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Red Hat Announces 3Scale Acquisition, $1 Billion Stock Buy-Back
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
This week, Red Hat announced new financial results that showed 18% revenue growth, the acquisition of 3Scale, and a $1 billion buy-back of its common stock.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/24/2016
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Zynga Adopts Aurora Database, More Amazon Services
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Zynga migrated back to the cloud a year ago. Now, however, the company is finding it hard to do without managed services, such as the Aurora database.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/24/2016
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HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers
InformationWeek Staff,
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In her role as Developer Advocate and Community Architect, Lisa-Marie Namphy works toward unifying HPE's developers. At the same time, she is a champion of women, aiming to shatter the glass ceiling at a number of different tech firms. Namphy spoke with InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters about her work at HPE.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/23/2016
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Microsoft Talks Up Its Containers At DockerCon
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
At the DockerCon show this week in Seattle, Microsoft took the stage to tout its ability to run containers on its Azure cloud and the company's overall support for the technology.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/22/2016
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Software Industry's $1 Trillion Impact On US Economy
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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BSA|The Software Alliance has issued its first report looking beyond GDP and direct employment statistics to estimate the direct and indirect ways the software industry influences the US economy.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/22/2016
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LinkedIn Ranks Best Companies At Attracting, Retaining Talent
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Which companies are the best at attracting and retaining talent? In the US, the Top 10 are all technology companies, according to a new list of "Top Attractors" from LinkedIn, based on the careers social network site's internal research.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 6/21/2016
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Supercomputing's TOP500 Led By China, Linux
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
The latest TOP500 list of worldwide supercomputers shows several significant changes in what countries are leading the pack, and what technologies are most in use.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 6/21/2016
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Dell Software Businesses Sold To Private Equity Firms
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Dell Software, which includes Quest, SonicWall, and Statistica, is being snapped up by private equity firms for a reported price of more than $2 billion. The selloff comes as Dell positions itself for an expected October closing for its acquisition of tech giant EMC.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 6/21/2016
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Solar Impulse 2 Embarks On Atlantic Crossing
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, has taken off to cross the Atlantic in four days, in one of the most hazardous legs of its trip around the world.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/21/2016
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10 CIO Career Trends That May Surprise You
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
The CIO role is fundamentally changing as the position increasingly calls for being a combination of a technology strategist, revenue generator, and business leader. Here are 10 trends that illustrate this transformation.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 6/21/2016
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Docker Embeds Container Orchestration In Engine 1.12
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
At its DockerCon event, Docker is detailing the ways the company built its Swarm orchestration capabilities into its container-formatting Docker Engine.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/20/2016
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Containers Commanding More IT Dollars, Survey Finds
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
ClusterHQ conducted its second annual survey on container adoption. The results show that IT professionals are putting more containers in production, with more dollars budgeted for the technology.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/20/2016
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Solar Impulse 2: 11 Images From Its Awe-Inspiring Journey
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
If Solar Impulse 2 successfully completes its planned journey through Europe and back to the Middle East, it will have accomplished something previously believed impossible: heavier-than-air flight fueled only by the power gleaned from the sun's rays.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/19/2016
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Neural Networks: Pointing To The Future Of Security?
InformationWeek Staff,
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InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters speaks with Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Labs about how the worlds of AI and security are colliding in new ways.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/16/2016
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10 Most-Loved Tech CEOs
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Glassdoor recently published its list of highest-rated CEOs. Half of the top 20 CEOs featured hail from the tech industry. Who are they, and what sets them apart?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 6/16/2016
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US Supreme Court Lowers Bar To Larger Patent Damage Awards
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
The high court issued a ruling that substantially changes the game in terms of the amount of damages that could potentially be paid out in a patent infringement lawsuit.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 6/14/2016
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VMware Acquires Virtual Network Manager Arkin Net
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware is acquiring Arkin Net, a "purpose-built" manager of its NSX networking that will give virtualization managers visibility and controls for virtual networks.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/14/2016
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IBM Cloud Will Host VMware Horizon Air, SugarCRM
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
IBM's Cloud Platform is gaining two large enterprise customers as it will now host VMware Horizon Air and SugarCRM. Is this another setback for vCloud Air?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/14/2016
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9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 6/13/2016
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IDC: PC Markets Continue To Struggle, Seek Stability
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Global PC shipments will fall 7.3% year-over-year in 2016, with smaller declines to come in 2017, according to new numbers from IDC.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 6/10/2016
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