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Red Hat OpenShift Commons Adds Fuel To Cloud Foundry Competition
News  |  2/27/2015  | 
Red Hat looks to boost its cloud development platform by giving it a Commons where developers may exchange best practices.
Google AI Teaches Itself Atari Video Games
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Using a single learning algorithm, Google's AI agent has developed its video game skills to the point where it can beat most human players in dozens of different games.
Docker Preps Containers For Amazon, Other Clouds
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Docker introduces three orchestration tools designed to help deploy distributed applications.
Salesforce Service Cloud, Analytics Cloud Power Fast Growth
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Salesforce claims its Service Cloud is ousting SAP and Oracle while the Wave Analytics Cloud is driving seven- and eight-figure deals.
Android For Work Brings Google To The Office
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
The company aims to make Android better suited to the demands of businesses.
Internet Of Things: 3 Actions To Prep
Commentary  |  2/25/2015  | 
We need to start thinking differently about software development.
Pebble Sets Kickstarter Record As Apple Watch Approaches
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
A crowdfunded startup aims to hold its own amid an increasingly competitive smartwatch market.
7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You
Slideshows  |  2/24/2015  | 
Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.
IBM Promises Bridge From Data Center To Cloud
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
IBM said at its Interconnect conference its new services will allow easier shifting between the enterprise data center and public cloud.
7 Emerging Technologies IT Should Study Now
Slideshows  |  2/23/2015  | 
Staying on top of current technologies means anticipating future ones. Here, we look at seven technologies IT should be studying right now. One (or more) of these may well be the next big trend in the industry.
Interop Radio: Cutting IPv6 Confusion Down To Size
Commentary  |  2/23/2015  | 
In this episode of Interop Radio we'll help you understand what IPv6 means for your network today.
Gartner Advanced Analytics Quadrant 2015: Gainers, Losers
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms 2015 has Microsoft, Alpine, and Alteryx moving up, Oracle MIA.
Google Inbox Goes To Work
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
Google Apps for Work customers will soon be able to try Inbox by Gmail.
6 Internet Of Things Building Blocks
Slideshows  |  2/22/2015  | 
Need an embedded system to whip up an IoT prototype? These six platforms make it easier than ever to get started with embedded programming.
Cloud Storage For Office, Azure Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/21/2015  | 
Cloud technology was the theme of this week as updates to Microsoft Azure and Office rolled out of Redmond.
Google Cloud Outage: Virtual Networking Breakdown
News  |  2/20/2015  | 
Google's virtual networking software stopped providing routing updates, and customers lost their connections to the outside world.
Rocket Containers: How CoreOS Plans To Challenge Docker
News  |  2/20/2015  | 
As containers rise in importance for data center innovation, the Rocket project has attracted 50 contributors in its bid against today's de facto option, Docker.
InformationWeek 2014 Hybrid Cloud Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/20/2015  | 
Mixing public and private can deliver the best of both cloud worlds for IT groups that can figure out where workloads work best and address potential security issues.
Google: Docker Does Containers Right
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Two leaders for Google's cloud computing services talk about how they use containers in the data center, and why virtual machines also remain critical to their strategy.
Heroku Expands Cloud Services For Enterprise Development
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Heroku has added access controls and code deployment capabilities to its Platform-as-a-Service, which runs on top of Amazon's EC2.
Microsoft Azure, SAS, MapR: Big Data Roundup
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
News from Microsoft, SAS, and MapR point to changes in how enterprises are buying, deploying, and learning to use big-data analytics.
8 Google Projects To Watch in 2015
Slideshows  |  2/18/2015  | 

We're highlighting Google's top 2015 projects -- from the pragmatic to the peculiar. Once you've explored the offerings, tell us which ones are your favorites –- and which ones you think are total duds –- in the comments section below.

Microsoft Azure Tries To Bring Big Data Mainstream
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
Microsoft's new cloud-based services focus on machine learning, more Linux options, and new partnerships.
IT Career Success Takes Ditching Your Silo Mindset
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
There are four IT career silos that good IT leaders must help knock down.
Pivotal Open-Source Play Points To Industry Shift
News  |  2/17/2015  | 
Open source is driving big data, and two major announcements from Pivotal show that isn't going to stop.
Microsoft Office Expands Cloud Integration
News  |  2/17/2015  | 
Microsoft allows third-party storage providers to integrate services into Office apps and announces a Cloud Storage Partner Program.
Big Data: Matching Personalities In The Call Center
News  |  2/17/2015  | 
It's common for companies to record customer service calls. But what insights are they gaining from all that data? One solution: Matching customers with service reps for more harmonious calls.
Stop Amazon: A New Era Of Cloud Co-opetition
Commentary  |  2/16/2015  | 
The recent VMware and Google partnership shows how far competitors will go to keep would-be cloud customers from flocking to Amazon.
5 Cloud Predictions For 2015 From TBR
News  |  2/16/2015  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service has moved toward commodity status, spurring Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and others to add services and specialties.
Obama, Tim Cook, Others Debate Sharing Cyber Security Data
News  |  2/14/2015  | 
The Obama White House wants more effective sharing of cyber security data between the public and private sectors. Despite some snubs, Apple's Tim Cook spoke at a special summit on the issue.
Teradata Talks Apps, But Don't Think AppExchange
News  |  2/13/2015  | 
Teradata Aster App Center is a collection of app templates, not a platform-as-a-service developer community. Here's the lowdown on 29 apps for six industries.
Microsoft Office Online: Update Alert
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
The first major Office Online revamp brings improved Reading View and file management to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
10 Hot Cities For IT Pros In 2015
Slideshows  |  2/11/2015  | 
Sure, Silicon Valley is a hotspot for tech workers. But it's far from the only one, according to top tech recruiters. See if your town makes the list.
First American: Cloud Analysis Points To Savings
News  |  2/10/2015  | 
First American title insurance ramps up Azure spending as Apptio expense metrics show a gain versus on-premises virtual machines.
Containers Get Ready To Run Critical Production Apps
Commentary  |  2/10/2015  | 
Interest in Docker runs high, even among practiced virtual machine users. One big question: Who will provide container management?
Containers Explained: 9 Essentials You Need To Know
Commentary  |  2/10/2015  | 
Containers are the hottest topic in the data center. Here are the essentials that every well-informed IT pro should know and be able to explain.
Apple Watch: 11 Sweet Gadgets To Buy Instead
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015  | 
The Apple Watch is coming soon. Lovely though it may be, there are other nifty devices to consider instead.
7 Crazy Cool Data Centers
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015  | 
Some data centers are built in modern buildings, and some are in old paper mills or Cold War defense bunkers.
Ubuntu Smartphone: Small Player Debuts In A Big Game
News  |  2/7/2015  | 
Following a failed crowdfunding effort, Canonical is ready to release the first smartphone based on its popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Can it compete against the likes of Apple iPhone and Android devices?
IBM Watson Cloud Gains Eyes, Ears, And A Voice
News  |  2/6/2015  | 
IBM Watson developer cloud adds speech-to-text, text-to-speech, visual recognition, and decision services. Will businesses build their own Jeopardy apps?
Oracle Linux Wants To Be 'Dockerized' Too
News  |  2/6/2015  | 
Oracle Linux is available in a Docker container on the Docker Hub, which should aid development and database app mobility.
InformationWeek 2014 Next-Generation IT Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/6/2015  | 
The future of IT is all about integrating key elements such as mobile, cloud, security, and big data. Successful companies will focus on reusable components, data-based security, and automation.
Silicon Valley Expands Unevenly
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Income inequality grows even in Silicon Valley, but there's no bubble ahead.
Equinix Cloud Exchange: Private Access To Public Clouds
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Equinix is offering Cloud Exchange, where customers can select the cloud they want to connect with.
SAP Clarifies S/4Hana Release Dates, Licensing Terms
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
SAP's Bernd Leukert sets the record straight on S/4Hana availability, licensing terms, and what upgrades current Business Suite customers can expect.
VMware NSX: A Cloud Pitch To Sell SDN
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Software defined networking is key to VMware's data center ambitions, so it's selling NSX-as-a-service through the vCloud Air public cloud.
Microsoft HoloLens Could Make Conference Calls Really Fun
Commentary  |  2/5/2015  | 
Everyone should have the chance to create an ideal virtual world for collaboration. With HoloLens, we could someday connect with colleagues in a fantasy French café, or on a World of Warcraft battlefield.
FCC Net Neutrality Salvo: Reclassify Broadband Providers
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
Wheeler's proposed rules would classify broadband providers as common carriers, meaning they would be subject to the same open access rules that currently regulate telecommunications companies.
Who's Your IT Hero?
Commentary  |  2/4/2015  | 
We're honoring that person who brings something special to your IT shop and your company. Nominate him or her for our first-ever IT Hero award.
SAP's Plattner: How S/4Hana Simplifies ERP
Commentary  |  2/4/2015  | 
SAP chairman Hasso Plattner explains what's possible with S/4Hana. Analysts and customers comment on the evolutionary vs. revolutionary debate.
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