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PayPal Pivots From Platform To 'Operating System'
News  |  5/21/2015  | 
As it prepares for independence from eBay, PayPal is trying to redefine itself as something more than a payment company.
NASA Technology Roadmap: A Heavenly Guide For IT And CIOs
Slideshows  |  5/21/2015  | 
NASA's Technology Roadmap for 2015-2035 gives hints about the future of IT in your enterprise. Here's how space is changing big data, supercomputing, and other technologies.
Fluke's TruView Live Monitors Cloud, SaaS Apps
Commentary  |  5/21/2015  | 
A new hosted service from Fluke Networks uses physical and virtual appliances to monitor cloud application performance.
The Great File Migration Is Underway
Commentary  |  5/21/2015  | 
As the amount of data in files grows, more and more will find their way in a great migration to cloud storage.
HANA, Hadoop Help SAP Connect IoT And Big Data
Commentary  |  5/20/2015  | 
Engineers at Sapphire Now discussed the potential and limitations for SAP S/4HANA as a platform for managing an enterprise Internet of Things and the big data that strategy requires.
Gartner Doubles Estimate Of Amazon Cloud Dominance
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
In Gartner's fifth Magic Quadrant on cloud infrastructure services, Amazon extends lead, while Microsoft and Google try to keep up.
SAP, NHL Score With Big Data During Stanley Cup Playoffs
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
The National Hockey League kicks off a five-year big data partnership with SAP with the 2015 Stanley Cup Bracket Challenge.
On-Demand Workers Face Low Pay, Limited Flexibility
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
IBM Broadens Hybrid Cloud Portfolio With OpenStack Play
News  |  5/19/2015  | 
With its OpenStack Services, IBM is looking to expand its cloud services portfolio to compete with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft Azure.
Linux Container Operating Systems: Thin Is In
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
From CoreOS to Atomic Host to Photon, a new breed of Linux operating system is slimming down in order to run containers. Will all of them survive?
Twilio Broadens Communications Platform
News  |  5/19/2015  | 
With IP Messaging and other new services, Twilio hopes to give companies such as Uber more control over the communication infrastructure they build into their apps.
Google Cloud Platform Drops Price, Again
News  |  5/18/2015  | 
It's also offering a big discount for computing jobs that aren't time sensitive and thus can run during low-demand times.
Amazon Seeks Next Generation Of Cloud Users
News  |  5/18/2015  | 
AWS has launched AWS Educate, an online service with self-paced labs, tutorials, and best practices for educators and students.
Google Self-Driving Cars Hit The Road
News  |  5/16/2015  | 
The latest self-driving car prototypes from Google will roll on public roads in Mountain View, Calif., later this summer.
Windows 10 Mobile, Hyperlapse, Hyper-V: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/16/2015  | 
News from Microsoft this week includes plans to bring cables under the Pacific, new Windows 10 Editions, and the latest Windows 10 mobile build.
Cloud Foundry Pros & Cons
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
Cloud Foundry has a mixed container message, but that's not keeping it from sailing full speed ahead into Fortune 500 data centers.
Internet Of Things: 6 Obstacles
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
A report from McKinsey and the Global Semiconductor Alliance finds excitement and uncertainty among companies building the pieces of the Internet of Things.
Google Faces More Scrutiny Over Right To Be Forgotten
News  |  5/14/2015  | 
A group of 80 Web academics have penned an open letter to Google insisting on more transparency for right to be forgotten requests in Europe.
IoT World: Separating Smart And Dumb Things
Slideshows  |  5/13/2015  | 
At Internet of Things World, companies are trying to figure out what objects should get networked.
GE Prepares For Industrial Internet With Cloud Foundry
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
Analysis of big data from industrial machines is creating new business models, but GE Software CTO Harel Kodesh sees even more disruptive business models on their way.
How Corporate Culture Impedes Data Innovation
Commentary  |  5/13/2015  | 
BI and big data analytics tools are getting more sophisticated and comprehensive. Yet, some organizations are failing to derive full value from their data because their corporate cultures do not reflect a data-driven mindset. Here are the common cultural challenges standing in the way of big data innovation.
Samsung's ARTIK IoT Platform: Connecting Developers To 'Things'
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
The set of hardware modules, software, and cloud services aims to provide developers with a faster path to market for apps that support the Internet of Things.
8 Microsoft Office Alternatives
Slideshows  |  5/12/2015  | 
Microsoft's Office productivity suite may be the go-to choice for personal and enterprise use, but there are cheaper options available.
Open Source Platform Opens Arms To Microsoft's .Net
News  |  5/12/2015  | 
This latest move from Cloud Foundry signals how the cloud is forcing old rivalries to fall away.
Microsoft Undersea Cables Are Really About The Cloud
News  |  5/12/2015  | 
Microsoft is now part of an international consortium of telecoms and cable manufacturers bringing 80TBps data speeds across the Pacific Ocean. The goal is to increase Microsoft's cloud capacity.
8 Reasons The PC Is Not Dead
Slideshows  |  5/11/2015  | 
Now that phablets have essentially cannibalized the tablet market, the personal computer has a chance to make a dramatic comeback. Here's why.
Poker Pros Barely Beat Bot
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
In the Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence poker competition last week, the human players won, sort of.
4 Stages Of Hybrid Cloud Evolution
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
Hybrid cloud computing will involve companies using APIs from different clouds to bring services into a "home cloud" to work with company data, IBM's Rippert says.
IBM Bluemix Welcomes Microsoft's .Net
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
IBM's Bluemix is adding the .Net languages, allowing Bluemix Cloud Foundry users to mix Microsoft, open source, and IBM technologies.
The 'Internet Of Me' Is Getting Real In Healthcare
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
Biogen's Andi Karaboutis believes medicine is about to get much more personal.
'Father Time' Still Negotiating The Future
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
Harlan Stenn, chief maintainer of the Network Time Protocol, remains in limbo between full-time NTP work and a return to private consulting.
Windows 10, HoloLens, Office: Microsoft Details Its Vision
Slideshows  |  5/10/2015  | 
Key takeaways from Microsoft's Ignite and Build events offer a peek at the company's broader vision for enterprise apps.
Windows 10, Office 2016, Azure Updates Galore: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/9/2015  | 
Microsoft's Ignite keynote kicked off a week of news related to Windows 10, security, Office 2016, Microsoft Edge, and more.
How A Healthcare Clinic Plans To Become A Software Company
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
Marshfield Clinic has been using its home-grown electronic health record system for 20 years. Now it wants to sell EHRs as a cloud service.
Controversial Lennart Poettering Finds His Place In Linux Community
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
The systemd developer produced an initialization system that no one liked, but everyone adopted for use with Linux containers. Are his days as a target over?
Google I/O 2015: Dial M For Android
News  |  5/8/2015  | 
The next version of Android is likely to be discussed at Google's developer conference, possibly along with news about a new wearable.
IT Staff Fearful Of Cloud? Try Cloud Whispering
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
Don't force people into cloud scenarios they fear. Here are some ways to win them over first.
First Automated Truck Licensed To Operate On Public Roads
News  |  5/7/2015  | 
The state of Nevada has given a commercial trucking license to Daimler Trucks North America. Will such vehicles someday become yet another form of computer hardware that falls under the purview of IT professionals?
Cloud Computing: 8 Continuing Ed Programs For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  5/6/2015  | 
Continuing education is a surefire way to increase your salary or get a new job. If your interest in IT is cloud computing, several high-profile universities offer courses in this area of technology.
Docker Monitoring: New Relic Takes On The Challenge
News  |  5/6/2015  | 
The new application performance monitoring platform is more in sync with companies building applications as microservices.
4 Ways IT Can Inspire Business Confidence
Commentary  |  5/6/2015  | 
An EMC study revealed that business leaders don't think their companies are ready for the data-driven future. Worse, they have no confidence in IT to correct course. Here's why it happened, and what IT can do to win back the confidence of business execs.
Google Launches Cloud Bigtable Database Service
News  |  5/6/2015  | 
Cloud Bigtable brings Google infrastructure to cloud computing customers, and might be particularly useful for Internet of Things applications.
8 Linux Security Improvements In 8 Years
Slideshows  |  5/6/2015  | 
Linux started getting really serious about security in 2007, and it has made big strides in the past three years. As open source code faces more threats, Linux can't rest on its laurels.
IBM Watson Dives Further Into Cloud, Healthcare Analytics
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
IBM is looking to expand its Watson cognitive computing platform into many more fields, including cloud and healthcare. This includes bringing in more partners and developers.
Google, Twitter, Red Hat Speak Up For Container Standard
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
They're supporting a CoreOS standard as a "composable" piece that can help developers, but they also noted areas where the standard needs work.
Pinterest Opens Up To Developers
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
Can Pinterest avoid the missteps of other social networks that courted developers?
Microsoft Ignite 2015: Windows 10, Office 2016, Azure Updates
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
Microsoft announced updates to its Windows 10, Office, cloud, and security offerings during a news-packed keynote at Ignite 2015.
CoreOS: Container Standards Needed
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
Google, VMware, Red Hat, and Apcera are backing CoreOS's container specification, appc, as an industry standard.
Signs Point To A Coming Post-Cloud Era
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
CenturyLink CTO Jared Wray, Intel's Nicholas Weaver, and others at Interop talk about a future where the cloud is just how we all compute.
Tesla Energy: Changing How Businesses, Homes Use Power
News  |  5/2/2015  | 
Founder Elon Musk is leading the electric-car pioneer into the energy infrastructure business. Amazon and Target are among those with pilot projects in the works.
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