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Software Licensing Audits: Is Your Company Prepared?
News  |  12/31/2015
Software licensing audits can cause minor annoyance or excruciating pain, depending on their scope and how ready your enterprise is for the disruption and expense. We take a look at trends in software licensing audits and the ways they impact your IT organization and your business.
Algorithms: Turning Data Into Products
News  |  12/31/2015
Everybody talks about algorithms, but do you know what they are? We take a closer look at the origins of the word algorithm, what it means for business today, and how companies such as Google and Airbnb use them.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
CIO's Guide To Creating Sound Software Contracts
Commentary  |  12/30/2015
Software negotiations often pit a customer against a supplier, each focused on his or her own best interests. To craft a sound deal, CIOs need to understand where potential contract potholes lie and steer around them. Here's what you need to know.
IBM Watson: AI For The Real World
News  |  12/25/2015
IBM Watson, the company's AI cognitive computing platform, has attracted an ecosystem of developers and users who are layering the technology on top of their own to make it even smarter. Here's an update on Watson's evolution and why IBM can confidently assure us it won't ever become HAL.
Fighting Evil AI, IBM Opens Watson IoT HQ: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/20/2015
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
Oracle Touts Cloud Revenue Growth In Tough Second Quarter
News  |  12/17/2015
Oracle said that global currency pressure had a negative impact on its total revenues and net profit, which were down for its second quarter. Executives put the focus on the company's relatively small but fast growing cloud revenue instead, at a time when Oracle is moving from its traditional on-premises business to a hybrid cloud approach.
User Groups Matter To Vendors: Here's Why
Commentary  |  12/17/2015
InformationWeek recently interviewed three vendor executives who spend their professional lives building and sustaining business-oriented user groups. Here's what we learned about this symbiotic relationship.
Intuit CIO: Changing The Way Projects Are Managed
Commentary  |  12/17/2015
Intuit's IAC project has brought data together from all over the company. The insight provided is changing the way the company sees its products and customers.
Universities Expand Curriculum To Meet Data Scientist Demand
News  |  12/16/2015
Technological advances and market forces are driving demand for data scientists, and universities are stepping up to fill the need by expanding their curriculums. Here's a closer look at some of the programs.
Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts: Pros And Cons
Slideshows  |  12/16/2015
If you're a bit confused by what a dedicated host cloud service can do for you, rest assured you're not alone. We'll help you figure out when your IT department should choose to deploy dedicated hosts.
IBM's Watson Taps APIs, Learning Centers For IoT Expansion
News  |  12/15/2015
IBM has released several APIs and opened a new global headquarters for its Watson IoT effort. Here's an update on the company's cognitive computing plan to use Watson to analyze IoT data.
14 Ways IoT Will Change Big Data And Business Forever
Slideshows  |  12/14/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) has gained momentum. Sensors are now small and cheap enough to embed in all kinds of devices, and more companies are leveraging the vast data generated. Here are some key drivers your company needs to remember as you jump into IoT.
Hiring Top Data Scientists, Gaming The Office Gift Exchange: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/13/2015
Hadoop distribution companies MapR and Hortonworks are taking real-time streaming one step further than before. MongoDB landed a board member from cloud giant AWS. Find out how to game your office holiday gift exchange. Catch the Big Data Roundup for the week of December 13.
Google's Cloud SQL Update Promises More Flexibility, Faster Speed
News  |  12/11/2015
Google says that the latest version of its Cloud SQL is more than seven times faster, and can scale better, than the previous generation.
IBM Security Analytics Platform Now Open To Developers
News  |  12/9/2015
The IBM Security QRadar analytics platform is now open to developers, enabling them to build custom apps. The company also launched the Security App Exchange, a marketplace in which the security community can create and share apps.
Confluent's Apache Kafka Gets Security, Real-Time Messaging Updates
News  |  12/9/2015
Big data startup, Confluent has released version 2.0 of its software based on an updated Apache Kafka core, which is the real-time distributed data messaging engine that underlies LinkedIn and Uber.
MapR Streams: Big Data Analysis In Real-Time
News  |  12/8/2015
MapR is again beefing up its real-time efforts for big data with the release of MapR Streams. Here's how it works.
Gartner Magic Quadrant: Top Tools For Cleaning Up Your Data
News  |  12/8/2015
Seven companies make it into the Leaders quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Data Quality Tools 2015. See who's in, and why the research firm considers them ahead of the competition.
Cortana Taps Power BI, Wikipedia Leans On AI: Big Data Roundup
Commentary  |  12/6/2015
In this Dec. 6 edition of the Big Data Roundup we look at machine learning use-cases, how Microsoft is bringing business intelligence into Cortana, a new big data summit for Apache Kafka users, plus a quiz on how well you know the difference between big data terms and Pokemon names.
Wikipedia Bets On AI To Rebuild Editor Ranks
News  |  12/2/2015
Wikipedia will leverage a new machine learning service called ORES to automate reviews of revisions to flag ones that are problematic and make it easier for human editors to get their proposed revisions approved.
Microsoft Integrates Cortana, Power BI
News  |  12/1/2015
Microsoft is making the connection between Cortana and Power BI available for public preview starting Dec. 1.


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