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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.
Local Governments Embrace Cloud: 5 Benefits
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
The federal government is aggressively promoting cloud computing, and the trend is trickling down to city and county agencies like Mecklenburg County, N.C.
Ellison & 7 Other Tech Lions Still Roaring
Commentary  |  9/22/2014  | 
Larry Ellison's non-retirement reminds us of a few other tech industry elder statesmen still in the thick of running their companies.
5 Early Cloud Adopters In Federal Government
Slideshows  |  9/22/2014  | 
Despite slow adoption government-wide, these agencies have paved the way for others implementing cloud computing.
Federal Shared Services Gains Traction
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
US Treasury official sees shared services boosting productivity and transparency.
Oracle Leader Ellison Is Not 'Stepping Down'
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Oracle announces new titles, but Larry Ellison, Safra Catz, and Mark Hurd say roles won't change. Buried news: Oracle misses earnings.
Open Source Fix For US Voting System?
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Open source programmers and maverick election officials want to improve the way we vote, register to vote, and count the votes. Wish them luck.
EMP, Debunked: The Jolt That Could Fry The Cloud
Slideshows  |  9/15/2014  | 
An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from the sun or a high-altitude nuclear blast could change life as we know it, but how worried should you really be? Here's a primer.
Google Makes Apps More Accessible
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Improved support for screen readers makes Google Apps more inviting to the blind.
Feds Hesitate Moving IT Services To The Cloud
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Government IT execs compare transitioning data to the cloud to giving their kids the keys to a new convertible.
Apple iCloud Hack's Other Victim: Cloud Trust
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Our flash poll finds users feel more vulnerable about cloud security in general. No wonder: Apple's opening statement of indignation now sounds a little hollow.
LA Moves To Drupal To Improve Website Management
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Los Angeles will move its 40 sites to the open platform and add features such as user notifications, subscriptions, and event registration.
VA: Mobile Is 'Value-Added' To Health Programs
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Agency uses mobile apps and other initiatives to connect veterans and clinicians to medical services and data.
Your Next Cloud Move
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Our 2014 State of Cloud Survey shows IT has realized the easy gains from SaaS. Now it's time to dig into PaaS, containers, performance, and more.
NASA Cloud Migration Saves Millions
News  |  9/5/2014  | 
NASA moves nasa.gov and engineering apps to Amazon Web Services and open source software, transforming space agency's infrastructure.
White House Pulls New CTO From Google
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
Megan Smith, known for her work with Google's advanced technology exploration arm, replaces Todd Park as CTO. Job one: federal tech innovation.
Workday Steps Up To Real-Time Reporting
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
Workday Composite Reporting feature takes advantage of in-memory computing. App updates support financial services companies.
Hillary Clinton Talks Tech: 9 Facts
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Hillary Clinton explained how she sees technology fitting into the recovering US economy, at Nexenta OpenSDx conference. Here are nine things we learned.
Workday Q&A: COO Talks Oracle, SAP
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
Workday COO Mike Stankey claims his firm has a three- to five-year tech lead on Oracle and SAP because the cloud is "more than a destination and a pricing model."
Dropbox Expands The Box
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Dogged by competition, Dropbox now gives subscribers 1 TB for $10 a month, but backing up data to an external hard drive is still cheaper.
Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
Ohio State Agencies Embrace Private Cloud
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Ohio forced state agencies to consolidate IT infrastructure and coordinate IT goals, resulting in fewer staffers and lower costs.
Steerage To The Stars: The Cheapsat Revolution
Slideshows  |  8/27/2014  | 
As the cost of putting small digital satellites in orbit continues to fall, what can these little explorers do? Businesses, agencies, and scientists want in.
Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
Why Federal Agencies Lag Behind On Mobile Tech
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
Dearth of government-wide mobile policies hurt agencies' rollout of new mobile technologies, says Defense Information Systems Agency chief.
Navy's CANES Contract: Network Virtualization At Sea
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
US Navy Awards CANES contracts, valued at $2.5 billion, begins network consolidation, cyber defense upgrades.
What Civic Innovation Contests Teach Tech Companies
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
Creative, new ideas can come from unexpected places. Tech companies should look outside the usual places for inspired, important products.
Todd Park To Exit Federal CTO Role, Says Fortune
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Fortune Magazine is reporting White House CTO will leave that post but may help with Silicon Valley recruiting.
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