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Microsoft's Minecraft Buy: 6 Interesting Facts
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft acquisition of game developer Mojang is turning heads. Here's some context.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/15/2014
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Facebook Announces WebScaleSQL Upgrade For MySQL
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Partners Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter tweak WebScaleSQL branch of MySQL to fix bugs, improve speed, and run "at scale."
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/15/2014
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What HP Gains In Eucalyptus Cloud Deal
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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HP signs letter of intent to buy Eucalyptus, names CEO Marten Mickos head of its cloud unit. More open-source company acquisitions expected as HP builds out cloud offerings, analyst says.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/15/2014
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Mining WiFi Data: Retail Privacy Pitfalls
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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WiFi data mining starts with anonymous tracking, but it can lead to personal details in social profiles. Interop New York session explores opportunities and limits for retailers.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/15/2014
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Former Red Hat CTO Joins Google
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Brian Stevens abruptly leaves Red Hat, shows up at the Googleplex as VP of product management for its cloud platforms unit.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/12/2014
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EMC: VMware Not For Sale
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Contrary to a New York Post report and an investor's pressure, EMC says it's not considering selling off its VMware virtualization subsidiary.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/12/2014
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Tableau Unveils Enterprise Tools
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
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BI vendor Tableau shows off live connection to enterprise cloud apps and promises 4X speedup of database engine to cater to large numbers of users.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 9/12/2014
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Red Hat Satellite Brings System Management To Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Red Hat Satellite 6, the latest version of its Enterprise Linux system management, now works across data centers and clouds.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/11/2014
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Amazon On-Demand Vs. Reserved Instances: Cost Comparison
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Critics think on-demand might actually be a better deal than Reserved Instances, but Cloudability study shows otherwise.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/10/2014
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VMware Cozies Up To Chef
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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VMware integrates the open source configuration engine Chef, a favorite of DevOps teams, into its vCloud Air cloud service. Here's what it means for hybrid cloud operations.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/9/2014
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Microsoft Launches Delve For Office 365
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft claims Delve, a new Office 365 product, will know which content is important to you before you do.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/8/2014
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Microsoft Enables Fast Migration Into Azure
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Microsoft's Migration Accelerator makes it easier for VMware and Amazon Web Services customers to move workloads into Azure.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/8/2014
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Salesforce.com Launches $100 Million Mobile Development Fund
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Salesforce.com establishes dedicated fund for startups building mobile apps on Salesforce1 platform.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/8/2014
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Your Next Cloud Move
Joe Masters Emison, CTO, BuildFax
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Our 2014 State of Cloud Survey shows IT has realized the easy gains from SaaS. Now it's time to dig into PaaS, containers, performance, and more.
By Joe Masters Emison CTO, BuildFax, 9/8/2014
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DigitalOcean Adds Docker-Optimized Hosts
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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DigitalOcean partners with CoreOS to host servers geared to run Docker containers.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/5/2014
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VMware: We'll Solve End User Device Management Mess
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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VMware Workspace Suite will combine PC, laptop and mobile device management via virtualized workspaces. VMware's AirWatch acquisition plays a big role.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/4/2014
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Hillary Clinton Talks Tech: 9 Facts
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Hillary Clinton explained how she sees technology fitting into the recovering US economy, at Nexenta OpenSDx conference. Here are nine things we learned.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/2/2014
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Cloud Won't Cure Licensing Woes
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Think options in the cloud will solve licensing woes? Not so fast.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/2/2014
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5 Signs You'll Face A Software Audit
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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When vendors spot these red flags, they may use them as reasons to run a licensing audit.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/2/2014
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Software Licensing: Move From Defense To Offense
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Avoiding audits and vendor fines isn't enough. Take control of licensing to exact deeper software discounts and match purchasing to actual employee needs.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/2/2014
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