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Content tagged with Cloud posted in November 2013
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EU Tells US: End Mass Spying
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
Responding to surveillance revelations, EU officials seek changes in commercial and law enforcement data sharing arrangements with the US.
Docker Container System Works With All Linuxes
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
New release of open-source Docker software container system eliminates need for AnotherUnion Filesystem to move apps from one flavor of Linux to another.
HarperCollins Rewrites Its Analytics Book
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
HarperCollins uses a data-driven approach to make quicker, bolder marketing decisions.
HP, Cisco, Microsoft Ranked Top Private Cloud Vendors
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
See who else made Forrester's list of top private cloud software suppliers.
Google Street View Lands In Airports
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Google took its Street View cameras into a handful of the world's busiest airports and transit hubs.
Workday Makes Big Cloud Gains In Q3
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Workday reports an 82% increase in subscription revenues for HR and financials applications as it takes big customers live on its cloud-based apps.
Amazon Web Services Handles More Business Critical Apps
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Survey at Amazon's Re:Invent event shows that many AWS users are moving from test and development to business critical apps.
Big Data Reshapes Weather Channel Predictions
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
The Weather Company builds a new forecasting platform using Basho's Riak NoSQL database and Amazon Web Services.
FDCCI: Lots Of Opportunities - Or Lost Ones?
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative offered a great opportunity to redeploy resources. But agencies that didn't seize it now face a tougher investment environment.
How CIOs Can Help Build A Millennial Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Here are a few ways: Build an enterprise app store, gamify your company, and support as much consumer technology as possible.
Xbox One Key To 'One Microsoft'
Commentary  |  11/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's Xbox One isn't just about taking over the living room. It's a proving ground for CEO Steve Ballmer's "One Microsoft" vision.
Photobucket Pictures Its Future On OpenStack
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Cisco's version of an OpenStack private cloud helps Photobucket ease implementation and management of networking issues.
Windows Azure Outage Avoids Xbox One Catastrophe
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Microsoft's cloud services, including Xbox Live, were disrupted Thursday due to a DNS error.
HP's Baez: We're No Longer 'Built For Slow'
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
HP CIO discusses changing the company culture, spending more time with customers, and moving to cloud platforms to execute faster.
IBM Watson: First Medical School, Now An App Ecosystem
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Going far beyond Jeopardy, IBM's favorite child is rounding up friends to make intelligent apps proliferate, in healthcare and other fields.
Nirvanix Shutdown: A Post-Mortem
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
The cloud storage provider Nirvanix's demise, a little over a month ago, was a non-event despite initial panic. Why? No data loss.
3 Surprising Trends Among 'Pacesetter' Cloud Adopters
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
IBM's latest global research on cloud computing kicks out a few unexpected correlations.
Salesforce's 'Superpod': Only For Giants
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Turns out the HP-powered "Superpod" is consistent with Salesforce.com's public cloud. But it's not something that many customers will use.
Salesforce.com's Salesforce1 Platform: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Salesforce.com's biggest announcement of Dreamforce '13 is Salesforce1, but is it a branding exercise or a game changer?
Microsoft Surface 2: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is a big improvement, but it's not for everyone.
Get Ready For Internet Of Clouds
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
The IEEE wants to establish sufficient standards for cloud users to be able to move between services.
Windows Azure Load Balancing: What To Know
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Windows Azure promises cloud flexibility once IT overcomes Azure's built-in load balancing constraints.
10 Historic Tech Memos & Rants
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
From Ballmer to Jobs, tech leaders write memos, manifestos, and rants that shape how we all think about computing. These 10 provocative statements each have a place in tech history.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Talks Enterprise Apps
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Oracle veteran Charles Phillips says business users expect enterprise app agility, mobility, and consumer-grade interfaces. But is IT on board?
CenturyLink Buys Tier 3 To Accelerate Cloud Roadmap
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Tier 3 founder Jared Wray, named CenturyLink Cloud CTO, will help modernize CenturyLink's cloud services with more automation and self-service features.
Microsoft's Next CEO: Ford's Mulally As 'Caretaker'?
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Microsoft directors want Alan Mulally to shepherd the company through its restructuring while an insider is groomed for the CEO role, reports say.
Kaiser Shifts To Preventive Care In Mobile Apps
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Kaiser executives highlight potential for interactive, preventive care through a new generation of mobile apps -- but how to get patients to opt in?
Microsoft's Device Strategy: The Remaining Flaw
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 represent big improvements over the originals, but they still make sense only for certain users.
Windows Azure Gaining 1,000 Customers Per Day
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
IaaS for Azure and inclusion of cloud use in enterprise agreements has helped Microsoft's cloud services gain momentum, says general manager Mike Neil.
Genomics Startup Counts On Amazon Cloud
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Courtagen taps AWS to handle the terabytes of data produced in analyzing individuals' genes to pinpoint disease-causing abnormalities and best treatments.
Nasuni: Versioning File System For Cloud
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Nasuni's UniFS uses stream of snapshots to create a versioned file system in the enterprise and in the cloud.
Creating A Marketplace For Public-Private Innovations
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses why he established GOVonomy to match government needs with innovative technology startups
Salesforce.com, HP Partner For Private Cloud 'Superpods'
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
HP puts compute, storage, and networking in one box so Salesforce.com customers can run private instances of its sales, service, and marketing clouds.
5 Social Business Adopter Types: Prepare Early
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Employees resisting social business? You can improve adoption by predicting how these types will react to new ideas.
SAP's Extreme Makeover: 4 Key Changes
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
SAP's marketing machine vies to give the company formerly known as "that German ERP vendor" a whole new identity. Here's what customers should know.
VMware Vs. Cloud Partners: Think Hunger Games
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Now that VMware is a provider of its own vCloud service, where does that leave third-party providers? Pat O'Day, CTO of Bluelock, shares his take.
9 Myths About Wearable Computers
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Wearable devices represent a major opportunity for the technology industry, but the makers of these devices still have some work to do.
Mass Analysis Of Satellite Images Aid Philippine Disaster Relief
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
DigitalGlobe serves up satellite imagery to crowd community to analyze Typhoon Haiyan’s destruction.
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush's Quest: A Healthcare Internet
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Experiences as Army medic, ambulance driver, and failed healthcare practice manager gave Bush the idea for a new way of structuring healthcare.
Windows 8.1: 8 Essential Tips, Tricks
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Microsoft Windows 8.1 is highly customizable -- but only if you know your way around its menus. Our tips help you get more from the new OS.
Amazon's CIA Win Hurt More Than IBM's Pride
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
By winning a $600 million CIA contract, Amazon Web Services has positioned itself as equal to IBM in building secure systems and superior in large-scale, elastic systems.
Athenahealth: The Other Side Of The Cloud
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Athenahealth offers cloud software, but to call it a healthcare cloud software company misses the point.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
Will Microsoft's Next CEO Ditch Ballmer's Plan?
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
As Microsoft board closes in on a new CEO, the company's long-term strategy remains hazy.
Salesforce Debuts Mobilized Salesforce1 Platform
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Salesforce1 puts a cohesive, mobile-friendly, and API-rich wrapper around everything the company offers.
Why Agile Development Isn't Enough
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
To maintain development speed and flexibility, companies should consider an API-centric architecture and cloud-centric deployment.
NASA, Amazon Launch Earth Data Repository
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
NASA has uploaded terabytes of earth-science satellite data to Amazon Web Services, with more to come, to aid researchers and developers.
Pivotal Launches Cloud App Development Platform
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Pivotal One Platform, based on VMware's open source Cloud Foundry, comes with four application services on top.
Consumerization 2.0: IT's Only Road To Relevance
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Consumerization 1.0 was "we don't need IT." Today, we need IT to bridge the gap between consumer and business tech.
Cloud Plus On-Premises: ERP's Winning Combo
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
Two-tiered ERP helped create expanded revenues for Williams Sonoma and Shaw's Carpets.
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