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Heroku Expands Cloud Services For Enterprise Development
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Heroku has added access controls and code deployment capabilities to its Platform-as-a-Service, which runs on top of Amazon's EC2.
Microsoft Azure, SAS, MapR: Big Data Roundup
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
News from Microsoft, SAS, and MapR point to changes in how enterprises are buying, deploying, and learning to use big-data analytics.
8 Google Projects To Watch in 2015
Slideshows  |  2/18/2015  | 

We're highlighting Google's top 2015 projects -- from the pragmatic to the peculiar. Once you've explored the offerings, tell us which ones are your favorites –- and which ones you think are total duds –- in the comments section below.

Apple Watch Looks To Win Where Android Wear Failed
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
The key differences in the company's approach to wearables will set the Apple Watch apart from Android Wear and other competitors.
HP Goes Open Source For Haven Predictive Analytics
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
HP develops Haven Predictive Analytics for big data, then releases it as open source software.
IBM’s Watson Inspires A Child’s Toy
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
A talking dinosaur powered by IBM's Watson may be your favorite new toy. Oh, and your kid might like it, too.
Microsoft Azure Tries To Bring Big Data Mainstream
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
Microsoft's new cloud-based services focus on machine learning, more Linux options, and new partnerships.
IT Career Success Takes Ditching Your Silo Mindset
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
There are four IT career silos that good IT leaders must help knock down.
Why Kaspersky’s Bank Robbery Report Should Scare Us All
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
So, you don't work for a financial institution? Don't think you're off the hook for the kind of theft discussed by Kaspersky. Banks are certainly not the only organizations moving around massive amounts of money every day.
Sony Smart Glasses: Not So Smart?
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
Google Glass flopped as a consumer product. Sony's take on smart glasses doesn't look much different.
Pivotal Open-Source Play Points To Industry Shift
News  |  2/17/2015  | 
Open source is driving big data, and two major announcements from Pivotal show that isn't going to stop.
Apple Watch Orders Top 5M, Healthcare Features Killed
Commentary  |  2/17/2015  | 
Apple is confident its Watch will be a hit, since Cupertino has placed between 5 and 6 million orders. However, the company has killed some healthcare features, according to reports.
FAA Rules Should Spur Drone Experiments
Commentary  |  2/17/2015  | 
IT should take the proposed FAA rules as an invitation to get companies exploring how to use drones and similar semi-autonomous gadgets.
Microsoft Office Expands Cloud Integration
News  |  2/17/2015  | 
Microsoft allows third-party storage providers to integrate services into Office apps and announces a Cloud Storage Partner Program.
H-1B Overhaul Increases US Dependence On Skilled Foreign Workers
Commentary  |  2/17/2015  | 
High tech OEMs are looking for skilled workers from all over the world. New H-1B visa guidelines offer an opportunity to bring in a wealth of new talent.
Big Data: Matching Personalities In The Call Center
News  |  2/17/2015  | 
It's common for companies to record customer service calls. But what insights are they gaining from all that data? One solution: Matching customers with service reps for more harmonious calls.
15 Hot Skill Sets For IT Pros In 2015
Slideshows  |  2/17/2015  | 
How do your IT skills stack up against the ones with the greatest market demand? Here's what our experts have to say.
5 Cloud Predictions For 2015 From TBR
News  |  2/16/2015  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service has moved toward commodity status, spurring Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and others to add services and specialties.
Stop Amazon: A New Era Of Cloud Co-opetition
Commentary  |  2/16/2015  | 
The recent VMware and Google partnership shows how far competitors will go to keep would-be cloud customers from flocking to Amazon.
8 iOS, Android Apps That Are Strangely Useful
Slideshows  |  2/16/2015  | 
Your iPhone or Android smartphone can predict the weather, but can it tell you the closest flu outbreak or get a wake-up call from around the globe?
Android To Become 'Workhorse' Of Cybercrime
Commentary  |  2/16/2015  | 
Android and Windows laptops dead even in infection rates for the year 2014.
SSD Tipping Point Grows Blurrier By The Day
News  |  2/16/2015  | 
Software-defined storage and hybrid deployment approaches may keep disk drives and other 'obsolete' technologies around longer than you'd expect.
Monday Comic: Remote IT
Commentary  |  2/16/2015  | 
I don't think that is what they mean by remote IT.
9 Most Tech-Savvy Presidents
Slideshows  |  2/15/2015  | 
Celebrate President's Day with our votes on the best technological milestones ushered in by our nation's leaders.
Robot Hotels, Love Over Soup, More Neil deGrasse Tyson: Sunday Video Wrap
Commentary  |  2/15/2015  | 
A weekly roundup of fun videos this week including Neil deGrasse Tyson, an all robot hotel, and love of soup.
Windows 10 Mobile, Office Online Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/14/2015  | 
Microsoft withheld exciting news of its Windows 10 Phone preview and Office Online upgrades until late this week.
Obama, Tim Cook, Others Debate Sharing Cyber Security Data
News  |  2/14/2015  | 
The Obama White House wants more effective sharing of cyber security data between the public and private sectors. Despite some snubs, Apple's Tim Cook spoke at a special summit on the issue.
Video: IT Valentines, Raspberry Pi & Video Game Love
Commentary  |  2/13/2015  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds shares IT valentines, dishes up Raspberry Pi, and hits the high score with 9 video games we love.
Teradata Talks Apps, But Don't Think AppExchange
News  |  2/13/2015  | 
Teradata Aster App Center is a collection of app templates, not a platform-as-a-service developer community. Here's the lowdown on 29 apps for six industries.
Facebook Finally Realizes Its Members Die
Commentary  |  2/13/2015  | 
In this week's Geekend column, author David Wagner asks if Facebook will still "like" you after you're gone.
6 Ways To Show Your CIO Some Love This Valentine’s Day
Slideshows  |  2/13/2015  | 
Your IT leader deserves a little (appropriate-for-work) love, too.
Google, Mattel Partner On New View-Master VR Toy
News  |  2/13/2015  | 
Mattel's next-generation of its View-Master toy makes use of Google Cardboard.
Microsoft Windows 10 Preview For Phones Is Released
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
Microsoft is rolling out the first public preview of Windows 10 for mobile to Windows Insiders, but not all devices are eligible.
Microsoft Office Online: Update Alert
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
The first major Office Online revamp brings improved Reading View and file management to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
Android Wear Sales Dim As Apple Watch Looms
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
Only 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches shipped last year, pointing to softer demand than many anticipated.
Microsoft Buys Digital Pen Producer N-trig: Report
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
Microsoft's reported purchase of N-trig, the company behind its Surface Pro 3 pen, follows years of collaboration.
Anthem Hack: Lessons For IT Leaders
Commentary  |  2/12/2015  | 
There are two key lessons that IT can learn from the Anthem breach.
MemSQL, VoltDB Vie For In-Memory Big Data Role
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
MemSQL, VoltDB present in-memory databases as alternatives to a menagerie of "science projects" used in real-time big data apps. Is SQL simpler?
Raspberry Pi 2: Six Things You Can (And Can't) Do
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
Now is a good time to look at what you can -- and can't -- do with a brand new Raspberry Pi 2.
iPhone Kill Switch: Thefts Drop In NYC, SF
News  |  2/11/2015  | 
Kill switches have helped decrease smartphone thefts in a big way.
5 Workplace 'Time-Wasters': Worth The Time?
Slideshows  |  2/11/2015  | 
Studies show that activities long considered by managers to be time-wasters at work may actually boost your productivity. How many of these are part of your workday?
How To Nurture Millennial Tech Leaders
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
Start with understanding what's different about this generation, and what won't ever change.
Want To Go Digital? Fix IT Fundamentals First
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
Zimmer Holdings had to go back to basics in its journey toward becoming a more digital business.
5 Top Sources Of Job Frustration For Your IT Team
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
Money's not the only problem. Fix these points of frustration, or watch good people head out the door.
10 Hot Cities For IT Pros In 2015
Slideshows  |  2/11/2015  | 
Sure, Silicon Valley is a hotspot for tech workers. But it's far from the only one, according to top tech recruiters. See if your town makes the list.
Apple Pay Lands On JetBlue
News  |  2/10/2015  | 
Apple Pay users can now use their iPhones to pay for in-flight amenities on JetBlue flights starting this month.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella: What's Changed A Year Later?
Slideshows  |  2/10/2015  | 
As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella looks towards a collaborative and holographic future, we reflect on his first year at the helm.
Tinder For Tech Jobs: 5 Apps Better Than LinkedIn
Slideshows  |  2/10/2015  | 
These five innovative job search apps take advantage of dating-site functionality to help you find your next job while easing the pain of potential rejection.
First American: Cloud Analysis Points To Savings
News  |  2/10/2015  | 
First American title insurance ramps up Azure spending as Apptio expense metrics show a gain versus on-premises virtual machines.
ARM Unfolds IoT Security Plan
News  |  2/10/2015  | 
ARM aims to make mbed a unifying code base for the fragmented Internet of Things, where security is an increasingly key concern.
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