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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.
Google Dinged by Nexus 6, Glass Disappointments
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
High R&D expenditures and botched Nexus 6 smartphone sales dent Google's fourth quarter numbers.
Amazon's Cloud Business: New Openness, Products, Competition In 2015
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
Amazon will reveal its cloud computing service revenue for the first time later this year, bringing new insights while cloud competition sharpens.
Geekend: Binge Watching TV A Sign Of Depression?
Commentary  |  1/30/2015  | 
Binge watching your favorite show might be a sign of depression or a lack of self-control. Or it might just mean you've got a free night.
Chief Data Science Officers Won't Supplant CIOs
Commentary  |  1/30/2015  | 
Some believe a new C-level data scientist will inevitably control the purse strings on data-related projects. Here's why that's a bad idea.
8 Reasons IT Pros Need To Reject A Promotion
Slideshows  |  1/30/2015  | 
You got promoted within your IT organization. Good job. But do you really want it?
Artificial Intelligence Will Put Us Out Of Work
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
Forget killer robots. Widespread unemployment is the worst case scenario for humans in the AI future.
Bill Gates: Fears AI, Likes Bitcoin, Loves Dogs
News  |  1/29/2015  | 
In an "ask me anything" session on Reddit, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates talks about artificial intelligence, his Secret Santa, dogs, and the future of tech.
Data Analyst: Does Everybody Need To Be One?
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Microsoft Power BI and IBM Watson Analytics attempt to make data analysis accessible to all. But don't confuse access to tools with reaching correct and valuable conclusions.
Microsoft Outlook For iOS, Android Is Here
News  |  1/29/2015  | 
Microsoft's launch of Outlook for Android and iOS comes shortly after its acquisition of email startup Acompli.
Microsoft Office Arrives On Android Tablets
News  |  1/29/2015  | 
After a three-month preview period, the Android version of Microsoft Office is being released on the Google Play store.
Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
News  |  1/29/2015  | 
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
Samsung Loses Smartphone Lead Over Apple
News  |  1/29/2015  | 
Rise in iPhone sales and drop in Galaxy sales put Apple and Samsung on even ground during the holiday quarter.
How to Save Time and Protect Your Smart Home
Partner Perspectives  |  1/29/2015  | 
New technology can help secure the digitized home, from tablets and laptops to smart appliances and thermostats.
Dear Marketing: You're Doomed (If You Don't Change)
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Marketing pros and the technologists who support them are killing us with irrelevancy and no opt-in. Quit it, or risk the black hole.
Microsoft HoloLens Vs. Google Glass: No Comparison
News  |  1/29/2015  | 
Microsoft's HoloLens and Google Glass both are headsets. But with its ability to respond to wearers' voices, hands, and eyes, the HoloLens has a brighter future.
How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control.
5 Critical Cloud Security Practices
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
CloudPassage CTO Amrit Williams details five steps to achieve a level of cloud security that goes beyond mere compliance.
When Agile Falls Short: iRise CEO
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
As iRise launches its ambitious cloud-based visualization platform, CEO Emmet Keeffe tells us agile doesn't actually work on the vast majority of projects.
Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT.
FCC: Stop Blocking Personal WiFi
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Great news for travelers: Hotels and other businesses cannot interfere with your personal WiFi hotspot.
iPad Sales Lag As iPhone, Mac Shipments Soar
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Apple's iPad sales were down during the 2014 holiday quarter, even though iPhone and Mac sales were booming. Is the tablet market faltering?
Windows 10: 7 Pressing Questions For Microsoft
Slideshows  |  1/28/2015  | 
Microsoft's Windows 10 announcements and earnings call gave a snapshot of its future but also raised many questions in the tech community.
Oracle Service Cloud Upgraded, Explained
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Oracle adds co-browsing to cloud service suite formerly known as RightNow. Here's a fresh look at Oracle's cloud customer-service portfolio.
BYOD Means Bring Your Own Dollars
Commentary  |  1/28/2015  | 
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is saving your company a ton of money...by taking it out of your own wallet.
VMware: Cloud Management, Virtual Networking Paid Off In 2014
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
VMware predicts better than 10% growth in 2015 as subscriptions become a larger part its revenue.
When Facebook's Down, Thousands Slow Down
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
When Facebook went down this week, thousands of websites linked to the social media site also slowed down, according to Dynatrace.
Cloud ERP: 9 Emerging Options
Slideshows  |  1/28/2015  | 
ERP no longer equals on-premises. Is the ultimate legacy software ready to drive the next wave of cloud adoption?
Apple iPhones Drive Record Earnings
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
Microsoft Power BI Makeover: 6 Big Improvements
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015  | 
Microsoft's revamp of its cloud-based Power BI will challenge IBM, Tableau, and other business intelligence vendors. Here are six new ways it should appeal to users.
Microsoft Windows Phone Plan Needs Focus
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
Despite some good signs, Microsoft's Windows Phone plan still needs work. Chase pulling its app doesn't help.
The Evolution of Firewalls: Past, Present & Future
Partner Perspectives  |  1/27/2015  | 
How firewall technology has evolved to keep pace with ever-changing security needs.
Microsoft: Cloud, Surface Rise While Profits Fall
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
Microsoft's latest earnings report reflects "momentum through transition" as cloud products and its Surface tablet strengthen, while profit drops.
Molina Healthcare Looks To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
The Fortune 500 company expects operating savings from this private cloud strategy, using Nutanix appliances.
SAP On Cloud HR: Q&A With Mike Ettling
Commentary  |  1/27/2015  | 
SAP has combined SuccessFactors and on-premises HR apps into a single business. Unit president Mike Ettling talks Workday, Oracle, and the "journey" to cloud HR.
Microsoft Power BI Gets 'Freemium,' Visual Makeover
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
Microsoft Power BI revamp undercuts IBM Watson Analytics and Tableau with "freemium" services and data-visualization software.
Google OKs Docker Container Registry Service
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
Google adds Docker container registry and encryption service to keep customers' containerized workloads private and secure.
5 Cloud Contract Traps To Avoid
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015  | 
A cloud contract is just that, a contract. As such, it carries with it all of the normal pitfalls of a contractual relationship -- and a few specialized ones. Here's how to identify and avoid the risks.
Games To Play During The Blizzard
Commentary  |  1/26/2015  | 
Games to play when you're snowbound, bored, or just looking for fun.
Cablevision's Freewheel Promises Inexpensive WiFi Calling
News  |  1/26/2015  | 
By bypassing cellular networks, Cablevision aims to woo budget-conscious mobile customers.
iPhone China Sales Will Outstrip US: Report
News  |  1/26/2015  | 
Apple is expected to announce that it sold more iPhones in China than in the US for the first time in history.
Drones, Phones & More: What Tech Will Last A Century?
Slideshows  |  1/26/2015  | 
The first transcontinental phone call was made 100 years ago this week. What technology including the phone will make it another 100 years?
Cartoon: Chief Data Tyrant
Commentary  |  1/26/2015  | 
The purchase order to "Thrones 'R Us" should have been a clue.
Google's Wireless Service Taps WiFi And Cellular
News  |  1/26/2015  | 
Google's planned wireless service will use both cellular and WiFi, connecting to whichever offers the stronger signal.
Can Argonaut Project Make Exchanging Health Data Easier?
Commentary  |  1/26/2015  | 
Dr. John Halamka talks about the Argonaut Project, which aims to bring open standards to the arcane world of healthcare interoperability.
Docker: Less Controversy, More Container Adoption In 2015
News  |  1/26/2015  | 
Docker CEO Ben Golub shrugs off the Rocket project flap, says Docker is well positioned for enterprise uptake in the coming year.
Windows 10: Microsoft Gets A Makeover
News  |  1/26/2015  | 
Microsoft knows it messed up with Windows 8 and 8.1. Is Windows 10 the answer to its problems?
First Transcontinental Phone Call: A 100-Year Celebration
Slideshows  |  1/25/2015  | 
The first transcontinental phone call occurred on Jan. 25, 1915. We're celebrating with a walk down telephone memory lane.
Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
News  |  1/24/2015  | 
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
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