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Microsoft, HP Enterprise Revive Partnership With Cloud
News  |  11/30/2015
HP and Microsoft were close associates in the early Windows era and the Azure cloud may bring them together again.
Bridging The Big Data Skills Gap With Online Training
News  |  11/30/2015
Big data technology vendors are helping to close the skills gap when it comes to training the next crop of data scientists. Here's what they are offering.
Ford CIO: Driving The Automaker Into The Future
News  |  11/30/2015
Marcy Klevorn had already entered the business field when she decided to pursue a tech career. Now, the VP and CIO at Ford Motors discusses her career path, leadership tactics, and hiring the next generation of IT pros.
Apache Spark Updates, Executive Data Strategies: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/29/2015
In our big data roundup for the week of Nov. 27, we've got updates on Apache Spark and its ecosystem, a reality check on the practical use of artificial intelligence today and more.
Data, Lawyers, And IT: How They’re Connected
Commentary  |  11/27/2015
Modern data-related technologies are changing the way law firms do business. IT executives across all industries will benefit from understanding how these data tools and practices are being applied to legal cases so that you can be ready if you're ever called upon by your organization's legal team. We break it down for you here.
Cyberwar Part 3: Marketing Data Collection Threatens All
Commentary  |  11/27/2015
Marketers are after every scrap of customer data they can get, in hopes of increasing their company's sales. Do you know they may be putting you at risk in the process? In the last of our three-part series on cyberwar, learn what IT needs to know about potential security threats rising from companies' marketing habits.
Cyberwar Part 2: Government Hacks Threaten Private Sector
Commentary  |  11/26/2015
When you hear the term cyberwar, you think about threats to government, but private sector companies are also at risk. In the second of our three-part series on cyberwarfare, we identify three vulnerabilities and offer IT leaders suggestions on what to do about them.
HP Reports Mixed Q4, Its Final Quarter Before Company Splits
News  |  11/25/2015
HP reported mixed results in its final quarter as a single company this week with revenue declines, but promises of more focused efforts in the future as HP Enterprise and HP Inc. pursue separate paths.
Equinix Adds Dallas, London To AWS Direct Connect Service
News  |  11/25/2015
Direct Connect gives private line access to the AWS cloud, something enterprises are seeking as they send more workloads offsite.
Cyberwar Part 1: What IT Can Do To Survive
Commentary  |  11/25/2015
Are we at risk of being victims or casualties in a government cyberwar? In the first of this three-part series, we explore what the experts say about the current state of cyberwar -- and what it means to IT departments everywhere.
Amazon Bolsters 'Green Power' Investment With Ohio Wind Farm
News  |  11/24/2015
Amazon has launched its fourth renewable energy initiative, a wind farm in Ohio, to increase its data centers' use of green power.
Windows 10 Enterprise Adoption Will Soar By 2017, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/23/2015
Gartner is predicting the swift and broad enterprise adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, thanks in part to pent-up demand for tablets. This is following similar patterns by Windows XP and Windows 7.
IBM SoftLayer Performance Less Impressive Than Claimed
News  |  11/23/2015
VoltDB's latest cloud performance benchmark claims IBM SoftLayer is 3X faster than Amazon, but that's only true if you compare apples to oranges.
AccuWeather Storms Into Enterprise With Predictive Analytics
News  |  11/23/2015
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' new D3 analytics business unit is predicting more than just the weather. It's capitalizing on what has become one of the company's fastest-growing businesses, predictive analytics-as-a-service, to help clients make business decisions. AccuWeather's chief commercial officer shared the details.
8 Hot Tech Jobs Getting Big Salary Bumps In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015
Engineering jobs to mobile app developer positions are expected to post some of the largest salary gains in 2016, and some tech-related creative careers are not too far behind. Here's a look at eight of those hot jobs.
Data Skills Pay Off, Nate Silver Strikes Again: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/22/2015
Our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 22 spotlights a hiring algorithm that's smarter than hiring managers, identifies which big data skills are worth the most in today's job market, explores whether Donald Trump has a chance to win the US presidential elections, and much more.
Microsoft, HP Enterprise Partnership Focuses On Windows 10, Cloud & Mobility
News  |  11/20/2015
Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise extend their partnership to offer cloud, mobility, and productivity solutions designed to broaden Windows 10 adoption.
Google Turns To Diane Greene To Lead Cloud Effort
News  |  11/20/2015
Google has picked a member of its board of directors, Diane Greene, to lead a "combined cloud" team in competing for enterprise business.
Containers March Into Mainstream With Security, Management Updates
Commentary  |  11/20/2015
Containers are making unrelenting advances into production systems, thanks to better security and management platforms from the likes of Docker, HP, Red Hat, and VMware.
Microsoft Open Sources Visual Studio Code Beta
News  |  11/18/2015
At its Connect(); conference, Microsoft offered tools that reach beyond Windows and reaffirmed its commitment to cross-platform development.
Forrester: In The Cloud, The Big Get Bigger
News  |  11/18/2015
Forrester says cloud challengers will have a hard time competing with incumbents in 2016. AWS, IBM, and Microsoft are "innovating like startups."
TechHire Grants Aim To Make More IT Workers
News  |  11/18/2015
The Department of Labor is offering $100 million to organizations that can teach needed tech skills.
Insider Threats: 10 Ways To Protect Your Data
Slideshows  |  11/18/2015
While IT focuses on outside threats, danger lurks from within -- your employees. Whether intentional or unintentional, data breaches resulting from workers mishandling data can be prevented. Here's a look at 10 ways it can be done effectively.
Docker Tightens Security Over Container Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/17/2015
Docker unveils three ways to make containers more secure, especially when code is changed during its update cycle.
VMware Open Sources Photon Controller For Container Users
News  |  11/17/2015
VMware's Photon Controller became open source code Nov. 16 in a bid to attract container users who wish to deploy containers with a microvisor.
HP Enterprise Embraces Docker, Containers
News  |  11/16/2015
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has aligned its offerings from application development to deployment to monitoring and management with Docker container technology.
Rackspace Carina Promises Simplified Containerized Workloads
News  |  11/16/2015
Rackspace opens Carina service, which promises to make it simpler and faster to move containerized workloads to Rackspace and manage them once they are there.
C++ Code Optimization: 10 Tips And Tricks
Slideshows  |  11/15/2015
C++ is a great enterprise programming language if you know how to get the most from its arcane features. Here are 10 tips to help you do so, and end up with high-performing applications for your business.
IBM Datapalooza, Oracle Updates BI Platform: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/15/2015
IBM continued with its Datapalooza roadshow, Oracle released a new version of its BI software with enhanced visualization capabilities, and Informatica rolled out its Big Data Management platform. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 15.
CoreOS Service Scans Containers For Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/13/2015
CoreOS, supplier of a slender Linux for container hosts, has launched a container scanning service capable of detecting vulnerabilities.
Windows 10: Major Update Targets Business, Consumer PCs
News  |  11/12/2015
Microsoft rolls out a major Windows 10 update that affects Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Windows Update for Business, security, and mobile device management, among other features.
6 Ways Big Data Is Driving Personalized Medicine Revolution
Slideshows  |  11/12/2015
Researchers are poised to make huge advances in medicine, particularly in how we treat cancer and arthritis. See how big data and IT are contributing.
IBM Datapalooza Takes Aim At Data Scientist Shortage
News  |  11/12/2015
IBM's quest to create 1 million new data scientists goes forward with a three-day training event and a test bed for taking its show on the road in 2016.
OpenText Unveils Analytics, Cloud Updates To Suites
News  |  11/11/2015
OpenText will update its enterprise information management software suites to embed analytics capabilities, and to be deployed in the cloud. Executives said these new capabilities will equip customers to compete in the cloud era.
Kubernetes Yields 'Operations Dividend,' Still Working On Scalability
News  |  11/11/2015
On the second day of KubeCon, developers describe the gains and challenges that are still ahead for the open source container orchestration system, Kubernetes.
Cloud Vs. On-Premises: 6 Benefits Of Keeping Data Private
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015
We can think of at least six reasons why you would want to store your data in a privately controlled data center rather than use a public cloud service. Let's gain an understanding of the on-premises vs. cloud debate, and see why some tech leaders advocate a hybrid model where both coexist.
10 Skills CIOs Need To Survive, Thrive In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015
CIOs need to shift perspectives and skill sets for the business transformation underway. So, what's the profile of the successful CIO in 2016?
ORWL Aspires To Be A Secure PC
News  |  11/10/2015
The small, tamper-resistant device is the focus of a Kickstarter campaign. Olivier Boireau, CEO of Design SHIFT, makers of the ORWL, said he believes the device will appeal to companies interested in privacy and data security.
Kubernetes Augments Container Management Features
News  |  11/10/2015
Google-backed Kubernetes 1.1, released Monday, provides automated "horizontal scaling" of Linux containers, where new pods are created as needed.
Is 'Private' Enterprise WiFi Obsolete?
Commentary  |  11/10/2015
Private enterprise WiFi arose during the time of strong network perimeters and weak internal security. It's now time to rethink.
Government's Digital Efforts Trail Private Sector's
Commentary  |  11/10/2015
Globally, government leaders surveyed by Deloitte reported that they are behind the private sector when it comes to "going digital." Here's what CIOs and other government IT officials can take away from the report to aid in their own push for digital transformation.
Google Open Sources Machine Learning Library TensorFlow
News  |  11/9/2015
With TensorFlow now open sourced by Google, companies and the research community can implement machine learning systems more easily and more efficiently.
Verizon: Cloud Computing No Longer A Differentiator
News  |  11/9/2015
A Verizon report finds businesses are moving deeper into the cloud, but the survey also indicates the competitive advantages of cloud technologies are diminishing.
CloudFlare Supplies Security At Network's Edge
News  |  11/9/2015
CloudFlare is a startup that has invested in security-as-a-service, and distributes it with a low latency to the edge of the network. Microsoft, Google, and others have taken notice.
Dropbox Enterprise Targets Large Businesses
News  |  11/6/2015
The online storage and sharing service is expanding its pursuit of corporate customers.
Microsoft, Red Hat Alliance Shows Growing Cloud Influence
Commentary  |  11/6/2015
Red Hat and Microsoft, archenemies of yesteryear, bury the hatchet and vow to work together to make hybrid cloud computing easier.
FCC Fines Hilton, Others In WiFi-Blocking Crackdown
Commentary  |  11/5/2015
This week, the FCC fined two companies, including the Hilton Hotels chain, for obstructing an investigation into its alleged blocking of personal WiFi hot spots. It's the latest salvo in a battle that needs to be fought.
Docker Adds Multi-Host Networking For Containerized Apps
News  |  11/5/2015
Docker has issued the 1.9 release of its container platform, which includes a way for containers to discover and link to each other.
Tech Companies Get Poor Marks For Data Privacy
News  |  11/5/2015
An advocacy organization finds gaps in corporate support for freedom of expression and data protection.
Microsoft, Red Hat Partner For Linux On Azure
News  |  11/4/2015
The deep partnership makes Red Hat Linux the preferred choice on Azure. It also calls for a first-of-its-kind colocated center, staffed by technicians from both companies, to provide support for enterprise customers.
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