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9 Innovative Products: Designers Of Things Conference
Slideshows  |  9/24/2014  | 
Wearable, 3D printing, and Internet of Things technologies are in their infancy. But these products show that design can satisfy both the head and the heart.
Open Data Center Alliance Pushes TOSCA
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
Cloud standards group ODCA pushes TOSCA standard for workload mobility across cloud service providers. Where is Amazon?
Building Mobile Developer Skill Sets: 4 Tips
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
As more companies become mobile app developers for the first time, here's advice on managing two big challenges.
Apcera Emerges, Gets Snapped Up By Ericsson
News  |  9/23/2014  | 
Apcera, started by Cloud Foundry chief architect Derek Collison, launches new platform for software deployment, a policy imposition system.
Salesforce.com Platform Helps Companies Build Mobile Apps
News  |  9/23/2014  | 
Salesforce.com introduces ExactTarget Journey Builder for Apps to support engaging, marketing-savvy mobile applications.
CloudBees Drops PaaS, Shifts To Continuous Integration
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
CloudBees changes focus to Jenkins continuous integration server, Cloud Foundry partnership.
5 Early Cloud Adopters In Federal Government
Slideshows  |  9/22/2014  | 
Despite slow adoption government-wide, these agencies have paved the way for others implementing cloud computing.
Red Hat Shows Consistent Growth
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Red Hat reports 19% increase in revenue, subscriptions, and earnings per share in Q2.
Twilio Says MMS Ready For Spotlight
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Twilio says cloud-based MMS means companies deploying apps can now include MMS messaging more affordably and easily.
VMware Keeps VMworld Promises With Product Upgrades
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
VMware made a series of end-user computing enhancements and NSX software-defined networking upgrades.
VMware's Former CTO Herrod On IT's Future
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Steve Herrod explains how his technologist's vision and experience help him pick investments for venture capitalist firm General Catalyst Partners.
Rackspace Not For Sale, Rejoins Cloud Battle
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Rackspace, after posting a strong second quarter, says it's not for sale and it will push its 'managed cloud' offering with renewed vigor.
WaveMaker PaaS Bets On Docker
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
WaveMaker Enterprise platform now offers Docker deployment option, along with Studio rapid app development toolkit.
Docker Gets $40 Million: Full Steam Ahead
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Docker will use its third round of funding to double staff, including engineers and a direct sales force pointed at enterprise buyers. The company's enterprise data center momentum keeps growing.
Beware Cloud Companies Bearing Self-Service Plans
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
There's such a thing as too much convenience. Cloud service providers should take a lesson from the banking industry.
Microsoft's Minecraft Buy: 6 Interesting Facts
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Microsoft acquisition of game developer Mojang is turning heads. Here's some context.
Facebook Announces WebScaleSQL Upgrade For MySQL
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Partners Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter tweak WebScaleSQL branch of MySQL to fix bugs, improve speed, and run "at scale."
What HP Gains In Eucalyptus Cloud Deal
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
HP signs letter of intent to buy Eucalyptus, names CEO Marten Mickos head of its cloud unit. More open-source company acquisitions expected as HP builds out cloud offerings, analyst says.
Mining WiFi Data: Retail Privacy Pitfalls
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
WiFi data mining starts with anonymous tracking, but it can lead to personal details in social profiles. Interop New York session explores opportunities and limits for retailers.
Former Red Hat CTO Joins Google
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Brian Stevens abruptly leaves Red Hat, shows up at the Googleplex as VP of product management for its cloud platforms unit.
EMC: VMware Not For Sale
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Contrary to a New York Post report and an investor's pressure, EMC says it's not considering selling off its VMware virtualization subsidiary.
Tableau Unveils Enterprise Tools
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
BI vendor Tableau shows off live connection to enterprise cloud apps and promises 4X speedup of database engine to cater to large numbers of users.
Red Hat Satellite Brings System Management To Cloud
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Red Hat Satellite 6, the latest version of its Enterprise Linux system management, now works across data centers and clouds.
Amazon On-Demand Vs. Reserved Instances: Cost Comparison
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Critics think on-demand might actually be a better deal than Reserved Instances, but Cloudability study shows otherwise.
VMware Cozies Up To Chef
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
VMware integrates the open source configuration engine Chef, a favorite of DevOps teams, into its vCloud Air cloud service. Here's what it means for hybrid cloud operations.
Microsoft Launches Delve For Office 365
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Delve, a new Office 365 product, will know which content is important to you before you do.
Microsoft Enables Fast Migration Into Azure
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Microsoft's Migration Accelerator makes it easier for VMware and Amazon Web Services customers to move workloads into Azure.
Salesforce.com Launches $100 Million Mobile Development Fund
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Salesforce.com establishes dedicated fund for startups building mobile apps on Salesforce1 platform.
Your Next Cloud Move
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Our 2014 State of Cloud Survey shows IT has realized the easy gains from SaaS. Now it's time to dig into PaaS, containers, performance, and more.
DigitalOcean Adds Docker-Optimized Hosts
News  |  9/5/2014  | 
DigitalOcean partners with CoreOS to host servers geared to run Docker containers.
VMware: We'll Solve End User Device Management Mess
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
VMware Workspace Suite will combine PC, laptop and mobile device management via virtualized workspaces. VMware's AirWatch acquisition plays a big role.
Hillary Clinton Talks Tech: 9 Facts
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Hillary Clinton explained how she sees technology fitting into the recovering US economy, at Nexenta OpenSDx conference. Here are nine things we learned.
5 Signs You'll Face A Software Audit
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
When vendors spot these red flags, they may use them as reasons to run a licensing audit.
Software Licensing: Move From Defense To Offense
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Avoiding audits and vendor fines isn't enough. Take control of licensing to exact deeper software discounts and match purchasing to actual employee needs.
Cloud Won't Cure Licensing Woes
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Think options in the cloud will solve licensing woes? Not so fast.
US Open Tennis: 7 Technologies Power Game, Set, Match
Slideshows  |  8/30/2014  | 
The US Open upgrades its tech for 2014 with new data sets, improved analytics, and immersive mobile apps backed by IBM predictive cloud infrastructure.
Red Hat Counters VMware With OpenStack Software Appliance
News  |  8/29/2014  | 
Red Hat offers test drive appliance to gain OpenStack users, enhances its production version, moves to manage Amazon, Microsoft workloads.
Workday Q&A: COO Talks Oracle, SAP
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
Workday COO Mike Stankey claims his firm has a three- to five-year tech lead on Oracle and SAP because the cloud is "more than a destination and a pricing model."
VMware: VMs And Containers Better Together
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
VMware takes pains to say that Linux containers will complement, not replace, virtual machines.
IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
IBM Watson moves from supplying known answers to tough questions to making its own discoveries in life sciences and pharmaceutical research.
Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
VMware COO Clarifies Focus
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
In an interview, COO Carl Eschenbach explains how VMware plans to outstrip the competition and why it's offering OpenStack.
Why VMware Is Embracing OpenStack
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
VMware is going to unusual lengths to work with open source cloud technology at the same time that it's trying to establish its own hybrid cloud service. What's going on?
Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
VMware: Run OpenStack On Our Infrastructure
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
VMware unveils a slate of virtualization, hybrid cloud, and management announcements as its VMworld user conference opens.
CenturyLink Offers Private Cloud By The Rack
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
CenturyLink's cloud unit offers racks inside its data centers with the isolation characteristics of a private cloud.
Facebook Adds Analytics To App Links
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
With help from Facebook, Mixpanel, and Parse, developers who implement App Links can now track how their links are used.
Microsoft Azure Adds NoSQL, Search & HBase Services
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Microsoft brings DocumentDB, Search, and HDInsight HBase services to Azure, boldly entering the NoSQL arena and rounding out its cloud-based data platform.
PaaS Debate Heats Up At Interop
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
The need to develop cloud applications with a new architecture is changing the nature of platform-as-a-service.
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
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