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posted in January 2014
Amazon Posts 20% Revenue Growth, Stock Drops
News  |  1/31/2014
Amazon.com and its Web Services unit grew in the fourth quarter of 2013 but not enough to please investors -- Amazon stock dropped 9.5%.
Microsoft CEO Search: 3 Things Satya Nadella Brings
News  |  1/31/2014
Microsoft is set to name Nadella as its next CEO. Take a closer look at who he is and what he brings to the table.
Open Hardware Is Like Linux: True Or False?
Commentary  |  1/31/2014
Examine this analogy closely. Open-source hardware and open-source software involve different processes with different levels of user participation.
FedRAMP Deadline Looms For Agencies, Cloud Providers
Commentary  |  1/31/2014
Federal agencies have until June 5 to certify their cloud systems. Here's what will happen if they miss the deadline.
New Domain Names For Sale: 4 Facts
News  |  1/29/2014
First seven new generic top-level domains rolled out for public purchase Wednesday; hundreds more coming. Get prepared.
Microsoft's Open Compute Move: Just Good PR?
News  |  1/29/2014
The disruptive power of Microsoft's Open Compute Group move has spurred debate. Let's talk image versus cold hard revenues.
Oracle's Hurd: A 'Once-In-A-Career Opportunity'
Commentary  |  1/29/2014
President Mark Hurd explains Oracle's strategy on cloud, marketing, innovation, and those pesky startup rivals.
IBM Sells Its Business Machines: Takeaway Lessons
Commentary  |  1/29/2014
You've seen IT silver bullets come and go before? Make no mistake: IBM truly expects data centers to move to the cloud.
Microsoft Makes Azure Server Design Open-Source
News  |  1/29/2014
Open-source hardware movement wins a surprise supporter. Microsoft joins Open Compute project, shares its server design ideas.
Apprenda 5.0 Eases Cloud Application Scaling
News  |  1/28/2014
PaaS enables moving legacy Java and .Net applications to the cloud, brings slider interface to automatically scaling server instances as demand rises and falls.
Altiscale Launches Hadoop-As-A-Service
News  |  1/28/2014
Founded by big data pioneers from Yahoo and Google, startup unveils cloud-based offering built specifically for Hadoop users.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 5 Key Facts
News  |  1/24/2014
Microsoft's enterprise sales are booming, but Surface is still no match for the iPad.
When The Open Cloud... Isn't
Commentary  |  1/24/2014
Cloudscaling CEO Randy Bias argues that using public APIs and open-source code doesn't make your cloud service "open."
Amazon Cuts Cloud Storage Prices, Adds Server Instances
News  |  1/23/2014
Amazon Web Services will cut Elastic Block Store prices by up to 50% and Simple Storage Service by an average of 14%, plus add two new M3 virtual servers.
IBM Plans Layoffs, New Investments
News  |  1/22/2014
IBM says it will "rebalance" its workforce in 2014 after a steep slide in hardware sales, but also invest in cloud, mobile, analytics, big data, and security to fire up growth.
SAP Doubles Down On Cloud Computing
News  |  1/21/2014
SAP accelerates its transition to cloud services, raising subscription revenue forecasts and rolling back profit expectations as it invests in cloud growth.
Intel Desperately Seeking Mobile Momentum
News  |  1/17/2014
Posting mixed earnings, Intel tries to catch up in mobile while getting ahead in wearable tech and the Internet of Things.
Microsoft Researchers Seek Performance-Based Cloud Pricing Patent
News  |  1/17/2014
Cloud pricing scheme based on performance levels, instead of units of time, would be interesting play against rivals such as Amazon Web Services.
IBM Bets Big On Global Datacenter Network
News  |  1/17/2014
IBM will spend $1.2 billion and build out 40 SoftLayer-based datacenters to deliver enterprise cloud services. Locales range from China to Mexico.
Microsoft CEO Search: Ericsson's Vestberg A Contender
News  |  1/16/2014
As Microsoft works to replace Steve Ballmer, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg reportedly lands on the short list.
IBM Stuffs Flash Into Next-Generation Servers
News  |  1/16/2014
IBM moves flash storage inside the box -- 12.8 TB of it -- to work alongside RAM and cut data movement latencies.
PaaS Is Dead. Long Live PaaS
Commentary  |  1/15/2014
Platform-as-a-service is not dead -- Red Hat exec Krishnan Subramanian says it has evolved to a higher state.
Top 10 Retail CIO Priorities For 2014
Slideshows  |  1/15/2014
NRF Big Show 2014 serves up a wealth of advice for retail tech leaders looking to embrace digital commerce, adopt a mobile-first strategy, and take advantage of big data.
Is The Cloud Platform Battle Over?
Commentary  |  1/15/2014
Iaas and PaaS platform distinctions will soon become irrelevant, as OpenStack's Solum project shows.
Rackspace Names Taylor Rhodes President
News  |  1/14/2014
Former chief customer officer aims to shake off investor doubts about Rackspace's cloud service fortunes.
SAP Reports Gains, Loses Cloud Chief
News  |  1/10/2014
SAP wraps up 2013 with triple-digit cloud gains, but its cloud business leader, Bob Calderoni, has resigned.
IBM Breeds New Business Unit To Feed Watson
News  |  1/9/2014
IBM is investing more than $1 billion in a new business unit. It's banking on a market for cognitive computing services that actually learn and reason.
CenturyLink Eases Cloud Foundry Deployments
News  |  1/9/2014
CenturyLink embraces Bosh software support from Tier3 acquisition, aims for a greater piece of the PaaS pie owned by Amazon, Microsoft, Google.
Benioff: Oracle's 'Big Mistake' Is Salesforce's Gain
News  |  1/9/2014
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff says hiring former Oracle executive Keith Block moved the company "to the next level" in selling to big companies.
IBM Builds A Better OpenStack Scheduler
News  |  1/8/2014
IBM's Platform scheduler uses more efficient resource management to improve on OpenStack's own scheduler operations.
Vendors Must Cater To Developers Or Die
Commentary  |  1/8/2014
Technology providers need to realize that the procurement game has fundamentally changed.
eLynx Maps Mortgage Docs Move To Public Cloud
News  |  1/6/2014
Provider of mortgage documents and digital signatures says banks and mortgage lenders will follow its move to public cloud.
CES 2014: 8 Technologies To Watch
Slideshows  |  1/4/2014
Giant TVs, laser-equipped cars, wearable computers -- it must be the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. Which products will dazzle?
6 Cloud Upstarts To Watch
News  |  1/2/2014
Watch out, Amazon Web Services. These younger cloud companies bring new architectures and provisioning methods to the game.


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