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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.
IBM Rolls Out New Job-Cutting Plan In The Netherlands
News  |  7/6/2016  | 
According to a leaked company memo, IBM is imposing involuntary job cuts in the Netherlands for the first time. Does the move serve as a template for Big Blue to impose forced layoffs in regions where local labor laws have made it difficult to impose mandatory cuts?
Aligned Offers Right-Sized Compute, Networking As A Service
News  |  7/6/2016  | 
Aligned Data Centers has a data center in Plano, Texas, that provisions a custom network to match an application.
Predictive Analytics, Wearables Data Driving EHR Growth
News  |  7/6/2016  | 
Electronic health records may not be new, but they are gaining strong adoption. That's driven by trends such as integration with predictive analytics systems and telemedicine.
IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Commentary  |  7/6/2016  | 
A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
Starship Technologies To Test Robot Delivery Service  
News  |  7/6/2016  | 
Pedestrians in several European cities will soon see semi-autonomous robots traveling alongside them, delivering goods for local merchants.
8 Reasons You Need A Security Penetration Test
Slideshows  |  7/6/2016  | 
One of the biggest challenges in IT security is determining whether the tools and configurations you have in place are giving your organization the level of security you require. Here's how penetration testing can help.
Red Hat, Eurotech Team Up On IoT Platform
News  |  7/5/2016  | 
Red Hat and Eurotech have announced a jointly sponsored Eclipse Foundation project: a multi-device IoT platform based on donated Eurotech code.
Apcera Offers Policy Engine For Container Deployments
News  |  7/5/2016  | 
The Trusted Cloud Platform from Apcera imposes policies for each container, then restricts what network traffic can reach them.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: 5 Key Business Features
News  |  7/5/2016  | 
Microsoft will release several major changes in its Windows 10 Anniversary Update. For businesses users, here are five features to try.
The New IT: Driving Business Innovation With Tech 
Commentary  |  7/5/2016  | 
Andi Mann, chief technology advocate at Splunk, sees major changes afoot in how IT and business are aligning. Here, he shares his experiences working with CIOs and other IT leaders as they look to derive real business outcomes from the technology they use every day.
Brexit Threatens London's Data Center Market
News  |  7/4/2016  | 
The future of the UK, and specifically of London, as the leading market for data centers in Europe could be affected by Brexit, according to an analysis by 451 Research. However, the split could also provide opportunities for the US.
'No-Cloud' Policies Will Nearly Disappear By 2020, Gartner Says
News  |  7/4/2016  | 
Within three years, more than 30% of the world's 100 largest vendors are expected to shift software investments from a cloud-first strategy to a cloud only strategy, according to Gartner.
10 IT Hiring Plans For Second Half Of 2016
Slideshows  |  7/4/2016  | 
While CIOs say they expect to see a slight dip in IT hiring plans for the last six months of this year, according to resent survey results, one tech recruiter says the outlook appears positive. Here's a closer look at CIO hiring plans for the remaining months of 2016, including layoffs, the most in-demand IT skills, and the hottest regions.
Watson, WebEx Mashup, Hadoop Summit: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/3/2016  | 
IBM Watson gets close with Cisco WebEx to improve collaboration. Hortonworks rolls out updates and initiatives at Hadoop Summit. MapR offers an update to please admins. MongoDB Atlas goes live with a managed cloud-based MongoDB service. It's all in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 3, 2016.
Tesla Autopilot Crash Under NHTSA Investigation
Commentary  |  7/2/2016  | 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident involving a Tesla being driven under autopilot.
IBM Opens Blockchain-Oriented, Bluemix Garage In NYC
News  |  7/1/2016  | 
This week, IBM added a seventh "garage" for developers. Big Blue is opening a BlueMix Garage in New York City that will focus on financial services, including the use of blockchain technology.
Uber App Update To Track Driver Behavior
News  |  7/1/2016  | 
The update is designed to capture data about how Uber's drivers operate their vehicles -- measuring braking, acceleration, and speed.
Cloud Computing Profit Requires Trust Of Technology
News  |  7/1/2016  | 
A Google-backed survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit finds that profiting from cloud computing requires trust in the technology.
Google-Backed Undersea Cable Now Connects US, Japan
News  |  6/30/2016  | 
The Google-backed underwater cable connecting Japan and the US can transmit data at 60 terabits per second and spans nearly 5,600 miles.
Amazon's Elastic File System Is Now Generally Available
News  |  6/30/2016  | 
This week, Amazon announced that it is moving its Elastic File System out of preview and offering it for general use. The new file system offering is available in three AWS regions.
Hortonworks Commits To Microsoft's Azure Cloud
News  |  6/30/2016  | 
Hadoop distributor Hortonworks announced a deeper partnership with cloud giant Microsoft, a new consortium to create an open source genomics project for precision medicine, and new enterprise features in its Hortonworks Data Platform update at this week's Hadoop Summit.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella: 6 Must-Have AI Design Principles
News  |  6/30/2016  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wrote an essay published in Slate in which he emphasized AI should not be feared but embraced. He outlined six principles and goals AI research must follow.
10 Hot Smartphones To Consider Now
Slideshows  |  6/30/2016  | 
Although smartphone sales have been on the decline recently, there is no shortage of options. Here are 10 hot models worth a look.
Google Reportedly Building Internet Speed Test Into Search
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
Google wants to give its users the ability test their internet speed right from the search application. In order to do this, the company is partnering with M-Lab to make it a reality.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Slated For Aug. 2
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
Microsoft plans to mark the first year of its latest OS with several new features in a Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Red Hat Enlarges OpenShift Container Management
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
Red Hat has integrated container storage, single-machine development, and security into its software stack for developers using Docker containers.
Box Shuttle Offers Route To Cloud
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
By offering a migration service, Box says it hopes to help enterprises with legacy baggage make a journey toward cloud computing.
Salesforce Offers Lightning Add-In For Microsoft Outlook
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
Salesforce's Lightning add-in for Outlook's inbox lets users access, search, and sync Salesforce information without toggling between multiple applications.
Big Value From Software-Defined Storage Requires New Skills
Partner Perspectives  |  6/29/2016  | 
As software-defined storage continues to emerge in the enterprise, the enterprise itself will need to become more capable.
Brexit: Will Cloud Vendors Hear London Calling?
Commentary  |  6/29/2016  | 
The Brexit vote could impose changes on how cloud providers operate within the UK, but those changes might not be as bad as people fear. However, a lot depends on whether England follows the European Union's data privacy regulations.
Forced Windows 10 Upgrade Costs Microsoft $10,000
News  |  6/28/2016  | 
Microsoft is paying out $10,000 after a woman sued when a forced upgrade caused her computer to crash.
MongoDB SaaS Version, Native Spark Connector Unveiled
News  |  6/28/2016  | 
NoSQL database MongoDB is adding a new cloud-based elastic SaaS version to its delivery options. The company is also announcing a native connector to Apache Spark during its MongoDB World event.
IoT Attracts 6.2 Million Developers Worldwide: Evans Data
News  |  6/28/2016  | 
The number of developers worldwide who are turning their attention to the Internet of Things has increased 34% in the past 12 months, according to Evans Data.
Google Project Bloks Looks To Push Code Literacy For Kids
News  |  6/28/2016  | 
A research project being developed by Google and others strives to teach computational thinking.
8 Smart Ways To Use Prescriptive Analytics
Slideshows  |  6/28/2016  | 
Somewhere between blind faith and skepticism is the world of prescriptive analytics. Here, machine-generated action items and potential outcomes meet human decision-making. Finding the right balance between algorithms and common sense can be tricky, so consider these tips.
Intel Could Shed Security Division Based On McAfee
News  |  6/27/2016  | 
In a move to refocus its efforts, the chip giant is reportedly planning to sell its Intel Security unit that was based on its acquisition of antivirus software operation McAfee nearly six years ago.
Robots, AI Won't Destroy Jobs, Yet
News  |  6/27/2016  | 
Cognitive systems will only eliminate a small portion of jobs in the near future, according to Forrester. But the impact will still be significant.
Budgets, Business Needs Drive IT Workloads Off-Premises
News  |  6/27/2016  | 
The Uptime Institute's 2016 survey found the shift of enterprise workloads to off-premises sites may occur faster than anticipated as organizations grapple with a need for agility in an era of tightened IT budgets.
Brexit And Tech: What Lies Ahead?
Commentary  |  6/27/2016  | 
British voters have decided to leave the EU. What will that mean for enterprise IT?
Hadoop Public Cloud Service, Couchbase Updated: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/26/2016  | 
BlueData embraces the enterprise with a big data hybrid service for public cloud. Couchbase updates server with features that bridge SQL and NoSQL. Samsung bets big on IoT. Dell sells Statistica. It's our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 26, 2016.
The Brexit Effect: 8 Ways Tech Will Feel The Pain
Slideshows  |  6/26/2016  | 
Brexit -- the vote by the UK to exit the European Union -- will have far-reaching impact on the enterprise tech business, not only in Europe and the UK, but also in the US and Asia for companies doing business in the region.
Brexit Ripples Through Tech Community
News  |  6/25/2016  | 
UK voters gave a thumbs up for leaving the European Union, generating concerns in the tech community over the ease of finding jobs and potential company relocations.
Edge Browser Power Results, Azure Data Protection: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/25/2016  | 
This week Microsoft touted the benefits of its Edge browser and added a mobile wallet feature to its Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company promised to protect data throughout its life cycle, from the point of creation, through the cloud, and onto your mobile device, with new features baked into its Azure offering.
Red Hat Announces 3Scale Acquisition, $1 Billion Stock Buy-Back
News  |  6/24/2016  | 
This week, Red Hat announced new financial results that showed 18% revenue growth, the acquisition of 3Scale, and a $1 billion buy-back of its common stock.
Zynga Adopts Aurora Database, More Amazon Services
News  |  6/24/2016  | 
Zynga migrated back to the cloud a year ago. Now, however, the company is finding it hard to do without managed services, such as the Aurora database.
Microsoft Azure Information Protection Unveiled
News  |  6/23/2016  | 
The Redmond giant announces a new service to provide data protection based on a company's policies, as information is created, moved to the cloud and shared with employees, partners and customers devices.
Microsoft Flow For iOS Aims To Help Apps Play Nice
Commentary  |  6/23/2016  | 
It's remarkable how poorly software-based products and services communicate. With the introduction of Flow for iOS on Wednesday, Microsoft is taking another step toward enabling applications to play nice.
IoT Revenue May Reach $357 Billion By 2018
News  |  6/23/2016  | 
The internet of things is gaining traction in a number of industries, but IoT investments in three areas will be particularly large, according to IDC.
9 Tools To Help You Build A Better Bot
Slideshows  |  6/23/2016  | 
AI-fueled automation is all the rage in customer service, but a bot gone wrong can do your business more harm than good. We spotlight the better bot platforms presently available to help keep your automation ambitions in line with what your customers really want.
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