Linux Foundation: Open Source Code Worth $5B
In an effort to place a more definitive financial value on open source code, the Linux Foundation has released a report that estimates the development costs of its Collaborative Projects.
Google, NASA Bet On Quantum Computing
Organizations such as NASA and Google continue to invest in quantum computing even while questions are asked about whether it exists. Can a company called D-Wave deliver?
IBM Wants To Bring More IT To Big Data
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn't have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.
Blue Cross CIO: Big Data Can Fix Healthcare Quality, Costs
The Axis big data initiative at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association incorporates more than $350 billion in annual claims, 36 million provider records, and more than 700,000 BCBS patient reviews, all with the goal of helping healthcare consumers make informed decisions. BCBSA CIO Doug Porter takes us through the project.
MapR Drafts JSON To Work With Hadoop
Adding JSON to MapR-DB bolsters the trend of moving Hadoop from ETL to real-time analytics. This means vendors are placing their products and services one step ahead of what their enterprise customers.
8 Epic Software Fails: From Volkswagen To IRS
While Volkswagen's recent software scandal raises serious ethical concerns, it's certainly not the only remarkable software failure this year. Here's a rundown of what can happen when good software goes bad. As we head into fourth quarter 2015, we can't help but wonder what's next.
Where Cars Fit In The Future
Cities are crowded, and in the years ahead, the transportation industry will have to adapt as more markets have less room for private cars.
Volkswagen's New CEO Brings Software Know-How
Taking over from Martin Winterkorn, former Porsche chairman Matthias Muller will try to regain customer trust for Volkswagen in the wake of its emissions cheating scandal. Holding a master's degree in computer science, Muller brings a familiarity with software that may help the automaker emerge from its crisis.
Looker Wants To Bring Big Data Down To Earth
Big data has gone from hot to warm, and most companies are now more interested in how to pull real business insights from big data implementations. Analytics tool company Looker wants to help them do that, and this week released Looker Blocks.
10 IT Infrastructure Skills You Should Master
Infrastructure is no longer static, immovable, or inflexible -- and neither should be an IT pro's skill set. Take a look at 10 of the hottest infrastructure skills that IT pros should be considering today.
iOS 9: To Ad-Block Or Not To Ad-Block?
Marco Arment, who created one of the most popular ad-blocking tools for iOS 9, had second thoughts about what he created. Will other ad blockers follow, and will users care?
Apple-Cisco Deal: What It Means For Businesses
The companies entered a partnership earlier this month to build a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks. Does a fast lane for iOS users mean a slow lane for everyone else?
Volkswagen Software Cheated Emissions Test: EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board claim VW deliberately programmed almost 500,000 diesel cars to emit fewer pollutants under test conditions than during actual use.
UFC Grapples With Big Data
Fighting events take heavyweight data storage. Here's how the Ultimate Fighting Championship makes the most of big data.