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Content tagged with Cloud posted in November 2013
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What Early Adopters Learned Moving Email To The Cloud
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Federal agencies are seeing productivity gains, as well as IT savings, but choosing the best platforms has become a more strategic decision for federal CIOs.
Big Data Meets Trough Of Disillusionment: Gartner
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Gartner says cloud, in-memory databases are headed into Hype Cycle "trough of disillusionment." Productivity expected within two to five years.
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.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
Google Improves Gmail For iPad
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Google's Gmail app for iPad and iPhone gets new features and iOS 7's design language.
Amazon Adds PostgreSQL, Big C3 Servers
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels announces PostgreSQL database service, new instance types, and the use of solid state disks to speed I/Os.
Cloud Services May Replace EHR Portals
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
EHR integration with Box suggests a trend: cloud services for care coordination and one-stop patient record access.
Enterprise Social Graph For Dummies
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
To make social collaboration work, focus on creating and reinforcing the underlying connections.
Why Valve's SteamOS Could Be Revolutionary
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Valve's SteamOS and Steam Machines could have big implications for Silicon Valley and Hollywood.
Microsoft Pins Azure Slowdown On Cloud Software Fault
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Microsoft Azure GM Mike Neil explains the Oct. 29-30 slowdown and the reason behind the widespread failure.
5 LinkedIn Headaches, Cured
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Tame your LinkedIn endorsements mess, change settings so people won’t guess you're job hunting, and more.
70% Of Enterprise Infrastructure Offsite By 2018: Study
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
In five years, outsourced cloud services will dominate as companies abandon the on-premises model, says the telecommunications company CenturyLink.
How PayPal Got Its Swagger Back
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
PayPal CTO explains how the move to OpenStack and a more agile development process put the mojo back in PayPal's product line.
Mobile Transforms IT's Role: What's Next?
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Mobile devices have reshaped the employee-IT relationship and how we work with tools like Google Docs. Brace yourself for big changes over the next five years.
10 Agile Skills CIOs Need To Manage Change
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Cloud services, mobility, and digital disruption have upended the traditional methods of handling change within a company.
Free EHR Helps Practice Fusion Grow
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard wants doctors to know they don't have to pay for the privilege of adopting electronic health records.
Microsoft SharePoint: 7 Ways To Achieve More
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
SharePoint is used by most of the Fortune 500 -- so why do we still hate it so much? Here's how to make Microsoft's intranet platform work better for you.
Cisco's Chambers: Rival White Box Model 'Fatally Flawed'
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
In a wide-ranging interview, the Cisco CEO acknowledges an industry battle ahead but insists his company's architectural approach will prevail.
Why Cloud APIs Don't Matter
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Rich Wolski, known for his work at Eucalyptus Systems, argues that architectural features that define how each cloud works are more important than a cloud's APIs.
How To Break Down The New Cloud Silos
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Business units are creating silos by bypassing IT and using public cloud services. Here's how CIOs can create order.
Cloud ERP: Examine 4 Factors Before Choosing
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Can new "cloud" ERP options from Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and Infor be compared to SaaS offerings? These four attributes must be questioned.
Asigra, Cisco Integrate On-Premises, Online Storage
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Cloud backup, archiving, and storage used to mean running a separate web-based management system. Now gateway appliances turn the cloud into just another resource, and IT must get on board.
Server Market Splitsville
Infographics  |  11/15/2013  | 
Just because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.
IBM To Buy Fiberlink For Mobile Management
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
IBM is set to expand its BYOD capabilities through a deal for Fiberlink, a cloud-based mobile-management and security services provider.
Pivotal Launches Cloud App Development Platform
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Pivotal One Platform, based on VMware's open source Cloud Foundry, comes with four application services on top.
IW500 Executive Survey Results
Steal Our Slides  |  11/13/2013  | 
Just 12% can switch between public cloud infrastructure and in-house datacenters based on ­demand; only 26% use PaaS; 54% do predictive revenue analysis; and 30% have widely deployed mobile apps for employees.
NASA, Amazon Launch Earth Data Repository
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
NASA has uploaded terabytes of earth-science satellite data to Amazon Web Services, with more to come to aid researchers and developers.
Amazon Again Beats IBM For CIA Cloud Contract
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
IBM maneuvering over 10-year, $600 million CIA contract doomed its protest, in eyes of court.
Federal IT Spending To Grow Slightly In 2014
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Big data, cloud and mobile tech in heavy demand as agencies seek efficiencies.
Rackspace Adds SSDs To Cloud Servers
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Rackspace adds solid state disks, more RAM and faster processors to boost performance of its standard cloud server offering.
IBM Government Cloud Gets FedRAMP Approval
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program guarantees IBM's infrastructure as a service platform meets federal network security standards.
Amazon Cuts Some M3 Compute Instances 10%
News  |  11/5/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services price cut affects M3 extra-large and double-extra-large virtual servers, which are core offerings popular with database users.
Google Helpouts Offers Lessons By Video
News  |  11/5/2013  | 
Helpouts video teaching platform wants to be reliable source of advice, medical and otherwise.
Fermilab Gains Agility Managing IT In The Cloud
News  |  11/5/2013  | 
Energy Department's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory migrates its IT services management system to ServiceNow and earns ISO 20000 certification for operational excellence.
IBM Answers Big Data Competition
Commentary  |  11/5/2013  | 
IBM responds to big data trendsetters, from Amazon and Cloudera to Splunk and Tableau. Here's what IBM offers now, what's coming and what stands out.
Cloud Migrations: Don't Forget About The Data
Commentary  |  11/5/2013  | 
Focus on your data migration separately from your application migration to get better results.
CSC Gains Cloud Management Capabilities With ServiceMesh
News  |  11/4/2013  | 
In buying ServiceMesh, CSC gets a set of tools and deployment platform for bridging enterprise data centers and its IaaS.
VMware, Mirantis Put OpenStack On vSphere
News  |  11/4/2013  | 
Mirantis' Boris Renski, who opposed VMware's seat at the OpenStack table, announces partnership to build OpenStack private clouds on vSphere virtualized servers.
Dell Goes Private: 8 Things To Expect
News  |  11/1/2013  | 
Dell CEO Michael Dell took the company private to gain more independence from Wall Street investors. Now that the buyout's cleared, what moves can customers expect?
MicroStrategy Tries Free To Win Customers
Commentary  |  11/1/2013  | 
Business intelligence vendor MicroStrategy introduces free, easy-to-use desktop and cloud products to get potential customers to take a second look at the company.
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