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3D Printers: IT's Next Great Data Challenge
Pam Baker, Author and freelance writer
Commentary
Many tech professionals think of 3D printing as little more than a toy, even though it's in full production swing in manufacturing operations. Gartner and other researchers predict major growth for 3D printing in the enterprise, raising a host of data protection issues for IT professionals. Here's what you need to know.
By Pam Baker Author and freelance writer, 8/27/2015
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Intel Invests $20M In Big Data Specialist BlueData
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Intel is leading a $20 million investment in BlueData as a way to speed deployments of big data systems among more users.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/26/2015
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Real-Time Analytics: 10 Ways To Get It Right
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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While real-time analytics is getting more affordable, it's still not right for everything. Here are 10 ways to get the most from real time, near real time, and batch use cases.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/20/2015
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Intel CEO Sees A Bright Future For IoT, Developers
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Tiny computers, real-time depth sensing, and breakthrough memory technology are among the innovations featured at this year's Intel Developer Forum. CEO Brian Krzanich detailed how connected devices will change the way we all do business.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/19/2015
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IBM Watson: Your Fantasy Football Secret Weapon
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
IBM Watson is opening its big data analytics ecosystem to new ideas and businesses, including a new way to help you win your fantasy football league.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 8/13/2015
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IBM, DOE Working Toward Data-Centric Supercomputing
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
IBM and the US Energy Department are working toward creating the next-generation of high-performance computing systems, which they call "data-centric supercomputing." This has business and national security implementations.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 8/7/2015
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IBM's Mac-Friendly Cloud Service Targets Enterprise IT
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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With a suite of services to help companies deploy and manage Apple computers, IBM is adapting to a shift in enterprise IT.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/6/2015
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A Lousy Database Can Doom Your Apps
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Accounting, transaction, and even navigation applications are based on the same basic type of structured database that has underpinned enterprise applications for the last three decades or more. So why aren't we paying more attention to these databases?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 8/4/2015
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Windows 10 Gives Microsoft A Fighting Chance In IoT
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
By 2020, there will be billions of IoT devices in the market. After learning a lesson with mobility, Microsoft is using Windows 10 to edge its way into billions of dollars of new revenue.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 8/3/2015
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IBM, CVS Partner On Watson-Based Patient Care
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
A new agreement by IBM and CVS will use Watson to better manage patient care. However, there are a few concerns about privacy.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/30/2015
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XPoint Memory Chips: Ushering In A New Mobile Era
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Chip technology from Intel and Micron combines the best qualities of DRAM and solid state memory. It may lead to big changes in mobile and data center operations.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/29/2015
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Intel, Micron Introduce Speedy Memory Technology
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
3D XPoint, coming next year, combines the advantages of DRAM and NAND flash. It's the first new category of memory introduced since NAND flash debuted in 1989.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/29/2015
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Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 7/22/2015
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9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/15/2015
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Facebook Friends Fort Worth With Data Center Plans
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The Texas metropolis has a new friend in Facebook, which plans to build a data center powered by renewable energy.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/8/2015
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Why ISO Certifications Make Sense For IT
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Certifications from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) are important when considering which vendors to choose for your IT needs. But when was the last time you thought about applying ISO standards to your own internal IT operations?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/8/2015
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Redis Emerges As NoSQL In-Memory Performer
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
With multiple NoSQL system choices, it might be hard to display a distinguishing feature. However, Redis Labs is outperforming some competitors during a recent in-memory big data system test.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/26/2015
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Snowflake Launches Virtual Data Warehouses On AWS
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Snowflake, led by former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, offers a virtual data warehouse system on Amazon's cloud. Pay for only what you use.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/24/2015
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Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
News
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/23/2015
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