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Google Gives Away 2GB Of Storage To Promote Security
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Google does its part for Safer Internet Day with its giveaway. Also, Gmail users will start seeing warnings when message senders can't be authenticated and when they don't support transport encryption.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/11/2016
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VMware vRealize Suite 7 Enhances Data Center, Cloud Management
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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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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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Windows 10 Updates History Site Launched
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft's new Window 10 update history website will contain notes on each update and serve as a hub for information on older releases.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/10/2016
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VMware VSAN 6.2 Offers Pathway To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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With the release of its Virtual SAN 6.2 offerings, VMware is looking to make it easier for customers to create and run a hyper-converged infrastructure within their data centers. The company is also introducing "Ready Nodes," which are plug-in data center modules with virtual storage.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/10/2016
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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
News
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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Education IT: Hot Tech Trends To Watch
Esther Schindler, Writer and Translator
Commentary
Cloud, big data, and security are all big factors in education IT this year. At the same time, there is a cultural shift taking place not only among the student body, but within the demographics of the IT departments themselves.
By Esther Schindler Writer and Translator, 2/9/2016
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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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Cloudability CEO: Ferocious Era Of Cloud Competition Approaching
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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In an interview, Cloudability CEO Mat Ellis sees renewed competition for enterprise cloud customers coming. This means that Google, Microsoft, and Verizon will play larger roles, even as AWS continues to dominate.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/5/2016
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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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Salesforce Raises Prices, Enhances Mobile, Other Features
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Online CRM vendor Salesforce has enhanced the field service and several other capabilities across its platform, reconfigured its packaging, and raised prices. It has also added Accenture as a cloud CRM customer.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/4/2016
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Canonical Unveils Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Canonical's tablet arrives in Q2 to face a challenging market for such devices. But the company says its offering delivers a true tablet experience, along with the full Ubuntu desktop experience.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 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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Intel's Diversity Report: Some Progress, More Work Ahead
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Intel has set ambitious goals to increase diversity within its US workforce. A new report shows that the chipmaker has made progress since announcing its five-year, $300 million plan. But there's more to be done in the years ahead.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/3/2016
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12 Ways To Connect Data Analytics To Business Outcomes
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Even though more organizations are attempting to become data-driven, many of them still aren't able to link data analytics to business outcomes. Some of the challenges are obvious. Others aren't. Here are our tips for avoiding the common pitfalls.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 2/3/2016
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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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