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Using Business Intelligence To Change Student Lives
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Nashville Metropolitan schools are building a framework for student success using a data analysis foundation.
Big Data Demands Big Computing
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Big data has been around a long time. Here are four best practices to help you tap into the big computing power that is finally unlocking value.
Samsung Galaxy S6: Fast And Fashionable
Slideshows  |  3/1/2015  | 
The latest flagship smartphone from Samsung gets its big reveal on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2015. Let us count the ways that it shines.
iCloud Apps Welcome Windows, Not Android
News  |  2/28/2015  | 
Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are now accessible to Windows users, even if they don't also have an Apple device.
Video: Net Neutrality, Celebrity Geek Hobbies, Secure Payments
Commentary  |  2/27/2015  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds delves into the FCC’s net neutrality vote, reveals secret nerdy hobbies of the stars, and checks the state of secure payment systems.
MySQL Cluster: An In-Memory, NoSQL Pioneer?
News  |  2/27/2015  | 
MySQL Cluster was NoSQL and in-memory before those became fashionable, according to Oracle. Now those traits stand out in MySQL Cluster 7.4.
Net Neutrality Rules Pass, FCC Readies For Fight
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
The decision to reclassify ISPs under FCC regulations represents a triumph for open Internet activists.
Google AI Teaches Itself Atari Video Games
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Using a single learning algorithm, Google's AI agent has developed its video game skills to the point where it can beat most human players in dozens of different games.
Salesforce Service Cloud, Analytics Cloud Power Fast Growth
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Salesforce claims its Service Cloud is ousting SAP and Oracle while the Wave Analytics Cloud is driving seven- and eight-figure deals.
Net Neutrality Vote Won't End Debate
Commentary  |  2/26/2015  | 
The FCC is slated to approve a controversial plan for net neutrality -- but that won't be the end of the matter.
4 DARPA Projects We Love
Slideshows  |  2/25/2015  | 
Space exploration, self-driving vehicles, advanced biometrics, and robotics are among the cool projects in the works at DARPA that are likely to have applications in the enterprise, too.
Android For Work Brings Google To The Office
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
The company aims to make Android better suited to the demands of businesses.
Big Data Tempest In A Teapot
Commentary  |  2/25/2015  | 
Hadoop and big data community infighting won't attract enterprise adoption. It's time to raise the level of discourse.
Pebble Sets Kickstarter Record As Apple Watch Approaches
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
A crowdfunded startup aims to hold its own amid an increasingly competitive smartwatch market.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant 2015 Spots Market Turmoil
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
As companies embrace Tableau and Qlik, will the reporting platforms like BusinessObjects, Cognos, and MicroStrategy be left behind? Gartner sees conflicting needs and deployment practices.
Mobile Apps Remain Vulnerable For Months
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
Developers are failing to respond quickly to reports of security flaws, Trojans are infecting corporate devices at an alarming rate, and even mundane data about your device's power consumption could threaten your privacy.
No, AI Won’t Kill Us All
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
When famous technologists and scientists fear the menace of thinking machines, it's time to worry, right? Not really, because computers lack the imagination to wreak havoc, says one AI expert.
7 Emerging Technologies IT Should Study Now
Slideshows  |  2/23/2015  | 
Staying on top of current technologies means anticipating future ones. Here, we look at seven technologies IT should be studying right now. One (or more) of these may well be the next big trend in the industry.
Gartner Advanced Analytics Quadrant 2015: Gainers, Losers
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms 2015 has Microsoft, Alpine, and Alteryx moving up, Oracle MIA.
Google Inbox Goes To Work
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
Google Apps for Work customers will soon be able to try Inbox by Gmail.
Philly311 Helpline Focuses On Social Interactions
Commentary  |  2/20/2015  | 
System integrator Unisys used the Salesforce Community Cloud to allow new options for citizens to contact and interact with the City of Philadelphia.
Why Kaspersky’s Bank Robbery Report Should Scare Us All
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
So, you don't work for a financial institution? Don't think you're off the hook for the kind of theft discussed by Kaspersky. Banks are certainly not the only organizations moving around massive amounts of money every day.
FAA Rules Should Spur Drone Experiments
Commentary  |  2/17/2015  | 
IT should take the proposed FAA rules as an invitation to get companies exploring how to use drones and similar semi-autonomous gadgets.
H-1B Overhaul Increases US Dependence On Skilled Foreign Workers
Commentary  |  2/17/2015  | 
High tech OEMs are looking for skilled workers from all over the world. New H-1B visa guidelines offer an opportunity to bring in a wealth of new talent.
Android To Become 'Workhorse' Of Cybercrime
Commentary  |  2/16/2015  | 
Android and Windows laptops dead even in infection rates for the year 2014.
Obama, Tim Cook, Others Debate Sharing Cyber Security Data
News  |  2/14/2015  | 
The Obama White House wants more effective sharing of cyber security data between the public and private sectors. Despite some snubs, Apple's Tim Cook spoke at a special summit on the issue.
Teradata Talks Apps, But Don't Think AppExchange
News  |  2/13/2015  | 
Teradata Aster App Center is a collection of app templates, not a platform-as-a-service developer community. Here's the lowdown on 29 apps for six industries.
Anthem Hack: Lessons For IT Leaders
Commentary  |  2/12/2015  | 
There are two key lessons that IT can learn from the Anthem breach.
MemSQL, VoltDB Vie For In-Memory Big Data Role
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
MemSQL, VoltDB present in-memory databases as alternatives to a menagerie of "science projects" used in real-time big data apps. Is SQL simpler?
10 Hot Cities For IT Pros In 2015
Slideshows  |  2/11/2015  | 
Sure, Silicon Valley is a hotspot for tech workers. But it's far from the only one, according to top tech recruiters. See if your town makes the list.
Data Scientist: STEM Boys Club Open To Women
News  |  2/10/2015  | 
Data scientist Laurie Skelly says STEM is still largely a boy’s club, but that’s changing.
Smart Cars Vulnerable To Security Hacks, Report Finds
Commentary  |  2/9/2015  | 
A US senator's report finds that carmakers are leaving vehicles open to intrusive attacks that can steal personal data and take over controls.
Apple Watch: 11 Sweet Gadgets To Buy Instead
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015  | 
The Apple Watch is coming soon. Lovely though it may be, there are other nifty devices to consider instead.
10 In-Memory Database Options Power Speedy Performance
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015  | 
From Altibase to VoltDB, and covering options from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP, we wrap up leading in-memory databases and add-on options. When you need speed, here are 10 tools to choose.
Ubuntu Smartphone: Small Player Debuts In A Big Game
News  |  2/7/2015  | 
Following a failed crowdfunding effort, Canonical is ready to release the first smartphone based on its popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Can it compete against the likes of Apple iPhone and Android devices?
Video: Net Neutrality, Apple Malware & InformationWeek Live
Commentary  |  2/6/2015  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at legal challenges to the FCC’s regulatory proposal, discusses new malware that targets Apple iOS, and invites you to InformationWeek’s live radio show.
IBM Watson Cloud Gains Eyes, Ears, And A Voice
News  |  2/6/2015  | 
IBM Watson developer cloud adds speech-to-text, text-to-speech, visual recognition, and decision services. Will businesses build their own Jeopardy apps?
Net Neutrality: 4 Legal Challenges To Consider
Slideshows  |  2/5/2015  | 
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler unveiled a new open Internet proposal on Wednesday, and carriers are gearing up for battles in court. Here, we look at four legal arguments we can expect to see, and give you our best guesses about how they'll fare in court.
Silicon Valley Expands Unevenly
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Income inequality grows even in Silicon Valley, but there's no bubble ahead.
FCC Net Neutrality Push Rattles AT&T, Verizon
Commentary  |  2/5/2015  | 
AT&T, Verizon and other wireless network operators aren't happy with the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules, and they were quick to threaten legal action.
SAP Clarifies S/4Hana Release Dates, Licensing Terms
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
SAP's Bernd Leukert sets the record straight on S/4Hana availability, licensing terms, and what upgrades current Business Suite customers can expect.
FCC Net Neutrality Salvo: Reclassify Broadband Providers
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
Wheeler's proposed rules would classify broadband providers as common carriers, meaning they would be subject to the same open access rules that currently regulate telecommunications companies.
Who's Your IT Hero?
Commentary  |  2/4/2015  | 
We're honoring that person who brings something special to your IT shop and your company. Nominate him or her for our first-ever IT Hero award.
The Ecosystem Wins In Educational Mobile
Commentary  |  2/4/2015  | 
Educators and their tech staff look to management ecosystems rather than device features when it comes to making mobile device decisions.
SAP S/4Hana: Big Bet On 'Simplified' ERP
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
SAP S/4Hana promises in-memory performance, mobile-friendly interfaces, cloud deployment options, and, most of all, simplicity. Will customers upgrade from old apps running on Oracle?
White House Revises Rules For Intelligence Gathering
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
Intelligence agencies like the NSA face data-retention limits and privacy training.
MongoDB Eyes Bigger, Faster NoSQL Deployments
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
MongoDB 3.0 release promises improved scalability, speed, and manageability through new storage engine options and Ops Manager DBA software.
The Value Of IT In The 'We Economy'
Commentary  |  2/2/2015  | 
Accenture sees the boundaries between industries dissolving as connected devices proliferate. How will this change the value proposition for IT in your organization?
Social Media Betrays Your Credit Card Activity: Study
News  |  1/31/2015  | 
Using time and location data culled from social media posts or other sources, researchers say they can identify your purchases from amongst anonymized transaction data.
Microsoft Upgrades Azure SQL Database Service
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
Microsoft cloud-database service nears parity with on-premises Microsoft SQL Server with support for larger databases and in-memory performance.
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