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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.
Cisco Cuts 5,500 Workers, Shifts Focus To Software, Services
News  |  8/18/2016  | 
Networking giant Cisco confirmed during its latest quarterly report that the company will cut approximately 7% of its worldwide workforce in a restructuring move designed to accelerate its transition to a software and subscription business.
9 iOS, Android Apps To Creatively Boost Productivity
Slideshows  |  8/18/2016  | 
The need for creative workers spans all industries. These mobile apps can help IT pros brainstorm new ideas and organize their thoughts to improve problem-solving.
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.
Blockchain Builder Brings Protocol To CryptoCurrency Initiative
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
Chain, a San Francisco blockchain company, has joined the Initiative for CryptoCurrency & Contracts. With its membership, the firm brings a blockchain protocol to the party.
Front-End Developers: What It Takes To Remain Relevant
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
Front-end developers are facing an evolving role, where their traditional bag of skills are becoming more diverse. Here's how they can stay competitive.
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.
13 Ways Machine Learning Can Steer You Wrong
Slideshows  |  8/17/2016  | 
Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to your decision-making can help your business stay competitive. But a lot can go wrong along the way. Without the proper checks and balances, machine learning efforts can spiral out of control, exposing your organization to risks. Here are 13 pitfalls to avoid.
Google Cloud Databases Reach General Availability
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
Emerging from beta, Google's cloud databases are ready for business workloads.
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.
4 Industrial IoT Startups Taking Development To The Cloud
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
From where IT professionals sit, these are early days for industrial IoT. Still, the software, hardware, and network ecosystem required for delivering on the promise of IoT will eventually transform the way enterprises think about running everything. Here are four cloud-based industrial IoT startups worth knowing.
Google's Fuchsia OS Points To IoT Intentions
Commentary  |  8/16/2016  | 
It's possible Fuchsia is nothing more than an experiment by Google, one of the many technological inquiries the company is famous for conducting. It's equally possible that Fuchsia marks the direction Google will take in creating operating systems and control software for the internet of things (IoT).
5 Steps That Can Shorten The IT Hiring Process
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
IT hiring managers who take too long to extend a job offer may suffer from the snooze-you-lose syndrome -- specifically losing a candidate's interest within a week of the interview if an offer is not made, according to survey results. However, there are five practical steps IT managers can follow to streamline the process.
10 Ways To Doom Your Next Mobile App
Slideshows  |  8/16/2016  | 
There are many ways to mess up mobile app development. These 10 will get you to #fail the fastest.
Microsoft, MIT Create 'Smart' Tattoo For Phone Control
News  |  8/15/2016  | 
A team of Microsoft researchers and MIT PhD students have developed a temporary tattoo that doubles as a smartphone touchpad.
Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
Commentary  |  8/15/2016  | 
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.
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.
4 Ways Company Culture Can Secure Top Tech Talent
News  |  8/15/2016  | 
University researchers examined employee reviews on IT job search site Glasssdoor to identify the corporate cultures most likely to attract top tech talent and improve bottom line results.
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.
IT Pros: Cloud Providers Shouldn't Turn Over Encrypted Data
News  |  8/15/2016  | 
While some IT professionals believe that cloud computing vendors should turn over encrypted data to government agencies, 55% believe that it is not right, according to a new survey from CSA and Bitglass. The report also found that confidence in cloud vendor security is growing.
10 Cool Machine Learning Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  8/15/2016  | 
Machine learning is technology that trains software so developers don't have to code it by hand. The number of new companies in the category has grown exponentially over the past few years. Here are 10 machine learning startups worth a closer look.
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.
Windows Security Update, Beam Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/13/2016  | 
Microsoft this week released a new build for Office 2016 on Mac, bought live-stream startup Beam, and grabbed the security spotlight following a major leak.
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.
AWS Launches Simple Analytics Service On Kinesis Data
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
Amazon knows customers want to do things with the data streams they're capturing in the cloud. With that in mind, AWS is offering Kinesis Analytics as its answer.
Amazon's 'Prime Air' Boeing 767 Takes Its Maiden Flight
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
Amazon's newly unveiled "Prime Air" 767 will help move customer freight faster and give the company yet another edge in the online retail market.
Palantir Acquires Data Visualization Specialist Silk
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
Analytics software and consulting provider Palantir has acquired Silk, a data visualization startup. Silk's platform will continue to operate unsupported as the company's team will join Palantir.
Microsoft Leaks Secure Boot Key, Raises Security Concerns
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
Microsoft has accidentally leaked a key that can enable users to unlock Secure Boot-protected smartphones and tablets running Windows 8.1 or later.
IDC: Global Public Cloud Services Will Reach $195 Billion By 2020
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
While SaaS is by far the leading slice of the public cloud services pie, IT professionals should keep an eye PaaS and IaaS as well, because these are the fast-rising segments of the cloud market, according to IDC.
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.
Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans
News  |  8/11/2016  | 
This week, a US appeals court ruled the FCC overstepped its bounds by trying to override state laws that prevent the creation of municipal broadband services. The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.
Google Fiber Planning Wireless Broadband Tests
News  |  8/11/2016  | 
Google Fiber, the low-cost, high-speed broadband service provider, is planning a shift from physical pipes to wireless deployment of the web, according to an FCC filing.
Duke IT Manager Talks Legacy Tech, Security, Career
News  |  8/11/2016  | 
Sasha Calden faces unique security challenges as the IT Manager in one of Duke University's largest academic departments. Here she discusses data management, career development, and the challenge of securing legacy devices.
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.
9 Cloud Skills IT Pros Need Now
Slideshows  |  8/11/2016  | 
The rise of cloud computing has been a game-changer for not only businesses, but also IT pros looking to stay relevant. Here are 9 must-have skills in different aspects of cloud technologies needed to compete.
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.
Google: QuadRooter Threat Blocked On Most Android Devices
News  |  8/10/2016  | 
Google has confirmed that a feature called Verify Apps, built into Google Play Services, is intended to safeguard Android devices from the QuadRooter security threat.
IoT Market Could Top $3 Trillion By 2025, Report Finds
News  |  8/10/2016  | 
IT departments take note: The internet of things market is picking up speed, with new technologies like LPWA paving the way for broader adoption. Even though a new study shows that spending on IoT could reach $3 trillion by 2025, security remains a concern.
Intel Buys Deep Learning Startup Nervana To Bolster AI Business
News  |  8/10/2016  | 
The chipmaker says it will use Nervana Systems' expertise in accelerating deep learning algorithms to expand Intel's capabilities in the field of artificial intelligence.
C3 IoT: Is Tom Siebel's Startup An Emerging Powerhouse?
News  |  8/10/2016  | 
C3 IoT is Tom Siebel's latest venture. The young Redwood City, Calif-based company is off to a fast start with industrial IoT applications, and now it's bringing a cross-industry platform to market.
10 Ways Bots Can Improve Your Business Processes
Slideshows  |  8/10/2016  | 
Businesses use bots to engage with customers, online and via social media, because they're a cost-effective way to respond instantly to simple queries. As the technology improves, bots are finding their way into more use-cases where human judgment and effort were traditionally required. Are bots right for your business? Here are 10 examples to help you decide.
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.
Federal Source Code Policy Requires Agencies To Share Code
News  |  8/9/2016  | 
The objective behind the White House's Federal Source Code policy is to ensure all agencies make custom-developed source code available for re-use across government. The aim is to make the government work more like developers in the private sector and to encourage sharing and collaboration.
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