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Robot Stingray Moves To The Beat Of A Rat's Heart
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
A tiny robotic stingray powered by light-activated rat heart muscle cells could help advance artificial heart research.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/12/2016
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Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines  
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/15/2016
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Apple Watch Sales Drop Dramatically Ahead Of Hardware Refresh
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The smartwatch market contracted for the first time, thanks to a plunge in Apple Watch sales, according to a report from IDC. However, the report showed that Samsung, Lenovo, LG, and Garmin made gains.
By Eric Zeman , 7/22/2016
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Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Developers interested in creating apps that understand text or speech can look to Google's cloud for tools -- the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. The two offerings have now advanced into open beta status.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/22/2016
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Many Businesses Using AI Without Realizing It
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Businesses see AI as a future investment, even though most organizations are actually already using it, a study finds.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/21/2016
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SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
SAP second quarter earnings showed no sign of weakness from the recent Brexit vote in the UK. Instead, the company's revenue and earnings grew as SAP added new customers, particularly for its S/4 HANA platform.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/21/2016
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Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Staff,
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Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/21/2016
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Imperson Chatbot Platform For Enterprises Released
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Imperson.ai aspires to make it easier for enterprises to create and manage their bots designed for popular social platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Twitter.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/20/2016
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Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/20/2016
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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/19/2016
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Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/19/2016
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How To Hire Analytical Workers: 10 Traits To Seek
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Companies competing on data need the right skill sets and mindsets in place to succeed over the long term. While more individuals are analyzing data as part of their jobs, their ability to do so varies greatly, even among peers. We've identified 10 key traits of an analytical mind, and explain what to look for in your next hire and what skills to cultivate in your own career.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/19/2016
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Gene-Sequencer Illumina Builds Knowledge Base On Amazon
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Illumina is the largest sequencer of human genes. At the recent Amazon Summit, Alex Dickinson, the company's senior vice president of strategic initiatives, spoke of using Amazon's cloud to get results faster.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/18/2016
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EU Data Protection Law May End The Unknowable Algorithm
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Slated to take effect as law across the EU in 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation could require companies to explain their algorithms to avoid unlawful discrimination.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/18/2016
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Data Science Skills Gap, Pokémon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
The data and analytics skills gap is an obstacle to achieving digital transformation, according to a Gartner survey; Microsoft is looking to fill that skills gap with a new online degree program; and Pokémon Go's creator shares the secrets behind how the game's maps were created.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/17/2016
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New HIPAA Guidance Tackles Ransomware Epidemic In Healthcare
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
HHS addresses ransomware infections in wake of healthcare attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/15/2016
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Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft is addressing the shortage of workers with data science skills with a new professional degree program offered online. The company said the data science degree will serve as a pilot for future offerings.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/15/2016
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Google Hit With New Round Of Antitrust Charges In EU 
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The European Commission has elaborated on its issues with Google's shopping service, contending that Google's AdSense requirements hinder competition.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/15/2016
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Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines  
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/15/2016
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IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/14/2016
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Microsoft Tests Natural Language IFTTT Alternative
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Conditional Action Programmer (CAP), an experimental project from Microsoft's Technology and Research group, offers a way to automate app interactions using natural language rather than code.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/13/2016
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10 Hot SaaS Security Startups To Watch
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Leveraging cloud-based security services is helping to solve some major stumbling blocks when it comes to providing a robust architecture for organizations. To help you navigate your options, we're spotlighting 10 SaaS security startups whose tools are worth a look.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/13/2016
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