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posted in January 2016
Amazon, AWS Post Strong Results, Fail To Please Wall Street
News  |  1/29/2016
Amazon reported revenues of $107 billion in full-year 2015, a 20% increase over the prior year. Its Amazon Web Services unit was a bright spot, showing solid growth for the full year and for Q4 2015. So, why isn't Wall Street satisfied?
Facebook Builds Next-Gen Data Center In Ireland
News  |  1/28/2016
Facebook will implement its latest data center server and switch designs in the facility it's building on the company's Clonee, Ireland, site.
VMware CIO OccupiesHot Seat Between Top Management, Customers
News  |  1/27/2016
VMware CIO Bask Iyer describes his role as both representing customers' needs to top management and validating the firm's products to customers.
65% Say Cloud As Secure As On-Premises
News  |  1/25/2016
Nearly two-thirds of IT security professionals think cloud software security equals what they can provide in enterprise data centers, according to Cloud Security Alliance survey.
IDC: Public Cloud Spending To Double By 2019
News  |  1/22/2016
Traditional IT spending is in decline compared to enterprise investment in public and private cloud services, says research group.
IBM's Fourth-Quarter Results Hold Promise, Pitfalls
News  |  1/21/2016
IBM turned in better-than-expected fourth-quarter results this week. However, the numbers still show how far Big Blue has to go to return to profit and growth. When does the Street run out of patience?
Microsoft Giving Nonprofits $1 Billion In Cloud Services
News  |  1/20/2016
Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.
Equinix Buys European Rival TelecityGroup For $3.8 Billion
News  |  1/19/2016
In a move that will strengthen its data center presence and customer offerings in Europe and around the world, Equinix is acquiring rival TelecityGroup for $3.8 billion.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Top $3.5 Trillion In 2016
News  |  1/19/2016
In a new report, Gartner finds that worldwide IT spending will top $3.5 trillion in 2016. However, spending on devices and telecom services are still expected to decline as major players in the world economy struggle with growth headwinds.
AI, Machine Learning Rising In The Enterprise
News  |  1/19/2016
AI and machine learning are graduating from science fiction to reality. It's estimated that about half of large enterprises are currently experimenting with AI projects. Several vendors, including Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft, have donated machine learning development projects to open source.
Amazon Adds 'Scheduled' Reserved Instances To Server List
News  |  1/18/2016
Amazon Web Services has created what it calls "Scheduled Reserved Instances," a variation to its low cost Reserved Instances, which is scheduled to run at specific times.
Yahoo Releases Massive Data Set To Academic Institutions
News  |  1/15/2016
The clicks and searches of 20 million anonymous Yahoo users could help researchers in a number of different academic institutions expand the boundaries of machine learning and deep learning.
Amazon Adding Montreal, 4 More Regional Data Centers In 2016
News  |  1/14/2016
Amazon continues to expand its worldwide network of data centers, with Montreal, the UK, China, and India all slated to become part of its chain.
Intermedia Unveils Dedicated-Host Microsoft Exchange On AWS
News  |  1/13/2016
Intermedia's offering, aimed at large enterprises, challenges on-premises email, Google's Gmail, and Amazon's new WorkMail with Dedicated Microsoft Exchange on AWS.
Avnet CIO: Put Business At The Center Of IT
News  |  1/11/2016
As an IT and electronics distributor, Avnet is in a unique position to view the trends driving the technology industry. It's also in the position of implementing those trends itself, including cloud computing and customer self-service. Here's how CIO Steve Phillips aligns IT with business at Avnet.
9 Reasons Why Personalized Marketing Still Isn't Accurate
Slideshows  |  1/8/2016
Personalization efforts have served as a vanguard for big data at many organizations. But some of these programs still fall short. Here's a closer look at what's going wrong. Does your enterprise fit these profiles?
Synergy's $110B Cloud Spending Report Smashes Other Estimates
News  |  1/8/2016
Synergy says $110 billion was spent on the cloud in 2015, 300% more than IDC's estimate. Why the difference?
Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016
News  |  1/7/2016
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?
Amazon Starts 2016 With Three Price Cuts
News  |  1/6/2016
Amazon Web Services diminishes its own prospects of handsome quarterly profits through a set of price reductions. These cuts also make life harder for competitors.
Top Data Privacy Issues To Scare You In 2016
Commentary  |  1/6/2016
In 2016 issues regarding privacy, whether in personal or business data, are going to dominate headlines and change the way people interact with technology and the companies that provide it. From encryption to drones, to personal information, here's what to watch in the next 12 months.
Automakers Must Have Software Competency: McKinsey
Commentary  |  1/4/2016
Much of the advice provided to automakers in a new McKinsey report has as its unspoken theme some level of information technology, including software development, data collection and analysis, and Internet of Things connectivity. In fact, the report said, software competence is becoming one of the most important differentiating factors for the auto industry, according to the report.


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