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BlackBerry May Exit Pakistan Over Backdoor Security Demands
Commentary  |  11/30/2015
BlackBerry is threatening to leave Pakistan within the next month if the government keeps insisting on backdoor access to the company's messaging service.
Bridging The Big Data Skills Gap With Online Training
News  |  11/30/2015
Big data technology vendors are helping to close the skills gap when it comes to training the next crop of data scientists. Here's what they are offering.
iPad Pro Review: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Slideshows  |  11/29/2015
Apple's professional-grade tablet is a massive slate that may replace a laptop for some -- but definitely not all -- mobile professionals. Here's a look at where the iPad Pro rises to the occasion and where it falls flat.
Apache Spark Updates, Executive Data Strategies: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/29/2015
In our big data roundup for the week of Nov. 27, we've got updates on Apache Spark and its ecosystem, a reality check on the practical use of artificial intelligence today and more.
Big Data & The Law Of Diminishing Returns
News  |  11/27/2015
Right now, big data looks like it holds all the answers for any questions a person or company might have. However, in reality, big data eventually has to succumb to the law of diminishing returns. Here's what several experts see as the gap between promise and reality.
Data, Lawyers, And IT: How They’re Connected
Commentary  |  11/27/2015
Modern data-related technologies are changing the way law firms do business. IT executives across all industries will benefit from understanding how these data tools and practices are being applied to legal cases so that you can be ready if you're ever called upon by your organization's legal team. We break it down for you here.
HP Reports Mixed Q4, Its Final Quarter Before Company Splits
News  |  11/25/2015
HP reported mixed results in its final quarter as a single company this week with revenue declines, but promises of more focused efforts in the future as HP Enterprise and HP Inc. pursue separate paths.
Apple Acquires Motion Capture Specialist Faceshift
News  |  11/25/2015
Apple moves into the motion capture space with the acquisition of Faceshift, a specialist in technology for facial recognition and rendering. Its technology is being used in the new Star Wars films.
Equinix Adds Dallas, London To AWS Direct Connect Service
News  |  11/25/2015
Direct Connect gives private line access to the AWS cloud, something enterprises are seeking as they send more workloads offsite.
8 Technologies We're Thankful For
Slideshows  |  11/25/2015
Thanksgiving is about giving thanks, remember? So, let's express appreciation for the technologies that make our lives better. These are the gadgets, apps, and tools that have earned our eternal gratitude.
Google Previews Android Studio 2.0
News  |  11/24/2015
The forthcoming revision of Google's Android IDE includes several features to make app development faster.
McGraw-Hill Education Shows How Small Data Trumps Big
News  |  11/24/2015
McGraw-Hill Education's chief digital officer has driven the company's effort to leverage small data to improve student outcomes, teacher insights, and curriculum improvements. Here's why small is better than big.
FAA Task Force Recommends Drone Pilot Registration
News  |  11/24/2015
With drones becoming an increasingly common presence above our heads, an FAA task force is recommending a registration process for pilots.
Amazon Bolsters 'Green Power' Investment With Ohio Wind Farm
News  |  11/24/2015
Amazon has launched its fourth renewable energy initiative, a wind farm in Ohio, to increase its data centers' use of green power.
Artificial Intelligence: 10 Things To Know
News  |  11/24/2015
Andrew Moore, Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, talks about artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of education.
Windows 10 Enterprise Adoption Will Soar By 2017, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/23/2015
Gartner is predicting the swift and broad enterprise adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, thanks in part to pent-up demand for tablets. This is following similar patterns by Windows XP and Windows 7.
AccuWeather Storms Into Enterprise With Predictive Analytics
News  |  11/23/2015
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' new D3 analytics business unit is predicting more than just the weather. It's capitalizing on what has become one of the company's fastest-growing businesses, predictive analytics-as-a-service, to help clients make business decisions. AccuWeather's chief commercial officer shared the details.
8 Hot Tech Jobs Getting Big Salary Bumps In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015
Engineering jobs to mobile app developer positions are expected to post some of the largest salary gains in 2016, and some tech-related creative careers are not too far behind. Here's a look at eight of those hot jobs.
Data Skills Pay Off, Nate Silver Strikes Again: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/22/2015
Our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 22 spotlights a hiring algorithm that's smarter than hiring managers, identifies which big data skills are worth the most in today's job market, explores whether Donald Trump has a chance to win the US presidential elections, and much more.
Microsoft, Volvo Partner To Sell Cars Using HoloLens
Commentary  |  11/21/2015
Microsoft and Volvo show off their plans to make car buying a more virtual experience using Redmond's augmented reality headset.
Amazon Adds Multi-Factor Authentication: Why Now?
Commentary  |  11/20/2015
Amazon has quietly added support for multi-factor authentication for customers using its ecommerce site in the US. Why would the company do this now?
Containers March Into Mainstream With Security, Management Updates
Commentary  |  11/20/2015
Containers are making unrelenting advances into production systems, thanks to better security and management platforms from the likes of Docker, HP, Red Hat, and VMware.
IBM Aims To Bring Sports Venues Into The Digital Age
News  |  11/19/2015
IBM has announced a consortium of architects, telecoms, and digital designers to bring immersive digital experiences to sporting and entertainment venues. Big Blue also launched a consulting service covering sports, entertainment, and experience.
Salesforce Posts Big Q3 Revenue Growth
News  |  11/19/2015
Cloud-based enterprise software provider Salesforce reported strong revenue growth for the third quarter and raised its revenue guidance for the full year. Here are the details.
Paris Terror Attacks Renew Encryption Debate
Commentary  |  11/19/2015
The terror attacks in Paris on November 13 have reignited a long-running debate about whether device makers and app developers should be required to give government agencies a backdoor or to hand over encryption keys.
Gartner: Apple, Samsung Still Dominating Global Smartphone Sales
News  |  11/18/2015
Stalwart market leaders Samsung and Apple maintained their leading positions during the third quarter of 2015, while Huawei posted surprisingly robust growth, according to Gartner.
Forrester: In The Cloud, The Big Get Bigger
News  |  11/18/2015
Forrester says cloud challengers will have a hard time competing with incumbents in 2016. AWS, IBM, and Microsoft are "innovating like startups."
Nate Silver Predicts 2016 Presidential Race At Salesforce World Tour
News  |  11/18/2015
Nate Silver, the world's most famous statistician, offered his perspectives on the news media, political polling, and what will happen in the 2016 US presidential election during a presentation at the Salesforce World Tour in New York today. Here's what he said.
Virtual Desktops Make The Grade At USC
Commentary  |  11/18/2015
USC Viterbi School of Engineering is finding that VDI can replace computer labs for high-demand engineering students.
Salesforce Adds New Predictive Analytics To Marketing Cloud
News  |  11/18/2015
Salesforce is rolling out new features to its Marketing Cloud this week, leveraging machine learning and data science to add real-time predictive customer scoring and audience segmentation. Here are the details.
IBM Watson Trend App: Big Data Meets Holiday Shopping
News  |  11/18/2015
The IBM Watson Trend app aims to use big data to ease your holiday shopping. Available today online and in the Apple App Store, Big Blue's goal is to eventually to develop the app's capabilities to provide trend insights for enterprises as well as consumers.
Insider Threats: 10 Ways To Protect Your Data
Slideshows  |  11/18/2015
While IT focuses on outside threats, danger lurks from within -- your employees. Whether intentional or unintentional, data breaches resulting from workers mishandling data can be prevented. Here's a look at 10 ways it can be done effectively.
Microsoft Uses Minecraft To Teach Kids To Code
Commentary  |  11/17/2015
Microsoft has teamed with Code.org to roll out a Minecraft-themed coding tutorial as part of the annual Hour of Code. The event aims to inspire broader interest in programming and help create the next generation of coders.
FTC Scrutinizes Cross-Device Tracking, Possible Privacy Issues
News  |  11/17/2015
The Federal Trade Commission is examining how marketers are using technology like audio beacons to track people across multiple devices.
Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary
Slideshows  |  11/17/2015
Are you a data scientist wondering how your compensation stacks up to your peers? Or are you considering a career shift to data science? Here's a look at how much you can expect to earn.
HP Enterprise Embraces Docker, Containers
News  |  11/16/2015
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has aligned its offerings from application development to deployment to monitoring and management with Docker container technology.
Apple's Tim Cook: No Mac, iPad Convergence Plans
Commentary  |  11/16/2015
In an interview with an Irish newspaper Apple CEO Tim Cook said there are no plans to create a Mac and iPad hybrid.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Defends Use Of Safety Check
News  |  11/16/2015
After facing criticism for not activating the Safety Check feature following the terror attacks in Beirut, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg defends its use in Paris following Friday's terrorist attacks.
Intel Chief Data Scientist Shares Secrets To Successful Projects
News  |  11/16/2015
Before joining Intel, the company's first-ever Chief Data Scientist created models to predict the stock market, improve glaucoma diagnostics, and include unstructured data in healthcare applications. Here's what Bob Rogers is doing now at Intel and his advice for fellow and future data scientists.
FCC: No Ban On Open Source Firmware
News  |  11/16/2015
The FCC has issued revised rules to clarify its effort to modernize how it regulates radio-frequency devices.
Surface Pro 4 Vs. iPad Pro: High-End Hybrid Showdown
Slideshows  |  11/16/2015
Apple and Microsoft are targeting the enterprise with high-end hybrid devices. We compare the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 specs and promises. Which would you buy?
Microsoft PowerPoint Update Includes Designer, Morph Features
News  |  11/16/2015
With Designer and Morph, Microsoft PowerPoint users now have expanded and simplified design options to give their presentations a more polished and cinematic effect.
C++ Code Optimization: 10 Tips And Tricks
Slideshows  |  11/15/2015
C++ is a great enterprise programming language if you know how to get the most from its arcane features. Here are 10 tips to help you do so, and end up with high-performing applications for your business.
IBM Datapalooza, Oracle Updates BI Platform: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/15/2015
IBM continued with its Datapalooza roadshow, Oracle released a new version of its BI software with enhanced visualization capabilities, and Informatica rolled out its Big Data Management platform. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 15.
iPad Pro, Accessories: Prepare To Wait
Commentary  |  11/14/2015
The iPad Pro is trickling out to Apple Stores this week, but the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard are lagging behind badly.
Firefox For iPhone, iPad Finally Available
Commentary  |  11/13/2015
Mozilla's pioneering Web browser is now available for iOS devices, but it's a shadow of its desktop self. Mozilla can still influence Web standards and open technology, but its meekness in the mobile world leaves technology users with choices that all look very similar.
6 Ways Big Data Is Driving Personalized Medicine Revolution
Slideshows  |  11/12/2015
Researchers are poised to make huge advances in medicine, particularly in how we treat cancer and arthritis. See how big data and IT are contributing.
SAP Unfolds Jam Roadmap With Collaboration In Mind
Commentary  |  11/12/2015
SAP Jam may be the most popular unknown collaboration software in the enterprise. This week SAP shared their vision for its future.
How Robots, Analytics Can Work Side-By-Side
News  |  11/12/2015
Retailers can now count the products on their shelves with the help of a roving robot from Simbe Robotics. The use-cases for automating such drudgery, and tying the findings to an analytics application, have relevance for IT executives across a range of industries.
OpenText Unveils Analytics, Cloud Updates To Suites
News  |  11/11/2015
OpenText will update its enterprise information management software suites to embed analytics capabilities, and to be deployed in the cloud. Executives said these new capabilities will equip customers to compete in the cloud era.
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