Enterprise technology news for IT leaders
NewsRich Agostino, who helped shore up the retail giant’s cybersecurity defense following a significant data breach, takes over chief information security officer duties as Brad Maiorino departs for Booz Allen. News AnalysisGoogle, saying the enterprise cloud is a natural extension of its mission, announced new customers and tools for the enterprise at its largest business conference to date. NewsAs the FBI has been expanding and retooling its approach to cyber investigations, Director James Comey stresses need for CISOs to engage with the bureau. NewsThe Kylo data lake management software platform, available via the Apache 2.0 license, aims to help organizations address common challenges in data lake implementation. NewsGary Clark is joining the electric car company from Juniper Networks, where oversaw a broad migration to cloud services provided by Amazon Web Services and several SaaS vendors. News AnalysisSeeking to reduce barriers to entry, NoSQL database specialist MongoDB has added a free tier to its MongoDB Atlas database-as-a-service (DaaS) offering. The company has also announced a new utility to make it easier to migrate data from existing deployments into the service. News AnalysisMicrosoft has partnered with commercial architecture and design specialist Steelcase to help organizations better integrate technology and workspaces to transform company culture and better support creative work. News AnalysisChromebooks are quickly becoming the standard device in U.S. schools while Apple’s market share continues to slide. NewsThe cloud provider unveils a big data platform as a service (PaaS) offering built on the MapR Converged Data Platform. It’s OpenThe company that popularized container technology has fine tuned its marketing strategy, creating enterprise and community editions of Docker.rn NewsSteve Turner's position as a Walgreens veteran focused on data analytics could advance the pharmacy retailer's digital transformation. News AnalysisSnap began trading on the New York Stock Exchange today and shares soared. The company — now valued at $28.33 billion — has no profits to speak of, so where does it go from here? News AnalysisFacebook’s operations and finance chiefs praised third-party measurement tools at a Morgan Stanley conference while criticizing the ad industry’s myopic view of what should be measured. NewsThe Cisco Jasper IoT connectivity platform now supports a standard for Low Power Wide Area Networking (LPWAN) designed to help mobile carriers pave the way for an explosion in internet of things devices in areas like smart meters, smart cities, smart parking, building automation, asset tracking and remote agriculture. NewsAs the fruits of a relationship forged last May, Apple and SAP will offer developer tools and training to build iOS apps for the enterprise. News AnalysisWhat's the overall cost of unfilled technology jobs? New research from Glassdoor shows it's in the billions. rn News AnalysisThe head of Google’s enterprise business says the consumer giant has unique attributes in data management, analytics and machine learning that differentiate its cloud offerings. NewsIBM has unveiled IBM Machine Learning, a new cognitive platform that brings the power of machine learning to z System mainframes and eventually IBM POWER System. News AnalysisNew data from employer review site Kununu reveals where you work geographically can have a huge impact on your career happiness.rn News AnalysisAfter a legal battle with Panera, the pizza chain hires Mike Nettles to lead its IT and digital efforts, which include online and mobile ordering from computers, smartphones and Apple TV. News AnalysisSplice Machine, which specializes in open source SQL RDBMS for mixed operational and analytical workloads, is aiming to offer that capability as a database-as-a-service on AWS. News AnalysisGlobal politics, data demands and rapidly advancing technology needs will make 2017 a time of critical decision-making for IT leaders. NewsWith its Converged Data Platform for Docker, MapR Technologies has unlocked persistent storage for containers, offering state access to files, database tables and message streams from any location. NewsLinkedIn says Premium subscribers will gain access to new features that will provide a better return for their monthly fees. News AnalysisThe Galaxy S8 is expected to be released this spring, but leaked information suggests we will see an new design from Samsung.rn News AnalysisSnap is preparing for one of the most anticipated IPOs in years. The company revealed some surprises and important details about its business in a new filing. News AnalysisAbhi Dhar, who helped lead several mobile and other digital initiatives at the pharmacy retailer, is stepping down next month to step up to a CEO role. News AnalysisOnce simply a box to tick off for CIOs evaluating collaboration solutions, Dropbox has become a serious competitor to Box, Microsoft, Facebook and Slack. News Corp. CIO Dominic Shine explains why. News AnalysisIBM's MobileFirst for iOS initiative is now well into its third year. The head of the program and two of its customers talk to CIO.com about progress, challenges and plans for 2017. News AnalysisLibratus, artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University, has beaten four of the best heads-up no-limit Texas hold'em poker players in the world in a 20-day competition. Its mastery of imperfect information suggests a multitude of real-world applications. NewsGoogle continues to strengthen G Suite with the addition of enterprise-specific tools designed to offer data loss prevention, business insights and better security key controls. NewsAiming to help organizations better manage, govern and strategically use and control their data assets, SAP has updated its EIM portfolio. NewsIn a chaotic time on Capitol Hill, lawmakers from both parties see room for bipartisan work to advance broadband infrastructure, strike a balance in the encryption debate and update old privacy laws. NewsWith organizations increasingly looking to application services to secure their applications and data, F5 Networks introduces a series of new solutions to help provide visibility, context and control. News AnalysisGoogle’s voice and text communications app is finally getting the features that could make it a fit for the enterprise. NewsWith President Trump's move to walk away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, administration is 'starting from zero' on digital trade policy. News AnalysisGoogle+ may be on the decline, but Google isn’t ready to call it quits on the social network just yet. News AnalysisLinkedIn is pushing what it calls its most important desktop redesign in 15 years to more than 467 million users during the coming weeks. You can now expect a mobile-like experience at the social network. NewsOutgoing FCC chairman Tom Wheeler urges his successors not to undo controversial open internet order, which he says is key to a vibrant cloud computing marketplace. It’s OpenThe company will deploy TCP cloud technology that it acquired to offer OpenContrail support. NewsAt CES 2017, Sony Pictures, the studio behind the recent hit films 'Passengers,' 'Sausage Party' and 'Ghostbusters,' shared some of the reasons why more and more of its film-marketing budget goes to social networks such as Facebook. NewsTechnology, media and entertainment leaders this week at CES examined the veracity of digital marketing metrics, the impact of machine learning on marketing and why an experimental approach is crucial. News AnalysisA number of factors are driving leading global IT and business process outsourcing providers to open more onshore than offshore locations. News AnalysisThe eight most popular mobile apps in the United States are made by two tech giants. Facebook and Google dominated the app market in 2017 and continued a duopoly that's existed for years. News AnalysisHere are 10 predictions for the year ahead in IT outsourcing. News AnalysisApple backtracked on its 'App Transport Security' mandate, which would require all iOS apps to use secure network connections by 2017. The decision could affect CIOs and mobile administrators. News AnalysisNew reporting rules could make IT equipment leasing less attractive, but lessors may be more amenable to meet client demands or offer new value-added services to win over customers. It’s OpenThe company is also making its first code contribution to the project.rn News AnalysisWe predicted this was the year that security and integration challenges would become key considerations, companies would embrace robotic process automation and offshore captive models, and the IT outsourcing contracting process would become more agile and accommodating. Now it's time to revisit our predictions.
NewsNew report from Riverbed Technology identifies pervasive headaches stemming from unreliable applications in the federal government.