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Blockchain Builder Brings Protocol To CryptoCurrency Initiative
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Chain, a San Francisco blockchain company, has joined the Initiative for CryptoCurrency & Contracts. With its membership, the firm brings a blockchain protocol to the party.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/17/2016
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IT Asset Protection: How One Colocation Provider Does It
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
For colocation provider vXchnge, security isn't just a matter of strong defenses. It also involves planning for the worst.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/18/2016
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Beyond The Big 2: 10 Benefits Of Alternate IaaS Providers
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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If you're looking at infrastructure-as-a-service options, you're already aware Gartner has declared Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure as the Big 2 in the market. And, in many cases, they're all you'll need. But sometimes, your unique business requirements will make an alternate IaaS provider a better fit for your organization. Here, we outline 10 benefits to help you decide what's right for your needs.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 8/24/2016
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IT Investment Uptick Triggered By Productivity Goals
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A recent Deloitte survey indicates businesses are investing more in IT platforms and services that can drive productivity. Specifically, these firms are using IT to increase productivity while they focus on technologies such as cloud and analytics.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/23/2016
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Stanford Study Will Inspire Any IT Pro Intrigued By Machine Learning
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
A study by Stanford researchers finds computers can predict lung cancer patient outcomes better than pathologists. While the study is specific to the medical profession, it illustrates the promise and potential of machine learning for IT professionals in any industry.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/23/2016
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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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What IT Pros Need To Know About Hiring Cyber-Security Hunt Teams
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
If your organization doesn't run its own threat analysis center, it may be worth hiring a hunt team to watch your back. Here's what you need to know.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/22/2016
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8 Salesforce Buys Boost Analytics, Machine Learning Portfolio
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
SaaS-based enterprise application and CRM giant Salesforce has accelerated its acquisition pace recently, snapping up eight companies, large and small, over the past several months. Here's a look at some of the deals and what they reveal about Salesforce's strategy.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/22/2016
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Apple's AI Plans, MapR Raises $50M: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/21/2016
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IoT, Big Data Analytics Driving M&A Market
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
An Ernst and Young report indicates it's full steam ahead in the mergers & acquisitions space in 2016 as companies look to leverage tech to speed their digital transformation. The main drivers behind this trend include big data analytics and IoT, both of which IT professionals should keep an eye on.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/19/2016
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Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A recently released Gartner report, based on Equinix network hub use, finds that an "interconnect" service is one of the keys to an enterprise's digital future.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/19/2016
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Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/19/2016
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What It Means To Be A Data Scientist
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
How do data scientists spend their time? What tools do they use? What degrees do they have? Check out our handy infographic to find out.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/18/2016
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Intel's Next-Gen Xeon Phi Geared Toward AI, Machine Learning 
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Intel is targeting the nascent market for artificial intelligence gear with a new version of the Xeon Phi chip code-named "Knights Mill."
By Eric Zeman , 8/18/2016
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The Rise Of SDN: What It Means For Networks Today
InformationWeek Staff,
CommentaryVideo
To get a clearer view of SDN in 2016, Senior Editor Sara Peters spoke with Eric Hanselman, chief analyst at 451 Research, about how enterprises view the technology and where the industry is in terms of adoption and costs -- and what's next.
By InformationWeek Staff , 8/18/2016
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IT Asset Protection: How One Colocation Provider Does It
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
For colocation provider vXchnge, security isn't just a matter of strong defenses. It also involves planning for the worst.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/18/2016
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Cisco Cuts 5,500 Workers, Shifts Focus To Software, Services
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Networking giant Cisco confirmed during its latest quarterly report that the company will cut approximately 7% of its worldwide workforce in a restructuring move designed to accelerate its transition to a software and subscription business.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/18/2016
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Blockchain Builder Brings Protocol To CryptoCurrency Initiative
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Chain, a San Francisco blockchain company, has joined the Initiative for CryptoCurrency & Contracts. With its membership, the firm brings a blockchain protocol to the party.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/17/2016
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Google Cloud Databases Reach General Availability
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Emerging from beta, Google's cloud databases are ready for business workloads.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/16/2016
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4 Industrial IoT Startups Taking Development To The Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
From where IT professionals sit, these are early days for industrial IoT. Still, the software, hardware, and network ecosystem required for delivering on the promise of IoT will eventually transform the way enterprises think about running everything. Here are four cloud-based industrial IoT startups worth knowing.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/16/2016
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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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SaaS Security: Gartner's 5 Tips For IT Pros
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Cloud services present a major challenge to IT professionals charged with safeguarding their organizations. These 5 steps can help managers bridge the gaps in SaaS security.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/15/2016
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