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 February 2014
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Why Smart Cities Need Cloud Services
News  |  2/28/2014
As municipal needs get more sophisticated, more cities turn to cloud services.
CloudSigma: One Tool For Many Cloud Workloads
News  |  2/28/2014
Swiss cloud service supplier CloudSigma, in partnership with CompatibleOne, lets customers provision and track multiple cloud workloads through a single interface.
25 Most Lucrative Internships: Tech's Big Spenders
News  |  2/28/2014
Almost $7,000 in pay per month for interns? Yes, at companies like VMware and Twitter, according to a Glassdoor survey on 25 best-paid internships.
British Spies Capture Yahoo Webcam Images
News  |  2/27/2014
UK agency's effort to collect facial images via Yahoo chat sessions brings in too many other body parts.
IBM Confirms Layoffs Amid Hiring
News  |  2/27/2014
IBM cuts workers even as it hires for cloud computing and Watson initiatives.
Workday Beats Forecasts, Buys Analytics Startup
News  |  2/27/2014
Workday wraps up fiscal 2014 with 71% gain, buys HR-oriented predictive analytics company.
Cloud Security Needs More Layers: HyTrust
News  |  2/27/2014
Eric Chiu, co-founder of HyTrust, says cloud operations will require "layered security" and encrypted virtual machines when at rest.
Business Apps Are Becoming Disposable
Commentary  |  2/27/2014
The ease with which software applications can be created and connected to corporate systems has changed the nature of business software development.
CenturyLink Pursues Big Data, High Traffic Workloads
News  |  2/26/2014
Adds new set of Hyperscale servers equipped with SSDs to address most ambitious public cloud users.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Winners & Losers
Commentary  |  2/26/2014
Tableau and QlikTech move up. See who moves down in Gartner's ranking of business intelligence vendors.
NSA Scandal Darkens Cloud Discussions At RSA
News  |  2/26/2014
From Europe's efforts to create regulations for data localization to worries over the security of the cloud, the leaks of the past eight months have cast a shadow over cloud providers.
Google Glass Prompts Attack, Woman Claims
News  |  2/26/2014
Alleged assault appears to have arisen from a desire not to be videotaped.
Is Your Company Really A Digital Business?
Commentary  |  2/26/2014
Or does it just look like one? Here's how to tell the difference.
Dropbox: 7 Apps To Add On
Slideshows  |  2/26/2014
Dropbox backs up your important files, but that's just a start. These apps work alongside the cloud service to boost security, streamline workflow, and more.
Dell Takes NetSuite Under Its Wing
News  |  2/25/2014
Dell boosts its services and consulting business through a partnership with cloud ERP vendor NetSuite.
IBM Buys Cloudant, Eyes Amazon's Turf
Commentary  |  2/25/2014
IBM's planned Cloudant buy will advance cloud-based database services, but can the underlying database compete against Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, Couchbase, and DataStax?
IBM BlueMix: PaaS Play, Explained
News  |  2/25/2014
With BlueMix, IBM gives customers a cloud path for legacy apps. Here's how SoftLayer, Cloud Foundry, and WebSphere tools fit in.
Consumers Lead Rise Of Connected Storage
Commentary  |  2/25/2014
Connected storage may mean the end to backup and recovery as enterprise systems follow the pattern consumers established with Box and Dropbox.
Verizon Cloud Adds CloudBees PaaS
News  |  2/24/2014
Verizon Cloud is still in the process of revamping itself into a cloud service competitor. CloudBees will add a deployment platform.
Stop The Cloud, I Want To Get Off
Commentary  |  2/24/2014
Hardly any of the services that vendors market as "cloud" adhere to the 2011 NIST definition. No wonder we're so confused.
Google Powers Forest Protection Effort
News  |  2/22/2014
Using Google's map technology and cloud platform, Global Forest Watch can track tree use, abuse, and regrowth.
Where Are All The Chromebooks?
News  |  2/21/2014
Despite brisk Chromebook sales, online usage of Chrome OS hardware on the Internet still barely registers with those measuring Web traffic.
Google's Project Tango Sees All
News  |  2/21/2014
Using an experimental Android prototype, Google wants developers to write apps that do something interesting with real-time awareness of users' surroundings.
Think Today's Data Is Big? Wait 10 Years
News  |  2/20/2014
If a petabyte won't qualify as big data, what will? Cleversafe's founder explains.
Artemis Networks Calls For Wireless Revolution
News  |  2/20/2014
Startup's "revolutionary" pCell wireless networking technology, which gives each device its own discrete bubble of wireless energy to boost speed, could change industry.
When BYOD Equals Bring Your Own Malware
News  |  2/20/2014
Lookout's analysis of the mobile threat landscape suggests businesses should focus on curbing risky online behavior.
How To Screw Up Your Enterprise Mobile App
Commentary  |  2/19/2014
Consider these three wrong ways to develop enterprise apps -- and avoid them.
Microsoft OneDrive: Cloud Storage Freebies
News  |  2/19/2014
Microsoft officially rebrands SkyDrive as OneDrive, adding new features and launching promotions in the process.
Enterprise Cloud Adoption: 5 Hard Truths
Commentary  |  2/19/2014
Everest Group lead analyst Jimit Arora looks at five factors that can determine successful cloud adoption in the enterprise.
Meet iPaaS: Gartner Ranks New Cloud Service Pioneers
News  |  2/19/2014
Gartner creates new cloud category -- integration platform-as-a-service -- and starts tracking a new class of service providers.
Kill Switches: Phones Just The Start
Commentary  |  2/19/2014
Mandatory phone kill switches will hasten the arrival of the Surveillance of Everything. Consider these 11 technologies that come with strings attached.
How FedRAMP Can Accelerate Cloud Adoption
Commentary  |  2/18/2014
Federal IT leaders can foster cloud adoption by incorporating automated, repeatable security processes.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets E-Signature Deal
News  |  2/18/2014
Microsoft's pact with DocuSign promises seamless e-signature tools for Office 365 users and could stimulate interest in Office apps.
How To Reach For Cloud Without Disrupting Business
Commentary  |  2/18/2014
Integration as a service via a cloud-based platform offers a way to live with existing business processes and applications.
Big Data Platform Comparisons: 3 Key Points
Commentary  |  2/18/2014
Are you about to choose a big data platform? Remember that SQL is not the best use of Hadoop.
Smartphone Kill Switch Could Become Federal Law
News  |  2/15/2014
Smartphone Theft Protection Act would require mobile phone makers to include a way to disable communications devices remotely to deter theft.
Microsoft Sells 200M Win 8 Licenses: Yawn
News  |  2/14/2014
Microsoft touts sales of more than 200 million Win 8 licenses. Here are 5 reasons not to be impressed.
Google's Android Contract: Not Very Open
News  |  2/14/2014
Google's rules for Android partners are unlawful, says Harvard professor.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy Gets Muddy
News  |  2/13/2014
Microsoft reportedly doubles down on its own platforms while also taking a hard look at Android.
VMware, Google Team On Chromebooks
News  |  2/13/2014
Unlikely partners team to offer Desktop-as-a-Service on Google Chromebooks. Will pricing lure users to move away from Windows XP systems?
Mozilla Plans Firefox Ads: Will Users Buy It?
News  |  2/13/2014
Firefox's plan to deliver sponsored content to new users may clash with its company manifesto.
How APIs Accelerate Business
Commentary  |  2/13/2014
CIOs should foster the development of application programming interfaces to connect corporate IT systems with mobile apps -- and help CEOs reach business goals.
Surveillance Protests Go Global
News  |  2/11/2014
Tech companies, advocacy groups, and Internet users rally to demand that governments limit online surveillance.
BYOD Is Like Botox
Commentary  |  2/11/2014
Nothing is as powerful as a successful BYOD program, but that power becomes toxic when BYOD is treated as a cosmetic fix.
Gates On A Plane: Samuel L. Jackson As Bill?
News  |  2/11/2014
Bill Gates uses Reddit chat to discuss new role advising Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella -- and he names the actor Melinda Gates would like to watch play Bill in a movie.
Nadella's Rise As Change Agent Inside Microsoft
Commentary  |  2/11/2014
Satya Nadella came up through the ranks the hard way, with internal opposition. That's why he's the right man to change Microsoft.
DigitalOcean Expands Developer Cloud To Singapore
News  |  2/11/2014
Upstart service provider opens sixth datacenter, plans for new UK facility and more developer tools.
VMware Navigates High-Wire Act
News  |  2/10/2014
VMware shows strong profits in fourth quarter, renewed strength as IT spending revives. Commoditization? What commoditization?
Big Data Is Nothing If Not Visual
Commentary  |  2/10/2014
"The Visual Organization" author Phil Simon discusses data visualization tools and their power to change business conversations.
California Kill Switch Bill Targets Phone Thieves
News  |  2/8/2014
California bill directs mobile hardware makers to include a way to disable stolen communications devices. Will privacy concerns be addressed?
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.
Commentary
Get Your Enterprise Ready for 5G
Mary E. Shacklett, Mary E. Shacklett,  1/14/2020
Commentary
Modern App Dev: An Enterprise Guide
Cathleen Gagne, Managing Editor, InformationWeek,  1/5/2020
Slideshows
9 Ways to Improve IT and Operational Efficiencies in 2020
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  1/2/2020
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