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Disruptive Technology: Follow Fight Club Rules
Commentary  |  10/15/2013  | 
Smart IT pros will apply the rules from the movie "Fight Club" to discussions with business colleagues. First rule: You do not talk about disruptive technologies.
Acronis MobilEcho Expands Mobile Security For Feds
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Apple-compatible mobile file management system permits secure network access, authentication for federal employees.
Salesforce.com Creates Single-Sign-On Cloud
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Salesforce Identity service connects users to Web and mobile apps through the vendor's cloud platform. But does it fit with Active Directory?
Nirvanix Shutdown: HP Steps In To Move Data
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
HP helps a customer move crucial data out of the Nirvanix cloud, through a migration script and across 200 miles to HP Public Cloud.
IBM Solves Virtual Machine 'Noisy Neighbor' Problem
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
New IBM patent shifts VMs to load balance network bandwidth, making better use of all computing and network resources.
IT Spending Recovers For State, Local Governments
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
State and local government IT spending is nearing 30-year average growth rate after a prolonged slump.
Yahoo Revamps Email To Challenge Gmail
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Yahoo email nips at Google Gmail with a fresh look, new features and increased storage.
Microsoft's Azure Cloud Move: What It Means
Commentary  |  10/9/2013  | 
Microsoft offers customers an easy roadmap into the cloud through the familiar Windows Server management console.
Exclusive: Infor Steps Up Cloud, E-Commerce Plays
Commentary  |  10/8/2013  | 
CEO Charles Phillips pushes Infor into hot new areas leading with slick new interfaces and cloud deployment on Amazon Web Services.
Microsoft Charges Into Enterprise Cloud Market
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Microsoft updates Azure, Windows Server and other enterprise products as part of aggressive push into cloud market valued at $2 trillion.
Ubuntu Pushes Open Cloud Platforms
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Open-source OS Ubuntu is the quiet leader in cloud VM deployments and OpenStack development.
European-American Cloud Conflict: Bad for Business
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Europe is proposing privacy regulations that directly contradict American law. Business could get caught in the middle.
Google Launches HP Chromebook 11
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
HP Chromebook 11 laptop costs just $279 and can be charged via microUSB.
Microsoft Reveals Azure Cloud For Government Agencies
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Windows Azure U.S. Government Cloud will meet Defense Department security standards in a multi-tenant environment.
SeaMicro Behind 'Revolutionary' New Verizon Cloud Servers
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
AMD-owned SeaMicro says cloud server technology it developed with Verizon is more energy efficient and can be managed as easily as on-site hardware.
Google's Enterprise Cloud Problem
Commentary  |  10/4/2013  | 
Our new survey delivers a good news/bad news scenario: Apps and Gmail are compared favorably one-to-one with Office and Exchange/Outlook. But a cloud stigma still sticks to Google in the enterprise.
7 Vendors To Watch At Cloud Connect Chicago 2013
Slideshows  |  10/4/2013  | 
Learn the latest in cloud strategies and technologies at Cloud Connect in Chicago. Our preview showcases vendors making news there.
Verizon Pushes Into Google, Amazon, Microsoft IaaS Territory
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Verizon's cloud unit has re-architected seven cloud data centers with "triple" their former density of infrastructure.
The New Bank Robbers: Emerging Cloud Threats
Commentary  |  10/2/2013  | 
Today's outlaws target data, not cash. Here are some key considerations as you choose a cloud service provider for your enterprise.
Nirvanix Declares Bankruptcy; Customer Data Pours Out
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
Nirvanix partner IBM helps storage users exit the cloud service; CoreSite and Rackspace offer further assistance.
Meet Western Digital's My Cloud
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
WD's new My Cloud drive offers an alternative to traditional cloud services, letting users organize and access their content anywhere there's an Internet connection.
What The GSA Could Adopt From Facebook
Commentary  |  10/2/2013  | 
The General Services Administration could become a "GSA-as-a-service" platform that federal agencies could use to host and build their applications and systems.
Is New Kindle The Future Of Contact Centers?
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Amazon's one-touch "Mayday button" on the new Kindle Fire HDX is our first glimpse of the 24-7 customer service world to come.
Amazon.com To Hire 70,000 In Fourth Quarter
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Online retail giant readies fulfillment staff for holiday sales expected to be 40% ahead of last year.
Microsoft Azure Earns FedRAMP Approval
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Microsoft's Windows Azure platform passes key security hurdle, joins cloud vendor list for federal agencies.
Splunk Simplifies Big Data Analysis
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Splunk introduces drag-and-drop data analysis and a new cloud option, but can its proprietary platform keep growing?
Amazon CloudFront CDN: Goodbye 404 Messages
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Amazon's content delivery network CloudFront lets subscribers redirect visitors to desired content while avoiding dreaded 404 error messages.
Cloud Collaboration Gets Boxed Into Security
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Box Notes application employs all the same security layers that have made Box the go-to cloud-based sharing service among enterprises.
Google Says TGIF To Problem-Plagued Week
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Serious email delays and messaging glitches riddled Google's 15th anniversary week.
Google Hummingbird Update, Explained
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Google search algorithm improvements will help it understand complicated queries and provide better answers.
IBM Debuts Educational Network For Pediatricians, Nurses
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Cloud-based social learning network designed with Boston Children's Hospital aims to bring best practices in medical care to healthcare providers anywhere in the world.
In-Q-Tel Invests In 2 Cloud Technologies
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
U.S. intelligence community investment group partners with cloud firms Socrata and AppThwack to make government information more accessible.
Healthcare CIOs Need Personalized Medicine
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Personalized healthcare is making drugs more effective, saving lives and promising much more.
Can We Ever Trust Cloud Encryption?
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
One consequence of the Snowden affair is a renewed interest in encrypting public cloud data. Governments and vendors are in on the act.
Cloud Architecture: Get It Right The First Time
Commentary  |  9/26/2013  | 
Cloud expert David Linthicum, speaker at Interop 2013 New York, shares advice on why an IT manager should play cloud architecture detective.
Oracle's Cloud: What's Really New?
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
If Oracle's 'new' cloud services sound familiar, that may be because they've been announced before. Here's a rundown on the real cloud news.
Microsoft And Oracle Say: Come To Azure Cloud
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Bygones are bygones, as former database rivals Microsoft and Oracle link arms to entice cloud customers to choose Azure over Amazon.
Federal IT Staffing Mess: Budget Chaos + Aging Workforce
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Recurring budget questions and Congressional showdowns are driving away mid-rank IT talent, leaving an older workforce just when new talent is needed most.
Oracle Touts Cloud Option For On-Premises Apps
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel customers are extending their on-premises deployments with cloud-based services.
Oracle Upgrades HR Cloud Software To Battle Rivals
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Integrating human capital management and talent management into other business apps gives Oracle stronger footing against challengers SAP, Salesforce.com and Workday, says president Mark Hurd at Oracle OpenWorld.
N.Y. State Preps InBloom Student Data Dashboards
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Education officials persist with plans for an education portal despite public and political objections to InBloom's cloud-based data warehouse. But will it work?
Cloud Partnerships: It's Complicated
Commentary  |  9/20/2013  | 
Oracle is making nice with Microsoft and Salesforce.com is doing deals with bitter rivals. Here's why coopetition rules in the cloud age.
Nirvanix Shutdown: Small File Users May Fare Worst
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Nirvanix customers face a looming deadline to move data out of the cloud service. According to Nasuni's cloud data speed testing, moving small and medium files will be painful.
Microsoft Challenges Amazon: Azure Gets VPN Ties
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Microsoft teams with AT&T's NetBond to give customers a private network-like linkage to the Azure cloud. This option takes aim at Amazon's Direct Connect.
Why General Motors Went Green (But Not Cloud)
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
GM's new data center lands LEED certification as the automaker continues insourcing IT operations.
Oracle Earnings Rebound: All Eyes On OpenWorld
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Oracle's first quarter financials showed some strength amid mixed results. Hurd promises SAP Hana-killer announcement at next week's Oracle Open World.
Nirvanix Shutdown: Some Customers Face Mission Impossible
Commentary  |  9/18/2013  | 
Cloud storage provider's pending shutdown gives customers 2 weeks to move data out -- and that's not enough time given bandwidth realities. One expert's advice: Panic now.
Salesforce.com Announces Second 'Best' Friend: Workday
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
Salesforce.com promised deep integration with Oracle applications in June. Now it's promising similar ties with HCM and financials vendor Workday.
Google BigQuery Adds Data Streaming
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Developers and businesses can now analyze data as it gets entered into BigQuery.
Nirvanix Tells Cloud Storage Customers: Move Your Data
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Cloud storage pioneer Nirvanix, in danger of closing without further financing, warns customers to retrieve data.
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