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Content tagged with Digital Business posted in February 2015
Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, LG Dominating MWC 2015
News  |  2/28/2015
On March 2, Mobile World Congress will kick off, with announcements from Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, HTC, and LG expected to take center stage.
Mobile Devices Replace Blueprints On Construction Sites
Commentary  |  2/27/2015
Knaack's DataVault Mobile shows how the work on construction job sites is going digital.
Google AI Teaches Itself Atari Video Games
News  |  2/26/2015
Using a single learning algorithm, Google's AI agent has developed its video game skills to the point where it can beat most human players in dozens of different games.
LG Watch Urbane LTE Smartwatch Forgoes Android Wear
Commentary  |  2/26/2015
The LG Watch Urbane LTE smartwatch is the latest wearable from the company. This version adds features for making calls and sending messages, but LG ditched Android Wear to make it work.
Net Neutrality Vote Won't End Debate
Commentary  |  2/26/2015
The FCC is slated to approve a controversial plan for net neutrality -- but that won't be the end of the matter.
4 DARPA Projects We Love
Slideshows  |  2/25/2015
Space exploration, self-driving vehicles, advanced biometrics, and robotics are among the cool projects in the works at DARPA that are likely to have applications in the enterprise, too.
Android For Work Brings Google To The Office
News  |  2/25/2015
The company aims to make Android better suited to the demands of businesses.
iOS, Android Crushing Rival Platforms, IDC Finds
News  |  2/25/2015
Apple's iOS and Google Android own a combined 96.3% of the global smartphone market, leaving a pittance for Microsoft and BlackBerry.
Internet Of Things: 3 Actions To Prep
Commentary  |  2/25/2015
We need to start thinking differently about software development.
Steve Jobs: 5 Things We Miss Most
Slideshows  |  2/24/2015
Let's take a moment to remember the work and ideas of the late Steve Jobs, who would have turned 60 today.
7 Emerging Technologies IT Should Study Now
Slideshows  |  2/23/2015
Staying on top of current technologies means anticipating future ones. Here, we look at seven technologies IT should be studying right now. One (or more) of these may well be the next big trend in the industry.
Interop Radio: Cutting IPv6 Confusion Down To Size
Commentary  |  2/23/2015
In this episode of Interop Radio we'll help you understand what IPv6 means for your network today.
Google Inbox Goes To Work
News  |  2/23/2015
Google Apps for Work customers will soon be able to try Inbox by Gmail.
Philly311 Helpline Focuses On Social Interactions
Commentary  |  2/20/2015
System integrator Unisys used the Salesforce Community Cloud to allow new options for citizens to contact and interact with the City of Philadelphia.
Lenovo Superfish Adware Excuses Are Lame
Commentary  |  2/19/2015
Lenovo is downplaying the installation of Superfish adware on its notebook PCs. Here's why we think business and consumer users deserve better.
IBM: Stereotypes Of Millennials Are Wrong
News  |  2/19/2015
When it comes to career goals, collaboration, and leadership styles, Millennials have a lot in common with Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, according to new IBM research.
Google: Docker Does Containers Right
News  |  2/19/2015
Two leaders for Google's cloud computing services talk about how they use containers in the data center, and why virtual machines also remain critical to their strategy.
Samsung's LoopPay Buy Signals Apple Pay Fight
Commentary  |  2/19/2015
Samsung needs to compete with Apple Pay on mobile payments and will use LoopPay to kick-start its efforts.
Microsoft Azure, SAS, MapR: Big Data Roundup
News  |  2/18/2015
News from Microsoft, SAS, and MapR point to changes in how enterprises are buying, deploying, and learning to use big-data analytics.
8 Google Projects To Watch in 2015
Slideshows  |  2/18/2015
We're highlighting Google's top 2015 projects -- from the pragmatic to the peculiar. Once you've explored the offerings, tell us which ones are your favorites -- and which ones you think are total duds -- in the comments section below.
Why Kaspersky’s Bank Robbery Report Should Scare Us All
Commentary  |  2/18/2015
So, you don't work for a financial institution? Don't think you're off the hook for the kind of theft discussed by Kaspersky. Banks are certainly not the only organizations moving around massive amounts of money every day.
FAA Rules Should Spur Drone Experiments
Commentary  |  2/17/2015
IT should take the proposed FAA rules as an invitation to get companies exploring how to use drones and similar semi-autonomous gadgets.
H-1B Overhaul Increases US Dependence On Skilled Foreign Workers
Commentary  |  2/17/2015
High tech OEMs are looking for skilled workers from all over the world. New H-1B visa guidelines offer an opportunity to bring in a wealth of new talent.
Big Data: Matching Personalities In The Call Center
News  |  2/17/2015
It's common for companies to record customer service calls. But what insights are they gaining from all that data? One solution: Matching customers with service reps for more harmonious calls.
5 Cloud Predictions For 2015 From TBR
News  |  2/16/2015
Infrastructure-as-a-service has moved toward commodity status, spurring Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and others to add services and specialties.
Obama, Tim Cook, Others Debate Sharing Cyber Security Data
News  |  2/14/2015
The Obama White House wants more effective sharing of cyber security data between the public and private sectors. Despite some snubs, Apple's Tim Cook spoke at a special summit on the issue.
Anthem Hack: Lessons For IT Leaders
Commentary  |  2/12/2015
There are two key lessons that IT can learn from the Anthem breach.
Apple Pay Lands On JetBlue
News  |  2/10/2015
Apple Pay users can now use their iPhones to pay for in-flight amenities on JetBlue flights starting this month.
First American: Cloud Analysis Points To Savings
News  |  2/10/2015
First American title insurance ramps up Azure spending as Apptio expense metrics show a gain versus on-premises virtual machines.
Interop Radio: Make An IT Presentation That's Actually GOOD!
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
This week's live broadcast of Interop Radio finds out what it takes to make a great presentation from Betsy Weber, the chief evangelist for TechSmith.
Apple Watch: 11 Sweet Gadgets To Buy Instead
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015
The Apple Watch is coming soon. Lovely though it may be, there are other nifty devices to consider instead.
7 Crazy Cool Data Centers
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015
Some data centers are built in modern buildings, and some are in old paper mills or Cold War defense bunkers.
6 Microsoft Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Slideshows  |  2/8/2015
Microsoft bought big data, email, and machine learning businesses on its holiday shopping spree. What will they bring to its future?
Ubuntu Smartphone: Small Player Debuts In A Big Game
News  |  2/7/2015
Following a failed crowdfunding effort, Canonical is ready to release the first smartphone based on its popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Can it compete against the likes of Apple iPhone and Android devices?
Net Neutrality: 4 Legal Challenges To Consider
Slideshows  |  2/5/2015
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler unveiled a new open Internet proposal on Wednesday, and carriers are gearing up for battles in court. Here, we look at four legal arguments we can expect to see, and give you our best guesses about how they'll fare in court.
FCC Net Neutrality Push Rattles AT&T, Verizon
Commentary  |  2/5/2015
AT&T, Verizon and other wireless network operators aren't happy with the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules, and they were quick to threaten legal action.
Microsoft HoloLens Could Make Conference Calls Really Fun
Commentary  |  2/5/2015
Everyone should have the chance to create an ideal virtual world for collaboration. With HoloLens, we could someday connect with colleagues in a fantasy French cafe, or on a World of Warcraft battlefield.
FCC Net Neutrality Salvo: Reclassify Broadband Providers
News  |  2/4/2015
Wheeler's proposed rules would classify broadband providers as common carriers, meaning they would be subject to the same open access rules that currently regulate telecommunications companies.
Google, Uber, and Lyft: Why Google Must Win
Commentary  |  2/3/2015
The question isn't whether Google will enter the ride-share economy, but when. There is too much at stake for them not to.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Expected Later This Year
News  |  2/3/2015
Microsoft announces plans to release the on-premises SharePoint Server 2016 in the second half of 2015.
New Target CIO: Bull's-Eye On Innovation
Commentary  |  2/3/2015
Target can't ease up on security after its massive data breach, but the retailer must fire up its tech innovation to compete against online rivals.
The Value Of IT In The 'We Economy'
Commentary  |  2/2/2015
Accenture sees the boundaries between industries dissolving as connected devices proliferate. How will this change the value proposition for IT in your organization?
10 Cloud Migration Mistakes To Avoid
Slideshows  |  2/2/2015
Migrating to the cloud can be challenging. Here are 10 common pitfalls -- and how to sidestep them.
Big Data Success Remains Elusive: Study
News  |  2/2/2015
Just over a quarter of organizations say their big data initiatives are a success, according to a recent Capgemini study. So why are three of four unsuccessful?


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