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Microsoft's Incent Games Acquisition Blends CRM, Fantasy Sports
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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The purchase of Incent Games and its sales gamification platform FantasySalesTeam will help Microsoft drive CRM adoption and team competition.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/4/2015
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IBM Locks Up Cloud Processes With Patents
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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IBM has received 1,200 patents on cloud computing over the last 18 months. Here's a sample of what Blue Blue is patenting and why it's a concern.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/4/2015
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Beyond Windows 10: 6 Microsoft Releases To Watch
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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After the global rollout of Windows 10, we look at what's coming up for Microsoft's new operating system and overall product lineup.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/4/2015
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Adopting Cloud Is No Longer An Advantage, HBR Finds
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The analytics unit of Harvard Business Review concludes that since everybody is doing it, less advantage is found in moving to cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/3/2015
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How To Get Ops-Oriented IT To Innovate
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
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Innovation is change, and change is hard, but there are ways to ease the necessary evil of progress.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 8/3/2015
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Open Container Initiative Nears Container-Spec Goal
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Multi-vendor collaborative adds new members as it works to finalize its draft container spec and run-time.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/31/2015
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'Cloud Native': What It Means, Why It Matters
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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"Cloud native" is starting to mean a set of specific things about how business will run on software, Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji explains.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/30/2015
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Windows 10: NYC Debut, Hands-On Demo
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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InformationWeek marked the July 29 Windows 10 launch with a visit to New York City's Microsoft specialty store. Here, we take you through our firsthand experiences with Windows 10.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/30/2015
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XPoint Memory Chips: Ushering In A New Mobile Era
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Chip technology from Intel and Micron combines the best qualities of DRAM and solid state memory. It may lead to big changes in mobile and data center operations.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/29/2015
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IBM Cooks Up IoT Developer Community
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
IBM's new developerWorks Recipes is a new community for those that want to want to develop IoT devices on the Big Blue model.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/29/2015
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HP Buys ActiveState's PaaS, Stackato
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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HP's Helion Development Platform is based on Stackato, one of the few commercially supported versions of Cloud Foundry.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/29/2015
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Windows 10: 5 Reasons It Matters, 5 Key Concerns
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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The Windows 10 rollout has officially begun. Here are five reasons we're excited about the OS, and a few concerns for its future.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/29/2015
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IT Life Radio: Where Virtual Reality Falls Short
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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The latest episode of IT Life radio features the real-life inventor of Iron Man's Jarvis, who happens to bring similar innovations to the way we work.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/28/2015
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Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon's Aurora moves from preview to GA. The MySQL-based system is designed as an on-demand system for scalability and performance.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/28/2015
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Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google Capture Cloud Market
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Synergy Research says Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM hold 54% of the cloud market and are growing at a faster rate than the market as a whole.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/28/2015
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Amazon's Profitable Q2: Is It Bigger Than Wal-Mart?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon's second-quarter earnings showed a small but unexpected profit. Some say the company is now worth more than the world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/27/2015
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10 Ways Windows 10 Will Advance The Internet Of Things
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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Windows 10 brings functions and features that will change the Internet of Things for the enterprise and individuals.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/26/2015
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10 Windows 10 Slogans That Didn't Make The Cut
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
The Windows 10 ad campaign is not all that inspiring. It makes you wonder which marketing ideas were rejected.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/26/2015
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Windows 10: 8 Things Microsoft Got Right
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Windows 10 doesn't launch until July 29, but Microsoft has already proven its commitment to making up for its Windows 8 mistakes and competing in a modern tech world.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/22/2015
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Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/21/2015
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