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  • Free data visualization tool brings clarity to analytics

    24 July 2014, 8:00 am

    Having a ton of data at your disposal isn't much good if you can't make sense of it, so users of big data analytics systems like Hadoop are also making use of data visualization tools.
  • Facebook isn't giving up on search

    24 July 2014, 7:31 am

    Facebook reported Wednesday that it now handles an average of more than 1 billion searches a day, but it still has work to do to provide a comprehensive search tool.
  • For 74 percent, STEM degrees lead to non-STEM jobs

    24 July 2014, 7:14 am

    The truth, when it comes to computer employment data, is almost always ugly. For instance, among those with college degrees in computer-related occupations, men are paid more than women ($90,354 vs. $78,859 on average), and African American workers are more…
  • Firm says vulnerability in Tails contained in I2P component

    24 July 2014, 7:04 am

    A vulnerability broker published a video demonstrating one of several flaws it has found in the privacy-focused Tails operating system, which is used by those seeking to make their Web browser harder to trace.
  • Microsoft verging on single OS across all devices

    24 July 2014, 6:41 am

    Microsoft seems on the brink of announcing a major enhancement to its operating system lines, namely merging them into a single OS that could bring big benefits for corporate users.
  • Sprint to resell Google Apps for Business cloud service

    24 July 2014, 6:35 am

    Sprint on Wednesday announced a partnership with Google to offer the Google Apps for Business cloud service, adding that customers of the service won't be required to use Sprint's wireless network or Android devices. The partnership helps move Sprint well…
  • The truth about big data: It's more than technology

    24 July 2014, 6:00 am

    Hey, it must be hard to be the only person on the planet who doesn't understand big data. Actually, that's far from true: You're in good company. While Gartner finds that 64 percent of enterprises are investing in big data, a similar chunk (60 percent) don't…
  • XML co-founder Tim Bray: Beware of spies in your software

    23 July 2014, 4:16 pm

    Credit: iStockphoto Developers must address the serious issue of software-based threats, which leave users vulnerable to intruders, particularly governments, XML co-founder Tim Bray said Wednesday.
  • Apple unwraps OS X Yosemite public beta Thursday

    23 July 2014, 1:52 pm

    Apple will release its first public beta of OS X Yosemite early Thursday. Redemption codes for the beta, the first OS X preview available to the public in 14 years, will go out via email tomorrow to those who have registered with the program, which Apple…
  • Oracle ships 57 mobile apps for JD Edwards enterprise suite

    23 July 2014, 12:20 pm

    Oracle is responding to an ever more mobile customer base with the rollout of 57 mobile applications for its JD Edwards EnterpriseOne business software suite. "JD Edwards is one of the fastest-growing parts of Oracle's business," said analyst Ray Wang, founder…
  • Q&A: Cisco describes its SDN vision

    23 July 2014, 12:10 pm

    Soni Jiandani is one of Cisco's serial entrepreneurs, having been a key member of the teams that developed everything from the Nexus 5000 to Cisco's Unified Computing System (which in five years has leapt to the top of the x86 blade server market in North…
  • Dropbox for Business grows more security, IT admin muscles

    23 July 2014, 10:10 am

    Dropbox will continue beefing up the business version of its cloud storage and file sharing service, adding security features to shared links, full-text search capabilities and new tools for enterprise developers. For Dropbox content shared via links, it will…
  • Midyear jobs outlook: What you need to know about IT hiring, skills, and benefits

    23 July 2014, 8:45 am

    IT staffing firms and employment researchers released a flurry of data as the first half of the year came to a close. The bottom line? The second half of 2014 is looking good for job-hunting IT pros, particularly if they possess coveted skills. IT employment…

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