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Velostrata Hybrid Offers Public Cloud Compute, On-Premises Data
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Velostrata emerges from stealth to showcase its hybrid cloud that keeps enterprise data behind the firewall while leveraging the public cloud's power for compute.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/28/2015
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Google Unleashes Container Engine For Docker Workloads
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The Google Compute Cloud has gained a service for launching Docker containers and managing their lifecycles.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/27/2015
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Intel Invests $20M In Big Data Specialist BlueData
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Intel is leading a $20 million investment in BlueData as a way to speed deployments of big data systems among more users.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/26/2015
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Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Enters Preview
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2016 is ready for preview, along with a new cloud hybrid search service for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/25/2015
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Salesforce Polishes Its CRM Interface With Lightning
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Salesforce is delivering a cleaner, more elegant look for its desktop CRM applications by using its mobile platform's Lightning components.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/25/2015
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MasterCard Hackathons Combine Community, Commerce
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
MasterCard sees coding contests as a way to engage with developers and to promote its payment technology, all with an eye toward corporate social responsibility.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/25/2015
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Intel Backs OpenStack Firm Mirantis With $100M Investment
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
With $100 million in capital, Intel is leading a group of investors interested in backing Mirantis' efforts to expand the adoption of enterprise OpenStack clouds.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/25/2015
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Building Apps Without Code: 7 Options For Your Enterprise
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
News
Application building no longer means learning to code. Here are seven products and services that can help you develop apps without developing programming skills.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 8/23/2015
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Amazon IT Services: No Longer An Oxymoron
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
AWS is showing increasing sophistication when it comes to displacing other IT software and service suppliers, TBR analyst says.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/21/2015
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Office 365 Tops Business Cloud Apps, Study Finds
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft Office 365 is the most frequently deployed business app across the globe, according to a report that studied 4,000 of-the-shelf cloud-based products.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/20/2015
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Google Loses Data: Who Says Lightning Never Strikes Twice?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
In a four-strike incident, power to Google Compute Cloud disks in Ghislain, Belgium, gets interupted and data writes are lost.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/20/2015
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Amazon Report: How Bezos Should Respond
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he doesn't see the dystopian workplace described in a New York Times exposť. That doesn't mean it's not there. Let Amazon be judged by how it treats the least among its workers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/18/2015
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10 Most Popular CRM Apps
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
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A Gartner subsidiary, Software Advice, has developed a rating system that shows the popularity of CRM applications. See which services made the Top 10.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 8/17/2015
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Google Chromebooks Pitched For Work, Again
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Chromebooks have found fans in education. And now, with Dell's Chromebook 13, businesses have reason to reconsider Chrome OS in the workplace.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/14/2015
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Google Adds Big Data Services To Cloud Platform
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Google brings its own Cloud Dataflow and Cloud Pub/Sub big data services to Compute Engine and App Engine.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/13/2015
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BDAS Analytics Suite Blends Big Data With HR
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
A new analytics suite from Broadbean called BDAS looks to use big data to help HR and recruiters hire the best talent for companies.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 8/12/2015
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7 Worst Cloud Compliance Nightmares
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Compliance is difficult in any situation, and cloud computing makes it even more complicated. Check out these worst-case compliance scenarios and how to avoid them.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 8/12/2015
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Alphabet Rewrites Google's Script
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
A corporate reorganization completes the transformation Larry Page began when he took over in 2011. Moving Google under Alphabet will shelter the company's brands from one another.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/12/2015
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Amazon S3 Slowed By Software 'Misconfiguration'
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Mistake in S3 traffic system configuration produced severe latencies and error rates for AWS S3 users early Monday morning.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/11/2015
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Google Alphabet Spells Out New Corporate Structure
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Larry Page will become the CEO of a company called Alphabet, an umbrella operation. Google will operate under it, with Sundar Pichai as its CEO.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/11/2015
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