Today's business marketplace requires fast-acting employees who know how to analyze data and make decisions, writes Ronald Van Loon. He provides ways companies can embed a data-driven culture, including having a clear plan, offering secure data access, compiling multi-disciplinary groups and continually updating data.
Oracle's cloud revenue increased 58% to $1.4 billion during the fiscal fourth quarter, driving up net income 15% to $3.2 billion and increasing revenue 3% to $10.89 billion compared with the same period a year ago. Oracle plans to negate losses from software licensing by focusing more on cloud business.
Chattanooga's fiber network doesn't just provide broadband services to residents -- it also plays a big role in dozens of smart city projects around town, Chief Information Officer Brent Messer says. Gigabit fiber service is used for city projects such as public Wi-Fi, connected traffic signals and one of the country's largest open data portals.
Mouser Electronics has planned a Shaping Smarter Cities videos series that will focus on how engineers and companies are helping cities become smarter. Mouser will work with engineer Grant Imahara to film five videos in smart cities around the world and will focus on topics such as smart city tech, the future of agriculture and augmented reality.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week signed a bill that legalizes self-driving vehicles on the road provided the vehicle is insured and has a video recording device. The vehicles do not require a human driver, and manufacturers accept full liability for all accidents that occur.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has requested a review of state voting infrastructure in response to potential 2016 election interference by Russia. The state's cybersecurity board will partner with state agencies and election boards to find problems with voting infrastructure and recommend potential solutions.
Sprint unit Virgin Mobile USA is going all iPhone as it drops Android models and Apple agrees to begin selling Virgin wireless plans. The service launch begins with an offer of one year of unlimited talk, text and data for $1.
Etay Maor, IBM's executive security adviser, says that cybercrime isn't going anywhere and continues to grow and so the security industry needs to take a different approach to tackling cybersecurity challenges. A change in mentality to consider "when" and not "if" an attack will occur is necessary to address cybercrime, Maor says.
The median time for organizations to detect an intruder in 2016 was 49 days, down from 80.5 days in 2015, per a Trustwave analysis. The median for intrusions detected in-house was 16 days, compared with 65 days for intrusions detected externally, the analysis shows.