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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

An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?

Thomas Claburn

By Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

So it sounds to me that at the heart of the matter is the actual interruption....

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...

Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.

Thomas Claburn

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

I'm wondering if this report actually tested all of these devices, because...

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

Pivotal has ditched its own Hadoop distribution in favor of Hortonworks' Hadoop as the two companies expanded their alliance to distribute each other's open source big data implementations to customers.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 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

An update to the Email Privacy Act requiring a warrant for the search of data older than 180 days was unanimously supported by the House Judiciary Committee. It now heads for a vote by the full chamber.

Michelle Maisto

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

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