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Microsoft Partners Conference: 3 Things to Watch
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding positive momentum into the Worldwide Partner Conference, but he will face questions ranging from recent Office 365 outages to the status of Windows 9.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/12/2014
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Nadella Charts Microsoft's Future: 5 Key Points
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella distances himself from predecessor Ballmer's vision, pins company's future on a "mobile-first, cloud-first" agenda.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/11/2014
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FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Amazon's own employees acknowledge the ease with which children could make purchases.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/11/2014
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Amazon's Next Steps Toward Cloud Domination
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Amazon Web Services adds Zocalo file sharing, mobile app services, and log-monitoring and analysis capabilities to its ever-expanding portfolio.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/10/2014
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Chipmaking Spending Boom Coming
Peter Clarke,
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Spurred by improved economy and optimism over Internet of Things and wearable devices, semiconductor industry forecasts two years of growth.
By Peter Clarke , 7/10/2014
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Google Leads Coalition For Container Management
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Docker unite behind Google's Kubernetes as a container management system.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 7/10/2014
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Microsoft Enhances Azure, Office 365
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft sets the tone for its Worldwide Partner Conference with new Office 365 plans, Azure analytics, and storage announcements.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/9/2014
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IT Speed & Agility: Battery Ventures Interview, Part 1
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
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Battery Ventures' Adrian Cockcroft discusses how IT departments can move fast while maintaining reliability.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 7/7/2014
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IT Speed & Agility: Battery Ventures Interview, Part 2
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
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Adrian Cockcroft, technology fellow at Battery Ventures, discusses ways to improve the reliability of IT systems.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 7/7/2014
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GE Power & Water CIO Discusses IT Speed & Agility
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
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Jim Fowler explains how opening an office in Silicon Valley helped GE speed up its development processes.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 7/7/2014
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Internap, CenturyLink Say Bare-Metal Is Hot
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Managed service providers are turning outsourced services into more cloud-like offerings; bare-metal servers in the cloud now a trend on the rise.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 7/3/2014
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Amazon Strikes Back With Lower Cost Instances
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Amazon Web Services feels the breath of competition, responds with lower cost, "bursty" T2 instances.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 7/2/2014
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Databricks Spark Plans: Big Data Q&A
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Databricks has a bold vision -- based on Apache Spark -- to become big data's epicenter of analysis. Executives Ion Stoica and Arsalan Tavakoli discuss the details and how Google Cloud Dataflow compares.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/1/2014
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What Docker Needs From PaaS: Apprenda's Take
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Enterprise platform-as-a-service provider discusses Docker's role in a future, developer-driven, Linux-container world.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 7/1/2014
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Data Scientist Role: How Will It Evolve?
Kevin Casey,
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As mainstream industries such as retail increasingly adopt big data initiatives, the roles of data scientists and other data professionals will change during the next few years. Here's a peek.
By Kevin Casey , 7/1/2014
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Databricks Cloud: Next Step For Spark
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Databricks, the company behind the hot Apache Spark project, announced new tools, new partners, and new funding to power a cloud service on Amazon Web Services.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 6/30/2014
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CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 6/30/2014
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Microsoft Explains Exchange Outage
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft pledges to do better after frustrating customers with last week's Exchange Online and Lync Online outages.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 6/30/2014
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You're Fast? Great. Are You Efficient?
Lori MacVittie,
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Jumping hurdles at record speed doesn't mean much if you stroll between them. IT leaders must eliminate process-driven delays or trip on DevOps and SDN efforts.
By Lori MacVittie , 6/30/2014
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Google I/O: Hello Dataflow, Goodbye MapReduce
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Google introduces Dataflow to handle streams and batches of big data, replacing MapReduce and challenging other public cloud services.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 6/27/2014
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