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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Crash Course: How analytics and the Internet of Things raise the stakes for IT

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July 07, 2015

Crash Course: How analytics and the Internet of Things raise the stakes for IT

This in-depth story, available for download as a PDF, examines the impact of IoT-generated big data and analytics on organizations and illustrates some of the major business implications of IoT data. READ MORE

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2. Samsung releases world's first 2TB consumer SSDs

3. Samsung's profit squeezed by Galaxy S6 shortage

4. Reddit CEO Ellen Pao works to calm furor with big 'mea culpa'

5. AMD preannounces lower revenue due to poor demand for its APUs

6. OpenSSL tells users to prepare for a high-severity flaw

7. Nvidia attempts to ease the path to deep learning

8. And you thought Microsoft invented the BSoD

9. Judge dimisses second conviction of ex-Goldman Sachs coder

10. How Instagram spots a trend

11. Big data: The 100-year-old buzzword

12. Your essential Siri and Apple Music guide

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AMD preannounces lower revenue due to poor demand for its APUs

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OpenSSL tells users to prepare for a high-severity flaw

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Nvidia attempts to ease the path to deep learning

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And you thought Microsoft invented the BSoD

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Judge dimisses second conviction of ex-Goldman Sachs coder

Sergey Aleynikov improperly copied code but did not violate the law with which he was charged, the judge said. READ MORE

How Instagram spots a trend

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