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Google I/O 2015: 9 Things We Loved
Slideshows  |  5/29/2015
Google Photos, for all its mass appeal, is less interesting than Google's more ambitious work. Get ready for touch-aware clothes and gesture-sensing devices.
Using Twitter, Smartphones To Accurately Assess Crowds
Commentary  |  5/29/2015
As part of the Big Data Challenge, researchers from England's University of Warwick have turned to smartphones and Twitter to estimate crowd sizes quickly and accurately.
Google Details Android M, VR, IoT, And Unlimited Photos
News  |  5/28/2015
Google used the opening day of its I/O 2015 developer conference to offer details about the next version of Android, what it has planned for virtual reality and the Internet of Things, and free unlimited photos.
Meeker: Internet Has Only Begun Changing Our Lives
News  |  5/28/2015
Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker presents her annual take on how the Internet is changing business, as US and China dominate among Web companies.
New IT Skills: Why Communication, Accountability, Initiative Are Hot Now
Slideshows  |  5/28/2015
Using Bureau of Labor Statistics data and information supplied by CompTIA and Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights, we've identified eight crucial, non-technical skills that companies are looking for in their IT hires.
DoJ Argues Against Google's Java Appeal
News  |  5/27/2015
The Solicitor General advises the Supreme Court to reject Google's petition to have its copyright infringement loss to Oracle reviewed.
Big Data: 6 Real-Life Business Cases
Slideshows  |  5/27/2015
Better data analysis enables companies to optimize everything in the value chain -- from sales to order delivery, to optimal store hours. Here are six examples of how major enterprises are using data to improve their business models.
Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2016 Preview, Azure Update
News  |  5/27/2015
Microsoft Azure and big data updates include public previews of SQL Server 2016 and Live Encoding for Azure Media Services.
Google I/O: 10 Things We Expect To See
News  |  5/27/2015
Expect a demonstration of the next version of Android, along with a standalone photo-sharing service and a new iteration of Chromecast.
EMC Buys Virtustream To Expand Its Cloud Offerings
News  |  5/26/2015
EMC will apply Virtustream's cloud software and managed hosting expertise across its businesses, including VMware.
7 Bold Tech Ideas That Will Make You Uncomfortable
Slideshows  |  5/26/2015
Elite tech leaders pushed the boundaries at the InformationWeek Conference. At least one of these ideas should make you squirm and think, "We need to do that."
Intel Gives Virtual Machines Container-Like Speed
News  |  5/26/2015
Intel hopes its hardware hooks and software shortcuts provide container speed while keeping virtual machine security.
APIs Are Eating The World
Commentary  |  5/26/2015
The ability to deploy IT services rapidly and reliably has transformed the nature of business.
8 Reasons IT Pros Hate The Cloud
Slideshows  |  5/25/2015
We sense a simmering level of vitriol whenever we speak with IT professionals about the cloud in our daily conversations, at industry conferences, and in other settings. Here's why.
Office For Android, Sway, OneDrive Updates: MS Office News
News  |  5/24/2015
News surrounding Microsoft Office this week included a public preview of Office for Android and eDiscovery for Office 365.
Clouds Ready For Enterprise? Gartner Says Few Are
News  |  5/22/2015
Amazon's innovations and services give it an edge with enterprises, while Microsoft, Google, IBM, VMware, and CenturyLink nip at its heels.
PayPal Pivots From Platform To 'Operating System'
News  |  5/21/2015
As it prepares for independence from eBay, PayPal is trying to redefine itself as something more than a payment company.
NASA Technology Roadmap: A Heavenly Guide For IT And CIOs
Slideshows  |  5/21/2015
NASA's Technology Roadmap for 2015-2035 gives hints about the future of IT in your enterprise. Here's how space is changing big data, supercomputing, and other technologies.
Fluke's TruView Live Monitors Cloud, SaaS Apps
Commentary  |  5/21/2015
A new hosted service from Fluke Networks uses physical and virtual appliances to monitor cloud application performance.
The Great File Migration Is Underway
Commentary  |  5/21/2015
As the amount of data in files grows, more and more will find their way in a great migration to cloud storage.
HANA, Hadoop Help SAP Connect IoT And Big Data
Commentary  |  5/20/2015
Engineers at Sapphire Now discussed the potential and limitations for SAP S/4HANA as a platform for managing an enterprise Internet of Things and the big data that strategy requires.
Gartner Doubles Estimate Of Amazon Cloud Dominance
News  |  5/20/2015
In Gartner's fifth Magic Quadrant on cloud infrastructure services, Amazon extends lead, while Microsoft and Google try to keep up.
SAP, NHL Score With Big Data During Stanley Cup Playoffs
News  |  5/20/2015
The National Hockey League kicks off a five-year big data partnership with SAP with the 2015 Stanley Cup Bracket Challenge.
On-Demand Workers Face Low Pay, Limited Flexibility
News  |  5/20/2015
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
IBM Broadens Hybrid Cloud Portfolio With OpenStack Play
News  |  5/19/2015
With its OpenStack Services, IBM is looking to expand its cloud services portfolio to compete with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft Azure.
Linux Container Operating Systems: Thin Is In
Commentary  |  5/19/2015
From CoreOS to Atomic Host to Photon, a new breed of Linux operating system is slimming down in order to run containers. Will all of them survive?
Twilio Broadens Communications Platform
News  |  5/19/2015
With IP Messaging and other new services, Twilio hopes to give companies such as Uber more control over the communication infrastructure they build into their apps.
Google Cloud Platform Drops Price, Again
News  |  5/18/2015
It's also offering a big discount for computing jobs that aren't time sensitive and thus can run during low-demand times.
Amazon Seeks Next Generation Of Cloud Users
News  |  5/18/2015
AWS has launched AWS Educate, an online service with self-paced labs, tutorials, and best practices for educators and students.
Google Self-Driving Cars Hit The Road
News  |  5/16/2015
The latest self-driving car prototypes from Google will roll on public roads in Mountain View, Calif., later this summer.
Windows 10 Mobile, Hyperlapse, Hyper-V: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/16/2015
News from Microsoft this week includes plans to bring cables under the Pacific, new Windows 10 Editions, and the latest Windows 10 mobile build.
Cloud Foundry Pros & Cons
News  |  5/15/2015
Cloud Foundry has a mixed container message, but that's not keeping it from sailing full speed ahead into Fortune 500 data centers.
Internet Of Things: 6 Obstacles
News  |  5/15/2015
A report from McKinsey and the Global Semiconductor Alliance finds excitement and uncertainty among companies building the pieces of the Internet of Things.
Google Faces More Scrutiny Over Right To Be Forgotten
News  |  5/14/2015
A group of 80 Web academics have penned an open letter to Google insisting on more transparency for right to be forgotten requests in Europe.
IoT World: Separating Smart And Dumb Things
Slideshows  |  5/13/2015
At Internet of Things World, companies are trying to figure out what objects should get networked.
GE Prepares For Industrial Internet With Cloud Foundry
News  |  5/13/2015
Analysis of big data from industrial machines is creating new business models, but GE Software CTO Harel Kodesh sees even more disruptive business models on their way.
How Corporate Culture Impedes Data Innovation
Commentary  |  5/13/2015
BI and big data analytics tools are getting more sophisticated and comprehensive. Yet, some organizations are failing to derive full value from their data because their corporate cultures do not reflect a data-driven mindset. Here are the common cultural challenges standing in the way of big data innovation.
Samsung's ARTIK IoT Platform: Connecting Developers To 'Things'
News  |  5/13/2015
The set of hardware modules, software, and cloud services aims to provide developers with a faster path to market for apps that support the Internet of Things.
8 Microsoft Office Alternatives
Slideshows  |  5/12/2015
Microsoft's Office productivity suite may be the go-to choice for personal and enterprise use, but there are cheaper options available.
Open Source Platform Opens Arms To Microsoft's .Net
News  |  5/12/2015
This latest move from Cloud Foundry signals how the cloud is forcing old rivalries to fall away.
Microsoft Undersea Cables Are Really About The Cloud
News  |  5/12/2015
Microsoft is now part of an international consortium of telecoms and cable manufacturers bringing 80TBps data speeds across the Pacific Ocean. The goal is to increase Microsoft's cloud capacity.
8 Reasons The PC Is Not Dead
Slideshows  |  5/11/2015
Now that phablets have essentially cannibalized the tablet market, the personal computer has a chance to make a dramatic comeback. Here's why.
Poker Pros Barely Beat Bot
News  |  5/11/2015
In the Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence poker competition last week, the human players won, sort of.
4 Stages Of Hybrid Cloud Evolution
Commentary  |  5/11/2015
Hybrid cloud computing will involve companies using APIs from different clouds to bring services into a "home cloud" to work with company data, IBM's Rippert says.
IBM Bluemix Welcomes Microsoft's .Net
News  |  5/11/2015
IBM's Bluemix is adding the .Net languages, allowing Bluemix Cloud Foundry users to mix Microsoft, open source, and IBM technologies.
The 'Internet Of Me' Is Getting Real In Healthcare
News  |  5/11/2015
Biogen's Andi Karaboutis believes medicine is about to get much more personal.
'Father Time' Still Negotiating The Future
News  |  5/11/2015
Harlan Stenn, chief maintainer of the Network Time Protocol, remains in limbo between full-time NTP work and a return to private consulting.
Windows 10, HoloLens, Office: Microsoft Details Its Vision
Slideshows  |  5/10/2015
Key takeaways from Microsoft's Ignite and Build events offer a peek at the company's broader vision for enterprise apps.
Windows 10, Office 2016, Azure Updates Galore: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/9/2015
Microsoft's Ignite keynote kicked off a week of news related to Windows 10, security, Office 2016, Microsoft Edge, and more.
How A Healthcare Clinic Plans To Become A Software Company
Commentary  |  5/8/2015
Marshfield Clinic has been using its home-grown electronic health record system for 20 years. Now it wants to sell EHRs as a cloud service.
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