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Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
InformationWeek Staff,
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Amin Vadhat, Google Fellow and Networking Technical Lead, talked to Network Computing Editor-in-Chief Susan Fogarty about how Google is putting its stamp on the enterprise network.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/28/2016
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GE Supplies IoT Developer Kit For Predix
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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GE Digital is making it easier for IoT developers to tap into Predix analytics and use machine learning with the release of a new hardware and software kit.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/27/2016
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Vixie’s Farsight Rolls Out Its First Enterprise DNS Security Service
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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DNS expert aims for proactive protection, defense of organizations' online domains.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/27/2016
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Gartner Sees $1 Trillion Shift In IT Spending To Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The shift in IT spending from traditional hardware and software to cloud computing will continue over the next five years. The transfer will total $1 trillion, according to Gartner.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/25/2016
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Watson Offers Macy's AI Help, Workday Acquisition: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Watson's AI will help you find shoes at Macy's, Workday buys big data analytics company, Google releases machine learning APIs, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 24.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/24/2016
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Hudl Sports Video Analysis Service Grows Fast On Amazon
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Fast-growing Hudl provides coaches and athletes with key feedback based on its customers' video uploaded to the cloud. Like many other startups, the company relies on Amazon Web Services for its backend support.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/22/2016
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Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P 
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
The Redmond giant is wrapping up the final stages of migrating its Skype VoIP service to the cloud from its peer-to-peer backbone. The move will allow the company to offer new services including mobile group video calling and Skype Bots.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/21/2016
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Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/21/2016
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Microsoft Cloud Drives $22.6 Billion In Revenue
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft reported gains in its booming cloud business that propelled revenue to $22.6 billion and made up for declines in mobile phone earnings.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/20/2016
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GE Plans Software Platform For Creating 'Digital Twins'
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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GE already uses an internal platform for modeling jet engines, turbines, and other physical assets. Now, the company will be offering it as a service by the end of 2017.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/20/2016
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Microsoft Azure Wins Boeing's Cloud Business
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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Boeing is set to move its extensive portfolio of digital solutions to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, with an aim to improve the operation and efficiency of its airlines customers.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/19/2016
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VMware's 2Q Results Show Upticks In NSX, Mobile Management Adoption
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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VMware reported solid results for its second quarter, with upticks in licenses, virtualized workspaces, mobility management, and NSX networking.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/19/2016
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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/19/2016
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Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/19/2016
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Gene-Sequencer Illumina Builds Knowledge Base On Amazon
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Illumina is the largest sequencer of human genes. At the recent Amazon Summit, Alex Dickinson, the company's senior vice president of strategic initiatives, spoke of using Amazon's cloud to get results faster.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/18/2016
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Data Science Skills Gap, Pokémon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
The data and analytics skills gap is an obstacle to achieving digital transformation, according to a Gartner survey; Microsoft is looking to fill that skills gap with a new online degree program; and Pokémon Go's creator shares the secrets behind how the game's maps were created.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/17/2016
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Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Microsoft is addressing the shortage of workers with data science skills with a new professional degree program offered online. The company said the data science degree will serve as a pilot for future offerings.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/15/2016
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AWS Expands Database Migration Service, Adds Replication
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
At the Amazon Summit in Santa Clara this week, General Manager Matt Wood explained how much Amazon's Database Migration Service is being used and how the company is adding more resources for data migration.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/14/2016
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IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/14/2016
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DigitalOcean Adds Separate Block Storage As A Service
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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DigitalOcean is adding an SSD storage service that can be provisioned separately from the virtual server, giving customers more flexibility.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/13/2016
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