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Red Hat Counters VMware With OpenStack Software Appliance
News  |  8/29/2014
Red Hat offers test drive appliance to gain OpenStack users, enhances its production version, moves to manage Amazon, Microsoft workloads.
California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means
News  |  8/29/2014
Do you understand the consequences of California's new smartphone anti-theft law? Our FAQ will clear up the confusion.
HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers Crank Up Power
News  |  8/28/2014
HP tries to grow its lead in server market with ProLiant Gen9 servers that offer more computing power and lower costs.
Workday Q&A: COO Talks Oracle, SAP
Commentary  |  8/28/2014
Workday COO Mike Stankey claims his firm has a three- to five-year tech lead on Oracle and SAP because the cloud is "more than a destination and a pricing model."
VMware: VMs And Containers Better Together
Commentary  |  8/28/2014
VMware takes pains to say that Linux containers will complement, not replace, virtual machines.
Social Media Bites Its Tongue
Commentary  |  8/28/2014
Pew Research finds that social media users are less likely to voice opinions face-to-face if they believe their Facebook followers would disagree. Call it surveillance fallout.
IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research
News  |  8/28/2014
IBM Watson moves from supplying known answers to tough questions to making its own discoveries in life sciences and pharmaceutical research.
Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
News  |  8/27/2014
Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
VMware COO Clarifies Focus
News  |  8/27/2014
In an interview, COO Carl Eschenbach explains how VMware plans to outstrip the competition and why it's offering OpenStack.
Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
News  |  8/26/2014
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
Why VMware Is Embracing OpenStack
News  |  8/26/2014
VMware is going to unusual lengths to work with open source cloud technology at the same time that it's trying to establish its own hybrid cloud service. What's going on?
9 Ways To Enhance Google Apps With Unified Communications
News  |  8/26/2014
There's no shortage of ways to communicate. Unifying the many communications channels can help you keep it all straight.
Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?
News  |  8/25/2014
Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
VMware: Run OpenStack On Our Infrastructure
News  |  8/25/2014
VMware unveils a slate of virtualization, hybrid cloud, and management announcements as its VMworld user conference opens.
Android Flaw Might Also Affect iOS, Windows
News  |  8/23/2014
Sandboxing flaw let researchers hijack Gmail 92% of the time, and could also affect iOS and Windows.
CenturyLink Offers Private Cloud By The Rack
News  |  8/22/2014
CenturyLink's cloud unit offers racks inside its data centers with the isolation characteristics of a private cloud.
5 Steps To Effective API Management
Commentary  |  8/22/2014
Many of today's enterprises build 100 or more mobile apps every year. If you don't have a plan to manage the APIs that support them, innovation will come to a screeching halt.
Microsoft, Opera Partner On Phone Browser
News  |  8/21/2014
Opera Software's Opera Mini browser will replace Nokia's Xpress on Nokia feature phones, but Microsoft's long-term plan for old Nokia products is unclear.
Microsoft Azure Adds NoSQL, Search & HBase Services
News  |  8/21/2014
Microsoft brings DocumentDB, Search, and HDInsight HBase services to Azure, boldly entering the NoSQL arena and rounding out its cloud-based data platform.
Google Drive For Work: Unlimited Storage Tempts Businesses
News  |  8/21/2014
Cloud-based storage is attracting business customers, despite security concerns amplified by Edward Snowden's revelations.
PaaS Debate Heats Up At Interop
Commentary  |  8/21/2014
The need to develop cloud applications with a new architecture is changing the nature of platform-as-a-service.
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
Pivotal Adds Mobile To Cloud Foundry Platform
News  |  8/20/2014
Pivotal adds mobile services to Cloud Foundry platform to attract mobile developers.
Microsoft Releases OneNote For Android Tablets
News  |  8/20/2014
Microsoft again updates OneNote, moves towards goal of popularizing the app across all platforms.
Google's Public Decade: 10 Search Innovations
News  |  8/20/2014
Google's Amit Singhal looks back at 10 years of search improvements.
Steve Ballmer Resigns From Microsoft Board
News  |  8/19/2014
Former Microsoft CEO -- and newly minted LA Clippers owner -- Steve Ballmer steps down from the board but will remain Microsoft's largest individual shareholder.
Cybersecurity Demands New Framework
Commentary  |  8/19/2014
Cybersecurity development has been a piecemeal process. It's time for a stronger, more cohesive approach.
Stop Using Chrome, Mozilla Engineer Says
News  |  8/19/2014
Is Firefox really the best defense against Google's control of the Internet? Or should Mozilla just clean up its own mistakes rather than throwing stones at competitors?
3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples
Slideshows  |  8/19/2014
Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Look what these maps can do.
Apptio Adds Amazon Cloud Cost Analysis
News  |  8/18/2014
Apptio TBM Unified Model analyzes the costs of using Amazon Web Services and compares it to similar workloads running on-premises.
Internet Of Things: Limitless Dumb Possibilities
News  |  8/18/2014
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
CoreOS Acquires Quay.io For Docker Container Security
News  |  8/15/2014
Acquisition positions CoreOS as a more secure, enterprise-oriented offering for the Docker form of Linux containers.
Hidden Cloud Costs: AWS, Azure Management Costs Compared
Commentary  |  8/14/2014
With the help of in-depth Gartner analysis, InformationWeek takes a closer look at the cost of managing Amazon vs. Azure.
Enterprise Communications: Next Big Thing Is Embedded
Commentary  |  8/14/2014
Enterprise communications will be delivered as capabilities of application software, not by separate generic communication systems. Are you preparing?
Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs
News  |  8/14/2014
Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
Nebula, Cosmos, And Private Cloud's Future
Commentary  |  8/14/2014
Chris Kemp, Nebula founder and former NASA CTO, talks OpenStack, private cloud, and why he's not worried about VMware's inroads into Nebula's territory.
Platform9 Sees Containers & Virtual Machines Happy Together
News  |  8/14/2014
Startup Platform9 launches management system that has Linux containers and virtual machines running side by side.
Remote Learning: Intriguing Options Emerge
News  |  8/14/2014
Despite various drawbacks, remote courses (both for credit and for pure learning) are becoming the emerging norm. Understand the options.
Amazon Local Register: Friend Or Foe?
Commentary  |  8/13/2014
Mobile payment service prompts concerns about ulterior motives.
Hybrid Cloud Security: New Tactics Required
News  |  8/13/2014
Interested in shuttling workloads between public and private cloud? Better make sure it's worth doing, because hybrid means rethinking how you manage compliance, identity, connectivity, and more.
Robot Room Service Hits Aloft Hotel Group
News  |  8/13/2014
The "botlr" -- a robotic butler -- will deliver small goods to hotel guests upon request.
Apple's Dominance Of Enterprise Mobility Slips
News  |  8/12/2014
Android is gaining acceptance in business at the cost of Apple's iOS popularity while Microsoft languishes at the bottom.
Microsoft's Cure For Boring Video: Speed
News  |  8/12/2014
Videographers can create more compelling first-person videos by speeding them up with "Hyper-lapse" technology, Microsoft researchers say.
Cyber Risk Dashboards: False Sense Of Control?
Commentary  |  8/12/2014
Federal programs promoting the use of risk dashboards can boost real-time visibility, but only if they are used correctly.
IBM Chip Mimics The Brain
News  |  8/8/2014
SyNAPSE chip aspires to be as powerful as the human brain without using much power.
Facebook Buys Security Startup PrivateCore
News  |  8/8/2014
Facebook plans to deploy PrivateCore technology into its server stack to bolster encryption and malware prevention, the social network said.
Google To Factor Security In Search Results
News  |  8/7/2014
Websites that don't support HTTPS connections may soon be less prominent in Google search results.
Google Buys Messaging, Video Startups
News  |  8/7/2014
Emu and Directr will expand Google's messaging and video advertising businesses.
Minnesota Claims $27.4 Million In IT Savings
News  |  8/7/2014
Legislative mandate to consolidate IT services has produced results, state leaders say.
Flash Fails 5 Ways, Says Alibaba
News  |  8/6/2014
R&D manager at Alibaba's cloud service discusses how to streamline hardware and software to make more efficient use of flash.
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