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Microsoft's Revamped Ventures Division Will Focus On Startups
News  |  5/31/2016
Microsoft has repositioned Microsoft Ventures, its internal startup accelerator, to focus on investments in early-stage businesses.
Equinix Service Aims To Scrub Out DDoS Attacks
News  |  5/31/2016
Equinix is making F5 Networks' Silverline protection available in a handful of its International Business Exchange data centers. Silverline can detect the launch of an attack as it makes use of the network and take steps to mitigate it in real-time.
How To Attract Top Cloud Dev Talent
Commentary  |  5/31/2016
Dr. Angel Diaz of IBM co-chaired and co-authored MathML, the first XML standard, in 1998. Here, he shares what he's learned about open source in the past two decades, and tells us why it's crucial for any company looking to attract and retain top dev talent in today's competitive marketplace.
7 PaaS Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  5/31/2016
As virtualization advancements such as container technologies emerge, PaaS is hitting its stride. While you may have heard of a couple of the PaaS providers on our list, we're betting there are a few more here that aren't on your radar yet. Here's why these seven firms are worth your attention.
Cellphone-Cancer Link Revealed In Government Study
News  |  5/30/2016
Research overseen by the National Toxicology Program found a slightly elevated risk of cancer in male rats exposed to CDMA and GSM signals from cellphones.
GrabCAD's Print Cloud Speeds Up 3D Printing
News  |  5/30/2016
GrabCAD Print takes the GitHub concept of a processing and sharing hub that can deal with many different file formats and applies it to the 3D-printing process. The goal is to make prototyping faster and less convoluted.
LinkedIn's Kafka Monitor, Apple's Siri Are Set Free: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/29/2016
LinkedIn contributes Kafka Monitor to open source. Apple prepares to open Siri to third-party developers. We have all this, plus news about Confluent and Tinkerpop, in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 29, 2016.
Intel Acquires IoT, Autonomous Vehicle Specialist Itseez
News  |  5/27/2016
Intel, which recently announced that it would focus more on the Internet of Things and cloud computing, is acquiring Itseez, which specializes in IoT and self-driving vehicle technology.
HPE Spins Off Services As Tech Giants Slim Down
News  |  5/27/2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's plan to spin off its IT Outsourcing and services group and merge that group with CSC will make the remaining HPE a leaner, more focused company. It's a strategy other tech giants have pursued as well. But what about the downsides?
Microsoft, Facebook Team Up To Build Cross-Atlantic Cable
News  |  5/27/2016
Microsoft and Facebook are joining forces to construct the "MAREA" undersea cable, which will deliver high-speed connectivity across the Atlantic.
Google Beats Oracle In Long-Running Java Copyright Case
News  |  5/27/2016
Reversing a reversal of its initial victory, Google once again has prevailed against Oracle's claim that Android infringes its Java copyrights.
Salesforce Taps AWS For Global Expansion Plans
News  |  5/26/2016
The partnership with Amazon Web Services is expected to give Salesforce the ability to offer its core services as part of its international infrastructure expansion for the first time.
FedRAMP Is Too Complicated, Not Secure Enough: Survey
News  |  5/26/2016
The FedRAMP standard for federal agency use of cloud services has too many complications in its operations and lacks the assurance of security, according to the results of a MeriTalk survey.
Google's Paris Office Raided In Tax Investigation
News  |  5/26/2016
French investigators are seeking information about whether Google has been evading its tax obligations.
US Spending Billions To Keep Outdated Tech Alive
News  |  5/26/2016
A report by the Government Accountability Office finds a number of government agencies are spending billions of dollars each year to run their departments using antiquated tech, including 8-inch floppy disks and Windows Server 2003.
Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Which Suite Reigns Supreme?
Slideshows  |  5/26/2016
The two leading cloud productivity suites -- Google Apps and Microsoft's Office 365 -- each have a lot to offer. But which one is right for your organization? Here's a look at how they stack up.
VW Invests $300 Million In Gett, Toyota Partners With Uber
News  |  5/25/2016
Interest in ride-sharing specialists continues to grow as auto industry giants Toyota and Volkswagen announce strategic partnerships to grow the industry. Uber and Gett, a smaller ride-sharing company, are the beneficiaries of these new investments.
HPE Spinning Off Enterprise Services, Posts Positive Q2 Earnings
News  |  5/25/2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will spin off its Enterprise Services business and merge it with CSC, creating a $26 billion IT services giant. The company made the announcement in conjunction with its second-quarter earnings report, which saw quarterly revenues rise year-over-year for the first time in five years.
Symbolic IO Rewrites Rules For Storage
News  |  5/24/2016
The company's IRIS system promises dramatic speed improvements over existing technologies. These storage improvements should benefit anyone running large database queries, particularly transactions that require speed.
Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups
News  |  5/24/2016
Microsoft is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services.
Itís Raining Risk: Whatís Your Umbrella Resiliency Strategy?
Partner Perspectives  |  5/24/2016
Cloud-based data-backup solutions can help companies continue to generate revenue under unexpected or disastrous circumstances.
Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge
News  |  5/24/2016
Calling 2016 "the year mobile has happened," Google's SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy announced improvements to advertising functionality for tablets and smartphones. More text, better bidding, responsive formats, and expanded location-based capabilities are all coming Google's mobile ad business.
Rancher Labs Attracts VC Funding With Container Management System
News  |  5/24/2016
Rancher Labs is gaining traction since launching version 1.0 of its container management system and pulling in $20 million in venture capital funding.
Containers + Microservices + Software-Defined Storage = Virtualized Everything
Partner Perspectives  |  5/24/2016
The road to virtualized everything is paved with open everything.
Big Data, Analytics Sales Will Reach $187 Billion By 2019
News  |  5/24/2016
Market research firm IDC forecasts a 50% increase in revenues from the sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware, and services between 2015 and 2019. Services will account for the biggest chunk of revenue, with banking and manufacturing-led industries poised to spend the most.
Robots: Not The Job Stealers We Feared
News  |  5/23/2016
Automation and digitalization are unlikely to wipe out as many jobs as once feared, but significant changes will arise, finds a new report.
Exar Finds Success Moving Oracle Database To AWS
News  |  5/23/2016
Exar Corp., the Fremont, Calif., chip maker, needed to upgrade its Oracle database at a time of cost reduction and transition. Here's how it moved it to the AWS cloud.
Florida Crystals CIO: Cloud Is The Sweet Spot For IT Success
Commentary  |  5/23/2016
Florida Crystals is a multibillion-dollar sugar production company with no on-premises servers. Here's why CIO Don Whittington is happy keeping it that way.
6 Barriers To IoT Data Flow
Slideshows  |  5/23/2016
Enterprises are integrating IoT devices into their ecosystems to get data that was not available previously. As with most new data sources, there may be concerns about whether the data is accessible, usable, valuable, and secure. Here are a few things to consider as your enterprise moves toward IoT.
SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/22/2016
Cloud, data, and artificial intelligence were hot topics for several major players this week, including SAP and Google. We've got these latest developments and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended May 22, 2016.
SAP's Apple Partnership Is All About HANA
Commentary  |  5/20/2016
SAP's partnership with Apple doesn't mention HANA by name, but the in-memory database is in every part of the relationship.
HPE Offers IoT Platform To Build, Analyze Data
News  |  5/20/2016
With eye toward the future, HP Enterprise is now offering a vendor-neutral and multiple network supporting platform for building and analyzing data from the Internet of Things.
Google Opens Chromebooks To Android Apps
News  |  5/20/2016
The move that will eventually make the more than a million Android apps available to Chrome OS users has been long expected.
AWS Offers New Options For Running SAP HANA On EC2
News  |  5/19/2016
AWS is launching a new, memory-optimized instance on EC2 dubbed X1 that aims to make it easier to run SAP's HANA in-memory database. The announcement comes on the heels of a deal between SAP and Microsoft.
Salesforce Earnings: CEO Marc Benioff Heaps Love On AWS
News  |  5/19/2016
In unscripted remarks during Salesforce's first-quarter earnings call with analysts, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that Amazon's Jeff Bezos and he and are planning an expanded partnership.
Google I/O 2016: AI, VR Get Day In The Sun
Slideshows  |  5/19/2016
At Google I/O, it was unclear whether the company's intention was to entice programmers with its new artificial intelligence offerings, or simply fry them in the Mountain View, Calif. sunshine. Here's what we were able to see before heat stroke set in.
Google Sheets, Slides APIs Revamped To Improve Workflow
News  |  5/18/2016
Revised APIs for Sheets and Slides aim to help developers make data in Google Apps for Work more readily accessible to third-party apps.
IBM Storage Breakthrough May Speed Up Smartphones, Apps
News  |  5/18/2016
Advances in phase-change memory could lead to a storage technology that approaches the speed of DRAM and can retain data like NAND flash over millions of read/write cycles.
ServiceNow Adds Azure To Its Cloud Management Front End
News  |  5/18/2016
ServiceNow previously automated services for internal customers using AWS and VMware; now it's added the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Microsoft, SAP Are Bringing HANA To Azure
News  |  5/17/2016
Microsoft and SAP will expand their partnership by delivering Office 365 integration and SAP HANA on Azure.
Apple OS Updates Fix Bugs, Brick Some iPads
Commentary  |  5/17/2016
Apple released new versions of its iPhone, Watch, TV, and Mac operating systems this week, but not all of the updates went smoothly for some users.
The Importance Of A Personal Business Continuity Plan
Partner Perspectives  |  5/17/2016
Devising a plan to back up your data is important, inexpensive, and relatively fast, so there is no excuse not to do it.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data
News  |  5/17/2016
Microsoft's forthcoming SQL Server 2016 adds better encryption, support for unstructured data queries including those on Apache Hadoop, and new features to enable the hybrid cloud. The updates are part of an overhaul that updates Microsoft's flagship database management platform for a new age.
Google's Spaces Launch: Simplify Small-Group Sharing
News  |  5/17/2016
In its latest attempt to become more relevant as a social networking provider, Google launches Spaces, an app for sharing among small groups.
9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills
Slideshows  |  5/17/2016
Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine free online courses can help you explore a range of topics, including Python, R, AI, machine learning, and Hadoop, before you commit to more advanced learning.
Google I/O 2016: What To Expect
News  |  5/16/2016
Updates on Project Tango, Android N, and Android Auto are among the announcements we expect at Google's annual developer conference this week. Here's what we know so far.
Virtualization Market Now 'Mature,' Gartner Finds
News  |  5/16/2016
Virtualization has been the biggest trend in the enterprise data center for over a decade. Now, however, new license revenues have plateaued, according to new research from Gartner.
AWS IoT Button Lets Devs Customize In The Cloud
News  |  5/16/2016
A programmable version of Amazon's Dash Button, the IoT Button, allows developers to trigger custom actions through Amazon Web Services.
IBM Watson: Machine-Of-All-Trades
Slideshows  |  5/16/2016
From fashion to food to healthcare, IBM's Watson has many guises across different industries. Here's a look at some of the work IBM's AI system has been doing since its Jeopardy! heyday.
Apache Spark 2.0 Preview, Google's Amazon Echo Rival: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/15/2016
Apache Spark 2.0 preview is released for Databricks customers. Google preps a stationary personal assistant like Amazon Echo. MarkLogic revs up security and encryption. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 15, 2016.
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