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Free Hadoop, Spark Training; Advanced Analytics Market Grows: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/31/2016
MapR is expanding its free training on Hadoop and Spark, Gartner says the advanced analytics market is growing fast, and Microsoft gets generous with deep learning. Plus, how to stop your leaders from making decisions. All that and more in our big data roundup for the week ending January 31.
Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/30/2016
Cloud dominated again in Microsoft's Q2 financial report, closing out a week of news on Windows 10, Cortana, iOS apps, and Office Online.
Safari Snafu Fixed, But Apple AC Plug Adapter Recalled
News  |  1/29/2016
Widespread reports of Apple's Safari browser crashing on iOS devices and Macs emerged this week, but Apple reportedly has fixed the issue just as it geared up to deal with another problem -- a recall of its AC wall plug adapters.
Microsoft Q2 Buoyed By Azure, Office 365 Gains
News  |  1/29/2016
Microsoft generated $25.7 billion in revenue for Q2 2016, largely driven by its Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings. Phone revenues declined nearly 50% from the same quarter a year ago.
Microsoft's Cortana To Spy On Email To Keep You On Track
News  |  1/25/2016
Microsoft plans to make Cortana smarter with the ability to scan emails and set alerts for commitments you may forget.
iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3: More Details Emerge
Commentary  |  1/25/2016
Apple reportedly has a new iPhone, iPad, Watch, and MacBook on deck and ready to launch in the months ahead.
Mac OS X El Capitan:10 Productivity Tips
Slideshows  |  1/24/2016
Apple's Mac OS X El Capitan has its share of features that can help employees be more productive in their work. Some of the tips we're sharing here deal with the operating system itself, while others are concerned with the small applications that come with the operating system. When it comes to making the most of time spent at a computer, every little bit helps.
Office Updates For Apple Users, $1B Cloud Donation: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/23/2016
This week brought a new Windows 10 build to Insiders, Office updates to iOS and Mac users, and a $1B donation to nonprofits worldwide.
iOS 9.2.1 Gives Older iPhones A Performance Boost
Commentary  |  1/21/2016
iOS 9.2.1, the latest system update from Apple, improves the performance of the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.
Smartphone Growth Increasing Even As Consumer Spending Declines
News  |  1/20/2016
While the smartphone market continues to grow, mobile device sales won't make up for an overall decline in consumer spending this year, according to a new report from Gartner.
Microsoft Giving Nonprofits $1 Billion In Cloud Services
News  |  1/20/2016
Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.
Microsoft: No Support For Windows 7, Windows 8.1 PCs With New CPUs
News  |  1/18/2016
Enterprises and consumers who purchase hardware with new CPUs will no longer have the option of running Windows 7 and 8.1 on their new systems. But one set of buyers will receive a temporary reprieve.
IT Change Control: 8 Ways To Improve Your Processes
Slideshows  |  1/18/2016
The words "change control" may seem like an oxymoron, but that is exactly what IT is charged with doing each time the business asks for a new application, service, or device. But IT change control processes are often mired in an outdated culture that's not in line with today's business technology reality. Here's what you can do to bring your IT change control processes up to date.
How Mobile OS Updates Can Kill Your Productivity
Commentary  |  1/18/2016
Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are designed for the current operating system they ship with, either iOS or Android, and maybe the next update. If you (or your employees) have an aging device, the latest OS update might wreak havoc on its performance. How can we avoid the over-the-air update trap?
iOS 9.3 Offers Night Shift For Late-Night iPhone Users
News  |  1/17/2016
Now you can rest easy while still staying tied to your iPhone. Night Shift, a new feature in iOS 9.3, warms your screen's color temperature to reduce eye strain before sleeping.
Microsoft R Updates, IBM's Fraud-Detection Analytics Buy: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/17/2016
In our big data roundup for the past week, we've got news from Microsoft about what it's been doing with statistical modeling language R, IBM's acquisition of a real-time fraud analytics company, Baidu's donation of some machine learning efforts to open source, and a management shakeup at Apache Spark company Databricks.
Microsoft Rewards Lumia 950 Owners With Free Office 365
Commentary  |  1/16/2016
People who've purchased the Windows 10-based Lumia 950 or 950 XL can score a free subscription to Office 365 thanks to Microsoft.
End Of IE Support, Windows 10 For Business: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/16/2016
This week brought Skype and Outlook updates, a new Windows 10 preview build, and the end of support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
When To Upgrade PCs: 4 Tips For A Smart IT Strategy
Commentary  |  1/15/2016
Figuring out a corporate-wide PC upgrade timetable has never been easy for enterprise IT managers. These days, cloud-based applications and evolving Bring Your Own Device policies are among the factors complicating your decision-making process. Here are four tips to help you determine the best PC refresh strategy for your enterprise users.
Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 To Business PCs
News  |  1/14/2016
Microsoft expands its Windows 10 upgrade campaign beyond consumers by sending update notifications to business PCs.
PC Market Hits Historic Low: Can Windows 10 Save It?
News  |  1/13/2016
Sales of PCs continue to fall as more and more people turn to smartphones and tablets for their computing needs. However, Gartner and IDC predict uptake of Windows 10 could provide a market boost later in the year.
iOS 9.3 Heralds Significant Education Features
Commentary  |  1/12/2016
iOS 9.3, the not-so-minor update to Apple's mobile operating system, targets educators with tons of new school-focused tools.
Avnet CIO: Put Business At The Center Of IT
News  |  1/11/2016
As an IT and electronics distributor, Avnet is in a unique position to view the trends driving the technology industry. It's also in the position of implementing those trends itself, including cloud computing and customer self-service. Here's how CIO Steve Phillips aligns IT with business at Avnet.
Windows 10 Devices, Connected Car Deals At CES: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/9/2016
The week of CES saw new Windows 10 devices, connected-car advancements, and the looming end of Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
Windows 10 Migration: 4 Tips To Help IT Prepare
Commentary  |  1/8/2016
IT professionals have a lot to consider when contemplating a migration to Windows 10. These four tips will help make upgrading as smooth as possible for yourself, and your enterprise end users.
Windows 10 Laptops, Hybrids Grab The Spotlight At CES 2016
Slideshows  |  1/8/2016
New laptops and hybrid devices from HP, Dell, LG, Acer, and Lenovo were on display at CES 2016. Here's an up-close look at the offerings.
BlackBerry's Chen Optimistic About Future With Android
Commentary  |  1/7/2016
BlackBerry's Android-based Priv handset is gaining enough traction that BlackBerry will use Android for more smartphones. CEO John Chen detailed his vision for the Canadian company at CES this week.
Apple's Tim Cook Earned $10.3 Million In 2015
News  |  1/7/2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook netted a little over $10 million in 2015, according to new filings with the SEC. However, other top executives at the company earned more than double that in yearly compensation.
Microsoft Partnerships Drive Connected Cars: CES 2016
News  |  1/5/2016
At CES, Microsoft announces new partnerships with Volvo, Nissan, Harman, and IAV to further connected car strategies.
Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Now On 200M Devices
News  |  1/5/2016
Microsoft's announcement of updated Windows 10 activation numbers includes the mention that more than three-quarters of the company's enterprise customers are running an active pilot of the operating system.
Manufacturing Vs. IT: Mind The Gap
News  |  1/4/2016
If your IT organization isn't working to integrate manufacturing with the rest of your enterprise infrastructure, you're hurting the bottom line. Here's how companies such as fashion firm Zara, food processor SugarCreek Packing Co., and General Electric are bridging the gap between IT and the factory floor, with positive results.
Automakers Must Have Software Competency: McKinsey
Commentary  |  1/4/2016
Much of the advice provided to automakers in a new McKinsey report has as its unspoken theme some level of information technology, including software development, data collection and analysis, and Internet of Things connectivity. In fact, the report said, software competence is becoming one of the most important differentiating factors for the auto industry, according to the report.
iPhone 7, iOS 10, Apple Watch 2: Top Apple Predictions For 2016
News  |  1/4/2016
The iPhone 7 launch tops Apple predictions for 2016, but we may also see the smaller iPhone 6C, an upgraded iPad Air, and the next-gen Apple Watch.
Windows 10 Now On 200M Devices, Mobile Plans Discussed: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/2/2016
Microsoft closed out 2015 with Windows 10 running on 200 million devices, Xbox Live discounts, and talk of smartphone advancements in 2016.
Hot Tech Trends To Watch In 2016
Slideshows  |  1/1/2016
Whether it's the smartphone, virtual reality, or the growing ranks of the Internet of Things, technology will continue to pervade every aspect of our daily lives as 2016 unfolds. Here's what will play central roles in defining the next 12 months.


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