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HP Reports Mixed Q4, Its Final Quarter Before Company Splits
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
HP reported mixed results in its final quarter as a single company this week with revenue declines, but promises of more focused efforts in the future as HP Enterprise and HP Inc. pursue separate paths.
IBM, Databricks Advance Apache Spark
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Apache Spark hit two more incremental milestones as the IBM SystemML machine learning engine for Spark was accepted to the Apache Incubator program and Databricks unveiled a preview of its SaaS edition of Spark 1.6.
Equinix Adds Dallas, London To AWS Direct Connect Service
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Direct Connect gives private line access to the AWS cloud, something enterprises are seeking as they send more workloads offsite.
Google Previews Android Studio 2.0
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
The forthcoming revision of Google's Android IDE includes several features to make app development faster.
McGraw-Hill Education Shows How Small Data Trumps Big
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
McGraw-Hill Education's chief digital officer has driven the company's effort to leverage small data to improve student outcomes, teacher insights, and curriculum improvements. Here's why small is better than big.
Amazon Bolsters 'Green Power' Investment With Ohio Wind Farm
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Amazon has launched its fourth renewable energy initiative, a wind farm in Ohio, to increase its data centers' use of green power.
Artificial Intelligence: 10 Things To Know
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Andrew Moore, Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, talks about artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of education.
Windows 10 Enterprise Adoption Will Soar By 2017, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/23/2015  | 
Gartner is predicting the swift and broad enterprise adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, thanks in part to pent-up demand for tablets. This is following similar patterns by Windows XP and Windows 7.
IBM SoftLayer Performance Less Impressive Than Claimed
News  |  11/23/2015  | 
VoltDB's latest cloud performance benchmark claims IBM SoftLayer is 3X faster than Amazon, but that's only true if you compare apples to oranges.
AccuWeather Storms Into Enterprise With Predictive Analytics
News  |  11/23/2015  | 
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' new D3 analytics business unit is predicting more than just the weather. It's capitalizing on what has become one of the company's fastest-growing businesses, predictive analytics-as-a-service, to help clients make business decisions. AccuWeather's chief commercial officer shared the details.
8 Hot Tech Jobs Getting Big Salary Bumps In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015  | 
Engineering jobs to mobile app developer positions are expected to post some of the largest salary gains in 2016, and some tech-related creative careers are not too far behind. Here's a look at eight of those hot jobs.
Data Skills Pay Off, Nate Silver Strikes Again: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/22/2015  | 
Our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 22 spotlights a hiring algorithm that's smarter than hiring managers, identifies which big data skills are worth the most in today's job market, explores whether Donald Trump has a chance to win the US presidential elections, and much more.
Satya Nadella Talks Security, Dynamics AX Updated: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/21/2015  | 
This week Satya Nadella discussed enterprise security, Microsoft joined forces with HP Enterprise, and Dynamics AX was updated for cloud, machine learning, and Power BI.
Amazon Adds Multi-Factor Authentication: Why Now?
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
Amazon has quietly added support for multi-factor authentication for customers using its ecommerce site in the US. Why would the company do this now?
Google Turns To Diane Greene To Lead Cloud Effort
News  |  11/20/2015  | 
Google has picked a member of its board of directors, Diane Greene, to lead a "combined cloud" team in competing for enterprise business.
Containers March Into Mainstream With Security, Management Updates
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
Containers are making unrelenting advances into production systems, thanks to better security and management platforms from the likes of Docker, HP, Red Hat, and VMware.
IBM Aims To Bring Sports Venues Into The Digital Age
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
IBM has announced a consortium of architects, telecoms, and digital designers to bring immersive digital experiences to sporting and entertainment venues. Big Blue also launched a consulting service covering sports, entertainment, and experience.
Salesforce Posts Big Q3 Revenue Growth
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
Cloud-based enterprise software provider Salesforce reported strong revenue growth for the third quarter and raised its revenue guidance for the full year. Here are the details.
Google Tests Streaming Apps From The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/19/2015  | 
In a bid to make content that's buried in apps searchable, Google will stream apps to Android smartphones.
Cloudera Releases Navigator Optimizer Suite In Beta
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
Along with the 5.5 version of its Enterprise big data platform, Cloudera is rolling out a beta version of its Navigation Optimizer data management suite to existing customers.
Microsoft Dynamics AX Upgrade Integrates Power BI, Machine Learning
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
The next generation of Microsoft's Dynamics AX, redesigned for cloud and upgraded with Power BI, Azure Machine Learning, and Cortana, is available for public preview.
8 iPhone Security Apps To Keep Your Data Safe
Slideshows  |  11/19/2015  | 
Keeping your iPhone safe from cracked screens and dings on the outside is hard enough, but with the rise of malware and hackers targeting your precious smartphone, you have to think about securing what's inside. Here are some apps to help you do that.
Microsoft Open Sources Visual Studio Code Beta
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
At its Connect(); conference, Microsoft offered tools that reach beyond Windows and reaffirmed its commitment to cross-platform development.
Forrester: In The Cloud, The Big Get Bigger
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Forrester says cloud challengers will have a hard time competing with incumbents in 2016. AWS, IBM, and Microsoft are "innovating like startups."
Virtual Desktops Make The Grade At USC
Commentary  |  11/18/2015  | 
USC Viterbi School of Engineering is finding that VDI can replace computer labs for high-demand engineering students.
Salesforce Adds New Predictive Analytics To Marketing Cloud
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Salesforce is rolling out new features to its Marketing Cloud this week, leveraging machine learning and data science to add real-time predictive customer scoring and audience segmentation. Here are the details.
TechHire Grants Aim To Make More IT Workers
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
The Department of Labor is offering $100 million to organizations that can teach needed tech skills.
Insider Threats: 10 Ways To Protect Your Data
Slideshows  |  11/18/2015  | 
While IT focuses on outside threats, danger lurks from within -- your employees. Whether intentional or unintentional, data breaches resulting from workers mishandling data can be prevented. Here's a look at 10 ways it can be done effectively.
Comic: Internet Of Annoying Things
Commentary  |  11/17/2015  | 
By the time the hype dies down, maybe the Internet of Things will be a reality.
Docker Tightens Security Over Container Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/17/2015  | 
Docker unveils three ways to make containers more secure, especially when code is changed during its update cycle.
Asus, Google Chromebit Officially Launches For $85
News  |  11/17/2015  | 
The Chromebit, created by Asus and Google, is the latest in a series of PC-on-a-stick devices that boast low prices and compact form-factors. This version will retail for $85.
VMware Open Sources Photon Controller For Container Users
News  |  11/17/2015  | 
VMware's Photon Controller became open source code Nov. 16 in a bid to attract container users who wish to deploy containers with a microvisor.
FTC Scrutinizes Cross-Device Tracking, Possible Privacy Issues
News  |  11/17/2015  | 
The Federal Trade Commission is examining how marketers are using technology like audio beacons to track people across multiple devices.
Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary
Slideshows  |  11/17/2015  | 
Are you a data scientist wondering how your compensation stacks up to your peers? Or are you considering a career shift to data science? Here's a look at how much you can expect to earn.
HP Enterprise Embraces Docker, Containers
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has aligned its offerings from application development to deployment to monitoring and management with Docker container technology.
Rackspace Carina Promises Simplified Containerized Workloads
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
Rackspace opens Carina service, which promises to make it simpler and faster to move containerized workloads to Rackspace and manage them once they are there.
Intel Chief Data Scientist Shares Secrets To Successful Projects
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
Before joining Intel, the company's first-ever Chief Data Scientist created models to predict the stock market, improve glaucoma diagnostics, and include unstructured data in healthcare applications. Here's what Bob Rogers is doing now at Intel and his advice for fellow and future data scientists.
FCC: No Ban On Open Source Firmware
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
The FCC has issued revised rules to clarify its effort to modernize how it regulates radio-frequency devices.
Microsoft PowerPoint Update Includes Designer, Morph Features
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
With Designer and Morph, Microsoft PowerPoint users now have expanded and simplified design options to give their presentations a more polished and cinematic effect.
IBM Datapalooza, Oracle Updates BI Platform: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/15/2015  | 
IBM continued with its Datapalooza roadshow, Oracle released a new version of its BI software with enhanced visualization capabilities, and Informatica rolled out its Big Data Management platform. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 15.
Apple HomeKit Gets First Smoke Detector
Commentary  |  11/14/2015  | 
First Alert rolls out the first smoke/carbon monoxide detector using HomeKit, Apple's smart home platform.
CoreOS Service Scans Containers For Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/13/2015  | 
CoreOS, supplier of a slender Linux for container hosts, has launched a container scanning service capable of detecting vulnerabilities.
Firefox For iPhone, iPad Finally Available
Commentary  |  11/13/2015  | 
Mozilla's pioneering Web browser is now available for iOS devices, but it's a shadow of its desktop self. Mozilla can still influence Web standards and open technology, but its meekness in the mobile world leaves technology users with choices that all look very similar.
6 Ways Big Data Is Driving Personalized Medicine Revolution
Slideshows  |  11/12/2015  | 
Researchers are poised to make huge advances in medicine, particularly in how we treat cancer and arthritis. See how big data and IT are contributing.
Microsoft, Box Partner On Windows 10 File Sharing App
News  |  11/12/2015  | 
File sharing just got easier for Windows 10 users, thanks to Microsoft's partnership with Box. The new app is currently available for PCs and tablets.
IBM Datapalooza Takes Aim At Data Scientist Shortage
News  |  11/12/2015  | 
IBM's quest to create 1 million new data scientists goes forward with a three-day training event and a test bed for taking its show on the road in 2016.
How Robots, Analytics Can Work Side-By-Side
News  |  11/12/2015  | 
Retailers can now count the products on their shelves with the help of a roving robot from Simbe Robotics. The use-cases for automating such drudgery, and tying the findings to an analytics application, have relevance for IT executives across a range of industries.
OpenText Unveils Analytics, Cloud Updates To Suites
News  |  11/11/2015  | 
OpenText will update its enterprise information management software suites to embed analytics capabilities, and to be deployed in the cloud. Executives said these new capabilities will equip customers to compete in the cloud era.
Microsoft's Project Oxford Gets Emotional With Machine Learning, AI
News  |  11/11/2015  | 
Microsoft announces new services in its Project Oxford suite of developer tools based on machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Microsoft Promises Secure Data Center Services In Germany
News  |  11/11/2015  | 
Through a partnership with a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft will bring secure data centers online in two German cities, while circumventing US laws on data collection.
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