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Hortonworks Commits To Microsoft's Azure Cloud
News  |  6/30/2016
Hadoop distributor Hortonworks announced a deeper partnership with cloud giant Microsoft, a new consortium to create an open source genomics project for precision medicine, and new enterprise features in its Hortonworks Data Platform update at this week's Hadoop Summit.
10 Hot Smartphones To Consider Now
Slideshows  |  6/30/2016
Although smartphone sales have been on the decline recently, there is no shortage of options. Here are 10 hot models worth a look.
Box Shuttle Offers Route To Cloud
News  |  6/29/2016
By offering a migration service, Box says it hopes to help enterprises with legacy baggage make a journey toward cloud computing.
Brexit: Will Cloud Vendors Hear London Calling?
Commentary  |  6/29/2016
The Brexit vote could impose changes on how cloud providers operate within the UK, but those changes might not be as bad as people fear. However, a lot depends on whether England follows the European Union's data privacy regulations.
VW To Pay $14.7 Billion InEmissions-Cheating Software Settlement
News  |  6/29/2016
Volkswagen agrees to dole out up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations that it knowingly sold customers vehicles that were equipped with software to cheat on emissions tests.
10 Programming Languages And Tools Data Scientists Use Now
Slideshows  |  6/29/2016
Looking to get started with data science but not sure how to get started? Take a look at our list of 10 programming languages and tools that are hot among data scientists and data analysts right now.
MapR Spyglass Initiative Eases Big Data Management
News  |  6/28/2016
Hadoop distributor MapR has introduced new management tools into its Converged Data Platform that make it easier for enterprises to get control over these infrastructure components.
Google Maps, Earth Apps Get Major Quality Upgrades
News  |  6/28/2016
The indispensable Google Maps and its highly addictive cousin, Google Earth, are getting major quality updates thanks to Landsat 8 satellite imagery.
MongoDB SaaS Version, Native Spark Connector Unveiled
News  |  6/28/2016
NoSQL database MongoDB is adding a new cloud-based elastic SaaS version to its delivery options. The company is also announcing a native connector to Apache Spark during its MongoDB World event.
Google Project Bloks Looks To Push Code Literacy For Kids
News  |  6/28/2016
A research project being developed by Google and others strives to teach computational thinking.
8 Smart Ways To Use Prescriptive Analytics
Slideshows  |  6/28/2016
Somewhere between blind faith and skepticism is the world of prescriptive analytics. Here, machine-generated action items and potential outcomes meet human decision-making. Finding the right balance between algorithms and common sense can be tricky, so consider these tips.
Robots, AI Won't Destroy Jobs, Yet
News  |  6/27/2016
Cognitive systems will only eliminate a small portion of jobs in the near future, according to Forrester. But the impact will still be significant.
Hadoop Public Cloud Service, Couchbase Updated: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/26/2016
BlueData embraces the enterprise with a big data hybrid service for public cloud. Couchbase updates server with features that bridge SQL and NoSQL. Samsung bets big on IoT. Dell sells Statistica. It's our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 26, 2016.
The Brexit Effect: 8 Ways Tech Will Feel The Pain
Slideshows  |  6/26/2016
Brexit -- the vote by the UK to exit the European Union -- will have far-reaching impact on the enterprise tech business, not only in Europe and the UK, but also in the US and Asia for companies doing business in the region.
Brexit Ripples Through Tech Community
News  |  6/25/2016
UK voters gave a thumbs up for leaving the European Union, generating concerns in the tech community over the ease of finding jobs and potential company relocations.
Google Fiber Expands Gigabit Rollout With Webpass Buy
News  |  6/23/2016
Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based, high-speed web startup. It's a new effort by Google to speed up the rollout of its gigabit fiber service across the US.
Microsoft Flow For iOS Aims To Help Apps Play Nice
Commentary  |  6/23/2016
It's remarkable how poorly software-based products and services communicate. With the introduction of Flow for iOS on Wednesday, Microsoft is taking another step toward enabling applications to play nice.
9 Tools To Help You Build A Better Bot
Slideshows  |  6/23/2016
AI-fueled automation is all the rage in customer service, but a bot gone wrong can do your business more harm than good. We spotlight the better bot platforms presently available to help keep your automation ambitions in line with what your customers really want.
FAA's Commercial Drone Rule Opens Business Opportunities
Commentary  |  6/22/2016
The FAA's new drone rule, which takes effect in August, means any number of commercial uses are now possible. That is, once a business owner finds a certified drone pilot.
Samsung Commits $1.2 Billion To IoT Research In US
News  |  6/22/2016
Open standards, shared approaches to privacy and security, and more open wireless spectrum are needed to help the internet of things to reach its full potential of making people's lives better, according to the company.
10 SaaS Startups Every Enterprise Should Know
Slideshows  |  6/22/2016
Often thought of as a small-business tool, Software-as-a-Service offers plenty of potential for large enterprise customers, as evidenced by the 10 startups we're exploring here. Our list includes SaaS applications for big organizational challenges, such as supply-chain, payroll, sales, recruiting, and company-wide collaboration.
FCC Aims To Accelerate 5G Rollout
Commentary  |  6/21/2016
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says 5G may enable autonomous cars, smart cities, efficient transportation, and immersive entertainment -- if we start as soon as possible.
Dell Software Businesses Sold To Private Equity Firms
News  |  6/21/2016
Dell Software, which includes Quest, SonicWall, and Statistica, is being snapped up by private equity firms for a reported price of more than $2 billion. The selloff comes as Dell positions itself for an expected October closing for its acquisition of tech giant EMC.
Nvidia Releases Tesla P100 Accelerator, Software Tools
News  |  6/20/2016
Nvidia has released a series of software and hardware tools aimed at the high-performance computer market, and for systems dedicated to AI and machine learning. In addition to the Tesla P100 GPU accelerator, Nvidia released a series of new software tools for its deep learning platform.
IBM Watson's Big Moves, Machine Learning Everywhere, Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/19/2016
IBM Watson IoT and Health groups announce new moves. Google opens a new AI and machine learning research center. Microsoft will soon own a huge big data open source incubator -- LinkedIn. Those are some items in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 19, 2016.
Microsoft Targets Legal Marijuana Industry With Azure Offering
News  |  6/18/2016
Microsoft will partner with cannabis tech startup KIND Financial to develop software for tracking the legal growth and sale of marijuana.
Plume Delivers WiFi Via Cloud
News  |  6/18/2016
Instead of a single router, Plume says it can provide better WiFi connectivity with a handful of small, cloud-coordinated radios.
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Face Ban In Beijing
News  |  6/17/2016
Intellectual property regulators in Beijing have ordered Apple to stop selling its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China's major city, claiming they violate patents held by a Chinese smartphone maker.
Oracle Cloud Shift Continues As Q4, Full-Year Revenues Dip
News  |  6/17/2016
Oracle revenues declined slightly year-over-year in the fourth fiscal quarter, but they still beat analyst estimates. Meanwhile, Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison told financial analysts the company is ready to meet customer demand in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market with its second-generation data center technology.
Samsung Builds Cloud Foundation With Joyent Deal
News  |  6/17/2016
The acquisition of cloud provider Joyent will support Samsung's mobile, IoT, and cloud service businesses.
IBM's Deep Thunder Shows How Weather Is Big Business
News  |  6/17/2016
IBM Research and The Weather Company are putting forecasting models and machine learning to work on historical data. The result? Deep Thunder, a hyper-local forecasting tool offering precision insights and predictions for business customers.
Sapho Gives Enterprise Applications A Millennial-Friendly Makeover
News  |  6/16/2016
Logging into and performing tasks on what can be dozens of different enterprise applications can eat up a lot of an enterprise employee's workday. A company called Sapho is looking to solve that with a "micro app" on-premises platform that delivers a unified interface of tasks to users via desktop or smartphone.
Chef Builds Habitat To House Enterprise Apps
News  |  6/16/2016
Habitat is an open source system designed to automate the building, deployment, and management of enterprise software.
FBI: Business Phishing Attacks Net Cyber Thieves $3.1 Billion
News  |  6/15/2016
Phishing attacks against companies have soared dramatically over the past 18 months, and losses have climbed into the billions, according to an FBI advisory issued this week.
Net Neutrality Decision: What Matters, What Doesn't
Commentary  |  6/15/2016
The FCC has won its latest court battle over net neutrality rules this week, but that might not matter as much as you think. A bigger battle is looming that includes presidential politics and the US Supreme Court.
Apple File System Features Deeper Encryption, SSD Support
News  |  6/15/2016
Next year, all of Apple's devices will use the new Apple File System, which promises flash/SSD optimization and improved encryption. It will replace the aging HFS+ file system.
The Rise Of The Bots: 11 Ways Your Business Can Prepare
Slideshows  |  6/15/2016
Business is ripe for a bot explosion. The foundational technologies are available, industry behemoths are fanning the fire, users are demanding better experiences, and companies are looking for new ways to optimize their financial performance. Are you ready?
US Supreme Court Lowers Bar To Larger Patent Damage Awards
News  |  6/14/2016
The high court issued a ruling that substantially changes the game in terms of the amount of damages that could potentially be paid out in a patent infringement lawsuit.
Apple's Swift Playgrounds App Lays Foundation For Enterprise Future
News  |  6/14/2016
The Swift programming language is becoming more popular and, in time, may find a home on corporate servers. The Swift Playgrounds iPad app will play a major role in that.
Google Apps Gains Springboard For Search
News  |  6/14/2016
Google for Work customers can look forward to finding content and sharing it more efficiently with Springboard and a revised version of Sites.
Google Puts D-Wave Quantum Computer To Work
News  |  6/13/2016
Computer scientists from Google and two universities have found a way to make quantum computing more practical than previously possible using a system from Canadian company D-Wave.
9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
Slideshows  |  6/13/2016
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
Microsoft, Intel Pledge Apache Spark Support: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/12/2016
Microsoft, Databricks, and Intel were among those lining up in support of Spark at this week's Spark Summit. We've got the full story in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 12, 2016.
Tesla Denies Model S Suspension Problems
News  |  6/10/2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking for information from Tesla concerning suspension problems with the Model S, and about nondisclosure agreements for customers. The company says it has nothing to hide.
Apple, Google App Store Changes Could Pay Off For Devs
News  |  6/10/2016
Ahead of the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple has revealed plans to introduce search ads and expand subscription support for apps in its App Store, while Google is testing its own subscription changes.
Google's Larry Page Investing Millions In Flying Cars
News  |  6/9/2016
Once relegated to the realm of science fiction and fantasy, flying cars may be zipping across the horizon sooner than we thought. Behind some of their innovations is Google cofounder Larry Page and millions of his own money.
HPE Unveils Converged IoT Systems, Partnerships
News  |  6/9/2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, at its Discover 2016 event, announced a multifaceted strategy for IoT that includes converged systems at the network edge, security, analytics, and partnerships with some of the big players in IoT platforms for business.
Salesforce TrailheaDX: Path Toward Redefining Developers
Slideshows  |  6/9/2016
To help businesses adapt to a world of omnipresent software, Salesforce aims to create more programmers. Here is a look at the company's first developer conference, where it explored that mission.
HPE Updates Helion, Opens 'The Machine' To Developers
News  |  6/8/2016
At its Discover conference in Las Vegas Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced updates to its Helion Cloud Portfolio, and touted breakthroughs in its software-defined data center strategy. The company also welcomed developers to work on The Machine, its next-generation computer architecture.
Salesforce TrailheaDX: Everyone Can Develop Software
News  |  6/8/2016
At TrailheaDX, Salesforce's first developer conference, the company is encouraging people without programming experience to create apps using Lightning.
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