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Snowden Designs iPhone Add-On To Thwart Surveillance
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and hacker Andrew Huang have designed an add-on device for iPhone 6 that would alert the user if they are being tracked. Here's why it matters to IT.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/23/2016
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Windows 10 Build 14393 Rollout, Cloud Revenue: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft this week released its fourth-quarter earnings report, Windows 10 Build 14393 for PC and mobile, and new services Stream and Bookings.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/23/2016
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Tesla's Future Plans: Trucks, Solar Batteries, Ride-Sharing
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Telsa CEO Elon Musk has unveiled his master plan. It calls for the company to expand into self-driving semi trucks, roof-mounted solar batteries, and ride-sharing initiatives.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/21/2016
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SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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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Microsoft Cloud Drives $22.6 Billion In Revenue
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft reported gains in its booming cloud business that propelled revenue to $22.6 billion and made up for declines in mobile phone earnings.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/20/2016
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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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
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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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Google Reportedly Still Working On Mixed VR, AR Headset
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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While Google may be retooling its virtual reality roadmap, the company is still dedicated to producing a standalone headset that blends the boundaries between VR and augmented reality.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/18/2016
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Data Science Skills Gap, Pokémon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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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Surface Partnership With IBM, Windows Security: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft held its annual Worldwide Partner Conference and announced a new partnership with GE. A critical Windows security patch is announced. A look at Windows 10 and Surface subscriptions.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/16/2016
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Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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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Windows 'Critical' Security Flaw Hits All Versions Of OS
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has fixed a security flaw that left all supported versions of its Windows operating system vulnerable to hackers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/14/2016
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AWS Expands Database Migration Service, Adds Replication
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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At the Amazon Summit in Santa Clara this week, General Manager Matt Wood explained how much Amazon's Database Migration Service is being used and how the company is adding more resources for data migration.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/14/2016
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Nissan Will Test Autonomous Vehicle Technology In Japan
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Nissan plans to introduce single-lane autonomous driving capabilities in its 2017 Serena minivan -- but only on the streets of Japan for now. The news comes after questions were raised about Tesla's Autopilot software following a fatal crash.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/14/2016
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IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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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Ransomware: How Should IT Respond?
InformationWeek Staff,
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How should IT respond to increased ransomware attacks? John Pironti, President of IP Architects, spoke with Senior Editor Sara Peters at this year's Interop about the issues.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/14/2016
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Big Data, Coding, Security: 8 Sites That Offer Free Online Courses
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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IT pros need to stay updated on the latest trends in technology and management to remain relevant and competitive. Here's a look at eight online learning platforms that offer free tech courses that can help with that.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/14/2016
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Microsoft Rolls Out Skype Alpha On Linux, Chrome
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has launched an Alpha version of its Skype app for Linux. The software giant is also adding calling capabilities for Chromebook and Chrome.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/13/2016
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Facebook CIO Likes Microsoft Office 365
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Facebook and Microsoft have inked a deal to migrate the social media giant's 13,000 employees to Office 365. Facebook will continue to use its own collaborative tools instead of Skype for Business and Yammer.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/13/2016
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Microsoft, IBM Team Up For Surface Enterprise Push
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft put the focus on business customers with Surface as a Service, partnerships with IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton, and new Windows 10 options at WPC 2016.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/12/2016
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