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MyWebGrocer Taps Power Of API
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Online ad/coupon service uses API tools to provide targeted advertising for retailers and useful information to consumers.
Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
Amazon, VMware On Collision Course
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
At this year's Re:Invent conference, Amazon showcased new features and agility plans that could push it solidly ahead of its cloud competitors.
IBM Brags Of 49 Cloud Data Centers
News  |  12/18/2014  | 
IBM promised 40 SoftLayer cloud data centers globally by the end of 2014. Through a partnership with Equinix, it's ending the year with 49.
3 OpenStack Predictions For 2015
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
VMware customers will surge, Debian will become the vendor-neutral platform, and instability will lose its cool factor.
Atlantic.Net Cloud Stretches To The Pacific
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
Small, low-cost IaaS provider opens its first West Coast cloud facility.
DigitalOcean Displays 'Meteroic' Rise As Web Host
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Netcraft survey on world's largest web hosts shows DigitalOcean has risen to No. 3 from 568th place two years ago.
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Amazon Expands OpsWorks For On-Premises Server Management
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
AWS embraces hybrid cloud by extending OpsWorks server management to systems assigned to run in customers' data centers.
CIO Hiring 100 IT Pros: What He Needs
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
You may be surprised what tops Choice Hotels CIO's list of toughest IT skills to find.
Intel Launches Internet Of Things Platform
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Chipmaker wants to shape the way Internet-connected devices are designed, deployed, and managed.
Forrester: Wearables Interest Businesses More Than Consumers
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Companies see wearables as tools to improve operational efficiency and enhance the customer experience, Forrester report says.
Developers See ROI For Continuous Delivery Via Cloud
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Developers find the pay-off for DevOps and continuous delivery comes with cloud, Evans Data survey says.
Ubuntu Wants To Run Containers, Too
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Snappy, a lean Linux Ubuntu optimized for container operation, promises stronger security for Linux containers.
Docker Is Hot But Won't Eat The World -- Yet
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
Scalr CEO Sebastian Stadil talks Docker's usability and the pros and cons of using containers in IT, not yet a gold standard.
Google Android Studio 1.0 Packs Appeal
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Android developers have a new integrated development environment for creating apps.
Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
Google Cloud Platform Supports Windows Workloads
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
By opening up to Windows workloads, Google Cloud Platform becomes an option for businesses committed to Microsoft software.
Amazon Says Expansion Worth Price
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
After a Moody's credit rating downgrade, Amazon will pay a higher rate to borrow than well-funded competitors, such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google, but says business expansion will pay.
Docker Founder Must Right His Ship
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
After some controversy this week, Docker needs to show it has the maturity needed to manage an open source project.
Rocket Vs. Docker Will Come Down To DevOps
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Whether CoreOS's Rocket successfully challenges Docker's lead in cloud containers will come down to which gets DevOps right.
Cloud Storage Is Inevitable, So Plan For It
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Simply buying more on-premises data storage without evaluating cloud-based storage alternatives could be a costly mistake.
Amazon Streamlines Reserved Instance Pricing, Options
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Faced with frequent complaints about complexity, Amazon stripped down the number of Reserved Instance types and simplified its billing.
Rocket Challenges Docker On Cloud Containers
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Linux company CoreOS launches an alternative to Docker as a lean building block for future cloud environments.
Cloud Storage: 8 Ways You're Wasting Money
Slideshows  |  12/3/2014  | 
Don't fall into the "cheap" and "easy" cloud trap. Know how you're spending your money -- and why.
Holiday Shoppers Got Better Mobile Response Times
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Major retailers minimized wait times for mobile users over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping weekend. Exceptions included Best Buy and Staples.
Sika Meshes Salesforce Customer Data With ERP Apps
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
Sika Group turns to Jitterbit to make Salesforce.com software-as-a-service function with SAP enterprise applications.
IT Chief Of The Year: Bank Of America's Cathy Bessant
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
Bessant leads BofA's 100,000-person technology and operations group as the bank scraps back from financial and regulatory disaster. Her formula: Steady, reliable performance over glitz.
Bank of America Tech Chief Cathy Bessant: What I Believe
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
InformationWeek's 2014 Chief of the Year shares what being a cancer survivor taught her, why she dislikes rock-star CIOs, and more.
How Bank Of America Taps Tech Startups
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
The bank works with a surprisingly high number of startup vendors, given its size. But it's pushing all its tech suppliers to think differently.
Docker Security Flaw Found
News  |  11/26/2014  | 
Docker advises users to upgrade their container formatting system immediately to patch security hole in non-current versions.
Facebook Data Center Showcases Open Compute Work
News  |  11/25/2014  | 
Facebook's Altoona, Iowa, data center includes Open Compute Project data center network fabric.
Corporate IT's Darwinian Challenge
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
IT organizations face a gradual erosion, and possible extinction, if they don't address the dangers within.
IBM Courts DevOps With Dedicated Bluemix
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Dedicated Bluemix is IBM's development platform with host servers in the cloud dedicated to a single customer, for security and compliance reasons.
Microsoft Azure Outage: Questions Remain
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure's East and South Central US data centers' performance plummeted while West remained relatively unaffected.
Microsoft Azure Storage Service Outage: Postmortem
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Azure outage Tuesday produced disruptions to MSN website, Office 365, Xbox Live, and third-party services, as well as possible data integrity problems.
How Amazon Kinesis Adds Speed, Resilience To Analytics
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Three Kinesis users explain how they use AWS's real-time, streaming data capture and analytics service to support their businesses.
IBM Verse: Can It Trump Google Inbox?
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Cloud-based IBM Verse blends email, collaboration, and social intelligence to show what's relevant. Main rivals: Microsoft Clutter and Google Inbox.
Interoute, European Cloud Supplier, Makes US Move
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
One of Europe's largest cloud service suppliers, Interoute Communications, will open a virtual data center in Los Angeles in December.
Tech Heavyweights Push For Surveillance Reform
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
Apple, Microsoft Fight For Financial Crown
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Apple and Microsoft are the world's two most valuable companies, though neither is currently close to Microsoft's peak value from the dot-com era.
Amazon's Container Strategy, Examined
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
Amazon believes it can win developers with new AWS Container Service, despite Google's big headstart.
Amazon Cloud: 10 New Insights
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
AWS already has five times the compute capacity of 14 competitors combined, but it's still expanding fast. See what else we learned at Re:Invent this week.
Amazon Focuses On New Services, Not Price
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Amazon Web Services expands its menu, while dropping references to its leading price-cutter status.
Microsoft .NET Takes On Java
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Now that Microsoft's .NET is open sourced and set to expand to Linux and OS X, can it challenge Oracle's Java?
Virtualization Delivers For Children's Miracle Network
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Children's Miracle Network, which helps 170 partner hospitals raise money, wants to generate $1 billion annually through 2022. New virtualization infrastructure is helping to realize this goal.
IndependenceIT: 'Switzerland' Of Virtualized Desktops
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
IndependenceIT offers server-based SaaS to deliver virtualized desktops from an Amazon, Microsoft, or Google cloud.
Salvation Army Finds Refuge, Recovery In The Cloud
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Nonprofit agency finds cloud-based backup and disaster recovery system is best and most cost-effective way to protect critical data.
Rackspace Launches Azure Services From Data Centers
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Rackspace offers Microsoft's Cloud OS platform from within its data centers, gives Hyper-V users cloud services backed by technical support.
Multi-Cloud Deployments Build Resilience
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
GoGrid CEO and cloud pioneer John Keagy points out the benefits of deploying workloads to more than one cloud service.
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