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Content tagged with Cloud posted in December 2013
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Verizon: Major Apps Move Cloudward In 2014
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Verizon Terremark exec says partnerships with major enterprise app providers will help ease more enterprises into cloud-based offers.
Look Ahead: The Cloud In 2014 & Beyond
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Get ready for more shifts to hybrid clouds, new ways to ensure regulatory compliance, and software-defined everything.
Software-Defined Networking Rises Above The Hype
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
SDN earned plenty of hype in 2013, but the ability to program networks improves network performance and security in a more systematic and automatic fashion.
Why Apple Must Reconsider Emerging Market Strategy
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
Apple's iTunes App Store model doesn't work well in some parts of the world. Users need more flexible payment models for mobile content.
7 Mistakes Microsoft Made In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
This was a pretty good year for Microsoft with some big customer wins. But these seven missteps were just dumb.
Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
10 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
From HealthCare.gov to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, here are some of the year's biggest letdowns.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Is Personal Cloud As Disruptive As Personal Computer?
Commentary  |  12/26/2013  | 
IT organizations are apt to react as badly to the 21st century's PC as they did to the 20th century's PC. Help them get over it.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013  | 
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
Federal Agencies Must Rethink Digital Strategies
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Federal CIOs face many challenges processing petabytes of data. But a growing number of analytic tools offer new insights to improve agency services with constituents.
Top 10 Database Stories Of 2013
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Microsoft SQL Server, NoSQL, and the in-memory database wars are the highlights among this year's headlines.
Business Apps Belong In The Cloud
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Cloud apps provide agility, and agility is crucial for manufacturing companies. Here's why.
5 Trends For Health CIOs In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Patient portals, direct messaging, and medical identity theft will keep healthcare execs on their toes in the new year.
Why Native Apps No Longer Add Up
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
The economics no longer work in the mobile game market. But alternatives are emerging for game discovery and monetization.
Big Data In 2014: 6 Bold Predictions
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
'Tis the season when temperatures tumble, shoppers stumble, and prognosticators fumble, often. Will these big data prophecies come true?
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
Feds Use Cloud To Clean Up Nuclear Site
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
The Department of Energy's Hanford site conquers a wide area with a flexible cloud environment and thin clients to improve performance and lower costs.
Otoy Keeps Streaming Video Tech Free
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
Otoy hopes to encourage Amazon Web Services customers to commit to its royalty-free application streaming technology.
Hadoop Helps Pharma Firm Speed Up
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cloud-based Hadoop solution helps pharmaceutical company Astellas compress pieces of its market research from weeks to hours.
Business Intelligence 2013: Tale Of Two Worlds
Commentary  |  12/19/2013  | 
BI giants IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP grew little in 2013, but nimble, visual-data-discovery leaders Tableau, TIBCO Spotfire, and QlikTech soared. Here's why.
Oracle Bets On Consolidation, Low-Cost Hardware
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison predicts database consolidation, a promised in-memory option, and low-end engineered systems will accelerate growth in 2014.
10 Best Android Apps Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/19/2013  | 
From a slick password manager to a top-notch image editor, these standout Android apps will improve your mobile life.
In Enterprise Software, Digital Disruptors Can Be Your Guide
Commentary  |  12/19/2013  | 
Enterprises can take a key lesson from game-changing tools like Flipboard and Nest Thermostat: Disrupt but don't break.
Why Amazon Faces Challenges In China
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services will kick off cloud services in China in the first quarter of 2014. It can learn from the hurdles Microsoft and Google have jumped.
Cloudera Goes Cloud With Amazon
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cloudera says Amazon Web Services partnership will help customers move beyond Hadoop sandboxes to bring high-scale production platforms into the cloud.
Dell Leaders Reflect On Buyout Drama
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Dell leaders dish on life during the buyout process -- and what changes now that CEO Michael Dell is back in charge.
HealthCare.gov Shows 4 Ways Software Delivery Must Change
Commentary  |  12/18/2013  | 
Troubled project should encourage you to discard traditional manufacturing processes with their reliance on control, and prioritize information and flexibility.
LG Adopts Chrome For Desktop PC
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
LG's Chromebase all-in-one computer runs Google's Chrome operating system and will debut next year.
10 Great Google Apps Tips
Slideshows  |  12/18/2013  | 
Google continues to spiff up Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and other Google Apps. Take advantage of the improvements with these smart tips.
Amazon Kinesis: Fast Analytics On Streaming Data
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
AWS Kinesis service takes in thousands of data streams, processes them on an Amazon cluster, and offers results in near real time.
Microsoft Exec To Run HealthCare.gov
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Former Microsoft Office division president Kurt DelBene will lead troubled healthcare insurance site through the first half of 2014.
9 Technologies That Matter In 2014
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
The future may be unwritten, but it's not entirely unknown. We look at nine areas of innovation and upcoming products to watch in 2014.
Tools That Soothe Enterprise Email Pain
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses how to upgrade Microsoft enterprise email using a unified email management system.
ConocoPhillips CIO Talks Live On Big Data Analytics
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Join ConocoPhillips CIO Mike Pfister and InformationWeek editors for a live discussion of big data and IT leadership issues on Tuesday.
Rackspace Launches Online DevOps Service
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
DevOps Automation Service lets a development team rapidly expand its development infrastructure without taking on more systems management tasks.
Google Yanks Buried Android Privacy Feature
News  |  12/14/2013  | 
Google removes an undocumented App Ops control panel from its latest release, Android 4.4.2, that had let users choose which app permissions to enable.
Microsoft Partners To Extend Azure Reach
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Like VMware, Microsoft looks to a set of partners to build out Azure-compatible cloud services and offer them on a regional basis.
Microsoft Woos Gmail Users
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Outlook.com introduces a Gmail migration tool to attract unhappy Google email users.
Oracle Supports OpenStack: Lip Service Or Real Commitment?
Commentary  |  12/13/2013  | 
As Oracle integrates OpenStack cloud with its technologies, the community asks: Will Oracle really embrace the open-source code spirit?
Drchrono Enhances iPad EHR: API, Apps
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Appointment scheduling, imaging apps, and even a competing medical billing service will tap cloud service.
Tangled Data Protection Laws Threaten Cloud, Critics Say
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Technology group calls for "Geneva Convention" to address complex maze of data laws that affect growth of cloud computing and global trade.
Gmail Shows Images By Default
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google now serves images through a proxy server to improve both security and the user experience. Marketers might not like the change, though.
Cybercriminals Enlist Database Cloud Services
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Database-as-a-service supports a new Trojan-based attack that steals businesses' online banking credentials.
Joyent Launches Ecommerce Solution Set
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Cloud service provider offers preconfigured ecommerce solutions for retailers; targets Amazon customers.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta Debuts
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux adds integration with Windows and VMware's vSphere environments, takes first steps toward hybrid cloud ops.
Google+ Sign-In Grows Up
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google updates authentication system to make it more appealing to developers and users.
Dell Gets Into Chromebook Game
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Google is now working with all the major PC makers.
Google Sheets Gets Offline Editing
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Update to Google's online spreadsheet app brings much needed speed and other features.
Dell's Post-PC Era Identity In Flux
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Dell has promised innovation as a private company in the post-PC era -- but when can customers expect to see it?
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