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France, Germany Push For Encryption Backdoors In Apps
Commentary  |  8/24/2016  | 
The controversial proposal would require app developers to provide access to encrypted messages at the request of law enforcement.
Video PaaS Market Will Reach $1.7 Billion By 2020
News  |  8/24/2016  | 
Video communications platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology can help businesses and IT build real-time video applications with ease and reduced cost.
Microsoft Productivity Apps To Arrive On Lenovo Phones
News  |  8/24/2016  | 
Microsoft Office apps will come preloaded on specific Lenovo smartphones as part of a new strategic agreement between the two companies.
IT Hiring: How Interns Can Give Companies An Edge
News  |  8/24/2016  | 
A college internship program could give a company an advantage in the intense competition for hiring tech talent.
Beyond The Big 2: 10 Benefits Of Alternate IaaS Providers
Slideshows  |  8/24/2016  | 
If you're looking at infrastructure-as-a-service options, you're already aware Gartner has declared Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure as the Big 2 in the market. And, in many cases, they're all you'll need. But sometimes, your unique business requirements will make an alternate IaaS provider a better fit for your organization. Here, we outline 10 benefits to help you decide what's right for your needs.
Opera VPN For Android Targets Users, Not Enterprises
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
Opera Software expanded the availability of its mobile VPN to Android devices, giving them the tools they need to circumvent workplace rules governing blocked sites and services.
IT Investment Uptick Triggered By Productivity Goals
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
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.
Stanford Study Will Inspire Any IT Pro Intrigued By Machine Learning
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
A study by Stanford researchers finds computers can predict lung cancer patient outcomes better than pathologists. While the study is specific to the medical profession, it illustrates the promise and potential of machine learning for IT professionals in any industry.
Microsoft Buys AI Startup Genee To Boost Office 365
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
Microsoft has agreed to acquire Genee, an AI-powered scheduling service, to drive intelligent experiences in Office 365.
C Programming Language's Tiobe Rating Drops To Lowest Level
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
Despite C maintaining its ranking as the second most popular programming language on the Tiobe Index, the decline in the number of searches for C pushed it to its lowest ratings score since the index was launched in 2001.
8 Steps To Building A Successful Cyber-Security Career
Slideshows  |  8/23/2016  | 
Information security professionals are in high demand, but entering the field can be tricky. Follow these tips to build a successful cyber-security career.
U-Blox, Startup Wirepas Offer Industrial IoT Module
Commentary  |  8/22/2016  | 
Wirepas and u-blox are working together on an IoT module for healthcare, manufacturing, and telematics.
IoT Revolution: IT Leading The Charge
News  |  8/22/2016  | 
While interest in IoT technologies continues to rise among businesses, many organizations are still unsure how it will directly benefit the bottom line. However, the IT department and the CIO are helping to lead the way for those companies that are adopting the technology.
AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
News  |  8/22/2016  | 
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.
3 Steps To Getting Your IT Job Posting Noticed
News  |  8/22/2016  | 
With demand for tech workers running high, here are three ways hiring managers can get their IT job listings to stand out, according to technology recruiter Robert Half Technology.
What IT Pros Need To Know About Hiring Cyber-Security Hunt Teams
News  |  8/22/2016  | 
If your organization doesn't run its own threat analysis center, it may be worth hiring a hunt team to watch your back. Here's what you need to know.
8 Salesforce Buys Boost Analytics, Machine Learning Portfolio
Slideshows  |  8/22/2016  | 
SaaS-based enterprise application and CRM giant Salesforce has accelerated its acquisition pace recently, snapping up eight companies, large and small, over the past several months. Here's a look at some of the deals and what they reveal about Salesforce's strategy.
10 Ways To Win At DevOps: What IT Pros Need To Know
Slideshows  |  8/21/2016  | 
DevOps can lead to greater developer productivity, higher operational efficiency, and improved user experience. But the journey toward DevOps is not easy. Here are 10 ideas to get you started on the right path.
Apple's AI Plans, MapR Raises $50M: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/21/2016  | 
Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.
Uber To Pilot Self-Driving Cars On Pittsburgh Streets
News  |  8/20/2016  | 
Uber plans to launch a pilot program with a fleet of driverless cars picking up passengers in Pittsburgh this month.
Apple Watch 2 Battery Problems Prevent LTE Connectivity
Commentary  |  8/20/2016  | 
Apple will debut a new Apple Watch this fall, but the so-called Apple Watch 2 won't include the cellular connectivity so many want, according to a published report in Bloomberg.
Windows 10 Update For Mobile, PowerShell Open Sourced: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/20/2016  | 
Microsoft this week released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on mobile, open sourced PowerShell, and announced a new Office feature for iPhone.
IoT, Big Data Analytics Driving M&A Market
News  |  8/19/2016  | 
An Ernst and Young report indicates it's full steam ahead in the mergers & acquisitions space in 2016 as companies look to leverage tech to speed their digital transformation. The main drivers behind this trend include big data analytics and IoT, both of which IT professionals should keep an eye on.
Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
News  |  8/19/2016  | 
A recently released Gartner report, based on Equinix network hub use, finds that an "interconnect" service is one of the keys to an enterprise's digital future.
Microsoft PowerShell Goes Open Source, Arrives On Linux, Mac
News  |  8/19/2016  | 
Microsoft has released its PowerShell command-line shell and scripting language as open source, demonstrating continued support for alternate operating systems.
Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
News  |  8/19/2016  | 
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.
TransUnion's Tech Overhaul Reaps Cultural Rewards
Commentary  |  8/19/2016  | 
In the process of transforming its brand and its technology infrastructure, TransUnion has found itself attracting top-notch IT talent normally repelled by the idea of working for a stuffy financial institution. Here's how they did it.
Silicon Forest Provides Fertile Ground For Startups
Slideshows  |  8/19/2016  | 
Oregon's startups are increasingly garnering attention from venture capitalists and support from government agencies. Here's a look at a few.
What It Means To Be A Data Scientist
News  |  8/18/2016  | 
How do data scientists spend their time? What tools do they use? What degrees do they have? Check out our handy infographic to find out.
Intel's Next-Gen Xeon Phi Geared Toward AI, Machine Learning 
Commentary  |  8/18/2016  | 
Intel is targeting the nascent market for artificial intelligence gear with a new version of the Xeon Phi chip code-named "Knights Mill."
The Rise Of SDN: What It Means For Networks Today
The Rise Of SDN: What It Means For Networks Today
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/18/2016  | 
To get a clearer view of SDN in 2016, Senior Editor Sara Peters spoke with Eric Hanselman, chief analyst at 451 Research, about how enterprises view the technology and where the industry is in terms of adoption and costs -- and what's next.
How Intelligent Data Analysis Can Transform IT Security: Podcast
Commentary  |  8/18/2016  | 
Welcome to the first episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice, a new podcast series featuring interviews with top IT executives, managers, and technology experts. In this episode, we speak with Stuart Clarke, chief technical officer for cybersecurity at Nuix, about the impact intelligent data analysis can have on data security.
IT Asset Protection: How One Colocation Provider Does It
News  |  8/18/2016  | 
For colocation provider vXchnge, security isn't just a matter of strong defenses. It also involves planning for the worst.
Cisco Cuts 5,500 Workers, Shifts Focus To Software, Services
News  |  8/18/2016  | 
Networking giant Cisco confirmed during its latest quarterly report that the company will cut approximately 7% of its worldwide workforce in a restructuring move designed to accelerate its transition to a software and subscription business.
9 iOS, Android Apps To Creatively Boost Productivity
Slideshows  |  8/18/2016  | 
The need for creative workers spans all industries. These mobile apps can help IT pros brainstorm new ideas and organize their thoughts to improve problem-solving.
Intel's Joule Maker Board Targets IoT Developers
Commentary  |  8/17/2016  | 
The Intel Joule developer module will help enterprises, developers, and everyday tinkerers tap into the internet of things. The chip maker also detailed its vision for 5G networks at its Developer Forum show.
Cisco Laying Off Upwards Of 14,000 Workers: Report
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
The networking giant is reportedly planning to cut nearly 20% of its global workforce, as it shifts from a hardware maker to one with a greater focus on software.
AR, VR Revenue May Reach $162 Billion By 2020
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
An IDC report finds augmented reality and virtual reality technologies have a bright future, with revenues growing to $162 billion by 2020. The study finds AR and VR will offer major applications for healthcare and product design.
Blockchain Builder Brings Protocol To CryptoCurrency Initiative
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
Chain, a San Francisco blockchain company, has joined the Initiative for CryptoCurrency & Contracts. With its membership, the firm brings a blockchain protocol to the party.
Front-End Developers: What It Takes To Remain Relevant
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
Front-end developers are facing an evolving role, where their traditional bag of skills are becoming more diverse. Here's how they can stay competitive.
Salesforce Acquiring Analytics Startup BeyondCore
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
Salesforce is purchasing data analytics startup BeyondCore to enhance the AI capabilities of the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. The deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions this year.
13 Ways Machine Learning Can Steer You Wrong
Slideshows  |  8/17/2016  | 
Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to your decision-making can help your business stay competitive. But a lot can go wrong along the way. Without the proper checks and balances, machine learning efforts can spiral out of control, exposing your organization to risks. Here are 13 pitfalls to avoid.
Google Cloud Databases Reach General Availability
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
Emerging from beta, Google's cloud databases are ready for business workloads.
Google Hangouts Looks To Gain Enterprise Focus
Commentary  |  8/16/2016  | 
Google's Allo and Duo apps are meant for mobile texting and video chatting, but Hangouts will refocus on enterprise communications and compete with similar offerings from Skype, Slack, and Yammer.
Google Fiber Plots Wireless Service Despite Rollout Delays
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
4 Industrial IoT Startups Taking Development To The Cloud
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
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.
Google's Fuchsia OS Points To IoT Intentions
Commentary  |  8/16/2016  | 
It's possible Fuchsia is nothing more than an experiment by Google, one of the many technological inquiries the company is famous for conducting. It's equally possible that Fuchsia marks the direction Google will take in creating operating systems and control software for the internet of things (IoT).
5 Steps That Can Shorten The IT Hiring Process
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
IT hiring managers who take too long to extend a job offer may suffer from the snooze-you-lose syndrome -- specifically losing a candidate's interest within a week of the interview if an offer is not made, according to survey results. However, there are five practical steps IT managers can follow to streamline the process.
10 Ways To Doom Your Next Mobile App
Slideshows  |  8/16/2016  | 
There are many ways to mess up mobile app development. These 10 will get you to #fail the fastest.
Microsoft, MIT Create 'Smart' Tattoo For Phone Control
News  |  8/15/2016  | 
A team of Microsoft researchers and MIT PhD students have developed a temporary tattoo that doubles as a smartphone touchpad.
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