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Windows 10 Gives Microsoft A Fighting Chance In IoT
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
By 2020, there will be billions of IoT devices in the market. After learning a lesson with mobility, Microsoft is using Windows 10 to edge its way into billions of dollars of new revenue.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 8/3/2015
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Java: 7 Powerful Features For The Future
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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Java, unleashed in 1991, has become one of the world's most-used programming languages. Here are seven key features that will keep it viable in a world of supercomputing, Big Data, and the Internet of Things.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 8/2/2015
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IBM, CVS Partner On Watson-Based Patient Care
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
A new agreement by IBM and CVS will use Watson to better manage patient care. However, there are a few concerns about privacy.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/30/2015
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IBM Cooks Up IoT Developer Community
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
IBM's new developerWorks Recipes is a new community for those that want to want to develop IoT devices on the Big Blue model.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/29/2015
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Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon's Aurora moves from preview to GA. The MySQL-based system is designed as an on-demand system for scalability and performance.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/28/2015
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10 Ways Windows 10 Will Advance The Internet Of Things
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
News
Windows 10 brings functions and features that will change the Internet of Things for the enterprise and individuals.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/26/2015
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IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
IBM's Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/23/2015
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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 7/22/2015
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Elephant Bar, Paytronix Zero In With Geofencing
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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Location-based marketing or geofencing is a touchy subject. But you can avoid the creep with some of the best practices from Elephant Bar and Paytronix.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/21/2015
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T-Mobile, Sparkcentral Slash Social Media Response Time
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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Social media expectations are rising. T-Mobile and Sparkcentral believe they have a better, faster way to communicate with customers.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/21/2015
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9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/15/2015
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Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Looks To Simplify Big Data
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
Microsoft is planning to release a new suite of tools dubbed Cortana Analytics, which Satya Nadella claims will democratize big data.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/14/2015
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Microsoft Power BI Gets Major Updates
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft adds new features to its Power BI preview, which will become generally available on July 24.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/10/2015
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How To Turn Data Into Stories
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
When Yakult, a Japan-based maker of probiotic dairy drinks, put a data analysis tool into the hands of its sales people in The Netherlands, they swapped out stale spreadsheets for stories about how the product was performing in real time.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 7/10/2015
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Why ISO Certifications Make Sense For IT
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Certifications from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) are important when considering which vendors to choose for your IT needs. But when was the last time you thought about applying ISO standards to your own internal IT operations?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/8/2015
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Redis Emerges As NoSQL In-Memory Performer
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
With multiple NoSQL system choices, it might be hard to display a distinguishing feature. However, Redis Labs is outperforming some competitors during a recent in-memory big data system test.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/26/2015
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Salesforce Service For Apps Gives CRM A Mobile Edge
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
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A new suite of products revealed by Salesforce today is aimed at improving the customer service experience on mobile devices through intuitive routing and contextualization.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/25/2015
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Snowflake Launches Virtual Data Warehouses On AWS
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Snowflake, led by former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, offers a virtual data warehouse system on Amazon's cloud. Pay for only what you use.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/24/2015
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Supercomputers Unleash Big Data's Power
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Here are six reasons why established companies, and even startups, are using supercomputing resources, and why your IT organization may want to consider such options to meet your big data and business analytics needs.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 6/24/2015
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Big Data Moves Toward Real-Time Analysis
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
The data warehouse, as valuable as it is, is history. The most valuable data will be that which is collected and analyzed during the customer interaction, not the review afterward.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/23/2015
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