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Amazon Bulks Up Cloud Instances For Big Data
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon Web Services' larger virtual servers show the company is pursuing an enterprise-scale data warehouse and big data tasks.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/1/2015
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Google Chrome OS On A Stick
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The latest Chrome devices are more affordable than ever, and more varied in their form factors.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/1/2015
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Amazon Buy Button: 1-Click Ordering Minus The Click
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
With its Dash Button and Dash Replenishment Service, Amazon aims to take the Internet of Things mainstream.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/31/2015
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NAS Is Sexy … Again
Andres Rodriguez, CEO, Nasuni
Commentary
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
By Andres Rodriguez CEO, Nasuni , 3/31/2015
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PayPal Declares It's 100% OpenStack Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
After a three-year migration, PayPal says it has implemented its own OpenStack cloud for close to 100% of its operations, making it one of the largest financial services OpenStack clouds in production.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/31/2015
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IBM Announces IoT Business Unit, Cloud Services
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM ups the ante on Internet of Things analysis, launching a $3 billion bet on cloud-based ecosystem. How will Microsoft and Amazon respond?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/31/2015
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Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/30/2015
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Night At The Museum
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
We took our review model for a whirl at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's a great mobile phone, weighed down by unwanted apps.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/29/2015
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Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
James Kobielus,
Commentary
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
By James Kobielus , 3/27/2015
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HP's Helion Rack Aimed At Private OpenStack Builders
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
HP launches a pre-configured OpenStack rack with the platform-as-a-service, Cloud Foundry, bundled in.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/27/2015
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Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
At the F8 developer conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about how the social media giant is striving to become more than a singular online destination.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/26/2015
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Amazon Cloud Shortcut Offered Via Pivotal Cloud Foundry
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon, as well as on-premises.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/25/2015
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Facebook F8 Preview: Mobility, Messenger And More
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Expect announcements related to mobility and Messenger as Facebook continues its crusade to become the cross-platform platform.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/24/2015
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Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Kevin Casey,
News
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
By Kevin Casey , 3/23/2015
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Spark Promoter Databricks Should Let Software Shine
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
Can Databricks effectively shepherd the most promising open source project for big data analytics while also promoting its commercial cloud service?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/19/2015
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Shadow IT: 8 Ways To Cope
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
If you're sick and tired of Shadow IT in your organization, you're not alone. Here are some coping mechanisms to help you get a handle on things.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 3/18/2015
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Microsoft Azure Drives Ford Hybrid-Cloud Plan
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Ford brings vehicle software updates to Microsoft's cloud, opening up preventative-maintenance and service-upgrade possibilities on a global scale.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/18/2015
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NTP, Harlan Stenn & An Uncertain Future: Readers React
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
InformationWeek's story about the work of Harlan Stenn on NTP sparked dozens of reader reactions on the website, as well as Tweets, Slashdot comments, and Facebook postings.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/18/2015
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Microsoft Promises Potent Azure IoT Suite
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft says its data services and hyper-scale cloud will conquer Internet-of-things apps including monitoring, asset-management, and predictive maintenance. Look out IBM, Intel, SAP, and GE.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/17/2015
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IBM, Twitter Offerings Yield Business Results
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Big Blue's partnership with Twitter underscores the business value of social media. IBM is suggesting that if you look, you can see the impact of tweets on your bottom line.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/17/2015
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