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15 Surprising Facts About Indian Outsourcers
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Thinking of outsourcing with Infosys, Wipro, or Tata? Here are some points worth knowing about the IT services heavyweights.
New Role Needed: Business Information Officer
Commentary  |  9/29/2014
Rather than take responsibilities away from the CIO, companies should create this new position to help the CIO cement strategic relationships with other divisions.
5 Steps To Build A Strong IT Brand
Commentary  |  9/29/2014
As IT departments become strategic partners providing quantifiable ROI, CIOs need to pay more attention to their brands.
Amazon Reboots Cloud Servers, Xen Bug Blamed
News  |  9/26/2014
Amazon tells customers it has to patch and reboot 10% of its EC2 cloud servers before Oct. 1.
4 Outsourcing Lessons IT Can Learn From Automakers
Commentary  |  9/25/2014
Automakers get 80% of a vehicle's components from suppliers. Why are they better at outsourcing than IT?
6 DevOps Salary Negotiation Tips
Commentary  |  9/24/2014
DevOps pros, take note. Interop speaker Dustin Whittle explains how to position yourself as indispensable.
9 Innovative Products: Designers Of Things Conference
Slideshows  |  9/24/2014
Wearable, 3D printing, and Internet of Things technologies are in their infancy. But these products show that design can satisfy both the head and the heart.
ADP CIO Pursues Passion, Lands COO Role
Commentary  |  9/24/2014
CIO Mike Capone moves to SaaS company Medidata Solutions, which provides tools to manage clinical trials.
Private Clouds Come Down To Earth
News  |  9/24/2014
Intrigued by the concept of a converged infrastructure but worry you lack the expertise to DIY? Dell, HP, IBM, VMware, and other vendors want to help.
Open Data Center Alliance Pushes TOSCA
News  |  9/24/2014
Cloud standards group ODCA pushes TOSCA standard for workload mobility across cloud service providers. Where is Amazon?
Apcera Emerges, Gets Snapped Up By Ericsson
News  |  9/23/2014
Apcera, started by Cloud Foundry chief architect Derek Collison, launches new platform for software deployment, a policy imposition system.
6 Ways To Consumerize IT Without Dumbing Down
Commentary  |  9/23/2014
Here's how to make enterprise software more user-friendly while also maintaining its capabilities and security.
Puppet Server's Big Revamp
News  |  9/23/2014
DevOps community favorite Puppet Labs has rewritten Puppet Server to identify, configure, and manage groups of servers at the same time.
Wearables In The Workplace: 3 Realities
News  |  9/22/2014
Wearables innovation will happen first in the enterprise, but CIOs should brace themselves for security and integration challenges.
CloudBees Drops PaaS, Shifts To Continuous Integration
News  |  9/22/2014
CloudBees changes focus to Jenkins continuous integration server, Cloud Foundry partnership.
Red Hat Shows Consistent Growth
News  |  9/19/2014
Red Hat reports 19% increase in revenue, subscriptions, and earnings per share in Q2.
Software Creates More Jobs Than It Destroys, Study Says
News  |  9/18/2014
How is software affecting the overall US economy? Study from Software Industry & Information Association provides new data points.
Enterprise Social Networks: 4 Pillars
News  |  9/18/2014
Success starts and ends with integration. Here's how to finally make collaboration click.
3 Myths That Could Spoil IT's Future
Commentary  |  9/17/2014
IT leaders need to overcome the myths that keep hurting IT's reputation.
Rackspace Not For Sale, Rejoins Cloud Battle
News  |  9/17/2014
Rackspace, after posting a strong second quarter, says it's not for sale and it will push its 'managed cloud' offering with renewed vigor.
What's Your CIO Legacy?
Commentary  |  9/17/2014
Box CIO Ben Haines compares his experiences at two very different companies to explore the notion of a CIO legacy.
Apple Watch: A Cure For Smartphone Addiction
Commentary  |  9/17/2014
Here's how adding another gadget actually might help restore order to our obsessive digital lives.
WaveMaker PaaS Bets On Docker
News  |  9/16/2014
WaveMaker Enterprise platform now offers Docker deployment option, along with Studio rapid app development toolkit.
Personalized Medicine Rests On Cloud At H.D. Smith
Commentary  |  9/16/2014
As-a-service infrastructure, apps enable healthcare distributor to focus more on core business innovations, says H.D. Smith CIO David Guzman.
Jack the Ripper Caught: 8 Mysteries Tech Should Solve
Slideshows  |  9/16/2014
If technology can help us go back in time and solve cold cases, what other mysteries could it solve? Here are a few suggestions.
How To Hire Developers Fast And Build Things
Commentary  |  9/15/2014
To have the best team of developers you must have a distributed team of developers.
What HP Gains In Eucalyptus Cloud Deal
News  |  9/15/2014
HP signs letter of intent to buy Eucalyptus, names CEO Marten Mickos head of its cloud unit. More open-source company acquisitions expected as HP builds out cloud offerings, analyst says.
Former Red Hat CTO Joins Google
News  |  9/12/2014
Brian Stevens abruptly leaves Red Hat, shows up at the Googleplex as VP of product management for its cloud platforms unit.
EMC: VMware Not For Sale
News  |  9/12/2014
Contrary to a New York Post report and an investor's pressure, EMC says it's not considering selling off its VMware virtualization subsidiary.
Beware Of BYOD Benefit Pixie Dust
Commentary  |  9/12/2014
Stop measuring BYOD benefits with empty elixirs like employee productivity and happiness.
Software Development: Don't Ignore What Makes It Hard
News  |  9/11/2014
Team size and location, regulatory constraints, and many other factors make software development a difficult job, beyond the complexity of the software itself. No single formula or methodology can address all needs.
Red Hat Satellite Brings System Management To Cloud
News  |  9/11/2014
Red Hat Satellite 6, the latest version of its Enterprise Linux system management, now works across data centers and clouds.
Apple Watch And The Threat To Rolex
Commentary  |  9/11/2014
Watchmakers are now firmly in the software business, like it or not. You probably are, too.
Intel Points Wearables, Big Data At Cancer Research
News  |  9/10/2014
At IDF, Intel execs discuss how an Intel-powered Internet of Things could lead to personalized cancer treatments.
Amazon On-Demand Vs. Reserved Instances: Cost Comparison
News  |  9/10/2014
Critics think on-demand might actually be a better deal than Reserved Instances, but Cloudability study shows otherwise.
CIO Worries: Security, Talent & (Sadly) 'Alignment'
Commentary  |  9/10/2014
SIM IT Trends Study also shows IT spending trending up.
DevOps: Stop The Existential Angst
Commentary  |  9/10/2014
Want to use DevOps to improve time to market, decrease risk, and reduce operating expenses? Then stop with the navel-gazing and start taking advantage of scripting, templates, virtualization, and open APIs.
#Ebola Lessons: How Social Media Gets Infected
Commentary  |  9/9/2014
Social networks can be both hero and villain during disease outbreaks and other public panics.
VMware Cozies Up To Chef
News  |  9/9/2014
VMware integrates the open source configuration engine Chef, a favorite of DevOps teams, into its vCloud Air cloud service. Here's what it means for hybrid cloud operations.
Health IT Interoperability Requires Industry Collaboration
Commentary  |  9/9/2014
For data and systems interoperability to become widespread, both government and private stakeholders must clear roadblocks.
Aging Of America: Internet To The Rescue
Commentary  |  9/9/2014
We're running out of money, not technology solutions.
CIO + CFO Doesn’t Equal Mars Vs. Venus
Commentary  |  9/9/2014
From my decades of experience, CIOs and CFOs have more in common than you may think.
Navigating New Internet Domains
Commentary  |  9/8/2014
New Internet domain extensions keep increasing. Registering for one is pricey, but most businesses can't afford not to.
Microsoft Enables Fast Migration Into Azure
News  |  9/8/2014
Microsoft's Migration Accelerator makes it easier for VMware and Amazon Web Services customers to move workloads into Azure.
VMware Project Fargo: Faster VM Creation
News  |  9/8/2014
VMware's Project Fargo uses "forking" to accelerate virtual machine startup, while a second initiative known as Project Meteor combines the technology with CloudVolumes' application layering.
Intel Pursues PC Revival With Core M Chips
News  |  9/8/2014
Intel finally takes the covers off its next-gen "Broadwell" chips. Will they spur the long-awaited PC market bounce-back?
CIO Of The Future In One Word: Fast
Commentary  |  9/8/2014
David Wright, CIO of McGraw-Hill Education, has a clear vision of IT's future. Learn from his experience and pick his brain at InformationWeek's IT Leadership Summit at Interop New York.
Cross-Border Digital Searches: An Innovation-Friendly Approach
Commentary  |  9/5/2014
Case between the US government and Microsoft reveals the shortcomings of current laws.
What Willie Nelson Taught Me This Summer
Commentary  |  9/5/2014
What does it take to maintain fire and passion for your career over the decades?
Healthcare Storage Makeovers: Execs Share Secrets
News  |  9/5/2014
Overhauling their picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and virtualization environments helped these healthcare execs stem user complaints and save their organizations money.
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