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Red Hat Counters VMware With OpenStack Software Appliance
News  |  8/29/2014
Red Hat offers test drive appliance to gain OpenStack users, enhances its production version, moves to manage Amazon, Microsoft workloads.
NIST Drafts Mobile App Security Guidelines
News  |  8/28/2014
National Institute for Standards and Technology issues first draft of guidelines intended to help federal agencies balance benefits and risks of third-party mobile apps.
UPMC CIO Dan Drawbaugh Moves On
News  |  8/28/2014
Drawbaugh, whose inventive approach to healthcare IT and revenue creation earned UPMC a No. 1 ranking in the 2013 InformationWeek 500, is leaving his role after 18 years.
Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
News  |  8/27/2014
Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
VMware COO Clarifies Focus
News  |  8/27/2014
In an interview, COO Carl Eschenbach explains how VMware plans to outstrip the competition and why it's offering OpenStack.
CIOs In Training: 3 Factors For Success
Commentary  |  8/27/2014
At Interop New York, I'll reveal some secrets about getting to -- and staying in -- the CIO's chair.
Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
News  |  8/25/2014
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
VMware Debuts EVO: RAIL
News  |  8/25/2014
VMware's EVO: RAIL serves as a small, flexible building block to simplify and streamline creation and deployment of virtualized environments, private clouds.
4 Outsourcing Mistakes Companies Still Make
News  |  8/25/2014
Control freaks, blame games, and other misguided attempts at building a better business through IT outsourcing.
What Civic Innovation Contests Teach Tech Companies
Commentary  |  8/25/2014
Creative, new ideas can come from unexpected places. Tech companies should look outside the usual places for inspired, important products.
VMware: Run OpenStack On Our Infrastructure
News  |  8/25/2014
VMware unveils a slate of virtualization, hybrid cloud, and management announcements as its VMworld user conference opens.
CenturyLink Offers Private Cloud By The Rack
News  |  8/22/2014
CenturyLink's cloud unit offers racks inside its data centers with the isolation characteristics of a private cloud.
Geekend: Want To Be Smarter? Draw, Sing, Teach
Commentary  |  8/22/2014
Three new studies offer advice that can help us in the workplace.
BYOD: California Ruling A Wakeup Call
Commentary  |  8/22/2014
California's Cochran v. Schwan court case casts a pall over BYOD plans, but clear corporate policies can eliminate liability concerns.
New York IT Salaries Top The Charts
News  |  8/22/2014
New York City delivers the highest pay for US IT managers. Here's salary data you need as you network your way in at Interop New York.
Will IT Miss The Digital Wave?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014
That doesn't matter. The important question is -- will you?
PaaS Debate Heats Up At Interop
Commentary  |  8/21/2014
The need to develop cloud applications with a new architecture is changing the nature of platform-as-a-service.
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
US House Inspector General: IT Audit Activist
News  |  8/20/2014
At the 2014 GRC Conference, House IG Theresa Grafenstine argues internal auditors must be more forward looking -- and explains why being exempt from regulations just makes her job harder.
4 Tips: Protect Government Data From Mobile Malware
Commentary  |  8/20/2014
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, particularly on Android devices. These four steps help counter the threat.
Pivotal Adds Mobile To Cloud Foundry Platform
News  |  8/20/2014
Pivotal adds mobile services to Cloud Foundry platform to attract mobile developers.
Google SSL Decision: IT's Chance To Be A Hero
Commentary  |  8/20/2014
IT departments everywhere have a golden opportunity to look good by jumping on Google's decision to make SSL certification a part of rankings.
Moore's Law: The Future Is Energy Efficiency
Commentary  |  8/20/2014
As the industry continues to shrink chips, energy efficiency is one way to expand Moore's Law beyond its current form. Let's explore how.
5 Ways To Beat The Digital Disruption Curse
Commentary  |  8/19/2014
Companies like Atari and Pan Am featured in the movie Blade Runner were considered cursed, but today's companies face a very real curse -- their own digital inertia.
Cybersecurity Demands New Framework
Commentary  |  8/19/2014
Cybersecurity development has been a piecemeal process. It's time for a stronger, more cohesive approach.
5 Steps To A Healthy IT Culture
Commentary  |  8/18/2014
Internal politics can jeopardize the success of IT projects. Here's how to maximize morale, encourage teamwork, and foster a healthier organization.
Windows 'Threshold': 7 Things To Expect
News  |  8/18/2014
Microsoft will reportedly release its next version of Windows as a public preview by this fall. Here's what we know about the next version of Windows.
Apptio Adds Amazon Cloud Cost Analysis
News  |  8/18/2014
Apptio TBM Unified Model analyzes the costs of using Amazon Web Services and compares it to similar workloads running on-premises.
Gamification's Failure: A Lack Of Real Life Wins
Commentary  |  8/18/2014
Gamification will finally meet its promise when we can deliver a dose of the blissful productivity gamers feel, rather than just a badge.
Rimini Infringed Oracle's Database Copyrights, Says Court
News  |  8/16/2014
US District Court dismisses Rimini Street's counterclaims of defamation and unfair trade practices, agrees that it engaged in "massive theft" of Oracle's intellectual property as trial moves closer.
CoreOS Acquires Quay.io For Docker Container Security
News  |  8/15/2014
Acquisition positions CoreOS as a more secure, enterprise-oriented offering for the Docker form of Linux containers.
Hidden Cloud Costs: AWS, Azure Management Costs Compared
Commentary  |  8/14/2014
With the help of in-depth Gartner analysis, InformationWeek takes a closer look at the cost of managing Amazon vs. Azure.
Enterprise Communications: Next Big Thing Is Embedded
Commentary  |  8/14/2014
Enterprise communications will be delivered as capabilities of application software, not by separate generic communication systems. Are you preparing?
Nebula, Cosmos, And Private Cloud's Future
Commentary  |  8/14/2014
Chris Kemp, Nebula founder and former NASA CTO, talks OpenStack, private cloud, and why he's not worried about VMware's inroads into Nebula's territory.
Platform9 Sees Containers & Virtual Machines Happy Together
News  |  8/14/2014
Startup Platform9 launches management system that has Linux containers and virtual machines running side by side.
Remote Learning: Intriguing Options Emerge
News  |  8/14/2014
Despite various drawbacks, remote courses (both for credit and for pure learning) are becoming the emerging norm. Understand the options.
NYC Vs. Vegas: 10 Fun Interop Differences
Slideshows  |  8/14/2014
Which city has enough neon light to circle the entire continental United States? Learn the answer and other funky facts about Vegas and NYC -- site of the next Interop conference.
Gartner Magic Quadrant: NetScout Says Secret Is Green
Commentary  |  8/13/2014
After Gartner analysts rank NetScout only a "challenger," Netscout files lawsuit alleging Gartner's rankings involve pay for play. Let's examine both sides of this street.
CenturyLink Courts Developers With Container Management
News  |  8/12/2014
CenturyLink takes open source route with its Panamax system for Docker management in a bid for developers building complex cloud apps.
IT Job Seekers: Resume Liars
News  |  8/12/2014
IT hiring managers report catching more instances of lying than the national average, making IT the third worst industry for dishonest resumes, according to a CareerBuilder report.
How BNY Mellon Scales Process Improvements
Commentary  |  8/12/2014
Along with streamlining operations and eliminating silos, the investment management and services firm found ways to replicate excellence across the enterprise.
Will Google Or Apple Unseat Intel?
Commentary  |  8/12/2014
Google, Apple, or a smart startup could steal the microprocessor market from Intel, says microprocessor design veteran Dave Ditzel.
Eating At Interop: 8 NYC Dining Options
Slideshows  |  8/12/2014
Baffled by where to eat near the Javits center? You're not alone: Check out these eight walkable and delectable options for Interop NY attendees.
When Data Joins The Dark Side
News  |  8/11/2014
A big data stockpile may contain dark data -- unstructured, unclassified information that you can't put to good use. Maybe it's time to find it.
Internet Of Things: Batteries Not Required
News  |  8/11/2014
University of Washington researchers have devised a battery-free way to connect low-powered devices and sensors to the Internet.
IT Jobs: Which States Show Most Growth?
News  |  8/8/2014
Texas leads in technology job growth in 2014, according to new hiring data, with Florida, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington rounding out the top five.
5 Priorities For Chief Data Officers
News  |  8/8/2014
IBM says 25% of Fortune 500 firms now employ CDOs, yet many don't know how to structure the role. Research reveals five imperatives.
Geek's Guide To NYC Travel: Interop Preview
Slideshows  |  8/8/2014
Superheroes, Dr. Who bars, video games, Seth Meyers, and more. Check out some of the coolest things a geek can see while in New York for Interop.
Microsoft's Windows 'Threshold' Takes Shape
News  |  8/7/2014
The next version of Windows could add virtual desktops and kill Windows 8's controversial Charms Bar.
Sprint, T-Mobile: Separate Equals Better
Commentary  |  8/7/2014
Sprint has ditched its effort to acquire T-Mobile, hired a new CEO, and set a new course. This is all good news for consumers -- if it makes the right moves.
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