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5 Critical Cloud Security Practices
Amrit Williams, CTO, Cloud Passage
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CloudPassage CTO Amrit Williams details five steps to achieve a level of cloud security that goes beyond mere compliance.
By Amrit Williams CTO, Cloud Passage, 1/29/2015
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Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/28/2015
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VMware: Cloud Management, Virtual Networking Paid Off In 2014
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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VMware predicts better than 10% growth in 2015 as subscriptions become a larger part its revenue.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/28/2015
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Apple iPhones Drive Record Earnings
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/27/2015
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FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/27/2015
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Molina Healthcare Looks To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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The Fortune 500 company expects operating savings from this private cloud strategy, using Nutanix appliances.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/27/2015
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Google OKs Docker Container Registry Service
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Google adds Docker container registry and encryption service to keep customers' containerized workloads private and secure.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/27/2015
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5 Cloud Contract Traps To Avoid
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
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A cloud contract is just that, a contract. As such, it carries with it all of the normal pitfalls of a contractual relationship -- and a few specialized ones. Here's how to identify and avoid the risks.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 1/27/2015
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InformationWeek 2014 Backup Technologies Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
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Backup may not get the attention other technologies get, but few are more important to your business' survival. IT pros' No. 1 challenge: high cost of backup systems and procedures.
By InformationWeek Staff , 1/23/2015
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BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/22/2015
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Cloud SLAs: Improvements Still Needed
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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There's been a slight improvement in cloud SLAs as leading service providers like HP, Amazon, and Google guarantee 99.95% uptime by the month, not year. But performance issues remain.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/22/2015
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10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/22/2015
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Cloud Storage Devices: 6 Worth Your Money
Curtis Franklin Jr.,
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Personal storage clouds are changing the way we store data from photographs to sensitive information. Here are six options for employees and workgroups.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. , 1/21/2015
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VMware Offers 'One-Button' Disaster Recovery In Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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VMware has added disaster recovery to its public cloud environment that makes use of existing, on-premises vSphere software and capabilities.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/20/2015
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Password Fail: Are Your Workers Using 123456?
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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The 25 worst passwords of 2014 demonstrate once again that people just can't be bothered to take responsibility for their online security.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/20/2015
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Integration Moves Into The Cloud In 2015
George Gallegos, CEO ,Jitterbit
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If development is moving into the cloud, application integration should soon follow, argues George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit.
By George Gallegos CEO ,Jitterbit , 1/19/2015
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FreeBSD Gains Ground With Small Cloud Providers
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Can this 30-year-old version of Unix help DigitalOcean and other cloud startups compete with the likes of Amazon?
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/19/2015
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Fiber Mountain Sees Redesigned Data Center Nets
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Fiber Mountain's goal is to make data center networks more scalable with fiber and photonic switches, creating "the programmable light path."
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/16/2015
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Verizon Wireless Customers Face 'Zombie Cookies'
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Cookie files placed on the phones of Verizon Wireless customers by the ad company Turn return to life even after they've been deleted.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/15/2015
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Microsoft Trails Amazon, Google In Cloud Reliability
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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CloudHarmony's benchmarking report on cloud service reliability shows Amazon shines in compute, Google in storage.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/15/2015
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