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IBM Cooks Up IoT Developer Community
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
IBM's new developerWorks Recipes is a new community for those that want to want to develop IoT devices on the Big Blue model.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/29/2015
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HP Buys ActiveState's PaaS, Stackato
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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HP's Helion Development Platform is based on Stackato, one of the few commercially supported versions of Cloud Foundry.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/29/2015
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Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon's Aurora moves from preview to GA. The MySQL-based system is designed as an on-demand system for scalability and performance.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/28/2015
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Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google Capture Cloud Market
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Synergy Research says Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM hold 54% of the cloud market and are growing at a faster rate than the market as a whole.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/28/2015
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Amazon's Profitable Q2: Is It Bigger Than Wal-Mart?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon's second-quarter earnings showed a small but unexpected profit. Some say the company is now worth more than the world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/27/2015
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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
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Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 7/22/2015
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Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/21/2015
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Why Cloud Security Beats Your Data Center
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Cloud computing has developed a bad reputation for security, but it will soon provide tighter security than traditional on-premises IT. Here's why.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/21/2015
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Microsoft Acquires Israeli Cloud Security Firm Adallom
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Microsoft is dropping $320 million to purchase Adallom, a cloud security specialist that has offices in Tel Aviv and Palo Alto.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/20/2015
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State CIOs Need To 'Do The Right Thing,' NASCIO Finds
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
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A report commissioned by NASCIO is urging state CIOs to "do the right thing," but what does that really mean?
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 7/16/2015
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Programming Without Developers: Jitterbit APIs
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Jitterbit's Harmony Live is a cloud platform for designing, connecting, and deploying APIs without the help of computer programmers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/15/2015
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9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/15/2015
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Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Looks To Simplify Big Data
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
Microsoft is planning to release a new suite of tools dubbed Cortana Analytics, which Satya Nadella claims will democratize big data.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/14/2015
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Microsoft Azure Updates Target Developers, Partners
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
Microsoft is looking to make Azure more appealing to its community of developers and channel partners as way of countering AWS and Google.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/13/2015
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Office For Mac 2016, Phone Biz Layoffs: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
A week that brought updates to Office for Mac 2016, Power BI, and Windows 10 also included a massive round of job cuts at Microsoft.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/11/2015
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Microsoft Power BI Gets Major Updates
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft adds new features to its Power BI preview, which will become generally available on July 24.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/10/2015
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AWS API Gateway: Point And Click
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
Amazon Web Services remains the 800-pound gorilla in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service/Platform-as-a-Service marketplace. Announcements at the AWS Summit in New York City added another 100 pounds of substance to the beast.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 7/9/2015
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Cisco MaintenanceNet Deal: Latest In Buying Spree
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
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MaintenanceNet is best known for its cloud-based contract management platform ServiceExchange. Cisco's sixth acquisition this year, the deals show the company's move into the recurring revenue model.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/8/2015
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Why ISO Certifications Make Sense For IT
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Certifications from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) are important when considering which vendors to choose for your IT needs. But when was the last time you thought about applying ISO standards to your own internal IT operations?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/8/2015
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Google Cloud Console App Misses The Mark For iOS Users
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
Mobile apps for Android and iOS aim to make it easier for IT admins and other users to monitor and manage the Google Cloud Platform. But the iOS version of the app, due later this year, is missing some important features.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/7/2015
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