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NAS Is Sexy Again
Commentary  |  3/31/2015
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
PayPal Declares It's 100% OpenStack Cloud
News  |  3/31/2015
After a three-year migration, PayPal says it has implemented its own OpenStack cloud for close to 100% of its operations, making it one of the largest financial services OpenStack clouds in production.
ClearStory Data Touts Speedy Big Data Analysis
News  |  3/30/2015
ClearStory taps HDFS and Apache Spark in the cloud to let business users blend high-scale, variable data and analyze it with in-memory speed.
Oracle HCM Cloud Adds Social, Mobile Learning Option
News  |  3/30/2015
Oracle has plenty of options for training, but Oracle Learning Cloud follows SAP, IBM into social, mobile learning management for the YouTube generation.
Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
News  |  3/30/2015
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
HP's Helion Rack Aimed At Private OpenStack Builders
News  |  3/27/2015
HP launches a pre-configured OpenStack rack with the platform-as-a-service, Cloud Foundry, bundled in.
3 Priorities For Enterprise Applications In 2015
Commentary  |  3/26/2015
Competition and cloud delivery haven't done enough to improve enterprise apps. Buyers must pressure vendors for better features, improved usability, and meaningful analytics.
Amazon Cloud Shortcut Offered Via Pivotal Cloud Foundry
News  |  3/25/2015
VMware spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon, as well as on-premises.
Internet Explorer Dependent? Time To Move On
Commentary  |  3/24/2015
Microsoft's move to Project Spartan should be your cue to retire aging enterprise apps that rely on Internet Explorer plug-ins or Active X controls.
Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Slideshows  |  3/23/2015
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
Tesla Model S Autopilot Coming Soon, Elon Musk Claims
News  |  3/21/2015
The Tesla Model S should be able to drive itself, some of the time, this summer, according to CEO Elon Musk.
Shadow IT: 8 Ways To Cope
Slideshows  |  3/18/2015
If you're sick and tired of Shadow IT in your organization, you're not alone. Here are some coping mechanisms to help you get a handle on things.
Microsoft Azure Drives Ford Hybrid-Cloud Plan
News  |  3/18/2015
Ford brings vehicle software updates to Microsoft's cloud, opening up preventative-maintenance and service-upgrade possibilities on a global scale.
Microsoft Cloud-First Push Shines In CRM, Lags In ERP
Commentary  |  3/17/2015
Microsoft's Dynamics CRM Online business is growing quickly, but Dynamics AX Online is still stuck at the gate. What's the holdup?
Microsoft Promises Potent Azure IoT Suite
News  |  3/17/2015
Microsoft says its data services and hyper-scale cloud will conquer Internet-of-things apps including monitoring, asset-management, and predictive maintenance. Look out IBM, Intel, SAP, and GE.
Open Compute: More Financial Services Firms Jump In
News  |  3/16/2015
JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and B of A are joining Goldman Sachs and Fidelity backing the open-source hardware movement.
Microsoft Convergence 2015: More Change Ahead
News  |  3/14/2015
Microsoft's business technology conference will undergo some fundamental changes, kick-started and driven by CEO Satya Nadella.
Microsoft Leads Open Switch Software Effort
News  |  3/13/2015
Microsoft is working on a project to produce a programmable interface for Open Compute switches, coming later this year.
Apple Watch Meets Salesforce Enterprise Apps
News  |  3/12/2015
Salesforce is among the first enterprise application vendors to offer Apple Watch apps. Here's how watch apps differ from phone apps.
Microsoft, Cisco Broaden Cloud Partnership
News  |  3/11/2015
A new platform combines Microsoft's Azure Pack with devices from Cisco's ACI to target telecom carriers and cloud providers.
Salesforce Service Cloud Intelligence: Leader Or Laggard?
News  |  3/9/2015
Salesforce Intelligence Engine promises to route service calls to the right agents, balance case workloads, and ease service across channels. On some counts, Oracle has it beat.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Gets Predictive
News  |  3/5/2015
Salesforce announces Predictive Decisions features to personalize marketing. Data science drives clicky content and offers.
IBM Buys AlchemyAPI: What Watson Gains
News  |  3/4/2015
IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to improve Watson's capacity for natural-language processing, image analysis, and understanding human behavior.
ServiceNow Seeks To Automate 3 More Departments
News  |  3/4/2015
The pioneer of IT help desk automation tries to crack into legal, finance, and marketing by offering more customization.
Google Player Analytics Brings Data To Video Games
News  |  3/3/2015
Google Player Analytics is all about giving game developers greater insights into their creations through better use of data.
Splunk Leads Tiny Big Data Market
Commentary  |  3/3/2015
Splunk marks another big year, taking in more revenue than the top three Hadoop distributors combined. That's why startups want to follow in its footsteps.


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