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Adopting Cloud Is No Longer An Advantage, HBR Finds
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The analytics unit of Harvard Business Review concludes that since everybody is doing it, less advantage is found in moving to cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/3/2015
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How To Get Ops-Oriented IT To Innovate
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
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Innovation is change, and change is hard, but there are ways to ease the necessary evil of progress.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 8/3/2015
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Open Container Initiative Nears Container-Spec Goal
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Multi-vendor collaborative adds new members as it works to finalize its draft container spec and run-time.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/31/2015
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'Cloud Native': What It Means, Why It Matters
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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"Cloud native" is starting to mean a set of specific things about how business will run on software, Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji explains.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/30/2015
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Inside New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Major Mobile Upgrade
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Executives from New York-Presbyterian Hospital describe how they brought directories and communications into the 21st Century in this InformationWeek Elite 100 profile.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/30/2015
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HP Buys ActiveState's PaaS, Stackato
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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HP's Helion Development Platform is based on Stackato, one of the few commercially supported versions of Cloud Foundry.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/29/2015
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IT Life Radio: Where Virtual Reality Falls Short
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
The latest episode of IT Life radio features the real-life inventor of Iron Man's Jarvis, who happens to bring similar innovations to the way we work.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/28/2015
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ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics
InformationWeek Staff,
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Whether the company is drilling for oil or increasing margins on the business side, ConocoPhillips is taking full advantage of predictive analytics. At the InformationWeek Conference CIO Mike Pfister and Advanced Analytics Program Manager Richard Barclay shared some real-world big data experience.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/28/2015
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Building An IT Infrastructure: From Dream To Data Center
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Tonia Williams, CIO of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, recounts how she was invited to imagine a data center where there was none, and then set out to build it.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/28/2015
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Interop Radio: Gen. John Michel On Leadership
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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Gen. John Michel joins us for the debut of our new show, Interop Radio's Business Matters.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/27/2015
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Amazon's Profitable Q2: Is It Bigger Than Wal-Mart?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon's second-quarter earnings showed a small but unexpected profit. Some say the company is now worth more than the world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/27/2015
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VDI Prepares Sussex County, NJ, For Anything
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Sussex County, NJ, built a cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure for a mobile workforce. The project earned the organization a spot in the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/27/2015
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Windows 10: 8 Things Microsoft Got Right
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Windows 10 doesn't launch until July 29, but Microsoft has already proven its commitment to making up for its Windows 8 mistakes and competing in a modern tech world.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/22/2015
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Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/21/2015
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Elephant Bar, Paytronix Zero In With Geofencing
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
Location-based marketing or geofencing is a touchy subject. But you can avoid the creep with some of the best practices from Elephant Bar and Paytronix.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/21/2015
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T-Mobile, Sparkcentral Slash Social Media Response Time
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
Social media expectations are rising. T-Mobile and Sparkcentral believe they have a better, faster way to communicate with customers.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/21/2015
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Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea
InformationWeek Staff,
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Even if you are relaxing on a cruise ship hundreds of miles out at sea, you still want your WiFi. Here's how Royal Caribbean Cruises' CIO Bill Martin makes sure customers can still upload photos of their trip to social media even while vacationing in the middle of the ocean.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/21/2015
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Windows 10 Marketing, Cortana Analytics: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
This week Microsoft announced its Windows 10 marketing strategy, PC Build 10240, Cortana Analytics platform, and Office updates.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/18/2015
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9 Causes Of Data Misinterpretation
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Data can prove just about anything. Most organizations want to come to the right decisions, but faulty conclusions and bad outcomes can happen. Here's why.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/17/2015
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MakerBot CEO: 3D Printing Going Mainstream
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Jonathan Jaglom is the new CEO of MakerBot. He comes to the job with strong views of how 3D printing will change the consumer and enterprise markets.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/16/2015
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