Tag Archives: 2016

9 technologies that IT needed but didn’t get in 2016

Despite some significant arrivals, 2016 also failed to deliver some long-awaited technologies. And some of what we eagerly ripped the wrapping paper off proved to be a letdown. Here’s a rundown of the gifts IT didn’t get in 2016. Professional-grade … Continue reading

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A.I. tools came out of the lab in 2016

You shouldn’t anthropomorphize computers: They don’t like it. That joke is at least as old as Deep Blue’s 1997 victory over then world chess champion Garry Kasparov, but even with the great strides made in the field of artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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10 Tech Companies That Stole the Spotlight In 2016

A look back how companies like Google and newer players on the scene like Docker changed the IT landscape this year. InformationWeek: Cloud

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WWDC recap show: The highs and lows of Apple’s 2016 WWDC keynote

Apple unveiled major updates to all four of its operating systems: tvOS, macOS, iOS, and watchOS. Some of them are incredibly exciting, while others seem awfully familiar. Is Apple pushing software forward or playing catchup? InfoWorld Cloud Computing

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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data

Microsoft’s forthcoming SQL Server 2016 adds better encryption, support for unstructured data queries including those on Apache Hadoop, and new features to enable the hybrid cloud. The updates are part of an overhaul that updates Microsoft’s flagship database management platform … Continue reading

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Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Is Now Available

Microsoft is making SharePoint Server 2016 generally available, and sharing updates for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. InformationWeek: Cloud

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IDC: Global IT Spending Slashed To $2.3 Trillion In 2016

Worldwide tech spending is expected to take a huge hit in 2016, with China posting its first-ever annual decline, according to an IDC report. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Global public cloud market expected to hit $204B in 2016

The worldwide market for public cloud systems is projected to hit $ 204 billion this year, a 16.5% increase over the $ 175 billion market in 2015, according to analyst firm Gartner. “The market for public cloud services is continuing … Continue reading

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Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup

Apple is getting emotional. The company has acquired a startup that claims its facial recognition software can read your feelings. Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here’s our … Continue reading

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Good news: Microsoft isn’t phoning in Windows Server 2016

With its recent release of the fourth technical preview of Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has proven its commitment to improving its server for both on-premises and cloud-based deployments. Microsoft’s recent on-premises tools have been getting half-hearted (if that) feature upgrades. … Continue reading

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Google’s ‘Lego’ Smartphone, Smarter TVs: What We’re Excited About In 2016

The New Year holds the promise of exciting new technologies hitting the scene. Here are ones to keep an eye out for in 2016. InformationWeek: Cloud

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10 outsourcing trends to watch in 2016

This year, we saw companies embrace increased standardization and cloud computing options of all flavors, use their leverage to renegotiate or rebid their deals, and settle into a best-of-breed approach to offshore outsourcing. So what will 2016 bring? Our experts … Continue reading

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3 cloud resolutions for 2016

It’s that time of year when gyms fill up with New Year’s resolution-driven people who want to get into shape. At least, that’s the idea for the first few weeks of the calendar. Perhaps it’s time to work up your … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Security, Exchange Server 2016: Microsoft Roundup

Microsoft sheds some light on its Windows 10 security policies, releases Exchange Server 2016, and plans its flagship store openings. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Office For Mac 2016, Phone Biz Layoffs: Microsoft Roundup

A week that brought updates to Office for Mac 2016, Power BI, and Windows 10 also included a massive round of job cuts at Microsoft. InformationWeek: Cloud

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