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Big Data will enable better network and application intelligence in 5G

5G requirements clearly call out the need to support the IoT and the Big Data it produces. This article explores Big Data, how it can improve network and application intelligence, and how it will all work in 5G.

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Why we need more shades of gray

A model-driven security analytics system that is thoughtfully designed and built would generate virtually no black-and-white answers. And that's a good thing, because the security challenges we face now and in the future will rely on...

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The AI fight is escalating: This is the IT giants' next move

Artificial intelligence is where the competition is in IT, with Microsoft and Google both parading powerful, always-available AI tools for the enterprise at their respective developer conferences, Build and I/O, in May.

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6 ways to manage your data – and team

Decision-making without data is as unwise as it is archaic. Companies must invest in software and products that crunch numbers effectively and allow the team to make decisions in a meticulous and calm manner.

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5 ways companies should use AI

AI is no longer a thing of dystopian sci-fi novels. Today, it has real potential to assist companies and individuals for fast, better and smarter operations.

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How to avoid downtime and disruption when moving data

Increasingly organizations need to move data between data centers and/or the cloud, but the risk of downtime during transition is a sticking point.

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How to make Fully Homomorphic Encryption "practical and usable"

Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) for years has been a promising approach to protecting data while it’s being computed on, but making it fast enough and easy enough to use has been a challenge.

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Review: Tableau takes self-service BI to new heights

Tableau strengthens its case with cross-database joins, browser-based authoring, and geo-analysis improvements

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The need to automate routine work has never been higher

In a new ServiceNow study, business leaders say they are overloaded with data and that manual processes squelch creativity, productivity and revenue generation.

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Network check-ups critically important to a business' health

Network check-ups are important. Now, new analytics software makes it easy to check a network’s health and ID issues and remedies.

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Hot jobs of the future

It is clear that new technologies like robotics, self-driving cars, 3D printing, drones, artificial intelligence and virtual reality will create major upheavals in all sorts of labor markets, not just technology. (Think self-driving...

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Microsoft Research boss headed back to academia

Columbia University has announced that Jeannette Wing, who has led Microsoft Research since the start of 2013, will be circling back to the world of academia in July as director of Columbia’s Data Science Institute and professor of...

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Automated mitigation on endpoint devices and networks can be tricky

Many companies have automated systems in place for preventing, detecting, and investigating security incidents, but automating the incident response and mitigation process for networks and endpoint devices has been a tougher nut to...

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AI goes to the movies to identify content you will want to watch

Digital technology and media companies join forces to extract and harness the massive amounts of video content and data that movies produce.

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5 more open source companies to watch in 2017

An exciting class of startups with a focus on enterprise IT are those built on open source foundations, in some cases commercializing and adding value to an already popular open source project.

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Zoomdata wants to scale out real-time data visualization

Zoomdata introduces Hi Def Data Sharpening, wants to sell people on the sweet promise of data visualization with fast performance and massive scale.

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Tencent adding five data centers to target cloud users outside China

Tencent Holdings has opened a data center in Silicon Valley with four more planned outside China as part of its bid to grow its cloud business outside the country.

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Industry 4.0 is the blueprint for the future of IT

When you think about IT's future, you probably don’t think about factories. But the evolution of Industry 4.0 may be the model for the future of IT organizations.

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