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AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/22/2016
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Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.
By Eric Zeman , 8/15/2016
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IT Pros: Cloud Providers Shouldn't Turn Over Encrypted Data
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
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.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/15/2016
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10 Cool Machine Learning Startups To Watch
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Machine learning is technology that trains software so developers don't have to code it by hand. The number of new companies in the category has grown exponentially over the past few years. Here are 10 machine learning startups worth a closer look.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/15/2016
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Machine Learning Startups Snapped Up: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Apple, Intel, Palantir, and HPE were among the tech giants acquiring data analytics and machine learning companies. Here's your Big Data Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/14/2016
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AWS Launches Simple Analytics Service On Kinesis Data
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon knows customers want to do things with the data streams they're capturing in the cloud. With that in mind, AWS is offering Kinesis Analytics as its answer.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/12/2016
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IDC: Global Public Cloud Services Will Reach $195 Billion By 2020
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
While SaaS is by far the leading slice of the public cloud services pie, IT professionals should keep an eye PaaS and IaaS as well, because these are the fast-rising segments of the cloud market, according to IDC.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/12/2016
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Hyper-Converged Systems By The Numbers: IDC
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
As converged and hyper-converged systems gain ground in the server and system market the real question for many IT professionals is exactly how integrated the systems should be. Here's a look at how the market is shaping up.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 8/11/2016
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Machine Learning Can Extend Life Of Flash Storage, Paper Finds
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Industry consultant Tom Coughlin writes in a new paper that machine learning will extend the life cycle of flash memory, which experiences "cell wear" with repeated use.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/10/2016
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AWS, Microsoft Azure Top Gartner's Magic Quadrant For IaaS
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure-as-a-Service shows Amazon far ahead, but Microsoft gaining ground on the completeness of its IaaS offerings and ability to execute. Overall, the report shows that IT has different choices when it comes to IaaS.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/8/2016
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InformationWeek Elite 100: Celebrating Innovation
InformationWeek Staff,
CommentaryVideo
How does the Elite 100 come together, and how do the editors chose the winners? Editorial Director Susan Nunziata spoke to Senior Editor Sara Peters about the list and what goes into selecting and ranking so many deserving recipients.
By InformationWeek Staff , 8/4/2016
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Cloud Infrastructure Market: AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM Dominate
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
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.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/3/2016
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HPE Reportedly Considers Going Private
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Has HPE put itself or its software business up for sale? Multiple reports note that a group of private equity companies are interested in buying the software business, or taking the entire company private. What would either deal mean for IT?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/2/2016
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IoT Investments Rise, But IT Pros Harbor Security Concerns
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
As IoT investment grows, with billions of dollars flowing into new enterprises, IT departments, as well as other parts of the business, are expressing concerns over the security risks the technology poses.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/2/2016
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Rio Olympics Will Test Atos's IT Systems, Cloud Infrastructure
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Atos, the supplier of IT systems to the 2016 Summer Olympics, has been testing its technology for 200,000 hours before the games begin this week. Like many other businesses, Atros and the Olympics are relying on cloud services to insure information delivery.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/2/2016
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7 Cool Data Center Innovations
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
We've identified seven key innovations being integrated into data centers to further expand capabilities -- or to provide vastly improved efficiencies in terms of energy consumption. Here's what you need to know.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 8/2/2016
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Amazon's Second Quarter Puts Competition In Rearview Mirror
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon's cloud unit is disappointing competitors if they hoped it would slow down. In announcing its second quarter results, the company reported that its Amazon Web Services division grew at a 58% rate.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/29/2016
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Oracle NetSuite Buy Creates Serious Cloud Contender
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Oracle announced plans to buy cloud-based ERP provider NetSuite, a company backed by Oracle CTO Larry Ellison. But how will the two companies resolve the overlap in functionality between their product portfolios?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/29/2016
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Dropbox Rolls Out Tools To Ease IT Admin Experience
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The cloud storage and collaboration company's business users are getting tools that aim to make managing groups and data easier.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/28/2016
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Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
InformationWeek Staff,
CommentaryVideo
Amin Vadhat, Google Fellow and Networking Technical Lead, talked to Network Computing Editor-in-Chief Susan Fogarty about how Google is putting its stamp on the enterprise network.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/28/2016
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Google in the Enterprise Survey
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There's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity ­products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent ­mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers ­distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
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