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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.
US Internet Speeds Improve, Still Lag Behind Other Countries
News  |  8/4/2016  | 
Internet speed in the US has accelerated, and is poised to continue to do so, reports a new study by Speedtest.
9 Tips For Hiring Data Science Talent
Slideshows  |  8/4/2016  | 
Data scientists are the new corporate rock stars. Companies in all industries know they need a strong bench of data science talent to have any hope of becoming the next Uber or Netflix. With more demand than supply, here's what you need to know about recruiting the best and brightest.
Ransomware Hit Nearly 50% Of Businesses In 2015: Study
News  |  8/3/2016  | 
Last year nearly half of businesses were attacked with ransomware, which caused 34% of enterprises to lose revenue and 20% to cease operations immediately.
Salesforce Buying Productivity Startup Quip
News  |  8/2/2016  | 
Salesforce plans to buy Quip, a startup focused on mobile document management. The deal puts Salesforce in a position to better compete with productivity platforms Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365.
HPE Reportedly Considers Going Private
News  |  8/2/2016  | 
Has HPE put itself or its software business up for sale? Multiple reports note that a group of private equity companies are interested in buying the software business, or taking the entire company private. What would either deal mean for IT?
IoT Investments Rise, But IT Pros Harbor Security Concerns
News  |  8/2/2016  | 
As IoT investment grows, with billions of dollars flowing into new enterprises, IT departments, as well as other parts of the business, are expressing concerns over the security risks the technology poses.
Rio Olympics Will Test Atos's IT Systems, Cloud Infrastructure
News  |  8/2/2016  | 
Atos, the supplier of IT systems to the 2016 Summer Olympics, has been testing its technology for 200,000 hours before the games begin this week. Like many other businesses, Atros and the Olympics are relying on cloud services to insure information delivery.
Cyber-Security Skills Shortage Leaves Companies Vulnerable
News  |  8/1/2016  | 
A lack of valued cyber-security skills has left businesses open to attacks resulting in reputation damage and data loss, research shows.
Free Windows 10 Upgrade Ends, Mobile Job Cuts: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/30/2016  | 
Microsoft this week announced new Office features as part of its July update, terminated its Windows 10 free upgrade offer, and cut more jobs in its mobile division.
8 Hot Gadgets Every Geek Needs For Summer Vacation
Slideshows  |  7/29/2016  | 
If you're looking to beat the heat, embark on a foreign adventure, or explore your own backyard, here are some gadgets that will help you make the most of your journey.
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/28/2016  | 
Amin Vadhat, Google Fellow and Networking Technical Lead, talked to Network Computing Editor-in-Chief Susan Fogarty about how Google is putting its stamp on the enterprise network.
Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands
News  |  7/27/2016  | 
Data visualization platform provider Tableau is updating its flagship product with new features that give oversight and data governance control back to IT organizations. It also makes a host of new advanced analytics capabilities accessible to more users.
DNC Hack Serves As Cautionary Tale For IT Pros
News  |  7/26/2016  | 
Following the high-profile hack of the Democratic National Committee's computer system, cyber-security experts emphasize the importance of secure email correspondence.
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