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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 Public Cloud Providers Rain On Users
News  |  7/1/2015  | 
A Forrester study finds corporate customers are largely dissatisfied with their primary public cloud providers.
IT Spending Reports Show A Tech Market In Transition
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Gartner is predicting that worldwide spending on information technology will decline 5.5%, while Forrester has revised its US tech market projections down slightly.
AWS Building Massive Data Center In India
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
AWS is planning to build a massive data center in India to help expand its cloud computing services to customers there and around the world.
Google Says Yelp-Backed Study Is Flawed
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Conflicting claims fly as European antitrust officials await a response to objections from Google.
IoT Makes Motorcycles, Helmets Safer, Smarter
Commentary  |  6/30/2015  | 
Most of the IoT discussion has focused on connected cars, but motorcycles and other vehicles are getting into the market with surprising results.
Google's Android Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google over Android now returns to a lower court.
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.
Amazon Wants Developers Creating Alexa Apps
Commentary  |  6/26/2015  | 
Amazon is looking to expand its Alexa personal assistant beyond Echo by appealing to developers and leveraging AWS.
IBM, Box Cloud Partnership: What It Means
Commentary  |  6/26/2015  | 
IBM and Box enter a partnership to bring mobile storage and sharing to the enterprise cloud.
Linux Foundation Funds Internet Security Advances
News  |  6/25/2015  | 
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has selected three security-oriented projects to receive a total of $500,000 in funding.
Windows 2003 Server End Of Support: What IT Needs To Know
Slideshows  |  6/25/2015  | 
Many systems administrators will look at migrating from Windows Server 2003 as a daunting task. It should instead be seen as a chance to review your hardware, software, and deployment options. Here are seven things you need to know.
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.
Docker To Defang Root Privilege Access
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Dockerís upcoming 1.8 release will answer security concerns by separating a running container's root privilege from that of its owner to avoid the owner becoming a "Superuser."
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.
Gmail Undo Send Plus 3 More Improvements We Need
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
The "Undo Send" feature in Gmail graduated from beta status on June 23. That's nice, but here are three features that business users really need from Google's email service.
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.
Docker Adds Container Networking, Deployment Options
News  |  6/23/2015  | 
Docker gives its container platform a DevOps flavor with multi-host networking and the ability to deploy into the cloud.
Salesforce Vs. The Competition: A CRM Primer
Slideshows  |  6/23/2015  | 
Salesforce.com is a leader in providing cloud-based enterprise software applications and platform services. How does it stack up to the competition? Here's how.
Big Data Moves Toward Real-Time Analysis
Commentary  |  6/23/2015  | 
The data warehouse, as valuable as it is, is history. The most valuable data will be that which is collected and analyzed during the customer interaction, not the review afterward.
Amazon Applies Machine Learning To Improve Reviews
News  |  6/23/2015  | 
Amazon.com has for several years capitalized on machine learning for its recommendations that come with customer purchases on the retail site. Now, it's extending those efforts to product reviews and star ratings to enhance customer experiences.
Docker, CoreOS Bury The Hatchet For Container Spec
News  |  6/22/2015  | 
Container rivals Docker and CoreOS, plus 18 other organizations, link arms behind a common container specification.
VMware Brings More Tools To Docker Development
News  |  6/22/2015  | 
VMware courts Docker-oriented developers with a developer hypervisor, AppCatalyst, and deployment workflow, Bonneville.
IBM Aims To Ease Data Sharing For Police, Emergency Services
News  |  6/22/2015  | 
IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.
Google, Microsoft, Mozilla Want A Faster Web
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
Google wants to keep you from leaving the Web by delivering a faster experience.
CIOs And Security: Time To Rethink The Processes?
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
Businesses need to develop new security responses to address gigantic attacks, and the CIO is in the best position to lead the way.
IBM Takes Bluemix To Europe Via Sogeti
News  |  6/19/2015  | 
IBM allies with major European IT-advising partner Sogeti to offer the Bluemix platform to developers in 15 countries.
Oracle's Financials Detail Its Cloud Computing Future
Commentary  |  6/18/2015  | 
For IT professionals, as well as the CIOs who sign off on expensive Oracle technology, the companyís new cloud strategy is a sea change worth watching.
Salesforce Launches 'Wave Analytics' App
News  |  6/18/2015  | 
Salesforce taps its new Wave Cloud with its first analytics application, Sales Wave Analytics, which draws data from many sources.
'Leap Second' Clocks In On June 30
News  |  6/17/2015  | 
It doesn't sound like a big deal, but every second counts in the Network Time Protocol upon which the Internet and all apps that synch with it are based.
10 Online Cloud Computing Courses To Get Ahead
Slideshows  |  6/17/2015  | 
Cloud is the talk of the IT industry. Check out these online courses to give you the knowledge you need to take advantage of the trend.
The Evolution Of Hybrid IT
Commentary  |  6/16/2015  | 
A conversation with James Walker, president of OpenCloud Connect and VP of Managed Network Services at Tata Communications.
Adobe Upgrades Creative Cloud Apps, Launches Stock
News  |  6/16/2015  | 
Adobe's major Creative Cloud update stretches across 15 applications and includes new tools for iOS and Android users.
VMware Launches Mobile Identity Management
News  |  6/16/2015  | 
VMware's new Identity Management product taps into its AirWatch acquisition to offer a single sign-on system for mobile device management.
Amazon Adds Supersize General-Purpose Servers
News  |  6/15/2015  | 
Amazon Web Service expanded its virtual server offerings again with M4s, a much larger version of its general-purpose M3s.
Cloud Whispering: Beyond Force-Feeding IT Staff
Commentary  |  6/15/2015  | 
Are there still doubters in your IT organization when it comes to cloud computing? It's not unusual. Here are more tips to help overcome that doubt.
IBM Bets On Apache Spark As 'The Future Of Enterprise Data'
News  |  6/15/2015  | 
The key problem Spark resolves is access to data across the enterprise. IBM initiatives include providing courses to train 1 million data scientists and engineers to use it.
Google GCP Customers Sungard, PwC Share Use Cases
News  |  6/14/2015  | 
At the Google Next event in New York City, executives from Sungard and PwC talked about how they're applying the company's cloud platform to meet enterprise-scale big data needs.
Facebook Infer Bug Detection Tool Is Now Open Source
News  |  6/12/2015  | 
For Facebook, open-sourcing Infer represents a gesture of goodwill toward the developer community and advances the eventual goal of automated software verification. Doing so should also lead to improvements in Infer through external contributions.
Big Data Systems House Sensitive Data, Security Exposures
News  |  6/12/2015  | 
SANS Institute survey concludes 73% of big data systems contain personal information, recommends tighter controls.
Q&A: Nina Bjornstad, Country Manager For The UK And Ireland, Google For Work
Commentary  |  6/11/2015  | 
The Google exec discusses how businesses can harness the potential of collaboration, transparency, and emerging technology.
iOS Mail App Vulnerable To Phishing Bug
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
An unpatched bug in Apple's Mail app for iOS mobile devices could easily fool users into giving up their iCloud passwords to phishing hackers.
Airbnb Creates Hadoop Workflow System: Airflow
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
Airflow workflow system for managing tasks is Airbnb's answer to monitoring the progress of jobs and ensuring that batches run properly in Hadoop.
HP Discover 2015: What We Learned
Commentary  |  6/11/2015  | 
HP Discover is HP's largest annual meeting. Announcements were of the "continuing evolution" sort, though they're likely to make HP customers happy as everyone works through the implications of the two Hewlett-Packards yet to come.
AI Creates Jobs: Study
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
For knowledge workers, whose jobs consist of many tasks, the automation of a single task frees them to focus on other responsibilities. A survey of business leaders finds enthusiasm for AI as a creator of jobs and a way to deal with data.
Daimler Joins Tesla In Home Battery Market
News  |  6/10/2015  | 
The German automaker plans to offer energy storage units based on Mercedes technology to homes and businesses.
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