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Windows 10 App Updates, Earnings Report: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/25/2015  | 
The good: positive quarterly earnings report, promise of Office 365 security updates, new Windows 10 Build. The bad: Windows, Office financials. Here's a look at Microsoft's week.
Salesforce Adds HR To Its Online Suite
News  |  4/24/2015  | 
Salesforce for HR internalizes customer relationship management so employers can improve relations with their employees.
Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Dominates As Windows, Office Tumble
News  |  4/24/2015  | 
Microsoft revenue hit $21.7 billion this past quarter as cloud services boomed, offsetting poor performance by its core Windows and Office products.
IoT Seen As A Major Driver For SAP HANA
Commentary  |  4/24/2015  | 
SAP's Bernd Leukert looks ahead for smartwatches, the Internet of Things, and HANA to tie it all together.
Amazon AWS Revenue Reveals Cloud Powerhouse
News  |  4/23/2015  | 
In its first quarter 2015 results, Amazon reported that its AWS cloud unit is growing fast and is either already profitable or soon could be.
Will Amazon Cloud Revenue Show A Giant Is Born?
News  |  4/23/2015  | 
Amazon.com is slated to air financial details on its AWS unit for the first time, perhaps showing the cloud service is growing even faster than expected.
ServiceNow Offers Service Platform, Opens Store
News  |  4/22/2015  | 
ServiceNow, the IT help desk automation company, is making its platform available to customers and third parties in order to launch their own SaaS apps.
Time Inc. CTO Navigates Move To Amazon
News  |  4/22/2015  | 
CTO Colin Bodell wants to move Time out of its five data centers and onto the Amazon cloud. The technical and cultural shift is well underway.
Microsoft Offers Azure Service Fabric For Distributed Apps
News  |  4/21/2015  | 
Microsoft will show off Azure Service Fabric at its Build Conference next week. It will help developers build microservice-based applications.
VMware Rides Container Wave With Open Source Projects
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
VMware's launching two projects: Lightwave focuses on container security, and Photon creates a lightweight Linux version for containers.
Android Wear Promises Less Phone Dependence
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
The latest update to Android for wearable devices allows connections with phones on distant networks.
Google Adds To BigQuery Big Data Capabilities
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
Google expands the capabilities of its BigQuery system to allow real-time data stream processing and event analysis.
Windows 10: Your PC Is Headed For The Cloud
Slideshows  |  4/19/2015  | 
Windows 10 could well be the trigger that will drive the growth of cloud-based virtual desktop integration. Here's why.
Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Challenge Google
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
Cyanogen's version of Android will include Microsoft apps and services.
Engine Yard Pivots Toward Container Management
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
New Engine Yard CEO Beau Vrolyk is moving the company toward managing Linux containers for developers, with the acquisition of OpDemand.
Why Companies Should Pay Attention To AngularJS
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
When Google and Microsoft collaborate on a project, it's worth noting.
Google Disputes EU Antitrust Charges
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Google insists that its conduct has been lawful and beneficial to the market.
HP's Still In Public Cloud, But Where?
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
HP's Bill Hilf has rebutted the interpretation of his New York Times statements about the company's public cloud plans, but where does that leave Helion versus Amazon?
The Sharing Economy: Access Is The New Ownership
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
A report from PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that revenue in five key sectors of the sharing economy could reach $335 billion by 2025.
Cloud Certifications To Boost Your IT Skills
Slideshows  |  4/15/2015  | 
Cloud computing has been one of the fastest-growing IT trends for the last several years. If you're an IT pro looking to move up the ladder or make more money, check out our list of certifications than can set you on your path.
Docker Raises $95 Million In 4th VC Round
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Goldman Sachs was urged by its IT department to become a Docker investor.
Microsoft Buys Datazen For Mobile BI
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
The Datazen acquisition will enhance Microsoft's focus on mobile data analytics and accelerate its Power BI strategy.
3DR's Solo Drone Promises New Level Of Smarts
News  |  4/13/2015  | 
Solo thinks for itself, looking to make flying drones to capture video much easier.
Google Chromebit: 3 Business Uses
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
At a $99 price point, the ASUS Chromebit micro PC will provide enterprise IT staff with a field day coming up with creative business uses.
Microsoft Brings Docker Containers To Azure, .Net Developers
News  |  4/13/2015  | 
In an interview, the general manager of Microsoft Windows Servers says two types of containers will run under the next version of Windows Server, with Docker functionality.
Microsoft Office 365 MDM: Hits And Misses
Slideshows  |  4/12/2015  | 
Microsoft is offering free mobile device management (MDM) features for all commercial users of its Office 365 cloud-based services. Here we break down what it can and can't do for your organization.
Amazon Launches Machine Learning-As-A-Service
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
AWS's Andy Jassy announced a Machine Learning service at an Amazon Summit in San Francisco April 9, based on the parent retailer's internal use.
Workday Brings 'Insights' To Talent Management
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Workday offers Talent Insights app to reduce employee churn, the first of a coming wave of big data applications.
'Let's Encrypt' Will Try To Secure The Internet
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
The Linux Foundation has lined up financial support for a group producing an easier way to encrypt Web site and mobile device traffic.
Salesforce Unifies B2B Marketing, Reporting, Sales Support
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Salesforce Pardot Intelligent Engagement Studio and Sales Cloud Engage support marketing, measurement, and sales-rep-crafted micro-campaigns.
VMware Adds 8th vCloud Data Center, In Melbourne
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
VMware already has one data center in Tokyo, and is considering adding more in Asia. The new facilities will offer Google services through the companies' new partnership.
Piston Shift Shows OpenStack's Evolving Role
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Piston has refocused on an operating system that will orchestrate containers, big data clusters as well as OpenStack virtual servers.
Tableau 9.0 Keeps Focus On End-User Productivity
Commentary  |  4/7/2015  | 
Tableau Software's latest upgrade adds tools for data prep, quick calculations, and making predictions without need of a PhD.
How To Make Passwords Obsolete
Slideshows  |  4/7/2015  | 
Why do we still rely on the human-memorized password for authentication? Here are seven alternatives worth considering.
CoreOS Launches Container Management On Google's Kubernetes Project
News  |  4/6/2015  | 
CoreOS is founder of the Rocket container project, but the system promises to manage Docker and Rocket formats.
Microsoft's Revolution Analytics Deal Is Finalized
News  |  4/6/2015  | 
Microsoft outlines plans to add R-language-based advanced analytics capabilities and integrations after finalizing its purchase of Revolution Analytics.
Smart Barbie Puts Child's Play In The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/5/2015  | 
You won't see children's dolls talked about much on InformationWeek. But we couldn't let Smart Barbie pass us by without a word.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Touts Cloud ERP Gains
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
Phillips says Infor can sell SaaS ERP to C-level and line-of-business execs without worrying about also selling databases and middleware to IT as Oracle and SAP do.
Salesforce Acquires Mobile Authentication Specialist Toopher
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
Salesforce is looking to add to its identity and access management offering by acquiring start-up Toopher. Financial details were not disclosed.
Google Ad Injectors Affect 1 In 20 Visitors
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
If you're seeing extra or unusual ads, you may have an unwanted ad injector.
Google Drive For Work Gets Limits
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
IT administrators have been telling Google that they want to be able to limit how Google Drive files can be used. Now, Google is obliging.
Amazon Bulks Up Cloud Instances For Big Data
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
Amazon Web Services' larger virtual servers show the company is pursuing an enterprise-scale data warehouse and big data tasks.
Oracle ID Graph Helps Marketers Target Customers Anywhere
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
Oracle adapts BlueKai ID technology so Oracle Marketing Cloud users can reach customers in mobile, social, and advertising interactions.
NAS Is Sexy Again
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
PayPal Declares It's 100% OpenStack Cloud
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
After a three-year migration, PayPal says it has implemented its own OpenStack cloud for close to 100% of its operations, making it one of the largest financial services OpenStack clouds in production.
ClearStory Data Touts Speedy Big Data Analysis
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
ClearStory taps HDFS and Apache Spark in the cloud to let business users blend high-scale, variable data and analyze it with in-memory speed.
Oracle HCM Cloud Adds Social, Mobile Learning Option
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Oracle has plenty of options for training, but Oracle Learning Cloud follows SAP, IBM into social, mobile learning management for the YouTube generation.
Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
HP's Helion Rack Aimed At Private OpenStack Builders
News  |  3/27/2015  | 
HP launches a pre-configured OpenStack rack with the platform-as-a-service, Cloud Foundry, bundled in.
3 Priorities For Enterprise Applications In 2015
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
Competition and cloud delivery haven't done enough to improve enterprise apps. Buyers must pressure vendors for better features, improved usability, and meaningful analytics.
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