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Office 365, Slack Gain Enterprise Users: Study
Commentary  |  3/31/2016
Microsoft's Office 365 is the most popular off-the-shelf cloud application, while Slack is the fastest growing among business customers, according to a report from Okta, an identity and mobility management service provider.
HPE Injects New 'Persistent' Memory Into Server Race
News  |  3/31/2016
HP Enterprise is bringing out its Gen9 Proliant servers with a non-volatile form of memory modules that extend server memory.
iOS SideStepper Vulnerability Undermines MDM Services: Check Point
News  |  3/31/2016
Security researchers from Check Point plan to disclose a flaw at the Black Hat Asia conference which they claim endangers the way mobile device management software interacts with iPhones and iPads. Check Point calls the vulnerability "SideStepper" because it sidesteps the normal app approval process.
Microsoft Shrugs Off iPad Pro Threat
Commentary  |  3/30/2016
Apple is going after Windows PC users with its smaller iPad Pro. Will the updated device pose a threat to Microsoft? Redmond says it isn't worried.
HPE Hybrid Cloud Strategy Hinges On Synergy Platform
News  |  3/30/2016
HP Enterprise promises a second quarter release of the Synergy platform, a "composable infrastructure" architecture that lets enterprises create private clouds on-premises. The company gave analysts and editors a preview at its new headquarters.
7 Reasons To Convert To A Private Cloud
Slideshows  |  3/30/2016
If you're considering -- or merely curious about -- converting your data center to a private cloud, we'll help you learn about the management, scalability, and efficiency improvements you may gain.
Wearable Users Happy With Hardware, Less So With Apps
News  |  3/29/2016
A survey by Argus Insights suggests wearable makers need to spend more time thinking about app design and function.
How The Network Time Foundation Uses Its Funding
News  |  3/29/2016
The Network Time Foundation saw a big jump in funding in 2015. While it's a step in the right direction, there's still much work ahead to shore up the open source Network Time Protocol (NTP) that synchronizes computer clocks around the world. Here's where the money is going, and what's still needed.
IBM Opens Fourth Bluemix 'Garage' In France
News  |  3/28/2016
Developers can use IBM's latest cloud development tools and practices, including Watson analytical services, in Bluemix Garages.
Microsoft, HP Help Pump $73M Into Mesosphere's Container Management
News  |  3/25/2016
Mesosphere unveils two new products as tech giants, including Microsoft and HP, and venture funders bet that its Data Center Operating System will play an important role in container orchestration.
Microsoft Muzzles AI Chatbot After Twitter Users Teach It Racism
News  |  3/25/2016
Thanks to machine learning and Internet trolls, Microsoft's Tay AI chatbot became a student of racism within 24 hours. Microsoft has taken Tay offline and is making adjustments.
What Retailers Really Know About Their Customers
News  |  3/25/2016
Retailers are getting smarter about delivering better customer experiences across multiple channels. Yet in spite of ongoing technology investments, the promise of relevant, personalized marketing is still falling short. Here are some of the latest tools retailers are using, how they're using them, and what it all means to their businesses and customers.
Oracle Will Put Its Cloud On Your Premises
News  |  3/24/2016
Oracle Cloud at Customer is designed to match what's in the Oracle Cloud with infrastructure running on customers' premises, managed by Oracle.
HP Enterprise Leads As Cloud Supplier, Report Finds
News  |  3/24/2016
The cloud infrastructure market is growing at 20% annually, and HP Enterprise is the primary supplier of servers and storage, according to a new report from Synergy Research.
Google Pumps Up Cloud Platform With Machine Learning
News  |  3/24/2016
Google execs at the GCP Next 2016 conference pitched the company's cloud platform by highlighting advantages, including security, commitment to open source, and machine learning.
SAP's Bold IoT Moves Begin With Vodafone Pact
Commentary  |  3/23/2016
SAP's deal with Vodafone for IoT services is the first in a line of anticipated partnerships between the software giant and telcos worldwide.
Red Hat Crosses $2 Billion Mark, Sees Strong 2017
News  |  3/23/2016
Red Hat in fiscal year 2016 became the first open source company ever to reach $2 billion in revenue, only four years after it reached the $1 billion mark.
CrescentCare CIO: How Analytics Improves Patient Outcomes
News  |  3/23/2016
CrescentCare Health in New Orleans has expanded beyond its original charter as the NO/AIDS Task Force to serve the broader community. CIO Seema Gai is leading the charge to incorporate data analytics to improve patient outcomes.
Enterprise Invests More In Software-Defined Data Centers
News  |  3/22/2016
When it comes to software-defined infrastructure, a 451 Research survey finds financial services and healthcare lead the field as prime implementers, while retail continues to lag.
MDM Vs. MAM: Best Choice For Mobile Management
News  |  3/22/2016
When deciding between mobile device management (MDM) or mobile application management (MAM), enterprises should consider factors including number of in-house employees, compliance requirements, and data security.
Why IT Needs To Tear Down Data Silos
Commentary  |  3/22/2016
Making quality data available to decision-makers across the organization is our job as IT professionals. Jonathan Feldman, CIO of the City of Asheville, NC, tells us why IT must find ways to prevent data from disappearing into corporate silos, never to be seen, shared, or acted upon.
Employee Surveillance: Business Efficiency Vs. Worker Privacy
News  |  3/21/2016
Legal scholars argue that new laws are needed to define the parameters of acceptable workplace monitoring and to ensure respect for personal privacy.
Barry University CIO: Managing The Mobile Security Load
Commentary  |  3/21/2016
In higher ed, CIOs have to deal with ultra-connected students and faculty whose devices increase the security burden on IT, while managing the growing use of online video as an educational tool. Here's how the CIO of Barry University in Florida handles it all.
As Docker Turns 3, CEO Predicts Unabated Growth
News  |  3/21/2016
Not even VMware invaded the data center as quickly as open source container supplier Docker has in its first three years. In an interview with InformationWeek, CEO Ben Golub offers his vision for the future.
Apple Watch At 1: How It's Changed
Slideshows  |  3/20/2016
The Apple Watch debuted one year ago this month. How has the wearable changed over the year, and what's coming in the future?
Windows 10 Mobile Rollout, Skype For Web Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/19/2016
This week saw the release of Windows 10 Mobile on older smartphones, Skype for Web features, and updated OneDrive sharing.
Amazon Cloud Turns 10: How It's Changed
News  |  3/18/2016
Could anyone have anticipated the size of the digital economy that would grow around AWS's S3 storage service when it launched a decade ago?
Google's Next HQ: Modern, With Retro Flairs
Slideshows  |  3/18/2016
The pending makeover of Google's Mountain View campus shows concern for birds and the environment, alongside a look that manages to be both retro and modern.
Big Data's Priorities: Streaming Analytics, Self-Service
News  |  3/17/2016
Businesses are taking the next step with big data technology in 2016 with plans to implement streaming analytics and self-service, as they work to embed big data insights directly into business applications and software.
IoT Bringing Changes To Company Networks, Big Data Projects
News  |  3/17/2016
The Internet of Things is big, and only getting bigger. A new report from Ovum suggestions now is the time IT needs to get networks ready to collect all this data, and use it to business advantage.
How To Make Your Workplace Culture Collaborative
Commentary  |  3/17/2016
Open spaces, water cooler talk, and allowing employees to update Facebook are often more effective in creating a collaborative workplace than all the team-building exercises your consultants can dream up. Here's a look at what works in the real world.
10 Cloud Startups Worth Your Attention
Slideshows  |  3/17/2016
If your view of the cloud marketplace is dominated by the Amazons and Googles of the world, you may be missing out on solutions that better target your needs. Here's our list of 10 up-and-coming cloud providers worth a look.
AWS Service Migrates 1,000 Database Systems Into Cloud
News  |  3/16/2016
The AWS Database Migration Service, which the company announced in October, officially came out of preview phase on March 15, after importing 1,000 on-premises database systems.
Oracle Showcases Cloud Revenue Growth In Q3
News  |  3/16/2016
Oracle highlighted its big cloud growth for both PaaS and SaaS offerings during the company's third quarter of its fiscal year. Oracle executives used the company's quarterly earnings release and call with analysts to position its cloud business against rivals Salesforce and Workday.
Carhartt CIO: Business Experience Is Key To IT Success
Commentary  |  3/15/2016
Recently appointed Carhartt CIO John Hill has taken a career path that spans the IT and business sides of the enterprise. Here's why he thinks it will become increasingly difficult for IT professionals to rise to the CIO level without getting significant business-side experience.
UC At A Crossroads: Will Apps Bring Death Or Rebirth?
Commentary  |  3/15/2016
Unified Communications are becoming services within other applications. Does that mean that they're taking over the world of apps, or disappearing into a sea of services?
CHIME, HeroX Patient ID Challenge Gains Momentum
News  |  3/14/2016
CHIME launched a prize to fix a stubborn data problem in the healthcare industry. More than 300 companies and individuals have registered to receive more information about the contest, with judging set to begin in May.
5 Secrets For Becoming A Courageous CIO
Commentary  |  3/14/2016
Dan Roberts, CEO and president of Ouelette & Associates Consulting, has been coaching CIOs since 1984. Here, he shares his guidance on why courage matters in IT and offers five ways for CIOs and others to be brave in today's changing enterprise environment.
HPE's Machine Learning APIs, MIT's Sports Analytics Trends: Big Data Roundup
News  |  3/13/2016
We've got news from HP Enterprise, MapR, and IBM Watson in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending March 13. Plus, we bring you a summary of top trends in analytics for sports, and tell you why you may be headed to the most forgettable city in the country.
Open Compute Gains Switch OS, Storage, Rack Contributions
News  |  3/11/2016
The Open Compute Project took several steps toward its goal of creating a set of building blocks for the modern data center with advances announced at its 2016 US Summit.
Tableau Grabs Superfast Database With HyPer Buy
News  |  3/11/2016
Tableau Software has acquired HyPer, an early stage database company that provides an engine for transactional data and analysis. Tableau will integrate the technology into its own product to add transactional capabilities to its own software.
Equinix Joins Open Compute Project, Adopts Wedge Switch
News  |  3/11/2016
Equinix looks to build out an open source customer ecosystem based on the Open Compute Project and Facebook's Wedge switch in its 145 data center hubs.
Google Releases Android N Developer Preview
News  |  3/10/2016
With a surprise early release, Google hopes developers will provide more feedback and have more time to implement new Android features.
8 IT Projects To Prioritize When Budget's Tight
Slideshows  |  3/10/2016
If you're looking for places to cut IT spending due to the sluggish economy or other factors, here are 8 projects you need keep on your to-do list no matter what.
IBM Watson Powers Hilton Robot Concierge
News  |  3/10/2016
A Hilton hotel in McLean, Virginia, has deployed a Watson-powered robot named Connie to help answer basic travel questions.
Velostrata Launches Hybrid Cloud With Split Personality
News  |  3/10/2016
The startup opens up a new avenue of hybrid cloud computing: a strong partnership between on-premises data storage and the cheap, expansive power of cloud servers.
Ceva Animal Health CIO: Cloud Is Pick Of The Litter For IT
Commentary  |  3/10/2016
CIO Francois Tricot uses cloud technology to keep IT humming for Ceva Animal Health's global operations. His approach can serve as a guide for your own cloud strategy.
10 Startups Aiming To Change The Way You Work
Slideshows  |  3/10/2016
These budding businesses aim to change the way organizations operate, with tools and services targeting the enterprise.
IBM Job Cuts Affect 14,000 Workers, Analyst Firm Estimates
News  |  3/10/2016
Financial analyst firm Bernstein has estimated that at least 14,000 workers will be affected by IBM's Q1 job cuts. IBM has declined to provide details on the size of a "workforce rebalancing" effort, which employees have said began March 2.
9 Books Every IT Leader Needs To Read
Slideshows  |  3/9/2016
Reading sharpens our reasoning, reduces stress, advances our careers and, when done deeply and broadly, is a key habit of successful leaders.
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