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Google-Backed Undersea Cable Now Connects US, Japan
News  |  6/30/2016
The Google-backed underwater cable connecting Japan and the US can transmit data at 60 terabits per second and spans nearly 5,600 miles.
Amazon's Elastic File System Is Now Generally Available
News  |  6/30/2016
This week, Amazon announced that it is moving its Elastic File System out of preview and offering it for general use. The new file system offering is available in three AWS regions.
Amazon's Discounted Smartphone Stunt: Don't Fall For It
Commentary  |  6/30/2016
Amazon will knock $50 off the price of select phones in exchange for viewing ads on the lock screen. Don't do it. You'll be better off paying the extra cash.
Enterprises: Tear Down Your Engineering Silos
Enterprises: Tear Down Your Engineering Silos
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2016
Will Murrell, a senior network engineer with UNICOM systems, knows a thing or two about silos. UNICOM develops a variety of software and other tools to work with IBM's mainframe, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. Murrell recently talked with InformationWeek senior editor Sara Peters about a new breed of engineers trying to break down corporate barriers for good.
10 Hot Smartphones To Consider Now
Slideshows  |  6/30/2016
Although smartphone sales have been on the decline recently, there is no shortage of options. Here are 10 hot models worth a look.
Box Shuttle Offers Route To Cloud
News  |  6/29/2016
By offering a migration service, Box says it hopes to help enterprises with legacy baggage make a journey toward cloud computing.
Microsoft Spreads Open Source Love With .Net Core 1.0
Commentary  |  6/29/2016
Microsoft has extended the .NET platform to the open source side, along with several other critical tools and frameworks. Taken together, the releases make up Microsoft's most comprehensive move yet into the open source world. Here's what the news means for developers.
Brexit: Will Cloud Vendors Hear London Calling?
Commentary  |  6/29/2016
The Brexit vote could impose changes on how cloud providers operate within the UK, but those changes might not be as bad as people fear. However, a lot depends on whether England follows the European Union's data privacy regulations.
10 Programming Languages And Tools Data Scientists Use Now
Slideshows  |  6/29/2016
Looking to get started with data science but not sure how to get started? Take a look at our list of 10 programming languages and tools that are hot among data scientists and data analysts right now.
MapR Spyglass Initiative Eases Big Data Management
News  |  6/28/2016
Hadoop distributor MapR has introduced new management tools into its Converged Data Platform that make it easier for enterprises to get control over these infrastructure components.
MongoDB SaaS Version, Native Spark Connector Unveiled
News  |  6/28/2016
NoSQL database MongoDB is adding a new cloud-based elastic SaaS version to its delivery options. The company is also announcing a native connector to Apache Spark during its MongoDB World event.
IoT Attracts 6.2 Million Developers Worldwide: Evans Data
News  |  6/28/2016
The number of developers worldwide who are turning their attention to the Internet of Things has increased 34% in the past 12 months, according to Evans Data.
Google Project Bloks Looks To Push Code Literacy For Kids
News  |  6/28/2016
A research project being developed by Google and others strives to teach computational thinking.
8 Smart Ways To Use Prescriptive Analytics
Slideshows  |  6/28/2016
Somewhere between blind faith and skepticism is the world of prescriptive analytics. Here, machine-generated action items and potential outcomes meet human decision-making. Finding the right balance between algorithms and common sense can be tricky, so consider these tips.
Intel Could Shed Security Division Based On McAfee
News  |  6/27/2016
In a move to refocus its efforts, the chip giant is reportedly planning to sell its Intel Security unit that was based on its acquisition of antivirus software operation McAfee nearly six years ago.
Budgets, Business Needs Drive IT Workloads Off-Premises
News  |  6/27/2016
The Uptime Institute's 2016 survey found the shift of enterprise workloads to off-premises sites may occur faster than anticipated as organizations grapple with a need for agility in an era of tightened IT budgets.
Microsoft's $1 Billion-Plus Acquisitions: 9 Big Bets
Slideshows  |  6/27/2016
Microsoft's recent $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn is not the first time Redmond has spent big bucks to snap up a company. Here's a closer look at 9 of the software giant's acquisitions that topped $1 billion.
Hadoop Public Cloud Service, Couchbase Updated: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/26/2016
BlueData embraces the enterprise with a big data hybrid service for public cloud. Couchbase updates server with features that bridge SQL and NoSQL. Samsung bets big on IoT. Dell sells Statistica. It's our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 26, 2016.
The Brexit Effect: 8 Ways Tech Will Feel The Pain
Slideshows  |  6/26/2016
Brexit -- the vote by the UK to exit the European Union -- will have far-reaching impact on the enterprise tech business, not only in Europe and the UK, but also in the US and Asia for companies doing business in the region.
Edge Browser Power Results, Azure Data Protection: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/25/2016
This week Microsoft touted the benefits of its Edge browser and added a mobile wallet feature to its Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company promised to protect data throughout its life cycle, from the point of creation, through the cloud, and onto your mobile device, with new features baked into its Azure offering.
Red Hat Announces 3Scale Acquisition, $1 Billion Stock Buy-Back
News  |  6/24/2016
This week, Red Hat announced new financial results that showed 18% revenue growth, the acquisition of 3Scale, and a $1 billion buy-back of its common stock.
Google Fiber Expands Gigabit Rollout With Webpass Buy
News  |  6/23/2016
Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based, high-speed web startup. It's a new effort by Google to speed up the rollout of its gigabit fiber service across the US.
Microsoft Flow For iOS Aims To Help Apps Play Nice
Commentary  |  6/23/2016
It's remarkable how poorly software-based products and services communicate. With the introduction of Flow for iOS on Wednesday, Microsoft is taking another step toward enabling applications to play nice.
IoT Revenue May Reach $357 Billion By 2018
News  |  6/23/2016
The internet of things is gaining traction in a number of industries, but IoT investments in three areas will be particularly large, according to IDC.
HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers
HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2016
In her role as Developer Advocate and Community Architect, Lisa-Marie Namphy works toward unifying HPE's developers. At the same time, she is a champion of women, aiming to shatter the glass ceiling at a number of different tech firms. Namphy spoke with InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters about her work at HPE.
9 Tools To Help You Build A Better Bot
Slideshows  |  6/23/2016
AI-fueled automation is all the rage in customer service, but a bot gone wrong can do your business more harm than good. We spotlight the better bot platforms presently available to help keep your automation ambitions in line with what your customers really want.
Salesforce Unifies Mobile App Dev, Updates Marketing Automation
News  |  6/22/2016
Salesforce has introduced Cloud App Mobile, an app dev platform that unifies all its efforts to help non-coders develop business applications. The company has also released its Pardot Engagement Studio for marketing automation to general availability.
FAA's Commercial Drone Rule Opens Business Opportunities
Commentary  |  6/22/2016
The FAA's new drone rule, which takes effect in August, means any number of commercial uses are now possible. That is, once a business owner finds a certified drone pilot.
Samsung Commits $1.2 Billion To IoT Research In US
News  |  6/22/2016
Open standards, shared approaches to privacy and security, and more open wireless spectrum are needed to help the internet of things to reach its full potential of making people's lives better, according to the company.
Software Industry's $1 Trillion Impact On US Economy
News  |  6/22/2016
BSA|The Software Alliance has issued its first report looking beyond GDP and direct employment statistics to estimate the direct and indirect ways the software industry influences the US economy.
FCC Aims To Accelerate 5G Rollout
Commentary  |  6/21/2016
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says 5G may enable autonomous cars, smart cities, efficient transportation, and immersive entertainment -- if we start as soon as possible.
LinkedIn Ranks Best Companies At Attracting, Retaining Talent
News  |  6/21/2016
Which companies are the best at attracting and retaining talent? In the US, the Top 10 are all technology companies, according to a new list of "Top Attractors" from LinkedIn, based on the careers social network site's internal research.
Supercomputing's TOP500 Led By China, Linux
Commentary  |  6/21/2016
The latest TOP500 list of worldwide supercomputers shows several significant changes in what countries are leading the pack, and what technologies are most in use.
Toyota Aims For AI Car Features By 2021
News  |  6/20/2016
Toyota is the latest automaker to announce a timeline for including self-driving features in its vehicles. Within the next five years, the company expects to add driver assistance systems into its vehicles to perform safety-related maneuvers designed to avoid collisions.
Microsoft Targets Legal Marijuana Industry With Azure Offering
News  |  6/18/2016
Microsoft will partner with cannabis tech startup KIND Financial to develop software for tracking the legal growth and sale of marijuana.
Plume Delivers WiFi Via Cloud
News  |  6/18/2016
Instead of a single router, Plume says it can provide better WiFi connectivity with a handful of small, cloud-coordinated radios.
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Face Ban In Beijing
News  |  6/17/2016
Intellectual property regulators in Beijing have ordered Apple to stop selling its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China's major city, claiming they violate patents held by a Chinese smartphone maker.
Asus Chromebook Flip First To Land Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/17/2016
With the Chromium 53 update, Google Play Store and Android apps are coming to the Asus Chromebook Flip. The move marks the start of a new era for Google's laptops.
IBM's Watson Powering Olli, A 3D-Printed Self-Driving Bus
News  |  6/17/2016
Olli is more than just a 3D-printed self-driving vehicle. By leveraging IBM's Watson cognitive computing platform, the bus can foster a more interactive journey with riders.
Oracle Cloud Shift Continues As Q4, Full-Year Revenues Dip
News  |  6/17/2016
Oracle revenues declined slightly year-over-year in the fourth fiscal quarter, but they still beat analyst estimates. Meanwhile, Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison told financial analysts the company is ready to meet customer demand in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market with its second-generation data center technology.
IBM's Deep Thunder Shows How Weather Is Big Business
News  |  6/17/2016
IBM Research and The Weather Company are putting forecasting models and machine learning to work on historical data. The result? Deep Thunder, a hyper-local forecasting tool offering precision insights and predictions for business customers.
Google Launches AI, Machine Learning Research Center
News  |  6/16/2016
With Google CEO Sundar Pichai sharply focused on AI, machine learning and their potentials, the search giant is opening a dedicated machine learning research center in Europe.
IDC: Wearable Device Shipments Will Top 213 Million By 2020
News  |  6/16/2016
The current crop of wearables, such as smartwatches and fitness bands, is expected to power the market into the near future, but eyewear is where the profits lie. By the end of the year, wearable shipments will top 101 million. They will grow to 213 million by 2020.
Sapho Gives Enterprise Applications A Millennial-Friendly Makeover
News  |  6/16/2016
Logging into and performing tasks on what can be dozens of different enterprise applications can eat up a lot of an enterprise employee's workday. A company called Sapho is looking to solve that with a "micro app" on-premises platform that delivers a unified interface of tasks to users via desktop or smartphone.
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2016
InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters speaks with Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Labs about how the worlds of AI and security are colliding in new ways.
FBI: Business Phishing Attacks Net Cyber Thieves $3.1 Billion
News  |  6/15/2016
Phishing attacks against companies have soared dramatically over the past 18 months, and losses have climbed into the billions, according to an FBI advisory issued this week.
Net Neutrality Decision: What Matters, What Doesn't
Commentary  |  6/15/2016
The FCC has won its latest court battle over net neutrality rules this week, but that might not matter as much as you think. A bigger battle is looming that includes presidential politics and the US Supreme Court.
Apple Kills Flash On Safari 10, Will Focus On HTML 5
News  |  6/15/2016
Following in the footsteps of Google and Mozilla, Apple has announced that it is ending default support for Adobe Flash on its upcoming Safari 10 web browser. Instead, Apple will focus on HTML5.
Apple File System Features Deeper Encryption, SSD Support
News  |  6/15/2016
Next year, all of Apple's devices will use the new Apple File System, which promises flash/SSD optimization and improved encryption. It will replace the aging HFS+ file system.
The Rise Of The Bots: 11 Ways Your Business Can Prepare
Slideshows  |  6/15/2016
Business is ripe for a bot explosion. The foundational technologies are available, industry behemoths are fanning the fire, users are demanding better experiences, and companies are looking for new ways to optimize their financial performance. Are you ready?
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