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Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
News  |  1/31/2016
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
Free Hadoop, Spark Training; Advanced Analytics Market Grows: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/31/2016
MapR is expanding its free training on Hadoop and Spark, Gartner says the advanced analytics market is growing fast, and Microsoft gets generous with deep learning. Plus, how to stop your leaders from making decisions. All that and more in our big data roundup for the week ending January 31.
Google Taps Machine Learning To Make Smartphones Smarter
News  |  1/29/2016
Through a partnership with chip maker Movidius, Google plans to bring deep learning to future mobile devices.
US Air Force Launches First Cyberspace Weapon System
News  |  1/28/2016
The US Air Force hit the "go" button on its first fully operational cyberspace weapon system, which acts as a massive firewall for its Air Force Information Network.
OPM Breach Leads To New Systems, Procedures
Commentary  |  1/28/2016
The Obama Administration announced changes to the Office of Personnel Management designed to ameliorate the flawed systems and processes that led to a massive data breach in late 2014. The plans -- and the steps taken to get there -- hold lessons for any IT organization.
Microsoft Open Sources Deep Learning, AIToolkit On GitHub
News  |  1/27/2016
Previously available to academic researchers, Microsoft's Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) now has a friendlier open source license.
Big Data Must Deliver Business Value: Informatica CEO
News  |  1/27/2016
Informatica's new CEO spoke with InformationWeek about what's next for big data in the enterprise and how he plans to deliver that for customers. Here are the details.
Wanted: IT Heroes For 2016 InformationWeek Awards
News  |  1/26/2016
The submission period is now open for four new awards that will be presented during the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May. We need your help now to find the best candidates for each category.
5 Secrets Of Successful People-First Companies
News  |  1/26/2016
The Accenture Technology Vision 2016 report examines five ways that adept digital companies are putting people first. Investing in the development and management of people will be necessary to navigate the tumultuous digital economy, according to Accenture.
65% Say Cloud As Secure As On-Premises
News  |  1/25/2016
Nearly two-thirds of IT security professionals think cloud software security equals what they can provide in enterprise data centers, according to Cloud Security Alliance survey.
Big Data Benchmark Showdown: Talend Vs. Informatica
News  |  1/25/2016
Talend has acknowledged Informatica's objections to a recent big data integration benchmark test. The company has issued an invitation to Informatica to participate in creating a new benchmark test. Will Informatica agree to the challenge?
Edge Analytics An Antidote To IoT Data Deluge
News  |  1/25/2016
As more organizations embrace the IoT, some may find themselves overwhelmed by the volume of data generated. Edge analytics can reduce the need to store and process it all at a central location. Here are the details.
10 Stupid Moves That Threaten Your Company's Security
Slideshows  |  1/25/2016
As you walk through the door of your company each morning, you are potentially poised to be the weakest link in your organization's defense against hackers and malicious attackers. Here are the 10 boneheaded moves you make -- often without realizing the security risk.
Apple's Project Titan Loses Team Leader Steve Zadesky
News  |  1/24/2016
Has Apple's secretive self-driving car initiative Project Titan hit a bump in the road with the departure of team leader Steve Zadesky?
Cloudera Director 2.0 Debuts, Google Donates To Apache Foundation: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/24/2016
Cloudera has updated a key tool for managing big data, Google has contributed its Cloud Dataflow platform to the Apache Foundation Incubator. We have this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending January 24.
IoT Shows Its Worth To Businesses
News  |  1/23/2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) can be used for a diverse set of tasks, including opening up new business models. A recent Forrester report explores how businesses are embracing IoT.
SAP's Q4, Full Year Results Lifted By Cloud
News  |  1/23/2016
ERP software giant SAP reported revenue growth for its Q4 and full fiscal year, along with strong growth of its cloud business. But the strength of the cloud business weighed on profits, which declined for both the quarter and the year.
8 Ways To Monetize Data
Slideshows  |  1/22/2016
Data may be a company's most valuable asset, but few are maximizing its economic benefit. Here eight ways that organizations are deriving real, bottom-line value from their data.
Encryption Vs. Privacy Battles Rage From Davos To US
News  |  1/22/2016
The debate over efforts to protect users' privacy and encryption versus governments' efforts to fight terrorism was a major focus at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. Meanwhile, battles over the same issue are emerging in the US from New York to California on the legislative level.
Brave Browser Aims To End Ad-Blocking War
News  |  1/21/2016
Creator of the JavaScript programming language and former CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla Brendan Eich introduced the Brave browser, which he sees as a way to broker peace between advertisers and ad blockers.
Worst Passwords Of 2015 Reveal Our Stupidity
News  |  1/20/2016
This year's list is an indication that the sooner we get rid of password-based authentication, the better.
LinkNYC WiFi Hotspots Kick Off
Commentary  |  1/20/2016
New York City has begun rolling out free high-speed public WiFi to replace some 7,500 outdated pay phones across all five boroughs.
Microsoft Giving Nonprofits $1 Billion In Cloud Services
News  |  1/20/2016
Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.
Intel's 6th-Gen Core vPro Chips Promise Enhanced Speed, Security
News  |  1/20/2016
Intel's sales pitch for its 6th-generation Core vPro processors revolved around business transformation, collaboration, and baked-in multi-factor authentication.
Microsoft Buys MinecraftEdu, Previews OneNote Learning Tools
News  |  1/19/2016
Microsoft announced Jan. 18 that it's buying MinecraftEdu from Teacher Gaming. With the acquisition, fans of the sandbox video game will be pleased to see the open world platform headed for an expanded presence in classrooms.
AI, Machine Learning Rising In The Enterprise
News  |  1/19/2016
AI and machine learning are graduating from science fiction to reality. It's estimated that about half of large enterprises are currently experimenting with AI projects. Several vendors, including Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft, have donated machine learning development projects to open source.
8 Cool New Drones Taking Flight
Slideshows  |  1/17/2016
Whether you're a prosumer, a hobbyist, or a professional filmmaker looking for polished aerial cinematography, a new crop of drones invading the market in 2016 offers something for everyone. Drones made a big splash at CES earlier this month, and even new FAA regulations can't dampen the enthusiasm. With that in mind, InformationWeek picked eight offerings that you should keep an eye on.
Microsoft R Updates, IBM's Fraud-Detection Analytics Buy: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/17/2016
In our big data roundup for the past week, we've got news from Microsoft about what it's been doing with statistical modeling language R, IBM's acquisition of a real-time fraud analytics company, Baidu's donation of some machine learning efforts to open source, and a management shakeup at Apache Spark company Databricks.
World Bank: Digital Divide Leaving Too Many Behind
News  |  1/15/2016
With 60% of the world offline, the World Bank calls for changes to support the promise of the digital revolution.
Obama Proposes $4 Billion Budget For Self-Driving Cars
News  |  1/15/2016
In a move to accelerate the use of driverless cars on US highways, President Obama proposed a $4 billion budget for testing these vehicles in pilot programs over the next decade.
Apple May Axe iAds Sales Team
News  |  1/14/2016
Apple is reportedly moving to dump its in-house iAd sales team and make iAds solely a self-service platform.
Pew: Americans Would Trade Privacy For Safety
News  |  1/14/2016
When it comes to coaxing personal information out of Americans, a Pew Research Center report found certain factors, like safety, lead to greater acceptance than cost savings can.
iPhone 7: Patent Points To Enhanced Speaker Design
News  |  1/14/2016
Apple's focus for the next iteration of the iPhone -- the iPhone 7 -- seems to be on audio capabilities, as recent reports and the patent filing indicate.
Udacity Promises Job Or Refund
News  |  1/14/2016
The online coding school's new Nanodegree Plus program comes with a tuition refund guarantee.
Google Details Self-Driving Cars Problems In DMV Report
News  |  1/14/2016
It turns out that Google's self-driving cars still need some human help, according to a report filed this week to meet new regulations for the California DMV on autonomous vehicles. The company is also looking for some partners to help.
Google Goes Beyond Cardboard With Revamped VR Focus
Commentary  |  1/13/2016
Google is aiming to make virtual reality into a real business with its dedicated VR division now headed by Clay Bavor.
Stanford Scientists Develop Safer Battery Material
News  |  1/13/2016
To prevent itself from overheating, a new kind of polymer can temporarily disable its ability to conduct electricity.
Microsoft Rebrands, Updates R Portfolio
News  |  1/13/2016
Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics and its distribution of the open source R statistical modeling language almost a year ago. Today the company showed that R continues to be a cornerstone of its advanced analytics strategy. Here are details on the updates.
T-Mobile CEO Jon Legere Apologizes To EFF
News  |  1/12/2016
John Legere, the CEO of the self-described "Un-carrier," is issuing an apology to the EFF for offending the organization and its supporters. However, Legere is still defending T-Mobile's Binge On service.
Big Data Moves From Hype To Reality, CompTIA Finds
News  |  1/12/2016
Organizations are moving past the hype and into actual value when it comes to big data and analytics implementation, according to a new survey by CompTIA. But challenges remain, including a skills gap and the struggle to wrangle the growing quantity of data generated.
Avnet CIO: Put Business At The Center Of IT
News  |  1/11/2016
As an IT and electronics distributor, Avnet is in a unique position to view the trends driving the technology industry. It's also in the position of implementing those trends itself, including cloud computing and customer self-service. Here's how CIO Steve Phillips aligns IT with business at Avnet.
Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/10/2016
Apple is getting emotional. The company has acquired a startup that claims its facial recognition software can read your feelings. Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here's our big data roundup for the week ending January 10, 2016.
Google, Lenovo Team On Project Tango Smartphone
News  |  1/9/2016
Lenovo announced at CES that it will release a smartphone that integrates Google's Project Tango spatial sensing technology this summer.
US Marshals Raid Chinese Hoverboard Booth At CES
News  |  1/9/2016
A Chinese hoverboard vendor sees its booth stripped bare after US Marshals conducted a raid in the middle of CES.
9 Reasons Why Personalized Marketing Still Isn't Accurate
Slideshows  |  1/8/2016
Personalization efforts have served as a vanguard for big data at many organizations. But some of these programs still fall short. Here's a closer look at what's going wrong. Does your enterprise fit these profiles?
Uber Settles 'God View' And Data Breach Investigation
News  |  1/7/2016
Uber has reached an agreement with New York's Attorney General to implement stronger privacy and security controls. Additionally, the company will pay a $20,000 fine to resolve a data breach issue.
BlackBerry's Chen Optimistic About Future With Android
Commentary  |  1/7/2016
BlackBerry's Android-based Priv handset is gaining enough traction that BlackBerry will use Android for more smartphones. CEO John Chen detailed his vision for the Canadian company at CES this week.
Apple's Tim Cook Earned $10.3 Million In 2015
News  |  1/7/2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook netted a little over $10 million in 2015, according to new filings with the SEC. However, other top executives at the company earned more than double that in yearly compensation.
Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016
News  |  1/7/2016
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?
Twitter's 10,000-Character Limit Bump Makes Business Sense
Commentary  |  1/6/2016
Epic tweets could arrive before the end of April, according to a report. Users are not happy about the prospect so far, but it makes business sense.
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