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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in December 2015
Software Licensing Audits: Is Your Company Prepared?
News  |  12/31/2015
Software licensing audits can cause minor annoyance or excruciating pain, depending on their scope and how ready your enterprise is for the disruption and expense. We take a look at trends in software licensing audits and the ways they impact your IT organization and your business.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
CIO's Guide To Creating Sound Software Contracts
Commentary  |  12/30/2015
Software negotiations often pit a customer against a supplier, each focused on his or her own best interests. To craft a sound deal, CIOs need to understand where potential contract potholes lie and steer around them. Here's what you need to know.
Red Hat Closing In On $2 Billion In Its Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
Red Hat finishes 2015 on a strong financial note, with OpenShift 3.1 positioned as its next-generation cloud application development platform.
Google In 2016: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
Will Google prevail in its legal battles over Android and its search business? Will it thrive under Alphabet? Here are our predictions for Google in 2016.
Oracle Acquires StackEngine, Couchbase Updates Server: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/27/2015
This week, we've got an Oracle acquisition, an update from Couchbase, insight into how CFOs view analytics, and data-driven advice on when it's best to say "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings."
IBM Watson: AI For The Real World
News  |  12/25/2015
IBM Watson, the company's AI cognitive computing platform, has attracted an ecosystem of developers and users who are layering the technology on top of their own to make it even smarter. Here's an update on Watson's evolution and why IBM can confidently assure us it won't ever become HAL.
8 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2016
Slideshows  |  12/23/2015
While 2015 marked the moment when cloud became the go-to platform for enterprise applications and data, there's still plenty of maturing to go. Here's what we expect to see from cloud computing in 2016.
Cloud Foundry Launches Cross-Vendor Cloud Service Certification
News  |  12/21/2015
Cloud Foundry aims to become the cross-vendor platform for producing the next generation of applications with new cloud supplier certification.
Fighting Evil AI, IBM Opens Watson IoT HQ: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/20/2015
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
7 Tech Gifts For Pet Lovers
Slideshows  |  12/18/2015
Because fur and circuits belong together.
Oracle Touts Cloud Revenue Growth In Tough Second Quarter
News  |  12/17/2015
Oracle said that global currency pressure had a negative impact on its total revenues and net profit, which were down for its second quarter. Executives put the focus on the company's relatively small but fast growing cloud revenue instead, at a time when Oracle is moving from its traditional on-premises business to a hybrid cloud approach.
Cloud In 2015: Year Of Shake-up, Consolidation, Advance
News  |  12/16/2015
Cloud computing showed a rapidly changing face in 2015 as many vendors altered their strategies to deal with Amazon's clear dominance. Check out these seven gains and three setbacks that prove how volatile the cloud was over the past year.
7 Tech Causes Worth Supporting
Slideshows  |  12/16/2015
It's better to give than receive, particularly when your gift supports a worthy cause. Here's a look at seven tech-focused charities and nonprofits that fit the bill.
How Cloud, APIs Are Transforming Outsourcing
News  |  12/14/2015
As traditional software outsourcing evolves, cloud service management brings new challenges for organizations.
Hiring Top Data Scientists, Gaming The Office Gift Exchange: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/13/2015
Hadoop distribution companies MapR and Hortonworks are taking real-time streaming one step further than before. MongoDB landed a board member from cloud giant AWS. Find out how to game your office holiday gift exchange. Catch the Big Data Roundup for the week of December 13.
Walmart Jumps Into Crowded Mobile Payment Market
News  |  12/10/2015
Walmart Pay debuts this month, joining the already-crowded mobile payment ranks that include Android Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and many others.
Equinix Urges Enterprise 'Interconnection-First' Strategy
News  |  12/10/2015
Equinix, the operator of 100 data center/telecom hubs, wants to make going to the cloud a pattern for many enterprise communications.
Google For Work Now Boasts Gmail Data Loss Prevention
News  |  12/10/2015
Google for Work customers now have an extra layer of protection against the distribution of sensitive content over Gmail.
Amazon Offers 'Feature-Rich' Active Directory As A Service
News  |  12/10/2015
Amazon adds an enterprise version of Microsoft's Active Directory in its EC2 cloud as a managed service to appeal to enterprise users.
IBM Sells Grocery Store Chain On SoftLayer Cloud
News  |  12/9/2015
Giant Eagle selects IBM for cloud service, primarily due to availability of bare-metal option for legacy IT systems.
Google's Pixel C: Hands-On Review
Slideshows  |  12/9/2015
The first Google-made Android tablet lets you leave your laptop at home, though you may still miss it.
Microsoft Azure Support Added To Red Hat CloudForms Tools
News  |  12/8/2015
Red Hat has stayed out of the public cloud provider role, but it's wading deep into cloud management with CloudForms 4. Support for Microsoft's Azure cloud has been added to its hybrid management approach, with services for additional cloud vendors on the horizon.
Gartner Magic Quadrant: Top Tools For Cleaning Up Your Data
News  |  12/8/2015
Seven companies make it into the Leaders quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Data Quality Tools 2015. See who's in, and why the research firm considers them ahead of the competition.
Open Container Initiative Finds Footing In Linux Foundation
News  |  12/8/2015
Container spec has been sanctioned as a self-governing project under the Linux Foundation umbrella. Next up: election of its Technical Advisory Board.
Windows 10, New Devices, Exec Shakeup: Microsoft's 2015
Slideshows  |  12/8/2015
Microsoft kicked off 2015 with Windows 10, and the updates surrounding hardware, Office, mobile, and cloud continued to snowball throughout the year. Here's a look at 10 notable Microsoft moves in 2015.
BlackBerry: 8 Ways It Can Be Saved
Commentary  |  12/7/2015
BlackBerry continues to underwhelm. Here are eight ways CEO John Chen can turn things around.
Calico Scales Networking To Container Orchestrators
News  |  12/4/2015
Calico open source project extends its reach to CoreOS' Tectonic container orchestrator for cloud container scalability plus security.
11 Cool Ways to Use Machine Learning
Slideshows  |  12/4/2015
Machine learning is becoming widespread, and organizations are using it in a variety of ways, including improving cybersecurity, enhancing recommendation engines, and optimizing self-driving cars. Here's a look at 11 interesting use cases for this technology.
Apple Swift Programming Language Is Now Open Source
News  |  12/4/2015
Swift is the programming language for Apple software going forward. And with its release under the open source Apache 2.0 license, it becomes a potential vehicle for crafting applications that run on Android, Linux, Windows, and other operating systems.
Steve Ballmer: Microsoft Mobile Strategy 'Won't Work'
News  |  12/3/2015
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer thinks Windows Phone should run Android apps and the company should be more open about cloud earnings.
EFF Accuses Google Of Violating Student Privacy
News  |  12/2/2015
A complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission by the Electronic Frontier Foundation claims Google isn't living up to its pledge to protect student privacy.
Amazon Adds 'Dedicated Hosts' To Its Cloud Offerings
News  |  12/2/2015
Amazon has long spurned the move, but a new emphasis on enterprise computing dictates that the company offer single-tenant hosts for customers.
Adobe Flash: Death By 1,000 Cuts
News  |  12/1/2015
Adobe's Flash Professional next year will be called Animate CC, and it will focus on creating HTML5 content.
Microsoft Integrates Cortana, Power BI
News  |  12/1/2015
Microsoft is making the connection between Cortana and Power BI available for public preview starting Dec. 1.
Amazon Revisits Prime Air Delivery By Drone
News  |  12/1/2015
In a video released on Sunday, Jeremy Clarkson describes how Amazon Prime Air will offer deliveries in 30 minutes or less. Eventually.
7 PC Alternatives For Work: Tablets, 2-in-1s, Ultraportables
Slideshows  |  12/1/2015
A recent spate of enterprise-class tablets -- and a significant increase in the ability to create content on tablets -- could change how enterprise users view the devices.


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