Business Technology News and Commentary - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in January 2015
Bill Gates, Office for Android, Outlook Upgrade: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/31/2015
This week, we analyze Microsoft's earnings call, question Windows 10, listen to Bill Gates, and glimpse at Outlook for iOS and Android.
Amazon's Cloud Business: New Openness, Products, Competition In 2015
News  |  1/30/2015
Amazon will reveal its cloud computing service revenue for the first time later this year, bringing new insights while cloud competition sharpens.
Data Analyst: Does Everybody Need To Be One?
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
Microsoft Power BI and IBM Watson Analytics attempt to make data analysis accessible to all. But don't confuse access to tools with reaching correct and valuable conclusions.
Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
News  |  1/29/2015
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
5 Critical Cloud Security Practices
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
CloudPassage CTO Amrit Williams details five steps to achieve a level of cloud security that goes beyond mere compliance.
How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control.
When Agile Falls Short: iRise CEO
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
As iRise launches its ambitious cloud-based visualization platform, CEO Emmet Keeffe tells us agile doesn't actually work on the vast majority of projects.
Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
News  |  1/28/2015
Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT.
FCC: Stop Blocking Personal WiFi
News  |  1/28/2015
Great news for travelers: Hotels and other businesses cannot interfere with your personal WiFi hotspot.
Oracle Service Cloud Upgraded, Explained
News  |  1/28/2015
Oracle adds co-browsing to cloud service suite formerly known as RightNow. Here's a fresh look at Oracle's cloud customer-service portfolio.
VMware: Cloud Management, Virtual Networking Paid Off In 2014
News  |  1/28/2015
VMware predicts better than 10% growth in 2015 as subscriptions become a larger part its revenue.
When Facebook's Down, Thousands Slow Down
News  |  1/28/2015
When Facebook went down this week, thousands of websites linked to the social media site also slowed down, according to Dynatrace.
Cloud ERP: 9 Emerging Options
Slideshows  |  1/28/2015
ERP no longer equals on-premises. Is the ultimate legacy software ready to drive the next wave of cloud adoption?
Microsoft Power BI Makeover: 6 Big Improvements
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft's revamp of its cloud-based Power BI will challenge IBM, Tableau, and other business intelligence vendors. Here are six new ways it should appeal to users.
Microsoft: Cloud, Surface Rise While Profits Fall
News  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft's latest earnings report reflects "momentum through transition" as cloud products and its Surface tablet strengthen, while profit drops.
Molina Healthcare Looks To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
News  |  1/27/2015
The Fortune 500 company expects operating savings from this private cloud strategy, using Nutanix appliances.
Microsoft Power BI Gets 'Freemium,' Visual Makeover
News  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft Power BI revamp undercuts IBM Watson Analytics and Tableau with "freemium" services and data-visualization software.
SAP On Cloud HR: Q&A With Mike Ettling
Commentary  |  1/27/2015
SAP has combined SuccessFactors and on-premises HR apps into a single business. Unit president Mike Ettling talks Workday, Oracle, and the "journey" to cloud HR.
Google OKs Docker Container Registry Service
News  |  1/27/2015
Google adds Docker container registry and encryption service to keep customers' containerized workloads private and secure.
5 Cloud Contract Traps To Avoid
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015
A cloud contract is just that, a contract. As such, it carries with it all of the normal pitfalls of a contractual relationship -- and a few specialized ones. Here's how to identify and avoid the risks.
Docker: Less Controversy, More Container Adoption In 2015
News  |  1/26/2015
Docker CEO Ben Golub shrugs off the Rocket project flap, says Docker is well positioned for enterprise uptake in the coming year.
Cloud SLAs: Improvements Still Needed
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
There's been a slight improvement in cloud SLAs as leading service providers like HP, Amazon, and Google guarantee 99.95% uptime by the month, not year. But performance issues remain.
10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015
With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
IBM Can't Shrink Its Way To Greatness
Commentary  |  1/21/2015
IBM saw revenue declines in every major business unit in 2014. Can the company do more than please investors with fatter margins?
VMware Offers 'One-Button' Disaster Recovery In Cloud
News  |  1/20/2015
VMware has added disaster recovery to its public cloud environment that makes use of existing, on-premises vSphere software and capabilities.
SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP
News  |  1/20/2015
SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicts fast growth through 2020, previews S4 Hana, a new suite of "simplified" ERP software.
Integration Moves Into The Cloud In 2015
Commentary  |  1/19/2015
If development is moving into the cloud, application integration should soon follow, argues George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit.
FreeBSD Gains Ground With Small Cloud Providers
News  |  1/19/2015
Can this 30-year-old version of Unix help DigitalOcean and other cloud startups compete with the likes of Amazon?
Google Glass Killed: For Now
News  |  1/16/2015
The Google Glass Explorer Program is shutting down for now, but this isn't the end of the company's plans for Glass or wearable computing.
Fiber Mountain Sees Redesigned Data Center Nets
News  |  1/16/2015
Fiber Mountain's goal is to make data center networks more scalable with fiber and photonic switches, creating "the programmable light path."
How To Mess Up IT Budgeting In 2015
Commentary  |  1/16/2015
Two shifts have rocked the IT world: speed and constant upgrades. Factor those in or your budgets won't address reality.
TIBCO Spotfire Joins Simplified Analytics Bandwagon
News  |  1/16/2015
TIBCO eases analysis with a Spotfire Cloud Recommendations feature that suggests best-fit visualizations. Can it leapfrog IBM, SAS, and Tableau?
Microsoft Trails Amazon, Google In Cloud Reliability
News  |  1/15/2015
CloudHarmony's benchmarking report on cloud service reliability shows Amazon shines in compute, Google in storage.
Gartner Gives Thumbs Up To Docker Security
News  |  1/14/2015
Docker containers isolate resources similar to Linux or virtual machine hypervisors, but fall short with management and administration, Gartner analyst says.
Google Domains Service Opens For Business
News  |  1/14/2015
US residents can now purchase and manage Internet domains through Google.
Oracle Details Cloud Cost-Cut Plan
News  |  1/14/2015
Oracle president Thomas Kurian touts IT cost savings through cloud software automation. Will "transparent" pricing and fixed-price consulting seal the deal?
Amazon Trumps Microsoft With C4 Virtual Servers
News  |  1/13/2015
Amazon outstrips Microsoft's new Azure offering with launch of C4 Xlarge, a 36-virtual-CPU server instance.
Google Launches Cloud Application Performance Tool
News  |  1/13/2015
Google Cloud Trace will help developers identify where the slowest user interactions are occurring with an application running on App Engine.
Salesforce.com Sees Upswing In Social Marketing
News  |  1/13/2015
Salesforce.com survey finds marketers are shifting to social and mobile to reach younger consumers, prompting a shift in enterprise tech spending.
Verizon Cloud Outage Draws Overblown Angst
Commentary  |  1/12/2015
Verizon Cloud's planned 40-hour outage set off outraged critics, but long-term implications will make the cloud service more stable and more competitive.
University Of Phoenix Finds Payoff In Private Cloud
News  |  1/9/2015
Apollo Education Group implements vCloud classroom system to help track and analyze student data to improve academic outcome.
Microsoft Matches Amazon With Cloud Crypto Key Storage
News  |  1/9/2015
Microsoft's Azure cloud adds encryption key storage service, Docker Linux containers, and other features to better compete with Amazon.
Stop Hamstringing Online Innovators
Commentary  |  1/8/2015
The case of Zenefits in Utah shows what's at stake when regulators go too far in the name of competitive "fairness."
Oracle Must Reform, Says Software Licensing Group
News  |  1/6/2015
Oracle gets poor marks on audit and licensing practices, according to the Campaign for Clear Licensing, so the group is calling for change.


The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
News
IT Employment Trending Up; Data, Cybersecurity Skills in Demand
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  11/11/2020
Slideshows
The Ever-Expanding List of C-Level Technology Positions
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  11/10/2020
Commentary
How to Approach Your Mission-Critical Big Data Strategy
Mary E. Shacklett, Mary E. Shacklett,  11/17/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Why Chatbots Are So Popular Right Now
In this IT Trend Report, you will learn more about why chatbots are gaining traction within businesses, particularly while a pandemic is impacting the world.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll