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Microsoft Cutting 2,850 More Jobs In Smartphone Business, Sales
News  |  7/29/2016  | 
The Redmond giant reveals in a regulatory filing that it's planning another round of job cuts in addition to the 1,850 cuts it announced in May.
Apple's Project Titan Focuses On Autonomous Driving Software
News  |  7/29/2016  | 
Apple is bulking up its and sharpening the focus of its Project Titan team with the hiring of Dan Dodge, the former head of BlackBerry’s automotive software division.
Amazon's Second Quarter Puts Competition In Rearview Mirror
News  |  7/29/2016  | 
Amazon's cloud unit is disappointing competitors if they hoped it would slow down. In announcing its second quarter results, the company reported that its Amazon Web Services division grew at a 58% rate.
How An Agricultural Data Firm Puts The Cloud To Work
News  |  7/29/2016  | 
Integration -- connecting computing services to one another -- used to mean bringing in expensive consultants, investing in custom programming, and dealing with long timelines. But modern cloud-based options could make integration only a matter of dragging icons and filling in form fields, work that can often be done without a developer. Here's what it means to IT professionals.
Oracle NetSuite Buy Creates Serious Cloud Contender
News  |  7/29/2016  | 
Oracle announced plans to buy cloud-based ERP provider NetSuite, a company backed by Oracle CTO Larry Ellison. But how will the two companies resolve the overlap in functionality between their product portfolios?
Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook Discuss STEM Funding, Immigration Reform
News  |  7/28/2016  | 
During the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation panel in Philadelphia, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft representatives issued another call to action for increased STEM funding and for revisions to the nation's immigration policy.
Ford, MIT Testing Pedestrian-Conscious Electric Shuttles
News  |  7/28/2016  | 
The partnership between Ford and students at MIT represents another step in electric vehicle technology and the use of autonomous vehicle technology to make roads safer for pedestrians.
Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse Update Storms Market
News  |  7/28/2016  | 
Snowflake Computing has added automated administration features to its built-for-the-cloud modern data warehouse that enables analysis of multiple data types, big and small.
Dropbox Rolls Out Tools To Ease IT Admin Experience
News  |  7/28/2016  | 
The cloud storage and collaboration company's business users are getting tools that aim to make managing groups and data easier.
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/28/2016  | 
Amin Vadhat, Google Fellow and Networking Technical Lead, talked to Network Computing Editor-in-Chief Susan Fogarty about how Google is putting its stamp on the enterprise network.
10 Hiring Challenges Confronting CIOs
Slideshows  |  7/28/2016  | 
CIOs are seeing the highest level of skills shortage since the Great Recession of 2008-09 and other hiring issues, according to the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. Find out where these challenges exist and to what extent.
GE Supplies IoT Developer Kit For Predix
News  |  7/27/2016  | 
GE Digital is making it easier for IoT developers to tap into Predix analytics and use machine learning with the release of a new hardware and software kit.
iPhone, iPad Sales Continue To Slow, Apple's Earnings Drop
Commentary  |  7/27/2016  | 
Despite ongoing declines in iPhone and iPad sales, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he remains hopeful, and states that the company continues to invest significantly in R&D.
Tesla Unveils Gigafactory As Production Ramps Up
News  |  7/27/2016  | 
The partial opening of Tesla's Gigafactory will give the electric car manufacturer the ability to make the majority of components under one roof, including lithium ion batteries.
Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands
News  |  7/27/2016  | 
Data visualization platform provider Tableau is updating its flagship product with new features that give oversight and data governance control back to IT organizations. It also makes a host of new advanced analytics capabilities accessible to more users.
Using AI To Fight Cyberthreats
News  |  7/27/2016  | 
SparkCognition, working with Carnegie Mellon and IBM's Watson, aims to provide cyber-security researchers with better threat data using predictive models powered by machine learning.
12 Types Of Data IT Can't Afford To Overlook
Slideshows  |  7/27/2016  | 
Regardless of how much data your company has -- and how much your business leaders are asking for -- you're likely missing some hidden gems. Here are 12 examples of what you might be overlooking, and why it matters to IT professionals, and to your business at large.
Office 365 Updates Add Machine Learning To Apps
News  |  7/26/2016  | 
Microsoft is infusing more of its machine learning into Office 365 and adding in greater capabilities into Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
BlackBerry DTEK50 Android Smartphone Images Leaked
Commentary  |  7/26/2016  | 
BlackBerry's next Android device is no BlackBerry, it's a re-badged as the Alcatel Idol 4.
Apple Taps Bob Mansfield To Lead Project Titan
News  |  7/26/2016  | 
Bob Mansfield, the veteran Apple hardware engineer, is returning to Apple to lead Project Titan, widely believed to be the company's self-driving electric vehicle initiative.
DNC Hack Serves As Cautionary Tale For IT Pros
News  |  7/26/2016  | 
Following the high-profile hack of the Democratic National Committee's computer system, cyber-security experts emphasize the importance of secure email correspondence.
Enterprises Are Poorly Equipped To Handle External Cyberattacks
News  |  7/26/2016  | 
Most organizations lack the tools and processes to handle external cyberattacks -- which lie outside a company's firewalls. Such attacks primarily leverage digital channels, and responsibility for monitoring these channels often falls outside traditional IT and security functions.
Ford's SYNC 3 Brings Android Auto, CarPlay To All Models
News  |  7/25/2016  | 
Ford is making the SYNC 3 platform available on all of its 2017 model-year vehicles, with a host of popular applications on tap. It's also a huge opportunity for Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay platforms.
Verizon Buying Yahoo's Web Business For $4.8 Billion
News  |  7/25/2016  | 
The telecommunications giant strikes a deal to acquire Yahoo's core internet assets, ending a drawn-out process for one of the early dot-com darlings.
Gartner Sees $1 Trillion Shift In IT Spending To Cloud
News  |  7/25/2016  | 
The shift in IT spending from traditional hardware and software to cloud computing will continue over the next five years. The transfer will total $1 trillion, according to Gartner.
How To Keep IT Moving At The Speed Of Business
Commentary  |  7/25/2016  | 
Andrew Horne, IT practice leader at consulting firm CEB, offers his insights on why IT needs to speed up its processes in today's business environment. Horne uses data from CEB research, and examples from client experiences, to give you three steps that can help you speed up IT operations in your own organization.
Lawsuit Raises Questions About The Right To Tinker With Tech
News  |  7/25/2016  | 
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a lawsuit to overturn a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which limits the modification of technology. For anyone managing information technology, the law in question has the potential to limit access to data, to weaken security, and to impose unnecessary burdens, costs, and liabilities.
10 Agile Tips From Pokémon Go Coach Training
Slideshows  |  7/24/2016  | 
Pokémon Go players want to improve and become better trainers. The same tips that help you catch more Pokémon can help you become a better scrum master. We caught 10 of those pointers that can be applied to leading an agile team developing enterprise software.
Watson Offers Macy's AI Help, Workday Acquisition: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/24/2016  | 
Watson's AI will help you find shoes at Macy's, Workday buys big data analytics company, Google releases machine learning APIs, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 24.
Snowden Designs iPhone Add-On To Thwart Surveillance
News  |  7/23/2016  | 
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and hacker Andrew Huang have designed an add-on device for iPhone 6 that would alert users when they are being tracked. Here's why it matters to IT.
Can 3D-Printed Fingers Help Police Solve A Murder?
News  |  7/23/2016  | 
Michigan police are working with university researchers to re-create a dead man's fingers. The goal is to use the digits to unlock his smartphone and uncover information that may help catch his killer.
Windows 10 Build 14393 Rollout, Cloud Revenue: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/23/2016  | 
Microsoft this week released its fourth-quarter earnings report, Windows 10 Build 14393 for PC and mobile, and new services Stream and Bookings.
Facebook's Aquila Internet Drone Completes First Flight
News  |  7/22/2016  | 
WiFi takes to the skies in the form of Aquila, a self-piloting Facebook drone with a wingspan greater than that of a Boeing 737. It's another move by companies such as Facebook and Google to deliver internet services through unconventional means.
Hudl Sports Video Analysis Service Grows Fast On Amazon
News  |  7/22/2016  | 
Fast-growing Hudl provides coaches and athletes with key feedback based on its customers' video uploaded to the cloud. Like many other startups, the company relies on Amazon Web Services for its backend support.
Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs
News  |  7/22/2016  | 
Developers interested in creating apps that understand text or speech can look to Google's cloud for tools -- the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. The two offerings have now advanced into open beta status.
Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P 
News  |  7/21/2016  | 
The Redmond giant is wrapping up the final stages of migrating its Skype VoIP service to the cloud from its peer-to-peer backbone. The move will allow the company to offer new services including mobile group video calling and Skype Bots.
Tesla's Future Plans: Trucks, Solar Batteries, Ride-Sharing
News  |  7/21/2016  | 
Telsa CEO Elon Musk has unveiled his master plan. It calls for the company to expand into self-driving semi trucks, roof-mounted solar batteries, and ride-sharing initiatives.
Many Businesses Using AI Without Realizing It
News  |  7/21/2016  | 
Businesses see AI as a future investment, even though most organizations are actually already using it, a study finds.
SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
News  |  7/21/2016  | 
SAP second quarter earnings showed no sign of weakness from the recent Brexit vote in the UK. Instead, the company's revenue and earnings grew as SAP added new customers, particularly for its S/4 HANA platform.
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2016  | 
Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
10 Hot Security Technologies Enterprises Need Now
Slideshows  |  7/21/2016  | 
With security threats increasingly becoming more advanced, research firm Gartner outlines the top 10 technologies that should be deployed to take advantage of digital business opportunities while managing risk.
Google's DeepMind AI Cuts Data Center Power Bills
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
Google uses its DeepMind artificial intelligence to slice nearly half of the amount of energy used for cooling its data centers, improving its overall power usage effectiveness (PUE) by 15%.
Imperson Chatbot Platform For Enterprises Released
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
Imperson.ai aspires to make it easier for enterprises to create and manage their bots designed for popular social platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Twitter.
Facebook Tests High-Speed Laser Internet Access
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
Facebook wants to beam you onto the web, using laser light to carry information from point to point. However, the social networking company warns that the technology is still in its infancy.
Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.
GE Plans Software Platform For Creating 'Digital Twins'
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
GE already uses an internal platform for modeling jet engines, turbines, and other physical assets. Now, the company will be offering it as a service by the end of 2017.
9 High Tech Cities Outside Silicon Valley To Explore
Slideshows  |  7/20/2016  | 
California's Silicon Valley is one of the world's most famous tech hubs, but there are many up-and-coming cities investing in infrastructure, transportation, and growing startup scenes. Here are nine destinations around the world for tech-savvy travelers.
Microsoft Azure Wins Boeing's Cloud Business
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
Boeing is set to move its extensive portfolio of digital solutions to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, with an aim to improve the operation and efficiency of its airlines customers.
Mercedes-Benz Self-Driving 'Future Bus' Logs 12 Miles
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
Mercedes-Benz's successful test of self-driving 'Future Bus' served as a world premiere for the vehicle, which features state-of-the-art design cues. The city bus made a 12-mile journey in the Netherlands.
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.
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