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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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ClearStory Data Touts Speedy Big Data Analysis
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
ClearStory taps HDFS and Apache Spark in the cloud to let business users blend high-scale, variable data and analyze it with in-memory speed.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/30/2015
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Oracle HCM Cloud Adds Social, Mobile Learning Option
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Oracle has plenty of options for training, but Oracle Learning Cloud follows SAP, IBM into social, mobile learning management for the YouTube generation.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/30/2015
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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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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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3 Priorities For Enterprise Applications In 2015
Sameer Bhatia, Founder & CEO, ProProfs
Commentary
Competition and cloud delivery haven't done enough to improve enterprise apps. Buyers must pressure vendors for better features, improved usability, and meaningful analytics.
By Sameer Bhatia Founder & CEO, ProProfs, 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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Internet Explorer Dependent? Time To Move On
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
Microsoft's move to Project Spartan should be your cue to retire aging enterprise apps that rely on Internet Explorer plug-ins or Active X controls.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 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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Tesla Model S Autopilot Coming Soon, Elon Musk Claims
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The Tesla Model S should be able to drive itself, some of the time, this summer, according to CEO Elon Musk.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/21/2015
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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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Microsoft Cloud-First Push Shines In CRM, Lags In ERP
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
Microsoft's Dynamics CRM Online business is growing quickly, but Dynamics AX Online is still stuck at the gate. What's the holdup?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/17/2015
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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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Open Compute: More Financial Services Firms Jump In
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and B of A are joining Goldman Sachs and Fidelity backing the open-source hardware movement.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/16/2015
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Microsoft Convergence 2015: More Change Ahead
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft's business technology conference will undergo some fundamental changes, kick-started and driven by CEO Satya Nadella.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/14/2015
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Microsoft Leads Open Switch Software Effort
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Microsoft is working on a project to produce a programmable interface for Open Compute switches, coming later this year.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/13/2015
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Apple Watch Meets Salesforce Enterprise Apps
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Salesforce is among the first enterprise application vendors to offer Apple Watch apps. Here's how watch apps differ from phone apps.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/12/2015
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Microsoft, Cisco Broaden Cloud Partnership
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
A new platform combines Microsoft's Azure Pack with devices from Cisco's ACI to target telecom carriers and cloud providers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/11/2015
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