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Microsoft, HP Enterprise Revive Partnership With Cloud
News  |  11/30/2015
HP and Microsoft were close associates in the early Windows era and the Azure cloud may bring them together again.
Office 365: Skype For Business, Analytics, Security Updates
News  |  11/30/2015
Microsoft is launching several enterprise additions to Office 365, including Skype for Business services and new features for security and analytics.
Can You Trust Your Cloud Vendor's Employees?
Commentary  |  11/27/2015
Insider threats run rampant, and cloud customers often find it difficult to pull back the veil and see what their supplier is doing with their data.
HP Reports Mixed Q4, Its Final Quarter Before Company Splits
News  |  11/25/2015
HP reported mixed results in its final quarter as a single company this week with revenue declines, but promises of more focused efforts in the future as HP Enterprise and HP Inc. pursue separate paths.
IBM, Databricks Advance Apache Spark
News  |  11/25/2015
Apache Spark hit two more incremental milestones as the IBM SystemML machine learning engine for Spark was accepted to the Apache Incubator program and Databricks unveiled a preview of its SaaS edition of Spark 1.6.
Equinix Adds Dallas, London To AWS Direct Connect Service
News  |  11/25/2015
Direct Connect gives private line access to the AWS cloud, something enterprises are seeking as they send more workloads offsite.
Amazon Bolsters 'Green Power' Investment With Ohio Wind Farm
News  |  11/24/2015
Amazon has launched its fourth renewable energy initiative, a wind farm in Ohio, to increase its data centers' use of green power.
IBM SoftLayer Performance Less Impressive Than Claimed
News  |  11/23/2015
VoltDB's latest cloud performance benchmark claims IBM SoftLayer is 3X faster than Amazon, but that's only true if you compare apples to oranges.
Data Skills Pay Off, Nate Silver Strikes Again: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/22/2015
Our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 22 spotlights a hiring algorithm that's smarter than hiring managers, identifies which big data skills are worth the most in today's job market, explores whether Donald Trump has a chance to win the US presidential elections, and much more.
Google Turns To Diane Greene To Lead Cloud Effort
News  |  11/20/2015
Google has picked a member of its board of directors, Diane Greene, to lead a "combined cloud" team in competing for enterprise business.
Containers March Into Mainstream With Security, Management Updates
Commentary  |  11/20/2015
Containers are making unrelenting advances into production systems, thanks to better security and management platforms from the likes of Docker, HP, Red Hat, and VMware.
Salesforce Posts Big Q3 Revenue Growth
News  |  11/19/2015
Cloud-based enterprise software provider Salesforce reported strong revenue growth for the third quarter and raised its revenue guidance for the full year. Here are the details.
Forrester: In The Cloud, The Big Get Bigger
News  |  11/18/2015
Forrester says cloud challengers will have a hard time competing with incumbents in 2016. AWS, IBM, and Microsoft are "innovating like startups."
Docker Tightens Security Over Container Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/17/2015
Docker unveils three ways to make containers more secure, especially when code is changed during its update cycle.
VMware Open Sources Photon Controller For Container Users
News  |  11/17/2015
VMware's Photon Controller became open source code Nov. 16 in a bid to attract container users who wish to deploy containers with a microvisor.
Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary
Slideshows  |  11/17/2015
Are you a data scientist wondering how your compensation stacks up to your peers? Or are you considering a career shift to data science? Here's a look at how much you can expect to earn.
HP Enterprise Embraces Docker, Containers
News  |  11/16/2015
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has aligned its offerings from application development to deployment to monitoring and management with Docker container technology.
Rackspace Carina Promises Simplified Containerized Workloads
News  |  11/16/2015
Rackspace opens Carina service, which promises to make it simpler and faster to move containerized workloads to Rackspace and manage them once they are there.
Intel Chief Data Scientist Shares Secrets To Successful Projects
News  |  11/16/2015
Before joining Intel, the company's first-ever Chief Data Scientist created models to predict the stock market, improve glaucoma diagnostics, and include unstructured data in healthcare applications. Here's what Bob Rogers is doing now at Intel and his advice for fellow and future data scientists.
IBM Datapalooza, Oracle Updates BI Platform: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/15/2015
IBM continued with its Datapalooza roadshow, Oracle released a new version of its BI software with enhanced visualization capabilities, and Informatica rolled out its Big Data Management platform. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 15.
CoreOS Service Scans Containers For Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/13/2015
CoreOS, supplier of a slender Linux for container hosts, has launched a container scanning service capable of detecting vulnerabilities.
IBM Datapalooza Takes Aim At Data Scientist Shortage
News  |  11/12/2015
IBM's quest to create 1 million new data scientists goes forward with a three-day training event and a test bed for taking its show on the road in 2016.
OpenText Unveils Analytics, Cloud Updates To Suites
News  |  11/11/2015
OpenText will update its enterprise information management software suites to embed analytics capabilities, and to be deployed in the cloud. Executives said these new capabilities will equip customers to compete in the cloud era.
Kubernetes Yields 'Operations Dividend,' Still Working On Scalability
News  |  11/11/2015
On the second day of KubeCon, developers describe the gains and challenges that are still ahead for the open source container orchestration system, Kubernetes.
Cloud Vs. On-Premises: 6 Benefits Of Keeping Data Private
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015
We can think of at least six reasons why you would want to store your data in a privately controlled data center rather than use a public cloud service. Let's gain an understanding of the on-premises vs. cloud debate, and see why some tech leaders advocate a hybrid model where both coexist.
10 Skills CIOs Need To Survive, Thrive In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015
CIOs need to shift perspectives and skill sets for the business transformation underway. So, what's the profile of the successful CIO in 2016?
Kubernetes Augments Container Management Features
News  |  11/10/2015
Google-backed Kubernetes 1.1, released Monday, provides automated "horizontal scaling" of Linux containers, where new pods are created as needed.
Verizon: Cloud Computing No Longer A Differentiator
News  |  11/9/2015
A Verizon report finds businesses are moving deeper into the cloud, but the survey also indicates the competitive advantages of cloud technologies are diminishing.
Red Hat Preps Containerized Cloud Workloads In OpenShift
News  |  11/9/2015
OpenShift PaaS takes an increasingly sophisticated approach to managing containers and virtual machines on-premises and in the cloud.
CloudFlare Supplies Security At Network's Edge
News  |  11/9/2015
CloudFlare is a startup that has invested in security-as-a-service, and distributes it with a low latency to the edge of the network. Microsoft, Google, and others have taken notice.
Amex Travel Dumps On-Premises For Cloud Apps
News  |  11/9/2015
American Express Global Business Travel was saddled with 16 different legacy on-premises ERP systems. Rather than update, the $1.5 billion company ripped them out and replaced them all with simple cloud apps.
Microsoft Analytics, Intel IoT, Spokeo Vs. Robins: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/8/2015
Microsoft updated its CRM and SQL offerings, and Intel showcased its IoT efforts. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court is weighing questions about the liability companies have in ensuring the accuracy of consumer data. Learn about this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 6.
Microsoft, Red Hat Alliance Shows Growing Cloud Influence
Commentary  |  11/6/2015
Red Hat and Microsoft, archenemies of yesteryear, bury the hatchet and vow to work together to make hybrid cloud computing easier.
HP Milestones: A Look Back, As Tech Giant Splits In Two
Slideshows  |  11/5/2015
HP has officially split into two companies. The breakup marks perhaps the biggest milestone in the company's storied history. Here's a look back at the corporate hits and misses that brought the company to where it is today.
Microsoft, Red Hat Partner For Linux On Azure
News  |  11/4/2015
The deep partnership makes Red Hat Linux the preferred choice on Azure. It also calls for a first-of-its-kind colocated center, staffed by technicians from both companies, to provide support for enterprise customers.
Intel Primes The Internet Of Things Pump
News  |  11/4/2015
Intel has enhanced its Internet of Things platform, including new forms of silicon for "smart" things, partnering with other companies to put it to use.
Cisco: Public Cloud To Grow 44% Annually Through 2019
News  |  11/3/2015
Cisco's annual Global Cloud Index measures cloud traffic and utilization now and projected for five years. Spoiler alert: They're growing.
Oracle Cloud: 5 Big Challenges
Commentary  |  11/3/2015
Oracle now wants its customers to migrate to the cloud, but it may be too little, too late. Here's why.


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