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9 Promising Cloud Security Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/31/2016
The future belongs to cloud computing, but only with the help of strong security. Here are 9 cloud security startups IT managers may want to consider.
Office 365 Taps Machine Learning, Tableau 10 Debuts: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/31/2016
Microsoft machine learning provides grammar coaching, Tableau 10 gives control back to IT, Teradata acquires Big Data Partnership, GE offers Predix IoT Kit, and more in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 31, 2016.
How An Agricultural Data Firm Puts The Cloud To Work
News  |  7/29/2016
Integration -- connecting computing services to one another -- used to mean bringing in expensive consultants, investing in custom programming, and dealing with long timelines. But modern cloud-based options could make integration only a matter of dragging icons and filling in form fields, work that can often be done without a developer. Here's what it means to IT professionals.
Oracle NetSuite Buy Creates Serious Cloud Contender
News  |  7/29/2016
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?
Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook Discuss STEM Funding, Immigration Reform
News  |  7/28/2016
During the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation panel in Philadelphia, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft representatives issued another call to action for increased STEM funding and for revisions to the nation's immigration policy.
Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse Update Storms Market
News  |  7/28/2016
Snowflake Computing has added automated administration features to its built-for-the-cloud modern data warehouse that enables analysis of multiple data types, big and small.
Dropbox Rolls Out Tools To Ease IT Admin Experience
News  |  7/28/2016
The cloud storage and collaboration company's business users are getting tools that aim to make managing groups and data easier.
Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands
News  |  7/27/2016
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.
Using AI To Fight Cyberthreats
News  |  7/27/2016
SparkCognition, working with Carnegie Mellon and IBM's Watson, aims to provide cyber-security researchers with better threat data using predictive models powered by machine learning.
12 Types Of Data IT Can't Afford To Overlook
Slideshows  |  7/27/2016
Regardless of how much data your company has -- and how much your business leaders are asking for -- you're likely missing some hidden gems. Here are 12 examples of what you might be overlooking, and why it matters to IT professionals, and to your business at large.
Teradata Acquires London-Based Big Data Partnership
News  |  7/26/2016
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.
DNC Hack Serves As Cautionary Tale For IT Pros
News  |  7/26/2016
Following the high-profile hack of the Democratic National Committee's computer system, cyber-security experts emphasize the importance of secure email correspondence.
Lawsuit Raises Questions About The Right To Tinker With Tech
News  |  7/25/2016
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a lawsuit to overturn a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which limits the modification of technology. For anyone managing information technology, the law in question has the potential to limit access to data, to weaken security, and to impose unnecessary burdens, costs, and liabilities.
Watson Offers Macy's AI Help, Workday Acquisition: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/24/2016
Watson's AI will help you find shoes at Macy's, Workday buys big data analytics company, Google releases machine learning APIs, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 24.
Can 3D-Printed Fingers Help Police Solve A Murder?
News  |  7/23/2016
Michigan police are working with university researchers to re-create a dead man's fingers. The goal is to use the digits to unlock his smartphone and uncover information that may help catch his killer.
Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs
News  |  7/22/2016
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.
Apollo 11 Moon Mission Images Still Stun After 47 Years
Slideshows  |  7/22/2016
Nearly a half-century later, photographs documenting the first trip to the moon continue to defy imagination. Here's a look at 10 of the best images.
Tesla's Future Plans: Trucks, Solar Batteries, Ride-Sharing
News  |  7/21/2016
Telsa CEO Elon Musk has unveiled his master plan. It calls for the company to expand into self-driving semi trucks, roof-mounted solar batteries, and ride-sharing initiatives.
Many Businesses Using AI Without Realizing It
News  |  7/21/2016
Businesses see AI as a future investment, even though most organizations are actually already using it, a study finds.
SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
News  |  7/21/2016
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.
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2016
Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
10 Hot Security Technologies Enterprises Need Now
Slideshows  |  7/21/2016
With security threats increasingly becoming more advanced, research firm Gartner outlines the top 10 technologies that should be deployed to take advantage of digital business opportunities while managing risk.
Imperson Chatbot Platform For Enterprises Released
News  |  7/20/2016
Imperson.ai aspires to make it easier for enterprises to create and manage their bots designed for popular social platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Twitter.
Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws
News  |  7/20/2016
A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.
9 High Tech Cities Outside Silicon Valley To Explore
Slideshows  |  7/20/2016
California's Silicon Valley is one of the world's most famous tech hubs, but there are many up-and-coming cities investing in infrastructure, transportation, and growing startup scenes. Here are nine destinations around the world for tech-savvy travelers.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
News  |  7/19/2016
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.
How To Hire Analytical Workers: 10 Traits To Seek
Slideshows  |  7/19/2016
Companies competing on data need the right skill sets and mindsets in place to succeed over the long term. While more individuals are analyzing data as part of their jobs, their ability to do so varies greatly, even among peers. We've identified 10 key traits of an analytical mind, and explain what to look for in your next hire and what skills to cultivate in your own career.
Obama Administration May Allow Foreign Search Warrants On US Tech Firms
News  |  7/18/2016
Under a proposed plan, foreign governments would have the right to serve search warrants on US tech companies for email and wiretaps. The deal would also give the US "reciprocal" authority to search data in other countries.
EU Data Protection Law May End The Unknowable Algorithm
News  |  7/18/2016
Slated to take effect as law across the EU in 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation could require companies to explain their algorithms to avoid unlawful discrimination.
Data Science Skills Gap, Pokémon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/17/2016
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 Pokemon Go's creator shares the secrets behind how the game's maps were created.
White House Offers $400 Million For 5G Developments
News  |  7/16/2016
The White House has announced a $400 million advanced wireless research initiative to build on Obama's broadband policy. The goal is to help pave the way for 5G technology that can benefit advances such as the internet of things.
Tech Leaders Slam Donald Trump In Open Letter
News  |  7/15/2016
Nearly 150 tech leaders, researchers, founders, and VCs posted an open letter characterizing presidential candidate Donald Trump as a "disaster for innovation."
Microsoft Prevails Over Government In Overseas Email Case
News  |  7/15/2016
The federal appeals court decision favors Microsoft's decision to refuse federal government access to email hosted on a server in Ireland, despite the issuance of a warrant. The case may push Congress to revamp laws in an era where data is stored in the cloud.
Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program
News  |  7/15/2016
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.
Google Hit With New Round Of Antitrust Charges In EU 
News  |  7/15/2016
The European Commission has elaborated on its issues with Google's shopping service, contending that Google's AdSense requirements hinder competition.
Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines  
Slideshows  |  7/15/2016
If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.
IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
News  |  7/14/2016
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
Tesla Stands By Autopilot, Plans More Educational Outreach
News  |  7/13/2016
Tesla CEO Elon Musk vows to continue use of the carmaker's Autopilot feature in the wake of a recent fatal crash of a Model S using the technology, and says he plans to step up efforts to educate customers about the system.
Juno Spacecraft Beams Back First Jupiter Image
News  |  7/13/2016
This is the moment space geeks have been waiting for since Juno entered Jupiter's orbit earlier this month. The NASA spacecraft has sent back the first image of the gas giant -- the solar system's largest planet -- with the best pictures yet to come.
Microsoft Tests Natural Language IFTTT Alternative
News  |  7/13/2016
Conditional Action Programmer (CAP), an experimental project from Microsoft's Technology and Research group, offers a way to automate app interactions using natural language rather than code.
10 Hot SaaS Security Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/13/2016
Leveraging cloud-based security services is helping to solve some major stumbling blocks when it comes to providing a robust architecture for organizations. To help you navigate your options, we're spotlighting 10 SaaS security startups whose tools are worth a look.
SEC Investigating Telsa For Not Disclosing Fatal Crash To Investors
News  |  7/12/2016
Securities regulators are reportedly investigating Tesla Motors over its failure to inform investors that one of its cars involved in a fatal crash was operating in autopilot mode.
Robot Stingray Moves To The Beat Of A Rat's Heart
News  |  7/12/2016
A tiny robotic stingray powered by light-activated rat heart muscle cells could help advance artificial heart research.
12 Barriers To Real-Time Analytics
Slideshows  |  7/12/2016
As organizations look to stay competitive by expanding their use of real-time analytics, implementation becomes a challenge. Finding options to effectively serve your company over the long term is often more difficult than it appears. We've identified 12 common obstacles you'll want to avoid as your company pursues real-time analytics.
Killer Robot Use In Dallas Raises Ethical Questions
News  |  7/11/2016
Dallas police used a robot to deliver and detonate a bomb to stop a suspected sniper who killed five officers and injured nine others. This deployment raises ethical questions.
6 Ways To Make Your Company Data-Driven
Commentary  |  7/11/2016
Rich Wagner, president and CEO of Prevedere, shares six guidelines he's developed based on his own experiences seeing good data left to waste at major enterprises, including the Fortune 500 chemical company where he once worked.
Google's Machine Learning Buy, Alteryx Updates: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/10/2016
Google accelerates its machine learning efforts with acquisition, Alteryx and H2O.ai both enhance their platforms, and EHR growth continues to be driven by predictive analytics and wearables. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 10, 2016.
AWS Helps Fermilab Researchers 'See' Neutrino Particles
News  |  7/8/2016
Researchers at the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory are using Amazon Web Services' cloud to help better understand neutrinos and to get a glimpse at what these elusive particles looks like.
SAP Customer Satisfaction Findings May Point To Larger Trend  
News  |  7/8/2016
Nucleus Research conducted in-depth interviews with some 40 SAP customers to prepare a report which found that six out of 10 would not buy SAP again. Here's a closer look what it means.
Beyond BlackBerry: Outdated Tech The Feds Should Dump
Slideshows  |  7/8/2016
The US Senate is finally ditching BlackBerry devices. Now, if only the rest of the government could leave the past behind. Here's a look at outdated tech still being used by federal agencies, including the military and the IRS.
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