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Workday Wins Google Deal, Plans $400 Million IPO
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
As Workday details its IPO plans, it reportedly lands a huge deal with Google as a human capital management customer.
Feds' Cloud Email Deal Paves Way For Agencies
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
General Services Administration taps 17 vendors to provide cloud email from Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Zimbra to government agencies from federal to local levels.
Attunity Strives To Make Big Data Accessible
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
It's not enough to sift and combine big data, you also have to store it in ways that work for business users. Attunity services try to simplify enterprise work with Amazon Web Services' S3 storage.
Top 15 Government IT Innovators For 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012  | 
From mobile apps to testbeds on wheels, creative thinkers at government agencies are finding ways to better serve the public.
Cloud Solutions & Deployment: Increasing the Momentum
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
The ODCA has been hard at work on a number of exciting new initiatives.
Standing at the Cusp of Innovation - 200th Episode of Intel Chip Chat with Diane Bryant
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
One of the best things about working at Intel is having access to so many people whose innovations impact the way the world works.
Samsung Announces Windows 8 Phone, PC and Tablet
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
Samsung announced a new line of Windows 8-based devices under the ATIV brand Wednesday, including the first publicly-revealed Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The company said the lineup will include the Samsung ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro, an ATIV tablet and ATIV S smartphone.
Reddit Struggles While Hosting President Obama
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
The President of the United States answered questions on the website, which slowed under the heavy load.
VMware Shows More Of BYOD, Virtual Desktop Tools
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
At VMworld, VMware CTO Steve Herrod shares more details on upcoming Horizon tools that extend desktop virtualization to Android, iOS devices. VMware has talked up that idea before, but the suite's beta version won't be ready until late 2012.
SUSE Launches OpenStack Cloud Platform
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
SUSE Cloud automated platform aims to speed OpenStack cloud setup, improve resource utilization.
VMware Focuses On Private Cloud, Dumps Unpopular Pricing
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
On day one of VMworld, VMware launches vCloud Suite for managing private cloud environments, backs OpenStack, and ditches vRAM-based pricing.
Amazon Glacier Puts Data In Cold Storage
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
But it's more infrastructure than service, meaning there's room for other vendors to step in and extend.
VMware Updates Fusion Products
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
VMware refreshes its Fusion products for running Windows VMs within Mac OS X, introduces Fusion Professional for multiple platform enterprises.
Salesforce.com's Next Billion-Dollar Business: Marketing
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
After reporting a 34% quarterly revenue gain, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff talks up ambitious service, marketing, and human capital management goals.
TenHands Plans Low-Cost Videoconferencing Service
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Videoconferencing startup TenHands will use cloud infrastructure, plus emerging standards like HTML5 and WebRTC to offer multiparty video on a freemium model. Beta version now open.
Store More With Virtualization
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Even small IT shops can now afford thin provisioning, performance acceleration, replication, and other features to boost utilization and improve disaster recovery.
Apple, Feds Ink E-Book Deal
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Apple and the Government Printing Office strike deal to make hundreds of government documents and manuscripts available on iTunes in e-book format.
Sorry, Galaxy Note 10.1: Tablet Owners Slam Stylus
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Galaxy Note 10.1's defining feature, the S Pen stylus, isn't popular with a majority of young tablet users, who call the accessory "outdated," survey says.
Microsoft SkyDrive Vs. Dropbox, Google: Hands-On
Slideshows  |  8/21/2012  | 
How does Microsoft's improved cloud filesharing and storage service stack up against the biggest names on the market? Consider a Dropbox fan's experience.
Dell Expands Virtualization, Storage, Management Tool Lineup
News  |  8/21/2012  | 
Dell's focus on software and services continues; new offerings target cloud implementation and BYOD chores, simplify desktop virtualization rollouts.
DNA On Microchips: Big Data's Future Storage Answer?
News  |  8/20/2012  | 
By layering DNA on microchips, researchers say they will be able to store vast amounts of data in a very small space.
Inside An Ad Agency's Big Data Nerve Center
News  |  8/20/2012  | 
Kognitio helps VivaKi's R&D hub turn massive amounts of data into analytical queries at speeds relational databases can't touch.
Splunk Makes 'Real' Performance Fashionable Again
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
The startup that helps companies manage their data is holding its own in the stock market. Is this a sign that more startups should consider starting real businesses, instead of trying to strike it rich in social media?
5 Cloud Collaboration Tools Leaders Emerge
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
From IBM to Yammer, these 5 vendors do the best job of balancing a vision for cloud collaboration with enterprise-class capabilities, Forrester Research says.
Oracle's I/Optical Illusion
Commentary  |  8/17/2012  | 
Xsigo buy isn't about VMware and Nicira or challenging the hypervisor market leaders.
'Secure' Cloud File Sync Is The Wrong Move
Commentary  |  8/16/2012  | 
Vendors playing to fears about the security shortcomings of Dropbox, SugarSync, and similar apps might as well be selling security blankets.
Big Data Development Challenges: Talent, Cost, Time
News  |  8/16/2012  | 
Data variety, storage costs, and other key factors can make it difficult for enterprises to take advantage of their accumulated data.
No Disaster Recovery Plan? No Excuse
Commentary  |  8/15/2012  | 
Hardware appliances tethered to cloud services provide enterprise-class protection on a startup budget.
Cloud Security Frameworks: Introducing Intel's Security Investment Model
News  |  8/15/2012  | 
Based on what we're seeing worldwide, security spending is reactive (motivated by fear?) - and therefore not very effective from an enterprise viewpoint.
Microsoft Surface Rumored At $199
News  |  8/15/2012  | 
Microsoft's hybrid ARM-based Surface RT tablet running Windows 8 reportedly will cost as little as $199.
CEO Vs. CIO: Big Data Security Battle
News  |  8/15/2012  | 
Many execs don't see eye-to-eye on new cloud computing environments now, but who has the advantage in the long term?
Microsoft SkyDrive Cloud Gets Big Overhaul
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Online storage service enhancements help it keep pace with rivals like DropBox, Apple's iCloud, and Google Drive.
Red Hat Plans Enterprise-Ready OpenStack Distribution
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Red Hat offers free preview edition, seeks feedback to incorporate in enterprise-grade version of OpenStack open-source cloud framework.
Yammer Updates, Partners With HootSuite
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Though now part of Microsoft, Yammer is determined to maintain its pace of innovation. Meanwhile, HootSuite users now can interact with Yammer as a panel on the HootSuite social media management dashboard.
HP Tools Simplify VM, Private Cloud Chores
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
New products aim to ease movement of data in cloud environments, virtualized data centers.
Salesforce.com Chatter Communities Offer Customer, Partner Networks
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Chatter will address the public social networking market where Lithium and Jive compete.
JustOneDB Reinvents Relational Database
News  |  8/13/2012  | 
NewSQL database handles billions of new transactions per day, supports both analytics and transactions, and runs on low-cost commodity hardware.
NASA Curiosity Visual Tour: Mars, Revealed
Slideshows  |  8/10/2012  | 
NASA's car-like Curiosity rover beams back views from the Red Planet, revealing the most detailed depiction of Mars surface to date.
Jordache Redesigns IT Around Cloud, Google
News  |  8/10/2012  | 
As '80s icon Jordache attempts a comeback, designer's SVP of operations discusses why it moved 400 blue-jeaned seats to Google Apps and other cloud platforms.
NASA Mars Mission Fueled By Amazon Web Services
News  |  8/10/2012  | 
Just how is NASA keeping up with all that Mars mission data and imagery? Think cloud: Take a look at the wide range of Amazon Web Services and tools working behind the scenes.
eBay Deploys OpenStack Cloud For R&D
News  |  8/9/2012  | 
One of the first moves by a high-profile online company to build a cloud service on OpenStack.
KnowledgeTree's Unique Online Editor Rewinds To Show Changes
News  |  8/9/2012  | 
Editor geared for working through many drafts, where the document can be wound back to view each contributor's changes as color-coded passages, distinguishes KnowledgeTree from Microsoft Office and other cloud software for doc management.
How To Solve 2 VDI Performance Challenges
Commentary  |  8/7/2012  | 
Here's how to fix storage performance problems that creep up after you consolidate hundreds of desktops onto a single host.
Cloud Privacy Update Tackled By Lawmakers
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
Proposed legislation seeks to bring 26-year-old privacy law up to speed with law enforcement requests in the age of mobile and cloud.
Teambox Touts Dropbox, Box, Google Integration
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
Task-oriented social business collaboration suite wraps itself around cloud file-sharing apps, adds note and chat capabilities.
Will Financial Apps Be Next Cloud Growth Story?
Commentary  |  8/6/2012  | 
Security worries are a major obstacle, but Oracle and SAP see enough potential to provide their own cloud options.
Windows Azure To Power Chinese Internet TV
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
Deal marks Microsoft's biggest cloud collaboration play in China's online television market.
Nicira Buy Validates VMware-EMC Strategy
Commentary  |  8/3/2012  | 
EMC's software-defined, "doesn't matter what's under the hood" strategy sets it apart from Cisco and the big server vendors.
Zero-Day Attacks Can Impact Business Continuity
News  |  8/2/2012  | 
Until a patch is available, you're on your own. Recovering applications and data from hard-to-thwart exploits is a matter of planning and smart use of cloud services.
SAP Overhypes Its Hana Sentiment Analysis
Commentary  |  8/2/2012  | 
SAP's rapid-deployment offering promises 'big data' analytics results in less than six weeks. I don't buy it.
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