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Amazon Cloud Shortcut Offered Via Pivotal Cloud Foundry
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon, as well as on-premises.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/25/2015
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Joyent: Run Docker On SmartOS For Greater Security
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Cloud service provider Joyent bids for Docker workloads by claiming a more secure container environment, with an option for use in on-premises data centers as well.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/24/2015
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Dark Reading Threat Intelligence Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Threat intelligence is the best way to stay ahead of new and complex attacks, say survey respondents. How analytics influences their IT security strategies varies.
By InformationWeek Staff , 3/20/2015
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Shadow IT: 8 Ways To Cope
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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If you're sick and tired of Shadow IT in your organization, you're not alone. Here are some coping mechanisms to help you get a handle on things.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 3/18/2015
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Microsoft Cloud-First Push Shines In CRM, Lags In ERP
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Microsoft's Dynamics CRM Online business is growing quickly, but Dynamics AX Online is still stuck at the gate. What's the holdup?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/17/2015
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Open Compute: More Financial Services Firms Jump In
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and B of A are joining Goldman Sachs and Fidelity backing the open-source hardware movement.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/16/2015
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Microsoft Convergence 2015: More Change Ahead
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft's business technology conference will undergo some fundamental changes, kick-started and driven by CEO Satya Nadella.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/14/2015
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Microsoft Leads Open Switch Software Effort
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Microsoft is working on a project to produce a programmable interface for Open Compute switches, coming later this year.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/13/2015
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Apple Watch Meets Salesforce Enterprise Apps
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Salesforce is among the first enterprise application vendors to offer Apple Watch apps. Here's how watch apps differ from phone apps.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/12/2015
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Salesforce Service Cloud Intelligence: Leader Or Laggard?
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Salesforce Intelligence Engine promises to route service calls to the right agents, balance case workloads, and ease service across channels. On some counts, Oracle has it beat.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/9/2015
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Industrial IoT: Creating New Business Opportunities
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
While the consumer IoT putters along, the industrial world is diving headlong into using connected devices. Here's how mining equipment maker Joy Global plans to use near real-time remote analytics to squeeze more productivity out of equipment.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 3/5/2015
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2 Microsoft Azure Services Hit General Release
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft Azure Search service is out now, and the Azure DocumentDB NoSQL database service will debut in April.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/5/2015
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IBM Buys AlchemyAPI: What Watson Gains
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to improve Watson's capacity for natural-language processing, image analysis, and understanding human behavior.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/4/2015
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Cisco Bets Big On Selling Hadoop
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Cisco will resell Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR Hadoop distributions along with its Unified Computing Systems for big data.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/4/2015
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ServiceNow Seeks To Automate 3 More Departments
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The pioneer of IT help desk automation tries to crack into legal, finance, and marketing by offering more customization.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/4/2015
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Red Hat OpenShift Commons Adds Fuel To Cloud Foundry Competition
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Red Hat looks to boost its cloud development platform by giving it a Commons where developers may exchange best practices.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/27/2015
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Docker Preps Containers For Amazon, Other Clouds
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Docker introduces three orchestration tools designed to help deploy distributed applications.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/26/2015
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Salesforce Service Cloud, Analytics Cloud Power Fast Growth
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Salesforce claims its Service Cloud is ousting SAP and Oracle while the Wave Analytics Cloud is driving seven- and eight-figure deals.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/26/2015
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Rocket Containers: How CoreOS Plans To Challenge Docker
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
As containers rise in importance for data center innovation, the Rocket project has attracted 50 contributors in its bid against today's de facto option, Docker.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/20/2015
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Google: Docker Does Containers Right
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Two leaders for Google's cloud computing services talk about how they use containers in the data center, and why virtual machines also remain critical to their strategy.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/19/2015
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