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Google’s Apigee buy validates API economy

Google’s $625 million acquisition of the leading API management platform provider validates CIOs’ plans to use APIs to build out digital businesses.

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HPE is betting big on AI to fuel your apps and analytics

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has made no secret of its desire to push further into big data, and on Tuesday it announced two key new offerings.

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APIs provide innovation and inspiration for IT leaders

Apps are getting smarter at a ferocious pace; so why don't CEOs want to take advantage of these new technologies? I discuss API ecosystems and innovation with Sanjay Parthasarathy, CEO of Indix, a startup making structured product...

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High technology: How IT is fueling the budding cannabis industry

The goal is to track every plant, product and person associated with the production and sale of marijuana and maintain legal compliance.

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The NBA is holding its first hackathon - should your company, too?

Companies large and small have already embraced the hackathon as a way to foster collaboration and innovation, and now the NBA has announced that it's jumping on board.

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This new R extension gives data scientists quick access to IBM's Watson

Data scientists have a lot of tools at their disposal, but not all of them are equally accessible. Aiming to put IBM's Watson AI within closer reach, analytics firm Columbus Collaboratory on Thursday released a new open-source R...

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IT must think like an app developer

Given that pragmatic programmers have prized code reuse and “designing for services” for decades (tips enshrined in the 1999 book of the same name), it should come as no surprise that developers have taken to a world of abundant,...

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Google launches new cloud service for understanding human language

Google's intelligent cloud developer tools are expanding with the launch of a new Cloud Natural Language API on Wednesday. The service is aimed at helping developers create applications that understand human language.

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How to decide when to buy software and when to build it

Every company may be a software company now, but that doesn’t mean you have to build it all yourself. When can you buy the same standard apps your competitors use? Why should you invest in building your own? And when you do build, how...

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Use Apache Spark? This tool can help you tap machine learning

Finding insight in oceans of data is one of enterprises' most pressing challenges, and increasingly AI is being brought in to help. Now, a new tool for Apache Spark aims to put machine learning within closer reach.

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Why every CIO needs to know that some APIs don’t matter

Your fate as CIO depends on an accurate understanding of APIs that matter.

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IBM buys EZSource to help transform your mainframe apps for the digital world

The digital transformation train may have already left the station, but for companies with legacy mainframe applications, it's not always clear how to get on board. On Wednesday, IBM announced an acquisition that could help.

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Protecting yourself from Google’s protection racket

If identity validation involves complex AI computation, then no one except the behemoths will be able to do it anymore, which may be the idea.

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Google doubles down on the enterprise at I/O

Google says the enterprise represents a largely untapped opportunity for the company, and at this week's Google I/O conference it shared its strategy to corner the business market.

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Google expands APIs to import other apps' data

New APIs for Google's Sheets, Slides, and Classroom apps offer integrations to eliminate repetitive tasks like copying and pasting

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APIs have changed the game

In competition, speed dominates and when disruptive innovation changes the game--even the best practitioners of the old ways cannot keep up with those that embrace the new ways. In modern retail, telcoms and a number of other...

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