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Inside The NBA's Tech Training Revamp
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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The NBA implemented a series of educational projects to broaden new software adoption and engage its global workforce. These efforts earned the company a 2016 Elite 100 Award in the category of Best Impact On Workforce Performance.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/3/2016
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PayPal's Path To Independence: A Tale Of Cloud Innovation
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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PayPal navigated its separation and independence from eBay in a seven-month accelerated transition. On the big day, all systems were go. Learn how the creative use of cloud technologies, and a remarkable degree of employee collaboration, earned the company a 2016 Elite 100 Award in the category of Best Use Of Cloud Services.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/3/2016
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Capital One 'Galvanized' By Wallet Development
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Capital One had to loosen up controls to allow development of a new mobile app, Wallet, but the 20-year-old firm benefited in the long run.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/3/2016
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InformationWeek Elite 100: Past Winners Talk Strategy, Best Practices
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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How are the top IT leaders at the top companies grappling with digital transformation, the third platform, the rise of analytics and big data, and other industry shifts? We asked them during the opening session of the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference. Here's what they said.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/3/2016
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Warp Speed: Faster Development Cycles Are The New Normal
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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At the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference, tech leaders described how warp speed is the new normal when it comes to development cycles. But that's an opportunity as much as a challenge.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/3/2016
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Amazon's First-Quarter Results Should Silence Critics
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon turned in a strong first quarter, with sales growing 28% worldwide on an expanding Prime customer base. The company's AWS division also posted solid earnings.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/2/2016
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FBI Hacking Authority Expanded By Supreme Court
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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With the US Supreme Court's approval, warrants to search and seize digital data will be able to authorize government hacking anywhere.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/2/2016
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Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Confluent hosted the first Kafka Summit focused on use-cases for the open source real-time streaming and messaging technology for big data -- featuring support and integration announcements from partners. Here's why this technology is so hot right now.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/28/2016
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Apache Apex Is Promoted To Top-Level Project
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Streaming and batch big data analytics technology Apache Apex has been elevated to a Top-Level Project by the Apache Software Foundation. Used by organizations including Capital One and GE, the technology can help developers more quickly create apps that leverage real-time data.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/27/2016
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Google Cloud Conundrum: 7 Questions That Need Answering
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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In an effort to gain enterprise interest, Google announced changes to its cloud platform last month that would beef up machine learning and big data capabilities. Still, many questions remain about whether Google's cloud will ever be a serious enterprise contender.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 4/27/2016
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Google Expands Free Apps For Work Offer
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Subsidizing Google Apps for Work will now continue through the end of the year for customers under contract with other vendors. Google also expanded the program to provide assistance to smaller companies.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/26/2016
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93 Million Mexican Voter Database Exposed On Amazon Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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A MongoDB database filled with the personal information of 93 million Mexican voters was found configured improperly on the Amazon cloud. The incident raises issues of how information is protected in the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/26/2016
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Smartwatches Still Lack Killer App
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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The Apple Watch may not need to be tethered to an iPhone for much longer. But Apple needs to make its wristwatch necessary.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/26/2016
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Identity Management: Where Cloud Security Falls Short
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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A report by the Cloud Security Alliance finds that identity management tools and processes are key to ameliorating the threat of breaches. The report reveals which tools are most popular, and which are underutilized.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/25/2016
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10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/25/2016
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SAS Global Forum In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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At SAS Global Forum, the company introduced Viya, a platform that it said is designed to stitch together all types of data, wherever it resides. We've got that and other announcements from the forum in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 24, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/24/2016
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Microsoft's Cloud Business Can't Overcome Weak PC, Phone Sales
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Microsoft's third quarter revenue and profits fell short of analyst estimates, sending the stock lower in after-hours trading. Executives touted the growth and strength of the company's cloud business and noted that weaker PC sales and a strong decline in Microsoft's phone business hurt overall results.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/22/2016
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AWS Summit: New Cloud Services, Expanded EBS Choices
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon Web Services unveiled a security inspection and data transfer acceleration service, along with two new EBS options, at AWS Summit.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/22/2016
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10 Tools To Bring Virtual Reality To Life
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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VR and AR systems have begun to ship. But before the headset comes content creation. Here's a look at 10 tools that will shape the virtual world.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/22/2016
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GE Oil & Gas Finds Amazon Use Lowers TCO 52%
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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At the Amazon Summit in Chicago, the CTO of GE Oil & Gas said his unit is exploring ways to better understand and save with the AWS platform.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/21/2016
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