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Oracle CEO Hurd Stays Ellison's Course
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Oracle flexes its muscle with a wave of SaaS releases and high-profile customer interviews. But is it leading or following in the cloud?
15 Surprising Facts About Indian Outsourcers
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Thinking of outsourcing with Infosys, Wipro, or Tata? Here are some points worth knowing about the IT services heavyweights.
Atlantic.Net Challenges Amazon With Cheap Cloud Server
News  |  9/30/2014
For 99 cents per month, the cloud service courts startups and developers with virtual servers that offer fast spinup, low cost, and 100% uptime.
Microsoft Adds Compute-Intensive Servers On Azure
News  |  9/29/2014
Microsoft intros D series for Azure, a virtual server with lots of SSDs for big data and analytics.
MIT's 6-Week Big Data Online Class Wins Fans
News  |  9/29/2014
Six-week data science class, just $545, is a hit with thousands of professionals who can't quit their day jobs, school officials say.
New Role Needed: Business Information Officer
Commentary  |  9/29/2014
Rather than take responsibilities away from the CIO, companies should create this new position to help the CIO cement strategic relationships with other divisions.
5 Steps To Build A Strong IT Brand
Commentary  |  9/29/2014
As IT departments become strategic partners providing quantifiable ROI, CIOs need to pay more attention to their brands.
3 Trends Make Digital Disruption An Urgent Priority
Commentary  |  9/26/2014
Join us at our InformationWeek IT Leadership Summit to sharpen your leadership skills and expand your strategic thinking about digital business.
Geekend: Blackberry's Passport & Phone Design's Future
Commentary  |  9/26/2014
BlackBerry's chunky Passport begs the question: Is it time to ditch the rectangular phone for something new?
Jolt Awards: Best New Books For Developers
News  |  9/25/2014
From our sister site Dr. Dobb's, the Jolt awards honor the best books of the past 12 months.
Developers Suffer As Documentation Vanishes
Commentary  |  9/25/2014
Paltry documentation for developer tools greatly diminishes our ability to work well in subtle but important ways.
OpenStack Can Be 'Rosetta Stone' Of Cloud
Commentary  |  9/25/2014
Nebula chief strategy officer Chris Kemp explains OpenStack's ambitions to be the universal translator between public and private cloud systems.
One Big Idea For Data Center Storage
Commentary  |  9/25/2014
A single, global file management system turns data center-centric thinking inside out. It grants ease of access around the world but keeps control centralized.
6 DevOps Salary Negotiation Tips
Commentary  |  9/24/2014
DevOps pros, take note. Interop speaker Dustin Whittle explains how to position yourself as indispensable.
9 Innovative Products: Designers Of Things Conference
Slideshows  |  9/24/2014
Wearable, 3D printing, and Internet of Things technologies are in their infancy. But these products show that design can satisfy both the head and the heart.
Private Clouds Come Down To Earth
News  |  9/24/2014
Intrigued by the concept of a converged infrastructure but worry you lack the expertise to DIY? Dell, HP, IBM, VMware, and other vendors want to help.
Building Mobile Developer Skill Sets: 4 Tips
Commentary  |  9/24/2014
As more companies become mobile app developers for the first time, here's advice on managing two big challenges.
The 'Rock Star' Government CIO, Redefined
Commentary  |  9/23/2014
Relationships matter for CIOs who must navigate politics and bureaucracy to assert authority over a centralized, coordinated IT strategy.
4 Penetration Testing Tips: Interop Preview
Commentary  |  9/23/2014
Jumpstart your enterprise security testing efforts with this advice from Interop speaker David Rhoades of Maven Security Consulting.
Apcera Emerges, Gets Snapped Up By Ericsson
News  |  9/23/2014
Apcera, started by Cloud Foundry chief architect Derek Collison, launches new platform for software deployment, a policy imposition system.
6 Ways To Consumerize IT Without Dumbing Down
Commentary  |  9/23/2014
Here's how to make enterprise software more user-friendly while also maintaining its capabilities and security.
Puppet Server's Big Revamp
News  |  9/23/2014
DevOps community favorite Puppet Labs has rewritten Puppet Server to identify, configure, and manage groups of servers at the same time.
Wearables In The Workplace: 3 Realities
News  |  9/22/2014
Wearables innovation will happen first in the enterprise, but CIOs should brace themselves for security and integration challenges.
CloudBees Drops PaaS, Shifts To Continuous Integration
News  |  9/22/2014
CloudBees changes focus to Jenkins continuous integration server, Cloud Foundry partnership.
Choosing A UC Vendor: 5 Tips
News  |  9/20/2014
Choosing the right UC system can be confusing and expensive. KelCor analyst and Interop speaker Brent Kelly offers five tips to help you save money and stay in control.
Red Hat Shows Consistent Growth
News  |  9/19/2014
Red Hat reports 19% increase in revenue, subscriptions, and earnings per share in Q2.
Twilio Says MMS Ready For Spotlight
News  |  9/19/2014
Twilio says cloud-based MMS means companies deploying apps can now include MMS messaging more affordably and easily.
Apple CEO: We Don't Covet Your Data
News  |  9/18/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook highlights the company's commitment to privacy in an open letter.
Databricks Plans Spark Developers Certification Program
News  |  9/18/2014
Databricks says demand for its Spark in-memory analytics platform is skyrocketing, so it's launching its first-ever certification program for professionals.
6 Reorg Steps To Bring Telecom, Mainstream IT Together
Commentary  |  9/18/2014
It's time to bring telecom and other IT services under one umbrella. Keys to success: eliminate silos, consolidate expertise, leverage new skills.
Software Creates More Jobs Than It Destroys, Study Says
News  |  9/18/2014
How is software affecting the overall US economy? Study from Software Industry & Information Association provides new data points.
VMware Keeps VMworld Promises With Product Upgrades
News  |  9/18/2014
VMware made a series of end-user computing enhancements and NSX software-defined networking upgrades.
iOS 8 Enterprise Features: True Or False
Slideshows  |  9/18/2014
Apple's iOS 8 delivers features designed to make life easier for IT pros and users -- but we have colorful ideas of our own. Learn the truth using our quiz.
iOS 8 Points To Apple's Future
Commentary  |  9/18/2014
iOS 8 delivers immediate improvements to Apple devices while promising richer mobile apps down the line. Just brace yourself for a huge download.
IT-Business Alignment: Enough Already
Commentary  |  9/18/2014
Achieving business outcomes depends on fostering a new level of cross-departmental intimacy, not alignment.
3 Myths That Could Spoil IT's Future
Commentary  |  9/17/2014
IT leaders need to overcome the myths that keep hurting IT's reputation.
VMware's Former CTO Herrod On IT's Future
News  |  9/17/2014
Steve Herrod explains how his technologist's vision and experience help him pick investments for venture capitalist firm General Catalyst Partners.
Rackspace Not For Sale, Rejoins Cloud Battle
News  |  9/17/2014
Rackspace, after posting a strong second quarter, says it's not for sale and it will push its 'managed cloud' offering with renewed vigor.
What's Your CIO Legacy?
Commentary  |  9/17/2014
Box CIO Ben Haines compares his experiences at two very different companies to explore the notion of a CIO legacy.
BYOA: 4 Steps For CIO Success
Commentary  |  9/17/2014
Letting employees bring -- or build -- their own applications can be rewarding for everyone, including the company.
WaveMaker PaaS Bets On Docker
News  |  9/16/2014
WaveMaker Enterprise platform now offers Docker deployment option, along with Studio rapid app development toolkit.
Apple Watch And The Dark Side Of Wearables
Commentary  |  9/16/2014
Apple Watch and iPhone 6 provide two more powerful platforms to do things like record our voices with little disclosure. Customers deserve better.
Docker Gets $40 Million: Full Steam Ahead
News  |  9/16/2014
Docker will use its third round of funding to double staff, including engineers and a direct sales force pointed at enterprise buyers. The company's enterprise data center momentum keeps growing.
Apple Lets Users Reject U2
News  |  9/16/2014
Apple iTunes users who don't want U2's free album, "Songs of Innocence," can now be rid of it.
Beware Cloud Companies Bearing Self-Service Plans
Commentary  |  9/16/2014
There's such a thing as too much convenience. Cloud service providers should take a lesson from the banking industry.
Jack the Ripper Caught: 8 Mysteries Tech Should Solve
Slideshows  |  9/16/2014
If technology can help us go back in time and solve cold cases, what other mysteries could it solve? Here are a few suggestions.
How To Hire Developers Fast And Build Things
Commentary  |  9/15/2014
To have the best team of developers you must have a distributed team of developers.
What HP Gains In Eucalyptus Cloud Deal
News  |  9/15/2014
HP signs letter of intent to buy Eucalyptus, names CEO Marten Mickos head of its cloud unit. More open-source company acquisitions expected as HP builds out cloud offerings, analyst says.
Employee Fatigue: Hurting Your Business Ethics?
Commentary  |  9/15/2014
If you really want an ethical company, encourage your employees to adopt good sleep habits and give more work breaks.
Windows Threshold Videos Leak
News  |  9/13/2014
Videos offer a peek at Microsoft's Windows Threshold in action, including Start menu features that could appease keyboard-and-mouse fans who hate Windows 8.
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