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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.
10 Cool Microsoft Garage Projects You Didn't Know About
Slideshows  |  1/29/2016
The Garage is a hub for employees across Microsoft to work on different projects. Here are some of its works-in-progress.
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 Office Online Gets New Cloud Storage Options
News  |  1/28/2016
Microsoft is extending the real-time coauthoring and sharing capabilities of Office Online to partner cloud providers like Box and Dropbox.
9 Ways To Tap Into SmartData-Driven Decisions
Slideshows  |  1/28/2016
Today's real-time business world requires organizations to make smarter decisions faster. The good news: The technology exists to accelerate decision-making. What's holding you back?
Salesforce Adds 'Private Spaces' On Heroku Platform
News  |  1/27/2016
Salesforce users can now run an app in isolation by using a private network on the multi-tenant Heroku development platform.
Microsoft Open Sources Deep Learning, AIToolkit On GitHub
News  |  1/27/2016
Previously available to academic researchers, Microsoft's Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) now has a friendlier open source license.
6 Hot Programming Languages To Add To Your Tool Kit
Slideshows  |  1/27/2016
Are you looking to tune up your software development or DevOps career with up-and-coming languages? Are you a hiring manager hoping to round out the tool set of your in-house team? Here are six languages to consider adding to your repertoire.
Apple Reports Record Q1 Results, Predicts iPhone Decline
News  |  1/27/2016
Apple reported $18.4 billion in profit during its first fiscal quarter of 2016, but iPhone sales are predicted to drop in coming months.
8 Ways SaaS Delivers Business Value
Slideshows  |  1/26/2016
Sure, software as a service still offers an easy point of entry for small and midsized businesses that need to upgrade their software. But today's cloud-based options offer even more for businesses of all sizes.
5 Secrets Of Successful People-First Companies
News  |  1/26/2016
The Accenture Technology Vision 2016 report examines five ways that adept digital companies are putting people first. Investing in the development and management of people will be necessary to navigate the tumultuous digital economy, according to Accenture.
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.
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.
IoT Shows Its Worth To Businesses
News  |  1/23/2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) can be used for a diverse set of tasks, including opening up new business models. A recent Forrester report explores how businesses are embracing IoT.
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.
SAP's Q4, Full Year Results Lifted By Cloud
News  |  1/23/2016
ERP software giant SAP reported revenue growth for its Q4 and full fiscal year, along with strong growth of its cloud business. But the strength of the cloud business weighed on profits, which declined for both the quarter and the year.
9 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering
Slideshows  |  1/22/2016
Skype has become synonymous with voice and video chat for most consumers, but there are several other services that do the same things.
IBM Buys Ustream For Cloud-Based Video Push
News  |  1/21/2016
IBM plans to expand its cloud-based services with an acquisition of Ustream, provider of live-stream videos, and with the creation of a new cloud video unit.
Docker Buys Unikernel Systems, Adds 'Unikernels' To Platform
News  |  1/21/2016
Docker again expands its developer platform, adding unikernels to provide more options for packaging code and moving it around.
IBM's Fourth-Quarter Results Hold Promise, Pitfalls
News  |  1/21/2016
IBM turned in better-than-expected fourth-quarter results this week. However, the numbers still show how far Big Blue has to go to return to profit and growth. When does the Street run out of patience?
Worst Passwords Of 2015 Reveal Our Stupidity
News  |  1/20/2016
This year's list is an indication that the sooner we get rid of password-based authentication, the better.
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.
Intel's 6th-Gen Core vPro Chips Promise Enhanced Speed, Security
News  |  1/20/2016
Intel's sales pitch for its 6th-generation Core vPro processors revolved around business transformation, collaboration, and baked-in multi-factor authentication.
Microsoft Buys MinecraftEdu, Previews OneNote Learning Tools
News  |  1/19/2016
Microsoft announced Jan. 18 that it's buying MinecraftEdu from Teacher Gaming. With the acquisition, fans of the sandbox video game will be pleased to see the open world platform headed for an expanded presence in classrooms.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Top $3.5 Trillion In 2016
News  |  1/19/2016
In a new report, Gartner finds that worldwide IT spending will top $3.5 trillion in 2016. However, spending on devices and telecom services are still expected to decline as major players in the world economy struggle with growth headwinds.
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.
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.
Google Play Supporting Promo Codes For Apps, Games
News  |  1/16/2016
Google will now support promo codes in the Google Play Store, enabling developers to better engage with users.
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.
Big Data Goes Mainstream: What Now?
News  |  1/14/2016
Now that big data initiatives are going mainstream in Fortune 1000 companies, CIOs and other C-level executives are targeting the next frontier -- how to transform all that information into products and services -- according to a new report.
Google Goes Beyond Cardboard With Revamped VR Focus
Commentary  |  1/13/2016
Google is aiming to make virtual reality into a real business with its dedicated VR division now headed by Clay Bavor.
Outlook, Skype Updates Arrive For Android, iOS
News  |  1/13/2016
Microsoft is releasing updates to its Skype and Outlook tools for iOS and Android platforms.
Microsoft Buys Event Zero Tech, Boosts Skype For Business
News  |  1/13/2016
Microsoft has acquired technology assets from Event Zero in an effort to improve management tools within Skype for Business.
Intermedia Unveils Dedicated-Host Microsoft Exchange On AWS
News  |  1/13/2016
Intermedia's offering, aimed at large enterprises, challenges on-premises email, Google's Gmail, and Amazon's new WorkMail with Dedicated Microsoft Exchange on AWS.
Big Data Moves From Hype To Reality, CompTIA Finds
News  |  1/12/2016
Organizations are moving past the hype and into actual value when it comes to big data and analytics implementation, according to a new survey by CompTIA. But challenges remain, including a skills gap and the struggle to wrangle the growing quantity of data generated.
Amazon WorkMail Is Now In General Availability
News  |  1/11/2016
Amazon's WorkMail, a potential competitor to Google's Gmail and Microsoft Outlook, is now in general availability, and it's integrated with the company's encryption key management technology.
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.
Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/10/2016
Apple is getting emotional. The company has acquired a startup that claims its facial recognition software can read your feelings. Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here's our big data roundup for the week ending January 10, 2016.
9 Reasons Why Personalized Marketing Still Isn't Accurate
Slideshows  |  1/8/2016
Personalization efforts have served as a vanguard for big data at many organizations. But some of these programs still fall short. Here's a closer look at what's going wrong. Does your enterprise fit these profiles?
Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016
News  |  1/7/2016
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?
Twitter's Top Data Science, Analytics, And BI Feeds
Slideshows  |  1/6/2016
Twitter is a veritable playground for data scientists looking to scrape and analyze public data. But it's also a great place to learn about what data scientists, business intelligence practitioners, and analytics experts are thinking. Here are 11 of our favorites on Twitter.
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.
DOJ Sues VW Over Emissions-Cheating Scandal
News  |  1/5/2016
Volkswagen and its subsidiaries Audi and Porsche used "defeat devices" to make polluting vehicles appear to meet clean air regulations, the US Department of Justice claims.
8 New Year's Resolutions For Enterprise Developers
Slideshows  |  1/5/2016
Every year around this time, people make stupid resolutions, such as, "Drink less coffee" or "Learn Esperanto." Here's a look at 8 New Year's resolutions that might do some serious good for enterprise software developers.
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.
Big Data Predictions For 2016
Slideshows  |  1/4/2016
What's in store for big data in 2016? Expect updates in machine learning, real-time data-as-a-service, algorithm markets, Spark, and more.
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