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Google Expands 'Right To Be Forgotten' To More Websites
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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In a bid to assuage European objections over "right to be forgotten" issues, Google will scrub search results from more of its websites in Europe.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/11/2016
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Apache Spark Ignites Big Data Adoption
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Apache Spark is among the Hadoop ecosystem technologies acting as catalysts for broader adoption of big data infrastructure. Now, Looker -- a vendor of business intelligence software -- has announced support for Spark and other Hadoop technologies. The goal? To speed up access to the data that fuels business decision making.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/10/2016
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CIO's Journey: From IT To Cloud Service Provider
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Rhonda Winter held three CIO posts in Indianapolis, including one overseeing IT for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indianapolis 500. Then she decided to join Bluelock and provide future cloud services to enterprise CIOs.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/10/2016
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MIT's Eyeriss GPU Could Transform IoT, AI
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
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MIT researchers have developed a GPU called Eyeriss that could enable algorithms to run locally and instantly, instead of sending raw data into the cloud. This means that a future version of Siri could get you answers much faster.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/9/2016
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Cloudability CEO: Ferocious Era Of Cloud Competition Approaching
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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In an interview, Cloudability CEO Mat Ellis sees renewed competition for enterprise cloud customers coming. This means that Google, Microsoft, and Verizon will play larger roles, even as AWS continues to dominate.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/5/2016
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Google, Microsoft Bid For Burgeoning Cloud Market
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon may be the largest vendor, but Google and Microsoft are bringing new initiatives into a rapidly growing cloud service marketplace.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/4/2016
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NASA Denies Hackers Hijacked Its Drone
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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The space agency insists AnonSec didn't commandeer a NASA Global Hawk drone, but it's still looking into claims its network was hacked.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/2/2016
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Brookhaven Lab Finds AWS Spot Instances Hit Sweet Spot
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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When Brookhaven National Lab needed compute power to meet peak demand, it turned to a new Energy Sciences Network and Amazon Spot Instances.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/2/2016
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Microsoft's Project Natick: Underwater Data Center Takes The Plunge
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft aims to explore the possibility of an undersea data center for lower costs and environmental sustainability with its Project Natick.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/2/2016
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Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Cloud dominated again in Microsoft's Q2 financial report, closing out a week of news on Windows 10, Cortana, iOS apps, and Office Online.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/30/2016
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Amazon, AWS Post Strong Results, Fail To Please Wall Street
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon reported revenues of $107 billion in full-year 2015, a 20% increase over the prior year. Its Amazon Web Services unit was a bright spot, showing solid growth for the full year and for Q4 2015. So, why isn't Wall Street satisfied?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/29/2016
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Microsoft Q2 Buoyed By Azure, Office 365 Gains
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft generated $25.7 billion in revenue for Q2 2016, largely driven by its Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings. Phone revenues declined nearly 50% from the same quarter a year ago.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/29/2016
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Microsoft Office Online Gets New Cloud Storage Options
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft is extending the real-time coauthoring and sharing capabilities of Office Online to partner cloud providers like Box and Dropbox.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/28/2016
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Facebook Builds Next-Gen Data Center In Ireland
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Facebook will implement its latest data center server and switch designs in the facility it's building on the company's Clonee, Ireland, site.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/28/2016
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Cloud Foundry Certified On 7 Public Clouds
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Just past its first birthday, the Cloud Foundry Foundation counts up its certified host providers as it aims to become the "Linux of PaaS."
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/26/2016
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IDC: Public Cloud Spending To Double By 2019
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Traditional IT spending is in decline compared to enterprise investment in public and private cloud services, says research group.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/22/2016
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IBM's Fourth-Quarter Results Hold Promise, Pitfalls
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
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IBM turned in better-than-expected fourth-quarter results this week. However, the numbers still show how far Big Blue has to go to return to profit and growth. When does the Street run out of patience?
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 1/21/2016
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Microsoft Giving Nonprofits $1 Billion In Cloud Services
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/20/2016
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8 Ways Cloud Storage Delivers Business Value
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Today's cloud storage is more than simply a low-cost alternative to on-premises options. In many ways, the cloud delivers business value that can't be matched with comparable in-house solutions. Here's how.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/20/2016
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Amazon Adds 'Scheduled' Reserved Instances To Server List
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon Web Services has created what it calls "Scheduled Reserved Instances," a variation to its low cost Reserved Instances, which is scheduled to run at specific times.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/18/2016
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