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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.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

IBM is not a startup, and venture capital is still borrowed money.

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.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/15/2016ReadPost a Comment

A MeriTalk survey of federal IT managers reveals that they believe the government can save more than $10 billion annually from additional consolidation and cloud adoption.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/15/2016ReadPost a Comment

I think there are a few roadblocks here that need attention for our government...

OpenText Release 16 addresses EIM customer demand for digital transformation and hybrid deployments. CEO Mark Barrenechea told us about the forces driving these demands and how OpenText is pursuing its own transformation, including standardizing on a single ERP system.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/13/2016ReadPost a Comment

SAP warned that its software license sales declined in the first quarter of 2016 and that business in the Americas was weaker than expected. Industry analysts said that SAP and other traditional software vendors will likely experience some tough quarters as they transition to offering cloud services.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/12/2016ReadPost a Comment

Red Hat was the first major software company to move away from license sales...

Salesforce's recent acquisitions of AI startups including MetaMind will enable it to keep pace with the functions that consumer-focused companies such as Facebook and Google have offered.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/6/2016ReadPost a Comment

As organizations consider analytics in an era of big data, they are also considering a range of new database types to accommodate the challenges that come with it. A new survey looks at the databases under consideration, the big concerns of IT pros in charge of these systems, and what compromises the pros may need to make.

William Terdoslavich

By Freelance Writer, 4/5/2016ReadPost a Comment

HP Enterprise promises a second quarter release of the Synergy platform, a "composable infrastructure" architecture that lets enterprises create private clouds on-premises. The company gave analysts and editors a preview at its new headquarters.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/30/2016ReadPost a Comment

Security pros consider the NIST framework an industry best practice, yet half of its adopters say its complete implementation involves a high level of investment.

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Organizations are purchasing all kinds of data and analytics solutions, but they still may not be meeting their business goals. If this describes your company, see how insight-driven (vs. data-driven) practices are helping other firms address the problem.

Lisa Morgan

By Freelance Writer, 3/28/2016ReadPost a Comment

All of these reasons for using Insights as a Service are key, but they suggest...

Cloudera has acquired a big data cloud services startup. Google has introduced a new machine learning option. Nvidia's CEO talks about AI. Companies are already making Strata + Hadoop announcements. We've got those items and more in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending March 27, 2016.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/27/2016ReadPost a Comment

Oracle highlighted its big cloud growth for both PaaS and SaaS offerings during the company's third quarter of its fiscal year. Oracle executives used the company's quarterly earnings release and call with analysts to position its cloud business against rivals Salesforce and Workday.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/16/2016ReadPost a Comment

Tableau Software has acquired HyPer, an early stage database company that provides an engine for transactional data and analysis. Tableau will integrate the technology into its own product to add transactional capabilities to its own software.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/11/2016ReadPost a Comment

Financial analyst firm Bernstein has estimated that at least 14,000 workers will be affected by IBM's Q1 job cuts. IBM has declined to provide details on the size of a "workforce rebalancing" effort, which employees have said began March 2.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/10/2016ReadPost a Comment

Can anyone explain how claiming to be hiring 25,000 people while you are laying...

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