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News AnalysisSure, you and all your IT service providers follow ITIL guidelines, but you interpret those standards differently. And those little inconsistencies can lead to big problems. It’s OpenAPI-driven analysis service inspects container images for known security flaws. News AnalysisOutsourcing the management of outsourcers has been a controversial approach in the past, but the increased demands of IT service management may be too much for some IT groups to handle themselves. It’s OpenAs software defined networking becomes popular, open source is taking center stage. News AnalysisIT leaders continue to focus on cost containment with their IT service deals, but in today’s business environment companies will have to spend money to save money, according to KPMG’s David Brown. It’s OpenThe partnership will also bring LibreOffice Online into the European Commission funded AARC project.rn NewsThe SAP HANA Vora software is designed to allow companies to analyze data stored in Hadoop, enterprise systems and other distributed data sources. NewsGoogle Analytics 360 Suite, a new marketing cloud platform, is designed to help digital marketers make sense of vast pools of customer data. NewsThe government’s TechHire initiative gets major push to train and hire highly skilled tech workers. NewsNew gauge of citizen satisfaction gives government high marks for catching up with the private sector in online presence. News AnalysisFacebook backpedaled on its ad-buying business for publishers after the company discovered an overwhelming volume of poor and fraudulent ads. However, banner ads and other 'valueless' ads won't simply disappear from the Web, regardless of Facebook's stance. NewsWhite House Opportunity Project initiative is a grass-roots effort to push out government data and encourage nonprofits, developers and others to build new community-improvement tools. It’s OpenAfter yesterday's announcement they they are bringing SQL Server to Linux, the company is now joining another open source project.rn It’s OpenThe open source cloud storage and file-sharing services now offers full federation.rn NewsWith the general availability of its Converged Data Platform, MapR Technologies brings Hadoop together with Spark, Web-scale storage, NoSQL and streaming capabilities in a unified cluster designed to support next-generation big data applications. It’s OpenApple’s Mac OS X hit by its first functional ransomwarern News AnalysisApple's new @AppleSupport Twitter account provides basic tech support 15 hours day. The company quickly racked up more than 125,000 followers and posted 2,400 tweets during its first day. It’s OpenThe Linux Foundation is partnering with Woman Who Code to encourage more women to contribute to open source.rn NewsEnhancements to NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud are intended to help enterprises migrate traditional information and communications technology (ICT) workloads to the cloud, while supporting cloud-native ICT. NewsHortonworks is working with Hewlett Packard Labs to enhance the efficiency and scale of memory for the enterprise and to dramatically improve memory utilization. NewsThe Hadoop distribution vendor will update core Apache Hadoop components once a year, while continually updating services that run on top of Hadoop. Tech-ticismA new iOS software feature reportedly makes its abundantly clear that iPhones connected to the corporate network are 'supervised' by IT and can be remotely monitored and located. NewsDJI had a huge consumer hit with the Phantom 3 series of drones, and it’s looking to keep the momentum going with today’s announcement of the Phantom 4.rn It’s OpenSir, would you like to have some Wi-Fi and Bluetooth baked into your Pi? News AnalysisA flashy new TV advertisement from LinkedIn aims to remind its professional users that they are 'closer than they think' to landing their dream job … even if those dreams include space exploration. However, critics have mixed reactions to the ad. It’s OpenEven if Linux is secure by design, the data residing on these machines is not secure and that’s exactly what one company is trying to protect.rn News AnalysisFacebook yesterday announced a new full-screen, mobile ad format called Canvas that's designed to help advertisers engage customers with detailed brand experiences. News AnalysisDigital transformation is driving even smaller and shorter deals for IT service providers, but how low can providers go? NewsThe Precision Medicine Initiative seeks to develop a vast database of patient information to enable researchers to gain new insights into diseases and tailor individualized treatment. News AnalysisNew survey of enterprise leaders highlights concerns over security in new IT architectures as sensitive data moves to cloud, big data and IoT environments. It’s OpenTransitioning physical networks into software defined ‘services’rn NewsDuring a Mobile World Congress keynote yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed a variety of issues, including the company's controversial Internet.org initiative, the future of online video and Apple's ongoing game of tug of war with the FBI. It’s OpenRed Hat has added agentless networking automation capabilities to Ansible.rn NewsSamsung announced the Galaxy S7 and GS7 edge smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2016 yesterday. Along with the devices, it also announced new enterprise programs designed to encourage businesses to adopt Samsung's latest Android device.rn NewsThe combination of omnichannel marketing automation software provider Selligent and contextual email marketing technology specialist StrongView creates what the companies describe as the world's 'largest independent provider of orchestration and engagement services for relationship marketers.' News AnalysisCIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands-on with Samsung's new Galaxy S7 smartphones and spotlights the most notable new features, along with a few of the GS7 phones' potential shortcomings. News AnalysisFacebook is reportedly readying a new user-initiated advertising medium within its popular Messenger app that could reshape the ad industry.rn rn NewsThe new edition of the cloud-based service is designed to help you learn to use Apache Spark and build prototypes that can be seamlessly transitioned to production applications on the full Databricks platform. It’s OpenStarting today, customers can get Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on Microsoft Azure It’s OpenMeizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition will be available in US and globally.rn It’s OpenIBM is not giving up on mainframes in this age of commoditized hardware and open source softwarern NewsIn the final budget of the Obama administration, the White House is looking to boost spending on security, hire more experts and partner with the private sector. It’s OpenThe open source office suite is finally getting a long-awaited design makeover. Tech-ticismIt didn’t take BlackBerry long to announce its first round of layoffs in 2016. The move continues a troublesome trend for the Canadian company, and it may signal the end for the once-venerable BlackBerry smartphone. Driving Decisions With Data AnalyticsBig Bet projects are inherently risky. But decision makers are often prone toward tunnel vision on optimistic outcomes. This produces very high failure rates, costing companies millions, even billions of dollars. But there are three proven techniques that can dramatically improve your chances of success. It’s OpenGoogle is pushing Android Wear updates that bring some great features to Android watches, including making phone calls, more gestures, and smarter voice commands.rn News AnalysisYoung people in emerging economies possess a brighter outlook toward their technology prowess and job opportunities than those in developed countries, according to a report by IT outsourcing provider Infosys. News AnalysisWhile 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 and Google for Work in 2016. Tech-ticismA man charged with theft after taking away his daughter's iPhone 4 has been acquitted in Texas. The man still possesses the smartphone, but he no longer has a relationship with his daughter.
News AnalysisAlphabet declined to reveal exactly how much money it invested in each of its 'moonshots,' but it did say the largest amount of capital expenditure went to Google Fiber in 2015 and that the costs associated with the initiative will likely increase as it expands the broadband service to more U.S. cities.