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Feds Pull Plug On 'One Stop' Cloud Portal
News  |  11/30/2012
The General Services Administration plans to decommission Uncle Sam's Apps.gov site, which was supposed to make it easy for agencies to acquire software as a service.
Apple iTunes 11: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  11/30/2012
Take a closer look at Apple iTunes 11 and see how the venerable music application and e-commerce interface has been redesigned for the better.
Workday Posts Strong Start As Public Firm
News  |  11/28/2012
Workday post-IPO financial results exceed expectations and it sets lofty goals for market share gains against Oracle and SAP.
Amazon Web Services Slashes Storage Prices
News  |  11/28/2012
At its first developers conference, Re:Invent, Amazon features customers like Netflix and NASDAQ and disses its software firm rivals.
Google Street View Hits The Slopes
News  |  11/28/2012
Google Street View captures a variety of images and locations and distances itself from privacy concerns.
Salesforce.com Wants Developers To Think Big
Commentary  |  11/27/2012
With Identity and Canvas plans, Salesforce can begin to provide services to enterprise applications that were thought to have been totally separate from CRM.
Google Links Gmail To Drive For Huge Attachments
News  |  11/27/2012
Gmail users can now attach files as large as 10 GB, in a manner of speaking.
Is There A Case For Ditching Dropbox?
Commentary  |  11/27/2012
Competing vendors who come at CIOs with a "more secure" file sync solution are missing the point.
Next Valley View: Tech's Feisty Upstarts
Commentary  |  11/26/2012
Watch November 28 at 11 PT as our live Web TV show brings you up to speed on how Dwolla, Exec, SugarSync and others are upsetting the status quo.
10 Cloud Computing Pioneers
Slideshows  |  11/20/2012
Cloud computing has rewritten decades of technology rules. Take a closer look at 10 innovators who helped make it possible.
5 Innovative Ideas For Enterprise CIOs
Commentary  |  11/19/2012
The role of the CIO is changing rapidly. These innovations could help you keep pace and increase the value of your business.
6 Ways Amazon Cloud Helped Obama Win
News  |  11/16/2012
Amazon Web Services played a starring role in President Obama's quest for a second term.
Could Private IT Best Practices Save Feds $220 Billion?
News  |  11/14/2012
Wiser use of technology can save the government money, cut healthcare costs and improve services, according to an American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council report.
E2 Innovate Keynoters: Set IT Free
News  |  11/13/2012
Google CIO Ben Fried evangelizes the value of employee technology choice, while IDC's Michael Fauscette sees a future in which all enterprise systems will be social.
Vets. Dept. Signs $36 Million HP-Microsoft Cloud Deal
News  |  11/13/2012
Department of Veterans Affairs will move 600,000 users to Microsoft's cloud email and collaboration services in one of the biggest cloud computing deals to date.
Google Says Government Surveillance Growing
News  |  11/13/2012
Demands for Google user data and content takedowns are on the rise, some of which are not legitimate.
Cloud File-Sharing Fans Get Secure New Options
News  |  11/13/2012
Accellion allows cloud file sharing to reach into SharePoint, with other document management systems to follow. Meanwhile, FileLocker offers private key encryption option.
Acer Offers C7 Chromebook For $199
News  |  11/12/2012
Latest Chrome OS notebook sports an Intel Celeron chip -- and needs cooling fan, unlike ARM-based Samsung entry.
IT's Future: Less Building, More Bundling
Commentary  |  11/9/2012
With human resources, marketing and other departments going in different technological directions, IT's new mission is to tie all the company's services securely together.
Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager Tackles BYOD
News  |  11/7/2012
Dell said its Wyse acquisition would lead to BYOD progress -- and with its new mobile management tool, the company finally shows its hand.
Microsoft Office For Android, iOS In The Works
News  |  11/7/2012
Microsoft may bring limited Office functionality to Android and iOS smartphones and tablets in 2013.
When IT Becomes A One Man Show
News  |  11/5/2012
Investment firm Hearthstone laid off its IT team during the economic downturn. CTO Rob Meltz turned to cloud services and virtualization to keep the business running and growing.
5 Ways To Survive The Coming IT Apocalypse
Commentary  |  11/5/2012
We IT leaders say we believe in the new ways. But we won't survive if our actions don't match our words.
Microsoft Launches Office, Azure Services In China
News  |  11/5/2012
Microsoft's Windows Azure services and Office 365 cloud-based apps will be made available to millions of potential business customers in 33 cities in China.
Savvis Challenges Amazon With On-Demand IaaS
News  |  11/1/2012
Savvis offering competes directly with Amazon Web Services. Coming soon: daisy-chained data centers that allow systems in one locale to automatically fail over to another.
Cloud Security Frameworks: Big Data, Architecture, and Colin Chapman
News  |  11/1/2012
I have a passion for anything with wheels, wings and more recently, float planes. Now I'm going to use this passion to make a point about cloud security.
Why Private Clouds Will Prevail
Commentary  |  11/1/2012
Stu Laura, our irascible CIO, discusses the promise and pressures of private clouds.
EPA Chooses Cloud For Email
News  |  11/1/2012
Environmental Protection Agency moves to Microsoft 365, adds to stream of government agencies choosing cloud-based email and collaboration services.


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