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IBM's Hot Weather Move, Oracle's Cloud Push: Big Data Roundup
News  |  10/31/2015
Oracle's assertive cloud plans, and big weather plays from IBM and Amazon were among the top stories in big data for the week ending Oct 30. Here's a look at those developments, and other news from Microsoft, SAS, and more.
VW Scandal: 59 Early Deaths Expected In US
News  |  10/31/2015
Researchers at Harvard and MIT estimate the health and social costs of Volkswagen's emissions deceit, including potential loss of life and a financial burden of at $450 million in the US. The latter figure is projected to be much higher without a prompt recall.
NYC Flagship Opens, Outlook Mobile Redesign: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/31/2015
This week brought Microsoft's NYC store opening, a facelift for Outlook on iOS and Android, and the general availability of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.
Apple TV: Nifty Siri Interface, Limited Apps
Commentary  |  10/30/2015
Looking to tune into a new television paradigm? Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV box reaches stores today and promises to change how you interact with your television set.
Oracle Adds Multi-Tenancy To WebLogic Application Server
News  |  10/30/2015
Several applications may now be consolidated under one instance of WebLogic, potentially enabling users to decrease server hardware purchases.
Cortana & Bing Bring Halloween Tricks & Treats
News  |  10/30/2015
Microsoft is celebrating Halloween with themed Bing maps and scary bad jokes from Cortana.
Wireless X-Ray Vision Tech Tracks People Through Walls
News  |  10/30/2015
MIT researchers have developed a system called RF-Capture that can track motion like Microsoft's Kinect, except that it works through walls.
Verizon IoT Strategy: Smart Cities, ThingSpace For Developers
News  |  10/29/2015
The market for the Internet of Things is growing rapidly, and Verizon is stepping up its efforts on a multitude of fronts, the company announced.
Outlook On iOS, Android Gets UI Revamp
News  |  10/29/2015
Microsoft redesigns the iOS and Android versions of Outlook, which will soon replace calendar app Sunrise.
Autonomous Vehicles Vs. Helping Humans Drive Better
Commentary  |  10/29/2015
For automakers, creating self-driving cars may be an appealing technical challenge, but creating better-driving cars is a more attainable goal. In a report released today, global consultancy McKinsey suggests that technology for helping drivers navigate is likely to become critical for car buyers.
Windows 10 PC Shrunk Down To Smartphone Size By Kangaroo
News  |  10/29/2015
The Kangaroo from InFocus puts the world's smallest Windows 10 PC in your pocket for an affordable $99.
Facebook Expands FbStart Program For Mobile Developers
News  |  10/29/2015
To help convince mobile developers to integrate Facebook technology into their apps, the social network has added more partners to FbStart.
SAP CEO Bill McDermott Talks Cloud, Being 'Cool'
Slideshows  |  10/29/2015
When InformationWeek got on the phone with SAP CEO Bill McDermott, the conversation was wide-ranging and thought-provoking.
DMCA Ruling: OK To Mod Code In Cars, Jailbreak Smartphones
News  |  10/28/2015
Reviewing and modifying automotive software will be lawful in 12 months, thanks to a copyright law exemption.
IBM Buys The Weather Company In Watson IoT Push
News  |  10/28/2015
IBM has announced it will acquire most assets of The Weather Company, including its data, analytics, and cloud capabilities. Here's how Big Blue will leverage them as part of its Insight and Internet of Things businesses.
Oracle Users Not Rushing To The Cloud
News  |  10/28/2015
As Oracle OpenWorld focused heavily on cloud, many members of the Oracle Applications User Group are just getting started with hybrid clouds. Here's why on-premises implementations continue to be important to these core organizations.
Windows Tablet Sales Boosted By Enterprise Demand
Commentary  |  10/28/2015
Microsoft's Surface tablets are bucking overall market trends by meeting enterprise needs, even as Apple iPad and Google Android-based tablets continue to fight for market share. Here's why CIOs and other IT leaders are embracing the Microsoft mobile devices.
iPhone Demand Drives Strong Apple Earnings
News  |  10/28/2015
Strong demand for iPhone in China drove Apple's earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2015.
Office 2016: 8 Enterprise-Worthy Features
Slideshows  |  10/28/2015
The newest version of Office is designed for consumer and business users alike. So, which new features will matter most in the enterprise? Here's a look at the ones you'll really want for work.
Net Neutrality Vote: EU Will Allow Data Discrimination
News  |  10/27/2015
Rejecting strong net neutrality protections, the European Parliament has voted to allow Internet fast lanes.
Intel's Saffron Buy Spices Up IoT, Big Data Offerings
News  |  10/27/2015
The chip-making giant looks to the future of the Internet of Things with the acquisition of cognitive computing company Saffron Technology.
IBM Watson Ecosystem Expands With 6 New Partners
Commentary  |  10/27/2015
IBM announces six more companies that will create apps and services using IBM's Watson Developer Cloud.
Rimini Street, Oracle Spar Over Lawsuit Outcome
News  |  10/27/2015
Oracle declares it won a significant victory, but Rimini Street sees silver lining in jury's $50 million damage award.
IBM, Jasper Partner For IoT Services Platform
News  |  10/27/2015
Large corporations will be able to access Jasper's Control Center through IBM's Bluemix. The goal: To enable companies that sell products such as heavy equipment or vehicles to add a variety of services to their customers, such as predictive maintenance or telematics.
Oracle CEO Hurd Makes Bold Cloud Predictions
News  |  10/27/2015
Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd said the current IT on-premises operating model is unsustainable and much of IT operations will move to the cloud in the next 10 years.
Microsoft Store: First Look Inside NYC Flagship
Slideshows  |  10/26/2015
Microsoft opens the doors of its massive NYC flagship store the same day it releases the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 to the public.
Larry Ellison: Oracle Sets Sights On Cloud Competitors
Commentary  |  10/26/2015
In his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld on Oct. 25, executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison distanced the company from the likes of SAP and IBM, while highlighting major cloud service providers such as Amazon AWS and longtime SaaS/PaaS players such as Salesforce.
Facebook At Work App 'Liked' By Major Bank
News  |  10/26/2015
The Royal Bank of Scotland sees value in Facebook as an enterprise communication tool, and plans to roll out the Facebook at Work app to 100,000 employees worldwide.
HTML 5 Vs. Native Apps: What's Best For Developers?
Slideshows  |  10/26/2015
Debate rages on about whether an HTML5 Web application or a native platform application is the best solution for your project team. We've put together this list of arguments -- five for HTML5 and five for native apps -- to help frame the debate.
BlackBerry Priv Smartphone Pre-Orders Start At $699
News  |  10/25/2015
The Priv smartphone will be BlackBerry's first Android device, and it features a slew of security enhancements, as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
10 iPhone, iPad Apps Optimized For iOS 9
Slideshows  |  10/25/2015
Apple packed several new features into iOS 9. Here are 10 apps upgraded to make the most of them.
Facebook iOS App Update Fixes iPhone Battery Drain
Commentary  |  10/24/2015
Facebook releases an update to its iOS app that will stop the excessive drain on iPhone batteries that users were reporting.
Windows Phone Fail, Surface Enterprise Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/24/2015
Microsoft added to its Surface Enterprise Program, released its quarterly earnings, dealt with its Windows Phone failures, and quietly slashed 1,000 more jobs this week.
Your Robot Replacement Has Arrived
News  |  10/23/2015
Robotic process automation can help companies operate more frugally and efficiently, though potentially at the expense of human workers.
9 Ways To Bulletproof Your Privacy Policy
Slideshows  |  10/23/2015
Is your privacy policy rock solid, or could it use some work? Mistakes can mean lawsuits, regulatory fines, and damage to corporate reputations. Here's how to protect your company.
Alphabet, Google's Parent, Strikes Earnings Gold With Mobile Search
News  |  10/23/2015
Alphabet, Google's new parent company, exceeded analysts' expectations due in large part to the strength of its mobile search business, according to company executives.
Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Rises, Hardware Falls
News  |  10/23/2015
Cloud computing continues to give Microsoft strength amid declines in hardware sales.
SAP Marries Commerce, Community For Engagement
Commentary  |  10/22/2015
SAP Jam Communities, edition for SAP hybris Commerce aims to create a more coherent link between commerce, analytics, and business engagement.
iOS 9.1 Leads Apple Software Updates
Commentary  |  10/22/2015
Apple delivered system updates across its product line on Oct. 20, adding new features and fixing bugs along the way. The updates included iOS 9.1, watchOS 2.0.1, and Mac OS X 10.11.1.
Facebook TechPrep Emphasizes Computer Science, Programming, Diversity
News  |  10/22/2015
Facebook is turning its skills at connecting people in a new direction with the launch of a TechPrep, a website designed to get kids invested in computer science, while promoting diversity.
Twitter Asks Developers For Forgiveness
News  |  10/22/2015
CEO Jack Dorsey apologizes for past platform changes and promises to work with developers rather than against them. The company also introduced a series of enhancements to Fabric and Gnip.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4: What Critics Are Saying
News  |  10/21/2015
Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 is an improvement upon Surface Pro 3, reviewers claim, but still not a laptop replacement.
Apple, Dropbox Slam CISA Cyber-Security Bill
Commentary  |  10/21/2015
Apple and Dropbox join the swelling ranks of tech companies voicing their opposition to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) and the lack of privacy protections.
10 iPhone Apps Only An IT Pro Could Love
Slideshows  |  10/21/2015
The Apple iTunes store is chock-full of apps that are equally useful to IT and business users. Here, we're focusing on 10 iPhone apps that only IT professionals could love. See what we've uncovered.
SAP Reports Strong Q3 Cloud Momentum
News  |  10/20/2015
SAP reported a huge cloud revenue increase for Q3 at a time when many of its rivals in the traditional enterprise apps space are struggling with cloud. Here are the numbers.
SIM CIO Report: IT Leadership Hits A 'Watershed Moment'
News  |  10/20/2015
One-third to one-half of the current crop of CIOs will be gone in 5 to 10 years, says the lead researcher for SIM's annual IT trends survey. Do you fit the profile of the CIO of the future? What's top-of-mind for CIOs right now?
Lenovo Yoga 900, Home 900 Sport Windows 10
News  |  10/20/2015
The Lenovo Yoga 900 notebook and the Home 900 AIO run Windows 10. Their adjustable screens and improved battery life put an emphasis on portability and flexibility.
Google Enterprise Apps Get ID Management Boost From Centrify
News  |  10/20/2015
A range of cloud-based identity management services from Centrify aims to make it easy for IT professionals to provision and authenticate corporate users of Google tools such as Android For Work and Google Compute Engine.
Microsoft Enhances Surface Enterprise Program
News  |  10/20/2015
Microsoft aims to accelerate enterprise adoption of Windows 10 and Surface Pro 4 with additions to its Surface Enterprise program.
IBM Fails To Offset Legacy Declines With Q3 Earnings
News  |  10/20/2015
Overall revenues fell, but the "strategic imperatives" of mobile, security, business analytics, and cloud delivered impressive growth.
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