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Universal apps is the future of Windows development

Oct. 20, 2014 | SIMON BISSON

We've called them Metro apps, then when a lawsuit meant that Microsoft couldn't use the name, we called them Modern or Windows Store apps. But now they've finally got a new official name, and it looks like it's one that's going to stick. Let's give a big welcome, then, to the Universal app. They're going to be big. That's because, as Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore made very clear at the Windows 190 unveiling, with the expansion of WinRT APIs and support for windowed WinRT apps on the desktop, Universal apps are the future of Windows development.

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Startup offers a big-data storyteller

Oct. 20, 2014 | JOAB JACKSON

Amassing a pile of big data is not sufficient to spur insight, even if you have clever ways of analyzing that data. The savvy data scientist must also find a way to make all this information tell a story so it can be understandable to others.

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21st Century finance: How Big Data is transforming banking

Oct. 17, 2014 | SCOTT RUSSELL, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR SAP ASIA PACIFIC JAPAN

The bank of the future will likely not resemble today's banks. The banks that stay in the game will be the ones that count on innovative data services and data management and respond with speed, transparency, access, and digital automation.

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Sprint Drives 45-Times Performance Improvement

IBM

Sprint Nextel deployed nine IBM FlashSystem 820 solutions with a total of 150 TB of flash storage, virtualized through IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller. The company cut average latency by a factor of ten, and achieved a 45-times performance improvement for one application.

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