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12 Types Of Data IT Can't Afford To Overlook
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Regardless of how much data your company has -- and how much your business leaders are asking for -- you're likely missing some hidden gems. Here are 12 examples of what you might be overlooking, and why it matters to IT professionals, and to your business at large.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/27/2016
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Enterprises Are Poorly Equipped To Handle External Cyberattacks
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Most organizations lack the tools and processes to handle external cyberattacks -- which lie outside a company's firewalls. Such attacks primarily leverage digital channels, and responsibility for monitoring these channels often falls outside traditional IT and security functions.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/26/2016
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Facebook's Aquila Internet Drone Completes First Flight
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
WiFi takes to the skies in the form of Aquila, a self-piloting Facebook drone with a wingspan greater than that of a Boeing 737. It's another move by companies such as Facebook and Google to deliver internet services through unconventional means.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/22/2016
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Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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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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Google Hit With New Round Of Antitrust Charges In EU 
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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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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Microsoft Rolls Out Skype Alpha On Linux, Chrome
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
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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Robot Stingray Moves To The Beat Of A Rat's Heart
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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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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Starship Technologies To Test Robot Delivery Service  
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Pedestrians in several European cities will soon see semi-autonomous robots traveling alongside them, delivering goods for local merchants.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/6/2016
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iOS 10 Makes It Easier To Be An Organ Donor
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Inspired by the difficulty Apple's late founder Steve Jobs endured in securing a donated liver when he was ill, the company says iOS 10 will allow iPhone users to directly connect to the National Donate Life Registry.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/5/2016
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Uber App Update To Track Driver Behavior
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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The update is designed to capture data about how Uber's drivers operate their vehicles -- measuring braking, acceleration, and speed.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/1/2016
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iOS 10: Siri Integrates With Third-Party Apps
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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As Apple gears up for its iOS 10 public beta in July, a select group of developers will now be able to sync up their apps with users' Siri demands.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/1/2016
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Google Reportedly Building Internet Speed Test Into Search
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Google wants to give its users the ability test their internet speed right from the search application. In order to do this, the company is partnering with M-Lab to make it a reality.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 6/29/2016
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Google Project Bloks Looks To Push Code Literacy For Kids
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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A research project being developed by Google and others strives to teach computational thinking.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 6/28/2016
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Microsoft's $1 Billion-Plus Acquisitions: 9 Big Bets
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft's recent $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn is not the first time Redmond has spent big bucks to snap up a company. Here's a closer look at 9 of the software giant's acquisitions that topped $1 billion.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 6/27/2016
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8 Free iOS, Android Apps For Job Hunters
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Your smartphone could be the key to your next employment opportunity. Here are 8 iPhone and Android apps that give you the tools to seek, explore, and apply for new jobs.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 6/24/2016
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9 Tools To Help You Build A Better Bot
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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AI-fueled automation is all the rage in customer service, but a bot gone wrong can do your business more harm than good. We spotlight the better bot platforms presently available to help keep your automation ambitions in line with what your customers really want.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 6/23/2016
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Software Industry's $1 Trillion Impact On US Economy
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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BSA|The Software Alliance has issued its first report looking beyond GDP and direct employment statistics to estimate the direct and indirect ways the software industry influences the US economy.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/22/2016
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Microsoft SharePoint App Now On iOS
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft is rolling out the SharePoint mobile app to iOS devices, giving corporate users the ability to access their company intranet content, portals, and contacts while on the go.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 6/21/2016
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Sapho Gives Enterprise Applications A Millennial-Friendly Makeover
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Logging into and performing tasks on what can be dozens of different enterprise applications can eat up a lot of an enterprise employee's workday. A company called Sapho is looking to solve that with a "micro app" on-premises platform that delivers a unified interface of tasks to users via desktop or smartphone.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 6/16/2016
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