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  • Western Power shifts end user IT management to Zetta

    Western Power is shifting responsibility for management of end user computing environment to Perth IT integrator, Zetta, following a three-year agreement between the companies.

    Written by Byron Connolly31 July 15 09:59
  • Mozilla CEO blasts Microsoft over Windows 10 defaults

    Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has blasted Microsoft in a pair of posts to the organization's blog, arguing that Windows 10's default browser settings are a "dramatic step backwards" for respecting user choice.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank31 July 15 08:33
  • DataTorrent tackles complexity of Hadoop data ingestion

    While the buzz around big data analysis is at a peak, there is less discussion about how to get the necessary data into the systems in the first place, which can involve the cumbersome task of setting up and maintaining a number of data processing pipelines.

    Written by Joab Jackson31 July 15 02:12
  • Adobe's new Digital Publishing suite puts the focus on mobile content

    Adobe's Digital Publishing suite has long offered a way for brands to publish content on tablets, but on Wednesday the company introduced a new generation of the software tweaked specifically to put such capabilities in the hands of ordinary business users.

    Written by Katherine Noyes30 July 15 08:13
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  • How to avoid 10 common business video mistakes

    With millions of videos on the Internet, how do you make your business video stand out? To find out, CIO.com asked dozens of video marketing professionals to identify the biggest, or most common, mistakes companies make when crafting and marketing business videos.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff07 July 15 05:55
  • Word 2013 cheat sheet

    The buzz today may be all about Office 2016 for Windows, which is due to be released this fall, but many business users are still getting acquainted with Office 2013 and will continue to use it for some time. Use this Word 2013 cheat sheet to help take advantage of all it has to offer.

    Written by Preston Gralla01 July 15 01:42
  • comScore CTO shares big data lessons

    comScore is no stranger to big data. The digital analytics company was founded in 1999 with the goal of providing intelligence to companies about what's happening online.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud30 June 15 00:28
  • How to Pick the Best Browser for Your Enterprise

    Knowing which browser to deploy in a large company is no easy task. The default option is Internet Explorer, but many users balk at this older, more cumbersome browser that seems to attract the most malware. Google Chrome gets most of the attention these days (as proven by a growing market share) and Mozilla Firefox offers good compatibility and speed. To determine which browser is the best for business, it's important to keep tabs of the latest improvements. Here's a look at the Big 3 with an eye on the enterprise.

    Written by John Brandon09 Dec. 14 03:16
  • 10 more do's and don'ts for faster SQL queries

    Everyone wants faster database queries, and both SQL developers and DBAs can turn to many time-tested methods to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, no single method is foolproof or ironclad. But even if there is no right answer to tuning every query, there are plenty of proven do's and don'ts to help light the way. While some are RDBMS-specific, most of these tips apply to any relational database.

    Written by Sean McCown17 Sept. 14 23:31
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  • 5 things CIOs need to know about data lakes

    1.The concept is still quite new. The term data lake, credited to Pentaho CTO James Dixon, has been bandied about for several years. But the idea of data lakes as corporate resources is still in its infancy, according to IDC analyst Ashish Nadkarni. A data lake is defined as a massive--and relatively cheap--storage repository, such as Hadoop, that can hold all types of data until it is needed for business analytics or data mining. A data lake holds data in its rawest form, unprocessed and ungoverned.

    Written by Bob Violino01 Aug. 15 23:11
  • How Big Data analytics helps hospitals stop a killer

    Big Data. Predictive analytics. Real-time. Actionable insight. There's a buzzword smorgasbord around the use of data to derive value. It doesn't help that sometimes the benefits can be esoteric, or at least hard to visualize. But sometimes the benefits are crystal clear, as in the fight against sepsis, one of the leading killers in the US.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud19 July 15 00:51
  • How big banks use tech to attract savvy consumers

    Today it's easy to transfer money, make payments, and buy goods and services in countless ways outside the walls of a bank or retailer. In fact, physical visits to banks are down 30 percent since last year, and the use of mobile banking apps is up 33 percent, according to a new survey from Chase. Banks are embracing new technologies and evolving consumer habits to engage the next generation of customers.

    Written by Lauren Brousell17 July 15 23:56
  • SharePoint 2016: What do we know?

    At this past spring's Ignite -- Microsoft's new one-stop software conference that combined all of the other domestic technical events into one giant pot of soup -- the software giant revealed some interesting details about SharePoint 2016, the next release of the on-premises version of its collaboration and Office development platform.

    Written by Jonathan Hassell14 July 15 23:39
  • IoT analytics brings new levels of innovation to new product development

    Studies show that around 40% of products fail. But what if product designers could understand what features are most and least popular, which components tend to fail sooner than others, and how customers actually use products versus how designers think they use them? And, what if product developers could then utilize these insights to develop products that perform better, potentially cost less and, most importantly, are aligned with actual customer needs?

    Written by By Puneet Pandit, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Glassbeam, Inc.14 July 15 00:17

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