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Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
Microsoft Gains Allies Against US Data Demands
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Several dozen companies, trade groups, and computer scientists agree that Microsoft should not have to provide data stored in Ireland when presented with a US search warrant.
Government IT In 2014: GAO's Critique
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
From cloud computing to data center consolidation, software licensing to data transparency, the GAO was watching.
Cloud Storage's Race To Zero
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
The race to provide free unlimited cloud storage can't end well, not for the vendors -- or the customers who believe they have finally found a free lunch.
IBM Apps For Apple iOS: Not Siri Meets Watson
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
IBM releases first wave of enterprise apps for Apple iOS. Niche apps for airlines, insurance, banking, and government sound useful, but not revolutionary.
Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
Cloud Storage: 8 Ways You're Wasting Money
Slideshows  |  12/3/2014  | 
Don't fall into the "cheap" and "easy" cloud trap. Know how you're spending your money -- and why.
HP Cloud Adds Big Data Options
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
HP's Haven big data analytics platform, including Autonomy search and HP Vertica database software, will soon be available on demand.
HHS Embraces Innovation
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Health department's IDEA Lab uses tech startup techniques to develop new services and features.
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.
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.
DoD Changes Cloud Computing Policy
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Changing culture is just as important as new technology, CIO Halvorsen says.
Heating Your House With Cloud Computing
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Is it time to get serious about recycling the radiant heat from servers into heating for other buildings large and small?
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?
Former US CIO's New Enemy: Ebola
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Now chief innovation officer at USAID agency, Steven VanRoekel harnesses diagnostic tech, big data, better communications, and improved medical gear to help defeat the disease.
2015 Government IT Spending: 3 Suggestions
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
New procurement practices help government CTOs meet mission objectives while making the most of limited agency dollars.
Bringing DevOps To The Federal Government
Commentary  |  11/6/2014  | 
Government needs the disciplined flexibility of DevOps. Is your agency ready for it?
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?
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.
HealthCare.gov's Next Act: Accenture Preview
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Brought in as a midseason replacement after the disastrous October 2013 launch of the Affordable Care Act website, Accenture says this year's open enrollment period should go much more smoothly.
Obama 2012 CTO: From Campaign To Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Harper Reed talks about the pressure-cooker challenge of building an email-powered, microtargeted online fundraising machine in a hurry. See the video interview from Interop.
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.
Cloud & Mobile Tech Improve Emergency Systems
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
As public communication networks evolve, cloud and mobile technology are helping to make emergency response systems more efficient.
In Government, No Excuse For Missing Documents
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
To meet regulatory obligations -- and avoid accusations of cover-up and incompetence -- federal agencies must get serious about digitizing records.
Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
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.
5 Big Data Trends Government IT Can't Ignore
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Government IT leaders must stop sitting on the big data sidelines, waiting to make a play.
Google Buys Firebase, Fills Cloud Apps Hole
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Bolstering Google Cloud Platform, Firebase service helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time.
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.
IBM Lays Internet Of Things Foundation
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
IBM is offering a set of APIs and cloud services through its BlueMix platform to simplify development for networked devices.
White House Launches More Open Data Initiatives
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
Agencies' use of open data helps citizens, boosts economy, says government official.
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.
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.
HealthCare.gov: Lessons From Continuous Software Delivery
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
A tight cycle of development, design, and testing is the best way to keep a big project (even a supposedly Agile one) from blowing up.
Connected Cars Vs. Cybercrime: Tough Fight
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Automakers should consider adding real-time intrusion detection and response capabilities, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.
Salesforce.com Unveils Wave Analytics Cloud
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Salesforce.com enters $38 billion analytics market with a NoSQL-based platform that puts five-button data-analysis basics on smartphones.
Federal Agencies Struggle To Quantify Data Consolidation Savings
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
At least six federal agencies report lack of data needed to calculate savings from data center consolidation efforts.
DoD May Invite Cloud Vendors Into Govt. Data Centers
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
In an effort to tap commercial cloud technology without sacrificing security or control, the Department of Defense considers two potential models.
Ex-NSA Director Touts Cybersecurity As A Service
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
Gen. Keith Alexander advocates a better way for companies, large and small, to deal with cyber threats.
Oracle Lets Customers Shift License Money To Cloud
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
Oracle expands 'Customer 2 Cloud' plan that redirects on-premises software maintenance fees to SaaS application subscriptions.
Oracle CTO Ellison Claims Cloud Supremacy
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Oracle OpenWorld 2014 opens with vintage Ellison keynote highlighting SaaS gains, "massively upgraded" PaaS, and new engineered systems.
NASA's Maven Enters Mars Orbit: What's Next?
Slideshows  |  9/26/2014  | 
Welcome to the start of a new space race to the Red Planet. Find out what's coming in Mars missions during the next decade, and when humans might set foot on the planet.
Workday Student Debuts With Higher-Ed Recruiting
News  |  9/25/2014  | 
Workday steps up competition against Oracle PeopleSoft with Workday Student suite. Recruiting is first of seven components.
Internet Of Things Intrigues Intelligence Community
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
IoT presents big opportunity for intelligence agencies, along with information overload and privacy risks.
Private Clouds Come Down To Earth
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
Intrigued by the concept of a converged infrastructure but worry you lack the expertise to DIY? Dell, HP, IBM, VMware, and other vendors want to help.
5 SaaS Myths Busted
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
From "SaaS promotes shadow IT" to "SaaS saves time and money," an InformationWeek survey finds that it's time to retire some old saws.
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