics
Slideshows  |  7/12/2016  | 
As organizations look to stay competitive by expanding their use of real-time analytics, implementation becomes a challenge. Finding options to effectively serve your company over the long term is often more difficult than it appears. We've identified 12 common obstacles you'll want to avoid as your company pursues real-time analytics.
Microsoft, GE Partnership Targets Industrial Cloud
News  |  7/11/2016  | 
Microsoft and GE have announced a partnership that will make GE's Predix, a platform for the industrial internet, available on Azure.
Datadog Turns Its Eye Toward Microsoft's Azure Cloud
News  |  7/11/2016  | 
Datadog, the Amazon Web Services third-party monitoring service, is now moving to meet increasing demand for metrics from Microsoft's Azure cloud.
10 ERP Players Shaping The Market
Slideshows  |  7/11/2016  | 
ERP is a foundational technology for enterprises. After years of consolidation and rivalries, the landscape has evolved tremendously. Cloud-based vendors jumping into the mix could usher in a new wave of market disruption. Here are 10 major ERP players you should know.
Google's Machine Learning Buy, Alteryx Updates: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/10/2016  | 
Google accelerates its machine learning efforts with acquisition, Alteryx and H2O.ai both enhance their platforms, and EHR growth continues to be driven by predictive analytics and wearables. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 10, 2016.
Google Acquires Anvato, A Video Software Startup
News  |  7/8/2016  | 
Google is looking to bolster its footing in the OTT video market with the purchase of Silicon Valley startup Anvato. The deal will help Google compete with similar services from Microsoft's Azure cloud.
AWS Helps Fermilab Researchers 'See' Neutrino Particles
News  |  7/8/2016  | 
Researchers at the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory are using Amazon Web Services' cloud to help better understand neutrinos and to get a glimpse at what these elusive particles looks like.
Cloud Spending Will Top $37 Billion In 2016, IDC Reports
News  |  7/8/2016  | 
A new forecast from IDC finds that spending on public and private cloud infrastructure will increase more than 15% this year, for a total of $37.1 billion. By 2020, IDC forecasts that spending on cloud services will nearly equal what is spent on traditional IT.
SAP Customer Satisfaction Findings May Point To Larger Trend  
News  |  7/8/2016  | 
Nucleus Research conducted in-depth interviews with some 40 SAP customers to prepare a report which found that six out of 10 would not buy SAP again. Here's a closer look what it means.
Beyond BlackBerry: Outdated Tech The Feds Should Dump
Slideshows  |  7/8/2016  | 
The US Senate is finally ditching BlackBerry devices. Now, if only the rest of the government could leave the past behind. Here's a look at outdated tech still being used by federal agencies, including the military and the IRS.
Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide
News  |  7/7/2016  | 
Gartner's updated IT spending forecast for 2016 is slightly improved, but the research firm warned that it doesn't account for the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote will dampen IT spending worldwide.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Combines CRM, ERP
News  |  7/7/2016  | 
The Redmond giant is folding its CRM and ERP cloud services into one cloud service dubbed Microsoft Dynamics 365.
AWS S3, Data Transfer Among Its Most Popular Services: Report
News  |  7/7/2016  | 
AWS users liked S3 and Data Transfer, but customers were less impressed with Kinesis Streams, according to a report by third-party management platform for AWS customers, 2nd Watch.
Google Buys Machine Learning Startup Moodstocks
News  |  7/7/2016  | 
Google has acquired Paris-based machine learning startup Moodstocks as part of its ongoing effort to improve visual recognition technology.
Industrial IoT: The Next 30 Years Of IT
Industrial IoT: The Next 30 Years Of IT
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/7/2016  | 
InformationWeek Executive Editor Curtis Franklin spoke with Senior Editor Sara Peters about how IoT is changing everything we know in IT, especially in the industrial enterprise. From, predictive analytics, to security, to ROI, here's why the next 30 years of IT starts with IoT.
12 Ways To Cultivate A Data-Savvy Workforce
Slideshows  |  7/7/2016  | 
Organizations aspiring to become data-driven need to take a close look at their HR practices. If your company's hiring and retention standards aren't keeping up with the times, you may be losing valuable job candidates and employees. To minimize the pitfalls of building a data-savvy workforce, consider these tips.
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