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What businesses need to know about Privacy Shield

U.S. businesses may take some comfort from the fact that a successor to the Safe Harbor agreement has finally been named, but at this point, they shouldn't get too comfortable.

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Open Networking User Group looks to reign in ‘Wild West’ of hybrid cloud

A working group made up of 10 Fortune 500 customers is urging for easier interoperability between public and private clouds.

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IBM doubles down on data with four new cloud tools

Data is what makes today's business world go 'round, and IBM on Thursday launched a suite of new tools designed to help companies make the most of what they've got.

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In search of IBM Verse

It’s been almost exactly 10 months since IBM formally launched its analytics-infused messaging system called Verse, and while the company’s announcement of “software for a new way to work” generated a relatively positive blast of...

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The 3 technologies retailers need to succeed

Retailers looking to grow in a fast-changing industry need to focus on three main technologies. Computerworld's Sharon Gaudin -- just back from the National Retail Federation's Big Show -- and Executive News Editor Ken Mingis have the...

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Microsoft launches IoT Hub to ingest data from the physical world

Microsoft announced Wednesday that its Azure IoT Hub product for managing fleets of devices that feed digital data from the physical world will be generally available on Thursday.

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Here’s how Nintendo will get people to use its smartphone apps

Nintendo's first smartphone app arrives in March with a new rewards scheme to get players hooked.

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Google is said to endorse ARM server chips, but don't get excited yet

Google will give its public backing to Qualcomm's ARM server chip next week, according to a report Wednesday, but history suggests it's too early to draw conclusions.

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OpenStack survey reveals potential, potholes

Demand for OpenStack increases, but challenges persist.

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Wait until April before relying on Privacy Shield, EU privacy watchdogs warn

Businesses that need to transfer European Union citizens' personal data to the U.S. should wait until at least mid-April before relying on the Privacy Shield to provide legal protection -- and in the meantime, they shouldn't count too...

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YouTube may get live 360-degree videos

The next time you watch a concert or other live event online, it could give you a 360-degree view.

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Rackspace to resell PLUMgrid OpenStack SDN

Major endorsement for start-up from OpenStack founder

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Microsoft, Google earnings shed light on cloud war

While Microsoft currently has a significant lead over Google in the workplace productivity market, the companies' cloud-based offerings are just a small fraction of their businesses. However, both plan to invest heavily in Office 365...

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Madden, Bing pick Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl 50

Electronic Arts' Madden 16 football simulation, as well as Microsoft's Bing algorithm, both have picked the Panthers to win the Super Bowl on Sunday.

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Arista violated 3 Cisco patents: ITC

Rival plans workarounds in Q2 to keep switches on the market

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U.S., EU reach agreement on Safe Harbor alternative

Goodbye Safe Harbor, hello Privacy Shield: that's the name given by European Union and U.S. negotiators to the deal they struck on Tuesday under which transfers of personal data between the two regions can proceed.

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SDN shifts from configuration to analytics

Two vendors, Midokura and Pluribus, offer products for visibility into operations, performance

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How end-user guilt inspires IBM to improve your email experience

A massive transformation is underway at IBM involving "a very maniacal focus on design" across its enterprise social and other products.

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