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Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage
News  |  4/30/2016
Microsoft is working with Twist Bioscience, a company that encodes data onto microscopic and long-lasting synthetic DNA.
IBM Introduces 3 General-Purpose Flash Arrays
News  |  4/29/2016
Flash storage is maturing, and the latest products are taking on a more general-purpose storage function. To meet those needs, IBM introduced three such arrays this week.
HP Chromebook 13 Designed For Cloud-Based Enterprises
News  |  4/29/2016
HP and Google introduced the Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin, lightweight laptop that looks to make enterprise computing easier to integrate with cloud-based infrastructure and apps.
Samsung Developer Conference: IoT Innovation On Display
Slideshows  |  4/29/2016
The Internet of Things hasn't quite caught on with consumers. But developers are working on changing that by rolling out innovative projects. Here's a look at some on display at the recent Samsung Developer Conference.
Email Privacy Act Wins Sweeping Approval In House
News  |  4/28/2016
The US House of Representatives has approved the Email Privacy Act by a unanimous vote. That sets the stage for requiring search warrants to review electronic communications older than 180 days.
Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
News  |  4/28/2016
Confluent hosted the first Kafka Summit focused on use-cases for the open source real-time streaming and messaging technology for big data -- featuring support and integration announcements from partners. Here's why this technology is so hot right now.
Microsoft, HPE Back Mesosphere As It Open Sources DC/OS
News  |  4/28/2016
As Mesosphere is opening sourcing its Data Center Operating System (DC/OS), several major tech firms, including Microsoft and HPE, are backing this alternative container standard.
Samsung ARTIK Cloud Aims For IoT Interoperability
News  |  4/28/2016
To help IoT devices work together and enable a new class of IoT apps and services, Samsung introduces a cloud service that aims to break down silos.
Intel CEO's Manifesto Details Cloud, IoT Strategy
News  |  4/27/2016
In a lengthy breakdown of Intel's future strategy for growth, CEO Brian Krzanich singles out the importance of the cloud and the Internet of Things.
VMware, Pivotal Offer Stack For Next-Gen Applications
News  |  4/27/2016
The Pivotal Cloud Foundry development stack has been integrated with the VMware Photon Platform so that the two can produce and host micro-service applications.
Apache Apex Is Promoted To Top-Level Project
News  |  4/27/2016
Streaming and batch big data analytics technology Apache Apex has been elevated to a Top-Level Project by the Apache Software Foundation. Used by organizations including Capital One and GE, the technology can help developers more quickly create apps that leverage real-time data.
Google Cloud Conundrum: 7 Questions That Need Answering
Slideshows  |  4/27/2016
In an effort to gain enterprise interest, Google announced changes to its cloud platform last month that would beef up machine learning and big data capabilities. Still, many questions remain about whether Google's cloud will ever be a serious enterprise contender.
Google Expands Free Apps For Work Offer
News  |  4/26/2016
Subsidizing Google Apps for Work will now continue through the end of the year for customers under contract with other vendors. Google also expanded the program to provide assistance to smaller companies.
Dropbox Infinite Looks To Solve Local Storage Issue
News  |  4/26/2016
At Dropbox Open London, the company showed off Project Infinite, which has been in limited tests. The feature gives users desktop access to terabytes of data, even from devices with a thumb drive's worth of storage.
93 Million Mexican Voter Database Exposed On Amazon Cloud
News  |  4/26/2016
A MongoDB database filled with the personal information of 93 million Mexican voters was found configured improperly on the Amazon cloud. The incident raises issues of how information is protected in the cloud.
Smartwatches Still Lack Killer App
News  |  4/26/2016
The Apple Watch may not need to be tethered to an iPhone for much longer. But Apple needs to make its wristwatch necessary.
Agile Analytics: 11 Ways To Get There
Slideshows  |  4/26/2016
The accelerating pace of global business means that enterprises need more agile data-related systems and practices. Becoming more agile -- and succeeding at it -- isn't always easy given existing technology investments, constant technological evolution, and lingering cultural obstacles. No matter how agile your company is or isn't now, consider these important points.
IoT Security Will Reach $840 Million By 2020, Gartner Finds
News  |  4/25/2016
The IoT security market will hit its stride in 2020, according to Gartner, driven by IoT growth in energy management, the automotive industry, consumer applications, and an increase in malware attacks.
Identity Management: Where Cloud Security Falls Short
News  |  4/25/2016
A report by the Cloud Security Alliance finds that identity management tools and processes are key to ameliorating the threat of breaches. The report reveals which tools are most popular, and which are underutilized.
10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Slideshows  |  4/25/2016
People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
SAS Global Forum In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/24/2016
At SAS Global Forum, the company introduced Viya, a platform that it said is designed to stitch together all types of data, wherever it resides. We've got that and other announcements from the forum in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 24, 2016.
Microsoft, Google Call A Truce On Lawsuits
News  |  4/23/2016
Microsoft and Google have agreed to abandon all regulatory disputes against each other and have decided to handle any future potential conflicts via collaboration, instead of court fights.
Google Search Fuels First Quarter Earnings For Alphabet
News  |  4/22/2016
Alphabet posts a solid first quarter that was fueled by its core search business and YouTube. But cloud and enterprise remain in sharp focus for future growth.
Microsoft's Cloud Business Can't Overcome Weak PC, Phone Sales
News  |  4/22/2016
Microsoft's third quarter revenue and profits fell short of analyst estimates, sending the stock lower in after-hours trading. Executives touted the growth and strength of the company's cloud business and noted that weaker PC sales and a strong decline in Microsoft's phone business hurt overall results.
AWS Summit: New Cloud Services, Expanded EBS Choices
News  |  4/22/2016
Amazon Web Services unveiled a security inspection and data transfer acceleration service, along with two new EBS options, at AWS Summit.
10 Tools To Bring Virtual Reality To Life
Slideshows  |  4/22/2016
VR and AR systems have begun to ship. But before the headset comes content creation. Here's a look at 10 tools that will shape the virtual world.
GE Oil & Gas Finds Amazon Use Lowers TCO 52%
News  |  4/21/2016
At the Amazon Summit in Chicago, the CTO of GE Oil & Gas said his unit is exploring ways to better understand and save with the AWS platform.
EU Slaps Google With Android Antitrust Charges
News  |  4/21/2016
Google's requirements for Android manufacturing partners violate competition rules, the European Commission charges.
10 iPhone, iPad Apps For Data Nerds
Slideshows  |  4/21/2016
Small devices such as iPhones and iPads can't handle big data, but they can help you gain big data skills, access cloud-based data, and leverage that cloud-based data for insights. Here are 10 iOS data-centric apps for hardcore dataphiles.
Apple Gave Up User Data In 82% Of Feds' Requests
News  |  4/20/2016
Despite its high-profile challenge to the FBI's iPhone data request in the San Bernardino terrorist shootings, Apple complied with 82% of data requests from US government authorities.
Skype Bots Now Reach Mac And Web
Commentary  |  4/20/2016
Skype users on Apple's Mac machines and the Web can now interact with bots from Microsoft.
Microsoft Gains In SaaS Market, Report Finds
Commentary  |  4/20/2016
Synergy Research assessed the growth of SaaS in 2015, and found it more mature than other cloud services -- and ready for an even greater takeoff. In addition, the report showed Microsoft may be one company poised for significant growth.
Intel Slashes 12,000 Jobs, Shifts Focus To Cloud, IoT
News  |  4/20/2016
With PC sales on the decline Intel looks to cut 11% of the company's workforce -- about 12,000 positions -- and refocus on IoT businesses, as well as cloud computing and data centers.
IT Pros Fear Encryption Backdoors
News  |  4/20/2016
A survey of IT professionals by network services company Spiceworks finds concern about the risk of backdoors that bypass encryption.
Reddit’s Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn
Commentary  |  4/20/2016
It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.
9 Cloud Services To Keep You Productive At Interop
Slideshows  |  4/20/2016
Interop is coming and it's time to get ready for the trip to Las Vegas. Here are 9 cloud services that can help make your travel to the expo or any other event less stressful and more productive.
IBM's Strategy Fails To Boost Revenue, Impress Investors
News  |  4/19/2016
IBM embarked on its first quarter breaking out "strategic imperatives," as part of an effort to showcase businesses such as cognitive computing that the company believes will shape its future. Yet, overall IBM's revenue experienced a decline compared to last year's first quarter.
Oracle Buys Crosswise For Cross-Device Tracking, Marketing Cloud
News  |  4/19/2016
Oracle has acquired a marketing technology company that helps organizations get a clearer, unified profile of their customers, regardless of whether the customer is using a smartphone or a PC.
As Ad Blockers Gain Traction, Targeted Messaging Falls Short
News  |  4/19/2016
An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?
Startup Diamanti Offers Combined Container Networking, Storage
News  |  4/19/2016
Diamanti, a startup founded by Cisco UCS veterans, has built an appliance for automated container deployments with preconfigured networking and storage. The firm is just out of stealth mode.
Cloud Stampede Is On, But Who's Watching Security?
News  |  4/18/2016
A survey by Intel and the Cloud Security Alliance finds that the use of cloud services is increasing, but more in-depth security measures are needed.
Samsung Knox Security Beats iOS, Android, Gartner Finds
News  |  4/18/2016
Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.
Data Outliers: 10 Ways To Prevent Big Data Damage
Slideshows  |  4/18/2016
Most business decision-makers aren't trained to understand data outliers, but they can learn the basics. Executives, managers, and employees without math degrees can ask smarter questions about analyses they're basing crucial judgments on. Here are some things to know.
Pivotal Changes Elephants, Big Data-As-A-Service Growing: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/17/2016
Google machine learning wants to harness your unscheduled minutes. Pivotal expands its alliance with Hortonworks. The big data-as-a-service market is forecast to grow in a big way. Dell updates Statistica for "citizen" data scientists. All that and how your emoji choices may be driving your friends away, in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 17, 2016.
Windows 10 Feature Roadmap, Federal Lawsuit: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/16/2016
This week Microsoft published a website detailing future Windows 10 updates, sued the US government over data privacy, and updated Skype for Business on iOS and Android.
Microsoft Sues Justice Department, AG Over Cloud Privacy
News  |  4/15/2016
Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, stating that the same rules that apply to search and seizure in an office should apply to its cloud.
Hortonworks, Pivotal Expand Open Source Big Data Alliance
News  |  4/15/2016
Pivotal has ditched its own Hadoop distribution in favor of Hortonworks' Hadoop as the two companies expanded their alliance to distribute each other's open source big data implementations to customers.
Cloud Adoption Could Save Feds $10 Billion Annually
News  |  4/15/2016
A MeriTalk survey of federal IT managers reveals that they believe the government can save more than $10 billion annually from additional consolidation and cloud adoption.
Making Mainframes Cool Again
Commentary  |  4/15/2016
Mainframe systems are still the backbone of much of today's IT infrastructure. Yet, finding IT talent to maintain these systems, and the COBOL and Fortran languages that support them, is becoming increasingly difficult. Knowledge transfer expert Steve Trautman, founder of The Steve Trautman Co., offers real-world advice on how IT leaders can cultivate the talent needed to run these crucial systems.
Facebook Poaches Google's Regina Dugan For Hardware Push
News  |  4/14/2016
The former head of DARPA, who was running Google's Advanced Technology and Products group, will now lead Facebook's new hardware group, Building 8.
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