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Content tagged with Cloud posted in April 2014
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Smartphone Kill Switches Coming, But Critics Cry Foul
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Smartphone makers and carriers agree to add optional kill switches to smartphones, but law enforcement officials say the anti-theft effort doesn't go far enough.
Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny.
AllJoyn: A Common Language For Internet Of Things
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Open-source lingua franca aims to let IoT devices and services communicate across manufacturers and operating systems.
Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity's hybrid system, which combines machine learning and human intelligence to digitize handwritten forms.
VMware Offers Disaster Recovery As A Service
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
VMware disaster recovery service lets customers automatically replicate business systems and data in one of VMware's five vCloud Hybrid Service datacenters.
Square Raids Amazon For Lead Engineer
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Square hires Alyssa Henry, VP of storage services for Amazon Web Services, in latest move to build staff with executives from prominent web and Silicon Valley firms.
Google Has Plans For Titan Drones
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Titan Aerospace's drones are expected to help deliver Internet connectivity to remote regions.
Twitter Posts Betray Illness
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers.
Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprise IT
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Dropbox makes a play for the enterprise with new admin controls and plans for collaboration tools.
Microsoft Cortana: My First Week
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Microsoft released a developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1, which includes the personal assistant Cortana, a Siri rival.
DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Andi Mann, author and VP at CA Technologies, says DevOps is a horrible term but a necessary IT culture change.
Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report
News  |  4/12/2014  | 
Amazon phone capable of displaying images in three dimensions could ship this fall.
Google Glass Goes Public
News  |  4/12/2014  | 
Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day.
Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Commentary  |  4/12/2014  | 
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
Google Releases Project Ara Module Developer Kit
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Early version gives developers a glimpse of how to create Project Ara hardware modules. Does it give Apple and Microsoft more to worry about from Android?
Rogue IT Driven By Need For Speed
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
We’ve lost control to business users before. But this time, the thing that initiated our pain (the cloud) may also be the cure.
Dropbox Carousel: 3 Highlights
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Dropbox reveals Carousel, a new mobile app that automatically backs up and organizes your images. Here's a closer look.
IBM Silverpop Buy Will Boost Marketing
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
IBM deal for SaaS-based Silverpop will boost marketing automation, challenging Oracle's Responsys and Salesforce.com's ExactTarget.
Oracle Support Costs: 2 Savings Strategies
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Oracle software maintenance costs have customers turning to growing ranks of licensing consultants and third-party support providers. Here's the skinny.
Netflix Cloud Architect: How To Succeed As Disruptor
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix's former chief cloud architect, outlines how a changed business flowed out of the cloud.
Explorys Cloud Services Power Accountable Care Organizations
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Explorys uses combination of big data and specific patient data to improve care, lower costs.
Can IBM Sell Mainframe As Cloud Rock Star?
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
On the mainframe's 50th birthday, IBM positions it as the still young Enterprise Cloud System, capable of running 6,000 Linux workloads.
Why Cloud Fits File Synchronization At Enterprise Scale
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
Tackling the data explosion requires bold new thinking and the abandonment of tried and tired methodologies.
Google Glass Gets Down To Business
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Google's new Glass at Work program aims to capitalize on the enterprise's interest in Google Glass, even if consumers are still skeptical.
MongoDB Steps Up To Enterprise Expectations
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
MongoDB, the NoSQL darling of developers, aims to improve scalability, analytics, security, and manageability in significant upgrade.
Unisys Stealth Makes Sensitive Data Go Dark
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Can you make data invisible to intruders? Unisys Stealth system creates a community around sensitive data and encrypts communications between all users.
Google's Android TV: Aim Lower
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Still smarting from disinterest in Google TV, Google is working on a less ambitious, more appealing sequel.
HP Unleashes CloudSystem 8 For Private, Hybrid Clouds
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
HP's converged cloud system hits general availability to enable private clouds that work with VMware and hybrid clouds that rely on OpenStack.
Does Microsoft Have Its Mojo Back?
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Will free Windows licenses, the Internet of Things, Cortana, and other announcements put Microsoft back on the right track?
3 Trends Driving Big Data Breakthroughs: A CIO's View
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
GE Water & Power CIO says data blending, scalable storage and processing, and a maturing Internet of things are shaping big data progress.
TellSpec Brings Big Data To Dinner
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Handheld scanner uses spectroscopy, cloud-based algorithms, and mobile app to deliver nutritional facts -- and red flags -- about the foods we eat.
EU Lawmakers Vote For Net Neutrality
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Telecom reform proposal approved by European lawmakers might limit how service providers can charge customers.
Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
Microsoft Windows' Future: 8 Revelations
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
From a new Start menu to Cortana to the Internet of Things, Microsoft previewed the future of Windows this week at Build.
Chief Digital Officer: Where CIO & CMO Meet
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Marketing and IT don't need to conflict. Extreme Networks CMO explains how the two can leverage each other's strengths to build a better digital business.
Pivotal Subscription Points To Real Value In Big Data
Commentary  |  4/3/2014  | 
Pivotal deal offers five analytical options and, in a swipe at Cloudera and Hortonworks, unlimited Hadoop storage without charges by the terabyte.
How Apps Won The Mobile Web
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The web might be the dominant platform of our time, but more people than ever prefer to experience it through Google and iOS mobile apps.
What Is Platform-As-A-Service? Experts Disagree
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Is PaaS just a feature of general-purpose infrastructure-as-a-service or a distinct layer of products in the cloud? Experts debate the definition of PaaS at Cloud Connect.
Oracle Becomes 'Kinder, Gentler,' President Hurd Claims
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Oracle president Mark Hurd says new account teams with single-contact accountability are improving customer satisfaction, but he has no kind words for SAP.
BYOE Era: How IT Can Lead
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
How can IT leaders meet the challenge when enterprise teams "go rogue" and implement new products and services without IT buy-in?
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014
Slideshows  |  4/2/2014  | 
We've singled out 20 InformationWeek Elite 100 winners whose IT projects have transformed their businesses. Use them to inspire creativity and advance your plans.
Microsoft's Nadella: Can He Walk The Walk?
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a good impression last week, but at Build he'll need more than rhetoric to reconcile new cross-platform tactics with Windows' future.
Microsoft Build: 8 Things To Watch
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
With Windows 9, new developer tools, and a competitor to Apple's Siri, Microsoft could come out swinging at the Build conference.
6 New Google Apps Tips & Tricks
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Google's latest updates to Gmail, Docs, and more help you stay organized and improve productivity.
Will BYOD Become 'Bring Your Own Cloud?'
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Emboldened by enterprise adoption of BYOD, many employees are starting to reach toward the cloud. Here's how to gain the cost and efficiency advantages of private cloud services while offsetting the risks.
NFL CIO: Football's Digital Transformation
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
NFL tech leader Michelle McKenna-Doyle tells InformationWeek conference attendees about new digital fan experiences, injury-prevention tools, and an Internet-of-shoulder-pads.
Microsoft Battles Google, Amazon In Cloud Price War
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Microsoft has dropped its cloud service prices in response to recent cuts by Google and Amazon. Will Rackspace be next?
Gmail Marks 10th Anniversary With Shareable Selfies
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Google launches its 7th Gmail-based April Fool's Day stunt, but this one is not a joke.
Microsoft Previews 'Smarter' Outlook Web App
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Microsoft Outlook Web App now can "learn" which emails you want to read, plus allow more in-app collaboration.
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