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Microsoft, HP Enterprise Revive Partnership With Cloud
News  |  11/30/2015  | 
HP and Microsoft were close associates in the early Windows era and the Azure cloud may bring them together again.
Ford CIO: Driving The Automaker Into The Future
News  |  11/30/2015  | 
Marcy Klevorn had already entered the business field when she decided to pursue a tech career. Now, the VP and CIO at Ford Motors discusses her career path, leadership tactics, and hiring the next generation of IT pros.
Apache Spark Updates, Executive Data Strategies: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/29/2015  | 
In our big data roundup for the week of Nov. 27, we've got updates on Apache Spark and its ecosystem, a reality check on the practical use of artificial intelligence today and more.
Cyberwar Part 3: Marketing Data Collection Threatens All
Commentary  |  11/27/2015  | 
Marketers are after every scrap of customer data they can get, in hopes of increasing their company's sales. Do you know they may be putting you at risk in the process? In the last of our three-part series on cyberwar, learn what IT needs to know about potential security threats rising from companies' marketing habits.
8 Ways You're Failing At Data Science
Slideshows  |  11/26/2015  | 
Data scientists and the Wizard of Oz have something in common: Few people really know what they do behind the curtain, which makes it hard to tell good from bad data science. These tips can help you discern the difference.
Cyberwar Part 2: Government Hacks Threaten Private Sector
Commentary  |  11/26/2015  | 
When you hear the term cyberwar, you think about threats to government, but private sector companies are also at risk. In the second of our three-part series on cyberwarfare, we identify three vulnerabilities and offer IT leaders suggestions on what to do about them.
HP Reports Mixed Q4, Its Final Quarter Before Company Splits
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
HP reported mixed results in its final quarter as a single company this week with revenue declines, but promises of more focused efforts in the future as HP Enterprise and HP Inc. pursue separate paths.
Cyberwar Part 1: What IT Can Do To Survive
Commentary  |  11/25/2015  | 
Are we at risk of being victims or casualties in a government cyberwar? In the first of this three-part series, we explore what the experts say about the current state of cyberwar -- and what it means to IT departments everywhere.
Microsoft Employee Diversity Numbers Fail To Impress
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Microsoft's latest diversity report counts fewer women due to layoffs related to the restructuring of its phone business earlier this year.
McGraw-Hill Education Shows How Small Data Trumps Big
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
McGraw-Hill Education's chief digital officer has driven the company's effort to leverage small data to improve student outcomes, teacher insights, and curriculum improvements. Here's why small is better than big.
Amazon Bolsters 'Green Power' Investment With Ohio Wind Farm
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Amazon has launched its fourth renewable energy initiative, a wind farm in Ohio, to increase its data centers' use of green power.
IBM SoftLayer Performance Less Impressive Than Claimed
News  |  11/23/2015  | 
VoltDB's latest cloud performance benchmark claims IBM SoftLayer is 3X faster than Amazon, but that's only true if you compare apples to oranges.
AccuWeather Storms Into Enterprise With Predictive Analytics
News  |  11/23/2015  | 
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' new D3 analytics business unit is predicting more than just the weather. It's capitalizing on what has become one of the company's fastest-growing businesses, predictive analytics-as-a-service, to help clients make business decisions. AccuWeather's chief commercial officer shared the details.
Machines Beat Humans At Hiring Best Employees
News  |  11/20/2015  | 
The use of hiring analytics leads to better outcomes for companies, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research study.
Google Turns To Diane Greene To Lead Cloud Effort
News  |  11/20/2015  | 
Google has picked a member of its board of directors, Diane Greene, to lead a "combined cloud" team in competing for enterprise business.
Containers March Into Mainstream With Security, Management Updates
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
Containers are making unrelenting advances into production systems, thanks to better security and management platforms from the likes of Docker, HP, Red Hat, and VMware.
Forrester: In The Cloud, The Big Get Bigger
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Forrester says cloud challengers will have a hard time competing with incumbents in 2016. AWS, IBM, and Microsoft are "innovating like startups."
IBM Watson Trend App: Big Data Meets Holiday Shopping
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
The IBM Watson Trend app aims to use big data to ease your holiday shopping. Available today online and in the Apple App Store, Big Blue's goal is to eventually to develop the app's capabilities to provide trend insights for enterprises as well as consumers.
Comic: Internet Of Annoying Things
Commentary  |  11/17/2015  | 
By the time the hype dies down, maybe the Internet of Things will be a reality.
Docker Tightens Security Over Container Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/17/2015  | 
Docker unveils three ways to make containers more secure, especially when code is changed during its update cycle.
VMware Open Sources Photon Controller For Container Users
News  |  11/17/2015  | 
VMware's Photon Controller became open source code Nov. 16 in a bid to attract container users who wish to deploy containers with a microvisor.
Rackspace Carina Promises Simplified Containerized Workloads
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
Rackspace opens Carina service, which promises to make it simpler and faster to move containerized workloads to Rackspace and manage them once they are there.
IBM Datapalooza, Oracle Updates BI Platform: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/15/2015  | 
IBM continued with its Datapalooza roadshow, Oracle released a new version of its BI software with enhanced visualization capabilities, and Informatica rolled out its Big Data Management platform. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 15.
CoreOS Service Scans Containers For Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/13/2015  | 
CoreOS, supplier of a slender Linux for container hosts, has launched a container scanning service capable of detecting vulnerabilities.
IBM Datapalooza Takes Aim At Data Scientist Shortage
News  |  11/12/2015  | 
IBM's quest to create 1 million new data scientists goes forward with a three-day training event and a test bed for taking its show on the road in 2016.
10 Skills CIOs Need To Survive, Thrive In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015  | 
CIOs need to shift perspectives and skill sets for the business transformation underway. So, what's the profile of the successful CIO in 2016?
Is 'Private' Enterprise WiFi Obsolete?
Commentary  |  11/10/2015  | 
Private enterprise WiFi arose during the time of strong network perimeters and weak internal security. It's now time to rethink.
Red Hat Preps Containerized Cloud Workloads In OpenShift
News  |  11/9/2015  | 
OpenShift PaaS takes an increasingly sophisticated approach to managing containers and virtual machines on-premises and in the cloud.
Amex Travel Dumps On-Premises For Cloud Apps
News  |  11/9/2015  | 
American Express Global Business Travel was saddled with 16 different legacy on-premises ERP systems. Rather than update, the $1.5 billion company ripped them out and replaced them all with simple cloud apps.
Microsoft, Red Hat Alliance Shows Growing Cloud Influence
Commentary  |  11/6/2015  | 
Red Hat and Microsoft, archenemies of yesteryear, bury the hatchet and vow to work together to make hybrid cloud computing easier.
Docker Adds Multi-Host Networking For Containerized Apps
News  |  11/5/2015  | 
Docker has issued the 1.9 release of its container platform, which includes a way for containers to discover and link to each other.
Intel Primes The Internet Of Things Pump
News  |  11/4/2015  | 
Intel has enhanced its Internet of Things platform, including new forms of silicon for "smart" things, partnering with other companies to put it to use.
Elite 100 2016: Call For Entries
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
Find out how to nominate your company to the InformationWeek Elite 100 2016, and learn all about what you can look forward to if you make the final cut.
Improving Customer Experiences: 10 Ways IT Can Help
Slideshows  |  11/4/2015  | 
The customer experience, also known as CX, is nothing new. But Forrester Research says 2016 will be the year that companies need to either embrace CX and make it central to all operations or get left behind. Here's what IT leaders need to do to survive.
Cisco: Public Cloud To Grow 44% Annually Through 2019
News  |  11/3/2015  | 
Cisco's annual Global Cloud Index measures cloud traffic and utilization now and projected for five years. Spoiler alert: They're growing.
Secrets To Digital Success Are Obvious, But Difficult To Execute
Commentary  |  11/2/2015  | 
Accenture and Forrester reveal an obvious path to digital success, yet also show how businesses are failing to take care of the basics.
Comic: Are CIOs Going Down With The IT Ship?
Commentary  |  11/2/2015  | 
CIOs and children first! Is this generation of CIOs just being asked to go down with the IT ship? Or are its members plotting a new course?
Oracle Adds Multi-Tenancy To WebLogic Application Server
News  |  10/30/2015  | 
Several applications may now be consolidated under one instance of WebLogic, potentially enabling users to decrease server hardware purchases.
HP Emphasizes Commitment To Private OpenStack Cloud
News  |  10/30/2015  | 
A week after HP announced it was killing off its Helion public cloud, it has come out with a new release of OpenStack Helion for on-premises.
Oracle Strengthens Security, Database Features In Sparc Chip
News  |  10/29/2015  | 
Oracle aims to make Sparc M7 server chip relevant with new, built-in security and database features, dubbed "software in silicon."
SAP CEO Bill McDermott Talks Cloud, Being 'Cool'
Slideshows  |  10/29/2015  | 
When InformationWeek got on the phone with SAP CEO Bill McDermott, the conversation was wide-ranging and thought-provoking.
Oracle Unveils A Multitude Of Cloud Database Services
News  |  10/28/2015  | 
In Oracle OpenWorld keynote, president Thomas Kurian launches numerous big data, analytic, and data management services in the Oracle Cloud.
Rimini Street, Oracle Spar Over Lawsuit Outcome
News  |  10/27/2015  | 
Oracle declares it won a significant victory, but Rimini Street sees silver lining in jury's $50 million damage award.
BNY Mellon Transforms IT One Step At A Time
News  |  10/26/2015  | 
FFor three years, BNY Mellon CIO Suresh Kumar has been leading a transformation of the bank's 13,000-member global IT staff toward Agile and private cloud operations. In an interview with InformationWeek, he details the steps he took along the way.
AWS Emerges As Goliath As Cloud Competition Fades
Commentary  |  10/26/2015  | 
With AWS showing fat profit margins after 40% price cuts last year, Amazon competitors must be wondering how they're going to compete.
9 Ways To Bulletproof Your Privacy Policy
Slideshows  |  10/23/2015  | 
Is your privacy policy rock solid, or could it use some work? Mistakes can mean lawsuits, regulatory fines, and damage to corporate reputations. Here's how to protect your company.
Ford Motors, PwC, Starwood CIOs Talk Future Of IT
News  |  10/23/2015  | 
In a panel discussion moderated by Elizabeth Ames of the Anita Borg Institute, the three CIOs shared their current IT initiatives, plans on the horizon, common technology challenges, leadership tactics, and the ways they are recruiting and welcoming the incoming generation of employees. Here's what we learned.
AWS Helps Amazon Shine In The Third Quarter
News  |  10/23/2015  | 
The AWS cloud pulls Amazon into profitability with its 25% margins. Meanwhile CEO Jeff Bezos moves into the third-richest billionaire slot behind Gates and Buffet.
Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Rises, Hardware Falls
News  |  10/23/2015  | 
Cloud computing continues to give Microsoft strength amid declines in hardware sales.
Docker Acquires Tutum For 'Last Mile' Container Deployments
News  |  10/21/2015  | 
Docker will buy startup Tutum for its operations tooling and workflow for moving Docker containers into production.
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