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Google Killing Off Flash-Based Ads By June
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
While Adobe Flash is little loved, its retirement has been a slow one. Google has announced steps to speed the process, and it will switch over to an HTML5 format in June.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/10/2016
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VMware VSAN 6.2 Offers Pathway To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
With the release of its Virtual SAN 6.2 offerings, VMware is looking to make it easier for customers to create and run a hyper-converged infrastructure within their data centers. The company is also introducing "Ready Nodes," which are plug-in data center modules with virtual storage.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/10/2016
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Apache Spark Ignites Big Data Adoption
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Apache Spark is among the Hadoop ecosystem technologies acting as catalysts for broader adoption of big data infrastructure. Now, Looker -- a vendor of business intelligence software -- has announced support for Spark and other Hadoop technologies. The goal? To speed up access to the data that fuels business decision making.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/10/2016
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IoT Reality: Smart Homes Not Smart Enough Yet
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Commentary
The Internet of Things needs standardization and easier programming options. Until then, the promise of IoT for consumers remains unfulfilled.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/10/2016
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CIO's Journey: From IT To Cloud Service Provider
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Rhonda Winter held three CIO posts in Indianapolis, including one overseeing IT for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indianapolis 500. Then she decided to join Bluelock and provide future cloud services to enterprise CIOs.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/10/2016
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MIT's Eyeriss GPU Could Transform IoT, AI
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
MIT researchers have developed a GPU called Eyeriss that could enable algorithms to run locally and instantly, instead of sending raw data into the cloud. This means that a future version of Siri could get you answers much faster.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/9/2016
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Education IT: Hot Tech Trends To Watch
Esther Schindler, Writer and Translator
Commentary
Cloud, big data, and security are all big factors in education IT this year. At the same time, there is a cultural shift taking place not only among the student body, but within the demographics of the IT departments themselves.
By Esther Schindler Writer and Translator, 2/9/2016
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Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Inflection Point Has Arrived
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Reflecting the fundamental transformation in the market, Gartner has changed how it evaluates vendors in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics. Only three vendors survived the cut and stayed in the Leaders Quadrant. Here's a look at the changes.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/9/2016
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Super Bowl 50 Gets Analyzed, Tableau Spooks Investors: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Data analysts got to work on Super Bowl 50, Tableau Software's earnings spooked investors on Wall Street, and OpenText released a tool for measuring sentiment about the US presidential elections. These are some of the stories you'll find in our big data roundup for the week ending February 7.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/7/2016
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SwiftKey Boosts AI, Azure IoT Hub Ready: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
This week Microsoft announced its undersea data center, released Windows 10 builds for PC and mobile, readied its Azure IoT hub, and made its Azure IoT Hub generally available.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/6/2016
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Visa Debuts Developer Platform
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
As digital transactions reshape the payment industry, Visa wants to make sure developers use its technology.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/5/2016
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IBM Aims To Make Enterprises Agile With Cloud Data Services
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM says its new "Open for data" slogan encompasses a slew of new cloud data services and analytics offerings designed to make it easy for enterprises to quickly get started with big data in the cloud, even if their workloads require secure on-premises implementations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/5/2016
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Cisco Bets Big On IoT With $1.4 B Jasper Buy
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Cisco is acquiring Jasper Technologies, developer of an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. The move further pushes Cisco toward its transformation into a software company.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/5/2016
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Salesforce Raises Prices, Enhances Mobile, Other Features
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Online CRM vendor Salesforce has enhanced the field service and several other capabilities across its platform, reconfigured its packaging, and raised prices. It has also added Accenture as a cloud CRM customer.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/4/2016
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Google, Microsoft Bid For Burgeoning Cloud Market
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon may be the largest vendor, but Google and Microsoft are bringing new initiatives into a rapidly growing cloud service marketplace.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/4/2016
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Microsoft Snaps Up SwiftKey In AI Push
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft has confirmed its purchase of SwiftKey, maker of predictive keyboard software, for a reported $250 million.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/3/2016
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12 Ways To Connect Data Analytics To Business Outcomes
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Even though more organizations are attempting to become data-driven, many of them still aren't able to link data analytics to business outcomes. Some of the challenges are obvious. Others aren't. Here are our tips for avoiding the common pitfalls.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 2/3/2016
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Email Etiquette: 5 Ways To Write Better Corporate Email
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
It's easier than ever to send a corporate email -- and that's a huge problem. Misleading and meandering messages often clog corporate inboxes and lead to poor communication among colleagues. Here's a look at five common email mistakes and ways to fix them.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 2/3/2016
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Hadoop At 10: Milestones And Momentum
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Hadoop, an open source framework for wrangling unstructured data and analytics, celebrated its 10th birthday in January. Here's a look at the milestones, players, and events that marked the growth of this groundbreaking technology.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/3/2016
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NASA Denies Hackers Hijacked Its Drone
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The space agency insists AnonSec didn't commandeer a NASA Global Hawk drone, but it's still looking into claims its network was hacked.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/2/2016
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