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Terremark Cloud Services Pass DOD Security Test
News  |  9/30/2011
After a stringent review, two Terremark infrastructure-as-a-service data centers deemed secure enough for Defense Department operations.
Oracle SuperCluster: Virtualization Under The Hood
News  |  9/30/2011
Oracle's Sparc SuperCluster is the first to pair Oracle VM Server with the newest Sparc processor, the T-4.
IT Spending: No Longer The First Thing Cut
Commentary  |  9/30/2011
Fresh data from the Society for Information Management is the latest evidence that IT spending is surviving this is-it-or-isn't-it recovery.
NASA Vets Lead Rival Cloud Startups
News  |  9/30/2011
Chris Kemp and Joshua McKenty, original members of NASA's Nebula project, now run competing cloud companies. It's evidence the government can innovate, and that good people are hard to keep.
Court Drops Google-Microsoft Cloud Contract Suit
News  |  9/29/2011
Interior department may reissue cloud email and collaboration services procurement, now that it's scrapped plans to award contract to Microsoft.
Data Center Chains In Cloud Promise Easier Moves
Commentary  |  9/29/2011
Transferring applications and data from one data center to another will soon become a service, not a monumental chore.
Homeland Security To Move Websites To Cloud
News  |  9/29/2011
DHS is first agency to use GSA's infrastructure-as-a-service blanket purchase agreement as it awards $5 million contract to move all public websites to the cloud.
How P&G Promotes Box File Sharing
News  |  9/29/2011
The head of Proctor & Gamble's Your Files Anywhere program wants to get 18,000 employees on Box Sync file sharing because 'there are a lot scarier things out there' in the cloud.
8 Reasons SMBs Fail To Back Up Data
News  |  9/29/2011
Most SMBs still fly by the seat of their pants when it comes to backup and recovery. Here are the common excuses--debunked.
Google Redesigns Apps Status Dashboard
News  |  9/27/2011
Openly accessible dashboard for Google Apps now offers a clearer view of cloud service outages.
Google Seeks To Drop Cloud Case Against Feds
News  |  9/27/2011
Google filed suit last year claiming that the cloud computing contract was written to benefit Microsoft. Now it seems to be changing its mind.
Former U.S. CIO Kundra Earns "B" Grade In Survey
News  |  9/27/2011
Federal IT professionals said that Vivek Kundra improved the government's use of technology overall, but suggested his successor take a more realistic approach.
Piston Puts Enterprise Cloud On A Memory Stick
News  |  9/26/2011
Startup's USB "cloud key" with OpenStack and PentOS plugs into the switch at the top of a server rack, automates configuration.
OpenStack Adds Private Cloud-Building Features
News  |  9/22/2011
Diablo upgrade of cloud open source project adds a service monitoring dashboard, like Amazon's CloudWatch, as well as Active Directory user authentication.
Run Your Data Center From An iPhone
News  |  9/21/2011
Startup Tellago Studios lets IT managers control servers from iPhones, Androids, or Windows Phones, through a cloud link.
ECM Reaches For The Clouds
Commentary  |  9/21/2011
IT doesn't have to give up content management features when users adopt online storage and document sharing.
Sink Or Swim
News  |  9/21/2011
Most companies don't have a strategy to deal with rising tides of digital information. Enterprise content management can help, but first you need a plan.
Federal Cloud Crucial To Economy, Tech Chiefs Say
News  |  9/21/2011
Tech experts tell House subcommittee that federal cloud adoption affects U.S. competitiveness in a global economy. But security disagreements remain.
10 Years Of Information Management
Commentary  |  9/21/2011
We've just moved out of one generation of solution architectures and on to one that will define the enterprise computing trajectory for the next decade or more.
5 Windows 8 Hyper-V Features We Want
News  |  9/21/2011
How much will Windows 8 advance virtual desktop computing? Based on Microsoft's appealing preview build of the OS, these Hyper-V features will be key.
SAP's Software-Only Innovation Challenge
Commentary  |  9/21/2011
The software strategy is making a lot of sense as an innovative wedge into the enterprise. But the real challenge lies ahead in delivering long-term value.
3 Strategies to go green and save green with Dell and Intel
News  |  9/19/2011
Researchers are proving that what is good for your data center and budget is also good for the environment. Here's a quick strategy guide on how to go green and positively impact your bottom line.
Simplifying the Cloud On-Boarding Process...Securely
News  |  9/19/2011
As we talk to customers, they are looking for ways to simplify the Cloud On-boarding process as they migrate application workloads between cloud environments.
Keeping Your Workloads Portable across Clouds
News  |  9/19/2011
A hybrid cloud offers the promise of uniting resources across multiple cloud providers, including those running different virtualization technology stacks.
How to Ease Your Transition to the Cloud
News  |  9/19/2011
Is your head in the "cloud" or at least thinking of going there?
Google Gets Ready For Antitrust Grilling
News  |  9/19/2011
Does Google hinder competition? A Senate subcommittee hearing later this week puts Google on notice, one critic says.
Cloud Plays Disruptive Role in Financial Services
Commentary  |  9/16/2011
As some Wall Street firms prepare to license NYSE trading systems in the cloud to outsiders for short use periods, a privileged club opens.
Appcelerator Opens Mobile Developer Market
News  |  9/16/2011
The Titanium app development platform gets an online store for buying code, files, and cloud services.
Savvis Goes Around The World In 50 Data Centers
News  |  9/16/2011
Like rival Amazon, Savvis adds locations as it preps for a future full of global, competing chains of data centers.
On-Demand Market Maturity And The User Experience
Commentary  |  9/16/2011
Salesforce, Workday, and Microsoft show how to get it right.
Facebook Builds Bridge To Heroku Cloud
News  |  9/16/2011
In an effort to make it easier for developers to deploy their online apps, Facebook has partnered with cloud service provider Heroku.
IW500: Get Close To Customers Through Social Media
Commentary  |  9/16/2011
Best Buy and Kia Motors describe how they analyze sentiment and engage with consumers on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
VMware Project Octopus: Dropbox Alternative
News  |  9/16/2011
VMware's enterprise-grade answer to Dropbox aims to balance effectiveness and IT control.
Amazon Cloud Achieves Key Federal Security Standard
News  |  9/15/2011
AWS infrastructure, storage, and virtual private cloud service get FISMA Moderate certification.
New Software Helps Docs Identify, Contact At-Risk Patients
News  |  9/14/2011
Phytel's suite of care management tools uses e-medical record data to identify gaps in patient care.
NIST Releases Federal Cloud Roadmap, Architecture
News  |  9/14/2011
Technology standards agency offers guidance on cloud standards and service categories allowed across government.
NTT America Launches Cloud Backup, Archiving, Compliance Services
News  |  9/14/2011
VMware, Asigra, and ColdStor Data provide the technologies behind NTT America's cloud services for SMBs and enterprise data center customers.
How To Achieve 100% Virtualization
Commentary  |  9/13/2011
Several implementers have moved far beyond initial goals and are now shooting for a completely virtualized data center; Westcon says it's there.
Is The Cloud Safe For Health Apps?
Commentary  |  9/13/2011
Some healthcare providers are still hesitant to put patient data and clinical apps in the cloud. Here's how they cope with their angst.
Google Aims Dart To Kill JavaScript
News  |  9/13/2011
The Web has outgrown JavaScript, argues Google, and needs a more modern means of creating Web apps.
IW500: 6 Lessons Learned From FedEx's Private Cloud
News  |  9/12/2011
CIO Rob Carter describes how FedEx plunged ahead on its journey to private cloud computing, relying on observations from partners and industry leaders.
IW500: HP Chairman Defends Strategy Shifts
Commentary  |  9/12/2011
Ray Lane takes shots at Oracle, Microsoft, and Android while clarifying the company's mobile and information management plans.
Hotmail Crash Blamed On System Update Error
News  |  9/12/2011
Microsoft explains why its email service disappeared from the Internet's Domain Name System.
Apple iPhone 5: Will Sprint's Unlimited Data Plan Last?
Commentary  |  9/9/2011
News analysis: Sprint will emerge with the Apple iPhone 5 in October, but how long will it offer unlimited data?
Google Apologizes For App Engine Confusion
News  |  9/9/2011
Higher App Engine prices may be here to stay, but Google is providing tools to help reduce costs.
Hotmail Disruption Sparks User Protests
News  |  9/9/2011
Protests alert Microsoft to Hotmail problem Thursday night; users from around the world chime in until service restored.
Skytap Brings Self Service To Hybrid Clouds
News  |  9/9/2011
Automation tools cut the cost of cloud management and federation by upwards of 70%, says vendor.
IBM Earmarks $1 Billion For SMB Tech
News  |  9/8/2011
Big Blue will make loans through its channel partners to small and midsize businesses that acquire its analytics, cloud, and other technologies.
Is Google Your New Love/Hate Relationship?
Commentary  |  9/8/2011
A Google Docs outage and a reminder of Google's mobile innovation mastery compete for our attention in the same week.
20 Innovative IT Ideas To Steal
Slideshows  |  9/7/2011
InformationWeek 500 innovators have creative solutions to not-so-unusual business problems. How can these help your company?
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