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Content tagged with IoT posted in May 2016
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 1100 Chip Targets Wearables, IoT
News  |  5/31/2016
Qualcomm's processor supports Android and the Android Wear platform. It's aiming at targeted wearables like smartwatches for kids.
Asus Unveils ZenBook 3 Ultra-Thin Laptop, Zenbo Home Robot
News  |  5/31/2016
At a launch event at the Computex trade show on Monday, Asus unleashed a massive wave of consumer electronics products, including a home robot, an ultra-slim notebook, 2-in-1 PCs, and smartphones.
7 PaaS Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  5/31/2016
As virtualization advancements such as container technologies emerge, PaaS is hitting its stride. While you may have heard of a couple of the PaaS providers on our list, we're betting there are a few more here that aren't on your radar yet. Here's why these seven firms are worth your attention.
GrabCAD's Print Cloud Speeds Up 3D Printing
News  |  5/30/2016
GrabCAD Print takes the GitHub concept of a processing and sharing hub that can deal with many different file formats and applies it to the 3D-printing process. The goal is to make prototyping faster and less convoluted.
9 Raspberry Pi Projects For Your Summer Vacation
Slideshows  |  5/30/2016
The right Raspberry Pi project can make the summer fun and educational. Here are nine possibilities that fit the bill.
Apple TV: Revamped Version May Be Echo Competitor
Commentary  |  5/27/2016
Rather than build a brand new device to compete with the Amazon Echo, Apple is working to improve the capabilities of its Apple TV product, according to a new report.
Intel Acquires IoT, Autonomous Vehicle Specialist Itseez
News  |  5/27/2016
Intel, which recently announced that it would focus more on the Internet of Things and cloud computing, is acquiring Itseez, which specializes in IoT and self-driving vehicle technology.
Apple May Open Up Siri, Make Echo-Like Speaker
Commentary  |  5/25/2016
Apple is reportedly preparing its response to the Amazon Echo by opening up Siri to developers and forging a home-based speaker of its own.
Samsung Building IoT-Dedicated Network
Commentary  |  5/24/2016
Samsung and SK Telecom have partnered up to create what they say will be the world's first network specifically for the Internet of Things.
Florida Crystals CIO: Cloud Is The Sweet Spot For IT Success
Commentary  |  5/23/2016
Florida Crystals is a multibillion-dollar sugar production company with no on-premises servers. Here's why CIO Don Whittington is happy keeping it that way.
6 Barriers To IoT Data Flow
Slideshows  |  5/23/2016
Enterprises are integrating IoT devices into their ecosystems to get data that was not available previously. As with most new data sources, there may be concerns about whether the data is accessible, usable, valuable, and secure. Here are a few things to consider as your enterprise moves toward IoT.
SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/22/2016
Cloud, data, and artificial intelligence were hot topics for several major players this week, including SAP and Google. We've got these latest developments and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended May 22, 2016.
Google I/O 2016: 5 Hot Takeaways
Commentary  |  5/21/2016
At this week's Google I/O annual developer conference the company revealed dramatic products that will push the boundaries of technology further into what was previously the realm of science fiction.
HPE Offers IoT Platform To Build, Analyze Data
News  |  5/20/2016
With eye toward the future, HP Enterprise is now offering a vendor-neutral and multiple network supporting platform for building and analyzing data from the Internet of Things.
Acura Testing New Self-Driving Vehicle For 2020 Release
News  |  5/19/2016
Acura, the luxury division of Honda, has started testing a hybrid sedan named the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, which offers self-driving capabilities. The company is gearing up to release a version of it by 2020.
Salesforce Earnings: CEO Marc Benioff Heaps Love On AWS
News  |  5/19/2016
In unscripted remarks during Salesforce's first-quarter earnings call with analysts, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that Amazon's Jeff Bezos and he and are planning an expanded partnership.
Google I/O 2016: AI, VR Get Day In The Sun
Slideshows  |  5/19/2016
At Google I/O, it was unclear whether the company's intention was to entice programmers with its new artificial intelligence offerings, or simply fry them in the Mountain View, Calif. sunshine. Here's what we were able to see before heat stroke set in.
ServiceNow Adds Azure To Its Cloud Management Front End
News  |  5/18/2016
ServiceNow previously automated services for internal customers using AWS and VMware; now it's added the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Google I/O 2016: What To Expect
News  |  5/16/2016
Updates on Project Tango, Android N, and Android Auto are among the announcements we expect at Google's annual developer conference this week. Here's what we know so far.
AWS IoT Button Lets Devs Customize In The Cloud
News  |  5/16/2016
A programmable version of Amazon's Dash Button, the IoT Button, allows developers to trigger custom actions through Amazon Web Services.
Apache Spark 2.0 Preview, Google's Amazon Echo Rival: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/15/2016
Apache Spark 2.0 preview is released for Databricks customers. Google preps a stationary personal assistant like Amazon Echo. MarkLogic revs up security and encryption. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 15, 2016.
Google 'Chirp' Aims To Silence Amazon Echo, Report Says
Commentary  |  5/12/2016
Google is preparing a competitor to Amazon's Echo, reportedly called "Chirp," which will put voice-activated Google search into a device that's similar to Google's OnHub WiFi hotspot.
Facebook Open/R: From Bridging Gaps To Network App Dev
News  |  5/12/2016
In the process of developing Terragraph, a network aimed to bring wireless Internet access to dense urban environments, Facebook has made strides in network application development. Here's why its Open/R platform -- slated to be offered to the open source community -- could eventually influence enterprise network development as we know it.
Amazon Alexa Now Tracks Flights, Plans Trips
Commentary  |  5/11/2016
The Kayak travel search engine is now accessible on Amazon's Alexa to let users search for and track flights.
Ubiquiti AmpliFi Aims To Fix Home WiFi
News  |  5/10/2016
Enterprise networking product maker Ubiquiti unveils a line of consumer-oriented routers with the aim of making home networks more reliable.
uHoo IoT Device Measures Indoor Air Toxins
News  |  5/10/2016
Startup uHoo begins taking orders for an IoT device that tells users via their smartphones what's in the air they breathe.
iOS 10 May Include Standalone HomeKit App
News  |  5/9/2016
The current HomeKit platform lacks a dedicated app, which could finally reach consumers with the launch of iOS 10 later this year. The smart home market place is expected to grow and Apple is looking for a piece of this emerging market.
Data Products: 9 Best Practices To Minimize Risk
Slideshows  |  5/9/2016
Data generation, collection, and analysis are making their way into more types of products and services. The trend is creating new opportunities for innovation, some of which are so impactful, they're causing some companies to revisit their business models. The path to success isn't always obvious, however, so here are a few best practices to keep in mind.
Data, Analytics In Spotlight At Elite 100: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/8/2016
InformationWeek unveiled its Elite 100 winners this week at its annual conference in Las Vegas. The top 5 projects this year all put the focus on data and analytics. Here's our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 8, 2016.
Windows 10 Milestone, SharePoint Server 2016 Launches: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/7/2016
Microsoft released SharePoint Server 2016, updated the Windows 10 device count to 300 million, bought Solair, and announced a June 1 launch for SQL Server 2016.
GM, Lyft Partnering On Self-Driving Taxis
News  |  5/6/2016
In a new deal reported in the Wall Street Journal, Lyft users could have the option of hailing an autonomous Chevy Bolt by the end of the year.
Intermountain Healthcare Balances IoT Adoption And Security Vigilance
News  |  5/6/2016
Intermountain, a Salt Lake City healthcare provider, innovates with Internet-connected patient devices, but clamps down on security exposures when it sees them.
Siri Creators To Unveil AI Personal Assistant Viv
Commentary  |  5/5/2016
The team that developed Apple's Siri has a new type of artificial intelligence ready to help us do just about everything.
Apple Music May Get A Needed Overhaul
Commentary  |  5/4/2016
Apple Music caused major waves in Cupertino last year, resulting in a so-so product and employee departures. The company is hard at work on a redesign.
Tech Futurist Vivek Wadhwa: Let There Be Disruption
Commentary  |  5/4/2016
Digital transformation will lead to disruption in every market: It's up to executives to decide whether they will float or be swamped by the changes. That's the message Vivek Wadhwa delivered at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Past Winners Talk Strategy, Best Practices
News  |  5/3/2016
How are the top IT leaders at the top companies grappling with digital transformation, the third platform, the rise of analytics and big data, and other industry shifts? We asked them during the opening session of the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference. Here's what they said.
The Weather Company Brings Together Forecasting And IoT
News  |  5/2/2016
The Weather Company estimates that weather is perhaps the single largest external factor affecting business performance, to the tune of nearly $1 trillion lost annually in the US alone. Combining weather data with business data can improve decision-making for a wide range of companies. The company's work earned it the No. 2 spot on the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Horizon Prioritizes Data And Patient Experience
News  |  5/2/2016
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey implemented a fee-for-value healthcare delivery model that uses new technologies to gather data and improve member experience. More than 80 business processes were created or modified, transforming systems for enrollment, claims processing, billing, customer service, provider portals, sales, and benefit monitoring. These efforts earned the company the No. 3 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Penn Medicine: Using Data To Save Patient Lives
News  |  5/2/2016
Penn Signals is a system that uses existing data from electronic health records to perform real-time predictive analysis of heart failure patients. The goal? Penn Medicine wanted to place patients in proper risk groups and assign them to cardiology resources in order to get them the best care and improve their outcomes. This work earned the company the No. 4 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
FedEx Services Eases The Pain Of Customs Clearance
News  |  5/2/2016
Disparate internal systems and a complex customs environment were slowing down the import/export process for business customers. So FedEx Services launched the Clearance Customer Profile app to help businesses overcome customs clearance hurdles. The company's efforts earned it the No. 5 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
The Elite 100: Celebrating The People Who Make IT Happen
Commentary  |  5/2/2016
To talk about technology transforming business only tells part of the story, though. At the end of the day, it's the people behind the technology who are the true agents of change. Join us as we celebrate their work in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Inside Intel's Museum: 10 Must-See Exhibits
Slideshows  |  5/2/2016
The Intel Museum, located at the chipmaker's corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., reveals fascinating facts and insights into the company and its technology, including how processors are actually made, the history of these chips, and what the future holds.


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