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10 Fun Gadgets You Can Use All Summer
Slideshows  |  5/29/2016  | 
Summer is a time to disconnect, but that doesn't mean you have to put all gadgets aside. Here are 10 gizmos to help you beat the heat and have fun.
LinkedIn's Kafka Monitor, Apple's Siri Are Set Free: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/29/2016  | 
LinkedIn contributes Kafka Monitor to open source and Apple prepares to open Siri to third-party developers. We have all this, plus news about Confluent and Tinkerpop, in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 29, 2016.
Java Ruling A Potential Win For Open Source
News  |  5/28/2016  | 
Oracle's long and contentious court battle with Google over Java copyright issues ends in defeat. But the open source community can breathe a sigh of relief -- for now.
Nokia Remnants Killed, Undersea Cable Project: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/28/2016  | 
Microsoft severed all remaining ties to Nokia, awarded funding to startups to improve global connectivity, and partnered with Facebook to build a cross-Atlantic cable.
MacBook Pro 2016 May Replace MacBook Air
News  |  5/28/2016  | 
Rumors suggest the new MacBook Pro 2016 will cause the demise of Apple's MacBook Air lineup.
Apple TV: Revamped Version May Be Echo Competitor
Commentary  |  5/27/2016  | 
Rather than build a brand new device to compete with the Amazon Echo, Apple is working to improve the capabilities of its Apple TV product, according to a new report.
Intel Acquires IoT, Autonomous Vehicle Specialist Itseez
News  |  5/27/2016  | 
Intel, which recently announced that it would focus more on the Internet of Things and cloud computing, is acquiring Itseez, which specializes in IoT and self-driving vehicle technology.
HPE Spins Off Services As Tech Giants Slim Down
News  |  5/27/2016  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's plan to spin off its IT Outsourcing and services group and merge that group with CSC will make the remaining HPE a leaner, more focused company. It's a strategy other tech giants have pursued as well. But what about the downsides?
Microsoft, Facebook Team Up To Build Cross-Atlantic Cable
News  |  5/27/2016  | 
Microsoft and Facebook are joining forces to construct the "MAREA" undersea cable, which will deliver high-speed connectivity across the Atlantic.
Google Beats Oracle In Long-Running Java Copyright Case
News  |  5/27/2016  | 
Reversing a reversal of its initial victory, Google once again has prevailed against Oracle's claim that Android infringes its Java copyrights.
11 Books To Help CIOs Become Better Leaders
Slideshows  |  5/27/2016  | 
CIOs are expected to be experts in tech as well as business while leading diverse and complicated intiatives and teams. But they don't have to go it alone. Here are 11 books to help CIOs -- and aspiring CIOs -- get better at many of the critical facets of their complex jobs.
Salesforce Taps AWS For Global Expansion Plans
News  |  5/26/2016  | 
The partnership with Amazon Web Services is expected to give Salesforce the ability to offer its core services as part of its international infrastructure expansion for the first time.
Google May Shame Partners Into Ending Android Fragmentation
Commentary  |  5/26/2016  | 
Google might resort to naming and shaming smartphone makers and carriers who are behind in updating Android devices.
PayPal Update Deals Further Blow To BlackBerry, Windows Phone
News  |  5/26/2016  | 
PayPal will end support for its popular online payment app at the end of June, dealing another blow to BlackBerry and Windows Phone. The update also eliminates support for Amazon.
FedRAMP Is Too Complicated, Not Secure Enough: Survey
News  |  5/26/2016  | 
The FedRAMP standard for federal agency use of cloud services has too many complications in its operations and lacks the assurance of security, according to the results of a MeriTalk survey.
Google's Paris Office Raided In Tax Investigation
News  |  5/26/2016  | 
French investigators are seeking information about whether Google has been evading its tax obligations.
The Dynamics Of The Digital Workplace
Partner Perspectives  |  5/26/2016  | 
As companies begin to fully embrace the digital workplace, they should focus on the employee experience the same way they would on the customer experience.
US Spending Billions To Keep Outdated Tech Alive
News  |  5/26/2016  | 
A report by the Government Accountability Office finds a number of government agencies are spending billions of dollars each year to run their departments using antiquated tech, including 8-inch floppy disks and Windows Server 2003.
Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Which Suite Reigns Supreme?
Slideshows  |  5/26/2016  | 
The two leading cloud productivity suites -- Google Apps and Microsoft's Office 365 -- each have a lot to offer. But which one is right for your organization? Here's a look at how they stack up.
Using Object Storage To Deliver The Agility Todayís Big Data Apps Require
Partner Perspectives  |  5/25/2016  | 
Object storage delivers an underlying agility that lets a wide variety of users access and utilize data with a wide variety of applications across a wide landscape of locations.
Microsoft Seals Nokia's Fate, Cuts 1,850 Jobs
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
Microsoft is slashing up to 1,850 jobs, mostly in Nokia's home country of Finland, and taking on a $950 million restructuring charge as it streamlines its phone business.
Apple May Open Up Siri, Make Echo-Like Speaker
Commentary  |  5/25/2016  | 
Apple is reportedly preparing its response to the Amazon Echo by opening up Siri to developers and forging a home-based speaker of its own.
VW Invests $300 Million In Gett, Toyota Partners With Uber
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
Interest in ride-sharing specialists continues to grow as auto industry giants Toyota and Volkswagen announce strategic partnerships to grow the industry. Uber and Gett, a smaller ride-sharing company, are the beneficiaries of these new investments.
How TD Bank Is Transforming Its Data Infrastructure
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
TD Bank has embarked on an effort to transform traditional banking data infrastructure into a more modern system built on a new application framework and APIs. This system leverages TD Bank's data to deliver insights on-demand.
Facebook Revamps Trending Topics Following Bias Allegations
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
After allegations surfaced that its curators engaged in bias when populating the Trending Topics feature, Facebook launched an investigation that found no evidence of political favoritism. Still, changes are coming.
HPE Spinning Off Enterprise Services, Posts Positive Q2 Earnings
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will spin off its Enterprise Services business and merge it with CSC, creating a $26 billion IT services giant. The company made the announcement in conjunction with its second-quarter earnings report, which saw quarterly revenues rise year-over-year for the first time in five years.
ISS Milestone: 10 Images From 100,000 Orbits
Slideshows  |  5/25/2016  | 
The International Space Station, which has been continuously occupied for more than 15 years, recently celebrated its 100,000th orbit around the Earth. Here's a look back at the history of the ISS in pictures to help mark this milestone.
Symbolic IO Rewrites Rules For Storage
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
The company's IRIS system promises dramatic speed improvements over existing technologies. These storage improvements should benefit anyone running large database queries, particularly transactions that require speed.
Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Microsoft is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services.
Samsung Building IoT-Dedicated Network
Commentary  |  5/24/2016  | 
Samsung and SK Telecom have partnered up to create what they say will be the world's first network specifically for the Internet of Things.
Itís Raining Risk: Whatís Your Umbrella Resiliency Strategy?
Partner Perspectives  |  5/24/2016  | 
Cloud-based data-backup solutions can help companies continue to generate revenue under unexpected or disastrous circumstances.
Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Calling 2016 "the year mobile has happened," Google's SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy announced improvements to advertising functionality for tablets and smartphones. More text, better bidding, responsive formats, and expanded location-based capabilities are all coming Google's mobile ad business.
Apple MacBook Pro Refresh Will Include OLED Screen, ID Touch
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
The MacBook Pro refresh may be coming later than expected, but Apple could include major new features like an OLED touch bar display.
Rancher Labs Attracts VC Funding With Container Management System
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Rancher Labs is gaining traction since launching version 1.0 of its container management system and pulling in $20 million in venture capital funding.
Containers + Microservices + Software-Defined Storage = Virtualized Everything
Partner Perspectives  |  5/24/2016  | 
The road to virtualized everything is paved with open everything.
Big Data, Analytics Sales Will Reach $187 Billion By 2019
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Market research firm IDC forecasts a 50% increase in revenues from the sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware, and services between 2015 and 2019. Services will account for the biggest chunk of revenue, with banking and manufacturing-led industries poised to spend the most.
iPhone 7 Could Have OLED Display
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Apple watchers can add "OLED display" to the list of features we're expecting in the iPhone 7, as hinted by the CEO of Applied Materials.
10 Tips For Hiring Top Tech Grads
Slideshows  |  5/24/2016  | 
Graduation time at colleges and universities across the nation yields a fresh crop of potential IT pros. But competition is fierce for top tech talent. Here are 10 tips from a recruiting expert on how to identify rising stars and seal the deal when hiring the best in class among recent grads.
Microsoft Unveils Plan To Combat 'Terrorist Content'
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Microsoft has unveiled a two-pronged approach to fighting back against terrorists' efforts to use the Internet and social media to communicate with one another and recruit new members.
Motorola RAZR Resurrection Looks To Make 2004 Cool Again
Commentary  |  5/23/2016  | 
Motorola suggests that its future lies in its past with a new teaser video that features the 2004-era smash hit RAZR flip phone.
iPhone 7 Rumors: Improved Camera, Quadraphonic Speakers
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
The iPhone 7 rumor mill continues to churn out photos and information indicating a redesigned rear case and improved camera specs. Other photos point to a quadraphonic speaker system.
Robots: Not The Job Stealers We Feared
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Automation and digitalization are unlikely to wipe out as many jobs as once feared, but significant changes will arise, finds a new report.
Exar Finds Success Moving Oracle Database To AWS
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Exar Corp., the Fremont, Calif., chip maker, needed to upgrade its Oracle database at a time of cost reduction and transition. Here's how it moved it to the AWS cloud.
Florida Crystals CIO: Cloud Is The Sweet Spot For IT Success
Commentary  |  5/23/2016  | 
Florida Crystals is a multibillion-dollar sugar production company with no on-premises servers. Here's why CIO Don Whittington is happy keeping it that way.
Surface Book 2 Vs. MacBook Pro 2016: Hardware Smackdown
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Reports indicate Microsoft is planning to release the Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 this year, upping the competition with Apple's MacBook Pro 2016.
6 Barriers To IoT Data Flow
Slideshows  |  5/23/2016  | 
Enterprises are integrating IoT devices into their ecosystems to get data that was not available previously. As with most new data sources, there may be concerns about whether the data is accessible, usable, valuable, and secure. Here are a few things to consider as your enterprise moves toward IoT.
10 Best US Cities For Tech Jobs In 2016
Slideshows  |  5/22/2016  | 
Glassdoor recently released its report on the best cities for jobs in 2016 based on factors including cost of living, job satisfaction, and work-life balance. Which of these cities on its list are best for IT pros? We take a look.
SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/22/2016  | 
Cloud, data, and artificial intelligence were hot topics for several major players this week, including SAP and Google. We've got these latest developments and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended May 22, 2016.
Apple Store Turns 15, Gets Retail Revamp
News  |  5/21/2016  | 
This week marked the 15th anniversary of the first Apple Store opening. We take a look at the history of Apple's retail strategy and where it's headed.
Google I/O 2016: 5 Hot Takeaways
Commentary  |  5/21/2016  | 
At this week's Google I/O annual developer conference the company revealed dramatic products that will push the boundaries of technology further into what was previously the realm of science fiction.
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