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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.
Chromebooks Now Can Run Android Apps
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Only four Android apps now run on Chrome OS, but Google insists there will be more.
Tableau Unveils Enterprise Tools
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
BI vendor Tableau shows off live connection to enterprise cloud apps and promises 4X speedup of database engine to cater to large numbers of users.
Google Makes Apps More Accessible
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Improved support for screen readers makes Google Apps more inviting to the blind.
Feds Hesitate Moving IT Services To The Cloud
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Government IT execs compare transitioning data to the cloud to giving their kids the keys to a new convertible.
Red Hat Satellite Brings System Management To Cloud
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Red Hat Satellite 6, the latest version of its Enterprise Linux system management, now works across data centers and clouds.
Intel Points Wearables, Big Data At Cancer Research
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
At IDF, Intel execs discuss how an Intel-powered Internet of Things could lead to personalized cancer treatments.
Big Data: How To Pick Your Platform
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Hadoop? A high-scale relational database? NoSQL? Event-processing technology? One size doesn't fit all. Here's how to decide.
Amazon On-Demand Vs. Reserved Instances: Cost Comparison
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Critics think on-demand might actually be a better deal than Reserved Instances, but Cloudability study shows otherwise.
U2 Album Giveaway: What's Apple's Angle?
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
As part of iPhone and Apple Watch launch hoopla, 500 million iTunes subscribers get U2's "Songs of Innocence" for free. But what do Apple and U2 hope to gain?
Apple iCloud Hack's Other Victim: Cloud Trust
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Our flash poll finds users feel more vulnerable about cloud security in general. No wonder: Apple's opening statement of indignation now sounds a little hollow.
Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch: What's Missing
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Apple did many things right with its new iPhone and Watch hardware, but left a few key technologies out of the mix.
Apple Unveils Watch, iPhone 6
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Apple dives into wearables, debuts two new iPhones -- and promises to revolutionize mobile payments with Apple Pay.
VMware Cozies Up To Chef
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
VMware integrates the open source configuration engine Chef, a favorite of DevOps teams, into its vCloud Air cloud service. Here's what it means for hybrid cloud operations.
ERP Survey: Users Aren't Happy
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
An Epicor study reveals users are frustrated with inaccessible, inflexible ERP. Here's what incumbents Epicor, Infor, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP are doing about it.
Apple To Dominate Wearables Through 2016: Forrester
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Forrester Research sees Apple's rumored iWatch as a boon for marketers.
Microsoft Launches Delve For Office 365
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Delve, a new Office 365 product, will know which content is important to you before you do.
HTC One (M8) With Windows Phone 8.1: Hands On
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Windows Phone fans finally have flagship variety with HTC's One (M8). But it probably won't tempt Android or iOS users to Windows Phone 8.1.
Navigating New Internet Domains
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
New Internet domain extensions keep increasing. Registering for one is pricey, but most businesses can't afford not to.
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