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10 Agile Tips From Pokémon Go Coach Training
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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Pokémon Go players want to improve and become better trainers. The same tips that help you catch more Pokémon can help you become a better scrum master. We caught 10 of those pointers that can be applied to leading an agile team developing enterprise software.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/24/2016
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Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/21/2016
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Microsoft Cutting 2,850 More Jobs In Smartphone Business, Sales
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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The Redmond giant reveals in a regulatory filing that it's planning another round of job cuts in addition to the 1,850 cuts it announced in May.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/29/2016
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Apple's Project Titan Focuses On Autonomous Driving Software
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Apple is bulking up its and sharpening the focus of its Project Titan team with the hiring of Dan Dodge, the former head of BlackBerry’s automotive software division.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/29/2016
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Amazon's Second Quarter Puts Competition In Rearview Mirror
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon's cloud unit is disappointing competitors if they hoped it would slow down. In announcing its second quarter results, the company reported that its Amazon Web Services division grew at a 58% rate.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/29/2016
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How An Agricultural Data Firm Puts The Cloud To Work
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Integration -- connecting computing services to one another -- used to mean bringing in expensive consultants, investing in custom programming, and dealing with long timelines. But modern cloud-based options could make integration only a matter of dragging icons and filling in form fields, work that can often be done without a developer. Here's what it means to IT professionals.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/29/2016
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Oracle NetSuite Buy Creates Serious Cloud Contender
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Oracle announced plans to buy cloud-based ERP provider NetSuite, a company backed by Oracle CTO Larry Ellison. But how will the two companies resolve the overlap in functionality between their product portfolios?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/29/2016
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Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook Discuss STEM Funding, Immigration Reform
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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During the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation panel in Philadelphia, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft representatives issued another call to action for increased STEM funding and for revisions to the nation's immigration policy.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/28/2016
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Ford, MIT Testing Pedestrian-Conscious Electric Shuttles
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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The partnership between Ford and students at MIT represents another step in electric vehicle technology and the use of autonomous vehicle technology to make roads safer for pedestrians.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/28/2016
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Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse Update Storms Market
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Snowflake Computing has added automated administration features to its built-for-the-cloud modern data warehouse that enables analysis of multiple data types, big and small.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/28/2016
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Dropbox Rolls Out Tools To Ease IT Admin Experience
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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The cloud storage and collaboration company's business users are getting tools that aim to make managing groups and data easier.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/28/2016
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Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
InformationWeek Staff,
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Amin Vadhat, Google Fellow and Networking Technical Lead, talked to Network Computing Editor-in-Chief Susan Fogarty about how Google is putting its stamp on the enterprise network.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/28/2016
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10 Hiring Challenges Confronting CIOs
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
CIOs are seeing the highest level of skills shortage since the Great Recession of 2008-09 and other hiring issues, according to the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. Find out where these challenges exist and to what extent.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/28/2016
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GE Supplies IoT Developer Kit For Predix
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
GE Digital is making it easier for IoT developers to tap into Predix analytics and use machine learning with the release of a new hardware and software kit.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/27/2016
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iPhone, iPad Sales Continue To Slow, Apple's Earnings Drop
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Despite ongoing declines in iPhone and iPad sales, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he remains hopeful, and states that the company continues to invest significantly in R&D.
By Eric Zeman , 7/27/2016
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Tesla Unveils Gigafactory As Production Ramps Up
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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The partial opening of Tesla's Gigafactory will give the electric car manufacturer the ability to make the majority of components under one roof, including lithium ion batteries.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/27/2016
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Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Data visualization platform provider Tableau is updating its flagship product with new features that give oversight and data governance control back to IT organizations. It also makes a host of new advanced analytics capabilities accessible to more users.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/27/2016
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Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Puts Organizations At Risk, Study Shows
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM Americas
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The oft-discussed and lamented cybersecurity skills gap isn’t just a hiring issue, it’s putting your organization at risk, Intel Security-CSIS study finds.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas, 7/27/2016
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Using AI To Fight Cyberthreats
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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SparkCognition, working with Carnegie Mellon and IBM's Watson, aims to provide cyber-security researchers with better threat data using predictive models powered by machine learning.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/27/2016
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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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Office 365 Updates Add Machine Learning To Apps
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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Microsoft is infusing more of its machine learning into Office 365 and adding in greater capabilities into Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/26/2016
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BlackBerry DTEK50 Android Smartphone Images Leaked
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
BlackBerry's next Android device is no BlackBerry, it's a re-badged as the Alcatel Idol 4.
By Eric Zeman , 7/26/2016
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