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Bill Gates, Office for Android, Outlook Upgrade: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/31/2015
This week, we analyze Microsoft's earnings call, question Windows 10, listen to Bill Gates, and glimpse at Outlook for iOS and Android.
Social Media Betrays Your Credit Card Activity: Study
News  |  1/31/2015
Using time and location data culled from social media posts or other sources, researchers say they can identify your purchases from amongst anonymized transaction data.
Microsoft Outlook, Office On iOS & Android: First Look
Slideshows  |  1/30/2015
Microsoft has released Office for Android tablets and Outlook capabilities for iOS and Android devices. Here's a closer look.
Microsoft Upgrades Azure SQL Database Service
News  |  1/30/2015
Microsoft cloud-database service nears parity with on-premises Microsoft SQL Server with support for larger databases and in-memory performance.
Amazon's Cloud Business: New Openness, Products, Competition In 2015
News  |  1/30/2015
Amazon will reveal its cloud computing service revenue for the first time later this year, bringing new insights while cloud competition sharpens.
Chief Data Science Officers Won't Supplant CIOs
Commentary  |  1/30/2015
Some believe a new C-level data scientist will inevitably control the purse strings on data-related projects. Here's why that's a bad idea.
Data Analyst: Does Everybody Need To Be One?
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
Microsoft Power BI and IBM Watson Analytics attempt to make data analysis accessible to all. But don't confuse access to tools with reaching correct and valuable conclusions.
Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
News  |  1/29/2015
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
Microsoft HoloLens Vs. Google Glass: No Comparison
News  |  1/29/2015
Microsoft's HoloLens and Google Glass both are headsets. But with its ability to respond to wearers' voices, hands, and eyes, the HoloLens has a brighter future.
How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control.
Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
News  |  1/28/2015
Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT.
FCC: Stop Blocking Personal WiFi
News  |  1/28/2015
Great news for travelers: Hotels and other businesses cannot interfere with your personal WiFi hotspot.
Windows 10: 7 Pressing Questions For Microsoft
Slideshows  |  1/28/2015
Microsoft's Windows 10 announcements and earnings call gave a snapshot of its future but also raised many questions in the tech community.
Oracle Service Cloud Upgraded, Explained
News  |  1/28/2015
Oracle adds co-browsing to cloud service suite formerly known as RightNow. Here's a fresh look at Oracle's cloud customer-service portfolio.
When Facebook's Down, Thousands Slow Down
News  |  1/28/2015
When Facebook went down this week, thousands of websites linked to the social media site also slowed down, according to Dynatrace.
Cloud ERP: 9 Emerging Options
Slideshows  |  1/28/2015
ERP no longer equals on-premises. Is the ultimate legacy software ready to drive the next wave of cloud adoption?
Apple iPhones Drive Record Earnings
News  |  1/27/2015
About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
News  |  1/27/2015
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
Microsoft Power BI Makeover: 6 Big Improvements
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft's revamp of its cloud-based Power BI will challenge IBM, Tableau, and other business intelligence vendors. Here are six new ways it should appeal to users.
Microsoft Windows Phone Plan Needs Focus
News  |  1/27/2015
Despite some good signs, Microsoft's Windows Phone plan still needs work. Chase pulling its app doesn't help.
Microsoft: Cloud, Surface Rise While Profits Fall
News  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft's latest earnings report reflects "momentum through transition" as cloud products and its Surface tablet strengthen, while profit drops.
Molina Healthcare Looks To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
News  |  1/27/2015
The Fortune 500 company expects operating savings from this private cloud strategy, using Nutanix appliances.
Microsoft Power BI Gets 'Freemium,' Visual Makeover
News  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft Power BI revamp undercuts IBM Watson Analytics and Tableau with "freemium" services and data-visualization software.
SAP On Cloud HR: Q&A With Mike Ettling
Commentary  |  1/27/2015
SAP has combined SuccessFactors and on-premises HR apps into a single business. Unit president Mike Ettling talks Workday, Oracle, and the "journey" to cloud HR.
Cablevision's Freewheel Promises Inexpensive WiFi Calling
News  |  1/26/2015
By bypassing cellular networks, Cablevision aims to woo budget-conscious mobile customers.
Docker: Less Controversy, More Container Adoption In 2015
News  |  1/26/2015
Docker CEO Ben Golub shrugs off the Rocket project flap, says Docker is well positioned for enterprise uptake in the coming year.
Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
News  |  1/24/2015
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
Windows 10, HoloLens, Analytics Acquisitions: Microsoft Week In Review
News  |  1/24/2015
From HoloLens to free Windows 10 upgrades, Microsoft gave the tech world a lot to discuss. Here's a snapshot of its week.
Windows 10: January Build Ready For Insiders
News  |  1/23/2015
Microsoft has released the technical preview for Windows 10 desktop to Insiders. Here's how to sign up and what to expect.
Microsoft Buying Revolution Analytics For Deeper Data Analysis
News  |  1/23/2015
Microsoft acquisition of Revolution Analytics, an R-language-focused advanced analytics firm, will bring customers tools for prediction and big-data analytics.
'Windows Must Go Open Source': What Happened?
Commentary  |  1/23/2015
It was a bold prediction in 2009 that Microsoft would take its Windows operating system open source. The advent of Windows 10 says it hasn't come true -- yet.
Windows 10: 9 Killer Features
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015
Microsoft's Windows 10 is in the tech spotlight. Here's what we learned about each feature released during its Jan. 21 event.
BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
Oracle Engineered Systems Strategy Pays Off
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
Oracle dodged declining server sales last year, and now it's going after Cisco and EMC. Is the software-meets-hardware strategy winning?
10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015
With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
4 Education Technology Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
Educational technology is changing rapidly. These four trends will influence learning in schools -- and in corporations.
Windows 10 Mobile: See Today, Try In February
News  |  1/21/2015
Microsoft will showcase its Windows 10 mobile operating system on Jan. 21, but smartphone users will likely wait until February for the consumer preview.
IBM Can't Shrink Its Way To Greatness
Commentary  |  1/21/2015
IBM saw revenue declines in every major business unit in 2014. Can the company do more than please investors with fatter margins?
How DevOps Can Cut Innovation-Crushing Technical Debt
Commentary  |  1/21/2015
These five elements can reduce the technical debt that builds up when rotten code and bad practices get into your systems.
Password Fail: Are Your Workers Using 123456?
News  |  1/20/2015
The 25 worst passwords of 2014 demonstrate once again that people just can't be bothered to take responsibility for their online security.
SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP
News  |  1/20/2015
SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicts fast growth through 2020, previews S4 Hana, a new suite of "simplified" ERP software.
IoTivity Preps For IoT Standards Showdown
News  |  1/20/2015
Open-source IoTivity framework is built to ensure interoperability among devices and services across the Internet of Things. But it's got competitors. Who will win?
Startup Profile: DataTorrent Taps Hadoop For Streaming Analytics
Commentary  |  1/16/2015
DataTorrent's software, which runs on top of Hadoop, ingests tens of millions of events per second to analyze data in real-time and let businesses respond faster.
Google Glass Killed: For Now
News  |  1/16/2015
The Google Glass Explorer Program is shutting down for now, but this isn't the end of the company's plans for Glass or wearable computing.
TIBCO Spotfire Joins Simplified Analytics Bandwagon
News  |  1/16/2015
TIBCO eases analysis with a Spotfire Cloud Recommendations feature that suggests best-fit visualizations. Can it leapfrog IBM, SAS, and Tableau?
Verizon Wireless Customers Face 'Zombie Cookies'
News  |  1/15/2015
Cookie files placed on the phones of Verizon Wireless customers by the ad company Turn return to life even after they've been deleted.
Your Next Monitor Will Be A Curved 4K: You'll Like It
Commentary  |  1/15/2015
Curved, 4K monitors were on display at CES. Is their next stop on your corporate desktop?
Facebook For Work App: Dislike
Commentary  |  1/15/2015
Facebook for Work might be a success, but I'm changing my status to "no way."
IBM Mainframe Makeover: Mobile, Big Data Reality Check
Commentary  |  1/15/2015
IBM z13 refresh packs performance gains, but can it really join the mobile, big data, and cloud age? Here's a look at aspirations versus realities.
Google Project Ara: 8 Dev Conference Images
Slideshows  |  1/14/2015
Do people want modular smartphones that let them swap out components as they break or become boring? Google's Project Ara is banking on it.
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