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Video: Hacker Stocking Stuffers, Safe Online Shopping Tips
Commentary  |  12/19/2014  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds celebrates the holiday season with gift ideas for the hacker in your life, tips on how to shop safely online, and predictions for smart wearables.
MyWebGrocer Taps Power Of API
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Online ad/coupon service uses API tools to provide targeted advertising for retailers and useful information to consumers.
Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Microsoft beta tests Power BI dashboards, visualizations, connectors, and an iPad app just as IBM launches a rival cloud-based BI service.
Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
Amazon, VMware On Collision Course
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
At this year's Re:Invent conference, Amazon showcased new features and agility plans that could push it solidly ahead of its cloud competitors.
IBM Brags Of 49 Cloud Data Centers
News  |  12/18/2014  | 
IBM promised 40 SoftLayer cloud data centers globally by the end of 2014. Through a partnership with Equinix, it's ending the year with 49.
Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
3 OpenStack Predictions For 2015
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
VMware customers will surge, Debian will become the vendor-neutral platform, and instability will lose its cool factor.
Analytics Showdown: Should Apps Be Simpler, Or Smarter?
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
Qlik, Tableau, and Salesforce.com are betting on simple analytic applications, while veterans IBM and SAS push smarter. What do you need?
Atlantic.Net Cloud Stretches To The Pacific
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
Small, low-cost IaaS provider opens its first West Coast cloud facility.
SpaceCurve Promises Real-Time Location Insight
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
SpaceCurve takes on Oracle and other database vendors with a geospatial platform that brings location analytics to streaming apps.
Microsoft Gains Allies Against US Data Demands
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Several dozen companies, trade groups, and computer scientists agree that Microsoft should not have to provide data stored in Ireland when presented with a US search warrant.
DigitalOcean Displays 'Meteroic' Rise As Web Host
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Netcraft survey on world's largest web hosts shows DigitalOcean has risen to No. 3 from 568th place two years ago.
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Big Data Tool Analyzes Intentions: Cool Or Creepy?
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Lexalytics intention analysis tool determines what you're going to do before you do it, the company says. This goes beyond sentiment analysis.
Amazon Expands OpsWorks For On-Premises Server Management
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
AWS embraces hybrid cloud by extending OpsWorks server management to systems assigned to run in customers' data centers.
Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Details
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Microsoft on January 21 plans to disclose more details on the OS's touch-focused, consumer-oriented side.
Cisco Reveals Analytics Strategy
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Cisco says insights can't wait for data to travel from Internet of Things devices to the data center. Its solution: Analysis at the network's edge.
Top 5 Enterprise Applications Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/12/2014  | 
Here's a yearend toast to the top headlines in cloud, mobile, integrated marketing, embedded analytics, and software license management in 2014.
Salesforce.com Says Build Your Own App Store
News  |  12/11/2014  | 
Salesforce AppExchange Store Builder lets companies create their own app stores for business-to-business or business-to-consumer use.
Cloud Storage's Race To Zero
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
The race to provide free unlimited cloud storage can't end well, not for the vendors -- or the customers who believe they have finally found a free lunch.
CIO Hiring 100 IT Pros: What He Needs
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
You may be surprised what tops Choice Hotels CIO's list of toughest IT skills to find.
Windows 10 Likely To Go Freemium, Analysts Say
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Microsoft needs new ways to generate revenue, and a subscription-based Windows 10 version is a likely approach. But consumers may get a basic version for free.
Intel Launches Internet Of Things Platform
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Chipmaker wants to shape the way Internet-connected devices are designed, deployed, and managed.
The Long Death Of Project Hosting Sites
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Last month, Microsoft and Google bypassed their own code hosts to post major code projects on GitHub. The once-favored hosts have begun a long, familiar decline.
Box Counters Dropbox With Enterprise Security Initiative
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Box launches Box Trust, a network of verified security vendors, and a new app to secure content accessed from mobile devices.
IBM Apps For Apple iOS: Not Siri Meets Watson
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
IBM releases first wave of enterprise apps for Apple iOS. Niche apps for airlines, insurance, banking, and government sound useful, but not revolutionary.
Forrester: Wearables Interest Businesses More Than Consumers
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Companies see wearables as tools to improve operational efficiency and enhance the customer experience, Forrester report says.
Developers See ROI For Continuous Delivery Via Cloud
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Developers find the pay-off for DevOps and continuous delivery comes with cloud, Evans Data survey says.
Google In 2015: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Forget "peak Google." The year ahead will bring slower but continued expansion and diversification.
Ubuntu Wants To Run Containers, Too
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Snappy, a lean Linux Ubuntu optimized for container operation, promises stronger security for Linux containers.
Docker Is Hot But Won't Eat The World -- Yet
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
Scalr CEO Sebastian Stadil talks Docker's usability and the pros and cons of using containers in IT, not yet a gold standard.
Google Android Studio 1.0 Packs Appeal
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Android developers have a new integrated development environment for creating apps.
Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
Google Cloud Platform Supports Windows Workloads
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
By opening up to Windows workloads, Google Cloud Platform becomes an option for businesses committed to Microsoft software.
Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
As companies move beyond bleeding-edge experiments into production deployments, these trends point to real-world progress in big data analysis.
Amazon Says Expansion Worth Price
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
After a Moody's credit rating downgrade, Amazon will pay a higher rate to borrow than well-funded competitors, such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google, but says business expansion will pay.
Senate Bill Prohibits Government-Mandated Backdoors
News  |  12/5/2014  | 
Bill represents a response to government officials who want a way to bypass encryption in technology products.
Docker Founder Must Right His Ship
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
After some controversy this week, Docker needs to show it has the maturity needed to manage an open source project.
Enlist Mobile Apps In Diabetes Fight
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
Mobile apps can help diabetes sufferers get ahead of their symptoms and live healthier, more carefree lives.
SAP Seals Concur Deal: Desperate Or Strategic?
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
SAP finalizes its purchase of cloud-based travel-and-expense management vendor Concur. Is it a coup or a misfit?
Google Gives Raise To Top Partner Companies
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
By revising its partner program, Google hopes to better accommodate the needs of business customers.
IBM Watson Analytics Goes Public
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
IBM opens beta use of its cloud-based, freemium data analysis service. Will natural-language interaction simplify number crunching?
Rocket Vs. Docker Will Come Down To DevOps
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Whether CoreOS's Rocket successfully challenges Docker's lead in cloud containers will come down to which gets DevOps right.
Cloud Storage Is Inevitable, So Plan For It
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Simply buying more on-premises data storage without evaluating cloud-based storage alternatives could be a costly mistake.
Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprises With New API
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
Cloud storage company Dropbox launches application programming interface that lets developers build enterprise apps on top of the service.
Amazon Streamlines Reserved Instance Pricing, Options
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Faced with frequent complaints about complexity, Amazon stripped down the number of Reserved Instance types and simplified its billing.
Rocket Challenges Docker On Cloud Containers
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Linux company CoreOS launches an alternative to Docker as a lean building block for future cloud environments.
How Microsoft Surface Pro Won Me Over
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
How I learned to stop worrying and love Windows 8.1 and the Surface Pro.
Cloud Storage: 8 Ways You're Wasting Money
Slideshows  |  12/3/2014  | 
Don't fall into the "cheap" and "easy" cloud trap. Know how you're spending your money -- and why.
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