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Internet of Thingbots: The New Security Worry
News  |  4/30/2014
Phishing and spam attacks involving Internet of Things devices are coming -- and app developers and device makers must be ready, says a CA Technologies exec.
ServiceNow Pushes Beyond Automation
News  |  4/30/2014
IT automation firm ServiceNow will offer services for HR, finance, legal, and other parts of the enterprise.
Massachusetts Invests In Big Data Innovation
News  |  4/29/2014
State provides $3 million to launch Massachusetts Open Cloud Project, a university-industry partnership to build a new public cloud computing infrastructure for big data researchers, innovators.
Microsoft Boosts OneDrive: 1 TB Per User
News  |  4/29/2014
Microsoft bumps OneDrive for Business capacity to 1 TB per user -- and draws the ire of Box CEO Aaron Levie.
Apprenda, Microsoft Team For Hybrid PaaS
News  |  4/29/2014
Microsoft hedges its bets on containers with an alliance that brings Apprenda customers to Azure under an on-premises license.
IBM Cloud Market: One-Stop Cloud Shop
News  |  4/29/2014
IBM's marketplace combines mobile and SaaS apps, platform and infrastructure services, and third-party services.
Hybrid Cloud Can Break Datacenter Silos
Commentary  |  4/28/2014
But first we need an underlying cloud fabric that allows for flexibility of data and applications.
Microsoft's Mobile First, Cloud First Strategy, Explained
Commentary  |  4/28/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's plan to juggle Windows, cross-platform services, and the Internet of Things is coming into focus.
Amazon Faces Profit Pressure: Honeymoon Over?
News  |  4/28/2014
Amazon touts growth, but investor patience grows thin as shareholders search for a sign of profits.
Microsoft Earnings: 7 Essential Facts
News  |  4/25/2014
Microsoft's Q3 beat expectations. Strong performers include cloud products and Xbox, but Surface and consumer PC sales still pose a problem.
Physicians Find Security In The Cloud
News  |  4/24/2014
Healthcare practices are increasingly partnering with trusted cloud service providers to provide enhanced data security along with improved efficiency of IT operations.
IBM Locks In Fiat Chrysler Outsourcing Deal
News  |  4/24/2014
Big Blue will manage combined IT environment for newly merged automaker Fiat Chrysler.
Microsoft Earnings: 6 Questions
Commentary  |  4/24/2014
Microsoft has been on fire lately, but new CEO Satya Nadella will face questions during Thursday's earnings announcement about Windows XP, Nokia, Surface, and other trouble spots.
IBM Unveils Power8 Chip As Open Hardware
News  |  4/23/2014
Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
IT Control Is An Illusion
Commentary  |  4/23/2014
With all due respect to GM's Randy Mott, doing most IT work in-house and outside the cloud isn't a winning strategy.
Red Hat Containers OS-Centric: No Accident
Commentary  |  4/22/2014
Red Hat's critics say containers are the wrong idea, and too focused on the operating system. I say maybe Red Hat knows a thing or two about pleasing developers.
Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained
News  |  4/19/2014
Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
OpenStack's French Connection: eNovance
News  |  4/18/2014
Little-known firm in France emerges as one of the top customizers of OpenStack clouds.
Red Hat Linux Containers: Not Just Recycled Ideas
Commentary  |  4/17/2014
Red Hat and its partner, Docker, bring DevOps characteristics to Linux containers, making them lighter-weight vehicles than virtual machines for cloud workloads.
Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Commentary  |  4/17/2014
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems: 4 Facts
News  |  4/17/2014
Microsoft tries to become a power player in the brave new world of Internet-connected sensors, using a cloud-based Internet of Things management service, Azure Intelligent Systems.
Red Hat Touts Linux Containers For Cloud
News  |  4/16/2014
Red Hat teams with Docker, urges developers to consider Linux-based containers as a lightweight alternative to virtual machine files for moving workloads to the cloud.
IBM Launches Disaster Recovery Via SoftLayer
News  |  4/16/2014
Virtual Server Recovery is now available through IBM's SoftLayer unit; resiliency services to come.
Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
News  |  4/16/2014
Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
Square Raids Amazon For Lead Engineer
News  |  4/15/2014
Square hires Alyssa Henry, VP of storage services for Amazon Web Services, in latest move to build staff with executives from prominent web and Silicon Valley firms.
Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Commentary  |  4/12/2014
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
Netflix Cloud Architect: How To Succeed As Disruptor
News  |  4/10/2014
Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix's former chief cloud architect, outlines how a changed business flowed out of the cloud.
Can IBM Sell Mainframe As Cloud Rock Star?
News  |  4/9/2014
On the mainframe's 50th birthday, IBM positions it as the still young Enterprise Cloud System, capable of running 6,000 Linux workloads.
Why Cloud Fits File Synchronization At Enterprise Scale
Commentary  |  4/9/2014
Tackling the data explosion requires bold new thinking and the abandonment of tried and tired methodologies.
Unisys Stealth Makes Sensitive Data Go Dark
News  |  4/8/2014
Can you make data invisible to intruders? Unisys Stealth system creates a community around sensitive data and encrypts communications between all users.
HP Unleashes CloudSystem 8 For Private, Hybrid Clouds
News  |  4/7/2014
HP's converged cloud system hits general availability to enable private clouds that work with VMware and hybrid clouds that rely on OpenStack.
Does Microsoft Have Its Mojo Back?
Commentary  |  4/7/2014
Will free Windows licenses, the Internet of Things, Cortana, and other announcements put Microsoft back on the right track?
TellSpec Brings Big Data To Dinner
News  |  4/4/2014
Handheld scanner uses spectroscopy, cloud-based algorithms, and mobile app to deliver nutritional facts -- and red flags -- about the foods we eat.
Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
News  |  4/3/2014
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
Microsoft Windows' Future: 8 Revelations
News  |  4/3/2014
From a new Start menu to Cortana to the Internet of Things, Microsoft previewed the future of Windows this week at Build.
What Is Platform-As-A-Service? Experts Disagree
News  |  4/2/2014
Is PaaS just a feature of general-purpose infrastructure-as-a-service or a distinct layer of products in the cloud? Experts debate the definition of PaaS at Cloud Connect.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014
Slideshows  |  4/2/2014
We've singled out 20 InformationWeek Elite 100 winners whose IT projects have transformed their businesses. Use them to inspire creativity and advance your plans.
Microsoft's Nadella: Can He Walk The Walk?
Commentary  |  4/1/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a good impression last week, but at Build he'll need more than rhetoric to reconcile new cross-platform tactics with Windows' future.
Microsoft Build: 8 Things To Watch
News  |  4/1/2014
With Windows 9, new developer tools, and a competitor to Apple's Siri, Microsoft could come out swinging at the Build conference.
Will BYOD Become 'Bring Your Own Cloud?'
Commentary  |  4/1/2014
Emboldened by enterprise adoption of BYOD, many employees are starting to reach toward the cloud. Here's how to gain the cost and efficiency advantages of private cloud services while offsetting the risks.
Microsoft Battles Google, Amazon In Cloud Price War
News  |  4/1/2014
Microsoft has dropped its cloud service prices in response to recent cuts by Google and Amazon. Will Rackspace be next?


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