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Amazon's Second Quarter Puts Competition In Rearview Mirror
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon's cloud unit is disappointing competitors if they hoped it would slow down. In announcing its second quarter results, the company reported that its Amazon Web Services division grew at a 58% rate.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/29/2016
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Oracle NetSuite Buy Creates Serious Cloud Contender
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Oracle announced plans to buy cloud-based ERP provider NetSuite, a company backed by Oracle CTO Larry Ellison. But how will the two companies resolve the overlap in functionality between their product portfolios?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/29/2016
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Dropbox Rolls Out Tools To Ease IT Admin Experience
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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The cloud storage and collaboration company's business users are getting tools that aim to make managing groups and data easier.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/28/2016
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Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
InformationWeek Staff,
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Amin Vadhat, Google Fellow and Networking Technical Lead, talked to Network Computing Editor-in-Chief Susan Fogarty about how Google is putting its stamp on the enterprise network.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/28/2016
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Gartner Sees $1 Trillion Shift In IT Spending To Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The shift in IT spending from traditional hardware and software to cloud computing will continue over the next five years. The transfer will total $1 trillion, according to Gartner.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/25/2016
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Hudl Sports Video Analysis Service Grows Fast On Amazon
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Fast-growing Hudl provides coaches and athletes with key feedback based on its customers' video uploaded to the cloud. Like many other startups, the company relies on Amazon Web Services for its backend support.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/22/2016
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Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/21/2016
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VMware's 2Q Results Show Upticks In NSX, Mobile Management Adoption
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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VMware reported solid results for its second quarter, with upticks in licenses, virtualized workspaces, mobility management, and NSX networking.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/19/2016
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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/19/2016
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Gene-Sequencer Illumina Builds Knowledge Base On Amazon
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Illumina is the largest sequencer of human genes. At the recent Amazon Summit, Alex Dickinson, the company's senior vice president of strategic initiatives, spoke of using Amazon's cloud to get results faster.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/18/2016
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Microsoft Prevails Over Government In Overseas Email Case
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The federal appeals court decision favors Microsoft's decision to refuse federal government access to email hosted on a server in Ireland, despite the issuance of a warrant. The case may push Congress to revamp laws in an era where data is stored in the cloud.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/15/2016
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AWS Expands Database Migration Service, Adds Replication
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
At the Amazon Summit in Santa Clara this week, General Manager Matt Wood explained how much Amazon's Database Migration Service is being used and how the company is adding more resources for data migration.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/14/2016
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IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/14/2016
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DigitalOcean Adds Separate Block Storage As A Service
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
DigitalOcean is adding an SSD storage service that can be provisioned separately from the virtual server, giving customers more flexibility.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/13/2016
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12 Barriers To Real-Time Analytics
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
As organizations look to stay competitive by expanding their use of real-time analytics, implementation becomes a challenge. Finding options to effectively serve your company over the long term is often more difficult than it appears. We've identified 12 common obstacles you'll want to avoid as your company pursues real-time analytics.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/12/2016
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Datadog Turns Its Eye Toward Microsoft's Azure Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Datadog, the Amazon Web Services third-party monitoring service, is now moving to meet increasing demand for metrics from Microsoft's Azure cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/11/2016
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Google Acquires Anvato, A Video Software Startup
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Google is looking to bolster its footing in the OTT video market with the purchase of Silicon Valley startup Anvato. The deal will help Google compete with similar services from Microsoft's Azure cloud.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/8/2016
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AWS Helps Fermilab Researchers 'See' Neutrino Particles
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Researchers at the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory are using Amazon Web Services' cloud to help better understand neutrinos and to get a glimpse at what these elusive particles looks like.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/8/2016
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Cloud Spending Will Top $37 Billion In 2016, IDC Reports
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A new forecast from IDC finds that spending on public and private cloud infrastructure will increase more than 15% this year, for a total of $37.1 billion. By 2020, IDC forecasts that spending on cloud services will nearly equal what is spent on traditional IT.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/8/2016
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AWS S3, Data Transfer Among Its Most Popular Services: Report
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
AWS users liked S3 and Data Transfer, but customers were less impressed with Kinesis Streams, according to a report by third-party management platform for AWS customers, 2nd Watch.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/7/2016
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Google in the Enterprise Survey
Google in the Enterprise Survey
There's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity ­products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent ­mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers ­distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
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