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Office 365, Slack Gain Enterprise Users: Study
Commentary  |  3/31/2016
Microsoft's Office 365 is the most popular off-the-shelf cloud application, while Slack is the fastest growing among business customers, according to a report from Okta, an identity and mobility management service provider.
HPE Hybrid Cloud Strategy Hinges On Synergy Platform
News  |  3/30/2016
HP Enterprise promises a second quarter release of the Synergy platform, a "composable infrastructure" architecture that lets enterprises create private clouds on-premises. The company gave analysts and editors a preview at its new headquarters.
Dell Sells IT Services Unit For $3 Billion
News  |  3/28/2016
Dell struck a deal to sell its IT services unit to Japan's NTT Data, which marks its first divestiture deal to raise cash for its EMC transaction.
IBM Opens Fourth Bluemix 'Garage' In France
News  |  3/28/2016
Developers can use IBM's latest cloud development tools and practices, including Watson analytical services, in Bluemix Garages.
Project Tay Turns Racist, Office Updates For March: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/26/2016
Microsoft updated PowerPoint Designer, announced Office 365 updates, pushed for encrypted email, and silenced AI Project Tay after some Internet troll interference.
Google, YouTube Working On Periscope Competitor
Commentary  |  3/25/2016
Google is secretly developing an app that will let people stream video live to YouTube. The product would compete with similar offerings from Facebook and Twitter.
Microsoft, HP Help Pump $73M Into Mesosphere's Container Management
News  |  3/25/2016
Mesosphere unveils two new products as tech giants, including Microsoft and HP, and venture funders bet that its Data Center Operating System will play an important role in container orchestration.
Oracle Will Put Its Cloud On Your Premises
News  |  3/24/2016
Oracle Cloud at Customer is designed to match what's in the Oracle Cloud with infrastructure running on customers' premises, managed by Oracle.
HP Enterprise Leads As Cloud Supplier, Report Finds
News  |  3/24/2016
The cloud infrastructure market is growing at 20% annually, and HP Enterprise is the primary supplier of servers and storage, according to a new report from Synergy Research.
Google Takes Aim At AWS, Microsoft On Cloud Front
News  |  3/23/2016
With its new top executive for Google Cloud Platform, Diane Greene, in place, Alphabet's subsidiary is planning to quadruple its cloud regions and ramp up hiring in these areas.
Apple's Liam Robot Emphasizes Company's Sustainable Credentials
News  |  3/22/2016
The focus at Apple's most recent event may have been on products, such as the iPhone SE, but the company made some impressive strides in sustainability, too. The highlight of all this is Liam, a robot that recycles old iPhones.
Enterprise Invests More In Software-Defined Data Centers
News  |  3/22/2016
When it comes to software-defined infrastructure, a 451 Research survey finds financial services and healthcare lead the field as prime implementers, while retail continues to lag.
As Docker Turns 3, CEO Predicts Unabated Growth
News  |  3/21/2016
Not even VMware invaded the data center as quickly as open source container supplier Docker has in its first three years. In an interview with InformationWeek, CEO Ben Golub offers his vision for the future.
10 Cloud Startups Worth Your Attention
Slideshows  |  3/17/2016
If your view of the cloud marketplace is dominated by the Amazons and Googles of the world, you may be missing out on solutions that better target your needs. Here's our list of 10 up-and-coming cloud providers worth a look.
Google Traffic Is 77% Encrypted
News  |  3/16/2016
Google, however, notes improvement is still needed on its own products and services. Gmail encryption support is 100%, but these other products and services fall short.
AWS Service Migrates 1,000 Database Systems Into Cloud
News  |  3/16/2016
The AWS Database Migration Service, which the company announced in October, officially came out of preview phase on March 15, after importing 1,000 on-premises database systems.
Open Compute Gains Switch OS, Storage, Rack Contributions
News  |  3/11/2016
The Open Compute Project took several steps toward its goal of creating a set of building blocks for the modern data center with advances announced at its 2016 US Summit.
Equinix Joins Open Compute Project, Adopts Wedge Switch
News  |  3/11/2016
Equinix looks to build out an open source customer ecosystem based on the Open Compute Project and Facebook's Wedge switch in its 145 data center hubs.
Velostrata Launches Hybrid Cloud With Split Personality
News  |  3/10/2016
The startup opens up a new avenue of hybrid cloud computing: a strong partnership between on-premises data storage and the cheap, expansive power of cloud servers.
HPE Revenues Decline In First Stand-Alone Quarter
News  |  3/4/2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise reported a decline in revenue for its first stand-alone quarter. Declines hit all segments except for networking which was boosted by last year's acquisition of Aruba Networks. HPE also provided a progress report on planned job cuts.
VMware Executives Departing Ahead Of Dell Merger
News  |  3/2/2016
Over the last month, VMware has lost its CFO, its COO, and a networking expert. It's all part of the reality of adjusting to Dell finalizing its acquisition of EMC.
Healthcare.gov: Hard-Earned Lessons For CIOs
News  |  3/2/2016
It's been just over two years since the controversial and troubled launch of Healthcare.gov, a marquee project for a new age of digital government, implementing a politically controversial policy of affordable healthcare insurance for everyone. As of today more than 6 million people have been enrolled through this system. InformationWeek caught up with Healthcare.gov's technology lead to talk about lessons learned.


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