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Content tagged with Digital Business posted in April 2016
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Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage
News  |  4/30/2016
Microsoft is working with Twist Bioscience, a company that encodes data onto microscopic and long-lasting synthetic DNA.
IBM Introduces 3 General-Purpose Flash Arrays
News  |  4/29/2016
Flash storage is maturing, and the latest products are taking on a more general-purpose storage function. To meet those needs, IBM introduced three such arrays this week.
Detachable Tablets, More Than Slates, May Displace PCs
Commentary  |  4/29/2016
Tablet shipments declined during the first quarter, but a curious change is occurring. Interest in detachable tablets like Microsoft Surface is increasing, while interest in traditional slates decreases.
HP Chromebook 13 Designed For Cloud-Based Enterprises
News  |  4/29/2016
HP and Google introduced the Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin, lightweight laptop that looks to make enterprise computing easier to integrate with cloud-based infrastructure and apps.
Samsung Developer Conference: IoT Innovation On Display
Slideshows  |  4/29/2016
The Internet of Things hasn't quite caught on with consumers. But developers are working on changing that by rolling out innovative projects. Here's a look at some on display at the recent Samsung Developer Conference.
Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
News  |  4/28/2016
Confluent hosted the first Kafka Summit focused on use-cases for the open source real-time streaming and messaging technology for big data -- featuring support and integration announcements from partners. Here's why this technology is so hot right now.
Microsoft, HPE Back Mesosphere As It Open Sources DC/OS
News  |  4/28/2016
As Mesosphere is opening sourcing its Data Center Operating System (DC/OS), several major tech firms, including Microsoft and HPE, are backing this alternative container standard.
Samsung ARTIK Cloud Aims For IoT Interoperability
News  |  4/28/2016
To help IoT devices work together and enable a new class of IoT apps and services, Samsung introduces a cloud service that aims to break down silos.
FBI Won't Share iPhone Hack With Apple, Report Says
News  |  4/27/2016
The FBI paid approximately $1 million for a hack into an encrypted iPhone, and now plans to keep the details to itself, according to The Wall Street Journal. The government also dropped case against Apple in Brooklyn -- and that has law enforcement fuming.
Intel CEO's Manifesto Details Cloud, IoT Strategy
News  |  4/27/2016
In a lengthy breakdown of Intel's future strategy for growth, CEO Brian Krzanich singles out the importance of the cloud and the Internet of Things.
Apache Apex Is Promoted To Top-Level Project
News  |  4/27/2016
Streaming and batch big data analytics technology Apache Apex has been elevated to a Top-Level Project by the Apache Software Foundation. Used by organizations including Capital One and GE, the technology can help developers more quickly create apps that leverage real-time data.
Google Cloud Conundrum: 7 Questions That Need Answering
Slideshows  |  4/27/2016
In an effort to gain enterprise interest, Google announced changes to its cloud platform last month that would beef up machine learning and big data capabilities. Still, many questions remain about whether Google's cloud will ever be a serious enterprise contender.
Dropbox Infinite Looks To Solve Local Storage Issue
News  |  4/26/2016
At Dropbox Open London, the company showed off Project Infinite, which has been in limited tests. The feature gives users desktop access to terabytes of data, even from devices with a thumb drive's worth of storage.
iPhone Sales Slump May Affect Apple's Earnings
News  |  4/26/2016
Apple is expected to report lower earnings for its second fiscal quarter due to a slowdown in iPhone demand.
Agile Analytics: 11 Ways To Get There
Slideshows  |  4/26/2016
The accelerating pace of global business means that enterprises need more agile data-related systems and practices. Becoming more agile -- and succeeding at it -- isn't always easy given existing technology investments, constant technological evolution, and lingering cultural obstacles. No matter how agile your company is or isn't now, consider these important points.
IoT Security Will Reach $840 Million By 2020, Gartner Finds
News  |  4/25/2016
The IoT security market will hit its stride in 2020, according to Gartner, driven by IoT growth in energy management, the automotive industry, consumer applications, and an increase in malware attacks.
10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Slideshows  |  4/25/2016
People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
10 IoT Startups You Need To Know
Slideshows  |  4/24/2016
IoT is hot. And there is no shortage of companies in the space. We take a look at 10 IoT startups you need to know because they are doing something a little different or a little special.
SAS Global Forum In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/24/2016
At SAS Global Forum, the company introduced Viya, a platform that it said is designed to stitch together all types of data, wherever it resides. We've got that and other announcements from the forum in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 24, 2016.
Microsoft, Google Call A Truce On Lawsuits
News  |  4/23/2016
Microsoft and Google have agreed to abandon all regulatory disputes against each other and have decided to handle any future potential conflicts via collaboration, instead of court fights.
FBI Paid iPhone Hackers $1.3 Million, Report Claims
News  |  4/22/2016
James Comey suggested the FBI paid the iPhone hackers upward of $1.3 million -- more than Comey will earn for the remaining seven years of his term as FBI director.
Microsoft's Cloud Business Can't Overcome Weak PC, Phone Sales
News  |  4/22/2016
Microsoft's third quarter revenue and profits fell short of analyst estimates, sending the stock lower in after-hours trading. Executives touted the growth and strength of the company's cloud business and noted that weaker PC sales and a strong decline in Microsoft's phone business hurt overall results.
10 Tools To Bring Virtual Reality To Life
Slideshows  |  4/22/2016
VR and AR systems have begun to ship. But before the headset comes content creation. Here's a look at 10 tools that will shape the virtual world.
Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill Rankles Tech Community
News  |  4/21/2016
A coalition of tech groups called proposed encryption legislation "well-intentioned but ultimately unworkable," while an op-ed deemed it grounds for the dismissal of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr, the bill's sponsors.
Opera's Free VPN Offers Web Browsing Privacy
News  |  4/21/2016
Opera's free VPN capability allows users to change their location and access websites and content that may be geographically restricted. This comes as the company has also offered ad blockers, and as users are looking for more ways to stay private online.
Malware Attacks More Frequent, Harder To Fight
News  |  4/21/2016
The newest Ponemon State of the Endpoint Report found enterprises struggling to enforce endpoint security and to manage their biggest threat: Employees.
EU Slaps Google With Android Antitrust Charges
News  |  4/21/2016
Google's requirements for Android manufacturing partners violate competition rules, the European Commission charges.
10 iPhone, iPad Apps For Data Nerds
Slideshows  |  4/21/2016
Small devices such as iPhones and iPads can't handle big data, but they can help you gain big data skills, access cloud-based data, and leverage that cloud-based data for insights. Here are 10 iOS data-centric apps for hardcore dataphiles.
Apple, FBI Encryption Debate Continues At Congressional Hearing
News  |  4/20/2016
The US House Energy & Commerce Committee hosted two panel discussions April 19, in the hope of advancing an open debate about government access to encrypted technologies. Representatives heard from Apple's top lawyers, as well as law enforcement.
Intel Slashes 12,000 Jobs, Shifts Focus To Cloud, IoT
News  |  4/20/2016
With PC sales on the decline Intel looks to cut 11% of the company's workforce -- about 12,000 positions -- and refocus on IoT businesses, as well as cloud computing and data centers.
WWDC 2016: iOS 10, Mac OS X Updates Expected
News  |  4/19/2016
Apple plans to hold the first day of its Worldwide Developers Conference at a larger venue, where the company will unveil the roadmap for its four software platforms, including iOS and Mac OS X. Could a car and more Apple Music be in the works?
IBM's Strategy Fails To Boost Revenue, Impress Investors
News  |  4/19/2016
IBM embarked on its first quarter breaking out "strategic imperatives," as part of an effort to showcase businesses such as cognitive computing that the company believes will shape its future. Yet, overall IBM's revenue experienced a decline compared to last year's first quarter.
Apple Kills QuickTime For Windows, Adobe Issues Warning
News  |  4/19/2016
Two security vulnerabilities have moved Apple to end support for QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. This has also led Adobe to issue a warning to users of its software.
Oracle Buys Crosswise For Cross-Device Tracking, Marketing Cloud
News  |  4/19/2016
Oracle has acquired a marketing technology company that helps organizations get a clearer, unified profile of their customers, regardless of whether the customer is using a smartphone or a PC.
As Ad Blockers Gain Traction, Targeted Messaging Falls Short
News  |  4/19/2016
An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?
Drones Banned At Boston Marathon, Blamed For British Airways Hit
News  |  4/18/2016
A day after a drone struck a British Airways flight, the Boston Marathon is using drone-detection technology to keep UAS away from its event.
Cloud Stampede Is On, But Who's Watching Security?
News  |  4/18/2016
A survey by Intel and the Cloud Security Alliance finds that the use of cloud services is increasing, but more in-depth security measures are needed.
CAPTCHAs Defeated, But Who Cares?
Commentary  |  4/18/2016
Columbia University researchers made headlines by defeating Google and Facebook CAPTCHAs through artificial intelligence, but the real fraud for enterprises happens via cheap labor, not AI.
Pivotal Changes Elephants, Big Data-As-A-Service Growing: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/17/2016
Google machine learning wants to harness your unscheduled minutes. Pivotal expands its alliance with Hortonworks. The big data-as-a-service market is forecast to grow in a big way. Dell updates Statistica for "citizen" data scientists. All that and how your emoji choices may be driving your friends away, in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 17, 2016.
Windows 10 Feature Roadmap, Federal Lawsuit: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/16/2016
This week Microsoft published a website detailing future Windows 10 updates, sued the US government over data privacy, and updated Skype for Business on iOS and Android.
Microsoft Sues Justice Department, AG Over Cloud Privacy
News  |  4/15/2016
Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, stating that the same rules that apply to search and seizure in an office should apply to its cloud.
Hortonworks, Pivotal Expand Open Source Big Data Alliance
News  |  4/15/2016
Pivotal has ditched its own Hadoop distribution in favor of Hortonworks' Hadoop as the two companies expanded their alliance to distribute each other's open source big data implementations to customers.
Making Mainframes Cool Again
Commentary  |  4/15/2016
Mainframe systems are still the backbone of much of today's IT infrastructure. Yet, finding IT talent to maintain these systems, and the COBOL and Fortran languages that support them, is becoming increasingly difficult. Knowledge transfer expert Steve Trautman, founder of The Steve Trautman Co., offers real-world advice on how IT leaders can cultivate the talent needed to run these crucial systems.
10 High-Tech Tools Powering Las Vegas
Slideshows  |  4/15/2016
Las Vegas is a modern high-tech hub. Casinos depend on technology to keep guests happy -- and honest. Here's a look at some of the tech behind the magic, and the lessons that can pay off big for enterprises.
Email Privacy Act Clears House Judiciary Committee Vote
News  |  4/14/2016
An update to the Email Privacy Act requiring a warrant for the search of data older than 180 days was unanimously supported by the House Judiciary Committee. It now heads for a vote by the full chamber.
Facebook's Project ARIES, Terragraph: Expanding Internet Through WiFi
News  |  4/14/2016
Facebook plans to widen the reach of the Internet thanks to a pair of new WiFi initiatives under development -- Project ARIES and Terragraph. Both look to increase Internet access in hard-to-cover areas.
Dell Statistica Update Expands Advanced Analytics Access
News  |  4/14/2016
Dell has just launched a major overhaul of Statistica, the company's advanced analytics platform, updating the user interface, making the platform easier for a wider range of users, expanding in-database analytics to systems including Apache Hive, and adding edge analytics.
H-1B Visa Application Numbers Hit Record High
News  |  4/14/2016
Demand for H-1B visas has reached a record high, with employers outstripping the available allotment of visas for the fourth consecutive year within five business days.
Facebook F8: AI, Future Of Apps On Display
Slideshows  |  4/14/2016
At Facebook's F8 developers conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to talk bots and Messenger. Also on display were AI and a big dose of virtual reality. Here are some highlights from the event.
FBI Paid Hackers To Crack iPhone Encryption, Report Claims
News  |  4/13/2016
Gray hat hackers, not Israel-based Cellebrite, ultimately provided a way into Syed Farook's encrypted iPhone, according to the Washington Post.
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