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Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage
News  |  4/30/2016
Microsoft is working with Twist Bioscience, a company that encodes data onto microscopic and long-lasting synthetic DNA.
HP Chromebook 13 Designed For Cloud-Based Enterprises
News  |  4/29/2016
HP and Google introduced the Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin, lightweight laptop that looks to make enterprise computing easier to integrate with cloud-based infrastructure and apps.
VMware, Pivotal Offer Stack For Next-Gen Applications
News  |  4/27/2016
The Pivotal Cloud Foundry development stack has been integrated with the VMware Photon Platform so that the two can produce and host micro-service applications.
Google Cloud Conundrum: 7 Questions That Need Answering
Slideshows  |  4/27/2016
In an effort to gain enterprise interest, Google announced changes to its cloud platform last month that would beef up machine learning and big data capabilities. Still, many questions remain about whether Google's cloud will ever be a serious enterprise contender.
Dropbox Infinite Looks To Solve Local Storage Issue
News  |  4/26/2016
At Dropbox Open London, the company showed off Project Infinite, which has been in limited tests. The feature gives users desktop access to terabytes of data, even from devices with a thumb drive's worth of storage.
93 Million Mexican Voter Database Exposed On Amazon Cloud
News  |  4/26/2016
A MongoDB database filled with the personal information of 93 million Mexican voters was found configured improperly on the Amazon cloud. The incident raises issues of how information is protected in the cloud.
Identity Management: Where Cloud Security Falls Short
News  |  4/25/2016
A report by the Cloud Security Alliance finds that identity management tools and processes are key to ameliorating the threat of breaches. The report reveals which tools are most popular, and which are underutilized.
AWS Summit: New Cloud Services, Expanded EBS Choices
News  |  4/22/2016
Amazon Web Services unveiled a security inspection and data transfer acceleration service, along with two new EBS options, at AWS Summit.
GE Oil & Gas Finds Amazon Use Lowers TCO 52%
News  |  4/21/2016
At the Amazon Summit in Chicago, the CTO of GE Oil & Gas said his unit is exploring ways to better understand and save with the AWS platform.
Microsoft Gains In SaaS Market, Report Finds
Commentary  |  4/20/2016
Synergy Research assessed the growth of SaaS in 2015, and found it more mature than other cloud services -- and ready for an even greater takeoff. In addition, the report showed Microsoft may be one company poised for significant growth.
Reddit’s Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn
Commentary  |  4/20/2016
It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.
Cloud Stampede Is On, But Who's Watching Security?
News  |  4/18/2016
A survey by Intel and the Cloud Security Alliance finds that the use of cloud services is increasing, but more in-depth security measures are needed.
Microsoft Sues Justice Department, AG Over Cloud Privacy
News  |  4/15/2016
Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, stating that the same rules that apply to search and seizure in an office should apply to its cloud.
Cloud Adoption Could Save Feds $10 Billion Annually
News  |  4/15/2016
A MeriTalk survey of federal IT managers reveals that they believe the government can save more than $10 billion annually from additional consolidation and cloud adoption.
Google Cloud Fail Points To 2 Software Bugs
News  |  4/14/2016
The Google Compute Engine cloud service was hit with an 18-minute outage worldwide earlier in the week -- at the same time the supply chain is finally getting comfortable with continuity in the cloud.
'Cloud-First' To Close 5,000 Federal Data Centers By 2019
News  |  4/14/2016
A GAO report on the federal government's "cloud-first" policy cites past and future data center closures, suggests savings slow to materialize.
Amazon Names New CEOs: What It Means
News  |  4/13/2016
Amazon says that promoting Andy Jassy and Jeff Wilke to new CEO roles is not a reorganization. But does this foreshadow more independence for AWS?
Public Cloud Services Beat Out Private, IDC Finds
News  |  4/13/2016
IDC's Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker projects 48% of IT spend will be in cloud infrastructure by 2020. Public services lead private cloud.
10 Cloud Jobs In Highest Demand Now
Slideshows  |  4/13/2016
Companies are increasingly turning toward the cloud and need to hire workers who can help them get there. Here are the top 10 cloud positions in demand, some of which may surprise you.
IBM, Box Bring Cloud Data Closer To Home
News  |  4/12/2016
Business customers in Europe and Asia are being offered a new option for storing cloud-based data in a specific region.
Google Fiber No Longer Free In Kansas City
News  |  4/11/2016
Google cuts free Google Fiber for new subscribers in Kansas City, the first market to lose its Basic Internet plan.
Red Hat, QCT Partner On OpenStack Hardware System
News  |  4/11/2016
Quanta Cloud Technology is teaming with Red Hat to produce a ready-to-plug-in package of OpenStack, Linux, and Ceph storage loaded on Quanta servers, storage, and switches.
Amazon Echo: A Rising Rock Star?
Commentary  |  4/11/2016
Amazon's Echo device and its Alexa digital assistant are changing the consumer online shopping experience and integrating it into the home.
LinkedIn Donates Dr. Elephant, MapR's Drill 1.6: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/10/2016
LinkedIn contributes new technology for monitoring and managing Hadoop and Spark, MapR announces Apache Drill 1.6, SAP and IBM take their relationship to the next level, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 10, 2016.
Amazon Is Defining, Not Chasing, Future Consumers
Commentary  |  4/8/2016
Through innovations like Prime and Prime Now, plus its AWS business, Amazon is not merely changing the nature of the consumer marketplace -- it's helping shape it.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Decline In 2016
News  |  4/7/2016
Gartner expects global IT spending to dip slightly in 2016, to $3.49 trillion. Faced with spending constraints, but the need to advance, many are optimizing by spending on services instead of assets.
Microsoft Cloud App Security Now Generally Available
News  |  4/6/2016
Microsoft rolls out Cloud App Security, a new service designed to bring deeper visibility and stronger control to IT and security teams managing cloud apps.
IBM Layoffs Hit Canada, Europe, Australia; US Likely Next
News  |  4/4/2016
IBM layoffs are hitting employees in Canada, Europe, and Australia. Another round of US layoffs is reportedly "imminent."


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