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Cloud Power, Fear of Lock-in Grows Among IT Managers
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Mary Meeker's Global Internet Trends: As the digital age expands, so does fear of technology lock-in by cloud vendors.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/2/2017
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IoT Enabling a Path to Better Health
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
IoT data from healthcare wearables and patient devices has only just begun to change the way hospitals treat patients, but advances will continue through the analytic insights they provide.
By Randy Lea, Vice President, Teradata , 5/31/2017
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Microsoft App Aims to Delete the Password
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
News
Microsoft has officially launched its Authenticator app designed to simplify and secure user logins, raising questions about the future of password-free authentication.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/26/2017
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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad IoT?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
In an atmosphere of fear about IoT security and privacy business should be aware that if an IoT project seems promising, it may be worth the risk to push on, as long as security is at the forefront.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 4/17/2017
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20 Million Mobile Devices at High Risk of Attack, Study Finds
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
News
Meanwhile, a separate report by Google says half of all Android devices didn't install a single security update in 2016.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/23/2017
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How To Tackle Today's Data Quality Challenges
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
If your data quality is suspect, your analytics program may also be doomed. Here's a look at today's data quality challenges and how to tackle them.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/13/2017
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New Method Can Catch Smartphone Thieves In 14 Seconds
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
News
New research from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev shows promise in quickly identifying smartphone hackers.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/7/2017
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The Unblinking Eye: Employee Monitoring in the IoT Era
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Monitoring machines in the Internet of Things can provide valuable data, but there could be privacy issues when employees are using those machines.
By Christine Lyon, Partner in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster , 12/22/2016
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Amazon Tests New Retail Consumer Checkout System
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A store in downtown Seattle lets shoppers pull items off shelves and exit the store, with the cost of the items automatically added to their account.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/8/2016
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Most iOS Apps In Enterprises Not Using Apple Encryption Feature
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Despite a January 1, 2017 deadline, not many app vendors have switched on the Apple App Transport Security, according to a study by Appthority.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/7/2016
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Trainline Tosses Exadata, Takes Oracle Into The Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Trainline migrates to the cloud, takes Oracle database applications with it for performance faster than Exadata's.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/6/2016
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Gartner: Enterprise Mobile Devices Yet To Show Their Strength
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The Annual Personal Technologies Study finds convertible tablets on the rise with room inside the enterprise for other mobile devices to grow.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/1/2016
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Driverless Vehicles & The IT Impact
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Juniper Research tried to answer the question, given the experimentation with driverless vehicles, when will it gain traction?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/29/2016
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Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
While many smart cities are using IoT for transportation issues, there's a host of other initiatives these urban centers should start to address with the technology. Environmental and sustainability programs top a new list from Gartner.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/9/2016
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Google Search Indexing To Go Mobile-First
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
In an announcement that could have far-ranging implications for websites of all sizes, Google said that it would place even more emphasis on mobile search, especially in the ways the company's algorithm ranks sites.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/8/2016
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The Wait At Polls: IT Drives Real-Time Updates
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Voters in Cobb County, Georgia, got more accurate and timely updates on wait times at polling locations open for early voting during this year's US presidential election. Here's how IT made it happen.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/7/2016
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Android Marketshare Hits Record 88%, Report Finds
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
A recent report from Strategy Analytics finds that Android has reached a record 88% marketshare during the third quarter of 2016. At the same time, Apple's iOS lost some ground, and other mobile operating systems have all but disappeared.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/4/2016
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Healthcare's Looming Disruption: How Can IT Prepare?
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
A new Gartner Maverick report says that annual physical medical exams and primary care doctors are about to be disrupted by IoT medical devices and algorithm. Here's how IT must shift to accommodate the change.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 10/31/2016
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Final Presidential Debate Tests UNLV's IT Preparedness
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The UNLV IT staff had to be ready for a variety of requests -- often at the last minute -- as the school prepared to host the third Presidential debate earlier this month. Here's the inside story.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 10/26/2016
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Smartwatch Shipments Take Nosedive In Q3 2016
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
Despite the launch of a new Apple Watch line, smartwatch shipments plunged more than 50% between the third quarter of 2015 and the third quarter of this year. The latest numbers from IDC appears to show a market in need of significant recalibration.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 10/25/2016
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