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What You Need To Know About OpenStack
Commentary  |  2/23/2017  | 
OpenStack has evolved to a point where it is producing benefits for IT organizations and service providers, but also is surrounded by myths.
Evernote Completes Migration To Google, Data Center Shutdown
News  |  2/23/2017  | 
The online user content capture system, Evernote, has moved 2.9 PBs of data into the Google Cloud and shut down its primary data center.
How To Choose Between Virtual Desktop Deployment Models
Commentary  |  2/21/2017  | 
Many companies are turning to virtual desktops in the cloud to support end user computing, and they have multiple models to choose from.
Guiding Principles For Closing The Cloud Gap
Commentary  |  2/20/2017  | 
The portion of your IT portfolio that hasn't yet moved to the cloud represents your "cloud gap."
Containers May Work With, Or In Place Of, Private Cloud
News  |  2/20/2017  | 
OpenStack is presented as a good container management environment; what if container managers can manage the infrastructure as well?
Your Big Data Strategy Needs DevOps
Commentary  |  2/16/2017  | 
Many big data analytics teams choose to not use DevOps methodologies, but there are real benefits to applying DevOps concepts to those big data initiatives.
IT Budget Staying The Same? Here’s What To Do Differently In 2017
Commentary  |  2/15/2017  | 
If your IT budget is staying flat, there are techniques for getting more bang from the same bucks in a new age of IT.
How Cross-Functional IT Teams Can Work Toward A Common Goal
Commentary  |  2/15/2017  | 
Breaking down the silos is critical in an enterprise IT strategy, and there are ways to get different IT and business groups on the same team.
Private Cloud Merits 2nd Look As Container Environment
News  |  2/14/2017  | 
Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, says Project Zun gives enterprise IT a new reason to reconsider OpenStack for private clouds.
Why Digitization Requires A New IT Operating Model
Commentary  |  2/14/2017  | 
As enterprises advance in the world of digital business, the old project-based IT model is due for change.
Is Outsourcing The Key To Data Analytics Success?
Commentary  |  2/14/2017  | 
If the IT group isn't up to the task of implementing analytics, it's worth checking out the possibilities of outsourced analytics.
Deloitte: These Emerging Technologies Will Play Critical Roles
News  |  2/13/2017  | 
Deloitte Consulting cites seven emerging technologies as critical to the future of IT: dark analytics, mixed reality and blockchain included.
Ponemon: Doubt Dogs IT On Security Tools, Spending
News  |  2/10/2017  | 
The Ponemon Institute shows how IT security staffs want better technology tools and better skill sets to ward off invasive threats.
Disaster Recovery In The Cloud: Key Considerations
Commentary  |  2/9/2017  | 
The cloud offers many backup options for enterprises. Here are some factors to weigh.
Amid Constant Change In IT, Interop Emphasizes Full Spectrum IT And Community
News  |  2/9/2017  | 
Interop ITX (formerly known simply as Interop) has shed its old skin as a purely networking and infrastructure focused show and has implemented a community-driven approach to build an agenda that reflects the evolving IT landscape.
IoT And Big Data: Success Comes Down To A Solid Strategy
Commentary  |  2/9/2017  | 
A Verizon report highlights how big data complexity and a shortage of data science talent are hurdles for an IoT implementation, but we also have to remember the key best practice of having a business goal as part of any analytics initiative.
IT Transformation Checklist: 10 Steps to Success
Commentary  |  2/7/2017  | 
When launching a IT transformation project, there are some steps you definitely don't want to take, and 10 steps that could lead to success.
Big Data Facts Highlight Its Trendsetting Surge
Commentary  |  2/2/2017  | 
As big data takes hold in the business world, the cloud enables small and mid-sized businesses to take advantage of the concept.
It's Still 'Intel Inside', But Now Intel's Inside The Cloud
News  |  2/1/2017  | 
Intel re-architects x86 toward the needs of the cloud, builds in management features for large scale server power savings.
What To Consider When Hiring Data Science Talent
Commentary  |  2/1/2017  | 
Dealing with the data science talent crunch isn't just about competing for talent; it also requires the right data science strategy to help the analytics team be effective and efficient.
Expert: Threats To Secure Cloud Operations Are Evolving
News  |  1/30/2017  | 
John Howie, former COO of the Cloud Security Alliance, says secure providers aren't enough; threats to users are evolving fast.
5 Security Considerations For The Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  1/27/2017  | 
Even though your infrastructure, applications, and data are off in the cloud, don't assume that you are off the hook when it comes to compliance. You are still responsible for that data.
Making The Most Of Software-Defined-Storage With Consulting, Training & Support
Partner Perspectives  |  1/25/2017  | 
Companies such as Red Hat have become important for software-defined storage by providing access to the expertise, training, and support user organizations need to take fullest advantage of SDS.
Nokia: Don't Be Too Quick To Dismiss Private Cloud Savings
News  |  1/25/2017  | 
Nokia's total cost of ownership study finds most enterprises can save 25% of data center costs by converting it to private cloud.
Future Software-Defined Datacenters Defined by Abstraction and Hardware Commoditization
Partner Perspectives  |  1/25/2017  | 
IT decision makers need to understand the use cases and risks associated with software-defined datacenters and the role hyperconvergence plays in an SDDC.
The Strategy Of Speed In IT
Commentary  |  1/25/2017  | 
Speed in developing and delivering applications has obvious benefits, but IT leaders have to know when to move fast and when to proceed with care.
Achieve Application And Data Visibility In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/24/2017  | 
IT organizations need visibility into the cloud when their applications and infrastructure are out there. Without such visibility, well, you are flying blind.
Kinetica Uses GPUs for Advanced In-Database Analytics
News  |  1/24/2017  | 
GPU-accelerated databases aren't new, and they're not all that popular, but that will likely change over time. Here are some of Kinetica's latest improvements and why that matters to big pharma company GSK.
Deep-Seated Container Vulnerability Found, Corrected
News  |  1/23/2017  | 
Researchers at SUSE and Docker turned up a previously unknown vulnerability in container operations and issued a patch.
5 Ways to Be Successful with Open Source Software in 2017
Slideshows  |  1/20/2017  | 
Open source software has matured over the years, often serving as the primary piece of a corporation's software strategy. But questions remain in the minds of many managers. Doug Cutting of the Apache Software Foundation, and known for creating Hadoop, shares his thoughts on how to achieve success with for open source.
5 Business Cases For Containers
Commentary  |  1/19/2017  | 
While containers offer an organization technical benefits, don't overlook their business benefits, such as cost savings and flexibility.
Private Cloud In Retreat, Public Cloud To Fore: Report
News  |  1/19/2017  | 
Our '2017 State of Cloud' report finds private cloud losing its viability and hybrid cloud operations too complex; public cloud use advancing.
Bain: Is Container Use Optional? Probably Not
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
Containers are less an option and more an essential technology for achieving the agile company needed to survive in the digital economy.
Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering
Commentary  |  1/17/2017  | 
There's a new emphasis in the software world with a focus on ease of use and more standardized platforms that support speed to market and innovation by makers.
Digital Workspaces Winning Acceptance Through Flexibility, Security
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
VMware survey shows digital workspace users gaining enterprise agility through greater mobile workforce activity, added business initiative.
Why You Need To Embrace DevOps Differently
Commentary  |  1/13/2017  | 
Before you jump into DevOps understand what problems you are trying to solve, and whether you need to make a complete commitment to all of the elements or just specific aspects.
Be Recognized For IT Excellence
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
Organizations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to apply for the 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
Addressing The Runaway Demand For Information Security
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
With organizations going through digital transformation,IT leaders must fundamentally change how information security services are delivered, and make security part of everyone's job.
451 Research: Containers A $2.7 Billion Market By 2020
News  |  1/12/2017  | 
451 Research sees containers filling a more prominent role in the cloud technologies market by 2020; the container ecosystem growing fast.
3 No-brainer Uses for the Public Cloud
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
While many enterprise needs will require the use of a private or hybrid cloud architecture, there are some uses that truly take advantage of the benefits that only the public cloud can deliver.
Measuring the Performance of Enterprise Architecture
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
Enterprise architecture teams often struggle with measuring and communicating the value of their function. We have implemented a set of simple and straight-forward performance indicators to address this problem.
Supplying The Supply Chain
Commentary  |  1/9/2017  | 
The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
5 Things That Will Keep IT Execs Up At Night In 2017
Commentary  |  1/6/2017  | 
The dawn of a new year brings hope of great things to come. But there also are challenges that are sure to keep IT executives awake with worry.
The Battle Over Analytics: Who Should Lead The Charge?
Commentary  |  1/5/2017  | 
The IT organization has to carve out its role in a company's analytics strategy. What works? Either of two approaches.
IT Products Go from Big Noise to Big Business
Commentary  |  1/3/2017  | 
There's been a positive change in the enterprise computing business of late; more product announcements truly are focused on how technology can help a company do business.
Killing 'Zombies' Achieves Greatest Gain In Data Center Efficiency
News  |  12/29/2016  | 
The Uptime Institute has estimated the gains from eliminating 'zombie' servers and implementing a data center management system versus doing nothing.
At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
News  |  12/21/2016  | 
Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
GPU Hardware Powers MapD Big Data Management
News  |  12/21/2016  | 
When it comes to clickstream data, server log analysis or machine learning, there's a likely GPU-based system in IT's future.
The Cloud May Finally be Ready for Your Legacy Apps
Commentary  |  12/21/2016  | 
If you’ve been holding off your legacy application migration to the cloud over fear of support and migration issues, 2017 may very well be the time to look at your options.
10 Tech Companies That Stole the Spotlight In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/14/2016  | 
A look back how companies like Google and newer players on the scene like Docker changed the IT landscape this year.
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