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Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A recently released Gartner report, based on Equinix network hub use, finds that an "interconnect" service is one of the keys to an enterprise's digital future.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/19/2016
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Microsoft PowerShell Goes Open Source, Arrives On Linux, Mac
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has released its PowerShell command-line shell and scripting language as open source, demonstrating continued support for alternate operating systems.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/19/2016
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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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Stanford Study Will Inspire Any IT Pro Intrigued By Machine Learning
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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A study by Stanford researchers finds computers can predict lung cancer patient outcomes better than pathologists. While the study is specific to the medical profession, it illustrates the promise and potential of machine learning for IT professionals in any industry.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 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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C Programming Language's Tiobe Rating Drops To Lowest Level
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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Despite C maintaining its ranking as the second most popular programming language on the Tiobe Index, the decline in the number of searches for C pushed it to its lowest ratings score since the index was launched in 2001.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 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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What IT Pros Need To Know About Hiring Cyber-Security Hunt Teams
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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If your organization doesn't run its own threat analysis center, it may be worth hiring a hunt team to watch your back. Here's what you need to know.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 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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Apple's AI Plans, MapR Raises $50M: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/21/2016
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Uber To Pilot Self-Driving Cars On Pittsburgh Streets
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Uber plans to launch a pilot program with a fleet of driverless cars picking up passengers in Pittsburgh this month.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/20/2016
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Windows 10 Update For Mobile, PowerShell Open Sourced: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
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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IoT, Big Data Analytics Driving M&A Market
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
An Ernst and Young report indicates it's full steam ahead in the mergers & acquisitions space in 2016 as companies look to leverage tech to speed their digital transformation. The main drivers behind this trend include big data analytics and IoT, both of which IT professionals should keep an eye on.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/19/2016
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Microsoft PowerShell Goes Open Source, Arrives On Linux, Mac
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft has released its PowerShell command-line shell and scripting language as open source, demonstrating continued support for alternate operating systems.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/19/2016
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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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What It Means To Be A Data Scientist
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
How do data scientists spend their time? What tools do they use? What degrees do they have? Check out our handy infographic to find out.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/18/2016
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The Rise Of SDN: What It Means For Networks Today
InformationWeek Staff,
CommentaryVideo
To get a clearer view of SDN in 2016, Senior Editor Sara Peters spoke with Eric Hanselman, chief analyst at 451 Research, about how enterprises view the technology and where the industry is in terms of adoption and costs -- and what's next.
By InformationWeek Staff , 8/18/2016
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IT Asset Protection: How One Colocation Provider Does It
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
For colocation provider vXchnge, security isn't just a matter of strong defenses. It also involves planning for the worst.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/18/2016
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Cisco Cuts 5,500 Workers, Shifts Focus To Software, Services
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Networking giant Cisco confirmed during its latest quarterly report that the company will cut approximately 7% of its worldwide workforce in a restructuring move designed to accelerate its transition to a software and subscription business.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/18/2016
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9 iOS, Android Apps To Creatively Boost Productivity
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
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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Intel's Joule Maker Board Targets IoT Developers
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The Intel Joule developer module will help enterprises, developers, and everyday tinkerers tap into the internet of things. The chip maker also detailed its vision for 5G networks at its Developer Forum show.
By Eric Zeman , 8/17/2016
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