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Skype For Business, Windows Security Flaws: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/18/2015  | 
Security and collaboration were key themes this week as Microsoft announced news surrounding bug fixes, Office Delve, Skype, and partnerships.
Microsoft Buys Datazen For Mobile BI
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
The Datazen acquisition will enhance Microsoft's focus on mobile data analytics and accelerate its Power BI strategy.
Microsoft Office Delve: Updates, Mobile App
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Additions to Office Delve include new people-based search, authoring canvas, and mobile apps for iOS and Android smartphones.
Windows 10 Redstone, Dropbox Partnership: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/11/2015  | 
Microsoft news from this week included a new build of Windows 10 for phones and details on a major Windows 10 update in 2016.
Windows 10: Mobile Build 10051 Released
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
The newest version of Microsoft Windows 10 for phones brings a version of Project Spartan and new mail, messaging, and calendar apps.
Microsoft at 40: 5 Successes, 5 Failures
Slideshows  |  4/9/2015  | 
In honor of Microsoft's 40th birthday, InformationWeek reflects on the successes, failures, and lessons learned that built the company as it stands today.
Workday Brings 'Insights' To Talent Management
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Workday offers Talent Insights app to reduce employee churn, the first of a coming wave of big data applications.
Tableau 9.0 Keeps Focus On End-User Productivity
Commentary  |  4/7/2015  | 
Tableau Software's latest upgrade adds tools for data prep, quick calculations, and making predictions without need of a PhD.
Microsoft's Revolution Analytics Deal Is Finalized
News  |  4/6/2015  | 
Microsoft outlines plans to add R-language-based advanced analytics capabilities and integrations after finalizing its purchase of Revolution Analytics.
Surface 3, Project Spartan Demo: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/4/2015  | 
A new Windows 10 desktop build that offered a glimpse at Project Spartan, and Surface 3 release were among the headlines coming from Redmond this week.
Microsoft Office Lens Comes to iOS, Android
News  |  4/3/2015  | 
Microsoft's smartphone-compatible pocket scanner, Office Lens, is available in full and preview versions on iOS and Android.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Touts Cloud ERP Gains
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
Phillips says Infor can sell SaaS ERP to C-level and line-of-business execs without worrying about also selling databases and middleware to IT as Oracle and SAP do.
Salesforce Acquires Mobile Authentication Specialist Toopher
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
Salesforce is looking to add to its identity and access management offering by acquiring start-up Toopher. Financial details were not disclosed.
Microsoft 'Project Spartan': Hands-On Demo
Slideshows  |  3/31/2015  | 
Microsoft's Project Spartan, the browser designed to replace Internet Explorer, is available for testing on Windows 10.
NAS Is Sexy Again
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
MongoDB Counters Couchbase Performance Claims
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
MongoDB test reports superior durability and throughput compared to Cassandra and Couchbase, but is it another case of biased, vendor-sponsored research?
ClearStory Data Touts Speedy Big Data Analysis
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
ClearStory taps HDFS and Apache Spark in the cloud to let business users blend high-scale, variable data and analyze it with in-memory speed.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets MDM Boost
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Mobile device management becomes generally available in Office 365 to meet growing need for secure mobile productivity.
Oracle HCM Cloud Adds Social, Mobile Learning Option
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Oracle has plenty of options for training, but Oracle Learning Cloud follows SAP, IBM into social, mobile learning management for the YouTube generation.
Windows 10 Mobile Payments, LiveLoop Acquisition: Microsoft Review
News  |  3/28/2015  | 
Reports of Microsoft acquisitions and partnerships surface amidst updates on Internet Explorer, Project Spartan, and Windows 10.
Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
Amazon Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
Amazon gives customers the option to choose from two unlimited storage plans on Cloud Drive.
3 Priorities For Enterprise Applications In 2015
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
Competition and cloud delivery haven't done enough to improve enterprise apps. Buyers must pressure vendors for better features, improved usability, and meaningful analytics.
Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
IoT Drives The Future Of Connected Cars
Slideshows  |  3/25/2015  | 
Connected cars will transform the way we interact with our vehicles. At the MWC earlier this month, it was clear that the Internet of Things, along with M2M connection, is speeding this transformation along.
Internet Explorer Dependent? Time To Move On
Commentary  |  3/24/2015  | 
Microsoft's move to Project Spartan should be your cue to retire aging enterprise apps that rely on Internet Explorer plug-ins or Active X controls.
Couchbase Claims Performance Gains Against NoSQL Rivals
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
Couchbase says the coming Multi-Dimensional Scaling feature will bring read/write, indexing, and query advantages over MongoDB and Cassandra.
NTP Needs Money: Is A Foundation The Answer?
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
NTP steward Harlan Stenn founded the Network Time Foundation four years ago as an umbrella group to unite and support time-synching open-source projects. But it hasn't gotten far with support.
Windows 10 Release, Big Data Analysis: Microsoft Roundup
Slideshows  |  3/21/2015  | 
Microsoft brought news of cloud and big data at Convergence and major updates to Windows 10 from across the globe.
Spark Promoter Databricks Should Let Software Shine
Commentary  |  3/19/2015  | 
Can Databricks effectively shepherd the most promising open source project for big data analytics while also promoting its commercial cloud service?
Microsoft Azure Drives Ford Hybrid-Cloud Plan
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
Ford brings vehicle software updates to Microsoft's cloud, opening up preventative-maintenance and service-upgrade possibilities on a global scale.
Windows 10: Coming in Summer 2015
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
Microsoft will launch Windows 10 this summer in 111 languages across 190 countries.
Windows 10 Eliminates Passwords
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft is bringing more personalization and security features to Windows 10, including biometric authentication to unlock a device.
Microsoft Cloud-First Push Shines In CRM, Lags In ERP
Commentary  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft's Dynamics CRM Online business is growing quickly, but Dynamics AX Online is still stuck at the gate. What's the holdup?
Microsoft Promises Potent Azure IoT Suite
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft says its data services and hyper-scale cloud will conquer Internet-of-things apps including monitoring, asset-management, and predictive maintenance. Look out IBM, Intel, SAP, and GE.
Microsoft CEO Nadella: We're Building Systems Of Intelligence
News  |  3/16/2015  | 
Microsoft and CEO Satya Nadella are looking beyond Dynamics to focus on empowering individuals, businesses, and industries with new technologies. Those are the themes at this year's Convergence show.
Splunk Light Vs. Alternatives: Cost, Functionality Compared
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Splunk Light offers a new option for companies to apply data analytics to IT operations. Here's how it stacks up against Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud, and emerging open-source and commercial rivals.
SAP Cuts Data Visualization Cost, Unites Predictive Suite
News  |  3/16/2015  | 
SAP Lumira Edge brings "affordable" data visualization to small- and mid-sized companies. Predictive Analytics 2.0 unites experts and business users.
iPhone, NXP Advances Pushing NFC Mainstream
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Thanks to new technology from NXP, as well as Apple including NFC technology in the iPhone 6, mobile payments are going to be huge. Here's what that future looked like at MWC 2015.
Apple Watch Event: 10 Things We Learned
Slideshows  |  3/10/2015  | 
Apple Watch details, a new retina MacBook, and a partnership with HBO were among the big announcements at Apple's San Francisco shindig Monday.
2 Microsoft Azure Services Hit General Release
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
Microsoft Azure Search service is out now, and the Azure DocumentDB NoSQL database service will debut in April.
iPad Pro Update: Larger Model Delayed
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
The rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro gets pushed back as Apple determines which features are best for enterprise users.
Airbnb Boosts Presto SQL Query Engine For Hadoop
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
Airbnb is open sourcing a home-grown data-exploration and SQL query tool for Hadoop. Will it give Facebook Presto a leg up on Cloudera Impala?
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Gets Predictive
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
Salesforce announces Predictive Decisions features to personalize marketing. Data science drives clicky content and offers.
Cisco Bets Big On Selling Hadoop
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
Cisco will resell Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR Hadoop distributions along with its Unified Computing Systems for big data.
ServiceNow Seeks To Automate 3 More Departments
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
The pioneer of IT help desk automation tries to crack into legal, finance, and marketing by offering more customization.
IBM Slumps, Cisco Gains In 2014 Server Sales
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Gartner annual report on server shipments and revenue sees Cisco, Lenovo gaining share, IBM, HP losing ground.
BlackBerry Leap Is Coming, But Focus Is Software
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
At Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry announced four smartphones, including the Leap, but the company's focus is really on its enterprise software portfolio.
Splunk Leads Tiny Big Data Market
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Splunk marks another big year, taking in more revenue than the top three Hadoop distributors combined. That's why startups want to follow in its footsteps.
Big Data Demands Big Computing
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Big data has been around a long time. Here are four best practices to help you tap into the big computing power that is finally unlocking value.
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