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HP Chromebook 13 Designed For Cloud-Based Enterprises
News  |  4/29/2016
HP and Google introduced the Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin, lightweight laptop that looks to make enterprise computing easier to integrate with cloud-based infrastructure and apps.
Samsung Developer Conference: IoT Innovation On Display
Slideshows  |  4/29/2016
The Internet of Things hasn't quite caught on with consumers. But developers are working on changing that by rolling out innovative projects. Here's a look at some on display at the recent Samsung Developer Conference.
Email Privacy Act Wins Sweeping Approval In House
News  |  4/28/2016
The US House of Representatives has approved the Email Privacy Act by a unanimous vote. That sets the stage for requiring search warrants to review electronic communications older than 180 days.
Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
News  |  4/28/2016
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.
Samsung ARTIK Cloud Aims For IoT Interoperability
News  |  4/28/2016
To help IoT devices work together and enable a new class of IoT apps and services, Samsung introduces a cloud service that aims to break down silos.
FBI Won't Share iPhone Hack With Apple, Report Says
News  |  4/27/2016
The FBI paid approximately $1 million for a hack into an encrypted iPhone, and now plans to keep the details to itself, according to The Wall Street Journal. The government also dropped case against Apple in Brooklyn -- and that has law enforcement fuming.
Google Expands Free Apps For Work Offer
News  |  4/26/2016
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.
Google, Uber, Ford Form Self-Driving Car Coalition
News  |  4/26/2016
A group of tech, auto, and ride-sharing companies have joined forces to speed up federal regulations surrounding self-driving cars.
BlackBerry Pushes Marshmallow Update To Priv
Commentary  |  4/26/2016
BlackBerry's Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its Priv smartphone this week comes with a significant security patch.
Smartwatches Still Lack Killer App
News  |  4/26/2016
The Apple Watch may not need to be tethered to an iPhone for much longer. But Apple needs to make its wristwatch necessary.
Agile Analytics: 11 Ways To Get There
Slideshows  |  4/26/2016
The accelerating pace of global business means that enterprises need more agile data-related systems and practices. Becoming more agile -- and succeeding at it -- isn't always easy given existing technology investments, constant technological evolution, and lingering cultural obstacles. No matter how agile your company is or isn't now, consider these important points.
10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Slideshows  |  4/25/2016
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.
FBI Paid iPhone Hackers $1.3 Million, Report Claims
News  |  4/22/2016
James Comey suggested the FBI paid the iPhone hackers upward of $1.3 million -- more than Comey will earn for the remaining seven years of his term as FBI director.
10 Tools To Bring Virtual Reality To Life
Slideshows  |  4/22/2016
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.
FAA Approves First Commercial Nighttime Drone Flights
News  |  4/21/2016
Federal Aviation Administration authorities issued their first approval for nighttime commercial drone flights. The move bodes well for companies that want to ramp up drone services.
Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill Rankles Tech Community
News  |  4/21/2016
A coalition of tech groups called proposed encryption legislation "well-intentioned but ultimately unworkable," while an op-ed deemed it grounds for the dismissal of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr, the bill's sponsors.
Malware Attacks More Frequent, Harder To Fight
News  |  4/21/2016
The newest Ponemon State of the Endpoint Report found enterprises struggling to enforce endpoint security and to manage their biggest threat: Employees.
EU Slaps Google With Android Antitrust Charges
News  |  4/21/2016
Google's requirements for Android manufacturing partners violate competition rules, the European Commission charges.
Apple Gave Up User Data In 82% Of Feds' Requests
News  |  4/20/2016
Despite its high-profile challenge to the FBI's iPhone data request in the San Bernardino terrorist shootings, Apple complied with 82% of data requests from US government authorities.
Apple, FBI Encryption Debate Continues At Congressional Hearing
News  |  4/20/2016
The US House Energy & Commerce Committee hosted two panel discussions April 19, in the hope of advancing an open debate about government access to encrypted technologies. Representatives heard from Apple's top lawyers, as well as law enforcement.
IT Pros Fear Encryption Backdoors
News  |  4/20/2016
A survey of IT professionals by network services company Spiceworks finds concern about the risk of backdoors that bypass encryption.
Reddit’s Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn
Commentary  |  4/20/2016
It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.
IBM's Strategy Fails To Boost Revenue, Impress Investors
News  |  4/19/2016
IBM embarked on its first quarter breaking out "strategic imperatives," as part of an effort to showcase businesses such as cognitive computing that the company believes will shape its future. Yet, overall IBM's revenue experienced a decline compared to last year's first quarter.
Apple Kills QuickTime For Windows, Adobe Issues Warning
News  |  4/19/2016
Two security vulnerabilities have moved Apple to end support for QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. This has also led Adobe to issue a warning to users of its software.
As Ad Blockers Gain Traction, Targeted Messaging Falls Short
News  |  4/19/2016
An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?
Drones Banned At Boston Marathon, Blamed For British Airways Hit
News  |  4/18/2016
A day after a drone struck a British Airways flight, the Boston Marathon is using drone-detection technology to keep UAS away from its event.
Samsung Knox Security Beats iOS, Android, Gartner Finds
News  |  4/18/2016
Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.
Data Outliers: 10 Ways To Prevent Big Data Damage
Slideshows  |  4/18/2016
Most business decision-makers aren't trained to understand data outliers, but they can learn the basics. Executives, managers, and employees without math degrees can ask smarter questions about analyses they're basing crucial judgments on. Here are some things to know.
Pivotal Changes Elephants, Big Data-As-A-Service Growing: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/17/2016
Google machine learning wants to harness your unscheduled minutes. Pivotal expands its alliance with Hortonworks. The big data-as-a-service market is forecast to grow in a big way. Dell updates Statistica for "citizen" data scientists. All that and how your emoji choices may be driving your friends away, in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 17, 2016.
BlackBerry Decryption Key Held By Canadian Mounties, Report Says
News  |  4/15/2016
Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry has been dealt a major blow after court records revealed that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has a copy of the company's global decryption key.
Microsoft Sues Justice Department, AG Over Cloud Privacy
News  |  4/15/2016
Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, stating that the same rules that apply to search and seizure in an office should apply to its cloud.
Hortonworks, Pivotal Expand Open Source Big Data Alliance
News  |  4/15/2016
Pivotal has ditched its own Hadoop distribution in favor of Hortonworks' Hadoop as the two companies expanded their alliance to distribute each other's open source big data implementations to customers.
Cloud Adoption Could Save Feds $10 Billion Annually
News  |  4/15/2016
A MeriTalk survey of federal IT managers reveals that they believe the government can save more than $10 billion annually from additional consolidation and cloud adoption.
Facebook Poaches Google's Regina Dugan For Hardware Push
News  |  4/14/2016
The former head of DARPA, who was running Google's Advanced Technology and Products group, will now lead Facebook's new hardware group, Building 8.
Email Privacy Act Clears House Judiciary Committee Vote
News  |  4/14/2016
An update to the Email Privacy Act requiring a warrant for the search of data older than 180 days was unanimously supported by the House Judiciary Committee. It now heads for a vote by the full chamber.
H-1B Visa Application Numbers Hit Record High
News  |  4/14/2016
Demand for H-1B visas has reached a record high, with employers outstripping the available allotment of visas for the fourth consecutive year within five business days.
'Cloud-First' To Close 5,000 Federal Data Centers By 2019
News  |  4/14/2016
A GAO report on the federal government's "cloud-first" policy cites past and future data center closures, suggests savings slow to materialize.
Facebook F8: AI, Future Of Apps On Display
Slideshows  |  4/14/2016
At Facebook's F8 developers conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to talk bots and Messenger. Also on display were AI and a big dose of virtual reality. Here are some highlights from the event.
FBI Paid Hackers To Crack iPhone Encryption, Report Claims
News  |  4/13/2016
Gray hat hackers, not Israel-based Cellebrite, ultimately provided a way into Syed Farook's encrypted iPhone, according to the Washington Post.
OpenText Tackles Digital Transformation, Extends EIM Platform To Cloud
News  |  4/13/2016
OpenText Release 16 addresses EIM customer demand for digital transformation and hybrid deployments. CEO Mark Barrenechea told us about the forces driving these demands and how OpenText is pursuing its own transformation, including standardizing on a single ERP system.
Facebook F8: The Bots Are Coming
News  |  4/13/2016
At Facebook's developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Messenger Platform, the Facebook Live API, and other tools for sharing and connecting.
SAP's Software-To-Cloud Growing Pains Reflect Industry Shift
News  |  4/12/2016
SAP warned that its software license sales declined in the first quarter of 2016 and that business in the Americas was weaker than expected. Industry analysts said that SAP and other traditional software vendors will likely experience some tough quarters as they transition to offering cloud services.
IBM, Box Bring Cloud Data Closer To Home
News  |  4/12/2016
Business customers in Europe and Asia are being offered a new option for storing cloud-based data in a specific region.
'Everydata': Littlest Data Causes Biggest Impact
Commentary  |  4/12/2016
A new book by authors John Johnson and Mike Gluck, offers tools for better understanding the "little data" in our lives, and reasons for being leery of big data claims that others make. Johnson spoke with InformationWeek about how data is interrupted and misinterpreted all the time.
Google Fiber No Longer Free In Kansas City
News  |  4/11/2016
Google cuts free Google Fiber for new subscribers in Kansas City, the first market to lose its Basic Internet plan.
Daily Mail Eyes Yahoo Assets
News  |  4/11/2016
Yahoo is attracting interest from the Daily Mail. A deal could help the UK media company's online efforts.
BlackBerry Plans 2 More Android Smartphones
News  |  4/11/2016
With Priv sales struggling, BlackBerry aims to release two mid-range Android-based handsets to boost its hardware portfolio. Overall, the company's smartphone sales continue to struggle.
Ad-Blocking Brave Browser Draws Fire From Newspapers
News  |  4/11/2016
The Brave browser, designed to replace bad ads with better ones, has the newspaper industry threatening legal action.
12 Inspiring Women In Data Science, Big Data
Slideshows  |  4/11/2016
Women make up half the population, yet it's been well documented that they don't come close to parity in STEM fields. Could the rise of big data and data science offer women a clearer path to success in technology? Here's a list of 12 inspiring women who work in big data and data science.
LinkedIn Donates Dr. Elephant, MapR's Drill 1.6: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/10/2016
LinkedIn contributes new technology for monitoring and managing Hadoop and Spark, MapR announces Apache Drill 1.6, SAP and IBM take their relationship to the next level, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 10, 2016.
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