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Uptime Institute's Data Center Certifications Revised
News  |  7/9/2015  | 
If your enterprise is a customer of a commercial data center, you'll want to recheck your vendor's certification.
Encryption Hinders Investigations: FBI Chief
News  |  7/8/2015  | 
The Senate Judiciary Committee heard a different story from technologists, who argue that surveillance has never been easier.
NYSE, United Airlines Shutdowns Spark Paranoia
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
United Airlines and the New York Stock Exchange both experienced massive outages this morning. The causes are slowly coming to light.
Cisco MaintenanceNet Deal: Latest In Buying Spree
News  |  7/8/2015  | 
MaintenanceNet is best known for its cloud-based contract management platform ServiceExchange. Cisco's sixth acquisition this year, the deals show the company's move into the recurring revenue model.
Facebook Friends Fort Worth With Data Center Plans
News  |  7/8/2015  | 
The Texas metropolis has a new friend in Facebook, which plans to build a data center powered by renewable energy.
Why ISO Certifications Make Sense For IT
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Certifications from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) are important when considering which vendors to choose for your IT needs. But when was the last time you thought about applying ISO standards to your own internal IT operations?
7 Ways To Kill Data Center Efficiency
Slideshows  |  7/8/2015  | 
Research finds that over 30% of data center servers are chronically idle or comatose. These seven factors are making your data center inefficient.
BBC Offers Free Tiny Computers To UK Students
News  |  7/7/2015  | 
A group of 29 organizations aims to help UK students become more technically adept.
Google Cloud Console App Misses The Mark For iOS Users
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
Mobile apps for Android and iOS aim to make it easier for IT admins and other users to monitor and manage the Google Cloud Platform. But the iOS version of the app, due later this year, is missing some important features.
Google Tests Driverless Car In Hipster Haven Austin
News  |  7/7/2015  | 
Add a self-driving car to the Texan capital's repository of hipper-than-thou collection of facial hair and indie rock concerts.
Google Tests Carpool Coordination Service
News  |  7/7/2015  | 
Through its Waze and RideWith apps, Google aims to match drivers with passengers to form carpools, for a fee.
Amazon Cloud Drive Adds iOS App
News  |  7/6/2015  | 
iPhone users who prefer Amazon Cloud Drive now have a native app through which they can access Amazon's online storage service. Android versions were previously released through Google Play and Amazon's Fire Phone.
IT Cloud Spending Drives Infrastructure Investments: IDC
News  |  7/6/2015  | 
Spending for cloud IT represented nearly a third of IT infrastructure spending in first quarter 2015, according to a report from IDC.
10 Great Websites For Learning Programming
Slideshows  |  7/6/2015  | 
Whether you're preparing for a new career or experimenting with magic powers, it's worth knowing how to program.
MasterCard Tests Facial Scans For Mobile Payments
News  |  7/4/2015  | 
Giving face takes on a whole new meaning with the credit card company's plan to authorize mobile payments using facial recognition technology.
Yahoo Testing Arch Rival Google On Search
News  |  7/3/2015  | 
Search and online ad rivals Yahoo and Google might be coming closer together, as Yahoo decides to test whether it should let the search engine giant onto its turf.
The Threat Of Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  7/3/2015  | 
Super-intelligent robots deserve some concern, but really we should be paying more attention to the people and processes involved in building our machines.
Chicago Cloud Computing Tax Is Not Amusing
Commentary  |  7/3/2015  | 
In a new ruling, Chicago is planning to tax cloud-computing services such as Netflix and Apple's new music service. CIOs should pay attention.
Analytics Provides Better Online Learning
News  |  7/2/2015  | 
MIT researchers are using analytics to identify a way to predict when students are likely drop online courses.
How Public Cloud Providers Rain On Users
News  |  7/1/2015  | 
A Forrester study finds corporate customers are largely dissatisfied with their primary public cloud providers.
IT Spending Reports Show A Tech Market In Transition
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Gartner is predicting that worldwide spending on information technology will decline 5.5%, while Forrester has revised its US tech market projections down slightly.
AWS Building Massive Data Center In India
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
AWS is planning to build a massive data center in India to help expand its cloud computing services to customers there and around the world.
Google Says Yelp-Backed Study Is Flawed
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Conflicting claims fly as European antitrust officials await a response to objections from Google.
IoT Makes Motorcycles, Helmets Safer, Smarter
Commentary  |  6/30/2015  | 
Most of the IoT discussion has focused on connected cars, but motorcycles and other vehicles are getting into the market with surprising results.
Google's Android Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google over Android now returns to a lower court.
IoT Market Forecast At $11 Trillion, Report Finds
Commentary  |  6/29/2015  | 
A new report from McKinsey finds that the market for IoT could reach $11 trillion by 2025. This means a sea change for IT, as well as the CIOs who have to manage budgets.
UC San Diego Researchers Amp Up Internet Speeds
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Researchers at UC San Diego have blown through expected limits of data transmission on fiber optic cable, paving a new lane for faster Web surfing.
Google Wants You To Be Healthy
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
An assortment of cloud-based data-collecting and data-analysis tools aimed at health practitioners, researchers, and individuals offers ideas for any enterprise looking to maximize cloud computing.
Amazon Wants Developers Creating Alexa Apps
Commentary  |  6/26/2015  | 
Amazon is looking to expand its Alexa personal assistant beyond Echo by appealing to developers and leveraging AWS.
IBM, Box Cloud Partnership: What It Means
Commentary  |  6/26/2015  | 
IBM and Box enter a partnership to bring mobile storage and sharing to the enterprise cloud.
Linux Foundation Funds Internet Security Advances
News  |  6/25/2015  | 
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has selected three security-oriented projects to receive a total of $500,000 in funding.
Windows 2003 Server End Of Support: What IT Needs To Know
Slideshows  |  6/25/2015  | 
Many systems administrators will look at migrating from Windows Server 2003 as a daunting task. It should instead be seen as a chance to review your hardware, software, and deployment options. Here are seven things you need to know.
Salesforce Service For Apps Gives CRM A Mobile Edge
News  |  6/25/2015  | 
A new suite of products revealed by Salesforce today is aimed at improving the customer service experience on mobile devices through intuitive routing and contextualization.
Docker To Defang Root Privilege Access
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Dockerís upcoming 1.8 release will answer security concerns by separating a running container's root privilege from that of its owner to avoid the owner becoming a "Superuser."
Snowflake Launches Virtual Data Warehouses On AWS
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Snowflake, led by former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, offers a virtual data warehouse system on Amazon's cloud. Pay for only what you use.
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
Gmail Undo Send Plus 3 More Improvements We Need
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
The "Undo Send" feature in Gmail graduated from beta status on June 23. That's nice, but here are three features that business users really need from Google's email service.
Supercomputers Unleash Big Data's Power
Slideshows  |  6/24/2015  | 
Here are six reasons why established companies, and even startups, are using supercomputing resources, and why your IT organization may want to consider such options to meet your big data and business analytics needs.
Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
News  |  6/23/2015  | 
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
Docker Adds Container Networking, Deployment Options
News  |  6/23/2015  | 
Docker gives its container platform a DevOps flavor with multi-host networking and the ability to deploy into the cloud.
Salesforce Vs. The Competition: A CRM Primer
Slideshows  |  6/23/2015  | 
Salesforce.com is a leader in providing cloud-based enterprise software applications and platform services. How does it stack up to the competition? Here's how.
Big Data Moves Toward Real-Time Analysis
Commentary  |  6/23/2015  | 
The data warehouse, as valuable as it is, is history. The most valuable data will be that which is collected and analyzed during the customer interaction, not the review afterward.
Amazon Applies Machine Learning To Improve Reviews
News  |  6/23/2015  | 
Amazon.com has for several years capitalized on machine learning for its recommendations that come with customer purchases on the retail site. Now, it's extending those efforts to product reviews and star ratings to enhance customer experiences.
Docker, CoreOS Bury The Hatchet For Container Spec
News  |  6/22/2015  | 
Container rivals Docker and CoreOS, plus 18 other organizations, link arms behind a common container specification.
VMware Brings More Tools To Docker Development
News  |  6/22/2015  | 
VMware courts Docker-oriented developers with a developer hypervisor, AppCatalyst, and deployment workflow, Bonneville.
IBM Aims To Ease Data Sharing For Police, Emergency Services
News  |  6/22/2015  | 
IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.
Google, Microsoft, Mozilla Want A Faster Web
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
Google wants to keep you from leaving the Web by delivering a faster experience.
CIOs And Security: Time To Rethink The Processes?
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
Businesses need to develop new security responses to address gigantic attacks, and the CIO is in the best position to lead the way.
IBM Takes Bluemix To Europe Via Sogeti
News  |  6/19/2015  | 
IBM allies with major European IT-advising partner Sogeti to offer the Bluemix platform to developers in 15 countries.
Oracle's Financials Detail Its Cloud Computing Future
Commentary  |  6/18/2015  | 
For IT professionals, as well as the CIOs who sign off on expensive Oracle technology, the companyís new cloud strategy is a sea change worth watching.
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