News & Commentary
Content tagged with Interop posted in April 2014
Dell Taps Big Switch To Expand Bare Metal Options
Commentary  |  4/25/2014  | 
Dell will resell Big Switch’s Big Tap application and Switch Light OS on a selection of Dell top-of-rack switches.
Network Computing: Built For Community
Commentary  |  4/24/2014  | 
Network Computing’s redesign creates a platform for IT pros to get insights, share knowledge, and connect with peers.
SDN & The Programming Pushback
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
There’s growing pushback against the idea that network engineers must become programmers in an SDN world.
Inside A Bank's Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Plan
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
Seattle Bank uses HotLink technology to spin up applications in AWS in case of disaster in the bank’s own data center.
Netflix Cloud Architect: How To Succeed As Disruptor
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix's former chief cloud architect, outlines how a changed business flowed out of the cloud.
Cisco CIO Talks SDN, OpenStack & IT Challenges
Commentary  |  4/8/2014  | 
Rebecca Jacoby spoke with editors at Interop about Cisco’s internal IT operations, including ACI adoption and the appeal of OpenStack.
HP Unleashes CloudSystem 8 For Private, Hybrid Clouds
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
HP's converged cloud system hits general availability to enable private clouds that work with VMware and hybrid clouds that rely on OpenStack.
Cisco's CIO Calls For Speed And Agility At Interop
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Cisco CIO describes the company's experience delivering employee IT services and how its latest announcement, OpFlex, fits into her vision.
SDN: Do Network Engineers Need Programming Skills?
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Interop panel debates need for network engineers to have programming skills as industry moves to software-defined networks.
Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
Chief Digital Officer: Where CIO & CMO Meet
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Marketing and IT don't need to conflict. Extreme Networks CMO explains how the two can leverage each other's strengths to build a better digital business.
What Is Platform-As-A-Service? Experts Disagree
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Is PaaS just a feature of general-purpose infrastructure-as-a-service or a distinct layer of products in the cloud? Experts debate the definition of PaaS at Cloud Connect.
Oracle Becomes 'Kinder, Gentler,' President Hurd Claims
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Oracle president Mark Hurd says new account teams with single-contact accountability are improving customer satisfaction, but he has no kind words for SAP.
BYOE Era: How IT Can Lead
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
How can IT leaders meet the challenge when enterprise teams "go rogue" and implement new products and services without IT buy-in?
InformationWeek Elite 100: Winning Digital Strategies
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Forget "disruption." The most innovative companies in our annual ranking go digital in two main ways.
Pfizer Connects Dots To Deliver Better Treatments
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
The pharmaceutical company, No. 1 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses big data to tailor treatments to specific patient populations.
Capital One IT Overhaul Powers Digital Strategy
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
The bank, No. 2 on the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, beefed up its IT development to outpace the competition.
Kroger Solves Top Customer Issue: Long Lines
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
The supermarket chain, No. 3 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses QueVision system to ensure customers never have more than one person ahead of them.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014
Slideshows  |  4/2/2014  | 
We've singled out 20 InformationWeek Elite 100 winners whose IT projects have transformed their businesses. Use them to inspire creativity and advance your plans.
Merck Optimizes Manufacturing With Big Data Analytics
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Pharmaceutical firm uses Hadoop to crunch huge amounts of data so it can develop vaccines faster. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
PG&E Delivers On Promise Of Smart Meters
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Pacific Gas & Electric analyzes new information from meters to better cope with times of peak energy usage. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
How FedEx Streamlines Operations At Freight Docks
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
EDEN system helps the logistics company shave time -- and money -- off dock operations. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Esurance Gives Auto Claims Personal Touch With Video
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
App lets a customer submit a claim via video chat with an agent. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
La Quinta Dials Up Mobile Reservations
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Hotel chain makes it easier for guests to book stays while on the go. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Eli Lilly's Field Reps: Armed With Data
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Cloud-based, mobile-friendly system gives sales force greater insight into the drugmaker's customers. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Top 10 Signs Your Company Isn't InformationWeek Elite 100 Material
Commentary  |  4/2/2014  | 
Gunning for InformationWeek's elite list of innovative companies? Better hope you don't meet any of these criteria.
Top 10 Signs You're Not A Digital Business
Commentary  |  4/2/2014  | 
Consider the red flags that suggest your digital business strategy needs, ahem, a bit of work.
NFL CIO: Football's Digital Transformation
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
NFL tech leader Michelle McKenna-Doyle tells InformationWeek conference attendees about new digital fan experiences, injury-prevention tools, and an Internet-of-shoulder-pads.
Capital One Delivers 85% Of Software Through Agile
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Agile software development methods have reduced delivery times to three to six months while cutting costs significantly.


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