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Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage
News  |  4/30/2016
Microsoft is working with Twist Bioscience, a company that encodes data onto microscopic and long-lasting synthetic DNA.
Windows 10 Bug Bash, Skype For Business On Mac: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/30/2016
Microsoft this week published Office updates for April, launched a new workflow app, and released a major new Windows 10 preview build so Insiders can help with bug-squashing.
HP Chromebook 13 Designed For Cloud-Based Enterprises
News  |  4/29/2016
HP and Google introduced the Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin, lightweight laptop that looks to make enterprise computing easier to integrate with cloud-based infrastructure and apps.
Microsoft, HPE Back Mesosphere As It Open Sources DC/OS
News  |  4/28/2016
As Mesosphere is opening sourcing its Data Center Operating System (DC/OS), several major tech firms, including Microsoft and HPE, are backing this alternative container standard.
Samsung ARTIK Cloud Aims For IoT Interoperability
News  |  4/28/2016
To help IoT devices work together and enable a new class of IoT apps and services, Samsung introduces a cloud service that aims to break down silos.
Microsoft's Mobile Roller-Coaster Ride: 9 Contributing Factors
Slideshows  |  4/28/2016
Microsoft has never excelled in smartphones, but its mobile strategy has taken a turn for the worse. What went wrong, what will come next, and are there signs of hope? Here's a closer look.
Windows 10 Preview Build Recruits Insiders To Bash Bugs
News  |  4/27/2016
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332 steps away from its traditional Quests and takes a different approach to the way Windows Insiders can help chase bugs.
VMware, Pivotal Offer Stack For Next-Gen Applications
News  |  4/27/2016
The Pivotal Cloud Foundry development stack has been integrated with the VMware Photon Platform so that the two can produce and host micro-service applications.
Google Cloud Conundrum: 7 Questions That Need Answering
Slideshows  |  4/27/2016
In an effort to gain enterprise interest, Google announced changes to its cloud platform last month that would beef up machine learning and big data capabilities. Still, many questions remain about whether Google's cloud will ever be a serious enterprise contender.
Google Expands Free Apps For Work Offer
News  |  4/26/2016
Subsidizing Google Apps for Work will now continue through the end of the year for customers under contract with other vendors. Google also expanded the program to provide assistance to smaller companies.
Dropbox Infinite Looks To Solve Local Storage Issue
News  |  4/26/2016
At Dropbox Open London, the company showed off Project Infinite, which has been in limited tests. The feature gives users desktop access to terabytes of data, even from devices with a thumb drive's worth of storage.
Gmail For Android Adds Microsoft Exchange Support
News  |  4/26/2016
Google's Gmail on Android is now adding support for Microsoft Exchange accounts, fixing one of the email app's biggest shortcomings for mixing work and personal information.
IoT Security Will Reach $840 Million By 2020, Gartner Finds
News  |  4/25/2016
The IoT security market will hit its stride in 2020, according to Gartner, driven by IoT growth in energy management, the automotive industry, consumer applications, and an increase in malware attacks.
Google's Chrome OS May Start Offering Android Apps
News  |  4/25/2016
In an effort to better integrate Android and Chrome OS -- its desktop-based operating system -- Google may be bringing the Google Play store to Chromebooks.
10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Slideshows  |  4/25/2016
People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
SAS Global Forum In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/24/2016
At SAS Global Forum, the company introduced Viya, a platform that it said is designed to stitch together all types of data, wherever it resides. We've got that and other announcements from the forum in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 24, 2016.
Windows 10 Cortana, Messaging Advances, Skype Bots On Web: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/23/2016
Microsoft announced Windows 10 builds 14327 and 14328 for smartphones and PCs, Skype Bots for Mac and Web, and earnings for its third fiscal quarter.
Windows 10 Mobile Test Build Rolls Out Texting Via PC
Commentary  |  4/21/2016
Microsoft is allowing Windows Insiders to test its Messaging Everywhere feature that lets people send and receive text messages on Windows phones and PCs. The feature strips Skype integration from the messaging app.
Opera's Free VPN Offers Web Browsing Privacy
News  |  4/21/2016
Opera's free VPN capability allows users to change their location and access websites and content that may be geographically restricted. This comes as the company has also offered ad blockers, and as users are looking for more ways to stay private online.
Malware Attacks More Frequent, Harder To Fight
News  |  4/21/2016
The newest Ponemon State of the Endpoint Report found enterprises struggling to enforce endpoint security and to manage their biggest threat: Employees.
Microsoft Gains In SaaS Market, Report Finds
Commentary  |  4/20/2016
Synergy Research assessed the growth of SaaS in 2015, and found it more mature than other cloud services -- and ready for an even greater takeoff. In addition, the report showed Microsoft may be one company poised for significant growth.
Reddit’s Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn
Commentary  |  4/20/2016
It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.
Apple Kills QuickTime For Windows, Adobe Issues Warning
News  |  4/19/2016
Two security vulnerabilities have moved Apple to end support for QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. This has also led Adobe to issue a warning to users of its software.
9 Outlook Alternatives For iPhone, Android
Slideshows  |  4/19/2016
Microsoft Outlook is a popular mobile email app, but it's far from your only option. Here is a list of alternatives for iOS and Android if you want to try something new.
Pivotal Changes Elephants, Big Data-As-A-Service Growing: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/17/2016
Google machine learning wants to harness your unscheduled minutes. Pivotal expands its alliance with Hortonworks. The big data-as-a-service market is forecast to grow in a big way. Dell updates Statistica for "citizen" data scientists. All that and how your emoji choices may be driving your friends away, in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 17, 2016.
Windows 10 Feature Roadmap, Federal Lawsuit: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/16/2016
This week Microsoft published a website detailing future Windows 10 updates, sued the US government over data privacy, and updated Skype for Business on iOS and Android.
Microsoft Sues Justice Department, AG Over Cloud Privacy
News  |  4/15/2016
Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, stating that the same rules that apply to search and seizure in an office should apply to its cloud.
Hortonworks, Pivotal Expand Open Source Big Data Alliance
News  |  4/15/2016
Pivotal has ditched its own Hadoop distribution in favor of Hortonworks' Hadoop as the two companies expanded their alliance to distribute each other's open source big data implementations to customers.
Making Mainframes Cool Again
Commentary  |  4/15/2016
Mainframe systems are still the backbone of much of today's IT infrastructure. Yet, finding IT talent to maintain these systems, and the COBOL and Fortran languages that support them, is becoming increasingly difficult. Knowledge transfer expert Steve Trautman, founder of The Steve Trautman Co., offers real-world advice on how IT leaders can cultivate the talent needed to run these crucial systems.
Email Privacy Act Clears House Judiciary Committee Vote
News  |  4/14/2016
An update to the Email Privacy Act requiring a warrant for the search of data older than 180 days was unanimously supported by the House Judiciary Committee. It now heads for a vote by the full chamber.
Microsoft's Project Madeira: SaaS Apps Designed For SMBs
News  |  4/14/2016
Microsoft is launching a preview of Project Madeira, a public cloud-based business management service designed for small and midsize business.
Microsoft OneDrive For Business Gets New Features, Admin Controls
News  |  4/13/2016
Microsoft rolled out a series of spring updates to OneDrive for Business, including new IT admin controls, as well as browser, sync, and mobile features.
Google Calendar Apps Employs Machine Learning
News  |  4/13/2016
Good -- or perhaps bad -- news for procrastinators: Google Calendar is now using machine learning to keep you more closely on schedule.
OpenText Tackles Digital Transformation, Extends EIM Platform To Cloud
News  |  4/13/2016
OpenText Release 16 addresses EIM customer demand for digital transformation and hybrid deployments. CEO Mark Barrenechea told us about the forces driving these demands and how OpenText is pursuing its own transformation, including standardizing on a single ERP system.
SAP's Software-To-Cloud Growing Pains Reflect Industry Shift
News  |  4/12/2016
SAP warned that its software license sales declined in the first quarter of 2016 and that business in the Americas was weaker than expected. Industry analysts said that SAP and other traditional software vendors will likely experience some tough quarters as they transition to offering cloud services.
IBM, Box Bring Cloud Data Closer To Home
News  |  4/12/2016
Business customers in Europe and Asia are being offered a new option for storing cloud-based data in a specific region.
Microsoft Publishes Windows 10 Roadmap, Targets Business PCs
News  |  4/12/2016
Microsoft shared a roadmap of upcoming Windows 10 features for business PCs and delivered its first CBB build since the operating system launched in July 2015.
Windows 10: Why These 10 New Features Matter
Slideshows  |  4/10/2016
Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Build 14316, giving Insiders the option to try Cortana updates, Skype UWP preview, and native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. Here are 10 features worth trying out.
Facebook F8: Chatbots, AI Expected
News  |  4/9/2016
Facebook is expected to announce API tools for chatbots and live chat during its F8 conference next week.
Windows 10 Build 14316, Cloud App Security Launch: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/9/2016
This week, Microsoft held its first Envision conference, beta-tested Outlook Premium, launched a major new Windows 10 preview build, and announced a partnership with R3.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Decline In 2016
News  |  4/7/2016
Gartner expects global IT spending to dip slightly in 2016, to $3.49 trillion. Faced with spending constraints, but the need to advance, many are optimizing by spending on services instead of assets.
Vivaldi Browser Boasts Tab Stacks, Quick Commands
News  |  4/7/2016
Vivaldi, an upstart Web browser, targets heavy Internet users with customization features and touches like mouse gestures and stacked tabs. The company's creators include the cofounder of Opera.
Stratasys 3D Printer Aims To Ease Commercial Prototyping
Commentary  |  4/7/2016
The Stratasys J750 takes 3D printing beyond the hobbyist "maker" circles. By cutting several steps out of the prototyping workflow, it becomes a contender for commercial 3D printing that involves complexity and volume.
Microsoft Cloud App Security Now Generally Available
News  |  4/6/2016
Microsoft rolls out Cloud App Security, a new service designed to bring deeper visibility and stronger control to IT and security teams managing cloud apps.
Next-Generation Databases Shift IT Priorities
News  |  4/5/2016
As organizations consider analytics in an era of big data, they are also considering a range of new database types to accommodate the challenges that come with it. A new survey looks at the databases under consideration, the big concerns of IT pros in charge of these systems, and what compromises the pros may need to make.
Mobile Revolution Will Kill Siloed Apps, Forrester Says
News  |  4/5/2016
Forrester anticipates a future in which mobile apps give way to experiences that draw from multiple services to address consumer needs. Here's what it means to your business.
Microsoft Outlook Premium Enters Beta Testing
News  |  4/5/2016
Microsoft has begun testing a new Outlook Premium service, which will be free for the first year and $4 per month after that.
Microsoft Envision Puts Spotlight On Digital Transformation
News  |  4/4/2016
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and other execs delivered keynotes to start the company's first-ever Envision conference, which focuses on digital and business transformation for tech leaders.
IBM Layoffs Hit Canada, Europe, Australia; US Likely Next
News  |  4/4/2016
IBM layoffs are hitting employees in Canada, Europe, and Australia. Another round of US layoffs is reportedly "imminent."
Big Data And RDBMS: Can They Coexist?
News  |  4/4/2016
Can relational database management systems peacefully coexist with big data technologies? Here's what the experts have to say.
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