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ClubCorp CIO Sees Cloud As Hole In One For Golf
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
ClubCorp CIO Patrick Benson is finding that both infrastructure-as-a-service and software-as-a-service are important to migration. The two cloud technologies are also fundamental for future mobile applications.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/22/2016
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YellowDog Harnesses Oracle's Cloud, Others For Compute Power Boost
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
YellowDog's service makes use of different clouds, including AWS and Oracle bare metal servers, to compete in the field of 3D animation rendering.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/20/2016
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Public Cloud Market Worth $208 Billion By End Of 2016
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
The public cloud market is expected to grow more than 17% by the end of 2016 to total of over $208 billion, according to new projections from Gartner. The two most popular services are IaaS and SaaS for IT departments looking to save money.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/16/2016
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How To Commission Your First Virtual Machine In AWS: A Primer
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
If you need a compute resource quickly, but you don't have any experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), this primer will help you get started.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/15/2016
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Comparing Cloud Vendors: A Primer For IT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
With several major players emerging as mega-cloud vendors, the distinctions between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS have blurred. Here's a primer on the various offerings, based on the latest Forrester Wave report.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/12/2016
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ESC Labs IT Manager Finds The Right Chemistry With Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Tom White is the IT director at ESC Labs as well as a trained chemist. During his work day, he weaves between the two worlds in order to deliver the technology that the company's chemists need.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/2/2016
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VMworld: Security, Network, Cloud Are Top IT Concerns
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
At VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, customers of VMware took to the keynote stage to talk about adapting their data centers through changing times, with virtualization and vCloud Air.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/31/2016
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VMware Customers Cautious About vCloud Air, Ready For IBM
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
As VMworld 2016 opens in Las Vegas, customers already have sharp opinions on VMware's commitment to the public cloud. However, these customers do like the company's alliance with IBM.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/30/2016
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Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/30/2016
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Microsoft, Red Hat Look To Steal VMware Customers
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
On the eve of VMworld 2016, VMware's annual user group conference, Microsoft and Red Hat would like to wean some of the company's customers to their offerings.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/29/2016
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AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/22/2016
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Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.
By Eric Zeman , 8/15/2016
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IT Pros: Cloud Providers Shouldn't Turn Over Encrypted Data
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
While some IT professionals believe that cloud computing vendors should turn over encrypted data to government agencies, 55% believe that it is not right, according to a new survey from CSA and Bitglass. The report also found that confidence in cloud vendor security is growing.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/15/2016
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10 Cool Machine Learning Startups To Watch
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Machine learning is technology that trains software so developers don't have to code it by hand. The number of new companies in the category has grown exponentially over the past few years. Here are 10 machine learning startups worth a closer look.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/15/2016
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Machine Learning Startups Snapped Up: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Apple, Intel, Palantir, and HPE were among the tech giants acquiring data analytics and machine learning companies. Here's your Big Data Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/14/2016
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AWS Launches Simple Analytics Service On Kinesis Data
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon knows customers want to do things with the data streams they're capturing in the cloud. With that in mind, AWS is offering Kinesis Analytics as its answer.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/12/2016
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IDC: Global Public Cloud Services Will Reach $195 Billion By 2020
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
While SaaS is by far the leading slice of the public cloud services pie, IT professionals should keep an eye PaaS and IaaS as well, because these are the fast-rising segments of the cloud market, according to IDC.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/12/2016
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Hyper-Converged Systems By The Numbers: IDC
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
As converged and hyper-converged systems gain ground in the server and system market the real question for many IT professionals is exactly how integrated the systems should be. Here's a look at how the market is shaping up.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 8/11/2016
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Machine Learning Can Extend Life Of Flash Storage, Paper Finds
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Industry consultant Tom Coughlin writes in a new paper that machine learning will extend the life cycle of flash memory, which experiences "cell wear" with repeated use.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/10/2016
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AWS, Microsoft Azure Top Gartner's Magic Quadrant For IaaS
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure-as-a-Service shows Amazon far ahead, but Microsoft gaining ground on the completeness of its IaaS offerings and ability to execute. Overall, the report shows that IT has different choices when it comes to IaaS.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/8/2016
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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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