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Bitcoin Taxation: A Gift From The IRS And The Coffee Problem
News  |  12/31/2014
Every bitcoin transaction requires a gain or loss calculation between acquired cost basis and the amount it was sold for. This is no problem for large blocks, but on everyday purchases, a gain or loss calculation on every $1.79 cup of coffee is a lot of calculating.
10 Threats Worse Than Artificial Intelligence
News  |  12/30/2014
Killer robots and malicious computers may keep technical geniuses up at night, but we need more artificial intelligence to keep natural stupidity in check.
Azure Helps Police Store, Access Body Camera Video
News  |  12/30/2014
Police camera maker demonstrates one way agencies are using Microsoft's Azure Government cloud to run software and equipment in a flexible, interoperable environment.
12 Notable InformationWeek Stories Of 2014
News  |  12/30/2014
These stories made you think, debate, and laugh with each other on InformationWeek.com in 2014. Take a look back.
5 Hyperscale Lessons For Mainstream Datacenters
Commentary  |  12/30/2014
Management practices from the HPC world can get even bigger results in smaller-scale operations.
Sony Fallout: The Terrorists Win Our Networks
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
It's time to get serious. Sony hack may mark the end of enterprise networks as we know them.
9 Cloud Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
In 2015, expect to see the cloud mature as a platform for hybrid operations, with cloud data centers achieving new efficiencies through containers.
Docker, CoreOS Push Containers To Center Stage
News  |  12/29/2014
Containers aren't just good for developers. They're good for cloud workloads, if their supporters can get the security right.
2014: IT's Good, Bad, & Ugly
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Take a look back at some of the most memorable IT incidents -- for good and bad -- over the past year.
Boxever Implements DevOps, Continuous Delivery On Amazon
News  |  12/23/2014
Travel analytics firm Boxever thrives while executing three or four updates a day to its core systems on Cassandra in Amazon cloud.
Microsoft: 5 Must-Do's In 2015
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
Microsoft had a strong 2014. To continue its momentum, the company has some work to do next year.
Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed On Bad Code
News  |  12/22/2014
Microsoft's analysis of Nov. 18 Azure outage indicates engineers' decision to widely deploy misconfigured code triggered major cloud outage.
Startup Profile: Seculert Prioritizes Response Over Prevention
Commentary  |  12/22/2014
The cloud security newcomer Seculert aims to identify and validate data breaches to enable faster response and remediation.
Video: Hacker Stocking Stuffers, Safe Online Shopping Tips
Commentary  |  12/19/2014
This Week In 60 Seconds celebrates the holiday season with gift ideas for the hacker in your life, tips on how to shop safely online, and predictions for smart wearables.
MyWebGrocer Taps Power Of API
News  |  12/19/2014
Online ad/coupon service uses API tools to provide targeted advertising for retailers and useful information to consumers.
Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features
News  |  12/19/2014
Microsoft beta tests Power BI dashboards, visualizations, connectors, and an iPad app just as IBM launches a rival cloud-based BI service.
Amazon, VMware On Collision Course
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
At this year's Re:Invent conference, Amazon showcased new features and agility plans that could push it solidly ahead of its cloud competitors.
Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
IBM Brags Of 49 Cloud Data Centers
News  |  12/18/2014
IBM promised 40 SoftLayer cloud data centers globally by the end of 2014. Through a partnership with Equinix, it's ending the year with 49.
Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  12/17/2014
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
3 OpenStack Predictions For 2015
Commentary  |  12/17/2014
VMware customers will surge, Debian will become the vendor-neutral platform, and instability will lose its cool factor.
Analytics Showdown: Should Apps Be Simpler, Or Smarter?
Commentary  |  12/17/2014
Qlik, Tableau, and Salesforce.com are betting on simple analytic applications, while veterans IBM and SAS push smarter. What do you need?
Atlantic.Net Cloud Stretches To The Pacific
News  |  12/16/2014
Small, low-cost IaaS provider opens its first West Coast cloud facility.
SpaceCurve Promises Real-Time Location Insight
News  |  12/16/2014
SpaceCurve takes on Oracle and other database vendors with a geospatial platform that brings location analytics to streaming apps.
Microsoft Gains Allies Against US Data Demands
News  |  12/15/2014
Several dozen companies, trade groups, and computer scientists agree that Microsoft should not have to provide data stored in Ireland when presented with a US search warrant.
DigitalOcean Displays 'Meteroic' Rise As Web Host
News  |  12/15/2014
Netcraft survey on world's largest web hosts shows DigitalOcean has risen to No. 3 from 568th place two years ago.
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Big Data Tool Analyzes Intentions: Cool Or Creepy?
News  |  12/15/2014
Lexalytics intention analysis tool determines what you're going to do before you do it, the company says. This goes beyond sentiment analysis.
Amazon Expands OpsWorks For On-Premises Server Management
News  |  12/12/2014
AWS embraces hybrid cloud by extending OpsWorks server management to systems assigned to run in customers' data centers.
Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Details
News  |  12/12/2014
Microsoft on January 21 plans to disclose more details on the OS's touch-focused, consumer-oriented side.
Cisco Reveals Analytics Strategy
News  |  12/12/2014
Cisco says insights can't wait for data to travel from Internet of Things devices to the data center. Its solution: Analysis at the network's edge.
Top 5 Enterprise Applications Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/12/2014
Here's a yearend toast to the top headlines in cloud, mobile, integrated marketing, embedded analytics, and software license management in 2014.
Salesforce.com Says Build Your Own App Store
News  |  12/11/2014
Salesforce AppExchange Store Builder lets companies create their own app stores for business-to-business or business-to-consumer use.
Cloud Storage's Race To Zero
Commentary  |  12/11/2014
The race to provide free unlimited cloud storage can't end well, not for the vendors -- or the customers who believe they have finally found a free lunch.
CIO Hiring 100 IT Pros: What He Needs
Commentary  |  12/11/2014
You may be surprised what tops Choice Hotels CIO's list of toughest IT skills to find.
Windows 10 Likely To Go Freemium, Analysts Say
News  |  12/10/2014
Microsoft needs new ways to generate revenue, and a subscription-based Windows 10 version is a likely approach. But consumers may get a basic version for free.
Intel Launches Internet Of Things Platform
News  |  12/10/2014
Chipmaker wants to shape the way Internet-connected devices are designed, deployed, and managed.
The Long Death Of Project Hosting Sites
News  |  12/10/2014
Last month, Microsoft and Google bypassed their own code hosts to post major code projects on GitHub. The once-favored hosts have begun a long, familiar decline.
Box Counters Dropbox With Enterprise Security Initiative
News  |  12/10/2014
Box launches Box Trust, a network of verified security vendors, and a new app to secure content accessed from mobile devices.
IBM Apps For Apple iOS: Not Siri Meets Watson
News  |  12/10/2014
IBM releases first wave of enterprise apps for Apple iOS. Niche apps for airlines, insurance, banking, and government sound useful, but not revolutionary.
Forrester: Wearables Interest Businesses More Than Consumers
News  |  12/10/2014
Companies see wearables as tools to improve operational efficiency and enhance the customer experience, Forrester report says.
Developers See ROI For Continuous Delivery Via Cloud
News  |  12/10/2014
Developers find the pay-off for DevOps and continuous delivery comes with cloud, Evans Data survey says.
Google In 2015: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
Forget "peak Google." The year ahead will bring slower but continued expansion and diversification.
Ubuntu Wants To Run Containers, Too
News  |  12/9/2014
Snappy, a lean Linux Ubuntu optimized for container operation, promises stronger security for Linux containers.
Google Android Studio 1.0 Packs Appeal
News  |  12/9/2014
Android developers have a new integrated development environment for creating apps.
Docker Is Hot But Won't Eat The World -- Yet
Commentary  |  12/9/2014
Scalr CEO Sebastian Stadil talks Docker's usability and the pros and cons of using containers in IT, not yet a gold standard.
Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
News  |  12/8/2014
Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
Google Cloud Platform Supports Windows Workloads
News  |  12/8/2014
By opening up to Windows workloads, Google Cloud Platform becomes an option for businesses committed to Microsoft software.
Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/8/2014
As companies move beyond bleeding-edge experiments into production deployments, these trends point to real-world progress in big data analysis.
Amazon Says Expansion Worth Price
News  |  12/8/2014
After a Moody's credit rating downgrade, Amazon will pay a higher rate to borrow than well-funded competitors, such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google, but says business expansion will pay.
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