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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in February 2014
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MIT Research Looks To Extend Moore’s Law
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
For years the semiconductor world has waited for Moore's Law to reach its limit. However, new research from MIT shows how manufacturers can shrink geometries past 20 nm cost-effectively.
Why Smart Cities Need Cloud Services
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
As municipal needs get more sophisticated, more cities turn to cloud services.
Ford Seeks Open Source Tinkerers
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Ford engineers offer open source platform that aims to make your car as easy to program as your smartphone.
CloudSigma: One Tool For Many Cloud Workloads
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Swiss cloud service supplier CloudSigma, in partnership with CompatibleOne, lets customers provision and track multiple cloud workloads through a single interface.
British Spies Capture Yahoo Webcam Images
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
UK agency's effort to collect facial images via Yahoo chat sessions brings in too many other body parts.
Why You Should Be Excited About Future Tech
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
Sure, robotics, the Internet of Things, data analytics, and other disruptive trends are intimidating, but they will improve our lives.
Cloud Security Needs More Layers: HyTrust
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Eric Chiu, co-founder of HyTrust, says cloud operations will require "layered security" and encrypted virtual machines when at rest.
Business Apps Are Becoming Disposable
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
The ease with which software applications can be created and connected to corporate systems has changed the nature of business software development.
CenturyLink Pursues Big Data, High Traffic Workloads
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Adds new set of Hyperscale servers equipped with SSDs to address most ambitious public cloud users.
NetApp In The Cloud Age: CEO Tom Georgens Q&A
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
NetApp's CEO discusses cloud computing realities, the CIO role, software-defined storage, the Snowden effect, and more.
Dropbox: 7 Apps To Add On
Slideshows  |  2/26/2014  | 
Dropbox backs up your important files, but that's just a start. These apps work alongside the cloud service to boost security, streamline workflow, and more.
Dell Takes NetSuite Under Its Wing
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Dell boosts its services and consulting business through a partnership with cloud ERP vendor NetSuite.
IBM BlueMix: PaaS Play, Explained
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
With BlueMix, IBM gives customers a cloud path for legacy apps. Here's how SoftLayer, Cloud Foundry, and WebSphere tools fit in.
Netflix-Comcast Deal Threatens Internet Innovation
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
This deal illustrates the fragile nature of innovation on the Internet -- and it's a problem that only government regulation can solve.
Consumers Lead Rise Of Connected Storage
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
Connected storage may mean the end to backup and recovery as enterprise systems follow the pattern consumers established with Box and Dropbox.
DARPA Targets Counterfeit Electronics
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's SHIELD program aims to develop a method to authenticate electronic components.
Netflix Deal With Comcast: Net Neutrality Domino?
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Netflix pays cable provider for fast, reliable service. Consumer advocates fear it's the first of many deals to come.
Mobile World Congress: Samsung Leads Wearables Charge
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
As Mobile World Congress opens, Samsung debuts two new smartwatches and its rivals weigh in with a slew of new phones and wearables.
Verizon Cloud Adds CloudBees PaaS
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Verizon Cloud is still in the process of revamping itself into a cloud service competitor. CloudBees will add a deployment platform.
Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly cut Windows license fees to encourage production of sub-$250 Windows 8 devices, including non-touch PCs.
Where Are All The Chromebooks?
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Despite brisk Chromebook sales, online usage of Chrome OS hardware on the Internet still barely registers with those measuring Web traffic.
White House Targets Patent Trolls
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Obama administration reports progress, announces three new executive actions, to promote patent reform.
Google's Project Tango Sees All
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Using an experimental Android prototype, Google wants developers to write apps that do something interesting with real-time awareness of users' surroundings.
Toshiba Fuels Healthcare Business With Acquisitions
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Toshiba expects to reach almost $10 billion in healthcare sales by 2018. An aggressive acquisition plan is key to its growth.
Intel's Big Data Play: 5 Facts
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Intel ruled the PC era. Can it do the same in the age of big data and the Internet of Things?
Windows XP Shutdown Outrage: Users Boo Microsoft Blog
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Microsoft blogger recently encouraged customers to "help their family and friends get off Windows XP." Oh, really?
Digital Business Strategy: 8 Gut-Check Questions
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
It's the right time to ask the uncomfortable questions.
3D Printing Reshapes Healthcare
Slideshows  |  2/20/2014  | 
Printed livers, ears, hands, and eyes? 3D printing can change and save lives.
Think Today's Data Is Big? Wait 10 Years
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
If a petabyte won't qualify as big data, what will? Cleversafe's founder explains.
Artemis Networks Calls For Wireless Revolution
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Startup's "revolutionary" pCell wireless networking technology, which gives each device its own discrete bubble of wireless energy to boost speed, could change industry.
Microsoft OneDrive: Cloud Storage Freebies
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Microsoft officially rebrands SkyDrive as OneDrive, adding new features and launching promotions in the process.
Android Phones Sans Google Services
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Yandex, Russian Web giant, enables manufacturers to create Android devices without Google apps on board.
Enterprise Cloud Adoption: 5 Hard Truths
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
Everest Group lead analyst Jimit Arora looks at five factors that can determine successful cloud adoption in the enterprise.
Windows XP Shutdown: 10 Facts To Know
Slideshows  |  2/19/2014  | 
The clock ticks for Windows XP holdouts. Explore the key issues before making your next move.
Meet iPaaS: Gartner Ranks New Cloud Service Pioneers
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Gartner creates new cloud category -- integration platform-as-a-service -- and starts tracking a new class of service providers.
Kill Switches: Phones Just The Start
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
Mandatory phone kill switches will hasten the arrival of the Surveillance of Everything. Consider these 11 technologies that come with strings attached.
How To Reach For Cloud Without Disrupting Business
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Integration as a service via a cloud-based platform offers a way to live with existing business processes and applications.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
Social Business: Why Group Adoption Matters
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Social business adoption shouldn't focus on individuals. Instead, success stems from groups. Here's why.
Kicking Off A Data Science Project: 4 To-Dos
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Be properly prepared before diving into a data mining expedition, veteran data scientist Carla Gentry advises.
Microsoft Sells 200M Win 8 Licenses: Yawn
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Microsoft touts sales of more than 200 million Win 8 licenses. Here are 5 reasons not to be impressed.
Google's Android Contract: Not Very Open
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Google's rules for Android partners are unlawful, says Harvard professor.
VMware, Google Team On Chromebooks
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Unlikely partners team to offer Desktop-as-a-Service on Google Chromebooks. Will pricing lure users to move away from Windows XP systems?
9 Key Big Data Developments From Strata
Commentary  |  2/13/2014  | 
We analyze the important news from SAS, Hortonworks, MetaScale, and others at the Strata conference, as big data seeks a productive next chapter.
How APIs Accelerate Business
Commentary  |  2/13/2014  | 
CIOs should foster the development of application programming interfaces to connect corporate IT systems with mobile apps -- and help CEOs reach business goals.
DevOps Beginner? Start With Git
Commentary  |  2/12/2014  | 
Learning to use a version control system such as Git is a sensible way to start on the DevOps path.
802.11ac WiFi Decision Time
Commentary  |  2/12/2014  | 
Gigabit WiFi has arrived, but its real-world performance may not meet lofty expectations. Find out why, and how and when to think about upgrading.
Gates On A Plane: Samuel L. Jackson As Bill?
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Bill Gates uses Reddit chat to discuss new role advising Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella -- and he names the actor Melinda Gates would like to watch play Bill in a movie.
Nadella's Rise As Change Agent Inside Microsoft
Commentary  |  2/11/2014  | 
Satya Nadella came up through the ranks the hard way, with internal opposition. That's why he's the right man to change Microsoft.
DigitalOcean Expands Developer Cloud To Singapore
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Upstart service provider opens sixth datacenter, plans for new UK facility and more developer tools.
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