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Amazon Buy Button: 1-Click Ordering Minus The Click
News  |  3/31/2015
With its Dash Button and Dash Replenishment Service, Amazon aims to take the Internet of Things mainstream.
NAS Is Sexy Again
Commentary  |  3/31/2015
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
PayPal Declares It's 100% OpenStack Cloud
News  |  3/31/2015
After a three-year migration, PayPal says it has implemented its own OpenStack cloud for close to 100% of its operations, making it one of the largest financial services OpenStack clouds in production.
IBM Announces IoT Business Unit, Cloud Services
News  |  3/31/2015
IBM ups the ante on Internet of Things analysis, launching a $3 billion bet on cloud-based ecosystem. How will Microsoft and Amazon respond?
Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
News  |  3/30/2015
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Night At The Museum
Slideshows  |  3/29/2015
We took our review model for a whirl at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's a great mobile phone, weighed down by unwanted apps.
Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
Commentary  |  3/27/2015
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
HP's Helion Rack Aimed At Private OpenStack Builders
News  |  3/27/2015
HP launches a pre-configured OpenStack rack with the platform-as-a-service, Cloud Foundry, bundled in.
Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps
News  |  3/26/2015
At the F8 developer conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about how the social media giant is striving to become more than a singular online destination.
Amazon Cloud Shortcut Offered Via Pivotal Cloud Foundry
News  |  3/25/2015
VMware spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon, as well as on-premises.
Facebook F8 Preview: Mobility, Messenger And More
News  |  3/24/2015
Expect announcements related to mobility and Messenger as Facebook continues its crusade to become the cross-platform platform.
Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Slideshows  |  3/23/2015
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
Spark Promoter Databricks Should Let Software Shine
Commentary  |  3/19/2015
Can Databricks effectively shepherd the most promising open source project for big data analytics while also promoting its commercial cloud service?
Shadow IT: 8 Ways To Cope
Slideshows  |  3/18/2015
If you're sick and tired of Shadow IT in your organization, you're not alone. Here are some coping mechanisms to help you get a handle on things.
Microsoft Azure Drives Ford Hybrid-Cloud Plan
News  |  3/18/2015
Ford brings vehicle software updates to Microsoft's cloud, opening up preventative-maintenance and service-upgrade possibilities on a global scale.
NTP, Harlan Stenn & An Uncertain Future: Readers React
News  |  3/18/2015
InformationWeek's story about the work of Harlan Stenn on NTP sparked dozens of reader reactions on the website, as well as Tweets, Slashdot comments, and Facebook postings.
Microsoft Promises Potent Azure IoT Suite
News  |  3/17/2015
Microsoft says its data services and hyper-scale cloud will conquer Internet-of-things apps including monitoring, asset-management, and predictive maintenance. Look out IBM, Intel, SAP, and GE.
IBM, Twitter Offerings Yield Business Results
News  |  3/17/2015
Big Blue's partnership with Twitter underscores the business value of social media. IBM is suggesting that if you look, you can see the impact of tweets on your bottom line.
Splunk Light Vs. Alternatives: Cost, Functionality Compared
Commentary  |  3/16/2015
Splunk Light offers a new option for companies to apply data analytics to IT operations. Here's how it stacks up against Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud, and emerging open-source and commercial rivals.
Open Compute: More Financial Services Firms Jump In
News  |  3/16/2015
JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and B of A are joining Goldman Sachs and Fidelity backing the open-source hardware movement.
Microsoft Leads Open Switch Software Effort
News  |  3/13/2015
Microsoft is working on a project to produce a programmable interface for Open Compute switches, coming later this year.
Microsoft, Cisco Broaden Cloud Partnership
News  |  3/11/2015
A new platform combines Microsoft's Azure Pack with devices from Cisco's ACI to target telecom carriers and cloud providers.
Salesforce Service Cloud Intelligence: Leader Or Laggard?
News  |  3/9/2015
Salesforce Intelligence Engine promises to route service calls to the right agents, balance case workloads, and ease service across channels. On some counts, Oracle has it beat.
Industrial IoT: Creating New Business Opportunities
Commentary  |  3/5/2015
While the consumer IoT putters along, the industrial world is diving headlong into using connected devices. Here's how mining equipment maker Joy Global plans to use near real-time remote analytics to squeeze more productivity out of equipment.
2 Microsoft Azure Services Hit General Release
News  |  3/5/2015
Microsoft Azure Search service is out now, and the Azure DocumentDB NoSQL database service will debut in April.
ServiceNow Seeks To Automate 3 More Departments
News  |  3/4/2015
The pioneer of IT help desk automation tries to crack into legal, finance, and marketing by offering more customization.


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