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Software Industry's $1 Trillion Impact On US Economy
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
BSA|The Software Alliance has issued its first report looking beyond GDP and direct employment statistics to estimate the direct and indirect ways the software industry influences the US economy.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud,
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10 SaaS Startups Every Enterprise Should Know
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Often thought of as a small-business tool, Software-as-a-Service offers plenty of potential for large enterprise customers, as evidenced by the 10 startups we're exploring here. Our list includes SaaS applications for big organizational challenges, such as supply-chain, payroll, sales, recruiting, and company-wide collaboration.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Oracle Cloud Shift Continues As Q4, Full-Year Revenues Dip
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Oracle revenues declined slightly year-over-year in the fourth fiscal quarter, but they still beat analyst estimates. Meanwhile, Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison told financial analysts the company is ready to meet customer demand in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market with its second-generation data center technology.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,
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IBM's Deep Thunder Shows How Weather Is Big Business
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
IBM Research and The Weather Company are putting forecasting models and machine learning to work on historical data. The result? Deep Thunder, a hyper-local forecasting tool offering precision insights and predictions for business customers.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,
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10 Most-Loved Tech CEOs
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Glassdoor recently published its list of highest-rated CEOs. Half of the top 20 CEOs featured hail from the tech industry. Who are they, and what sets them apart?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek,
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FBI: BEC Scam Attempts Amount to $3 Billion
Dark Reading Staff,
FBI warns of rise in business email compromise frauds, says it should be reported immediately.
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The Rise Of The Bots: 11 Ways Your Business Can Prepare
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Business is ripe for a bot explosion. The foundational technologies are available, industry behemoths are fanning the fire, users are demanding better experiences, and companies are looking for new ways to optimize their financial performance. Are you ready?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer,
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Financial Industry Anticipates Payment Fraud Spike
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM Americas
Security risks associated with electronic payments are top of mind among financial services professionals, TD Bank survey finds.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas,
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Symantec Drives Into Automobile Security
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Automakers quietly begin testing cybersecurity features for connected cars.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Bangladesh Bank Heist: ‘Fed First Blocked Then Allowed Transfers’
Dark Reading Staff,
Sources question Federal Reserve's failure to see anomalies in requests leading to transfer of $81 million.
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Wearables At Work: 9 Security Steps Worth Taking
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Wearables are finding their way into organizations, whether or not IT departments are prepared to deal with them. As the number of endpoints continues to grow, so does the potential for hacks. These nine pointers will help you prepare your organization to keep ahead of threats.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer,
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US Federal Reserve Suffered More Than 50 Cyberattacks In 2011-2015
Dark Reading Staff,
A report from the US central bank says 'breaches' between 2011 and 2015 include espionage and hacking.
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Russia Arrests 50 In Rare Cybercrime Crackdown
Dark Reading Staff,
Detainees allegedly involved in cyber-theft of more than $45 million from financial institutions in country.
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9 Secrets Of Data-Driven Companies
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
What does it mean to call your company "data-driven?" Definitions range from simple reporting to viewing data science as a core business strategy. We asked executives from a variety of businesses to help us identify which traits are essential for becoming a truly data-driven company. See what we learned, and tell us how your organization stacks up.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer,
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Microsoft's Mobile Fail: What Happens Now?
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Despite dwindling sales, thousands of job cuts, and billions of dollars in restructuring charges, Microsoft remains committed to the mobile market. The questions is, what happens now?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek,
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How To Attract Top Cloud Dev Talent
Angel Diaz, VP of Cloud Technology & Architecture, IBM
Dr. Angel Diaz of IBM co-chaired and co-authored MathML, the first XML standard, in 1998. Here, he shares what he's learned about open source in the past two decades, and tells us why it's crucial for any company looking to attract and retain top dev talent in today's competitive marketplace.
By Angel Diaz VP of Cloud Technology & Architecture, IBM,
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7 PaaS Startups To Watch
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
As virtualization advancements such as container technologies emerge, PaaS is hitting its stride. While you may have heard of a couple of the PaaS providers on our list, we're betting there are a few more here that aren't on your radar yet. Here's why these seven firms are worth your attention.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Adventures In Pair Programming
Phil Horowitz, Senior Software Engineer, Perforce
Phil Horowitz, senior software engineer at Perforce Software, shares his experiences with pair programming. Proponents of the practice say it's a good way to improve code ownership, insure continuous code review, increase productivity, and reduce distractions. Here's what the Perforce crew found out after being locked in a room with coworkers for the better part of a year.
By Phil Horowitz Senior Software Engineer, Perforce,
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LinkedIn's Kafka Monitor, Apple's Siri Are Set Free: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
LinkedIn contributes Kafka Monitor to open source. Apple prepares to open Siri to third-party developers. We have all this, plus news about Confluent and Tinkerpop, in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 29, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,
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HPE Spins Off Services As Tech Giants Slim Down
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's plan to spin off its IT Outsourcing and services group and merge that group with CSC will make the remaining HPE a leaner, more focused company. It's a strategy other tech giants have pursued as well. But what about the downsides?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,
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