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Beachbody Is Shaping Up For Public Cloud
News  |  9/26/2016  | 
Beachbody is a fitness product specialist with custom financials and ERP needs. However, these systems are a hindrance when it comes to migrating to Oracle Cloud.
IoT Success: Sharing Data, Analytics Fuels Growth
News  |  9/22/2016  | 
A report from the MIT Sloan Management Review finds that companies that share data from their internet of things projects are better positioned to take advantage of what the technology has to offer. However, finding IT pros with the right IoT skills set is proving a challenge for many businesses.
Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies
News  |  9/19/2016  | 
Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) incoming president Alyssa Johnson provided a cloud reality check about how quickly her organization's members are adopting cloud solutions.
What eBay's Machine Learning Advances Can Teach IT Professionals
News  |  9/6/2016  | 
EBay has been gathering data and employing machine learning to connect more buyers to sellers and increase the trustworthiness of transactions. The use-cases are worth exploring for any IT professional looking to help improve a company's bottom line by applying machine learning to its customer-facing applications.
NoSQL Databases: An Enterprise Necessity
News  |  9/5/2016  | 
Here's a look at enterprise plans for implementation of NoSQL databases, and some of the top vendors providing this technology.
9 SaaS Pitfalls To Avoid
Slideshows  |  9/5/2016  | 
Shifting to cloud application providers requires companies to step carefully. Here are 9 potential problems that can prevent a smooth transition.
Flexible Work Schedules: Key To Boosting Millennials' Productivity
News  |  8/31/2016  | 
The cultural mindset of millennial workers and the ability to connect to the web from nearly anywhere are driving workplace flexibility demands, according to a new report.
9 Data Center Automation Tools IT Pros Should Know
Slideshows  |  8/31/2016  | 
Pressure to increase productivity and deliver greater business value while limiting headcount has many organizations considering data center automation. Fortunately, there are many tools available to get it done. Here are nine to know if you're thinking about automating all or part of your data operation.
6 Linux Kernel Changes IT Pros Need To Know
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
The 4.7 Linux kernel includes enhancements to security, automated testing prior to release, and an average 7.8 additions per hour over 10 weeks of development. Here is a look at what IT pros need to know about the OS that powers everything from mobile devices to servers and supercomputers.
Microsoft, Red Hat Look To Steal VMware Customers
News  |  8/29/2016  | 
On the eve of VMworld 2016, VMware's annual user group conference, Microsoft and Red Hat would like to wean some of the company's customers to their offerings.
Bergen County Sheriff's Office Enters Hyper-Converged Future
Commentary  |  8/29/2016  | 
The Bergen County, NJ, sheriff's office is moving its IT infrastructure to a hyper-converged architecture. The shift has expense and management complexity on the run.
HP EliteBook Gets Sure View To Block 'Visual Hacking'
Commentary  |  8/25/2016  | 
Privacy screens on the HP EliteBook 1040 and HP EliteBook 840 will keep shoulder-surfers from spying on your machine.
Big Data Management Market Expected To Grow 12.8%
News  |  8/25/2016  | 
Over the next five years, IT professionals keen on managing a fire hose of data should keep their eyes on these growth drivers for big data management.
Beyond The Big 2: 10 Benefits Of Alternate IaaS Providers
Slideshows  |  8/24/2016  | 
If you're looking at infrastructure-as-a-service options, you're already aware Gartner has declared Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure as the Big 2 in the market. And, in many cases, they're all you'll need. But sometimes, your unique business requirements will make an alternate IaaS provider a better fit for your organization. Here, we outline 10 benefits to help you decide what's right for your needs.
Apple's AI Plans, MapR Raises $50M: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/21/2016  | 
Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.
Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
News  |  8/19/2016  | 
A recently released Gartner report, based on Equinix network hub use, finds that an "interconnect" service is one of the keys to an enterprise's digital future.
TransUnion's Tech Overhaul Reaps Cultural Rewards
Commentary  |  8/19/2016  | 
In the process of transforming its brand and its technology infrastructure, TransUnion has found itself attracting top-notch IT talent normally repelled by the idea of working for a stuffy financial institution. Here's how they did it.
Intel's Next-Gen Xeon Phi Geared Toward AI, Machine Learning 
Commentary  |  8/18/2016  | 
Intel is targeting the nascent market for artificial intelligence gear with a new version of the Xeon Phi chip code-named "Knights Mill."
The Rise Of SDN: What It Means For Networks Today
The Rise Of SDN: What It Means For Networks Today
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/18/2016  | 
To get a clearer view of SDN in 2016, Senior Editor Sara Peters spoke with Eric Hanselman, chief analyst at 451 Research, about how enterprises view the technology and where the industry is in terms of adoption and costs -- and what's next.
How Intelligent Data Analysis Can Transform IT Security: Podcast
Commentary  |  8/18/2016  | 
Welcome to the first episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice, a new podcast series featuring interviews with top IT executives, managers, and technology experts. In this episode, we speak with Stuart Clarke, chief technical officer for cybersecurity at Nuix, about the impact intelligent data analysis can have on data security.
IT Asset Protection: How One Colocation Provider Does It
News  |  8/18/2016  | 
For colocation provider vXchnge, security isn't just a matter of strong defenses. It also involves planning for the worst.
Intel's Joule Maker Board Targets IoT Developers
Commentary  |  8/17/2016  | 
The Intel Joule developer module will help enterprises, developers, and everyday tinkerers tap into the internet of things. The chip maker also detailed its vision for 5G networks at its Developer Forum show.
Cisco Laying Off Upwards Of 14,000 Workers: Report
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
The networking giant is reportedly planning to cut nearly 20% of its global workforce, as it shifts from a hardware maker to one with a greater focus on software.
AR, VR Revenue May Reach $162 Billion By 2020
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
An IDC report finds augmented reality and virtual reality technologies have a bright future, with revenues growing to $162 billion by 2020. The study finds AR and VR will offer major applications for healthcare and product design.
Salesforce Acquiring Analytics Startup BeyondCore
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
Salesforce is purchasing data analytics startup BeyondCore to enhance the AI capabilities of the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. The deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions this year.
Google Hangouts Looks To Gain Enterprise Focus
Commentary  |  8/16/2016  | 
Google's Allo and Duo apps are meant for mobile texting and video chatting, but Hangouts will refocus on enterprise communications and compete with similar offerings from Skype, Slack, and Yammer.
Google Fiber Plots Wireless Service Despite Rollout Delays
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
SaaS Security: Gartner's 5 Tips For IT Pros
News  |  8/15/2016  | 
Cloud services present a major challenge to IT professionals charged with safeguarding their organizations. These 5 steps can help managers bridge the gaps in SaaS security.
Tim Cook Talks Artificial Intelligence, iPhone's Future
News  |  8/15/2016  | 
Marking the five-year point as the head of Apple, CEO Tim Cook spoke to the Washington Post about tax policy, the future of smartphones, and how the company plans to integrate artificial intelligence with its future projects.
Machine Learning Startups Snapped Up: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/14/2016  | 
Apple, Intel, Palantir, and HPE were among the tech giants acquiring data analytics and machine learning companies. Here's your Big Data Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016.
8 Cyber-Security Certifications To Boost Your IT Career
Slideshows  |  8/14/2016  | 
Cyber-security skills are in high demand across all industries. These certifications can help IT managers boost their security know-how and protect their organizations.
Microsoft Supporting Windows 7, 8.1 On Skylake PCs Until 2020
News  |  8/13/2016  | 
Microsoft has reversed its decision to cut support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in 2018, a move intended to support businesses still transitioning to Windows 10.
Intel's Workforce Diversity Efforts Hampered By Layoffs
News  |  8/13/2016  | 
Despite progress in some areas of its diversity efforts, Intel encountered a slight decline in the number of under-represented minorities working for the company. The main cause is the company's own efforts to restructure, which triggered a large number of layoffs earlier this year.
HPE Doubles-Down On HPC With SGI Acquisition
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired another high performance computing company with a long history in Silicon Valley -- SGI -- in a deal worth $275 million. Here's what the acquisition indicates about HPE's strategy going forward.
9 Enterprise Mobility Management Tools For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  8/12/2016  | 
Choosing the right EMM suite requires IT organizations to understand their needs and the capabilities of the various options. These nine options were featured in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites. They serve as a starting point to help you find the right tools for your IT needs.
Hyper-Converged Systems By The Numbers: IDC
Commentary  |  8/11/2016  | 
As converged and hyper-converged systems gain ground in the server and system market the real question for many IT professionals is exactly how integrated the systems should be. Here's a look at how the market is shaping up.
Secrets To Building Better Products: Fail Fast, Hire Full-Stack Engineers
Secrets To Building Better Products: Fail Fast, Hire Full-Stack Engineers
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/11/2016  | 
James Bowling, a principal consultant with Data Center Transformation, talks with Senior Editor Sara Peters about this new type of engineer, and why failing fast is still the best way to make a better product.
Machine Learning Can Extend Life Of Flash Storage, Paper Finds
News  |  8/10/2016  | 
Industry consultant Tom Coughlin writes in a new paper that machine learning will extend the life cycle of flash memory, which experiences "cell wear" with repeated use.
Global IT Security Spending Will Top $81 Billion In 2016
News  |  8/9/2016  | 
Gartner predicts worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $81.6 billion in 2016 -- an increase of 7.9% from last year.
Big Data, Cloud Demand Drive IT Job Growth
News  |  8/9/2016  | 
IT job numbers grew in July, but not as fast as they did during the rest of 2016. Yet big data and cloud trends will continue to drive job growth going forward, according to CompTIA researchers.
Nylas Aims To Prevent IT Pros From Giving Up On Email  
News  |  8/9/2016  | 
Email overload and emerging alternatives have people looking at different communication channels. But maybe email can be saved -- something Nylas is working toward.
Google Buys SaaS-Based Cloud Commerce Platform Orbitera
News  |  8/9/2016  | 
The acquisition, which reportedly cost more than $100 million, will allow Google to help companies sell cloud software to other businesses more efficiently.
10 IoT Security Best Practices For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  8/9/2016  | 
IT professionals have to treat internet of things (IoT) vulnerabilities as they would vulnerabilities in databases or web applications. Any flaw can bring unwelcome attention, for those making affected products and those using them. Any flaw may prove useful to compromise other systems on the network. When everything is connected, security is only as strong as the weakest node on the network.
Apple Acquires Machine Learning Startup Turi For $200 Million
News  |  8/8/2016  | 
Turi, the Seattle-based startup company, is Apple's latest purchase in a string of acquisitions aimed at bolstering its machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. These two technologies are changing how CIOs and administrators view new IT investments in the enterprise.
7 Cyber-Security Skills In High Demand
Slideshows  |  8/8/2016  | 
Businesses around the world report a shortage in cyber-security talent. Here are the skills IT managers should be seeking to keep their data secure.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Released, HoloLens Developers: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/6/2016  | 
August 2 marked the launch of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs. Smartphones will receive the update in coming weeks.
Rio Olympics Has IT Managers Worried About Network Capacity
News  |  8/5/2016  | 
A survey sponsored by Riverbed and conducted by Wakefield Research finds corporate networks will be tested as the 2016 Summer Olympics get underway in Rio.
4 Major Vulnerabilities Discovered In HTTP/2 Protocol
News  |  8/5/2016  | 
Web administrators take note: The vulnerabilities Imperva discovered in the HTTP/2 protocol were reported to vendors, and patched versions are already available.
Apple's 2016 Diversity Report: Slight Uptick In Female Hires
News  |  8/5/2016  | 
Apple released its 2016 diversity figures this week, revealing a slight increase in the number of woman tech workers it's added to its workforce mix during the past year. The company is also making efforts to increase its overall diversity.
Green Data Centers: 8 Companies Doing Them Right
Slideshows  |  8/5/2016  | 
Data center design is trending toward a smaller environmental footprint. While it's not necessarily easy going "green," here are 8 companies that did it right.
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