The amazing paper maps created by National Geographic over the years will be included with Google Maps under a new public data program.
NEWS ANALYSIS: A new law passed by the U.S. House of Representatives will try to rein in so-called patent trolls by requiring them to show they have valid claims and raising the cost of losing a case.
Microsoft researchers build a tool, called Telepathwords, to help users avoid common mistakes in creating their passwords.
Microsoft hopes to empower the next generation of developers by lending its support to Computer Science Education Week.
Officials with the chip maker say they will expand 64-bit and LTE capabilities throughout the Snapdragon portfolio.
MIDAS is a lightweight, scalable tool that helps identify a broad range of potential indicators of compromise on a Mac host.
The new open-source operating system aims to enable more agility in the cloud.
Is Surface the artist's tablet? It features pen input and support for a wide range of imaging software. Microsoft aims its business-friendly slate at mobile artists.
Mimicking Google's Zeitgeist video montage of the year's events, middle and high school students can create their own videos for a contest, which ends Dec. 14.
The rapid growth of data across the enterprise has resulted in increasing risk, liability and cost to organizations. At the same time, there is a significant opportunity to tap into this data to deliver increased productivity and greater strategic insight. In this slide show, with input from a Hewlett-Packard Autonomy study, eWEEK looks at the key reasons information governance is fast becoming a boardroom imperative. Information governance, or IG, is the set of multi-disciplinary structures, policies, procedures, processes and controls implemented to manage information at an enterprise level; IG supports an organization's regulatory, legal, risk, environmental and operational requirements. Information governance incorporates privacy attributes, electronic discovery requirements, storage optimization and metadata management. A wealth of software to handle the challenges facing records managers has emerged from vendors including Active Navigation, Collibra, EMC, Feith Systems, HP Autonomy, IBM, Nuix, Open Text Corp., RSD and Symantec. Here's data governance, as well as leveraging and monetizing corporate data is increasingly becoming a top priority.
VIDEO: Brian Stevens, CTO of Red Hat, talks about the next major release of Red Hat's flagship Linux operating system.
The companies intend to develop tools to help organizations inspect the software inside network-enabled devices and protect them from attack.
One new solution is based on HP's Moonshot microserver technology that is powered by AMD and aimed at hosted desktops.
With businesses around the world now using more cloud services and instituting new big data analytics-driven ecosystems, it's important for IT managers and C-level execs to keep informed about all of these advancements. Those who aren't up to speed risk being left behind, and that means potentially losing customers to companies that already have adapted. It is the most basic law of the business food chain: adapt or get eaten. It's advantageous to implement an IT system that will enable an enterprise to make use of the data it collects as soon as it comes into storage. Obviously, this is easier said than done because plenty of things need to be taken into consideration before building a new system or remodeling an older one. Management also will require that this system runs at peak performance and that the company gets a positive return on its business investment. The following eWEEK slide show, with input from Hadoop-as-a-cloud service provider Xplenty, offers advice for businesses starting to build an optimal solution that includes big data analytics elements.
NEWS ANALYSIS: AOL, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Yahoo get together to demand government surveillance reform.