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Capital One 'Galvanized' By Wallet Development
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
Capital One had to loosen up controls to allow development of a new mobile app, Wallet, but the 20-year-old firm benefited in the long run.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Past Winners Talk Strategy, Best Practices
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
How are the top IT leaders at the top companies grappling with digital transformation, the third platform, the rise of analytics and big data, and other industry shifts? We asked them during the opening session of the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference. Here's what they said.
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.
6 Secrets 100 Winning IT Organizations Share
Slideshows  |  5/3/2016  | 
We asked the IT leaders in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 about how they're addressing important IT issues, such as tech spending, organizational priorities, and strategy. Find out what we learned, and see how your IT organization stacks up.
Capital One: Think Like A Designer, Work Like A Startup
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
The creation of Capital One Wallet is an example of how a large financial services IT organization can move like a startup and think like a design firm, transforming business expectations in the process. Their work earned them the No. 1 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
The Weather Company Brings Together Forecasting And IoT
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
The Weather Company estimates that weather is perhaps the single largest external factor affecting business performance, to the tune of nearly $1 trillion lost annually in the US alone. Combining weather data with business data can improve decision-making for a wide range of companies. The company's work earned it the No. 2 spot on the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Horizon Prioritizes Data And Patient Experience
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey implemented a fee-for-value healthcare delivery model that uses new technologies to gather data and improve member experience. More than 80 business processes were created or modified, transforming systems for enrollment, claims processing, billing, customer service, provider portals, sales, and benefit monitoring. These efforts earned the company the No. 3 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Penn Medicine: Using Data To Save Patient Lives
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Penn Signals is a system that uses existing data from electronic health records to perform real-time predictive analysis of heart failure patients. The goal? Penn Medicine wanted to place patients in proper risk groups and assign them to cardiology resources in order to get them the best care and improve their outcomes. This work earned the company the No. 4 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
FedEx Services Eases The Pain Of Customs Clearance
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Disparate internal systems and a complex customs environment were slowing down the import/export process for business customers. So FedEx Services launched the Clearance Customer Profile app to help businesses overcome customs clearance hurdles. The company's efforts earned it the No. 5 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
The Elite 100: Celebrating The People Who Make IT Happen
Commentary  |  5/2/2016  | 
To talk about technology transforming business only tells part of the story, though. At the end of the day, it's the people behind the technology who are the true agents of change. Join us as we celebrate their work in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Amazon's First-Quarter Results Should Silence Critics
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Amazon turned in a strong first quarter, with sales growing 28% worldwide on an expanding Prime customer base. The company's AWS division also posted solid earnings.
FBI Hacking Authority Expanded By Supreme Court
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
With the US Supreme Court's approval, warrants to search and seize digital data will be able to authorize government hacking anywhere.
Inside Intel's Museum: 10 Must-See Exhibits
Slideshows  |  5/2/2016  | 
The Intel Museum, located at the chipmaker's corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., reveals fascinating facts and insights into the company and its technology, including how processors are actually made, the history of these chips, and what the future holds.
Agile Not Just For IT Anymore
Commentary  |  4/29/2016  | 
Many organizations are taking the Agile development discipline beyond IT to every department. What are the key issues to make the transition successful?
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.
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.
93 Million Mexican Voter Database Exposed On Amazon Cloud
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
A MongoDB database filled with the personal information of 93 million Mexican voters was found configured improperly on the Amazon cloud. The incident raises issues of how information is protected in the cloud.
Smartwatches Still Lack Killer App
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
The Apple Watch may not need to be tethered to an iPhone for much longer. But Apple needs to make its wristwatch necessary.
Agile Analytics: 11 Ways To Get There
Slideshows  |  4/26/2016  | 
The accelerating pace of global business means that enterprises need more agile data-related systems and practices. Becoming more agile - and succeeding at it -- isn't always easy given existing technology investments, constant technological evolution, and lingering cultural obstacles. No matter how agile your company is or isn't now, consider these important points.
Identity Management: Where Cloud Security Falls Short
News  |  4/25/2016  | 
A report by the Cloud Security Alliance finds that identity management tools and processes are key to ameliorating the threat of breaches. The report reveals which tools are most popular, and which are underutilized.
AWS Summit: New Cloud Services, Expanded EBS Choices
News  |  4/22/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services unveiled a security inspection and data transfer acceleration service, along with two new EBS options, at AWS Summit.
GE Oil & Gas Finds Amazon Use Lowers TCO 52%
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
At the Amazon Summit in Chicago, the CTO of GE Oil & Gas said his unit is exploring ways to better understand and save with the AWS platform.
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.
IT Pros Fear Encryption Backdoors
News  |  4/20/2016  | 
A survey of IT professionals by network services company Spiceworks finds concern about the risk of backdoors that bypass encryption.
Startup Diamanti Offers Combined Container Networking, Storage
News  |  4/19/2016  | 
Diamanti, a startup founded by Cisco UCS veterans, has built an appliance for automated container deployments with preconfigured networking and storage. The firm is just out of stealth mode.
Cloud Stampede Is On, But Who's Watching Security?
News  |  4/18/2016  | 
A survey by Intel and the Cloud Security Alliance finds that the use of cloud services is increasing, but more in-depth security measures are needed.
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.
Cloud Adoption Could Save Feds $10 Billion Annually
News  |  4/15/2016  | 
A MeriTalk survey of federal IT managers reveals that they believe the government can save more than $10 billion annually from additional consolidation and cloud adoption.
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.
H-1B Visa Application Numbers Hit Record High
News  |  4/14/2016  | 
Demand for H-1B visas has reached a record high, with employers outstripping the available allotment of visas for the fourth consecutive year within five business days.
'Cloud-First' To Close 5,000 Federal Data Centers By 2019
News  |  4/14/2016  | 
A GAO report on the federal government's "cloud-first" policy cites past and future data center closures, suggests savings slow to materialize.
Amazon Names New CEOs: What It Means
News  |  4/13/2016  | 
Amazon says that promoting Andy Jassy and Jeff Wilke to new CEO roles is not a reorganization. But does this foreshadow more independence for AWS?
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.
Public Cloud Services Beat Out Private, IDC Finds
News  |  4/13/2016  | 
IDC's Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker projects 48% of IT spend will be in cloud infrastructure by 2020. Public services lead private cloud.
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.
'Everydata': Littlest Data Causes Biggest Impact
Commentary  |  4/12/2016  | 
A new book by authors John Johnson and Mike Gluck, offers tools for better understanding the "little data" in our lives, and reasons for being leery of big data claims that others make. Johnson spoke with InformationWeek about how data is interrupted and misinterpreted all the time.
Red Hat, QCT Partner On OpenStack Hardware System
News  |  4/11/2016  | 
Quanta Cloud Technology is teaming with Red Hat to produce a ready-to-plug-in package of OpenStack, Linux, and Ceph storage loaded on Quanta servers, storage, and switches.
Ad-Blocking Brave Browser Draws Fire From Newspapers
News  |  4/11/2016  | 
The Brave browser, designed to replace bad ads with better ones, has the newspaper industry threatening legal action.
LinkedIn Donates Dr. Elephant, MapR's Drill 1.6: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/10/2016  | 
LinkedIn contributes new technology for monitoring and managing Hadoop and Spark, MapR announces Apache Drill 1.6, SAP and IBM take their relationship to the next level, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 10, 2016.
Windows 10 Build 14316, Cloud App Security Launch: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/9/2016  | 
This week, Microsoft held its first Envision conference, beta-tested Outlook Premium, launched a major new Windows 10 preview build, and announced a partnership with R3.
Amazon Is Defining, Not Chasing, Future Consumers
Commentary  |  4/8/2016  | 
Through innovations like Prime and Prime Now, plus its AWS business, Amazon is not merely changing the nature of the consumer marketplace -- it's helping shape it.
Businesses Harness Emotional Analytics For Gains
News  |  4/8/2016  | 
Companies are using behavioral analytics and sentiment analysis to better understand their customers, but there are still important pieces of insight missing. Few businesses have the ability to engage individuals in a way that is appropriate to the emotions they are feeling in the moment. Emotional analytics can help bridge cognitive gaps between humans and machines.
Google BeyondCorp Breaks With Enterprise Security Tradition
News  |  4/7/2016  | 
Moving away from perimeter defenses, Google has adopted a cybersecurity architecture, called BeyondCorp, that focuses on understanding devices and users.
Stratasys 3D Printer Aims To Ease Commercial Prototyping
Commentary  |  4/7/2016  | 
The Stratasys J750 takes 3D printing beyond the hobbyist "maker" circles. By cutting several steps out of the prototyping workflow, it becomes a contender for commercial 3D printing that involves complexity and volume.
WhatsApp Launches End-To-End Encryption
News  |  4/6/2016  | 
Facebook's popular messaging client WhatsApp has enabled encryption by default for its 1 billion users.
Next-Generation Databases Shift IT Priorities
News  |  4/5/2016  | 
As organizations consider analytics in an era of big data, they are also considering a range of new database types to accommodate the challenges that come with it. A new survey looks at the databases under consideration, the big concerns of IT pros in charge of these systems, and what compromises the pros may need to make.
IBM Layoffs Hit Canada, Europe, Australia; US Likely Next
News  |  4/4/2016  | 
IBM layoffs are hitting employees in Canada, Europe, and Australia. Another round of US layoffs is reportedly "imminent."
Big Data And RDBMS: Can They Coexist?
News  |  4/4/2016  | 
Can relational database management systems peacefully coexist with big data technologies? Here's what the experts have to say.
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