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9 Promising Cloud Security Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/31/2016
The future belongs to cloud computing, but only with the help of strong security. Here are 9 cloud security startups IT managers may want to consider.
Office 365 Taps Machine Learning, Tableau 10 Debuts: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/31/2016
Microsoft machine learning provides grammar coaching, Tableau 10 gives control back to IT, Teradata acquires Big Data Partnership, GE offers Predix IoT Kit, and more in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 31, 2016.
Amazon's Second Quarter Puts Competition In Rearview Mirror
News  |  7/29/2016
Amazon's cloud unit is disappointing competitors if they hoped it would slow down. In announcing its second quarter results, the company reported that its Amazon Web Services division grew at a 58% rate.
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/28/2016
Amin Vadhat, Google Fellow and Networking Technical Lead, talked to Network Computing Editor-in-Chief Susan Fogarty about how Google is putting its stamp on the enterprise network.
GE Supplies IoT Developer Kit For Predix
News  |  7/27/2016
GE Digital is making it easier for IoT developers to tap into Predix analytics and use machine learning with the release of a new hardware and software kit.
Enterprises Are Poorly Equipped To Handle External Cyberattacks
News  |  7/26/2016
Most organizations lack the tools and processes to handle external cyberattacks -- which lie outside a company's firewalls. Such attacks primarily leverage digital channels, and responsibility for monitoring these channels often falls outside traditional IT and security functions.
Gartner Sees $1 Trillion Shift In IT Spending To Cloud
News  |  7/25/2016
The shift in IT spending from traditional hardware and software to cloud computing will continue over the next five years. The transfer will total $1 trillion, according to Gartner.
How To Keep IT Moving At The Speed Of Business
Commentary  |  7/25/2016
Andrew Horne, IT practice leader at consulting firm CEB, offers his insights on why IT needs to speed up its processes in today's business environment. Horne uses data from CEB research, and examples from client experiences, to give you three steps that can help you speed up IT operations in your own organization.
10 Agile Tips From Pokémon Go Coach Training
Slideshows  |  7/24/2016
Pokémon Go players want to improve and become better trainers. The same tips that help you catch more Pokémon can help you become a better scrum master. We caught 10 of those pointers that can be applied to leading an agile team developing enterprise software.
Windows 10 Build 14393 Rollout, Cloud Revenue: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/23/2016
Microsoft this week released its fourth-quarter earnings report, Windows 10 Build 14393 for PC and mobile, and new services Stream and Bookings.
Hudl Sports Video Analysis Service Grows Fast On Amazon
News  |  7/22/2016
Fast-growing Hudl provides coaches and athletes with key feedback based on its customers' video uploaded to the cloud. Like many other startups, the company relies on Amazon Web Services for its backend support.
Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Commentary  |  7/21/2016
Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2016
Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
Microsoft Azure Wins Boeing's Cloud Business
News  |  7/19/2016
Boeing is set to move its extensive portfolio of digital solutions to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, with an aim to improve the operation and efficiency of its airlines customers.
VMware's 2Q Results Show Upticks In NSX, Mobile Management Adoption
News  |  7/19/2016
VMware reported solid results for its second quarter, with upticks in licenses, virtualized workspaces, mobility management, and NSX networking.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
News  |  7/19/2016
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
Softbank's ARM Buy Signals Mobile Market Disruption   
Commentary  |  7/19/2016
Softbank, one of the largest mobile service providers, has reached past several layers of the supply chain to buy ARM, which designs the processors inside most of the mobile devices using its networks worldwide. The deal has the power to show us what true market disruption looks like.
Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
News  |  7/19/2016
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
How To Hire Analytical Workers: 10 Traits To Seek
Slideshows  |  7/19/2016
Companies competing on data need the right skill sets and mindsets in place to succeed over the long term. While more individuals are analyzing data as part of their jobs, their ability to do so varies greatly, even among peers. We've identified 10 key traits of an analytical mind, and explain what to look for in your next hire and what skills to cultivate in your own career.
Gene-Sequencer Illumina Builds Knowledge Base On Amazon
News  |  7/18/2016
Illumina is the largest sequencer of human genes. At the recent Amazon Summit, Alex Dickinson, the company's senior vice president of strategic initiatives, spoke of using Amazon's cloud to get results faster.
EU Data Protection Law May End The Unknowable Algorithm
News  |  7/18/2016
Slated to take effect as law across the EU in 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation could require companies to explain their algorithms to avoid unlawful discrimination.
Data Science Skills Gap, Pokémon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/17/2016
The data and analytics skills gap is an obstacle to achieving digital transformation, according to a Gartner survey; Microsoft is looking to fill that skills gap with a new online degree program; and Pokemon Go's creator shares the secrets behind how the game's maps were created.
Surface Partnership With IBM, Windows Security: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/16/2016
Microsoft held its annual Worldwide Partner Conference and announced a new partnership with GE. A critical Windows security patch is announced. A look at Windows 10 and Surface subscriptions.
Google Hit With New Round Of Antitrust Charges In EU 
News  |  7/15/2016
The European Commission has elaborated on its issues with Google's shopping service, contending that Google's AdSense requirements hinder competition.
Robot Job Stealers: 3 Industries At Risk
News  |  7/14/2016
When it comes to industries and occupations that face the greatest chance of having robots replace humans as workers, a recent McKinsey & Co. report provides some insight. Is your job on the line?
AWS Expands Database Migration Service, Adds Replication
News  |  7/14/2016
At the Amazon Summit in Santa Clara this week, General Manager Matt Wood explained how much Amazon's Database Migration Service is being used and how the company is adding more resources for data migration.
IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
News  |  7/14/2016
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
Ransomware: How Should IT Respond?
Ransomware: How Should IT Respond?
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2016
How should IT respond to increased ransomware attacks? John Pironti, President of IP Architects, spoke with Senior Editor Sara Peters at this year's Interop about the issues.
Facebook CIO Likes Microsoft Office 365
News  |  7/13/2016
Facebook and Microsoft have inked a deal to migrate the social media giant's 13,000 employees to Office 365. Facebook will continue to use its own collaborative tools instead of Skype for Business and Yammer.
10 Hot SaaS Security Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/13/2016
Leveraging cloud-based security services is helping to solve some major stumbling blocks when it comes to providing a robust architecture for organizations. To help you navigate your options, we're spotlighting 10 SaaS security startups whose tools are worth a look.
Microsoft, IBM Team Up For Surface Enterprise Push
News  |  7/12/2016
Microsoft put the focus on business customers with Surface as a Service, partnerships with IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton, and new Windows 10 options at WPC 2016.
Chef Automate Combines Three Tools Into One
News  |  7/12/2016
Chef has combined its popular configuration server with Chef Delivery and Chef Compliance to produce a more automated code workflow.
Robot Stingray Moves To The Beat Of A Rat's Heart
News  |  7/12/2016
A tiny robotic stingray powered by light-activated rat heart muscle cells could help advance artificial heart research.
12 Barriers To Real-Time Analytics
Slideshows  |  7/12/2016
As organizations look to stay competitive by expanding their use of real-time analytics, implementation becomes a challenge. Finding options to effectively serve your company over the long term is often more difficult than it appears. We've identified 12 common obstacles you'll want to avoid as your company pursues real-time analytics.
Microsoft, GE Partnership Targets Industrial Cloud
News  |  7/11/2016
Microsoft and GE have announced a partnership that will make GE's Predix, a platform for the industrial internet, available on Azure.
Datadog Turns Its Eye Toward Microsoft's Azure Cloud
News  |  7/11/2016
Datadog, the Amazon Web Services third-party monitoring service, is now moving to meet increasing demand for metrics from Microsoft's Azure cloud.
10 ERP Players Shaping The Market
Slideshows  |  7/11/2016
ERP is a foundational technology for enterprises. After years of consolidation and rivalries, the landscape has evolved tremendously. Cloud-based vendors jumping into the mix could usher in a new wave of market disruption. Here are 10 major ERP players you should know.
9 Java Programming Myths Busted
Slideshows  |  7/10/2016
Java has been around for 25 years -- plenty of time to build a mythology. Here, we bust up nine of the most prominent myths surrounding this widely used programming language.
Google's Machine Learning Buy, Alteryx Updates: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/10/2016
Google accelerates its machine learning efforts with acquisition, Alteryx and H2O.ai both enhance their platforms, and EHR growth continues to be driven by predictive analytics and wearables. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 10, 2016.
Dynamics 365 Unveiled, Skype Meetings Launched: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/9/2016
This week Microsoft launched Skype meetings for small businesses and combined its CRM and ERP offerings into a cloud service called Dynamics 365.
AWS Helps Fermilab Researchers 'See' Neutrino Particles
News  |  7/8/2016
Researchers at the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory are using Amazon Web Services' cloud to help better understand neutrinos and to get a glimpse at what these elusive particles looks like.
Cloud Spending Will Top $37 Billion In 2016, IDC Reports
News  |  7/8/2016
A new forecast from IDC finds that spending on public and private cloud infrastructure will increase more than 15% this year, for a total of $37.1 billion. By 2020, IDC forecasts that spending on cloud services will nearly equal what is spent on traditional IT.
SAP Customer Satisfaction Findings May Point To Larger Trend  
News  |  7/8/2016
Nucleus Research conducted in-depth interviews with some 40 SAP customers to prepare a report which found that six out of 10 would not buy SAP again. Here's a closer look what it means.
Beyond BlackBerry: Outdated Tech The Feds Should Dump
Slideshows  |  7/8/2016
The US Senate is finally ditching BlackBerry devices. Now, if only the rest of the government could leave the past behind. Here's a look at outdated tech still being used by federal agencies, including the military and the IRS.
Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide
News  |  7/7/2016
Gartner's updated IT spending forecast for 2016 is slightly improved, but the research firm warned that it doesn't account for the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote will dampen IT spending worldwide.
AWS S3, Data Transfer Among Its Most Popular Services: Report
News  |  7/7/2016
AWS users liked S3 and Data Transfer, but customers were less impressed with Kinesis Streams, according to a report by third-party management platform for AWS customers, 2nd Watch.
Google Buys Machine Learning Startup Moodstocks
News  |  7/7/2016
Google has acquired Paris-based machine learning startup Moodstocks as part of its ongoing effort to improve visual recognition technology.
Industrial IoT: The Next 30 Years Of IT
Industrial IoT: The Next 30 Years Of IT
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/7/2016
InformationWeek Executive Editor Curtis Franklin spoke with Senior Editor Sara Peters about how IoT is changing everything we know in IT, especially in the industrial enterprise. From, predictive analytics, to security, to ROI, here's why the next 30 years of IT starts with IoT.
Aligned Offers Right-Sized Compute, Networking As A Service
News  |  7/6/2016
Aligned Data Centers has a data center in Plano, Texas, that provisions a custom network to match an application.
Predictive Analytics, Wearables Data Driving EHR Growth
News  |  7/6/2016
Electronic health records may not be new, but they are gaining strong adoption. That's driven by trends such as integration with predictive analytics systems and telemedicine.
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