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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.
4 Education Technology Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Educational technology is changing rapidly. These four trends will influence learning in schools -- and in corporations.
Ford Mobility Plan Searches For Growth Beyond Cars
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
The automaker has 25 experiments aimed at "enabling mobility," anticipating cities that become too crowded for more cars.
NFL Cheating Scandal: 4 Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
What can CIOs learn from Deflategate, a cheating scandal involving the New England Patriots?
VMware Offers 'One-Button' Disaster Recovery In Cloud
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
VMware has added disaster recovery to its public cloud environment that makes use of existing, on-premises vSphere software and capabilities.
FreeBSD Gains Ground With Small Cloud Providers
News  |  1/19/2015  | 
Can this 30-year-old version of Unix help DigitalOcean and other cloud startups compete with the likes of Amazon?
The Trouble With Dashboards
Commentary  |  1/17/2015  | 
Gleaming executive dashboards are often based on no data whatsoever, and they tell us nothing useful.
Fiber Mountain Sees Redesigned Data Center Nets
News  |  1/16/2015  | 
Fiber Mountain's goal is to make data center networks more scalable with fiber and photonic switches, creating "the programmable light path."
How To Mess Up IT Budgeting In 2015
Commentary  |  1/16/2015  | 
Two shifts have rocked the IT world: speed and constant upgrades. Factor those in or your budgets won't address reality.
Video: Zombie Cookies, IT Budgets & Twitter Hacks
Commentary  |  1/16/2015  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at zombie cookies, your 2015 IT budget, the rise of open source storage, and more.
Microsoft Trails Amazon, Google In Cloud Reliability
News  |  1/15/2015  | 
CloudHarmony's benchmarking report on cloud service reliability shows Amazon shines in compute, Google in storage.
PC Market Continues Slow, Steady Growth
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
An uptick in PC market growth is good news, but analysts predict slow progress in the coming year.
Gartner Gives Thumbs Up To Docker Security
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
Docker containers isolate resources similar to Linux or virtual machine hypervisors, but fall short with management and administration, Gartner analyst says.
IBM Renews Mainframe With z13
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
Here's a look inside IBM's new 141-core computer.
Burned Out Workers Are Dangerous
Commentary  |  1/14/2015  | 
Employees suffering from job burnout are more likely to give in to impulse, and that can be hazardous to your company.
3 Tips For Minding The IT Skills Gap
Commentary  |  1/14/2015  | 
In the digital enterprise, CIOs must help IT staffers expand their abilities and value soft skills as much as tech acumen.
Amazon Trumps Microsoft With C4 Virtual Servers
News  |  1/13/2015  | 
Amazon outstrips Microsoft's new Azure offering with launch of C4 Xlarge, a 36-virtual-CPU server instance.
Google Launches Cloud Application Performance Tool
News  |  1/13/2015  | 
Google Cloud Trace will help developers identify where the slowest user interactions are occurring with an application running on App Engine.
Rebuilding Trust In Your Organization
Commentary  |  1/12/2015  | 
Can management rebuild trust in an organization when it has been lost?
University Of Phoenix Finds Payoff In Private Cloud
News  |  1/9/2015  | 
Apollo Education Group implements vCloud classroom system to help track and analyze student data to improve academic outcome.
Microsoft Matches Amazon With Cloud Crypto Key Storage
News  |  1/9/2015  | 
Microsoft's Azure cloud adds encryption key storage service, Docker Linux containers, and other features to better compete with Amazon.
Stop Hamstringing Online Innovators
Commentary  |  1/8/2015  | 
The case of Zenefits in Utah shows what's at stake when regulators go too far in the name of competitive "fairness."
Enterprise Communications Trends In 2015
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Continuing evolution in mobility, software-based communications, architectural design, data analytics, and the user experience will keep us hopping this year.
The Other Side Of Real Estate Big Data
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Real estate agents are finding new success by tapping into the power of big data analytics.
10 Signs You've Hired The Wrong Person
Slideshows  |  1/6/2015  | 
Is the new guy Mr. Negative? Does he shout at the espresso machine? Look for these warning signs before you make the hire.
Rethinking the Survivable Branch Office
News  |  1/5/2015  | 
Where once I might have been cookie-cutter in my approach to branch survivability, I now present companies with choices.
6 IT Trends To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
In the new year, mobility evolves, the hybrid cloud grows, and big data will need more people skills.
9 Cloud Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
In 2015, expect to see the cloud mature as a platform for hybrid operations, with cloud data centers achieving new efficiencies through containers.
Docker, CoreOS Push Containers To Center Stage
News  |  12/29/2014  | 
Containers aren't just good for developers. They're good for cloud workloads, if their supporters can get the security right.
New Data, Same Old Dumb Bosses: 3 Lessons
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
Corporate overlords finally take an interest in data. Too bad they don't understand it and will be tricked by crafty short-timers.
InformationWeek 2014 Strategic CIO Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  12/26/2014  | 
IT leaders play an increasing role for IT in charting company strategy, but challenges remain, including cost-cutting, improving analytics and innovation marketing, and boosting customer service.
6 Tips For Managing Worldwide Offices
Commentary  |  12/26/2014  | 
Set clear goals, communicate in real-time, and other advice for keeping far-flung teams on the same page.
Boxever Implements DevOps, Continuous Delivery On Amazon
News  |  12/23/2014  | 
Travel analytics firm Boxever thrives while executing three or four updates a day to its core systems on Cassandra in Amazon cloud.
SDN Comes Of Age
Commentary  |  12/23/2014  | 
In 2015, software defined networking will move from niche technology to one that creates real business value.
Honk If You See A Dead Satellite
Commentary  |  12/23/2014  | 
Satellites, balloons, and drones -- oh my! Today's tech wunderkinds have found the answer to global warming.
8 Quiet Firsts In Tech In 2014
Slideshows  |  12/23/2014  | 
Maybe you didn't hear about these science and technology breakthroughs, from robots to space exploration. But they will be remembered 20 years from now.
Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed On Bad Code
News  |  12/22/2014  | 
Microsoft's analysis of Nov. 18 Azure outage indicates engineers' decision to widely deploy misconfigured code triggered major cloud outage.
Big Data: 6 Bold Predictions For 2015
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
'Tis the season when industry soothsayers don their prognostication caps to make fearless forecasts for the coming year. What does the crystal ball say about big data?
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