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iCloud Apps Welcome Windows, Not Android
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are now accessible to Windows users, even if they don't also have an Apple device.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/28/2015
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Red Hat OpenShift Commons Adds Fuel To Cloud Foundry Competition
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Red Hat looks to boost its cloud development platform by giving it a Commons where developers may exchange best practices.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/27/2015
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Salesforce Service Cloud, Analytics Cloud Power Fast Growth
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Salesforce claims its Service Cloud is ousting SAP and Oracle while the Wave Analytics Cloud is driving seven- and eight-figure deals.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/26/2015
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7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/24/2015
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IBM Promises Bridge From Data Center To Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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IBM said at its Interconnect conference its new services will allow easier shifting between the enterprise data center and public cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/24/2015
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Gartner Advanced Analytics Quadrant 2015: Gainers, Losers
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms 2015 has Microsoft, Alpine, and Alteryx moving up, Oracle MIA.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/23/2015
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Google Cloud Outage: Virtual Networking Breakdown
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Google's virtual networking software stopped providing routing updates, and customers lost their connections to the outside world.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/20/2015
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InformationWeek 2014 Hybrid Cloud Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Mixing public and private can deliver the best of both cloud worlds for IT groups that can figure out where workloads work best and address potential security issues.
By InformationWeek Staff , 2/20/2015
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Google: Docker Does Containers Right
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Two leaders for Google's cloud computing services talk about how they use containers in the data center, and why virtual machines also remain critical to their strategy.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/19/2015
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Heroku Expands Cloud Services For Enterprise Development
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Heroku has added access controls and code deployment capabilities to its Platform-as-a-Service, which runs on top of Amazon's EC2.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/19/2015
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8 Google Projects To Watch in 2015
Jeff Bertolucci,
News

We're highlighting Google's top 2015 projects -- from the pragmatic to the peculiar. Once you've explored the offerings, tell us which ones are your favorites –- and which ones you think are total duds –- in the comments section below.

By Jeff Bertolucci , 2/18/2015
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Big Data: Matching Personalities In The Call Center
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
It's common for companies to record customer service calls. But what insights are they gaining from all that data? One solution: Matching customers with service reps for more harmonious calls.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 2/17/2015
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Stop Amazon: A New Era Of Cloud Co-opetition
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
The recent VMware and Google partnership shows how far competitors will go to keep would-be cloud customers from flocking to Amazon.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/16/2015
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5 Cloud Predictions For 2015 From TBR
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Infrastructure-as-a-service has moved toward commodity status, spurring Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and others to add services and specialties.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/16/2015
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First American: Cloud Analysis Points To Savings
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
First American title insurance ramps up Azure spending as Apptio expense metrics show a gain versus on-premises virtual machines.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/10/2015
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InformationWeek 2014 Next-Generation IT Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
News
The future of IT is all about integrating key elements such as mobile, cloud, security, and big data. Successful companies will focus on reusable components, data-based security, and automation.
By InformationWeek Staff , 2/6/2015
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Equinix Cloud Exchange: Private Access To Public Clouds
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Equinix is offering Cloud Exchange, where customers can select the cloud they want to connect with.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/5/2015
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SAP Clarifies S/4Hana Release Dates, Licensing Terms
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
SAP's Bernd Leukert sets the record straight on S/4Hana availability, licensing terms, and what upgrades current Business Suite customers can expect.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/5/2015
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VMware NSX: A Cloud Pitch To Sell SDN
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Software defined networking is key to VMware's data center ambitions, so it's selling NSX-as-a-service through the vCloud Air public cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/5/2015
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SAP's Plattner: How S/4Hana Simplifies ERP
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
SAP chairman Hasso Plattner explains what's possible with S/4Hana. Analysts and customers comment on the evolutionary vs. revolutionary debate.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/4/2015
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