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iOS SideStepper Vulnerability Undermines MDM Services: Check Point
News  |  3/31/2016
Security researchers from Check Point plan to disclose a flaw at the Black Hat Asia conference which they claim endangers the way mobile device management software interacts with iPhones and iPads. Check Point calls the vulnerability "SideStepper" because it sidesteps the normal app approval process.
Twitter Makes Messaging Accessible To The Visually Impaired
News  |  3/30/2016
There are 285 million people with vision impairment around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. Now social media sites such as Twitter are making sure their voices are seen and heard.
Intel Updates Big Data Platform TAP
News  |  3/30/2016
It hasn't been quite a year since chipmaker Intel introduced a free open source big data platform for managing and analyzing data. But the platform has gained momentum with new users, projects, partners, and roadmap plans. Here are the details.
Wearable Users Happy With Hardware, Less So With Apps
News  |  3/29/2016
A survey by Argus Insights suggests wearable makers need to spend more time thinking about app design and function.
Oracle Seeks $9.3 Billion Over Android's Use Of Java
News  |  3/29/2016
In its long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, Oracle has now increased its damage claim to $9.3 billion. But Google dismisses the claim as excessive.
8 Reasons To Consider Insights-As-A-Service
Slideshows  |  3/28/2016
Organizations are purchasing all kinds of data and analytics solutions, but they still may not be meeting their business goals. If this describes your company, see how insight-driven (vs. data-driven) practices are helping other firms address the problem.
Apple CareKit, ResearchKit: 6 Apps Aiming For A Healthier World
Slideshows  |  3/27/2016
Apple has introduced an emboldened version of its successful ResearchKit platform -- now a year old -- as well as CareKit, an open-source platform that's the natural extension of what ResearchKit is now making possible. Here's a look at the frameworks and 6 new health-related apps that were created using them.
Google Loves Machine Learning, Cloudera Acquires Startup: Big Data Roundup
News  |  3/27/2016
Cloudera has acquired a big data cloud services startup. Google has introduced a new machine learning option. Nvidia's CEO talks about AI. Companies are already making Strata + Hadoop announcements. We've got those items and more in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending March 27, 2016.
Microsoft Muzzles AI Chatbot After Twitter Users Teach It Racism
News  |  3/25/2016
Thanks to machine learning and Internet trolls, Microsoft's Tay AI chatbot became a student of racism within 24 hours. Microsoft has taken Tay offline and is making adjustments.
Pebble Axes 25% Of Staff Despite Smartwatch Success
News  |  3/24/2016
The company's CEO Eric Migicovsky confirmed in an interview that Pebble is laying off 40 people -- about a quarter of its workforce. This comes despite a fairly successful run as a smartwatch maker.
Microsoft, Google, Others Push For Encrypted Email Protocols
News  |  3/23/2016
Tech giants including Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo have banded together to proposed a method for making email more secure.
Intel's Andy Grove: A Silicon Valley Pioneer
Commentary  |  3/23/2016
Andy Grove, Intel's longtime chief executive, died March 21 at age 79. He leaves a profound legacy within the company, as well as in the computer industry at large.
CrescentCare CIO: How Analytics Improves Patient Outcomes
News  |  3/23/2016
CrescentCare Health in New Orleans has expanded beyond its original charter as the NO/AIDS Task Force to serve the broader community. CIO Seema Gai is leading the charge to incorporate data analytics to improve patient outcomes.
Enterprise Invests More In Software-Defined Data Centers
News  |  3/22/2016
When it comes to software-defined infrastructure, a 451 Research survey finds financial services and healthcare lead the field as prime implementers, while retail continues to lag.
MDM Vs. MAM: Best Choice For Mobile Management
News  |  3/22/2016
When deciding between mobile device management (MDM) or mobile application management (MAM), enterprises should consider factors including number of in-house employees, compliance requirements, and data security.
iPhone SE, Smaller iPad Pro Unveiled: Up Close Look
Slideshows  |  3/22/2016
Apple unveiled smaller, cheaper versions of the iPhone and iPad Pro during its March 21 event. Execs also demoed iOS 9.3 and updates to tvOS and Apple Watch. Get a closer look.
11 Tips For Successful Self-Service BI And Analytics
Slideshows  |  3/21/2016
As more businesses attempt to compete with data, more people within their organizations must be able to gain insight from it. End-user requirements are changing rapidly, often at a faster pace than their employers' ability to deliver sound solutions. Here are a few ways to avoid compromising long-term benefits for short-term gains.
Employee Surveillance: Business Efficiency Vs. Worker Privacy
News  |  3/21/2016
Legal scholars argue that new laws are needed to define the parameters of acceptable workplace monitoring and to ensure respect for personal privacy.
9 Ways VR Video Gaming Is Getting Very Real
Slideshows  |  3/19/2016
VR technology was everywhere at this year's Game Developers Conference. But it will be a while before it registers in the real world.
Google's Next HQ: Modern, With Retro Flairs
Slideshows  |  3/18/2016
The pending makeover of Google's Mountain View campus shows concern for birds and the environment, alongside a look that manages to be both retro and modern.
The Best Place To Work In IT: Cast Your Vote
Commentary  |  3/17/2016
InformationWeek is honoring the most rewarding place to work in IT with our 2016 People's Choice award. The winner, determined by your votes, will be announced in May at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference and Awards.
Alexa Can Talk To Fitbit, But Fitness Bands Fading
Commentary  |  3/17/2016
Fitbit wearers can now ask the Amazon Echo and Alexa about their progress, even as smartwatches eclipse fitness bands in the market for wearables.
SAP HANA Vora Connects Enterprise To Hadoop, Spark Data
News  |  3/17/2016
SAP HANA Vora, released to general availability this week, delivers on SAP's promise to connect traditional enterprise analytics tools to the vast data stored in Hadoop and Spark. The company also announced open source contributions to the Apache Spark ecosystem.
Big Data's Priorities: Streaming Analytics, Self-Service
News  |  3/17/2016
Businesses are taking the next step with big data technology in 2016 with plans to implement streaming analytics and self-service, as they work to embed big data insights directly into business applications and software.
Oracle Showcases Cloud Revenue Growth In Q3
News  |  3/16/2016
Oracle highlighted its big cloud growth for both PaaS and SaaS offerings during the company's third quarter of its fiscal year. Oracle executives used the company's quarterly earnings release and call with analysts to position its cloud business against rivals Salesforce and Workday.
Mobile, Cloud Security Are Top IT Leadership Concerns
News  |  3/16/2016
Greater awareness of data security among business leaders isn't yet matched by budgetary respect or business commitment, according to recent study findings.
Siri Fails To Help In A Crisis
News  |  3/15/2016
Conversational agents such as Siri, Google Now, and S Voice haven't quite figured out how to handle crisis situations.
IDC: Cyber Insurance Will Be Commonplace In The Future
News  |  3/15/2016
IDC is advising insurers faced with a mature market to consider offering cyber insurance. Cybercrimes, it says, have cost the global economy $445 billion.
Google Makes Big Enterprise Analytics Play
News  |  3/15/2016
By unifying its data analytics offerings, Google hopes to provide enterprise marketers with more comprehensive customer insight.
11 Tech Jobs That Pay The Most: Glassdoor
Slideshows  |  3/15/2016
IT positions account for 11 of the 25 top-paying jobs in Glassdoor's annual ranking. See which positions made the grade, and how your salary stacks up.
CHIME, HeroX Patient ID Challenge Gains Momentum
News  |  3/14/2016
CHIME launched a prize to fix a stubborn data problem in the healthcare industry. More than 300 companies and individuals have registered to receive more information about the contest, with judging set to begin in May.
9 Hot Big Data And Analytics Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  3/14/2016
Hadoop recently celebrated its 10th birthday, advanced analytics have become even more sophisticated, and a plethora of startups have arisen to help organizations wrangle all the data and pull out insights. With all that in mind, here are nine big data and analytics startups to watch.
Patent Hints At Apple Watch Morphing Into Medical Device
News  |  3/13/2016
An Apple patent made public recently points to potentially larger plans for the iconic computer and device maker's Apple Watch. The wearable may eventually offer capabilities of a medical device.
HPE's Machine Learning APIs, MIT's Sports Analytics Trends: Big Data Roundup
News  |  3/13/2016
We've got news from HP Enterprise, MapR, and IBM Watson in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending March 13. Plus, we bring you a summary of top trends in analytics for sports, and tell you why you may be headed to the most forgettable city in the country.
10 Ways Predictive Analytics Improves Innovation
Slideshows  |  3/12/2016
From drug discovery to price optimization, across virtually every industry, more companies are using predictive analytics to increase revenue, reduce costs, and modernize the way they do business. Here are some examples.
Tableau Grabs Superfast Database With HyPer Buy
News  |  3/11/2016
Tableau Software has acquired HyPer, an early stage database company that provides an engine for transactional data and analysis. Tableau will integrate the technology into its own product to add transactional capabilities to its own software.
Google Releases Android N Developer Preview
News  |  3/10/2016
With a surprise early release, Google hopes developers will provide more feedback and have more time to implement new Android features.
IBM Watson Powers Hilton Robot Concierge
News  |  3/10/2016
A Hilton hotel in McLean, Virginia, has deployed a Watson-powered robot named Connie to help answer basic travel questions.
Ceva Animal Health CIO: Cloud Is Pick Of The Litter For IT
Commentary  |  3/10/2016
CIO Francois Tricot uses cloud technology to keep IT humming for Ceva Animal Health's global operations. His approach can serve as a guide for your own cloud strategy.
IBM Job Cuts Affect 14,000 Workers, Analyst Firm Estimates
News  |  3/10/2016
Financial analyst firm Bernstein has estimated that at least 14,000 workers will be affected by IBM's Q1 job cuts. IBM has declined to provide details on the size of a "workforce rebalancing" effort, which employees have said began March 2.
IBM's Watson Lands A Job With KPMG
News  |  3/9/2016
KPMG, the global global tax auditing and advisory firm, aims to use Watson's cognitive computing capabilities to look at volumes of data that, from a human standpoint, would be impossible to manage.
Verizon Wireless Settles FCC 'Supercookie' Complaint
News  |  3/9/2016
For failing to inform customers about its ad tracking identifier, the telecom company must pay a $1.35 million fine, a tiny fraction of its annual revenue.
Toyota Develops Wearable Mobility Device For The Blind
News  |  3/8/2016
Project BLAID is dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired people navigate via a device worn around the shoulders.
How Mobile, Cloud Are Changing The Face Of UC
Commentary  |  3/8/2016
Ten years in, challenges remain in moving unified communications forward. Will mobile technology or changes in applications lead the way to a cloud-based UC infrastructure?
AI Advancement In Answering Questions About Text, Images
News  |  3/8/2016
Continuing advancement in artificial intelligence promises to help businesses make sense of the data deluge.
MapR Pursues Simplicity With Container, Security Upgrades
News  |  3/8/2016
Hadoop distributor MapR is updating its Converged Data Platform with new support for Docker containers that makes it easier for organizations to work with data and containers. The company has also enhanced security features.
IBM Denies Layoff Size As Salesforce CEO Woos Talent
News  |  3/8/2016
IBM called reports that it is laying off a third of its workforce "outlandish and untrue." That's not stopping Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff from publicly inviting IBM employees to apply for open posts at his firm.
Google X Inspired: 8 Moonshots To Watch
Slideshows  |  3/8/2016
Think big or go home. Google's pursuit of moonshots -- radical solutions to huge problems using breakthrough tech -- has encouraged others to launch their own projects. Here are eight worth watching.
Hortonworks Makes Waves, BI Benchmark Breakthrough: Big Data Roundup
News  |  3/6/2016
Hortonworks updates its platforms and teams up with HPE for Spark, LinkedIn contributes more to the Apache Software Foundation, Business Intelligence software talks to Hadoop, and more in this edition of the Big Data Roundup.
Data Warehouse Disruptions 2016: Gartner Magic Quadrant
News  |  3/4/2016
Cloud computing, virtualization, and the need to analyze non-relational data types are all driving disruption in the data warehouse market. Here's a look at how traditional and new vendors have shifted their placements in Gartner's Magic Quadrant report for 2016.
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