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VMware's 2Q Results Show Upticks In NSX, Mobile Management Adoption
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
VMware reported solid results for its second quarter, with upticks in licenses, virtualized workspaces, mobility management, and NSX networking.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
Softbank's ARM Buy Signals Mobile Market Disruption   
Commentary  |  7/19/2016  | 
Softbank, one of the largest mobile service providers, has reached past several layers of the supply chain to buy ARM, which designs the processors inside most of the mobile devices using its networks worldwide. The deal has the power to show us what true market disruption looks like.
Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
How To Hire Analytical Workers: 10 Traits To Seek
Slideshows  |  7/19/2016  | 
Companies competing on data need the right skill sets and mindsets in place to succeed over the long term. While more individuals are analyzing data as part of their jobs, their ability to do so varies greatly, even among peers. We've identified 10 key traits of an analytical mind, and explain what to look for in your next hire and what skills to cultivate in your own career.
Obama Administration May Allow Foreign Search Warrants On US Tech Firms
News  |  7/18/2016  | 
Under a proposed plan, foreign governments would have the right to serve search warrants on US tech companies for email and wiretaps. The deal would also give the US "reciprocal" authority to search data in other countries.
Softbank Buying ARM For $32 Billion
Commentary  |  7/18/2016  | 
In a move to bolster its Internet of Things (IoT) push, Softbank announced plans to buy mobile chip designer ARM holdings for $32 billion.
Gene-Sequencer Illumina Builds Knowledge Base On Amazon
News  |  7/18/2016  | 
Illumina is the largest sequencer of human genes. At the recent Amazon Summit, Alex Dickinson, the company's senior vice president of strategic initiatives, spoke of using Amazon's cloud to get results faster.
Google Reportedly Still Working On Mixed VR, AR Headset
News  |  7/18/2016  | 
While Google may be retooling its virtual reality roadmap, the company is still dedicated to producing a standalone headset that blends the boundaries between VR and augmented reality.
Why It's Time To Dump Your Old-School Hiring Practices 
Commentary  |  7/18/2016  | 
Detroit Labs needed to find a new way of hiring employees. The agency, which focuses on full-service mobile, wearable, and internet hardware, needed candidates who could demonstrate their abilities to think as well as act. The company's co-founder, Nathan Hughes, tells us how old-school hiring practices were completely rewritten, what the new hiring model looks like, and how your organization can follow suit.
EU Data Protection Law May End The Unknowable Algorithm
News  |  7/18/2016  | 
Slated to take effect as law across the EU in 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation could require companies to explain their algorithms to avoid unlawful discrimination.
10 Strange Job Interview Questions Big Tech Companies Ask
Slideshows  |  7/18/2016  | 
Tech companies are notorious for asking bizarre interview questions. Here are 10 such head-scratchers that candidates were asked during job interviews at Google, Apple, Microsoft, and other major tech firms.
11 Programming Languages For DevOps Success
Slideshows  |  7/17/2016  | 
DevOps uses languages for software development and languages for deployment automation. If you want to be successful with either side of DevOps, these languages will help.
Data Science Skills Gap, Pokémon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/17/2016  | 
The data and analytics skills gap is an obstacle to achieving digital transformation, according to a Gartner survey; Microsoft is looking to fill that skills gap with a new online degree program; and Pokémon Go's creator shares the secrets behind how the game's maps were created.
Google's Push For More Diverse Female Emojis Approved
Commentary  |  7/16/2016  | 
Google convinced the arbiters of all things emoji to add more professional women, and women of varying skin color, to the next batch of characters.
White House Offers $400 Million For 5G Developments
News  |  7/16/2016  | 
The White House has announced a $400 million advanced wireless research initiative to build on Obama's broadband policy. The goal is to help pave the way for 5G technology that can benefit advances such as the internet of things.
Surface Partnership With IBM, Windows Security: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/16/2016  | 
Microsoft held its annual Worldwide Partner Conference and announced a new partnership with GE. A critical Windows security patch is announced. A look at Windows 10 and Surface subscriptions.
Tech Leaders Slam Donald Trump In Open Letter
News  |  7/15/2016  | 
Nearly 150 tech leaders, researchers, founders, and VCs posted an open letter characterizing presidential candidate Donald Trump as a "disaster for innovation."
Microsoft Prevails Over Government In Overseas Email Case
News  |  7/15/2016  | 
The federal appeals court decision favors Microsoft's decision to refuse federal government access to email hosted on a server in Ireland, despite the issuance of a warrant. The case may push Congress to revamp laws in an era where data is stored in the cloud.
Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program
News  |  7/15/2016  | 
Microsoft is addressing the shortage of workers with data science skills with a new professional degree program offered online. The company said the data science degree will serve as a pilot for future offerings.
Why Software Quality Standards Matter For Industrial IoT
Commentary  |  7/15/2016  | 
Will software standards be embraced on the Industrial Internet of Things? Software quality guru Bill Curtis says the potential is there, but the culture has to be willing to embrace quality.
Google Hit With New Round Of Antitrust Charges In EU 
News  |  7/15/2016  | 
The European Commission has elaborated on its issues with Google's shopping service, contending that Google's AdSense requirements hinder competition.
Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines  
Slideshows  |  7/15/2016  | 
If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.
Windows 'Critical' Security Flaw Hits All Versions Of OS
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
Microsoft has fixed a security flaw that left all supported versions of its Windows operating system vulnerable to hackers.
Robot Job Stealers: 3 Industries At Risk
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
When it comes to industries and occupations that face the greatest chance of having robots replace humans as workers, a recent McKinsey & Co. report provides some insight. Is your job on the line?
Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera Unveiled
Commentary  |  7/14/2016  | 
Nest takes the wraps off its consumer-grade outdoor security camera that can guard over your house when you're not home.
AWS Expands Database Migration Service, Adds Replication
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
At the Amazon Summit in Santa Clara this week, General Manager Matt Wood explained how much Amazon's Database Migration Service is being used and how the company is adding more resources for data migration.
Nissan Will Test Autonomous Vehicle Technology In Japan
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
Nissan plans to introduce single-lane autonomous driving capabilities in its 2017 Serena minivan -- but only on the streets of Japan for now. The news comes after questions were raised about Tesla's Autopilot software following a fatal crash.
IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
Ransomware: How Should IT Respond?
Ransomware: How Should IT Respond?
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2016  | 
How should IT respond to increased ransomware attacks? John Pironti, President of IP Architects, spoke with Senior Editor Sara Peters at this year's Interop about the issues.
Big Data, Coding, Security: 8 Sites That Offer Free Online Courses
Slideshows  |  7/14/2016  | 
IT pros need to stay updated on the latest trends in technology and management to remain relevant and competitive. Here's a look at eight online learning platforms that offer free tech courses that can help with that.
Microsoft Rolls Out Skype Alpha On Linux, Chrome
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
Microsoft has launched an Alpha version of its Skype app for Linux. The software giant is also adding calling capabilities for Chromebook and Chrome.
Tesla Stands By Autopilot, Plans More Educational Outreach
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk vows to continue use of the carmaker's Autopilot feature in the wake of a recent fatal crash of a Model S using the technology, and says he plans to step up efforts to educate customers about the system.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Set To Launch Aug. 2
Commentary  |  7/13/2016  | 
Samsung has invited media to an event in early August to show off its next-generation phablet, which will skip a generation in naming.
Juno Spacecraft Beams Back First Jupiter Image
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
This is the moment space geeks have been waiting for since Juno entered Jupiter's orbit earlier this month. The NASA spacecraft has sent back the first image of the gas giant -- the solar system's largest planet -- with the best pictures yet to come.
DigitalOcean Adds Separate Block Storage As A Service
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
DigitalOcean is adding an SSD storage service that can be provisioned separately from the virtual server, giving customers more flexibility.
Facebook CIO Likes Microsoft Office 365
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
Facebook and Microsoft have inked a deal to migrate the social media giant's 13,000 employees to Office 365. Facebook will continue to use its own collaborative tools instead of Skype for Business and Yammer.
Microsoft Tests Natural Language IFTTT Alternative
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
Conditional Action Programmer (CAP), an experimental project from Microsoft's Technology and Research group, offers a way to automate app interactions using natural language rather than code.
10 Hot SaaS Security Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/13/2016  | 
Leveraging cloud-based security services is helping to solve some major stumbling blocks when it comes to providing a robust architecture for organizations. To help you navigate your options, we're spotlighting 10 SaaS security startups whose tools are worth a look.
SEC Investigating Telsa For Not Disclosing Fatal Crash To Investors
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
Securities regulators are reportedly investigating Tesla Motors over its failure to inform investors that one of its cars involved in a fatal crash was operating in autopilot mode.
Microsoft, IBM Team Up For Surface Enterprise Push
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
Microsoft put the focus on business customers with Surface as a Service, partnerships with IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton, and new Windows 10 options at WPC 2016.
Google's Project Fi Offers Faster International Data Speeds
Commentary  |  7/12/2016  | 
Google improved Project Fi's coverage and speed for international travelers just in time for summer vacations.
Amazon Echo, Sisense Integration Connects BI With IoT
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
Business intelligence platform provider Sisense is taking user self-service for analytics to the next level through integration with Amazon Echo and IoT devices.
Lenovo, HP Lead PC Market As Shipment Declines Continue
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
The global PC market continues to face the aspect of declining shipments, but the US market for computers shows signs of resilience during the second quarter of 2016, according to new numbers. Lenovo and HP are leading the market.
Chef Automate Combines Three Tools Into One
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
Chef has combined its popular configuration server with Chef Delivery and Chef Compliance to produce a more automated code workflow.
Robot Stingray Moves To The Beat Of A Rat's Heart
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
A tiny robotic stingray powered by light-activated rat heart muscle cells could help advance artificial heart research.
12 Barriers To Real-Time Analytics
Slideshows  |  7/12/2016  | 
As organizations look to stay competitive by expanding their use of real-time analytics, implementation becomes a challenge. Finding options to effectively serve your company over the long term is often more difficult than it appears. We've identified 12 common obstacles you'll want to avoid as your company pursues real-time analytics.
Microsoft, GE Partnership Targets Industrial Cloud
News  |  7/11/2016  | 
Microsoft and GE have announced a partnership that will make GE's Predix, a platform for the industrial internet, available on Azure.
Killer Robot Use In Dallas Raises Ethical Questions
News  |  7/11/2016  | 
Dallas police used a robot to deliver and detonate a bomb to stop a suspected sniper who killed five officers and injured nine others. This deployment raises ethical questions.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile Chip Unveiled 
Commentary  |  7/11/2016  | 
Qualcomm gave its top-of-the-line Snapdragon mobile processor a minor spec bump to target the best smartphones slated for the second half of the year.
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