Gartner: Risk, relentless data center demand, open source and other tech trends IT needs to know

There are a number of key themes echoing around the Symposium this week many having to do the smart algorithms and how that kind of technology is going to change the world forever. Another is the move to an all-digital world – a...

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Can Microsoft's new phones save its mobile ambitions?

Microsoft wants its new phones to drive interest in Windows 10 Mobile. Will that work?


Gartner: Top 10 strategic predictions that could shake up IT

The robots decidedly have it. They will help run businesses, make decisions for you and maybe even be your boss. Those were just some of the predictions put forth by Gartner vice president Daryl Plummer at the consultancy’s always...

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Curved new Microsoft Band blends sensor-laden hardware with cloud-based smarts

Microsoft revealed the new Microsoft Band at its Tuesday hardware event, and it intertwines hardware and software.


Microsoft's flagship Lumia 950 and 950XL will lead Windows 10 Mobile with premium specs

The first Windows 10 flagship phones have high-quality cameras, liquid-cooled processors, and Continuum support.

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Microsoft's Surface Book is the sleek, MacBook-beating laptop you've been begging for

Move over, MacBook. There's a new contender for the throne: Microsoft's Surface Book.

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Microsoft's $899 Surface Pro 4 is thin and fast, with Skylake and an insanely crisp screen

Microsoft outdoes itself with the Surface Pro 4 tablet, advancing Windows 10's core ideals into the physical world.

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7 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

The agile methodology has changed the face of software development and project management. It’s also increased demand for professionals with agile skills. Here are seven Agile-focused certifications to benchmark your knowledge.

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Why the software world needs a 'no-fly zone' for patents

Launched 10 years ago this fall, the OIN was formed by IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony to create a protected zone of patents around core Linux and open source software technologies -- functionality that's essential for global...

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Microsoft improves sharing in OneNote Class Notebooks as school year plows on

Microsoft is trying to make its note-taking program the best option for teachers in a competitive education technology market.

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IBM zeroes in on unstructured data with Cleversafe buy

IBM will acquire object-based storage vendor Cleversafe in a move to bolster its cloud business unit with more flexibility and simplified management options in the hybrid cloud, it announced on Monday.

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Linux kernel dev Sarah Sharp quits, citing ‘brutal’ communications style

A prominent Linux kernel developer announced today in a blog post that she would step down from her direct work in the kernel community, saying that the community values blunt honesty, often containing profane and personal attacks...

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Open-sourcing Windows: If I ran Microsoft, here's how I'd do it

A completely hypothetical explanation of how I, as the fictional CEO of Microsoft, would go about making Windows an Open Source OS.

Microsoft to live-stream Tuesday's Surface Pro 4, Lumia event

Microsoft on Tuesday will live-stream the New York City event where it's expected to unveil a new Surface Pro 2-in-1 and a pair of flagship smartphones.

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Banks' use of big data to be scrutinized by EU regulators

Focusing on the "opportunities and challenges" associated with big data, a new investigation aims to determine whether new regulatory or supervisory measures are needed.

AV-TEST tested16 Linux anti-virus against Windows and Linux malware

AV-Test Lab tests 16 Linux antivirus products against Windows and Linux malware

After testing 16 Linux antivirus products against Windows and Linux malware, AV-Test Lab released the results.

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Microsoft serves up Taco for cross-platform mobile dev

The tools leverage the Apache Cordova device APIs for developing Android, iOS, and Windows apps

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Windows 10: Adapt or die

Windows 10's faster update and upgrade tempo requires enterprises to discard habits acquired over decades, a painful change that can be managed.

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Good-bye, Google as we know it. Hello, Alphabet

After the market close Friday, Google officially will become Alphabet and will trade publicly as such on Monday. Google will become a business unit running under the Alphabet umbrella and will focus on core Internet-related...

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