IT Investment Uptick Triggered By Productivity Goals
A recent Deloitte survey indicates businesses are investing more in IT platforms and services that can drive productivity. Specifically, these firms are using IT to increase productivity while they focus on technologies such as cloud and analytics.
AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.
Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
4 Industrial IoT Startups Taking Development To The Cloud
From where IT professionals sit, these are early days for industrial IoT. Still, the software, hardware, and network ecosystem required for delivering on the promise of IoT will eventually transform the way enterprises think about running everything. Here are four cloud-based industrial IoT startups worth knowing.
IT Pros: Cloud Providers Shouldn't Turn Over Encrypted Data
While some IT professionals believe that cloud computing vendors should turn over encrypted data to government agencies, 55% believe that it is not right, according to a new survey from CSA and Bitglass. The report also found that confidence in cloud vendor security is growing.
Big Data, Cloud Demand Drive IT Job Growth
IT job numbers grew in July, but not as fast as they did during the rest of 2016. Yet big data and cloud trends will continue to drive job growth going forward, according to CompTIA researchers.
AWS, Microsoft Azure Top Gartner's Magic Quadrant For IaaS
Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure-as-a-Service shows Amazon far ahead, but Microsoft gaining ground on the completeness of its IaaS offerings and ability to execute. Overall, the report shows that IT has different choices when it comes to IaaS.
Hortonworks, Tableau In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
Data visualization and business intelligence platform provider Tableau and big data Hadoop distributor Hortonworks reported their earnings this week. Here's a peek inside the state of the business of big data technologies in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended August 7, 2016.
Cloud Infrastructure Market: AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM Dominate
A crowded field of cloud competitors, including AWS, Microsoft, Google, and IBM, dominated the global cloud infrastructure market in the second quarter of 2016, according to Synergy Research. For IT pros, however, there's plenty of choice when it comes to IaaS, PaaS, and hosted cloud.
Salesforce Buying Productivity Startup Quip
Salesforce plans to buy Quip, a startup focused on mobile document management. The deal puts Salesforce in a position to better compete with productivity platforms Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365.
7 Cool Data Center Innovations
We've identified seven key innovations being integrated into data centers to further expand capabilities -- or to provide vastly improved efficiencies in terms of energy consumption. Here's what you need to know.
Oracle NetSuite Buy Creates Serious Cloud Contender
Oracle announced plans to buy cloud-based ERP provider NetSuite, a company backed by Oracle CTO Larry Ellison. But how will the two companies resolve the overlap in functionality between their product portfolios?
Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands
Data visualization platform provider Tableau is updating its flagship product with new features that give oversight and data governance control back to IT organizations. It also makes a host of new advanced analytics capabilities accessible to more users.
Teradata Acquires London-Based Big Data Partnership
Data warehouse and analytics company Teradata has added to its training and consulting bench with the acquisition of Big Data Partnership, a London-based startup that should also extend the company's global reach.
Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs
Developers interested in creating apps that understand text or speech can look to Google's cloud for tools -- the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. The two offerings have now advanced into open beta status.
Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P
The Redmond giant is wrapping up the final stages of migrating its Skype VoIP service to the cloud from its peer-to-peer backbone. The move will allow the company to offer new services including mobile group video calling and Skype Bots.
SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
SAP second quarter earnings showed no sign of weakness from the recent Brexit vote in the UK. Instead, the company's revenue and earnings grew as SAP added new customers, particularly for its S/4 HANA platform.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
Data Science Skills Gap, Pokémon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup
The data and analytics skills gap is an obstacle to achieving digital transformation, according to a Gartner survey; Microsoft is looking to fill that skills gap with a new online degree program; and Pokémon Go's creator shares the secrets behind how the game's maps were created.
Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program
Microsoft is addressing the shortage of workers with data science skills with a new professional degree program offered online. The company said the data science degree will serve as a pilot for future offerings.
Facebook CIO Likes Microsoft Office 365
Facebook and Microsoft have inked a deal to migrate the social media giant's 13,000 employees to Office 365. Facebook will continue to use its own collaborative tools instead of Skype for Business and Yammer.