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posted in October 2015
Oracle Adds Multi-Tenancy To WebLogic Application Server
News  |  10/30/2015
Several applications may now be consolidated under one instance of WebLogic, potentially enabling users to decrease server hardware purchases.
HP Emphasizes Commitment To Private OpenStack Cloud
News  |  10/30/2015
A week after HP announced it was killing off its Helion public cloud, it has come out with a new release of OpenStack Helion for on-premises.
Oracle Strengthens Security, Database Features In Sparc Chip
News  |  10/29/2015
Oracle aims to make Sparc M7 server chip relevant with new, built-in security and database features, dubbed "software in silicon."
SAP CEO Bill McDermott Talks Cloud, Being 'Cool'
Slideshows  |  10/29/2015
When InformationWeek got on the phone with SAP CEO Bill McDermott, the conversation was wide-ranging and thought-provoking.
Oracle Unveils A Multitude Of Cloud Database Services
News  |  10/28/2015
In Oracle OpenWorld keynote, president Thomas Kurian launches numerous big data, analytic, and data management services in the Oracle Cloud.
Rimini Street, Oracle Spar Over Lawsuit Outcome
News  |  10/27/2015
Oracle declares it won a significant victory, but Rimini Street sees silver lining in jury's $50 million damage award.
BNY Mellon Transforms IT One Step At A Time
News  |  10/26/2015
FFor three years, BNY Mellon CIO Suresh Kumar has been leading a transformation of the bank's 13,000-member global IT staff toward Agile and private cloud operations. In an interview with InformationWeek, he details the steps he took along the way.
AWS Emerges As Goliath As Cloud Competition Fades
Commentary  |  10/26/2015
With AWS showing fat profit margins after 40% price cuts last year, Amazon competitors must be wondering how they're going to compete.
9 Ways To Bulletproof Your Privacy Policy
Slideshows  |  10/23/2015
Is your privacy policy rock solid, or could it use some work? Mistakes can mean lawsuits, regulatory fines, and damage to corporate reputations. Here's how to protect your company.
Ford Motors, PwC, Starwood CIOs Talk Future Of IT
News  |  10/23/2015
In a panel discussion moderated by Elizabeth Ames of the Anita Borg Institute, the three CIOs shared their current IT initiatives, plans on the horizon, common technology challenges, leadership tactics, and the ways they are recruiting and welcoming the incoming generation of employees. Here's what we learned.
AWS Helps Amazon Shine In The Third Quarter
News  |  10/23/2015
The AWS cloud pulls Amazon into profitability with its 25% margins. Meanwhile CEO Jeff Bezos moves into the third-richest billionaire slot behind Gates and Buffet.
Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Rises, Hardware Falls
News  |  10/23/2015
Cloud computing continues to give Microsoft strength amid declines in hardware sales.
Docker Acquires Tutum For 'Last Mile' Container Deployments
News  |  10/21/2015
Docker will buy startup Tutum for its operations tooling and workflow for moving Docker containers into production.
SIM CIO Report: IT Leadership Hits A 'Watershed Moment'
News  |  10/20/2015
One-third to one-half of the current crop of CIOs will be gone in 5 to 10 years, says the lead researcher for SIM's annual IT trends survey. Do you fit the profile of the CIO of the future? What's top-of-mind for CIOs right now?
Comic: CIO Horror Stories
Commentary  |  10/19/2015
These are the things that go bump in the night for the CIO.
CenturyLink Accelerates SDN Rollout In Data Centers
News  |  10/19/2015
CenturyLink pushes software-defined networking into its telecom and cloud data centers as the basis for more user-centric services.
10 Books To Turn IT Pros Into Business Pros
Slideshows  |  10/19/2015
Nobody doubts that as an IT professional you know your field. But how much do you know about business? If the answer is "not enough," it's time to start learning. Here are 10 books to help turn IT pros into business ninjas.
Wal-Mart Open-Sources Its Multi-Cloud Software
News  |  10/16/2015
Was that a swipe at Amazon? Wal-Mart thinks other cloud users should avoid cloud lock-in, just the way it does.
IBM, Microsoft, AWS Eye India As Next Cloud Hub
News  |  10/15/2015
IBM has announced its second cloud data center in India, two weeks after Microsoft said it had three. AWS is next, arriving in 2016.
Gartner: 10 Radical Changes Coming To IT
Slideshows  |  10/15/2015
Gartner's Daryl Plummer paints a convincing picture of a near-term future full of robots, smart machines, machine learning, and changing mobile habits. Here's everything CIOs and IT professionals need to know to be prepared.
IBM Cognitive Colloquium Spotlights Uncovering Dark Data
News  |  10/14/2015
This IBM cognitive computing event champions advances in image recognition, captioning, and deep learning to reveal insights from mushrooming IoT and machine learning data.
Secret To Successful Teams: Lead Them With Laughter
News  |  10/14/2015
We all want a boss with a good sense of humor. But a new study reveals that humor at work is ineffective -- no matter how genuinely funny you may be -- if you're lousy at building and maintaining relationships with your team members.
Apigee, Ex-CTO Of US Aim To Make EHR Data Access Easier
News  |  10/12/2015
With backing from former US CTO Aneesh Chopra, Apigee is trying to make healthcare access easier. The API developer is rolling out a new platform that helps bridge some of the interoperability gaps when it comes to electronic healthcare records.
Amazon Re:Invent: AWS Takes The Next Step
News  |  10/12/2015
AWS announced a bunch of new services at Re:Invent, but more noticeable was the revelation of a more assertive Amazon.
Amazon Securing IoT Data With Certificates
News  |  10/9/2015
Amazon launched its IoT at its Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas Oct. 8, and illustrated how it will handle data pouring into its storage systems.
Gut Check OK In Age Of Analytics, Gartner Says
Commentary  |  10/8/2015
Gut decisions are out of fashion in the world of analytics and big data, but one Gartner analyst says "Not so fast."
Bimodal Business: The New Way Of IT?
Commentary  |  10/7/2015
Bimodal Business is a key theme at this year's Gartner Symposium and ITExpo in Orlando. Will it change IT?
Why IT Needs To Stop Saying No
Commentary  |  10/7/2015
How do you turn your IT shop from the "Department of No" into the "Department of Yes?" You need to change your people and change how you measure them.
Equinix Opens Faster Pipeline To AWS Deployments
News  |  10/7/2015
Equinix is offering bundled tools and services to make it easier to use an Equinix hub as a way station on the road to AWS.
Secret To Enterprise IT Success: Reorganize
Commentary  |  10/7/2015
Most enterprise IT departments are missing a key ingredient in their recipe for success, and they won't have it until there's a shift in how IT is organized.
IBM's Cleversafe Acquisition Expands Hybrid Cloud Storage Options
News  |  10/6/2015
Later this year IBM will complete its acquisition of Cleversafe to add an object-based storage system for use on-premises and in the cloud.
CIOs Need To Welcome Age Of The Algorithm, Gartner Says
News  |  10/5/2015
Gartner's CIO Symposium Welcome Keynote advised CIOs that we're entering the age of the algorithm.
Imagine Retail Without Sales Associates, Gartner Asks
Commentary  |  10/5/2015
A Gartner analyst uses the vision of a workplace without associates as a great jumping-off point to talk about how to integrate technology into the brick-and-mortar store of tomorrow.
US Dominates In Cloud Data Centers, China Second
News  |  10/5/2015
The US and China host 54% of the growing number of cloud data centers around the world, a new report finds. Singapore and Dublin are also significant hubs.
Compliance Project Leads Bakery To An IT Overhaul
Commentary  |  10/5/2015
When faced with new compliance requirements, small business owner Cyril Cohen took application development into his own hands. The project ultimately led to a complete revamp of the IT infrastructure for his commercial bakery. See what it's all about, and how this approach could work for your business.
IBM Nanotube Researcher Explains Breakthrough
News  |  10/5/2015
IBM lead researcher Shu-Jen Han explains the significance of finding an effective connector for 7-nanometer nanotube transistors.
IBM: Nanotube Breakthrough Will Create Low Power, Faster CPUs
News  |  10/2/2015
IBM says it has come up with a method to fuse a metal contact point to a carbon nanotube transistor, overcoming a barrier to nanotube CPUs.
Big Data Fails: How to Avoid Them
News  |  10/2/2015
What are the key factors that ensure the success of a big data project, and what are the factors that can contribute to failure? EMC's Global Services Big Data chief shares his perspective, gained from working with customers in the field.
GE CEO: IoT Boosts Safety, Efficiency, Speed
News  |  10/1/2015
GE customers echo CEO Jeffrey Immelt's contention at Minds + Machines conference that Predix industrial analytics cloud is "about no unplanned downtime."


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