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Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:48:58 +0000

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ServiceNow buys DxContinuum to boost enterprise automation services

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:38:00 +0000

DxContinuum develops algorithms for machine learning and predictive analytics software for sales teams.



Pentagon advances cloud strategy with on-prem services from Smartronix, Dell

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:00:03 +0000

The Defense Department is aiming to consolidate workloads with a new on-premise managed services contract.



US Army turns to IBM to build, manage private cloud data center

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:00:04 +0000

The deal marks the first time the Army has enlisted a private company to run a large-scale data center on its behalf within a military installation.



HPE buys SimpliVity for $650 million, beefs up hyperconverged system lineup

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:35:24 +0000

HPE gets more software defined infrastructure and touts integration of SimpliVity with its hyperconverged systems.



Oracle's Hurd: Cloud migration driven by business reality; there will be two SaaS suites

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:07:00 +0000

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said 80 percent of software-as-a-service market share will be concentrated with two vendors. Hurd's pitch to line of business leaders is that Oracle will be one of them.



IBM's Rometty lays out AI considerations, ethical principles

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000

IBM's CEO said artificial intelligence should be used to advance and augment humans, not replace them. Transparency of AI development is also necessary.



Intel launches new IoT retail platform, plans $100 million retail tech investment

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:35:00 +0000

The platform works to bring together retail hardware, software, APIs, and sensors in a standardized way.



Salesforce's Quip acquires startup Unity&Variety

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:20:00 +0000

The small Unity&Variety team will help add creative and visual elements to Quip's productivity tools.



Academics, researchers ponder how quickly VR and AR will impact education

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:16:00 +0000

Researchers will gather at Harvard to present research and ponder the role of augmented and virtual reality as it applies to education.



US Army wants biodegradable bullets which transform into plants

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:21:00 +0000

The military wants to begin cleaning up after operations and to stop leaving such a stain on the environment.



Chrysler follows Volkswagen's footsteps, accused of trying to cheat emissions laws

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:50:00 +0000

The EPA says that Fiat Chrysler has violated the same laws that landed Volkswagen with a fine of $4.3 billion.



After software fix, Consumer Reports now recommends MacBook Pros

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:16:00 +0000

The publication initially refused to recommend the new laptops, after finding wild variations in its battery life.



US appeals court reopens lawsuit against Apple for alleged App Store monopoly

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:47:11 +0000

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a group of iPhone owners may proceed with their class action suit, alleging anti-competitive behavior.



Amazon launches AWS re:Start, a UK job training and placement program

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:29:59 +0000

AWS is partnering with the charity The Prince's Trust and the UK Ministry of Defence to help young adults and veterans develop cloud skills.



Amazon plans to beef up to 280,000 employees, add 100,000 in next 18 months

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:34:00 +0000

Many of the positions are for fulfillment gigs, but tech positions abound too. Amazon joins the trend of corporations touting hiring plans ahead of the Trump Administration.



​Why middleware to manage robots will have to come to a home near you

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:03:00 +0000

The march of the home helper robots is underway. You just know this is going to result in a management headache for the amateur IT person.



Gartner: 2016 marked fifth year of falling PC shipments

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:38:45 +0000

Global shipments fell once again in Q4 2016, but the market seems to be stabilizing.



Apple partners with Tresorit to offer end-to-end encryption for CareKit

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:19:00 +0000

Along with end-to-end encryption, ZeroKit offers user authentication and zero knowledge key management.



Workday lands massive Walmart contract

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:51:00 +0000

Workday said Walmart, which has an estimated 2 million employees, has purchased a subscription to four key Workday products.



Google Cloud rolls out encryption key management service

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

The move is designed to court more enterprises in regulated industries that need to control their encryption keys.