Katherine Noyes

Senior U.S. Correspondent

Katherine Noyes has been an ardent geek ever since she first conquered Pyramid of Doom on an ancient TRS-80. Today she covers enterprise software in all its forms, with an emphasis on cloud computing, big data, analytics and artificial intelligence.

5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried.

Vint Cerf's dream do-over: 2 ways he'd make the internet different

Vint Cerf's dream do-over: 2 ways he'd make the internet different

Vint Cerf is considered a father of the internet, but that doesn't mean there aren't things he would do differently if given a fresh chance to create it all over again.

Will robots help or harm? It's time for 'big thinking,' AI experts warn

Will robots help or harm? It's time for 'big thinking,' AI experts warn

Robots have considerable potential to make human lives better, but only if humans start doing some "big thinking" now about how to ensure that AI's effect is beneficial, experts said at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany.

Pure Storage VP: 'Something had to be done' about patent trolls

Pure Storage VP: 'Something had to be done' about patent trolls

Companies lose billions each year defending themselves against patent trolls, and the problem is only getting worse. Pure Storage is one of a growing number of organizations that are working to do something about it.

SAP woos SMB developers with an 'express' edition of Hana

SAP woos SMB developers with an 'express' edition of Hana

Aiming to make Hana more accessible to companies of all shapes and sizes, the enterprise software giant on Monday unveiled a downloadable "express" edition that developers can use for free.

Salesforce is betting its Einstein AI will make CRM better

Salesforce is betting its Einstein AI will make CRM better

If there was any doubt that AI has officially arrived in the world of enterprise software, Salesforce just put it to rest.

This new programming language promises a 4X speed boost on big data

This new programming language promises a 4X speed boost on big data

Memory management can be challenge enough on traditional data sets, but when big data enters the picture, things can slow way, way down. A new programming language announced by MIT this week aims to remedy that problem.

Meet Flock, a Slack rival that claims big productivity gains

Meet Flock, a Slack rival that claims big productivity gains

Numerous Slack contenders have already thrown their hats into the enterprise-messaging ring, but Flock is hoping to win with hard numbers.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 won't come cheap, leaked details suggest

Microsoft Dynamics 365 won't come cheap, leaked details suggest

Microsoft's upcoming Dynamics 365 cloud software promises a one-stop shop for ERP and CRM, but its modular convenience could come at a considerable cost, with strong incentives to sign up for bundle pricing.

This new imaging system can read closed books

This new imaging system can read closed books

They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but a new imaging system from MIT can see right through the cover and read the book while it's still closed.

Need to build a customer community? This new Salesforce tool can help

Need to build a customer community? This new Salesforce tool can help

Engaging customers is an ongoing challenge for companies large and small, but Salesforce has been working to make it easier. On Thursday, the CRM giant took its efforts a big step further.

HPE offloads software arm to Micro Focus in $8.8 billion 'spin-merge'

HPE offloads software arm to Micro Focus in $8.8 billion 'spin-merge'

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will spin off and merge what it considers its non-core software assets with UK-based enterprise software firm Micro Focus in a deal worth $8.8 billion, the company announced Wednesday.

Why quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled

Why quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled

As quantum computers inch closer to reality, experts are sweating over their potential to render many of today's cybersecurity technologies useless.

Big data is already a $46 billion market, but you ain't seen nothin' yet

Big data is already a $46 billion market, but you ain't seen nothin' yet

Big data has been a big buzzword for more than a few years already, and it's got some solid numbers to back that up, including $46 billion in 2016 revenue for vendors of related products and services. But the big data era is still...

Google Analytics just got a new AI tool to help find insights faster

Google Analytics just got a new AI tool to help find insights faster

Services like Google Analytics are great for amassing key data to help you make the most of your web efforts, but zeroing in on the parts that matter most can be a time-consuming challenge. On Friday, Google added a new feature to its...

Apple's Cook calls European tax ruling 'total political crap'

Apple's Cook calls European tax ruling 'total political crap'

The European Commission's decision to force Apple to pay Ireland billions in back taxes is "total political crap" and a reflection of anti-U.S. sentiment, company CEO Tim Cook said in an interview published Thursday.

A new OpenSUSE Linux is coming to town, and it's all about stability

A new OpenSUSE Linux is coming to town, and it's all about stability

The first beta version of OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 is now available, giving enterprises and other stability-minded users the chance to check it out and get a taste of what's coming.

Meet the newest member of SAP's Hana family: a data warehouse

Meet the newest member of SAP's Hana family: a data warehouse

SAP has already placed big bets on Hana, and now it's adding more with a new data warehouse tailored specifically for the in-memory computing platform.

Get started in data science: 5 steps you can take online for free

Get started in data science: 5 steps you can take online for free

There's been a flurry of free resources popping up online to help those who are intrigued to learn more. Here's a small sampling for each step of the way.

HPE is betting big on AI to fuel your apps and analytics

HPE is betting big on AI to fuel your apps and analytics

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has made no secret of its desire to push further into big data, and on Tuesday it announced two key new offerings.

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