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IBM Aims To Make Enterprises Agile With Cloud Data Services
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM says its new "Open for data" slogan encompasses a slew of new cloud data services and analytics offerings designed to make it easy for enterprises to quickly get started with big data in the cloud, even if their workloads require secure on-premises implementations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/5/2016
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CoreOS Launches Rocket 1.0 Into Production
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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CoreOS's Rocket 1.0 will run containers, regardless of whether they are built to run on Docker's dominant platform or the industry standard AppContainer spec.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/4/2016
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Google, Microsoft Bid For Burgeoning Cloud Market
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon may be the largest vendor, but Google and Microsoft are bringing new initiatives into a rapidly growing cloud service marketplace.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/4/2016
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Email Etiquette: 5 Ways To Write Better Corporate Email
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
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It's easier than ever to send a corporate email -- and that's a huge problem. Misleading and meandering messages often clog corporate inboxes and lead to poor communication among colleagues. Here's a look at five common email mistakes and ways to fix them.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 2/3/2016
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Cloud In 2015: Year Of Shake-up, Consolidation, Advance
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Cloud computing showed a rapidly changing face in 2015 as many vendors altered their strategies to deal with Amazon's clear dominance. Check out these seven gains and three setbacks that prove how volatile the cloud was over the past year.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/16/2015
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Open Container Initiative Finds Footing In Linux Foundation
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Container spec has been sanctioned as a self-governing project under the Linux Foundation umbrella. Next up: election of its Technical Advisory Board.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/8/2015
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Calico Scales Networking To Container Orchestrators
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Calico open source project extends its reach to CoreOS' Tectonic container orchestrator for cloud container scalability plus security.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/4/2015
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11 Cool Ways to Use Machine Learning
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Machine learning is becoming widespread, and organizations are using it in a variety of ways, including improving cybersecurity, enhancing recommendation engines, and optimizing self-driving cars. Here's a look at 11 interesting use cases for this technology.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 12/4/2015
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Steve Ballmer: Microsoft Mobile Strategy 'Won't Work'
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer thinks Windows Phone should run Android apps and the company should be more open about cloud earnings.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/3/2015
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Amazon Adds 'Dedicated Hosts' To Its Cloud Offerings
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon has long spurned the move, but a new emphasis on enterprise computing dictates that the company offer single-tenant hosts for customers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/2/2015
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3 Traps New IT Leaders Need to Avoid
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
Three common mistakes first-time IT leaders make can freak out staff, get in the way of proving yourself, and ultimately cause you to fail. Here's how to dodge them.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 12/2/2015
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Microsoft, HP Enterprise Revive Partnership With Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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HP and Microsoft were close associates in the early Windows era and the Azure cloud may bring them together again.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/30/2015
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Ford CIO: Driving The Automaker Into The Future
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Marcy Klevorn had already entered the business field when she decided to pursue a tech career. Now, the VP and CIO at Ford Motors discusses her career path, leadership tactics, and hiring the next generation of IT pros.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/30/2015
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Apache Spark Updates, Executive Data Strategies: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
In our big data roundup for the week of Nov. 27, we've got updates on Apache Spark and its ecosystem, a reality check on the practical use of artificial intelligence today and more.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/29/2015
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Cyberwar Part 3: Marketing Data Collection Threatens All
Pam Baker, Author and freelance writer
Commentary
Marketers are after every scrap of customer data they can get, in hopes of increasing their company's sales. Do you know they may be putting you at risk in the process? In the last of our three-part series on cyberwar, learn what IT needs to know about potential security threats rising from companies' marketing habits.
By Pam Baker Author and freelance writer, 11/27/2015
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8 Ways You're Failing At Data Science
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Data scientists and the Wizard of Oz have something in common: Few people really know what they do behind the curtain, which makes it hard to tell good from bad data science. These tips can help you discern the difference.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 11/26/2015
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Cyberwar Part 2: Government Hacks Threaten Private Sector
Pam Baker, Author and freelance writer
Commentary
When you hear the term cyberwar, you think about threats to government, but private sector companies are also at risk. In the second of our three-part series on cyberwarfare, we identify three vulnerabilities and offer IT leaders suggestions on what to do about them.
By Pam Baker Author and freelance writer, 11/26/2015
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HP Reports Mixed Q4, Its Final Quarter Before Company Splits
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
HP reported mixed results in its final quarter as a single company this week with revenue declines, but promises of more focused efforts in the future as HP Enterprise and HP Inc. pursue separate paths.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/25/2015
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Cyberwar Part 1: What IT Can Do To Survive
Pam Baker, Author and freelance writer
Commentary
Are we at risk of being victims or casualties in a government cyberwar? In the first of this three-part series, we explore what the experts say about the current state of cyberwar -- and what it means to IT departments everywhere.
By Pam Baker Author and freelance writer, 11/25/2015
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Microsoft Employee Diversity Numbers Fail To Impress
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft's latest diversity report counts fewer women due to layoffs related to the restructuring of its phone business earlier this year.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/24/2015
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