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The Clouds Are Different Over China
Commentary  |  12/11/2017
US-based cloud vendors face unique challenges in China, raising the possibility that Chinese cloud vendors might be able to gain leadership roles in the global cloud market.
Five Emerging Requirements Impacting Hybrid Cloud Strategies
Commentary  |  12/8/2017
As companies turn to the hybrid cloud to future-proof business and innovate faster, there are some emerging needs that they should address.
The Hidden Costs of Open Source Security Software
Commentary  |  12/8/2017
Open source software isn't free, whether looked at in terms of hard dollars or in missed opportunities.
Hybrid Cloud – You’re Doing It Wrong
Commentary  |  12/7/2017
As organizations move to hybrid clouds they have to adjust their thinking and how they look at key concepts.
Monitoring Cloud Performance: Pass the Aspirin
Commentary  |  12/6/2017
Few tools exist to measure or fix multi-cloud problems. Help is on the way; major software vendors are addressing the issue.
Going All-In with Managed Services, the Right Way
Commentary  |  12/5/2017
Utilizing managed services can be cost efficient for an enterprise, but be sure to look beyond cost to how you manage those managed service providers.
Beware Analytics' Mid-Life Crisis
Commentary  |  12/4/2017
Analytics is spreading out to more departments that want to optimize their operations, but that may give users a false sense of freedom from IT. Here are some dynamics currently affecting IT.
Amazon Pumps Out New Database and Machine Learning Services
News  |  11/30/2017
Amazon's announcements at AWS Re:Invent continue to extend AWS offerings far beyond basic infrastructure services.
9 Ways to Reduce Latency When Connecting to Public Clouds
Slideshows  |  11/28/2017
The more companies rely on cloud applications, the more important it becomes to be proactive in ensuring that latency and quality issues are kept to a minimum.
Pumping up the SPS Customer Experience with Kenandy
Commentary  |  11/20/2017
The Amazon experience isn't just for consumer-facing applications. Imagine what it can do for a traditional company.
Tech Vendors to Watch in 2018
Commentary  |  11/14/2017
Browse through the hottest vendors in cloud, DevOps, infrastructure, security, and data and analytics.
25 Data & Analytics Vendors at the Forefront in 2018
Commentary  |  11/13/2017
Businesses are updating their approaches to data analytics as the competitive landscape changes. We explore the trends, technologies, and vendors leading the way.
Cloud Vendors Leading the Charge in 2018
Commentary  |  11/13/2017
Our roundup features the top cloud providers as well as technology vendors offering tools for managing cloud environments.
Larry Ellison, the Original Source of Tech #FakeNews
Commentary  |  11/7/2017
Oracle's Larry Ellison attacked AWS and Splunk, and drew plenty of rebuttals.
The Cloud: We're Not in 2012 Any More
News  |  11/6/2017
Forrester's upcoming cloud 2018 predictions report, scheduled for release tomorrow, highlights just how dramatic developments in security, analytics, and applications tools have advanced the cloud.
CRM: Back for Another Round
Commentary  |  11/1/2017
New capabilities in CRM and digital marketing solutions require a strategic reassessment.
9 Tips for Managing Cloud Services on a Budget
Slideshows  |  10/26/2017
We share 9 steps you can take to save on the cost of cloud services, with the keywords being shop around, planning, and diligence.
Advice for SMBs Adopting the Cloud
Advice for SMBs Adopting the Cloud
InformationWeek Videos  |  10/24/2017
Interop ITX speaker Rob Hiltbrand, director of technology for The Liberty Group, shared how their IT team managed a growth from four to 19 offices with the cloud.
IT, OT, IoT: Does Hitachi Have a Dictionary for This Alphabet Soup?
News  |  10/23/2017
Drawing on a long history in the industrial space and as an IT supplier, Hitachi has mapped out its own strategy for the industrial IoT.
Management Tools Bring Structure to Multi-Cloud Environments
News  |  10/19/2017
New tools help enterprises organize and maximize their expanding multiple cloud infrastructure.
Azure Stack and Comparisons with Eucalyptus
News  |  10/13/2017
Microsoft's Azure Stack is another cloud provider move to validate the hybrid cloud.But will it succeed?
While AWS and VMware Draw Closer, Amazon Still Looks to Dominate
News  |  10/9/2017
AWS and VMware now are partners but it might be only a matter of time before AWS moves to take its own path.
Reduce SaaS App Fragmentation for Workforce Efficiency
Commentary  |  10/3/2017
New tools and technologies can help employees work smarter, but only if they are integrated and data silos are broken down.
Moving the Cloud Closer to the Business
Commentary  |  10/2/2017
We will soon reach the point where connectivity to cloud resources is going to become a serious issue in terms of real-time computing functions. So, how do we bring the cloud closer to us?
Your Shadow IT Strategy Is Broken
Commentary  |  9/29/2017
It's time for IT groups to stop fighting the tide and work with business units to support shadow IT.
Vlocity and its Role in Helping Salesforce’s $20B target
News  |  9/25/2017
Backed by Salesforce and Accenture and focused on vertical industry markets, Vlocity has established itself as a important cloud player.
An IT Pro Takes the Dive into Deep Learning
Commentary  |  9/21/2017
IT professional Rich Casselberry experimented with deep learning using online tools and came away with interesting results.
IT Department Hiring Now at Zero Growth
News  |  9/19/2017
There may be evidence that the movement to cloud computing and workplace automation is slowing IT hiring.
Plante Moran Takes Agile Approach During Microsoft Cloud Migration
Plante Moran Takes Agile Approach During Microsoft Cloud Migration
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/18/2017
Amy Moore, rapid application development team leader for Plante Moran visited the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to take us through their process for moving their nearly 10-year-old legacy intranet over to the Microsoft suite of cloud products.
Cloud Computing Spurs Hybrid Architecture Adoption
News  |  9/14/2017
Enterprises turn to the hybrid cloud for disaster recovery, data archiving and other applications.
'We Really Don't Know Clouds At All'
Commentary  |  9/12/2017
Just how quickly are enterprises moving workloads to the cloud? InformationWeek is searching for the answer.
How the Cloud Can Help Cure Cancer
Commentary  |  8/21/2017
The experience of Angelina Jolie highlights how cloud computing can help address cancer by cutting the cost of genomic sequencing and enabling data sharing.
Cloud Vendor Lock-In a Risk Worth Taking
News  |  8/21/2017
New Forrester research finds that prices for AWS and Azure are still competitive, but customers should be wary of lock-in on SasS products such as Salesforce and Oracle.
Digital Transformation: 5 Strategies for Success
News  |  8/21/2017
The CFA Institute has embarked on a digital transformation project that takes a human-centered approach to modernizing IT and migrating to the cloud.
9 Cloud Certifications Worth Your Time and Money
Slideshows  |  8/14/2017
For IT professionals who want to advance their careers with new skills, certifications in cloud technology and management are a good bet.
Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence
Commentary  |  8/4/2017
Enterprise data centers aren't going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives.
Future Software: Only as Good as the People Who Build It
Commentary  |  8/2/2017
In a world increasingly dependent on software, we may need to develop the art of falling back to the most recent system that worked.
NIST, IEEE Pair Up to Drive Cloud Interoperability
News  |  8/1/2017
Two major standards bodies have grabbed the bull by the horns in an attempt to make workloads and services mobile across clouds.
Cloud Technology Partners: Combat the Cloud Resistance
News  |  7/27/2017
It might seem unlikely, but the sweeping change brought about by a cloud implementation sometimes breeds its own resistance.
Have We Reached Collaboration Conflict? Time for Glue
Commentary  |  7/26/2017
A swarm of collaboration tools in the typical enterprise presents challenges such as data silos and tool overload for managers. The solution just might be more, but better, tools.
Accenture: Seek Business Value in Digital Transformation
News  |  7/25/2017
Mike Sutcliff says Accenture Digital helps companies transition from legacy to digital operations to resist disruption, find new customers.
Old Database Problems In a New Guise: As a Service
News  |  7/24/2017
ScaleArc: If cloud services are the "white knight" sent to solve IT problems, then database as a service is going to fall short.
Cloud Outages: Who’s at Fault?
Commentary  |  7/19/2017
Cloud outages do happen. So, how can you and your IT group minimize the impact on the company?
Amazon's Efficient Distribution Key to Winning Consumers
Commentary  |  7/18/2017
Amazon's online ordering started the company's success; efficient distribution will continue to expand its retail footprint.
Not Easy To Get To Digital Transformation Jump-off Point
News  |  7/14/2017
The Hackett Group has attempted to define how a company gets to the digital transformation stage in its latest statistical report.
CompTIA: IT Skills Gap Appears to be Growing
News  |  7/12/2017
A survey of 600 IT and business professionals finds more new skills are needed to keep the business up to date and competitive.
Can Amazon Disrupt More Markets? Let Me Count the Ways
Commentary  |  7/11/2017
Amazon may be poised to enter the pharmacy as well as grocery business; it trains customers to expect quick delivery.
Cloud Computing 2017: Special Report
Commentary  |  7/10/2017
Get a clear picture of the state of cloud computing from our research of actual usage in IT organizations.
Pedal to the Pavement: Chinese VCs Take on Ride Hailing
Commentary  |  7/10/2017
Chinese giants Alibaba and Tencent to challenge the world in bicycle rentals, while spiffing up their digital services.
Greene: Advanced Services to Fuel Google Cloud Leadership
News  |  7/6/2017
Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene predicts Google's expanding, advance cloud services will soon place it among the Gartner designated leaders.
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