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Apple Acquires Motion Capture Specialist Faceshift
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Apple moves into the motion capture space with the acquisition of Faceshift, a specialist in technology for facial recognition and rendering. Its technology is being used in the new Star Wars films.
IBM, Databricks Advance Apache Spark
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Apache Spark hit two more incremental milestones as the IBM SystemML machine learning engine for Spark was accepted to the Apache Incubator program and Databricks unveiled a preview of its SaaS edition of Spark 1.6.
Microsoft Employee Diversity Numbers Fail To Impress
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Microsoft's latest diversity report counts fewer women due to layoffs related to the restructuring of its phone business earlier this year.
Yahoo Mail Ad-Blocking Move Angers Users
Commentary  |  11/23/2015  | 
Earlier this month, Yahoo began blocking some Yahoo Mail users if they had ad-blocking software turned on. Yahoo has been struggling to keep its Mail users, but the move has been derided on social media.
Data Skills Pay Off, Nate Silver Strikes Again: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/22/2015  | 
Our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 22 spotlights a hiring algorithm that's smarter than hiring managers, identifies which big data skills are worth the most in today's job market, explores whether Donald Trump has a chance to win the US presidential elections, and much more.
Satya Nadella Talks Security, Dynamics AX Updated: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/21/2015  | 
This week Satya Nadella discussed enterprise security, Microsoft joined forces with HP Enterprise, and Dynamics AX was updated for cloud, machine learning, and Power BI.
Microsoft, HP Enterprise Partnership Focuses On Windows 10, Cloud & Mobility
News  |  11/20/2015  | 
Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise extend their partnership to offer cloud, mobility, and productivity solutions designed to broaden Windows 10 adoption.
Amazon Adds Multi-Factor Authentication: Why Now?
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
Amazon has quietly added support for multi-factor authentication for customers using its ecommerce site in the US. Why would the company do this now?
Salesforce Posts Big Q3 Revenue Growth
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
Cloud-based enterprise software provider Salesforce reported strong revenue growth for the third quarter and raised its revenue guidance for the full year. Here are the details.
Paris Terror Attacks Renew Encryption Debate
Commentary  |  11/19/2015  | 
The terror attacks in Paris on November 13 have reignited a long-running debate about whether device makers and app developers should be required to give government agencies a backdoor or to hand over encryption keys.
Cloudera Releases Navigator Optimizer Suite In Beta
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
Along with the 5.5 version of its Enterprise big data platform, Cloudera is rolling out a beta version of its Navigation Optimizer data management suite to existing customers.
Microsoft Dynamics AX Upgrade Integrates Power BI, Machine Learning
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
The next generation of Microsoft's Dynamics AX, redesigned for cloud and upgraded with Power BI, Azure Machine Learning, and Cortana, is available for public preview.
Salesforce Adds New Predictive Analytics To Marketing Cloud
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Salesforce is rolling out new features to its Marketing Cloud this week, leveraging machine learning and data science to add real-time predictive customer scoring and audience segmentation. Here are the details.
Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary
Slideshows  |  11/17/2015  | 
Are you a data scientist wondering how your compensation stacks up to your peers? Or are you considering a career shift to data science? Here's a look at how much you can expect to earn.
HP Enterprise Embraces Docker, Containers
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has aligned its offerings from application development to deployment to monitoring and management with Docker container technology.
Surface Pro 4 Vs. iPad Pro: High-End Hybrid Showdown
Slideshows  |  11/16/2015  | 
Apple and Microsoft are targeting the enterprise with high-end hybrid devices. We compare the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 specs and promises. Which would you buy?
IBM Datapalooza, Oracle Updates BI Platform: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/15/2015  | 
IBM continued with its Datapalooza roadshow, Oracle released a new version of its BI software with enhanced visualization capabilities, and Informatica rolled out its Big Data Management platform. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 15.
Major Windows 10 Update, Secure Islands Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/14/2015  | 
Microsoft rolled out the first major PC update for Windows 10, purchased Israeli security firm Secure Islands, and tried to guess emotions with machine learning.
Informatica Big Data Management Platform Aims For Next-Level Integration
News  |  11/13/2015  | 
The Informatica Big Data Management package is the company's answer to helping customers get real value out of their investments in big data infrastructure. Here are the details.
Windows 10: Major Update Targets Business, Consumer PCs
News  |  11/12/2015  | 
Microsoft rolls out a major Windows 10 update that affects Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Windows Update for Business, security, and mobile device management, among other features.
OpenText Unveils Analytics, Cloud Updates To Suites
News  |  11/11/2015  | 
OpenText will update its enterprise information management software suites to embed analytics capabilities, and to be deployed in the cloud. Executives said these new capabilities will equip customers to compete in the cloud era.
Cloud Vs. On-Premises: 6 Benefits Of Keeping Data Private
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015  | 
We can think of at least six reasons why you would want to store your data in a privately controlled data center rather than use a public cloud service. Letís gain an understanding of the on-premises vs. cloud debate, and see why some tech leaders advocate a hybrid model where both coexist.
10 Skills CIOs Need To Survive, Thrive In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015  | 
CIOs need to shift perspectives and skill sets for the business transformation underway. So, what's the profile of the successful CIO in 2016?
Comcast Resets 200,000 Compromised Email Passwords, But Questions Remain
Commentary  |  11/10/2015  | 
Comcast has reset the passwords for about 200,000 email accounts that appeared for sale on the Dark Web. However, there are a lot of questions about what the company knows and if there's more information out there to take.
Microsoft Acquires Secure Islands For Data Protection
News  |  11/9/2015  | 
Microsoft buys its third Israeli security company, Secure Islands, to integrate security technologies into its Azure Rights Management Service.
Verizon: Cloud Computing No Longer A Differentiator
News  |  11/9/2015  | 
A Verizon report finds businesses are moving deeper into the cloud, but the survey also indicates the competitive advantages of cloud technologies are diminishing.
Microsoft Analytics, Intel IoT, Spokeo Vs. Robins: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/8/2015  | 
Microsoft updated its CRM and SQL offerings, and Intel showcased its IoT efforts. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court is weighing questions about the liability companies have in ensuring the accuracy of consumer data. Learn about this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 6.
OneDrive Unlimited Storage Killed, Windows 7 Pro's Demise: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/7/2015  | 
Updates from Redmond this week included a Linux-focused partnership with Red Hat, Windows 10 Insider preview build 10586, and the end-of-sales date for Windows 7 Pro.
Google, Tesla, Nissan: 6 Self-Driving Vehicles Cruising Our Way
Slideshows  |  11/6/2015  | 
Traditional car makers, such as Nissan and Daimler, are joining tech giants like Google in the race to create self-driving vehicles. Here's what you need to know.
Microsoft Buys MileIQ Maker For Mobile Productivity Boost
News  |  11/5/2015  | 
Mobile Data Labs, the company behind financial app MileIQ, is the target of Microsoft's most recent acquisition.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Bolsters Machine Learning Capabilities
News  |  11/5/2015  | 
Microsoft is changing its approach to customer service in Dynamics CRM 2016, which will include Azure Machine Learning among its new capabilities.
IBM Buys Cloud Brokerage Specialist Gravitant
News  |  11/3/2015  | 
IBM has bought privately held Gravitant, an Austin-based firm that specializes in cloud brokerage software.
Cognitive Computing Powers 6 Smart Deployments
Slideshows  |  11/3/2015  | 
Cognitive computing, which enabled IBM Watson to win Jeopardy!, is helping professionals get expert assistance and make faster, more intelligent decisions based on highly complex big data.
Siri, Cortana: New Driving Hazards In The Digital Age
News  |  11/3/2015  | 
If you work for an IT leader who expects you to be always-on, even during your drive times, you'll want to see what researchers have discovered about how much hands-free systems diminish your attention span behind the wheel.
Mastering Mobile Apps: 9 Classes For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  11/3/2015  | 
These online courses can help IT professionals create enterprise apps and learn critical skills to enhance their careers in a mobile world.
Dell's Statistica: Revamped, Free To College Students
News  |  11/1/2015  | 
Dell's Statistica 13 updates the user interface of its advanced analytics software. Now the company is making the software free for US college students and professors.
Oracle Adds Multi-Tenancy To WebLogic Application Server
News  |  10/30/2015  | 
Several applications may now be consolidated under one instance of WebLogic, potentially enabling users to decrease server hardware purchases.
Verizon IoT Strategy: Smart Cities, ThingSpace For Developers
News  |  10/29/2015  | 
The market for the Internet of Things is growing rapidly, and Verizon is stepping up its efforts on a multitude of fronts, the company announced.
Office 2016: 8 Enterprise-Worthy Features
Slideshows  |  10/28/2015  | 
The newest version of Office is designed for consumer and business users alike. So, which new features will matter most in the enterprise? Here's a look at the ones you'll really want for work.
Intel's Saffron Buy Spices Up IoT, Big Data Offerings
News  |  10/27/2015  | 
The chip-making giant looks to the future of the Internet of Things with the acquisition of cognitive computing company Saffron Technology.
9 Ways To Bulletproof Your Privacy Policy
Slideshows  |  10/23/2015  | 
Is your privacy policy rock solid, or could it use some work? Mistakes can mean lawsuits, regulatory fines, and damage to corporate reputations. Here's how to protect your company.
Apple, Dropbox Slam CISA Cyber-Security Bill
Commentary  |  10/21/2015  | 
Apple and Dropbox join the swelling ranks of tech companies voicing their opposition to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) and the lack of privacy protections.
SAP Reports Strong Q3 Cloud Momentum
News  |  10/20/2015  | 
SAP reported a huge cloud revenue increase for Q3 at a time when many of its rivals in the traditional enterprise apps space are struggling with cloud. Here are the numbers.
SIM CIO Report: IT Leadership Hits A 'Watershed Moment'
News  |  10/20/2015  | 
One-third to one-half of the current crop of CIOs will be gone in 5 to 10 years, says the lead researcher for SIM's annual IT trends survey. Do you fit the profile of the CIO of the future? What's top-of-mind for CIOs right now?
Windows 10 PC, Mobile Builds, Skype For iOS: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/17/2015  | 
Microsoft released preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Skype for Business came to iOS. Acer launched new Windows 10 PCs.
Red Hat Acquires Ansible For Hybrid Cloud IT Automation
News  |  10/16/2015  | 
Red Hat said that open source cloud management provider Ansible's technology will enhance its lineup of IT automation tools and help enterprises deploy and manage public, private, and hybrid cloud. Here are the details.
Gartner Magic Quadrant: Open Source, Cloud Disrupt Database Market
News  |  10/16/2015  | 
Incumbents IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have ruled the Gartner Magic Quadrant for operational database management systems for years. But with the rise of open source and cloud, new competition has gained ground. Here's what you need to know.
Tesla Updates Autopilot Software, Moves Closer To Self-Driving Cars
News  |  10/15/2015  | 
Tesla is updating its self-driving car software to add more advanced capabilities, but drivers are still advised to keep their hands on the wheel.
Microsoft's Skype For Business Officially Lands On iOS
News  |  10/14/2015  | 
iPhone and iPad users can now download Skype for Business, which Microsoft has rolled out to iOS devices.
8 Ways To Ensure Data Quality
Slideshows  |  10/14/2015  | 
The quality of your business decisions is only as good as the quality of the data you use to back them up. Here are some tips to help you determine how reliable your data actually is.
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