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Content tagged with Cloud posted in July 2014
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Tech Titans: Midyear Report Card
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Amazon, Google, and other major tech players went on a shopping spree in the first half of 2014. Here's a look at who won, who lost, and why -- along with a peek ahead.
Apple-IBM Deal: Trouble For Google, Microsoft
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
Apple's alliance with IBM will make it harder for Android and Windows Phone to carve a niche in the workplace.
Internet Of Things: 8 Pioneering Ideas
Slideshows  |  7/17/2014  | 
Today's Internet of Things remains a disparate assortment of ideas and products competing for attention. These pioneers should intrigue enterprise IT.
Cloud WLANs: Weighing Pros And Cons
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Cloud-managed wireless networks offer significant benefits, but IT must consider cloud downsides to make an informed choice.
Microsoft's Nadella: Productivity Is Our Soul
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella promises Worldwide Partner Conference audience that productivity tools will top the company's priorities in the age of mobile and cloud.
Federal Agencies Must Get Practical About Cloud
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Government agencies are working through the realities of making cloud a routine mode of computing.
Apple, IBM Deal: When Siri Meets Watson
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Apple and IBM's alliance has huge potential, starting with slick, intelligent business apps that could challenge Google, Microsoft, and others.
VMware Extends Hybrid Cloud Into Asia
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
VMware partners with China Telecom and Japan's SoftBank to expand vCloud Hybrid Service footprint.
Apple, IBM Will Woo Enterprises: Mobile Bombshell
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
The two former rivals join forces to sell enterprises on iOS hardware and business apps backed by IBM services. Can the duo dominate the enterprise mobile market?
Box Uncaps Storage, Cozies Up To Microsoft
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
In bid to end the storage wars, Box offers Business customers unlimited cloud storage. Next up: Microsoft Office integration.
Chef Finds Docker A Close Fit
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
Chef, a leading open-source configuration system, finds Docker's Linux containers fit into its workflow and aid DevOps-oriented operations.
Big Data Needs Democratization, CloudSigma Says
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
CloudSigma CEO advocates for a public repository of research data accessible not only to powerful institutions, but also to everyday people.
Rackspace Fights Amazon With Managed Cloud Push
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
Cloud-services supplier changes direction in competition with Amazon and Microsoft. New "managed cloud" approach will charge for specialized services on top of infrastructure.
Net Neutrality: Comment Period Closing
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
As the comment period for the FCC's proposed broadband rules closes Tuesday, Web giants weigh in on traffic prioritization.
Can Privacy Survive Social Networking?
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
Sgrouples shows social networking doesn't have to mean surrendering personal data.
Microsoft Pushes Partners To Cloud
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
At its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft urged partners to focus on cloud services and revealed new programs and resources to help them transition.
Internet Of Household Things: Convince Me
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
My washer needs to speak to my grill? I'm talking back to IoT devices that talk behind my back.
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning: Pier 1 Digs In
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud-based, big data-oriented Azure Machine Learning service gets a customer-analysis workout from retailer Pier 1 Imports.
Smartphones Of The Future: 6 Cool Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/14/2014  | 
What will smartphones do next? Check out these technologies and ideas for next-gen gadgets.
SoftLayer Cloud Business Thriving Inside IBM
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
A year after it was acquired by IBM, SoftLayer gains SSDs, new data services, and expanded reach as IBM pursues its goal of 40 cloud centers by year's end.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Insurance
Steal Our Slides  |  7/14/2014  | 
Insurance IT salaries are flat, but demand and compensation are highest for people with experience in social media, mobile, analytics, and cloud, according to InformationWeek's 2014 US IT Salary Survey.
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
Rebecca Kaul discusses the importance of a separate development group that isn't part of core IT operations.
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
SnapLogic CEO discusses how digital disruption will create new revenue streams in a variety of industries.
Accenture Strategy Talks Digital Strategy & Digital Disruption
Accenture Strategy Talks Digital Strategy & Digital Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
Mark McDonald discusses the need for a new definition of "digital" that is no longer based on something you own.
Microsoft Partners Conference: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/12/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding positive momentum into the Worldwide Partner Conference, but he will face questions ranging from recent Office 365 outages to the status of Windows 9.
Google Struggles With 'Right To Forget'
News  |  7/12/2014  | 
Google says it's having problems following the European censorship decision that lets users seek removal of embarrassing search results.
Nadella Charts Microsoft's Future: 5 Key Points
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella distances himself from predecessor Ballmer's vision, pins company's future on a "mobile-first, cloud-first" agenda.
FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
Amazon's own employees acknowledge the ease with which children could make purchases.
Amazon's Next Steps Toward Cloud Domination
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
Amazon Web Services adds Zocalo file sharing, mobile app services, and log-monitoring and analysis capabilities to its ever-expanding portfolio.
Chipmaking Spending Boom Coming
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
Spurred by improved economy and optimism over Internet of Things and wearable devices, semiconductor industry forecasts two years of growth.
Google Leads Coalition For Container Management
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Docker unite behind Google's Kubernetes as a container management system.
Apple Invites FTC To Probe Google
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
Facing regulatory scrutiny over in-app purchasing, Apple appears eager to make room for Google under the Federal Trade Commission's microscope.
Microsoft Enhances Azure, Office 365
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Microsoft sets the tone for its Worldwide Partner Conference with new Office 365 plans, Azure analytics, and storage announcements.
Google Apps: 5 New Features For Businesses
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Catch up on the newest Google Apps features, including a premium version of Google+, Hangouts integration with Microsoft Outlook, and new admin controls.
CloudPhysics Adds Virtual Storage Troubleshooting Service
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Storage Analytics app applies predictive analytics to virtual storage problems inside customers' VMware-equipped data centers.
Controversial Cyber Security Bill Advances
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Senate bill aims to promote information sharing to combat cyberthreats, but critics contend it lacks privacy protections.
5 Steps To Storm-Proof Your Data
Commentary  |  7/9/2014  | 
With proper preparation, cloud-based disaster recovery will enable your organization to weather the season of storms and power outages.
Gartner: Rising Enterprise Software Spending Won't Lift IT
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
CRM and ERP spending will rise through 2015, but the switch to cloud and hosting means data center spending won't keep pace.
Oracle Upgrades Virtualization Server For OpenStack
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
Oracle VM 3.3 includes a technology preview of its OpenStack distribution, enables virtualized Oracle databases to run in the cloud.
Isis Flees Brand Tainted By Terror
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
There's no such thing as bad publicity, unless the publicity is really bad. Just ask the mobile payments service formerly known as Isis.
How Public Cloud Could Revive VDI
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
Consumer-class cloud services force IT to get aggressive with endpoint control or accept that sensitive data will be in the wind -- or take a new approach, such as reconsidering virtual desktops.
3 BYOD Risk Prevention Strategies
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
An effective BYOD plan must balance control with convenience. Here's what to keep in mind.
Big Data: No Hoarding Allowed
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
The best insights come from data you've just collected, not the musty bits you've saved for years, argues SumAll's CEO.
Windows 8.1 Multitasking: 5 Tips
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
To multitask in Windows 8, you had to jump between drastically different UIs. But Windows 8.1 changes that: Get more productive using these tips.
IT Speed & Agility: Battery Ventures Interview, Part 2
IT Speed & Agility: Battery Ventures Interview, Part 2
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/7/2014  | 
Adrian Cockcroft, technology fellow at Battery Ventures, discusses ways to improve the reliability of IT systems.
IT Speed & Agility: Battery Ventures Interview, Part 1
IT Speed & Agility: Battery Ventures Interview, Part 1
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/7/2014  | 
Battery Ventures' Adrian Cockcroft discusses how IT departments can move fast while maintaining reliability.
GE Power & Water CIO Discusses IT Speed & Agility
GE Power & Water CIO Discusses IT Speed & Agility
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/7/2014  | 
Jim Fowler explains how opening an office in Silicon Valley helped GE speed up its development processes.
Facebook Mood Manipulation: 10 Bigger Problems
Commentary  |  7/5/2014  | 
Facebook's failure to communicate about its mood experiment is the least of the things Internet companies do to us.
10 Ways Google Must Improve Android
Slideshows  |  7/5/2014  | 
Google's upcoming Android "L" version introduces improvements including Android for Work and stronger app security. But Google still has plenty of gaps to fill.
Hurricane Arthur: Healthcare IT Teams Brace
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
As the first hurricane of the Atlantic season approaches, healthcare organizations can still take steps to secure data.
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