Google releases cloud tool for inexperienced coders | Smart city tech expected to grow to $62B by 2026 | Apple to test iPhone low-battery feature update
January 19, 2018
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Google releases cloud tool for inexperienced coders
Google's Cloud AutoML tool will allow users who are unfamiliar with coding to create custom machine learning algorithms for image recognition. Urban Outfitters is one company testing the tool, determining how Cloud AutoML could be used to identify clothing from its website and catalog.
The Verge (1/17) 
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Internet of Things
Smart city tech expected to grow to $62B by 2026
Smart city connected technology is expected to grow from $25 billion last year to $62 billion by 2026, an ABI Research study reveals. Internet of things-connected electric vehicle charging stations, environmental sensors and microgrids, are among the fastest-growing technologies in the industry, the study indicated.
TechRepublic (1/18) 
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Mobile & Wireless
Apple to test iPhone low-battery feature update
Apple is expected to release a test version of a software update in February that will allow users to turn off a feature that slows down iPhones that are low-battery. The slowdown was meant to ensure that phones did not unexpectedly shut down when they are running on low battery.
Reuters (1/18) 
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AR, VR heads to enterprise mobility management systems
AR, VR heads to enterprise mobility management systems
Although the technology is not there yet, companies should prepare to integrate augmented and virtual reality into their enterprise mobility management systems, writes Bob Violino. AR/VR technology can give employees a "hands-free workflow," by bringing data to the floor or to wearable devices, he writes.
Computerworld (1/19) 
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Security & Privacy
The importance of compliance for securing data
Target's 2013 data breach was caused by a third-party vendor whose system was not compliant with Payment Card Industry standards. AZDS Interactive Group CEO Adam Deflorian highlights those compliance requirements and the importance of hiring an experienced auditor.
Forbes (1/18) 
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Why it's important to disclose vulnerabilities
Making vulnerabilities public is an opportunity for fixing the problem, but it's also an opportunity for potential attackers who were otherwise unaware, writes Snyk CEO Guy Podjarny. However, hiding these flaws increases the risks, and companies should disclose vulnerabilities as quickly as possible to identify and tackle gaps in defense, Podjarny writes.
The Hill (1/16) 
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Government IT
How to talk to agencies about cybersecurity
Communicating advice and information about information security means adapting to your audience in tone, topic and medium of communication, writes Dan Lohrmann, a former state chief security officer. "Flexibility is especially needed when meeting with new agency leaders who need to bone up on security concepts," he writes.
Government Technology (Jan.-Feb. 2018) 
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2018 CODiE Award Nominations are now Open
For 33 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards have honored excellence in Business and Education technology products. Recognize your top products by nominating for an SIIA CODiE award today! Winners will be announced at the SIIA Annual Conference & CODiE Awards on June 11-13, 2018. This year we are offering some exciting new categories. Nominating for the CODiE Awards is easy. Review the categories, rules and timeline, and nominate today! Contact Jenny Baranowski at for more information. Nominations run from December 4-January 26.
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SIIA Announces 2018 Annual Conference and CODiE Awards, June 11-13 in San Francisco
Bringing together the best of SIIA, our annual conference and CODiE Awards provide a forum for discussions and actions centered on the global trends that are sparking and disrupting the tech industry. Our goal is to provide valuable takeaways for everyone attending. So, if you are a CEO, marketing executive, sales ninja, chief people officer, director of operations, IT geek or just about anyone else looking to grow a technology business and network, this conference is for you! Sponsor | Speak | Attend
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