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Salesforce Adds HR To Its Online Suite
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Salesforce for HR internalizes customer relationship management so employers can improve relations with their employees.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/24/2015
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Amazon AWS Revenue Reveals Cloud Powerhouse
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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In its first quarter 2015 results, Amazon reported that its AWS cloud unit is growing fast and is either already profitable or soon could be.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/23/2015
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Will Amazon Cloud Revenue Show A Giant Is Born?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon.com is slated to air financial details on its AWS unit for the first time, perhaps showing the cloud service is growing even faster than expected.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/23/2015
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BetterWorks CEO: Treat Feedback Like A Fitbit
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
We love feedback, but our enterprises do it all wrong. The CEO of BetterWorks wants employers to treat feedback more like a Fitbit.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 4/23/2015
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ServiceNow Offers Service Platform, Opens Store
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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ServiceNow, the IT help desk automation company, is making its platform available to customers and third parties in order to launch their own SaaS apps.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/22/2015
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Time Inc. CTO Navigates Move To Amazon
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
CTO Colin Bodell wants to move Time out of its five data centers and onto the Amazon cloud. The technical and cultural shift is well underway.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/22/2015
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Microsoft Offers Azure Service Fabric For Distributed Apps
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Microsoft will show off Azure Service Fabric at its Build Conference next week. It will help developers build microservice-based applications.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/21/2015
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Plan X: DARPA's Revolutionary Cyber Security Platform
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
News
DARPA's Plan X aims to make active cyber defense more accessible to the masses through agility, training, and intuitive interfaces.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/21/2015
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VMware Rides Container Wave With Open Source Projects
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware's launching two projects: Lightwave focuses on container security, and Photon creates a lightweight Linux version for containers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2015
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Docker 1.6 Emerges As A Platform
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Several components of Docker, including Engine, Registry, and orchestration tools, have been upgraded together as a platform.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/17/2015
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Engine Yard Pivots Toward Container Management
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
New Engine Yard CEO Beau Vrolyk is moving the company toward managing Linux containers for developers, with the acquisition of OpDemand.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/16/2015
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Why The Maker Movement Matters To Your Business
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Chris Anderson has found success in what's known as the Maker movement, and he's sure that encouraging the freedom to tinker at work will deliver rewards for any company.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 4/16/2015
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HP's Still In Public Cloud, But Where?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
HP's Bill Hilf has rebutted the interpretation of his New York Times statements about the company's public cloud plans, but where does that leave Helion versus Amazon?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/15/2015
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Docker Raises $95 Million In 4th VC Round
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Goldman Sachs was urged by its IT department to become a Docker investor.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/14/2015
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Microsoft Brings Docker Containers To Azure, .Net Developers
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
In an interview, the general manager of Microsoft Windows Servers says two types of containers will run under the next version of Windows Server, with Docker functionality.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/13/2015
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Amazon Launches Machine Learning-As-A-Service
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
AWS's Andy Jassy announced a Machine Learning service at an Amazon Summit in San Francisco April 9, based on the parent retailer's internal use.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/10/2015
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VMware Adds 8th vCloud Data Center, In Melbourne
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware already has one data center in Tokyo, and is considering adding more in Asia. The new facilities will offer Google services through the companies' new partnership.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/8/2015
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Piston Shift Shows OpenStack's Evolving Role
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Piston has refocused on an operating system that will orchestrate containers, big data clusters as well as OpenStack virtual servers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/8/2015
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Tableau 9.0 Keeps Focus On End-User Productivity
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
Tableau Software's latest upgrade adds tools for data prep, quick calculations, and making predictions without need of a PhD.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/7/2015
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CoreOS Launches Container Management On Google's Kubernetes Project
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
CoreOS is founder of the Rocket container project, but the system promises to manage Docker and Rocket formats.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/6/2015
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