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HP Buys Aruba: What's Next?
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
HP is buying Aruba Networks for nearly $3 billion. That's the simple part. The hard part is figuring out what the purchase means for your network.
Big Data Demands Big Computing
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Big data has been around a long time. Here are four best practices to help you tap into the big computing power that is finally unlocking value.
Google HQ Plans: Transparency, Inclusion, And Owls
News  |  3/1/2015  | 
Having mostly taken over Mountain View, CA, Google wants to renovate.
Red Hat OpenShift Commons Adds Fuel To Cloud Foundry Competition
News  |  2/27/2015  | 
Red Hat looks to boost its cloud development platform by giving it a Commons where developers may exchange best practices.
Docker Preps Containers For Amazon, Other Clouds
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Docker introduces three orchestration tools designed to help deploy distributed applications.
7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You
Slideshows  |  2/24/2015  | 
Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.
Steve Jobs: 5 Things We Miss Most
Slideshows  |  2/24/2015  | 
Let's take a moment to remember the work and ideas of the late Steve Jobs, who would have turned 60 today.
IBM Promises Bridge From Data Center To Cloud
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
IBM said at its Interconnect conference its new services will allow easier shifting between the enterprise data center and public cloud.
Google Cloud Outage: Virtual Networking Breakdown
News  |  2/20/2015  | 
Google's virtual networking software stopped providing routing updates, and customers lost their connections to the outside world.
Rocket Containers: How CoreOS Plans To Challenge Docker
News  |  2/20/2015  | 
As containers rise in importance for data center innovation, the Rocket project has attracted 50 contributors in its bid against today's de facto option, Docker.
IBM: Stereotypes Of Millennials Are Wrong
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
When it comes to career goals, collaboration, and leadership styles, Millennials have a lot in common with Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, according to new IBM research.
Google: Docker Does Containers Right
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Two leaders for Google's cloud computing services talk about how they use containers in the data center, and why virtual machines also remain critical to their strategy.
Heroku Expands Cloud Services For Enterprise Development
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Heroku has added access controls and code deployment capabilities to its Platform-as-a-Service, which runs on top of Amazon's EC2.
IT Career Success Takes Ditching Your Silo Mindset
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
There are four IT career silos that good IT leaders must help knock down.
Why Kaspersky’s Bank Robbery Report Should Scare Us All
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
So, you don't work for a financial institution? Don't think you're off the hook for the kind of theft discussed by Kaspersky. Banks are certainly not the only organizations moving around massive amounts of money every day.
FAA Rules Should Spur Drone Experiments
Commentary  |  2/17/2015  | 
IT should take the proposed FAA rules as an invitation to get companies exploring how to use drones and similar semi-autonomous gadgets.
Stop Amazon: A New Era Of Cloud Co-opetition
Commentary  |  2/16/2015  | 
The recent VMware and Google partnership shows how far competitors will go to keep would-be cloud customers from flocking to Amazon.
How To Nurture Millennial Tech Leaders
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
Start with understanding what's different about this generation, and what won't ever change.
5 Top Sources Of Job Frustration For Your IT Team
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
Money's not the only problem. Fix these points of frustration, or watch good people head out the door.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella: What's Changed A Year Later?
Slideshows  |  2/10/2015  | 
As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella looks towards a collaborative and holographic future, we reflect on his first year at the helm.
First American: Cloud Analysis Points To Savings
News  |  2/10/2015  | 
First American title insurance ramps up Azure spending as Apptio expense metrics show a gain versus on-premises virtual machines.
Containers Get Ready To Run Critical Production Apps
Commentary  |  2/10/2015  | 
Interest in Docker runs high, even among practiced virtual machine users. One big question: Who will provide container management?
Containers Explained: 9 Essentials You Need To Know
Commentary  |  2/10/2015  | 
Containers are the hottest topic in the data center. Here are the essentials that every well-informed IT pro should know and be able to explain.
Interop Radio: Make An IT Presentation That's Actually GOOD!
Commentary  |  2/9/2015  | 
This week's live broadcast of Interop Radio finds out what it takes to make a great presentation from Betsy Weber, the chief evangelist for TechSmith.
Oracle Linux Wants To Be 'Dockerized' Too
News  |  2/6/2015  | 
Oracle Linux is available in a Docker container on the Docker Hub, which should aid development and database app mobility.
InformationWeek 2014 Next-Generation IT Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/6/2015  | 
The future of IT is all about integrating key elements such as mobile, cloud, security, and big data. Successful companies will focus on reusable components, data-based security, and automation.
Equinix Cloud Exchange: Private Access To Public Clouds
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Equinix is offering Cloud Exchange, where customers can select the cloud they want to connect with.
VMware NSX: A Cloud Pitch To Sell SDN
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Software defined networking is key to VMware's data center ambitions, so it's selling NSX-as-a-service through the vCloud Air public cloud.
Microsoft HoloLens Could Make Conference Calls Really Fun
Commentary  |  2/5/2015  | 
Everyone should have the chance to create an ideal virtual world for collaboration. With HoloLens, we could someday connect with colleagues in a fantasy French café, or on a World of Warcraft battlefield.
Google, Uber, and Lyft: Why Google Must Win
Commentary  |  2/3/2015  | 
The question isn't whether Google will enter the ride-share economy, but when. There is too much at stake for them not to.
New Target CIO: Bull's-Eye On Innovation
Commentary  |  2/3/2015  | 
Target can't ease up on security after its massive data breach, but the retailer must fire up its tech innovation to compete against online rivals.
VMware CEO Gelsinger: It's Time For 'Brave IT'
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger urges IT to manage virtualized resources, not physical hardware and networks.
VMware Shows Off New Live Migration, OpenStack Options
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
VMware's vSphere 6 lets companies shift running virtual workloads up to 3,000 miles away.
3 Cyber Security Lessons From Super Bowl XLIX
Commentary  |  2/2/2015  | 
The Super Bowl just broadcast can give us a few lessons about risk, awareness, and preparedness.
Amazon's Cloud Business: New Openness, Products, Competition In 2015
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
Amazon will reveal its cloud computing service revenue for the first time later this year, bringing new insights while cloud competition sharpens.
Bill Gates: Fears AI, Likes Bitcoin, Loves Dogs
News  |  1/29/2015  | 
In an "ask me anything" session on Reddit, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates talks about artificial intelligence, his Secret Santa, dogs, and the future of tech.
Dear Marketing: You're Doomed (If You Don't Change)
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Marketing pros and the technologists who support them are killing us with irrelevancy and no opt-in. Quit it, or risk the black hole.
5 Critical Cloud Security Practices
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
CloudPassage CTO Amrit Williams details five steps to achieve a level of cloud security that goes beyond mere compliance.
When Agile Falls Short: iRise CEO
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
As iRise launches its ambitious cloud-based visualization platform, CEO Emmet Keeffe tells us agile doesn't actually work on the vast majority of projects.
Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT.
VMware: Cloud Management, Virtual Networking Paid Off In 2014
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
VMware predicts better than 10% growth in 2015 as subscriptions become a larger part its revenue.
When Facebook's Down, Thousands Slow Down
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
When Facebook went down this week, thousands of websites linked to the social media site also slowed down, according to Dynatrace.
Cloud ERP: 9 Emerging Options
Slideshows  |  1/28/2015  | 
ERP no longer equals on-premises. Is the ultimate legacy software ready to drive the next wave of cloud adoption?
Molina Healthcare Looks To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
The Fortune 500 company expects operating savings from this private cloud strategy, using Nutanix appliances.
Google OKs Docker Container Registry Service
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
Google adds Docker container registry and encryption service to keep customers' containerized workloads private and secure.
5 Cloud Contract Traps To Avoid
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015  | 
A cloud contract is just that, a contract. As such, it carries with it all of the normal pitfalls of a contractual relationship -- and a few specialized ones. Here's how to identify and avoid the risks.
Can Argonaut Project Make Exchanging Health Data Easier?
Commentary  |  1/26/2015  | 
Dr. John Halamka talks about the Argonaut Project, which aims to bring open standards to the arcane world of healthcare interoperability.
'Windows Must Go Open Source': What Happened?
Commentary  |  1/23/2015  | 
It was a bold prediction in 2009 that Microsoft would take its Windows operating system open source. The advent of Windows 10 says it hasn't come true -- yet.
4 Takeaways From Accenture's $14 Trillion IoT Prediction
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Accenture's report says the industrial Internet of Things will create more jobs than it kills, but that companies aren't doing much to exploit it yet.
Cloud SLAs: Improvements Still Needed
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
There's been a slight improvement in cloud SLAs as leading service providers like HP, Amazon, and Google guarantee 99.95% uptime by the month, not year. But performance issues remain.
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