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Still running custom apps developed with ActiveX controls? Maybe you're held off on browser upgrades to keep those running, but you can't keep kicking that can down the road forever.
Microsoft move to Project Spartan should be your cue to retire aging enterprise apps that rely on Internet Explorer plug-ins or Active X controls.
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Ford is NOT pumping petabytes of car data into Microsoft's Azure cloud. The real point is updating and upgrading vehicle-embedded software that now drives performance, entertainment, and convenience.
Ford brings vehicle software updates to Microsoft's cloud, opening up preventative-maintenance and service-upgrade possibilities on a global scale.
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Microsoft's IoT story is late, but with its global, hyper-scale cloud, it's going to give companies with an IoT head start -- the likes of IBM, Intel, SAP, and General Electric -- new competition.
Microsoft says its data services and hyper-scale cloud will conquer Internet-of-things apps including monitoring, asset-management, and predictive maintenance. Look out IBM, Intel, SAP, and GE.
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SAP unites Statistics products, cuts cost and SMB-appeal of Lumira data visualization.
SAP Lumira Edge brings affordable data visualization to small- and mid-sized companies. Predictive Analytics 2.0 unites experts and business users.
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IBM's recent AlchemyAPI acquisition should help accelerate these 10 emerging cognitive computing roles that depend on natural language processing and machine vision -- from shopping assistant to medical diagnostician.
IBM Watson is adding language-processing, image-recognition, and reasoning services to power these 10 breakthrough applications that scale up human-like analysis.
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Microsoft Azure Search is now generally available, and Azure DocumentDB isn't far behind, set for GA on April 8. Here's the latest on the managed NoSQL database service and full-text search service.
Microsoft Azure Search service is out now, and the Azure DocumentDB NoSQL database service will debut in April.
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Couchbase claims it already beats MongoDB on read-write performance. A new Multi-Dimensional Scaling feature set for release this summer will let customers tune query and indexing performance on separate nodes in a cluster.
Couchbase says the coming Multi-Dimensional Scaling feature will bring read/write, indexing, and query advantages over MongoDB and Cassandra.
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM is growing quicky -- even more so as a cloud-based app. The company's on-demand ERP plans, meanwhile, continue to progress at a snail's pace. Why the holdup?
Microsoft's Dynamics CRM Online business is growing quickly, but Dynamics AX Online is still stuck at the gate. What's the holdup?
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Splunk Light: a new low-cost log-file analysis option with plenty of competition -- both from existing Splunk offerings and from emerging open-source and commercial competitors. Here's a closer look.
Splunk Light offers a new option for companies to apply data analytics to IT operations. Here's how it stacks up against Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud, and emerging open-source and commercial rivals.
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Among the first enterprise apps showing up on the Apple Watch will be Salesforce Analytics Cloud and Salesforce1 Mobile apps built natively for the writs form factor? Here's what you can do from this smaller form factor.
Salesforce is among the first enterprise application vendors to offer Apple Watch apps. Here's how watch apps differ from phone apps.
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Salesforce announced some very familiar-sounding service capabilities on Monday, but it won't be ready until the second half of the year. Have Oracle and others beat them to this punch?
Salesforce Intelligence Engine promises to route service calls to the right agents, balance case workloads, and ease service across across channels. On some counts, Oracle has it beat.
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Look out Cloudera Impala. Airbnb is taking its home-grown Airpal data-exploration and SQL query tool into open source, giving Facebook's open-source Presto SQL query engine a user-friendly interface.
Airbnb is open sourcing a home-grown data-exploration and SQL query tool for Hadoop. Will it give Facebook Presto a leg up on Cloudera Impala?
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  • InformationWeek
    Executive Editor, 2009 - present
  • IntelligentEnterprise
    Editor In Chief, 2007 - 2009
  • IntelligentEnterprise
    Editor, 2005 - 2006
  • Transform Magazine
    Editor In Chief, 1998 - 2004
  • DM News
    Executive Editor, 1997 - 1998
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