Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in
More enterprise application and big data vendors are pursuing a cloud-agnostic strategy -- supporting AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Big data platform provider Hortonworks is taking that strategy one step farther.
IBM Bets On Private Cloud Data Platform
Assembling the pieces to create a modern platform for data management, data governance, and data science can be complex. IBM says it's done the heavy lifting with a private, on-premises cloud platform to do the work.
11 IT Leaders and Experts Share Highlights from Interop ITX
[VIDEO] If you missed Interop ITX or would like to relive it, we have you covered. We've compiled 11 interviews with IT leaders and experts who attended and spoke at Interop ITX 2018, including keynote speakers Sam Ramji, VP Product Management, Google Cloud and Joe Barkai, Consultant, Speaker, Author and Blogger.
How to Kickstart Digital Transformation: Government Edition
Private companies have conditioned us to expect instant response and services, so we expect that from government agencies, too. But government doesn't always have the same funding that private companies do. Here's how these enterprises are addressing their digital transformations.
Has IT Gone Packaged Software Crazy?
When it comes to software, why choose out-of-the-box plain vanilla when there's a rainbow of other flavors that you can choose from and swirl together?
Technology Faces State-of-Mind Hurdles
Cloud and open source advocate Sam Ramji, vice president for product management for the Google Cloud Platform, provides a sneak peek into his Interop ITX keynote.
Town of Cary Embraces the IoT to Serve Citizens
Alexa, Waze, apps. Citizens are getting more tech savvy and city governments are struggling to keep up. North Carolina's Town of Cary has an award-winning strategy, though. We reveal what that is.
The Cloud Builds on Hard-Earned Credibility
Cloud computing has overcome some tough resistance over the years, but it has gained acceptance and proven it's value. Now IT pros have to make sure that cloud technology is applied the right way, delivering the solutions that business managers need.
5 Tech Trends for the Enterprise in 2018
The Accenture Vision 2018 report has identified five trends for CIOs and other executives for the year ahead, including citizen AI, extended reality, and data veracity.
How Your SaaS Strategies are Evolving
Demand for SaaS software continues to grow, but procurement is often short-sighted. Think past today because integration and governance are more important than pricing.
Three Key Questions for Federal CIOs
The federal initiative to modernize IT systems raise questions that government CIOS -- in fact, all types of CIOs -- need to consider before launching a major project.
7 Fastest-Growing Tech Job Skills
Which terms do IT employers and job seekers search for most often? There are some significant disconnects between what IT pros offer and what employers want.
The Wait At Polls: IT Drives Real-Time Updates
Voters in Cobb County, Georgia, got more accurate and timely updates on wait times at polling locations open for early voting during this year's US presidential election. Here's how IT made it happen.
10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs
State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here's a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.
Top 125 Vendors To Watch
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.
Public Cloud Market Worth $208 Billion By End Of 2016
The public cloud market is expected to grow more than 17% by the end of 2016 to total of over $208 billion, according to new projections from Gartner. The two most popular services are IaaS and SaaS for IT departments looking to save money.
The State Of Data Engineers
Demand for data engineers is on the rise in enterprise, particularly in those organizations that aspire to be the next Uber or Airbnb. Here's a look at this quickly growing job category within IT.
8 Salesforce Buys Boost Analytics, Machine Learning Portfolio
SaaS-based enterprise application and CRM giant Salesforce has accelerated its acquisition pace recently, snapping up eight companies, large and small, over the past several months. Here's a look at some of the deals and what they reveal about Salesforce's strategy.
IT Pros: Cloud Providers Shouldn't Turn Over Encrypted Data
While some IT professionals believe that cloud computing vendors should turn over encrypted data to government agencies, 55% believe that it is not right, according to a new survey from CSA and Bitglass. The report also found that confidence in cloud vendor security is growing.
HPE Doubles-Down On HPC With SGI Acquisition
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired another high performance computing company with a long history in Silicon Valley -- SGI -- in a deal worth $275 million. Here's what the acquisition indicates about HPE's strategy going forward.
Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans
This week, a US appeals court ruled the FCC overstepped its bounds by trying to override state laws that prevent the creation of municipal broadband services. The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.
Cloud Infrastructure Market: AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM Dominate
A crowded field of cloud competitors, including AWS, Microsoft, Google, and IBM, dominated the global cloud infrastructure market in the second quarter of 2016, according to Synergy Research. For IT pros, however, there's plenty of choice when it comes to IaaS, PaaS, and hosted cloud.
Google's Cloud Lets You Bring Your Own Encryption Keys
By supplying their own encryption keys, organizations can reduce the chance that an outside party will be able to gain access to their data, at least while it's at rest. Now Google's cloud platform offers the option.