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posted in September 2015
Apple's Tim Cook Dishes On Microsoft, Enterprise Sales
News  |  9/30/2015
In a chat with Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie, Tim Cook discussed Apple's enterprise push and business partnerships.
Microsoft Azure: More Mature Cloud Platform
News  |  9/30/2015
With Azure, Microsoft stakes claim against Amazon and Google, touting its ability to serve as a more muscular cloud partner for the enterprise data center.
Microsoft Alters Financial Reporting Structure
News  |  9/30/2015
Microsoft plans to report financial results in three business segments starting during the first quarter of its financial 2016.
IBM Buys Meteorix, Bolsters Cloud Service Offerings
News  |  9/29/2015
With its acquisition of Workday consultant Meteorix, IBM bolsters both its IT services and cloud services portfolios.
GE: IoT Makes Power Plants $50M More Valuable
News  |  9/29/2015
GE preps general availability of its Predix analytics platform, says managing utility output with Internet of Things data will increase an electric plant's value by $50 million over its lifespan.
DeepSQL: Containerized Database With New Performance Levels
News  |  9/29/2015
Deep Information Sciences has put its high-performance version of MySQL in a Docker container for flexibility and mobility.
Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite Is Now Available
News  |  9/29/2015
Azure users now have the option of joining the Internet of Things and collecting and analyzing their machine data with Microsoft's IoT Suite.
Red Hat To Be First $2 Billion Open Source Company
News  |  9/24/2015
Red Hat reports 13% growth in the second quarter, improved cloud and emerging technology sales, and an expanded revenue estimate for third quarter.
CloudFlare Pulls In $110 Million, Plots Next Move
News  |  9/24/2015
CloudFlare is a San Francisco startup that is making a name for itself in serving content to mobile devices and warding off Internet attacks. Now it has $110 million in funding from Microsoft, Google, and others.
Gmail Gets Blocking Option
News  |  9/24/2015
Consign obnoxious message senders to the spam folder with Gmail's blocking control.
10 IT Infrastructure Skills You Should Master
Slideshows  |  9/24/2015
Infrastructure is no longer static, immovable, or inflexible -- and neither should be an IT pro's skill set. Take a look at 10 of the hottest infrastructure skills that IT pros should be considering today.
Amazon Cloud, Analytics Help Researchers Fight Famine
News  |  9/23/2015
Researchers in the US and China explore rice genomes with AWS analytics tools to develop drought and disease resistant crops.
Amazon Disruption Produces Cloud Outage Spiral
News  |  9/22/2015
Amazon DynamoDB failure early Sunday set off cascading slowdowns and service disruptions that illustrate the highly connected nature of cloud computing.
Microsoft Office 2016 Arrives, Office 365 Updated
News  |  9/22/2015
Sept. 22 marks the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows, with a new delivery model and apps designed to pair with Windows 10.
Amazon Adds Storage For Infrequently Accessed Data
News  |  9/21/2015
Standard-IA holds data that's not accessed often, but when it's needed, it's needed fast, not like the chilled-out pace of Glacier data retrieval.
Apple Acquires Mapsense To Boost Location Visualization Offerings
News  |  9/21/2015
Apple has acquired location-based analytics and visualization developer Mapsense. The deal is only the most recent by Apple and other companies looking to scoop up location data visualization startups.
Apple-Cisco Deal: What It Means For Businesses
News  |  9/21/2015
The companies entered a partnership earlier this month to build a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks. Does a fast lane for iOS users mean a slow lane for everyone else?
10 Cloud Storage Options For Your Personal Files
Slideshows  |  9/21/2015
There are many cloud service providers, and choosing the right one for your personal and business needs can be tricky. Here's a look at what the top vendors have to offer.
Salesforce Drives Analytics Deeper Into Sales Process
News  |  9/18/2015
Salesforce's announcements at Dreamforce this year illustrate how it's seizing hold of analytics and putting it to work for its systems.
How To Succeed With Advanced Analytics
News  |  9/18/2015
While most enterprises already have business intelligence practices in place, those that employ advanced analytics are still in the minority. A Gartner analyst gives us four best practices to help organizations get started with advanced analytics.
Salesforce IoT Cloud Success Rests On Informatica Partnership
News  |  9/17/2015
Salesforce has set up its Internet of Things cloud, but it's counting on Informatica to help customers move data into it.
SalesforceIQ Gathers Intelligence For Customers Big And Small
News  |  9/17/2015
SalesforceIQ, which works with enterprises and small business, will gather information from email and other applications for sales guidance.
Dreamforce 2015: 8 Ways Analytics Changes Business
Slideshows  |  9/17/2015
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and a cast of thousands took the stage at Dreamforce 2015 to talk about how analytics, particularly when based on information drawn from mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), is going to change the way we do business.
Microsoft's Cortana Wants To Play Nice With Salesforce
News  |  9/17/2015
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sees the company's new Cortana Analytics Suite as a way for Salesforce customers to engage with data. Cortana wasn't quite cooperating onstage at Dreamforce, though.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: Every Car Should Be Ours
News  |  9/16/2015
Uber's CEO thinks his company should handle every car and truck on the road, and that if this happened, you'd like it.
Salesforce Brings Internet Of Things Data Into CRM
News  |  9/16/2015
IoT Cloud will enable customers to use sensor-gathered data in their customer relationship management software and take action on what they find.
Planet Labs Revolutionizes Earth Views With Inexpensive Satellites
News  |  9/16/2015
Shoebox-sized Dove satellites capture ongoing high-resolution images of earth from small, low-cost satellites.
Driving Toward Connected Cars
News  |  9/15/2015
A McKinsey report finds growing demand for connected services and autonomous technology in vehicles.
Salesforce Expands Wave Analytics Platform Capabilities
News  |  9/15/2015
Salesforce tries to inject more analytics into customers' operations as they use CRM data and third-party applications.
Brisk Pulls Data From Salesforce Partners
News  |  9/15/2015
A new product from a Swedish firm pulls together "personalized" sales rep information from many Salesforce partner apps.
Windows 10 Downloads Questioned, Office For iPad Pro: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/12/2015
With all that Apple news this week, Microsoft kept things quiet, but there was some news out of Redmond, including questions about Windows 10 downloads and Office support for the iPad Pro.
Drone Trespassing Bill Shot Down In California
News  |  9/11/2015
The UAV flight limits imposed by SB 142 could have led to excessive litigation, said Governor Jerry Brown. So drone flights are OK for now.
Microsoft Dynamic CRM Revamped For Cloud, Mobility
Commentary  |  9/11/2015
This week, Microsoft announced that it would revamp its Dynamic CRM suite to focus more on cloud and mobility capabilities. Cortana is also coming.
Salesforce Customers Investing In Multiple Clouds, Report Finds
News  |  9/11/2015
Bluewolf consulting has released its fourth customer feedback report on Salesforce. It finds that the use of multiple clouds is increasing.
Microsoft Office 2016 Arrives Sept. 22
News  |  9/10/2015
Microsoft Office 2016 brings an alternative release plan for organizations wary of rapid software updates.
Salesforce Beefs Up Heroku For Custom Enterprise Apps
News  |  9/10/2015
Salesforce App Cloud ties together Salesforce's CRM apps, Force.com platform, and Heroku platform to run various parts of an application.
iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, TV, Watch: Apple's Fall Lineup
Slideshows  |  9/10/2015
iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and iPad Pro were among the products getting their big reveal at Apple's San Francisco shindig Sept. 9. But the real excitement lies in Apple's vision for the future of TV.
Vint Cerf Wants Your Help Re-Imagining The Internet
News  |  9/10/2015
Vint Cerf, recognized as one of the fathers of the Internet, is using social media to generate new ideas about how the Web should evolve.
Cloudera Sees Spark Emerging As Hadoop Engine
News  |  9/9/2015
Cloudera launches the One Platform Initiative to advance Spark as the data processing successor to MapReduce inside Hadoop.
Will Windows 10 Make It To 20? IT Watchers Discuss
Slideshows  |  9/9/2015
Industry analysts and InformationWeek editors predict the future of Microsoft's iconic operating system.
Beyond iPhone 6S: What To Expect At Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
News  |  9/7/2015
Here's what we know so far about the company's upcoming media event, and what it will reveal for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
SmartThings Hub Gets Smarter
News  |  9/3/2015
The IoT controller has gained battery backup and the ability to handle streaming video.
Salesforce App Eases Tasks For Service Reps
News  |  9/3/2015
Salesforce reveals Service Wave Analytics, a role-specific application built on its Wave Platform that gathers information for service representatives and their managers.
Google Apps Refines Collaboration Tools
News  |  9/2/2015
Updates to Google Apps offer a way to track recent document changes and content creation assistance driven by machine learning.
VMware's Stealth Strategy: Gain Public Cloud Revenues
News  |  9/2/2015
VMware thinks it's gained more ground in the public cloud market than analysts realize; it won't be pushed out by Amazon.
Google Logo Gets Mobile Makeover
News  |  9/2/2015
Google has swapped out its old logo in favor of a simpler design optimized for a broader range of devices.
Google's Nest Thermostat Gets Redesign
News  |  9/1/2015
The updated Google Nest thermostat can now sense your presence from across the room.
VMware Goes All-In On Containers
News  |  9/1/2015
New VMware products elevate containers from an afterthought to a primary vehicle for application delivery.


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