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Red Hat Counters VMware With OpenStack Software Appliance
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Red Hat offers test drive appliance to gain OpenStack users, enhances its production version, moves to manage Amazon, Microsoft workloads.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/29/2014
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California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Do you understand the consequences of California's new smartphone anti-theft law? Our FAQ will clear up the confusion.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/29/2014
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HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers Crank Up Power
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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HP tries to grow its lead in server market with ProLiant Gen9 servers that offer more computing power and lower costs.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/28/2014
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Workday Q&A: COO Talks Oracle, SAP
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Workday COO Mike Stankey claims his firm has a three- to five-year tech lead on Oracle and SAP because the cloud is "more than a destination and a pricing model."
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/28/2014
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VMware: VMs And Containers Better Together
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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VMware takes pains to say that Linux containers will complement, not replace, virtual machines.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/28/2014
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Social Media Bites Its Tongue
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Pew Research finds that social media users are less likely to voice opinions face-to-face if they believe their Facebook followers would disagree. Call it surveillance fallout.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/28/2014
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IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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IBM Watson moves from supplying known answers to tough questions to making its own discoveries in life sciences and pharmaceutical research.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/28/2014
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Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
Art Wittmann,
News
Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
By Art Wittmann , 8/27/2014
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VMware COO Clarifies Focus
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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In an interview, COO Carl Eschenbach explains how VMware plans to outstrip the competition and why it's offering OpenStack.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/27/2014
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Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/26/2014
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Why VMware Is Embracing OpenStack
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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VMware is going to unusual lengths to work with open source cloud technology at the same time that it's trying to establish its own hybrid cloud service. What's going on?
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/26/2014
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9 Ways To Enhance Google Apps With Unified Communications
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
There's no shortage of ways to communicate. Unifying the many communications channels can help you keep it all straight.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/26/2014
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Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/25/2014
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IT Salary Survey 2014: Application Development
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Developers' raises matched or beat inflation in 2014, and middle-aged men working at large firms on the coasts fared best. Still, software development remains a well-paying field for everyone.
By InformationWeek Staff , 8/25/2014
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VMware: Run OpenStack On Our Infrastructure
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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VMware unveils a slate of virtualization, hybrid cloud, and management announcements as its VMworld user conference opens.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/25/2014
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Android Flaw Might Also Affect iOS, Windows
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Sandboxing flaw let researchers hijack Gmail 92% of the time, and could also affect iOS and Windows.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/23/2014
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CenturyLink Offers Private Cloud By The Rack
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
CenturyLink's cloud unit offers racks inside its data centers with the isolation characteristics of a private cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/22/2014
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5 Steps To Effective API Management
Cathal McGloin, CEO, FeedHenry
Commentary
Many of today's enterprises build 100 or more mobile apps every year. If you don't have a plan to manage the APIs that support them, innovation will come to a screeching halt.
By Cathal McGloin CEO, FeedHenry, 8/22/2014
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Microsoft, Opera Partner On Phone Browser
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Opera Software's Opera Mini browser will replace Nokia's Xpress on Nokia feature phones, but Microsoft's long-term plan for old Nokia products is unclear.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/21/2014
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Google Drive For Work: Unlimited Storage Tempts Businesses
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Cloud-based storage is attracting business customers, despite security concerns amplified by Edward Snowden's revelations.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/21/2014
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