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Content tagged with IoT posted in July 2016
9 Promising Cloud Security Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/31/2016
The future belongs to cloud computing, but only with the help of strong security. Here are 9 cloud security startups IT managers may want to consider.
Amazon Echo Can Now Pay Your Mortgage
Commentary  |  7/30/2016
Capital One has expanded the number of actions account holders can take through the Amazon Echo.
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.
Tim Cook Talks Apple's AR Future, Pokémon Go
News  |  7/27/2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals the depth of the iPhone maker's interest in augmented reality and where he thinks the platform is going.
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.
Can 3D-Printed Fingers Help Police Solve A Murder?
News  |  7/23/2016
Michigan police are working with university researchers to re-create a dead man's fingers. The goal is to use the digits to unlock his smartphone and uncover information that may help catch his killer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Software Quality Standards Matter For Industrial IoT
Commentary  |  7/15/2016
Will software standards be embraced on the Industrial Internet of Things? Software quality guru Bill Curtis says the potential is there, but the culture has to be willing to embrace quality.
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.
Robot Job Stealers: 3 Industries At Risk
News  |  7/14/2016
When it comes to industries and occupations that face the greatest chance of having robots replace humans as workers, a recent McKinsey & Co. report provides some insight. Is your job on the line?
Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera Unveiled
Commentary  |  7/14/2016
Nest takes the wraps off its consumer-grade outdoor security camera that can guard over your house when you're not home.
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.
Amazon Echo, Sisense Integration Connects BI With IoT
News  |  7/12/2016
Business intelligence platform provider Sisense is taking user self-service for analytics to the next level through integration with Amazon Echo and IoT devices.
Microsoft, GE Partnership Targets Industrial Cloud
News  |  7/11/2016
Microsoft and GE have announced a partnership that will make GE's Predix, a platform for the industrial internet, available on Azure.
Killer Robot Use In Dallas Raises Ethical Questions
News  |  7/11/2016
Dallas police used a robot to deliver and detonate a bomb to stop a suspected sniper who killed five officers and injured nine others. This deployment raises ethical questions.
Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide
News  |  7/7/2016
Gartner's updated IT spending forecast for 2016 is slightly improved, but the research firm warned that it doesn't account for the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote will dampen IT spending worldwide.
Elon Musk Hits Back Over Tesla Autopilot Fatality Article
News  |  7/7/2016
Elon Musk, the famously brash CEO of Tesla Motors, is taking Fortune magazine to task for what he and the company considers a fundamentally incorrect article regarding a fatal crash.
Industrial IoT: The Next 30 Years Of IT
Industrial IoT: The Next 30 Years Of IT
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/7/2016
InformationWeek Executive Editor Curtis Franklin spoke with Senior Editor Sara Peters about how IoT is changing everything we know in IT, especially in the industrial enterprise. From, predictive analytics, to security, to ROI, here's why the next 30 years of IT starts with IoT.
Predictive Analytics, Wearables Data Driving EHR Growth
News  |  7/6/2016
Electronic health records may not be new, but they are gaining strong adoption. That's driven by trends such as integration with predictive analytics systems and telemedicine.
Starship Technologies To Test Robot Delivery Service  
News  |  7/6/2016
Pedestrians in several European cities will soon see semi-autonomous robots traveling alongside them, delivering goods for local merchants.
Red Hat, Eurotech Team Up On IoT Platform
News  |  7/5/2016
Red Hat and Eurotech have announced a jointly sponsored Eclipse Foundation project: a multi-device IoT platform based on donated Eurotech code.
Tesla Autopilot Crash Under NHTSA Investigation
Commentary  |  7/2/2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident involving a Tesla being driven under autopilot.
Uber App Update To Track Driver Behavior
News  |  7/1/2016
The update is designed to capture data about how Uber's drivers operate their vehicles -- measuring braking, acceleration, and speed.


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