Sharon Gaudin

Sharon Gaudin is a science writer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an experienced technology reporter.

IT leaders say it's hard to keep the cloud safe

IT leaders say it's hard to keep the cloud safe

IT managers are finding it difficult to keep their applications and data safe in the cloud, and many are slowing cloud adoption because of it, according to a report from Intel.

DARPA: We’re on cusp of merging human and machine

DARPA: We’re on cusp of merging human and machine

Within three to five years, researchers could have a device that helps people with brain injuries form and recall memories.

Facebook shareholders would have uphill climb ousting Zuckerberg from board

Facebook shareholders would have uphill climb ousting Zuckerberg from board

A move by a watchdog group and a small group of shareholders to oust Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from his post as chairman would be an uphill battle that would be unlikely to succeed and could hurt the company, analysts said.

Twitter fights back, again, against online trolls

Twitter fights back, again, against online trolls

Twitter is extending its campaign to curb trolls and abuse on its social network, building on efforts it rolled out last fall.

Tech stance against immigration ban aims to protect employees

Tech stance against immigration ban aims to protect employees

The 97 tech firms who have vocally opposed President Trump’s executive order on immigration say they are looking to protect their employees and business interests

Amazon commits to hiring 100,000 U.S. workers

Amazon commits to hiring 100,000 U.S. workers

While many of the jobs will be in warehouses, Amazon said the company will be looking for engineers and software developers in such areas as cloud computing and machine learning.

DARPA wants to create secure data-sharing tech

DARPA wants to create secure data-sharing tech

Proposals needed to help secure shared data in remote areas on handheld devices

Japanese insurer to replace humans with A.I.

Japanese insurer to replace humans with A.I.

A Japanese insurance company reportedly is replacing 34 workers with an artificial intelligence system, and industry analysts say the same could start happening in the U.S. this year.

Capital One rides the cloud to tech company transformation

Capital One rides the cloud to tech company transformation

Capital One, one of the top 10 largest banks in the U.S. with $313 billion in total assets, wants to be a tech company that also is a top financial services provider.

AWS looks to take the drudge work out of data analysis

AWS looks to take the drudge work out of data analysis

The new service is designed to be a fully managed data catalog and ETL (extract, transform, load) system.

American Heart Association looks for cure in the cloud

American Heart Association looks for cure in the cloud

Executives at the American Heart Association are betting that the cure for heart disease, stroke and diabetes lies in the cloud.

Enterprises start to migrate critical legacy workloads to the cloud

Enterprises start to migrate critical legacy workloads to the cloud

Enterprises that got their feet wet with smaller cloud projects, are starting to focus on migrating large, critical legacy workloads.

More than half the world's people still off the internet

More than half the world's people still off the internet

Less than half of the world's population still isn't using the Internet, although the numbers are improving, according to a United Nations report.

5 things to know about fake news on Facebook, Google

5 things to know about fake news on Facebook, Google

With presidential election signs coming down from front lawns and voters watching protests on the news, many are wondering if fake news stories on Facebook and Google contributed to Donald Trump's winning the presidency.

IBM: In 5 years, Watson A.I. will be behind your every decision

IBM: In 5 years, Watson A.I. will be behind your every decision

In the next five years, nearly every important decision, whether it's business or personal, will be made with the assistance of IBM Watson, said IBM president and CEO Ginni Rometty, in a keynote speech at IBM's World of Watson...

1-800-Flowers wants to transform its business with A.I.

1-800-Flowers wants to transform its business with A.I.

Executives at 1-800-Flowers.com expect a new wave in artificial intelligence technology will help to change their business so much it’ll be like running a brand new business.

IBM looks into the future of A.I. at World of Watson

IBM looks into the future of A.I. at World of Watson

IBM executives touted the many uses and possibilities of its artificial-intelligence system at the opening of its World of Watson conference in Las Vegas.

How Google Home's 'always on' will affect privacy

How Google Home's 'always on' will affect privacy

Google this week took the wraps off Google Home, its smart speaker and home entertainment hub, but questions remain about the impact the device will have on users' privacy.

Five technologies that will change our lives in five years

Five technologies that will change our lives in five years

Analysts see a handful of technologies that are poised to radically change our lives by 2021.

Enterprise IT pros see most workloads in cloud by 2018

Enterprise IT pros see most workloads in cloud by 2018

Within two years, a majority of enterprises expect to be running the majority of their workloads in the cloud.

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