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NAS Is Sexy … Again
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
PayPal Declares It's 100% OpenStack Cloud
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
After a three-year migration, PayPal says it has implemented its own OpenStack cloud for close to 100% of its operations, making it one of the largest financial services OpenStack clouds in production.
IBM Announces IoT Business Unit, Cloud Services
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
IBM ups the ante on Internet of Things analysis, launching a $3 billion bet on cloud-based ecosystem. How will Microsoft and Amazon respond?
Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
HP's Helion Rack Aimed At Private OpenStack Builders
News  |  3/27/2015  | 
HP launches a pre-configured OpenStack rack with the platform-as-a-service, Cloud Foundry, bundled in.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gears Up For Finale
Slideshows  |  3/24/2015  | 
The latest highlights from DARPA's years-long robotics competition show us just how creative we can be. Here's what you need to know in advance of the grand finale in June.
Joyent: Run Docker On SmartOS For Greater Security
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
Cloud service provider Joyent bids for Docker workloads by claiming a more secure container environment, with an option for use in on-premises data centers as well.
Our New Service: Speed Networking For CIOs
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
We're improving the odds that you'll meet peers who are dealing with the same problems you face.
NTP Needs Money: Is A Foundation The Answer?
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
NTP steward Harlan Stenn founded the Network Time Foundation four years ago as an umbrella group to unite and support time-synching open-source projects. But it hasn't gotten far with support.
Windows 10 Release, Big Data Analysis: Microsoft Roundup
Slideshows  |  3/21/2015  | 
Microsoft brought news of cloud and big data at Convergence and major updates to Windows 10 from across the globe.
Docker At 2: From Shaky Start To Open-Source Star
News  |  3/20/2015  | 
Co-founder Solomon Hykes reflects on the startup's roots in Paris, its failed first effort to get containers moving, and how Docker then became a fast-growing data center hit.
Dark Reading Threat Intelligence Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  3/20/2015  | 
Threat intelligence is the best way to stay ahead of new and complex attacks, say survey respondents. How analytics influences their IT security strategies varies.
Spark Promoter Databricks Should Let Software Shine
Commentary  |  3/19/2015  | 
Can Databricks effectively shepherd the most promising open source project for big data analytics while also promoting its commercial cloud service?
NTP, Harlan Stenn & An Uncertain Future: Readers React
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
InformationWeek's story about the work of Harlan Stenn on NTP sparked dozens of reader reactions on the website, as well as Tweets, Slashdot comments, and Facebook postings.
Windows 10: Coming in Summer 2015
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
Microsoft will launch Windows 10 this summer in 111 languages across 190 countries.
Microsoft Promises Potent Azure IoT Suite
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft says its data services and hyper-scale cloud will conquer Internet-of-things apps including monitoring, asset-management, and predictive maintenance. Look out IBM, Intel, SAP, and GE.
Microsoft CEO Nadella: We're Building Systems Of Intelligence
News  |  3/16/2015  | 
Microsoft and CEO Satya Nadella are looking beyond Dynamics to focus on empowering individuals, businesses, and industries with new technologies. Those are the themes at this year's Convergence show.
Open Compute: More Financial Services Firms Jump In
News  |  3/16/2015  | 
JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and B of A are joining Goldman Sachs and Fidelity backing the open-source hardware movement.
Tim Cook Offered Liver To Steve Jobs, Bio Reveals
News  |  3/15/2015  | 
A new biography on Steve Jobs reveals that the former Apple CEO rejected Tim Cook's offer of a life-saving gift, namely his liver.
Microsoft Convergence 2015: More Change Ahead
News  |  3/14/2015  | 
Microsoft's business technology conference will undergo some fundamental changes, kick-started and driven by CEO Satya Nadella.
4 Data-Driven Predictions For IT Innovation
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
Data from the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 companies shows how these digital innovators are using analytics and cloud, and where they could miss the boat.
Open Compute: Apple, Cisco Join While HP Expands
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
The open source hardware movement opened its annual summit with some surprising new members and a focus on data center switching.
Millennials Redefine Business Tech Buying Decisions
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
Whether they're working solo or with a team, Millennials are holding more power over business technology buying decisions, according to IBM. How will it affect your business?
Apple Watch Event: 10 Things We Learned
Slideshows  |  3/10/2015  | 
Apple Watch details, a new retina MacBook, and a partnership with HBO were among the big announcements at Apple's San Francisco shindig Monday.
Airbnb Boosts Presto SQL Query Engine For Hadoop
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
Airbnb is open sourcing a home-grown data-exploration and SQL query tool for Hadoop. Will it give Facebook Presto a leg up on Cloudera Impala?
Security Fail: Why Call Centers Leave Us Hanging
Commentary  |  3/4/2015  | 
Call centers act too much like they are running phishing scams, and it is hurting customer service and enterprise security.
Warrant Canaries: Watching US Agencies So IT Doesn't Have To
Commentary  |  3/4/2015  | 
ISPs and others are unofficially sounding the alarm in the event that a US government agency is seeking access to user records. Here's why this matters to IT.
IBM Expands Catalog Of iOS Business Apps
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Last year's partnership with Apple is beginning to bear fruit.
How Data Restrictions Hurt The Global Economy
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Many countries are creating policies to restrict the flow of data, driven by privacy or protectionist concerns. Such limits could stifle economic growth.
Mobile Medical Apps: To Be Or Not Be Regulated
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
The FDA has answered several critical questions on what health-related apps face scrutiny.
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.
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