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posted in June 2015
IT Spending Reports Show A Tech Market In Transition
News  |  6/30/2015
Gartner is predicting that worldwide spending on information technology will decline 5.5%, while Forrester has revised its US tech market projections down slightly.
Google Says Yelp-Backed Study Is Flawed
News  |  6/30/2015
Conflicting claims fly as European antitrust officials await a response to objections from Google.
IBM Makes Lake George World's Smartest Lake
News  |  6/30/2015
Over 60 researchers, including ones from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic, are turning Lake George into a sea of sensors.
Google's Android Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court
News  |  6/29/2015
Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google over Android now returns to a lower court.
Linux Foundation Funds Internet Security Advances
News  |  6/25/2015
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has selected three security-oriented projects to receive a total of $500,000 in funding.
Art Plus Technology Keeps Kids Out Of Prison
Commentary  |  6/25/2015
When artists and courts come together to keep kids out of prison, data privacy is a key concern. The Young New Yorkers group uses Wall Street tools to solve the problem.
Self-Driving Cars Ripe For Global Platform War
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Two distinct views of self-driving cars will be difficult to reconcile.
iOS 9, Android M Place New Focus On Security, Privacy
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Google and Apple have publicly challenged calls from law enforcement agencies to weaken encryption on consumer devices. In turn, iOS 9 and Android M will sport a string of new security and privacy features for users.
Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
News  |  6/23/2015
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
Apple May Remove Lines, Clean Up iPhone Design
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
Apple has patented a way to make the plastic lines on the back of the iPhone disappear for good.
IBM Aims To Ease Data Sharing For Police, Emergency Services
News  |  6/22/2015
IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.
FCC: Subsidize Rural Broadband, Block Robocalls
News  |  6/19/2015
The FCC voted 3-2 to extend and reform a program that would help low-income Americans gain access to the Web through subsidies. The commission is also allowing customers to block spam and robocalls.
What $100 Million AT&T Fine Says About The FCC
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
The FCC's bruising attacks on broadband companies show its strong focus on consumers. The $100 million fine against AT&T is just the latest in this fight.
EFF Data Privacy Report Praises Apple, Slams AT&T
News  |  6/18/2015
In the Electronic Frontier Foundation's fifth annual report, Apple gets high marks for protecting privacy, while WhatsApp and AT&T land at the bottom.
OPM Breach Offers Tough Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
While your enterprise may have a chief information security officer and a robust data governance department, CIOs and IT organizations are the ones on the front lines of protecting enterprise data. What lessons can we draw from the OPM breach?
3D Printing Robot Will Build An Entire Bridge
News  |  6/16/2015
In a move that takes 3D printers into the real world, a 3D printing robot will make a bridge over a canal in Amsterdam.
Adobe Upgrades Creative Cloud Apps, Launches Stock
News  |  6/16/2015
Adobe's major Creative Cloud update stretches across 15 applications and includes new tools for iOS and Android users.
Google GCP Customers Sungard, PwC Share Use Cases
News  |  6/14/2015
At the Google Next event in New York City, executives from Sungard and PwC talked about how they're applying the company's cloud platform to meet enterprise-scale big data needs.
Facebook Infer Bug Detection Tool Is Now Open Source
News  |  6/12/2015
For Facebook, open-sourcing Infer represents a gesture of goodwill toward the developer community and advances the eventual goal of automated software verification. Doing so should also lead to improvements in Infer through external contributions.
Net Neutrality Takes Effect As Court Denies Stay
News  |  6/12/2015
Score one for supporters of net neutrality as a US appeals court denies USTelecom's request to stay implementation of the Open Internet Order.
Google’s Sidewalk Labs: Exploring Better City Living
News  |  6/11/2015
Sidewalk Labs will help lay the foundation for real-time oversight of civic activities and resources through sensors, software, and ubiquitous connectivity. It will be Google's path to smart city projects.
Winning The War: The Evolution Of Cybercrime
Commentary  |  6/11/2015
It's no longer acceptable for businesses to play the victim when cybercrime strikes. Companies of all sizes must take action.
AI Creates Jobs: Study
News  |  6/11/2015
For knowledge workers, whose jobs consist of many tasks, the automation of a single task frees them to focus on other responsibilities. A survey of business leaders finds enthusiasm for AI as a creator of jobs and a way to deal with data.
Mobile Computing In Essex County: Work Is Something You Do, Not Somewhere You Go
Commentary  |  6/10/2015
Interop London speaker Will Fensom, Head of Architecture, Security, and Configuration Management for Essex County Council, talks about his strategy.
Apple's Siri Takes On Google Now
News  |  6/10/2015
In iOS 9, Apple's personal assistant will be become proactive about notifications.
Apple's Swift Programming Language Goes Open Source This Fall
News  |  6/9/2015
The open sourcing of Swift demonstrates Apple's pragmatism, but should not be construed as a broad embrace of openness.
Data Privacy Playbook For Wearables And IoT
Commentary  |  6/8/2015
Wearables and the Internet of Things raise significant consumer privacy issues that you need to prepare for now. We outline the key concerns with a primer on how to get your organization ready.
10 Smartphone Apps You Can Talk To
Slideshows  |  6/8/2015
Voice recognition may finally get the recognition it deserves.
Federal Data Breach: 10 Things We Wish Were Hacked Instead
Commentary  |  6/7/2015
Breaches will happen. But why attack regular people? Isn't there more interesting data to breach?
Dropbox Adds Business Features
News  |  6/5/2015
With administrative, integration, and security enhancements, Dropbox for Business is aiming for greater corporate acceptance.
RFID Chips In Windshields: Simple Way To Catch Bad Guys
News  |  6/5/2015
A simple, smart use of RFID represents a significant breakthrough in fighting fraud and crime.
Usability: The Road To Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  6/5/2015
"Going digital" is pointless if your digital products don't resonate with users.
Apple Watch Pays For Itself
Commentary  |  6/3/2015
Or the Apple Watch would if time were truly money.
Google Play Ban Challenged By App Maker Disconnect
News  |  6/3/2015
The dispute raises an important question for individuals and businesses: Who controls the software on mobile devices?
Cloud Market Finds A Home In Michigan County
Commentary  |  6/2/2015
Oakland County, Mich., has been providing services to towns for years. Now it's expanding its services through a new government cloud marketplace.
Android M Adds Enterprise Features
News  |  6/2/2015
IT administrators will find plenty to like in the next version of Android.
Google Centralizes Security, Privacy For Web, Android Users
News  |  6/1/2015
Google's new account hub, for users of its Web services and Android smartphones, gives IT organizations a new tool to improve employee awareness of security and privacy.
FedRAMP: Sure-Fire Path To Acquisition In The Cloud Market
News  |  6/1/2015
Little known Virtustream, Autonomic Resources, and Carpathia had one thing in common -- FedRAMP certifications. This helped when it came to acquisitions.


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