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Content tagged with Digital Business posted in June 2015
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Microsoft Cuts Display Ad Business, Sells Bing Maps To Uber
News  |  6/30/2015
Microsoft transfers its display ad business to AOL and sells Bing Maps tech to Uber as CEO Satya Nadella executes a new corporate mission.
AWS Building Massive Data Center In India
News  |  6/30/2015
AWS is planning to build a massive data center in India to help expand its cloud computing services to customers there and around the world.
IBM Makes Lake George World's Smartest Lake
News  |  6/30/2015
Over 60 researchers, including ones from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic, are turning Lake George into a sea of sensors.
IoT Makes Motorcycles, Helmets Safer, Smarter
Commentary  |  6/30/2015
Most of the IoT discussion has focused on connected cars, but motorcycles and other vehicles are getting into the market with surprising results.
Google's Android Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court
News  |  6/29/2015
Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google over Android now returns to a lower court.
IoT Market Forecast At $11 Trillion, Report Finds
Commentary  |  6/29/2015
A new report from McKinsey finds that the market for IoT could reach $11 trillion by 2025. This means a sea change for IT, as well as the CIOs who have to manage budgets.
Apple Watch Gets Email, IT Support
News  |  6/29/2015
Good Technology ported its enterprise email application to the Apple Watch so mobile professionals can manage their inboxes and IT can manage Apple's fledgling wearable.
UC San Diego Researchers Amp Up Internet Speeds
News  |  6/29/2015
Researchers at UC San Diego have blown through expected limits of data transmission on fiber optic cable, paving a new lane for faster Web surfing.
Google Wants You To Be Healthy
News  |  6/29/2015
An assortment of cloud-based data-collecting and data-analysis tools aimed at health practitioners, researchers, and individuals offers ideas for any enterprise looking to maximize cloud computing.
11 PCs Ideal For Windows 10 Upgrades
Slideshows  |  6/28/2015
With Microsoft's big Windows 10 launch just over a month away, let's take a look at some recently released PCs that would be ripe for an OS upgrade.
Used Chevy Volt Batteries Power Data Center
News  |  6/27/2015
Now that they can power everything from cars to data centers, Chevy Volt batteries show they do more than your average Energizer.
Amazon Wants Developers Creating Alexa Apps
Commentary  |  6/26/2015
Amazon is looking to expand its Alexa personal assistant beyond Echo by appealing to developers and leveraging AWS.
Samsung Slammed For Disabling Windows Update
Commentary  |  6/25/2015
Samsung admitted to altering the behavior of Microsoft's Windows Update tool, but claims to have good intentions.
Wozniack: Innovate For Fun, Not Money
News  |  6/25/2015
Steve Wozniack, inventor of the Apple I and a tech icon, spoke about what drives him to innovate, and it's not money.
Art Plus Technology Keeps Kids Out Of Prison
Commentary  |  6/25/2015
When artists and courts come together to keep kids out of prison, data privacy is a key concern. The Young New Yorkers group uses Wall Street tools to solve the problem.
Windows 2003 Server End Of Support: What IT Needs To Know
Slideshows  |  6/25/2015
Many systems administrators will look at migrating from Windows Server 2003 as a daunting task. It should instead be seen as a chance to review your hardware, software, and deployment options. Here are seven things you need to know.
Salesforce Service For Apps Gives CRM A Mobile Edge
News  |  6/25/2015
A new suite of products revealed by Salesforce today is aimed at improving the customer service experience on mobile devices through intuitive routing and contextualization.
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/24/2015
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
Docker To Defang Root Privilege Access
News  |  6/24/2015
Docker's upcoming 1.8 release will answer security concerns by separating a running container's root privilege from that of its owner to avoid the owner becoming a "Superuser."
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
Can Data Teach Us Empathy?
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Walking a mile in your customers' shoes is the first step toward designing great products. Can data help us get there?
iOS 9, Android M Place New Focus On Security, Privacy
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Google and Apple have publicly challenged calls from law enforcement agencies to weaken encryption on consumer devices. In turn, iOS 9 and Android M will sport a string of new security and privacy features for users.
Supercomputers Unleash Big Data's Power
Slideshows  |  6/24/2015
Here are six reasons why established companies, and even startups, are using supercomputing resources, and why your IT organization may want to consider such options to meet your big data and business analytics needs.
Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
News  |  6/23/2015
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
CFO Data Needs: How IT Stacks Up
Commentary  |  6/23/2015
If you think about how the data is going to be presented and used by the CFO's group, the technological decisions to ensure data accuracy and determine types of data you present actually become easier.
Amazon Applies Machine Learning To Improve Reviews
News  |  6/23/2015
Amazon.com has for several years capitalized on machine learning for its recommendations that come with customer purchases on the retail site. Now, it's extending those efforts to product reviews and star ratings to enhance customer experiences.
Docker, CoreOS Bury The Hatchet For Container Spec
News  |  6/22/2015
Container rivals Docker and CoreOS, plus 18 other organizations, link arms behind a common container specification.
VMware Brings More Tools To Docker Development
News  |  6/22/2015
VMware courts Docker-oriented developers with a developer hypervisor, AppCatalyst, and deployment workflow, Bonneville.
Google Neural Networks Make Captivating, Surreal Art
News  |  6/22/2015
Google is training neural networks -- think AI with an imagination -- to render images based on information engineers provide, and the results are fascinating.
IBM Aims To Ease Data Sharing For Police, Emergency Services
News  |  6/22/2015
IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.
Google, Microsoft, Mozilla Want A Faster Web
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
Google wants to keep you from leaving the Web by delivering a faster experience.
CIOs And Security: Time To Rethink The Processes?
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
Businesses need to develop new security responses to address gigantic attacks, and the CIO is in the best position to lead the way.
COBOL Leads Us Back To The Future
Slideshows  |  6/21/2015
COBOL defined business software development for decades. Now, is it over the hill or just hitting its prime?
Apple Watch Sales Hit 2.8M As Straps Drive Profits
Commentary  |  6/20/2015
Estimates suggest a strong debut for the Apple Watch. Reports about the second-generation smartwatch point to a FaceTime camera.
FCC: Subsidize Rural Broadband, Block Robocalls
News  |  6/19/2015
The FCC voted 3-2 to extend and reform a program that would help low-income Americans gain access to the Web through subsidies. The commission is also allowing customers to block spam and robocalls.
What $100 Million AT&T Fine Says About The FCC
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
The FCC's bruising attacks on broadband companies show its strong focus on consumers. The $100 million fine against AT&T is just the latest in this fight.
Wal-Mart CIO Talks Data, People, And 'Classic' Systems
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
In conversation with InformationWeek, Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell talks about what's it's like to run technology at the $500 billion retailer.
Oracle's Financials Detail Its Cloud Computing Future
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
For IT professionals, as well as the CIOs who sign off on expensive Oracle technology, the company's new cloud strategy is a sea change worth watching.
Intel Buys Recon, Maker Of Smart Glasses
News  |  6/18/2015
Chip maker Intel is plunking down $175 million to buy Recon Instruments, a maker of smart glasses for sports teams and athletes.
EFF Data Privacy Report Praises Apple, Slams AT&T
News  |  6/18/2015
In the Electronic Frontier Foundation's fifth annual report, Apple gets high marks for protecting privacy, while WhatsApp and AT&T land at the bottom.
600M Samsung Smartphones Vulnerable To Hacking
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
A report from a security firms finds that Samsung's smartphones are vulnerable to attacks thanks to replacement software in the SwiftKey keyboard. However, it's not really Samsung's fault.
8 Ways MDM Can Ease IT Pain
Slideshows  |  6/17/2015
Mobile device management is more than a security tool. Here's how your IT organization can draw value from MDM.
OPM Breach Offers Tough Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
While your enterprise may have a chief information security officer and a robust data governance department, CIOs and IT organizations are the ones on the front lines of protecting enterprise data. What lessons can we draw from the OPM breach?
AARP CIO Talks Transformation, Leadership
News  |  6/17/2015
Acting CIO Amy Doherty tells us about her strategies for motivating employees, IT transformation, and changing the security culture at AARP.
Joyent Ready To Run Multi-Tenant Containers Without VMs
News  |  6/16/2015
If nothing else, Joyent is conducting an experiment on whether hundreds of containers may be run in close proximity on a host from a wide variety of unknown customers.
VMware Launches Mobile Identity Management
News  |  6/16/2015
VMware's new Identity Management product taps into its AirWatch acquisition to offer a single sign-on system for mobile device management.
Q&A: Paul Clarke, CTO, Ocado
Commentary  |  6/16/2015
Clarke discusses the supermarket's approach to logistics and the Internet of Things.
iOS 9 Reveals Hidden Keyboard For iPad Pro
Commentary  |  6/15/2015
In the beta release of iOS 9, Apple has leaked another clue that points to a larger iPad model, according to one researcher.
IBM Bets On Apache Spark As 'The Future Of Enterprise Data'
News  |  6/15/2015
The key problem Spark resolves is access to data across the enterprise. IBM initiatives include providing courses to train 1 million data scientists and engineers to use it.
Google GCP Customers Sungard, PwC Share Use Cases
News  |  6/14/2015
At the Google Next event in New York City, executives from Sungard and PwC talked about how they're applying the company's cloud platform to meet enterprise-scale big data needs.
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