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  • Power BI gets robust mapping with ArcGIS

    Microsoft free Power BI is slated to get some serious mapping capabilities, as Microsoft yesterday announced ArcGIS for Power BI by Esri is on the way sometime this year.

    28 Sept. 16 02:09 Written by Sharon Machlis
  • GE, Bosch and open source could bring more IoT tools

    Partnerships that could shape the internet of things for years are being forged just as enterprises fit IoT into their long-term plans. No one vendor can meet the diverse IoT needs of all those users, so they're joining forces and also trying to foster broader ecosystems. General Electric and Germany's Bosch did both on Monday.

    27 Sept. 16 10:55 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Microsoft continues pushing hybrid cloud with new launches

    Microsoft continued its push to get companies on the hybrid cloud train on Monday, with the launch of several products all tailored at helping bridge on-premises datacenters and the public cloud.

    27 Sept. 16 01:15 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Here's how Microsoft is using containerization to protect Edge users

    Microsoft is aiming to better protect users and organizations from the threats that they face in the browser with a new feature called Windows Defender Application Guard. It's designed to isolate Microsoft Edge from the rest of the files and processes running on a user's computer and prevent computer exploits from taking hold.

    26 Sept. 16 23:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Companies say IoT matters but don't agree how to secure it

    A majority of enterprises say the internet of things is strategic to their business, but most still take a piecemeal approach to IoT security. Those results from a global IDC survey conducted in July and August reveal both the promise and the growing pains of IoT.

    24 Sept. 16 10:34 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Global Forum sharpens focus on smart cities

    The 25th Global Forum, an annual policy and strategy conference sometimes called “the Davos of ICT,” was held this week in Eindhoven, a smart city and technology hub with a rich industrial past.

    24 Sept. 16 04:22 Written by By Jay Gillette
  • The next target for phishing and fraud: ChatOps

    Cloud-based chat systems introduce a unique set of requirements given the breadth and depth of access to potentially sensitive data

    24 Sept. 16 04:21 Written by By Kevin O’Brien, CEO and Co-Founder, GreatHorn Inc.
  • 5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

    Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried.

    23 Sept. 16 20:52 Written by Katherine Noyes
  • Oracle tries playing nice with Java EE rebels

    After raising their ire with perceived neglect of Java, Oracle is now trying to assuage breakaway groups like Java EE Guardians and

    23 Sept. 16 20:00 Written by Paul Krill
  • Yahoo hack could affect Verizon deal, says Centrify exec

    ​Yahoo’s massive data breach in which at least 500 million user accounts have been hacked may be “the straw that breaks the camel’s back” and complicate its planned sale to Verizon, says Centrify.

    23 Sept. 16 14:55 Written by George Nott

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