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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.
2nd Watch, New Relic Monitor AWS Workloads
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
2nd Watch cloud migration and management firm is now using New Relic to offer insight into workload performance on Amazon.
Big Data Analysis Goes SaaS
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Software-as-a-service provider jKool offers business users cloud-based, near-real-time analysis of time-sensitive information.
Facebook Rooms App Allows Any Identity
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
An email address is all that's required to create a user account. Hello, retro chatrooms?
Amazon Moves Into Germany
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
On the heels of a losing third quarter, AWS opens a new data center in Frankfurt, Germany -- and the global stakes are high.
SAP Unleashes Major Hana Upgrade
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
SAP Hana Service Pack 9 adds multi-tenancy, data tiering, and streaming analysis, while answering a longstanding cost complaint.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 7 Highlights
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
Rackspace Bundles Collaboration, Productivity Apps
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Cloud Office gives users single sign-in to email, Microsoft Exchange, Lync instant messaging, and SharePoint.
IBM, Microsoft Cloud Partnership Examined
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
IBM and Microsoft will put key software assets on each other's cloud services. Can they double appeal to enterprise developers, compete better with Amazon?
CenturyLink Plans Cloud Center For Developers
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
CenturyLink will open cloud development center in Bellevue, Wash., to attract enterprise application developers.
Google Vs. Microsoft: Email Wars
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Google's Inbox pushes its next-gen email concept at consumers. Microsoft's Delve is doing the same thing with business customers. Will it cause IT headaches when the services butt heads?
Jive Improves Its Cloud Apps Game
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Jive's Fall cloud releases include connectors for Google Docs and Outlook Online, plus collaboration tools for mobile devices and new features for community managers.
Illumio Takes New Cloud, Data Center Security Approach
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Security startup Illumio has launched a granular scheme based on individual workloads, not firewalls or network monitoring.
Can IoT Slash Healthcare Costs?
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
The Internet of Things in healthcare -- a profusion of IP-connected sensors on hospital equipment and patients -- has the power to drastically cut waste and save lives, says panel.
Magic Leap Lands Google Funds
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Virtual reality startup collects $542 million in first round of financing, plans to create images in the air similar to R2D2's projection of Princess Leia in Star Wars.
7 Questions To Ask When Delivering Cloud Apps
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
What's your goal when you make the decision to deliver your applications over the Internet?
SAP Cloud Plan On Track, Says McDermott
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
SAP profits are down -- temporarily the company insists -- but cloud revenues are up and are set for growth through the Concur acquisition.
If Microsoft 'Loves Linux,' Why Not Red Hat?
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Microsoft says it loves Linux. Enterprises love Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Is there a way to give this love triangle a happy ending?
Microsoft Battles Google, Amazon In The Cloud
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella clarified the company's cloud strategy, argued competitors such as Amazon and Google can't match Microsoft's hybrid-oriented approach and enterprise expertise.
Cloud ROI: 6 Takeaways To Consider
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
From cloud brokering to talent management, these conclusions will keep cloud decisions focused on business needs.
OVH.com Launches Power8-Based Cloud Service
News  |  10/20/2014  | 
OVH.com is the first cloud supplier to use IBM's Power8 processor for data analytics services.
Apple SIM: Not Quite A Revolution
News  |  10/18/2014  | 
The Apple iPad Air 2's inclusion of a SIM card that lets users choose among cellular data plans won't change the mobile industry all that much. Here's why.
StackEngine Offers Linux, Windows Container Management
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
Docker is doing what once seemed impossible: providing common ground for Linux and Microsoft developers, say startup leaders.
10 Elegant Product Designs, Not By Apple
Slideshows  |  10/17/2014  | 
Apple has made elegant design its calling card, but other companies can create gorgeous things, too.
Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Salesforce.com Wave is a big bet that's already generating demand, but will it live up to the billing? Here are six Wave pros and cons.
Hortonworks Updates Hadoop Data Platform
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
HDP 2.2 adds more than 100 new enterprise-ready features, including faster SQL querying on Hadoop.
Apple Updates iPad, iMac, OS X, iOS
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
iPad Air 2 gets slimmer and more powerful, while iMac gains a 5K Retina display.
How Johns Hopkins Delivers Coordinated Care
Commentary  |  10/16/2014  | 
Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership uses Salesforce.com CRM to deliver a coordinated care model that engages an entire community for better health.
VMware Taps CSC For Public OpenStack Partnership
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
VMware offers its Integrated OpenStack for private clouds; now it has a partner that's willing to offer it as a public cloud service.
OpenStack Juno Offers Automated Hadoop Provisioning
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
OpenStack Foundation's Juno release features the automated provisioning of three different Hadoop clusters.
Microsoft Brings Containers to Windows, Azure
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
Partnership will enable developers to load and move Windows apps in Docker containers, just as they now do for Linux workloads.
Salesforce.com Dreamforce Turns Cultural Confab
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
Dreamforce mixes Hillary Clinton, will.i.am, The Beach Boys, and philanthropy with a smattering of new-product news and customer testimonials. Is it really a tech event?
Cloud Cruiser Expands Cloud Usage Tracking
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
Cloud Cruiser 4.0 adds greater capabilities to track and bill for usage in hybrid public clouds and private clouds.
Accela Acquires Government CRM Apps
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
Creator of cloud apps for government buys Government Outreach, known for citizen relationship management tools.
Cloudera Intros Hadoop Monitoring, Self-Provisioning Tool
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Cloudera Director tool leads off lineup of announcements, including upgrades to Impala SQL query engine and stronger security.
SAP Hana Platform Hits IBM Cloud
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
SAP offers Hana Enterprise Cloud on IBM Cloud infrastructure, opening up a new SAP-managed way to run SAP apps on Hana.
Google Adds Chat Help For Tech Support
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Google addresses the IT gap among its small business customers by expanding Google for Work support options.
Deloitte Adds Boomi Integration To CloudMix
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Deloitte's CloudMix expands integration service to include Dell's Boomi, to connect Salesforce.com apps to enterprise software infrastructure.
VMware Adds Macs To Windows Virtual Desktop Scheme
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
VMware is trying to make it easier for a variety of devices to run a basic Windows desktop, allowing firms to reach Mac users as well as PC users.
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