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Bimodal IT: Best Of Both Worlds For Large Enterprises
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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Managing two separate modes of IT delivery, one focused on stability and the other on agility, can be critical for IT success -- if the company is large enough.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 2/8/2016
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Wanted: IT Heroes For 2016 InformationWeek Awards
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
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The submission period is now open for four new awards that will be presented during the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May. We need your help now to find the best candidates for each category.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 1/26/2016
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Google Gives Away 2GB Of Storage To Promote Security
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Google does its part for Safer Internet Day with its giveaway. Also, Gmail users will start seeing warnings when message senders can't be authenticated and when they don't support transport encryption.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/11/2016
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Google Expands 'Right To Be Forgotten' To More Websites
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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In a bid to assuage European objections over "right to be forgotten" issues, Google will scrub search results from more of its websites in Europe.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/11/2016
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VMware vRealize Suite 7 Enhances Data Center, Cloud Management
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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VMware's newly released vRealize Suite 7 includes six components meant to bring more intelligence to virtual workload management, whether companies are using their own clouds or a public cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/11/2016
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Yahoo Layoffs Begin, Starting With Sunnyvale HQ
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
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Yahoo has promised to cut 1,700 positions, and it appears to have dropped the axe first in Sunnyvale by laying off 107 employees from its headquarters.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/11/2016
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Microsoft, HCL Partner For IoT Incubation Center
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft and HCL Technologies are building an incubation hub to use the Azure IoT Suite for enterprise adoption of IoT across verticals.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/11/2016
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Hadoop Distributor Hortonworks' Revenue Growth Blasts Off
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Hortonworks reported an annual revenue increase of 165%, but losses still outpace sales. Company executives promised a hard push to bring those numbers closer together in 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/11/2016
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Windows 10 Updates History Site Launched
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft's new Window 10 update history website will contain notes on each update and serve as a hub for information on older releases.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/10/2016
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Google Killing Off Flash-Based Ads By June
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
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.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/10/2016
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VMware VSAN 6.2 Offers Pathway To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/10/2016
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NHTSA: Google's AI 'Driver' Can Qualify For US Roads
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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In a letter to the search giant, the NHTSA indicates its support for Google's self-driving vehicles by stating the computer that pilots the car can be considered a driver.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/10/2016
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Apache Spark Ignites Big Data Adoption
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/10/2016
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IoT Reality: Smart Homes Not Smart Enough Yet
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Commentary
The Internet of Things needs standardization and easier programming options. Until then, the promise of IoT for consumers remains unfulfilled.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/10/2016
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CIO's Journey: From IT To Cloud Service Provider
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/10/2016
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7 Ways IaaS Delivers Business Value
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Managing a modern data center is a daunting -- and expensive -- task if you go it alone. But partnering with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers can help. Here are seven ways IaaS can pay off for your organization.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 2/10/2016
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Google, Apple Aim To Kill Passwords
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Apple, Yahoo, and Google are making inroads into enabling smartphones to become a replacement for entering passwords -- a move that may not come soon enough for some users and help desks.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 2/9/2016
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MIT's Eyeriss GPU Could Transform IoT, AI
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
MIT researchers have developed a GPU called Eyeriss that could enable algorithms to run locally and instantly, instead of sending raw data into the cloud. This means that a future version of Siri could get you answers much faster.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/9/2016
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Facebook Faces Trouble In France For Tracking Non-Users
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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The CNIL, France's data regulation authority, has issued a formal notice to Facebook, warning the social network that it needs to fairly collect data concerning the browsing activity of Internet users who do not have an account.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/9/2016
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Education IT: Hot Tech Trends To Watch
Esther Schindler, Writer and Translator
Commentary
Cloud, big data, and security are all big factors in education IT this year. At the same time, there is a cultural shift taking place not only among the student body, but within the demographics of the IT departments themselves.
By Esther Schindler Writer and Translator, 2/9/2016
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BIOS Hack Detection Added To Dell Enterprise Security Suite
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
News
With millions of machines potentially vulnerable to attacks on their BIOS firmware, Dell has introduced a verification tool designed for enterprise IT to monitor users' machines and intervene if an attack is detected. The cloud-based tool takes a different approach than other BIOS offerings on the market.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 2/9/2016
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Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Inflection Point Has Arrived
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Reflecting the fundamental transformation in the market, Gartner has changed how it evaluates vendors in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics. Only three vendors survived the cut and stayed in the Leaders Quadrant. Here's a look at the changes.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/9/2016
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