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posted in December 2014
Bitcoin Taxation: A Gift From The IRS And The Coffee Problem
News  |  12/31/2014
Every bitcoin transaction requires a gain or loss calculation between acquired cost basis and the amount it was sold for. This is no problem for large blocks, but on everyday purchases, a gain or loss calculation on every $1.79 cup of coffee is a lot of calculating.
Azure Helps Police Store, Access Body Camera Video
News  |  12/30/2014
Police camera maker demonstrates one way agencies are using Microsoft's Azure Government cloud to run software and equipment in a flexible, interoperable environment.
5 Hyperscale Lessons For Mainstream Datacenters
Commentary  |  12/30/2014
Management practices from the HPC world can get even bigger results in smaller-scale operations.
Sony Fallout: The Terrorists Win Our Networks
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
It's time to get serious. Sony hack may mark the end of enterprise networks as we know them.
9 Cloud Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
In 2015, expect to see the cloud mature as a platform for hybrid operations, with cloud data centers achieving new efficiencies through containers.
Docker, CoreOS Push Containers To Center Stage
News  |  12/29/2014
Containers aren't just good for developers. They're good for cloud workloads, if their supporters can get the security right.
Boxever Implements DevOps, Continuous Delivery On Amazon
News  |  12/23/2014
Travel analytics firm Boxever thrives while executing three or four updates a day to its core systems on Cassandra in Amazon cloud.
Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed On Bad Code
News  |  12/22/2014
Microsoft's analysis of Nov. 18 Azure outage indicates engineers' decision to widely deploy misconfigured code triggered major cloud outage.
MyWebGrocer Taps Power Of API
News  |  12/19/2014
Online ad/coupon service uses API tools to provide targeted advertising for retailers and useful information to consumers.
Amazon, VMware On Collision Course
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
At this year's Re:Invent conference, Amazon showcased new features and agility plans that could push it solidly ahead of its cloud competitors.
IBM Brags Of 49 Cloud Data Centers
News  |  12/18/2014
IBM promised 40 SoftLayer cloud data centers globally by the end of 2014. Through a partnership with Equinix, it's ending the year with 49.
3 OpenStack Predictions For 2015
Commentary  |  12/17/2014
VMware customers will surge, Debian will become the vendor-neutral platform, and instability will lose its cool factor.
Atlantic.Net Cloud Stretches To The Pacific
News  |  12/16/2014
Small, low-cost IaaS provider opens its first West Coast cloud facility.
DigitalOcean Displays 'Meteroic' Rise As Web Host
News  |  12/15/2014
Netcraft survey on world's largest web hosts shows DigitalOcean has risen to No. 3 from 568th place two years ago.
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Amazon Expands OpsWorks For On-Premises Server Management
News  |  12/12/2014
AWS embraces hybrid cloud by extending OpsWorks server management to systems assigned to run in customers' data centers.
Developers See ROI For Continuous Delivery Via Cloud
News  |  12/10/2014
Developers find the pay-off for DevOps and continuous delivery comes with cloud, Evans Data survey says.
Docker Is Hot But Won't Eat The World -- Yet
Commentary  |  12/9/2014
Scalr CEO Sebastian Stadil talks Docker's usability and the pros and cons of using containers in IT, not yet a gold standard.
Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
News  |  12/8/2014
Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/8/2014
As companies move beyond bleeding-edge experiments into production deployments, these trends point to real-world progress in big data analysis.
Amazon Says Expansion Worth Price
News  |  12/8/2014
After a Moody's credit rating downgrade, Amazon will pay a higher rate to borrow than well-funded competitors, such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google, but says business expansion will pay.
Docker Founder Must Right His Ship
Commentary  |  12/5/2014
After some controversy this week, Docker needs to show it has the maturity needed to manage an open source project.
Enlist Mobile Apps In Diabetes Fight
Commentary  |  12/5/2014
Mobile apps can help diabetes sufferers get ahead of their symptoms and live healthier, more carefree lives.
Rocket Vs. Docker Will Come Down To DevOps
Commentary  |  12/4/2014
Whether CoreOS's Rocket successfully challenges Docker's lead in cloud containers will come down to which gets DevOps right.
Cloud Storage Is Inevitable, So Plan For It
Commentary  |  12/4/2014
Simply buying more on-premises data storage without evaluating cloud-based storage alternatives could be a costly mistake.
Amazon Streamlines Reserved Instance Pricing, Options
News  |  12/3/2014
Faced with frequent complaints about complexity, Amazon stripped down the number of Reserved Instance types and simplified its billing.
Rocket Challenges Docker On Cloud Containers
News  |  12/3/2014
Linux company CoreOS launches an alternative to Docker as a lean building block for future cloud environments.
Cloud Storage: 8 Ways You're Wasting Money
Slideshows  |  12/3/2014
Don't fall into the "cheap" and "easy" cloud trap. Know how you're spending your money -- and why.
HP Cloud Adds Big Data Options
News  |  12/2/2014
HP's Haven big data analytics platform, including Autonomy search and HP Vertica database software, will soon be available on demand.
Holiday Shoppers Got Better Mobile Response Times
News  |  12/2/2014
Major retailers minimized wait times for mobile users over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping weekend. Exceptions included Best Buy and Staples.
Sika Meshes Salesforce Customer Data With ERP Apps
News  |  12/1/2014
Sika Group turns to Jitterbit to make Salesforce.com software-as-a-service function with SAP enterprise applications.
IT Chief Of The Year: Bank Of America's Cathy Bessant
News  |  12/1/2014
Bessant leads BofA's 100,000-person technology and operations group as the bank scraps back from financial and regulatory disaster. Her formula: Steady, reliable performance over glitz.
How Bank Of America Taps Tech Startups
News  |  12/1/2014
The bank works with a surprisingly high number of startup vendors, given its size. But it's pushing all its tech suppliers to think differently.
Bank of America Tech Chief Cathy Bessant: What I Believe
News  |  12/1/2014
InformationWeek's 2014 Chief of the Year shares what being a cancer survivor taught her, why she dislikes rock-star CIOs, and more.


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