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10 Tools To Keep Your Agile Dev Projects On Track
Slideshows  |  1/31/2016
Agile development is standard development in many companies. The right tools for managing the agile process can make the difference between success and struggle for your team. Here are our 10 picks to keep you on track.
Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
News  |  1/31/2016
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
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.
Google Taps Machine Learning To Make Smartphones Smarter
News  |  1/29/2016
Through a partnership with chip maker Movidius, Google plans to bring deep learning to future mobile devices.
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.
Facebook Builds Next-Gen Data Center In Ireland
News  |  1/28/2016
Facebook will implement its latest data center server and switch designs in the facility it's building on the company's Clonee, Ireland, site.
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?
8 Must-Have Mobile Tools For Road Warriors
Slideshows  |  1/28/2016
Remote workers may not need an office, but they do need a few devices to keep them connected and productive. Here are our top picks to keep you and your teams functioning on the go.
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.
VMware CIO OccupiesHot Seat Between Top Management, Customers
News  |  1/27/2016
VMware CIO Bask Iyer describes his role as both representing customers' needs to top management and validating the firm's products to customers.
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.
Big Data Must Deliver Business Value: Informatica CEO
News  |  1/27/2016
Informatica's new CEO spoke with InformationWeek about what's next for big data in the enterprise and how he plans to deliver that for customers. Here are the details.
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.
Cloud Foundry Certified On 7 Public Clouds
News  |  1/26/2016
Just past its first birthday, the Cloud Foundry Foundation counts up its certified host providers as it aims to become the "Linux of PaaS."
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.
65% Say Cloud As Secure As On-Premises
News  |  1/25/2016
Nearly two-thirds of IT security professionals think cloud software security equals what they can provide in enterprise data centers, according to Cloud Security Alliance survey.
Edge Analytics An Antidote To IoT Data Deluge
News  |  1/25/2016
As more organizations embrace the IoT, some may find themselves overwhelmed by the volume of data generated. Edge analytics can reduce the need to store and process it all at a central location. Here are the details.
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.
Cloudera Director 2.0 Debuts, Google Donates To Apache Foundation: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/24/2016
Cloudera has updated a key tool for managing big data, Google has contributed its Cloud Dataflow platform to the Apache Foundation Incubator. We have this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending January 24.
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.
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.
Microsoft's Mimicker Alarm App Powered By AI
News  |  1/22/2016
Microsoft's Garage Project team has cooked up a new alarm clock app for Android smartphones that forces users to make faces or play games to turn it off. What's most interesting about Mimicker Alarm is not what it makes people do, but how it uses artificial intelligence to determine the actions.
8 Ways To Monetize Data
Slideshows  |  1/22/2016
Data may be a company's most valuable asset, but few are maximizing its economic benefit. Here eight ways that organizations are deriving real, bottom-line value from their data.
Brave Browser Aims To End Ad-Blocking War
News  |  1/21/2016
Creator of the JavaScript programming language and former CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla Brendan Eich introduced the Brave browser, which he sees as a way to broker peace between advertisers and ad blockers.
Apple's iOS Dev Center In Italy Promises More Developer Jobs
News  |  1/21/2016
Call it app development -- Italian style. Apple says its iOS Development Center in Naples is just the first of a European expansion to encourage app developers and job creation.
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.
Apple's Design Patents Are Too Broad, Industry Groups Argue
Commentary  |  1/21/2016
The Computer & Communications Industry Association and Electronic Frontier Foundation are among those filing friends-of-the-court briefs supporting Samsung in its appeal to the US Supreme Court. This latest wrinkle in the long-running Apple v. Samsung case raises important questions about how our patent system is being used.
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.
Mobile World Congress 2016: 5G, IoT And Politics On Tap
Commentary  |  1/20/2016
Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona is a mere five weeks away. Here's a look at what we're expecting at the event, amidst local, national, and global politics.
IoT 2016: 13 Hot Trends For Business
Slideshows  |  1/20/2016
We've identified 13 noteworthy Internet of Things trends that will make a difference to your business -- and your life -- this year and beyond.
Equinix Buys European Rival TelecityGroup For $3.8 Billion
News  |  1/19/2016
In a move that will strengthen its data center presence and customer offerings in Europe and around the world, Equinix is acquiring rival TelecityGroup for $3.8 billion.
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.
Samsung: Galaxy Note 5's S Pen Problem Is Fixed
Commentary  |  1/19/2016
Samsung updated the Galaxy Note 5's hardware to prevent the S Pen stylus from getting stuck, but details are few.
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.
CIOs Must Drive Technology Change For Business: IDC Study
News  |  1/19/2016
How do CIOs view their role within their organizations? Are they the chief innovation officers that they should be? A new study by IDC looks at how these executives see themselves and how others within their organizations view them.
IoT Raises New Legal Challenges For Business
News  |  1/19/2016
Privacy, security, and data ownership issues surrounding Internet of Things devices are creating a host of new legal questions and problems. Here's what's happening now, and what you need to know.
AI, Machine Learning Rising In The Enterprise
News  |  1/19/2016
AI and machine learning are graduating from science fiction to reality. It's estimated that about half of large enterprises are currently experimenting with AI projects. Several vendors, including Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft, have donated machine learning development projects to open source.
Amazon Adds 'Scheduled' Reserved Instances To Server List
News  |  1/18/2016
Amazon Web Services has created what it calls "Scheduled Reserved Instances," a variation to its low cost Reserved Instances, which is scheduled to run at specific times.
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.
How Mobile OS Updates Can Kill Your Productivity
Commentary  |  1/18/2016
Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are designed for the current operating system they ship with, either iOS or Android, and maybe the next update. If you (or your employees) have an aging device, the latest OS update might wreak havoc on its performance. How can we avoid the over-the-air update trap?
Microsoft R Updates, IBM's Fraud-Detection Analytics Buy: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/17/2016
In our big data roundup for the past week, we've got news from Microsoft about what it's been doing with statistical modeling language R, IBM's acquisition of a real-time fraud analytics company, Baidu's donation of some machine learning efforts to open source, and a management shakeup at Apache Spark company Databricks.
World Bank: Digital Divide Leaving Too Many Behind
News  |  1/15/2016
With 60% of the world offline, the World Bank calls for changes to support the promise of the digital revolution.
Yahoo Releases Massive Data Set To Academic Institutions
News  |  1/15/2016
The clicks and searches of 20 million anonymous Yahoo users could help researchers in a number of different academic institutions expand the boundaries of machine learning and deep learning.
6 Machine Learning, AI, Analytics Trends To Watch
Slideshows  |  1/15/2016
Big data and analytics are set for a big 2016, as more devices and types of software are connected and exchange information. Here are some considerations for businesses as they look to maximize the value of all this data.
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.
Apple May Axe iAds Sales Team
News  |  1/14/2016
Apple is reportedly moving to dump its in-house iAd sales team and make iAds solely a self-service platform.
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.
Amazon Adding Montreal, 4 More Regional Data Centers In 2016
News  |  1/14/2016
Amazon continues to expand its worldwide network of data centers, with Montreal, the UK, China, and India all slated to become part of its chain.
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