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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in December 2013
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8 Data Visualization Methods For Security Pros
News  |  12/31/2013  | 
Use data visualization to get the most out of security analytics datasets.
Verizon: Major Apps Move Cloudward In 2014
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Verizon Terremark exec says partnerships with major enterprise app providers will help ease more enterprises into cloud-based offers.
Look Ahead: The Cloud In 2014 & Beyond
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Get ready for more shifts to hybrid clouds, new ways to ensure regulatory compliance, and software-defined everything.
Software-Defined Networking Rises Above The Hype
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
SDN earned plenty of hype in 2013, but the ability to program networks improves network performance and security in a more systematic and automatic fashion.
Why Apple Must Reconsider Emerging Market Strategy
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
Apple's iTunes App Store model doesn't work well in some parts of the world. Users need more flexible payment models for mobile content.
Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
What Smartphone Makers Need To Do In 2014
News  |  12/27/2013  | 
Rectangular slabs of glass and plastic won't cut it with consumers in 2014. Smartphone makers really have to push boundaries to win over the long haul.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Is Personal Cloud As Disruptive As Personal Computer?
Commentary  |  12/26/2013  | 
IT organizations are apt to react as badly to the 21st century's PC as they did to the 20th century's PC. Help them get over it.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013  | 
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
5 Best Android Phones Of 2013
News  |  12/24/2013  | 
Android-powered smartphones have taken over the mobile landscape. These five stand above the rest.
Top 10 Database Stories Of 2013
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Microsoft SQL Server, NoSQL, and the in-memory database wars are the highlights among this year's headlines.
Apple CEO Teases Product Shakeup In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
CEO Tim Cook's letter to employees thanked them for their hard work and suggested that the company has big changes planned for its product lines.
Business Apps Belong In The Cloud
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Cloud apps provide agility, and agility is crucial for manufacturing companies. Here's why.
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
Feds Use Cloud To Clean Up Nuclear Site
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
The Department of Energy's Hanford site conquers a wide area with a flexible cloud environment and thin clients to improve performance and lower costs.
FBI Traces Harvard Bomb Hoax To Undergrad
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
The FBI says a Harvard undergrad's decision to access Tor over the university's wireless network helped unmask an alleged sender of bomb threats.
Otoy Keeps Streaming Video Tech Free
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
Otoy hopes to encourage Amazon Web Services customers to commit to its royalty-free application streaming technology.
Hadoop Helps Pharma Firm Speed Up
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cloud-based Hadoop solution helps pharmaceutical company Astellas compress pieces of its market research from weeks to hours.
Oracle Bets On Consolidation, Low-Cost Hardware
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison predicts database consolidation, a promised in-memory option, and low-end engineered systems will accelerate growth in 2014.
Increase Cyber-Security Workforce, Government Urged
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cyber-security organization offers seven recommendations to the White House and defense agencies on improving worker qualifications and strengthening security built into IT.
Apple Mac Pro: 9 Ways It Wows
Slideshows  |  12/19/2013  | 
Ignore the haters. Apple's Mac Pro is one amazing machine. Here's why.
Why Amazon Faces Challenges In China
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services will kick off cloud services in China in the first quarter of 2014. It can learn from the hurdles Microsoft and Google have jumped.
Cloudera Goes Cloud With Amazon
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cloudera says Amazon Web Services partnership will help customers move beyond Hadoop sandboxes to bring high-scale production platforms into the cloud.
Dell Leaders Reflect On Buyout Drama
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Dell leaders dish on life during the buyout process -- and what changes now that CEO Michael Dell is back in charge.
LG Adopts Chrome For Desktop PC
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
LG's Chromebase all-in-one computer runs Google's Chrome operating system and will debut next year.
10 Great Google Apps Tips
Slideshows  |  12/18/2013  | 
Google continues to spiff up Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and other Google Apps. Take advantage of the improvements with these smart tips.
Amazon Kinesis: Fast Analytics On Streaming Data
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
AWS Kinesis service takes in thousands of data streams, processes them on an Amazon cluster, and offers results in near real time.
Stop Waiting For WebRTC
Commentary  |  12/18/2013  | 
If you're waiting for an official version of WebRTC to revolutionize your customer service, don't. The wait may be long, and real-time communications can be done today.
Google, HP Recall Faulty Chromebook 11 Charger
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Nine instances of chargers overheating and melting have been reported.
IBM Predicts Next 5 Life-Changing Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  12/17/2013  | 
IBM unveils its annual "5 in 5" list of technology breakthroughs that promise to change how we work and live within five years. Real promise or PR fantasy?
What All That NSA Intelligence Costs
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Intelligence agencies spend three times more of their budgets on IT than average government agencies, says IDC report.
9 Technologies That Matter In 2014
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
The future may be unwritten, but it's not entirely unknown. We look at nine areas of innovation and upcoming products to watch in 2014.
Rackspace Launches Online DevOps Service
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
DevOps Automation Service lets a development team rapidly expand its development infrastructure without taking on more systems management tasks.
Google Yanks Buried Android Privacy Feature
News  |  12/14/2013  | 
Google removes an undocumented App Ops control panel from its latest release, Android 4.4.2, that had let users choose which app permissions to enable.
Former Homeland Security CIO Tapped As Startup CEO
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Richard Spires, former IRS and DHS IT chief, takes the helm as CEO of Resilient Network Systems.
Microsoft Partners To Extend Azure Reach
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Like VMware, Microsoft looks to a set of partners to build out Azure-compatible cloud services and offer them on a regional basis.
Microsoft Woos Gmail Users
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Outlook.com introduces a Gmail migration tool to attract unhappy Google email users.
Oracle Supports OpenStack: Lip Service Or Real Commitment?
Commentary  |  12/13/2013  | 
As Oracle integrates OpenStack cloud with its technologies, the community asks: Will Oracle really embrace the open-source code spirit?
Tangled Data Protection Laws Threaten Cloud, Critics Say
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Technology group calls for "Geneva Convention" to address complex maze of data laws that affect growth of cloud computing and global trade.
10 Nerdy Gifts For Techies
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
When you've run out of Dr. Who and Star Trek gifts, check out these novel ideas for the techie in your life.
Google Fills Play Store With Nexus Goodies
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google adds stock Android smartphones, tablets, and accessories to the Play Store.
Joyent Launches Ecommerce Solution Set
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Cloud service provider offers preconfigured ecommerce solutions for retailers; targets Amazon customers.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta Debuts
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux adds integration with Windows and VMware's vSphere environments, takes first steps toward hybrid cloud ops.
Are Legacy Systems Keeping You Prisoner?
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
Does your organization depend on a decades-old IT infrastructure? Here are some strategies for breaking out of outdated systems that are too risky to leave in place.
Google+ Sign-In Grows Up
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google updates authentication system to make it more appealing to developers and users.
Dell Gets Into Chromebook Game
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Google is now working with all the major PC makers.
Dell's Post-PC Era Identity In Flux
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Dell has promised innovation as a private company in the post-PC era -- but when can customers expect to see it?
Oracle Embraces OpenStack
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Oracle bows to the growing Open Stack trend, promises to integrate its product line with the open-source project.
10 Jobs Destined For Robots
Slideshows  |  12/11/2013  | 
The machines are coming for some of our jobs. Be afraid or welcome our new robot overlords, as you prefer.
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