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Microsoft's Revamped Ventures Division Will Focus On Startups
News  |  5/31/2016
Microsoft has repositioned Microsoft Ventures, its internal startup accelerator, to focus on investments in early-stage businesses.
Equinix Service Aims To Scrub Out DDoS Attacks
News  |  5/31/2016
Equinix is making F5 Networks' Silverline protection available in a handful of its International Business Exchange data centers. Silverline can detect the launch of an attack as it makes use of the network and take steps to mitigate it in real-time.
How To Attract Top Cloud Dev Talent
Commentary  |  5/31/2016
Dr. Angel Diaz of IBM co-chaired and co-authored MathML, the first XML standard, in 1998. Here, he shares what he's learned about open source in the past two decades, and tells us why it's crucial for any company looking to attract and retain top dev talent in today's competitive marketplace.
7 PaaS Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  5/31/2016
As virtualization advancements such as container technologies emerge, PaaS is hitting its stride. While you may have heard of a couple of the PaaS providers on our list, we're betting there are a few more here that aren't on your radar yet. Here's why these seven firms are worth your attention.
Microsoft, Facebook Team Up To Build Cross-Atlantic Cable
News  |  5/27/2016
Microsoft and Facebook are joining forces to construct the "MAREA" undersea cable, which will deliver high-speed connectivity across the Atlantic.
FedRAMP Is Too Complicated, Not Secure Enough: Survey
News  |  5/26/2016
The FedRAMP standard for federal agency use of cloud services has too many complications in its operations and lacks the assurance of security, according to the results of a MeriTalk survey.
How TD Bank Is Transforming Its Data Infrastructure
News  |  5/25/2016
TD Bank has embarked on an effort to transform traditional banking data infrastructure into a more modern system built on a new application framework and APIs. This system leverages TD Bank's data to deliver insights on-demand.
Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups
News  |  5/24/2016
Microsoft is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services.
Rancher Labs Attracts VC Funding With Container Management System
News  |  5/24/2016
Rancher Labs is gaining traction since launching version 1.0 of its container management system and pulling in $20 million in venture capital funding.
Big Data, Analytics Sales Will Reach $187 Billion By 2019
News  |  5/24/2016
Market research firm IDC forecasts a 50% increase in revenues from the sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware, and services between 2015 and 2019. Services will account for the biggest chunk of revenue, with banking and manufacturing-led industries poised to spend the most.
Exar Finds Success Moving Oracle Database To AWS
News  |  5/23/2016
Exar Corp., the Fremont, Calif., chip maker, needed to upgrade its Oracle database at a time of cost reduction and transition. Here's how it moved it to the AWS cloud.
Florida Crystals CIO: Cloud Is The Sweet Spot For IT Success
Commentary  |  5/23/2016
Florida Crystals is a multibillion-dollar sugar production company with no on-premises servers. Here's why CIO Don Whittington is happy keeping it that way.
SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/22/2016
Cloud, data, and artificial intelligence were hot topics for several major players this week, including SAP and Google. We've got these latest developments and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended May 22, 2016.
HPE Offers IoT Platform To Build, Analyze Data
News  |  5/20/2016
With eye toward the future, HP Enterprise is now offering a vendor-neutral and multiple network supporting platform for building and analyzing data from the Internet of Things.
AWS Offers New Options For Running SAP HANA On EC2
News  |  5/19/2016
AWS is launching a new, memory-optimized instance on EC2 dubbed X1 that aims to make it easier to run SAP's HANA in-memory database. The announcement comes on the heels of a deal between SAP and Microsoft.
Salesforce Earnings: CEO Marc Benioff Heaps Love On AWS
News  |  5/19/2016
In unscripted remarks during Salesforce's first-quarter earnings call with analysts, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that Amazon's Jeff Bezos and he and are planning an expanded partnership.
ServiceNow Adds Azure To Its Cloud Management Front End
News  |  5/18/2016
ServiceNow previously automated services for internal customers using AWS and VMware; now it's added the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Microsoft, SAP Are Bringing HANA To Azure
News  |  5/17/2016
Microsoft and SAP will expand their partnership by delivering Office 365 integration and SAP HANA on Azure.
Virtualization Market Now 'Mature,' Gartner Finds
News  |  5/16/2016
Virtualization has been the biggest trend in the enterprise data center for over a decade. Now, however, new license revenues have plateaued, according to new research from Gartner.
AWS IoT Button Lets Devs Customize In The Cloud
News  |  5/16/2016
A programmable version of Amazon's Dash Button, the IoT Button, allows developers to trigger custom actions through Amazon Web Services.
IBM Watson: Machine-Of-All-Trades
Slideshows  |  5/16/2016
From fashion to food to healthcare, IBM's Watson has many guises across different industries. Here's a look at some of the work IBM's AI system has been doing since its Jeopardy! heyday.
AWS Discovery Service Aims To Ease Legacy Migration Pain
News  |  5/13/2016
AWS executives have come to view the mixed legacy environment as one of the barriers to cloud adoption. Without automated help, it's a painful process to capture an application's interdependencies. AWS Application Discovery will do that.
MarkLogic 9 Enhances Security, Adds Optic API
News  |  5/13/2016
Pitching itself as the NoSQL database for the enterprise, MarkLogic unveiled version 9 of its platform at its user conference. It adds a host of new security features, plus new data management capabilities to help organizations wrangle structured and unstructured data.
Salesforce Outage: Can Customers Trust The Cloud?
News  |  5/12/2016
Salesforce experienced an outage and service disruption to the NA14 instance, sending customers to Twitter to complain and organizations to evaluate the best way to work with cloud software providers.
Microsoft Azure Expands Into Canada, South Korea
News  |  5/12/2016
Microsoft is investing $15 billion to establish the Azure Cloud as a worldwide presence. Canada and South Korea are part of its expansion roadmap.
Facebook Open/R: From Bridging Gaps To Network App Dev
News  |  5/12/2016
In the process of developing Terragraph, a network aimed to bring wireless Internet access to dense urban environments, Facebook has made strides in network application development. Here's why its Open/R platform -- slated to be offered to the open source community -- could eventually influence enterprise network development as we know it.
Nvidia Car Learns To Drive By Watching Humans
News  |  5/11/2016
With a convolutional neural network, Nvidia researchers have trained a car to drive using video captured during road trips taken by people.
Docker Security Scanning Protects Container Software Stack
News  |  5/11/2016
Docker addresses vulnerabilities that can creep into the container's software stack with its just released Security Scanning offering.
Hortonworks, Tableau Q1 Returns Show Big Data's Potential
News  |  5/10/2016
The BI company and the big data Hadoop company reported their first quarter results, providing an inside look into the emerging analytics and data software industry. Tableau said it sees slower spending in 2016, while Hortonworks reported nearly double the number of $1 million-plus deals.
CoreOS Gets $28 Million For Tectonic Container System Development
News  |  5/9/2016
CoreOS has lined up Google Ventures behind the ongoing development of its Kubernetes-based Tectonic container deployment.
Storm Ventures' Ryan Floyd Sees A SaaS-y Future
News  |  5/9/2016
Storm Ventures' Ryan Floyd sees a future rich with software-as-a-service providers capitalizing on services available in the cloud.
7 Ways Cloud Computing Propels IT Security
Slideshows  |  5/8/2016
A spate of high-profile public and private cloud security breaches is helping to push advancements in security such as encryption. Here's a look at 7 ways the cloud may be the largest driver of IT security today.
Data, Analytics In Spotlight At Elite 100: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/8/2016
InformationWeek unveiled its Elite 100 winners this week at its annual conference in Las Vegas. The top 5 projects this year all put the focus on data and analytics. Here's our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 8, 2016.
Intermountain Healthcare Balances IoT Adoption And Security Vigilance
News  |  5/6/2016
Intermountain, a Salt Lake City healthcare provider, innovates with Internet-connected patient devices, but clamps down on security exposures when it sees them.
In Cloud Adoption Rush, Don't Forget To Invest In IT
News  |  5/6/2016
In an Interop Cloud Connect session, Mark Thiele advocates a balanced approach to adopting public cloud services. At the same time, Thiele believes that maintaining IT staff still important.
Technicolor's Cloud Transition Enables Hollywood-As-A-Service
News  |  5/4/2016
Technicolor provides services to content creators and distributors in Hollywood, but the company faced challenges scaling to storage requirements that were projected to grow 100 times over. Here's how the company's new CIO transitioned the organization to embrace elastic cloud-focused services.
PayPal's Path To Independence: A Tale Of Cloud Innovation
News  |  5/3/2016
PayPal navigated its separation and independence from eBay in a seven-month accelerated transition. On the big day, all systems were go. Learn how the creative use of cloud technologies, and a remarkable degree of employee collaboration, earned the company a 2016 Elite 100 Award in the category of Best Use Of Cloud Services.
Capital One 'Galvanized' By Wallet Development
News  |  5/3/2016
Capital One had to loosen up controls to allow development of a new mobile app, Wallet, but the 20-year-old firm benefited in the long run.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Past Winners Talk Strategy, Best Practices
News  |  5/3/2016
How are the top IT leaders at the top companies grappling with digital transformation, the third platform, the rise of analytics and big data, and other industry shifts? We asked them during the opening session of the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference. Here's what they said.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Launches June 1
News  |  5/2/2016
Microsoft confirms it will release the final version of its SQL Server 2016 database management software on June 1.
Amazon's First-Quarter Results Should Silence Critics
News  |  5/2/2016
Amazon turned in a strong first quarter, with sales growing 28% worldwide on an expanding Prime customer base. The company's AWS division also posted solid earnings.


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