SAP adds new enterprise information management

SAP yesterday renewed its enterprise information management (EIM) portfolio with a series of updates aimed at helping organizations better manage, govern and strategically use and control their data assets. “By effectively managing enterprise data to deliver trusted, complete and relevant information, organizations can ensure data is always actionable to gain business insight and drive innovation,”… Continue reading SAP adds new enterprise information management

Google upgrades G Suite with tools for IT pros

Google today bolstered its G Suite of productivity apps with new controls and tools for IT professionals. G Suite administrators now have more access to control security key enforcement, data control with data loss prevention (DLP) for Google Drive and Gmail, and additional insights by connecting Gmail to BigQuery, Google’s enterprise data warehouse designed to… Continue reading Google upgrades G Suite with tools for IT pros

Meteor JavaScript reworks PaaS, data layer connection

Meteor, a JavaScript Web framework for quick app-building, will gain faster build tools and features like per-module code-splitting this year. The company Meteor will also rework the relationship among the Meteor framework, Meteor’s Galaxy platform as a service, and Meteor’s Apollo data layer project. The Meteor team will focus on improvements designed to work well across… Continue reading Meteor JavaScript reworks PaaS, data layer connection

Amazon’s deep learning darling MXNet hits Apache Incubator

MXNet, chosen by Amazon as its “deep learning framework of choice,” has been accepted into the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) Incubator to support its future development. This is not the only machine learning project with ASF sponsorship. Apache Mahout provides scalable machine learning resources on Hadoop clusters; Apache Spark has machine learning functionality as well.… Continue reading Amazon’s deep learning darling MXNet hits Apache Incubator

Managing compliance is easier in the cloud

Cloud doubters often raise compliance requirements as a barrier to cloud adoption, but in fact cloud providers have many tools to ease compliance with regulations and industry standards. They can help you maintain compliance with the least amount of resources. There are cloud systems for PCI compliance (for credit card processing), HIPAA compliance (for health… Continue reading Managing compliance is easier in the cloud

Untangle OneDrive and SharePoint integration in Office 365

The good news: Microsoft has finally brought SharePoint file synchronization to OneDrive. The bad news: Some details may confuse you and your users about how it all works. Businesses have very different approaches to data sharing among users: Some love the idea of a single portal to shared files, while others hate it. Plus, SharePoint can… Continue reading Untangle OneDrive and SharePoint integration in Office 365

Cloud monitoring: Users review 5 top tools

Cloud technology is becoming a staple in the enterprise—70 percent have at least one application in the cloud—and may become the default option for software deployment by 2020. That makes it even more important that systems administrators can monitor, manage, and optimize data-processing workloads in the cloud. To read this article in full or to… Continue reading Cloud monitoring: Users review 5 top tools

Hadoop vendors make a jumble of security

A year ago a Deutsche Bank survey of CIOs found that “CIOs are now broadly comfortable with [Hadoop] and see it as a significant part of the future data architecture.” They’re so comfortable, in fact, that many CIOs haven’t thought to question Hadoop’s built-in security, leading Gartner analyst Merv Adrian to query, “Can it be… Continue reading Hadoop vendors make a jumble of security

Trump’s trade TPP move a setback for cloud computing

On the heels of the news that President Trump has removed the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade deal that he blasted as a candidate, experts warned of the fallout for cloud-computing companies that have been advocating for policies to break down digital trade barriers that restrict the flow of data… Continue reading Trump’s trade TPP move a setback for cloud computing

Savings are only the start of the cloud’s value

The costs of cloud computing—really, the lower costs of cloud computing versus on-premises systems—seem to be the focus of enterprises. But many enterprises find there is much more value to be found in the public cloud than cost savings alone. [ InfoWorld’s quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise. | Download InfoWorld’s essential guide… Continue reading Savings are only the start of the cloud’s value