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VW Scandal: 59 Early Deaths Expected In US
News  |  10/31/2015
Researchers at Harvard and MIT estimate the health and social costs of Volkswagen's emissions deceit, including potential loss of life and a financial burden of at $450 million in the US. The latter figure is projected to be much higher without a prompt recall.
Oracle Adds Multi-Tenancy To WebLogic Application Server
News  |  10/30/2015
Several applications may now be consolidated under one instance of WebLogic, potentially enabling users to decrease server hardware purchases.
HP Emphasizes Commitment To Private OpenStack Cloud
News  |  10/30/2015
A week after HP announced it was killing off its Helion public cloud, it has come out with a new release of OpenStack Helion for on-premises.
Oracle Strengthens Security, Database Features In Sparc Chip
News  |  10/29/2015
Oracle aims to make Sparc M7 server chip relevant with new, built-in security and database features, dubbed "software in silicon."
Windows Tablet Sales Boosted By Enterprise Demand
Commentary  |  10/28/2015
Microsoft's Surface tablets are bucking overall market trends by meeting enterprise needs, even as Apple iPad and Google Android-based tablets continue to fight for market share. Here's why CIOs and other IT leaders are embracing the Microsoft mobile devices.
Office 2016: 8 Enterprise-Worthy Features
Slideshows  |  10/28/2015
The newest version of Office is designed for consumer and business users alike. So, which new features will matter most in the enterprise? Here's a look at the ones you'll really want for work.
Rimini Street, Oracle Spar Over Lawsuit Outcome
News  |  10/27/2015
Oracle declares it won a significant victory, but Rimini Street sees silver lining in jury's $50 million damage award.
IBM, Jasper Partner For IoT Services Platform
News  |  10/27/2015
Large corporations will be able to access Jasper's Control Center through IBM's Bluemix. The goal: To enable companies that sell products such as heavy equipment or vehicles to add a variety of services to their customers, such as predictive maintenance or telematics.
Larry Ellison: Oracle Sets Sights On Cloud Competitors
Commentary  |  10/26/2015
In his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld on Oct. 25, executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison distanced the company from the likes of SAP and IBM, while highlighting major cloud service providers such as Amazon AWS and longtime SaaS/PaaS players such as Salesforce.
BNY Mellon Transforms IT One Step At A Time
News  |  10/26/2015
FFor three years, BNY Mellon CIO Suresh Kumar has been leading a transformation of the bank's 13,000-member global IT staff toward Agile and private cloud operations. In an interview with InformationWeek, he details the steps he took along the way.
AWS Emerges As Goliath As Cloud Competition Fades
Commentary  |  10/26/2015
With AWS showing fat profit margins after 40% price cuts last year, Amazon competitors must be wondering how they're going to compete.
HTML 5 Vs. Native Apps: What's Best For Developers?
Slideshows  |  10/26/2015
Debate rages on about whether an HTML5 Web application or a native platform application is the best solution for your project team. We've put together this list of arguments -- five for HTML5 and five for native apps -- to help frame the debate.
Your Robot Replacement Has Arrived
News  |  10/23/2015
Robotic process automation can help companies operate more frugally and efficiently, though potentially at the expense of human workers.
9 Ways To Bulletproof Your Privacy Policy
Slideshows  |  10/23/2015
Is your privacy policy rock solid, or could it use some work? Mistakes can mean lawsuits, regulatory fines, and damage to corporate reputations. Here's how to protect your company.
Ford Motors, PwC, Starwood CIOs Talk Future Of IT
News  |  10/23/2015
In a panel discussion moderated by Elizabeth Ames of the Anita Borg Institute, the three CIOs shared their current IT initiatives, plans on the horizon, common technology challenges, leadership tactics, and the ways they are recruiting and welcoming the incoming generation of employees. Here's what we learned.
AWS Helps Amazon Shine In The Third Quarter
News  |  10/23/2015
The AWS cloud pulls Amazon into profitability with its 25% margins. Meanwhile CEO Jeff Bezos moves into the third-richest billionaire slot behind Gates and Buffet.
Facebook TechPrep Emphasizes Computer Science, Programming, Diversity
News  |  10/22/2015
Facebook is turning its skills at connecting people in a new direction with the launch of a TechPrep, a website designed to get kids invested in computer science, while promoting diversity.
Docker Acquires Tutum For 'Last Mile' Container Deployments
News  |  10/21/2015
Docker will buy startup Tutum for its operations tooling and workflow for moving Docker containers into production.
SIM CIO Report: IT Leadership Hits A 'Watershed Moment'
News  |  10/20/2015
One-third to one-half of the current crop of CIOs will be gone in 5 to 10 years, says the lead researcher for SIM's annual IT trends survey. Do you fit the profile of the CIO of the future? What's top-of-mind for CIOs right now?
IBM Taps Equinix For Private-Line Cloud Connections
News  |  10/20/2015
IBM SoftLayer joins Google, Amazon, and Microsoft Azure in routing connections for privacy-oriented cloud users through Equinix data centers.
Hybrid Cloud: 7 Ways It's The Best Of Both Worlds
Slideshows  |  10/20/2015
When choosing which flavor of cloud to go with for your organization, you'll find that a hybrid architecture has some distinct advantages over public and private cloud models. Here's a look at seven benefits of going hybrid.
Google Enterprise Apps Get ID Management Boost From Centrify
News  |  10/20/2015
A range of cloud-based identity management services from Centrify aims to make it easy for IT professionals to provision and authenticate corporate users of Google tools such as Android For Work and Google Compute Engine.
Microsoft Enhances Surface Enterprise Program
News  |  10/20/2015
Microsoft aims to accelerate enterprise adoption of Windows 10 and Surface Pro 4 with additions to its Surface Enterprise program.
Quest Diagnostics CIO: An Agent Of Change
News  |  10/20/2015
Quest Diagnostics CIO Lidia Fonseca aptly describes herself as an "agent of change." Under her guidance, Quest is evolving as a diagnostic services company with a host of new data-driven services on the horizon for healthcare providers. Here are the details.
Comic: CIO Horror Stories
Commentary  |  10/19/2015
These are the things that go bump in the night for the CIO.
CenturyLink Accelerates SDN Rollout In Data Centers
News  |  10/19/2015
CenturyLink pushes software-defined networking into its telecom and cloud data centers as the basis for more user-centric services.
10 Books To Turn IT Pros Into Business Pros
Slideshows  |  10/19/2015
Nobody doubts that as an IT professional you know your field. But how much do you know about business? If the answer is "not enough," it's time to start learning. Here are 10 books to help turn IT pros into business ninjas.
IBM: Mac Users Need Less IT Support
News  |  10/18/2015
IBM is rolling out Apple machines to its workforce and discovered only 5% of Mac users required IT support, compared with 40% of PC users.
Wal-Mart Open-Sources Its Multi-Cloud Software
News  |  10/16/2015
Was that a swipe at Amazon? Wal-Mart thinks other cloud users should avoid cloud lock-in, just the way it does.
Box Breaks Out Beyond Cloud Storage Toward Content Services
News  |  10/16/2015
Box is betting on developers to turn what began as a storage service into a content platform with its newly unveiled Box Platform.
Dell, EMC Deal Sets VMworld Europe Abuzz
Commentary  |  10/16/2015
VMworld Europe coincided with the news of Dell's planned acquisition of EMC, which owns 80% of VMware. Naturally, VMware executives, channel partners, and enterprise customers had a lot to say about the deal. Here's how attendees reacted to the news.
IBM, Microsoft, AWS Eye India As Next Cloud Hub
News  |  10/15/2015
IBM has announced its second cloud data center in India, two weeks after Microsoft said it had three. AWS is next, arriving in 2016.
Gartner: 10 Radical Changes Coming To IT
Slideshows  |  10/15/2015
Gartner's Daryl Plummer paints a convincing picture of a near-term future full of robots, smart machines, machine learning, and changing mobile habits. Here's everything CIOs and IT professionals need to know to be prepared.
IBM Cognitive Colloquium Spotlights Uncovering Dark Data
News  |  10/14/2015
This IBM cognitive computing event champions advances in image recognition, captioning, and deep learning to reveal insights from mushrooming IoT and machine learning data.
8 Ways To Ensure Data Quality
Slideshows  |  10/14/2015
The quality of your business decisions is only as good as the quality of the data you use to back them up. Here are some tips to help you determine how reliable your data actually is.
Windows 10 Insider Build 10565: Cortana, Skype Updates
News  |  10/13/2015
Microsoft releases Insider Preview Build 10565 to the Fast ring and delivers updates to Skype, Microsoft Edge, and Cortana.
How State CIOs Can Save $11 Billion
News  |  10/13/2015
State government CIOs can save precious budget dollars by automating services and focusing on productivity, according to a new report released this week by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
VMware Value Lies In Modern Data Center Management
Commentary  |  10/13/2015
Some analysts are sounding the death knell for VMware following Dell's planned acquisition of EMC, but don't count out virtualization's stronghold in the enterprise data center.
Dell, EMC Deal: 10 Things IT Needs To Know
Slideshows  |  10/13/2015
Enterprise IT executives were left wondering what the massive Dell-EMC deal might mean to them. There's a lot you'll want to know (especially if you're an EMC customer). As we ponder the implications of the massive merger, what springs to mind are 10 ways we expect the deal to impact IT.
Dell's EMC Acquisition: Perils, Opportunities Abound
News  |  10/12/2015
Dell's plan to acquire EMC for $67 billion reflects the major disruptions taking place in enterprise IT as businesses increasingly shift toward cloud computing. Here's what IT leaders need to know about the deal.
Amazon Re:Invent: AWS Takes The Next Step
News  |  10/12/2015
AWS announced a bunch of new services at Re:Invent, but more noticeable was the revelation of a more assertive Amazon.
NASA's Mars Journey: Next Steps For Mankind
Slideshows  |  10/11/2015
Sometime in the 2030s, NASA wants to land astronauts on Mars. Here's a look at what it will take to get us there.
Amazon Securing IoT Data With Certificates
News  |  10/9/2015
Amazon launched its IoT at its Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas Oct. 8, and illustrated how it will handle data pouring into its storage systems.
10 Emerging IT Trends From Gartner Symposium
Slideshows  |  10/9/2015
Here's a look at the top 10 emerging IT trends from the Gartner Symposium 2015, and what they mean for your IT operation.
Cotap Aims To Put Brakes On Texting While Driving
News  |  10/8/2015
Enterprise messaging app company Cotap can now enforce corporate policies that forbid texting while driving.
Amazon Urges Proprietary Database Customers To Migrate
News  |  10/8/2015
Amazon Web Services fourth annual Re:Invent conference got underway in Las Vegas this week. Senior vice president Andy Jassy bid directly for Oracle and SQL Server customers.
Smartphones On Drones Can Hack Your Wireless Printer
News  |  10/8/2015
Weak links in network security prove easy to find with drones and phones.
Bimodal Business: The New Way Of IT?
Commentary  |  10/7/2015
Bimodal Business is a key theme at this year's Gartner Symposium and ITExpo in Orlando. Will it change IT?
Why IT Needs To Stop Saying No
Commentary  |  10/7/2015
How do you turn your IT shop from the "Department of No" into the "Department of Yes?" You need to change your people and change how you measure them.
Equinix Opens Faster Pipeline To AWS Deployments
News  |  10/7/2015
Equinix is offering bundled tools and services to make it easier to use an Equinix hub as a way station on the road to AWS.
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