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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.
APT Equals FUD
Commentary  |  8/27/2014  | 
The term "advanced persistent threat" is the latest incarnation of fear, uncertainty, and doubt that plagues the security industry.
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 VMware Is Embracing OpenStack
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
VMware is going to unusual lengths to work with open source cloud technology at the same time that it's trying to establish its own hybrid cloud service. What's going on?
9 Ways To Enhance Google Apps With Unified Communications
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
There's no shortage of ways to communicate. Unifying the many communications channels can help you keep it all straight.
Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
IT Salary Survey 2014: Application Development
Steal Our Slides  |  8/25/2014  | 
Developers' raises matched or beat inflation in 2014, and middle-aged men working at large firms on the coasts fared best. Still, software development remains a well-paying field for everyone.
4 Outsourcing Mistakes Companies Still Make
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Control freaks, blame games, and other misguided attempts at building a better business through IT outsourcing.
VMware: Run OpenStack On Our Infrastructure
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
VMware unveils a slate of virtualization, hybrid cloud, and management announcements as its VMworld user conference opens.
Windows Phone: More High-End Devices Coming Soon
News  |  8/23/2014  | 
As Windows Phone loses market share, Microsoft exec says HTC One (M8) and other new flagship devices could bolster demand.
Will IT Miss The Digital Wave?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
That doesn't matter. The important question is -- will you?
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
10 Big Data Online Courses
Slideshows  |  8/21/2014  | 
IT pros looking to add big data skills to their career toolkit can benefit from online learning opportunities, often without breaking the bank.
Pivotal Adds Mobile To Cloud Foundry Platform
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Pivotal adds mobile services to Cloud Foundry platform to attract mobile developers.
Microsoft Releases OneNote For Android Tablets
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Microsoft again updates OneNote, moves towards goal of popularizing the app across all platforms.
Steve Ballmer Resigns From Microsoft Board
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
Former Microsoft CEO -- and newly minted LA Clippers owner -- Steve Ballmer steps down from the board but will remain Microsoft's largest individual shareholder.
5 Ways To Beat The Digital Disruption Curse
Commentary  |  8/19/2014  | 
Companies like Atari and Pan Am featured in the movie Blade Runner were considered cursed, but today's companies face a very real curse -- their own digital inertia.
HP's $199 Windows Laptop: Chromebook Killer?
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
Leaked specs show what a budget-friendly Windows device might offer. Is it enough to stem surging Chromebook sales?
Windows 'Threshold': 7 Things To Expect
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly release its next version of Windows as a public preview by this fall. Here's what we know about the next version of Windows.
Windows 8.1: 8 Things I Hate About You
Slideshows  |  8/18/2014  | 
Latest version of Windows 8.1 beats its predecessors, but oh those grating quirks.
IE's Bad Reputation: Will Microsoft Rebrand?
News  |  8/16/2014  | 
Internet Explorer hasn't been able to shake its reputation as a buggy browser because users refuse to upgrade to cleaner versions -- despite their complaints. Microsoft says rebranding is on the table.
Rimini Infringed Oracle's Database Copyrights, Says Court
News  |  8/16/2014  | 
US District Court dismisses Rimini Street's counterclaims of defamation and unfair trade practices, agrees that it engaged in "massive theft" of Oracle's intellectual property as trial moves closer.
CoreOS Acquires Quay.io For Docker Container Security
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
Acquisition positions CoreOS as a more secure, enterprise-oriented offering for the Docker form of Linux containers.
Philadelphia Boosts Digital Connections With Citizens
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Philadelphia taps Salesforce and Unisys to ensure its "Philly 311" cloud and mobile program stays on top of all nonemergency requests from potholes to noise complaints.
US Digital Service: Key To Making Government Agile?
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Effort to apply the lessons of HealthCare.gov is praiseworthy, but may not get at the root cause of problems with digital government services.
Hidden Cloud Costs: AWS, Azure Management Costs Compared
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
With the help of in-depth Gartner analysis, InformationWeek takes a closer look at the cost of managing Amazon vs. Azure.
Enterprise Communications: Next Big Thing Is Embedded
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Enterprise communications will be delivered as capabilities of application software, not by separate generic communication systems. Are you preparing?
Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
Remote Learning: Intriguing Options Emerge
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Despite various drawbacks, remote courses (both for credit and for pure learning) are becoming the emerging norm. Understand the options.
Microsoft Delays ActiveX Blocking In IE
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
In response to customer concerns, Microsoft won't start blocking ActiveX controls in IE until September.
Splunk App For Stream Adds Real-Time Wire Data
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
New app provides greater machine data visibility to Splunk deployments, but users should expect increasing overlap between platforms as big data analysis becomes more complex.
Gartner Magic Quadrant: NetScout Says Secret Is Green
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
After Gartner analysts rank NetScout only a "challenger," Netscout files lawsuit alleging Gartner's rankings involve pay for play. Let's examine both sides of this street.
Apple's Dominance Of Enterprise Mobility Slips
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Android is gaining acceptance in business at the cost of Apple's iOS popularity while Microsoft languishes at the bottom.
Dell Pushes Power With New Workstations
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Dell bolsters its workstation comeback with new tower and rack systems that are among the first to feature fast DDR4 RAM.
CenturyLink Courts Developers With Container Management
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
CenturyLink takes open source route with its Panamax system for Docker management in a bid for developers building complex cloud apps.
Microsoft To Patch 2 Critical Bugs
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
Microsoft will fix two critical bugs on Patch Tuesday -- but not for Windows 8.1 users who haven't installed the Windows 8.1 Update.
Oracle Fires Back: Oregon Obamacare Exchange
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
In a lawsuit against the state, Oracle claims it is the victim of a smear campaign designed to obscure the state's project management failures.
Microsoft Dumps Support For Old IE Versions
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
Microsoft will drop support for older versions of Internet Explorer, but getting people to upgrade could be easier said than done.
Apple Patent Points To Siri On Macs
News  |  8/9/2014  | 
Apple's Siri might soon appear on Macs if a new patent application is any indication.
5 Priorities For Chief Data Officers
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
IBM says 25% of Fortune 500 firms now employ CDOs, yet many don't know how to structure the role. Research reveals five imperatives.
Microsoft's Windows 'Threshold' Takes Shape
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
The next version of Windows could add virtual desktops and kill Windows 8's controversial Charms Bar.
Flash Fails 5 Ways, Says Alibaba
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
R&D manager at Alibaba's cloud service discusses how to streamline hardware and software to make more efficient use of flash.
What Does Big Data Mean For Banks?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
Traditional data management strategies and storage technologies are holding back big data projects. Try this new approach.
IBM Click-To-Buy Consulting: Gimmick Or Growth Engine?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
As more tech spending moves outside IT, IBM needs new ways to get in on the action.
CIOs Cede Digital Transformation Ground To CMOs
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
With a majority of businesses realigning technology and business this year, CIOs must step up and assume an active role, according to Altimeter Group research.
Cerner Buys Siemens EHR, Hails Post-MU Era
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Cerner will spend $1.3 billion for Siemens' health IT business, says it will continue to support both companies' electronic health records software as part of a broader population health strategy.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Next Week
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Microsoft will release a constant stream of Windows 8.1 updates, not a major "Update 2." No word on the Start menu.
BlackBerry Comeback Far From Certain
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
BlackBerry is finally ready to resume growth, says CEO Chen -- but first the company must overcome its crumbling device business.
Microsoft Discounts Surface Pro 3 For Education
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
With discounts of at least $150 available across the Surface Pro 3 line, Microsoft hopes its newest tablet can become a hit among students and teachers.
Dev Project Estimates: Stop Blowing It
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
You can build a culture of accurate development project estimation. Follow this advice to get your software development roadmap on the right track.
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