Business Technology News and Commentary - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in December 2015
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 2
News  |  12/31/2015
In the second of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the influx of healthcare data and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals. In part one, we explored the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate.
Software Licensing Audits: Is Your Company Prepared?
News  |  12/31/2015
Software licensing audits can cause minor annoyance or excruciating pain, depending on their scope and how ready your enterprise is for the disruption and expense. We take a look at trends in software licensing audits and the ways they impact your IT organization and your business.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 1
News  |  12/30/2015
In the first of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate. In the second part, we look at the influx of healthcare data, and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals.
CIO's Guide To Creating Sound Software Contracts
Commentary  |  12/30/2015
Software negotiations often pit a customer against a supplier, each focused on his or her own best interests. To craft a sound deal, CIOs need to understand where potential contract potholes lie and steer around them. Here's what you need to know.
10 Best Tech Companies To Work For In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/30/2015
Google slipped off its perch as the No. 1 place to work on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list, unseated by an Internet travel company. Here's a look at 10 top tech companies where you may want to hang your hat in the new year.
Top 10 Tech IPOs Of 2015
Slideshows  |  12/29/2015
Tech IPOs took a hit in 2015, with half the number of new public companies as last year. But it wasn't all bad news. Here's a look at the 10 tech IPOs that raised the most money in 2015.
Red Hat Closing In On $2 Billion In Its Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
Red Hat finishes 2015 on a strong financial note, with OpenShift 3.1 positioned as its next-generation cloud application development platform.
Google In 2016: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
Will Google prevail in its legal battles over Android and its search business? Will it thrive under Alphabet? Here are our predictions for Google in 2016.
Tech Fail Forecast: Bursting The Next Bubble
Slideshows  |  12/28/2015
Fifteen years after the dot-com bubble burst, industry pundits are calling out similar signs of froth in the current tech boom. Here are nine tech ideas, products, excesses, and business models that we expect to look back on in 15 years and ask: "What were we thinking?"
Microsoft's 2016: More Windows 10, Hardware Advances, Research Gains
Slideshows  |  12/27/2015
Microsoft's New Year resolutions are expected to include gains in the PC market, new Surface Phone, and advancements in HoloLens, Microsoft Research, cloud and security.
Oracle Acquires StackEngine, Couchbase Updates Server: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/27/2015
This week, we've got an Oracle acquisition, an update from Couchbase, insight into how CFOs view analytics, and data-driven advice on when it's best to say "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings."
IBM Watson: AI For The Real World
News  |  12/25/2015
IBM Watson, the company's AI cognitive computing platform, has attracted an ecosystem of developers and users who are layering the technology on top of their own to make it even smarter. Here's an update on Watson's evolution and why IBM can confidently assure us it won't ever become HAL.
Microsoft's 2015 Acquisitions: Mobile, Analytics, Security
News  |  12/24/2015
Microsoft bought a lot of companies during 2015. What were they, and what did they bring to the tech giant?
Is Amazon Testing Its Own Package Delivery Airline?
News  |  12/23/2015
Reports suggest Amazon is conducting a pilot experiment in air freight delivery at an Ohio airport due to dissatisfaction with UPS and FedEx deliveries.
Amazon's 'Virtual CPU'? You Figure It Out
Commentary  |  12/23/2015
Amazon used to have a clear definition of what a virtual CPU was. Now it goes by a "variety of measures," making cloud comparison difficult.
8 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2016
Slideshows  |  12/23/2015
While 2015 marked the moment when cloud became the go-to platform for enterprise applications and data, there's still plenty of maturing to go. Here's what we expect to see from cloud computing in 2016.
Apple Reportedly Prepping High-Res Audio For iPhones, iPads
Commentary  |  12/22/2015
Apple may bring higher-quality music streaming to iPhone and iPad owners next year, according to reports. But details are still scant.
Cloud Foundry Launches Cross-Vendor Cloud Service Certification
News  |  12/21/2015
Cloud Foundry aims to become the cross-vendor platform for producing the next generation of applications with new cloud supplier certification.
10 Hot Tech Toys For The Holidays
Slideshows  |  12/21/2015
Scrambling to get last-minute gifts for the kids on your list? The Toy Industry Association recently announced its list of finalists for its upcoming 2016 Toy of the Year Awards. The categories E-Connected Toy of the Year and Innovative Toy of the Year are two worth watching when filling out your list.
Fighting Evil AI, IBM Opens Watson IoT HQ: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/20/2015
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
Microsoft Acquires Analytics Insights Startup Metanautix
News  |  12/19/2015
Microsoft is acquiring an analytics SQL query startup founded by an ex-Google engineer and an ex-Facebook engineer. Metanautix enables the creation of software-defined data marts.
Windows 10 Now Ready For Chinese Market
Commentary  |  12/18/2015
Microsoft and the government of China have come to a new agreement that will bring Windows 10 to the Chinese market. However, this version of Windows will conform to certain state demands.
Surveillance Bill Slipped Into Federal Spending Budget
Commentary  |  12/18/2015
The controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) has been wrapped in crucial legislation handling much of the federal government's funding.
7 Tech Gifts For Pet Lovers
Slideshows  |  12/18/2015
Because fur and circuits belong together.
Oracle Touts Cloud Revenue Growth In Tough Second Quarter
News  |  12/17/2015
Oracle said that global currency pressure had a negative impact on its total revenues and net profit, which were down for its second quarter. Executives put the focus on the company's relatively small but fast growing cloud revenue instead, at a time when Oracle is moving from its traditional on-premises business to a hybrid cloud approach.
Intuit CIO: Changing The Way Projects Are Managed
Commentary  |  12/17/2015
Intuit's IAC project has brought data together from all over the company. The insight provided is changing the way the company sees its products and customers.
IBM, Apple Deliver 100-Plus Enterprise iOS Apps
Commentary  |  12/16/2015
IBM announces that its partnership with Apple has yielded more than 100 IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps.
Cloud In 2015: Year Of Shake-up, Consolidation, Advance
News  |  12/16/2015
Cloud computing showed a rapidly changing face in 2015 as many vendors altered their strategies to deal with Amazon's clear dominance. Check out these seven gains and three setbacks that prove how volatile the cloud was over the past year.
7 Tech Causes Worth Supporting
Slideshows  |  12/16/2015
It's better to give than receive, particularly when your gift supports a worthy cause. Here's a look at seven tech-focused charities and nonprofits that fit the bill.
Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts: Pros And Cons
Slideshows  |  12/16/2015
If you're a bit confused by what a dedicated host cloud service can do for you, rest assured you're not alone. We'll help you figure out when your IT department should choose to deploy dedicated hosts.
Dell To Sell Perot To Finance EMC Deal, Reports Say
Commentary  |  12/15/2015
The $67 billion deal between Dell and EMC is on track for approval. However, Dell needs to finance the acquisition, and it may sell its Perot Systems division to raise $5 billion, according to several reports.
Google Updates Maps, Inbox And Wallet With Cool Features
Commentary  |  12/15/2015
Google has added a number of new features to its mobile apps for Android and iOS devices.
Google Begins Alpha Testing Its CDN For Cloud
Commentary  |  12/15/2015
Google announced the alpha testing of its own Content Delivery Network for the company's cloud computing platform. Google's CDN offering is a direct response to similar services from AWS and Microsoft Azure.
How Cloud, APIs Are Transforming Outsourcing
News  |  12/14/2015
As traditional software outsourcing evolves, cloud service management brings new challenges for organizations.
Hiring Top Data Scientists, Gaming The Office Gift Exchange: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/13/2015
Hadoop distribution companies MapR and Hortonworks are taking real-time streaming one step further than before. MongoDB landed a board member from cloud giant AWS. Find out how to game your office holiday gift exchange. Catch the Big Data Roundup for the week of December 13.
Facebook Open Sources Its 'Big Sur' AI Server Designs
Commentary  |  12/12/2015
Facebook is open sourcing the hardware design for the servers it uses to train artificial intelligence software.
Google's Cloud SQL Update Promises More Flexibility, Faster Speed
News  |  12/11/2015
Google says that the latest version of its Cloud SQL is more than seven times faster, and can scale better, than the previous generation.
Google's Android Tablets To Get Split-Screen Multitasking
Commentary  |  12/11/2015
Google engineers are aiming to improve Android's appeal as a work platform by bringing split-screen multitasking to its tablets.
Does Yahoo Spinoff Plan Put CEO Marissa Mayer's Job At Risk?
Commentary  |  12/11/2015
Marissa Mayer's tenure as Yahoo's CEO may have been handed a death sentence with the company's spinoff plan -- and not necessarily for the reasons that most would assume.
Walmart Jumps Into Crowded Mobile Payment Market
News  |  12/10/2015
Walmart Pay debuts this month, joining the already-crowded mobile payment ranks that include Android Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and many others.
Equinix Urges Enterprise 'Interconnection-First' Strategy
News  |  12/10/2015
Equinix, the operator of 100 data center/telecom hubs, wants to make going to the cloud a pattern for many enterprise communications.
Google For Work Now Boasts Gmail Data Loss Prevention
News  |  12/10/2015
Google for Work customers now have an extra layer of protection against the distribution of sensitive content over Gmail.
Amazon Offers 'Feature-Rich' Active Directory As A Service
News  |  12/10/2015
Amazon adds an enterprise version of Microsoft's Active Directory in its EC2 cloud as a managed service to appeal to enterprise users.
Apple's Big Update Day Covers iOS, WatchOS, tvOS, OS X
Commentary  |  12/9/2015
Apple has pushed new versions of its core operating systems to the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac computers.
IBM Sells Grocery Store Chain On SoftLayer Cloud
News  |  12/9/2015
Giant Eagle selects IBM for cloud service, primarily due to availability of bare-metal option for legacy IT systems.
Google Fiber Could Be Headed To Chicago, Los Angeles
News  |  12/9/2015
Google continues the ambitious expansion of its high-speed Internet service -- Google Fiber -- by inviting Chicago and Los Angeles to apply.
Google's Pixel C: Hands-On Review
Slideshows  |  12/9/2015
The first Google-made Android tablet lets you leave your laptop at home, though you may still miss it.
Google Life Sciences Rebranded 'Verily' Under Alphabet
News  |  12/8/2015
Verily, formerly known as Google Life Sciences division, aims to use technology to understand and improve human health.
Microsoft Azure Support Added To Red Hat CloudForms Tools
News  |  12/8/2015
Red Hat has stayed out of the public cloud provider role, but it's wading deep into cloud management with CloudForms 4. Support for Microsoft's Azure cloud has been added to its hybrid management approach, with services for additional cloud vendors on the horizon.
Page 1 / 2   >   >>


State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Slideshows
IT Careers: Top 10 US Cities for Tech Jobs
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  1/14/2020
Commentary
Predictions for Cloud Computing in 2020
James Kobielus, Research Director, Futurum,  1/9/2020
News
What's Next: AI and Data Trends for 2020 and Beyond
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  12/30/2019
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
The Cloud Gets Ready for the 20's
This IT Trend Report explores how cloud computing is being shaped for the next phase in its maturation. It will help enterprise IT decision makers and business leaders understand some of the key trends reflected emerging cloud concepts and technologies, and in enterprise cloud usage patterns. Get it today!
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll