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HoloLens Shipments Start As Microsoft Courts Developers
News  |  3/31/2016
As Microsoft kicked off its Build 2016 developers' conference, Redmond gave coders a new toy to play with, specifically HoloLens. Developer kits are now shipping as markets for AR and VR are gaining traction.
IBM Acquires Cloud Consulting Specialist Bluewolf
News  |  3/31/2016
The acquisition of Bluewolf pairs cloud services and strategic consulting with IBM's expertise in experience design, mobility, and cognitive solutions. Financial details were not released.
Hadoop Creator Cutting Talks Big Data Past, Present, Future
News  |  3/31/2016
Hadoop creator Doug Cutting led off the keynote addresses at the Strata + Hadoop event in San Jose on March 30, marking the 10th anniversary of the big data technology and talking about what the future may hold.
Office 365, Slack Gain Enterprise Users: Study
Commentary  |  3/31/2016
Microsoft's Office 365 is the most popular off-the-shelf cloud application, while Slack is the fastest growing among business customers, according to a report from Okta, an identity and mobility management service provider.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Slated For Summer
News  |  3/30/2016
Microsoft executives kicked off Build 2016 with a series of announcements, including the rollout of a major Windows 10 update this summer.
Microsoft Shrugs Off iPad Pro Threat
Commentary  |  3/30/2016
Apple is going after Windows PC users with its smaller iPad Pro. Will the updated device pose a threat to Microsoft? Redmond says it isn't worried.
IM Surges In Enterprise, But Ushers In Security Concerns
Commentary  |  3/30/2016
Over the past 20 years, email has been the preferred communication technology in the enterprise. Now, as workers go mobile, instant messaging is replacing email, and that's a big security concern for IT.
NASA Software Audit Reveals Budgetary Black Hole
News  |  3/29/2016
The complex software designed to help launch NASA's SLS system is more than a year behind schedule and wildly over budget. The agency is currently on track to spend over $200 million developing its own code for the project.
Microsoft Surface Hub Finally Starts Shipping
News  |  3/29/2016
Microsoft's Surface Hub promises to revolutionize the way companies collaborate and communicate, but are businesses ready to pay a hefty price to do so? The giant, Windows 10-based device starts at $9,000.
Dell Sells IT Services Unit For $3 Billion
News  |  3/28/2016
Dell struck a deal to sell its IT services unit to Japan's NTT Data, which marks its first divestiture deal to raise cash for its EMC transaction.
Microsoft Positions 'Holoportation' As The Future Of UC
News  |  3/28/2016
"Help me Microsoft, you're my only hope!" The software giant pulls unified communications into the future with the help of what the company calls holoportation. It's the next step for Microsoft's HoloLens technology.
IBM Opens Fourth Bluemix 'Garage' In France
News  |  3/28/2016
Developers can use IBM's latest cloud development tools and practices, including Watson analytical services, in Bluemix Garages.
8 Hot Software Skills To Keep Your Career On Track
Slideshows  |  3/28/2016
Looking for work in tech right now? Looking for ways to expand your role at your current job? I've put on my prognosticator's cap for a look at which software is worth your time. You'll find content management systems, 3D modeling, and programming frameworks in the mix. If you're a hiring manager, it's worth a look to see which software is being used, and where.
Project Tay Turns Racist, Office Updates For March: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/26/2016
Microsoft updated PowerPoint Designer, announced Office 365 updates, pushed for encrypted email, and silenced AI Project Tay after some Internet troll interference.
Google Pumps Up Cloud Platform With Machine Learning
News  |  3/24/2016
Google execs at the GCP Next 2016 conference pitched the company's cloud platform by highlighting advantages, including security, commitment to open source, and machine learning.
SAP's Bold IoT Moves Begin With Vodafone Pact
Commentary  |  3/23/2016
SAP's deal with Vodafone for IoT services is the first in a line of anticipated partnerships between the software giant and telcos worldwide.
CoreOS Offers Automated Security Checks As A Service
News  |  3/22/2016
Clair 1.0 is ready for production use to make containers more secure. Also, new threats will be added to its vulnerabilities database.
Enterprise Invests More In Software-Defined Data Centers
News  |  3/22/2016
When it comes to software-defined infrastructure, a 451 Research survey finds financial services and healthcare lead the field as prime implementers, while retail continues to lag.
MDM Vs. MAM: Best Choice For Mobile Management
News  |  3/22/2016
When deciding between mobile device management (MDM) or mobile application management (MAM), enterprises should consider factors including number of in-house employees, compliance requirements, and data security.
11 Tips For Successful Self-Service BI And Analytics
Slideshows  |  3/21/2016
As more businesses attempt to compete with data, more people within their organizations must be able to gain insight from it. End-user requirements are changing rapidly, often at a faster pace than their employers' ability to deliver sound solutions. Here are a few ways to avoid compromising long-term benefits for short-term gains.
Employee Surveillance: Business Efficiency Vs. Worker Privacy
News  |  3/21/2016
Legal scholars argue that new laws are needed to define the parameters of acceptable workplace monitoring and to ensure respect for personal privacy.
As Docker Turns 3, CEO Predicts Unabated Growth
News  |  3/21/2016
Not even VMware invaded the data center as quickly as open source container supplier Docker has in its first three years. In an interview with InformationWeek, CEO Ben Golub offers his vision for the future.
Best, Worst States For Tech Jobs: CompTIA
Slideshows  |  3/21/2016
In its 27th annual Cyberstates study, CompTIA tells us which states experienced the most growth in the number of tech jobs in 2015, and which ones saw declines. See where your state lands.
Windows 10 Mobile Rollout, Skype For Web Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/19/2016
This week saw the release of Windows 10 Mobile on older smartphones, Skype for Web features, and updated OneDrive sharing.
SAP HANA Vora Connects Enterprise To Hadoop, Spark Data
News  |  3/17/2016
SAP HANA Vora, released to general availability this week, delivers on SAP's promise to connect traditional enterprise analytics tools to the vast data stored in Hadoop and Spark. The company also announced open source contributions to the Apache Spark ecosystem.
Big Data's Priorities: Streaming Analytics, Self-Service
News  |  3/17/2016
Businesses are taking the next step with big data technology in 2016 with plans to implement streaming analytics and self-service, as they work to embed big data insights directly into business applications and software.
AWS Service Migrates 1,000 Database Systems Into Cloud
News  |  3/16/2016
The AWS Database Migration Service, which the company announced in October, officially came out of preview phase on March 15, after importing 1,000 on-premises database systems.
Oracle Showcases Cloud Revenue Growth In Q3
News  |  3/16/2016
Oracle highlighted its big cloud growth for both PaaS and SaaS offerings during the company's third quarter of its fiscal year. Oracle executives used the company's quarterly earnings release and call with analysts to position its cloud business against rivals Salesforce and Workday.
Mobile, Cloud Security Are Top IT Leadership Concerns
News  |  3/16/2016
Greater awareness of data security among business leaders isn't yet matched by budgetary respect or business commitment, according to recent study findings.
Siri Fails To Help In A Crisis
News  |  3/15/2016
Conversational agents such as Siri, Google Now, and S Voice haven't quite figured out how to handle crisis situations.
UC At A Crossroads: Will Apps Bring Death Or Rebirth?
Commentary  |  3/15/2016
Unified Communications are becoming services within other applications. Does that mean that they're taking over the world of apps, or disappearing into a sea of services?
11 Tech Jobs That Pay The Most: Glassdoor
Slideshows  |  3/15/2016
IT positions account for 11 of the 25 top-paying jobs in Glassdoor's annual ranking. See which positions made the grade, and how your salary stacks up.
OpenWhisk Vies With AWS Lambda As Developer Service
News  |  3/14/2016
IBM's OpenWhisk is a new event-driven service for hosting and running developer's microservices that's designed to compete with AWS Lambda.
CHIME, HeroX Patient ID Challenge Gains Momentum
News  |  3/14/2016
CHIME launched a prize to fix a stubborn data problem in the healthcare industry. More than 300 companies and individuals have registered to receive more information about the contest, with judging set to begin in May.
9 Hot Big Data And Analytics Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  3/14/2016
Hadoop recently celebrated its 10th birthday, advanced analytics have become even more sophisticated, and a plethora of startups have arisen to help organizations wrangle all the data and pull out insights. With all that in mind, here are nine big data and analytics startups to watch.
HPE's Machine Learning APIs, MIT's Sports Analytics Trends: Big Data Roundup
News  |  3/13/2016
We've got news from HP Enterprise, MapR, and IBM Watson in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending March 13. Plus, we bring you a summary of top trends in analytics for sports, and tell you why you may be headed to the most forgettable city in the country.
10 Ways Predictive Analytics Improves Innovation
Slideshows  |  3/12/2016
From drug discovery to price optimization, across virtually every industry, more companies are using predictive analytics to increase revenue, reduce costs, and modernize the way they do business. Here are some examples.
iPhone Encryption Battle: Feds Launch Latest Salvo
News  |  3/12/2016
The government's impatience is evident in its third filing asking for Apple's cooperation in unlocking the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. The document is a point-by-point rebuttal that reads like the government taking a final, very deep breath before it completely loses its temper.
SQL Server On Linux, Outlook Gets Smarter: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/12/2016
Microsoft this week announced a Dynamics AX upgrade, plans to release SQL Server on Linux, and several Skype for Business updates.
Ballmer: Linux No Longer A Cancer
News  |  3/11/2016
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who infamously once declared Linux a "cancer," has now had a change of heart and applauded the company's latest moves to embrace the open source platform.
Tableau Grabs Superfast Database With HyPer Buy
News  |  3/11/2016
Tableau Software has acquired HyPer, an early stage database company that provides an engine for transactional data and analysis. Tableau will integrate the technology into its own product to add transactional capabilities to its own software.
Salesforce Delivers Machine Learning To Microsoft Outlook
News  |  3/10/2016
Salesforce announces Salesforce IQ Inbox for Outlook, bringing relationship intelligence to Microsoft's email service.
Skype Boosts Collaboration, Brings Chat To Microsoft Office 365
News  |  3/10/2016
Microsoft this week updated Skype for Business to make video meetings more affordable, expanded PTSN Conferencing, and brought Skype chat to Office 365.
IBM Watson Powers Hilton Robot Concierge
News  |  3/10/2016
A Hilton hotel in McLean, Virginia, has deployed a Watson-powered robot named Connie to help answer basic travel questions.
Velostrata Launches Hybrid Cloud With Split Personality
News  |  3/10/2016
The startup opens up a new avenue of hybrid cloud computing: a strong partnership between on-premises data storage and the cheap, expansive power of cloud servers.
10 Startups Aiming To Change The Way You Work
Slideshows  |  3/10/2016
These budding businesses aim to change the way organizations operate, with tools and services targeting the enterprise.
IBM Job Cuts Affect 14,000 Workers, Analyst Firm Estimates
News  |  3/10/2016
Financial analyst firm Bernstein has estimated that at least 14,000 workers will be affected by IBM's Q1 job cuts. IBM has declined to provide details on the size of a "workforce rebalancing" effort, which employees have said began March 2.
Microsoft Dynamics AX Launches On Azure Worldwide
News  |  3/9/2016
Microsoft officially launches the next generation of Dynamics AX, a cloud-first service built for Azure.
IBM's Watson Lands A Job With KPMG
News  |  3/9/2016
KPMG, the global global tax auditing and advisory firm, aims to use Watson's cognitive computing capabilities to look at volumes of data that, from a human standpoint, would be impossible to manage.
How Mobile, Cloud Are Changing The Face Of UC
Commentary  |  3/8/2016
Ten years in, challenges remain in moving unified communications forward. Will mobile technology or changes in applications lead the way to a cloud-based UC infrastructure?
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