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Google-Backed Undersea Cable Now Connects US, Japan
News  |  6/30/2016
The Google-backed underwater cable connecting Japan and the US can transmit data at 60 terabits per second and spans nearly 5,600 miles.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Slated For Aug. 2
News  |  6/29/2016
Microsoft plans to mark the first year of its latest OS with several new features in a Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Red Hat Enlarges OpenShift Container Management
News  |  6/29/2016
Red Hat has integrated container storage, single-machine development, and security into its software stack for developers using Docker containers.
Microsoft Spreads Open Source Love With .Net Core 1.0
Commentary  |  6/29/2016
Microsoft has extended the .NET platform to the open source side, along with several other critical tools and frameworks. Taken together, the releases make up Microsoft's most comprehensive move yet into the open source world. Here's what the news means for developers.
Salesforce Offers Lightning Add-In For Microsoft Outlook
News  |  6/29/2016
Salesforce's Lightning add-in for Outlook's inbox lets users access, search, and sync Salesforce information without toggling between multiple applications.
8 Smart Ways To Use Prescriptive Analytics
Slideshows  |  6/28/2016
Somewhere between blind faith and skepticism is the world of prescriptive analytics. Here, machine-generated action items and potential outcomes meet human decision-making. Finding the right balance between algorithms and common sense can be tricky, so consider these tips.
Microsoft Will Kill Surface 3 In December
News  |  6/27/2016
Microsoft has confirmed plans to discontinue its Surface 3 tablet line in December and left many wondering what's coming next.
Robots, AI Won't Destroy Jobs, Yet
News  |  6/27/2016
Cognitive systems will only eliminate a small portion of jobs in the near future, according to Forrester. But the impact will still be significant.
Budgets, Business Needs Drive IT Workloads Off-Premises
News  |  6/27/2016
The Uptime Institute's 2016 survey found the shift of enterprise workloads to off-premises sites may occur faster than anticipated as organizations grapple with a need for agility in an era of tightened IT budgets.
Microsoft's $1 Billion-Plus Acquisitions: 9 Big Bets
Slideshows  |  6/27/2016
Microsoft's recent $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn is not the first time Redmond has spent big bucks to snap up a company. Here's a closer look at 9 of the software giant's acquisitions that topped $1 billion.
Mobile App Development: 8 Best Practices
Slideshows  |  6/26/2016
Creating great mobile enterprise apps isn't necessarily easy, but it can be easier if you follow these eight critical tips.
The Brexit Effect: 8 Ways Tech Will Feel The Pain
Slideshows  |  6/26/2016
Brexit -- the vote by the UK to exit the European Union -- will have far-reaching impact on the enterprise tech business, not only in Europe and the UK, but also in the US and Asia for companies doing business in the region.
Edge Browser Power Results, Azure Data Protection: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/25/2016
This week Microsoft touted the benefits of its Edge browser and added a mobile wallet feature to its Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company promised to protect data throughout its life cycle, from the point of creation, through the cloud, and onto your mobile device, with new features baked into its Azure offering.
Red Hat Announces 3Scale Acquisition, $1 Billion Stock Buy-Back
News  |  6/24/2016
This week, Red Hat announced new financial results that showed 18% revenue growth, the acquisition of 3Scale, and a $1 billion buy-back of its common stock.
HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers
HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2016
In her role as Developer Advocate and Community Architect, Lisa-Marie Namphy works toward unifying HPE's developers. At the same time, she is a champion of women, aiming to shatter the glass ceiling at a number of different tech firms. Namphy spoke with InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters about her work at HPE.
Microsoft Talks Up Its Containers At DockerCon
News  |  6/22/2016
At the DockerCon show this week in Seattle, Microsoft took the stage to tout its ability to run containers on its Azure cloud and the company's overall support for the technology.
Salesforce Unifies Mobile App Dev, Updates Marketing Automation
News  |  6/22/2016
Salesforce has introduced Cloud App Mobile, an app dev platform that unifies all its efforts to help non-coders develop business applications. The company has also released its Pardot Engagement Studio for marketing automation to general availability.
Samsung Commits $1.2 Billion To IoT Research In US
News  |  6/22/2016
Open standards, shared approaches to privacy and security, and more open wireless spectrum are needed to help the internet of things to reach its full potential of making people's lives better, according to the company.
Software Industry's $1 Trillion Impact On US Economy
News  |  6/22/2016
BSA|The Software Alliance has issued its first report looking beyond GDP and direct employment statistics to estimate the direct and indirect ways the software industry influences the US economy.
10 SaaS Startups Every Enterprise Should Know
Slideshows  |  6/22/2016
Often thought of as a small-business tool, Software-as-a-Service offers plenty of potential for large enterprise customers, as evidenced by the 10 startups we're exploring here. Our list includes SaaS applications for big organizational challenges, such as supply-chain, payroll, sales, recruiting, and company-wide collaboration.
Microsoft SharePoint App Now On iOS
News  |  6/21/2016
Microsoft is rolling out the SharePoint mobile app to iOS devices, giving corporate users the ability to access their company intranet content, portals, and contacts while on the go.
Adobe Creative Cloud Update Offers More Features, Performance Enhancements
News  |  6/21/2016
In a major update announced June 20, Adobe is offering deeper integration and additional capabilities in its Creative Cloud suite, which now lets users work faster and helps foster more productive workdays.
LinkedIn Ranks Best Companies At Attracting, Retaining Talent
News  |  6/21/2016
Which companies are the best at attracting and retaining talent? In the US, the Top 10 are all technology companies, according to a new list of "Top Attractors" from LinkedIn, based on the careers social network site's internal research.
Microsoft Targets Legal Marijuana Industry With Azure Offering
News  |  6/18/2016
Microsoft will partner with cannabis tech startup KIND Financial to develop software for tracking the legal growth and sale of marijuana.
LinkedIn Buy, Windows 10 Anniversary Update Previews: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/18/2016
Microsoft announced a $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, bought Wand Labs for natural language tech, and released bug-bashing builds of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.
Oracle Cloud Shift Continues As Q4, Full-Year Revenues Dip
News  |  6/17/2016
Oracle revenues declined slightly year-over-year in the fourth fiscal quarter, but they still beat analyst estimates. Meanwhile, Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison told financial analysts the company is ready to meet customer demand in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market with its second-generation data center technology.
Samsung Builds Cloud Foundation With Joyent Deal
News  |  6/17/2016
The acquisition of cloud provider Joyent will support Samsung's mobile, IoT, and cloud service businesses.
Microsoft Snaps Up Wand Labs For Intelligent Communication Tech
News  |  6/16/2016
Microsoft has acquired Wand Labs with the intention of improving messaging apps and bots with enhanced natural language technology.
Google Launches AI, Machine Learning Research Center
News  |  6/16/2016
With Google CEO Sundar Pichai sharply focused on AI, machine learning and their potentials, the search giant is opening a dedicated machine learning research center in Europe.
Sapho Gives Enterprise Applications A Millennial-Friendly Makeover
News  |  6/16/2016
Logging into and performing tasks on what can be dozens of different enterprise applications can eat up a lot of an enterprise employee's workday. A company called Sapho is looking to solve that with a "micro app" on-premises platform that delivers a unified interface of tasks to users via desktop or smartphone.
Chef Builds Habitat To House Enterprise Apps
News  |  6/16/2016
Habitat is an open source system designed to automate the building, deployment, and management of enterprise software.
GE Uses Machine Learning To Restore Italian Power Plant
News  |  6/16/2016
At its Minds + Machines conference in Paris, GE revealed how a new suite of applications helped it restart A2A Group's Chivasso power plant in Northern Italy. GE's Digital Power Plant for Steam is one of the first application suites to sit atop GE's Predix machine data analytics platform and yield practical industrial results.
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2016
InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters speaks with Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Labs about how the worlds of AI and security are colliding in new ways.
FBI: Business Phishing Attacks Net Cyber Thieves $3.1 Billion
News  |  6/15/2016
Phishing attacks against companies have soared dramatically over the past 18 months, and losses have climbed into the billions, according to an FBI advisory issued this week.
Apple Kills Flash On Safari 10, Will Focus On HTML 5
News  |  6/15/2016
Following in the footsteps of Google and Mozilla, Apple has announced that it is ending default support for Adobe Flash on its upcoming Safari 10 web browser. Instead, Apple will focus on HTML5.
Apple File System Features Deeper Encryption, SSD Support
News  |  6/15/2016
Next year, all of Apple's devices will use the new Apple File System, which promises flash/SSD optimization and improved encryption. It will replace the aging HFS+ file system.
WWDC 2016: What We Didn't Get
Commentary  |  6/15/2016
Apple's WWDC keynote highlighted dozens of new features headed to iPhones, Macs, and other gear, but the company didn't cover everything on our wish list.
The Rise Of The Bots: 11 Ways Your Business Can Prepare
Slideshows  |  6/15/2016
Business is ripe for a bot explosion. The foundational technologies are available, industry behemoths are fanning the fire, users are demanding better experiences, and companies are looking for new ways to optimize their financial performance. Are you ready?
Apple's Swift Playgrounds App Lays Foundation For Enterprise Future
News  |  6/14/2016
The Swift programming language is becoming more popular and, in time, may find a home on corporate servers. The Swift Playgrounds iPad app will play a major role in that.
VMware Acquires Virtual Network Manager Arkin Net
News  |  6/14/2016
VMware is acquiring Arkin Net, a "purpose-built" manager of its NSX networking that will give virtualization managers visibility and controls for virtual networks.
IBM Cloud Will Host VMware Horizon Air, SugarCRM
News  |  6/14/2016
IBM's Cloud Platform is gaining two large enterprise customers as it will now host VMware Horizon Air and SugarCRM. Is this another setback for vCloud Air?
iOS 10, macOS, watchOS Updates: WWDC Up Close
Slideshows  |  6/14/2016
Apple debuted iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and the latest update to tvOS at WWDC 2016. We discuss the many new capabilities in these software updates.
WWDC 2016: iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 Unleashed
News  |  6/13/2016
Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference with the debut of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS, and the newly renamed macOS Sierra.
Microsoft Buying LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion
News  |  6/13/2016
The deal is Microsoft's largest acquisition yet. It's aimed at transforming the company's productivity tools and communications efforts.
Google Puts D-Wave Quantum Computer To Work
News  |  6/13/2016
Computer scientists from Google and two universities have found a way to make quantum computing more practical than previously possible using a system from Canadian company D-Wave.
9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
Slideshows  |  6/13/2016
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
10 Cool Tools To Build Apps Without Code
Slideshows  |  6/12/2016
Building an app doesn't always require skill in software development. All it takes is one of these tools and you too can create effective business-class apps.
Microsoft, Intel Pledge Apache Spark Support: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/12/2016
Microsoft, Databricks, and Intel were among those lining up in support of Spark at this week's Spark Summit. We've got the full story in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 12, 2016.
Windows 10 Build 14361, Planner On Office 365: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/11/2016
This week, Microsoft released Planner and GigJam to the public, launched Windows 10 Build 14361 to phones and PCs, and organized a WWDC afterparty for app developers.
Microsoft Surface Membership Plan Targets Businesses
News  |  6/8/2016
Microsoft has subtly launched a Surface Membership Program to let small businesses purchase devices on a payment plan.
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