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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.
Free Windows 10 Upgrade Ends, Mobile Job Cuts: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/30/2016
Microsoft this week announced new Office features as part of its July update, terminated its Windows 10 free upgrade offer, and cut more jobs in its mobile division.
Apple's Project Titan Focuses On Autonomous Driving Software
News  |  7/29/2016
Apple is bulking up its and sharpening the focus of its Project Titan team with the hiring of Dan Dodge, the former head of BlackBerry's automotive software division.
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?
IDC: Samsung Leads Smartphone Market, iPhone Shipments Decline
News  |  7/28/2016
In the second quarter of this year, total smartphone shipments were essentially flat compared to the same period in 2015, according to a new report from IDC. Samsung and Apple still lead the market.
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.
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/28/2016
Amin Vadhat, Google Fellow and Networking Technical Lead, talked to Network Computing Editor-in-Chief Susan Fogarty about how Google is putting its stamp on the enterprise network.
Tim Cook Talks Apple's AR Future, Pokémon Go
News  |  7/27/2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals the depth of the iPhone maker's interest in augmented reality and where he thinks the platform is going.
iPhone, iPad Sales Continue To Slow, Apple's Earnings Drop
Commentary  |  7/27/2016
Despite ongoing declines in iPhone and iPad sales, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he remains hopeful, and states that the company continues to invest significantly in R&D.
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.
Office 365 Updates Add Machine Learning To Apps
News  |  7/26/2016
Microsoft is infusing more of its machine learning into Office 365 and adding in greater capabilities into Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
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.
Enterprises Are Poorly Equipped To Handle External Cyberattacks
News  |  7/26/2016
Most organizations lack the tools and processes to handle external cyberattacks -- which lie outside a company's firewalls. Such attacks primarily leverage digital channels, and responsibility for monitoring these channels often falls outside traditional IT and security functions.
8 iOS, Android Apps To Help Get Your Errands Done
Slideshows  |  7/26/2016
For IT professionals, like others with demanding jobs, finding the time for the mundane tasks of everyday life can be a challenge. Here are 8 iOS and Android apps created to help you save time on chores and errands so you have more hours in the day.
Ford's SYNC 3 Brings Android Auto, CarPlay To All Models
News  |  7/25/2016
Ford is making the SYNC 3 platform available on all of its 2017 model-year vehicles, with a host of popular applications on tap. It's also a huge opportunity for Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay platforms.
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.
Windows 10 At 1 Year: 9 Ways It's Changed
Slideshows  |  7/25/2016
Microsoft has made several updates to Windows 10 as part of its Windows-as-a-Service model. How has the OS changed since its launch in July 2015, and what's on the road ahead?
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.
Snowden Designs iPhone Add-On To Thwart Surveillance
News  |  7/23/2016
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and hacker Andrew Huang have designed an add-on device for iPhone 6 that would alert users when they are being tracked. Here's why it matters to IT.
Windows 10 Build 14393 Rollout, Cloud Revenue: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/23/2016
Microsoft this week released its fourth-quarter earnings report, Windows 10 Build 14393 for PC and mobile, and new services Stream and Bookings.
Facebook's Aquila Internet Drone Completes First Flight
News  |  7/22/2016
WiFi takes to the skies in the form of Aquila, a self-piloting Facebook drone with a wingspan greater than that of a Boeing 737. It's another move by companies such as Facebook and Google to deliver internet services through unconventional means.
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.
Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P 
News  |  7/21/2016
The Redmond giant is wrapping up the final stages of migrating its Skype VoIP service to the cloud from its peer-to-peer backbone. The move will allow the company to offer new services including mobile group video calling and Skype Bots.
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.
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.
Google's DeepMind AI Cuts Data Center Power Bills
News  |  7/20/2016
Google uses its DeepMind artificial intelligence to slice nearly half of the amount of energy used for cooling its data centers, improving its overall power usage effectiveness (PUE) by 15%.
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.
Microsoft Cloud Drives $22.6 Billion In Revenue
News  |  7/20/2016
Microsoft reported gains in its booming cloud business that propelled revenue to $22.6 billion and made up for declines in mobile phone earnings.
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.
iOS 10 Beta 3 Fixes Bugs, Adds New Functions
Commentary  |  7/19/2016
Apple seeded a third round of beta operating systems, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, to its registered developers.
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.
Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
News  |  7/19/2016
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
Google Reportedly Still Working On Mixed VR, AR Headset
News  |  7/18/2016
While Google may be retooling its virtual reality roadmap, the company is still dedicated to producing a standalone headset that blends the boundaries between VR and augmented reality.
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.
11 Programming Languages For DevOps Success
Slideshows  |  7/17/2016
DevOps uses languages for software development and languages for deployment automation. If you want to be successful with either side of DevOps, these languages will help.
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.
Surface Partnership With IBM, Windows Security: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/16/2016
Microsoft held its annual Worldwide Partner Conference and announced a new partnership with GE. A critical Windows security patch is announced. A look at Windows 10 and Surface subscriptions.
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.
Windows 'Critical' Security Flaw Hits All Versions Of OS
News  |  7/14/2016
Microsoft has fixed a security flaw that left all supported versions of its Windows operating system vulnerable to hackers.
AWS Expands Database Migration Service, Adds Replication
News  |  7/14/2016
At the Amazon Summit in Santa Clara this week, General Manager Matt Wood explained how much Amazon's Database Migration Service is being used and how the company is adding more resources for data migration.
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