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10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/22/2015
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How To Mess Up IT Budgeting In 2015
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
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Two shifts have rocked the IT world: speed and constant upgrades. Factor those in or your budgets won't address reality.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 1/16/2015
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IBM Mainframe Makeover: Mobile, Big Data Reality Check
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
IBM z13 refresh packs performance gains, but can it really join the mobile, big data, and cloud age? Here's a look at aspirations versus realities.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/15/2015
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Oracle Must Reform, Says Software Licensing Group
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Oracle gets poor marks on audit and licensing practices, according to the Campaign for Clear Licensing, so the group is calling for change.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/6/2015
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Bitcoin Taxation: A Gift From The IRS And The Coffee Problem
Kirk Phillips, Founder & Captain, invizibiz
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Every bitcoin transaction requires a gain or loss calculation between acquired cost basis and the amount it was sold for. This is no problem for large blocks, but on everyday purchases, a gain or loss calculation on every $1.79 cup of coffee is a lot of calculating.
By Kirk Phillips Founder & Captain, invizibiz, 12/31/2014
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Azure Helps Police Store, Access Body Camera Video
Henry Kenyon,
News
Police camera maker demonstrates one way agencies are using Microsoft's Azure Government cloud to run software and equipment in a flexible, interoperable environment.
By Henry Kenyon , 12/30/2014
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Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/17/2014
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Microsoft Gains Allies Against US Data Demands
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Several dozen companies, trade groups, and computer scientists agree that Microsoft should not have to provide data stored in Ireland when presented with a US search warrant.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/15/2014
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Government IT In 2014: GAO's Critique
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
News
From cloud computing to data center consolidation, software licensing to data transparency, the GAO was watching.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 12/15/2014
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Cloud Storage's Race To Zero
Erik Pounds,  VP Product Management, BitTorrent Sync
Commentary
The race to provide free unlimited cloud storage can't end well, not for the vendors -- or the customers who believe they have finally found a free lunch.
By Erik Pounds VP Product Management, BitTorrent Sync, 12/11/2014
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IBM Apps For Apple iOS: Not Siri Meets Watson
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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IBM releases first wave of enterprise apps for Apple iOS. Niche apps for airlines, insurance, banking, and government sound useful, but not revolutionary.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/10/2014
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Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/8/2014
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Cloud Storage: 8 Ways You're Wasting Money
Kevin Casey,
News
Don't fall into the "cheap" and "easy" cloud trap. Know how you're spending your money -- and why.
By Kevin Casey , 12/3/2014
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HP Cloud Adds Big Data Options
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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HP's Haven big data analytics platform, including Autonomy search and HP Vertica database software, will soon be available on demand.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/2/2014
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HHS Embraces Innovation
Henry Kenyon,
News
Health department's IDEA Lab uses tech startup techniques to develop new services and features.
By Henry Kenyon , 11/20/2014
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Open Source Vs. Proprietary: Time For A New Manifesto
Kurt Marko, Contributing Editor
News
Philosophical debates over OpenStack vs. vCloud or OpenDaylight vs. Cisco ACI miss the point. For IT, ideological purity is neither possible nor desirable
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 11/20/2014
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IBM Verse: Can It Trump Google Inbox?
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Cloud-based IBM Verse blends email, collaboration, and social intelligence to show what's relevant. Main rivals: Microsoft Clutter and Google Inbox.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 11/18/2014
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Tech Heavyweights Push For Surveillance Reform
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/18/2014
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DoD Changes Cloud Computing Policy
Henry Kenyon,
News
Changing culture is just as important as new technology, CIO Halvorsen says.
By Henry Kenyon , 11/17/2014
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Heating Your House With Cloud Computing
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Is it time to get serious about recycling the radiant heat from servers into heating for other buildings large and small?
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/13/2014
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