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At the Amazon Summit in Chicago, the CTO of GE Oil & Gas said his unit is exploring ways to better understand and save with the AWS platform.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/21/2016ReadPost a Comment

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.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/21/2016ReadPost a Comment

Synergy Research assessed the growth of SaaS in 2015, and found it more mature than other cloud services -- and ready for an even greater takeoff. In addition, the report showed Microsoft may be one company poised for significant growth.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

"Microsoft has invested heavily in making many of the productivity features...

It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.

Joe Stanganelli

By Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

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.

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.

Jessica Davis

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

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.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/18/2016ReadPost a Comment

Charlie,  Rather than better security we could say the cloud provides...

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.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/17/2016ReadPost a Comment

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...

The Google Compute Engine cloud service was hit with an 18-minute outage worldwide earlier in the week -- at the same time the supply chain is finally getting comfortable with continuity in the cloud.

Dawn Kawamoto

By Freelance Writer and Editor, 4/14/2016ReadPost a Comment

Amazon says that promoting Andy Jassy and Jeff Wilke to new CEO roles is not a reorganization. But does this foreshadow more independence for AWS?

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/13/2016ReadPost a Comment

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...

LinkedIn contributes new technology for monitoring and managing Hadoop and Spark, MapR announces Apache Drill 1.6, SAP and IBM take their relationship to the next level, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 10, 2016.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/10/2016ReadPost a Comment

Through innovations like Prime and Prime Now, plus its AWS business, Amazon is not merely changing the nature of the consumer marketplace -- it's helping shape it.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/8/2016ReadPost a Comment

Amazon already hosts 70,000 businesses that are making over $100,000 a year...

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