Enterprise technology news for IT leaders
NewsMicrosoft Office 365 users will soon get anew tools that aim to improve their writing skills, help prioritize important email and better research topics of interest. News AnalysisBusiness Robotic Process Automation (RPA) initiatives can yield huge returns. But bypassing IT can create even bigger risks. Why CIOs need to take a greater role in RPA. News AnalysisTwitter's steamy summer of sport got even hotter today as the company inked deals to live-stream MLB and NHL games. Each of the 'Big Four' major U.S. sports leagues is now on board to stream games or related content via Twitter. News AnalysisThe ‘as-a-service’ market now accounts for a third of IT services activity. Can traditional outsourcing survive? News AnalysisLand O’Lakes CIO says no single cloud provider can meet all of the company’s requirements. Google and Microsoft are both in the mix, but the agricultural cooperative still isn’t ready for a full migration. It’s OpenNextcloud and Collabora partnership brings free of cost office suite and cloud syncing solution together.rn NewsLinkedIn looks to boost its appeal to sales professional with the first update of its two-years-old Sales Navigator product.rnrn NewsFacebook ramped up its open-source initiative in 2016, and the company has already seen a 35 percent increase in followers. News AnalysisLarge application outsourcing is booming at big banks, driven in large part by the need for digital transformation. NewsMicrosoft wants businesses to adopt the Surface lineup, and it’s adding new incentives to its enterprise program to make the hybrid devices even more appealing.rn It’s OpenMirantis emerges as one of the leading contributors to OpenStack. News AnalysisWhile IBM and Accenture still command a majority of the IT services markets, the combination of offshore-centric and as-a-service competition has proven to be an ‘all-out assault’ on traditional providers. NewsBy combining its network visibility and breadth of integrated products, Cisco aims to make it simple for distributed and mobile businesses to deploy effective security while reducing the complexity required to manage it. NewsThe software-as-a-service application performance monitoring provider is adding support for a popular programming language used in microservices, and also offering greater visibility into single-page applications. It’s OpenVersion 1.3 makes it easier for new developers and enterprises to use Kubernetes to manage distributed systems at scale.rn News AnalysisA new feature from Snapchat, called Memories, should broaden its appeal by making it easier for you to preserve and curate the content you share, but the company's go-to disappearing 'snaps' live on. News AnalysisThe merger between HPE’s enterprise services business and CSC may or may not help solve those providers’ problems, but there are steps customers can take to make sure the huge ‘spin-merger’ works out in their favor. News AnalysisTwitter's first live-sports video stream at Wimbledon left much to be desired, and the company's early 'test' may not bode well for its upcoming plans to live stream 10 NFL football games this season. It’s OpenSUSE is currently the only commercially supported Linux for HPC available via Microsoft Test Drive.rn NewsPresumptive Democratic nominee calls for investments in STEM education, cybersecurity and job training, pledging to make an open Internet a cornerstone of her administration's diplomacy. It’s OpenDuring his keynote at the Red Hat Summit, CEO Jim Whitehurst took the audience on a walk through history, talking about how different industrial revolutions changed our social fabric and affected policies and politics.rn NewsWith the 2016 Olympic Games promising to bring millions of visitors to Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão International Airport, its CIO initiated a huge wireless network upgrade and a new mobile app. NewsMapR Technologies' new Spyglass Initiative is an open and extensible approach designed to centralized monitoring of big data deployments. News AnalysisYouTube's CEO led the opening keynote at VidCon for the third year in a row, and though the online video giant had its 'best year ever,' its still lags behind competitors on key features such as live streaming on mobile devices. NewsHadoop distribution vendor, Hortonworks, announced HDP 2.5 at Hadoop Summit, along with an expansion to its Partnerworks program and a reseller agreement with self-service BI on Hadoop specialist AtScale. It’s OpenThe announcement comes on the heels of the openSUSE Conference, where the growth was a key topic of discussion. NewsObama administration unveils new initiatives to promote global startups as Obama calls for broadband expansion and freedom of expression on the web. It’s OpenSpreading awareness of the power of peer mentoring. It’s OpenThe software defined storage solution introduces Ansible based storage management and monitoring system.rn It’s OpenMicrosoft is betting big on open source for cloud.rn Eye on AppleThe macOS Sierra developer preview is now in the hands of many bloggers and journalists. Find out what they are saying about macOS Sierra. Is it the best version of macOS yet? It’s OpenCustomers now don’t need orchestration tools like Kubernetes. News AnalysisInstagram's daily active user base is close to Twitter's number of monthly users, and the gap between the companies continues to widen as Facebook, Instagram's parent, consolidates power through its family of popular apps. Eye on AppleApple and other technology companies have blocked the roll out of a rifle emoji for the Olympics. The decision has drawn some criticism from media outlets and users. Tech-ticismDuring the past year, Google paid more than half a million dollars to researchers who identified flaws in its mobile OS. In fact, the Android Security Rewards program has been so successful that Google increased related bug bounties. NewsAs new units of IT experts take shape across departments and agencies to advance high-priority projects, lawmakers and a government watchdog warn that CIO authorities must be preserved. It’s OpenIt comes with a great mix of enterprise, cloud and desktop technologies.rn News AnalysisEnterprise definitely was not the star of Apple's show at WWDC last week. The company barely mentioned business users or developers during the opening keynote, but it did introduce several improvements that should have far reaching implications for enterprise coders and IT. News AnalysisNew precision forecasts will help businesses in industries ranging from aviation and agriculture to energy generation and retail better respond to their environment. NewsAmid a new report from BSA, quantifying the economic impact of the software industry, Obama administration officials stress importance of broadening access to programming instruction in K-12 schools. NewsNew Nielsen survey highlights slow rate of adoption and interoperability in health technology as patients don’t see the value of online scheduling, mobile apps and EMRs. News AnalysisThe initial shock of Microsoft's massive $26.2 billion bet on LinkedIn has mostly worn off, but it's still unclear just what Microsoft will do with LinkedIn, how the social network's loyal users will react to related change, and how Microsoft will integrate LinkedIn data with its products. News AnalysisThe startup hopes to dramatically increase adoption of its dual-engine relational database management system, powered by Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, by making the technology open source. NewsThrough Internet of Things analytics and optimization, GE says coal-fired steam power plants can reduce fuel consumption by 67,000 tons of coal per year, while maintaining the same megawatt output. News AnalysisAt its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple this week empowered third-party developers to further integrate their apps with native iOS software. The changes should have significant impact behind the scenes of iOS and on iPhone users' screens. News AnalysisLenovo this week announced the world's first smartphone that supports Google's Tango augmented reality platform. The Phab 2 Pro is a consumer-oriented device that ironically could help progress AR in the enterprise. NewsIn ambitious bid to accelerate cancer diagnosis and treatment, vice president announces aggregated set of genomic and clinical cancer data. NewsNew facilities in Atlanta, Miami and Providence are a first step in GE's efforts to attract and retain IT talent with a mix of technical, analytical and leadership skills. Eye on AppleGoogle releases a new app that turns your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus Live Photos into GIFs that loop forever, or you can opt to make them movies. Motion Stills also provides helpful stabilization algorithms.
It’s OpenWith SUSE Enterprise Storage, powered by Ceph, SUSE becomes the first company to offer a commercial storage solution that is based on the Jewel release of the open source storage platform.rn