14 Creepy Ways To Use Big Data
The amount of data being collected about people, companies, and governments is unprecedented. What can be done with that data is downright frightening. From bedrooms to boardrooms, from Wall Street to Main Street, the ground is shifting in ways that only the most cyber-savvy can anticipate. We reveal the creepy ways to use data now and in the near future.
Autonomous Vehicles Vs. Helping Humans Drive Better
For automakers, creating self-driving cars may be an appealing technical challenge, but creating better-driving cars is a more attainable goal. In a report released today, global consultancy McKinsey suggests that technology for helping drivers navigate is likely to become critical for car buyers.
Oracle Users Not Rushing To The Cloud
As Oracle OpenWorld focused heavily on cloud, many members of the Oracle Applications User Group are just getting started with hybrid clouds. Here's why on-premises implementations continue to be important to these core organizations.
Windows Tablet Sales Boosted By Enterprise Demand
Microsoft's Surface tablets are bucking overall market trends by meeting enterprise needs, even as Apple iPad and Google Android-based tablets continue to fight for market share. Here's why CIOs and other IT leaders are embracing the Microsoft mobile devices.
IBM, Jasper Partner For IoT Services Platform
Large corporations will be able to access Jasper's Control Center through IBM's Bluemix. The goal: To enable companies that sell products such as heavy equipment or vehicles to add a variety of services to their customers, such as predictive maintenance or telematics.
Larry Ellison: Oracle Sets Sights On Cloud Competitors
In his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld on Oct. 25, executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison distanced the company from the likes of SAP and IBM, while highlighting major cloud service providers such as Amazon AWS and longtime SaaS/PaaS players such as Salesforce.
HTML 5 Vs. Native Apps: What's Best For Developers?
Debate rages on about whether an HTML5 Web application or a native platform application is the best solution for your project team. We've put together this list of arguments -- five for HTML5 and five for native apps -- to help frame the debate.
Ford Motors, PwC, Starwood CIOs Talk Future Of IT
In a panel discussion moderated by Elizabeth Ames of the Anita Borg Institute, the three CIOs shared their current IT initiatives, plans on the horizon, common technology challenges, leadership tactics, and the ways they are recruiting and welcoming the incoming generation of employees. Here's what we learned.
Fitbit Hacked In 10 Seconds
A Fortinet security researcher says the fitness tracker can be hacked by anyone within Bluetooth range. It doesn't matter whether or not it's paired with another device.
Twitter Asks Developers For Forgiveness
CEO Jack Dorsey apologizes for past platform changes and promises to work with developers rather than against them. The company also introduced a series of enhancements to Fabric and Gnip.
Free Web Security Certificates Coming Soon
Let's Encrypt TLS/SSL certificates are now trusted by the major Web browsers. That sets the stage for easier, more affordable online security. Operated by the nonprofit Internet Security Research Group, their aim is to hasten the transition away from the Web's unprotected HTTP protocol to encrypted HTTPS.
10 iPhone Apps Only An IT Pro Could Love
The Apple iTunes store is chock-full of apps that are equally useful to IT and business users. Here, we're focusing on 10 iPhone apps that only IT professionals could love. See what we've uncovered.
SIM CIO Report: IT Leadership Hits A 'Watershed Moment'
One-third to one-half of the current crop of CIOs will be gone in 5 to 10 years, says the lead researcher for SIM's annual IT trends survey. Do you fit the profile of the CIO of the future? What's top-of-mind for CIOs right now?
Intel's Arduino 101: 11 Reasons You Need It
Intel has announced the new Arduino 101, an Arduino platform based on the Intel Curie module. While it's aimed primarily at the education and maker communities, there are plenty of commercial applications, including the opportunity to experiment with Internet of Things (IoT) projects, including wearables, diminutive gadgets, and sensors
Nexus 5X, 6P Review: Marshmallow OS Shines
Google's updated Nexus line of smartphones, from LG and Huawei, shows Android 6.0 Marshmallow at its best. Google provided us with one of each model for review. Here's what we discovered.
Gartner: 10 Radical Changes Coming To IT
Gartner's Daryl Plummer paints a convincing picture of a near-term future full of robots, smart machines, machine learning, and changing mobile habits. Here's everything CIOs and IT professionals need to know to be prepared.
8 Ways To Ensure Data Quality
The quality of your business decisions is only as good as the quality of the data you use to back them up. Here are some tips to help you determine how reliable your data actually is.
How State CIOs Can Save $11 Billion
State government CIOs can save precious budget dollars by automating services and focusing on productivity, according to a new report released this week by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Dell, EMC Deal: 10 Things IT Needs To Know
Enterprise IT executives were left wondering what the massive Dell-EMC deal might mean to them. There's a lot you'll want to know (especially if you're an EMC customer). As we ponder the implications of the massive merger, what springs to mind are 10 ways we expect the deal to impact IT.
Dell's EMC Acquisition: Perils, Opportunities Abound
Dell's plan to acquire EMC for $67 billion reflects the major disruptions taking place in enterprise IT as businesses increasingly shift toward cloud computing. Here's what IT leaders need to know about the deal.