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Microsoft Snaps Up Wand Labs For Intelligent Communication Tech
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
Microsoft has acquired Wand Labs with the intention of improving messaging apps and bots with enhanced natural language technology.
Google Launches AI, Machine Learning Research Center
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
With Google CEO Sundar Pichai sharply focused on AI, machine learning and their potentials, the search giant is opening a dedicated machine learning research center in Europe.
Sapho Gives Enterprise Applications A Millennial-Friendly Makeover
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
Logging into and performing tasks on what can be dozens of different enterprise applications can eat up a lot of an enterprise employee's workday. A company called Sapho is looking to solve that with a "micro app" on-premises platform that delivers a unified interface of tasks to users via desktop or smartphone.
Chef Builds Habitat To House Enterprise Apps
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
Habitat is an open source system designed to automate the building, deployment, and management of enterprise software.
GE Uses Machine Learning To Restore Italian Power Plant
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
At its Minds + Machines conference in Paris, GE revealed how a new suite of applications helped it restart A2A Group's Chivasso power plant in Northern Italy. GE's Digital Power Plant for Steam is one of the first application suites to sit atop GE's Predix machine data analytics platform and yield practical industrial results.
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2016  | 
InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters speaks with Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Labs about how the worlds of AI and security are colliding in new ways.
FBI: Business Phishing Attacks Net Cyber Thieves $3.1 Billion
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
Phishing attacks against companies have soared dramatically over the past 18 months, and losses have climbed into the billions, according to an FBI advisory issued this week.
iOS 10's App-Deleting Function Comes With A Catch
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
In iOS 10, Apple will allow iPhone owners to delete unwanted pre-installed apps for the first time. But you're not really getting rid of them.
Apple Kills Flash On Safari 10, Will Focus On HTML 5
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
Following in the footsteps of Google and Mozilla, Apple has announced that it is ending default support for Adobe Flash on its upcoming Safari 10 web browser. Instead, Apple will focus on HTML5.
IBM Watson Health Tackles Diabetes
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
IBM Watson Health is teaming with the American Diabetes Association to apply cognitive computing to the ADA's 66 years worth of research and data. The results will be used to help entrepreneurs, developers, healthcare providers, and patients learn more about diabetes, prevention, complications, and care.
Apple File System Features Deeper Encryption, SSD Support
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
Next year, all of Apple's devices will use the new Apple File System, which promises flash/SSD optimization and improved encryption. It will replace the aging HFS+ file system.
Business Continuity Can't Rely On Twitter
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
When you need to tell the IT team how to respond in an emergency, you need something more powerful than Twitter. Exactly how much more do you need?
WWDC 2016: What We Didn't Get
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
Apple's WWDC keynote highlighted dozens of new features headed to iPhones, Macs, and other gear, but the company didn't cover everything on our wish list.
The Rise Of The Bots: 11 Ways Your Business Can Prepare
Slideshows  |  6/15/2016  | 
Business is ripe for a bot explosion. The foundational technologies are available, industry behemoths are fanning the fire, users are demanding better experiences, and companies are looking for new ways to optimize their financial performance. Are you ready?
AI, Machine Learning Drive Autonomous Vehicle Development
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
The applications for artificial intelligence and machine learning in self-driving vehicles range from infotainment systems to advanced driver assistance systems, according to new report from IHS.
Apple's Swift Playgrounds App Lays Foundation For Enterprise Future
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
The Swift programming language is becoming more popular and, in time, may find a home on corporate servers. The Swift Playgrounds iPad app will play a major role in that.
VMware Acquires Virtual Network Manager Arkin Net
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
VMware is acquiring Arkin Net, a "purpose-built" manager of its NSX networking that will give virtualization managers visibility and controls for virtual networks.
Will Microsoft Keep LinkedIn's Commitment To Open Source?
Commentary  |  6/14/2016  | 
Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn gives the software giant a social network for professional and business users. But does the deal threaten LinkedIn's ongoing involvement and commitment to the open source community?
Google Apps Gains Springboard For Search
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
Google for Work customers can look forward to finding content and sharing it more efficiently with Springboard and a revised version of Sites.
IBM Cloud Will Host VMware Horizon Air, SugarCRM
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
IBM's Cloud Platform is gaining two large enterprise customers as it will now host VMware Horizon Air and SugarCRM. Is this another setback for vCloud Air?
iOS 10, macOS, watchOS Updates: WWDC Up Close
Slideshows  |  6/14/2016  | 
Apple debuted iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and the latest update to tvOS at WWDC 2016. We discuss the many new capabilities in these software updates.
WWDC 2016: iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 Unleashed
News  |  6/13/2016  | 
Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference with the debut of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS, and the newly renamed macOS Sierra.
Facebook's Safety Check Activated For First Time In US
Commentary  |  6/13/2016  | 
The Orlando nightclub shooting prompted Facebook to turn on its Safety Check tool so survivors of the massacre could let friends and family know they were safe.
Google Puts D-Wave Quantum Computer To Work
News  |  6/13/2016  | 
Computer scientists from Google and two universities have found a way to make quantum computing more practical than previously possible using a system from Canadian company D-Wave.
9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
Slideshows  |  6/13/2016  | 
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
10 Cool Tools To Build Apps Without Code
Slideshows  |  6/12/2016  | 
Building an app doesn't always require skill in software development. All it takes is one of these tools and you too can create effective business-class apps.
Microsoft, Intel Pledge Apache Spark Support: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/12/2016  | 
Microsoft, Databricks, and Intel were among those lining up in support of Spark at this week's Spark Summit. We've got the full story in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 12, 2016.
Windows 10 Build 14361, Planner On Office 365: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/11/2016  | 
This week, Microsoft released Planner and GigJam to the public, launched Windows 10 Build 14361 to phones and PCs, and organized a WWDC afterparty for app developers.
Apple, Google App Store Changes Could Pay Off For Devs
News  |  6/10/2016  | 
Ahead of the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple has revealed plans to introduce search ads and expand subscription support for apps in its App Store, while Google is testing its own subscription changes.
Apple WWDC 2016: iOS, Siri Updates Expected
Slideshows  |  6/10/2016  | 
Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developer Conference on June 13. With the company's iPhone sales and revenue decline, the pressure is on. At the event, we expect to see refreshes to iOS and Siri, and seven other updates.
HPE Unveils Converged IoT Systems, Partnerships
News  |  6/9/2016  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, at its Discover 2016 event, announced a multifaceted strategy for IoT that includes converged systems at the network edge, security, analytics, and partnerships with some of the big players in IoT platforms for business.
The Network Evolution Will Be Digital
The Network Evolution Will Be Digital
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/9/2016  | 
As companies large and small charge toward a new digital age, the network becomes the battleground that helps make this revolution a reality.
Salesforce TrailheaDX: Path Toward Redefining Developers
Slideshows  |  6/9/2016  | 
To help businesses adapt to a world of omnipresent software, Salesforce aims to create more programmers. Here is a look at the company's first developer conference, where it explored that mission.
Microsoft Surface Membership Plan Targets Businesses
News  |  6/8/2016  | 
Microsoft has subtly launched a Surface Membership Program to let small businesses purchase devices on a payment plan.
Android Marshmallow Finally Hits 10% Adoption
Commentary  |  6/8/2016  | 
The 8-month-old version of Android has finally reached 10% of Google-based smartphones, even as a new version is almost ready to replace it.
Microsoft's GigJam Productivity App Now Open To All
News  |  6/8/2016  | 
Microsoft announces that its collaboration app GigJam Preview, which was previously invitation-only, is now available to everyone on Windows, Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
HPE Updates Helion, Opens 'The Machine' To Developers
News  |  6/8/2016  | 
At its Discover conference in Las Vegas Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced updates to its Helion Cloud Portfolio, and touted breakthroughs in its software-defined data center strategy. The company also welcomed developers to work on The Machine, its next-generation computer architecture.
Salesforce TrailheaDX: Everyone Can Develop Software
News  |  6/8/2016  | 
At TrailheaDX, Salesforce's first developer conference, the company is encouraging people without programming experience to create apps using Lightning.
10 iPhone, Android Apps To Master Work-Life Balance
Slideshows  |  6/8/2016  | 
Technology makes it easier for you to take your work anywhere, but it can also help you balance your personal and professional lives. Here are 10 iPhone and Android apps that fit the bill.
Android Kill Switch Could Remotely Brick Stolen Devices
News  |  6/7/2016  | 
Users may soon have another weapon to combat thieves who pilfer Android smartphones or tablets -- a kill switch that goes beyond a remote data wipe.
Microsoft Planner App Is Coming To Office 365
News  |  6/7/2016  | 
Microsoft's Planner app lets users design customizable templates and attach files to tasks, among other things. The software giant is offering Planner with its Office 365 suite.
IBM Unveils Data Science Experience Dev Environment
News  |  6/7/2016  | 
IBM rolls out a new integrated development environment in the cloud to build on its investment in Apache Spark and enable data scientists to collaborate with each other, regardless of their preferred language or data source.
Tony Fadell's Nest Exit: What's Next?
News  |  6/7/2016  | 
The Nest cofounder and former CEO plans to advise Alphabet and Larry Page, while Nest looks to improve revenue.
Mark Zuckerberg's LinkedIn, Other Social Media Accounts Hacked
News  |  6/6/2016  | 
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may be like a lot of us internet users when it comes to online security -- too lazy to create unique passwords for each account. The result is that his LinkedIn and other social media accounts were hacked over the weekend.
Microsoft Bing Malware Alerts Get More Specific
News  |  6/6/2016  | 
Microsoft has updated Bing phishing and malware warnings to give more detailed information on specific threats.
WWDC: Apple's Opportunity To Open Up To Keep Up
Commentary  |  6/6/2016  | 
Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off next week. While the company will likely introduce new products, what it really needs is a new attitude.
Salesforce Cements CRM Leadership With Demandware Buy
News  |  6/6/2016  | 
How can a SaaS-based market leader in customer relationship management leave the competition further behind, even in the dust? Salesforce just acquired one of the fastest-growing companies in one of the fastest-growing sub-segments of CRM.
Wearables At Work: 9 Security Steps Worth Taking
Slideshows  |  6/6/2016  | 
Wearables are finding their way into organizations, whether or not IT departments are prepared to deal with them. As the number of endpoints continues to grow, so does the potential for hacks. These nine pointers will help you prepare your organization to keep ahead of threats.
Microsoft HoloLens: 10 Ways It Has Evolved
Slideshows  |  6/5/2016  | 
It has been more than one year since Microsoft announced its foray into augmented reality with HoloLens. Here's a look at how its strategy has changed over time.
Spark Summit Preview, Tableau Comes To Android: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/5/2016  | 
The Spark Summit heads to San Francisco. Tableau is bringing its mobile client to Android. Microsoft Ventures eyes machine learning startups. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended June 5, 2016.
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