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IBM Unveils Power8 Chip As Open Hardware
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/23/2014
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IT Control Is An Illusion
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
With all due respect to GM's Randy Mott, doing most IT work in-house and outside the cloud isn't a winning strategy.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 4/23/2014
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Red Hat Containers OS-Centric: No Accident
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
Red Hat's critics say containers are the wrong idea, and too focused on the operating system. I say maybe Red Hat knows a thing or two about pleasing developers.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/22/2014
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Mainframe Eulogy: Why We Put Gertrude Down
Howard Anderson, Professor, MIT
Commentary
Intrepid CIO Stu Laura mourns the death of Big Iron as he embraces the cloud religion.
By Howard Anderson Professor, MIT, 4/22/2014
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'BYOS' Should Replace BYOD
Mike Jennett,
Commentary
Phone-centric thinking must give way as mobile security, management, and development demands meet wearables, smart autos, and other digital "stuff."
By Mike Jennett , 4/21/2014
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8 Gadgets For The High-Tech Home
Shane O'Neill,
News
Meet George Jetson: From wireless door locks to scales that measure more than weight, these connected devices take your domicile digital.
By Shane O'Neill , 4/21/2014
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Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/19/2014
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OpenStack's French Connection: eNovance
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Little-known firm in France emerges as one of the top customizers of OpenStack clouds.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/18/2014
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Red Hat Linux Containers: Not Just Recycled Ideas
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
Red Hat and its partner, Docker, bring DevOps characteristics to Linux containers, making them lighter-weight vehicles than virtual machines for cloud workloads.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/17/2014
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Cisco, Arista, HP: SDN Strategies
Kurt Marko, Contributing Editor
News
In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 4/17/2014
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Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems: 4 Facts
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft tries to become a power player in the brave new world of Internet-connected sensors, using a cloud-based Internet of Things management service, Azure Intelligent Systems.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/17/2014
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Red Hat Touts Linux Containers For Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Red Hat teams with Docker, urges developers to consider Linux-based containers as a lightweight alternative to virtual machine files for moving workloads to the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/16/2014
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SDN Vendors Vie For Market, Mindshare
Kurt Marko, Contributing Editor
News
It's a land grab in the software-defined networking market, with heavyweights and startups rolling out an array of technologies for automating the network.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 4/16/2014
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IBM Launches Disaster Recovery Via SoftLayer
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Virtual Server Recovery is now available through IBM's SoftLayer unit; resiliency services to come.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/16/2014
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Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/16/2014
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AllJoyn: A Common Language For Internet Of Things
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Open-source lingua franca aims to let IoT devices and services communicate across manufacturers and operating systems.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 4/15/2014
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VMware Offers Disaster Recovery As A Service
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
VMware disaster recovery service lets customers automatically replicate business systems and data in one of VMware's five vCloud Hybrid Service datacenters.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/15/2014
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Square Raids Amazon For Lead Engineer
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Square hires Alyssa Henry, VP of storage services for Amazon Web Services, in latest move to build staff with executives from prominent web and Silicon Valley firms.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/15/2014
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DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Andi Mann, author and VP at CA Technologies, says DevOps is a horrible term but a necessary IT culture change.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/14/2014
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Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
Commentary
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/12/2014
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