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Automakers Must Have Software Competency: McKinsey
Commentary  |  1/4/2016
Much of the advice provided to automakers in a new McKinsey report has as its unspoken theme some level of information technology, including software development, data collection and analysis, and Internet of Things connectivity. In fact, the report said, software competence is becoming one of the most important differentiating factors for the auto industry, according to the report.
CES 2016: Fear And Excitement In Las Vegas
Commentary  |  1/4/2016
CES brings new products that are exciting -- and some that are very, very scary. Here's a look ahead at what we'll be covering at CES 2016 this week -- and what we'll most definitely avoid.
iPhone 7, iOS 10, Apple Watch 2: Top Apple Predictions For 2016
News  |  1/4/2016
The iPhone 7 launch tops Apple predictions for 2016, but we may also see the smaller iPhone 6C, an upgraded iPad Air, and the next-gen Apple Watch.
Big Data Predictions For 2016
Slideshows  |  1/4/2016
What's in store for big data in 2016? Expect updates in machine learning, real-time data-as-a-service, algorithm markets, Spark, and more.
10 Reasons To Snuggle Up To Python
Slideshows  |  1/3/2016
Python is one of the most popular languages in education and commercial programming. Here are 10 reasons it should be the next language in your programming repertoire. For IT leaders, choosing Python as a core development language means you should easily be able to find talent that can wrap around any problem your project presents.
IoT Innovations At CES 2016: What To Expect
News  |  1/3/2016
Experts forecast the Internet of Things will make progress for the consumer market at the annual CES show in Las Vegas.
Top Programming Language In Demand, Love Actually Analyzed: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/3/2016
While much of the world might have been busy digesting the Roast Beast, big data land this week saw the benchmarking of streaming technologies, the language that's edging out Java as the top one for beginning programmers, a new way to understand a modern classic holiday movie using statistical tools, and more.
Anti-ISIS Hacking Group Claims Responsibility For BBC Attack
News  |  1/2/2016
New World Hacking, a US-based organization, is claiming responsibility for the New Year's Eve DDoS attack on the BBC, but claims ISIS was the real target.
Windows 10 Now On 200M Devices, Mobile Plans Discussed: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/2/2016
Microsoft closed out 2015 with Windows 10 running on 200 million devices, Xbox Live discounts, and talk of smartphone advancements in 2016.
Google's 'Lego' Smartphone, Smarter TVs: What We're Excited About In 2016
Commentary  |  1/1/2016
The New Year holds the promise of exciting new technologies hitting the scene. Here are ones to keep an eye out for in 2016.
Improving Disaster Relief Efforts With GIS
Commentary  |  1/1/2016
RippleNami's GIS is helping NGOs and other aid organizations make the most of relief efforts by offering multiple layers of insight into an affected area. Here's how one organization is making the most of it to support more than 85,000 people across Kenya and Ethiopia.
How To Survive A Software Licensing Audit
News  |  1/1/2016
Enterprise IT organizations face software audits as a matter of doing business with large technology vendors. What's the best approach to dealing with them? Here's a look at what you should and shouldn't do when you get that software licensing audit notice.
Hot Tech Trends To Watch In 2016
Slideshows  |  1/1/2016
Whether it's the smartphone, virtual reality, or the growing ranks of the Internet of Things, technology will continue to pervade every aspect of our daily lives as 2016 unfolds. Here's what will play central roles in defining the next 12 months.
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