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Video Is A Data Asset, So Manage It
News  |  5/31/2012
Whether a training session, earnings meeting, or product demo, video is too important an information source to be relegated to silos. Here's how to turn it into searchable, reusable content--without busting your storage budget.
Microsoft Office 365 For Government Faces Google Apps
News  |  5/31/2012
Cloud app rivals fight for government customers; Microsoft launches with note that government customer data will be segregated from other customers' data.
Regulation Meets Innovation: Tipping the Scales at Forecast 2012
News  |  5/31/2012
An enterprise's adoption of cloud computing traditionally may have been a business and technological decision, but enterprises must also take into consideration all aspects under the regulatory umbrella.
Watch Out: I've Become The Boss Of Me
Commentary  |  5/31/2012
Cloud services are helping to create a new wave of super-powered, cell-sized businesses. Thanks to us, you may have to manage quite differently.
Wrike Goes Freemium For Social Project Management
News  |  5/30/2012
Wrike offers free version for 5 "power users" and unlimited collaborators, to battle rivals including Asana, a startup from a Facebook co-founder.
Cloud's Thorniest Question: Does It Pay Off?
News  |  5/30/2012
Many CIOs have their doubts. In this series, we examine why cloud costs remain so hard to judge.
State Of Data Centers: Hot, Crowded, Virtual
News  |  5/30/2012
With just 8% of respondents to our 2012 survey expecting to build new facilities and constrained budgets the No. 1 impactful trend, it's clear enterprise IT's transformation to service provider is in full swing.
Salesforce.com Courts Facebook-Friendly Buddy Media
News  |  5/30/2012
Best known for powering Facebook apps and marketing campaigns, Buddy Media would boost Salesforce.com's social software power. Rumored deal: an $800 million sale.
Google Apps Clears Key Security Hurdle
News  |  5/29/2012
Google Apps for Business wins ISO 27001 certification, potentially opening the door to wider adoption in government and regulated industries.
Virtualization Is Future Of Mobile Devices
News  |  5/26/2012
Both for businesses' mobile security and user friendliness, no approach is more compelling than mobile virtualization. Virtualization, which lets both business and personal OS sessions run on the same phone simultaneously, might not become available until Apple "invents" it--but it's coming, one way or another.
4 Causes Of Cloud Bill Shock
News  |  5/25/2012
Some companies shoot for reduced costs only to find unexpected expenses drive up the cloud computing bills. Do any of these problems lurk in your company?
Eucalyptus CEO Plays On VMware Lock-In Fears
News  |  5/24/2012
CEO Marten Mickos makes the case that Amazon compatibility in private clouds, with support for major hypervisors, is Eucalyptus' competitive edge.
Dell, HP Caught In Apple-Amazon Crossfire
Commentary  |  5/24/2012
While Apple grabs a bigger part of the laptop market, Amazon continues to build on its cloud track record.
Box Improves Admin, Security Tools For Enterprises
News  |  5/24/2012
Box cloud file sharing service adds more reasons for enterprises to take company seriously, even while shrugging off an apparently minor outage.
Feds Face 'Big Data' Storage Challenge
News  |  5/24/2012
Federal data centers are filling up with data as terabytes accumulate into petabytes. Agencies must adapt their storage architectures and policies to optimize it all.
HP Cuts 27,000 Jobs, Doesn't Fix Identity Problem
Commentary  |  5/23/2012
A little more guidance on HP's long-term vision would go a long way right now, with customers and investors.
Ciena's Virtual WANs Offer Bandwidth For Cloud Apps
News  |  5/23/2012
Ciena at EMC World 2012 demonstrates simulated hybrid cloud designed to provide bandwidth-on-demand services for data-intensive cloud applications.
Oracle Buys Vitrue For Social Marketing
News  |  5/23/2012
Vitrue could provide the social marketing hook to drive sales into RightNow and Oracle's CRM systems.
EMC World: New Documentum Debuts
News  |  5/22/2012
EMC pushes Documentum D2 release, plus vertical apps via its hybrid cloud.
Salesforce.com Chatter To Gain IM, Screen Sharing
News  |  5/21/2012
Salesforce will add instant messaging and presence in June, followed by a pilot of screen sharing for Chatter.
Mindjet Connects Vision, Action In Social Platform
News  |  5/21/2012
Following up on last year's acquisition of Cohuman, Mindjet creates a social platform that excels at letting users visually map out plans, then collaborate to get work done.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2: Second Look At Great 7-Inch Tablet
News  |  5/21/2012
This new low-cost 7-inch Android tablet has virtually everything you'd want in a compact, thin, lightweight, low-cost device. It's a great mobile companion for both work and pleasure, includes many worthwhile Android apps, and is priced low enough that it's hard to justify NOT getting one.
Yammer, Chatter, Tibbr Ranked Top Social Activity Streams
News  |  5/18/2012
Forrester Research ranks the leaders in a market segment that excludes social intranet portal players like Jive Software.
Cloud's Tough Enemy: Chargeback Pushback
News  |  5/18/2012
Chargeback has always been hard for IT, but cloud computing forces the issue. At the same time, pushback from business users continues.
Next Valley View: Cloud, Baseball IT, And More
Commentary  |  5/18/2012
Tune in May 23 for the next episode of our live Web TV series, including chats with execs from Framehawk and Cloudability, plus Bill Schlough, CIO of the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants.
ODCA Forecast 2012 Announces Big Data Panel
News  |  5/18/2012
Inside Intel IT, we have been investing in how and where to incorporate big data analytics solutions into many of our business areas.
HP Layoffs Signal Punishing Fall
Commentary  |  5/18/2012
Unless HP can turn enterprise software, cloud services, or some other line into a high-volume, high-margin business, it's in for a world of hurt.
Google Apps: Has Adoption Slowed?
News  |  5/17/2012
Google renewed its pitch to embrace cloud IT at its Atmosphere roadshow. But its count of companies going Google Apps doesn't add up.
IBM SmartCloud: As Much Cloud As You Want
News  |  5/16/2012
IBM expands private, public, and hybrid cloud options for customers with its SmartCloud offerings, including IaaS in IBM data centers with dedicated servers.
SAP Streamwork: One Customer's Story
News  |  5/16/2012
Prototype system helps Applied Materials organize approvals on complex custom product specs, but not without tradeoffs.
Microsoft Trumps Google In L.A. Cloud Deal
News  |  5/16/2012
250,000 students and faculty at Los Angeles community colleges will move to Microsoft [email protected] online communication and collaboration services after school system rejects Google Apps.
Mulesoft's Cure To SaaS Integration Headaches
News  |  5/16/2012
Mule iON SaaS edition provides tools, workflow to relieve the pain of trying to integrate software-as-a-service applications.
SuccessFactors Leading SAP Cloud Away From Business ByDesign
News  |  5/15/2012
SuccessFactors founder Dalgaard, now leading SAP cloud strategy, wants to move toward "independent but super-integrated" apps.
Storage WANs Present Optimization Challenges
Commentary  |  5/15/2012
Wide area networks are increasingly used for cost-effective remote replication and backup, but typical branch office WAN configurations may bottleneck the storage WAN.
SAP Plays Social Collaboration Game By Own Rules
News  |  5/15/2012
SAP doesn't think it needs to beat the likes of Jive Software to win in social collaboration.
Amazon Speeds Content Delivery Network
News  |  5/15/2012
On-demand dynamic content service with flat-rate pricing may give Amazon's CloudFront an advantage against players including Akamai, Dell, and Microsoft.
Cloud Management Tools: Beware 3 Pain Points
News  |  5/11/2012
Know the danger zones as you select cloud management tool platforms.
Oracle Upgrades Virtual Desktop Options
News  |  5/10/2012
Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Release 3.4 increases storage options and enhances security for virtual desktops.
Social Business in 30 Days?
Commentary  |  5/10/2012
With Try Jive, Jive Software is flirting with the freemium model used by competitors like Yammer. But is 30 days long enough to see results?
Watch Out, Dropbox? Citrix ShareFile's Enterprise Twist
News  |  5/10/2012
Last year Citrix bought cloud file sharing service ShareFile, taking on YouSendIt, Box, and Dropbox. Now Citrix will turn that service into a product you can also install as enterprise software.
Pentagon CIO Talks Security, Mobility, Shared Services
News  |  5/10/2012
Budget cuts and cybersecurity demands have led the Department of Defense to push increasing resources into a long-term strategy to create shared IT infrastructure across the military, CIO Teri Takai says.
DOE Hybrid Cloud May Be Model For Future
News  |  5/9/2012
Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration develop secure cloud that will be available to other departments and potentially other federal agencies.
Sprint Preps Tri-Fi Hotspot, HTC LTE Smartphone
News  |  5/9/2012
Sprint will sell two new LTE products starting May 18, the HTC EVO 4G LTE smartphone and the Sierra Wireless Tri-Fi, a mobile hotspot like you've never seen.
VMware CTO: Software-Defined Data Centers Are Future
News  |  5/9/2012
VMware CTO Steve Herrod predicts that all data center resources will be virtualized and governed by a unified console.
Zynga CTO: How To Win Hybrid Cloud Game
News  |  5/8/2012
At Interop 2012, Zynga CTO Allan Leinwand explains how the social gaming company achieved its successful mix of private and public cloud operations and what you can learn from Zynga's experience.
State of SMB IT: Spending, Priorities
News  |  5/8/2012
Spiceworks' State of SMB IT report shines a light on where SMBs are spending their IT time and money. Take a look at the plans of your peers.
Federal CIO Touts Shared Services Model
News  |  5/7/2012
White House's cut-and-invest strategy aims to redirect billions of dollars in IT funding toward shared technology platforms and services.
Dell Delivers Desktop-as-a-Service
News  |  5/6/2012
Dell partners with Desktone to become a direct supplier of virtual desktops. Here's how this twist on desktop virtualization differs from Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View.
Governance Meets Cloud: Top Misconceptions
News  |  5/4/2012
While cloud computing takes some IT responsibilities off of your plate, governance isn't one of them. Experts say you still need to do the heavy lifting to ensure strong security and access policies.
Samsung Launches Galaxy S III Phone
News  |  5/4/2012
With the Galaxy S III smart phone Samsung is seeking to leapfrog the iPhone 4S and possibly the iPhone 5.
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