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Facebook Adds Tor Support
News  |  10/31/2014
Facebook wants to allow people to use its service without being watched or censored. Is that some kind of privacy oxymoron?
Joyent Plans To Run Docker In Multi-Tenant Clouds
News  |  10/31/2014
Joyent will apply its container expertise to Docker for secure, efficient multi-tenant hosts.
HP's 3D Future: Sprout Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  10/31/2014
Take a look at HP's unusual "immersive PC," Sprout, and Multi Jet Fusion, a bold foray into 3D hardware.
IBM, Tencent Offer Enterprise Cloud In China
News  |  10/31/2014
IBM partners with Tencent, China's largest Internet company, to offer enterprise-level, industry specific cloud services.
Microsoft Band Wearable: 9 Key Issues
News  |  10/31/2014
Microsoft has packed its wearable Band with advanced sensors, cloud-powered health insights, and an affordable price. Is Microsoft ahead of the curve in this new mobile market?
Bracket's New IaaS Twist
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
Bracket Computing, backed by Andreesen Horowitz, lets customers build "compute cells" on top of IaaS from multiple providers, wrapping apps and data.
Amazon and Microsoft Clouds: Who's Playing Catch-Up?
News  |  10/30/2014
Amazon and Microsoft clouds leave HP, IBM, and Google struggling with developers. Here's why.
Cleveland Clinic Taps IBM's Watson To Fight Cancer
News  |  10/30/2014
Cleveland Clinic will use IBM's Watson supercomputer to research cancer and treat patients.
Virtualization, Meet Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
More modular combinations of virtualized compute, networking, and storage, such as VMware's EVO:Rail, are on the way.
Cloud Computing: IT's Driving Again
News  |  10/30/2014
Enterprise spending on cloud has grown 38% in 2014, and IT now controls 80% of that budget, finds Verizon study.
Innovation 'Doesn't Just Happen'
News  |  10/30/2014
Fidelity Labs VP Hadley Stern on the steps companies can take to light the innovation fire.
Microsoft Office For Mac Rumors Heat Up
News  |  10/29/2014
Leaks suggest that after a four-year wait, a new version of Microsoft Office for Macs is on its way. Until then, OneNote updates will have to do.
Ad Clicks To Protest Online Tracking Surveillance?
News  |  10/29/2014
AdNauseam, an extension for the Firefox version of AdBlock Plus, clicks on blocked ads to throw bad data in path of online tracking.
Twitter, IBM Partner On Social Insight For Business
News  |  10/29/2014
Twitter data will be made available through IBM's cloud and enhanced with its analytics to support enterprise apps and business decisions.
NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
The Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler sorts out the traits of MongoDB, Riak, and Cassandra. Best of all, he says, 'NoSQL doesn't lock you in.'
Microsoft Opens Azure Center In Australia
News  |  10/29/2014
Microsoft cloud growth continues, though Microsoft still falls short of Amazon Web Service's dominant revenue position.
IBM Cloud Services Take On Amazon Redshift
News  |  10/28/2014
IBM launches DashDB cloud-based columnar data warehouse fed by DataWorks data-integration service.
EMC's Hybrid Cloud Moves: VMware Rival?
News  |  10/28/2014
EMC will do something in 2015 that subsidiary VMware can't: offer a self-service hybrid cloud that links easily to Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft TechEd: Cloud Updates, Windows 10 Details
News  |  10/28/2014
Microsoft announced a wide variety of Azure and Office 365 advances, new details about Windows 10.
IT Investments: 5 Common Mistakes
Commentary  |  10/28/2014
There are benefits to a new IT project, but the risks are higher than most investments. Here are five missteps to avoid.
Amazon's Fire TV Stick Challenges Google Chromecast
News  |  10/27/2014
Amazon offers its latest streaming device for just $19 to Amazon Prime members for a two-day period.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  10/27/2014
Microsoft ups the ante in the cloud storage wars, offering unlimited OneDrive storage along with Office apps for as little as $6.99 per month.
2nd Watch, New Relic Monitor AWS Workloads
News  |  10/27/2014
2nd Watch cloud migration and management firm is now using New Relic to offer insight into workload performance on Amazon.
IBM Cloudant Will Power Local Data Centers, Apple Apps
News  |  10/27/2014
IBM spins out an on-premises version of its Cloudant NoSQL database service, which figured in the Apple-IBM mobile apps deal.
Big Data Analysis Goes SaaS
News  |  10/27/2014
Software-as-a-service provider jKool offers business users cloud-based, near-real-time analysis of time-sensitive information.
Facebook Rooms App Allows Any Identity
News  |  10/24/2014
An email address is all that's required to create a user account. Hello, retro chatrooms?
Amazon Moves Into Germany
Commentary  |  10/24/2014
On the heels of a losing third quarter, AWS opens a new data center in Frankfurt, Germany -- and the global stakes are high.
SAP Unleashes Major Hana Upgrade
News  |  10/24/2014
SAP Hana Service Pack 9 adds multi-tenancy, data tiering, and streaming analysis, while answering a longstanding cost complaint.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 7 Highlights
News  |  10/24/2014
Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
Rackspace Bundles Collaboration, Productivity Apps
News  |  10/24/2014
Cloud Office gives users single sign-in to email, Microsoft Exchange, Lync instant messaging, and SharePoint.
IBM, Microsoft Cloud Partnership Examined
News  |  10/23/2014
IBM and Microsoft will put key software assets on each other's cloud services. Can they double appeal to enterprise developers, compete better with Amazon?
CenturyLink Plans Cloud Center For Developers
News  |  10/23/2014
CenturyLink will open cloud development center in Bellevue, Wash., to attract enterprise application developers.
Google Vs. Microsoft: Email Wars
Commentary  |  10/23/2014
Google's Inbox pushes its next-gen email concept at consumers. Microsoft's Delve is doing the same thing with business customers. Will it cause IT headaches when the services butt heads?
Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses
News  |  10/22/2014
New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
Jive Improves Its Cloud Apps Game
News  |  10/22/2014
Jive's Fall cloud releases include connectors for Google Docs and Outlook Online, plus collaboration tools for mobile devices and new features for community managers.
Illumio Takes New Cloud, Data Center Security Approach
News  |  10/22/2014
Security startup Illumio has launched a granular scheme based on individual workloads, not firewalls or network monitoring.
Can IoT Slash Healthcare Costs?
News  |  10/22/2014
The Internet of Things in healthcare -- a profusion of IP-connected sensors on hospital equipment and patients -- has the power to drastically cut waste and save lives, says panel.
Google Buys Firebase, Fills Cloud Apps Hole
News  |  10/22/2014
Bolstering Google Cloud Platform, Firebase service helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time.
Magic Leap Lands Google Funds
News  |  10/21/2014
Virtual reality startup collects $542 million in first round of financing, plans to create images in the air similar to R2D2's projection of Princess Leia in Star Wars.
7 Questions To Ask When Delivering Cloud Apps
Commentary  |  10/21/2014
What's your goal when you make the decision to deliver your applications over the Internet?
SAP Cloud Plan On Track, Says McDermott
News  |  10/21/2014
SAP profits are down -- temporarily the company insists -- but cloud revenues are up and are set for growth through the Concur acquisition.
If Microsoft 'Loves Linux,' Why Not Red Hat?
Commentary  |  10/21/2014
Microsoft says it loves Linux. Enterprises love Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Is there a way to give this love triangle a happy ending?
Microsoft Battles Google, Amazon In The Cloud
News  |  10/21/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella clarified the company's cloud strategy, argued competitors such as Amazon and Google can't match Microsoft's hybrid-oriented approach and enterprise expertise.
How Docker Changes Cloud Security
Commentary  |  10/21/2014
Docker's shared Linux kernel architecture isn't secure enough for multitenancy applications. This popular new container technology is, however, a great choice for banking, retail, and online apps.
IBM Lays Internet Of Things Foundation
News  |  10/21/2014
IBM is offering a set of APIs and cloud services through its BlueMix platform to simplify development for networked devices.
China Accused Of Attacking Apple iCloud
News  |  10/20/2014
Media freedom group GreatFire.org claims Apple's iCloud is being subject to a man-in-the-middle attack by China's censorship apparatus.
Cloud ROI: 6 Takeaways To Consider
Commentary  |  10/20/2014
From cloud brokering to talent management, these conclusions will keep cloud decisions focused on business needs.
OVH.com Launches Power8-Based Cloud Service
News  |  10/20/2014
OVH.com is the first cloud supplier to use IBM's Power8 processor for data analytics services.
Apple SIM: Not Quite A Revolution
News  |  10/18/2014
The Apple iPad Air 2's inclusion of a SIM card that lets users choose among cellular data plans won't change the mobile industry all that much. Here's why.
StackEngine Offers Linux, Windows Container Management
News  |  10/17/2014
Docker is doing what once seemed impossible: providing common ground for Linux and Microsoft developers, say startup leaders.
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