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Apple's Tim Cook Dishes On Microsoft, Enterprise Sales
News  |  9/30/2015
In a chat with Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie, Tim Cook discussed Apple's enterprise push and business partnerships.
Microsoft Azure: More Mature Cloud Platform
News  |  9/30/2015
With Azure, Microsoft stakes claim against Amazon and Google, touting its ability to serve as a more muscular cloud partner for the enterprise data center.
Microsoft Alters Financial Reporting Structure
News  |  9/30/2015
Microsoft plans to report financial results in three business segments starting during the first quarter of its financial 2016.
IBM Wants To Bring More IT To Big Data
News  |  9/30/2015
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn't have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.
IBM Buys Meteorix, Bolsters Cloud Service Offerings
News  |  9/29/2015
With its acquisition of Workday consultant Meteorix, IBM bolsters both its IT services and cloud services portfolios.
GE: IoT Makes Power Plants $50M More Valuable
News  |  9/29/2015
GE preps general availability of its Predix analytics platform, says managing utility output with Internet of Things data will increase an electric plant's value by $50 million over its lifespan.
DeepSQL: Containerized Database With New Performance Levels
News  |  9/29/2015
Deep Information Sciences has put its high-performance version of MySQL in a Docker container for flexibility and mobility.
Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite Is Now Available
News  |  9/29/2015
Azure users now have the option of joining the Internet of Things and collecting and analyzing their machine data with Microsoft's IoT Suite.
SnapLogic Update Adds Spark, Apache Cassandra Connectors
News  |  9/29/2015
Elastic Integration Platform update aims to trim processing overhead in big data systems making greater use of Hadoop.
Where Cars Fit In The Future
News  |  9/28/2015
Cities are crowded, and in the years ahead, the transportation industry will have to adapt as more markets have less room for private cars.
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Offers Enhanced Analytics Tools
News  |  9/28/2015
An expansion of Microsoft's Azure Data Lake will include a new analytics service, and it will be ready for public preview by the end of the year.
iOS 9 Lacks App-Slicing Technology For Now
Commentary  |  9/26/2015
Apple promised that iOS 9 would offer App Thinning to trim down memory use in iPhones and other devices. However, some key app-slicing pieces are missing.
North America Is Out Of IPv4 Addresses: What's Next?
Commentary  |  9/25/2015
It's official: ARIN finds that North America no longer has any IPv4 address available. With IoT and mobile creating more demand, what's next?
Red Hat To Be First $2 Billion Open Source Company
News  |  9/24/2015
Red Hat reports 13% growth in the second quarter, improved cloud and emerging technology sales, and an expanded revenue estimate for third quarter.
CloudFlare Pulls In $110 Million, Plots Next Move
News  |  9/24/2015
CloudFlare is a San Francisco startup that is making a name for itself in serving content to mobile devices and warding off Internet attacks. Now it has $110 million in funding from Microsoft, Google, and others.
Gmail Gets Blocking Option
News  |  9/24/2015
Consign obnoxious message senders to the spam folder with Gmail's blocking control.
10 IT Infrastructure Skills You Should Master
Slideshows  |  9/24/2015
Infrastructure is no longer static, immovable, or inflexible -- and neither should be an IT pro's skill set. Take a look at 10 of the hottest infrastructure skills that IT pros should be considering today.
Amazon Cloud, Analytics Help Researchers Fight Famine
News  |  9/23/2015
Researchers in the US and China explore rice genomes with AWS analytics tools to develop drought and disease resistant crops.
HP Enterprise's Analytics Strategy: Solve Everyday Problems
News  |  9/23/2015
HP Enterprise will offer a a portfolio of IT operations management, security and other products. But it plans to differentate all of them by harnessing the power of its HP Haven big data platform.
Amazon Disruption Produces Cloud Outage Spiral
News  |  9/22/2015
Amazon DynamoDB failure early Sunday set off cascading slowdowns and service disruptions that illustrate the highly connected nature of cloud computing.
Microsoft Office 2016 Arrives, Office 365 Updated
News  |  9/22/2015
Sept. 22 marks the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows, with a new delivery model and apps designed to pair with Windows 10.
France Rejects Google's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Appeal
News  |  9/21/2015
Google is told it must respect Europe's "right to be forgotten" across all its domains.
Amazon Adds Storage For Infrequently Accessed Data
News  |  9/21/2015
Standard-IA holds data that's not accessed often, but when it's needed, it's needed fast, not like the chilled-out pace of Glacier data retrieval.
Apple Acquires Mapsense To Boost Location Visualization Offerings
News  |  9/21/2015
Apple has acquired location-based analytics and visualization developer Mapsense. The deal is only the most recent by Apple and other companies looking to scoop up location data visualization startups.
Apple-Cisco Deal: What It Means For Businesses
News  |  9/21/2015
The companies entered a partnership earlier this month to build a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks. Does a fast lane for iOS users mean a slow lane for everyone else?
10 Cloud Storage Options For Your Personal Files
Slideshows  |  9/21/2015
There are many cloud service providers, and choosing the right one for your personal and business needs can be tricky. Here's a look at what the top vendors have to offer.
Nextbit Robin Smartphone Sports Cloud-Based Storage
News  |  9/18/2015
Nextbit's Robin smartphone uses the cloud to provide extra storage for users. It also offers a Qualcomm processor and the Android operating system.
Salesforce Drives Analytics Deeper Into Sales Process
News  |  9/18/2015
Salesforce's announcements at Dreamforce this year illustrate how it's seizing hold of analytics and putting it to work for its systems.
How To Succeed With Advanced Analytics
News  |  9/18/2015
While most enterprises already have business intelligence practices in place, those that employ advanced analytics are still in the minority. A Gartner analyst gives us four best practices to help organizations get started with advanced analytics.
Salesforce IoT Cloud Success Rests On Informatica Partnership
News  |  9/17/2015
Salesforce has set up its Internet of Things cloud, but it's counting on Informatica to help customers move data into it.
SalesforceIQ Gathers Intelligence For Customers Big And Small
News  |  9/17/2015
SalesforceIQ, which works with enterprises and small business, will gather information from email and other applications for sales guidance.
InformationWeek Presents 'Get To The Point'
InformationWeek Presents 'Get To The Point'
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/17/2015
At this year's InformationWeek Conference, host Brian Gillooly (Center) moderated the popular "Get To The Point" segment, which pits two technology whizzes against one another. This year's topic was Youth Verses Experience. Joe Masters Emison, CTO of BuildFax (Left), matched wits with Toby Redshaw, (Right) former CIO of American Express, now CEO of Kevington Advisors. Topics ranged from shadow IT to how to deal with insider threats.
Dreamforce 2015: 8 Ways Analytics Changes Business
Slideshows  |  9/17/2015
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and a cast of thousands took the stage at Dreamforce 2015 to talk about how analytics, particularly when based on information drawn from mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), is going to change the way we do business.
Microsoft's Cortana Wants To Play Nice With Salesforce
News  |  9/17/2015
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sees the company's new Cortana Analytics Suite as a way for Salesforce customers to engage with data. Cortana wasn't quite cooperating onstage at Dreamforce, though.
Hadoop Adoption Poised For Growth: Survey
News  |  9/17/2015
More than three quarters of respondents to a recent AtScale survey said they plan to do more with Hadoop in the next three months. Learn how they intend to derive business value from these efforts.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: Every Car Should Be Ours
News  |  9/16/2015
Uber's CEO thinks his company should handle every car and truck on the road, and that if this happened, you'd like it.
Salesforce Brings Internet Of Things Data Into CRM
News  |  9/16/2015
IoT Cloud will enable customers to use sensor-gathered data in their customer relationship management software and take action on what they find.
HP Planning 30,000 Job Cuts In Restructuring Move
News  |  9/16/2015
HP is looking to cut even more of its workforce in conjunction with a Nov. 1 corporate split intended to make the company more agile and efficient.
Planet Labs Revolutionizes Earth Views With Inexpensive Satellites
News  |  9/16/2015
Shoebox-sized Dove satellites capture ongoing high-resolution images of earth from small, low-cost satellites.
Google Guilty Of Abusing Its Mobile Search Dominance In Russia
News  |  9/15/2015
There are more antitrust woes for Google. This time they're in Russia, where the company could face unspecified fines or contract renegotiations with OEMs.
Microsoft General Counsel Named Company-Wide President
News  |  9/15/2015
Brad Smith, Microsoft's first company-wide president since 2002, will also continue to oversee its security policies as chief legal officer.
Eric Schmidt: AI Progress Is Just Starting
Commentary  |  9/15/2015
Eric Schmidt, the newly installed chairman of Alphabet, has written an article for the BBC about how AI technology is just starting and how Google sees its uses.
Driving Toward Connected Cars
News  |  9/15/2015
A McKinsey report finds growing demand for connected services and autonomous technology in vehicles.
Salesforce Expands Wave Analytics Platform Capabilities
News  |  9/15/2015
Salesforce tries to inject more analytics into customers' operations as they use CRM data and third-party applications.
Brisk Pulls Data From Salesforce Partners
News  |  9/15/2015
A new product from a Swedish firm pulls together "personalized" sales rep information from many Salesforce partner apps.
UFC Grapples With Big Data
News  |  9/14/2015
Fighting events take heavyweight data storage. Here's how the Ultimate Fighting Championship makes the most of big data.
iPad Pro: 6 Pros, 4 Cons For Business Users
Slideshows  |  9/14/2015
The iPad Pro represents a sea change for Apple's tablet, which is now more than ever angling to replace your laptop.
10 Free Tools For Productive Programming
Slideshows  |  9/13/2015
Every programmer needs a set of tools -- and tools seem to be even better when they're free. Here are 10 you can use to be more productive in your next scrum.
Windows 10 Downloads Questioned, Office For iPad Pro: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/12/2015
With all that Apple news this week, Microsoft kept things quiet, but there was some news out of Redmond, including questions about Windows 10 downloads and Office support for the iPad Pro.
Drone Trespassing Bill Shot Down In California
News  |  9/11/2015
The UAV flight limits imposed by SB 142 could have led to excessive litigation, said Governor Jerry Brown. So drone flights are OK for now.
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