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Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in February 2014
Why Smart Cities Need Cloud Services
News  |  2/28/2014
As municipal needs get more sophisticated, more cities turn to cloud services.
CloudSigma: One Tool For Many Cloud Workloads
News  |  2/28/2014
Swiss cloud service supplier CloudSigma, in partnership with CompatibleOne, lets customers provision and track multiple cloud workloads through a single interface.
IBM Confirms Layoffs Amid Hiring
News  |  2/27/2014
IBM cuts workers even as it hires for cloud computing and Watson initiatives.
Cloud Security Needs More Layers: HyTrust
News  |  2/27/2014
Eric Chiu, co-founder of HyTrust, says cloud operations will require "layered security" and encrypted virtual machines when at rest.
CenturyLink Pursues Big Data, High Traffic Workloads
News  |  2/26/2014
Adds new set of Hyperscale servers equipped with SSDs to address most ambitious public cloud users.
NSA Scandal Darkens Cloud Discussions At RSA
News  |  2/26/2014
From Europe's efforts to create regulations for data localization to worries over the security of the cloud, the leaks of the past eight months have cast a shadow over cloud providers.
Dropbox: 7 Apps To Add On
Slideshows  |  2/26/2014
Dropbox backs up your important files, but that's just a start. These apps work alongside the cloud service to boost security, streamline workflow, and more.
Dell Takes NetSuite Under Its Wing
News  |  2/25/2014
Dell boosts its services and consulting business through a partnership with cloud ERP vendor NetSuite.
IBM Buys Cloudant, Eyes Amazon's Turf
Commentary  |  2/25/2014
IBM's planned Cloudant buy will advance cloud-based database services, but can the underlying database compete against Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, Couchbase, and DataStax?
IBM BlueMix: PaaS Play, Explained
News  |  2/25/2014
With BlueMix, IBM gives customers a cloud path for legacy apps. Here's how SoftLayer, Cloud Foundry, and WebSphere tools fit in.
Verizon Cloud Adds CloudBees PaaS
News  |  2/24/2014
Verizon Cloud is still in the process of revamping itself into a cloud service competitor. CloudBees will add a deployment platform.
Stop The Cloud, I Want To Get Off
Commentary  |  2/24/2014
Hardly any of the services that vendors market as "cloud" adhere to the 2011 NIST definition. No wonder we're so confused.
Google Powers Forest Protection Effort
News  |  2/22/2014
Using Google's map technology and cloud platform, Global Forest Watch can track tree use, abuse, and regrowth.
Think Today's Data Is Big? Wait 10 Years
News  |  2/20/2014
If a petabyte won't qualify as big data, what will? Cleversafe's founder explains.
How To Screw Up Your Enterprise Mobile App
Commentary  |  2/19/2014
Consider these three wrong ways to develop enterprise apps -- and avoid them.
Enterprise Cloud Adoption: 5 Hard Truths
Commentary  |  2/19/2014
Everest Group lead analyst Jimit Arora looks at five factors that can determine successful cloud adoption in the enterprise.
Meet iPaaS: Gartner Ranks New Cloud Service Pioneers
News  |  2/19/2014
Gartner creates new cloud category -- integration platform-as-a-service -- and starts tracking a new class of service providers.
How FedRAMP Can Accelerate Cloud Adoption
Commentary  |  2/18/2014
Federal IT leaders can foster cloud adoption by incorporating automated, repeatable security processes.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets E-Signature Deal
News  |  2/18/2014
Microsoft's pact with DocuSign promises seamless e-signature tools for Office 365 users and could stimulate interest in Office apps.
How To Reach For Cloud Without Disrupting Business
Commentary  |  2/18/2014
Integration as a service via a cloud-based platform offers a way to live with existing business processes and applications.
Big Data Platform Comparisons: 3 Key Points
Commentary  |  2/18/2014
Are you about to choose a big data platform? Remember that SQL is not the best use of Hadoop.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy Gets Muddy
News  |  2/13/2014
Microsoft reportedly doubles down on its own platforms while also taking a hard look at Android.
VMware, Google Team On Chromebooks
News  |  2/13/2014
Unlikely partners team to offer Desktop-as-a-Service on Google Chromebooks. Will pricing lure users to move away from Windows XP systems?
Gates On A Plane: Samuel L. Jackson As Bill?
News  |  2/11/2014
Bill Gates uses Reddit chat to discuss new role advising Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella -- and he names the actor Melinda Gates would like to watch play Bill in a movie.
Nadella's Rise As Change Agent Inside Microsoft
Commentary  |  2/11/2014
Satya Nadella came up through the ranks the hard way, with internal opposition. That's why he's the right man to change Microsoft.
DigitalOcean Expands Developer Cloud To Singapore
News  |  2/11/2014
Upstart service provider opens sixth datacenter, plans for new UK facility and more developer tools.
VMware Navigates High-Wire Act
News  |  2/10/2014
VMware shows strong profits in fourth quarter, renewed strength as IT spending revives. Commoditization? What commoditization?
Windows 8.1 Update 1: Nadella's Challenge
News  |  2/8/2014
Microsoft has a new CEO, but does it have a new Windows strategy? Here's what to expect from Windows 8.1 Update 1.
Microsoft CEOs' Wackiest Quotes: Who Said That?
News  |  2/7/2014
Satya Nadella has the brains and experience to become Microsoft's CEO -- but does he have the sharp tongue of Gates or Ballmer? Match these Microsoft CEO quotes to their outspoken owners.
Ellisonís Oracle HCM Chat Turns To Rivals, Hawaii
News  |  2/7/2014
Larry Ellison's Oracle human capital management keynote leads to questions about IBM, SAP, video games, and island real estate.
4 Ways Salesforce.com Likes Facebook
Commentary  |  2/7/2014
Salesforce.com has learned a lot of lessons from the social network, and it shows in its enterprise applications.
Cloud First: End Of The Beginning For Federal Agencies?
Commentary  |  2/6/2014
Federal agencies are shifting away from the 2010 Cloud-First mandate and setting foundations for using the cloud for business and mission objectives.
Google, Amazon & Microsoft: Cloud Battle Just Changed
Commentary  |  2/6/2014
Google is Amazon's only real cloud threat, say observers including Cloudscaling's Randy Bias. But under new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, that's likely to morph.
Google Cloud's Big Promise: Performance Stability
Commentary  |  2/6/2014
Cloud services changed the IT ops game, but performance has been more iffy than many people realized. Google's Cloud Platform got to learn from its predecessors.
Can SAP Master Cloud & On-Premises?
Commentary  |  2/5/2014
SAP tells financial analysts cloud growth will make it the fastest-growing mega-cap company in IT.
Why IaaS Won't Happen At Most Enterprises
Commentary  |  2/5/2014
When enterprise infrastructure gurus say no to progress, business people will find a way around the roadblock. At many companies, this way will be PaaS.
Sync IT And Business Like A School Of Fish
Commentary  |  2/5/2014
It's time to embrace the "composable enterprise" model. IT and the business need to be in constant sync, with either one able to take a leadership role in real time.
10 Famous Facebook Flops
Slideshows  |  2/4/2014
Facebook has suffered some ignominious strikeouts during its 10 years. Consider these 10 features and products that didn't fly.


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