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VMware Advances Hybrid Cloud At VMworld
News  |  8/31/2015
VMware opens its VMworld event with additions to its vCloud Air public cloud, ties into the virtualized data center, and other enhancements.
How Allstate Uses Mobile Data To Enhance Customer Experience
Commentary  |  8/31/2015
Allstate had to stretch its organizational muscles to bring Drivewise Mobile to market. In the process, the company brought together a cross-functional team that included assorted IT disciplines and business professionals with competencies in consumer relationships, insurance products, and user experience.
9 NoSQL Pioneers Who Modernized Data Management
Slideshows  |  8/30/2015
The folks profiled here are tackling data management for the Internet Age, helping us all understand what can be done with a mass of unstructured information. See how their work has transformed the way we handle databases.
OpenStack Now Offers 3 Ways To Deploy Containers
News  |  8/28/2015
OpenStack's Magnum Project will give cloud users the ability to deploy Docker containers in virtual machines, on bare metal, or in other containers.
Velostrata Hybrid Offers Public Cloud Compute, On-Premises Data
News  |  8/28/2015
Velostrata emerges from stealth to showcase its hybrid cloud that keeps enterprise data behind the firewall while leveraging the public cloud's power for compute.
Google Unleashes Container Engine For Docker Workloads
News  |  8/27/2015
The Google Compute Cloud has gained a service for launching Docker containers and managing their lifecycles.
WiFi Pioneer Cees Links: IoT Is Like A Butler
News  |  8/27/2015
A WiFi pioneer says we need to rethink how the Internet of Things is being marketed and sold. For starters, how about finding a better name?
Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There
Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/26/2015
Chris Murphy (left), former InformationWeek editor, discusses how enterprises can future-proof their data centers. The other participants are (from left), VMWare's Bill Fathers, Boeing's Mike Stothers, and eBay's Sri Shivananda -- all attending the InformationWeek Conference 2015.
Intel Invests $20M In Big Data Specialist BlueData
News  |  8/26/2015
Intel is leading a $20 million investment in BlueData as a way to speed deployments of big data systems among more users.
How Do it Best Corp. Mixes IT, Business
Commentary  |  8/25/2015
Do it Best Corp.'s IT department has shifted processes and changed its culture to keep up with the needs of a rapidly changing marketplace.
Salesforce Polishes Its CRM Interface With Lightning
News  |  8/25/2015
Salesforce is delivering a cleaner, more elegant look for its desktop CRM applications by using its mobile platform's Lightning components.
Intel Backs OpenStack Firm Mirantis With $100M Investment
News  |  8/25/2015
With $100 million in capital, Intel is leading a group of investors interested in backing Mirantis' efforts to expand the adoption of enterprise OpenStack clouds.
CoreOS Adds Intel Container Security To Rocket
News  |  8/24/2015
CoreOS builds greater security and speed into Rocket containers with Intel's hypervisor-based, yet speedy, Clear Containers isolation layer.
Windows Server 2016 Preview, Surface Pro 4 Rumors: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/22/2015
Microsoft delivers preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 as the rumor mill leaks news of a massive October hardware launch.
Amazon IT Services: No Longer An Oxymoron
Commentary  |  8/21/2015
AWS is showing increasing sophistication when it comes to displacing other IT software and service suppliers, TBR analyst says.
Microsoft's October Event: Surface Pro 4, New Lumia Phones?
News  |  8/20/2015
Reports suggest Microsoft is planning a large-scale October launch event with a focus on new hardware that may include the Surface Pro 4 and new Lumia smartphones.
Google Loses Data: Who Says Lightning Never Strikes Twice?
News  |  8/20/2015
In a four-strike incident, power to Google Compute Cloud disks in Ghislain, Belgium, gets interupted and data writes are lost.
Linux Foundation Proposes Open Source Best-Practices Badge
News  |  8/19/2015
Core Infrastructure Initiative doesn't just want to correct existing problems; it wants a stamp of approval on open source projects that follow best-practice security and software stability practices.
Amazon Report: How Bezos Should Respond
News  |  8/18/2015
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he doesn't see the dystopian workplace described in a New York Times expose. That doesn't mean it's not there. Let Amazon be judged by how it treats the least among its workers.
Linux Foundation Funds NTP's 'Father Time'
News  |  8/17/2015
The Network Time Protocol will keep Harlan Stenn, its chief maintainer, working for another year. But the 12-month commitment, as well as other funding decisions, raises the question of whether the Linux Foundation is hedging its bets on NTP.
Goldman Sachs Puts Elasticsearch To Work
News  |  8/17/2015
Wall Street financial services firm Goldman Sachs benefits from a broader use of open source search engine. Learn how its programmers use it on code projects.
10 Reasons Why Google Alphabet Exists
Commentary  |  8/16/2015
Google has been restructured, and the iconic brand now falls under an umbrella organization called Alphabet. But why? There has to be more to this story.
Data And Analytics Strategies: What Investors Think
Slideshows  |  8/14/2015
Whether raising a round of funding or creating shareholder wealth, companies increasingly need a well-articulated and demonstrable data and analytics strategy. Here are some things that can sway an investor's opinion, for good or bad.
Red Hat Satellite 6.1 Plays Well With Linux Containers
News  |  8/14/2015
Red Hat's Satellite systems management product adds Linux containers, virtual machines, and RHEL servers to its target systems.
Bank of America CTO Talks Windows 10 Plans, Security
News  |  8/13/2015
Bank of America CTO David Reilly is juggling Windows 10 deployment and security concerns, supported by an evolving relationship between business and IT.
Enterprise IT: Act Like A Software Startup
Enterprise IT: Act Like A Software Startup
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/12/2015
In this video, Chris Murphy, formerly of InformationWeek, discusses how to create a developer-friendly enterprise IT environment with, from left, Andi Mann of CA Technologies, Mike Beltzner of Pinterest, and Andrew Zitney of Allstate.
Docker Applies Secure Key Model On Code Handling
News  |  8/12/2015
Docker 1.8, now available, adds TUF security specification to its image updates to defend against unverified code.
IT Life Radio: The Evolution Of Crowdfunding
Commentary  |  8/11/2015
The next episode of IT Life Radio will discuss the growth and changes of crowdfunding and how it is attractive to larger enterprises.
Amazon S3 Slowed By Software 'Misconfiguration'
News  |  8/11/2015
Mistake in S3 traffic system configuration produced severe latencies and error rates for AWS S3 users early Monday morning.
MetroHealth System Goes To Jail To Improve Continuity Of Care
Commentary  |  8/11/2015
The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio was challenged to add a major facility while undergoing a radical enterprise software upgrade. Did they succeed?
Jon Stewart's Last 'Daily Show': 10 Leadership Lessons
Commentary  |  8/9/2015
Jon Stewart left "The Daily Show" in a way that exemplifies the kind of leader he has been for 16 years. Here are 10 lessons that any leader can learn from his example.
IT Department Makes Hamster Wheel From iMac Boxes
Commentary  |  8/9/2015
An IT department used iMac boxes to make a giant human hamster wheel and also demonstrated the value of letting your team play.
Windows 10 Updates, Outlook For Apple Watch: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/8/2015
The week following Microsoft's Windows 10 launch brought new OS updates, CRM acquisitions, and apps for Android Wear and Apple Watch.
GE Predix Cloud Won't Look Much Like Amazon
News  |  8/7/2015
With its focus on industrial-scale machine data, GE's Predix Cloud won't look much like the data centers of major cloud suppliers such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.
Life As A Road Warrior Will Kill You
Commentary  |  8/6/2015
Making heroes out of the people who fly all over the world for business is killing them. There has to be a better way.
Shadow IT: It's Much Worse Than You Think
Commentary  |  8/6/2015
The number of unauthorized cloud apps being used in the enterprise is 15 to 20 times higher than CIOs predicted, according to a Cisco report. What's a CIO to do?
CEO-Worker Pay Gap Is Focus Of SEC Rule
News  |  8/6/2015
CEOs at publicly traded US companies will soon have to announce how their own salary compares to median worker pay at their organizations. What will this mean for tech companies and IT professionals?
GE Predix Cloud: Industrial Support For Machine Data
News  |  8/6/2015
GE, the champion of industrial-age analytics, will become a cloud service provider early in 2016 for large-scale machine data. The company envisions a machine-data-based Internet that tracks and monitors civilization's engines and systems of all types.
How AstraZeneca's CIO Embraced Insourcing
How AstraZeneca's CIO Embraced Insourcing
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/5/2015
For years, the trend has been to outsource IT functions to a third party. However, the demands of big data, analytics, and agile development are forcing companies to rethink outsourcing. Here's how David Smoley, the CIO of pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, started insourcing IT and embracing change for the better.
IBM Locks Up Cloud Processes With Patents
Commentary  |  8/4/2015
IBM has received 1,200 patents on cloud computing over the last 18 months. Here's a sample of what Big Blue is patenting and why it's a concern.
Adopting Cloud Is No Longer An Advantage, HBR Finds
News  |  8/3/2015
The analytics unit of Harvard Business Review concludes that since everybody is doing it, less advantage is found in moving to cloud.
How To Get Ops-Oriented IT To Innovate
Commentary  |  8/3/2015
Innovation is change, and change is hard, but there are ways to ease the necessary evil of progress.


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