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Google May Shame Partners Into Ending Android Fragmentation
Commentary  |  5/26/2016  | 
Google might resort to naming and shaming smartphone makers, as well as carriers, who are behind in updating their Android smartphones.
FedRAMP Is Too Complicated, Not Secure Enough: Survey
News  |  5/26/2016  | 
The FedRAMP standard for federal agency use of cloud services has too many complications in its operations and lacks the assurance of security, according to the results of a MeriTalk survey.
Google's Paris Office Raided In Tax Investigation
News  |  5/26/2016  | 
French investigators are seeking information about whether Google has been evading its tax obligations.
US Spending Billions To Keep Outdated Tech Alive
News  |  5/26/2016  | 
A report by the Government Accountability Office finds a number of government agencies are spending billions of dollars each year to run their departments using antiquated tech, including 8-inch floppy disks and Windows Server 2003.
Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Which Suite Reigns Supreme?
Slideshows  |  5/26/2016  | 
The two leading cloud productivity suites -- Google Apps and Microsoft's Office 365 -- each have a lot to offer. But which one is right for your organization? Here's a look at how they stack up.
Microsoft Seals Nokia's Fate, Cuts 1,850 Jobs
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
Microsoft is slashing up to 1,850 jobs, mostly in Nokia's home country of Finland, and taking on a $950 million restructuring charge as it streamlines its phone business.
VW Invests $300 Million In Gett, Toyota Partners With Uber
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
Interest in ride-sharing specialists continues to grow as auto industry giants Toyota and Volkswagen announce strategic partnerships to grow the industry. Uber and Gett, a smaller ride-sharing company, are the beneficiaries of these new investments.
How TD Bank Is Transforming Its Data Infrastructure
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
TD Bank has embarked on an effort to transform traditional banking data infrastructure into a more modern system built on a new application framework and APIs. This system leverages TD Bank's data to deliver insights on-demand.
Facebook Revamps Trending Topics Following Bias Allegations
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
After allegations surfaced that its curators engaged in bias when populating the Trending Topics feature, Facebook launched an investigation that found no evidence of political favoritism. Still, changes are coming.
HPE Spinning Off Enterprise Services, Posts Positive Q2 Earnings
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will spin off its Enterprise Services business and merge it with CSC, creating a $26 billion IT services giant. The company made the announcement in conjunction with its second-quarter earnings report, which saw quarterly revenues rise year-over-year for the first time in five years.
Symbolic IO Rewrites Rules For Storage
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
The company's IRIS system promises dramatic speed improvements over existing technologies. These storage improvements should benefit anyone running large database queries, particularly transactions that require speed.
Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Microsoft is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services.
Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Calling 2016 "the year mobile has happened," Google's SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy announced improvements to advertising functionality for tablets and smartphones. More text, better bidding, responsive formats, and expanded location-based capabilities are all coming Google's mobile ad business.
Big Data, Analytics Sales Will Reach $187 Billion By 2019
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Market research firm IDC forecasts a 50% increase in revenues from the sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware, and services between 2015 and 2019. Services will account for the biggest chunk of revenue, with banking and manufacturing-led industries poised to spend the most.
10 Tips For Hiring Top Tech Grads
Slideshows  |  5/24/2016  | 
Graduation time at colleges and universities across the nation yields a fresh crop of potential IT pros. But competition is fierce for top tech talent. Here are 10 tips from a recruiting expert on how to identify rising stars and seal the deal when hiring the best in class among recent grads.
Microsoft Unveils Plan To Combat 'Terrorist Content'
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Microsoft has unveiled a two-pronged approach to fighting back against terrorists' efforts to use the Internet and social media to communicate with one another and recruit new members.
Robots: Not The Job Stealers We Feared
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Automation and digitalization are unlikely to wipe out as many jobs as once feared, but significant changes will arise, finds a new report.
Exar Finds Success Moving Oracle Database To AWS
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Exar Corp., the Fremont, Calif., chip maker, needed to upgrade its Oracle database at a time of cost reduction and transition. Here's how it moved it to the AWS cloud.
Florida Crystals CIO: Cloud Is The Sweet Spot For IT Success
Commentary  |  5/23/2016  | 
Florida Crystals is a multibillion-dollar sugar production company with no on-premises servers. Here's why CIO Don Whittington is happy keeping it that way.
Surface Book 2 Vs. MacBook Pro 2016: Hardware Smackdown
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Reports indicate Microsoft is planning to release the Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 this year, upping the competition with Apple's MacBook Pro 2016.
6 Barriers To IoT Data Flow
Slideshows  |  5/23/2016  | 
Enterprises are integrating IoT devices into their ecosystems to get data that was not available previously. As with most new data sources, there may be concerns about whether the data is accessible, usable, valuable, and secure. Here are a few things to consider as your enterprise moves toward IoT.
10 Best US Cities For Tech Jobs In 2016
Slideshows  |  5/22/2016  | 
Glassdoor recently released its report on the best cities for jobs in 2016 based on factors including cost of living, job satisfaction, and work-life balance. Which of these cities on its list are best for IT pros? We take a look.
SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/22/2016  | 
Cloud, data, and artificial intelligence were hot topics for several major players this week, including SAP and Google. We've got these latest developments and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended May 22, 2016.
Apple Store Turns 15, Gets Retail Revamp
News  |  5/21/2016  | 
This week marked the 15th anniversary of the first Apple Store opening. We take a look at the history of Apple's retail strategy and where it's headed.
Google I/O 2016: 5 Hot Takeaways
Commentary  |  5/21/2016  | 
At this week's Google I/O annual developer conference the company revealed dramatic products that will push the boundaries of technology further into what was previously the realm of science fiction.
Apple May Add Touch ID To OS X
News  |  5/20/2016  | 
The iconic computer and device maker is reportedly considering an OS X 10.12 feature that would allow users to unlock their Macs via the same Touch ID technology that's in iPhones and iPads.
HPE Offers IoT Platform To Build, Analyze Data
News  |  5/20/2016  | 
With eye toward the future, HP Enterprise is now offering a vendor-neutral and multiple network supporting platform for building and analyzing data from the Internet of Things.
Google Opens Chromebooks To Android Apps
News  |  5/20/2016  | 
The move that will eventually make the more than a million Android apps available to Chrome OS users has been long expected.
Microsoft Developing Bing Concierge Bot
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
Microsoft is reportedly working on a Bing assistant, which sounds similar to the Google assistant bot announced at Google I/O this week.
LinkedIn Hack: Why Breach Is A Wake-Up Call For Users
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
The 2012 LinkedIn security breach is far worse than previously reported. Now reports say that hackers are trying to sell information for more than 117 million accounts, which should have people who use the same password on multiple sites worried.
Acura Testing New Self-Driving Vehicle For 2020 Release
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
Acura, the luxury division of Honda, has started testing a hybrid sedan named the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, which offers self-driving capabilities. The company is gearing up to release a version of it by 2020.
AWS Offers New Options For Running SAP HANA On EC2
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
AWS is launching a new, memory-optimized instance on EC2 dubbed X1 that aims to make it easier to run SAP's HANA in-memory database. The announcement comes on the heels of a deal between SAP and Microsoft.
Salesforce Earnings: CEO Marc Benioff Heaps Love On AWS
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
In unscripted remarks during Salesforce's first-quarter earnings call with analysts, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that Amazon's Jeff Bezos and he and are planning an expanded partnership.
Apple iOS App Dev Accelerator To Open In India
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
The iOS design and development accelerator will be based in India's startup center and build Apple's global ecosystem of third-party developers at a time when its sales in countries like China are plummeting.
Google I/O 2016: AI, VR Get Day In The Sun
Slideshows  |  5/19/2016  | 
At Google I/O, it was unclear whether the company's intention was to entice programmers with its new artificial intelligence offerings, or simply fry them in the Mountain View, Calif. sunshine. Here's what we were able to see before heat stroke set in.
Google Sheets, Slides APIs Revamped To Improve Workflow
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
Revised APIs for Sheets and Slides aim to help developers make data in Google Apps for Work more readily accessible to third-party apps.
Microsoft Sells Feature Phone Division To Foxconn, HMD Global
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, and HMD Global for $350 million. This also means Nokia will return to the phone business.
SAP HANA SPS12 Adds Data Visualization, Other Features
Commentary  |  5/18/2016  | 
SAP HANA SPS12 brings new features for testing, migration, and data visualization to customers for the in-memory database.
Welcome To Our Digital Future
Commentary  |  5/18/2016  | 
Digital transformation is disrupting enterprise IT. David Guzman, CIO of H.D. Smith, has ideas on how to survive and succeed through the disruption.
IBM Storage Breakthrough May Speed Up Smartphones, Apps
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
Advances in phase-change memory could lead to a storage technology that approaches the speed of DRAM and can retain data like NAND flash over millions of read/write cycles.
ServiceNow Adds Azure To Its Cloud Management Front End
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
ServiceNow previously automated services for internal customers using AWS and VMware; now it's added the Microsoft Azure cloud.
12 Ways AI Will Disrupt Your C-Suite
Slideshows  |  5/18/2016  | 
McKinsey & Company estimates that as much as 45% of the tasks currently performed by people can be automated using existing technologies. If you haven't made an effort to understand how artificial intelligence will affect your company, now is the time to start.
Supreme Court Hands Interim Victory To Spokeo Search Site
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
The US Supreme Court has sided with Spokeo in a false-data case, saying that the plaintiff failed to show that he suffered a "concrete" injury. The case highlights several warnings for businesses that aggregate data for sale to the public.
Microsoft, SAP Are Bringing HANA To Azure
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
Microsoft and SAP will expand their partnership by delivering Office 365 integration and SAP HANA on Azure.
Google's Waze Enters Uber Territory With Ridesharing Trial
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
Bay Area residents will soon have a new ride-sharing option when social navigation app Wave introduces its Rider carpool service. Waze is owned by Google, which is looking to go head-to-head with services from Uber and Lyft.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
Microsoft's forthcoming SQL Server 2016 adds better encryption, support for unstructured data queries including those on Apache Hadoop, and new features to enable the hybrid cloud. The updates are part of an overhaul that updates Microsoft's flagship database management platform for a new age.
Google's Spaces Launch: Simplify Small-Group Sharing
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
In its latest attempt to become more relevant as a social networking provider, Google launches Spaces, an app for sharing among small groups.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Bets $1 Billion On Apple
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
The famed investor's firm takes a $1 billion stake in the iPhone maker, marking its first investment in the company and signaling hope for Apple's growth prospects.
9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills
Slideshows  |  5/17/2016  | 
Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine free online courses can help you explore a range of topics, including Python, R, AI, machine learning, and Hadoop, before you commit to more advanced learning.
Google Ending Automatic Chrome Support For Flash
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
Google's Chrome browser will begin to display HTML5 video and animation, when they're available, on all but 10 websites starting in the fourth quarter of this year. It's another serious blow to the Adobe Flash platform.
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