Daily Tech Briefing July 20

Global Growth of Smartphone Sales Continues to Decline VIDEO

July 20, 2017 7:22 AM | ()
DAILY VIDEO: Global growth for smartphone sales will shrink to single digits by 2022; IBM reports its 21st straight quarter of diminishing revenue; reports say Fujitsu and Huawei are developing artificial intelligence chips; and there's more.

10 Best Apps for Enterprise Employee Productivity, Collaboration SLIDESHOW

July 20, 2017 6:47 AM | ()
This slide show highlights eWEEK's picks of the 10 of the best apps that help businesses large and small boost employee productivity and perform essential tasks.
IoT Toy Security Risk

FBI Warns About Security Risks From IoT-Connected Toys in Your Home

July 19, 2017 6:38 PM | ()
NEWS ANALYSIS: As more toys and recreational devices are directly or indirection connected to the internet of things, security threats rise, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warns.

IIOT Consortium Publishes Smart Cities Edition of Journal of Innovation

July 19, 2017 5:51 PM | ()
The Journal of Innovation highlights the innovative ideas, approaches, products, and services emerging within the industrial Internet. The IIoT has become one of the main technology drivers behind smart cities.

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Social Media Sales Survey

Social Media-Driven Marketing Techniques Shake Up the Sales Process

July 19, 2017 5:20 PM | ()
A new LinkedIn-sponsored State of Sales survey finds that social media is becoming an increasingly important part of the sales process for both buyers and sellers with millennials leading the charge.
Oracle Cloud Strategy

Oracle Expands Cloud at Customer with PaaS, SaaS Services

July 19, 2017 4:40 PM | ()
Oracle’s purpose is pretty clear: Take advantage of the cloud and all its shortcuts, yet keep your company’s data locked up right at home where it belongs. But hardware investments are also in the mix.
SQL Server Release Candidate

Microsoft Delivers First SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate

July 19, 2017 4:35 PM | ()
Microsoft's issues the first release candidate for its new, Linux-friendly database for testing and evaluation.
Power Grid Security

Microsoft Launches Program to Shore Up Electric Power Grid Security

July 19, 2017 12:49 PM | ()
The company launches a program that fast-tracks Operations Management Suite deployments for electrical grid operators.
Ex-Employee Breach Threat

Survey Finds Companies Failing to Promptly Cut Ex-Employee Data Access

July 19, 2017 2:16 PM | ()
While one-in-five companies have experienced a data breach caused by an ex-employee, most firms still do not focus on shutting down access to former workers.
Daily Tech Briefing July 19

IBM Claims Z Is Biggest Mainframe Advancement in 15 Years VIDEO

July 19, 2017 1:48 PM | ()
DAILY VIDEO: IBM's Z mainframe runs universal encryption quietly in the background; Samsung decides to ratchet up production of high-end DRAM; Microsoft releases a LinkedIn app for Windows 10 PCs; and there's more.