Bill Schmarzo, EMC's CTO of big data services spends much of his time helping enterprises with their big data challenges. We spoke with him about the trends and struggles enterprises are facing.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/26/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
A recent Deloitte survey indicates businesses are investing more in IT platforms and services that can drive productivity. Specifically, these firms are using IT to increase productivity while they focus on technologies such as cloud and analytics. By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/23/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
A study by Stanford researchers finds computers can predict lung cancer patient outcomes better than pathologists. While the study is specific to the medical profession, it illustrates the promise and potential of machine learning for IT professionals in any industry.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/23/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Microsoft has agreed to acquire Genee, an AI-powered scheduling service, to drive intelligent experiences in Office 365.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/23/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
While interest in IoT technologies continues to rise among businesses, many organizations are still unsure how it will directly benefit the bottom line. However, the IT department and the CIO are helping to lead the way for those companies that are adopting the technology.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/22/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/22/20164 comments | Read | Post a Comment
If your organization doesn't run its own threat analysis center, it may be worth hiring a hunt team to watch your back. Here's what you need to know.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/22/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
SaaS-based enterprise application and CRM giant Salesforce has accelerated its acquisition pace recently, snapping up eight companies, large and small, over the past several months. Here's a look at some of the deals and what they reveal about Salesforce's strategy.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/22/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/21/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
An Ernst and Young report indicates it's full steam ahead in the mergers & acquisitions space in 2016 as companies look to leverage tech to speed their digital transformation. The main drivers behind this trend include big data analytics and IoT, both of which IT professionals should keep an eye on. By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/19/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/19/20164 comments | Read | Post a Comment
In the process of transforming its brand and its technology infrastructure, TransUnion has found itself attracting top-notch IT talent normally repelled by the idea of working for a stuffy financial institution. Here's how they did it.By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 8/19/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
How do data scientists spend their time? What tools do they use? What degrees do they have? Check out our handy infographic to find out.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/18/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Welcome to the first episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice, a new podcast series featuring interviews with top IT executives, managers, and technology experts. In this episode, we speak with Stuart Clarke, chief technical officer for cybersecurity at Nuix, about the impact intelligent data analysis can have on data security.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/18/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Salesforce is purchasing data analytics startup BeyondCore to enhance the AI capabilities of the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. The deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions this year.By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/17/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to your decision-making can help your business stay competitive. But a lot can go wrong along the way. Without the proper checks and balances, machine learning efforts can spiral out of control, exposing your organization to risks. Here are 13 pitfalls to avoid.By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/17/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
From where IT professionals sit, these are early days for industrial IoT. Still, the software, hardware, and network ecosystem required for delivering on the promise of IoT will eventually transform the way enterprises think about running everything. Here are four cloud-based industrial IoT startups worth knowing. By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/16/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Marking the five-year point as the head of Apple, CEO Tim Cook spoke to the Washington Post about tax policy, the future of smartphones, and how the company plans to integrate artificial intelligence with its future projects.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/15/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Machine learning is technology that trains software so developers don't have to code it by hand. The number of new companies in the category has grown exponentially over the past few years. Here are 10 machine learning startups worth a closer look.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/15/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
6 Tools to Protect Big DataMost IT teams have their conventional databases covered in terms of security and business continuity. But as we enter the era of big data, Hadoop, and NoSQL, protection schemes need to evolve. In fact, big data could drive the next big security strategy shift.
Big Data Brings Big Security ProblemsWhy should big data be more difficult to secure? In a word, variety. But the business won’t wait to use it to predict customer behavior, find correlations across disparate data sources, predict fraud or financial risk, and more.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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