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Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Dominates As Windows, Office Tumble
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft revenue hit $21.7 billion this past quarter as cloud services boomed, offsetting poor performance by its core Windows and Office products.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 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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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
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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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10 Trailblazing Companies For Women In IT
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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On the following pages, we'll take you beyond the tech sector to highlight companies across all industries that provide strong, supportive, and flexible work environments for female employees.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/21/2015
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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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VMware Rides Container Wave With Open Source Projects
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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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Google Adds To BigQuery Big Data Capabilities
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Google expands the capabilities of its BigQuery system to allow real-time data stream processing and event analysis.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2015
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Skype For Business, Windows Security Flaws: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Security and collaboration were key themes this week as Microsoft announced news surrounding bug fixes, Office Delve, Skype, and partnerships.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/18/2015
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Docker 1.6 Emerges As A Platform
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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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Microsoft, Yahoo: The Search Party Continues
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft and Yahoo renew their 2009 partnership to enhance the search experience across platforms and boost value for advertisers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/16/2015
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5 Cyberwar Threats Worth Watching
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
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Approximately 60 nation-states are presently developing their own advanced cyber warfare programs.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/16/2015
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Engine Yard Pivots Toward Container Management
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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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5 Salary Enhancing Moves For Tech Workers
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
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Some steps, like being honest about your preferences, might take some getting used to.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 4/16/2015
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Why The Maker Movement Matters To Your Business
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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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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4 Backup Landmines Waiting For The Unwary
Ratmir Timashev, President and CEO, Veeam Software
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Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev warns about the pitfalls hidden in the process of conducting regular data backups.
By Ratmir Timashev President and CEO, Veeam Software, 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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10 Astonishing Email Habits
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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The world's biggest study into our email habits reveals some strange behaviors we might want to consider breaking.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 4/14/2015
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Docker Raises $95 Million In 4th VC Round
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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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