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Social Media Betrays Your Credit Card Activity: Study
News  |  1/31/2015
Using time and location data culled from social media posts or other sources, researchers say they can identify your purchases from amongst anonymized transaction data.
Microsoft Upgrades Azure SQL Database Service
News  |  1/30/2015
Microsoft cloud-database service nears parity with on-premises Microsoft SQL Server with support for larger databases and in-memory performance.
Google Dinged by Nexus 6, Glass Disappointments
News  |  1/30/2015
High R&D expenditures and botched Nexus 6 smartphone sales dent Google's fourth quarter numbers.
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.
Data Analyst: Does Everybody Need To Be One?
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
Microsoft Power BI and IBM Watson Analytics attempt to make data analysis accessible to all. But don't confuse access to tools with reaching correct and valuable conclusions.
Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
News  |  1/29/2015
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
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.
How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control.
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.
FCC: Stop Blocking Personal WiFi
News  |  1/28/2015
Great news for travelers: Hotels and other businesses cannot interfere with your personal WiFi hotspot.
Oracle Service Cloud Upgraded, Explained
News  |  1/28/2015
Oracle adds co-browsing to cloud service suite formerly known as RightNow. Here's a fresh look at Oracle's cloud customer-service portfolio.
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?
Apple iPhones Drive Record Earnings
News  |  1/27/2015
About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
News  |  1/27/2015
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
Microsoft Power BI Makeover: 6 Big Improvements
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft's revamp of its cloud-based Power BI will challenge IBM, Tableau, and other business intelligence vendors. Here are six new ways it should appeal to users.
Microsoft: Cloud, Surface Rise While Profits Fall
News  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft's latest earnings report reflects "momentum through transition" as cloud products and its Surface tablet strengthen, while profit drops.
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.
Microsoft Power BI Gets 'Freemium,' Visual Makeover
News  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft Power BI revamp undercuts IBM Watson Analytics and Tableau with "freemium" services and data-visualization software.
SAP On Cloud HR: Q&A With Mike Ettling
Commentary  |  1/27/2015
SAP has combined SuccessFactors and on-premises HR apps into a single business. Unit president Mike Ettling talks Workday, Oracle, and the "journey" to cloud HR.
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.
Cablevision's Freewheel Promises Inexpensive WiFi Calling
News  |  1/26/2015
By bypassing cellular networks, Cablevision aims to woo budget-conscious mobile customers.
Docker: Less Controversy, More Container Adoption In 2015
News  |  1/26/2015
Docker CEO Ben Golub shrugs off the Rocket project flap, says Docker is well positioned for enterprise uptake in the coming year.
Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
News  |  1/24/2015
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
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.
10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015
With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
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.
Cloud Storage Devices: 6 Worth Your Money
Slideshows  |  1/21/2015
Personal storage clouds are changing the way we store data from photographs to sensitive information. Here are six options for employees and workgroups.
IBM Can't Shrink Its Way To Greatness
Commentary  |  1/21/2015
IBM saw revenue declines in every major business unit in 2014. Can the company do more than please investors with fatter margins?
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.
Password Fail: Are Your Workers Using 123456?
News  |  1/20/2015
The 25 worst passwords of 2014 demonstrate once again that people just can't be bothered to take responsibility for their online security.
SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP
News  |  1/20/2015
SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicts fast growth through 2020, previews S4 Hana, a new suite of "simplified" ERP software.
Integration Moves Into The Cloud In 2015
Commentary  |  1/19/2015
If development is moving into the cloud, application integration should soon follow, argues George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit.
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?
Google Glass Killed: For Now
News  |  1/16/2015
The Google Glass Explorer Program is shutting down for now, but this isn't the end of the company's plans for Glass or wearable computing.
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.
TIBCO Spotfire Joins Simplified Analytics Bandwagon
News  |  1/16/2015
TIBCO eases analysis with a Spotfire Cloud Recommendations feature that suggests best-fit visualizations. Can it leapfrog IBM, SAS, and Tableau?
Verizon Wireless Customers Face 'Zombie Cookies'
News  |  1/15/2015
Cookie files placed on the phones of Verizon Wireless customers by the ad company Turn return to life even after they've been deleted.
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.
IBM Mainframe Makeover: Mobile, Big Data Reality Check
Commentary  |  1/15/2015
IBM z13 refresh packs performance gains, but can it really join the mobile, big data, and cloud age? Here's a look at aspirations versus realities.
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.
Google Domains Service Opens For Business
News  |  1/14/2015
US residents can now purchase and manage Internet domains through Google.
Apple Is Not Charlie
Commentary  |  1/14/2015
Apple seems blind to the irony of selling an app that supports free speech when it does not do the same.
Oracle Details Cloud Cost-Cut Plan
News  |  1/14/2015
Oracle president Thomas Kurian touts IT cost savings through cloud software automation. Will "transparent" pricing and fixed-price consulting seal the deal?
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