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Developer coaxes Amazon Echo's Alexa into talking with Nest and Wink

April 27, 2015 | PULKIT CHANDNA

Ever since Amazon announced the release of an SDK (software development kit) for its Echo interactive speaker early last month, we've been salivating at the prospect of using Alexa (Echo's built-in virtual assistant) as a smart-home factotum. It appears some of the developers with access to the SDK are thinking along the same lines.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Manage your iTunes music library

April 27, 2015 | KIRK MCELHEARN

This week, I look at a few questions about managing an iTunes music library, dealing with liner notes, album artwork in WAV files, and correcting capitalization in song titles. I also suggest a way to download music from the iTunes Store with an old Mac.

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5 Steps to value: Big Data Discovery

April 24, 2015 | FRANCIS HAN, GENERAL MANAGER, ASEAN, BUSINESS ANALYTICS, ORACLE

Oracle ASEAN's Francis Han on how big data is poised to reshape industries- ranging from healthcare to retail to financial services.

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APPLICATIONS WHITE PAPERS

Optimize applications with IBM DB2 and IBM FlashSystem

IBM

This white paper explains why storage I/O performance is often the biggest bottleneck in data centers and discusses which database components can be targeted for migration to FlashSystem. It also provides potential improvement metrics with flash compared to HDDs based on several use cases.

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Memorial Hermann Health Systems Deliver Oustanding Patient Care

IBM

Memorial Hermann Health System deployed IBM FlashSystem storage, which provides physicians with ultra-fast access to the information they need to make the best treatment decisions. A 96 percent reduction in power consumption also unlocks cost savings for this not-for-profit organization.

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