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Visa Debuts Developer Platform
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
As digital transactions reshape the payment industry, Visa wants to make sure developers use its technology.
Cloudability CEO: Ferocious Era Of Cloud Competition Approaching
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
In an interview, Cloudability CEO Mat Ellis sees renewed competition for enterprise cloud customers coming. This means that Google, Microsoft, and Verizon will play larger roles, even as AWS continues to dominate.
IBM Aims To Make Enterprises Agile With Cloud Data Services
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
IBM says its new "Open for data" slogan encompasses a slew of new cloud data services and analytics offerings designed to make it easy for enterprises to quickly get started with big data in the cloud, even if their workloads require secure on-premises implementations.
Cisco Bets Big On IoT With $1.4 B Jasper Buy
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
Cisco is acquiring Jasper Technologies, developer of an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. The move further pushes Cisco toward its transformation into a software company.
IBM Watson, Heart Association Take On Cardio Health
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
IBM, the American Heart Association, and Welltok have teamed to deliver a workplace health solution. Without preventative strategies, by 2030 cardiovascular diseases may cost companies $106 billion in lost productivity alone.
Google Taps AI Chief To Head Up Search
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
With its longtime search executive Amit Singhal retiring, Google has named AI chief John Giannandrea to head its search business -- yet another sign of Google's focus on artificial intelligence.
CoreOS Launches Rocket 1.0 Into Production
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
CoreOS's Rocket 1.0 will run containers, regardless of whether they are built to run on Docker's dominant platform or the industry standard AppContainer spec.
Salesforce Raises Prices, Enhances Mobile, Other Features
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Online CRM vendor Salesforce has enhanced the field service and several other capabilities across its platform, reconfigured its packaging, and raised prices. It has also added Accenture as a cloud CRM customer.
Canonical Unveils Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Canonical's tablet arrives in Q2 to face a challenging market for such devices. But the company says its offering delivers a true tablet experience, along with the full Ubuntu desktop experience.
Best Agile Method For Your Team: Scrum Vs. Kanban
Commentary  |  2/4/2016  | 
What's the best way to bring Agile to your team? The answer depends on just what you want to transform.
Google, Microsoft Bid For Burgeoning Cloud Market
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Amazon may be the largest vendor, but Google and Microsoft are bringing new initiatives into a rapidly growing cloud service marketplace.
10 Quirky Tech Job Interview Questions That May Stump You
Slideshows  |  2/4/2016  | 
Apple, Google, and other tech giants are notorious for grilling candidates with tough questions. How would you fare in one of their job interviews? Here are 10 quirky questions tech companies asked applicants in the hot seat.
Intel's Diversity Report: Some Progress, More Work Ahead
News  |  2/3/2016  | 
Intel has set ambitious goals to increase diversity within its US workforce. A new report shows that the chipmaker has made progress since announcing its five-year, $300 million plan. But there's more to be done in the years ahead.
12 Ways To Connect Data Analytics To Business Outcomes
Slideshows  |  2/3/2016  | 
Even though more organizations are attempting to become data-driven, many of them still aren't able to link data analytics to business outcomes. Some of the challenges are obvious. Others aren't. Here are our tips for avoiding the common pitfalls.
Email Etiquette: 5 Ways To Write Better Corporate Email
Commentary  |  2/3/2016  | 
It's easier than ever to send a corporate email -- and that's a huge problem. Misleading and meandering messages often clog corporate inboxes and lead to poor communication among colleagues. Here's a look at five common email mistakes and ways to fix them.
Microsoft Recalls 2.4M Surface Pro Power Cords
News  |  2/3/2016  | 
Microsoft issued a recall for its Surface Pro AC power cords after it heard complaints of the cords overheating and posing a fire and shock hazard.
Yahoo To Lay Off 15% Of Workforce, Hints At Sale Of Assets
News  |  2/3/2016  | 
Yahoo said it plans to cut 15% of its workforce and hinted at selling its non-strategic assets. Another strong indication that change is afoot is the resignation of a high-profile board member -- the second one in the past two months.
Hadoop At 10: Milestones And Momentum
Slideshows  |  2/3/2016  | 
Hadoop, an open source framework for wrangling unstructured data and analytics, celebrated its 10th birthday in January. Here's a look at the milestones, players, and events that marked the growth of this groundbreaking technology.
NASA Denies Hackers Hijacked Its Drone
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
The space agency insists AnonSec didn't commandeer a NASA Global Hawk drone, but it's still looking into claims its network was hacked.
Brookhaven Lab Finds AWS Spot Instances Hit Sweet Spot
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
When Brookhaven National Lab needed compute power to meet peak demand, it turned to a new Energy Sciences Network and Amazon Spot Instances.
Computer Science For All: Obama Unveils Initiative For US Students
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
Computer science is no longer an optional skill, says President Barack Obama. The new Computer Science for All initiative represents an extension of ongoing efforts by the White House to improve the availability of, and access to, K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
10 Signs You're Not Cut Out To Work At A Startup
Slideshows  |  2/2/2016  | 
Working at a startup can sound alluring -- building a business from scratch, sharing a passion with a tight team to create the next big thing, and potentially reaping millions of dollars with a successful IPO. But not everyone is cut out for startup culture -- are you?
Google Parent Alphabet Dethrones Apple As Most Valuable Company
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
Alphabet's overall earnings results were better than expected, passing Apple as the most valuable company in the world. Google accounted for all but a sliver of its parent company's revenue.
Hadoop At 10: Doug Cutting On Making Big Data Work
News  |  2/1/2016  | 
Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, takes time out with InformationWeek to talk about the history of the Big Data project and share his views on what's yet to come.
Xerox Corporate Split Reflects Changing Industry Dynamics
Commentary  |  2/1/2016  | 
Xerox announced that the company will split into two separate public companies, one focusing on hardware and software, the other dedicated to professional services.
IBM Buys Marketing Agency To Bolster 'Strategic Imperatives'
News  |  2/1/2016  | 
IBM has been very picky about which firms it buys and why. So far, its acquisitions have been very point specific, usually to obtain some technological expertise that complements its Strategic Imperatives, which represent 35% of Big Blue's sales.
Bring Your Own Smartwatch: Mobility Management Vendors Prepare
News  |  2/1/2016  | 
How long will it take before IT organizations are tasked with enabling and securing smartwatches? Good Technology and AirWatch, two enterprise mobility management companies, are already preparing their respective platforms for such demands.
Apple May Lose Biggest Company Title To Google Parent Alphabet
Commentary  |  2/1/2016  | 
Apple first captured the title of the world's largest company when its market capitalization exceeded that of Exxon Mobil in 2011. But now, the iPhone maker is poised to see its title ripped away by another tech titan -- Google's parent company Alphabet.
10 Productivity Tools To Help You Win At Work
Slideshows  |  2/1/2016  | 
There is no shortage of productivity tools -- some great, some not so great -- to help you get the job done. Life's too short to use bad software. Here are 10 tools to make online life better.
10 Tools To Keep Your Agile Dev Projects On Track
Slideshows  |  1/31/2016  | 
Agile development is standard development in many companies. The right tools for managing the agile process can make the difference between success and struggle for your team. Here are our 10 picks to keep you on track.
Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
News  |  1/31/2016  | 
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
Free Hadoop, Spark Training; Advanced Analytics Market Grows: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/31/2016  | 
MapR is expanding its free training on Hadoop and Spark, Gartner says the advanced analytics market is growing fast, and Microsoft gets generous with deep learning. Plus, how to stop your leaders from making decisions. All that and more in our big data roundup for the week ending January 31.
Microsoft Windows Phone Headed Toward Zombieland?
Commentary  |  1/29/2016  | 
New flagship hardware released during Q4 wasn't enough to help overcome Microsoft Windows Phone's long, downward spiral into a zombie platform.
Google Taps Machine Learning To Make Smartphones Smarter
News  |  1/29/2016  | 
Through a partnership with chip maker Movidius, Google plans to bring deep learning to future mobile devices.
Amazon, AWS Post Strong Results, Fail To Please Wall Street
News  |  1/29/2016  | 
Amazon reported revenues of $107 billion in full-year 2015, a 20% increase over the prior year. Its Amazon Web Services unit was a bright spot, showing solid growth for the full year and for Q4 2015. So, why isn't Wall Street satisfied?
Microsoft Q2 Buoyed By Azure, Office 365 Gains
News  |  1/29/2016  | 
Microsoft generated $25.7 billion in revenue for Q2 2016, largely driven by its Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings. Phone revenues declined nearly 50% from the same quarter a year ago.
US Air Force Launches First Cyberspace Weapon System
News  |  1/28/2016  | 
The US Air Force hit the "go" button on its first fully operational cyberspace weapon system, which acts as a massive firewall for its Air Force Information Network.
Samsung Smartphone Strategy: Diversify Offerings, Improve Software
Commentary  |  1/28/2016  | 
Samsung says it plans to shake up its smartphone business to reinvigorate slumping sales.
iPhone, Samsung Power Smartphone Market To New Heights: IDC
News  |  1/28/2016  | 
Robust holiday demand and major gains from upcoming brands such as Huawei pushed worldwide smartphone shipments to record levels in 2015, but Apple and Samsung remained leaders.
Facebook Builds Next-Gen Data Center In Ireland
News  |  1/28/2016  | 
Facebook will implement its latest data center server and switch designs in the facility it's building on the company's Clonee, Ireland, site.
9 Ways To Tap Into Smart Data-Driven Decisions
Slideshows  |  1/28/2016  | 
Today's real-time business world requires organizations to make smarter decisions faster. The good news: The technology exists to accelerate decision-making. What's holding you back?
OPM Breach Leads To New Systems, Procedures
Commentary  |  1/28/2016  | 
The Obama Administration announced changes to the Office of Personnel Management designed to ameliorate the flawed systems and processes that led to a massive data breach in late 2014. The plans -- and the steps taken to get there -- hold lessons for any IT organization.
8 Must-Have Mobile Tools For Road Warriors
Slideshows  |  1/28/2016  | 
Remote workers may not need an office, but they do need a few devices to keep them connected and productive. Here are our top picks to keep you and your teams functioning on the go.
VMware Cuts 800 Jobs, Narrows Cloud Business
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
VMware is cutting 800 jobs. The move slices into its vCloud Air cloud computing business unit, a further sign that it's scaling back from its johnny-come-lately cloud business, a sector where Amazon and Microsoft dominate.
Salesforce Adds 'Private Spaces' On Heroku Platform
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
Salesforce users can now run an app in isolation by using a private network on the multi-tenant Heroku development platform.
VMware CIO Occupies Hot Seat Between Top Management, Customers
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
VMware CIO Bask Iyer describes his role as both representing customers' needs to top management and validating the firm's products to customers.
Microsoft Open Sources Deep Learning, AI Toolkit On GitHub
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
Previously available to academic researchers, Microsoft's Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) now has a friendlier open source license.
Big Data Must Deliver Business Value: Informatica CEO
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
Informatica's new CEO spoke with InformationWeek about what's next for big data in the enterprise and how he plans to deliver that for customers. Here are the details.
6 Hot Programming Languages To Add To Your Tool Kit
Slideshows  |  1/27/2016  | 
Are you looking to tune up your software development or DevOps career with up-and-coming languages? Are you a hiring manager hoping to round out the tool set of your in-house team? Here are six languages to consider adding to your repertoire.
Wanted: IT Heroes For 2016 InformationWeek Awards
News  |  1/26/2016  | 
The submission period is now open for four new awards that will be presented during the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May. We need your help now to find the best candidates for each category.
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