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HP Emphasizes Commitment To Private OpenStack Cloud
News  |  10/30/2015
A week after HP announced it was killing off its Helion public cloud, it has come out with a new release of OpenStack Helion for on-premises.
Oracle Strengthens Security, Database Features In Sparc Chip
News  |  10/29/2015
Oracle aims to make Sparc M7 server chip relevant with new, built-in security and database features, dubbed "software in silicon."
DMCA Ruling: OK To Mod Code In Cars, Jailbreak Smartphones
News  |  10/28/2015
Reviewing and modifying automotive software will be lawful in 12 months, thanks to a copyright law exemption.
Oracle Unveils A Multitude Of Cloud Database Services
News  |  10/28/2015
In Oracle OpenWorld keynote, president Thomas Kurian launches numerous big data, analytic, and data management services in the Oracle Cloud.
Larry Ellison: Oracle Sets Sights On Cloud Competitors
Commentary  |  10/26/2015
In his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld on Oct. 25, executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison distanced the company from the likes of SAP and IBM, while highlighting major cloud service providers such as Amazon AWS and longtime SaaS/PaaS players such as Salesforce.
BNY Mellon Transforms IT One Step At A Time
News  |  10/26/2015
FFor three years, BNY Mellon CIO Suresh Kumar has been leading a transformation of the bank's 13,000-member global IT staff toward Agile and private cloud operations. In an interview with InformationWeek, he details the steps he took along the way.
AWS Emerges As Goliath As Cloud Competition Fades
Commentary  |  10/26/2015
With AWS showing fat profit margins after 40% price cuts last year, Amazon competitors must be wondering how they're going to compete.
Windows Phone Fail, Surface Enterprise Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/24/2015
Microsoft added to its Surface Enterprise Program, released its quarterly earnings, dealt with its Windows Phone failures, and quietly slashed 1,000 more jobs this week.
AWS Helps Amazon Shine In The Third Quarter
News  |  10/23/2015
The AWS cloud pulls Amazon into profitability with its 25% margins. Meanwhile CEO Jeff Bezos moves into the third-richest billionaire slot behind Gates and Buffet.
Michael Dell Defends His $67B Bet On EMC
News  |  10/22/2015
Michael Dell positioned his company for a new age with a slew of new product announcements at Dell World Live. He also answered questions about the $67 billion deal to acquire EMC. Here are the details.
IBM Taps Equinix For Private-Line Cloud Connections
News  |  10/20/2015
IBM SoftLayer joins Google, Amazon, and Microsoft Azure in routing connections for privacy-oriented cloud users through Equinix data centers.
Hybrid Cloud: 7 Ways It's The Best Of Both Worlds
Slideshows  |  10/20/2015
When choosing which flavor of cloud to go with for your organization, you'll find that a hybrid architecture has some distinct advantages over public and private cloud models. Here's a look at seven benefits of going hybrid.
Google Enterprise Apps Get ID Management Boost From Centrify
News  |  10/20/2015
A range of cloud-based identity management services from Centrify aims to make it easy for IT professionals to provision and authenticate corporate users of Google tools such as Android For Work and Google Compute Engine.
CenturyLink Accelerates SDN Rollout In Data Centers
News  |  10/19/2015
CenturyLink pushes software-defined networking into its telecom and cloud data centers as the basis for more user-centric services.
Nexus 5X, 6P Review: Marshmallow OS Shines
Slideshows  |  10/19/2015
Google's updated Nexus line of smartphones, from LG and Huawei, shows Android 6.0 Marshmallow at its best. Google provided us with one of each model for review. Here's what we discovered.
Wal-Mart Open-Sources Its Multi-Cloud Software
News  |  10/16/2015
Was that a swipe at Amazon? Wal-Mart thinks other cloud users should avoid cloud lock-in, just the way it does.
Dell, EMC Deal Sets VMworld Europe Abuzz
Commentary  |  10/16/2015
VMworld Europe coincided with the news of Dell's planned acquisition of EMC, which owns 80% of VMware. Naturally, VMware executives, channel partners, and enterprise customers had a lot to say about the deal. Here's how attendees reacted to the news.
IBM, Microsoft, AWS Eye India As Next Cloud Hub
News  |  10/15/2015
IBM has announced its second cloud data center in India, two weeks after Microsoft said it had three. AWS is next, arriving in 2016.
IBM Cognitive Colloquium Spotlights Uncovering Dark Data
News  |  10/14/2015
This IBM cognitive computing event champions advances in image recognition, captioning, and deep learning to reveal insights from mushrooming IoT and machine learning data.
Adobe, Dropbox Ease Access To PDFs, E-Signatures In The Cloud
News  |  10/13/2015
Adobe is looking to make online document management and authentication easier, especially in the cloud, with new e-signature capabilities and enhanced Dropbox integration.
VMware Value Lies In Modern Data Center Management
Commentary  |  10/13/2015
Some analysts are sounding the death knell for VMware following Dell's planned acquisition of EMC, but don't count out virtualization's stronghold in the enterprise data center.
Big Data, Cloud, Mobile, Security Drive ROI, Dell Survey Finds
News  |  10/13/2015
Dell's second annual Global Technology Adoption Index shows companies investing in big data, cloud, mobility, and security are enjoying about 50% faster revenue growth than their competitors that didn't invest.
Dell, EMC Deal: 10 Things IT Needs To Know
Slideshows  |  10/13/2015
Enterprise IT executives were left wondering what the massive Dell-EMC deal might mean to them. There's a lot you'll want to know (especially if you're an EMC customer). As we ponder the implications of the massive merger, what springs to mind are 10 ways we expect the deal to impact IT.
Dell's EMC Acquisition: Perils, Opportunities Abound
News  |  10/12/2015
Dell's plan to acquire EMC for $67 billion reflects the major disruptions taking place in enterprise IT as businesses increasingly shift toward cloud computing. Here's what IT leaders need to know about the deal.
Amazon Re:Invent: AWS Takes The Next Step
News  |  10/12/2015
AWS announced a bunch of new services at Re:Invent, but more noticeable was the revelation of a more assertive Amazon.
NASA's Mars Journey: Next Steps For Mankind
Slideshows  |  10/11/2015
Sometime in the 2030s, NASA wants to land astronauts on Mars. Here's a look at what it will take to get us there.
Amazon Securing IoT Data With Certificates
News  |  10/9/2015
Amazon launched its IoT at its Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas Oct. 8, and illustrated how it will handle data pouring into its storage systems.
Amazon Urges Proprietary Database Customers To Migrate
News  |  10/8/2015
Amazon Web Services fourth annual Re:Invent conference got underway in Las Vegas this week. Senior vice president Andy Jassy bid directly for Oracle and SQL Server customers.
Smartphones On Drones Can Hack Your Wireless Printer
News  |  10/8/2015
Weak links in network security prove easy to find with drones and phones.
Equinix Opens Faster Pipeline To AWS Deployments
News  |  10/7/2015
Equinix is offering bundled tools and services to make it easier to use an Equinix hub as a way station on the road to AWS.
Safe Harbor Fails, European Court Rules
News  |  10/6/2015
The European Court of Justice has invalidated the Safe Harbor Framework as a way to comply with EU data laws.
IBM's Cleversafe Acquisition Expands Hybrid Cloud Storage Options
News  |  10/6/2015
Later this year IBM will complete its acquisition of Cleversafe to add an object-based storage system for use on-premises and in the cloud.
Global Data Collection Presents Big Challenges
News  |  10/6/2015
Today's global businesses depend on data, but there are more laws and customs about data privacy than there are countries in the world. The rules are in constant flux. That means it isn't always easy to get reliable data. Here's a look at some of the challenges, region by region.
US Dominates In Cloud Data Centers, China Second
News  |  10/5/2015
The US and China host 54% of the growing number of cloud data centers around the world, a new report finds. Singapore and Dublin are also significant hubs.
ICANN CEO: Why The Internet's Future Is At Risk
News  |  10/5/2015
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade spoke with InformationWeek about how the Internet can continue without US government oversight.
Windows 10 Security, Exchange Server 2016: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/3/2015
Microsoft sheds some light on its Windows 10 security policies, releases Exchange Server 2016, and plans its flagship store openings.
IBM: Nanotube Breakthrough Will Create Low Power, Faster CPUs
News  |  10/2/2015
IBM says it has come up with a method to fuse a metal contact point to a carbon nanotube transistor, overcoming a barrier to nanotube CPUs.
Insider Threats, Data Privacy Are Overlooked By Businesses
News  |  10/2/2015
Data security and data breaches are all over the news. However, not all companies are paying as close attention to insider threats and data privacy as they should. A new survey looks at the risks.
Nest Weave Is Google's Key To Connected Homes
News  |  10/1/2015
With Weave and an online store, Nest Labs aims to build an ecosystem of compatible, connected devices.
GE CEO: IoT Boosts Safety, Efficiency, Speed
News  |  10/1/2015
GE customers echo CEO Jeffrey Immelt's contention at Minds + Machines conference that Predix industrial analytics cloud is "about no unplanned downtime."
Hortonworks Aims To Make Hadoop Easier To Use
News  |  10/1/2015
With the aim of simplifying Hadoop use, Hortonworks rolled out three new products to coincide with Strata+Hadoop World in New York City.


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