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Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Salesforce.com Wave is a big bet that's already generating demand, but will it live up to the billing? Here are six Wave pros and cons.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/17/2014
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SAP Hana Platform Hits IBM Cloud
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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SAP offers Hana Enterprise Cloud on IBM Cloud infrastructure, opening up a new SAP-managed way to run SAP apps on Hana.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/14/2014
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Google Buys Firebase, Fills Cloud Apps Hole
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Bolstering Google Cloud Platform, Firebase service helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/22/2014
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Yahoo Talks Apache Storm: Real-Time Appeal
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Yahoo is committed to Apache Storm, the open event-processing platform, because it's easy to manage and scale and use for personalization as a service, among other uses, says Yahoo executive Sumeet Singh in a Q&A.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/22/2014
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Why CIOs Should Be More Involved In Acquisitions
Fred Latala, VP of data center solutions, Forsythe Technology
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Here are five important reasons CIOs need to have a voice during mergers and acquisitions.
By Fred Latala VP of data center solutions, Forsythe Technology, 10/22/2014
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Why Outlawing Encryption Is Wrong
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
Putting data encryption solely into the hands of government employees won't prevent bad things from happening -- and it might encourage wrongdoing.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 10/22/2014
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Magic Leap Lands Google Funds
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Virtual reality startup collects $542 million in first round of financing, plans to create images in the air similar to R2D2's projection of Princess Leia in Star Wars.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/21/2014
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7 Questions To Ask When Delivering Cloud Apps
Greg Lord, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Akamai
Commentary
What's your goal when you make the decision to deliver your applications over the Internet?
By Greg Lord Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Akamai, 10/21/2014
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SAP Cloud Plan On Track, Says McDermott
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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SAP profits are down -- temporarily the company insists -- but cloud revenues are up and are set for growth through the Concur acquisition.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/21/2014
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Microsoft Battles Google, Amazon In The Cloud
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella clarified the company's cloud strategy, argued competitors such as Amazon and Google can't match Microsoft's hybrid-oriented approach and enterprise expertise.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/21/2014
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How Docker Changes Cloud Security
Lucas Carlson, Chief Innovation Officer, CenturyLink
Commentary
Docker's shared Linux kernel architecture isn't secure enough for multitenancy applications. This popular new container technology is, however, a great choice for banking, retail, and online apps.
By Lucas Carlson , 10/21/2014
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Health IT Interoperability Up To Market, Say Feds
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Jason Task Force co-chairs say government should exercise its regulatory powers only to guide process along.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/21/2014
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Wearables At Work: 7 Productivity Apps
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
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Wearables are great, but what good would Google Glass or the Galaxy Gear be without useful apps? Here's a sampling of the latest business apps for wearables.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 10/21/2014
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IBM Lays Internet Of Things Foundation
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
IBM is offering a set of APIs and cloud services through its BlueMix platform to simplify development for networked devices.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/21/2014
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China Accused Of Attacking Apple iCloud
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Media freedom group GreatFire.org claims Apple's iCloud is being subject to a man-in-the-middle attack by China's censorship apparatus.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/20/2014
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Helsinki Incubator Shows Value Of Physical Space
Dennis Mitzner, Chief Editor, Inside3DP.com
Commentary
Helsinki Think Company, a new initiative that offers meeting space for entrepreneurial-minded students, proves that nurturing tech startups is not a virtual exercise.
By Dennis Mitzner Chief Editor, Inside3DP.com, 10/20/2014
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Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds
Commentary
If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we'd refuse outright today.
By Patrick Hubbard Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds, 10/20/2014
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Apple iPad Air 2: Visual Tour
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Apple's iPad Air 2 looks like a slimmed-down version of its predecessor, but it packs many under-the-hood enhancements.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/18/2014
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Apple SIM: Not Quite A Revolution
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
The Apple iPad Air 2's inclusion of a SIM card that lets users choose among cellular data plans won't change the mobile industry all that much. Here's why.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/18/2014
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Facebook Automates Fight Against Hackers
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Here's a sneak peek into the system Facebook uses to secure your account when other websites are hacked.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/17/2014
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Apple iPad Vs. Google Nexus: Tablet Smackdown
Eric Zeman,
News
Apple's incremental iPad updates are compelling, but so is the all-new Nexus 9 tablet from Google. Which is right for you?
By Eric Zeman , 10/17/2014
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iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3: No Comparison
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
Commentary
Comparisons between Apple's iPad Air 2 and Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 are both inevitable and misguided.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/17/2014
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