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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.
Remember The Restroom When Deploying Wireless
News  |  5/1/2015  | 
One lesson learned at Houston Methodist Hospital about going wireless: If the CEO can't get access in the can, it's a bad day.
Salesforce Deal: Who Could Buy It?
Commentary  |  5/1/2015  | 
A report sparked widespread speculation about the future of Salesforce. Is it ripe for acquisition, and, if so, which tech giant might buy it?
Harper Reed: Innovation Is Worthless
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
During his Interop keynote, Harper Reed quotes Kanye West for product development advice.
Apps To Unite Smartphones, IoT
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
The Internet of Things is an expansion of mobile device uses, not a separate, new development, Soasta's Tana Jackson says at Cloud Connect.
Google's Urs Hoelzle: Cloud Will Soon Be More Secure
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Google's chief data center architect, Urs Hoelzle, says cloud security will improve faster than enterprise security in the next few years.
Enterprise Mobile Strategy, Meet The Connected Toilet
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
The way you're thinking about mobile may not be broad enough.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Reaches For The Cloud
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
NASA's JPL, No. 3 in the InformationWeek Elite 100, has turned to cloud computing to make real-time analytics available to missions.
Avnet's Training Innovations Bring Revenue Gains
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The IT team at Avnet, the No. 4 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, spotted a new revenue stream by building on an acquisition's training platform. The project is on track to drive $30 million in revenue this year.
The Weather Company: Cloud Journey Requires Cultural Change
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The Weather Company, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, embraced cloud infrastructure in order to meet dramatic swings in demand for weather information.
Atlantic Health Automates ID With Biometrics
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Palm vein scans are helping staff pull up patient records more efficiently and securely. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
PayPal Revamps Data Center For Agility
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
PayPal can deploy new products seven times faster with its new approach, plus it's finding recruiting talent easier. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
WEX Taps Smartphones For Fleet Management
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The payment company uses apps and QR codes to connect drivers, vehicles, and payments. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Get Fast: A Survival Strategy For Software Development
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Speed is of the essence in a world where every company must be a software company.
Boeing, eBay Data Centers Look More Like Cloud
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
eBay and Boeing, two major builders of new enterprise data centers, explain what they looked for in new architecture at the InformationWeek 100 event.
IoT And The Looming Mobile Tidal Wave
Commentary  |  4/28/2015  | 
If you thought handling BYOD was hard, wait until you see what managing mobile devices for the Internet of Things entails.
Tech Buying: 6 Reasons Why IT Still Matters
Slideshows  |  4/27/2015  | 
Making major tech purchases, especially big data analytics and business intelligence tools, without consulting IT may cause major problems. Here’s why.
Delivery Drone Or Death Machine?
Slideshows  |  4/26/2015  | 
Drones can help or harm. Figuring out how to respond to them isn't going to be easy.
Windows 10 App Updates, Earnings Report: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/25/2015  | 
The good: positive quarterly earnings report, promise of Office 365 security updates, new Windows 10 Build. The bad: Windows, Office financials. Here's a look at Microsoft's week.
Salesforce Adds HR To Its Online Suite
News  |  4/24/2015  | 
Salesforce for HR internalizes customer relationship management so employers can improve relations with their employees.
Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Dominates As Windows, Office Tumble
News  |  4/24/2015  | 
Microsoft revenue hit $21.7 billion this past quarter as cloud services boomed, offsetting poor performance by its core Windows and Office products.
IoT Seen As A Major Driver For SAP HANA
Commentary  |  4/24/2015  | 
SAP's Bernd Leukert looks ahead for smartwatches, the Internet of Things, and HANA to tie it all together.
Amazon AWS Revenue Reveals Cloud Powerhouse
News  |  4/23/2015  | 
In its first quarter 2015 results, Amazon reported that its AWS cloud unit is growing fast and is either already profitable or soon could be.
Your Audi As Amazon Package Drop
News  |  4/23/2015  | 
Amazon, Audi, and DHL plan to test delivering packages to the trunk of your car.
Will Amazon Cloud Revenue Show A Giant Is Born?
News  |  4/23/2015  | 
Amazon.com is slated to air financial details on its AWS unit for the first time, perhaps showing the cloud service is growing even faster than expected.
Box Looks Beyond Storage
News  |  4/23/2015  | 
At its second annual developer conference, Box rearranged its platform to entice enterprise developers.
Google FI Wireless Service: By Invitation Only, For Now
News  |  4/22/2015  | 
Early access is available to those with a Nexus 6 smartphone who sign up to request an invitation, have a Gmail address, and live in a US zip code within the wireless coverage area.
ServiceNow Offers Service Platform, Opens Store
News  |  4/22/2015  | 
ServiceNow, the IT help desk automation company, is making its platform available to customers and third parties in order to launch their own SaaS apps.
Time Inc. CTO Navigates Move To Amazon
News  |  4/22/2015  | 
CTO Colin Bodell wants to move Time out of its five data centers and onto the Amazon cloud. The technical and cultural shift is well underway.
Microsoft Office On Android: How To Install
Slideshows  |  4/22/2015  | 
Microsoft is looking to expand its Office suite beyond its traditional base. Here's a look at how to install and use Office on Android smartphones and tablet.
Comic: Machine Learning
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
Machines can beat us at our own games. How long before they don't need us anymore?
Microsoft Offers Azure Service Fabric For Distributed Apps
News  |  4/21/2015  | 
Microsoft will show off Azure Service Fabric at its Build Conference next week. It will help developers build microservice-based applications.
VMware Rides Container Wave With Open Source Projects
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
VMware's launching two projects: Lightwave focuses on container security, and Photon creates a lightweight Linux version for containers.
Android Wear Promises Less Phone Dependence
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
The latest update to Android for wearable devices allows connections with phones on distant networks.
Google Adds To BigQuery Big Data Capabilities
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
Google expands the capabilities of its BigQuery system to allow real-time data stream processing and event analysis.
Windows 10: Your PC Is Headed For The Cloud
Slideshows  |  4/19/2015  | 
Windows 10 could well be the trigger that will drive the growth of cloud-based virtual desktop integration. Here's why.
L.A. District Seeks Refund From Apple Amid Investigations
News  |  4/17/2015  | 
The Los Angeles Unified School District's ambitious plan to provide an iPad for every student has been derailed by questions about the contract bidding process and dissatisfaction with the software.
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