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Digital Workspaces Winning Acceptance Through Flexibility, Security
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware survey shows digital workspace users gaining enterprise agility through greater mobile workforce activity, added business initiative.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/17/2017
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3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT's control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/16/2017
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Enel Moves Onto Amazon To Implement New Utility Strategy
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The giant Italian utility, Enel, is moving to the cloud to support it's Open Power strategy around the world, adding green power sources.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/13/2017
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Global Survey: Innovation, Movement Of Data Get More Restrictions
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Foundation finds more countries passing restrictions on use of intellectual property within their borders, export of data out.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/10/2017
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Amazon: The Self-Fueling, Perpetual Motion Machine
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon's retail operation is now paired with what's known to be a highly successful cloud business: Are the two accelerating each other?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/9/2017
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eBay Container Management Tool Works With Kubernetes
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
eBay wants to expand its use of Docker containers and has composed a tool, TessMaster, to help them run on Kubernetes cluster management.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/28/2016
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Will Cloud Service Prices Go Up in 2017?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Competition and price cutting might be good for cloud customers, but the glory days of low prices might not make it into 2017.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 12/28/2016
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At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/21/2016
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The Cloud May Finally be Ready for Your Legacy Apps
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
If you’ve been holding off your legacy application migration to the cloud over fear of support and migration issues, 2017 may very well be the time to look at your options.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 12/21/2016
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Self-Service Access, Cloud Drive Big Data Value
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Data governance has emerged as a top concern, and business intelligence remains the top workload for big data technology Hadoop, according to the third edition of the Big Data Maturity Survey.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/20/2016
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Brooks Brothers In Style As It Moves To Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
With operations depending on SAP HANA, Brooks Brothers management wanted a minimum of downtime in its move to AWS cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/13/2016
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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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