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Sony Fallout: The Terrorists Win Our Networks
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
It's time to get serious. Sony hack may mark the end of enterprise networks as we know them.
9 Cloud Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
In 2015, expect to see the cloud mature as a platform for hybrid operations, with cloud data centers achieving new efficiencies through containers.
2014: IT's Good, Bad, & Ugly
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Take a look back at some of the most memorable IT incidents -- for good and bad -- over the past year.
Docker, CoreOS Push Containers To Center Stage
News  |  12/29/2014
Containers aren't just good for developers. They're good for cloud workloads, if their supporters can get the security right.
Boxever Implements DevOps, Continuous Delivery On Amazon
News  |  12/23/2014
Travel analytics firm Boxever thrives while executing three or four updates a day to its core systems on Cassandra in Amazon cloud.
Microsoft: 5 Must-Do's In 2015
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
Microsoft had a strong 2014. To continue its momentum, the company has some work to do next year.
Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed On Bad Code
News  |  12/22/2014
Microsoft's analysis of Nov. 18 Azure outage indicates engineers' decision to widely deploy misconfigured code triggered major cloud outage.
Startup Profile: Seculert Prioritizes Response Over Prevention
Commentary  |  12/22/2014
The cloud security newcomer Seculert aims to identify and validate data breaches to enable faster response and remediation.
MyWebGrocer Taps Power Of API
News  |  12/19/2014
Online ad/coupon service uses API tools to provide targeted advertising for retailers and useful information to consumers.
Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features
News  |  12/19/2014
Microsoft beta tests Power BI dashboards, visualizations, connectors, and an iPad app just as IBM launches a rival cloud-based BI service.
Amazon, VMware On Collision Course
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
At this year's Re:Invent conference, Amazon showcased new features and agility plans that could push it solidly ahead of its cloud competitors.
IBM Brags Of 49 Cloud Data Centers
News  |  12/18/2014
IBM promised 40 SoftLayer cloud data centers globally by the end of 2014. Through a partnership with Equinix, it's ending the year with 49.
Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  12/17/2014
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
3 OpenStack Predictions For 2015
Commentary  |  12/17/2014
VMware customers will surge, Debian will become the vendor-neutral platform, and instability will lose its cool factor.
Analytics Showdown: Should Apps Be Simpler, Or Smarter?
Commentary  |  12/17/2014
Qlik, Tableau, and Salesforce.com are betting on simple analytic applications, while veterans IBM and SAS push smarter. What do you need?
Atlantic.Net Cloud Stretches To The Pacific
News  |  12/16/2014
Small, low-cost IaaS provider opens its first West Coast cloud facility.
SpaceCurve Promises Real-Time Location Insight
News  |  12/16/2014
SpaceCurve takes on Oracle and other database vendors with a geospatial platform that brings location analytics to streaming apps.
DigitalOcean Displays 'Meteroic' Rise As Web Host
News  |  12/15/2014
Netcraft survey on world's largest web hosts shows DigitalOcean has risen to No. 3 from 568th place two years ago.
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Big Data Tool Analyzes Intentions: Cool Or Creepy?
News  |  12/15/2014
Lexalytics intention analysis tool determines what you're going to do before you do it, the company says. This goes beyond sentiment analysis.
Amazon Expands OpsWorks For On-Premises Server Management
News  |  12/12/2014
AWS embraces hybrid cloud by extending OpsWorks server management to systems assigned to run in customers' data centers.
Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Details
News  |  12/12/2014
Microsoft on January 21 plans to disclose more details on the OS's touch-focused, consumer-oriented side.
Top 5 Enterprise Applications Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/12/2014
Here's a yearend toast to the top headlines in cloud, mobile, integrated marketing, embedded analytics, and software license management in 2014.
Salesforce.com Says Build Your Own App Store
News  |  12/11/2014
Salesforce AppExchange Store Builder lets companies create their own app stores for business-to-business or business-to-consumer use.
Windows 10 Likely To Go Freemium, Analysts Say
News  |  12/10/2014
Microsoft needs new ways to generate revenue, and a subscription-based Windows 10 version is a likely approach. But consumers may get a basic version for free.
Box Counters Dropbox With Enterprise Security Initiative
News  |  12/10/2014
Box launches Box Trust, a network of verified security vendors, and a new app to secure content accessed from mobile devices.
Forrester: Wearables Interest Businesses More Than Consumers
News  |  12/10/2014
Companies see wearables as tools to improve operational efficiency and enhance the customer experience, Forrester report says.
Developers See ROI For Continuous Delivery Via Cloud
News  |  12/10/2014
Developers find the pay-off for DevOps and continuous delivery comes with cloud, Evans Data survey says.
Google In 2015: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
Forget "peak Google." The year ahead will bring slower but continued expansion and diversification.
Docker Is Hot But Won't Eat The World -- Yet
Commentary  |  12/9/2014
Scalr CEO Sebastian Stadil talks Docker's usability and the pros and cons of using containers in IT, not yet a gold standard.
Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
News  |  12/8/2014
Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
Amazon Says Expansion Worth Price
News  |  12/8/2014
After a Moody's credit rating downgrade, Amazon will pay a higher rate to borrow than well-funded competitors, such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google, but says business expansion will pay.
Docker Founder Must Right His Ship
Commentary  |  12/5/2014
After some controversy this week, Docker needs to show it has the maturity needed to manage an open source project.
SAP Seals Concur Deal: Desperate Or Strategic?
Commentary  |  12/5/2014
SAP finalizes its purchase of cloud-based travel-and-expense management vendor Concur. Is it a coup or a misfit?
Google Gives Raise To Top Partner Companies
News  |  12/4/2014
By revising its partner program, Google hopes to better accommodate the needs of business customers.
IBM Watson Analytics Goes Public
News  |  12/4/2014
IBM opens beta use of its cloud-based, freemium data analysis service. Will natural-language interaction simplify number crunching?
Rocket Vs. Docker Will Come Down To DevOps
Commentary  |  12/4/2014
Whether CoreOS's Rocket successfully challenges Docker's lead in cloud containers will come down to which gets DevOps right.
Cloud Storage Is Inevitable, So Plan For It
Commentary  |  12/4/2014
Simply buying more on-premises data storage without evaluating cloud-based storage alternatives could be a costly mistake.
Amazon Streamlines Reserved Instance Pricing, Options
News  |  12/3/2014
Faced with frequent complaints about complexity, Amazon stripped down the number of Reserved Instance types and simplified its billing.
Rocket Challenges Docker On Cloud Containers
News  |  12/3/2014
Linux company CoreOS launches an alternative to Docker as a lean building block for future cloud environments.
Cloud Storage: 8 Ways You're Wasting Money
Slideshows  |  12/3/2014
Don't fall into the "cheap" and "easy" cloud trap. Know how you're spending your money -- and why.
Holiday Shoppers Got Better Mobile Response Times
News  |  12/2/2014
Major retailers minimized wait times for mobile users over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping weekend. Exceptions included Best Buy and Staples.
9 Google Apps Tips: Productivity Boosters
Slideshows  |  12/2/2014
Check out these little-known Google Apps features that can make you more efficient and less irritated.
Google Glass With Intel Inside: Form Must Trump Fashion
Commentary  |  12/2/2014
Glass ultimately deserves to be deconstructed. Google's biggest mistake was fusing several technologies that should be separate clip-on hardware modules into a single, inflexible form factor.
Senate Explores Outsourcing Security Services
News  |  12/2/2014
The US Senate might outsource core cyber security support to a managed security service. Candidate tasks include network security monitoring, threat analysis, incident reporting, vulnerability analysis, and security engineering and research.
Nuance Opens PowerShare Images Network To Developers
News  |  12/2/2014
Nuance aims to improve radiologists' workflow not only through PowerShare image-sharing network but industry regulations embedded in clinical decision software.
Sika Meshes Salesforce Customer Data With ERP Apps
News  |  12/1/2014
Sika Group turns to Jitterbit to make Salesforce.com software-as-a-service function with SAP enterprise applications.
IT Chief Of The Year: Bank Of America's Cathy Bessant
News  |  12/1/2014
Bessant leads BofA's 100,000-person technology and operations group as the bank scraps back from financial and regulatory disaster. Her formula: Steady, reliable performance over glitz.
How Bank Of America Taps Tech Startups
News  |  12/1/2014
The bank works with a surprisingly high number of startup vendors, given its size. But it's pushing all its tech suppliers to think differently.
Bank of America Tech Chief Cathy Bessant: What I Believe
News  |  12/1/2014
InformationWeek's 2014 Chief of the Year shares what being a cancer survivor taught her, why she dislikes rock-star CIOs, and more.


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