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Microsoft, Cisco Broaden Cloud Partnership
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
A new platform combines Microsoft's Azure Pack with devices from Cisco's ACI to target telecom carriers and cloud providers.
Salesforce Service Cloud Intelligence: Leader Or Laggard?
News  |  3/9/2015  | 
Salesforce Intelligence Engine promises to route service calls to the right agents, balance case workloads, and ease service across channels. On some counts, Oracle has it beat.
InformationWeek 2014 State Of The Data Center Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  3/6/2015  | 
Data center managers are now less interested in bottom-line cost and more focused on extracting business value by following the lead of major cloud providers.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Gets Predictive
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
Salesforce announces Predictive Decisions features to personalize marketing. Data science drives clicky content and offers.
IBM Buys AlchemyAPI: What Watson Gains
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to improve Watson's capacity for natural-language processing, image analysis, and understanding human behavior.
ServiceNow Seeks To Automate 3 More Departments
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
The pioneer of IT help desk automation tries to crack into legal, finance, and marketing by offering more customization.
Google Player Analytics Brings Data To Video Games
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Google Player Analytics is all about giving game developers greater insights into their creations through better use of data.
Splunk Leads Tiny Big Data Market
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Splunk marks another big year, taking in more revenue than the top three Hadoop distributors combined. That's why startups want to follow in its footsteps.
iCloud Apps Welcome Windows, Not Android
News  |  2/28/2015  | 
Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are now accessible to Windows users, even if they don't also have an Apple device.
Red Hat OpenShift Commons Adds Fuel To Cloud Foundry Competition
News  |  2/27/2015  | 
Red Hat looks to boost its cloud development platform by giving it a Commons where developers may exchange best practices.
Salesforce Service Cloud, Analytics Cloud Power Fast Growth
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Salesforce claims its Service Cloud is ousting SAP and Oracle while the Wave Analytics Cloud is driving seven- and eight-figure deals.
7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You
Slideshows  |  2/24/2015  | 
Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.
IBM Promises Bridge From Data Center To Cloud
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
IBM said at its Interconnect conference its new services will allow easier shifting between the enterprise data center and public cloud.
Gartner Advanced Analytics Quadrant 2015: Gainers, Losers
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms 2015 has Microsoft, Alpine, and Alteryx moving up, Oracle MIA.
Google Cloud Outage: Virtual Networking Breakdown
News  |  2/20/2015  | 
Google's virtual networking software stopped providing routing updates, and customers lost their connections to the outside world.
InformationWeek 2014 Hybrid Cloud Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/20/2015  | 
Mixing public and private can deliver the best of both cloud worlds for IT groups that can figure out where workloads work best and address potential security issues.
Google: Docker Does Containers Right
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Two leaders for Google's cloud computing services talk about how they use containers in the data center, and why virtual machines also remain critical to their strategy.
Heroku Expands Cloud Services For Enterprise Development
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Heroku has added access controls and code deployment capabilities to its Platform-as-a-Service, which runs on top of Amazon's EC2.
8 Google Projects To Watch in 2015
Slideshows  |  2/18/2015  | 

We're highlighting Google's top 2015 projects -- from the pragmatic to the peculiar. Once you've explored the offerings, tell us which ones are your favorites - and which ones you think are total duds - in the comments section below.

Big Data: Matching Personalities In The Call Center
News  |  2/17/2015  | 
It's common for companies to record customer service calls. But what insights are they gaining from all that data? One solution: Matching customers with service reps for more harmonious calls.
Stop Amazon: A New Era Of Cloud Co-opetition
Commentary  |  2/16/2015  | 
The recent VMware and Google partnership shows how far competitors will go to keep would-be cloud customers from flocking to Amazon.
5 Cloud Predictions For 2015 From TBR
News  |  2/16/2015  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service has moved toward commodity status, spurring Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and others to add services and specialties.
First American: Cloud Analysis Points To Savings
News  |  2/10/2015  | 
First American title insurance ramps up Azure spending as Apptio expense metrics show a gain versus on-premises virtual machines.
InformationWeek 2014 Next-Generation IT Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/6/2015  | 
The future of IT is all about integrating key elements such as mobile, cloud, security, and big data. Successful companies will focus on reusable components, data-based security, and automation.
Equinix Cloud Exchange: Private Access To Public Clouds
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Equinix is offering Cloud Exchange, where customers can select the cloud they want to connect with.
SAP Clarifies S/4Hana Release Dates, Licensing Terms
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
SAP's Bernd Leukert sets the record straight on S/4Hana availability, licensing terms, and what upgrades current Business Suite customers can expect.
VMware NSX: A Cloud Pitch To Sell SDN
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Software defined networking is key to VMware's data center ambitions, so it's selling NSX-as-a-service through the vCloud Air public cloud.
SAP's Plattner: How S/4Hana Simplifies ERP
Commentary  |  2/4/2015  | 
SAP chairman Hasso Plattner explains what's possible with S/4Hana. Analysts and customers comment on the evolutionary vs. revolutionary debate.
SAP S/4Hana: Big Bet On 'Simplified' ERP
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
SAP S/4Hana promises in-memory performance, mobile-friendly interfaces, cloud deployment options, and, most of all, simplicity. Will customers upgrade from old apps running on Oracle?
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Expected Later This Year
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
Microsoft announces plans to release the on-premises SharePoint Server 2016 in the second half of 2015.
VMware CEO Gelsinger: It's Time For 'Brave IT'
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger urges IT to manage virtualized resources, not physical hardware and networks.
VMware Shows Off New Live Migration, OpenStack Options
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
VMware's vSphere 6 lets companies shift running virtual workloads up to 3,000 miles away.
10 Cloud Migration Mistakes To Avoid
Slideshows  |  2/2/2015  | 
Migrating to the cloud can be challenging. Here are 10 common pitfalls -- and how to sidestep them.
Oracle, NetSuite Report Cloud ERP Progress
Commentary  |  2/2/2015  | 
Oracle, NetSuite report strong adoption of SaaS-based ERP as SAP prepares S4 announcement. Is mission-critical ERP next into the cloud?
Bill Gates, Office for Android, Outlook Upgrade: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/31/2015  | 
This week, we analyze Microsoft's earnings call, question Windows 10, listen to Bill Gates, and glimpse at Outlook for iOS and Android.
Amazon's Cloud Business: New Openness, Products, Competition In 2015
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
Amazon will reveal its cloud computing service revenue for the first time later this year, bringing new insights while cloud competition sharpens.
Data Analyst: Does Everybody Need To Be One?
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Microsoft Power BI and IBM Watson Analytics attempt to make data analysis accessible to all. But don't confuse access to tools with reaching correct and valuable conclusions.
Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
News  |  1/29/2015  | 
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control.
5 Critical Cloud Security Practices
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
CloudPassage CTO Amrit Williams details five steps to achieve a level of cloud security that goes beyond mere compliance.
When Agile Falls Short: iRise CEO
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
As iRise launches its ambitious cloud-based visualization platform, CEO Emmet Keeffe tells us agile doesn't actually work on the vast majority of projects.
Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT.
FCC: Stop Blocking Personal WiFi
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Great news for travelers: Hotels and other businesses cannot interfere with your personal WiFi hotspot.
Oracle Service Cloud Upgraded, Explained
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Oracle adds co-browsing to cloud service suite formerly known as RightNow. Here's a fresh look at Oracle's cloud customer-service portfolio.
VMware: Cloud Management, Virtual Networking Paid Off In 2014
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
VMware predicts better than 10% growth in 2015 as subscriptions become a larger part its revenue.
When Facebook's Down, Thousands Slow Down
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
When Facebook went down this week, thousands of websites linked to the social media site also slowed down, according to Dynatrace.
Cloud ERP: 9 Emerging Options
Slideshows  |  1/28/2015  | 
ERP no longer equals on-premises. Is the ultimate legacy software ready to drive the next wave of cloud adoption?
Microsoft Power BI Makeover: 6 Big Improvements
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015  | 
Microsoft's revamp of its cloud-based Power BI will challenge IBM, Tableau, and other business intelligence vendors. Here are six new ways it should appeal to users.
Microsoft: Cloud, Surface Rise While Profits Fall
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
Microsoft's latest earnings report reflects "momentum through transition" as cloud products and its Surface tablet strengthen, while profit drops.
Molina Healthcare Looks To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
The Fortune 500 company expects operating savings from this private cloud strategy, using Nutanix appliances.
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