Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
Confluent hosted the first Kafka Summit focused on use-cases for the open source real-time streaming and messaging technology for big data -- featuring support and integration announcements from partners. Here's why this technology is so hot right now.
Google Cloud Conundrum: 7 Questions That Need Answering
In an effort to gain enterprise interest, Google announced changes to its cloud platform last month that would beef up machine learning and big data capabilities. Still, many questions remain about whether Google's cloud will ever be a serious enterprise contender.
Agile Analytics: 11 Ways To Get There
The accelerating pace of global business means that enterprises need more agile data-related systems and practices. Becoming more agile -- and succeeding at it -- isn't always easy given existing technology investments, constant technological evolution, and lingering cultural obstacles. No matter how agile your company is or isn't now, consider these important points.
10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
Microsoft, Google Call A Truce On Lawsuits
Microsoft and Google have agreed to abandon all regulatory disputes against each other and have decided to handle any future potential conflicts via collaboration, instead of court fights.
Microsoft's Cloud Business Can't Overcome Weak PC, Phone Sales
Microsoft's third quarter revenue and profits fell short of analyst estimates, sending the stock lower in after-hours trading. Executives touted the growth and strength of the company's cloud business and noted that weaker PC sales and a strong decline in Microsoft's phone business hurt overall results.
Opera's Free VPN Offers Web Browsing Privacy
Opera's free VPN capability allows users to change their location and access websites and content that may be geographically restricted. This comes as the company has also offered ad blockers, and as users are looking for more ways to stay private online.
IT Pros Fear Encryption Backdoors
A survey of IT professionals by network services company Spiceworks finds concern about the risk of backdoors that bypass encryption.
9 Outlook Alternatives For iPhone, Android
Microsoft Outlook is a popular mobile email app, but it's far from your only option. Here is a list of alternatives for iOS and Android if you want to try something new.
Windows 10: Why These 10 New Features Matter
Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Build 14316, giving Insiders the option to try Cortana updates, Skype UWP preview, and native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. Here are 10 features worth trying out.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Decline In 2016
Gartner expects global IT spending to dip slightly in 2016, to $3.49 trillion. Faced with spending constraints, but the need to advance, many are optimizing by spending on services instead of assets.
10 iPhone Apps Worth Buying
Free mobile apps are great, but sometimes the features within an app are worth an additional cost. Here are 10 paid iPhone apps to add to your collection.
Acer Chromebase Makes Video Conferencing Affordable
Google and Acer are looking to make video conference more affordable with the release of the $799 Chromebase. In addition to the price, the device is designed to foster video conferencing in small groups.
Microsoft Integrates Xamarin Into Visual Studio
A demo of Xamarin tools, which enable developers to build fully native mobile apps to run across iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac platforms using a single code base, was among the highlights of the second-day keynote at Build 2016. The lengthy keynote also brought updates on Azure, Power BI, and Office.