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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.
Enterprises: Tear Down Your Engineering Silos
Enterprises: Tear Down Your Engineering Silos
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2016
Will Murrell, a senior network engineer with UNICOM systems, knows a thing or two about silos. UNICOM develops a variety of software and other tools to work with IBM's mainframe, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. Murrell recently talked with InformationWeek senior editor Sara Peters about a new breed of engineers trying to break down corporate barriers for good.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Slated For Aug. 2
News  |  6/29/2016
Microsoft plans to mark the first year of its latest OS with several new features in a Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Red Hat Enlarges OpenShift Container Management
News  |  6/29/2016
Red Hat has integrated container storage, single-machine development, and security into its software stack for developers using Docker containers.
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.
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.
Forced Windows 10 Upgrade Costs Microsoft $10,000
News  |  6/28/2016
Microsoft is paying out $10,000 after a woman sued when a forced upgrade caused her computer to crash.
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.
IoT Attracts 6.2 Million Developers Worldwide: Evans Data
News  |  6/28/2016
The number of developers worldwide who are turning their attention to the Internet of Things has increased 34% in the past 12 months, according to Evans Data.
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.
Microsoft Will Kill Surface 3 In December
News  |  6/27/2016
Microsoft has confirmed plans to discontinue its Surface 3 tablet line in December and left many wondering what's coming next.
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.
Brexit And Tech: What Lies Ahead?
Commentary  |  6/27/2016
British voters have decided to leave the EU. What will that mean for enterprise IT?
Mobile App Development: 8 Best Practices
Slideshows  |  6/26/2016
Creating great mobile enterprise apps isn't necessarily easy, but it can be easier if you follow these eight critical tips.
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.
Zynga Adopts Aurora Database, More Amazon Services
News  |  6/24/2016
Zynga migrated back to the cloud a year ago. Now, however, the company is finding it hard to do without managed services, such as the Aurora database.
IoT Revenue May Reach $357 Billion By 2018
News  |  6/23/2016
The internet of things is gaining traction in a number of industries, but IoT investments in three areas will be particularly large, according to IDC.
HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers
HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2016
In her role as Developer Advocate and Community Architect, Lisa-Marie Namphy works toward unifying HPE's developers. At the same time, she is a champion of women, aiming to shatter the glass ceiling at a number of different tech firms. Namphy spoke with InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters about her work at HPE.
Microsoft Talks Up Its Containers At DockerCon
News  |  6/22/2016
At the DockerCon show this week in Seattle, Microsoft took the stage to tout its ability to run containers on its Azure cloud and the company's overall support for the technology.
Salesforce Unifies Mobile App Dev, Updates Marketing Automation
News  |  6/22/2016
Salesforce has introduced Cloud App Mobile, an app dev platform that unifies all its efforts to help non-coders develop business applications. The company has also released its Pardot Engagement Studio for marketing automation to general availability.
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.
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.
10 CIO Career Trends That May Surprise You
Slideshows  |  6/21/2016
The CIO role is fundamentally changing as the position increasingly calls for being a combination of a technology strategist, revenue generator, and business leader. Here are 10 trends that illustrate this transformation.
Toyota Aims For AI Car Features By 2021
News  |  6/20/2016
Toyota is the latest automaker to announce a timeline for including self-driving features in its vehicles. Within the next five years, the company expects to add driver assistance systems into its vehicles to perform safety-related maneuvers designed to avoid collisions.
Docker Embeds Container Orchestration In Engine 1.12
News  |  6/20/2016
At its DockerCon event, Docker is detailing the ways the company built its Swarm orchestration capabilities into its container-formatting Docker Engine.
Containers Commanding More IT Dollars, Survey Finds
News  |  6/20/2016
ClusterHQ conducted its second annual survey on container adoption. The results show that IT professionals are putting more containers in production, with more dollars budgeted for the technology.
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.
LinkedIn Buy, Windows 10 Anniversary Update Previews: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/18/2016
Microsoft announced a $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, bought Wand Labs for natural language tech, and released bug-bashing builds of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.
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.
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.
GE Uses Machine Learning To Restore Italian Power Plant
News  |  6/16/2016
At its Minds + Machines conference in Paris, GE revealed how a new suite of applications helped it restart A2A Group's Chivasso power plant in Northern Italy. GE's Digital Power Plant for Steam is one of the first application suites to sit atop GE's Predix machine data analytics platform and yield practical industrial results.
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2016
InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters speaks with Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Labs about how the worlds of AI and security are colliding in new ways.
Raspberry Pi Maker Sells For $877.7 Million
Commentary  |  6/14/2016
Premier Farnell PLC has agreed to be purchased by Daetwyler Holding AG, a Swiss supplier of electronic components, for $877.7 million.
Will Microsoft Keep LinkedIn's Commitment To Open Source?
Commentary  |  6/14/2016
Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn gives the software giant a social network for professional and business users. But does the deal threaten LinkedIn's ongoing involvement and commitment to the open source community?
IBM Cloud Will Host VMware Horizon Air, SugarCRM
News  |  6/14/2016
IBM's Cloud Platform is gaining two large enterprise customers as it will now host VMware Horizon Air and SugarCRM. Is this another setback for vCloud Air?
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.
Windows 10 Build 14361, Planner On Office 365: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/11/2016
This week, Microsoft released Planner and GigJam to the public, launched Windows 10 Build 14361 to phones and PCs, and organized a WWDC afterparty for app developers.
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.
The Network Evolution Will Be Digital
The Network Evolution Will Be Digital
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/9/2016
As companies large and small charge toward a new digital age, the network becomes the battleground that helps make this revolution a reality.
Microsoft Surface Membership Plan Targets Businesses
News  |  6/8/2016
Microsoft has subtly launched a Surface Membership Program to let small businesses purchase devices on a payment plan.
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.
Integrating Office 365 With Box: How It's Being Done
Commentary  |  6/8/2016
Supply-chain company Flex has rolled out Office 365 with Box.com to about 200,000 global users. Here's how the firm's IT team did it.
IBM Unveils Data Science Experience Dev Environment
News  |  6/7/2016
IBM rolls out a new integrated development environment in the cloud to build on its investment in Apache Spark and enable data scientists to collaborate with each other, regardless of their preferred language or data source.
Microsoft HoloLens: 10 Ways It Has Evolved
Slideshows  |  6/5/2016
It has been more than one year since Microsoft announced its foray into augmented reality with HoloLens. Here's a look at how its strategy has changed over time.
Spark Summit Preview, Tableau Comes To Android: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/5/2016
The Spark Summit heads to San Francisco. Tableau is bringing its mobile client to Android. Microsoft Ventures eyes machine learning startups. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended June 5, 2016.
Windows Holographic Expanded, SQL Server 2016 Ready: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/4/2016
Microsoft this week expanded Windows Holographic and Windows Hello to partner devices, launched a new Windows 10 Mobile build, and released SQL Server 2016.
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