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BIOS Hack Detection Added To Dell Enterprise Security Suite
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
With millions of machines potentially vulnerable to attacks on their BIOS firmware, Dell has introduced a verification tool designed for enterprise IT to monitor users' machines and intervene if an attack is detected. The cloud-based tool takes a different approach than other BIOS offerings on the market.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek,
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Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Inflection Point Has Arrived
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Reflecting the fundamental transformation in the market, Gartner has changed how it evaluates vendors in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics. Only three vendors survived the cut and stayed in the Leaders Quadrant. Here's a look at the changes.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,
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Bimodal IT: Best Of Both Worlds For Large Enterprises
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Managing two separate modes of IT delivery, one focused on stability and the other on agility, can be critical for IT success -- if the company is large enough.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content,
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8 DevOps Lessons IT Can Teach The Enterprise
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
DevOps has changed the way IT looks at Agile. Now there are lessons from the shift that IT can share with the rest of the enterprise.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content,
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Agriculture, Alternative Energy Could Be Chinese Hackers' Next Targets
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Perhaps Anthem and Premera breaches were not just about stealing PII, but about researching the ins and outs of Western healthcare systems, CrowdStrike's annual global threat report says.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading,
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12 Ways To Connect Data Analytics To Business Outcomes
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Even though more organizations are attempting to become data-driven, many of them still aren't able to link data analytics to business outcomes. Some of the challenges are obvious. Others aren't. Here are our tips for avoiding the common pitfalls.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer,
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Hadoop At 10: Doug Cutting On Making Big Data Work
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, takes time out with InformationWeek to talk about the history of the Big Data project and share his views on what's yet to come.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer,
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Xerox Corporate Split Reflects Changing Industry Dynamics
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Xerox announced that the company will split into two separate public companies, one focusing on hardware and software, the other dedicated to professional services.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content,
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Bring Your Own Smartwatch: Mobility Management Vendors Prepare
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
How long will it take before IT organizations are tasked with enabling and securing smartwatches? Good Technology and AirWatch, two enterprise mobility management companies, are already preparing their respective platforms for such demands.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility,
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9 Ways To Tap Into Smart Data-Driven Decisions
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Today's real-time business world requires organizations to make smarter decisions faster. The good news: The technology exists to accelerate decision-making. What's holding you back?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer,
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8 Must-Have Mobile Tools For Road Warriors
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Remote workers may not need an office, but they do need a few devices to keep them connected and productive. Here are our top picks to keep you and your teams functioning on the go.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek,
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VMware Cuts 800 Jobs, Narrows Cloud Business
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
VMware is cutting 800 jobs. The move slices into its vCloud Air cloud computing business unit, a further sign that it's scaling back from its johnny-come-lately cloud business, a sector where Amazon and Microsoft dominate.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor,
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6 Hot Programming Languages To Add To Your Tool Kit
Esther Schindler, Writer and Translator
Are you looking to tune up your software development or DevOps career with up-and-coming languages? Are you a hiring manager hoping to round out the tool set of your in-house team? Here are six languages to consider adding to your repertoire.
By Esther Schindler Writer and Translator,
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Wanted: IT Heroes For 2016 InformationWeek Awards
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
The submission period is now open for four new awards that will be presented during the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May. We need your help now to find the best candidates for each category.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director,
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Insurers Getting Smarter About Assessing Cyber Insurance Policy Risks
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
2016 shaping up to be a year of greater maturity in how insurance companies underwrite their cyber insurance policies.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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Ban The Box: What It Means For Your IT Hiring Practices
Paul Korzeniowski,
A movement known as Ban The Box aims to have questions about criminal convictions removed from employment applications. The effort has led to regulations in 19 states and more than 100 cities and counties. Here's what you need to know.
By Paul Korzeniowski ,
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10 Stupid Moves That Threaten Your Company's Security
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
As you walk through the door of your company each morning, you are potentially poised to be the weakest link in your organization's defense against hackers and malicious attackers. Here are the 10 boneheaded moves you make -- often without realizing the security risk.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor,
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Cloudera Director 2.0 Debuts, Google Donates To Apache Foundation: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Cloudera has updated a key tool for managing big data, Google has contributed its Cloud Dataflow platform to the Apache Foundation Incubator. We have this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending January 24.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,
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Compuware CEO: Mainframes Can Be Agile
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Compuware has gone back to its mainframe roots, and it has made the trip agile, CEO Chris O'Malley tells InformationWeek in an interview.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content,
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