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posted in January 2015
Amazon's Cloud Business: New Openness, Products, Competition In 2015
News  |  1/30/2015
Amazon will reveal its cloud computing service revenue for the first time later this year, bringing new insights while cloud competition sharpens.
Bill Gates: Fears AI, Likes Bitcoin, Loves Dogs
News  |  1/29/2015
In an "ask me anything" session on Reddit, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates talks about artificial intelligence, his Secret Santa, dogs, and the future of tech.
Dear Marketing: You're Doomed (If You Don't Change)
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
Marketing pros and the technologists who support them are killing us with irrelevancy and no opt-in. Quit it, or risk the black hole.
5 Critical Cloud Security Practices
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
CloudPassage CTO Amrit Williams details five steps to achieve a level of cloud security that goes beyond mere compliance.
When Agile Falls Short: iRise CEO
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
As iRise launches its ambitious cloud-based visualization platform, CEO Emmet Keeffe tells us agile doesn't actually work on the vast majority of projects.
Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
News  |  1/28/2015
Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT.
VMware: Cloud Management, Virtual Networking Paid Off In 2014
News  |  1/28/2015
VMware predicts better than 10% growth in 2015 as subscriptions become a larger part its revenue.
When Facebook's Down, Thousands Slow Down
News  |  1/28/2015
When Facebook went down this week, thousands of websites linked to the social media site also slowed down, according to Dynatrace.
Cloud ERP: 9 Emerging Options
Slideshows  |  1/28/2015
ERP no longer equals on-premises. Is the ultimate legacy software ready to drive the next wave of cloud adoption?
Molina Healthcare Looks To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
News  |  1/27/2015
The Fortune 500 company expects operating savings from this private cloud strategy, using Nutanix appliances.
Google OKs Docker Container Registry Service
News  |  1/27/2015
Google adds Docker container registry and encryption service to keep customers' containerized workloads private and secure.
5 Cloud Contract Traps To Avoid
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015
A cloud contract is just that, a contract. As such, it carries with it all of the normal pitfalls of a contractual relationship -- and a few specialized ones. Here's how to identify and avoid the risks.
Can Argonaut Project Make Exchanging Health Data Easier?
Commentary  |  1/26/2015
Dr. John Halamka talks about the Argonaut Project, which aims to bring open standards to the arcane world of healthcare interoperability.
'Windows Must Go Open Source': What Happened?
Commentary  |  1/23/2015
It was a bold prediction in 2009 that Microsoft would take its Windows operating system open source. The advent of Windows 10 says it hasn't come true -- yet.
4 Takeaways From Accenture's $14 Trillion IoT Prediction
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
Accenture's report says the industrial Internet of Things will create more jobs than it kills, but that companies aren't doing much to exploit it yet.
Cloud SLAs: Improvements Still Needed
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
There's been a slight improvement in cloud SLAs as leading service providers like HP, Amazon, and Google guarantee 99.95% uptime by the month, not year. But performance issues remain.
4 Education Technology Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
Educational technology is changing rapidly. These four trends will influence learning in schools -- and in corporations.
Ford Mobility Plan Searches For Growth Beyond Cars
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
The automaker has 25 experiments aimed at "enabling mobility," anticipating cities that become too crowded for more cars.
NFL Cheating Scandal: 4 Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  1/21/2015
What can CIOs learn from Deflategate, a cheating scandal involving the New England Patriots?
VMware Offers 'One-Button' Disaster Recovery In Cloud
News  |  1/20/2015
VMware has added disaster recovery to its public cloud environment that makes use of existing, on-premises vSphere software and capabilities.
FreeBSD Gains Ground With Small Cloud Providers
News  |  1/19/2015
Can this 30-year-old version of Unix help DigitalOcean and other cloud startups compete with the likes of Amazon?
The Trouble With Dashboards
Commentary  |  1/17/2015
Gleaming executive dashboards are often based on no data whatsoever, and they tell us nothing useful.
Fiber Mountain Sees Redesigned Data Center Nets
News  |  1/16/2015
Fiber Mountain's goal is to make data center networks more scalable with fiber and photonic switches, creating "the programmable light path."
How To Mess Up IT Budgeting In 2015
Commentary  |  1/16/2015
Two shifts have rocked the IT world: speed and constant upgrades. Factor those in or your budgets won't address reality.
Video: Zombie Cookies, IT Budgets & Twitter Hacks
Commentary  |  1/16/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at zombie cookies, your 2015 IT budget, the rise of open source storage, and more.
Microsoft Trails Amazon, Google In Cloud Reliability
News  |  1/15/2015
CloudHarmony's benchmarking report on cloud service reliability shows Amazon shines in compute, Google in storage.
PC Market Continues Slow, Steady Growth
News  |  1/14/2015
An uptick in PC market growth is good news, but analysts predict slow progress in the coming year.
Gartner Gives Thumbs Up To Docker Security
News  |  1/14/2015
Docker containers isolate resources similar to Linux or virtual machine hypervisors, but fall short with management and administration, Gartner analyst says.
IBM Renews Mainframe With z13
News  |  1/14/2015
Here's a look inside IBM's new 141-core computer.
Burned Out Workers Are Dangerous
Commentary  |  1/14/2015
Employees suffering from job burnout are more likely to give in to impulse, and that can be hazardous to your company.
3 Tips For Minding The IT Skills Gap
Commentary  |  1/14/2015
In the digital enterprise, CIOs must help IT staffers expand their abilities and value soft skills as much as tech acumen.
Amazon Trumps Microsoft With C4 Virtual Servers
News  |  1/13/2015
Amazon outstrips Microsoft's new Azure offering with launch of C4 Xlarge, a 36-virtual-CPU server instance.
Google Launches Cloud Application Performance Tool
News  |  1/13/2015
Google Cloud Trace will help developers identify where the slowest user interactions are occurring with an application running on App Engine.
Rebuilding Trust In Your Organization
Commentary  |  1/12/2015
Can management rebuild trust in an organization when it has been lost?
University Of Phoenix Finds Payoff In Private Cloud
News  |  1/9/2015
Apollo Education Group implements vCloud classroom system to help track and analyze student data to improve academic outcome.
Microsoft Matches Amazon With Cloud Crypto Key Storage
News  |  1/9/2015
Microsoft's Azure cloud adds encryption key storage service, Docker Linux containers, and other features to better compete with Amazon.
Stop Hamstringing Online Innovators
Commentary  |  1/8/2015
The case of Zenefits in Utah shows what's at stake when regulators go too far in the name of competitive "fairness."
Enterprise Communications Trends In 2015
News  |  1/6/2015
Continuing evolution in mobility, software-based communications, architectural design, data analytics, and the user experience will keep us hopping this year.
The Other Side Of Real Estate Big Data
News  |  1/6/2015
Real estate agents are finding new success by tapping into the power of big data analytics.
10 Signs You've Hired The Wrong Person
Slideshows  |  1/6/2015
Is the new guy Mr. Negative? Does he shout at the espresso machine? Look for these warning signs before you make the hire.
Rethinking the Survivable Branch Office
News  |  1/5/2015
Where once I might have been cookie-cutter in my approach to branch survivability, I now present companies with choices.


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