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Gartner: IT Spending Will Hit $3.5 Trillion In 2017
News  |  10/20/2016  | 
At its Symposium/ITxpo show, Gartner released new worldwide IT spending numbers that predict enterprises will spend up to $3.5 trillion on technology in 2017. That's an increase of about 3% over 2016, with much of that money going toward software and services.
IT In Danger Of Being Marginalized, Accenture Warns 
Commentary  |  10/19/2016  | 
Declining confidence in enterprise IT and greater use of external cloud services are among the findings of a recent Accenture survey. The growth of shadow IT comes with risks. Get a closer look with this infographic.
Gartner: Digital Business Depends On Core IT, IoT, AI
Commentary  |  10/18/2016  | 
The infrastructure for the new digital enterprise rests on five domains. At the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2016, Peter Sondergaard and his colleagues explained the importance of those domains.
Zillow Uses Analytics, Machine Learning To Disrupt With Data
News  |  10/14/2016  | 
Industry disruptor Zillow leverages data about residential real estate and makes it available to the general public. The company's senior director of data science and engineering shares the secrets behind Zillow's data stack.
Gartner's Integration Magic Quadrant: Atlantis, Pivot3 On The Move
News  |  10/13/2016  | 
Young startups and seasoned seven-year-olds are moving into Gartner's Magic Quadrant on Integrated Systems, which takes the temperature of the hyperconverged infrastructure market.
Farmers Insurance Transitions Customer Service With Salesforce Mobile App
News  |  10/12/2016  | 
Farmers Insurance CEO Jeffrey Dailey explained at this month's Dreamforce how his firm was migrating the customer experience into the digital age.
Netflix Gives IT Pros Front-Row View Of Its Data Stack
News  |  10/12/2016  | 
Kurt Brown, Netflix's director of data platform, recently provided an inside look into the company's data stack, its evolving technologies, and its plan for the future. Here are the technologies that run Netflix's data.
6 Signs You Need A Multi-Cloud Strategy
Slideshows  |  10/12/2016  | 
Enterprises adopt more than one type of cloud for a number of reasons, including security, shadow IT, and the varying degrees of support from providers. Here are 6 signs that your organization may need to jump into multi-cloud computing.
Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending To Hit 37% In 2016
News  |  10/11/2016  | 
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Forecast nudges total IT budget spent on cloud to 36.9% in 2016.
DreamPitch: Claire Product-Testing Startup Makes The Cut
News  |  10/6/2016  | 
Claire wants to help companies launch more successful products, so it offers an online testing service based on Facebook Messenger and chatbots. Here's how it won praise at Dreamforce 2016.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure Is Now A Data Center Mainstay
News  |  10/4/2016  | 
A recent report from 451 Research finds that hyperconverged infrastructures no longer exist at the edge of the network. In fact, 40% of enterprises report that the technologies occupies the core of the data center.
SaaS Growth: Why IT Support Is Crucial
News  |  10/4/2016  | 
Despite mass adoption in recent years, there is still room for SaaS to grow. IT needs to support -- not resist -- it, reports Parthenon-EY's technology practice of Ernst & Young.
Compark Data Center Blurs Line Between Public, Private Cloud
News  |  10/3/2016  | 
ViaWest's Compark "fourth-generation" data center in Denver blends public cloud, colocation, and managed services in one facility.
10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs
Slideshows  |  10/3/2016  | 
State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here's a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.
Cloud Computing Embraced As Cost-Cutting Measure
News  |  9/29/2016  | 
When it comes to implementing a cloud infrastructure, whether it's public, private, or hybrid, most IT departments view the technology as a way to cut costs and save money, according to a recent analysis from CompTIA. The report also shows that SaaS is seen as the most useful cloud service.
Beer Giant Taps Salesforce Data For Better Customer Relations
News  |  9/28/2016  | 
Anheuser-Busch InBev, owner of more than 200 beer brands, needed a single platform for different customers and brewed up one on Salesforce.
Top 125 Vendors To Watch
Commentary  |  9/27/2016  | 
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.
25 Cloud Vendors Worth Watching
Commentary  |  9/27/2016  | 
Cloud services are firmly established in the fabric of IT staff operations as necessary and growing ingredients of enterprise computing. No matter your business model or industry vertical, chances are that you've already made strides into the cloud and are looking at additional resources. With that in mind, we offer a roundup of 25 options to consider in your cloud ecosystem -- including cloud services for public, private, and hybrid options, as well as management and monitoring tools.
Beachbody Is Shaping Up For Public Cloud
News  |  9/26/2016  | 
Beachbody is a fitness product specialist with custom financials and ERP needs. However, these systems are a hindrance when it comes to migrating to Oracle Cloud.
ClubCorp CIO Sees Cloud As Hole In One For Golf
News  |  9/22/2016  | 
ClubCorp CIO Patrick Benson is finding that both infrastructure-as-a-service and software-as-a-service are important to migration. The two cloud technologies are also fundamental for future mobile applications.
YellowDog Harnesses Oracle's Cloud, Others For Compute Power Boost
News  |  9/20/2016  | 
YellowDog's service makes use of different clouds, including AWS and Oracle bare metal servers, to compete in the field of 3D animation rendering.
5 Cloud Performance Measuring Strategies
Slideshows  |  9/20/2016  | 
Migrating systems to the public cloud requires many steps. One of them should be performance monitoring. Here are five ways IT pros can make sure their company is getting a return on its cloud investment.
Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies
News  |  9/19/2016  | 
Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) incoming president Alyssa Johnson provided a cloud reality check about how quickly her organization's members are adopting cloud solutions.
Salesforce Draws Market Strength With Conga
News  |  9/16/2016  | 
Conga helps Salesforce customers build contracts, proposals, and other documents. With the company's flexibility, its applications lead the Salesforce App Exchange in service subscriptions.
Public Cloud Market Worth $208 Billion By End Of 2016
News  |  9/16/2016  | 
The public cloud market is expected to grow more than 17% by the end of 2016 to total of over $208 billion, according to new projections from Gartner. The two most popular services are IaaS and SaaS for IT departments looking to save money.
How To Commission Your First Virtual Machine In AWS: A Primer
News  |  9/15/2016  | 
If you need a compute resource quickly, but you don't have any experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), this primer will help you get started.
SPIs Vs. APIs: Which Should IT Organizations Choose?
News  |  9/13/2016  | 
By focusing on what needs to be done for service integration rather than how it has to be done, SPIs provide organizations with more flexibility than an API.
Comparing Cloud Vendors: A Primer For IT
News  |  9/12/2016  | 
With several major players emerging as mega-cloud vendors, the distinctions between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS have blurred. Here's a primer on the various offerings, based on the latest Forrester Wave report.
Why APIs Are Worth The Time And Attention Of IT Professionals
News  |  9/9/2016  | 
IT professionals who have yet to be convinced that API management could be useful need look no further than Google's plan to acquire Apigee, an API management platform. It's the latest in a string of similar offerings that highlight the importance of application programming interfaces in today's IT organization.
5 Ways IT Leaders Can Lure Top Tech Talent
Slideshows  |  9/9/2016  | 
Attracting top tech talent can be a challenge, especially at a time when competition is fierce for a limited supply of qualified applicants. Here are five tactics that can be effective.
ESC Labs IT Manager Finds The Right Chemistry With Cloud
News  |  9/2/2016  | 
Tom White is the IT director at ESC Labs as well as a trained chemist. During his work day, he weaves between the two worlds in order to deliver the technology that the company's chemists need.
VMworld: Security, Network, Cloud Are Top IT Concerns
News  |  8/31/2016  | 
At VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, customers of VMware took to the keynote stage to talk about adapting their data centers through changing times, with virtualization and vCloud Air.
VMware Customers Cautious About vCloud Air, Ready For IBM
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
As VMworld 2016 opens in Las Vegas, customers already have sharp opinions on VMware's commitment to the public cloud. However, these customers do like the company's alliance with IBM.
Microsoft, Red Hat Look To Steal VMware Customers
News  |  8/29/2016  | 
On the eve of VMworld 2016, VMware's annual user group conference, Microsoft and Red Hat would like to wean some of the company's customers to their offerings.
Beyond The Big 2: 10 Benefits Of Alternate IaaS Providers
Slideshows  |  8/24/2016  | 
If you're looking at infrastructure-as-a-service options, you're already aware Gartner has declared Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure as the Big 2 in the market. And, in many cases, they're all you'll need. But sometimes, your unique business requirements will make an alternate IaaS provider a better fit for your organization. Here, we outline 10 benefits to help you decide what's right for your needs.
IT Investment Uptick Triggered By Productivity Goals
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
A recent Deloitte survey indicates businesses are investing more in IT platforms and services that can drive productivity. Specifically, these firms are using IT to increase productivity while they focus on technologies such as cloud and analytics.
Stanford Study Will Inspire Any IT Pro Intrigued By Machine Learning
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
A study by Stanford researchers finds computers can predict lung cancer patient outcomes better than pathologists. While the study is specific to the medical profession, it illustrates the promise and potential of machine learning for IT professionals in any industry.
AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
News  |  8/22/2016  | 
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.
Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
News  |  8/19/2016  | 
A recently released Gartner report, based on Equinix network hub use, finds that an "interconnect" service is one of the keys to an enterprise's digital future.
Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
News  |  8/19/2016  | 
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
Cisco Cuts 5,500 Workers, Shifts Focus To Software, Services
News  |  8/18/2016  | 
Networking giant Cisco confirmed during its latest quarterly report that the company will cut approximately 7% of its worldwide workforce in a restructuring move designed to accelerate its transition to a software and subscription business.
Google Cloud Databases Reach General Availability
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
Emerging from beta, Google's cloud databases are ready for business workloads.
4 Industrial IoT Startups Taking Development To The Cloud
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
From where IT professionals sit, these are early days for industrial IoT. Still, the software, hardware, and network ecosystem required for delivering on the promise of IoT will eventually transform the way enterprises think about running everything. Here are four cloud-based industrial IoT startups worth knowing.
IT Pros: Cloud Providers Shouldn't Turn Over Encrypted Data
News  |  8/15/2016  | 
While some IT professionals believe that cloud computing vendors should turn over encrypted data to government agencies, 55% believe that it is not right, according to a new survey from CSA and Bitglass. The report also found that confidence in cloud vendor security is growing.
Machine Learning Startups Snapped Up: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/14/2016  | 
Apple, Intel, Palantir, and HPE were among the tech giants acquiring data analytics and machine learning companies. Here's your Big Data Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016.
AWS Launches Simple Analytics Service On Kinesis Data
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
Amazon knows customers want to do things with the data streams they're capturing in the cloud. With that in mind, AWS is offering Kinesis Analytics as its answer.
Amazon's 'Prime Air' Boeing 767 Takes Its Maiden Flight
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
Amazon's newly unveiled "Prime Air" 767 will help move customer freight faster and give the company yet another edge in the online retail market.
IDC: Global Public Cloud Services Will Reach $195 Billion By 2020
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
While SaaS is by far the leading slice of the public cloud services pie, IT professionals should keep an eye PaaS and IaaS as well, because these are the fast-rising segments of the cloud market, according to IDC.
Machine Learning Can Extend Life Of Flash Storage, Paper Finds
News  |  8/10/2016  | 
Industry consultant Tom Coughlin writes in a new paper that machine learning will extend the life cycle of flash memory, which experiences "cell wear" with repeated use.
Big Data, Cloud Demand Drive IT Job Growth
News  |  8/9/2016  | 
IT job numbers grew in July, but not as fast as they did during the rest of 2016. Yet big data and cloud trends will continue to drive job growth going forward, according to CompTIA researchers.
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