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Illumio Takes New Cloud, Data Center Security Approach
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Security startup Illumio has launched a granular scheme based on individual workloads, not firewalls or network monitoring.
Why CIOs Should Be More Involved In Acquisitions
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Here are five important reasons CIOs need to have a voice during mergers and acquisitions.
Why Outlawing Encryption Is Wrong
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Putting data encryption solely into the hands of government employees won't prevent bad things from happening -- and it might encourage wrongdoing.
7 Questions To Ask When Delivering Cloud Apps
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
What's your goal when you make the decision to deliver your applications over the Internet?
If Microsoft 'Loves Linux,' Why Not Red Hat?
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Microsoft says it loves Linux. Enterprises love Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Is there a way to give this love triangle a happy ending?
How Docker Changes Cloud Security
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Docker's shared Linux kernel architecture isn't secure enough for multitenancy applications. This popular new container technology is, however, a great choice for banking, retail, and online apps.
Cloud ROI: 6 Takeaways To Consider
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
From cloud brokering to talent management, these conclusions will keep cloud decisions focused on business needs.
OVH.com Launches Power8-Based Cloud Service
News  |  10/20/2014  | 
OVH.com is the first cloud supplier to use IBM's Power8 processor for data analytics services.
Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we'd refuse outright today.
10 Wacky Kickstarter Projects That Succeeded
Slideshows  |  10/20/2014  | 
Crowdsourcing site Kickstarter famously made Pebble and Oculus Rift possible -- but check out Kickstarter's weirder side.
StackEngine Offers Linux, Windows Container Management
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
Docker is doing what once seemed impossible: providing common ground for Linux and Microsoft developers, say startup leaders.
ICANN: Reforms Needed Before US Hands Over Control
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
US Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) says we must still address questions about accountability and transparency to ensure an open, secure, stable Internet.
3 Common & Costly CIO Mistakes
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
CIOs are often undone by sticking with old systems too long and failing to market themselves. Here's how to right the ship.
VMware Taps CSC For Public OpenStack Partnership
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
VMware offers its Integrated OpenStack for private clouds; now it has a partner that's willing to offer it as a public cloud service.
OpenStack Juno Offers Automated Hadoop Provisioning
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
OpenStack Foundation's Juno release features the automated provisioning of three different Hadoop clusters.
Microsoft Brings Containers to Windows, Azure
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
Partnership will enable developers to load and move Windows apps in Docker containers, just as they now do for Linux workloads.
Cloud Cruiser Expands Cloud Usage Tracking
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
Cloud Cruiser 4.0 adds greater capabilities to track and bill for usage in hybrid public clouds and private clouds.
Deloitte Adds Boomi Integration To CloudMix
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Deloitte's CloudMix expands integration service to include Dell's Boomi, to connect Salesforce.com apps to enterprise software infrastructure.
DevOps Culture Clash: Think Process
Commentary  |  10/14/2014  | 
Even the most charismatic leader can't just tell people to change from a silo-based culture to DevOps. You have to gradually introduce new goals, one pilot project at a time.
VMware Adds Macs To Windows Virtual Desktop Scheme
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
VMware is trying to make it easier for a variety of devices to run a basic Windows desktop, allowing firms to reach Mac users as well as PC users.
VMWorld Europe: Tools To Manage Multiple Clouds
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
VMware vRealize suite will manage Microsoft Azure, Amazon, and OpenStack cloud workloads.
The Amazon Test: Companies Pay Up To Pass
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
Is your technology up to consumer web standards? New CEB data shows companies investing more in customer-facing tech projects.
2015 Server OS Outlook: Cloudy, Chance Of Containers
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Windows still dominates the enterprise data center, our new survey shows, but other options are on the rise.
Survey: Consumers Don't Get IoT, But They Will
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
The value of the "Internet of Things" is mostly lost on consumers. Here's how companies selling IoT and wearables can win them over.
5 Ways Data Science Teams Can Raise Their Profiles
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
What to do when your team of data scientists is isolated from the rest of the company.
Who Should Be InformationWeek’s 2014 Chief Of The Year?
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Tell us the technology leaders who are changing your company or industry.
Forrester Names Top API Management Vendors
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
As APIs become the foundation of the digital economy, CA, SOA Software, and Apigee head the list of API management system vendors, according to Forrester Research.
Engine Yard Appoints Vrolyk CEO
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
Engine Yard replaces John Dillon with Beau Vrolyk as CEO in move to expand Amazon-based platform as a service company.
Amazon Simplifies Importing VMware VMs
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
Amazon enhances vCenter management console connection to ease setup and use for VM administrators.
'Why Not?': Power Phrase For Women In Tech
Commentary  |  10/7/2014  | 
Don't talk yourself out of challenges, jobs, or life experiences, female tech leaders at Interop advise IT professionals -- and a group of high school students in attendance.
CIOs Face Digital Leadership Problem: Gartner
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
Though almost half of CIOs see themselves as digital leaders, few CEOs agree, Gartner research shows.
Amazon Isn't Evil
Commentary  |  10/7/2014  | 
The online retailer has its faults, but it's competing in business, not a bridge tournament.
How IT Can Spur Digital Innovation
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Digital initiatives are where the action is. These 3 companies show how IT can get involved before there's a breakdown or breach.
IT Has A Reputation Problem
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Can IT teams deliver the innovation companies need? Our IT Perception Survey reveals many doubters.
Digital Business Side Effect: Income Disparity
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
At Gartner Symposium, MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson praises tech advancements such as self-driving cars, but says the real challenge is to make the digital economy translate into wider prosperity.
How's Your Enterprise Wearables Strategy?
Commentary  |  10/6/2014  | 
The Apple Watch release in early 2015 will set the stage for wider enterprise adoption of wearables. Here are some scenarios to prepare for.
Interop: The Future Of Cloud Computing
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
Cloud computing experts debated the best way to take advantage of the new technology trend at Interop 2014.
The New CIO: C Stands For Change
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
What does the CIO role look like now, and what will it look like in the future? Experts at Interop New York share the key skills and traits that will soon separate the winners from the losers.
Fidelity Labs: Financial Services Tech Incubator
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
Artificial intelligence, robotics, and wearables are among the many tech innovations percolating in Fidelity Labs, the Boston-based tech incubator for Fidelity Investments.
15 Surprising Facts About Indian Outsourcers
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Thinking of outsourcing with Infosys, Wipro, or Tata? Here are some points worth knowing about the IT services heavyweights.
New Role Needed: Business Information Officer
Commentary  |  9/29/2014  | 
Rather than take responsibilities away from the CIO, companies should create this new position to help the CIO cement strategic relationships with other divisions.
5 Steps To Build A Strong IT Brand
Commentary  |  9/29/2014  | 
As IT departments become strategic partners providing quantifiable ROI, CIOs need to pay more attention to their brands.
Amazon Reboots Cloud Servers, Xen Bug Blamed
News  |  9/26/2014  | 
Amazon tells customers it has to patch and reboot 10% of its EC2 cloud servers before Oct. 1.
4 Outsourcing Lessons IT Can Learn From Automakers
Commentary  |  9/25/2014  | 
Automakers get 80% of a vehicle's components from suppliers. Why are they better at outsourcing than IT?
6 DevOps Salary Negotiation Tips
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
DevOps pros, take note. Interop speaker Dustin Whittle explains how to position yourself as indispensable.
9 Innovative Products: Designers Of Things Conference
Slideshows  |  9/24/2014  | 
Wearable, 3D printing, and Internet of Things technologies are in their infancy. But these products show that design can satisfy both the head and the heart.
ADP CIO Pursues Passion, Lands COO Role
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
CIO Mike Capone moves to SaaS company Medidata Solutions, which provides tools to manage clinical trials.
Private Clouds Come Down To Earth
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
Intrigued by the concept of a converged infrastructure but worry you lack the expertise to DIY? Dell, HP, IBM, VMware, and other vendors want to help.
Open Data Center Alliance Pushes TOSCA
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
Cloud standards group ODCA pushes TOSCA standard for workload mobility across cloud service providers. Where is Amazon?
Apcera Emerges, Gets Snapped Up By Ericsson
News  |  9/23/2014  | 
Apcera, started by Cloud Foundry chief architect Derek Collison, launches new platform for software deployment, a policy imposition system.
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IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
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