How Serverless Applications Will Change Your Business
Can applications be composed almost entirely of microservices in the cloud, running with a smart user device? That's the promise of serverless applications. Here's how they work, and what they'll mean for your business.
VMware CEO Gelsinger Talks IBM Venture, Dell-EMC Deal
We sat down with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger during the 2016 Mobile World Congress to learn more about the company's strategic partnership with IBM. Gelsinger also opened up about how the Dell-EMC deal has been affecting VMware's business, and shared an update on partner relationships.
Google's Hadoop Offerings, Rutgers Analytics Program: Big Data Roundup
Google's managed Hadoop- and Spark-as-a-Service offerings have gone to general availability. Rutgers University is offering a big data and data analytics remote learning certificate program. Alteryx is expanding its predictive analytics offerings. We've got all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Feb. 28, 2016.
MWC 2016 Paves Path For Connected Cars
Autonomous and connected cars were spotlighted at this year's Mobile World Congress. With 44 million of these vehicles expected to hit the road by 2030, tech companies such as Nokia Networks and Qualcomm are joining car manufacturers to roll out state-of-the-art features.
Apple Preps 9.7-Inch iPad Pro For March 15 Event
At an anticipated March 15 event, Apple will grow its iPad Pro line to include a new 9.7-inch model, according to a report in 9to5Mac. With overall iPad sales slowing, more Pro options will help Apple with its still-growing enterprise business.
Hadoop Ecosystem Evolves: 10 Cool Big Data Projects
In the 10 years since developers created Hadoop to wrangle the challenges that came with big data, the ecosystem for these technologies has evolved. The Apache Software Foundation is teeming with open source big data technology projects. Here's a look at some significant projects, and a peek at some up-and-comers.
Salesforce Revenue Jumps 25% As Enterprises Go Digital
Salesforce has reported big revenue increases for the fourth quarter and full year, citing corporate spending for enterprise apps that goes beyond IT budgets. Executives told analysts that Salesforce is more frequently dealing directly with CEOs who are spending according to digital transformation needs, not IT budgets.
iPhone Encryption: 5 Ways It's Changed Over Time
Apple's battle with the FBI has put iPhone encryption in the spotlight. However, some might be surprised that the company's encryption efforts have evolved slowly and are not that different from those of other smartphone makers. Here's a look at the 5 phases of the process so far.
RHEL On Azure: What Took So Long?
Red Hat Enterprise Linux joins the crowd of Linuxes now available on Microsoft's Azure. It's the last to do so. How soon will OpenShift follow?
8 Secret Habits Of Successful CIOs
CIOs today must keep the lights on, but also transform the business to meet the demands of real-time customer requirements. How do they stay productive? How do they find the right people to hire? What traits do they nurture? What secrets keep them ahead of the game? We've collected the top secret habits of successful CIOs here.
Google Cloud Vision API Gives Glimpse Into AI, Machine Learning
Hot on the heels of Microsoft's Project Oxford, Google is bringing its Cloud Vision API into beta. The offering allows software developers to create new ways of reading faces and emotions to help push the limits of what can be done with AI and machine learning.
Zuckerberg Hits MWC To Talk Drones, AI, VR
In his keynote address at Mobile World Congress, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his vision of how drones could be used to deliver Internet services to poor populations, and talked about the future of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.
Outsourcing Data Science: What You Need To Know
More companies are creating data science capabilities to enable competitive advantages. Because data science talent is rare and the demand for such talent is high, organizations often work with outsourced partners to fill important skill gaps. Here are a few reasons to consider outsourcing. What can go right and wrong along the way?
Spark Spreads, Apache Arrow Accepted: Big Data Roundup
Databricks announced a free community edition of Spark along with free training materials. Apache Arrow became a project within the Apache Software Foundation. And SAP announced support for Spark in its Predictive Analytics platform. We've got that and more in our big data roundup for the week of Feb. 21, 2016.
Yahoo Forms Committee To Explore Possible Sale, Options
Yahoo has formed a strategic committee, made up of its independent board members, to reach out to interested parties in transacting a deal as the company faces greater pressure from activist shareholder Starboard Value to sell its core assets.
9 Reasons To Crowdsource Data Science Projects
The data science talent shortage has some companies thinking outside the box. Even if your company employs a formidable data science team, you would likely still benefit from third-party ideas or solutions. Data science competitions and other forms of crowdsourcing offer viable means of advancing the art of the possible relatively quickly and cost-effectively. We share some of the possibilities.
Gartner Magic Quadrant Advanced Analytics: Fast Growth Continues
The Gartner Magic Quadrant Advanced Analytics report shows the market is growing quickly for platforms that use data and algorithms to predict, prescribe, optimize, and simulate. A big name has moved into the Leaders quadrant for the first time this year.
Tech Entrepreneurs Less Bullish On Economy: Study
Entrepreneurs whose companies are growing without venture capital largess are particularly sensitive to economic changes. The latest Bootstrapped Sentiment Survey from Mainsail Partners indicates that these organizations are anticipating an uncertain year ahead.
Google Closes Play For Education, Admits Collecting Student Data
Google is shuttering its Play for Education division. At the same time, the company responded to requests for information from US Senator Al Franken, who has been asking questions about how much student data Google collects and how the company uses the data.
2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Finalists Revealed
We're delighted to announce the 100 companies who made the cut as finalists for the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100. Final rankings and Best In Show winners will be revealed at this year's InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May.
Palantir Buys API-Maker Kimono Labs
Palantir buys Kimono Labs, giving its teams "unmatched support" and resources to tackle new projects. The acquisition will add to Palantir's ability to collect data for analysis and data sets that reside in silos.
Amazon Moves Suggest Package Delivery Is On Its Mind
With stakes in delivery companies in France and the UK, and airplane leases reportedly under discussion, Amazon appears to be moving toward its own package delivery services. And that's not the only business the company may be looking to disrupt.
Rise And Fall Of The Chief Data Officer
The C suite is expanding with more roles dedicated to data and analytics. The Chief Data Officer, or CDO, is one of these roles seen more often in some industries than others. The position may evolve with time. We explain some of the dynamics that cause CDOs to succeed and fail.
Microsoft Lumia 650 Runs Windows 10, Costs $200
Microsoft's Lumia 650 is aimed at business users on a budget who want access to Microsoft's suite of mobile Office applications. For IT professionals, the new smartphone offers an easier way to manage the devices remotely.
Mobile Apps Drive Car Rentals, But Not Sales
The days of teenagers anxiously awaiting the moment they get their driver's license are long over. Now, a ride on demand and even a car delivered to your door is just a mobile app away. It's a major shift in the auto industry.
8 Ways To Secure Data During US-EU Privacy Fight
After months of legal uncertainty over transatlantic data flows, the European Commission and the US have agreed on a new framework called the EU-US Privacy Shield. But because no text is available yet, there's no way to interpret it. Here's what organizations need to know now.
Gartner's BI Reboot, Everybody Loves Spark: Big Data Roundup
Gartner completely reworked its Magic Quadrant for BI and analytics, Hortonworks saw a big revenue jump, and support for Spark skyrocketed. That, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending February 14. Plus, why crush is better than chocolate.
AT&T Plans 5G Technology Tests Later This Year
AT&T is planning to test super speedy 5G technologies by the end of the year in homes and offices in Austin. The 5G testing comes at a time when data-hogging video that can slow networks down accounts for more than half of the data traffic on AT&T's networks.
Google Plans VR Headset That Won't Rely On Smartphones
The race for dominance of the virtual reality market continues as Google plans to introduce a more sophisticated headset to market. Unlike Cardboard, this new VR headset won't rely on a smartphone, according to reports.
Google Killing Off Flash-Based Ads By June
While Adobe Flash is little loved, its retirement has been a slow one. Google has announced steps to speed the process, and it will switch over to an HTML5 format in June.
VMware VSAN 6.2 Offers Pathway To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
With the release of its Virtual SAN 6.2 offerings, VMware is looking to make it easier for customers to create and run a hyper-converged infrastructure within their data centers. The company is also introducing "Ready Nodes," which are plug-in data center modules with virtual storage.
Apache Spark Ignites Big Data Adoption
Apache Spark is among the Hadoop ecosystem technologies acting as catalysts for broader adoption of big data infrastructure. Now, Looker -- a vendor of business intelligence software -- has announced support for Spark and other Hadoop technologies. The goal? To speed up access to the data that fuels business decision making.
CIO's Journey: From IT To Cloud Service Provider
Rhonda Winter held three CIO posts in Indianapolis, including one overseeing IT for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indianapolis 500. Then she decided to join Bluelock and provide future cloud services to enterprise CIOs.