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As the amount of data created continues to exponentially expand, companies and other organizations are becomingly increasingly interested in how to make sense of the data they generate. As a result, big data startups have become increasingly popular investments for VCs. A particularly interesting area within big data is ...

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Since Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella took over, we've seen a number of innovative moves coming out of Redmond. We've seen all of the following steps recently: Announced that Skype will be offering a simultaneous voice translation capability. That means you can be an American speaking ...

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While all the recent hype on Apple has focused on their new iPhone 6 release, Apple is beginning to make a push into the enterprise. And they’re doing so in a rather unusual partnership. The maker of the ultimate snazzy B2C focused products is teaming up with IBM in ...

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One of the major arguments frequently put forth in the press is that Microsoft is not “innovative” or has missed the boat on too many hot trends. The transition to mobile is a big part of this argument. An almost nasty disdain for the tenure of Steve Ballmer as ...

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One of the major new trends within enterprise IT is the use of big data within the enterprise. As I noted in previous posts, startups such as SiSense and Skytree are leading the way in big data innovation. What I did not realize was the sheer scale of money being ...

Within the IT industry it sometimes seems as though every day brings a new product announcement of one kind or another. Something that “revolutionizes” cloud computing or data centers or any one of sundry other areas in the industry. While many new products released by IT vendors are interesting, ...

Microsoft and open source - they go together like, well, oil and water. Microsoft is a leading player across a variety of IT sectors, but their technology tends to be almost exclusively proprietary, developed in-house. Whether one agrees with this approach or not, there is no question that Microsoft's ...

As I noted in two previous posts here and here, one thing we at IT Specialist want to bring to our audience is information on what we believe are startups bringing innovative solutions to the market in the IT space. While it's not fair to see that startups are the only types ...

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