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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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Smartwatch Sales To Grow 48% By 2017, Gartner Says
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Wearables will achieve over 18% growth in 2016, with smartwatches taking the lead for earnings growth potential, Gartner predicts.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/2/2016
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Computer Science For All: Obama Unveils Initiative For US Students
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Computer science is no longer an optional skill, says President Barack Obama. The new Computer Science for All initiative represents an extension of ongoing efforts by the White House to improve the availability of, and access to, K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/2/2016
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Hadoop At 10: Doug Cutting On Making Big Data Work
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, takes time out with InformationWeek to talk about the history of the Big Data project and share his views on what's yet to come.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 2/1/2016
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Bring Your Own Smartwatch: Mobility Management Vendors Prepare
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
News
How long will it take before IT organizations are tasked with enabling and securing smartwatches? Good Technology and AirWatch, two enterprise mobility management companies, are already preparing their respective platforms for such demands.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 2/1/2016
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Free Hadoop, Spark Training; Advanced Analytics Market Grows: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
MapR is expanding its free training on Hadoop and Spark, Gartner says the advanced analytics market is growing fast, and Microsoft gets generous with deep learning. Plus, how to stop your leaders from making decisions. All that and more in our big data roundup for the week ending January 31.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/31/2016
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Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Cloud dominated again in Microsoft's Q2 financial report, closing out a week of news on Windows 10, Cortana, iOS apps, and Office Online.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/30/2016
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10 Cool Microsoft Garage Projects You Didn't Know About
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
The Garage is a hub for employees across Microsoft to work on different projects. Here are some of its works-in-progress.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/29/2016
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Microsoft Q2 Buoyed By Azure, Office 365 Gains
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft generated $25.7 billion in revenue for Q2 2016, largely driven by its Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings. Phone revenues declined nearly 50% from the same quarter a year ago.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/29/2016
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Microsoft Office Online Gets New Cloud Storage Options
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft is extending the real-time coauthoring and sharing capabilities of Office Online to partner cloud providers like Box and Dropbox.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/28/2016
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9 Ways To Tap Into SmartData-Driven Decisions
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Today's real-time business world requires organizations to make smarter decisions faster. The good news: The technology exists to accelerate decision-making. What's holding you back?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/28/2016
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