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Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in August 2016
IT Salary Outlook 2017: Starting Pay On The Rise
News  |  8/31/2016
Starting salaries for IT professionals are expected to rise an average of 3.8% in 2017 compared with 2016. Find out which IT jobs are projected to see the greatest salary increases next year.
VMware Customers Cautious About vCloud Air, Ready For IBM
News  |  8/30/2016
As VMworld 2016 opens in Las Vegas, customers already have sharp opinions on VMware's commitment to the public cloud. However, these customers do like the company's alliance with IBM.
Microsoft, Red Hat Look To Steal VMware Customers
News  |  8/29/2016
On the eve of VMworld 2016, VMware's annual user group conference, Microsoft and Red Hat would like to wean some of the company's customers to their offerings.
Dropbox Urges Users To Change Old Passwords
News  |  8/29/2016
Data from a 2012 breach has resurfaced, leading to fears that the information could be used to compromise accounts. IT managers using a new Dropbox feature don't need to worry, but they still have to guard against employees' bad password hygiene.
11 Ways IT Professionals Can Make Sense of IoT Data
Slideshows  |  8/29/2016
IoT devices are entering the workplace in all shapes and sizes, from workers wearing smartwatches to industrial sensors such as soil monitors. The data pouring in may be so overwhelming it's unclear what should be done with it, why, and what the risks might be. Here are a few ways to navigate the maze.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SaaS Security: Gartner's 5 Tips For IT Pros
News  |  8/15/2016
Cloud services present a major challenge to IT professionals charged with safeguarding their organizations. These 5 steps can help managers bridge the gaps in SaaS security.
10 Cool Machine Learning Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  8/15/2016
Machine learning is technology that trains software so developers don't have to code it by hand. The number of new companies in the category has grown exponentially over the past few years. Here are 10 machine learning startups worth a closer look.
Microsoft Supporting Windows 7, 8.1 On Skylake PCs Until 2020
News  |  8/13/2016
Microsoft has reversed its decision to cut support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in 2018, a move intended to support businesses still transitioning to Windows 10.
Windows Security Update, Beam Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/13/2016
Microsoft this week released a new build for Office 2016 on Mac, bought live-stream startup Beam, and grabbed the security spotlight following a major leak.
AWS Launches Simple Analytics Service On Kinesis Data
News  |  8/12/2016
Amazon knows customers want to do things with the data streams they're capturing in the cloud. With that in mind, AWS is offering Kinesis Analytics as its answer.
Microsoft Leaks Secure Boot Key, Raises Security Concerns
News  |  8/12/2016
Microsoft has accidentally leaked a key that can enable users to unlock Secure Boot-protected smartphones and tablets running Windows 8.1 or later.
IDC: Global Public Cloud Services Will Reach $195 Billion By 2020
News  |  8/12/2016
While SaaS is by far the leading slice of the public cloud services pie, IT professionals should keep an eye PaaS and IaaS as well, because these are the fast-rising segments of the cloud market, according to IDC.
9 Enterprise Mobility Management Tools For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  8/12/2016
Choosing the right EMM suite requires IT organizations to understand their needs and the capabilities of the various options. These nine options were featured in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites. They serve as a starting point to help you find the right tools for your IT needs.
Duke IT Manager Talks Legacy Tech, Security, Career
News  |  8/11/2016
Sasha Calden faces unique security challenges as the IT Manager in one of Duke University's largest academic departments. Here she discusses data management, career development, and the challenge of securing legacy devices.
Intel Buys Deep Learning Startup Nervana To Bolster AI Business
News  |  8/10/2016
The chipmaker says it will use Nervana Systems' expertise in accelerating deep learning algorithms to expand Intel's capabilities in the field of artificial intelligence.
C3 IoT: Is Tom Siebel's Startup An Emerging Powerhouse?
News  |  8/10/2016
C3 IoT is Tom Siebel's latest venture. The young Redwood City, Calif-based company is off to a fast start with industrial IoT applications, and now it's bringing a cross-industry platform to market.
10 Ways Bots Can Improve Your Business Processes
Slideshows  |  8/10/2016
Businesses use bots to engage with customers, online and via social media, because they're a cost-effective way to respond instantly to simple queries. As the technology improves, bots are finding their way into more use-cases where human judgment and effort were traditionally required. Are bots right for your business? Here are 10 examples to help you decide.
Federal Source Code Policy Requires Agencies To Share Code
News  |  8/9/2016
The objective behind the White House's Federal Source Code policy is to ensure all agencies make custom-developed source code available for re-use across government. The aim is to make the government work more like developers in the private sector and to encourage sharing and collaboration.
Google Buys SaaS-Based Cloud Commerce Platform Orbitera
News  |  8/9/2016
The acquisition, which reportedly cost more than $100 million, will allow Google to help companies sell cloud software to other businesses more efficiently.
10 IoT Security Best Practices For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  8/9/2016
IT professionals have to treat internet of things (IoT) vulnerabilities as they would vulnerabilities in databases or web applications. Any flaw can bring unwelcome attention, for those making affected products and those using them. Any flaw may prove useful to compromise other systems on the network. When everything is connected, security is only as strong as the weakest node on the network.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Released, HoloLens Developers: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/6/2016
August 2 marked the launch of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs. Smartphones will receive the update in coming weeks.
'Mayhem' System Wins DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge
News  |  8/5/2016
An automated system called "Mayhem" took home the top prize in the Cyber Grand Challenge, sponsored by DARPA.
IBM: AI Should Stand For 'Augmented Intelligence'
News  |  8/4/2016
Answering the White House's call for input on artificial intelligence, IBM argues the technology should be designed to assist people rather than replace them.
Google's Cloud Lets You Bring Your Own Encryption Keys
News  |  8/3/2016
By supplying their own encryption keys, organizations can reduce the chance that an outside party will be able to gain access to their data, at least while it's at rest. Now Google's cloud platform offers the option.
Salesforce Buying Productivity Startup Quip
News  |  8/2/2016
Salesforce plans to buy Quip, a startup focused on mobile document management. The deal puts Salesforce in a position to better compete with productivity platforms Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365.
Zoho CRM Upgrade Targets Salesforce
Commentary  |  8/2/2016
Zoho is increasing the functions available in its CRM suite in an effort to be the all-in-one "operating system for business" that pulls together social media, user feedback, support ticket tracking, and other customer-based actions.
Rio Olympics Will Test Atos's IT Systems, Cloud Infrastructure
News  |  8/2/2016
Atos, the supplier of IT systems to the 2016 Summer Olympics, has been testing its technology for 200,000 hours before the games begin this week. Like many other businesses, Atros and the Olympics are relying on cloud services to insure information delivery.
Cyber-Security Skills Shortage Leaves Companies Vulnerable
News  |  8/1/2016
A lack of valued cyber-security skills has left businesses open to attacks resulting in reputation damage and data loss, research shows.
Windows 10 Provides Little Incentive For IT To Upgrade
News  |  8/1/2016
An Adaptiva survey finds businesses of all sizes are slowly migrating to Windows 10, but the update isn't adding any particular degree of urgency. The survey also found that while many IT professionals like some of the features, moving to the OS isn't a priority.
Mesosphere Links To Key Supporting Systems For Container Use
News  |  8/1/2016
Mesosphere announced its Data Center Operating System now works with data and message management systems from Lightbend, Confluent, and DataStax.
3 Tips For Playing Nice With Your CMO
Commentary  |  8/1/2016
In his role as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at HCL Technologies, Matt Preschern knew he needed to collaborate with his CIO in order to move forward a big customer engagement project. Here, he shares how they did it, and provides three steps any IT leader can use to form a productive bond with his or her company's CIO.


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