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Oracle Lets Customers Shift License Money To Cloud
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Oracle expands 'Customer 2 Cloud' plan that redirects on-premises software maintenance fees to SaaS application subscriptions.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/30/2014
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Oracle CTO Ellison Claims Cloud Supremacy
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Oracle OpenWorld 2014 opens with vintage Ellison keynote highlighting SaaS gains, "massively upgraded" PaaS, and new engineered systems.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/29/2014
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NASA's Maven Enters Mars Orbit: What's Next?
David Wagner, Community Editor
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Welcome to the start of a new space race to the Red Planet. Find out what's coming in Mars missions during the next decade, and when humans might set foot on the planet.
By David Wagner Community Editor, 9/26/2014
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Workday Student Debuts With Higher-Ed Recruiting
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Workday steps up competition against Oracle PeopleSoft with Workday Student suite. Recruiting is first of seven components.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/25/2014
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Internet Of Things Intrigues Intelligence Community
Patience Wait,
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IoT presents big opportunity for intelligence agencies, along with information overload and privacy risks.
By Patience Wait , 9/24/2014
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Private Clouds Come Down To Earth
Kurt Marko, Contributing Editor
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Intrigued by the concept of a converged infrastructure but worry you lack the expertise to DIY? Dell, HP, IBM, VMware, and other vendors want to help.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 9/24/2014
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5 SaaS Myths Busted
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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From "SaaS promotes shadow IT" to "SaaS saves time and money," an InformationWeek survey finds that it's time to retire some old saws.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/24/2014
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Local Governments Embrace Cloud: 5 Benefits
Sherly Mendoza, freelance writer
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The federal government is aggressively promoting cloud computing, and the trend is trickling down to city and county agencies like Mecklenburg County, N.C.
By Sherly Mendoza freelance writer, 9/24/2014
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Ellison & 7 Other Tech Lions Still Roaring
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Larry Ellison's non-retirement reminds us of a few other tech industry elder statesmen still in the thick of running their companies.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/22/2014
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5 Early Cloud Adopters In Federal Government
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Despite slow adoption government-wide, these agencies have paved the way for others implementing cloud computing.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 9/22/2014
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Federal Shared Services Gains Traction
Patience Wait,
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US Treasury official sees shared services boosting productivity and transparency.
By Patience Wait , 9/19/2014
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Oracle Leader Ellison Is Not 'Stepping Down'
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Oracle announces new titles, but Larry Ellison, Safra Catz, and Mark Hurd say roles won't change. Buried news: Oracle misses earnings.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/19/2014
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Open Source Fix For US Voting System?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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Open source programmers and maverick election officials want to improve the way we vote, register to vote, and count the votes. Wish them luck.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 9/16/2014
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EMP, Debunked: The Jolt That Could Fry The Cloud
John Barnes, freelance writer
News
An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from the sun or a high-altitude nuclear blast could change life as we know it, but how worried should you really be? Here's a primer.
By John Barnes freelance writer, 9/15/2014
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Google Makes Apps More Accessible
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Improved support for screen readers makes Google Apps more inviting to the blind.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/11/2014
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Feds Hesitate Moving IT Services To The Cloud
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Government IT execs compare transitioning data to the cloud to giving their kids the keys to a new convertible.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 9/11/2014
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Apple iCloud Hack's Other Victim: Cloud Trust
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
Our flash poll finds users feel more vulnerable about cloud security in general. No wonder: Apple's opening statement of indignation now sounds a little hollow.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/10/2014
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LA Moves To Drupal To Improve Website Management
Patience Wait,
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Los Angeles will move its 40 sites to the open platform and add features such as user notifications, subscriptions, and event registration.
By Patience Wait , 9/9/2014
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Your Next Cloud Move
Joe Masters Emison, CTO, BuildFax
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Our 2014 State of Cloud Survey shows IT has realized the easy gains from SaaS. Now it's time to dig into PaaS, containers, performance, and more.
By Joe Masters Emison CTO, BuildFax, 9/8/2014
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VA: Mobile Is 'Value-Added' To Health Programs
Henry Kenyon,
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Agency uses mobile apps and other initiatives to connect veterans and clinicians to medical services and data.
By Henry Kenyon , 9/8/2014
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