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Workday Q&A: COO Talks Oracle, SAP
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Workday COO Mike Stankey claims his firm has a three- to five-year tech lead on Oracle and SAP because the cloud is "more than a destination and a pricing model."
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/28/2014
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Dropbox Expands The Box
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Dogged by competition, Dropbox now gives subscribers 1 TB for $10 a month, but backing up data to an external hard drive is still cheaper.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/27/2014
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Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
Art Wittmann,
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Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
By Art Wittmann , 8/27/2014
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Ohio State Agencies Embrace Private Cloud
Allen Bernard, Freelance Writer
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Ohio forced state agencies to consolidate IT infrastructure and coordinate IT goals, resulting in fewer staffers and lower costs.
By Allen Bernard Freelance Writer, 8/27/2014
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Steerage To The Stars: The Cheapsat Revolution
John Barnes, freelance writer
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As the cost of putting small digital satellites in orbit continues to fall, what can these little explorers do? Businesses, agencies, and scientists want in.
By John Barnes freelance writer, 8/27/2014
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Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/26/2014
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Why Federal Agencies Lag Behind On Mobile Tech
Henry Kenyon,
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Dearth of government-wide mobile policies hurt agencies' rollout of new mobile technologies, says Defense Information Systems Agency chief.
By Henry Kenyon , 8/26/2014
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Navy's CANES Contract: Network Virtualization At Sea
Henry Kenyon,
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US Navy Awards CANES contracts, valued at $2.5 billion, begins network consolidation, cyber defense upgrades.
By Henry Kenyon , 8/25/2014
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What Civic Innovation Contests Teach Tech Companies
Anil Rathi, CEO, Skild
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Creative, new ideas can come from unexpected places. Tech companies should look outside the usual places for inspired, important products.
By Anil Rathi , 8/25/2014
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Todd Park To Exit Federal CTO Role, Says Fortune
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Fortune Magazine is reporting White House CTO will leave that post but may help with Silicon Valley recruiting.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/22/2014
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US Military To Launch Open Source Academy
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
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Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi will offer open source training and Linux certification for military personnel and civilians in groundbreaking new program.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 8/22/2014
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State & Local Agencies Push Mobility Initiatives
David Smith, Director, State & Local Government, Citrix
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Here's how S&L government can emulate successful federal mobile efforts.
By David Smith Director, State & Local Government, Citrix, 8/21/2014
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Wanted: Cloud Brokers
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
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Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 8/21/2014
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Hybrid Cloud: All About The Network?
David Fowler, VP Marketing, INetU
Commentary
When a database must stay tucked away in an enterprise data center, running a dependent service in the public clouds spells "latency." Or does it?
By David Fowler VP Marketing, INetU, 8/21/2014
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3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Look what these maps can do.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 8/19/2014
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US Digital Service: Key To Making Government Agile?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Commentary
Effort to apply the lessons of HealthCare.gov is praiseworthy, but may not get at the root cause of problems with digital government services.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/14/2014
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Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/14/2014
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Presidential Records Management Directive: It Takes A Village
Sue Trombley, Managing Director, Thought Leadership, Iron Mountain
Commentary
Agencies will need to draw from varied resources to meet the deadline for digitally archiving federal government records by 2019.
By Sue Trombley Managing Director, Thought Leadership, Iron Mountain, 8/14/2014
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In Hybrid Clouds, Mind The Details
Don Magrogan, CTO, Fusion PPT
Commentary
Integrating your private cloud with public clouds can provide agility, security, and control. But getting the minutia right is daunting.
By Don Magrogan CTO, Fusion PPT, 8/14/2014
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Hybrid Cloud Security: New Tactics Required
Joe Masters Emison, CTO, BuildFax
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Interested in shuttling workloads between public and private cloud? Better make sure it's worth doing, because hybrid means rethinking how you manage compliance, identity, connectivity, and more.
By Joe Masters Emison CTO, BuildFax, 8/13/2014
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