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Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
News  |  1/31/2016
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
Free Hadoop, Spark Training; Advanced Analytics Market Grows: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/31/2016
MapR is expanding its free training on Hadoop and Spark, Gartner says the advanced analytics market is growing fast, and Microsoft gets generous with deep learning. Plus, how to stop your leaders from making decisions. All that and more in our big data roundup for the week ending January 31.
Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/30/2016
Cloud dominated again in Microsoft's Q2 financial report, closing out a week of news on Windows 10, Cortana, iOS apps, and Office Online.
Apple Buys Education Software Startup LearnSprout
News  |  1/29/2016
Some of the tech industry's biggest players -- including Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, are battling for the supremacy in the education market. Apple's acquisition of LearnSprout adds to its arsenal.
Google Taps Machine Learning To Make Smartphones Smarter
News  |  1/29/2016
Through a partnership with chip maker Movidius, Google plans to bring deep learning to future mobile devices.
Amazon, AWS Post Strong Results, Fail To Please Wall Street
News  |  1/29/2016
Amazon reported revenues of $107 billion in full-year 2015, a 20% increase over the prior year. Its Amazon Web Services unit was a bright spot, showing solid growth for the full year and for Q4 2015. So, why isn't Wall Street satisfied?
Microsoft Q2 Buoyed By Azure, Office 365 Gains
News  |  1/29/2016
Microsoft generated $25.7 billion in revenue for Q2 2016, largely driven by its Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings. Phone revenues declined nearly 50% from the same quarter a year ago.
Microsoft Office Online Gets New Cloud Storage Options
News  |  1/28/2016
Microsoft is extending the real-time coauthoring and sharing capabilities of Office Online to partner cloud providers like Box and Dropbox.
Facebook Builds Next-Gen Data Center In Ireland
News  |  1/28/2016
Facebook will implement its latest data center server and switch designs in the facility it's building on the company's Clonee, Ireland, site.
VMware Cuts 800 Jobs, Narrows Cloud Business
News  |  1/27/2016
VMware is cutting 800 jobs. The move slices into its vCloud Air cloud computing business unit, a further sign that it's scaling back from its johnny-come-lately cloud business, a sector where Amazon and Microsoft dominate.
Salesforce Adds 'Private Spaces' On Heroku Platform
News  |  1/27/2016
Salesforce users can now run an app in isolation by using a private network on the multi-tenant Heroku development platform.
VMware CIO OccupiesHot Seat Between Top Management, Customers
News  |  1/27/2016
VMware CIO Bask Iyer describes his role as both representing customers' needs to top management and validating the firm's products to customers.
Big Data Must Deliver Business Value: Informatica CEO
News  |  1/27/2016
Informatica's new CEO spoke with InformationWeek about what's next for big data in the enterprise and how he plans to deliver that for customers. Here are the details.
6 Hot Programming Languages To Add To Your Tool Kit
Slideshows  |  1/27/2016
Are you looking to tune up your software development or DevOps career with up-and-coming languages? Are you a hiring manager hoping to round out the tool set of your in-house team? Here are six languages to consider adding to your repertoire.
Wanted: IT Heroes For 2016 InformationWeek Awards
News  |  1/26/2016
The submission period is now open for four new awards that will be presented during the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May. We need your help now to find the best candidates for each category.
Cloud Foundry Certified On 7 Public Clouds
News  |  1/26/2016
Just past its first birthday, the Cloud Foundry Foundation counts up its certified host providers as it aims to become the "Linux of PaaS."
Google Glass Sharpens Focus On The Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/26/2016
Signs point to a sharper focus on the enterprise as Google Glass 2 designs surface and Google's consumer social media accounts for Glass shut down.
8 Ways SaaS Delivers Business Value
Slideshows  |  1/26/2016
Sure, software as a service still offers an easy point of entry for small and midsized businesses that need to upgrade their software. But today's cloud-based options offer even more for businesses of all sizes.
5 Secrets Of Successful People-First Companies
News  |  1/26/2016
The Accenture Technology Vision 2016 report examines five ways that adept digital companies are putting people first. Investing in the development and management of people will be necessary to navigate the tumultuous digital economy, according to Accenture.
65% Say Cloud As Secure As On-Premises
News  |  1/25/2016
Nearly two-thirds of IT security professionals think cloud software security equals what they can provide in enterprise data centers, according to Cloud Security Alliance survey.
Cloudera Director 2.0 Debuts, Google Donates To Apache Foundation: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/24/2016
Cloudera has updated a key tool for managing big data, Google has contributed its Cloud Dataflow platform to the Apache Foundation Incubator. We have this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending January 24.
IoT Shows Its Worth To Businesses
News  |  1/23/2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) can be used for a diverse set of tasks, including opening up new business models. A recent Forrester report explores how businesses are embracing IoT.
Office Updates For Apple Users, $1B Cloud Donation: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/23/2016
This week brought a new Windows 10 build to Insiders, Office updates to iOS and Mac users, and a $1B donation to nonprofits worldwide.
SAP's Q4, Full Year Results Lifted By Cloud
News  |  1/23/2016
ERP software giant SAP reported revenue growth for its Q4 and full fiscal year, along with strong growth of its cloud business. But the strength of the cloud business weighed on profits, which declined for both the quarter and the year.
IDC: Public Cloud Spending To Double By 2019
News  |  1/22/2016
Traditional IT spending is in decline compared to enterprise investment in public and private cloud services, says research group.
Encryption Vs. Privacy Battles Rage From Davos To US
News  |  1/22/2016
The debate over efforts to protect users' privacy and encryption versus governments' efforts to fight terrorism was a major focus at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. Meanwhile, battles over the same issue are emerging in the US from New York to California on the legislative level.
Brave Browser Aims To End Ad-Blocking War
News  |  1/21/2016
Creator of the JavaScript programming language and former CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla Brendan Eich introduced the Brave browser, which he sees as a way to broker peace between advertisers and ad blockers.
IBM Buys Ustream For Cloud-Based Video Push
News  |  1/21/2016
IBM plans to expand its cloud-based services with an acquisition of Ustream, provider of live-stream videos, and with the creation of a new cloud video unit.
Docker Buys Unikernel Systems, Adds 'Unikernels' To Platform
News  |  1/21/2016
Docker again expands its developer platform, adding unikernels to provide more options for packaging code and moving it around.
IBM's Fourth-Quarter Results Hold Promise, Pitfalls
News  |  1/21/2016
IBM turned in better-than-expected fourth-quarter results this week. However, the numbers still show how far Big Blue has to go to return to profit and growth. When does the Street run out of patience?
10 Best Tech Jobs For 2016
Slideshows  |  1/21/2016
Tech companies' perks and benefits have long been the envy of a number of industries, but what about the actual work itself? It turns out that tech jobs accounted for nearly half of Glassdoor's "25 Best Jobs in America" report. You may be surprised by the tech jobs that made the list.
Worst Passwords Of 2015 Reveal Our Stupidity
News  |  1/20/2016
This year's list is an indication that the sooner we get rid of password-based authentication, the better.
Microsoft Giving Nonprofits $1 Billion In Cloud Services
News  |  1/20/2016
Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.
Intel's 6th-Gen Core vPro Chips Promise Enhanced Speed, Security
News  |  1/20/2016
Intel's sales pitch for its 6th-generation Core vPro processors revolved around business transformation, collaboration, and baked-in multi-factor authentication.
8 Ways Cloud Storage Delivers Business Value
Slideshows  |  1/20/2016
Today's cloud storage is more than simply a low-cost alternative to on-premises options. In many ways, the cloud delivers business value that can't be matched with comparable in-house solutions. Here's how.
Equinix Buys European Rival TelecityGroup For $3.8 Billion
News  |  1/19/2016
In a move that will strengthen its data center presence and customer offerings in Europe and around the world, Equinix is acquiring rival TelecityGroup for $3.8 billion.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Top $3.5 Trillion In 2016
News  |  1/19/2016
In a new report, Gartner finds that worldwide IT spending will top $3.5 trillion in 2016. However, spending on devices and telecom services are still expected to decline as major players in the world economy struggle with growth headwinds.
CIOs Must Drive Technology Change For Business: IDC Study
News  |  1/19/2016
How do CIOs view their role within their organizations? Are they the chief innovation officers that they should be? A new study by IDC looks at how these executives see themselves and how others within their organizations view them.
AI, Machine Learning Rising In The Enterprise
News  |  1/19/2016
AI and machine learning are graduating from science fiction to reality. It's estimated that about half of large enterprises are currently experimenting with AI projects. Several vendors, including Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft, have donated machine learning development projects to open source.
Amazon Adds 'Scheduled' Reserved Instances To Server List
News  |  1/18/2016
Amazon Web Services has created what it calls "Scheduled Reserved Instances," a variation to its low cost Reserved Instances, which is scheduled to run at specific times.
World Bank: Digital Divide Leaving Too Many Behind
News  |  1/15/2016
With 60% of the world offline, the World Bank calls for changes to support the promise of the digital revolution.
Yahoo Releases Massive Data Set To Academic Institutions
News  |  1/15/2016
The clicks and searches of 20 million anonymous Yahoo users could help researchers in a number of different academic institutions expand the boundaries of machine learning and deep learning.
Cisco Fighting Shadow IT With New Cloud Service
News  |  1/15/2016
Cisco has launched a service, called Cloud Consumption Services, that sniffs out surreptitious cloud users practicing shadow IT. The service also analyzes the risk and helps IT manage use.
When To Upgrade PCs: 4 Tips For A Smart IT Strategy
Commentary  |  1/15/2016
Figuring out a corporate-wide PC upgrade timetable has never been easy for enterprise IT managers. These days, cloud-based applications and evolving Bring Your Own Device policies are among the factors complicating your decision-making process. Here are four tips to help you determine the best PC refresh strategy for your enterprise users.
Apple May Axe iAds Sales Team
News  |  1/14/2016
Apple is reportedly moving to dump its in-house iAd sales team and make iAds solely a self-service platform.
Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 To Business PCs
News  |  1/14/2016
Microsoft expands its Windows 10 upgrade campaign beyond consumers by sending update notifications to business PCs.
Amazon Adding Montreal, 4 More Regional Data Centers In 2016
News  |  1/14/2016
Amazon continues to expand its worldwide network of data centers, with Montreal, the UK, China, and India all slated to become part of its chain.
Udacity Promises Job Or Refund
News  |  1/14/2016
The online coding school's new Nanodegree Plus program comes with a tuition refund guarantee.
Google Goes Beyond Cardboard With Revamped VR Focus
Commentary  |  1/13/2016
Google is aiming to make virtual reality into a real business with its dedicated VR division now headed by Clay Bavor.
Google I/O Developer Conference Gets Date, New Venue
News  |  1/13/2016
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the dates for the upcoming Google I/O developer conference and the site of the event. Developers who lost out on last year's sold-out conference may be happy to hear this year's show will be held at a larger venue.
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