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Amazon Web Services sets a lure for Java programmers

Amazon Web Services has long offered an SDK to make it easier to access its web services from Java. Now it has another lure for Java programmers: James Gosling, the father of Java.

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SAP has designs on new government business

Steve Ballmer's latest hobby, USAfacts.org, cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of local, state and federal governments when it launched in April. Its easy-to-read dashboards allow ordinary citizens to compare government's...

How Rackspace flew through turbulence in the private cloud

Bryan Thompson, General Manager, OpenStack Private Cloud at Rackspace, talked about the second generation of cloud and some turbulence that OpenStack recently experienced.

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Why is Facebook’s iOS app so bloated?

Facebook’s app weighs in at more than 380 MB when you download it from the iOS App Store. Is it time to just get rid of Facebook altogether?

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Google's new TPUs are here to accelerate AI training

Google has made another leap forward in the realm of machine learning hardware. The tech giant has begun deploying the second version of its Tensor Processing Unit, a specialized chip meant to accelerate machine learning applications,...

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SAP seeks to speed analytics with AI technology

SAP wants to speed up how analytics adapt to change. It's doing that by embedding SAP Predictive Analytics' machine learning capabilities in S/4Hana.

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6 steps for a future-ready cloud storage strategy

Growing storage demands are prompting many enterprises to move to the cloud, but ensuring that cloud storage is properly architected regarding security, performance and scalability is critically important.

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IBM makes leap in quantum computing power

IBM has some new options for businesses wanting to experiment with quantum computing.

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SAP wants to help enterprises learn from their smart devices

SAP has added machine-learning to its Leonardo IoT software suite to help businesses handle data gathered from smart devices more intelligently.

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Google's the latest to take on IoT management headaches

Google wants to take on what may become one of the biggest cloud-computing needs of the next few years with Google Cloud IoT Core, a service that will manage IoT devices and help developers bring the data they generate into...

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Microsoft, Amazon go after enterprises with new SAP cloud offerings

There are some fresh public cloud offerings on the horizon for SAP database customers, thanks to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. Both companies have announced new infrastructure services for the HANA database software aimed...

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Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

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Nonstop IT and the myth of zero-downtime

Diamonds may be forever but they are non-trivial to produce; applications that are forever may be nearly as challenging to create.

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Security-as-a-service supplier Alert Logic started with IDS and blossomed from there

CEO Gray Hall shares insights into what customers are using, where the industry is going

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Q&A: Microsoft Cosmos DB creator lays out vision for planet-scale database

Distinguished Engineer Dharma Shukla outlines the origins and goals of Microsoft's cloud database, which debuted at Build 2017

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How GE Healthcare migrated 500 applications to the cloud

GE Healthcare recently migrated its infrastructure to cloud — and ‘remotely managed private cloud’ was a big part of that migration.

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Review: Tableau takes self-service BI to new heights

Tableau strengthens its case with cross-database joins, browser-based authoring, and geo-analysis improvements

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Preview

Microsoft has announced its Windows 10 Fall Creators Preview, with new features like Timeline, Pick Up Where You Left Off, and the new Story Remix. Here's what the new update will include.

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