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Chicago Cloud Computing Tax Is Not Amusing
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
In a new ruling, Chicago is planning to tax cloud-computing services such as Netflix and Apple's new music service. CIOs should pay attention.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/3/2015
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IoT Makes Motorcycles, Helmets Safer, Smarter
Susan Fourtané, Science & Technology journalist, writer, and philosopher
Commentary
Most of the IoT discussion has focused on connected cars, but motorcycles and other vehicles are getting into the market with surprising results.
By Susan Fourtané Science & Technology journalist, writer, and philosopher, 6/30/2015
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Google Wants You To Be Healthy
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
News
An assortment of cloud-based data-collecting and data-analysis tools aimed at health practitioners, researchers, and individuals offers ideas for any enterprise looking to maximize cloud computing.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/29/2015
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Amazon Wants Developers Creating Alexa Apps
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
Amazon is looking to expand its Alexa personal assistant beyond Echo by appealing to developers and leveraging AWS.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/26/2015
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Salesforce Service For Apps Gives CRM A Mobile Edge
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
News
A new suite of products revealed by Salesforce today is aimed at improving the customer service experience on mobile devices through intuitive routing and contextualization.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/25/2015
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Supercomputers Unleash Big Data's Power
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Here are six reasons why established companies, and even startups, are using supercomputing resources, and why your IT organization may want to consider such options to meet your big data and business analytics needs.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 6/24/2015
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Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
News
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/23/2015
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Docker Adds Container Networking, Deployment Options
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Docker gives its container platform a DevOps flavor with multi-host networking and the ability to deploy into the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/23/2015
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Salesforce Vs. The Competition: A CRM Primer
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Salesforce.com is a leader in providing cloud-based enterprise software applications and platform services. How does it stack up to the competition? Here's how.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/23/2015
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Big Data Moves Toward Real-Time Analysis
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
The data warehouse, as valuable as it is, is history. The most valuable data will be that which is collected and analyzed during the customer interaction, not the review afterward.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/23/2015
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Amazon Applies Machine Learning To Improve Reviews
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
News
Amazon.com has for several years capitalized on machine learning for its recommendations that come with customer purchases on the retail site. Now, it's extending those efforts to product reviews and star ratings to enhance customer experiences.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/23/2015
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Docker, CoreOS Bury The Hatchet For Container Spec
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Container rivals Docker and CoreOS, plus 18 other organizations, link arms behind a common container specification.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/22/2015
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IBM Aims To Ease Data Sharing For Police, Emergency Services
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 6/22/2015
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US Hosts The Most Botnet Servers
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
More malicious command and control servers are based in the US than anywhere else, and China is home to the most bots.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/19/2015
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IBM Takes Bluemix To Europe Via Sogeti
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
IBM allies with major European IT-advising partner Sogeti to offer the Bluemix platform to developers in 15 countries.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/19/2015
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Oracle's Financials Detail Its Cloud Computing Future
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
For IT professionals, as well as the CIOs who sign off on expensive Oracle technology, the company’s new cloud strategy is a sea change worth watching.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/18/2015
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10 Online Cloud Computing Courses To Get Ahead
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Cloud is the talk of the IT industry. Check out these online courses to give you the knowledge you need to take advantage of the trend.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/17/2015
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Joyent Ready To Run Multi-Tenant Containers Without VMs
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
If nothing else, Joyent is conducting an experiment on whether hundreds of containers may be run in close proximity on a host from a wide variety of unknown customers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/16/2015
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VMware Launches Mobile Identity Management
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware's new Identity Management product taps into its AirWatch acquisition to offer a single sign-on system for mobile device management.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/16/2015
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Amazon Adds Supersize General-Purpose Servers
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon Web Service expanded its virtual server offerings again with M4s, a much larger version of its general-purpose M3s.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/15/2015
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