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posted in November 2011
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How Netflix, Zynga Beat Amazon Cloud Failure
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
When Amazon Web Services crashed in April, Netflix and Zynga kept operating because they designed their systems to accommodate that possibility.
VMware's Best And Worst Moves Of 2011
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
Virtualization market leader VMware launched several bold initiatives in 2011--and made several missteps.
Salesforce.com Steps Past CRM, Into Social Marketing
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Radian6-powered services help companies capture, decipher, and respond to customer interactions across Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
Office 365 Gets 30 New Features
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Microsoft takes aim at Google Apps with Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and Mac support, as well as easier-to-manage security tools.
Cloud Computing's Unintended Consequences
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
Wise CIOs will gravitate toward services, become more data-driven, and factor more frequent usage spikes into their capacity planning.
Obama Orders Agencies To Move Records To Cloud
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
White House tells federal agencies to improve records management by considering new electronic alternatives.
Private Cloud Choices Grow For SMBs
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Public cloud-wary midsize businesses can leverage KnowledgeTree's document management tools for online file sharing and storage.
Dropbox For Teams Addresses Business Needs
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
The file sync service is already widely used in business, but it's only beginning to address team collaboration and IT control.
VMware's Cloud Foundry Ranked Top Developer Platform
Commentary  |  11/23/2011  | 
New VMware kid on the PaaS block takes "best overall" honors, while Google App Engine is best public and IBM SmartCloud best private cloud platform in Evans Data survey.
Google's Graveyard: Dead Products Of 2011
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
As CEO Larry Page puts more wood behind fewer arrows, products continue to disappear.
Amazon's New Data Center Could Save You Money
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
With Oregon data center, Amazon Web Services gives West Coast infrastructure-as-a-service customers a 10% price break.
Treasury Dept. Gives FOIA A Technology Makeover
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Department deploys cloud-based tools to manage and fulfill freedom of information requests.
Reviewcam: Ironscale's Bare Metal in the Cloud
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
There are plenty of cloud services, but many rely on virtual processes running on shared systems. Stratascale's Ironscale lets you provision bare metal services. Mike Fratto provides a hands-on review of how it works and what you can do with it.
“Big Data, Big Decisions, Big Impact" - Michael Dell speaks with IWTV at Web 2.0 Summit
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc., speaks with IWTV about how to distill Big Data into something meaningful and translate it into customers. David Berlind interviews Dell while at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, 2011.
CA's 3Tera AppLogic Graphically Deploys Stacks To Data Centers
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
At Cloud Connect 2011 in Silicon Valley, TechWeb's David Berlind gets a demonstration of CA's recently acquired 3Tera AppLogic graphical private cloud deployment tool.
Should Postal Service Offer Email, Online Storage?
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
USPS Inspector General urges development of digital services so postal service can take advantage of Internet economy and ease some of its financial woes.
Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Through Technology
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Sir Ken Robinson, an innovator and educator, talks to the InformationWeek 500 audience about the role technology is playing in changing our culture. "Technology is not leaving us alone, it's getting right in the middle of things," he says.
OpenSocial Makes Enterprise Inroads, Moves To "2.0"
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
The OpenSocial Foundation made a showing at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston to demonstrate that it was not only alive and well, but graduating to Version 2.0; a version that federates collaboration platforms networks for enterprises.
First Mover Advantage: Risk-Reward
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
A panel of CIOs talk about making big bets on technology -- mobile, social, cloud and more -- and how it has helped their organizations move quicker on behalf of customers and employees.
President & CEO of eBay, John Donahoe, describes the future
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
John Donahoe, President & CEO of eBay, describes the scale and intensity of e-commerce. With the growing scale of e-commerce, John describes the changes that will need to be embraced by the retail market and the future of internet based sales.
Bill Gross, founder of Idealab, introduces his new company - Chime.in
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Chime.in is a new customizable platform for websites to limit, expand, and share information and media.
Microsoft Cloud Exec Is New Washington State CIO
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Windows Azure vet Bharat Shiyam steps into the middle of a major state agency consolidation and a massive data center build as Washington's new state CIO.
Google Music: 7 Key Facts
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
In contrast with Apple and Amazon, Google isn't charging for its cloud-based music storage and streaming service.
Under Pressure, Pentagon Adopts New IT Strategy
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
The CIO of the Department of Defense has devised an ambitious IT plan that aims to help the military branches cope with billions of dollars in budget cuts.
Google Fixes Bug In iOS App For Gmail
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
iOS device users once again have a native Gmail app to call their own, and Google says its even better than the first version.
It's A New Dell
Commentary  |  11/16/2011  | 
Michael Dell talks customer outcomes, not infrastructure, as he sits down with InformationWeek editors--but he's got plenty of PC fight left in him.
7 Health Education Tools For Patients
Slideshows  |  11/16/2011  | 
Patients can benefit by getting a variety of healthcare information electronically--as these seven options prove. The tools also help healthcare organizations comply with the HITECH Act Meaningful Use requirements.
Federal Data Center Consolidation: By The Numbers
Slideshows  |  11/16/2011  | 
Go inside the federal government's data center consolidation initiative, which aims to save $5 billion. See who's closing the most data centers, where, and how else the picture is changing.
iTunes Match, Google Music, Amazon Cloud Drive Smackdown
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Apple's streaming music service arrived this week. So how does it compare with offerings from Google and Amazon?
Taking Pain Out Of ANSI 5010 Conversion
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
Cloud-based offerings like new ADP Advanced MD can ease healthcare providers transitioning to new electronic data format standard for claims transactions.
Google Apps Gets Better Mobile Device Management
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
Managing Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education on Android, iOS, and Windows devices just got easier.
Feds Detail Supercomputing's Future
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
Federal agencies are working on everything from supercomputing in the cloud to software optimizations for fusion research, and will be discussing their research at this week's annual SC11 conference.
Google Apps To Biz Users: Call For Help
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
Google has expanded 24x7 phone support for business customers to cover Gmail, Calendar, Groups, Docs, Sites, and Video.
IBM Launches 'Bring Your Own Device' Security
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
Big Blue aims to take complexity out of ensuring that employees' personal smartphones and tablets conform to corporate policies.
Cloud Security: Better Than We Think?
Commentary  |  11/11/2011  | 
Conventional wisdom says that cloud computing is inherently less secure. But many government experts are focused on cloud computing's security strengths.
8 Smart Ways To Use Dropbox
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
Dropbox lets you do much more than file sharing via its cloud-based storage service. Consider these eight tips to make your life easier.
GM And Google Apps: Buckled In?
News  |  11/10/2011  | 
Carmaker has no comment on reported Google Apps contract, but watchers say leak hints at negotiating tactic by GM. Will GM CIO's wishlist from 2009 come true?
Box.net Uses Collaboration For Cloud Storage Advantage
Commentary  |  11/10/2011  | 
Vendor is at the forefront of capitalizing on social, analytics, and other capabilities that we only dream about--or don't even know to dream about.
SMBs Get Help Finding Best Vendors
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
BestVendor helps businesspeople choose the best tools and applications with Yelp-like social recommendations from fellow SMBs who share and rate Web services, cloud apps, and software.
Dell Donates Cloud Power For Pediatric Cancer Research
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
Kids with rare, deadly neuroblastoma cancer could be first to benefit from new clinical trial focused on finding more effective, personalized treatments.
Cloud Myth 101: Cloud Is A Place
Commentary  |  11/9/2011  | 
You don't get to simply load your old enterprise IT problems on a truck and arrive at a new abode. But you do get to decide what kind of IT shop to become.
Amazon Public Cloud Eyes Financial Services Customers
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
Highly regulated financial services companies are gradually overcoming hurdles to public cloud, says Amazon Web Services cloud guru, Adam Selipsky.
Even At NASA, CIOs Get Practical On Cloud
Commentary  |  11/4/2011  | 
Workday's SaaS lineup catches the eye of even conservative IT chiefs, while NASA builds an app store for scientists, and RIM moves MDM off premise. That's no hype.
IBM Gives First Glimpse Into Cloud Sales
Commentary  |  11/4/2011  | 
With processes in place to track its cloud revenue, IBM puts its SaaS business at "hundreds of millions" of dollars. It's a start, but more details are needed.
Amazon Opens Kindle Library For Prime Subscribers
News  |  11/3/2011  | 
More than 5,000 titles are available for Kindle owners to borrow and read at their leisure.
NASA Plans Cloud Marketplace For Scientists
News  |  11/3/2011  | 
Cloud services suite to expand with platform as a service, data as a service, and a new cloud computing storefront likened to Apple's AppStore and Google's Android Market.
SAP Readies Comprehensive Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  11/3/2011  | 
Co-CEO Bill McDermott says SAP is ready to "unleash the tiger" in the cloud computing market in 2012.
Avnet CIO Talks Cloud, BYOD
Commentary  |  11/2/2011  | 
Cost savings is a big consideration, says Avnet CIO Steve Phillips, but the global electronics distributor sees other advantages to giving employees choices.
Feds Aim To Speed Cloud Adoption With New Roadmap
News  |  11/2/2011  | 
Interagency collaboration produces strategy that outlines requirements and standards. Will it make it easier for agencies to buy into cloud?
Pentagon CIO's Tech Revamp: 4 Priorities
Commentary  |  11/2/2011  | 
With a new enterprise IT plan in hand, Teri Takai outlines what's next as the Department of Defense looks to introduce new technologies while strengthening its cyber defenses.
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