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Windows 10: 8 Enterprise Essentials
Commentary  |  7/31/2015
Windows 10 has arrived. Here are 8 things to keep in mind as you consider an enterprise deployment.
10 Must-Have Mac OS X Apps
Slideshows  |  7/31/2015
Apple may have some work to do to restore its reputation for software, but third-party developers have got the company's back.
'Cloud Native': What It Means, Why It Matters
News  |  7/30/2015
"Cloud native" is starting to mean a set of specific things about how business will run on software, Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji explains.
Google Translate App's Sign-Reading Capabilities Expanded
News  |  7/30/2015
Travelers can now translate a greater variety of languages in images more efficiently, even when offline. Foreign travelers in remote areas with poor connectivity now have broader communication options.
HP Buys ActiveState's PaaS, Stackato
News  |  7/29/2015
HP's Helion Development Platform is based on Stackato, one of the few commercially supported versions of Cloud Foundry.
Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
News  |  7/28/2015
Amazon's Aurora moves from preview to GA. The MySQL-based system is designed as an on-demand system for scalability and performance.
Windows 10: Microsoft Attempts A SaaS Model
Commentary  |  7/28/2015
With Windows 10, Microsoft will attempt to update its operating system with a cloud sensibility. Can it be done?
Building An IT Infrastructure: From Dream To Data Center
News  |  7/28/2015
Tonia Williams, CIO of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, recounts how she was invited to imagine a data center where there was none, and then set out to build it.
Ban AI Weapons, Scientists Demand
News  |  7/27/2015
Roboticists and experts in artificial intelligence want to prohibit offensive autonomous weapons.
Amazon's Profitable Q2: Is It Bigger Than Wal-Mart?
News  |  7/27/2015
Amazon's second-quarter earnings showed a small but unexpected profit. Some say the company is now worth more than the world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer.
Online Security: How The Experts Keep Safe
News  |  7/27/2015
Google researchers have compared the security practices of experts to non-experts, and identified several ways that typical Internet users can improve their online security.
10 Ways Windows 10 Will Advance The Internet Of Things
Slideshows  |  7/26/2015
Windows 10 brings functions and features that will change the Internet of Things for the enterprise and individuals.
Dmail Makes Gmail Vanish
News  |  7/25/2015
You can make Gmail messages self-destruct with a Chrome browser extension.
Sony Drone Venture Targets IoT
News  |  7/23/2015
By entering the drone business in a joint venture with Aerosense, Sony aims to expand its involvement with cloud services and the Internet of Things.
Twitter Security Pro: Encryption Isn't Enough
News  |  7/23/2015
Companies need to focus on developing secure coding practices and security education.
iPhone Sales Power Strong Apple Earnings
News  |  7/22/2015
With 47.5 million iPhones sold during the quarter, demand for the smartphone continues to fill Apple's coffers.
Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down
News  |  7/21/2015
Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results.
CIOs Aren't Getting What They Need From CRM
Commentary  |  7/21/2015
A new report from ZS Associates finds that many CIOs use CRM only as a management tool, not as software that can help them with customers.
Why Cloud Security Beats Your Data Center
Slideshows  |  7/21/2015
Cloud computing has developed a bad reputation for security, but it will soon provide tighter security than traditional on-premises IT. Here's why.
Google Fights Export Controls For 'Intrusion Software'
News  |  7/21/2015
Proposed export rules could hobble cybersecurity research, Google claims.
Drone Delivers Medicine In Virginia
News  |  7/20/2015
The delivery test is being compared to the historic first flight of the Wright brothers.
Google Surges With YouTube, Mobile Ads, Cost Control
News  |  7/17/2015
For Google, mobile ads are paying off better than expected, and expenses declined a bit.
Google Tests Buy Button In Mobile Search Ads
News  |  7/16/2015
Google isn't alone in its effort to deck the Web with buy buttons. Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter have been testing buy buttons, too. Social networking is nice, but advertising and revenue are nicer still.
BYOD Slowdown Could Hurt Tablet Sales
News  |  7/16/2015
As tablet sales slow, enterprises are cooling to the idea of allowing employees to bring their own devices to work, according to two recent reports. Are the trends related?
Google Proposes Open Source Beacons
News  |  7/15/2015
Google's Eddystone protocol aims to make beacons more flexible and open, and to compete with Apple's iBeacon in what is still a nascent market.
9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Slideshows  |  7/15/2015
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
Chromebooks Gain Traction in the Enterprise
Commentary  |  7/13/2015
These low-cost, Web-based devices are wedging themselves into the crowded device list for enterprise end-users. Here's what IT needs to know.
Microsoft Power BI Gets Major Updates
News  |  7/10/2015
Microsoft adds new features to its Power BI preview, which will become generally available on July 24.
Smartphone Notifications Kill Your Concentration
News  |  7/10/2015
Florida State University researchers have found that mobile phone notifications alone are enough to distract us from the task at hand, even if we try to ignore them.
Google Blocks Spam Using AI Tools
News  |  7/10/2015
Google taps its AI advancements, including neural networks, to help Gmail combat spam and block malicious email.
How To Turn Data Into Stories
News  |  7/10/2015
When Yakult, a Japan-based maker of probiotic dairy drinks, put a data analysis tool into the hands of its sales people in The Netherlands, they swapped out stale spreadsheets for stories about how the product was performing in real time.
Google Glass Enterprise Edition: What We Know So Far
News  |  7/9/2015
The rumored Google Glass Enterprise Edition looks more like a maintenance release to placate the company's handful of Glass at Work partners until the company finds a way to reimagine and reinvigorate the project.
AWS API Gateway: Point And Click
News  |  7/9/2015
Amazon Web Services remains the 800-pound gorilla in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service/Platform-as-a-Service marketplace. Announcements at the AWS Summit in New York City added another 100 pounds of substance to the beast.
Synaptics Launches Fingerprint Authentication Technology
News  |  7/9/2015
Fingerprint scanners are still recent additions to smartphones and other mobile devices. Synaptics wants to raise the bar for security.
Encryption Hinders Investigations: FBI Chief
News  |  7/8/2015
The Senate Judiciary Committee heard a different story from technologists, who argue that surveillance has never been easier.
Cisco MaintenanceNet Deal: Latest In Buying Spree
News  |  7/8/2015
MaintenanceNet is best known for its cloud-based contract management platform ServiceExchange. Cisco's sixth acquisition this year, the deals show the company's move into the recurring revenue model.
Why ISO Certifications Make Sense For IT
Commentary  |  7/8/2015
Certifications from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) are important when considering which vendors to choose for your IT needs. But when was the last time you thought about applying ISO standards to your own internal IT operations?
Google Cloud Console App Misses The Mark For iOS Users
Commentary  |  7/7/2015
Mobile apps for Android and iOS aim to make it easier for IT admins and other users to monitor and manage the Google Cloud Platform. But the iOS version of the app, due later this year, is missing some important features.
Google Tests Carpool Coordination Service
News  |  7/7/2015
Through its Waze and RideWith apps, Google aims to match drivers with passengers to form carpools, for a fee.
10 Great Websites For Learning Programming
Slideshows  |  7/6/2015
Whether you're preparing for a new career or experimenting with magic powers, it's worth knowing how to program.
The Threat Of Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  7/3/2015
Super-intelligent robots deserve some concern, but really we should be paying more attention to the people and processes involved in building our machines.
Chicago Cloud Computing Tax Is Not Amusing
Commentary  |  7/3/2015
In a new ruling, Chicago is planning to tax cloud-computing services such as Netflix and Apple's new music service. CIOs should pay attention.
Analytics Provides Better Online Learning
News  |  7/2/2015
MIT researchers are using analytics to identify a way to predict when students are likely drop online courses.


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