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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Internap, CenturyLink Say Bare-Metal Is Hot
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
Managed service providers are turning outsourced services into more cloud-like offerings; bare-metal servers in the cloud now a trend on the rise.
Google's API Riddle
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Google services are everywhere -- but the company's lack of long-term commitment to products and APIs make it tough to know which ones to include in new apps.
Amazon Strikes Back With Lower Cost Instances
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Amazon Web Services feels the breath of competition, responds with lower cost, "bursty" T2 instances.
Advice To Europe: Don't Strangle Tech Investment
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
To boost its lackluster productivity and economic growth, Europe must loosen its regulatory hold on information and communication technologies.
CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
You're Fast? Great. Are You Efficient?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Jumping hurdles at record speed doesn't mean much if you stroll between them. IT leaders must eliminate process-driven delays or trip on DevOps and SDN efforts.
Microsoft Explains Exchange Outage
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Microsoft pledges to do better after frustrating customers with last week's Exchange Online and Lync Online outages.
Google I/O: Hello Dataflow, Goodbye MapReduce
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Google introduces Dataflow to handle streams and batches of big data, replacing MapReduce and challenging other public cloud services.
Surescripts Taps AppDynamics To Scrutinize Apps
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Surescripts expects AppDynamics application performance management to improve app performance and reliability, free engineers to pursue innovation.
Hortonworks Certifies Spark On YARN, Hadoop
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Hortonworks catches up to Cloudera with YARN-managed implementation of Spark in-memory framework for machine learning on Hadoop.
Internet Of Things: New Architecture Needed
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
Today's Internet architecture isn't ready for the scale of what the IoT should become. Here's a proposal for something better.
Google I/O: Android Interface, Cloud Advances Star
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Day one of Google I/O lacked skydivers but delivered new APIs, tools, and connectivity to push Google's mobile device and cloud capabilities forward.
Cloud Improves SEC's Bottom Line
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Move to cloud helps Securities and Exchange Commission collect, analyze, and report on financial data more efficiently.
Cloud ROI: 4 Critical Considerations
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
The nature of pay-as-you-go makes the cost calculation seem easy. It's not, but it is more critical than ever
Joyent Joins Containers Debate
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Joyent's SmartDataCenter 7 package offers on-premises provisioning and management of containers and virtual machines. Watch out, OpenStack?
Cloud Migration Turbulence Continues, Survey Says
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Many companies are "flying blind" in their efforts to embrace the cloud, a VMware-sponsored survey says.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Aereo Vs. Broadcasters: 5 Questions For Supreme Court
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Should accessing an antenna and a DVR through the cloud be treated as any different under the law than doing so in your own home?
Microsoft OneDrive: Cloud Storage Price Showdown
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Microsoft has boosted cloud storage and dropped prices. Is OneDrive now the best deal in town?
Cloud Trends To Watch: Structure 2014
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
What's going on with jostling among Cloud Foundry, Docker, VMware, and Red Hat? Structure conference yielded several surprising conclusions.
Which IT Is Really Core? InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Box's Aaron Levie, GM's Randy Mott, and others weigh in on the role of outsourcing, insourcing, cloud.
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: General Motors
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: General Motors
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2014  | 
Randy Mott, CIO at GM, discusses the challenges of how to scale core IT systems without losing agility.
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: Box
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: Box
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2014  | 
Box CEO Aaron Levie discusses how to determine which IT systems are core for gaining competitive advantage.
Oracle Turns Cloud Corner
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Oracle ends fiscal year with double-digit cloud gain, flat software sales, and hardware gains. CEO Ellison sets sights on Salesforce.com.
Rackspace Touts Containers On Bare Metal Servers
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Rackspace lets customers run Linux containers on bare metal servers for maximum efficiency. Customer Pantheon shares interesting results.
Quick Takes: ScienceLogic and Cyan Announce New Products
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
ScienceLogic updates CloudMapper to track dependencies in public and hybrid environments. Cyan announces Planet Orchestrate, a new application to help carriers and providers offer cloud services to customers.
Hybrid Clouds: What Are They Good For?
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
IT faces a high-stakes decision: Which workloads to run on public versus private infrastructure. See what 383 survey respondents have to say on the matter
Agriculture Dept. Turns To SDN
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
USDA's National Information Technology Center adopts software-defined networking in quest for "faster, better, cheaper" cloud services.
Amazon's Vogels: Sensitive Data Vs. Snowden Fear
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, at Structure 2014 conference, disputes notion that holders of sensitive data will reject cloud after Snowden revelations.
Cloud Contracts: 8 Questions To Ask
Slideshows  |  6/19/2014  | 
What should you look for in a cloud contract? What's hiding in cloud providers' service-level agreements and terms? Read our expert guide.
Cloud Disaster Recovery: CIOs Must Lead
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
IT teams wary of public cloud often discount its value in disaster recovery. That does a disservice to the business.
Amazon, Google Spar Over SSDs In Cloud
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Amazon makes solid state disks its default storage offering for running workloads in the cloud. Is Google ready to match that move?
SDN APIs & The Next Wave Of Innovation
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
History teaches that technology standards drive innovation. SDN APIs will be no exception.
Frictionless IT: How To Get To Hybrid Cloud
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Virtualization is commonplace in data centers, but here's how and why to take the next leap and create a hybrid cloud environment.
IoT: Get Security Right The First Time
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
Let's start building security into the Internet of Things now, before everything becomes connected -- and hackable.
CloudHealth Finds Path To Amazon Savings
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
CloudHealth Technologies tracks usage of Amazon Web Services and recommends ways to improve service and cut costs.
Microsoft Brings Predictive Analysis To Azure
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Service lets businesses model data and launch predictive services in the cloud.
Playing Games With The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
For an IoT world to be a lucrative world, it needs to be a fun and rewarding. Here's how businesses can learn to play.
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