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VMware vRealize Suite 7 Enhances Data Center, Cloud Management
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware's newly released vRealize Suite 7 includes six components meant to bring more intelligence to virtual workload management, whether companies are using their own clouds or a public cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/11/2016
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Microsoft, HCL Partner For IoT Incubation Center
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft and HCL Technologies are building an incubation hub to use the Azure IoT Suite for enterprise adoption of IoT across verticals.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/11/2016
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Hadoop Distributor Hortonworks' Revenue Growth Blasts Off
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Hortonworks reported an annual revenue increase of 165%, but losses still outpace sales. Company executives promised a hard push to bring those numbers closer together in 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/11/2016
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Apache Spark Ignites Big Data Adoption
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Apache Spark is among the Hadoop ecosystem technologies acting as catalysts for broader adoption of big data infrastructure. Now, Looker -- a vendor of business intelligence software -- has announced support for Spark and other Hadoop technologies. The goal? To speed up access to the data that fuels business decision making.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/10/2016
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CIO's Journey: From IT To Cloud Service Provider
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Rhonda Winter held three CIO posts in Indianapolis, including one overseeing IT for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indianapolis 500. Then she decided to join Bluelock and provide future cloud services to enterprise CIOs.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/10/2016
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Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Inflection Point Has Arrived
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Reflecting the fundamental transformation in the market, Gartner has changed how it evaluates vendors in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics. Only three vendors survived the cut and stayed in the Leaders Quadrant. Here's a look at the changes.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/9/2016
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Docker Engine 1.10 Puts Emphasis On Container Security
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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With the release of the Docker Engine 1.10, Docker is putting security at center stage to address user demand. The company has also issued several other updates.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/8/2016
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Super Bowl 50 Gets Analyzed, Tableau Spooks Investors: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Data analysts got to work on Super Bowl 50, Tableau Software's earnings spooked investors on Wall Street, and OpenText released a tool for measuring sentiment about the US presidential elections. These are some of the stories you'll find in our big data roundup for the week ending February 7.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/7/2016
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IBM Aims To Make Enterprises Agile With Cloud Data Services
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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
Commentary
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
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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
News
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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