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Open Container Initiative Nears Container-Spec Goal
News  |  7/31/2015
Multi-vendor collaborative adds new members as it works to finalize its draft container spec and run-time.
Windows 10: 8 Enterprise Essentials
Commentary  |  7/31/2015
Windows 10 has arrived. Here are 8 things to keep in mind as you consider an enterprise deployment.
10 Must-Have Mac OS X Apps
Slideshows  |  7/31/2015
Apple may have some work to do to restore its reputation for software, but third-party developers have got the company's back.
Microsoft Office Mobile Apps Land On Windows 10
News  |  7/31/2015
Microsoft rolls out four Office Mobile apps -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote -- alongside the worldwide debut of Windows 10.
'Cloud Native': What It Means, Why It Matters
News  |  7/30/2015
"Cloud native" is starting to mean a set of specific things about how business will run on software, Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji explains.
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
News  |  7/30/2015
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
Google Translate App's Sign-Reading Capabilities Expanded
News  |  7/30/2015
Travelers can now translate a greater variety of languages in images more efficiently, even when offline. Foreign travelers in remote areas with poor connectivity now have broader communication options.
XPoint Memory Chips: Ushering In A New Mobile Era
News  |  7/29/2015
Chip technology from Intel and Micron combines the best qualities of DRAM and solid state memory. It may lead to big changes in mobile and data center operations.
IBM Cooks Up IoT Developer Community
Commentary  |  7/29/2015
IBM's new developerWorks Recipes is a new community for those that want to want to develop IoT devices on the Big Blue model.
HP Buys ActiveState's PaaS, Stackato
News  |  7/29/2015
HP's Helion Development Platform is based on Stackato, one of the few commercially supported versions of Cloud Foundry.
Intel, Micron Introduce Speedy Memory Technology
News  |  7/29/2015
3D XPoint, coming next year, combines the advantages of DRAM and NAND flash. It's the first new category of memory introduced since NAND flash debuted in 1989.
Is Cortana Microsoft's Equalizer With Google?
Commentary  |  7/28/2015
While Microsoft is positioning Cortana as a digital assistant, it could also filter search results to Bing, giving Redmond a new edge against Google in the lucrative search market.
Google Lets Cloud Customers Supply Encryption Keys
News  |  7/28/2015
Users of Google Compute Engine can now provide their own keys to secure data, turning Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) into even more of a self-service affair.
Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
News  |  7/28/2015
Amazon's Aurora moves from preview to GA. The MySQL-based system is designed as an on-demand system for scalability and performance.
Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google Capture Cloud Market
News  |  7/28/2015
Synergy Research says Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM hold 54% of the cloud market and are growing at a faster rate than the market as a whole.
Windows 10: Microsoft Attempts A SaaS Model
Commentary  |  7/28/2015
With Windows 10, Microsoft will attempt to update its operating system with a cloud sensibility. Can it be done?
Building An IT Infrastructure: From Dream To Data Center
News  |  7/28/2015
Tonia Williams, CIO of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, recounts how she was invited to imagine a data center where there was none, and then set out to build it.
Ban AI Weapons, Scientists Demand
News  |  7/27/2015
Roboticists and experts in artificial intelligence want to prohibit offensive autonomous weapons.
Amazon's Profitable Q2: Is It Bigger Than Wal-Mart?
News  |  7/27/2015
Amazon's second-quarter earnings showed a small but unexpected profit. Some say the company is now worth more than the world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer.
Online Security: How The Experts Keep Safe
News  |  7/27/2015
Google researchers have compared the security practices of experts to non-experts, and identified several ways that typical Internet users can improve their online security.
VDI Prepares Sussex County, NJ, For Anything
Commentary  |  7/27/2015
Sussex County, NJ, built a cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure for a mobile workforce. The project earned the organization a spot in the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100.
10 Ways Windows 10 Will Advance The Internet Of Things
Slideshows  |  7/26/2015
Windows 10 brings functions and features that will change the Internet of Things for the enterprise and individuals.
Dmail Makes Gmail Vanish
News  |  7/25/2015
You can make Gmail messages self-destruct with a Chrome browser extension.
IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose
Commentary  |  7/23/2015
IBM's Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications.
Google's Cloud Storage Nearline Goes Public
Commentary  |  7/23/2015
Google's Cloud Storage Nearline technology is out of beta. The company is offering customers 100PB of storage to start.
Sony Drone Venture Targets IoT
News  |  7/23/2015
By entering the drone business in a joint venture with Aerosense, Sony aims to expand its involvement with cloud services and the Internet of Things.
Twitter Security Pro: Encryption Isn't Enough
News  |  7/23/2015
Companies need to focus on developing secure coding practices and security education.
Google Glass Enterprise, Pixate Deal Offers Mobile Clues
Commentary  |  7/23/2015
With new details about Google Glass, and with the acquisition of Pixate, Google is offering some insight into mobile roadmap.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
News  |  7/22/2015
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
iPhone Sales Power Strong Apple Earnings
News  |  7/22/2015
With 47.5 million iPhones sold during the quarter, demand for the smartphone continues to fill Apple's coffers.
Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down
News  |  7/21/2015
Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results.
CIOs Aren't Getting What They Need From CRM
Commentary  |  7/21/2015
A new report from ZS Associates finds that many CIOs use CRM only as a management tool, not as software that can help them with customers.
Google's OpenStack Play Means Greater Container Emphasis
News  |  7/21/2015
Google is now a member of OpenStack, which means its container management platform called Kubernetes is going to get more exposure.
Why Cloud Security Beats Your Data Center
Slideshows  |  7/21/2015
Cloud computing has developed a bad reputation for security, but it will soon provide tighter security than traditional on-premises IT. Here's why.
Google Fights Export Controls For 'Intrusion Software'
News  |  7/21/2015
Proposed export rules could hobble cybersecurity research, Google claims.
Drone Delivers Medicine In Virginia
News  |  7/20/2015
The delivery test is being compared to the historic first flight of the Wright brothers.
Microsoft Acquires Israeli Cloud Security Firm Adallom
News  |  7/20/2015
Microsoft is dropping $320 million to purchase Adallom, a cloud security specialist that has offices in Tel Aviv and Palo Alto.
Google Surges With YouTube, Mobile Ads, Cost Control
News  |  7/17/2015
For Google, mobile ads are paying off better than expected, and expenses declined a bit.
Google Tests Buy Button In Mobile Search Ads
News  |  7/16/2015
Google isn't alone in its effort to deck the Web with buy buttons. Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter have been testing buy buttons, too. Social networking is nice, but advertising and revenue are nicer still.
State CIOs Need To 'Do The Right Thing,' NASCIO Finds
News  |  7/16/2015
A report commissioned by NASCIO is urging state CIOs to "do the right thing," but what does that really mean?
BYOD Slowdown Could Hurt Tablet Sales
News  |  7/16/2015
As tablet sales slow, enterprises are cooling to the idea of allowing employees to bring their own devices to work, according to two recent reports. Are the trends related?
IBM, National Instruments Partner For IoT Standards
News  |  7/15/2015
IBM is joining forces with National Instruments to create a new test bed for creating standardization around the Internet of Things.
Programming Without Developers: Jitterbit APIs
News  |  7/15/2015
Jitterbit's Harmony Live is a cloud platform for designing, connecting, and deploying APIs without the help of computer programmers.
Google Proposes Open Source Beacons
News  |  7/15/2015
Google's Eddystone protocol aims to make beacons more flexible and open, and to compete with Apple's iBeacon in what is still a nascent market.
9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Slideshows  |  7/15/2015
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Looks To Simplify Big Data
Commentary  |  7/14/2015
Microsoft is planning to release a new suite of tools dubbed Cortana Analytics, which Satya Nadella claims will democratize big data.
14 Security Fails That Cost Executives Their Jobs
Slideshows  |  7/14/2015
Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, is the latest casualty of a data breach, but she's certainly not the only one. There's no job security when your job is security.
Microsoft Azure Updates Target Developers, Partners
Commentary  |  7/13/2015
Microsoft is looking to make Azure more appealing to its community of developers and channel partners as way of countering AWS and Google.
Chromebooks Gain Traction in the Enterprise
Commentary  |  7/13/2015
These low-cost, Web-based devices are wedging themselves into the crowded device list for enterprise end-users. Here's what IT needs to know.
Office For Mac 2016, Phone Biz Layoffs: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/11/2015
A week that brought updates to Office for Mac 2016, Power BI, and Windows 10 also included a massive round of job cuts at Microsoft.
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