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Here is some of the technology news we are tracking from across the tech community:

Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in …
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D.C. disconnect: Old laws vs. new technology
Silicon Valley races every day to create flashy new products and anticipate the next wave of consumer demand. But when it comes to technology laws, Washington is stuck in the days of dial-up. Congress has not only failed to grapple with the industry’s …
Read more on Politico

Hey, McFly! Hoverboard available on Kickstarter
“About two years ago, we began investigating magnetic field architecture (MFA) and hover technology as a better way to build, move people and move materials,” said Arx Pax founder Greg Henderson. “During our research, we discovered a way to transmit …
Read more on The Guardian

Technology and Inequality
On a bustling morning in downtown Palo Alto, the center of today’s technology boom, apparently homeless people and their meager belongings occupy almost every available public bench. Twenty minutes away in San Jose, the largest city in the Valley, …
Read more on MIT Technology Review

Classroom technology can make learning more dangerous, and that’s a good thing
Steve Jobs once called the personal computer “a bicycle for our minds,” a tool that helps us go farther with the same amount of energy. But for many teachers, it has been a bumpy ride. Educators have long held new technology at arm’s length, and …
Read more on The Hechinger Report

NMDOT investigates smart-car traffic technology
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Could new technology help make traffic back-ups in New Mexico a thing of the past? The New Mexico Department of Transportation is hoping that could be the case. After taking part in a big meeting of traffic technology experts in …
Read more on KRQE News 13

How Technology Is Creating New Sources Of Power
In his book, War Made New, Max Boot argues that technology shifts often bring down great powers. The Mongols missed the shift to gunpowder. The first industrial revolution overtook the Chinese, Turks and Indians, while the French and British failed to …
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From the Editor
There is a common sense that technology is responsible for our unequal lots, because automation eliminates good jobs while requiring new skills from workers ill-equipped to learn them. People worry that the technological economy, exemplified by Silicon …
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Using technology to make your business more efficient: top tips
The number of apps, products and advertisements thrown at us about technology can be daunting. Should you be using cloud? Would you work better with a virtual whiteboard? Do businesses gain more prestige (and cash) if they buy their employees iPads?
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Oregon gives up on Oracle technology, will use another state’s Medicaid system
State officials have given up on trying to salvage a portion of the troubled Cover Oregon technology project, essentially abandoning all hope of getting any lasting benefit from the $ 240 million paid Oracle America on the health insurance exchange and …
Read more on The Oregonian – OregonLive.com

See grand unveiling of new million Intergraph headquarters in Madison
The launch of the multi-level building on 305 Intergraph Way also marked the company’s 45th year in business. Ola Rollen, president and CEO of Intergraph’s Swedish parent brand Hexagon, said the event symbolized a new start for the global provider of …
Read more on AL.com

Puma Energy selects Intergraph’s intelligent 3D plant design and modelling
Puma Energy selected Intergraph CADWorx Plant Professional, an intelligent 3D plant design and modelling solution to help deliver a landmark fuel import terminal in Queensland, Australia. Puma Energy is the fuels retailing arm of Swiss-based …
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Mastercard and Cloudera in PCI pact
Cloudera, a provider of Apache Hadoop, has penned a deal to help Mastercard comply with the Payment Card Industry’s data security standard. The payment card provider will use the Cloudera Enterprise 5.2 platform to integrate Hadoop datasets with other …
Read more on Computer Business Review

Pentaho, Cloudera Executives See Bigger Data Opportunities
My company, Inquidia Consulting, recently participated in Pentaho World 2014 in Orlando. Pentaho’s the successful Data Integration & Business Analytics software vendor we’ve partnered with for nine years – almost since they cut their teeth with open …
Read more on Information Management (blog)

Chief Architect of Cloudera on growth of Hadoop
Doug Cutting, Chief Architect Cloudera Doug Cutting is founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene and Hadoop, and currently the chief architect at Cloudera and sits on the Board of the Apache Software Foundation.
Read more on opensource.com

Cloudera, Red Hat make enterprise big data pact
Cloudera and Red Hat say they are forging a new alliance in which they’ll build open-source analytics offerings geared toward the enterprise. As part of the alliance, the two companies plan to deliver joint solutions to enterprise customers with …
Read more on ZDNet

Cloudera Selects Microsoft Azure as a Preferred Cloud Platform
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced an effort to integrate and enable Cloudera Enterprise to be Microsoft Azure Certified.
Read more on GlobeNewswire (press release)

Cloudera and EMC launch joint data management platform
For Isilon customers, the joint platform will make it easier to run Cloudera Enterprise on their data without needing to offload it onto a separate DAS device. As for Cloudera, the Hadoop powerhouse can leverage the partnership to expand its reach in …
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IBM, Pentaho make the case for a big data refinery
The most typical use cases for a streamlined data refinery — and part of Pentaho’s big data blueprint series — are fraud detection, data on demand and forensic analysis. Yarbrough pointed to Paytronix Systems Inc., a software company specializing in …
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Pentaho 5.2 cooks up data analysis to blend, refine & ‘visually taste’
Pentaho 5.2 extends the adaptive big data layer with advanced capabilities for Kerberos security support for major Hadoop distributions, including Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR. This ensures that only those users with proper credentials can access …
Read more on ComputerWeekly.com (blog)

 

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