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RSS Big Data

  • Financial firms bank on A.I. as pilot projects head to production 05/15/2019
    The financial services sector is pouring money into artificial intelligence (AI), with banks, for example, expected to spend $5.6 billion on AI in 2019 – second only to the retail sector.Until now, the vast majority of AI projects have remained pilots, and in many cases those projects led to tech deployments without a clear business […]
  • Delta Lake gives Apache Spark data sets new powers 04/24/2019
    Databricks, the company founded by the original developers of Apache Spark, has released Delta Lake, an open source storage layer for Spark that provides ACID transactions and other data-management functions for machine learning and other big data work.Many kinds of data work need features like ACID transactions or schema enforcement for consistency, metadata management for security, and […]
  • IBM preps Watson AI services to run on Kubernetes 02/12/2019
    Two of IBM’s Watson-branded collection of machine-intelligence services will be available to run as standalone applications in the public or private cloud of your choice. IBM is delivering these local Watson services atop IBM Cloud Private for Data, a combined analytics and data governance platform that can be deployed on Kubernetes. Ruchir Puri, CTO and chief architect for […]

RSS Business

  • Best Android phones 2019: What should you buy? 04/29/2019
    Choosing the best Android phone for you is a big decision. The Android universe teems with options, from superexpensive flagship phones to more affordable models that make a few calculated compromises, to models expressly designed for, say, great photography. Chances are that whichever phone you buy, you’ll keep it for at least two years. So we’ve made […]
  • Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy 04/27/2019
    When you’re looking for a good, cheap laptop, knowledge is power. Every budget machine (which we’re defining as Windows laptops costing $500 or less) is the product of compromise—corners carefully cut here and there to hit a price point.Your job is to find the one that checks off the most boxes for your needs. We’ll […]
  • The best laptops: Premium laptops, cheap laptops, 2-in-1s, and more 04/24/2019
    The laptop world is a-changing. New CPUs and GPUs—yes, mobile discrete GPUs—are bringing forth laptops that are thinner, lighter, and faster than ever, even gaming laptops. And the advances keep coming: After a busy round of CES announcements in January, Intel and Nvidia have welcomed spring with yet another round of products: the 9th generation […]

RSS BYOD

  • How the iPhone begat shadow IT and enterprise mobility 06/29/2017
    Ten years ago today, the first iPhone arrived, sporting an all-new user interface built on a multi-touch screen and a virtual keyboard that soon replaced all that had come before for mobile devices.Combined with internet access and, later, an online app store that offered enterprise applications, the iPhone allowed workers to treat their cell phone as […]
  • Mingis on Tech: The alphabet soup of mobile device management 06/07/2017
    You know how easy it's become to use your own smartphone or tablet to do company work? Remember how it wasn't always that easy -- or something even allowed by many companies in the early Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) days?You can thank mobile device management (MDM) software, which grew out of the BYOD trend and morphed into […]

RSS Cloud Computing

  • Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice 05/16/2019
    Choosing the right virtual private network (VPN) service is no simple task. A VPN should keep your internet usage private and secure, but not every service handles your data in the same way. Just look at the critiques of notable computer security experts and online pundits to understand the challenge.Even supposed experts in the field […]
  • IBM overhauls mainframe-software pricing, adds hybrid, private-cloud services 05/15/2019
    IBM continues to adopt new tools and practices for its mainframe customers to keep the Big Iron relevant in a cloud world.First of all, the company switched-up its 20-year mainframe software pricing scheme to make it more palatable to hybrid and multicloud users who might be thinking of moving workloads off the mainframe and into […]
  • 10 Kubernetes distributions leading the container revolution 05/15/2019
    Kubernetes has become the project to turn to if you need container orchestration at scale. The open source container orchestration system out of Google is well-regarded, well-supported, and evolving fast.Kubernetes is also sprawling, complex, and difficult to set up and configure. Not only that, but much of the heavy lifting is left to the end […]

RSS Data Center

  • NVMe over Fabrics creates data-center storage disruption 05/14/2019
    It's quite a mouthful, but Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabrics (NVMeoF) is shaping up to become perhaps the most disruptive data center storage technology since the introduction of solid-state drives (SSD), promising to bring new levels of performance and economy to rapidly expanding storage arrays.NVMe over Fabrics is designed to deliver the high-speed and low-latency of […]
  • HPE’s CEO lays out his technology vision 05/13/2019
    Like Microsoft's Satya Nadella, HPE CEO Antonio Neri is a technologist with a long history of leading initiatives in his company. Meg Whitman, his former boss at HPE, showed her appreciation of Neri’s acumen by promoting him to HPE Executive Vice President in 2015 – and gave him the green light to acquire Aruba, SimpliVity, […]
  • The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking 05/07/2019
    Here's our rundown of what makes these 10 network-gear vendors the biggest power players within the enterprise.(Insider Story)

RSS Enterprise Software

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RSS Hardware

  • How to block the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, from installing 05/20/2019
    Surely you remember how the first release of Windows 10 version 1809 turned out — deleted files, panicked users, yanked upgrades that were unyanked and yanked again. Heaven knows that the release of Windows 10 version 1903 couldn’t be any worse, but there’s every reason to wait and see.For almost everyone, the new features in version […]
  • Lenovo launches enterprise AR/VR headset, the ‘ThinkReality A6' 05/15/2019
    Lenovo is the latest manufacturer to develop an augmented reality (AR) device aimed at enhancing productivity for enterprise workers, along with a software platform for app creation.The ThinkReality A6 is a “heads-up, hands free” mobile visor that overlays 3D graphics onto real-world environments. The headset, reminiscent of Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 device, has a 40-degree diagonal […]
  • Lenovo launches enterprise AR/VR headset, the ‘ThinkReality A6' 05/15/2019
    Lenovo is the latest manufacturer to develop an augmented reality (AR) device aimed at enhancing productivity for enterprise workers, along with a software platform for app creation.The ThinkReality A6 is a “heads-up, hands free” mobile visor that overlays 3D graphics onto real-world environments. The headset, reminiscent of Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 device, has a 40-degree diagonal […]

RSS IT Management

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RSS Mobile

  • Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to Q 05/14/2019
    What a long, strange trip it's been.From its inaugural release to today, Android has transformed visually, conceptually and functionally — time and time again. Google's mobile operating system may have started out scrappy, but holy moly, has it ever evolved.Here's a fast-paced tour of Android version highlights from the platform's birth to present.Android versions 1.0 […]
  • Review: 4 wireless chargers for both smartphone and watch (one of which does earbuds, too) 05/08/2019
    While there may be more than a dozen multi-device wireless chargers technically available now, most do not charge both smart watches and smartphones – and most of the companies who make them could not actually provide units for review since they're bring offered through crowdfunding projects.As a result, we're limiting this review to multi-device chargers from three […]
  • The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking 05/07/2019
    Here's our rundown of what makes these 10 network-gear vendors the biggest power players within the enterprise.(Insider Story)

RSS Networking

  • HPE’s CEO lays out his technology vision 05/13/2019
    Like Microsoft's Satya Nadella, HPE CEO Antonio Neri is a technologist with a long history of leading initiatives in his company. Meg Whitman, his former boss at HPE, showed her appreciation of Neri’s acumen by promoting him to HPE Executive Vice President in 2015 – and gave him the green light to acquire Aruba, SimpliVity, […]
  • Best mesh Wi-Fi routers: Reviews and buying advice 05/10/2019
    A great wireless router is an essential element of tech life, whether you’re building out a smart home or you just want the best experience streaming music and video at home. If you’re suffering with low wireless throughput or dead spots in any area of your home, we heartily recommend deploying a mesh network consisting […]
  • Best mesh Wi-Fi routers: Reviews and buying advice 05/10/2019
    A great wireless router is an essential element of tech life, whether you’re building out a smart home or you just want the best experience streaming music and video at home. If you’re suffering with low wireless throughput or dead spots in any area of your home, we heartily recommend deploying a mesh network consisting […]

RSS Operating Systems

  • When Windows 10 feature upgrades collide 03/19/2019
    A pair of Windows 10 feature upgrades will soon collide, with one just beginning to get traction on PCs as its successor readies for release.It's unclear how Microsoft will handle the dilemma, which traces its roots to the debacle last year when the company was forced to pull the fall feature upgrade after it deleted […]
  • Best new Windows 10 security features: More patching, updating flexibility 10/16/2018
    With the new era of Windows as a service, Microsoft is rolling out changes to the operating system twice a year. Many of those changes will allow you to improve your security posture and offer more security choices. You no longer have to wait for a new operating system to deploy new security features. [ […]
  • Best new Windows 10 security features: More patching, updating flexibility 10/16/2018
    With the new era of Windows as a service, Microsoft is rolling out changes to the operating system twice a year. Many of those changes will allow you to improve your security posture and offer more security choices. You no longer have to wait for a new operating system to deploy new security features. [ […]

RSS Security

  • IT services giant HCL left employee passwords, other sensitive data exposed online 05/20/2019
    IT services giant HCL left employee passwords exposed online, as well as customer project details, and other sensitive information, all without any form of authentication, research by security consultancy UpGuard reveals.[ Keep up with 8 hot cyber security trends (and 4 going cold). Give your career a boost with top security certifications: Who they're for, […]
  • Will the U.S. government draft cybersecurity professionals? 05/20/2019
    Will there be a giant sucking sound of cybersecurity talent evading the draft by moving to Canada?The National Commission on Military, National and Public Service, created by Congress, is currently evaluating the Selective Service System (SSS) with an eye toward modernizing the draft, including the possibility of conscripting cybersecurity professionals.[ Keep up with 8 hot […]
  • Will the U.S. government draft cybersecurity professionals? 05/20/2019
    Will there be a giant sucking sound of cybersecurity talent evading the draft by moving to Canada?The National Commission on Military, National and Public Service, created by Congress, is currently evaluating the Selective Service System (SSS) with an eye toward modernizing the draft, including the possibility of conscripting cybersecurity professionals.[ Keep up with 8 hot […]

RSS Small Business

  • Intuit adds AI, enterprise features to QuickBooks online 10/17/2018
    Intuit is aiming for the mid-market with an extension of its QuickBooks Online financial management tool that it hopes will let it take business away from the likes of Microsoft, Sage and Oracle.It's designed to help QuickBooks customers delay the move to a full-fledged ERP system — and perhaps even to woo a few beginning […]

RSS Storage

  • Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability 03/27/2019
    Anyone who uses a PC should have an external drive. It’s not only a useful means of data backup and storage, it also allows you to transport files from your desktop or laptop to another device.Xbox One X one users, as well, would be wise to invest in an external drive as a way of augmenting […]
  • What is hyperconvergence? 02/07/2019
    Hyperconvergence is an IT framework that combines storage, computing and networking into a single system in an effort to reduce data center complexity and increase scalability. Hyperconverged platforms include a hypervisor for virtualized computing, software-defined storage, and virtualized networking, and they typically run on standard, off-the-shelf servers. Multiple nodes can be clustered together to create […]
  • What is hyperconvergence? 02/07/2019
    Hyperconvergence is an IT framework that combines storage, computing and networking into a single system in an effort to reduce data center complexity and increase scalability. Hyperconverged platforms include a hypervisor for virtualized computing, software-defined storage, and virtualized networking, and they typically run on standard, off-the-shelf servers. Multiple nodes can be clustered together to create […]

RSS Unified Communications

  • Slack partners with Zoom to boost video capabilities 04/26/2019
    SAN FRANCISCO – Slack has partnered with cloud video communications vendor Zoom in a move designed to bolster video capabilities for Slack users. The tie-up was unveiled at this week’s Slack Frontiers event.Zoom – whose stocks began trading on April 17 – competes with Cisco Webex, Skype for Business (now part of Microsoft Teams), Google Hangouts […]
  • IT needs to make mobile unified communications a priority 03/25/2019
    As more corporate workers rely on mobile devices, enterprises need to adopt mobile unified communications, which is easier to scale and manage than wired UC.(Insider Story)
  • Collaboration 2019: Teams, Slack and what’s coming 12/28/2018
    The booming team collaboration market is likely to continue booming in 2019 as companies roll out chat apps more widely across their operations.With Microsoft leveraging the ubiquity of its Office suite to push Teams, and Slack doubling down on its still-evolving enterprise push, the two leaders in the market are likely to continue to try […]

RSS Virtualization

  • The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking 05/07/2019
    Here's our rundown of what makes these 10 network-gear vendors the biggest power players within the enterprise.(Insider Story)
  • How to adopt a disruptive network technology with minimal disruption 02/27/2019
    Emerging network technologies such as SDN, SD-WAN and intent-based networking promise to improve service and streamline operations, but don't let the transition process throw a wrench into existing activities.(Insider Story)
  • VMware’s ongoing reinvention 02/20/2019
    VMware’s introduction of x86 server-virtualization technology was a game-changing event in the history of enterprise computing. But if you look at VMware’s corporate messaging today, it’s almost as if server virtualization has been scrubbed from the lexicon. Instead, VMware highlights its multi-cloud strategies, software-defined data centers, networking, hyperconverged infrastructures, security, SD-WAN, containers, blockchain, IoT and […]

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