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Watson Offers Macy's AI Help, Workday Acquisition: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Watson's AI will help you find shoes at Macy's, Workday buys big data analytics company, Google releases machine learning APIs, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 24.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/24/2016
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Hudl Sports Video Analysis Service Grows Fast On Amazon
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Fast-growing Hudl provides coaches and athletes with key feedback based on its customers' video uploaded to the cloud. Like many other startups, the company relies on Amazon Web Services for its backend support.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 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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Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P 
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
The Redmond giant is wrapping up the final stages of migrating its Skype VoIP service to the cloud from its peer-to-peer backbone. The move will allow the company to offer new services including mobile group video calling and Skype Bots.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/21/2016
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Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 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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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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Microsoft Cloud Drives $22.6 Billion In Revenue
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
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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GE Plans Software Platform For Creating 'Digital Twins'
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
GE already uses an internal platform for modeling jet engines, turbines, and other physical assets. Now, the company will be offering it as a service by the end of 2017.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 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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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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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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AWS Expands Database Migration Service, Adds Replication
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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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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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Facebook CIO Likes Microsoft Office 365
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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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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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Microsoft, IBM Team Up For Surface Enterprise Push
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
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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Amazon Echo, Sisense Integration Connects BI With IoT
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Business intelligence platform provider Sisense is taking user self-service for analytics to the next level through integration with Amazon Echo and IoT devices.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/12/2016
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Chef Automate Combines Three Tools Into One
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Chef has combined its popular configuration server with Chef Delivery and Chef Compliance to produce a more automated code workflow.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/12/2016
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Google in the Enterprise Survey
Google in the Enterprise Survey
There's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity ­products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent ­mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers ­distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
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