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Cloudability CEO: Ferocious Era Of Cloud Competition Approaching
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
In an interview, Cloudability CEO Mat Ellis sees renewed competition for enterprise cloud customers coming. This means that Google, Microsoft, and Verizon will play larger roles, even as AWS continues to dominate.
IBM Aims To Make Enterprises Agile With Cloud Data Services
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
IBM says its new "Open for data" slogan encompasses a slew of new cloud data services and analytics offerings designed to make it easy for enterprises to quickly get started with big data in the cloud, even if their workloads require secure on-premises implementations.
Salesforce Raises Prices, Enhances Mobile, Other Features
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Online CRM vendor Salesforce has enhanced the field service and several other capabilities across its platform, reconfigured its packaging, and raised prices. It has also added Accenture as a cloud CRM customer.
Google, Microsoft Bid For Burgeoning Cloud Market
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Amazon may be the largest vendor, but Google and Microsoft are bringing new initiatives into a rapidly growing cloud service marketplace.
Hadoop At 10: Milestones And Momentum
Slideshows  |  2/3/2016  | 
Hadoop, an open source framework for wrangling unstructured data and analytics, celebrated its 10th birthday in January. Here's a look at the milestones, players, and events that marked the growth of this groundbreaking technology.
Salesforce Adds 'Private Spaces' On Heroku Platform
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
Salesforce users can now run an app in isolation by using a private network on the multi-tenant Heroku development platform.
Big Data Must Deliver Business Value: Informatica CEO
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
Informatica's new CEO spoke with InformationWeek about what's next for big data in the enterprise and how he plans to deliver that for customers. Here are the details.
Cloud Foundry Certified On 7 Public Clouds
News  |  1/26/2016  | 
Just past its first birthday, the Cloud Foundry Foundation counts up its certified host providers as it aims to become the "Linux of PaaS."
5 Secrets Of Successful People-First Companies
News  |  1/26/2016  | 
The Accenture Technology Vision 2016 report examines five ways that adept digital companies are putting people first. Investing in the development and management of people will be necessary to navigate the tumultuous digital economy, according to Accenture.
65% Say Cloud As Secure As On-Premises
News  |  1/25/2016  | 
Nearly two-thirds of IT security professionals think cloud software security equals what they can provide in enterprise data centers, according to Cloud Security Alliance survey.
Cloudera Director 2.0 Debuts, Google Donates To Apache Foundation: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/24/2016  | 
Cloudera has updated a key tool for managing big data, Google has contributed its Cloud Dataflow platform to the Apache Foundation Incubator. We have this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending January 24.
SAP's Q4, Full Year Results Lifted By Cloud
News  |  1/23/2016  | 
ERP software giant SAP reported revenue growth for its Q4 and full fiscal year, along with strong growth of its cloud business. But the strength of the cloud business weighed on profits, which declined for both the quarter and the year.
IDC: Public Cloud Spending To Double By 2019
News  |  1/22/2016  | 
Traditional IT spending is in decline compared to enterprise investment in public and private cloud services, says research group.
IBM's Fourth-Quarter Results Hold Promise, Pitfalls
News  |  1/21/2016  | 
IBM turned in better-than-expected fourth-quarter results this week. However, the numbers still show how far Big Blue has to go to return to profit and growth. When does the Street run out of patience?
Equinix Buys European Rival TelecityGroup For $3.8 Billion
News  |  1/19/2016  | 
In a move that will strengthen its data center presence and customer offerings in Europe and around the world, Equinix is acquiring rival TelecityGroup for $3.8 billion.
AI, Machine Learning Rising In The Enterprise
News  |  1/19/2016  | 
AI and machine learning are graduating from science fiction to reality. It's estimated that about half of large enterprises are currently experimenting with AI projects. Several vendors, including Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft, have donated machine learning development projects to open source.
Amazon Adds 'Scheduled' Reserved Instances To Server List
News  |  1/18/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services has created what it calls "Scheduled Reserved Instances," a variation to its low cost Reserved Instances, which is scheduled to run at specific times.
Cisco Fighting Shadow IT With New Cloud Service
News  |  1/15/2016  | 
Cisco has launched a service, called Cloud Consumption Services, that sniffs out surreptitious cloud users practicing shadow IT. The service also analyzes the risk and helps IT manage use.
Microsoft Rebrands, Updates R Portfolio
News  |  1/13/2016  | 
Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics and its distribution of the open source R statistical modeling language almost a year ago. Today the company showed that R continues to be a cornerstone of its advanced analytics strategy. Here are details on the updates.
Big Data Moves From Hype To Reality, CompTIA Finds
News  |  1/12/2016  | 
Organizations are moving past the hype and into actual value when it comes to big data and analytics implementation, according to a new survey by CompTIA. But challenges remain, including a skills gap and the struggle to wrangle the growing quantity of data generated.
Avnet CIO: Put Business At The Center Of IT
News  |  1/11/2016  | 
As an IT and electronics distributor, Avnet is in a unique position to view the trends driving the technology industry. It's also in the position of implementing those trends itself, including cloud computing and customer self-service. Here's how CIO Steve Phillips aligns IT with business at Avnet.
Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/10/2016  | 
Apple is getting emotional. The company has acquired a startup that claims its facial recognition software can read your feelings. Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here's our big data roundup for the week ending January 10, 2016.
Synergy's $110B Cloud Spending Report Smashes Other Estimates
News  |  1/8/2016  | 
Synergy says $110 billion was spent on the cloud in 2015, 300% more than IDC's estimate. Why the difference?
Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016
News  |  1/7/2016  | 
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?
Amazon Starts 2016 With Three Price Cuts
News  |  1/6/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services diminishes its own prospects of handsome quarterly profits through a set of price reductions. These cuts also make life harder for competitors.
Twitter's Top Data Science, Analytics, And BI Feeds
Slideshows  |  1/6/2016  | 
Twitter is a veritable playground for data scientists looking to scrape and analyze public data. But it's also a great place to learn about what data scientists, business intelligence practitioners, and analytics experts are thinking. Here are 11 of our favorites on Twitter.
Big Data Predictions For 2016
Slideshows  |  1/4/2016  | 
What's in store for big data in 2016? Expect updates in machine learning, real-time data-as-a-service, algorithm markets, Spark, and more.
CIO's Guide To Creating Sound Software Contracts
Commentary  |  12/30/2015  | 
Software negotiations often pit a customer against a supplier, each focused on his or her own best interests. To craft a sound deal, CIOs need to understand where potential contract potholes lie and steer around them. Here's what you need to know.
Red Hat Closing In On $2 Billion In Its Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  12/28/2015  | 
Red Hat finishes 2015 on a strong financial note, with OpenShift 3.1 positioned as its next-generation cloud application development platform.
Oracle Acquires StackEngine, Couchbase Updates Server: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/27/2015  | 
This week, we've got an Oracle acquisition, an update from Couchbase, insight into how CFOs view analytics, and data-driven advice on when it's best to say "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings."
IBM Watson: AI For The Real World
News  |  12/25/2015  | 
IBM Watson, the company's AI cognitive computing platform, has attracted an ecosystem of developers and users who are layering the technology on top of their own to make it even smarter. Here's an update on Watson's evolution and why IBM can confidently assure us it won't ever become HAL.
Is Amazon Testing Its Own Package Delivery Airline?
News  |  12/23/2015  | 
Reports suggest Amazon is conducting a pilot experiment in air freight delivery at an Ohio airport due to dissatisfaction with UPS and FedEx deliveries.
Amazon's 'Virtual CPU'? You Figure It Out
Commentary  |  12/23/2015  | 
Amazon used to have a clear definition of what a virtual CPU was. Now it goes by a "variety of measures," making cloud comparison difficult.
8 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2016
Slideshows  |  12/23/2015  | 
While 2015 marked the moment when cloud became the go-to platform for enterprise applications and data, there's still plenty of maturing to go. Here's what we expect to see from cloud computing in 2016.
Cloud Foundry Launches Cross-Vendor Cloud Service Certification
News  |  12/21/2015  | 
Cloud Foundry aims to become the cross-vendor platform for producing the next generation of applications with new cloud supplier certification.
Fighting Evil AI, IBM Opens Watson IoT HQ: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/20/2015  | 
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
Oracle Touts Cloud Revenue Growth In Tough Second Quarter
News  |  12/17/2015  | 
Oracle said that global currency pressure had a negative impact on its total revenues and net profit, which were down for its second quarter. Executives put the focus on the company's relatively small but fast growing cloud revenue instead, at a time when Oracle is moving from its traditional on-premises business to a hybrid cloud approach.
Intuit CIO: Changing The Way Projects Are Managed
Commentary  |  12/17/2015  | 
Intuit's IAC project has brought data together from all over the company. The insight provided is changing the way the company sees its products and customers.
Cloud In 2015: Year Of Shake-up, Consolidation, Advance
News  |  12/16/2015  | 
Cloud computing showed a rapidly changing face in 2015 as many vendors altered their strategies to deal with Amazon's clear dominance. Check out these seven gains and three setbacks that prove how volatile the cloud was over the past year.
Hiring Top Data Scientists, Gaming The Office Gift Exchange: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/13/2015  | 
Hadoop distribution companies MapR and Hortonworks are taking real-time streaming one step further than before. MongoDB landed a board member from cloud giant AWS. Find out how to game your office holiday gift exchange. Catch the Big Data Roundup for the week of December 13.
Equinix Urges Enterprise 'Interconnection-First' Strategy
News  |  12/10/2015  | 
Equinix, the operator of 100 data center/telecom hubs, wants to make going to the cloud a pattern for many enterprise communications.
Amazon Offers 'Feature-Rich' Active Directory As A Service
News  |  12/10/2015  | 
Amazon adds an enterprise version of Microsoft's Active Directory in its EC2 cloud as a managed service to appeal to enterprise users.
IBM Sells Grocery Store Chain On SoftLayer Cloud
News  |  12/9/2015  | 
Giant Eagle selects IBM for cloud service, primarily due to availability of bare-metal option for legacy IT systems.
Microsoft Azure Support Added To Red Hat CloudForms Tools
News  |  12/8/2015  | 
Red Hat has stayed out of the public cloud provider role, but it's wading deep into cloud management with CloudForms 4. Support for Microsoft's Azure cloud has been added to its hybrid management approach, with services for additional cloud vendors on the horizon.
Open Container Initiative Finds Footing In Linux Foundation
News  |  12/8/2015  | 
Container spec has been sanctioned as a self-governing project under the Linux Foundation umbrella. Next up: election of its Technical Advisory Board.
Windows 10, New Devices, Exec Shakeup: Microsoft's 2015
Slideshows  |  12/8/2015  | 
Microsoft kicked off 2015 with Windows 10, and the updates surrounding hardware, Office, mobile, and cloud continued to snowball throughout the year. Here's a look at 10 notable Microsoft moves in 2015.
Calico Scales Networking To Container Orchestrators
News  |  12/4/2015  | 
Calico open source project extends its reach to CoreOS' Tectonic container orchestrator for cloud container scalability plus security.
Steve Ballmer: Microsoft Mobile Strategy 'Won't Work'
News  |  12/3/2015  | 
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer thinks Windows Phone should run Android apps and the company should be more open about cloud earnings.
Salesforce Connect Opens App Dev To Non-Coders
News  |  12/3/2015  | 
Salesforce Connect lets non-programmers build their own front-end apps in the Salesforce user interface that can read and write to third-party applications including SAP and others.
Amazon Adds 'Dedicated Hosts' To Its Cloud Offerings
News  |  12/2/2015  | 
Amazon has long spurned the move, but a new emphasis on enterprise computing dictates that the company offer single-tenant hosts for customers.
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