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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Talks Up Its Containers At DockerCon
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
At the DockerCon show this week in Seattle, Microsoft took the stage to tout its ability to run containers on its Azure cloud and the company's overall support for the technology.
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