Business Technology News and Commentary - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News & Commentary
Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in June 2016
Amazon's Elastic File System Is Now Generally Available
News  |  6/30/2016
This week, Amazon announced that it is moving its Elastic File System out of preview and offering it for general use. The new file system offering is available in three AWS regions.
Hortonworks Commits To Microsoft's Azure Cloud
News  |  6/30/2016
Hadoop distributor Hortonworks announced a deeper partnership with cloud giant Microsoft, a new consortium to create an open source genomics project for precision medicine, and new enterprise features in its Hortonworks Data Platform update at this week's Hadoop Summit.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella: 6 Must-Have AI Design Principles
News  |  6/30/2016
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wrote an essay published in Slate in which he emphasized AI should not be feared but embraced. He outlined six principles and goals AI research must follow.
Red Hat Enlarges OpenShift Container Management
News  |  6/29/2016
Red Hat has integrated container storage, single-machine development, and security into its software stack for developers using Docker containers.
Brexit: Will Cloud Vendors Hear London Calling?
Commentary  |  6/29/2016
The Brexit vote could impose changes on how cloud providers operate within the UK, but those changes might not be as bad as people fear. However, a lot depends on whether England follows the European Union's data privacy regulations.
MongoDB SaaS Version, Native Spark Connector Unveiled
News  |  6/28/2016
NoSQL database MongoDB is adding a new cloud-based elastic SaaS version to its delivery options. The company is also announcing a native connector to Apache Spark during its MongoDB World event.
IoT Attracts 6.2 Million Developers Worldwide: Evans Data
News  |  6/28/2016
The number of developers worldwide who are turning their attention to the Internet of Things has increased 34% in the past 12 months, according to Evans Data.
8 Smart Ways To Use Prescriptive Analytics
Slideshows  |  6/28/2016
Somewhere between blind faith and skepticism is the world of prescriptive analytics. Here, machine-generated action items and potential outcomes meet human decision-making. Finding the right balance between algorithms and common sense can be tricky, so consider these tips.
Budgets, Business Needs Drive IT Workloads Off-Premises
News  |  6/27/2016
The Uptime Institute's 2016 survey found the shift of enterprise workloads to off-premises sites may occur faster than anticipated as organizations grapple with a need for agility in an era of tightened IT budgets.
Brexit And Tech: What Lies Ahead?
Commentary  |  6/27/2016
British voters have decided to leave the EU. What will that mean for enterprise IT?
Red Hat Announces 3Scale Acquisition, $1 Billion Stock Buy-Back
News  |  6/24/2016
This week, Red Hat announced new financial results that showed 18% revenue growth, the acquisition of 3Scale, and a $1 billion buy-back of its common stock.
Zynga Adopts Aurora Database, More Amazon Services
News  |  6/24/2016
Zynga migrated back to the cloud a year ago. Now, however, the company is finding it hard to do without managed services, such as the Aurora database.
HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers
HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2016
In her role as Developer Advocate and Community Architect, Lisa-Marie Namphy works toward unifying HPE's developers. At the same time, she is a champion of women, aiming to shatter the glass ceiling at a number of different tech firms. Namphy spoke with InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters about her work at HPE.
Microsoft Talks Up Its Containers At DockerCon
News  |  6/22/2016
At the DockerCon show this week in Seattle, Microsoft took the stage to tout its ability to run containers on its Azure cloud and the company's overall support for the technology.
Software Industry's $1 Trillion Impact On US Economy
News  |  6/22/2016
BSA|The Software Alliance has issued its first report looking beyond GDP and direct employment statistics to estimate the direct and indirect ways the software industry influences the US economy.
LinkedIn Ranks Best Companies At Attracting, Retaining Talent
News  |  6/21/2016
Which companies are the best at attracting and retaining talent? In the US, the Top 10 are all technology companies, according to a new list of "Top Attractors" from LinkedIn, based on the careers social network site's internal research.
Supercomputing's TOP500 Led By China, Linux
Commentary  |  6/21/2016
The latest TOP500 list of worldwide supercomputers shows several significant changes in what countries are leading the pack, and what technologies are most in use.
Dell Software Businesses Sold To Private Equity Firms
News  |  6/21/2016
Dell Software, which includes Quest, SonicWall, and Statistica, is being snapped up by private equity firms for a reported price of more than $2 billion. The selloff comes as Dell positions itself for an expected October closing for its acquisition of tech giant EMC.
Solar Impulse 2 Embarks On Atlantic Crossing
News  |  6/21/2016
The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, has taken off to cross the Atlantic in four days, in one of the most hazardous legs of its trip around the world.
10 CIO Career Trends That May Surprise You
Slideshows  |  6/21/2016
The CIO role is fundamentally changing as the position increasingly calls for being a combination of a technology strategist, revenue generator, and business leader. Here are 10 trends that illustrate this transformation.
Docker Embeds Container Orchestration In Engine 1.12
News  |  6/20/2016
At its DockerCon event, Docker is detailing the ways the company built its Swarm orchestration capabilities into its container-formatting Docker Engine.
Containers Commanding More IT Dollars, Survey Finds
News  |  6/20/2016
ClusterHQ conducted its second annual survey on container adoption. The results show that IT professionals are putting more containers in production, with more dollars budgeted for the technology.
Solar Impulse 2: 11 Images From Its Awe-Inspiring Journey
Slideshows  |  6/19/2016
If Solar Impulse 2 successfully completes its planned journey through Europe and back to the Middle East, it will have accomplished something previously believed impossible: heavier-than-air flight fueled only by the power gleaned from the sun's rays.
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2016
InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters speaks with Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Labs about how the worlds of AI and security are colliding in new ways.
10 Most-Loved Tech CEOs
Slideshows  |  6/16/2016
Glassdoor recently published its list of highest-rated CEOs. Half of the top 20 CEOs featured hail from the tech industry. Who are they, and what sets them apart?
US Supreme Court Lowers Bar To Larger Patent Damage Awards
News  |  6/14/2016
The high court issued a ruling that substantially changes the game in terms of the amount of damages that could potentially be paid out in a patent infringement lawsuit.
VMware Acquires Virtual Network Manager Arkin Net
News  |  6/14/2016
VMware is acquiring Arkin Net, a "purpose-built" manager of its NSX networking that will give virtualization managers visibility and controls for virtual networks.
IBM Cloud Will Host VMware Horizon Air, SugarCRM
News  |  6/14/2016
IBM's Cloud Platform is gaining two large enterprise customers as it will now host VMware Horizon Air and SugarCRM. Is this another setback for vCloud Air?
9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
Slideshows  |  6/13/2016
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
IDC: PC Markets Continue To Struggle, Seek Stability
News  |  6/10/2016
Global PC shipments will fall 7.3% year-over-year in 2016, with smaller declines to come in 2017, according to new numbers from IDC.
HPE Unveils Converged IoT Systems, Partnerships
News  |  6/9/2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, at its Discover 2016 event, announced a multifaceted strategy for IoT that includes converged systems at the network edge, security, analytics, and partnerships with some of the big players in IoT platforms for business.
Amazon Investing Additional $3 Billion In India
News  |  6/9/2016
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced this week that the company will expand its investment in operations in India from $2 billion to $5 billion. The money will expand Amazon's cloud and retail operations in India.
The Network Evolution Will Be Digital
The Network Evolution Will Be Digital
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/9/2016
As companies large and small charge toward a new digital age, the network becomes the battleground that helps make this revolution a reality.
HPE Updates Helion, Opens 'The Machine' To Developers
News  |  6/8/2016
At its Discover conference in Las Vegas Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced updates to its Helion Cloud Portfolio, and touted breakthroughs in its software-defined data center strategy. The company also welcomed developers to work on The Machine, its next-generation computer architecture.
Integrating Office 365 With Box: How It's Being Done
Commentary  |  6/8/2016
Supply-chain company Flex has rolled out Office 365 with Box.com to about 200,000 global users. Here's how the firm's IT team did it.
Mary Meeker: Internet Growth, Smartphone Sales Slow Down
News  |  6/2/2016
Major digital trends in Meeker's report this year include the overall slowdown of internet growth, the evolution of web search, and the effects of messaging apps and digital assistants.
'Digital Transformation': What's So New About It?
'Digital Transformation': What's So New About It?
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/2/2016
Mobility, data, the Internet Of Things, cloud computing. These are the terms that IT hears again and again. In fact, there's a term for what all these mean for business and IT: "Digital Transformation." However, what's new about it? At this year's Interop conference, Prashanth Shenoy, Cisco's senior director for enterprise networks and mobility, explained how these technologies are now mature enough to really affect business and begin the transformation that we're heard so much about.
How Dropbox Moved 500PB Of Customer Files Off AWS
News  |  6/1/2016
With 500 petabytes of customer files to manage, Dropbox decided to become a post-cloud company. That meant moving a core operation off AWS. Here's how it was done.
10 Data Visualization Tools To Bring Analytics Into Focus
Slideshows  |  6/1/2016
Data visualizations can help business users understand analytics insights and actually see the reasons why certain recommendations make the most sense. Traditional business intelligence and analytics vendors, as well as newer market entrants, are offering data visualization technologies and platforms. Here's a collection of 10 data visualization tools worthy of your consideration.


2020 State of DevOps Report
2020 State of DevOps Report
Download this report today to learn more about the key tools and technologies being utilized, and how organizations deal with the cultural and process changes that DevOps brings. The report also examines the barriers organizations face, as well as the rewards from DevOps including faster application delivery, higher quality products, and quicker recovery from errors in production.
News
The State of Chatbots: Pandemic Edition
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  9/10/2020
Commentary
Deloitte on Cloud, the Edge, and Enterprise Expectations
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  9/14/2020
Slideshows
Data Science: How the Pandemic Has Affected 10 Popular Jobs
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  9/9/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
IT Automation Transforms Network Management
In this special report we will examine the layers of automation and orchestration in IT operations, and how they can provide high availability and greater scale for modern applications and business demands.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll