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Office 365: Skype For Business, Analytics, Security Updates
News  |  11/30/2015
Microsoft is launching several enterprise additions to Office 365, including Skype for Business services and new features for security and analytics.
Bridging The Big Data Skills Gap With Online Training
News  |  11/30/2015
Big data technology vendors are helping to close the skills gap when it comes to training the next crop of data scientists. Here's what they are offering.
iPad Pro Review: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Slideshows  |  11/29/2015
Apple's professional-grade tablet is a massive slate that may replace a laptop for some -- but definitely not all -- mobile professionals. Here's a look at where the iPad Pro rises to the occasion and where it falls flat.
Apache Spark Updates, Executive Data Strategies: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/29/2015
In our big data roundup for the week of Nov. 27, we've got updates on Apache Spark and its ecosystem, a reality check on the practical use of artificial intelligence today and more.
Microsoft's Cortana Coming To iOS In Beta
News  |  11/29/2015
Microsoft is releasing a test version of its Cortana digital concierge for Apple's iOS platform. This follows a similar release for Google Android smartphones.
Windows 10 Adoption To Soar, Workplace Diversity Fail: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/28/2015
Microsoft this week yanked and restored its latest Windows 10 update, released disappointing workplace diversity numbers, and marked down products for Black Friday.
Big Data & The Law Of Diminishing Returns
News  |  11/27/2015
Right now, big data looks like it holds all the answers for any questions a person or company might have. However, in reality, big data eventually has to succumb to the law of diminishing returns. Here's what several experts see as the gap between promise and reality.
Data, Lawyers, And IT: How They’re Connected
Commentary  |  11/27/2015
Modern data-related technologies are changing the way law firms do business. IT executives across all industries will benefit from understanding how these data tools and practices are being applied to legal cases so that you can be ready if you're ever called upon by your organization's legal team. We break it down for you here.
10 Great Tech Gifts For Under $100
Slideshows  |  11/27/2015
The gift-giving season is upon us once again. But there is no need to break the bank to show the techies in your life that you care.
Amazon Forces Password Reset For Some Users
Commentary  |  11/26/2015
Amazon told an unknown number of customers that their passwords could have been potentially exposed to a third party, but claimed it has corrected the issue.
What CIOs Think About Online Holiday Shopping At Work
News  |  11/25/2015
In the next few weeks workers will be tempted to peruse the Internet for killer discounts on four of the busiest online single-day shopping events of the holidays. A recent survey reveals the likelihood of whether your boss will be a Grinch or offer good cheer if you're caught.
Windows 10 November Update Returns After Privacy-Setting Glitch
Commentary  |  11/25/2015
After pulling its Windows 10 November update after reported problems with some users' privacy settings preferences, Microsoft reinstates the update.
Apple Acquires Motion Capture Specialist Faceshift
News  |  11/25/2015
Apple moves into the motion capture space with the acquisition of Faceshift, a specialist in technology for facial recognition and rendering. Its technology is being used in the new Star Wars films.
IBM, Databricks Advance Apache Spark
News  |  11/25/2015
Apache Spark hit two more incremental milestones as the IBM SystemML machine learning engine for Spark was accepted to the Apache Incubator program and Databricks unveiled a preview of its SaaS edition of Spark 1.6.
Google Previews Android Studio 2.0
News  |  11/24/2015
The forthcoming revision of Google's Android IDE includes several features to make app development faster.
Microsoft Pulls Its November Windows 10 Update
Commentary  |  11/24/2015
About nine days after releasing its first major November update for Windows 10, Microsoft is yanking the downloadable version and replacing it with the build released originally in July.
Microsoft Employee Diversity Numbers Fail To Impress
News  |  11/24/2015
Microsoft's latest diversity report counts fewer women due to layoffs related to the restructuring of its phone business earlier this year.
HP, Titan Partner On Smartwatch
Commentary  |  11/24/2015
HP and Titan plan to create a wearable that's compatible with both Google's Android Wear and Apple's watchOS.
McGraw-Hill Education Shows How Small Data Trumps Big
News  |  11/24/2015
McGraw-Hill Education's chief digital officer has driven the company's effort to leverage small data to improve student outcomes, teacher insights, and curriculum improvements. Here's why small is better than big.
Artificial Intelligence: 10 Things To Know
News  |  11/24/2015
Andrew Moore, Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, talks about artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of education.
Yahoo Mail Ad-Blocking Move Angers Users
Commentary  |  11/23/2015
Earlier this month, Yahoo began blocking some Yahoo Mail users if they had ad-blocking software turned on. Yahoo has been struggling to keep its Mail users, but the move has been derided on social media.
Windows 10 Enterprise Adoption Will Soar By 2017, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/23/2015
Gartner is predicting the swift and broad enterprise adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, thanks in part to pent-up demand for tablets. This is following similar patterns by Windows XP and Windows 7.
8 Hot Tech Jobs Getting Big Salary Bumps In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015
Engineering jobs to mobile app developer positions are expected to post some of the largest salary gains in 2016, and some tech-related creative careers are not too far behind. Here's a look at eight of those hot jobs.
9 Scripting Languages You Need To Know
Slideshows  |  11/22/2015
Scripting languages can bring new functions to applications and glue complex systems together. Here are nine that could hold the keys to your next project.
Data Skills Pay Off, Nate Silver Strikes Again: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/22/2015
Our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 22 spotlights a hiring algorithm that's smarter than hiring managers, identifies which big data skills are worth the most in today's job market, explores whether Donald Trump has a chance to win the US presidential elections, and much more.
Microsoft, Volvo Partner To Sell Cars Using HoloLens
Commentary  |  11/21/2015
Microsoft and Volvo show off their plans to make car buying a more virtual experience using Redmond's augmented reality headset.
Microsoft Black Friday Deals: Xbox, PC, Surface
News  |  11/21/2015
Microsoft kicks off the holiday season by slashing prices on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Surface 3, and PCs from Dell, HP, Asus and Lenovo.
Satya Nadella Talks Security, Dynamics AX Updated: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/21/2015
This week Satya Nadella discussed enterprise security, Microsoft joined forces with HP Enterprise, and Dynamics AX was updated for cloud, machine learning, and Power BI.
Microsoft, HP Enterprise Partnership Focuses On Windows 10, Cloud & Mobility
News  |  11/20/2015
Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise extend their partnership to offer cloud, mobility, and productivity solutions designed to broaden Windows 10 adoption.
LG Spikes Watch Urbane 2nd Edition Over Hardware Issues
News  |  11/20/2015
LG abruptly halted sales of its Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE due to unspecified problems with the hardware. The move comes less than a week after the smartwatch's launch.
Machines Beat Humans At Hiring Best Employees
News  |  11/20/2015
The use of hiring analytics leads to better outcomes for companies, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research study.
Amazon Adds Multi-Factor Authentication: Why Now?
Commentary  |  11/20/2015
Amazon has quietly added support for multi-factor authentication for customers using its ecommerce site in the US. Why would the company do this now?
IBM Aims To Bring Sports Venues Into The Digital Age
News  |  11/19/2015
IBM has announced a consortium of architects, telecoms, and digital designers to bring immersive digital experiences to sporting and entertainment venues. Big Blue also launched a consulting service covering sports, entertainment, and experience.
Salesforce Posts Big Q3 Revenue Growth
News  |  11/19/2015
Cloud-based enterprise software provider Salesforce reported strong revenue growth for the third quarter and raised its revenue guidance for the full year. Here are the details.
Paris Terror Attacks Renew Encryption Debate
Commentary  |  11/19/2015
The terror attacks in Paris on November 13 have reignited a long-running debate about whether device makers and app developers should be required to give government agencies a backdoor or to hand over encryption keys.
Cloudera Releases Navigator Optimizer Suite In Beta
News  |  11/19/2015
Along with the 5.5 version of its Enterprise big data platform, Cloudera is rolling out a beta version of its Navigation Optimizer data management suite to existing customers.
Microsoft Dynamics AX Upgrade Integrates Power BI, Machine Learning
News  |  11/19/2015
The next generation of Microsoft's Dynamics AX, redesigned for cloud and upgraded with Power BI, Azure Machine Learning, and Cortana, is available for public preview.
8 iPhone Security Apps To Keep Your Data Safe
Slideshows  |  11/19/2015
Keeping your iPhone safe from cracked screens and dings on the outside is hard enough, but with the rise of malware and hackers targeting your precious smartphone, you have to think about securing what's inside. Here are some apps to help you do that.
Microsoft Open Sources Visual Studio Code Beta
News  |  11/18/2015
At its Connect(); conference, Microsoft offered tools that reach beyond Windows and reaffirmed its commitment to cross-platform development.
Gartner: Apple, Samsung Still Dominating Global Smartphone Sales
News  |  11/18/2015
Stalwart market leaders Samsung and Apple maintained their leading positions during the third quarter of 2015, while Huawei posted surprisingly robust growth, according to Gartner.
Apple Pay, Samsung Pay Push Into More Markets
Commentary  |  11/18/2015
Apple and Samsung are looking abroad to increase adoption of their respective mobile payment services.
Google+ Mobile Refresh: Will Revamp Get Users Engaging?
News  |  11/18/2015
Google's social media platform claims a high number of users but little active engagement. Now, the company is hoping a revamped Google+ that is designed for mobile will succeed.
Salesforce Adds New Predictive Analytics To Marketing Cloud
News  |  11/18/2015
Salesforce is rolling out new features to its Marketing Cloud this week, leveraging machine learning and data science to add real-time predictive customer scoring and audience segmentation. Here are the details.
TechHire Grants Aim To Make More IT Workers
News  |  11/18/2015
The Department of Labor is offering $100 million to organizations that can teach needed tech skills.
Microsoft Uses Minecraft To Teach Kids To Code
Commentary  |  11/17/2015
Microsoft has teamed with Code.org to roll out a Minecraft-themed coding tutorial as part of the annual Hour of Code. The event aims to inspire broader interest in programming and help create the next generation of coders.
Docker Tightens Security Over Container Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/17/2015
Docker unveils three ways to make containers more secure, especially when code is changed during its update cycle.
Asus, Google Chromebit Officially Launches For $85
News  |  11/17/2015
The Chromebit, created by Asus and Google, is the latest in a series of PC-on-a-stick devices that boast low prices and compact form-factors. This version will retail for $85.
VMware Open Sources Photon Controller For Container Users
News  |  11/17/2015
VMware's Photon Controller became open source code Nov. 16 in a bid to attract container users who wish to deploy containers with a microvisor.
FTC Scrutinizes Cross-Device Tracking, Possible Privacy Issues
News  |  11/17/2015
The Federal Trade Commission is examining how marketers are using technology like audio beacons to track people across multiple devices.
Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary
Slideshows  |  11/17/2015
Are you a data scientist wondering how your compensation stacks up to your peers? Or are you considering a career shift to data science? Here's a look at how much you can expect to earn.
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