Blockchain holds plenty of promise for security and interoperability, but IT leaders are still trying to better understand the technology and how to put it to use. This much-hyped technology has an incredible power to disrupt many industries, but exploring Blockchain is still more about understanding the potential benefits and issues of an underlying technology.
Microsoft's Office has barely changed in 25 years. If we’re going to get more productive in the office and out, maybe it’s time for Microsoft to change the standard tools that we use to create documents.
Cloud-based services and infrastructure are boosting the financial performances of Microsoft and Google. In earnings calls this week, Google says it has developed 'deep enterprise' strengths and Microsoft says it's executing on digital transformations thanks to the cloud.
Many government agencies have already moved basic applications and services to the cloud, but when it comes to the next wave, CIOs must take a hard look at their systems and negotiate flexible contracts with vendors.
How do you separate quality cloud consultants from the clowns? If you don't have a screening checklist in place — and let's face it, you probably don't — this short list of behaviors and policies is a good place to start.
Real politics and law making isn’t riveting nor easy to follow. Long debates and votes scheduled at varying times make government hard to follow. How can the public stay abreast of legislation on issues that matter to them with hundreds of hearings at thousands of locations? rnrnNew technologies from Open Media Project make it possible for even small city councils to record and share their deliberations. Sessions are recorded and shared online though free tools such as YouTube. Google Transcript uses speech recognition technology to automatically create a transcript of the what is said in the recording. Captions are added to the videos along with time code information to synchronize the caption timing with the video.
MongoDB's Atlas database as a service offering is now available in 14 Amazon Web services regions, giving users around the globe the capability to co-locate the operational database service near the applications it powers.
The collective CEO future vision is one where technology and data enabled capabilities will be the future of business decision making, but many IT decision-makers still experience challenges regarding 'problem solving through data.'
Amazon has a series of apps that compete with Office 365 and G Suite, but they currently aren’t packaged and sold as a collective portfolio. Here’s how Amazon could become a major player in business software.
IBM has mostly abandoned the consumer segment over the past decade and a half. It no longer sells endpoints to individuals. But it does provide cloud services consumed by individuals. The Weather Company, which IBM bought in early 2016, is one example. More recently, it has mounted an effort to provide cognitive computing, via services like Watson, to consumers in smart homes. It hopes to do so not directly, but through channels like communications providers, which already have strong relationships with consumers.
In recent years we have seen an accelerating trend of IT becoming increasingly strategic to business, not least in the enterprise. Under the banner of Digital Transformation, businesses large and small are making strategic commitments to technology as a primary driver of competitive success. There is broad acceptance that Every Company is a Software Company.rnrnLike so many of these things, it sounds right, and it’s a valuable insight. All of us need to take seriously the idea that we need to engage energetically and relentlessly in Digital Transformation. But of course embracing the concept is a lot easier than translating that concept to effective plans. “Sign me up” is the easy part; “Now what?” is the hard part.rn
Should you use Hadoop for your big data business intelligence needs? BigQuery? What's the difference between on-premises Hadoop, in-cloud Hadoop and a serverless model like Google BigQuery's? A new benchmark from AtScale seeks to help you navigate those questions.
In the IDG Enterprise Interview Series, you'll hear from technology CIOs and CEOs on today's burgeoning trends, ongoing headaches and upcoming product plans. Check out this informative series from IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant and his team of editors.
Organizing hundreds of events simultaneously with millions of participants demands a robust, scalable architecture. Grassroots campaigns with limited budgets, typically don't have access to such resources. Experienced developers have adopted open source, OSDI APIs and AWS CDN to empower the progressive movement.
In this week’s open source wrap-up: Ubuntu 16.04 comes to Windows users; Red Hat FY17 revenue hits $2.4 billion; Samsung announces Galaxy S8 and continues to be at odds with Google over software; and rkt was accepted into CNCF.rn
This morning’s news in the UK’s leading IT publication, The Register, announced that Oracle has hired specialists to conduct due diligence on synergies and impacts of Oracle acquiring Accenture. Obviously, the feasibility study is at an early stage, and neither of the giant companies is commenting on the news and it might not happen. But what if it does?
Political campaigns are a stress test of organizing skills. Only candidates who do well in the initial caucuses and primaries proceed in the campaign. It’s essential to organize, raise funds and expand quickly. Systems and infrastructure have to be built with limited time, budgets and manpower.
In this week’s open source wrap, Linux users faced performance issues with Microsoft’s online services, Netflix went official with Linux support, and Gnome introduced night mode to the Linux desktop.rn
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