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8 big trends in big data analytics

Bill Loconzolo, vice president of data engineering at Intuit, jumped into a data lake with both feet. Dean Abbott, chief data scientist at Smarter Remarketer, made a beeline for the cloud. The leading edge of big data and analytics, which includes data lakes for holding vast stores of data in its native format and, of course, cloud computing, is a moving target, both say. And while the technology options are far from mature, waiting simply isn't an option.

By Robert L. Mitchell | 23 October, 2014 21:43

Tags: applications, computerworld, Intuit, big data, software, data mining

Investor visa overhaul to boost venture capital for startups

An overhaul of the significant investor visa will increase startup access to venture capital in Australia, according to the Australian Industry (Ai) Group.

By Adam Bender | 23 October, 2014 15:58

Tags: funding, startups, significant investor visa, Ai Group, Venture capital, government

Xiaomi moving data outside China following privacy concerns

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is moving customer data and its Internet platforms to servers outside China, only months after the company apologized over privacy concerns.

By Michael Kan | 23 October, 2014 13:33

Tags: Xiaomi, services, consumer electronics, Android, smartphones, Computing services

At Austin airport, Wi-Fi predicts how long the security line will be

The Internet can ease travel concerns in many ways, including flight-delay information, maps of road congestion, and ride-sharing apps. But a Wi-Fi network at the Austin, Texas, airport can now answer one of the great unknowns: How long will I have to wait in line at security?

By Stephen Lawson | 23 October, 2014 11:43

Tags: Cisco Systems, Networking, Boingo Wireless, transportation, wireless, industry verticals, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

The latest chapter in the ongoing furor over the software known as systemd threatens to split the Debian community, after a splinter group stated that it would create a fork of the well-known Linux distribution if systemd is included in an upcoming release.

By Jon Gold | 23 October, 2014 08:09

Tags: Linux, software, Open Source Subnet, slack, operating systems, emc, ubuntu

Progress builds up developer chops with Telerik buy

In a move to muscle up in the app dev space, platform services provider Progress Software is in the process of acquiring development software vendor Telerik for US$262.5 million.

By Joab Jackson | 23 October, 2014 07:53

Tags: Development tools, business issues, application development, software, Progress Software, Mergers and acquisitions

Chicago takes top spot in mobile performance ranking

Chicago is the U.S. city with the best overall mobile performance ranking, according to tens of thousands of voice and data tests conducted in 125 cities by RootMetrics.

By Matt Hamblen | 23 October, 2014 07:02

Tags: Mobile & Wireless, Apple, Networking, at&t, Verizon Wireless

Attach Xbox One Kinect sensors to Windows tablets, PCs with adapter kit

Xbox One owners will be able to attach their Kinect motion sensors to Windows PCs and tablets thanks to a new adapter introduced by Microsoft.

By Agam Shah | 23 October, 2014 05:55

Tags: application development, Microsoft, hardware systems, software

Google rethinks webmail with Inbox, raising questions about Gmail's future

Google is taking another crack at email overload, but this time around it's resorting to drastic measures, developing a new product apparently built from scratch without relying on Gmail.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 05:33

Tags: Google, applications, e-mail, software

Windows 10 to get two-factor authentication built-in

Microsoft is continuing its crusade to get CIOs interested in Windows 10, touting new security features that include two-factor authentication built directly into the OS.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 05:25

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Jive integrates enterprise social suite with Google Docs

As it fights to remain a leader in enterprise social networking (ESN) among giant rivals, pure-play vendor Jive Software has been furiously integrating its suite with the most popular business software, now adding the Google Docs productivity applications.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 03:11

Tags: Jive Software, Google, applications, Microsoft, software, collaboration

Apple: Internet Explorer? Never heard of it

Apple has told browser users to pay attention to warnings of insecure digital certificates after reports of a "man-in-the-middle" attack against iCloud.com in China was revealed earlier in the week.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 October, 2014 02:55

Tags: Apple, Firefox, Microsoft, cloud security, software

EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco

EMC has confirmed it will purchase the bulk of Cisco's stake in VCE, the companies' joint venture in converged infrastructure products.

By Chris Kanaracus | 23 October, 2014 00:46

Tags: business issues, Networking, storage, cisco, VCE, emc, Mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft warns of Windows zero-day; hackers serve exploits in PowerPoint files

Microsoft on Tuesday warned Windows users that cyber criminals are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability using malicious PowerPoint documents sent as email attachments.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 October, 2014 10:48

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Kii offers an on-ramp to the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is a nascent market, so any help an organization can get setting up its own cloud-connected swarm of devices could provide it with an edge over competitors.

By Joab Jackson | 22 October, 2014 09:06

Tags: application development, DataRPM, middleware, software

NFC chip implants: First Apple, now this guy

It's hard to steal Apple's thunder on anything these days, but a self-professed "body modification" enthusiast might have done just that: He's had an NFC chip implanted in his hand.

By Bob Brown | 22 October, 2014 07:53

Tags: Networking

New Windows 10 TP build adds Windows Phone Action Center

Windows 10 Technical Preview testers are getting a new build of the OS with almost 7,000 changes, including the addition of the Action Center console already available in Windows Phone.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 October, 2014 07:51

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

World's first 3D full-body scanning booth to create custom you figurines

3D scanner manufacturer, Artec Group, has announced the US debut of its Shapify Booth, which can scan your entire body in 12 seconds and use the resulting file to print a life-like figurine.

By Lucas Mearian | 22 October, 2014 07:46

Tags: peripherals, Printers, ASDA, 3D printers, 3d printing, WalMart

SAP offering customers 'simpler' way to buy its Hana in-memory platform

SAP is hoping a new set of programs, services and policies will help rev up sales of its Hana in-memory database and computing platform.

By Chris Kanaracus | 22 October, 2014 07:40

Tags: applications, databases, SAP, software, IT management, Oracle

Microsoft releases first Windows 10 update, starts testing fast-paced delivery system

Microsoft today issued the first update for Windows 10 Technical Preview, inaugurating its fast-cadence release practice.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 October, 2014 07:28

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

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