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posted in July 2014
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Amazon Cloud Luster Fading? Look Closer
Commentary  |  7/31/2014
Some skeptics say Amazon's cloud dominance wears thin. I say Amazon's destiny in the cloud is in its own hands -- and you can't say that for IBM, Google, or Microsoft.
Cloudify Aims To Automate Cloud Troubleshooting
News  |  7/30/2014
Cloudify 3.0 gets feedback loop, combines cloud orchestration and monitoring.
Stop Recruiting, Start Connecting
Commentary  |  7/29/2014
Software engineers want to talk with their fellow professionals about job opportunities, not run the HR gauntlet.
HP Warns Of IoT Security Risks
News  |  7/29/2014
Many Internet of Things devices communicate insecurely, warns HP's Fortify unit.
When Patients Fear EHR
Commentary  |  7/28/2014
When patients believe paper medical records are safer and more private than electronic ones, their health can suffer.
How To Be An Office Hero: 3 Myths, Busted
Commentary  |  7/28/2014
You rely on a set of social assumptions to get ahead at work, but some of those assumptions don't match with science.
IBM & California Partner On Private Cloud
News  |  7/24/2014
CalCloud, the State of California's private cloud managed by IBM, aims to streamline services for 400 state and local government agencies.
Where The IT Jobs Aren't: Tech
News  |  7/24/2014
IT jobs in the tech sector will stall while non-tech industries will drive IT job growth, impacting job geography and skills, says new report.
VMware Reports Solid Quarter, Bookings Jump 24%
News  |  7/24/2014
Revenue came in at the high end of expectations, though expanded product line "will take time to ramp."
Federal IT Innovation Depends On Being Open
Commentary  |  7/24/2014
Federal agencies have a hard time fitting innovation into their plans, let alone their budgets. Open data and open-source software help make innovation happen anyway.
Docker Acquires DevOps Flavor With Fig
News  |  7/24/2014
Docker's purchase of the UK startup Orchard Laboratories gives it the Fig container orchestration system to speed up program development.
Forget 'Things' – It's The Internet Of Business Models
Commentary  |  7/23/2014
With the Internet of Things, sensors and telematics don't mean much if they're not helping disrupt traditional business models.
Federal IT Networks: Simpler Is Better
News  |  7/23/2014
A survey of government IT executives found that network complexity slows IT performance and hinders deployment of new technologies and services.
3 Reasons We Don't Need Federal CIOs
Commentary  |  7/22/2014
Former NASA CIO muses on the futility of the federal CIO role -- and offers insight on how it needs to change.
Cisco Brings DevOps To The Network
News  |  7/21/2014
Cisco's DevNet aims to help network software developers bridge the gap to working in the software-defined network.
SMBs Tie Cloud Computing To Increased Revenue
News  |  7/21/2014
Small and midsized businesses say cloud is key to customer service, expansion, finds survey by Oxford Economics for Windstream.
Why Enterprises Need To Adapt To Agile
Commentary  |  7/21/2014
Today's large businesses are not too big and inflexible to be agile. Here's why.
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014
Gaurav Dhillon says IT organizations need to change as quickly as the technology they deal with.
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014
Anaplan CEO says the well known saying "the world is getting flat" should also apply to IT organizations.
Geekend: Familiar Faces Can Be Friendly (Or Dangerous)
Commentary  |  7/18/2014
Studies show we pick our friends -- and employees -- based on visible and invisible similarities.
IT in the Front Office
Flash Poll  |  7/17/2014
Health Company's Invention Program No 'Shark Tank'
News  |  7/16/2014
Carolina Health Systems and Edison Nation have created Edison Nation Medical, an incubator designed to help employees -- and anybody else -- submit medical inventions to be patented, manufactured, and sold.
Data Centers Edge Toward Innovation
News  |  7/16/2014
Our new survey shows growing demand, fixed budgets, and consolidation projects dying on the vine as CIOs look to cloud providers -- not to offload services, but to steal ideas.
9 Job Hunt Tips For Older IT Pros
Slideshows  |  7/16/2014
The IT job market isn't always kind to professionals of a certain age. Use these strategies to improve your odds.
Internet Of Household Things: Convince Me
Commentary  |  7/14/2014
My washer needs to speak to my grill? I'm talking back to IoT devices that talk behind my back.
In Praise Of Clichés
Commentary  |  7/14/2014
Sometimes leaders say obvious things just because they think it's expected of them, and I'm totally OK with that approach.
SoftLayer Cloud Business Thriving Inside IBM
News  |  7/14/2014
A year after it was acquired by IBM, SoftLayer gains SSDs, new data services, and expanded reach as IBM pursues its goal of 40 cloud centers by year's end.
Suppliers Held Hostage To Procurement Platforms, Services
Commentary  |  7/14/2014
Pricing models penalize suppliers for increasing their business with retail, other customers.
How Wearables & IoT Will Go To Work
Commentary  |  7/14/2014
Join Forrester analyst J.P. Gownder and InformationWeek editors on InformationWeek Radio to discuss how wearable devices and the Internet of Things are taking hold in the workplace.
Government Security: Saying 'No' Doesn't Work
Commentary  |  7/14/2014
It's time for government agencies to move beyond draconian security rules and adopt anomaly analytics.
Digital Business Reality Check: InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  7/14/2014
Accenture's Mark McDonald, SnapLogic's Gaurav Dhillon, and UPMC's Rebecca Kaul weigh in on the practicalities of digital transformation.
Accenture Strategy Talks Digital Strategy & Digital Disruption
Accenture Strategy Talks Digital Strategy & Digital Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014
Mark McDonald discusses the need for a new definition of "digital" that is no longer based on something you own.
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014
SnapLogic CEO discusses how digital disruption will create new revenue streams in a variety of industries.
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014
Rebecca Kaul discusses the importance of a separate development group that isn't part of core IT operations.
Predict The Future (Without Looking Like An Idiot)
Commentary  |  7/11/2014
Use these 8 tactics this coming budget season to force your planning in new directions.
Nadella Charts Microsoft's Future: 5 Key Points
News  |  7/11/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella distances himself from predecessor Ballmer's vision, pins company's future on a "mobile-first, cloud-first" agenda.
Google Leads Coalition For Container Management
News  |  7/10/2014
IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Docker unite behind Google's Kubernetes as a container management system.
10 More Big Data Pros To Follow On Twitter
Slideshows  |  7/10/2014
Looking for big data expertise in 140 characters or less? Here are 10 more industry players that can help.
9 Books IT Leaders Should Read
Commentary  |  7/9/2014
Here's a mix of business books and compelling novels to help inspire new ideas this summer.
CloudPhysics Adds Virtual Storage Troubleshooting Service
News  |  7/9/2014
Storage Analytics app applies predictive analytics to virtual storage problems inside customers' VMware-equipped data centers.
Google CEO: Fight Unemployment With Job Sharing
Commentary  |  7/9/2014
Google CEO Larry Page suggests we can reduce unemployment by dividing jobs in half.
12 Tech Greats: Where Are They Now?
Slideshows  |  7/9/2014
What happened to Rod Canion, Andy Grove, and their peers who shaped modern technology? Catch up on some original tech visionaries.
Oracle Upgrades Virtualization Server For OpenStack
News  |  7/8/2014
Oracle VM 3.3 includes a technology preview of its OpenStack distribution, enables virtualized Oracle databases to run in the cloud.
How Public Cloud Could Revive VDI
News  |  7/8/2014
Consumer-class cloud services force IT to get aggressive with endpoint control or accept that sensitive data will be in the wind -- or take a new approach, such as reconsidering virtual desktops.
Retention Strategy: Treat Everyone As An Individual
Commentary  |  7/8/2014
It pays for IT leaders to leverage and cater to their people's unique talents, competencies, attitudes, and needs.
Shadow IT Is An Opportunity, Not A Problem
Commentary  |  7/8/2014
Shadow IT isn't a scourge. It's an opportunity for IT to engage the business and add value, says CBS Interactive's Steve Comstock.
Internet of Things Done Wrong Stifles Innovation
Commentary  |  7/7/2014
Anticipate and embrace the changes the Internet of things will bring or it will do more harm than good.
Big Data: No Hoarding Allowed
News  |  7/7/2014
The best insights come from data you've just collected, not the musty bits you've saved for years, argues SumAll's CEO.
4 Steps To Build A Better Mobile Business
Commentary  |  7/7/2014
Designing a mobile app that solves real business problems requires a four-step approach. Here's how jeweler Alex and Ani did it.
Don't Set The CISO Up To Fail
Commentary  |  7/7/2014
More healthcare organizations are hiring CISOs -- a good thing. But bad management structure, insufficient resources, and poor understanding of risks often doom these newly appointed security executives.
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