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IT Spending: Innovation Talk Vs. Survival Walk
Commentary  |  4/12/2012  | 
Today's IT spending figures reveal much maintenance work. Has innovation stalled because IT is playing catch up after a long winter of spending freezes and cuts?
Yammer Drums Up Tight Microsoft Office Integration
News  |  4/12/2012  | 
Purchase of OneDrum adds file sync and collaborative editing of Office documents with no need for plugins.
VMware Cloud Foundry Plays Disruptive Role
Commentary  |  4/12/2012  | 
On Cloud Foundry's first birthday, VMware CTO Steve Herrod likened it to the Linux of cloud computing. That's not quite right, but this open source platform for developers could slay worries about cloud vendor lock-in.
Citrix Buys Podio For Go-To Social Collaboration
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
Social startup Podio brings its tools for organizing projects, and work in general, to GoToMeeting company.
Cloud Security Frameworks: The Current State
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
A typical IT organization has a stratification of skills, responsibilities, and associated budgets. These are generally structured along platform, operations, and increasingly, lines of business.
NASA's New Web Plans Stress Open Source, Cloud
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
NASA's entirely new Web architecture will lean heavily on cloud computing, open source tools, and social media.
IBM Unveils PureSystems Private Cloud Packages
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
IBM has long pitched systems that configure, manage, and heal themselves, but its new PureSystems integrated hardware and software offerings update that strategy for the cloud model.
SAP Launches Attack On Database, Mobile App Markets
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
Pricing the Hana in-memory database to sell and kicking in cash incentives for migrations, SAP vows it will become the fastest-growing database vendor.
Microsoft, Accenture Wrap Azure Cloud Deal
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
Accenture becomes the first consulting company to offer customers a single contract to build, deploy, and manage applications on the Azure platform.
Wavii: New Kind Of News Gatherer
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
Wavii, a new breed of aggregator, gives you news feeds culled from across the Web, from sources far beyond Google News. It also understands your interests and summarizes results.
Atlassian Streamlines Its Confluence Enterprise Wiki
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
Enterprise wiki software adds faster commenting and content discovery, playing a bit of catch-up with rivals.
Subscriptions Are First Step In Sage ERP And CRM Plan
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
With competitors like Epicor, Infor, and Microsoft on the move, Sage is making over its enterprise applications portfolio.
HP Converged Cloud Plan Uses Hardened OpenStack
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
HP's new cloud services help enterprises implement an architecture internally now that will match up with an external cloud service provider later, paving a smoother road to future hybrid cloud operations.
7 Ways IBM Will Make $7 Billion In Cloud
Commentary  |  4/9/2012  | 
Can IBM make people believe that it's committed to the cloud in the same manner as an Amazon or Rackspace? IBM's plans include much more than a place for Unix hardware.
HP, Dell Create Clouds For The Rest Of Us
Commentary  |  4/9/2012  | 
Dell's recent moves are about courting IT shops that need help moving legacy applications to a more modern model, while HP says it can build a better public IaaS cloud option.
Exo Goes Freemium With Social Intranet Portal
News  |  4/9/2012  | 
Cloud Workspaces promises a Yammer-like social collaboration service, free to get started with, but backed by mature Java portal technology.
3 Truths About Cloud Software SLAs
News  |  4/9/2012  | 
You're not imagining things. Unlike the rigorous SLAs of traditional enterprise IT services, today's cloud software SLAs don't offer much room for customization and tend to cover only the basics.
Podcast Part 3: Pournelle On Ebooks
News  |  4/7/2012  | 
In part three of our four-part series of podcast interviews with science-fiction writer and BYTE institution Jerry Pournelle, he tells how to write bestsellers in the age of Internet publishing.
Q&A: IBM Global Business Services CTO Talks Cloud
News  |  4/6/2012  | 
IBM Fellow and Global Business Services CTO Kerrie Holley, who helped shape SOA, shares his thoughts on cloud trends, the future of IT, and more.
If Bono Loves Dropbox, Shouldn't You?
Commentary  |  4/5/2012  | 
'Bring your own cloud' is coming to an enterprise near you. It's time for CIOs to study their options.
Army Cloud Plans Include Containerized Data Centers
News  |  4/5/2012  | 
Army's $249.8 million cloud computing contract includes mobile cloud services and HP containerized data centers.
ODCA Shapes the Future of Cloud with Forecast 2012
News  |  4/4/2012  | 
One of the aspects I enjoy most about the Open Data Center Alliance is how it enables "buy" and "sell" side players to come together for open conversations on how to collectively shape the cloud moving forward.
HP's Cloud Strategy Takes Aim At Amazon
Commentary  |  4/4/2012  | 
HP finally clarifies its cloud plans, which include private cloud bundles and public cloud services that will directly compete with Amazon Web Services.
Evernote Prepares To Storm The Enterprise
News  |  4/3/2012  | 
In this video interview, Evernote CEO Phil Libin talks about the ubiquitous productivity application and platform and where his company is heading next.
Piston Cloud Founder Demos Enterprise OpenStack Distribution
News  |  4/3/2012  | 
Piston Cloud takes the OpenStack framework and turns it into a private cloud delivery product. Cofounder and CEO Joshua McKenty shows us how it works.
For Rent: NYSE Cloud Power From N.J. Fortress
Commentary  |  4/2/2012  | 
Mahwah, N.J., data center will offer infrastructure-as-a-service to traders outside licensed New York Stock Exchange membership, starting in the third quarter.
Disaster Recovery Cloud Services Show Promise
Commentary  |  4/2/2012  | 
Cloud-based disaster recover offers enterprise IT managers a compelling alternative to the time and cost involved in legacy approaches.
Dell Buys Wyse Technology To Expand Cloud Offerings
News  |  4/2/2012  | 
Dell to use Wyse's thin client PCs and management software to let enterprises centrally manage client infrastructures.
How One SMB Slashed Disaster Recovery Time
News  |  4/2/2012  | 
Midmarket firm Hit Promotional cut its backup window from around 17 hours to two. The CIO explains how it streamlined disaster preparedness in its virtualized environment.
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