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IBM's Hot Weather Move, Oracle's Cloud Push: Big Data Roundup
News  |  10/31/2015
Oracle's assertive cloud plans, and big weather plays from IBM and Amazon were among the top stories in big data for the week ending Oct 30. Here's a look at those developments, and other news from Microsoft, SAS, and more.
VW Scandal: 59 Early Deaths Expected In US
News  |  10/31/2015
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.
Oracle Adds Multi-Tenancy To WebLogic Application Server
News  |  10/30/2015
Several applications may now be consolidated under one instance of WebLogic, potentially enabling users to decrease server hardware purchases.
HP Emphasizes Commitment To Private OpenStack Cloud
News  |  10/30/2015
A week after HP announced it was killing off its Helion public cloud, it has come out with a new release of OpenStack Helion for on-premises.
Oracle Strengthens Security, Database Features In Sparc Chip
News  |  10/29/2015
Oracle aims to make Sparc M7 server chip relevant with new, built-in security and database features, dubbed "software in silicon."
Facebook Expands FbStart Program For Mobile Developers
News  |  10/29/2015
To help convince mobile developers to integrate Facebook technology into their apps, the social network has added more partners to FbStart.
SAP CEO Bill McDermott Talks Cloud, Being 'Cool'
Slideshows  |  10/29/2015
When InformationWeek got on the phone with SAP CEO Bill McDermott, the conversation was wide-ranging and thought-provoking.
DMCA Ruling: OK To Mod Code In Cars, Jailbreak Smartphones
News  |  10/28/2015
Reviewing and modifying automotive software will be lawful in 12 months, thanks to a copyright law exemption.
IBM Buys The Weather Company In Watson IoT Push
News  |  10/28/2015
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
News  |  10/28/2015
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.
Oracle Unveils A Multitude Of Cloud Database Services
News  |  10/28/2015
In Oracle OpenWorld keynote, president Thomas Kurian launches numerous big data, analytic, and data management services in the Oracle Cloud.
Net Neutrality Vote: EU Will Allow Data Discrimination
News  |  10/27/2015
Rejecting strong net neutrality protections, the European Parliament has voted to allow Internet fast lanes.
IBM Watson Ecosystem Expands With 6 New Partners
Commentary  |  10/27/2015
IBM announces six more companies that will create apps and services using IBM's Watson Developer Cloud.
Yahoo Exec Exodus Signals Uncertain Future
Commentary  |  10/27/2015
A steady stream of executives exiting Yahoo in recent months shows a lack of confidence that CEO Marissa Mayer can turn things around.
IBM, Jasper Partner For IoT Services Platform
News  |  10/27/2015
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.
Oracle CEO Hurd Makes Bold Cloud Predictions
News  |  10/27/2015
Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd said the current IT on-premises operating model is unsustainable and much of IT operations will move to the cloud in the next 10 years.
IBM Cloud Opens To Apache Spark
News  |  10/27/2015
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
Commentary  |  10/26/2015
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.
Facebook At Work App 'Liked' By Major Bank
News  |  10/26/2015
The Royal Bank of Scotland sees value in Facebook as an enterprise communication tool, and plans to roll out the Facebook at Work app to 100,000 employees worldwide.
Big Data Grows Up: APM Tools Emerging
News  |  10/26/2015
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
News  |  10/26/2015
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.
AWS Emerges As Goliath As Cloud Competition Fades
Commentary  |  10/26/2015
With AWS showing fat profit margins after 40% price cuts last year, Amazon competitors must be wondering how they're going to compete.
Windows Phone Fail, Surface Enterprise Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/24/2015
Microsoft added to its Surface Enterprise Program, released its quarterly earnings, dealt with its Windows Phone failures, and quietly slashed 1,000 more jobs this week.
Your Robot Replacement Has Arrived
News  |  10/23/2015
Robotic process automation can help companies operate more frugally and efficiently, though potentially at the expense of human workers.
AWS Helps Amazon Shine In The Third Quarter
News  |  10/23/2015
The AWS cloud pulls Amazon into profitability with its 25% margins. Meanwhile CEO Jeff Bezos moves into the third-richest billionaire slot behind Gates and Buffet.
Alphabet, Google's Parent, Strikes Earnings Gold With Mobile Search
News  |  10/23/2015
Alphabet, Google's new parent company, exceeded analysts' expectations due in large part to the strength of its mobile search business, according to company executives.
HP Kills Public Cloud, Cedes To AWS, Google, Microsoft
News  |  10/22/2015
HP is abandoning its public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) efforts, a market dominated by AWS, Google, and Microsoft. Here are the details.
SAP Marries Commerce, Community For Engagement
Commentary  |  10/22/2015
SAP Jam Communities, edition for SAP hybris Commerce aims to create a more coherent link between commerce, analytics, and business engagement.
Michael Dell Defends His $67B Bet On EMC
News  |  10/22/2015
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.
Apple, Dropbox Slam CISA Cyber-Security Bill
Commentary  |  10/21/2015
Apple and Dropbox join the swelling ranks of tech companies voicing their opposition to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) and the lack of privacy protections.
Desperate Yahoo Inks Search, Ad Deal With Google
News  |  10/21/2015
In the face of declining revenues and stiff competition, Yahoo cozies up to rival Google in a deal similar to the one it struck with Microsoft in April.
Docker Acquires Tutum For 'Last Mile' Container Deployments
News  |  10/21/2015
Docker will buy startup Tutum for its operations tooling and workflow for moving Docker containers into production.
Free Web Security Certificates Coming Soon
News  |  10/21/2015
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
News  |  10/20/2015
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
News  |  10/20/2015
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'
News  |  10/20/2015
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?
IBM Taps Equinix For Private-Line Cloud Connections
News  |  10/20/2015
IBM SoftLayer joins Google, Amazon, and Microsoft Azure in routing connections for privacy-oriented cloud users through Equinix data centers.
Hybrid Cloud: 7 Ways It's The Best Of Both Worlds
Slideshows  |  10/20/2015
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.
Google Enterprise Apps Get ID Management Boost From Centrify
News  |  10/20/2015
A range of cloud-based identity management services from Centrify aims to make it easy for IT professionals to provision and authenticate corporate users of Google tools such as Android For Work and Google Compute Engine.
IBM Fails To Offset Legacy Declines With Q3 Earnings
News  |  10/20/2015
Overall revenues fell, but the "strategic imperatives" of mobile, security, business analytics, and cloud delivered impressive growth.
IBM Reveals Source Code To China: WSJ
Commentary  |  10/19/2015
IBM's decision is a "goodwill" gesture aimed at expansion in the Chinese market.
CenturyLink Accelerates SDN Rollout In Data Centers
News  |  10/19/2015
CenturyLink pushes software-defined networking into its telecom and cloud data centers as the basis for more user-centric services.
Nexus 5X, 6P Review: Marshmallow OS Shines
Slideshows  |  10/19/2015
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.
Apple iWork Refresh Updates iOS 9, OS X 10.11 Apps
Commentary  |  10/17/2015
Apple's new support and features for the iWork suite of apps refine usability.
Red Hat Acquires Ansible For Hybrid Cloud IT Automation
News  |  10/16/2015
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.
Wal-Mart Open-Sources Its Multi-Cloud Software
News  |  10/16/2015
Was that a swipe at Amazon? Wal-Mart thinks other cloud users should avoid cloud lock-in, just the way it does.
Box Breaks Out Beyond Cloud Storage Toward Content Services
News  |  10/16/2015
Box is betting on developers to turn what began as a storage service into a content platform with its newly unveiled Box Platform.
SAP, Splunk Dashboards Aim To Satisfy Data Hunger
Commentary  |  10/16/2015
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.
Gartner Magic Quadrant: Open Source, Cloud Disrupt Database Market
News  |  10/16/2015
Incumbents IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have ruled the Gartner Magic Quadrant for operational database management systems for years. But with the rise of open source and cloud, new competition has gained ground. Here's what you need to know.
Dell, EMC Deal Sets VMworld Europe Abuzz
Commentary  |  10/16/2015
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.
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