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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.
Salesforce.com Platform Helps Companies Build Mobile Apps
News  |  9/23/2014  | 
Salesforce.com introduces ExactTarget Journey Builder for Apps to support engaging, marketing-savvy mobile applications.
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.
Apple iPhone Sales Break Record
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
More than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices were sold over the weekend.
Microsoft OneDrive Offer Targets iOS 8 Storage Pains
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Microsoft increases free OneDrive cloud storage to 30 GB -- but only if you act before the end of the month.
Google Ditches Mandatory Google+ Signups
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
When you sign up for a service such as Gmail or Google Docs, you may opt out of Google+ via a "No thanks" button.
Ellison & 7 Other Tech Lions Still Roaring
Commentary  |  9/22/2014  | 
Larry Ellison's non-retirement reminds us of a few other tech industry elder statesmen still in the thick of running their companies.
CloudBees Drops PaaS, Shifts To Continuous Integration
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
CloudBees changes focus to Jenkins continuous integration server, Cloud Foundry partnership.
Black Friday: How To Avoid Ecommerce Disaster
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Can your retail site handle the traffic deluge on the busiest shopping day of the year? Avoid these six performance-testing mistakes, says BlazeMeter.
5 Early Cloud Adopters In Federal Government
Slideshows  |  9/22/2014  | 
Despite slow adoption government-wide, these agencies have paved the way for others implementing cloud computing.
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.
Microsoft Office, Windows Details Leak
News  |  9/20/2014  | 
Codenamed "Office 16," the next version will reportedly include the "Tell Me" tool to save users time digging through menus.
Google Plans To Encrypt Android Data By Default
News  |  9/20/2014  | 
After Apple CEO Tim Cook talks up iOS8 data security, Google says the next version of Android will shield data on devices more effectively.
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.
Oracle Leader Ellison Is Not 'Stepping Down'
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Oracle announces new titles, but Larry Ellison, Safra Catz, and Mark Hurd say roles won't change. Buried news: Oracle misses earnings.
SAP $8.3 Billion Concur Buy Caps Pricey Cloud Push
Commentary  |  9/19/2014  | 
SAP's latest cloud deal will add millions of subscribers and narrow the gap with Salesforce.com. But it could slash profits.
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.
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.
Net Neutrality: Why You Should Fear The Tier
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
The end of Net neutrality would hobble today's businesses, increase costs for customers, and stifle the potential for future innovation.
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.
Net Neutrality: 5 Things To Know
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
The Internet was never as neutral as you might think. Here's why the FCC is mulling stricter regulations for mobile service providers as well.
IBM Watson Data Analysis Service Revealed
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
IBM Watson Analytics cloud service aims to simplify data-driven decision making. Can cognitive computing get around decades-old complications?
Windows Threshold Coming Soon: 9 Predictions
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Microsoft will likely announce a preview of Windows Threshold on September 30. Here's what to expect.
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.
Personalized Medicine Rests On Cloud At H.D. Smith
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
As-a-service infrastructure, apps enable healthcare distributor to focus more on core business innovations, says H.D. Smith CIO David Guzman.
Microsoft CRM Releases Give Sales, Marketing Veto Power
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Microsoft says coming Dynamics CRM and Marketing apps will let salespeople influence marketing and vice versa. Catching up with Salesforce.com?
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.
How Electronic Health Records Can Improve Outcomes
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
EHRs must do much more than simply replace paper charts. By enhancing them with personal health record features, we can create a new tool that deepens patient engagement.
Microsoft's Minecraft Buy: 6 Interesting Facts
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Microsoft acquisition of game developer Mojang is turning heads. Here's some context.
Facebook Announces WebScaleSQL Upgrade For MySQL
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Partners Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter tweak WebScaleSQL branch of MySQL to fix bugs, improve speed, and run "at scale."
Google Android One: India Play
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Initiative to make Android matter in emerging markets brings its first low-cost phones to India.
Salesforce.com CEO Leaks Analytics Cloud Plan
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff tweets confidential Dreamforce agenda that reveals plans for a new cloud. Innocent mistake or Dyre distraction?
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.
Mining WiFi Data: Retail Privacy Pitfalls
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
WiFi data mining starts with anonymous tracking, but it can lead to personal details in social profiles. Interop New York session explores opportunities and limits for retailers.
EMP, Debunked: The Jolt That Could Fry The Cloud
Slideshows  |  9/15/2014  | 
An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from the sun or a high-altitude nuclear blast could change life as we know it, but how worried should you really be? Here's a primer.
Google Tempts Startups With $100,000 Cloud Credit
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Google offers startups $100,000 in Google Cloud Platform credit for one year in effort to gain edge over Amazon Web Services.
Dyre Straits: Why This Cloud Attack's Different
Commentary  |  9/12/2014  | 
Dyre is a new breed of Trojan, attacking cloud apps and using the cloud as a delivery vehicle.
Former Red Hat CTO Joins Google
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Brian Stevens abruptly leaves Red Hat, shows up at the Googleplex as VP of product management for its cloud platforms unit.
EMC: VMware Not For Sale
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Contrary to a New York Post report and an investor's pressure, EMC says it's not considering selling off its VMware virtualization subsidiary.
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