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IBM Watson Health Tackles Diabetes
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
IBM Watson Health is teaming with the American Diabetes Association to apply cognitive computing to the ADA's 66 years worth of research and data. The results will be used to help entrepreneurs, developers, healthcare providers, and patients learn more about diabetes, prevention, complications, and care.
Apple File System Features Deeper Encryption, SSD Support
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
Next year, all of Apple's devices will use the new Apple File System, which promises flash/SSD optimization and improved encryption. It will replace the aging HFS+ file system.
Business Continuity Can't Rely On Twitter
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
When you need to tell the IT team how to respond in an emergency, you need something more powerful than Twitter. Exactly how much more do you need?
The Rise Of The Bots: 11 Ways Your Business Can Prepare
Slideshows  |  6/15/2016  | 
Business is ripe for a bot explosion. The foundational technologies are available, industry behemoths are fanning the fire, users are demanding better experiences, and companies are looking for new ways to optimize their financial performance. Are you ready?
US Supreme Court Lowers Bar To Larger Patent Damage Awards
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
The high court issued a ruling that substantially changes the game in terms of the amount of damages that could potentially be paid out in a patent infringement lawsuit.
Raspberry Pi Maker Sells For $877.7 Million
Commentary  |  6/14/2016  | 
Premier Farnell PLC has agreed to be purchased by Daetwyler Holding AG, a Swiss supplier of electronic components, for $877.7 million.
AI, Machine Learning Drive Autonomous Vehicle Development
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
The applications for artificial intelligence and machine learning in self-driving vehicles range from infotainment systems to advanced driver assistance systems, according to new report from IHS.
Apple's Swift Playgrounds App Lays Foundation For Enterprise Future
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
The Swift programming language is becoming more popular and, in time, may find a home on corporate servers. The Swift Playgrounds iPad app will play a major role in that.
VMware Acquires Virtual Network Manager Arkin Net
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
VMware is acquiring Arkin Net, a "purpose-built" manager of its NSX networking that will give virtualization managers visibility and controls for virtual networks.
Will Microsoft Keep LinkedIn's Commitment To Open Source?
Commentary  |  6/14/2016  | 
Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn gives the software giant a social network for professional and business users. But does the deal threaten LinkedIn's ongoing involvement and commitment to the open source community?
Google Apps Gains Springboard For Search
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
Google for Work customers can look forward to finding content and sharing it more efficiently with Springboard and a revised version of Sites.
IBM Cloud Will Host VMware Horizon Air, SugarCRM
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
IBM's Cloud Platform is gaining two large enterprise customers as it will now host VMware Horizon Air and SugarCRM. Is this another setback for vCloud Air?
Google Puts D-Wave Quantum Computer To Work
News  |  6/13/2016  | 
Computer scientists from Google and two universities have found a way to make quantum computing more practical than previously possible using a system from Canadian company D-Wave.
9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
Slideshows  |  6/13/2016  | 
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
10 Cool Tools To Build Apps Without Code
Slideshows  |  6/12/2016  | 
Building an app doesn't always require skill in software development. All it takes is one of these tools and you too can create effective business-class apps.
Microsoft, Intel Pledge Apache Spark Support: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/12/2016  | 
Microsoft, Databricks, and Intel were among those lining up in support of Spark at this week's Spark Summit. We've got the full story in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 12, 2016.
Bluetooth 5 Bringing Quadruple Range, Double Speed
News  |  6/11/2016  | 
Next week marks the formal debut of Bluetooth 5, which will double the range and quadruple the speed of the wireless standard. The goal of these improvements is to accelerate such applications as industrial automation, smart infrastructure, smart homes, and location-based services.
Windows 10 Build 14361, Planner On Office 365: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/11/2016  | 
This week, Microsoft released Planner and GigJam to the public, launched Windows 10 Build 14361 to phones and PCs, and organized a WWDC afterparty for app developers.
Tesla Denies Model S Suspension Problems
News  |  6/10/2016  | 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking for information from Tesla concerning suspension problems with the Model S, and about nondisclosure agreements for customers. The company says it has nothing to hide.
Apple, Google App Store Changes Could Pay Off For Devs
News  |  6/10/2016  | 
Ahead of the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple has revealed plans to introduce search ads and expand subscription support for apps in its App Store, while Google is testing its own subscription changes.
IDC: PC Markets Continue To Struggle, Seek Stability
News  |  6/10/2016  | 
Global PC shipments will fall 7.3% year-over-year in 2016, with smaller declines to come in 2017, according to new numbers from IDC.
Google's Larry Page Investing Millions In Flying Cars
News  |  6/9/2016  | 
Once relegated to the realm of science fiction and fantasy, flying cars may be zipping across the horizon sooner than we thought. Behind some of their innovations is Google cofounder Larry Page and millions of his own money.
HPE Unveils Converged IoT Systems, Partnerships
News  |  6/9/2016  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, at its Discover 2016 event, announced a multifaceted strategy for IoT that includes converged systems at the network edge, security, analytics, and partnerships with some of the big players in IoT platforms for business.
Amazon Investing Additional $3 Billion In India
News  |  6/9/2016  | 
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced this week that the company will expand its investment in operations in India from $2 billion to $5 billion. The money will expand Amazon's cloud and retail operations in India.
The Network Evolution Will Be Digital
The Network Evolution Will Be Digital
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/9/2016  | 
As companies large and small charge toward a new digital age, the network becomes the battleground that helps make this revolution a reality.
Salesforce TrailheaDX: Path Toward Redefining Developers
Slideshows  |  6/9/2016  | 
To help businesses adapt to a world of omnipresent software, Salesforce aims to create more programmers. Here is a look at the company's first developer conference, where it explored that mission.
Microsoft Surface Membership Plan Targets Businesses
News  |  6/8/2016  | 
Microsoft has subtly launched a Surface Membership Program to let small businesses purchase devices on a payment plan.
HPE Updates Helion, Opens 'The Machine' To Developers
News  |  6/8/2016  | 
At its Discover conference in Las Vegas Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced updates to its Helion Cloud Portfolio, and touted breakthroughs in its software-defined data center strategy. The company also welcomed developers to work on The Machine, its next-generation computer architecture.
Integrating Office 365 With Box: How It's Being Done
Commentary  |  6/8/2016  | 
Supply-chain company Flex has rolled out Office 365 with Box.com to about 200,000 global users. Here's how the firm's IT team did it.
Salesforce TrailheaDX: Everyone Can Develop Software
News  |  6/8/2016  | 
At TrailheaDX, Salesforce's first developer conference, the company is encouraging people without programming experience to create apps using Lightning.
IBM Unveils Data Science Experience Dev Environment
News  |  6/7/2016  | 
IBM rolls out a new integrated development environment in the cloud to build on its investment in Apache Spark and enable data scientists to collaborate with each other, regardless of their preferred language or data source.
Tony Fadell's Nest Exit: What's Next?
News  |  6/7/2016  | 
The Nest cofounder and former CEO plans to advise Alphabet and Larry Page, while Nest looks to improve revenue.
Mark Zuckerberg's LinkedIn, Other Social Media Accounts Hacked
News  |  6/6/2016  | 
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may be like a lot of us internet users when it comes to online security -- too lazy to create unique passwords for each account. The result is that his LinkedIn and other social media accounts were hacked over the weekend.
Microsoft Bing Malware Alerts Get More Specific
News  |  6/6/2016  | 
Microsoft has updated Bing phishing and malware warnings to give more detailed information on specific threats.
Microsoft Band 2 Update Offers Android Support For Cortana
News  |  6/6/2016  | 
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is now available to owners of the Band 2, who are pairing the wearable with an Android device.
WWDC: Apple's Opportunity To Open Up To Keep Up
Commentary  |  6/6/2016  | 
Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off next week. While the company will likely introduce new products, what it really needs is a new attitude.
Salesforce Cements CRM Leadership With Demandware Buy
News  |  6/6/2016  | 
How can a SaaS-based market leader in customer relationship management leave the competition further behind, even in the dust? Salesforce just acquired one of the fastest-growing companies in one of the fastest-growing sub-segments of CRM.
Wearables At Work: 9 Security Steps Worth Taking
Slideshows  |  6/6/2016  | 
Wearables are finding their way into organizations, whether or not IT departments are prepared to deal with them. As the number of endpoints continues to grow, so does the potential for hacks. These nine pointers will help you prepare your organization to keep ahead of threats.
Microsoft HoloLens: 10 Ways It Has Evolved
Slideshows  |  6/5/2016  | 
It has been more than one year since Microsoft announced its foray into augmented reality with HoloLens. Here's a look at how its strategy has changed over time.
Spark Summit Preview, Tableau Comes To Android: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/5/2016  | 
The Spark Summit heads to San Francisco. Tableau is bringing its mobile client to Android. Microsoft Ventures eyes machine learning startups. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended June 5, 2016.
Microsoft HoloLens Getting Outlook Mail, Calendar Apps
News  |  6/4/2016  | 
Early adopters of HoloLens will be able to check their email and calendars using new augmented reality apps for Outlook.
Windows Holographic Expanded, SQL Server 2016 Ready: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/4/2016  | 
Microsoft this week expanded Windows Holographic and Windows Hello to partner devices, launched a new Windows 10 Mobile build, and released SQL Server 2016.
Google's Self-Driving Car Can Now Honk Its Own Horn
News  |  6/3/2016  | 
Google is testing out the horn on its self-driving car prototypes to make others more aware of its presence or to annoy other drivers -- beep, beep, beep, beep, yeah!
IBM, Cisco Take IoT Analytics To The Edge
News  |  6/3/2016  | 
IBM's Watson IoT platform, in conjunction with Cisco's edge analytics capabilities, could allow businesses to analyze IoT data closer to its source.
Why Cloud Computing Is Crucial For HR
Commentary  |  6/3/2016  | 
HR is changing as rapidly as business itself. To keep up, IT must help HR move to the cloud.
Facebook Tunes AI To Understand Text
News  |  6/3/2016  | 
With DeepText, Facebook aims to interpret what its users want, and maybe sell something along the way.
Thoma Bravo Buys BI Firm Qlik For $3 Billion 
News  |  6/3/2016  | 
Qlik bowed to pressure to sell itself to private equity, announcing that it will be acquired by Thoma Bravo. Qlik was one of three companies ranked as Leaders in Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms.
Security Threats Hiding In Plain Sight
Slideshows  |  6/3/2016  | 
IT professionals would rather manage external threats than worry about insiders, a recent survey by Soha finds. But singular focus when it comes to security can end up being a costly mistake.
Detachable Tablets Will Lead Market Rebound In 2018
News  |  6/2/2016  | 
For the next two years, the tablet market is expected to decline, according to a new report from IDC. However, demand for detachable tablets will help this market rebound in 2018.
Google's Magenta Project: Can Machines Be Musicians?
Commentary  |  6/2/2016  | 
Through a project called Magenta, Google's machine learning researchers hope to understand whether computer-generated music can qualify as art.
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