VW Scandal: 59 Early Deaths Expected In US
Researchers at Harvard and MIT estimate the health and social costs of Volkswagen's emissions deceit, including potential loss of life and a financial burden of at $450 million in the US. The latter figure is projected to be much higher without a prompt recall.
IBM Buys The Weather Company In Watson IoT Push
IBM has announced it will acquire most assets of The Weather Company, including its data, analytics, and cloud capabilities. Here's how Big Blue will leverage them as part of its Insight and Internet of Things businesses.
Oracle Users Not Rushing To The Cloud
As Oracle OpenWorld focused heavily on cloud, many members of the Oracle Applications User Group are just getting started with hybrid clouds. Here's why on-premises implementations continue to be important to these core organizations.
IBM, Jasper Partner For IoT Services Platform
Large corporations will be able to access Jasper's Control Center through IBM's Bluemix. The goal: To enable companies that sell products such as heavy equipment or vehicles to add a variety of services to their customers, such as predictive maintenance or telematics.
IBM Cloud Opens To Apache Spark
IBM Cloud will support Apache Spark as a service on Bluemix, making it available for BigInsights, IBM's Data Science Workbench, and SPSS Analytics Server and Modeler. Here are the details.
Larry Ellison: Oracle Sets Sights On Cloud Competitors
In his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld on Oct. 25, executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison distanced the company from the likes of SAP and IBM, while highlighting major cloud service providers such as Amazon AWS and longtime SaaS/PaaS players such as Salesforce.
Big Data Grows Up: APM Tools Emerging
The next emerging market for big data may be application performance monitoring. Concurrent has released a new tool in this space, and more tools are expected to hit the market in the next six months. The availability of such tools will drive more enterprise adoption of big data.
BNY Mellon Transforms IT One Step At A Time
FFor three years, BNY Mellon CIO Suresh Kumar has been leading a transformation of the bank's 13,000-member global IT staff toward Agile and private cloud operations. In an interview with InformationWeek, he details the steps he took along the way.
Your Robot Replacement Has Arrived
Robotic process automation can help companies operate more frugally and efficiently, though potentially at the expense of human workers.
Michael Dell Defends His $67B Bet On EMC
Michael Dell positioned his company for a new age with a slew of new product announcements at Dell World Live. He also answered questions about the $67 billion deal to acquire EMC. Here are the details.
Free Web Security Certificates Coming Soon
Let's Encrypt TLS/SSL certificates are now trusted by the major Web browsers. That sets the stage for easier, more affordable online security. Operated by the nonprofit Internet Security Research Group, their aim is to hasten the transition away from the Web's unprotected HTTP protocol to encrypted HTTPS.
SAP Reports Strong Q3 Cloud Momentum
SAP reported a huge cloud revenue increase for Q3 at a time when many of its rivals in the traditional enterprise apps space are struggling with cloud. Here are the numbers.
Tim Cook Talks Apple TV, Cars, Watch
Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses a wide variety of topics, including the company's innovation cycle, wearables, and what's coming to television. Here are the highlights from his conversation with The Wall Street Journal.
SIM CIO Report: IT Leadership Hits A 'Watershed Moment'
One-third to one-half of the current crop of CIOs will be gone in 5 to 10 years, says the lead researcher for SIM's annual IT trends survey. Do you fit the profile of the CIO of the future? What's top-of-mind for CIOs right now?
Hybrid Cloud: 7 Ways It's The Best Of Both Worlds
When choosing which flavor of cloud to go with for your organization, you'll find that a hybrid architecture has some distinct advantages over public and private cloud models. Here's a look at seven benefits of going hybrid.
Nexus 5X, 6P Review: Marshmallow OS Shines
Google's updated Nexus line of smartphones, from LG and Huawei, shows Android 6.0 Marshmallow at its best. Google provided us with one of each model for review. Here's what we discovered.
Red Hat Acquires Ansible For Hybrid Cloud IT Automation
Red Hat said that open source cloud management provider Ansible's technology will enhance its lineup of IT automation tools and help enterprises deploy and manage public, private, and hybrid cloud. Here are the details.
SAP, Splunk Dashboards Aim To Satisfy Data Hunger
The "data-driven enterprise" is becoming a reality as more and more executive teams look to support their decisions with data. Dashboards, such as the new products and services from Splunk and SAP, are on their way to becoming key components in the new executive reality.
Dell, EMC Deal Sets VMworld Europe Abuzz
VMworld Europe coincided with the news of Dell's planned acquisition of EMC, which owns 80% of VMware. Naturally, VMware executives, channel partners, and enterprise customers had a lot to say about the deal. Here's how attendees reacted to the news.