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IT's Future: Less Building, More Bundling
Commentary  |  11/9/2012  | 
With human resources, marketing and other departments going in different technological directions, IT's new mission is to tie all the company's services securely together.
Astronaut Drives Lego Robot Via 'Interplanetary Internet'
News  |  11/9/2012  | 
Astronaut aboard the International Space Station used a new NASA-developed deep space networking technology to drive a small robot in Germany.
VMware Does Complicated Dance With Open Source
Commentary  |  11/8/2012  | 
Now that VMware owns Nicira, how will Nicira continue to lead development of virtual networking in OpenStack? Nicira founder Martin Casado explains.
Amazon Cuts Prices Again
News  |  11/8/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services has lowered the pricing on two types of relational database service and on ElastiCache, its data-caching service.
Eucalyptus Won't Be Left Behind In Network Virtualization
News  |  11/8/2012  | 
Like VMware and the OpenStack project, open source cloud player Eucalyptus has been adding virtualized networking to its approach.
Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager Tackles BYOD
News  |  11/7/2012  | 
Dell said its Wyse acquisition would lead to BYOD progress -- and with its new mobile management tool, the company finally shows its hand.
Microsoft Office For Android, iOS In The Works
News  |  11/7/2012  | 
Microsoft may bring limited Office functionality to Android and iOS smartphones and tablets in 2013.
Big Data And Gamification: Good Partners?
News  |  11/6/2012  | 
Gamification offers a practical way to take advantage of big data, Badgeville CEO says.
Image Gallery: iPad Mini Hands-On
Slideshows  |  11/6/2012  | 
For small-tablet buyers the Mini is a great option. It's pricier than the Kindle Fire or Google Nexus 7, but its size, elegant hardware and app ecosystem make the extra bucks worth it. If you already own a tablet, though, there isn't much reason to rush out and buy a Mini.
OpenStack Fights Cloud Lock-In Worries
News  |  11/6/2012  | 
Jonathan Bryce, new OpenStack Foundation executive director, explains how the cloud project takes a democratic approach to win support for its open source work.
When IT Becomes A One Man Show
News  |  11/5/2012  | 
Investment firm Hearthstone laid off its IT team during the economic downturn. CTO Rob Meltz turned to cloud services and virtualization to keep the business running and growing.
5 Ways To Survive The Coming IT Apocalypse
Commentary  |  11/5/2012  | 
We IT leaders say we believe in the new ways. But we won't survive if our actions don't match our words.
Microsoft Launches Office, Azure Services In China
News  |  11/5/2012  | 
Microsoft's Windows Azure services and Office 365 cloud-based apps will be made available to millions of potential business customers in 33 cities in China.
iPad 4 Teardown
News  |  11/2/2012  | 
The techies at iFixit have taken a new iPad 4 apart to show us what it's like. Expect the iPad Mini to look similar on the inside, but smaller.
Savvis Challenges Amazon With On-Demand IaaS
News  |  11/1/2012  | 
Savvis offering competes directly with Amazon Web Services. Coming soon: daisy-chained data centers that allow systems in one locale to automatically fail over to another.
Cloud Security Frameworks: Big Data, Architecture, and Colin Chapman
News  |  11/1/2012  | 
I have a passion for anything with wheels, wings and more recently, float planes. Now I'm going to use this passion to make a point about cloud security.
Why Private Clouds Will Prevail
Commentary  |  11/1/2012  | 
Stu Laura, our irascible CIO, discusses the promise and pressures of private clouds.
EPA Chooses Cloud For Email
News  |  11/1/2012  | 
Environmental Protection Agency moves to Microsoft 365, adds to stream of government agencies choosing cloud-based email and collaboration services.
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