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Office 365 Taps Machine Learning, Tableau 10 Debuts: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/31/2016
Microsoft machine learning provides grammar coaching, Tableau 10 gives control back to IT, Teradata acquires Big Data Partnership, GE offers Predix IoT Kit, and more in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 31, 2016.
Apple's Project Titan Focuses On Autonomous Driving Software
News  |  7/29/2016
Apple is bulking up its and sharpening the focus of its Project Titan team with the hiring of Dan Dodge, the former head of BlackBerry's automotive software division.
How An Agricultural Data Firm Puts The Cloud To Work
News  |  7/29/2016
Integration -- connecting computing services to one another -- used to mean bringing in expensive consultants, investing in custom programming, and dealing with long timelines. But modern cloud-based options could make integration only a matter of dragging icons and filling in form fields, work that can often be done without a developer. Here's what it means to IT professionals.
Oracle NetSuite Buy Creates Serious Cloud Contender
News  |  7/29/2016
Oracle announced plans to buy cloud-based ERP provider NetSuite, a company backed by Oracle CTO Larry Ellison. But how will the two companies resolve the overlap in functionality between their product portfolios?
Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook Discuss STEM Funding, Immigration Reform
News  |  7/28/2016
During the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation panel in Philadelphia, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft representatives issued another call to action for increased STEM funding and for revisions to the nation's immigration policy.
Ford, MIT Testing Pedestrian-Conscious Electric Shuttles
News  |  7/28/2016
The partnership between Ford and students at MIT represents another step in electric vehicle technology and the use of autonomous vehicle technology to make roads safer for pedestrians.
Dropbox Rolls Out Tools To Ease IT Admin Experience
News  |  7/28/2016
The cloud storage and collaboration company's business users are getting tools that aim to make managing groups and data easier.
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/28/2016
Amin Vadhat, Google Fellow and Networking Technical Lead, talked to Network Computing Editor-in-Chief Susan Fogarty about how Google is putting its stamp on the enterprise network.
10 Hiring Challenges Confronting CIOs
Slideshows  |  7/28/2016
CIOs are seeing the highest level of skills shortage since the Great Recession of 2008-09 and other hiring issues, according to the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. Find out where these challenges exist and to what extent.
GE Supplies IoT Developer Kit For Predix
News  |  7/27/2016
GE Digital is making it easier for IoT developers to tap into Predix analytics and use machine learning with the release of a new hardware and software kit.
Tesla Unveils Gigafactory As Production Ramps Up
News  |  7/27/2016
The partial opening of Tesla's Gigafactory will give the electric car manufacturer the ability to make the majority of components under one roof, including lithium ion batteries.
Apple Taps Bob Mansfield To Lead Project Titan
News  |  7/26/2016
Bob Mansfield, the veteran Apple hardware engineer, is returning to Apple to lead Project Titan, widely believed to be the company's self-driving electric vehicle initiative.
Ford's SYNC 3 Brings Android Auto, CarPlay To All Models
News  |  7/25/2016
Ford is making the SYNC 3 platform available on all of its 2017 model-year vehicles, with a host of popular applications on tap. It's also a huge opportunity for Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay platforms.
Verizon Buying Yahoo's Web Business For $4.8 Billion
News  |  7/25/2016
The telecommunications giant strikes a deal to acquire Yahoo's core internet assets, ending a drawn-out process for one of the early dot-com darlings.
How To Keep IT Moving At The Speed Of Business
Commentary  |  7/25/2016
Andrew Horne, IT practice leader at consulting firm CEB, offers his insights on why IT needs to speed up its processes in today's business environment. Horne uses data from CEB research, and examples from client experiences, to give you three steps that can help you speed up IT operations in your own organization.
Lawsuit Raises Questions About The Right To Tinker With Tech
News  |  7/25/2016
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a lawsuit to overturn a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which limits the modification of technology. For anyone managing information technology, the law in question has the potential to limit access to data, to weaken security, and to impose unnecessary burdens, costs, and liabilities.
Facebook's Aquila Internet Drone Completes First Flight
News  |  7/22/2016
WiFi takes to the skies in the form of Aquila, a self-piloting Facebook drone with a wingspan greater than that of a Boeing 737. It's another move by companies such as Facebook and Google to deliver internet services through unconventional means.
Hudl Sports Video Analysis Service Grows Fast On Amazon
News  |  7/22/2016
Fast-growing Hudl provides coaches and athletes with key feedback based on its customers' video uploaded to the cloud. Like many other startups, the company relies on Amazon Web Services for its backend support.
Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs
News  |  7/22/2016
Developers interested in creating apps that understand text or speech can look to Google's cloud for tools -- the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. The two offerings have now advanced into open beta status.
Tesla's Future Plans: Trucks, Solar Batteries, Ride-Sharing
News  |  7/21/2016
Telsa CEO Elon Musk has unveiled his master plan. It calls for the company to expand into self-driving semi trucks, roof-mounted solar batteries, and ride-sharing initiatives.
Many Businesses Using AI Without Realizing It
News  |  7/21/2016
Businesses see AI as a future investment, even though most organizations are actually already using it, a study finds.
Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Commentary  |  7/21/2016
Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
News  |  7/21/2016
SAP second quarter earnings showed no sign of weakness from the recent Brexit vote in the UK. Instead, the company's revenue and earnings grew as SAP added new customers, particularly for its S/4 HANA platform.
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2016
Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
Google's DeepMind AI Cuts Data Center Power Bills
News  |  7/20/2016
Google uses its DeepMind artificial intelligence to slice nearly half of the amount of energy used for cooling its data centers, improving its overall power usage effectiveness (PUE) by 15%.
Imperson Chatbot Platform For Enterprises Released
News  |  7/20/2016
Imperson.ai aspires to make it easier for enterprises to create and manage their bots designed for popular social platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Twitter.
Facebook Tests High-Speed Laser Internet Access
News  |  7/20/2016
Facebook wants to beam you onto the web, using laser light to carry information from point to point. However, the social networking company warns that the technology is still in its infancy.
Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws
News  |  7/20/2016
A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.
GE Plans Software Platform For Creating 'Digital Twins'
News  |  7/20/2016
GE already uses an internal platform for modeling jet engines, turbines, and other physical assets. Now, the company will be offering it as a service by the end of 2017.
Microsoft Azure Wins Boeing's Cloud Business
News  |  7/19/2016
Boeing is set to move its extensive portfolio of digital solutions to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, with an aim to improve the operation and efficiency of its airlines customers.
Mercedes-Benz Self-Driving 'Future Bus' Logs 12 Miles
News  |  7/19/2016
Mercedes-Benz's successful test of self-driving 'Future Bus' served as a world premiere for the vehicle, which features state-of-the-art design cues. The city bus made a 12-mile journey in the Netherlands.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
News  |  7/19/2016
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
Softbank's ARM Buy Signals Mobile Market Disruption   
Commentary  |  7/19/2016
Softbank, one of the largest mobile service providers, has reached past several layers of the supply chain to buy ARM, which designs the processors inside most of the mobile devices using its networks worldwide. The deal has the power to show us what true market disruption looks like.
Softbank Buying ARM For $32 Billion
Commentary  |  7/18/2016
In a move to bolster its Internet of Things (IoT) push, Softbank announced plans to buy mobile chip designer ARM holdings for $32 billion.
Gene-Sequencer Illumina Builds Knowledge Base On Amazon
News  |  7/18/2016
Illumina is the largest sequencer of human genes. At the recent Amazon Summit, Alex Dickinson, the company's senior vice president of strategic initiatives, spoke of using Amazon's cloud to get results faster.
Google Reportedly Still Working On Mixed VR, AR Headset
News  |  7/18/2016
While Google may be retooling its virtual reality roadmap, the company is still dedicated to producing a standalone headset that blends the boundaries between VR and augmented reality.
Data Science Skills Gap, Pokémon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/17/2016
The data and analytics skills gap is an obstacle to achieving digital transformation, according to a Gartner survey; Microsoft is looking to fill that skills gap with a new online degree program; and Pokemon Go's creator shares the secrets behind how the game's maps were created.
White House Offers $400 Million For 5G Developments
News  |  7/16/2016
The White House has announced a $400 million advanced wireless research initiative to build on Obama's broadband policy. The goal is to help pave the way for 5G technology that can benefit advances such as the internet of things.
Microsoft Prevails Over Government In Overseas Email Case
News  |  7/15/2016
The federal appeals court decision favors Microsoft's decision to refuse federal government access to email hosted on a server in Ireland, despite the issuance of a warrant. The case may push Congress to revamp laws in an era where data is stored in the cloud.
Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program
News  |  7/15/2016
Microsoft is addressing the shortage of workers with data science skills with a new professional degree program offered online. The company said the data science degree will serve as a pilot for future offerings.
Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines  
Slideshows  |  7/15/2016
If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.
AWS Expands Database Migration Service, Adds Replication
News  |  7/14/2016
At the Amazon Summit in Santa Clara this week, General Manager Matt Wood explained how much Amazon's Database Migration Service is being used and how the company is adding more resources for data migration.
Nissan Will Test Autonomous Vehicle Technology In Japan
News  |  7/14/2016
Nissan plans to introduce single-lane autonomous driving capabilities in its 2017 Serena minivan -- but only on the streets of Japan for now. The news comes after questions were raised about Tesla's Autopilot software following a fatal crash.
IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
News  |  7/14/2016
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
Ransomware: How Should IT Respond?
Ransomware: How Should IT Respond?
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2016
How should IT respond to increased ransomware attacks? John Pironti, President of IP Architects, spoke with Senior Editor Sara Peters at this year's Interop about the issues.
DigitalOcean Adds Separate Block Storage As A Service
News  |  7/13/2016
DigitalOcean is adding an SSD storage service that can be provisioned separately from the virtual server, giving customers more flexibility.
Facebook CIO Likes Microsoft Office 365
News  |  7/13/2016
Facebook and Microsoft have inked a deal to migrate the social media giant's 13,000 employees to Office 365. Facebook will continue to use its own collaborative tools instead of Skype for Business and Yammer.
Microsoft Tests Natural Language IFTTT Alternative
News  |  7/13/2016
Conditional Action Programmer (CAP), an experimental project from Microsoft's Technology and Research group, offers a way to automate app interactions using natural language rather than code.
10 Hot SaaS Security Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/13/2016
Leveraging cloud-based security services is helping to solve some major stumbling blocks when it comes to providing a robust architecture for organizations. To help you navigate your options, we're spotlighting 10 SaaS security startups whose tools are worth a look.
Lenovo, HP Lead PC Market As Shipment Declines Continue
News  |  7/12/2016
The global PC market continues to face the aspect of declining shipments, but the US market for computers shows signs of resilience during the second quarter of 2016, according to new numbers. Lenovo and HP are leading the market.
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