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Microsoft Azure Outage: Questions Remain
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure's East and South Central US data centers' performance plummeted while West remained relatively unaffected.
Marketers Should Look Beyond Facebook, Twitter
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Build social engagement around your own website, Forrester recommends.
Microsoft Azure Storage Service Outage: Postmortem
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Azure outage Tuesday produced disruptions to MSN website, Office 365, Xbox Live, and third-party services, as well as possible data integrity problems.
Finding CIO/CFO Common Ground
Commentary  |  11/20/2014  | 
Success awaits CIOs and CFOs who reach a level of competence in each other's roles.
Firefox Drops Google For Yahoo Search
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Mozilla takes up with new Firefox search partners that it believes are better aligned with its values of choice and independence.
Salesforce.com Tweaks Social Studio
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Salesforce blends social listening, analysis with content publishing and customer engagement, plus touts Wave Analytics Cloud momentum at the Salesforce1 World Tour event.
BitTorrent Sync Plans Pro Tier
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
BitTorrent Sync 1.4 enters general release, and the company unveils plans for Pro version of its software.
How Amazon Kinesis Adds Speed, Resilience To Analytics
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Three Kinesis users explain how they use AWS's real-time, streaming data capture and analytics service to support their businesses.
The Web Isn't Dying, But Control Is
Commentary  |  11/19/2014  | 
In a renewed debate about the health of the web and the dominance of native apps, let's not gloss over the issue of user control.
IBM Verse: Can It Trump Google Inbox?
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Cloud-based IBM Verse blends email, collaboration, and social intelligence to show what's relevant. Main rivals: Microsoft Clutter and Google Inbox.
Interoute, European Cloud Supplier, Makes US Move
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
One of Europe's largest cloud service suppliers, Interoute Communications, will open a virtual data center in Los Angeles in December.
Cisco Debuts Mobile Collaboration App For Businesses
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Cisco's 'Project Squared' features voice and videoconferencing, messaging, and document sharing for project teams of up to eight people. Here's a look at the features.
Tech Heavyweights Push For Surveillance Reform
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
Facebook's Enterprise Ambition: 3 Big Hurdles
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Even with 1.3 billion users, Facebook's rumored move into enterprise software faces steep obstacles. Can Facebook transform its reputation from data hog to data guardian?
10 Techies We'd Invite To Thanksgiving
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Guess who's coming to dinner. Do robots need their own place settings?
Tech Hygiene: 10 Bad Habits To Break
Slideshows  |  11/18/2014  | 
When it comes to digital devices, a little cleanliness – both inside and out – goes a long way.
TRUSTe Not So Trustworthy
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Privacy certification company has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers.
Apple, Microsoft Fight For Financial Crown
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Apple and Microsoft are the world's two most valuable companies, though neither is currently close to Microsoft's peak value from the dot-com era.
Amazon's Container Strategy, Examined
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
Amazon believes it can win developers with new AWS Container Service, despite Google's big headstart.
Microsoft Office Mobile: Right For You?
Slideshows  |  11/15/2014  | 
Microsoft now offers free iOS and Android versions of its popular Office apps. Are they a good fit for your mobile productivity tools?
Amazon Cloud: 10 New Insights
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
AWS already has five times the compute capacity of 14 competitors combined, but it's still expanding fast. See what else we learned at Re:Invent this week.
Oracle Lawsuit Against SAP Settled At Last
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
SAP will pay Oracle $359 million to settle the long-running copyright-infringement case involving its shuttered TomorrowNow services unit.
Heating Your House With Cloud Computing
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Is it time to get serious about recycling the radiant heat from servers into heating for other buildings large and small?
Windows 10 Update: 6 Facts
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build includes more user-inspired tweaks, more desktop refinement -- and more bugs. Is Microsoft reassuring its desktop user base?
Amazon Focuses On New Services, Not Price
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Amazon Web Services expands its menu, while dropping references to its leading price-cutter status.
Americans Doubt They Can Protect Their Privacy
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
A Pew Research Center study finds broad concern about government and corporate data gathering, along with a desire for more government regulation of data gathering.
Salesforce.com Lightning Connect Taps Real-Time Data
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Salesforce.com adds data-integration option for accessing up-to-the-minute data from sources such as SAP apps and Oracle databases.
Microsoft .NET Takes On Java
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Now that Microsoft's .NET is open sourced and set to expand to Linux and OS X, can it challenge Oracle's Java?
Google's DoubleClick Suffers Outage
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
For a brief time, ads and revenue stopped flowing.
Virtualization Delivers For Children's Miracle Network
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Children's Miracle Network, which helps 170 partner hospitals raise money, wants to generate $1 billion annually through 2022. New virtualization infrastructure is helping to realize this goal.
IndependenceIT: 'Switzerland' Of Virtualized Desktops
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
IndependenceIT offers server-based SaaS to deliver virtualized desktops from an Amazon, Microsoft, or Google cloud.
Net Neutrality: Let There Be Laws
Commentary  |  11/12/2014  | 
Telecom companies insist they already comply with the precepts of net neutrality. So what is the harm in codifying their behavior?
Microsoft's Answer To Death By Email: Meet Clutter
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Yes, Clutter. This new tool for Microsoft Office 365 users aims to learn which messages are most important to you, and restore order.
SAP IoT Apps Tap Sensor Data
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
SAP's new IoT family captures data from sensors, including Samsung smartphones and wearables, to power Internet-of-Things, industry-specific apps.
Salvation Army Finds Refuge, Recovery In The Cloud
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Nonprofit agency finds cloud-based backup and disaster recovery system is best and most cost-effective way to protect critical data.
SAP Helps Marketers Use Facebook Customer Data
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
SAP analytic application lets marketers cross customer data with Facebook social data to improve digital campaign results.
Rackspace Launches Azure Services From Data Centers
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Rackspace offers Microsoft's Cloud OS platform from within its data centers, gives Hyper-V users cloud services backed by technical support.
Multi-Cloud Deployments Build Resilience
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
GoGrid CEO and cloud pioneer John Keagy points out the benefits of deploying workloads to more than one cloud service.
Google Inbox: 7 Reasons To Say Yes
News  |  11/8/2014  | 
Google's experimental email client Inbox will change the way you look at email.
Windows 10 Enterprise Features Revealed
News  |  11/8/2014  | 
We've gotten peeks at many of the upcoming Windows 10 features for users, such as the Start menu and virtual desktops. But what's coming for enterprises?
Can Dropbox & Box Survive Commoditized Storage?
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
Microsoft and Google have turned up the heat on the cloud storage vendors. Time for them to respond.
CloudHealth Automates Amazon Cloud Management
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
Automated Tasks enables IT to define a cloud management task, set policies around it, and implement the task programmatically.
Amazon Echo Awaits Your Command
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Echo microphone and speaker system lets you talk to Amazon's cloud and get answers, news, and music.
Google Drive Can Launch Local Apps
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
New Chrome extension Application Launcher for Drive lets Google Drive open files in local applications.
The Huge Internet Change You Probably Missed
Commentary  |  11/6/2014  | 
Global networks have subtly morphed from vertical to horizontal architectures, with east-west traffic now dominating north-south. The impact on industry will be profound -- are your providers ready?
Amazon Prime Gains Unlimited Photo Storage, With Caveats
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Prime subscribers can now store an unlimited number of small photos in Amazon Cloud Drive.
Microsoft Bolsters Azure SQL Database Services
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Microsoft brings on-premises database capabilities to Azure SQL DB as it claims market share gains for SQL Server 2014.
Dell Cloud Marketplace: Many Clouds, One Dashboard
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
At Dell World conference, company announces offering to help customers manage clouds from partners such as Amazon, Google, and Joyent.
VMware Preps Australia, Japan vCloud Services
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
VMware will launch vCloud Air in Melbourne, Australia, and take the beta label off its Japan service.
Dell Bolsters Analytics Software, Taps Microsoft Azure ML
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Dell extends its big data analysis capabilities, adding natural-language processing and integrating Microsoft Azure Machine Learning services.
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