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8 Reasons IT Pros Hate The Cloud
Slideshows  |  5/25/2015  | 
We sense a simmering level of vitriol whenever we speak with IT professionals about the cloud in our daily conversations, at industry conferences, and in other settings. Here's why.
Clouds Ready For Enterprise? Gartner Says Few Are
News  |  5/22/2015  | 
Amazon's innovations and services give it an edge with enterprises, while Microsoft, Google, IBM, VMware, and CenturyLink nip at its heels.
The Great File Migration Is Underway
Commentary  |  5/21/2015  | 
As the amount of data in files grows, more and more will find their way in a great migration to cloud storage.
HANA, Hadoop Help SAP Connect IoT And Big Data
Commentary  |  5/20/2015  | 
Engineers at Sapphire Now discussed the potential and limitations for SAP S/4HANA as a platform for managing an enterprise Internet of Things and the big data that strategy requires.
Gartner Doubles Estimate Of Amazon Cloud Dominance
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
In Gartner's fifth Magic Quadrant on cloud infrastructure services, Amazon extends lead, while Microsoft and Google try to keep up.
SAP, NHL Score With Big Data During Stanley Cup Playoffs
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
The National Hockey League kicks off a five-year big data partnership with SAP with the 2015 Stanley Cup Bracket Challenge.
On-Demand Workers Face Low Pay, Limited Flexibility
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
IBM Broadens Hybrid Cloud Portfolio With OpenStack Play
News  |  5/19/2015  | 
With its OpenStack Services, IBM is looking to expand its cloud services portfolio to compete with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft Azure.
Linux Container Operating Systems: Thin Is In
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
From CoreOS to Atomic Host to Photon, a new breed of Linux operating system is slimming down in order to run containers. Will all of them survive?
Amazon Seeks Next Generation Of Cloud Users
News  |  5/18/2015  | 
AWS has launched AWS Educate, an online service with self-paced labs, tutorials, and best practices for educators and students.
Cloud Foundry Pros & Cons
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
Cloud Foundry has a mixed container message, but that's not keeping it from sailing full speed ahead into Fortune 500 data centers.
GE Prepares For Industrial Internet With Cloud Foundry
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
Analysis of big data from industrial machines is creating new business models, but GE Software CTO Harel Kodesh sees even more disruptive business models on their way.
Samsung's ARTIK IoT Platform: Connecting Developers To 'Things'
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
The set of hardware modules, software, and cloud services aims to provide developers with a faster path to market for apps that support the Internet of Things.
Open Source Platform Opens Arms To Microsoft's .Net
News  |  5/12/2015  | 
This latest move from Cloud Foundry signals how the cloud is forcing old rivalries to fall away.
4 Stages Of Hybrid Cloud Evolution
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
Hybrid cloud computing will involve companies using APIs from different clouds to bring services into a "home cloud" to work with company data, IBM's Rippert says.
'Father Time' Still Negotiating The Future
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
Harlan Stenn, chief maintainer of the Network Time Protocol, remains in limbo between full-time NTP work and a return to private consulting.
Controversial Lennart Poettering Finds His Place In Linux Community
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
The systemd developer produced an initialization system that no one liked, but everyone adopted for use with Linux containers. Are his days as a target over?
IT Staff Fearful Of Cloud? Try Cloud Whispering
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
Don't force people into cloud scenarios they fear. Here are some ways to win them over first.
First Automated Truck Licensed To Operate On Public Roads
News  |  5/7/2015  | 
The state of Nevada has given a commercial trucking license to Daimler Trucks North America. Will such vehicles someday become yet another form of computer hardware that falls under the purview of IT professionals?
Cloud Computing: 8 Continuing Ed Programs For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  5/6/2015  | 
Continuing education is a surefire way to increase your salary or get a new job. If your interest in IT is cloud computing, several high-profile universities offer courses in this area of technology.
Docker Monitoring: New Relic Takes On The Challenge
News  |  5/6/2015  | 
The new application performance monitoring platform is more in sync with companies building applications as microservices.
4 Ways IT Can Inspire Business Confidence
Commentary  |  5/6/2015  | 
An EMC study revealed that business leaders don't think their companies are ready for the data-driven future. Worse, they have no confidence in IT to correct course. Here's why it happened, and what IT can do to win back the confidence of business execs.
8 Linux Security Improvements In 8 Years
Slideshows  |  5/6/2015  | 
Linux started getting really serious about security in 2007, and it has made big strides in the past three years. As open source code faces more threats, Linux can't rest on its laurels.
Google, Twitter, Red Hat Speak Up For Container Standard
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
They're supporting a CoreOS standard as a "composable" piece that can help developers, but they also noted areas where the standard needs work.
CoreOS: Container Standards Needed
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
Google, VMware, Red Hat, and Apcera are backing CoreOS's container specification, appc, as an industry standard.
Signs Point To A Coming Post-Cloud Era
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
CenturyLink CTO Jared Wray, Intel's Nicholas Weaver, and others at Interop talk about a future where the cloud is just how we all compute.
Salesforce Deal: Who Could Buy It?
Commentary  |  5/1/2015  | 
A report sparked widespread speculation about the future of Salesforce. Is it ripe for acquisition, and, if so, which tech giant might buy it?
Apps To Unite Smartphones, IoT
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
The Internet of Things is an expansion of mobile device uses, not a separate, new development, Soasta's Tana Jackson says at Cloud Connect.
Google's Urs Hoelzle: Cloud Will Soon Be More Secure
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Google's chief data center architect, Urs Hoelzle, says cloud security will improve faster than enterprise security in the next few years.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Reaches For The Cloud
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
NASA's JPL, No. 3 in the InformationWeek Elite 100, has turned to cloud computing to make real-time analytics available to missions.
The Weather Company: Cloud Journey Requires Cultural Change
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The Weather Company, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, embraced cloud infrastructure in order to meet dramatic swings in demand for weather information.
PayPal Revamps Data Center For Agility
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
PayPal can deploy new products seven times faster with its new approach, plus it's finding recruiting talent easier. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Boeing, eBay Data Centers Look More Like Cloud
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
eBay and Boeing, two major builders of new enterprise data centers, explain what they looked for in new architecture at the InformationWeek 100 event.
IoT And The Looming Mobile Tidal Wave
Commentary  |  4/28/2015  | 
If you thought handling BYOD was hard, wait until you see what managing mobile devices for the Internet of Things entails.
Salesforce Adds HR To Its Online Suite
News  |  4/24/2015  | 
Salesforce for HR internalizes customer relationship management so employers can improve relations with their employees.
Amazon AWS Revenue Reveals Cloud Powerhouse
News  |  4/23/2015  | 
In its first quarter 2015 results, Amazon reported that its AWS cloud unit is growing fast and is either already profitable or soon could be.
Will Amazon Cloud Revenue Show A Giant Is Born?
News  |  4/23/2015  | 
Amazon.com is slated to air financial details on its AWS unit for the first time, perhaps showing the cloud service is growing even faster than expected.
Google FI Wireless Service: By Invitation Only, For Now
News  |  4/22/2015  | 
Early access is available to those with a Nexus 6 smartphone who sign up to request an invitation, have a Gmail address, and live in a US zip code within the wireless coverage area.
ServiceNow Offers Service Platform, Opens Store
News  |  4/22/2015  | 
ServiceNow, the IT help desk automation company, is making its platform available to customers and third parties in order to launch their own SaaS apps.
Time Inc. CTO Navigates Move To Amazon
News  |  4/22/2015  | 
CTO Colin Bodell wants to move Time out of its five data centers and onto the Amazon cloud. The technical and cultural shift is well underway.
Microsoft Offers Azure Service Fabric For Distributed Apps
News  |  4/21/2015  | 
Microsoft will show off Azure Service Fabric at its Build Conference next week. It will help developers build microservice-based applications.
VMware Rides Container Wave With Open Source Projects
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
VMware's launching two projects: Lightwave focuses on container security, and Photon creates a lightweight Linux version for containers.
Google Adds To BigQuery Big Data Capabilities
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
Google expands the capabilities of its BigQuery system to allow real-time data stream processing and event analysis.
Windows 10: Your PC Is Headed For The Cloud
Slideshows  |  4/19/2015  | 
Windows 10 could well be the trigger that will drive the growth of cloud-based virtual desktop integration. Here's why.
Docker 1.6 Emerges As A Platform
News  |  4/17/2015  | 
Several components of Docker, including Engine, Registry, and orchestration tools, have been upgraded together as a platform.
Engine Yard Pivots Toward Container Management
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
New Engine Yard CEO Beau Vrolyk is moving the company toward managing Linux containers for developers, with the acquisition of OpDemand.
4 Backup Landmines Waiting For The Unwary
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev warns about the pitfalls hidden in the process of conducting regular data backups.
HP's Still In Public Cloud, But Where?
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
HP's Bill Hilf has rebutted the interpretation of his New York Times statements about the company's public cloud plans, but where does that leave Helion versus Amazon?
Cloud Certifications To Boost Your IT Skills
Slideshows  |  4/15/2015  | 
Cloud computing has been one of the fastest-growing IT trends for the last several years. If you're an IT pro looking to move up the ladder or make more money, check out our list of certifications than can set you on your path.
Docker Raises $95 Million In 4th VC Round
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Goldman Sachs was urged by its IT department to become a Docker investor.
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