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93 Million Mexican Voter Database Exposed On Amazon Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/26/2016
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Dropbox Infinite Looks To Solve Local Storage Issue
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
At Dropbox Open London, the company showed off Project Infinite, which has been in limited tests. The feature gives users desktop access to terabytes of data, even from devices with a thumb drive's worth of storage.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/26/2016
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Capital One: Think Like A Designer, Work Like A Startup
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
News
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.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 5/2/2016
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The Weather Company Brings Together Forecasting And IoT
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/2/2016
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Horizon Prioritizes Data And Patient Experience
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
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.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/2/2016
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Penn Medicine: Using Data To Save Patient Lives
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
News
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.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 5/2/2016
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FedEx Services Eases The Pain Of Customs Clearance
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
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.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/2/2016
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The Elite 100: Celebrating The People Who Make IT Happen
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Commentary
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.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 5/2/2016
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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Launches June 1
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft confirms it will release the final version of its SQL Server 2016 database management software on June 1.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/2/2016
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Amazon's First-Quarter Results Should Silence Critics
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/2/2016
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FBI Hacking Authority Expanded By Supreme Court
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
With the US Supreme Court's approval, warrants to search and seize digital data will be able to authorize government hacking anywhere.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/2/2016
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Inside Intel's Museum: 10 Must-See Exhibits
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/2/2016
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FICO Predictive Suite Updated, Real-Time Rises: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Real-time open source data projects gain momentum; FICO updates its predictive analytics suite. Samsung introduces new devices for IoT; and a new contest for creating tools to analyze satellite data is launched -- all in this Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 1, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/1/2016
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Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
Microsoft is working with Twist Bioscience, a company that encodes data onto microscopic and long-lasting synthetic DNA.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/30/2016
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IBM Introduces 3 General-Purpose Flash Arrays
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Flash storage is maturing, and the latest products are taking on a more general-purpose storage function. To meet those needs, IBM introduced three such arrays this week.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/29/2016
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HP Chromebook 13 Designed For Cloud-Based Enterprises
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
HP and Google introduced the Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin, lightweight laptop that looks to make enterprise computing easier to integrate with cloud-based infrastructure and apps.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 4/29/2016
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Samsung Developer Conference: IoT Innovation On Display
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The Internet of Things hasn't quite caught on with consumers. But developers are working on changing that by rolling out innovative projects. Here's a look at some on display at the recent Samsung Developer Conference.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/29/2016
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Email Privacy Act Wins Sweeping Approval In House
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
The US House of Representatives has approved the Email Privacy Act by a unanimous vote. That sets the stage for requiring search warrants to review electronic communications older than 180 days.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 4/28/2016
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Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Confluent hosted the first Kafka Summit focused on use-cases for the open source real-time streaming and messaging technology for big data -- featuring support and integration announcements from partners. Here's why this technology is so hot right now.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/28/2016
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Microsoft, HPE Back Mesosphere As It Open Sources DC/OS
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/28/2016
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Samsung ARTIK Cloud Aims For IoT Interoperability
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
To help IoT devices work together and enable a new class of IoT apps and services, Samsung introduces a cloud service that aims to break down silos.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/28/2016
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Intel CEO's Manifesto Details Cloud, IoT Strategy
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
In a lengthy breakdown of Intel's future strategy for growth, CEO Brian Krzanich singles out the importance of the cloud and the Internet of Things.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/27/2016
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