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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in November 2013
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EU Tells US: End Mass Spying
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
Responding to surveillance revelations, EU officials seek changes in commercial and law enforcement data sharing arrangements with the US.
10 Defenses Against Smartphone Theft
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
Thieves see mobile phones as easy cash. Take these 10 steps to defend yourself.
Docker Container System Works With All Linuxes
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
New release of open-source Docker software container system eliminates need for AnotherUnion Filesystem to move apps from one flavor of Linux to another.
Microsoft Surface Barely Registers On Web Usage
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
Microsoft Surface tablets are still getting crushed by the iPad, web use data shows.
Mobile Security: All About The Data
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
Spend less time worrying about devices and more time worrying about the data.
HP, Cisco, Microsoft Ranked Top Private Cloud Vendors
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
See who else made Forrester's list of top private cloud software suppliers.
Argonne Lab Taking Next Steps To Exascale Computing
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Government sponsored research focuses on barriers to massive parallel processing.
Amazon Web Services Handles More Business Critical Apps
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Survey at Amazon's Re:Invent event shows that many AWS users are moving from test and development to business critical apps.
Black Friday Looks Bright For Hybrid PCs
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Cool 2-in-1 laptops, a bit of tablet fatigue, and pent-up demand could make this the best holiday season for the PC market in years.
Will iOS 7 Be The Next BlackBerry?
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Apple's latest mobile operating system has many features enterprises will appreciate -- and some things to beware.
Why One Outsourcing Provider Is Not Enough
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
An outsourcing strategy is a lot like a personal finance portfolio. You should diversify to manage risk.
4 Reasons Your Business Needs A Mobile Development Platform
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Mobile apps open new business opportunities -- but you need to have the tools to handle them.
Big Data Reshapes Weather Channel Predictions
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
The Weather Company builds a new forecasting platform using Basho's Riak NoSQL database and Amazon Web Services.
Motorola Wants You To Print Your Phone
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Partnership with 3D Systems aims to bring Lego-style customization to phone components made for Motorola's Project Ara.
Personal Computing Device Required: BYOD Should Rule
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Just like using your own car is a requirement for some jobs, BYOD should become the norm for corporate IT.
Cisco's Chambers Pivots, Avoids Reality
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Customers in the Open Networking Foundation beg to differ with the Cisco CEO's assertion that advanced networking "can't be done in software."
Photobucket Pictures Its Future On OpenStack
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Cisco's version of an OpenStack private cloud helps Photobucket ease implementation and management of networking issues.
Windows Azure Outage Avoids Xbox One Catastrophe
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Microsoft's cloud services, including Xbox Live, were disrupted Thursday due to a DNS error.
Microsoft Gets Snarky With Google Via Swag
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Microsoft's Scroogled campaign tries selling shirts, mugs, and hats to attack perceived Google privacy threats. Will this sell people on Bing?
HP's Baez: We're No Longer 'Built For Slow'
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
HP CIO discusses changing the company culture, spending more time with customers, and moving to cloud platforms to execute faster.
Nirvanix Shutdown: A Post-Mortem
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
The cloud storage provider Nirvanix's demise, a little over a month ago, was a non-event despite initial panic. Why? No data loss.
3 Surprising Trends Among 'Pacesetter' Cloud Adopters
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
IBM's latest global research on cloud computing kicks out a few unexpected correlations.
Salesforce's 'Superpod': Only For Giants
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Turns out the HP-powered "Superpod" is consistent with Salesforce.com's public cloud. But it's not something that many customers will use.
Microsoft Surface 2: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is a big improvement, but it's not for everyone.
Get Ready For Internet Of Clouds
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
The IEEE wants to establish sufficient standards for cloud users to be able to move between services.
Windows Azure Load Balancing: What To Know
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Windows Azure promises cloud flexibility once IT overcomes Azure's built-in load balancing constraints.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Talks Enterprise Apps
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Oracle veteran Charles Phillips says business users expect enterprise app agility, mobility, and consumer-grade interfaces. But is IT on board?
CenturyLink Buys Tier 3 To Accelerate Cloud Roadmap
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Tier 3 founder Jared Wray, named CenturyLink Cloud CTO, will help modernize CenturyLink's cloud services with more automation and self-service features.
Lookout Takes Mobile Security To Businesses
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Moving beyond the consumer mobile security market, Lookout aims to help companies secure employees' personal devices.
IT's New Role In The Connected World
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
There are already examples of connected world technologies (a.k.a. the Internet of Things) that are changing how companies serve customers.
Google Launches Gadget Showrooms
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Pop-up outlets called Winter Wonderlabs will open soon in six cities around the US.
Kaiser Shifts To Preventive Care In Mobile Apps
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Kaiser executives highlight potential for interactive, preventive care through a new generation of mobile apps -- but how to get patients to opt in?
Microsoft's Device Strategy: The Remaining Flaw
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 represent big improvements over the originals, but they still make sense only for certain users.
Windows Azure Gaining 1,000 Customers Per Day
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
IaaS for Azure and inclusion of cloud use in enterprise agreements has helped Microsoft's cloud services gain momentum, says general manager Mike Neil.
Dell Workstations Go Hollywood
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Consumer PC sales are down, but Dell sees potential for its workstations in the film industry.
Genomics Startup Counts On Amazon Cloud
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Courtagen taps AWS to handle the terabytes of data produced in analyzing individuals' genes to pinpoint disease-causing abnormalities and best treatments.
Nasuni: Versioning File System For Cloud
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Nasuni's UniFS uses stream of snapshots to create a versioned file system in the enterprise and in the cloud.
Salesforce.com, HP Partner For Private Cloud 'Superpods'
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
HP puts compute, storage, and networking in one box so Salesforce.com customers can run private instances of its sales, service, and marketing clouds.
VMware + Desktone: A Game-Changer For VDI?
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
VMware's acquisition of Desktone may signal the technical capability, cost savings, and user acceptance necessary for desktop virtualization to break through in the enterprise.
Amazon's CIA Win Hurt More Than IBM's Pride
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
By winning a $600 million CIA contract, Amazon Web Services has positioned itself as equal to IBM in building secure systems and superior in large-scale, elastic systems.
Windows 8.1: 8 Essential Tips, Tricks
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Microsoft Windows 8.1 is highly customizable -- but only if you know your way around its menus. Our tips help you get more from the new OS.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
Amazon WorkSpaces Speeds The PC's Demise
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Amazon offers up a VDI-like client "desktop" complete with business applications, available via the cloud, of course.
Google, HP Halt Chromebook 11 Sales
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Eight complaints about charger failures lead to suspension of sales.
Pivotal Launches Cloud App Development Platform
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Pivotal One Platform, based on VMware's open source Cloud Foundry, comes with four application services on top.
Cloud Plus On-Premises: ERP's Winning Combo
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
Two-tiered ERP helped create expanded revenues for Williams Sonoma and Shaw's Carpets.
Google Brings Portable Native Client To Chrome
News  |  11/17/2013  | 
Developers can now compile native C and C++ code to run in Chrome across different hardware architectures.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
Amazon Adds PostgreSQL, Big C3 Servers
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels announces PostgreSQL database service, new instance types, and the use of solid state disks to speed I/Os.
Why Valve's SteamOS Could Be Revolutionary
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Valve's SteamOS and Steam Machines could have big implications for Silicon Valley and Hollywood.
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