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IBM Acquires Cloud Consulting Specialist Bluewolf
News  |  3/31/2016
The acquisition of Bluewolf pairs cloud services and strategic consulting with IBM's expertise in experience design, mobility, and cognitive solutions. Financial details were not released.
Office 365, Slack Gain Enterprise Users: Study
Commentary  |  3/31/2016
Microsoft's Office 365 is the most popular off-the-shelf cloud application, while Slack is the fastest growing among business customers, according to a report from Okta, an identity and mobility management service provider.
HPE Injects New 'Persistent' Memory Into Server Race
News  |  3/31/2016
HP Enterprise is bringing out its Gen9 Proliant servers with a non-volatile form of memory modules that extend server memory.
HPE Hybrid Cloud Strategy Hinges On Synergy Platform
News  |  3/30/2016
HP Enterprise promises a second quarter release of the Synergy platform, a "composable infrastructure" architecture that lets enterprises create private clouds on-premises. The company gave analysts and editors a preview at its new headquarters.
7 Reasons To Convert To A Private Cloud
Slideshows  |  3/30/2016
If you're considering -- or merely curious about -- converting your data center to a private cloud, we'll help you learn about the management, scalability, and efficiency improvements you may gain.
Wearable Users Happy With Hardware, Less So With Apps
News  |  3/29/2016
A survey by Argus Insights suggests wearable makers need to spend more time thinking about app design and function.
Yahoo Gives Potential Buyers An April 11 Deadline
News  |  3/29/2016
Embattled Internet giant Yahoo sets an April 11 deadline for prospective bidders to submit proposals regarding what company assets they wish to acquire and how much they're willing to pay.
How The Network Time Foundation Uses Its Funding
News  |  3/29/2016
The Network Time Foundation saw a big jump in funding in 2015. While it's a step in the right direction, there's still much work ahead to shore up the open source Network Time Protocol (NTP) that synchronizes computer clocks around the world. Here's where the money is going, and what's still needed.
Oracle Seeks $9.3 Billion Over Android's Use Of Java
News  |  3/29/2016
In its long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, Oracle has now increased its damage claim to $9.3 billion. But Google dismisses the claim as excessive.
IBM Opens Fourth Bluemix 'Garage' In France
News  |  3/28/2016
Developers can use IBM's latest cloud development tools and practices, including Watson analytical services, in Bluemix Garages.
8 Reasons To Consider Insights-As-A-Service
Slideshows  |  3/28/2016
Organizations are purchasing all kinds of data and analytics solutions, but they still may not be meeting their business goals. If this describes your company, see how insight-driven (vs. data-driven) practices are helping other firms address the problem.
Harlan Stenn Tackles NTP Security Issues As Big Move Looms
News  |  3/28/2016
There's not a business in existence today whose operations don't rely on the Network Time Protocol (NTP). Harlan Stenn is the chief maintainer of NTP. In the past year, security researchers have raised a number of concerns about the protocol, which Stenn is addressing even as he prepares a move of half the NTP infrastructure. Here's why it matters.
8 Hot Software Skills To Keep Your Career On Track
Slideshows  |  3/28/2016
Looking for work in tech right now? Looking for ways to expand your role at your current job? I've put on my prognosticator's cap for a look at which software is worth your time. You'll find content management systems, 3D modeling, and programming frameworks in the mix. If you're a hiring manager, it's worth a look to see which software is being used, and where.
Google Loves Machine Learning, Cloudera Acquires Startup: Big Data Roundup
News  |  3/27/2016
Cloudera has acquired a big data cloud services startup. Google has introduced a new machine learning option. Nvidia's CEO talks about AI. Companies are already making Strata + Hadoop announcements. We've got those items and more in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending March 27, 2016.
Project Tay Turns Racist, Office Updates For March: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/26/2016
Microsoft updated PowerPoint Designer, announced Office 365 updates, pushed for encrypted email, and silenced AI Project Tay after some Internet troll interference.
Google, YouTube Working On Periscope Competitor
Commentary  |  3/25/2016
Google is secretly developing an app that will let people stream video live to YouTube. The product would compete with similar offerings from Facebook and Twitter.
Microsoft, HP Help Pump $73M Into Mesosphere's Container Management
News  |  3/25/2016
Mesosphere unveils two new products as tech giants, including Microsoft and HP, and venture funders bet that its Data Center Operating System will play an important role in container orchestration.
Microsoft Muzzles AI Chatbot After Twitter Users Teach It Racism
News  |  3/25/2016
Thanks to machine learning and Internet trolls, Microsoft's Tay AI chatbot became a student of racism within 24 hours. Microsoft has taken Tay offline and is making adjustments.
Growing Up Hybrid: The Hybrid Cloud Comes Of Age
Partner Perspectives  |  3/24/2016
Hybrid cloud is now the standard for getting the most out of your IT infrastructure. How important is it to your organization's digital future?
Oracle Will Put Its Cloud On Your Premises
News  |  3/24/2016
Oracle Cloud at Customer is designed to match what's in the Oracle Cloud with infrastructure running on customers' premises, managed by Oracle.
HP Enterprise Leads As Cloud Supplier, Report Finds
News  |  3/24/2016
The cloud infrastructure market is growing at 20% annually, and HP Enterprise is the primary supplier of servers and storage, according to a new report from Synergy Research.
Google Pumps Up Cloud Platform With Machine Learning
News  |  3/24/2016
Google execs at the GCP Next 2016 conference pitched the company's cloud platform by highlighting advantages, including security, commitment to open source, and machine learning.
Google Takes Aim At AWS, Microsoft On Cloud Front
News  |  3/23/2016
With its new top executive for Google Cloud Platform, Diane Greene, in place, Alphabet's subsidiary is planning to quadruple its cloud regions and ramp up hiring in these areas.
Microsoft, Google, Others Push For Encrypted Email Protocols
News  |  3/23/2016
Tech giants including Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo have banded together to proposed a method for making email more secure.
Intel's Andy Grove: A Silicon Valley Pioneer
Commentary  |  3/23/2016
Andy Grove, Intel's longtime chief executive, died March 21 at age 79. He leaves a profound legacy within the company, as well as in the computer industry at large.
CoreOS Offers Automated Security Checks As A Service
News  |  3/22/2016
Clair 1.0 is ready for production use to make containers more secure. Also, new threats will be added to its vulnerabilities database.
Apple's Liam Robot Emphasizes Company's Sustainable Credentials
News  |  3/22/2016
The focus at Apple's most recent event may have been on products, such as the iPhone SE, but the company made some impressive strides in sustainability, too. The highlight of all this is Liam, a robot that recycles old iPhones.
Adobe Beefs Up Marketing Analytics, Creates Developer Portal
News  |  3/22/2016
The Adobe Summit 2016 is serving as a backdrop to a host of enhancements and launches appearing within Adobe's analytics and marketing business, including a new portal for developers.
Enterprise Invests More In Software-Defined Data Centers
News  |  3/22/2016
When it comes to software-defined infrastructure, a 451 Research survey finds financial services and healthcare lead the field as prime implementers, while retail continues to lag.
MDM Vs. MAM: Best Choice For Mobile Management
News  |  3/22/2016
When deciding between mobile device management (MDM) or mobile application management (MAM), enterprises should consider factors including number of in-house employees, compliance requirements, and data security.
IBM's Optevia Acquisition Adds To SaaS, CRM Portfolio
News  |  3/21/2016
Optevia specializes in Microsoft Dynamics CRM for the public sector. It's found success with streamlining CRM services in town councils across the UK.
11 Tips For Successful Self-Service BI And Analytics
Slideshows  |  3/21/2016
As more businesses attempt to compete with data, more people within their organizations must be able to gain insight from it. End-user requirements are changing rapidly, often at a faster pace than their employers' ability to deliver sound solutions. Here are a few ways to avoid compromising long-term benefits for short-term gains.
Employee Surveillance: Business Efficiency Vs. Worker Privacy
News  |  3/21/2016
Legal scholars argue that new laws are needed to define the parameters of acceptable workplace monitoring and to ensure respect for personal privacy.
Barry University CIO: Managing The Mobile Security Load
Commentary  |  3/21/2016
In higher ed, CIOs have to deal with ultra-connected students and faculty whose devices increase the security burden on IT, while managing the growing use of online video as an educational tool. Here's how the CIO of Barry University in Florida handles it all.
As Docker Turns 3, CEO Predicts Unabated Growth
News  |  3/21/2016
Not even VMware invaded the data center as quickly as open source container supplier Docker has in its first three years. In an interview with InformationWeek, CEO Ben Golub offers his vision for the future.
9 Ways VR Video Gaming Is Getting Very Real
Slideshows  |  3/19/2016
VR technology was everywhere at this year's Game Developers Conference. But it will be a while before it registers in the real world.
Amazon Cloud Turns 10: How It's Changed
News  |  3/18/2016
Could anyone have anticipated the size of the digital economy that would grow around AWS's S3 storage service when it launched a decade ago?
Google's Next HQ: Modern, With Retro Flairs
Slideshows  |  3/18/2016
The pending makeover of Google's Mountain View campus shows concern for birds and the environment, alongside a look that manages to be both retro and modern.
The Best Place To Work In IT: Cast Your Vote
Commentary  |  3/17/2016
InformationWeek is honoring the most rewarding place to work in IT with our 2016 People's Choice award. The winner, determined by your votes, will be announced in May at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference and Awards.
Apple Partially Switches From AWS To Google Cloud, Reports Say
News  |  3/17/2016
Apple is teaming up with rival Google to move some of its iCloud business onto the Google Cloud Platform. The move comes as Apple looks to diversify its cloud presence.
Big Data's Priorities: Streaming Analytics, Self-Service
News  |  3/17/2016
Businesses are taking the next step with big data technology in 2016 with plans to implement streaming analytics and self-service, as they work to embed big data insights directly into business applications and software.
IoT Bringing Changes To Company Networks, Big Data Projects
News  |  3/17/2016
The Internet of Things is big, and only getting bigger. A new report from Ovum suggestions now is the time IT needs to get networks ready to collect all this data, and use it to business advantage.
10 Cloud Startups Worth Your Attention
Slideshows  |  3/17/2016
If your view of the cloud marketplace is dominated by the Amazons and Googles of the world, you may be missing out on solutions that better target your needs. Here's our list of 10 up-and-coming cloud providers worth a look.
Google Traffic Is 77% Encrypted
News  |  3/16/2016
Google, however, notes improvement is still needed on its own products and services. Gmail encryption support is 100%, but these other products and services fall short.
AWS Service Migrates 1,000 Database Systems Into Cloud
News  |  3/16/2016
The AWS Database Migration Service, which the company announced in October, officially came out of preview phase on March 15, after importing 1,000 on-premises database systems.
Oracle Showcases Cloud Revenue Growth In Q3
News  |  3/16/2016
Oracle highlighted its big cloud growth for both PaaS and SaaS offerings during the company's third quarter of its fiscal year. Oracle executives used the company's quarterly earnings release and call with analysts to position its cloud business against rivals Salesforce and Workday.
Mobile, Cloud Security Are Top IT Leadership Concerns
News  |  3/16/2016
Greater awareness of data security among business leaders isn't yet matched by budgetary respect or business commitment, according to recent study findings.
Siri Fails To Help In A Crisis
News  |  3/15/2016
Conversational agents such as Siri, Google Now, and S Voice haven't quite figured out how to handle crisis situations.
Google Makes Big Enterprise Analytics Play
News  |  3/15/2016
By unifying its data analytics offerings, Google hopes to provide enterprise marketers with more comprehensive customer insight.
OpenWhisk Vies With AWS Lambda As Developer Service
News  |  3/14/2016
IBM's OpenWhisk is a new event-driven service for hosting and running developer's microservices that's designed to compete with AWS Lambda.
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