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iPhone, Watch, iPad Updates Now Expected March 21
News  |  2/29/2016
Apple's event is now expected for March 21. Reports say the event, which was originally expected for March 15, includes updates to the Apple Watch, the iPhone, and the iPad.
Google's Hadoop Offerings, Rutgers Analytics Program: Big Data Roundup
News  |  2/28/2016
Google's managed Hadoop- and Spark-as-a-Service offerings have gone to general availability. Rutgers University is offering a big data and data analytics remote learning certificate program. Alteryx is expanding its predictive analytics offerings. We've got all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Feb. 28, 2016.
MWC 2016 Paves Path For Connected Cars
Commentary  |  2/28/2016
Autonomous and connected cars were spotlighted at this year's Mobile World Congress. With 44 million of these vehicles expected to hit the road by 2030, tech companies such as Nokia Networks and Qualcomm are joining car manufacturers to roll out state-of-the-art features.
Apple Should Have Same Confidentiality Rights As Attorneys, Priests
Commentary  |  2/27/2016
Technology companies know more about us than our loved ones, attorneys, or priests. To balance the availability of that information in matters of public safety, businesses should have a limited exemption from being required to provide such information.
Microsoft, Facebook And Google Take Apple's Side In FBI Showdown
News  |  2/26/2016
Tech giants Microsoft, Facebook, and Google parent company Alphabet will file a joint brief to support Apple in its battle with the FBI.
Hadoop Ecosystem Evolves: 10 Cool Big Data Projects
Slideshows  |  2/26/2016
In the 10 years since developers created Hadoop to wrangle the challenges that came with big data, the ecosystem for these technologies has evolved. The Apache Software Foundation is teeming with open source big data technology projects. Here's a look at some significant projects, and a peek at some up-and-comers.
Apple Claims FBI iPhone Cracking Demands Are Unconstitutional
News  |  2/26/2016
Apple argues in a court filing that the government is asking for "boundless" power in its bid to get the company to help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
Google Wants Less Reliable Hard Disks
News  |  2/25/2016
With less reliable hard disks tuned for collective operation, Google believes cloud data can be kept more affordably and securely.
Google Fiber Rolling Out In San Francisco
News  |  2/25/2016
Google is gearing up to bring its speedy service to San Francisco, but it's planning to piggyback on existing networks rather than relying on the city's official fiber system.
Apple Preparing Enhanced iPhone Security, NYT Reports
News  |  2/25/2016
The struggle between Apple, the FBI and the US Justice Department speaks to a need for critical discussions about the ramifications and rules in a changing world. The New York Times reports Apple is looking to make it even harder to crack the iPhone's security, while CEO Tim Cook continues to defend his company.
Google Docs Gets Voice Typing, Editing
News  |  2/25/2016
Google's improved speech recognition allows editing and formatting of Docs files with its new Voice typing feature.
iPhone Encryption: 5 Ways It's Changed Over Time
Slideshows  |  2/25/2016
Apple's battle with the FBI has put iPhone encryption in the spotlight. However, some might be surprised that the company's encryption efforts have evolved slowly and are not that different from those of other smartphone makers. Here's a look at the 5 phases of the process so far.
BlackBerry Buys Encription Limited For Security Push
News  |  2/24/2016
BlackBerry has acquired cyber-security firm Encription Limited to fortify the offerings in its new Professional Cybersecurity Services division.
Asus Settles FTC Charges, Agrees To 20 Years Of Supervision
News  |  2/24/2016
Asus has settled charges leveled against it by the FTC. The agency accused the router maker of putting the home networks of "hundreds of thousands of consumers" at risk. The company has agreed to 20 years of supervision.
Security Concerns Continue Amid Cloud Adoption
News  |  2/24/2016
While most top IT executives at companies of all sizes continue to express concern about the security of data in the cloud, that hasn't slowed their move to embrace this new infrastructure as a home for corporate data. A new survey and report reveal their top security nightmares and provides some recommendations about how to protect data in the cloud.
Apple: FBI Wants Access To Many Different iPhones
News  |  2/24/2016
Despite the FBI's insistence that it's focused on the San Bernardino terrorism case, authorities want access to more than one iPhone.
8 Secret Habits Of Successful CIOs
Slideshows  |  2/24/2016
CIOs today must keep the lights on, but also transform the business to meet the demands of real-time customer requirements. How do they stay productive? How do they find the right people to hire? What traits do they nurture? What secrets keep them ahead of the game? We've collected the top secret habits of successful CIOs here.
Facebook Finds 3.2 Billion People Had Internet Access In 2015
News  |  2/23/2016
Despite advances in expanding global Internet connectivity, the number of people who are not connected to the Internet still far outweighs the number of those who are, according to a Facebook report.
Bill Gates Weighs In On Apple Vs. FBI Encryption Battle
News  |  2/23/2016
Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates adds his opinion to the Apple vs. FBI debate. The government has demanded Apple grant access to the locked iPhone of a suspected terrorist.
Intel, AT&T Agree To Test LTE-Connected Drones
News  |  2/23/2016
Drones connected to LTE will be able to fly farther and more securely, opening new business use-cases. Intel and AT&T are working together to make this happen.
Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge: An Up-Close Look
Slideshows  |  2/23/2016
Competent and compelling, Samsung's latest smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, don't break new ground, but they're solid high-end offerings. The company also unveiled a VR camera and other device initiatives.
Mobile App Development Gets Enterprise Friendly Boost
News  |  2/23/2016
The enterprise mobile app market is booming. JAMF, IBM, MobileIron, and VMware -- along with more than 60 partners -- aim to help mobile developers make their apps more enterprise friendly and maintainable. Here's what their community approach can mean for your business.
Zuckerberg Hits MWC To Talk Drones, AI, VR
News  |  2/22/2016
In his keynote address at Mobile World Congress, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his vision of how drones could be used to deliver Internet services to poor populations, and talked about the future of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.
Outsourcing Data Science: What You Need To Know
News  |  2/22/2016
More companies are creating data science capabilities to enable competitive advantages. Because data science talent is rare and the demand for such talent is high, organizations often work with outsourced partners to fill important skill gaps. Here are a few reasons to consider outsourcing. What can go right and wrong along the way?
Tim Cook Vs. FBI: Why Apple Is Fighting The Good Fight
Commentary  |  2/21/2016
A court has told Apple to compromise an iPhone owned by one of the shooters in the December San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people. But Apple should not be required to enlist in the war on bad things.
Spark Spreads, Apache Arrow Accepted: Big Data Roundup
News  |  2/21/2016
Databricks announced a free community edition of Spark along with free training materials. Apache Arrow became a project within the Apache Software Foundation. And SAP announced support for Spark in its Predictive Analytics platform. We've got that and more in our big data roundup for the week of Feb. 21, 2016.
Yahoo Forms Committee To Explore Possible Sale, Options
News  |  2/19/2016
Yahoo has formed a strategic committee, made up of its independent board members, to reach out to interested parties in transacting a deal as the company faces greater pressure from activist shareholder Starboard Value to sell its core assets.
9 Reasons To Crowdsource Data Science Projects
Slideshows  |  2/19/2016
The data science talent shortage has some companies thinking outside the box. Even if your company employs a formidable data science team, you would likely still benefit from third-party ideas or solutions. Data science competitions and other forms of crowdsourcing offer viable means of advancing the art of the possible relatively quickly and cost-effectively. We share some of the possibilities.
NFL CIO: Super Bowl 50 Tech Was A Game-Changer
News  |  2/19/2016
NFL CIO Michelle McKenna-Doyle said Super Bowl 50 was as good as the game has ever been from an operations standpoint.
Apple Vs. FBI: Tech, Politics Weigh In On iPhone Case
News  |  2/18/2016
With a Tweet, the founder of WhiteHat Security may have nudged Google's CEO to take a side, and the rest of the world is beginning to do the same.
Gartner Magic Quadrant Advanced Analytics: Fast Growth Continues
News  |  2/18/2016
The Gartner Magic Quadrant Advanced Analytics report shows the market is growing quickly for platforms that use data and algorithms to predict, prescribe, optimize, and simulate. A big name has moved into the Leaders quadrant for the first time this year.
Cyber-Security: The Best Plan Of Action To Keep Your Data Safe
News  |  2/18/2016
Like a perverse iteration of Newton's third law, every clever cyber-attack action is always followed by an equally clever reaction from the organization targeted. Is that enough to keep your data safe?
Google, UK Face Scrutiny Over 'Sweet' Tax Deal
Commentary  |  2/18/2016
Some members of British Parliament are complaining that Google owes far more than the $189 million tax bill paid to the UK government.
Apple Fights FBI Over Disabling Security In San Bernadino Case
News  |  2/18/2016
The FBI wants Apple to help it crack the passcode of an iPhone owned by one of the shooters in the December San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people. But CEO Tim Cook says this demand would "undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect."
IDC: Global IT Spending Slashed To $2.3 Trillion In 2016
News  |  2/17/2016
Worldwide tech spending is expected to take a huge hit in 2016, with China posting its first-ever annual decline, according to an IDC report.
US Defense Department Begins Windows 10 Rollout
News  |  2/17/2016
The US Department of Defense has begun to deploy Windows 10 on 4 million devices and systems. It's a big win for Microsoft's new OS.
Google Closes Play For Education, Admits Collecting Student Data
News  |  2/17/2016
Google is shuttering its Play for Education division. At the same time, the company responded to requests for information from US Senator Al Franken, who has been asking questions about how much student data Google collects and how the company uses the data.
Secrets To Successfully Leading A Diverse, Distributed Workforce
News  |  2/17/2016
The workplace has become more diverse and dispersed. Managers need to adapt by listening, embracing curiosity, and finding way to encourage engagement.
2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Finalists Revealed
News  |  2/17/2016
We're delighted to announce the 100 companies who made the cut as finalists for the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100. Final rankings and Best In Show winners will be revealed at this year's InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May.
SAP Integrates Apache Spark, Buys Into Mobile Analytics
News  |  2/17/2016
SAP has acquired a mobile business data visualization provider, added Apache Spark support to its SAP Predictive Analytics 2.5 software, and enhanced its SAP HANA Cloud predictive services. Here are the details.
Immersion Charges Apple, AT&T With Patent Infringement
News  |  2/16/2016
Apple gets hit with another lawsuit targeting the iPhone and Apple Watch, this time from haptic feedback pioneer Immersion. The lawsuit, as well as the ITC complaint, also involve alleged patent infringement by AT&T.
Rise And Fall Of The Chief Data Officer
Commentary  |  2/16/2016
The C suite is expanding with more roles dedicated to data and analytics. The Chief Data Officer, or CDO, is one of these roles seen more often in some industries than others. The position may evolve with time. We explain some of the dynamics that cause CDOs to succeed and fail.
6 Drones Designed To Do Good
Slideshows  |  2/16/2016
From a drone that can detect and immediately repair oil, gas, chemical, or water pipeline leaks, to an autonomous underwater drone that helps survey coral reefs, here's a look at the winners and finalists of the recent UAE Drones for Good competition.
8 Ways To Secure Data During US-EU Privacy Fight
Slideshows  |  2/15/2016
After months of legal uncertainty over transatlantic data flows, the European Commission and the US have agreed on a new framework called the EU-US Privacy Shield. But because no text is available yet, there's no way to interpret it. Here's what organizations need to know now.
Where 2016 US Presidential Contenders Stand On Tech Issues
Slideshows  |  2/14/2016
From fighting terror with tech to backing net neutrality to worrying about AI, here's a look at what some of the 2016 US Presidential hopefuls have on their tech agendas.
Gartner's BI Reboot, Everybody Loves Spark: Big Data Roundup
News  |  2/14/2016
Gartner completely reworked its Magic Quadrant for BI and analytics, Hortonworks saw a big revenue jump, and support for Spark skyrocketed. That, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending February 14. Plus, why crush is better than chocolate.
AT&T Plans 5G Technology Tests Later This Year
News  |  2/13/2016
AT&T is planning to test super speedy 5G technologies by the end of the year in homes and offices in Austin. The 5G testing comes at a time when data-hogging video that can slow networks down accounts for more than half of the data traffic on AT&T's networks.
Google Runs Custom Networking Chips
News  |  2/12/2016
Google engineers contributed open source code to the LLVM compile project, revealing the company's use of in-house silicon.
Google Gives Away 2GB Of Storage To Promote Security
News  |  2/11/2016
Google does its part for Safer Internet Day with its giveaway. Also, Gmail users will start seeing warnings when message senders can't be authenticated and when they don't support transport encryption.
Google Expands 'Right To Be Forgotten' To More Websites
News  |  2/11/2016
In a bid to assuage European objections over "right to be forgotten" issues, Google will scrub search results from more of its websites in Europe.
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