News & Commentary
Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in December 2013
Verizon: Major Apps Move Cloudward In 2014
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Verizon Terremark exec says partnerships with major enterprise app providers will help ease more enterprises into cloud-based offers.
Look Ahead: The Cloud In 2014 & Beyond
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Get ready for more shifts to hybrid clouds, new ways to ensure regulatory compliance, and software-defined everything.
Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
7 Mistakes Microsoft Made In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
This was a pretty good year for Microsoft with some big customer wins. But these seven missteps were just dumb.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013  | 
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
Is Personal Cloud As Disruptive As Personal Computer?
Commentary  |  12/26/2013  | 
IT organizations are apt to react as badly to the 21st century's PC as they did to the 20th century's PC. Help them get over it.
Federal Agencies Must Rethink Digital Strategies
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Federal CIOs face many challenges processing petabytes of data. But a growing number of analytic tools offer new insights to improve agency services with constituents.
5 Trends For Health CIOs In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Patient portals, direct messaging, and medical identity theft will keep healthcare execs on their toes in the new year.
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
Why Amazon Faces Challenges In China
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services will kick off cloud services in China in the first quarter of 2014. It can learn from the hurdles Microsoft and Google have jumped.
Cloudera Goes Cloud With Amazon
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cloudera says Amazon Web Services partnership will help customers move beyond Hadoop sandboxes to bring high-scale production platforms into the cloud.
Amazon Kinesis: Fast Analytics On Streaming Data
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
AWS Kinesis service takes in thousands of data streams, processes them on an Amazon cluster, and offers results in near real time.
Rackspace Launches Online DevOps Service
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
DevOps Automation Service lets a development team rapidly expand its development infrastructure without taking on more systems management tasks.
Microsoft Partners To Extend Azure Reach
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Like VMware, Microsoft looks to a set of partners to build out Azure-compatible cloud services and offer them on a regional basis.
Oracle Supports OpenStack: Lip Service Or Real Commitment?
Commentary  |  12/13/2013  | 
As Oracle integrates OpenStack cloud with its technologies, the community asks: Will Oracle really embrace the open-source code spirit?
Drchrono Enhances iPad EHR: API, Apps
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Appointment scheduling, imaging apps, and even a competing medical billing service will tap cloud service.
Joyent Launches Ecommerce Solution Set
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Cloud service provider offers preconfigured ecommerce solutions for retailers; targets Amazon customers.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta Debuts
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux adds integration with Windows and VMware's vSphere environments, takes first steps toward hybrid cloud ops.
Dell's Post-PC Era Identity In Flux
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Dell has promised innovation as a private company in the post-PC era -- but when can customers expect to see it?
Verizon To Buy EdgeCast Content Delivery Network
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
Verizon Digital Media is adding a major content delivery network to its rich media capabilities.
Are You A Mobile Blocker Or Enabler?
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
When working remotely, viewing content is great, but teams also need to change documents, share updates, and kick off downstream tasks. Access-only mode doesn't cut it anymore.
An Inconvenient Truth About Cloud Analogies
Commentary  |  12/6/2013  | 
Holy cows and puppies: Most cloud analogies make no sense, says Citrix chief cloud advocate Reuven Cohen.
RedHat Takes On VMware For PaaS Crown
News  |  12/6/2013  | 
Red Hat maneuvers to get its OpenShift platform into as many enterprises as possible, with an eye to private cloud dominance.
Google Attacks Amazon With Cloud Storage Prices
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
Google's 60% cut in block-storage pricing is a move intended to unseat Amazon's dominance in cloud infrastructure.
Google Compute Cloud Challenges Amazon
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Google's Compute Engine comes out of preview, with Google touting lower pricing and "transparent maintenance."
5 Pillars Of Enterprise PaaS Strategy
Commentary  |  12/3/2013  | 
Platform-as-a-service is becoming a standard way to build out an agile, Web-oriented business, but beware of risks.
Does Salesforce.com Have An Analytics Gap?
Commentary  |  12/3/2013  | 
Salesforce.com spent $2.5 billion to buy ExactTarget to strengthen its analytics capabilities, so don't expect it to do another pricey acquisition.
HP Plans Free Propel Cloud Services
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
HP borrows the freemium concept to launch three products for IT service automation, often a first step in movement toward private cloud.
Rackspace CTO Engates Analyzes HealthCare.gov Meltdown
News  |  12/2/2013  | 
John Engates went to the White House Monday to get a closer look at what went wrong with HealthCare.gov. Unlike actor Jimmy Stewart's Mr. Smith, Engates came away from Washington saying this problem can be fixed.
DigitalOcean Cloud Expands In Europe, Asia
News  |  12/2/2013  | 
Young, developer-oriented service increases Amsterdam footprint, preps new datacenter in Singapore.


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