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CIO's Guide To Creating Sound Software Contracts
Commentary  |  12/30/2015
Software negotiations often pit a customer against a supplier, each focused on his or her own best interests. To craft a sound deal, CIOs need to understand where potential contract potholes lie and steer around them. Here's what you need to know.
Red Hat Closing In On $2 Billion In Its Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
Red Hat finishes 2015 on a strong financial note, with OpenShift 3.1 positioned as its next-generation cloud application development platform.
Oracle Acquires StackEngine, Couchbase Updates Server: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/27/2015
This week, we've got an Oracle acquisition, an update from Couchbase, insight into how CFOs view analytics, and data-driven advice on when it's best to say "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings."
IBM Watson: AI For The Real World
News  |  12/25/2015
IBM Watson, the company's AI cognitive computing platform, has attracted an ecosystem of developers and users who are layering the technology on top of their own to make it even smarter. Here's an update on Watson's evolution and why IBM can confidently assure us it won't ever become HAL.
Is Amazon Testing Its Own Package Delivery Airline?
News  |  12/23/2015
Reports suggest Amazon is conducting a pilot experiment in air freight delivery at an Ohio airport due to dissatisfaction with UPS and FedEx deliveries.
Amazon's 'Virtual CPU'? You Figure It Out
Commentary  |  12/23/2015
Amazon used to have a clear definition of what a virtual CPU was. Now it goes by a "variety of measures," making cloud comparison difficult.
8 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2016
Slideshows  |  12/23/2015
While 2015 marked the moment when cloud became the go-to platform for enterprise applications and data, there's still plenty of maturing to go. Here's what we expect to see from cloud computing in 2016.
Cloud Foundry Launches Cross-Vendor Cloud Service Certification
News  |  12/21/2015
Cloud Foundry aims to become the cross-vendor platform for producing the next generation of applications with new cloud supplier certification.
Fighting Evil AI, IBM Opens Watson IoT HQ: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/20/2015
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
Oracle Touts Cloud Revenue Growth In Tough Second Quarter
News  |  12/17/2015
Oracle said that global currency pressure had a negative impact on its total revenues and net profit, which were down for its second quarter. Executives put the focus on the company's relatively small but fast growing cloud revenue instead, at a time when Oracle is moving from its traditional on-premises business to a hybrid cloud approach.
Intuit CIO: Changing The Way Projects Are Managed
Commentary  |  12/17/2015
Intuit's IAC project has brought data together from all over the company. The insight provided is changing the way the company sees its products and customers.
Cloud In 2015: Year Of Shake-up, Consolidation, Advance
News  |  12/16/2015
Cloud computing showed a rapidly changing face in 2015 as many vendors altered their strategies to deal with Amazon's clear dominance. Check out these seven gains and three setbacks that prove how volatile the cloud was over the past year.
Hiring Top Data Scientists, Gaming The Office Gift Exchange: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/13/2015
Hadoop distribution companies MapR and Hortonworks are taking real-time streaming one step further than before. MongoDB landed a board member from cloud giant AWS. Find out how to game your office holiday gift exchange. Catch the Big Data Roundup for the week of December 13.
Equinix Urges Enterprise 'Interconnection-First' Strategy
News  |  12/10/2015
Equinix, the operator of 100 data center/telecom hubs, wants to make going to the cloud a pattern for many enterprise communications.
Amazon Offers 'Feature-Rich' Active Directory As A Service
News  |  12/10/2015
Amazon adds an enterprise version of Microsoft's Active Directory in its EC2 cloud as a managed service to appeal to enterprise users.
IBM Sells Grocery Store Chain On SoftLayer Cloud
News  |  12/9/2015
Giant Eagle selects IBM for cloud service, primarily due to availability of bare-metal option for legacy IT systems.
Microsoft Azure Support Added To Red Hat CloudForms Tools
News  |  12/8/2015
Red Hat has stayed out of the public cloud provider role, but it's wading deep into cloud management with CloudForms 4. Support for Microsoft's Azure cloud has been added to its hybrid management approach, with services for additional cloud vendors on the horizon.
Open Container Initiative Finds Footing In Linux Foundation
News  |  12/8/2015
Container spec has been sanctioned as a self-governing project under the Linux Foundation umbrella. Next up: election of its Technical Advisory Board.
Windows 10, New Devices, Exec Shakeup: Microsoft's 2015
Slideshows  |  12/8/2015
Microsoft kicked off 2015 with Windows 10, and the updates surrounding hardware, Office, mobile, and cloud continued to snowball throughout the year. Here's a look at 10 notable Microsoft moves in 2015.
Calico Scales Networking To Container Orchestrators
News  |  12/4/2015
Calico open source project extends its reach to CoreOS' Tectonic container orchestrator for cloud container scalability plus security.
Steve Ballmer: Microsoft Mobile Strategy 'Won't Work'
News  |  12/3/2015
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer thinks Windows Phone should run Android apps and the company should be more open about cloud earnings.
Salesforce Connect Opens App Dev To Non-Coders
News  |  12/3/2015
Salesforce Connect lets non-programmers build their own front-end apps in the Salesforce user interface that can read and write to third-party applications including SAP and others.
Amazon Adds 'Dedicated Hosts' To Its Cloud Offerings
News  |  12/2/2015
Amazon has long spurned the move, but a new emphasis on enterprise computing dictates that the company offer single-tenant hosts for customers.


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