Enterprise technology news for IT leaders
News AnalysisSnap’s short life as a public company took a turn for the worse this week. While dramatic slides in value aren’t unprecedented for new publicly traded social firms, Snap does have some perception problems to address. It’s OpenGE Healthcare recently migrated its infrastructure to cloud — and ‘remotely managed private cloud’ was a big part of that migration. It’s OpenContrary to the reports of demise of OpenStack, this open source project is growing at an unprecedented rate. It’s Open“We should be working for the spirit of technology itself. Moving people closer to a more empowered future,” says Edward Snowden. News AnalysisThe head of Amazon’s Alexa business explains why the company is investing heavily in voice services for manufacturers of various device types. NewsThe Department of Veterans Affairs touts the potential for broadband-enabled health delivery to improve access and quality of care in rural and remote areas, but it needs some help. NewsFacebook outperformed financial projections for the eighth consecutive quarter and is closing in on more than 2 billion monthly users. However, the company says expect ad growth to slow. NewsAdvocates of strong net neutrality protections enforced by the FCC are down but not out as they prepare for a new fight as agency chair pushes to dismantle internet regulations. News AnalysisBurnout is the new normal in the American workplace. But there is a path to burnout recovery and technology can help. But first you need to admit there’s a problem.rn NewsElon Musk's space exploration company details plans to launch an ambitious broadband service as lawmakers mull an infrastructure overhaul. News AnalysisSpeaking at the Collision conference this week, Facebook’s Stan Chudnovsky said the company remains committed to making Messenger a multi-purpose platform. News AnalysisYouTube made its pitch for the future of TV in the living room at the Collision conference this week. Its head of product also addressed the massive advertiser backlash that began in earnest in late March. News AnalysisCloud-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. NewsSandra Harris is taking over for retiring Martin Schneider at a time when retailers are overhauling both back-end and customer-facing technology to meet consumers' digital shopping habits. It’s OpenA group of developers have come together to bring open source mobile projects under the same roof to create a fully open source mobile framework.rn News AnalysisTelevision has finally been ousted by smaller and smarter screens. Digital advertising jumped 22 percent in 2016, beating the TV market for the first time. News AnalysisTwitter turned in an impressive quarter to kick off 2017, but 9 million new users and better-than-expected, but still declining, revenues won’t keep investors happy for long. NewsMany 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. NewsOn the heels of rapid improvements across much of the platform LinkedIn now has 500 million registered users on board, one analyst says it could double or triple its reach under Microsoft. NewsSnapLogic's new Iris technology uses artificial intelligence to power an enterprise integration assistant designed to help business users, analysts and developers connect data, applications and processes. It’s OpenDocker, along with its partners, has created a program called Modernize Traditional Applications (MTA) to containerize legacy applications without changing a single line of code. NewsMongoDB'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. NewsIt’s unclear if the U.S. president’s latest order will, in fact, help American IT workers or lead to increased offshoring and automation. NewsThe consumer packaged goods company welcomes Javier Polit at a time when industry players are eyeing mobile applications, IoT and analytics to get closer to consumers. NewsConsidering an IT service management (ITSM) suite? Download this free report for side-by-side comparisons of rival products from ServiceNow and Zendesk, based on reviews written by enterprise users of the products. It’s OpenLinuxKit allows you to build your own lean and mean containerized operating system.rn NewsWorkplace, Facebook’s social network for business, is gaining more large customers such Starbucks and Viacom. The service, launched six months ago, is also expanding third-party integrations for key enterprise features. News AnalysisWavefront's software is designed to help CIOs monitor cloud systems at a time when most IT departments are speeding up application deployment with DevOps. News AnalysisHalf of LinkedIn’s active users are using messaging every week, but many of those conversations happen in a silo. LinkedIn hopes to change that with a new messaging interface that follows you. NewsThe new Databricks for Data Engineering edition of the Apache Spark-based cloud platform is optimized for combining SQL, structured streaming, ETL and machine learning workloads running on Spark. News AnalysisThe annual salary survey from Dice.com shows tech salaries stagnating slightly, but certain in-demand skills did see increases in 2016.rn News AnalysisU.S. employers are optimistic about the second quarter, despite political uncertainty, according to the most recent ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.rn NewsShould 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. It’s OpenUbuntu is going back to Gnome and will adopt Wayland.rn News AnalysisThe Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are two stunning devices for consumers, but business users and IT departments will find a lot to love about the new smartphones, too. News AnalysisThe good news: Facebook is offering a free version of Workplace that removes a significant barrier to adoption. The bad news: It comes without administrative controls and key enterprise features. Eye on AppleA new and redesigned Mac Pro is on the way from Apple. The company also noted that an iMac Pro and Apple-branded pro displays are in the works. NewsWith the release of its HDP 2.6 Hadoop distribution, Hortonworks seeks to help you boost the performance of SQL interactive queries and optimize their existing enterprise data warehouse investments. NewsZebra Technologies' SmartPack Trailer is designed to use the internet of things (IoT) to give public and private freight and parcel carriers real-time operational visibility into the efficiency of loading trailers, load quality, staff training and safety. News AnalysisFacebook has replicated a core feature of Snapchat and delivered a nearly identical version of Stories to all four of its major apps. Some call it copycatting. Others say it's just good business. NewsIt’s been more than two years in to the most ambitious overhaul of federal IT in almost 20 years, and many CIOs say they still lack authority over new acquisitions and aren't able to halt failing projects. Eye on ApplePresident Trump has given up his old Android phone and is now using an Apple iPhone for his tweets and other social media. NewsSamsung introduced its two newest flagship smartphones — the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Both devices feature bezel-free Infinity Displays, streamlined designs and security features to help separate work and play. NewsBy automating costly and time-consuming data engineering tasks associated with business intelligence on Hadoop, Jethro aims to accelerate BI queries. News AnalysisLooking for a career that combines the best of technology with boundless creativity and pays a six-figure salary? Digital marketing is the place to be.rn News AnalysisCertifications are a great way to reinforce your skills and expertise on your resume, but not all certifications are worth your time. See how these seven popular marketing certifications stack up, and how they'll impact your salary.rn NewsLinkedIn is taking cues from its social networking counterparts and is releasing a separate feed of news articles and topics based on your interests and profession. News AnalysisApple cut the price of its entry-level iPad by almost 18 percent — perhaps in a move to fend off Google in the education market. The company also refreshed the iPhone SE, introduced a red version of the iPhone 7 and announced a new video-editing app for social sharing. News AnalysisPolitical uncertainty, digital disruption, and continued competition could significantly slow IT services growth over the next three years.
NewsAmid widespread hacking purportedly sanctioned by the Russian government, FBI Director Comey confirms active investigation into potential coordination between Trump campaign and foreign operatives, while shooting down allegations that Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped.