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Acer Aspire One Cloudbook Sports Windows 10
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Acer is courting the budget-conscious market with the release of the Aspire One Cloudbook, which uses Windows 10 and features Acer's abApps ecosystem.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/4/2015
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A Lousy Database Can Doom Your Apps
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Accounting, transaction, and even navigation applications are based on the same basic type of structured database that has underpinned enterprise applications for the last three decades or more. So why aren't we paying more attention to these databases?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 8/4/2015
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IBM Locks Up Cloud Processes With Patents
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
IBM has received 1,200 patents on cloud computing over the last 18 months. Here's a sample of what Big Blue is patenting and why it's a concern.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/4/2015
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Adopting Cloud Is No Longer An Advantage, HBR Finds
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The analytics unit of Harvard Business Review concludes that since everybody is doing it, less advantage is found in moving to cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/3/2015
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'Cloud Native': What It Means, Why It Matters
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
"Cloud native" is starting to mean a set of specific things about how business will run on software, Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji explains.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/30/2015
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HP Buys ActiveState's PaaS, Stackato
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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HP's Helion Development Platform is based on Stackato, one of the few commercially supported versions of Cloud Foundry.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/29/2015
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Intel, Micron Introduce Speedy Memory Technology
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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3D XPoint, coming next year, combines the advantages of DRAM and NAND flash. It's the first new category of memory introduced since NAND flash debuted in 1989.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/29/2015
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Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon's Aurora moves from preview to GA. The MySQL-based system is designed as an on-demand system for scalability and performance.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/28/2015
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Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google Capture Cloud Market
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Synergy Research says Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM hold 54% of the cloud market and are growing at a faster rate than the market as a whole.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/28/2015
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Amazon's Profitable Q2: Is It Bigger Than Wal-Mart?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon's second-quarter earnings showed a small but unexpected profit. Some say the company is now worth more than the world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/27/2015
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IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
IBM's Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/23/2015
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Google's Cloud Storage Nearline Goes Public
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
Google's Cloud Storage Nearline technology is out of beta. The company is offering customers 100PB of storage to start.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/23/2015
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Google Glass Enterprise, Pixate Deal Offers Mobile Clues
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
With new details about Google Glass, and with the acquisition of Pixate, Google is offering some insight into mobile roadmap.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/23/2015
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Why Cloud Security Beats Your Data Center
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Cloud computing has developed a bad reputation for security, but it will soon provide tighter security than traditional on-premises IT. Here's why.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/21/2015
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Google Surges With YouTube, Mobile Ads, Cost Control
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
For Google, mobile ads are paying off better than expected, and expenses declined a bit.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/17/2015
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9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/15/2015
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14 Security Fails That Cost Executives Their Jobs
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, is the latest casualty of a data breach, but she's certainly not the only one. There's no job security when your job is security.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/14/2015
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Uptime Institute's Data Center Certifications Revised
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
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If your enterprise is a customer of a commercial data center, you'll want to recheck your vendor's certification.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/9/2015
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Cisco MaintenanceNet Deal: Latest In Buying Spree
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
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MaintenanceNet is best known for its cloud-based contract management platform ServiceExchange. Cisco's sixth acquisition this year, the deals show the company's move into the recurring revenue model.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/8/2015
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Why ISO Certifications Make Sense For IT
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Certifications from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) are important when considering which vendors to choose for your IT needs. But when was the last time you thought about applying ISO standards to your own internal IT operations?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/8/2015
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