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Microsoft's Revamped Ventures Division Will Focus On Startups
News  |  5/31/2016
Microsoft has repositioned Microsoft Ventures, its internal startup accelerator, to focus on investments in early-stage businesses.
Equinix Service Aims To Scrub Out DDoS Attacks
News  |  5/31/2016
Equinix is making F5 Networks' Silverline protection available in a handful of its International Business Exchange data centers. Silverline can detect the launch of an attack as it makes use of the network and take steps to mitigate it in real-time.
How To Attract Top Cloud Dev Talent
Commentary  |  5/31/2016
Dr. Angel Diaz of IBM co-chaired and co-authored MathML, the first XML standard, in 1998. Here, he shares what he's learned about open source in the past two decades, and tells us why it's crucial for any company looking to attract and retain top dev talent in today's competitive marketplace.
7 PaaS Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  5/31/2016
As virtualization advancements such as container technologies emerge, PaaS is hitting its stride. While you may have heard of a couple of the PaaS providers on our list, we're betting there are a few more here that aren't on your radar yet. Here's why these seven firms are worth your attention.
Cellphone-Cancer Link Revealed In Government Study
News  |  5/30/2016
Research overseen by the National Toxicology Program found a slightly elevated risk of cancer in male rats exposed to CDMA and GSM signals from cellphones.
GrabCAD's Print Cloud Speeds Up 3D Printing
News  |  5/30/2016
GrabCAD Print takes the GitHub concept of a processing and sharing hub that can deal with many different file formats and applies it to the 3D-printing process. The goal is to make prototyping faster and less convoluted.
Microsoft, Facebook Team Up To Build Cross-Atlantic Cable
News  |  5/27/2016
Microsoft and Facebook are joining forces to construct the "MAREA" undersea cable, which will deliver high-speed connectivity across the Atlantic.
Google Beats Oracle In Long-Running Java Copyright Case
News  |  5/27/2016
Reversing a reversal of its initial victory, Google once again has prevailed against Oracle's claim that Android infringes its Java copyrights.
Salesforce Taps AWS For Global Expansion Plans
News  |  5/26/2016
The partnership with Amazon Web Services is expected to give Salesforce the ability to offer its core services as part of its international infrastructure expansion for the first time.
FedRAMP Is Too Complicated, Not Secure Enough: Survey
News  |  5/26/2016
The FedRAMP standard for federal agency use of cloud services has too many complications in its operations and lacks the assurance of security, according to the results of a MeriTalk survey.
Google's Paris Office Raided In Tax Investigation
News  |  5/26/2016
French investigators are seeking information about whether Google has been evading its tax obligations.
Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Which Suite Reigns Supreme?
Slideshows  |  5/26/2016
The two leading cloud productivity suites -- Google Apps and Microsoft's Office 365 -- each have a lot to offer. But which one is right for your organization? Here's a look at how they stack up.
Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups
News  |  5/24/2016
Microsoft is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services.
Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge
News  |  5/24/2016
Calling 2016 "the year mobile has happened," Google's SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy announced improvements to advertising functionality for tablets and smartphones. More text, better bidding, responsive formats, and expanded location-based capabilities are all coming Google's mobile ad business.
Big Data, Analytics Sales Will Reach $187 Billion By 2019
News  |  5/24/2016
Market research firm IDC forecasts a 50% increase in revenues from the sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware, and services between 2015 and 2019. Services will account for the biggest chunk of revenue, with banking and manufacturing-led industries poised to spend the most.
Robots: Not The Job Stealers We Feared
News  |  5/23/2016
Automation and digitalization are unlikely to wipe out as many jobs as once feared, but significant changes will arise, finds a new report.
Florida Crystals CIO: Cloud Is The Sweet Spot For IT Success
Commentary  |  5/23/2016
Florida Crystals is a multibillion-dollar sugar production company with no on-premises servers. Here's why CIO Don Whittington is happy keeping it that way.
SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/22/2016
Cloud, data, and artificial intelligence were hot topics for several major players this week, including SAP and Google. We've got these latest developments and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended May 22, 2016.
HPE Offers IoT Platform To Build, Analyze Data
News  |  5/20/2016
With eye toward the future, HP Enterprise is now offering a vendor-neutral and multiple network supporting platform for building and analyzing data from the Internet of Things.
Google Opens Chromebooks To Android Apps
News  |  5/20/2016
The move that will eventually make the more than a million Android apps available to Chrome OS users has been long expected.
AWS Offers New Options For Running SAP HANA On EC2
News  |  5/19/2016
AWS is launching a new, memory-optimized instance on EC2 dubbed X1 that aims to make it easier to run SAP's HANA in-memory database. The announcement comes on the heels of a deal between SAP and Microsoft.
Salesforce Earnings: CEO Marc Benioff Heaps Love On AWS
News  |  5/19/2016
In unscripted remarks during Salesforce's first-quarter earnings call with analysts, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that Amazon's Jeff Bezos and he and are planning an expanded partnership.
Google I/O 2016: AI, VR Get Day In The Sun
Slideshows  |  5/19/2016
At Google I/O, it was unclear whether the company's intention was to entice programmers with its new artificial intelligence offerings, or simply fry them in the Mountain View, Calif. sunshine. Here's what we were able to see before heat stroke set in.
Google Sheets, Slides APIs Revamped To Improve Workflow
News  |  5/18/2016
Revised APIs for Sheets and Slides aim to help developers make data in Google Apps for Work more readily accessible to third-party apps.
SAP HANA SPS12 Adds Data Visualization, Other Features
Commentary  |  5/18/2016
SAP HANA SPS12 brings new features for testing, migration, and data visualization to customers for the in-memory database.
ServiceNow Adds Azure To Its Cloud Management Front End
News  |  5/18/2016
ServiceNow previously automated services for internal customers using AWS and VMware; now it's added the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Microsoft, SAP Are Bringing HANA To Azure
News  |  5/17/2016
Microsoft and SAP will expand their partnership by delivering Office 365 integration and SAP HANA on Azure.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data
News  |  5/17/2016
Microsoft's forthcoming SQL Server 2016 adds better encryption, support for unstructured data queries including those on Apache Hadoop, and new features to enable the hybrid cloud. The updates are part of an overhaul that updates Microsoft's flagship database management platform for a new age.
Google's Spaces Launch: Simplify Small-Group Sharing
News  |  5/17/2016
In its latest attempt to become more relevant as a social networking provider, Google launches Spaces, an app for sharing among small groups.
9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills
Slideshows  |  5/17/2016
Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine free online courses can help you explore a range of topics, including Python, R, AI, machine learning, and Hadoop, before you commit to more advanced learning.
Google I/O 2016: What To Expect
News  |  5/16/2016
Updates on Project Tango, Android N, and Android Auto are among the announcements we expect at Google's annual developer conference this week. Here's what we know so far.
Virtualization Market Now 'Mature,' Gartner Finds
News  |  5/16/2016
Virtualization has been the biggest trend in the enterprise data center for over a decade. Now, however, new license revenues have plateaued, according to new research from Gartner.
Apache Spark 2.0 Preview, Google's Amazon Echo Rival: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/15/2016
Apache Spark 2.0 preview is released for Databricks customers. Google preps a stationary personal assistant like Amazon Echo. MarkLogic revs up security and encryption. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 15, 2016.
AWS Discovery Service Aims To Ease Legacy Migration Pain
News  |  5/13/2016
AWS executives have come to view the mixed legacy environment as one of the barriers to cloud adoption. Without automated help, it's a painful process to capture an application's interdependencies. AWS Application Discovery will do that.
Google Sets 'Parsey McParseface' Free
News  |  5/13/2016
Developers can now use Google's SyntaxNet natural language parsing system to create apps that understand written text.
MarkLogic 9 Enhances Security, Adds Optic API
News  |  5/13/2016
Pitching itself as the NoSQL database for the enterprise, MarkLogic unveiled version 9 of its platform at its user conference. It adds a host of new security features, plus new data management capabilities to help organizations wrangle structured and unstructured data.
Salesforce Outage: Can Customers Trust The Cloud?
News  |  5/12/2016
Salesforce experienced an outage and service disruption to the NA14 instance, sending customers to Twitter to complain and organizations to evaluate the best way to work with cloud software providers.
Microsoft Azure Expands Into Canada, South Korea
News  |  5/12/2016
Microsoft is investing $15 billion to establish the Azure Cloud as a worldwide presence. Canada and South Korea are part of its expansion roadmap.
Docker Security Scanning Protects Container Software Stack
News  |  5/11/2016
Docker addresses vulnerabilities that can creep into the container's software stack with its just released Security Scanning offering.
uHoo IoT Device Measures Indoor Air Toxins
News  |  5/10/2016
Startup uHoo begins taking orders for an IoT device that tells users via their smartphones what's in the air they breathe.
Storm Ventures' Ryan Floyd Sees A SaaS-y Future
News  |  5/9/2016
Storm Ventures' Ryan Floyd sees a future rich with software-as-a-service providers capitalizing on services available in the cloud.
Data Products: 9 Best Practices To Minimize Risk
Slideshows  |  5/9/2016
Data generation, collection, and analysis are making their way into more types of products and services. The trend is creating new opportunities for innovation, some of which are so impactful, they're causing some companies to revisit their business models. The path to success isn't always obvious, however, so here are a few best practices to keep in mind.
7 Ways Cloud Computing Propels IT Security
Slideshows  |  5/8/2016
A spate of high-profile public and private cloud security breaches is helping to push advancements in security such as encryption. Here's a look at 7 ways the cloud may be the largest driver of IT security today.
Data, Analytics In Spotlight At Elite 100: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/8/2016
InformationWeek unveiled its Elite 100 winners this week at its annual conference in Las Vegas. The top 5 projects this year all put the focus on data and analytics. Here's our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 8, 2016.
Intermountain Healthcare Balances IoT Adoption And Security Vigilance
News  |  5/6/2016
Intermountain, a Salt Lake City healthcare provider, innovates with Internet-connected patient devices, but clamps down on security exposures when it sees them.
In Cloud Adoption Rush, Don't Forget To Invest In IT
News  |  5/6/2016
In an Interop Cloud Connect session, Mark Thiele advocates a balanced approach to adopting public cloud services. At the same time, Thiele believes that maintaining IT staff still important.
Artificial Intelligence: Don't Fear It, Embrace It
News  |  5/5/2016
Adam Coates, the director of the Baidu Research's Silicon Valley AI Lab, says don't fear artificial intelligence. Instead, look to it to save lives. He spoke at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference this week.
Technicolor's Cloud Transition Enables Hollywood-As-A-Service
News  |  5/4/2016
Technicolor provides services to content creators and distributors in Hollywood, but the company faced challenges scaling to storage requirements that were projected to grow 100 times over. Here's how the company's new CIO transitioned the organization to embrace elastic cloud-focused services.
Toyota Drives Profits With Analytics
News  |  5/4/2016
Toyota Financial Services uses analytics to keep consumers in cars and minimize payment contract risk. And it has paid off.
Cloud Provider Jobs: Pros And Cons
Slideshows  |  5/4/2016
Working for a cloud provider instead of taking a traditional enterprise IT position has its advantages. But there are plenty of pitfalls to consider. Here's a look at some pros and the cons of making the leap to a job with a cloud service.
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