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Simple Networking Tools Ease IT Pains
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Forget the bells and whistles of powerful networking tools. When overseeing clients' networks, some IT pros insist that simpler is better.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/25/2016
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Video PaaS Market Will Reach $1.7 Billion By 2020
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Video communications platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology can help businesses and IT build real-time video applications with ease and reduced cost.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/24/2016
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IT Investment Uptick Triggered By Productivity Goals
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A recent Deloitte survey indicates businesses are investing more in IT platforms and services that can drive productivity. Specifically, these firms are using IT to increase productivity while they focus on technologies such as cloud and analytics.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/23/2016
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Microsoft Buys AI Startup Genee To Boost Office 365
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has agreed to acquire Genee, an AI-powered scheduling service, to drive intelligent experiences in Office 365.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/23/2016
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AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/22/2016
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8 Salesforce Buys Boost Analytics, Machine Learning Portfolio
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
SaaS-based enterprise application and CRM giant Salesforce has accelerated its acquisition pace recently, snapping up eight companies, large and small, over the past several months. Here's a look at some of the deals and what they reveal about Salesforce's strategy.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/22/2016
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Windows 10 Update For Mobile, PowerShell Open Sourced: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft this week released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on mobile, open sourced PowerShell, and announced a new Office feature for iPhone.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/20/2016
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Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/19/2016
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TransUnion's Tech Overhaul Reaps Cultural Rewards
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Commentary
In the process of transforming its brand and its technology infrastructure, TransUnion has found itself attracting top-notch IT talent normally repelled by the idea of working for a stuffy financial institution. Here's how they did it.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 8/19/2016
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9 iOS, Android Apps To Creatively Boost Productivity
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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The need for creative workers spans all industries. These mobile apps can help IT pros brainstorm new ideas and organize their thoughts to improve problem-solving.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/18/2016
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Salesforce Acquiring Analytics Startup BeyondCore
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Salesforce is purchasing data analytics startup BeyondCore to enhance the AI capabilities of the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. The deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions this year.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/17/2016
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13 Ways Machine Learning Can Steer You Wrong
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to your decision-making can help your business stay competitive. But a lot can go wrong along the way. Without the proper checks and balances, machine learning efforts can spiral out of control, exposing your organization to risks. Here are 13 pitfalls to avoid.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/17/2016
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Google Hangouts Looks To Gain Enterprise Focus
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Google's Allo and Duo apps are meant for mobile texting and video chatting, but Hangouts will refocus on enterprise communications and compete with similar offerings from Skype, Slack, and Yammer.
By Eric Zeman , 8/16/2016
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10 Ways To Doom Your Next Mobile App
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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There are many ways to mess up mobile app development. These 10 will get you to #fail the fastest.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 8/16/2016
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SaaS Security: Gartner's 5 Tips For IT Pros
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Cloud services present a major challenge to IT professionals charged with safeguarding their organizations. These 5 steps can help managers bridge the gaps in SaaS security.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/15/2016
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Machine Learning Startups Snapped Up: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Apple, Intel, Palantir, and HPE were among the tech giants acquiring data analytics and machine learning companies. Here's your Big Data Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/14/2016
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Microsoft Supporting Windows 7, 8.1 On Skylake PCs Until 2020
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has reversed its decision to cut support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in 2018, a move intended to support businesses still transitioning to Windows 10.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/13/2016
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Windows Security Update, Beam Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft this week released a new build for Office 2016 on Mac, bought live-stream startup Beam, and grabbed the security spotlight following a major leak.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/13/2016
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Microsoft Leaks Secure Boot Key, Raises Security Concerns
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has accidentally leaked a key that can enable users to unlock Secure Boot-protected smartphones and tablets running Windows 8.1 or later.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/12/2016
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9 Enterprise Mobility Management Tools For IT Pros
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Choosing the right EMM suite requires IT organizations to understand their needs and the capabilities of the various options. These nine options were featured in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites. They serve as a starting point to help you find the right tools for your IT needs.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/12/2016
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