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14 Creepy Ways To Use Big Data
Slideshows  |  10/30/2015
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.
Wireless X-Ray Vision Tech Tracks People Through Walls
News  |  10/30/2015
MIT researchers have developed a system called RF-Capture that can track motion like Microsoft's Kinect, except that it works through walls.
Verizon IoT Strategy: Smart Cities, ThingSpace For Developers
News  |  10/29/2015
The market for the Internet of Things is growing rapidly, and Verizon is stepping up its efforts on a multitude of fronts, the company announced.
Autonomous Vehicles Vs. Helping Humans Drive Better
Commentary  |  10/29/2015
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.
Facebook Expands FbStart Program For Mobile Developers
News  |  10/29/2015
To help convince mobile developers to integrate Facebook technology into their apps, the social network has added more partners to FbStart.
DMCA Ruling: OK To Mod Code In Cars, Jailbreak Smartphones
News  |  10/28/2015
Reviewing and modifying automotive software will be lawful in 12 months, thanks to a copyright law exemption.
Oracle Users Not Rushing To The Cloud
News  |  10/28/2015
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.
Oracle Unveils A Multitude Of Cloud Database Services
News  |  10/28/2015
In Oracle OpenWorld keynote, president Thomas Kurian launches numerous big data, analytic, and data management services in the Oracle Cloud.
Windows Tablet Sales Boosted By Enterprise Demand
Commentary  |  10/28/2015
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.
Net Neutrality Vote: EU Will Allow Data Discrimination
News  |  10/27/2015
Rejecting strong net neutrality protections, the European Parliament has voted to allow Internet fast lanes.
Intel's Saffron Buy Spices Up IoT, Big Data Offerings
News  |  10/27/2015
The chip-making giant looks to the future of the Internet of Things with the acquisition of cognitive computing company Saffron Technology.
IBM, Jasper Partner For IoT Services Platform
News  |  10/27/2015
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.
Oracle CEO Hurd Makes Bold Cloud Predictions
News  |  10/27/2015
Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd said the current IT on-premises operating model is unsustainable and much of IT operations will move to the cloud in the next 10 years.
Larry Ellison: Oracle Sets Sights On Cloud Competitors
Commentary  |  10/26/2015
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.
Facebook At Work App 'Liked' By Major Bank
News  |  10/26/2015
The Royal Bank of Scotland sees value in Facebook as an enterprise communication tool, and plans to roll out the Facebook at Work app to 100,000 employees worldwide.
HTML 5 Vs. Native Apps: What's Best For Developers?
Slideshows  |  10/26/2015
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.
BlackBerry Priv Smartphone Pre-Orders Start At $699
News  |  10/25/2015
The Priv smartphone will be BlackBerry's first Android device, and it features a slew of security enhancements, as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
9 Ways To Bulletproof Your Privacy Policy
Slideshows  |  10/23/2015
Is your privacy policy rock solid, or could it use some work? Mistakes can mean lawsuits, regulatory fines, and damage to corporate reputations. Here's how to protect your company.
Ford Motors, PwC, Starwood CIOs Talk Future Of IT
News  |  10/23/2015
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.
Alphabet, Google's Parent, Strikes Earnings Gold With Mobile Search
News  |  10/23/2015
Alphabet, Google's new parent company, exceeded analysts' expectations due in large part to the strength of its mobile search business, according to company executives.
Fitbit Hacked In 10 Seconds
Commentary  |  10/22/2015
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.
HP Kills Public Cloud, Cedes To AWS, Google, Microsoft
News  |  10/22/2015
HP is abandoning its public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) efforts, a market dominated by AWS, Google, and Microsoft. Here are the details.
Facebook TechPrep Emphasizes Computer Science, Programming, Diversity
News  |  10/22/2015
Facebook is turning its skills at connecting people in a new direction with the launch of a TechPrep, a website designed to get kids invested in computer science, while promoting diversity.
Twitter Asks Developers For Forgiveness
News  |  10/22/2015
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.
Apple, Dropbox Slam CISA Cyber-Security Bill
Commentary  |  10/21/2015
Apple and Dropbox join the swelling ranks of tech companies voicing their opposition to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) and the lack of privacy protections.
Desperate Yahoo Inks Search, Ad Deal With Google
News  |  10/21/2015
In the face of declining revenues and stiff competition, Yahoo cozies up to rival Google in a deal similar to the one it struck with Microsoft in April.
Free Web Security Certificates Coming Soon
News  |  10/21/2015
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
Slideshows  |  10/21/2015
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'
News  |  10/20/2015
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?
IBM Taps Equinix For Private-Line Cloud Connections
News  |  10/20/2015
IBM SoftLayer joins Google, Amazon, and Microsoft Azure in routing connections for privacy-oriented cloud users through Equinix data centers.
Amazon, New York Times Spar Over Work Culture Investigation
News  |  10/20/2015
The feud between the New York Times and Amazon goes public as the two sides defend their positions following a blistering expose.
Intel's Arduino 101: 11 Reasons You Need It
Slideshows  |  10/20/2015
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
Slideshows  |  10/19/2015
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.
Apple Must Pay $234 Million In Patent Infringement Case
News  |  10/18/2015
Apple loses a battle against the University of Wisconsin concerning the use of processing technology. The loss could cost the company $234 million.
Surface Book Sells Out, Microsoft Offers $300 MacBook Bounty
Commentary  |  10/17/2015
Pre-orders for Microsoft's Surface Book kicked off last week and have blasted through the early supply. In addition, Redmond is looking for customers to trade in their MacBooks.
Gartner Magic Quadrant: Open Source, Cloud Disrupt Database Market
News  |  10/16/2015
Incumbents IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have ruled the Gartner Magic Quadrant for operational database management systems for years. But with the rise of open source and cloud, new competition has gained ground. Here's what you need to know.
JetBlue Launching Free In-Flight WiFi In 2016
News  |  10/15/2015
JetBlue will be able to offer free WiFi service across its entire fleet by the fall of 2016.
IBM, Microsoft, AWS Eye India As Next Cloud Hub
News  |  10/15/2015
IBM has announced its second cloud data center in India, two weeks after Microsoft said it had three. AWS is next, arriving in 2016.
Tesla Updates Autopilot Software, Moves Closer To Self-Driving Cars
News  |  10/15/2015
Tesla is updating its self-driving car software to add more advanced capabilities, but drivers are still advised to keep their hands on the wheel.
'Smart' Scooter Driven To Change Your Commute
News  |  10/15/2015
A kick-assisted scooter aims to help commuters in circumstances where walking would take too long.
Gartner: 10 Radical Changes Coming To IT
Slideshows  |  10/15/2015
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.
Google Files FAA Paperwork Detailing Its Drone Plans
News  |  10/14/2015
Not content with owning the Web, Google is now taking to skies with drones, as recent documents filed with the FAA indicate.
Machine Learning: How Algorithms Get You Clicking
News  |  10/14/2015
Technology may be able to free journalists from creating sensationalistic stories to generate online traffic, but it doesn't alter what people choose to read.
8 Ways To Ensure Data Quality
Slideshows  |  10/14/2015
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
News  |  10/13/2015
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.
VMware Value Lies In Modern Data Center Management
Commentary  |  10/13/2015
Some analysts are sounding the death knell for VMware following Dell's planned acquisition of EMC, but don't count out virtualization's stronghold in the enterprise data center.
Big Data, Cloud, Mobile, Security Drive ROI, Dell Survey Finds
News  |  10/13/2015
Dell's second annual Global Technology Adoption Index shows companies investing in big data, cloud, mobility, and security are enjoying about 50% faster revenue growth than their competitors that didn't invest.
Motorola Moto 360 Review: A Worthy Second Act
Slideshows  |  10/13/2015
The Moto 360, Motorola's second-generation Android Wear smartwatch, makes exactly the right set of improvements.
Dell, EMC Deal: 10 Things IT Needs To Know
Slideshows  |  10/13/2015
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
News  |  10/12/2015
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.
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