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Budgets, Business Needs Drive IT Workloads Off-Premises
News  |  6/27/2016  | 
The Uptime Institute's 2016 survey found the shift of enterprise workloads to off-premises sites may occur faster than anticipated as organizations grapple with a need for agility in an era of tightened IT budgets.
The Brexit Effect: 8 Ways Tech Will Feel The Pain
Slideshows  |  6/26/2016  | 
Brexit -- the vote by the UK to exit the European Union -- will have far-reaching impact on the enterprise tech business, not only in Europe and the UK, but also in the US and Asia for companies doing business in the region.
Edge Browser Power Results, Azure Data Protection: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/25/2016  | 
This week Microsoft touted the benefits of its Edge browser and added a mobile wallet feature to its Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company promised to protect data throughout its life cycle, from the point of creation, through the cloud, and onto your mobile device, with new features baked into its Azure offering.
Zynga Adopts Aurora Database, More Amazon Services
News  |  6/24/2016  | 
Zynga migrated back to the cloud a year ago. Now, however, the company is finding it hard to do without managed services, such as the Aurora database.
10 SaaS Startups Every Enterprise Should Know
Slideshows  |  6/22/2016  | 
Often thought of as a small-business tool, Software-as-a-Service offers plenty of potential for large enterprise customers, as evidenced by the 10 startups we're exploring here. Our list includes SaaS applications for big organizational challenges, such as supply-chain, payroll, sales, recruiting, and company-wide collaboration.
Asus Chromebook Flip First To Land Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/17/2016  | 
With the Chromium 53 update, Google Play Store and Android apps are coming to the Asus Chromebook Flip. The move marks the start of a new era for Google's laptops.
VMware Acquires Virtual Network Manager Arkin Net
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
VMware is acquiring Arkin Net, a "purpose-built" manager of its NSX networking that will give virtualization managers visibility and controls for virtual networks.
IBM Cloud Will Host VMware Horizon Air, SugarCRM
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
IBM's Cloud Platform is gaining two large enterprise customers as it will now host VMware Horizon Air and SugarCRM. Is this another setback for vCloud Air?
9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
Slideshows  |  6/13/2016  | 
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
Microsoft, Intel Pledge Apache Spark Support: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/12/2016  | 
Microsoft, Databricks, and Intel were among those lining up in support of Spark at this week's Spark Summit. We've got the full story in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 12, 2016.
HPE Updates Helion, Opens 'The Machine' To Developers
News  |  6/8/2016  | 
At its Discover conference in Las Vegas Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced updates to its Helion Cloud Portfolio, and touted breakthroughs in its software-defined data center strategy. The company also welcomed developers to work on The Machine, its next-generation computer architecture.
Wearables At Work: 9 Security Steps Worth Taking
Slideshows  |  6/6/2016  | 
Wearables are finding their way into organizations, whether or not IT departments are prepared to deal with them. As the number of endpoints continues to grow, so does the potential for hacks. These nine pointers will help you prepare your organization to keep ahead of threats.
'Digital Transformation': What's So New About It?
'Digital Transformation': What's So New About It?
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/2/2016  | 
Mobility, data, the Internet Of Things, cloud computing. These are the terms that IT hears again and again. In fact, there's a term for what all these mean for business and IT: "Digital Transformation." However, what's new about it? At this year's Interop conference, Prashanth Shenoy, Cisco's senior director for enterprise networks and mobility, explained how these technologies are now mature enough to really affect business and begin the transformation that we're heard so much about.
How Dropbox Moved 500PB Of Customer Files Off AWS
News  |  6/1/2016  | 
With 500 petabytes of customer files to manage, Dropbox decided to become a post-cloud company. That meant moving a core operation off AWS. Here's how it was done.
How To Attract Top Cloud Dev Talent
Commentary  |  5/31/2016  | 
Dr. Angel Diaz of IBM co-chaired and co-authored MathML, the first XML standard, in 1998. Here, he shares what he's learned about open source in the past two decades, and tells us why it's crucial for any company looking to attract and retain top dev talent in today's competitive marketplace.
Microsoft, Facebook Team Up To Build Cross-Atlantic Cable
News  |  5/27/2016  | 
Microsoft and Facebook are joining forces to construct the "MAREA" undersea cable, which will deliver high-speed connectivity across the Atlantic.
Salesforce Taps AWS For Global Expansion Plans
News  |  5/26/2016  | 
The partnership with Amazon Web Services is expected to give Salesforce the ability to offer its core services as part of its international infrastructure expansion for the first time.
FedRAMP Is Too Complicated, Not Secure Enough: Survey
News  |  5/26/2016  | 
The FedRAMP standard for federal agency use of cloud services has too many complications in its operations and lacks the assurance of security, according to the results of a MeriTalk survey.
Rancher Labs Attracts VC Funding With Container Management System
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Rancher Labs is gaining traction since launching version 1.0 of its container management system and pulling in $20 million in venture capital funding.
Exar Finds Success Moving Oracle Database To AWS
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Exar Corp., the Fremont, Calif., chip maker, needed to upgrade its Oracle database at a time of cost reduction and transition. Here's how it moved it to the AWS cloud.
HPE Offers IoT Platform To Build, Analyze Data
News  |  5/20/2016  | 
With eye toward the future, HP Enterprise is now offering a vendor-neutral and multiple network supporting platform for building and analyzing data from the Internet of Things.
AWS Offers New Options For Running SAP HANA On EC2
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
AWS is launching a new, memory-optimized instance on EC2 dubbed X1 that aims to make it easier to run SAP's HANA in-memory database. The announcement comes on the heels of a deal between SAP and Microsoft.
IBM Storage Breakthrough May Speed Up Smartphones, Apps
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
Advances in phase-change memory could lead to a storage technology that approaches the speed of DRAM and can retain data like NAND flash over millions of read/write cycles.
ServiceNow Adds Azure To Its Cloud Management Front End
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
ServiceNow previously automated services for internal customers using AWS and VMware; now it's added the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Windows 10 Build 14342, Azure Expansion: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/14/2016  | 
Microsoft this week announced Windows 10 Build 14342 for PCs, Azure expansion into South Korea and Canada, and the end of MSN China and the Sunrise calendar app.
AWS Discovery Service Aims To Ease Legacy Migration Pain
News  |  5/13/2016  | 
AWS executives have come to view the mixed legacy environment as one of the barriers to cloud adoption. Without automated help, it's a painful process to capture an application's interdependencies. AWS Application Discovery will do that.
Microsoft Azure Expands Into Canada, South Korea
News  |  5/12/2016  | 
Microsoft is investing $15 billion to establish the Azure Cloud as a worldwide presence. Canada and South Korea are part of its expansion roadmap.
Storm Ventures' Ryan Floyd Sees A SaaS-y Future
News  |  5/9/2016  | 
Storm Ventures' Ryan Floyd sees a future rich with software-as-a-service providers capitalizing on services available in the cloud.
7 Ways Cloud Computing Propels IT Security
Slideshows  |  5/8/2016  | 
A spate of high-profile public and private cloud security breaches is helping to push advancements in security such as encryption. Here's a look at 7 ways the cloud may be the largest driver of IT security today.
White House Takes Deep Interest In AI
News  |  5/6/2016  | 
The US government is seeking a more active role in shaping the direction of AI research and development.
In Cloud Adoption Rush, Don't Forget To Invest In IT
News  |  5/6/2016  | 
In an Interop Cloud Connect session, Mark Thiele advocates a balanced approach to adopting public cloud services. At the same time, Thiele believes that maintaining IT staff still important.
Google Slides' Q&A Feature Targets PowerPoint Fatigue
News  |  5/5/2016  | 
Google is adding a Q&A feature to its Slides offering. The feature aims to foster more active audience participation and broaden the application's mobile capabilities.
Mobile Apps Spark Business-Process Transformation
News  |  5/5/2016  | 
Metal manufacturer Worthington Industries modernized shipping and inventory management using mobile apps.
Technicolor's Cloud Transition Enables Hollywood-As-A-Service
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
Technicolor provides services to content creators and distributors in Hollywood, but the company faced challenges scaling to storage requirements that were projected to grow 100 times over. Here's how the company's new CIO transitioned the organization to embrace elastic cloud-focused services.
Cloud Provider Jobs: Pros And Cons
Slideshows  |  5/4/2016  | 
Working for a cloud provider instead of taking a traditional enterprise IT position has its advantages. But there are plenty of pitfalls to consider. Here's a look at some pros and the cons of making the leap to a job with a cloud service.
Inside The NBA's Tech Training Revamp
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
The NBA implemented a series of educational projects to broaden new software adoption and engage its global workforce. These efforts earned the company a 2016 Elite 100 Award in the category of Best Impact On Workforce Performance.
PayPal's Path To Independence: A Tale Of Cloud Innovation
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
PayPal navigated its separation and independence from eBay in a seven-month accelerated transition. On the big day, all systems were go. Learn how the creative use of cloud technologies, and a remarkable degree of employee collaboration, earned the company a 2016 Elite 100 Award in the category of Best Use Of Cloud Services.
Amazon's First-Quarter Results Should Silence Critics
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Amazon turned in a strong first quarter, with sales growing 28% worldwide on an expanding Prime customer base. The company's AWS division also posted solid earnings.
FICO Predictive Suite Updated, Real-Time Rises: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/1/2016  | 
Real-time open source data projects gain momentum; FICO updates its predictive analytics suite. Samsung introduces new devices for IoT; and a new contest for creating tools to analyze satellite data is launched -- all in this Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 1, 2016.
Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage
News  |  4/30/2016  | 
Microsoft is working with Twist Bioscience, a company that encodes data onto microscopic and long-lasting synthetic DNA.
HP Chromebook 13 Designed For Cloud-Based Enterprises
News  |  4/29/2016  | 
HP and Google introduced the Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin, lightweight laptop that looks to make enterprise computing easier to integrate with cloud-based infrastructure and apps.
VMware, Pivotal Offer Stack For Next-Gen Applications
News  |  4/27/2016  | 
The Pivotal Cloud Foundry development stack has been integrated with the VMware Photon Platform so that the two can produce and host micro-service applications.
Google Cloud Conundrum: 7 Questions That Need Answering
Slideshows  |  4/27/2016  | 
In an effort to gain enterprise interest, Google announced changes to its cloud platform last month that would beef up machine learning and big data capabilities. Still, many questions remain about whether Google's cloud will ever be a serious enterprise contender.
Dropbox Infinite Looks To Solve Local Storage Issue
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
At Dropbox Open London, the company showed off Project Infinite, which has been in limited tests. The feature gives users desktop access to terabytes of data, even from devices with a thumb drive's worth of storage.
93 Million Mexican Voter Database Exposed On Amazon Cloud
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
A MongoDB database filled with the personal information of 93 million Mexican voters was found configured improperly on the Amazon cloud. The incident raises issues of how information is protected in the cloud.
Identity Management: Where Cloud Security Falls Short
News  |  4/25/2016  | 
A report by the Cloud Security Alliance finds that identity management tools and processes are key to ameliorating the threat of breaches. The report reveals which tools are most popular, and which are underutilized.
AWS Summit: New Cloud Services, Expanded EBS Choices
News  |  4/22/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services unveiled a security inspection and data transfer acceleration service, along with two new EBS options, at AWS Summit.
GE Oil & Gas Finds Amazon Use Lowers TCO 52%
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
At the Amazon Summit in Chicago, the CTO of GE Oil & Gas said his unit is exploring ways to better understand and save with the AWS platform.
Microsoft Gains In SaaS Market, Report Finds
Commentary  |  4/20/2016  | 
Synergy Research assessed the growth of SaaS in 2015, and found it more mature than other cloud services -- and ready for an even greater takeoff. In addition, the report showed Microsoft may be one company poised for significant growth.
Reddit’s Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn
Commentary  |  4/20/2016  | 
It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.
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