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Home security demystified: How to build a smart DIY system

Everyone wants their home to be safe and secure, yet only 17% of homeowners own a home security system. Why? Because traditional systems cost hundreds of dollars to install, require long-term contracts and mean a lifetime of monthly fees.

By By Jennifer Tuohy | 28 May, 2015 22:34

Tags: Wi-Fi, Networking, security, wireless, beca, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool

All the data "lakes" in the world won't amount to much if you can't figure out what they mean for your business. With that in mind, Salesforce on Thursday unveiled Salesforce Wave for Big Data, a new tool designed to help business users make sense of their information stores using the Salesforce Analytics Cloud.

By Katherine Noyes | 28 May, 2015 22:00

Tags: Customer Relationship Management, applications, Salesforce.com, informatica, New Relic, data mining, software, cloudera, business intelligence, HortonWorks, Google

Sony keeps optical discs alive with storage startup acquisition

Sony's push to get enterprise users to store data on optical discs has received added momentum with its acquisition of a Facebook-linked startup focused on optical storage.

By Tim Hornyak | 28 May, 2015 17:01

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, storage, Panasonic, sony, internet, Facebook

Box wins DoJ contract in latest federal coup

As part of its push into specific industry verticals, Box is targeting the government sector, where agencies are particularly sensitive about the security of cloud software. On Wednesday, the company announced a significant customer win in this vertical: the U.S. Department of Justice.

By Katherine Noyes | 28 May, 2015 04:07

Tags: applications, document management, software, Box.net, collaboration, cloud computing, Department of Justice, internet

Rubrik adds $41m in funding, releases backup appliance

When a startup's $10 million in funding is followed two months later by a further $41 million, it's safe to say they're tapping into a trend. In the case of Rubrik, that trend is enterprise data management.

By Katherine Noyes | 27 May, 2015 10:37

Tags: Rubrik, storage

Here's how Android apps can track you without asking permission

Researchers in Denmark say that it's child's play to track your Android phone via Wi-Fi even if the Wi-Fi is nominally turned off and even if you didn't let an app track your location.

By Jon Gold | 27 May, 2015 04:15

Tags: htc, Google, Networking, cyanogenmod, wireless

Apigee adds some Swagger to API design

For developers who want to expose their Web applications to other computers and Internet services, API platform vendor Apigee is offering a free online tool to help create APIs using the increasingly popular Swagger API specification.

By Joab Jackson | 22 May, 2015 06:36

Tags: Development tools, application development, Web services development, Apigee, software

Coming soon to Firefox: More ads!

Mozilla today announced an expansion and rebranding of its in-browser advertisements, now dubbed "Suggested Tiles," that will by default show in the new tab page of all Firefox users.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 May, 2015 05:35

Tags: Firefox, web browsers, 21, internet

Alcatel-Lucent uses SDN to meld IP, optical services

Alcatel-Lucent this week extended its carrier SDN product line with an automation and network control system designed to accelerate service provisioning from multivendor IP and optical infrastructure.

By Jim Duffy | 21 May, 2015 06:55

Tags: alcatel-lucent, SDN, Networking, 21

Java's key to success is simplicity

Java's success in remaining relevant on the ever-changing landscape of software development has been its relative simplicity.

By Joab Jackson | 21 May, 2015 06:52

Tags: Development tools, application development, software, Oracle

MemSQL makes its in-memory database available to all

In-memory databases have garnered attention recently because they combine transaction and analytic processing, and one of the latest developments came Wednesday from MemSQL, which announced a new release and a free new Community Edition.

By Katherine Noyes | 21 May, 2015 06:08

Tags: applications, databases, MemSQL, software

'Attack of the Data Silos 2': Coming soon to an enterprise near you

Information silos are the scourge whose downfall has been foretold ever since the rise of enterprise resource planning platforms in the 1990s, but today, their demise remains far from assured.

By Katherine Noyes | 21 May, 2015 01:11

Tags: applications, enterprise resource planning, SAP, data mining, software, workday, business intelligence

Dropbox unleashes 'universal app' for Windows phones and tablets

Early this year, Dropbox released its cloud storage service on Windows phones and tablets, and on Tuesday the company followed up with a universal app that fleshes out the features for both types of devices.

By Katherine Noyes | 20 May, 2015 08:27

Tags: applications, document management, dropbox, software, mobile, collaboration, cloud computing, internet, mobile applications

IBM brings OpenStack to its SoftLayer Cloud

IBM is making it easier for enterprises to move their cloud workloads across different OpenStack deployments, giving them greater flexibility in where they can run their applications.

By Joab Jackson | 20 May, 2015 08:02

Tags: Development tools, application development, IBM, software

Egnyte takes a 'mobile-first' approach to cloud storage with new enterprise suite

Egnyte has been vying with the likes of Dropbox and Box for some time already in the cloud-storage arena, but on Tuesday it jumped on board the "mobile-first" train with a newly revamped version of its enterprise-focused app suite that's aimed squarely at mobile business users.

By Katherine Noyes | 20 May, 2015 04:22

Tags: Egnyte, applications, content management, software, cloud computing, internet

Cisco, Chambers looking for one last shot at VMware?

Reports surfaced last week that Cisco may be close to buying hyperconvergence start-up Nutanix.

By Jim Duffy | 19 May, 2015 23:08

Tags: mergers & acquisitions, Networking, cisco, Nutanix, infrastructure management, 21, Capita, VMware, emc, management

AWS upgrades highlight growing focus on cloud management

Amazon Web Services is hoping better management tools will convince enterprises to move more applications to the cloud, but getting their internal management processes right is even more important than anything the vendor can offer.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 19 May, 2015 22:32

Tags: Amazon Web Services, virtualization, software, system management

Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

Back in April, Tableau released version 9.0 of its flagship analytics software, and on Monday the company followed up with an update to the product's online edition that it says is up to 10 times faster than its predecessor.

By Katherine Noyes | 19 May, 2015 04:03

Tags: Tableau Software, applications, data mining, software, Software as a service, cloud computing, internet, business intelligence

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 15

Google's prototype cars are hitting the road...smartphone upstarts put on the pressure...Reddit rules draw backlash...and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 15 May, 2015 20:57

Tags: reddit, Google, Microsoft, Networking, qualcomm, alibaba, mobile, internet, Oracle

Oracle zeroes in on Hadoop data with new analytics tool

The rise of Hadoop has created new oceans of data to explore, and Oracle has a new software product that's designed to help. Called Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph, it brings new analytic capabilities to Hadoop and NoSQL.

By Katherine Noyes | 15 May, 2015 08:47

Tags: applications, data mining, software, Oracle, business intelligence

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