HPE Spins Off Services As Tech Giants Slim Down
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's plan to spin off its IT Outsourcing and services group and merge that group with CSC will make the remaining HPE a leaner, more focused company. It's a strategy other tech giants have pursued as well. But what about the downsides?
US Spending Billions To Keep Outdated Tech Alive
A report by the Government Accountability Office finds a number of government agencies are spending billions of dollars each year to run their departments using antiquated tech, including 8-inch floppy disks and Windows Server 2003.
HPE Spinning Off Enterprise Services, Posts Positive Q2 Earnings
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will spin off its Enterprise Services business and merge it with CSC, creating a $26 billion IT services giant. The company made the announcement in conjunction with its second-quarter earnings report, which saw quarterly revenues rise year-over-year for the first time in five years.
ISS Milestone: 10 Images From 100,000 Orbits
The International Space Station, which has been continuously occupied for more than 15 years, recently celebrated its 100,000th orbit around the Earth. Here's a look back at the history of the ISS in pictures to help mark this milestone.
Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge
Calling 2016 "the year mobile has happened," Google's SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy announced improvements to advertising functionality for tablets and smartphones. More text, better bidding, responsive formats, and expanded location-based capabilities are all coming Google's mobile ad business.
Big Data, Analytics Sales Will Reach $187 Billion By 2019
Market research firm IDC forecasts a 50% increase in revenues from the sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware, and services between 2015 and 2019. Services will account for the biggest chunk of revenue, with banking and manufacturing-led industries poised to spend the most.
Apple May Add Touch ID To OS X
The iconic computer and device maker is reportedly considering an OS X 10.12 feature that would allow users to unlock their Macs via the same Touch ID technology that's in iPhones and iPads.
Google I/O 2016: AI, VR Get Day In The Sun
At Google I/O, it was unclear whether the company's intention was to entice programmers with its new artificial intelligence offerings, or simply fry them in the Mountain View, Calif. sunshine. Here's what we were able to see before heat stroke set in.
12 Ways AI Will Disrupt Your C-Suite
McKinsey & Company estimates that as much as 45% of the tasks currently performed by people can be automated using existing technologies. If you haven't made an effort to understand how artificial intelligence will affect your company, now is the time to start.
Supreme Court Hands Interim Victory To Spokeo Search Site
The US Supreme Court has sided with Spokeo in a false-data case, saying that the plaintiff failed to show that he suffered a "concrete" injury. The case highlights several warnings for businesses that aggregate data for sale to the public.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data
Microsoft's forthcoming SQL Server 2016 adds better encryption, support for unstructured data queries including those on Apache Hadoop, and new features to enable the hybrid cloud. The updates are part of an overhaul that updates Microsoft's flagship database management platform for a new age.
9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills
Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine free online courses can help you explore a range of topics, including Python, R, AI, machine learning, and Hadoop, before you commit to more advanced learning.
Google I/O 2016: What To Expect
Updates on Project Tango, Android N, and Android Auto are among the announcements we expect at Google's annual developer conference this week. Here's what we know so far.
IBM Watson: Machine-Of-All-Trades
From fashion to food to healthcare, IBM's Watson has many guises across different industries. Here's a look at some of the work IBM's AI system has been doing since its Jeopardy! heyday.
MarkLogic 9 Enhances Security, Adds Optic API
Pitching itself as the NoSQL database for the enterprise, MarkLogic unveiled version 9 of its platform at its user conference. It adds a host of new security features, plus new data management capabilities to help organizations wrangle structured and unstructured data.
FBI Chief: Battle Over Encrypted Devices Rages On
Despite dropping its fight with Apple over creating a backdoor to access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, the FBI still plans to pursue access to other encrypted devices and data, said the agency's director.
IBM Watson To Fight Cybercrime
After Watson beat human players on the TV game show Jeopardy!, its cognitive might was put to work in a variety of fields, including healthcare and finance. Now IBM Security is dispatching the supercomputer to fight cybercrime.
Hortonworks, Tableau Q1 Returns Show Big Data's Potential
The BI company and the big data Hadoop company reported their first quarter results, providing an inside look into the emerging analytics and data software industry. Tableau said it sees slower spending in 2016, while Hortonworks reported nearly double the number of $1 million-plus deals.
Twitter Blocks US Spy Agencies' Access To Dataminr
Silicon Valley's fight to protect users' privacy against inquiries by intelligence agencies could escalate with Twitter denying access to a data mining service that reveals political unrest and terrorist attacks in real-time.
Data Products: 9 Best Practices To Minimize Risk
Data generation, collection, and analysis are making their way into more types of products and services. The trend is creating new opportunities for innovation, some of which are so impactful, they're causing some companies to revisit their business models. The path to success isn't always obvious, however, so here are a few best practices to keep in mind.
Artificial Intelligence: Don't Fear It, Embrace It
Adam Coates, the director of the Baidu Research's Silicon Valley AI Lab, says don't fear artificial intelligence. Instead, look to it to save lives. He spoke at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference this week.