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IT Career Success Takes Ditching Your Silo Mindset
Lawrence Garvin, Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds
Commentary
There are four IT career silos that good IT leaders must help knock down.
By Lawrence Garvin Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds, 2/18/2015
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IBM Watson Cloud Gains Eyes, Ears, And A Voice
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IBM Watson developer cloud adds speech-to-text, text-to-speech, visual recognition, and decision services. Will businesses build their own Jeopardy apps?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/6/2015
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Silicon Valley Expands Unevenly
Rick Merritt, SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times
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Income inequality grows even in Silicon Valley, but there's no bubble ahead.
By Rick Merritt SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times, 2/5/2015
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SAP Clarifies S/4Hana Release Dates, Licensing Terms
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
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SAP's Bernd Leukert sets the record straight on S/4Hana availability, licensing terms, and what upgrades current Business Suite customers can expect.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/5/2015
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Microsoft Upgrades Azure SQL Database Service
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft cloud-database service nears parity with on-premises Microsoft SQL Server with support for larger databases and in-memory performance.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/30/2015
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How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud
Scott Kriz, CEO of Bitium
Commentary
Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control.
By Scott Kriz CEO of Bitium, 1/29/2015
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Half Of Enterprises Worldwide Hit By DDoS Attacks, Report Says
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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New data illustrates how distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks remain a popular attack weapon -- and continue to evolve.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/27/2015
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Microsoft Power BI Gets 'Freemium,' Visual Makeover
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft Power BI revamp undercuts IBM Watson Analytics and Tableau with "freemium" services and data-visualization software.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/27/2015
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SAP On Cloud HR: Q&A With Mike Ettling
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
SAP has combined SuccessFactors and on-premises HR apps into a single business. Unit president Mike Ettling talks Workday, Oracle, and the "journey" to cloud HR.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/27/2015
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10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
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, Enterprise Apps, 1/22/2015
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How To Mess Up IT Budgeting In 2015
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
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, Enterprise Apps
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, Enterprise Apps, 1/15/2015
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Oracle Must Reform, Says Software Licensing Group
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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, Enterprise Apps, 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, Enterprise Apps
News
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/17/2014
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Microsoft Gains Allies Against US Data Demands
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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, Enterprise Mobility, 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, Enterprise Apps
News
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, Enterprise Apps, 12/10/2014
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