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How Amazon Kinesis Adds Speed, Resilience To Analytics
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Three Kinesis users explain how they use AWS's real-time, streaming data capture and analytics service to support their businesses.
IBM Verse: Can It Trump Google Inbox?
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Cloud-based IBM Verse blends email, collaboration, and social intelligence to show what's relevant. Main rivals: Microsoft Clutter and Google Inbox.
Interoute, European Cloud Supplier, Makes US Move
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
One of Europe's largest cloud service suppliers, Interoute Communications, will open a virtual data center in Los Angeles in December.
Cisco Debuts Mobile Collaboration App For Businesses
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Cisco's 'Project Squared' features voice and videoconferencing, messaging, and document sharing for project teams of up to eight people. Here's a look at the features.
Tech Heavyweights Push For Surveillance Reform
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
TRUSTe Not So Trustworthy
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Privacy certification company has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers.
Apple, Microsoft Fight For Financial Crown
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Apple and Microsoft are the world's two most valuable companies, though neither is currently close to Microsoft's peak value from the dot-com era.
Amazon's Container Strategy, Examined
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
Amazon believes it can win developers with new AWS Container Service, despite Google's big headstart.
Microsoft Office Mobile: Right For You?
Slideshows  |  11/15/2014  | 
Microsoft now offers free iOS and Android versions of its popular Office apps. Are they a good fit for your mobile productivity tools?
Amazon Cloud: 10 New Insights
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
AWS already has five times the compute capacity of 14 competitors combined, but it's still expanding fast. See what else we learned at Re:Invent this week.
Oracle Lawsuit Against SAP Settled At Last
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
SAP will pay Oracle $359 million to settle the long-running copyright-infringement case involving its shuttered TomorrowNow services unit.
Windows 10 Update: 6 Facts
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build includes more user-inspired tweaks, more desktop refinement -- and more bugs. Is Microsoft reassuring its desktop user base?
Amazon Focuses On New Services, Not Price
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Amazon Web Services expands its menu, while dropping references to its leading price-cutter status.
Salesforce.com Lightning Connect Taps Real-Time Data
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Salesforce.com adds data-integration option for accessing up-to-the-minute data from sources such as SAP apps and Oracle databases.
Microsoft .NET Takes On Java
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Now that Microsoft's .NET is open sourced and set to expand to Linux and OS X, can it challenge Oracle's Java?
Google's DoubleClick Suffers Outage
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
For a brief time, ads and revenue stopped flowing.
Virtualization Delivers For Children's Miracle Network
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Children's Miracle Network, which helps 170 partner hospitals raise money, wants to generate $1 billion annually through 2022. New virtualization infrastructure is helping to realize this goal.
IndependenceIT: 'Switzerland' Of Virtualized Desktops
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
IndependenceIT offers server-based SaaS to deliver virtualized desktops from an Amazon, Microsoft, or Google cloud.
Microsoft's Answer To Death By Email: Meet Clutter
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Yes, Clutter. This new tool for Microsoft Office 365 users aims to learn which messages are most important to you, and restore order.
SAP IoT Apps Tap Sensor Data
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
SAP's new IoT family captures data from sensors, including Samsung smartphones and wearables, to power Internet-of-Things, industry-specific apps.
Salvation Army Finds Refuge, Recovery In The Cloud
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Nonprofit agency finds cloud-based backup and disaster recovery system is best and most cost-effective way to protect critical data.
Rackspace Launches Azure Services From Data Centers
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Rackspace offers Microsoft's Cloud OS platform from within its data centers, gives Hyper-V users cloud services backed by technical support.
Multi-Cloud Deployments Build Resilience
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
GoGrid CEO and cloud pioneer John Keagy points out the benefits of deploying workloads to more than one cloud service.
Google Inbox: 7 Reasons To Say Yes
News  |  11/8/2014  | 
Google's experimental email client Inbox will change the way you look at email.
Windows 10 Enterprise Features Revealed
News  |  11/8/2014  | 
We've gotten peeks at many of the upcoming Windows 10 features for users, such as the Start menu and virtual desktops. But what's coming for enterprises?
CloudHealth Automates Amazon Cloud Management
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
Automated Tasks enables IT to define a cloud management task, set policies around it, and implement the task programmatically.
Amazon Echo Awaits Your Command
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Echo microphone and speaker system lets you talk to Amazon's cloud and get answers, news, and music.
The Huge Internet Change You Probably Missed
Commentary  |  11/6/2014  | 
Global networks have subtly morphed from vertical to horizontal architectures, with east-west traffic now dominating north-south. The impact on industry will be profound -- are your providers ready?
Dell Cloud Marketplace: Many Clouds, One Dashboard
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
At Dell World conference, company announces offering to help customers manage clouds from partners such as Amazon, Google, and Joyent.
VMware Preps Australia, Japan vCloud Services
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
VMware will launch vCloud Air in Melbourne, Australia, and take the beta label off its Japan service.
VMware's ESXi Has Backup Bug
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
The version of VMware's hypervisor that's embedded in shipping servers has a bug that under certain circumstances corrupts backup virtual machines.
IBM Launches Cross-Cloud Security Protection
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
IBM's Dynamic Cloud Security can monitor and analyze data access activity and applications in IBM SoftLayer, Salesforce.com, and Amazon.
Google Cloud Cuts Prices Again, Adds Services
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Google continues to advance its cloud business with better virtualization, flexibility, speed, and affordability, but won't catch up to giant Amazon Web Services anytime soon.
Workday Streamlines Mobile Apps, Unveils Big Data Plans
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Workday streamlines smartphone and tablet experience, unveils plans for prescriptive-analytic "Insight" applications in 2015.
Nixie Nabs Intel Wearable Prize
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Intel contest judges are won over by a wearable, flying drone, award it $500,000.
Hadoop 'No Longer Optional,' Says Forrester
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Forrester says economics will make Hadoop "mandatory," predicts new roles, new software sources, and an end to skills shortage by 2015.
Microsoft Reveals Office For Mac Roadmap
News  |  11/1/2014  | 
Microsoft hasn't updated Office for Macs in four years -- but on Friday, the company finally revealed plans for a new version.
Joyent Plans To Run Docker In Multi-Tenant Clouds
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Joyent will apply its container expertise to Docker for secure, efficient multi-tenant hosts.
IBM, Tencent Offer Enterprise Cloud In China
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
IBM partners with Tencent, China's largest Internet company, to offer enterprise-level, industry specific cloud services.
Microsoft Band Wearable: 9 Key Issues
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Microsoft has packed its wearable Band with advanced sensors, cloud-powered health insights, and an affordable price. Is Microsoft ahead of the curve in this new mobile market?
Amazon and Microsoft Clouds: Who's Playing Catch-Up?
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Amazon and Microsoft clouds leave HP, IBM, and Google struggling with developers. Here's why.
Virtualization, Meet Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
More modular combinations of virtualized compute, networking, and storage, such as VMware's EVO:Rail, are on the way.
Cloud Computing: IT's Driving Again
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Enterprise spending on cloud has grown 38% in 2014, and IT now controls 80% of that budget, finds Verizon study.
Microsoft Office For Mac Rumors Heat Up
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Leaks suggest that after a four-year wait, a new version of Microsoft Office for Macs is on its way. Until then, OneNote updates will have to do.
Twitter, IBM Partner On Social Insight For Business
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Twitter data will be made available through IBM's cloud and enhanced with its analytics to support enterprise apps and business decisions.
Microsoft Opens Azure Center In Australia
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Microsoft cloud growth continues, though Microsoft still falls short of Amazon Web Service's dominant revenue position.
IBM Cloud Services Take On Amazon Redshift
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
IBM launches DashDB cloud-based columnar data warehouse fed by DataWorks data-integration service.
EMC's Hybrid Cloud Moves: VMware Rival?
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
EMC will do something in 2015 that subsidiary VMware can't: offer a self-service hybrid cloud that links easily to Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft TechEd: Cloud Updates, Windows 10 Details
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Microsoft announced a wide variety of Azure and Office 365 advances, new details about Windows 10.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Microsoft ups the ante in the cloud storage wars, offering unlimited OneDrive storage along with Office apps for as little as $6.99 per month.
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