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Is Cortana Microsoft's Equalizer With Google?
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
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While Microsoft is positioning Cortana as a digital assistant, it could also filter search results to Bing, giving Redmond a new edge against Google in the lucrative search market.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/28/2015
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ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics
InformationWeek Staff,
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Whether the company is drilling for oil or increasing margins on the business side, ConocoPhillips is taking full advantage of predictive analytics. At the InformationWeek Conference CIO Mike Pfister and Advanced Analytics Program Manager Richard Barclay shared some real-world big data experience.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/28/2015
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Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon's Aurora moves from preview to GA. The MySQL-based system is designed as an on-demand system for scalability and performance.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/28/2015
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Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google Capture Cloud Market
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Synergy Research says Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM hold 54% of the cloud market and are growing at a faster rate than the market as a whole.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/28/2015
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Windows 10: Microsoft Attempts A SaaS Model
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
With Windows 10, Microsoft will attempt to update its operating system with a cloud sensibility. Can it be done?
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/28/2015
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OnePlus 2: Low-Cost Android Alternative
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
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ShenZhen, China-based startup OnePlus shook the high-end smartphone market last year when it produced a well-designed smartphone with the same (or better) specs than premium models -- such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 -- and sold it for half the price. Now, version 2 is hitting the market with a new Android OS.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 7/27/2015
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Interop Radio: Gen. John Michel On Leadership
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Gen. John Michel joins us for the debut of our new show, Interop Radio's Business Matters.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/27/2015
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iPhone Kill Switch: How Effective Is It?
Eric Zeman,
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A new report shows that the iPhone kill switch may not be as effective as first thought. What does this mean for other smartphone kill switches?
By Eric Zeman , 7/27/2015
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Amazon's Profitable Q2: Is It Bigger Than Wal-Mart?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon's second-quarter earnings showed a small but unexpected profit. Some say the company is now worth more than the world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/27/2015
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Windows 10: 10 Things To Know At Launch
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The highly anticipated launch of Windows 10 finally arrives on July 29. Here are 10 things you should know about the impending release.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/27/2015
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VDI Prepares Sussex County, NJ, For Anything
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Sussex County, NJ, built a cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure for a mobile workforce. The project earned the organization a spot in the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/27/2015
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10 Ways Windows 10 Will Advance The Internet Of Things
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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Windows 10 brings functions and features that will change the Internet of Things for the enterprise and individuals.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/26/2015
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AT&T's DirecTV Acquisition Completed After FCC Approval
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Hours after the FCC gave final approval to the deal, AT&T announced it had completed its acquisition of DirecTV, a deal estimated at $49 billion. The integration of the two companies will occur over the coming months.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/26/2015
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10 Windows 10 Slogans That Didn't Make The Cut
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
The Windows 10 ad campaign is not all that inspiring. It makes you wonder which marketing ideas were rejected.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/26/2015
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Apple In China: Best Yet To Come?
Junko Yoshida,
Commentary
Apple reported a 31% jump in revenue from Greater China in the latest quarter, and it still has lots of room to grow.
By Junko Yoshida , 7/26/2015
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Windows 10 Looms Large, Earnings Fall Short: Microsoft Roundup
InformationWeek Staff,
News
The July 29 rollout of Windows 10 is getting close, but the company's earnings fell short thanks to a $7.5 billion write-down from the Nokia deal.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/25/2015
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Google Patent Starter Program: Troll Deterrent
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
News
The Patent Starter Program is a controlled way for Google to allow a limited number of small companies to use what Google may not want or need, while helping startups protect themselves from patent trolls.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/25/2015
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Citizen Data Scientists: 7 Ways To Harness Talent
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
A new role is emerging to deal with the ongoing shortage of data scientists. Learn more about these new power users and find out how organizations can cultivate more of them.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/24/2015
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IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
IBM's Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/23/2015
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Google's Cloud Storage Nearline Goes Public
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
Google's Cloud Storage Nearline technology is out of beta. The company is offering customers 100PB of storage to start.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/23/2015
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