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'Cloud Native': What It Means, Why It Matters
News  |  7/30/2015
"Cloud native" is starting to mean a set of specific things about how business will run on software, Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji explains.
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
News  |  7/30/2015
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
IBM Cooks Up IoT Developer Community
Commentary  |  7/29/2015
IBM's new developerWorks Recipes is a new community for those that want to want to develop IoT devices on the Big Blue model.
HP Buys ActiveState's PaaS, Stackato
News  |  7/29/2015
HP's Helion Development Platform is based on Stackato, one of the few commercially supported versions of Cloud Foundry.
Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
News  |  7/28/2015
Amazon's Aurora moves from preview to GA. The MySQL-based system is designed as an on-demand system for scalability and performance.
Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google Capture Cloud Market
News  |  7/28/2015
Synergy Research says Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM hold 54% of the cloud market and are growing at a faster rate than the market as a whole.
Amazon's Profitable Q2: Is It Bigger Than Wal-Mart?
News  |  7/27/2015
Amazon's second-quarter earnings showed a small but unexpected profit. Some say the company is now worth more than the world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
News  |  7/22/2015
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down
News  |  7/21/2015
Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results.
Why Cloud Security Beats Your Data Center
Slideshows  |  7/21/2015
Cloud computing has developed a bad reputation for security, but it will soon provide tighter security than traditional on-premises IT. Here's why.
Microsoft Acquires Israeli Cloud Security Firm Adallom
News  |  7/20/2015
Microsoft is dropping $320 million to purchase Adallom, a cloud security specialist that has offices in Tel Aviv and Palo Alto.
State CIOs Need To 'Do The Right Thing,' NASCIO Finds
News  |  7/16/2015
A report commissioned by NASCIO is urging state CIOs to "do the right thing," but what does that really mean?
Programming Without Developers: Jitterbit APIs
News  |  7/15/2015
Jitterbit's Harmony Live is a cloud platform for designing, connecting, and deploying APIs without the help of computer programmers.
9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Slideshows  |  7/15/2015
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Looks To Simplify Big Data
Commentary  |  7/14/2015
Microsoft is planning to release a new suite of tools dubbed Cortana Analytics, which Satya Nadella claims will democratize big data.
Microsoft Azure Updates Target Developers, Partners
Commentary  |  7/13/2015
Microsoft is looking to make Azure more appealing to its community of developers and channel partners as way of countering AWS and Google.
Office For Mac 2016, Phone Biz Layoffs: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/11/2015
A week that brought updates to Office for Mac 2016, Power BI, and Windows 10 also included a massive round of job cuts at Microsoft.
Microsoft Power BI Gets Major Updates
News  |  7/10/2015
Microsoft adds new features to its Power BI preview, which will become generally available on July 24.
AWS API Gateway: Point And Click
News  |  7/9/2015
Amazon Web Services remains the 800-pound gorilla in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service/Platform-as-a-Service marketplace. Announcements at the AWS Summit in New York City added another 100 pounds of substance to the beast.
Cisco MaintenanceNet Deal: Latest In Buying Spree
News  |  7/8/2015
MaintenanceNet is best known for its cloud-based contract management platform ServiceExchange. Cisco's sixth acquisition this year, the deals show the company's move into the recurring revenue model.
Why ISO Certifications Make Sense For IT
Commentary  |  7/8/2015
Certifications from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) are important when considering which vendors to choose for your IT needs. But when was the last time you thought about applying ISO standards to your own internal IT operations?
Google Cloud Console App Misses The Mark For iOS Users
Commentary  |  7/7/2015
Mobile apps for Android and iOS aim to make it easier for IT admins and other users to monitor and manage the Google Cloud Platform. But the iOS version of the app, due later this year, is missing some important features.
Chicago Cloud Computing Tax Is Not Amusing
Commentary  |  7/3/2015
In a new ruling, Chicago is planning to tax cloud-computing services such as Netflix and Apple's new music service. CIOs should pay attention.


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