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Enel Moves Onto Amazon To Implement New Utility Strategy
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The giant Italian utility, Enel, is moving to the cloud to support it's Open Power strategy around the world, adding green power sources.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/13/2017
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Be Recognized For IT Excellence
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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Organizations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to apply for the 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 1/12/2017
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Addressing The Runaway Demand For Information Security
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With organizations going through digital transformation,IT leaders must fundamentally change how information security services are delivered, and make security part of everyone's job.
By By Jeremy Bergsman, IT Practice Leader at CEB , 1/12/2017
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451 Research: Containers A $2.7 Billion Market By 2020
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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451 Research sees containers filling a more prominent role in the cloud technologies market by 2020; the container ecosystem growing fast.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/12/2017
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Global Survey: Innovation, Movement Of Data Get More Restrictions
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Foundation finds more countries passing restrictions on use of intellectual property within their borders, export of data out.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/10/2017
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Business Transformation: Go Digital Or Go Home
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The evidence is clear, digital transformation is the biggest driver in business today. Businesses that donít embrace the journey will be left behind by competitors and customers.
By Alison Gleeson, Senior Vice President of Americas Sales, Cisco , 1/10/2017
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4 Ways Data-First Competitors Are Killing You
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Data is the new oil. Those that figure out how to use it more effectively than their competitors are realizing significant, strategic benefits. But what's so unique about data-first companies? Technology? People? Culture? It turns out, there's more than meets the eye.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/10/2017
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Supplying The Supply Chain
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The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
By Stephen Lapper, Principal with Deloitte Consulting , 1/9/2017
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Amazon: The Self-Fueling, Perpetual Motion Machine
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Amazon's retail operation is now paired with what's known to be a highly successful cloud business: Are the two accelerating each other?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/9/2017
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5 Things That Will Keep IT Execs Up At Night In 2017
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
The dawn of a new year brings hope of great things to come. But there also are challenges that are sure to keep IT executives awake with worry.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/6/2017
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The Battle Over Analytics: Who Should Lead The Charge?
Rich Wagner, President and CEO of Prevedere
Commentary
The IT organization has to carve out its role in a company's analytics strategy. What works? Either of two approaches.
By Rich Wagner President and CEO of Prevedere, 1/5/2017
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'Snowmobile' Shows AWS At Its Blue-Collar Best
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
The surprise appearance of a tractor-trailer rig on stage at AWS ReInvent in Las Vegas illustrated a new way to move a petabyte of data into AWS data centers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/5/2017
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Server Survey: Footprint Can Be Cut 54% Via Upgrades, Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
TSO Logic examined data from 10,000 customer servers and found how much upgrades can save in server count; right-sizing saves VM resources.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/3/2017
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What the Last 10 Years Have Taught Us About Millennials
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Yes, the millennial generation is different, but no more so than the generations that went before it.
By Guy Fardone, President of Evolve IP , 1/2/2017
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Killing 'Zombies' Achieves Greatest Gain In Data Center Efficiency
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The Uptime Institute has estimated the gains from eliminating 'zombie' servers and implementing a data center management system versus doing nothing.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/29/2016
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eBay Container Management Tool Works With Kubernetes
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
eBay wants to expand its use of Docker containers and has composed a tool, TessMaster, to help them run on Kubernetes cluster management.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/28/2016
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Thereís No 'Thing' You Can Do to Be Agile
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The Agile concept isn't just about IT and development, but about a mindset that has to extend throughout the business.
By Christopher O'Malley, CEO, Compuware , 12/27/2016
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At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/21/2016
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GPU Hardware Powers MapD Big Data Management
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
When it comes to clickstream data, server log analysis or machine learning, there's a likely GPU-based system in IT's future.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/21/2016
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Innovation Is a Team Sport
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Lessons in teamwork, innovation and leadership learned in sports carry through in the business world, according to the CTO of Ultimate Software.
By Adam Rogers, CTO of Ultimate Software , 12/20/2016
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