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VMware Customers Cautious About vCloud Air, Ready For IBM
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
As VMworld 2016 opens in Las Vegas, customers already have sharp opinions on VMware's commitment to the public cloud. However, these customers do like the company's alliance with IBM.
Microsoft, Red Hat Look To Steal VMware Customers
News  |  8/29/2016  | 
On the eve of VMworld 2016, VMware's annual user group conference, Microsoft and Red Hat would like to wean some of the company's customers to their offerings.
Video PaaS Market Will Reach $1.7 Billion By 2020
News  |  8/24/2016  | 
Video communications platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology can help businesses and IT build real-time video applications with ease and reduced cost.
IT Investment Uptick Triggered By Productivity Goals
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
A recent Deloitte survey indicates businesses are investing more in IT platforms and services that can drive productivity. Specifically, these firms are using IT to increase productivity while they focus on technologies such as cloud and analytics.
AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
News  |  8/22/2016  | 
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.
What IT Pros Need To Know About Hiring Cyber-Security Hunt Teams
News  |  8/22/2016  | 
If your organization doesn't run its own threat analysis center, it may be worth hiring a hunt team to watch your back. Here's what you need to know.
Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
News  |  8/19/2016  | 
A recently released Gartner report, based on Equinix network hub use, finds that an "interconnect" service is one of the keys to an enterprise's digital future.
Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
News  |  8/19/2016  | 
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
Blockchain Builder Brings Protocol To CryptoCurrency Initiative
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
Chain, a San Francisco blockchain company, has joined the Initiative for CryptoCurrency & Contracts. With its membership, the firm brings a blockchain protocol to the party.
4 Industrial IoT Startups Taking Development To The Cloud
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
From where IT professionals sit, these are early days for industrial IoT. Still, the software, hardware, and network ecosystem required for delivering on the promise of IoT will eventually transform the way enterprises think about running everything. Here are four cloud-based industrial IoT startups worth knowing.
IT Pros: Cloud Providers Shouldn't Turn Over Encrypted Data
News  |  8/15/2016  | 
While some IT professionals believe that cloud computing vendors should turn over encrypted data to government agencies, 55% believe that it is not right, according to a new survey from CSA and Bitglass. The report also found that confidence in cloud vendor security is growing.
Machine Learning Startups Snapped Up: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/14/2016  | 
Apple, Intel, Palantir, and HPE were among the tech giants acquiring data analytics and machine learning companies. Here's your Big Data Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016.
AWS Launches Simple Analytics Service On Kinesis Data
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
Amazon knows customers want to do things with the data streams they're capturing in the cloud. With that in mind, AWS is offering Kinesis Analytics as its answer.
Palantir Acquires Data Visualization Specialist Silk
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
Analytics software and consulting provider Palantir has acquired Silk, a data visualization startup. Silk's platform will continue to operate unsupported as the company's team will join Palantir.
IDC: Global Public Cloud Services Will Reach $195 Billion By 2020
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
While SaaS is by far the leading slice of the public cloud services pie, IT professionals should keep an eye PaaS and IaaS as well, because these are the fast-rising segments of the cloud market, according to IDC.
C3 IoT: Is Tom Siebel's Startup An Emerging Powerhouse?
News  |  8/10/2016  | 
C3 IoT is Tom Siebel's latest venture. The young Redwood City, Calif-based company is off to a fast start with industrial IoT applications, and now it's bringing a cross-industry platform to market.
Big Data, Cloud Demand Drive IT Job Growth
News  |  8/9/2016  | 
IT job numbers grew in July, but not as fast as they did during the rest of 2016. Yet big data and cloud trends will continue to drive job growth going forward, according to CompTIA researchers.
Nylas Aims To Prevent IT Pros From Giving Up On Email  
News  |  8/9/2016  | 
Email overload and emerging alternatives have people looking at different communication channels. But maybe email can be saved -- something Nylas is working toward.
AWS, Microsoft Azure Top Gartner's Magic Quadrant For IaaS
News  |  8/8/2016  | 
Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure-as-a-Service shows Amazon far ahead, but Microsoft gaining ground on the completeness of its IaaS offerings and ability to execute. Overall, the report shows that IT has different choices when it comes to IaaS.
Hortonworks, Tableau In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/7/2016  | 
Data visualization and business intelligence platform provider Tableau and big data Hadoop distributor Hortonworks reported their earnings this week. Here's a peek inside the state of the business of big data technologies in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended August 7, 2016.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Celebrating Innovation
InformationWeek Elite 100: Celebrating Innovation
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/4/2016  | 
How does the Elite 100 come together, and how do the editors chose the winners? Editorial Director Susan Nunziata spoke to Senior Editor Sara Peters about the list and what goes into selecting and ranking so many deserving recipients.
Cloud Infrastructure Market: AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM Dominate
News  |  8/3/2016  | 
A crowded field of cloud competitors, including AWS, Microsoft, Google, and IBM, dominated the global cloud infrastructure market in the second quarter of 2016, according to Synergy Research. For IT pros, however, there's plenty of choice when it comes to IaaS, PaaS, and hosted cloud.
Salesforce Buying Productivity Startup Quip
News  |  8/2/2016  | 
Salesforce plans to buy Quip, a startup focused on mobile document management. The deal puts Salesforce in a position to better compete with productivity platforms Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365.
7 Cool Data Center Innovations
Slideshows  |  8/2/2016  | 
We've identified seven key innovations being integrated into data centers to further expand capabilities -- or to provide vastly improved efficiencies in terms of energy consumption. Here's what you need to know.
Uber Lets Businesses Book, Manage Rides For Customers
News  |  8/1/2016  | 
With UberCENTRAL, the ride-sharing service aims to provide companies with a way to pay for customers' transportation.
Office 365 Taps Machine Learning, Tableau 10 Debuts: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/31/2016  | 
Microsoft machine learning provides grammar coaching, Tableau 10 gives control back to IT, Teradata acquires Big Data Partnership, GE offers Predix IoT Kit, and more in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 31, 2016.
Amazon's Second Quarter Puts Competition In Rearview Mirror
News  |  7/29/2016  | 
Amazon's cloud unit is disappointing competitors if they hoped it would slow down. In announcing its second quarter results, the company reported that its Amazon Web Services division grew at a 58% rate.
Oracle NetSuite Buy Creates Serious Cloud Contender
News  |  7/29/2016  | 
Oracle announced plans to buy cloud-based ERP provider NetSuite, a company backed by Oracle CTO Larry Ellison. But how will the two companies resolve the overlap in functionality between their product portfolios?
Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse Update Storms Market
News  |  7/28/2016  | 
Snowflake Computing has added automated administration features to its built-for-the-cloud modern data warehouse that enables analysis of multiple data types, big and small.
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/28/2016  | 
Amin Vadhat, Google Fellow and Networking Technical Lead, talked to Network Computing Editor-in-Chief Susan Fogarty about how Google is putting its stamp on the enterprise network.
GE Supplies IoT Developer Kit For Predix
News  |  7/27/2016  | 
GE Digital is making it easier for IoT developers to tap into Predix analytics and use machine learning with the release of a new hardware and software kit.
Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands
News  |  7/27/2016  | 
Data visualization platform provider Tableau is updating its flagship product with new features that give oversight and data governance control back to IT organizations. It also makes a host of new advanced analytics capabilities accessible to more users.
Teradata Acquires London-Based Big Data Partnership
News  |  7/26/2016  | 
Data warehouse and analytics company Teradata has added to its training and consulting bench with the acquisition of Big Data Partnership, a London-based startup that should also extend the company's global reach.
Gartner Sees $1 Trillion Shift In IT Spending To Cloud
News  |  7/25/2016  | 
The shift in IT spending from traditional hardware and software to cloud computing will continue over the next five years. The transfer will total $1 trillion, according to Gartner.
Watson Offers Macy's AI Help, Workday Acquisition: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/24/2016  | 
Watson's AI will help you find shoes at Macy's, Workday buys big data analytics company, Google releases machine learning APIs, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 24.
Hudl Sports Video Analysis Service Grows Fast On Amazon
News  |  7/22/2016  | 
Fast-growing Hudl provides coaches and athletes with key feedback based on its customers' video uploaded to the cloud. Like many other startups, the company relies on Amazon Web Services for its backend support.
Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs
News  |  7/22/2016  | 
Developers interested in creating apps that understand text or speech can look to Google's cloud for tools -- the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. The two offerings have now advanced into open beta status.
Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P 
News  |  7/21/2016  | 
The Redmond giant is wrapping up the final stages of migrating its Skype VoIP service to the cloud from its peer-to-peer backbone. The move will allow the company to offer new services including mobile group video calling and Skype Bots.
Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Commentary  |  7/21/2016  | 
Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
News  |  7/21/2016  | 
SAP second quarter earnings showed no sign of weakness from the recent Brexit vote in the UK. Instead, the company's revenue and earnings grew as SAP added new customers, particularly for its S/4 HANA platform.
Imperson Chatbot Platform For Enterprises Released
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
Imperson.ai aspires to make it easier for enterprises to create and manage their bots designed for popular social platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Twitter.
Microsoft Cloud Drives $22.6 Billion In Revenue
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
Microsoft reported gains in its booming cloud business that propelled revenue to $22.6 billion and made up for declines in mobile phone earnings.
GE Plans Software Platform For Creating 'Digital Twins'
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
GE already uses an internal platform for modeling jet engines, turbines, and other physical assets. Now, the company will be offering it as a service by the end of 2017.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
Data Science Skills Gap, Pokémon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/17/2016  | 
The data and analytics skills gap is an obstacle to achieving digital transformation, according to a Gartner survey; Microsoft is looking to fill that skills gap with a new online degree program; and Pokémon Go's creator shares the secrets behind how the game's maps were created.
Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program
News  |  7/15/2016  | 
Microsoft is addressing the shortage of workers with data science skills with a new professional degree program offered online. The company said the data science degree will serve as a pilot for future offerings.
AWS Expands Database Migration Service, Adds Replication
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
At the Amazon Summit in Santa Clara this week, General Manager Matt Wood explained how much Amazon's Database Migration Service is being used and how the company is adding more resources for data migration.
IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
Facebook CIO Likes Microsoft Office 365
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
Facebook and Microsoft have inked a deal to migrate the social media giant's 13,000 employees to Office 365. Facebook will continue to use its own collaborative tools instead of Skype for Business and Yammer.
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