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Amazon Cloud Luster Fading? Look Closer
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
Some skeptics say Amazon's cloud dominance wears thin. I say Amazon's destiny in the cloud is in its own hands -- and you can't say that for IBM, Google, or Microsoft.
Cloudify Aims To Automate Cloud Troubleshooting
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Cloudify 3.0 gets feedback loop, combines cloud orchestration and monitoring.
Microsoft, IBM Gain On Amazon Cloud
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Synergy Research Group data shows Microsoft and IBM are gaining cloud services marketshare while Google is falling off the pace.
Microsoft's Nadella: More Than Talk
Commentary  |  7/26/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella proves he can be a man of action with the biggest layoff in company history and other concrete steps to reshape Microsoft. Now what?
Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
Salesforce.com Previews Sales Feature To Promote Pardot
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Salesforce.com shows a Sales Cloud option that will require Marketing Cloud capabilities. Can next year's product release spark crossover sales?
Nadella's Windows 9 And Device Plans, Explained
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says his company is "streamlining" Windows into a converged OS, and "right-sizing" its device efforts. But what does this really mean?
Federal IT Networks: Simpler Is Better
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
A survey of government IT executives found that network complexity slows IT performance and hinders deployment of new technologies and services.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
Cisco Brings DevOps To The Network
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
Cisco's DevNet aims to help network software developers bridge the gap to working in the software-defined network.
SMBs Tie Cloud Computing To Increased Revenue
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
Small and midsized businesses say cloud is key to customer service, expansion, finds survey by Oxford Economics for Windstream.
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014  | 
Gaurav Dhillon says IT organizations need to change as quickly as the technology they deal with.
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014  | 
Anaplan CEO says the well known saying "the world is getting flat" should also apply to IT organizations.
IBM 2Q Results Hint Of Turnaround
News  |  7/18/2014  | 
IBM keeps investing in growth areas, but its sales slump continues. Talks with GlobalFoundaries on chip plant takeover reportedly stall.
ServiceNow Says IT Service Automation's Time Has Come
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
CEO Frank Slootman, backed by KPMG survey results, says time is right to build services that cut across devices and employee groups.
Feds Pursue Cloud Forensics Standards
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
NIST identifies 65 challenges that forensic investigators face in gathering and analyzing digital information stored in the cloud, seeks help developing standards to aid law enforcement.
Tech Titans: Midyear Report Card
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Amazon, Google, and other major tech players went on a shopping spree in the first half of 2014. Here's a look at who won, who lost, and why -- along with a peek ahead.
Internet Of Things: 8 Pioneering Ideas
Slideshows  |  7/17/2014  | 
Today's Internet of Things remains a disparate assortment of ideas and products competing for attention. These pioneers should intrigue enterprise IT.
Microsoft's Nadella: Productivity Is Our Soul
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella promises Worldwide Partner Conference audience that productivity tools will top the company's priorities in the age of mobile and cloud.
Federal Agencies Must Get Practical About Cloud
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Government agencies are working through the realities of making cloud a routine mode of computing.
Apple, IBM Deal: When Siri Meets Watson
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Apple and IBM's alliance has huge potential, starting with slick, intelligent business apps that could challenge Google, Microsoft, and others.
VMware Extends Hybrid Cloud Into Asia
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
VMware partners with China Telecom and Japan's SoftBank to expand vCloud Hybrid Service footprint.
Chef Finds Docker A Close Fit
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
Chef, a leading open-source configuration system, finds Docker's Linux containers fit into its workflow and aid DevOps-oriented operations.
Rackspace Fights Amazon With Managed Cloud Push
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
Cloud-services supplier changes direction in competition with Amazon and Microsoft. New "managed cloud" approach will charge for specialized services on top of infrastructure.
Microsoft Pushes Partners To Cloud
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
At its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft urged partners to focus on cloud services and revealed new programs and resources to help them transition.
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning: Pier 1 Digs In
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud-based, big data-oriented Azure Machine Learning service gets a customer-analysis workout from retailer Pier 1 Imports.
SoftLayer Cloud Business Thriving Inside IBM
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
A year after it was acquired by IBM, SoftLayer gains SSDs, new data services, and expanded reach as IBM pursues its goal of 40 cloud centers by year's end.
Accenture Strategy Talks Digital Strategy & Digital Disruption
Accenture Strategy Talks Digital Strategy & Digital Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
Mark McDonald discusses the need for a new definition of "digital" that is no longer based on something you own.
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
Rebecca Kaul discusses the importance of a separate development group that isn't part of core IT operations.
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
SnapLogic CEO discusses how digital disruption will create new revenue streams in a variety of industries.
Microsoft Partners Conference: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/12/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding positive momentum into the Worldwide Partner Conference, but he will face questions ranging from recent Office 365 outages to the status of Windows 9.
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.
FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
Amazon's own employees acknowledge the ease with which children could make purchases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Databricks Spark Plans: Big Data Q&A
News  |  7/1/2014  | 
Databricks has a bold vision -- based on Apache Spark -- to become big data's epicenter of analysis. Executives Ion Stoica and Arsalan Tavakoli discuss the details and how Google Cloud Dataflow compares.
What Docker Needs From PaaS: Apprenda's Take
News  |  7/1/2014  | 
Enterprise platform-as-a-service provider discusses Docker's role in a future, developer-driven, Linux-container world.
Data Scientist Role: How Will It Evolve?
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
As mainstream industries such as retail increasingly adopt big data initiatives, the roles of data scientists and other data professionals will change during the next few years. Here's a peek.


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