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iPhone 7 Will Offer 32GB Base Storage, Report Says
Commentary  |  7/6/2016
Apple's next iPhone will finally increase the base storage amount from 16GB to 32GB, according to a Wall Street Journal report. It's a long overdue and welcome change.
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.
IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Commentary  |  7/6/2016
A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
Starship Technologies To Test Robot Delivery Service  
News  |  7/6/2016
Pedestrians in several European cities will soon see semi-autonomous robots traveling alongside them, delivering goods for local merchants.
8 Reasons You Need A Security Penetration Test
Slideshows  |  7/6/2016
One of the biggest challenges in IT security is determining whether the tools and configurations you have in place are giving your organization the level of security you require. Here's how penetration testing can help.
iOS 10 Makes It Easier To Be An Organ Donor
News  |  7/5/2016
Inspired by the difficulty Apple's late founder Steve Jobs endured in securing a donated liver when he was ill, the company says iOS 10 will allow iPhone users to directly connect to the National Donate Life Registry.
US Senate Ditches BlackBerry For Apple, Samsung
Commentary  |  7/5/2016
Senators and staffers will no longer be given BlackBerry smartphones and will instead receive the iPhone SE or one of Samsung's S6 devices.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's Orbit
News  |  7/5/2016
The Juno spacecraft will help NASA study Jupiter, our solar system's largest planet, and hopefully provide clues as to how the gas giant formed.
Red Hat, Eurotech Team Up On IoT Platform
News  |  7/5/2016
Red Hat and Eurotech have announced a jointly sponsored Eclipse Foundation project: a multi-device IoT platform based on donated Eurotech code.
Apcera Offers Policy Engine For Container Deployments
News  |  7/5/2016
The Trusted Cloud Platform from Apcera imposes policies for each container, then restricts what network traffic can reach them.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: 5 Key Business Features
News  |  7/5/2016
Microsoft will release several major changes in its Windows 10 Anniversary Update. For businesses users, here are five features to try.
The Status Report: Valuable or a Waste of Time?
Commentary  |  7/5/2016
The jury may be out on the value of status reports, but while you wait for a verdict, think about how we learn or don't learn how to write those reports.
The New IT: Driving Business Innovation With Tech 
Commentary  |  7/5/2016
Andi Mann, chief technology advocate at Splunk, sees major changes afoot in how IT and business are aligning. Here, he shares his experiences working with CIOs and other IT leaders as they look to derive real business outcomes from the technology they use every day.
Agile Vs. DevOps: 10 Ways They're Different
Slideshows  |  7/5/2016
DevOps and Agile are broad terms, but they aren't synonyms. Here are the ways in which they're different -- and why those differences matter to your team.
Brexit Threatens London's Data Center Market
News  |  7/4/2016
The future of the UK, and specifically of London, as the leading market for data centers in Europe could be affected by Brexit, according to an analysis by 451 Research. However, the split could also provide opportunities for the US.
Data Generation Gap: Younger IT Workers Believe The Hype
News  |  7/4/2016
There's a growing generation gap when it comes the promise of revenues from data-driven projects. Where younger workers see the future, older workers may only see another cycle of tech hype.
'No-Cloud' Policies Will Nearly Disappear By 2020, Gartner Says
News  |  7/4/2016
Within three years, more than 30% of the world's 100 largest vendors are expected to shift software investments from a cloud-first strategy to a cloud only strategy, according to Gartner.
From Tech Support to CEO: Why Niche Matters More Than Gender
Commentary  |  7/4/2016
Sarah Lahav, CEO of SysAid Technologies, took the first steps on her path toward leadership as a member of the Israeli Defense Forces. Here, she shares her experiences rising through the ranks in tech, and offers advice about cornering your niche and treating it like the most important job you will ever have.
3D Printing Takes Car Customization To New Heights
Commentary  |  7/4/2016
Daihatsu is launching an automobile model that will let buyers order 3D-printed "skins" to customize parts of the body. It's the next step in industrial additive printing.
10 IT Hiring Plans For Second Half Of 2016
Slideshows  |  7/4/2016
While CIOs say they expect to see a slight dip in IT hiring plans for the last six months of this year, according to recent survey results, one tech recruiter says the outlook appears positive. Here's a closer look at CIO hiring plans for the remaining months of 2016, including layoffs, the most in-demand IT skills, and the hottest regions.
9 Digital Tools For A Productive Summer
Slideshows  |  7/3/2016
These digital tools will help you stay more organized, productive, and efficient this summer, leaving plenty of time for fun in the sun.
Watson, WebEx Mashup, Hadoop Summit: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/3/2016
IBM Watson gets close with Cisco WebEx to improve collaboration. Hortonworks rolls out updates and initiatives at Hadoop Summit. MapR offers an update to please admins. MongoDB Atlas goes live with a managed cloud-based MongoDB service. It's all in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 3, 2016.
Tesla Autopilot Crash Under NHTSA Investigation
Commentary  |  7/2/2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident involving a Tesla being driven under autopilot.
Oracle Ordered To Pay HPE $3 Billion In Itanium Suit
News  |  7/2/2016
A Silicon Valley jury has sided with HPE in a long-running dispute focused on support for the Itanium server platform.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Salesforce On Outlook: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/2/2016
Microsoft announced the rollout date for its Windows 10 Anniversary Update. There are plans to kill the Surface 3 in December. There's a Salesforce Lightning add-in for Outlook.
Dell Kills Its Android Tablet Business
Commentary  |  7/1/2016
Dell says that slate-style tablets aren't good enough for productivity and will focus on Windows 2-in-1s -- that is, detachable devices.
IBM Opens Blockchain-Oriented, Bluemix Garage In NYC
News  |  7/1/2016
This week, IBM added a seventh "garage" for developers. Big Blue is opening a BlueMix Garage in New York City that will focus on financial services, including the use of blockchain technology.
Uber App Update To Track Driver Behavior
News  |  7/1/2016
The update is designed to capture data about how Uber's drivers operate their vehicles -- measuring braking, acceleration, and speed.
iOS 10: Siri Integrates With Third-Party Apps
News  |  7/1/2016
As Apple gears up for its iOS 10 public beta in July, a select group of developers will now be able to sync up their apps with users' Siri demands.
Cloud Computing Profit Requires Trust Of Technology
News  |  7/1/2016
A Google-backed survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit finds that profiting from cloud computing requires trust in the technology.
10 Career-Boosting Books For Your Summer Reading List
Slideshows  |  7/1/2016
Take some of your free summer hours to dive into one of these books written by well-known business and IT leaders, including Bill Gates, Michael Dell, and Andrew Grove, and learn their perspectives on management and success.
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