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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

12 fun, free summer classes for techies

Nadella: Despite cloud push, on-premises products still matter to Microsoft | Woman recruited by Google four times and rejected, joins suit

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12 fun, free summer classes for techies
Take a break from your day job and immerse yourself in baseball analytics. Or, escape to alien worlds, soak up superhero culture, and study the science of happiness. MOOCs are an easy way to feed your brain without draining your wallet. This summer, check out some fun, free, tech-friendly options from EdX, Coursera and newcomer Kadenze. Read More


IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis for Cyber Intelligence
Don't let cyber criminals steal your data, exploit your resources or damage your reputation. Learn how IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis can help you fortify your cyber security measures by uncovering hidden connections and threats, buried in disparate data sets, in near real-time. Learn More

WEBCAST: Lockheed Martin

The ROI of Cybersecurity; Does it Exist?
During this Live Webinar on May 20th @ 1PM, a panel will discuss findings of the Ponemon Survey: Risk and Innovation in Cybersecurity Investments. The panel will explore key findings from the survey and discuss effective methods of cybersecurity measurement and implementation. Learn More

Nadella: Despite cloud push, on-premises products still matter to Microsoft
Microsoft is pushing hard to get businesses to use its Azure cloud platform, but CEO Satya Nadella said Tuesday that the company hasn't given up on its products tailored for companies that still have on-premises data centers. Read More

Woman recruited by Google four times and rejected, joins suit
There was something about Cheryl Fillekes that Google really liked. Over a seven-year period, Fillekes was contacted by Google recruiters four different times for jobs. In each case, she did well enough in the phone interviews to get an invitation for an in-person interview. Read More

Tech experts rake in the cash by teaching online
As online education platforms proliferate, some IT pros are making bank by teaching online. Just beware those negative reviews from students. (Insider Story) Read More


An Insightful Approach to Optimizing MLC Spend
The high, and rising costs, of IBM MLC products present a ripe area for driving down mainframe costs. This thought leadership white paper offers strategies to optimize MLC spend. Learn More

Windows 10's decade of support starts when customer begins using the OS
Microsoft will provide feature and functionality updates and upgrades to Windows 10 for a full 10 years from the time the OS is purchased -- as part of a new device, for example -- an analyst briefed by the company said Tuesday. Read More

A Cisco Summer
As Cisco's fiscal year nears an end, not all of the anticipation is giddy excitement about the CEO transition. Perhaps as much is in stark sobriety of the company's seemingly annual rite of summer, the Limited Restructuring. Read More

Five arrested in JPMorgan hacking case
U.S law enforcement officials have arrested five individuals who reportedly were involved in the high-profile 2014 computer hacking of JPMorgan. Read More

WEBCAST: Dell Inc.

Re-architecting Legacy Applications for the Enterprise
In this webcast, Ovum IT Services Analyst Hansa Iyengar and Cameron Jenkins, Dell Application Modernization Services Executive Director Cameron Jenkins discuss the importance of re-architecting legacy applications and provide practical recommendations to address the challenges around migrating legacy architecture. View now

10 tools that fix common Windows frustrations
Windows is full of niggling little irritations. These tools fix them. Read More

Senators propose bill to tighten vehicle security, privacy standards
Two U.S. senators want the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to establish federal standards to secure cars and protect drivers' privacy against cyber attacks. Read More

Higher-end phones help Huawei rake in the cash
Huawei Technologies' shift to selling high-end smartphones is paying off. The more expensive devices helped almost double the company's handset revenue in this year's first half. Read More

To Cisco-backed Sensity, lights are just IoT waiting to happen
Cisco Systems is tightening its relationship with Sensity Systems, a Silicon Valley startup that wants buildings and cities now adopting LED lighting to embrace the Internet of Things. Read More


Best handheld Wi-Fi test tools

Here, we review four hardware-based products that you can throw in a laptop bag and carry around with you.


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