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Amazon Tests New Retail Consumer Checkout System
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A store in downtown Seattle lets shoppers pull items off shelves and exit the store, with the cost of the items automatically added to their account.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/8/2016
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IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/8/2016
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Trainline Tosses Exadata, Takes Oracle Into The Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Trainline migrates to the cloud, takes Oracle database applications with it for performance faster than Exadata's.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/6/2016
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AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon Web Services is filling the gaps in its software development/deployment process in a bid to attract enterprise developers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/6/2016
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Driverless Vehicles & The IT Impact
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Juniper Research tried to answer the question, given the experimentation with driverless vehicles, when will it gain traction?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/29/2016
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Storage Survey: Cloud Storage Use Up, But Integration Still Sought
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A supplier of an object storage system asked 409 IT managers how hybrid cloud storage use was progressing. The answer: with some difficulties.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/25/2016
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Predix, Digital Twin 'Think' About Operations Together
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
At GE's Minds and Machines Nov. 15-16, GE illustrated how it's using Predix and a 'digital twin' to solve turbine maintenance issues.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/22/2016
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Consumer Reports Finds Middle Ground Between Cloud And On-Premises
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Consumer Reports runs its back-end accounting on Oracle E-Business Suite, but has found a way to get all the benefits of cloud computing while keeping control over the upgrade cycle afforded by on-premises solutions. Here's how they did it.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/21/2016
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2017 IT Budgets: One-Third Goes To Cloud, Hosting Services
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
IT professionals and CIOs plan to spend slightly more than a third of their total IT budgets on cloud and hosting services in 2017, according to survey results from 451 Research. While IaaS remains popular, most of the money will be spent on application, management, and security services.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/17/2016
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Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization -- and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft in offering more of these services through the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/16/2016
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Google's Urs Holzle: Moore's Law Is Ending
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Google's Urs Holzle says cloud suppliers won't be able to bank the gains of Moore's Law much longer and will have to eke out advances elsewhere.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/10/2016
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What Can IT Professionals Learn From New AWS VP?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
In October, Adrian Cockcroft became VP of cloud architecture at Amazon Web Services (AWS). His career, which includes a long stint at Sun Microsystems and groundbreaking infrastructure work at Netflix, offers a range of lessons for IT professionals looking to fine-tune their own career goals in an era of digital transformation.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/10/2016
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The Wait At Polls: IT Drives Real-Time Updates
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Voters in Cobb County, Georgia, got more accurate and timely updates on wait times at polling locations open for early voting during this year's US presidential election. Here's how IT made it happen.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/7/2016
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CIOs Get Strategic As IT Budgets Stay Flat
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Tech budgets are moving out of IT control and are expected to remain flat, but CIOs are gaining more influence across the broader enterprise, according to CEB Global's 2017 IT Budget Survey.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/7/2016
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CIOs Face Changes, Volatility In 2017, Forrester Predicts
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IT transitions will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs look to deliver business outcomes, develop technologies that serve customers, and embrace new technologies such as AI and AR, according to Forrester Research. Here's a look at the research firm's predictions for the new year.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/7/2016
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Disaster Recovery: The Cloud Changes Everything
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
In a recent report, Gartner looks at the growing field of disaster recover as a service, and finds how this cloud-based approach differs from the more traditional approach to DR.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/4/2016
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Digital Transformation Underway, Many Will Fail At It
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
IDC has issued its IT FutureScape forecast for 2017, which includes 10 predictions for IT. Here's how cloud, mobile, social media, big data, AI, virtual reality, and other innovations are changing the world.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/3/2016
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Will Digital Economy Create A Developer Shortage?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
As more companies seek to transform themselves digitally and effectively become software companies, some are going to have trouble filling "the developer gap," according to a Cloud Foundry report.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/2/2016
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Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Investments in predictive analytics, dashboards, and KPIs are coming to CRM lead management offerings, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for the category. The finding is reflective of an increasing number of IT organizations aiming to deliver more and better intelligence for sales and marketing users.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/1/2016
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OpenStack Revenue To Hit $5 Billion By 2020
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
451 Research doubles its previous estimate of the value of the OpenStack marketplace and predicts the majority of OpenStack revenue will come from private cloud deployments.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 10/27/2016
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