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Content tagged with Cloud posted in March 2015
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Amazon Buy Button: 1-Click Ordering Minus The Click
News  |  3/31/2015
With its Dash Button and Dash Replenishment Service, Amazon aims to take the Internet of Things mainstream.
Gmail Android App Connects Yahoo, Microsoft Accounts
News  |  3/31/2015
In its latest update to Gmail, Google is offering additional support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts by giving users a unified view of their different email addresses.
NAS Is Sexy Again
Commentary  |  3/31/2015
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
Microsoft's Surface 3 Promises Windows 10, Kills Windows RT
Commentary  |  3/31/2015
Microsoft's newest Surface 3 ditches ARM for Intel. It packs a full version of Windows 8.1 and has an upgrade to Windows 10 coming later. The Surface 3 can be a tablet or a laptop. Prices start at less than $500.
Adobe's Comp CC Layout App Available For iPad
News  |  3/31/2015
Adobe is bringing its Comp CC layout application to the iPad through the Apple App Store, giving designers another mobile option for their needs.
PayPal Declares It's 100% OpenStack Cloud
News  |  3/31/2015
After a three-year migration, PayPal says it has implemented its own OpenStack cloud for close to 100% of its operations, making it one of the largest financial services OpenStack clouds in production.
Interop Hot Stage: Building An Enterprise Network
Slideshows  |  3/31/2015
The InteropNet comes to life at Hot Stage. For the first time, InformationWeek is there to cover the creation of this complex temporary network.
IBM Announces IoT Business Unit, Cloud Services
News  |  3/31/2015
IBM ups the ante on Internet of Things analysis, launching a $3 billion bet on cloud-based ecosystem. How will Microsoft and Amazon respond?
ClearStory Data Touts Speedy Big Data Analysis
News  |  3/30/2015
ClearStory taps HDFS and Apache Spark in the cloud to let business users blend high-scale, variable data and analyze it with in-memory speed.
Oracle HCM Cloud Adds Social, Mobile Learning Option
News  |  3/30/2015
Oracle has plenty of options for training, but Oracle Learning Cloud follows SAP, IBM into social, mobile learning management for the YouTube generation.
Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
News  |  3/30/2015
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Night At The Museum
Slideshows  |  3/29/2015
We took our review model for a whirl at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's a great mobile phone, weighed down by unwanted apps.
Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
Commentary  |  3/27/2015
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
HP's Helion Rack Aimed At Private OpenStack Builders
News  |  3/27/2015
HP launches a pre-configured OpenStack rack with the platform-as-a-service, Cloud Foundry, bundled in.
IoT Revolution: Is The Enterprise Ready?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015
In the connected future, the Internet of Things is expected to play a huge role in everyday life. Are enterprises ready to handle IoT, and what does it mean for security?
Amazon Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  3/26/2015
Amazon gives customers the option to choose from two unlimited storage plans on Cloud Drive.
3 Priorities For Enterprise Applications In 2015
Commentary  |  3/26/2015
Competition and cloud delivery haven't done enough to improve enterprise apps. Buyers must pressure vendors for better features, improved usability, and meaningful analytics.
Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps
News  |  3/26/2015
At the F8 developer conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about how the social media giant is striving to become more than a singular online destination.
Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Commentary  |  3/25/2015
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
Amazon Cloud Shortcut Offered Via Pivotal Cloud Foundry
News  |  3/25/2015
VMware spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon, as well as on-premises.
IoT Drives The Future Of Connected Cars
Slideshows  |  3/25/2015
Connected cars will transform the way we interact with our vehicles. At the MWC earlier this month, it was clear that the Internet of Things, along with M2M connection, is speeding this transformation along.
Facebook F8 Preview: Mobility, Messenger And More
News  |  3/24/2015
Expect announcements related to mobility and Messenger as Facebook continues its crusade to become the cross-platform platform.
Internet Explorer Dependent? Time To Move On
Commentary  |  3/24/2015
Microsoft's move to Project Spartan should be your cue to retire aging enterprise apps that rely on Internet Explorer plug-ins or Active X controls.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gears Up For Finale
Slideshows  |  3/24/2015
The latest highlights from DARPA's years-long robotics competition show us just how creative we can be. Here's what you need to know in advance of the grand finale in June.
Joyent: Run Docker On SmartOS For Greater Security
News  |  3/24/2015
Cloud service provider Joyent bids for Docker workloads by claiming a more secure container environment, with an option for use in on-premises data centers as well.
Clintonemail.com: A Cautionary Call To Action
Commentary  |  3/23/2015
As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton becomes ever more embattled in the press and in politics because of her personal email usage, we can draw lessons for enterprises and employees alike on contending with Shadow IT.
Our New Service: Speed Networking For CIOs
News  |  3/23/2015
We're improving the odds that you'll meet peers who are dealing with the same problems you face.
Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Slideshows  |  3/23/2015
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
NTP Needs Money: Is A Foundation The Answer?
News  |  3/23/2015
NTP steward Harlan Stenn founded the Network Time Foundation four years ago as an umbrella group to unite and support time-synching open-source projects. But it hasn't gotten far with support.
Tesla Model S Autopilot Coming Soon, Elon Musk Claims
News  |  3/21/2015
The Tesla Model S should be able to drive itself, some of the time, this summer, according to CEO Elon Musk.
Docker At 2: From Shaky Start To Open-Source Star
News  |  3/20/2015
Co-founder Solomon Hykes reflects on the startup's roots in Paris, its failed first effort to get containers moving, and how Docker then became a fast-growing data center hit.
Windows 10 Vs. Windows 8: 10 Differences
Slideshows  |  3/20/2015
Microsoft recently released a preview of Windows 10. The new OS looks to unify the user experience across different platforms, but how does it compare to Windows 8?
Spark Promoter Databricks Should Let Software Shine
Commentary  |  3/19/2015
Can Databricks effectively shepherd the most promising open source project for big data analytics while also promoting its commercial cloud service?
Shadow IT: 8 Ways To Cope
Slideshows  |  3/18/2015
If you're sick and tired of Shadow IT in your organization, you're not alone. Here are some coping mechanisms to help you get a handle on things.
Microsoft Azure Drives Ford Hybrid-Cloud Plan
News  |  3/18/2015
Ford brings vehicle software updates to Microsoft's cloud, opening up preventative-maintenance and service-upgrade possibilities on a global scale.
UC: A Work Still In Progress
Commentary  |  3/18/2015
Unified communication as a tool for enterprise collaboration is making progress but remains very much a work in progress.
NTP, Harlan Stenn & An Uncertain Future: Readers React
News  |  3/18/2015
InformationWeek's story about the work of Harlan Stenn on NTP sparked dozens of reader reactions on the website, as well as Tweets, Slashdot comments, and Facebook postings.
Adobe Document Cloud Takes Aim At Paper
News  |  3/18/2015
The company's forthcoming cloud-backed Acrobat DC, with the help of mobile devices, promises to turn paper documents into editable digital forms.
Microsoft Cloud-First Push Shines In CRM, Lags In ERP
Commentary  |  3/17/2015
Microsoft's Dynamics CRM Online business is growing quickly, but Dynamics AX Online is still stuck at the gate. What's the holdup?
Microsoft Promises Potent Azure IoT Suite
News  |  3/17/2015
Microsoft says its data services and hyper-scale cloud will conquer Internet-of-things apps including monitoring, asset-management, and predictive maintenance. Look out IBM, Intel, SAP, and GE.
IBM, Twitter Offerings Yield Business Results
News  |  3/17/2015
Big Blue's partnership with Twitter underscores the business value of social media. IBM is suggesting that if you look, you can see the impact of tweets on your bottom line.
Splunk Light Vs. Alternatives: Cost, Functionality Compared
Commentary  |  3/16/2015
Splunk Light offers a new option for companies to apply data analytics to IT operations. Here's how it stacks up against Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud, and emerging open-source and commercial rivals.
Open Compute: More Financial Services Firms Jump In
News  |  3/16/2015
JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and B of A are joining Goldman Sachs and Fidelity backing the open-source hardware movement.
Twilio: Connecting Enterprise Telecom To The Cloud
News  |  3/16/2015
A new service aims to simplify the connection of enterprise communications services to the cloud. Will software transform your telecommunications services?
Microsoft Convergence 2015: More Change Ahead
News  |  3/14/2015
Microsoft's business technology conference will undergo some fundamental changes, kick-started and driven by CEO Satya Nadella.
Microsoft Leads Open Switch Software Effort
News  |  3/13/2015
Microsoft is working on a project to produce a programmable interface for Open Compute switches, coming later this year.
4 Data-Driven Predictions For IT Innovation
Commentary  |  3/12/2015
Data from the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 companies shows how these digital innovators are using analytics and cloud, and where they could miss the boat.
Apple Watch Meets Salesforce Enterprise Apps
News  |  3/12/2015
Salesforce is among the first enterprise application vendors to offer Apple Watch apps. Here's how watch apps differ from phone apps.
Google Chromebook Pixel Turns To USB Type-C
Commentary  |  3/12/2015
The second generation of Google's Chromebook Pixel laptop series keeps the aluminum design, improves battery life, and adopts USB Type-C for fast charging.
IBM Watson: 10 New Jobs For Cognitive Computing
Slideshows  |  3/12/2015
IBM Watson is adding language-processing, image-recognition, and reasoning services to power these 10 breakthrough applications that scale up human-like analysis.
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