What Office 2016 for Mac says about Nadella’s “new” Microsoft

David Coursey | March 6th

Microsoft is out with a free preview of Office 2016 for Mac, software that clearly demonstrates the changes that have taken place in Redmond as the company moves to a cloud first, mobile first...»

Wikibon view: ODP clarifies choices in chaotic Hadoop market

Paul Gillin | March 6th

Industry consortia have a mixed track record in computer industry history. At their best, they create standards the market can rally around, thereby simplifying user decision making (think W3C). At their worst, they foster bickering and divisiveness that...»

Civilization: Beyond Earth devs say they “were too conservative” | #GDC2015

Eric David | March 6th

Sid Meier's Civilization series is a staple of the turn-based strategy game genre, with over half a dozen titles spread out over a span of 23 years. The series is still going strong today, but the designers of the...»

Attunity buys monitoring outfit for more efficient Hadoop analytics

Maria Deutscher | March 6th

Data movement specialist Attunity Ltd. has picked up a low-key outfit called Appfluent Technology Inc. to expand its value proposition for organizations adopting Hadoop. The deal brings needed monitoring capabilities to the table that can help...»

Wikibon: Employee productivity should be a key consideration in flash storage ROI

Bert Latamore | March 6th

As the price of flash storage continues to drop versus spinning disk and as flash technology proves itself to be at least as dependable as disk, organizations are beginning to move to flash for more applications. While...»

Zuckerberg talks hiring philosophy, censorship, and more during Facebook Q&A

Eric David | March 6th

Back in November, Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg started a tradition of holding regular public town hall Q&A meetings, allowing people to ask...»

Bridging legacy tech and cloud with middleware | #IBMInterconnect

Rachel Schramm | March 6th

"Cloud is everywhere," said the IBM's Don Boulia, VP of Cloud Services. The company is positioning itself as the ideal candidate to help the enterprise access cloud without sacrificing their systems of record. IBM is moving traditional middleware closer...»

The future of mainframes is Hadoop | #BigDataSV

Maria Deutscher | March 6th

Mainframes mainly come up in the context of migrating the information inside to newer systems nowadays, but the situation is much more nuanced than that. Over half a century after the first computers entered the enterprise, big...»

Apple to unveil revamped Beats-based music streaming service at WWDC 2015

Collen Kriel | March 6th

Apple Inc. plans to unveil its new music streaming service at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), set to take place sometime in June. Reports from both 9to5Mac and TechCrunch claim that Apple intends to launch the...»

Google launches messaging service to match the competition at lower cost

Maria Deutscher | March 6th

Google Inc. has introduced a much-needed messaging service for its public cloud that aims to take more of the hassle out of running online applications. The addition is the latest milestone in an ongoing effort to...»