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Windows 10 Now Running On 300 Million Devices
News  |  5/6/2016  | 
Microsoft announces Windows 10 is active on 300 million devices, and emphasizes the upcoming end to its year-long free upgrade offer.
10 iOS, Android Apps To Drive Team Collaboration
Slideshows  |  5/6/2016  | 
As more people are working away from the office, convenient ways to collaborate are getting more crucial. Here are 10 apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device that can help your team work together, no matter where you are.
Windows 10 Pro No Longer Lets IT Block App Store
News  |  5/5/2016  | 
Microsoft dealt administrators a blow with its Windows 10 Pro 1511 update, forcing them to migrate to Windows 10 Enterprise should they want to prevent Windows Store access.
Google Slides' Q&A Feature Targets PowerPoint Fatigue
News  |  5/5/2016  | 
Google is adding a Q&A feature to its Slides offering. The feature aims to foster more active audience participation and broaden the application's mobile capabilities.
Artificial Intelligence: Don't Fear It, Embrace It
News  |  5/5/2016  | 
Adam Coates, the director of the Baidu Research's Silicon Valley AI Lab, says don't fear artificial intelligence. Instead, look to it to save lives. He spoke at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference this week.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Is Now Available
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
Microsoft is making SharePoint Server 2016 generally available, and sharing updates for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
Toyota Drives Profits With Analytics
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
Toyota Financial Services uses analytics to keep consumers in cars and minimize payment contract risk. And it has paid off.
Worthington Industries Moves Metal With Mobile App
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
Worthington Industries, a global metal manufacturing company, uncovered new business processes in its effort to ease paperwork headaches for its shipping and trucking operations. See why its Bill of Lading eSignature app earned the company the Elite 100 Award for Best Use Of Mobile.
At Toyota Financial Services, Analytics Aid Distressed Customers
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
To find a better way to handle payment delinquencies in a period of global financial crisis, Toyota Financial Services established a multi-phase plan to use analytics to assess risk and microsegment consumers. The goals were to reduce delinquencies in order to keep drivers in their cars. The company's efforts earned it a 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Award for Best in Analytics.
Warp Speed: Faster Development Cycles Are The New Normal
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
At the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference, tech leaders described how warp speed is the new normal when it comes to development cycles. But that's an opportunity as much as a challenge.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Launches June 1
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Microsoft confirms it will release the final version of its SQL Server 2016 database management software on June 1.
Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage
News  |  4/30/2016  | 
Microsoft is working with Twist Bioscience, a company that encodes data onto microscopic and long-lasting synthetic DNA.
Windows 10 Bug Bash, Skype For Business On Mac: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/30/2016  | 
Microsoft this week published Office updates for April, launched a new workflow app, and released a major new Windows 10 preview build so Insiders can help with bug-squashing.
HP Chromebook 13 Designed For Cloud-Based Enterprises
News  |  4/29/2016  | 
HP and Google introduced the Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin, lightweight laptop that looks to make enterprise computing easier to integrate with cloud-based infrastructure and apps.
Microsoft, HPE Back Mesosphere As It Open Sources DC/OS
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
As Mesosphere is opening sourcing its Data Center Operating System (DC/OS), several major tech firms, including Microsoft and HPE, are backing this alternative container standard.
Samsung ARTIK Cloud Aims For IoT Interoperability
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
To help IoT devices work together and enable a new class of IoT apps and services, Samsung introduces a cloud service that aims to break down silos.
Microsoft's Mobile Roller Coaster Ride: 9 Contributing Factors
Slideshows  |  4/28/2016  | 
Microsoft has never excelled in smartphones, but its mobile strategy has taken a turn for the worse. What went wrong, what will come next, and are there signs of hope? Here's a closer look.
Windows 10 Preview Build Recruits Insiders To Bash Bugs
News  |  4/27/2016  | 
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332 steps away from its traditional Quests and takes a different approach to the way Windows Insiders can help chase bugs.
VMware, Pivotal Offer Stack For Next-Gen Applications
News  |  4/27/2016  | 
The Pivotal Cloud Foundry development stack has been integrated with the VMware Photon Platform so that the two can produce and host micro-service applications.
Google Cloud Conundrum: 7 Questions That Need Answering
Slideshows  |  4/27/2016  | 
In an effort to gain enterprise interest, Google announced changes to its cloud platform last month that would beef up machine learning and big data capabilities. Still, many questions remain about whether Google's cloud will ever be a serious enterprise contender.
Google Expands Free Apps For Work Offer
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
Subsidizing Google Apps for Work will now continue through the end of the year for customers under contract with other vendors. Google also expanded the program to provide assistance to smaller companies.
Dropbox Infinite Looks To Solve Local Storage Issue
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
At Dropbox Open London, the company showed off Project Infinite, which has been in limited tests. The feature gives users desktop access to terabytes of data, even from devices with a thumb drive's worth of storage.
Gmail For Android Adds Microsoft Exchange Support
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
Google's Gmail on Android is now adding support for Microsoft Exchange accounts, fixing one of the email app's biggest shortcomings for mixing work and personal information.
IoT Security Will Reach $840 Million By 2020, Gartner Finds
News  |  4/25/2016  | 
The IoT security market will hit its stride in 2020, according to Gartner, driven by IoT growth in energy management, the automotive industry, consumer applications, and an increase in malware attacks.
Google's Chrome OS May Start Offering Android Apps
News  |  4/25/2016  | 
In an effort to better integrate Android and Chrome OS -- its desktop-based operating system -- Google may be bringing the Google Play store to Chromebooks.
10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Slideshows  |  4/25/2016  | 
People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
SAS Global Forum In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/24/2016  | 
At SAS Global Forum, the company introduced Viya, a platform that it said is designed to stitch together all types of data, wherever it resides. We've got that and other announcements from the forum in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 24, 2016.
Windows 10 Cortana, Messaging Advances, Skype Bots On Web: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/23/2016  | 
Microsoft announced Windows 10 builds 14327 and 14328 for smartphones and PCs, Skype Bots for Mac and Web, and earnings for its third fiscal quarter.
Windows 10 Mobile Test Build Rolls Out Texting Via PC
Commentary  |  4/21/2016  | 
Microsoft is allowing Windows Insiders to test its Messaging Everywhere feature that lets people send and receive text messages on Windows phones and PCs. The feature strips Skype integration from the messaging app.
Opera's Free VPN Offers Web Browsing Privacy
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
Opera's free VPN capability allows users to change their location and access websites and content that may be geographically restricted. This comes as the company has also offered ad blockers, and as users are looking for more ways to stay private online.
Malware Attacks More Frequent, Harder To Fight
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
The newest Ponemon State of the Endpoint Report found enterprises struggling to enforce endpoint security and to manage their biggest threat: Employees.
Microsoft Gains In SaaS Market, Report Finds
Commentary  |  4/20/2016  | 
Synergy Research assessed the growth of SaaS in 2015, and found it more mature than other cloud services -- and ready for an even greater takeoff. In addition, the report showed Microsoft may be one company poised for significant growth.
Reddit’s Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn
Commentary  |  4/20/2016  | 
It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.
Apple Kills QuickTime For Windows, Adobe Issues Warning
News  |  4/19/2016  | 
Two security vulnerabilities have moved Apple to end support for QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. This has also led Adobe to issue a warning to users of its software.
9 Outlook Alternatives For iPhone, Android
Slideshows  |  4/19/2016  | 
Microsoft Outlook is a popular mobile email app, but it's far from your only option. Here is a list of alternatives for iOS and Android if you want to try something new.
Pivotal Changes Elephants, Big Data-As-A-Service Growing: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/17/2016  | 
Google machine learning wants to harness your unscheduled minutes. Pivotal expands its alliance with Hortonworks. The big data-as-a-service market is forecast to grow in a big way. Dell updates Statistica for "citizen" data scientists. All that and how your emoji choices may be driving your friends away, in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 17, 2016.
Windows 10 Feature Roadmap, Federal Lawsuit: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/16/2016  | 
This week Microsoft published a website detailing future Windows 10 updates, sued the US government over data privacy, and updated Skype for Business on iOS and Android.
Microsoft Sues Justice Department, AG Over Cloud Privacy
News  |  4/15/2016  | 
Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, stating that the same rules that apply to search and seizure in an office should apply to its cloud.
Hortonworks, Pivotal Expand Open Source Big Data Alliance
News  |  4/15/2016  | 
Pivotal has ditched its own Hadoop distribution in favor of Hortonworks' Hadoop as the two companies expanded their alliance to distribute each other's open source big data implementations to customers.
Making Mainframes Cool Again
Commentary  |  4/15/2016  | 
Mainframe systems are still the backbone of much of today's IT infrastructure. Yet, finding IT talent to maintain these systems, and the COBOL and Fortran languages that support them, is becoming increasingly difficult. Knowledge transfer expert Steve Trautman, founder of The Steve Trautman Co., offers real-world advice on how IT leaders can cultivate the talent needed to run these crucial systems.
Email Privacy Act Clears House Judiciary Committee Vote
News  |  4/14/2016  | 
An update to the Email Privacy Act requiring a warrant for the search of data older than 180 days was unanimously supported by the House Judiciary Committee. It now heads for a vote by the full chamber.
Microsoft's Project Madeira: SaaS Apps Designed For SMBs
News  |  4/14/2016  | 
Microsoft is launching a preview of Project Madeira, a public cloud-based business management service designed for small and midsize business.
Microsoft OneDrive For Business Gets New Features, Admin Controls
News  |  4/13/2016  | 
Microsoft rolled out a series of spring updates to OneDrive for Business, including new IT admin controls, as well as browser, sync, and mobile features.
Google Calendar Apps Employs Machine Learning
News  |  4/13/2016  | 
Good -- or perhaps bad -- news for procrastinators: Google Calendar is now using machine learning to keep you more closely on schedule.
OpenText Tackles Digital Transformation, Extends EIM Platform To Cloud
News  |  4/13/2016  | 
OpenText Release 16 addresses EIM customer demand for digital transformation and hybrid deployments. CEO Mark Barrenechea told us about the forces driving these demands and how OpenText is pursuing its own transformation, including standardizing on a single ERP system.
SAP's Software-To-Cloud Growing Pains Reflect Industry Shift
News  |  4/12/2016  | 
SAP warned that its software license sales declined in the first quarter of 2016 and that business in the Americas was weaker than expected. Industry analysts said that SAP and other traditional software vendors will likely experience some tough quarters as they transition to offering cloud services.
IBM, Box Bring Cloud Data Closer To Home
News  |  4/12/2016  | 
Business customers in Europe and Asia are being offered a new option for storing cloud-based data in a specific region.
Microsoft Publishes Windows 10 Roadmap, Targets Business PCs
News  |  4/12/2016  | 
Microsoft shared a roadmap of upcoming Windows 10 features for business PCs and delivered its first CBB build since the operating system launched in July 2015.
Windows 10: Why These 10 New Features Matter
Slideshows  |  4/10/2016  | 
Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Build 14316, giving Insiders the option to try Cortana updates, Skype UWP preview, and native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. Here are 10 features worth trying out.
Facebook F8: Chatbots, AI Expected
News  |  4/9/2016  | 
Facebook is expected to announce API tools for chatbots and live chat during its F8 conference next week.
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